Tuesday, January 31, 2012

An Alpha's Path

1-Tell the readers a little about yourself.
Hi! Thank you so much for having me! I’m a twenty-something chemistry instructor by day and a paranormal romance reader by night. I live in New England with my hubby and two kittens – who seem to take up much of my time. When I’m not with them, I’m writing the stories that just won’t go away. And I love it.
2-As an author, do you take time to read? If so, what do you like to read and who is/are your favorite author/s?
Oh, if you only knew me. I own over 5,000 books. I’m slightly addicted. I read anything romance really, contemporary, historical, paranormal, sci-fi, ménage, western etc. Pretty much anything. As long as there is a happy ending – I am happy.
I have too many favorite authors, to my great joy, to pick just one. So I will name an author I’ve read this week LOL. I just read a story by Shayla Black and I really like her. I really get into her character building – plus they are hot!
But I do have so many other authors that I love.
3-How do you stay motivated when the Muse is uncooperative?
I’m still learning how to do that. If I can’t get myself to sit and write something that I don’t consider drivel, then I go to my critique group and help with them, talk with my critique partner, or read a book. That usually gets my writing juices going.
4-If you could go anywhere in the world on a romantic getaway, what would you do and where would you go?
Hubby and I still haven’t gone on our honeymoon for some reason – so we are planning next summer to take a tour of Greece. I went there as a teenager and miss the crystal blue waters.
5-What is the hardest thing for you to write?
At this point, action scenes. I see them in my head, and know what I want them to do, but sometimes my words just seem like you should know what I’m thinking LOL. But I’m getting better at that. At least I hope.
6-If you could live the life of one of your characters who would you be?
Hmm…Melanie got to live her dreams – and she’s met Kade. I think that is pretty much a win-win.
7-The tag line on my blog is ‘Indulge Your Inner Romantic.’ What do you do to indulge?
Reading. I read as much as I can and don’t feel bad about it. Even if you have things to do – step back and read a book. Bury yourself in it and enjoy it.
Thank you so much for having me today!
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 – be 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?

Kade could only imagine how she would look with her pale, creamy, skin against his darker, bronze skin. Watching her lashes brush her cheeks as she glanced down at her barely touched meal he knew he wanted to kiss any fears or anxiety she carried away.
Mate? I think it’s time to go upstairs. Don’t you?
He couldn’t agree more with his wolf. But he didn’t want to rush her. No matter what happened tonight, they would be going upstairs – that was a guarantee. What they did once they arrived however – was up to the woman in front of him.
“You look as if you have the same appetite as me.” At the sound of his voice, her head popped up from whatever deep thoughts she was thinking. “What do you say we take a walk around the property?”
“Oh, okay. I guess I am just not that hungry tonight.” She smiled sheepishly as she set down her fork and any pretense of enjoying her food.
“Let’s go then, the check taken care of, so we can take our time tonight.”
She smiled timidly again and grabbed her wrap and black, beaded bag. He fluidly rose from his seat and offered her his hand/
“Where would you like to walk to?” Kade, again, toned down his wolf and waited for Melanie’s reply.
“Our room?”
Her face was still stunning with the shade of beet red it became at her surprising, yet not unwelcome, announcement.
His wolf growled in agreement and preened for attention.
He gave her a smile that promised sinful and wicked deeds.
“That sounds like an outstanding idea, Melanie.”

Carrie Ann Ryan is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first book in her Redwood Pack series. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She love meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens. 
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W. Lynn Chantale said...

Hi Carrie thanks for joining me at Decadent Decisions today. Help yourself to the buffet and open bar. Chef and Tyrell are at your beck an call and they aim to please.

Did you say 5000 books. My that's quite a collection. I have several favorites as well and always look forward to reading something new.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Enjoyed your comment that you can only narrow down a favorite author to the one you're reading this week. LOL! We also have an inventory - I mean collection - of books that could conceivably keep out the zombie apocalypse for at least a day, if we built a fort out of it.