Carrie Ryan Interview and GIVEAWAY

Morning everyone! I’d like to welcome Carrie Ann Ryan to the blog today! She is a new to me paranormal romance author and I recently took a few minutes of her time to ask her a few questions:


Thank you so much for having me here today!!!


What was your motivation to start your writing career?


I’ve always been an avid romance reader, but after reading so many, I had characters in my mind that were my own and needed to be told.


Why paranormal romance?


I love making up my own worlds and rules. With paranormal, I can go pretty crazy and be okay LOL.


What do you say to those people that say that paranormal romance is past its peak?


That those people need to read another genre for a bit and come back to it LOL. I read contemporary, paranormal, historical, western, gay, ménage and sci-fi. I love it all. If I get tired of one thing, then I read something else until I come back to it.


Tell us a bit about your most current book.


A Taste for a Mate is about what happens when just when you think your life is about to change for the good, something bad can come and take it away.

Here’s the blurb.

Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.

Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to overcome Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must.


Are you a plotter or a pantser?


I’m a plotter by far. I have series, characters, books, and chapter outlines LOL.


Who would we find on your bookshelf right now?


Everything! LOL. I just started reading Lori Foster though and have fallen in love with her LOL.


Is writing your only job? What other “hats” do you wear?


Oh, I’m a chemistry instructor by day and a kitten-momma, wife, and writer by night. Very busy LOL.


Tell us one very random, off the wall, thing about Carrie Ann Ryan.


My eyes used to be brown, but after a car accident are now gold. Think the weird eyes from Twilight without the weirdness LOL.


Thank you so much for stopping by today Carrie! 



Comment to enter to win a FABULOUS signed swag pack from Carrie! CONTEST OPEN UNTIL 3/16/12 AT 11:59 est. Open to US and Canada residents only. 


  1. I love reading PNR. Very happy there are so many authors that chose this wonderful “make up your own world” genre.
    Whaaaaat. Now I really want to see a close-up of your eyes. Hope all is well and that accident wasn’t a bad one.
    The book sounds great. 🙂
    I’m NOT entering the giveaway.

    Greetings from Germany!
    _yay_ at BookthatThing!

  2. Wow I am definately going to have to read this one. It is going on my goodreads to-read list right now.
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  3. This book sounds amazing and I will add it to my TBR list. I love to read anything paranormal and this sounds like just what I will LOVE!!! I have found another author to follow and love!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  4. Hi, Carrie and Nikki! Thanks for interview and intro! Carrie, is a Taste for a Mate part of an ongoing series? Can you tell us a little about it?

    And yes, count me in with those intrigued by the eye color change… 😉

    1. Hi Fedora!

      A Taste for a Mate is the second book in the Redwood Pack series. The third book, Trinity Bound, is out March 30th. After that there will be 4 more books in the series.

      I’m also writing another series called Dante’s Circle and that is also 7 books.

      Oh, and I have a super skekrit project that is 4 books long. 🙂

      1. Ooh… Love the sounds of these, Carrie Ann–I sure do love a series! Will be adding these to the TBB, and um, intrigued by the sounds of the super sekrit project!!

  5. Informative interview. Great excerpt. I have A Taste for A Mate, but haven’t read it yet. An Alpha’s Path was amazing. Can’t wait for Trinity Bound to release. Thanks for the giveaway.


  6. This does sound good! I checked it out on amazon and saw good reviews, too. It’s now in my wish list, I will def be checking it out. Thanks for hooking me up with a new book!

  7. Great interview! I love the sound of your book. The cover is awesome! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  8. Great interview. Loved the first book from this series and can’t wait for this book. I liked what we saw of Jasper in the first book and love when the characters find their other half. Huge fan of wolves and love finding new, fantastic series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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