26 January 2012

Blog Hop: Carrie Ann Ryan!

Welcome to Thursday, folks! Today, I'm hosting Carrie Ann Ryan. Enjoy!

Welcome aboard! Tell us a little about yourself, please.

Hi! Thanks so much for having me. I’m a chemist by day and a paranormal romance writer by night. I live in New England with my hubby and two kitties that seem to take over my day. J But the voices in my head needed a place to go – hence I write. J

What about your latest release?

An Alpha’s Path is a story of finding your soul mate – and then trying to figure out what to do about it. J

Here is the blurb:

Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she's to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date - a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she's to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie's analytical mind goes into overdrive.

Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?

Ok, let’s get down to the fun stuff. If you were stranded on a lush tropical island, and all of your basic needs were met, what two items would you have with you? What person would be with you? Remember, you’re stuck there for an indefinite period with only each other to occupy the time.

Hmm… Henry Cavil and I will be secluded together I think. *sigh* Let’s see – my Kindle (because Henry has to sleep sometime LOL) and my camera. To take pictures of the *ahem* scenery…sure…

If you could play opposite any of your lead characters, which one would it be and why?

I would be Melanie – that way I can take Kade home. I mean, he’s her soul mate! And delicious.

If you could lead any of your secondary characters, which one would it be and why?

I would love to know more about my Jamenson siblings – hence I’m writing a series about them. J

You’re locked in a closet with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, three paperclips and a string. How do you get out?

LOL. I will hand the paperclips to Kate and say good luck. I’ll take the string and hang out with Johnny and Colin. I’m sure we can come up with something. *grins* (My poor hubby is reading this and shaking his head, but I’ve let him have Jennifer Garner and he said he’d take Kate as well, so we’re even LOL)

Name five things you can do with a pencil.

Write, hold up my hair, amuse myself by pretending it’s a rubber pencil, play darts with it against a picture of a coworker that bugs me, clean out those little holes on my calculator at work that gets dust in them… (reached for that last one, though I do it LOL)

Who’s your favorite character from your book(s)? Why? Don’t worry, we won’t tell.
Maddox. *sigh* You won’t meet him until book 2 in the series, A Taste for a Mate. But he’s so tortured and quiet. I love him.

Where can we find you around the vast interwebs?
Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan

What about your books? Where are they being sold at?

You can find An Alpha’s Path on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thanks for dropping in! Any last words?

Thank you so much for having me! And your questions were hilarious!


Melanie took a deep breath as she gave herself a good look in the mirror. This bathroom may be the greatest and most luxurious thing she’d ever seen, but she barely gave it a second glance.

What the hell was she doing? There was a gorgeous god standing in the room that she practically ran from. What the hell was she doing in here?

All throughout dinner, she couldn’t seem to string two coherent sentences together. She resembled acting like a ditzy, shy deer in the headlights. It was no wonder Kade was just fine with not having sex tonight. Oh, he may have said that he wanted her, but he didn’t seem to fight for it.

Oh, that was just great. Kade was considerate of her feelings, yet here she was, making him the bad guy. 

This whole experience made her a wreck. Maybe Mel wasn’t experienced with men, but she was experienced with meeting people and communicating with another human being. Tonight was a once in a lifetime opportunity to have wild and passionate sex with a near stranger. And oh yes, just looking at Kade, she knew it would be exactly that. She grew damp just thinking about him, and what wicked things could await her if she would just say yes.

And honestly, what was stopping her? Going through with this would leave her with an amazing and glorious memory. She needed more of those. The need to hear she was beautiful, sexy and wanted overwhelmed her. Mel didn’t want to be the “smart” one anymore. She squared her shoulders and looked at herself in the mirror once more.