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Welcome guest author Carrie Ann Ryan

Please welcome the lovely Carrie Ann Ryan to the swamp today. Hopefully the zombies out there don’t get her until after the interview. Her newest release is part of her YUMMY werewolf series, Trinity Bound.

You can check it out on Amazon HERE.

She’ll be giving away a Swag Pack to one lucky commenter, just answer the question in the post.

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate – even if its just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Her first book, An Alpha’s Path, is the first in her Redwood Pack series. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

What is a typical day for you like writing-wise?

I usually work the day job in the morning. Then I either write 2,000 words, edit, revise…something having to do with my WIP after dinner. After that I make sure my promo for the next day is all ready to go LOL. Very busy, but I just got a new workspace and its working well!

How fun. The only dedicated space I have is the driver’s seat of my car, LOL. Call me Taxi Mom.

What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?

Does reading count? LOL. I pretty much only do that or cook when I’m not writing LOL.

What would you do with $1 million dollars (tax-free, of course)?

Buy a house with an office for me and rooms for the kiddos that hubby and I will have! Then we’ll do the job we want to do. Like just writing and enjoying myself. Oh, and I’d buy a car. A new one. I’ve never owned one LOL.

If you could be any animal, what would it be (real or magical)? Why?

Wolf! I love them. Can’t you tell? They are so eathy and in tune to the world. Plus they are so beautiful!

I love wolves. You’re totally right, they’re gorgeous.

If you could be any supernatural creature, what would it be and why?

Either a werewolf for the above reason, or an angel b/c I want to fly.

If you could time-travel, where would you go and why?

Back to meet a highlander. Oh yeah. I want one for myself! LOL

Hey, bring me one back too, okay? 🙂

Why are manhole covers round?

Because the man who designed them was drunk and bent with a piece of chalk and tried to drawn a square, but only ended up spinning in circles. (cute? LOL)

Do you have any upcoming news you’d like to share?

That sounds like a question my Dad always asks. He answers the phone and asks “Any news? Are you pregant?” Give me a couple of years, Dad. LOL. However, in terms of writing…

Trintiy Bound is now available and is the third book in the series. Adam’s book, Enforcer’s Redemption will be later this year.

Dust of My Wings, book 1 in the Dante’s Circle series, is my current WIP and is an angel book that will be out this summer as well.

Oh, and I have a super sekrit present for y’all coming soon. *grins*

And the Fast Five:

Coffee or Chocolate? Chocolate.

Jewelry: Precious gems or gold? Gems. I don’t look good in Gold.

Beach or Mountains? Beach. Less people. LOL

Early Morning or Late Night? Late night. I’m a bear in the morning.

Fruit or Veggies? Fruit. I love sweets.

And last, but not least, where can we find you on the internet:

Website  Blog  Facebook Author Page  Facebook Friend  Goodreads   Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan  Tumblr

Latest Book Title: Trinity Bound

Release Date: March 30th, 2012

Buy Link(s): Check out Trinity Bound HERE

Hannah Lewis, a rare earth witch, is taken from the only life she’s ever known. Held at her will by a sadistic wolf, she almost gives up hope that she’d ever see her real life again. But as her fellow captive, a werewolf named Reed, tries to calm her fears, she begins to feel a spark of something she never thought she’d feel – love. But is Reed, alone, enough to get her out of this dark basement so she can move on with her life?

Reed Jamenson, the artist of a werewolf Pack of Alpha males, knows instinctually that Hannah is his mate. Thus, despite their imprisonment, he will do all to protect her and then worry about their hearts. But is he strong enough to find a way for both of them to escape? And why does he feel as though something else is missing?

Josh Kolb, an ex-military human, stumbles upon Reed and Hannah and finds he must trust this new world of supernatural beings to survive. But that desire will lead the three to a triangle of attraction that will test the boundaries they all possess and its consequences in defeating the enemy. Can they all trust one another to save themselves and life as they know it? Even at the cost of their own hearts?

And, for a taste of the story:

Snowflakes stuck to Josh’s eyelashes and he bat them away. A strong gust blew past him, the cold chilling his bones. He surveyed his surroundings, taking a silent step through the undergrowth. Tall trees reached to the sky, blocking whatever sunlight filtered through the dreary storm clouds. Their limbs heavy with leaves and the extra weight of collecting snow drooped down, dropping snow bundles on his shoulder and in one unfortunate incident, his face. If only he could have Found these two in the nice spring or cool fall months. No, he had to search for them in the onset of winter and the beginning of what looked to be a deadly snow storm. Lucky guy.

When he left his bench on Main Street, he had quickly gone home to fetch some of his equipment. He dressed warmer, grabbed a pack with extra clothes for Reed and the witch, some food and water, and weapons. Lots of weapons. Knifes and blades of various shapes and sizes adorned his body. He had his SIG strapped to his side, with extra ammo in his belt. Sadly he didn’t have any silver, but lead would at least slow the beasts down if they came after him.

And they would. Because as he followed the trail in his mind to this remote bunker, his sense of unease swelled to a staggering sensation. Crap, he might not make it this time. He was but one man. One human at that. But looking down at the lair that held two people that he needed to find, he set aside those worries and the creeps it gave off. The two of them were more important – for some unknown reason. And if anyone truly knew him, they would know that it was freaking hard to give Josh the creeps. But he ignored those chills as well.

To enter the Swag Pack giveaway, answer the following in the comments with your email address:

What’s your favorite thing about werewolves?

Thanks Carrie Ann for stopping by the swamp. Don’t worry about the monsters on your way out, we’ll have someone escort you 🙂

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  1. Thanks for having me today!!!

  2. julie beasley

     /  April 2, 2012

    read trinity bound on weekend its very very good, sensitive well written and cant wait for more

  3. Julie Yates

     /  April 2, 2012

    HI! Just wanted to stop by and say Hello. Hope your day is going good.

  4. Hi,
    I am a HUGE HUGE fan of Carrie’s!! Love her books!! Werewolve books are some of my favorites. They are usually Sexy Alpha Male Heroes, protective, passionate, fierce, and I love the aspect of shifting!! Great interview!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mariann with Belle’s Book Bag

  5. Lynne

     /  April 2, 2012

    shapeshifters are some of my faves! They are always alphas – always protective but at the same time gentle and loving to their mates…..they only have one which I think is really cool too! Great interview and giveaway!

  6. caseamajor

     /  April 2, 2012

    Read, write, crit and maybe feed my kids sometimes. That’s my life too. Great interview, Carrie Ann. Congrats.

  7. I’d have to say the favorite thing about werewolves (at least the ones in romance novels, lol) is their primitive side that makes them very masculine/alpha male. Congrats on the release Carrie. Already starting reading Trinity Bound and I have to admit it’s pretty intense.

    email: author.tonikelly@gmail.com

  8. I love the masculine alpha male. Great interview.
    Mary Keith

  9. ebondreams

     /  April 2, 2012

    Great interview…I tweeted and facebooked this 🙂

  10. Great interview. Loved the first book on this series. Have the second book in my TBR pile. This book is definately on my must buy list. Excited that another book coming out after that. I love series of books and this is becoming a favorite one.

    • Oh I hope you enjoy them!! I love series books too. The Redwoods will have 7 books and at least 1 more novella. Plus my other series has 7 books and then 4 books LOL

  11. Greta job. Congrats on release and for the fast five questions – I could have answered – we matched on every one.

  12. I love wolves! And two bi-weres… double yum. I can’t wait to dig in to this book.
    Great interview.

  13. Great interview Carrie Ann. Congraz and good luck! I got my copy already 😉

  14. Great interview! I haven’t read a lot of werewolf books, but now I think I’ll HAVE to read yours. 🙂 And with all the great comments, I’m sure I’ll love your books!

    • Also, just so I have a chance at winning, what I love best about werewolves is the fact that they seem to have a constant inner battle between their animal and their human sides. Most people don’t have this issue, but they can relate with the stress of having to face their own daily inner battles.

  15. Maggie O'Malley

     /  April 2, 2012

    Great interview. Congrats!

  16. Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner)

     /  April 2, 2012

    Congrats on the release! Love this series!! Fun interview 🙂

  17. What I love about the werewolves is the ideal of being about to shift into animal form and run wild through the woods…the freedom of being able to indulge in your wild side.


  18. Lavonne

     /  April 2, 2012

    I love how the Alphas are so protective of their families.I love wolves and I think they are beautiful. they will fight to the death to protect what is theirs.

  19. I love wolves. I also like the alpha protective aspects of werewolves. I have added your book to my tbr wishlist to buy next month. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Oh I like that too Lavonne

  21. yganoe

     /  April 3, 2012

    Love shapeshifters!

  22. I am all about the wolves!! They were the first shifter books I read and Now I can’t get enough!! Love them! I love the alpha, the possessiveness, the sensuality, everything!!! I love wolves.
    Thanks for the awesome interview. I love your answer to the round manholes. I told my hubby. He loved it! then said…yeah, probably true!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  23. Shadow

     /  April 4, 2012

    I love werewolves. I like that there fierce and protective. The alpha qualities… Yum! 🙂 There honesty, loyalty, compassion. There the perfect man! 🙂

  24. Susan W.

     /  April 9, 2012

    I love all shifter but wolf shifter’s have to be my favorite. Wolve are one of my favorite wild animals. It’s about how protective they are, how they mate for life, and take care of their family. I love wolf shifters because they seem to be the best of both human and wolf, when they are the hero/heroine of course!



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