|Warning: Contains one sexy sheriff who turns into cupid, complete with bow and arrow, the sweetest teacher you’ll ever meet who needs to find her bad girl side, and a love of candy hearts that’s sure to bring them together.
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About Carrie Ann Ryan
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 it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near -- even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.
Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is a bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. 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.
Redwood Pack Series:
An Alpha’s Path
A Taste for a Mate
A Night Away
Dante’s Circle Series:
Dust of My Wings
Holiday, Montana Series:
Holiday, Montana Series:
Her Lucky Love
Dreams of Ivory
Her Warriors’ Three Wishes
An Unlucky Moon
An Interview with Carrie Ann Ryan
HH: Carrie Ann, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Finding Abigail and is a very unique tale just in time for Valentine's day. Where did you get the idea for this wonderful story?
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
CAR: Thanks for having me! Oh, Finding Abigail came to me as part of the Holiday, Montana series. What I had wanted to do was tell a story about five brothers who find themselves in a town that is a magical hub for holiday myths. So in the first book, Charmed Spirits, it centered around the first brother Matt, and Halloween. Book 2, Santa’s Executive, was about Justin and Christmas. Book 3, Finding Abigail is about as you said Valentine’s Day and Tyler’s role as cupid. Book 4, Her Lucky Love is about Brayden and St. Patrick’s Day, while Book 5, Dreams of Ivoryâ€¦well all I can say is it’s about Jackson and you’ll have to guess what the theme is!
I wanted to tell a story that was hot, funny, and about something different than I usually write so my mind could rest between the darker stories I usually focus on.
HH: What do you like best about Abigail and why will readers empathize with her?
CAR: I love the fact that she’s stronger than she thinks. She’s independent and knows that a man isn’t the most important thing in her life, but living without the possibility of one isn’t the easiest thing to do. She also stands up for herself even though she’s the kindest person I know.
HH: What do you like best about Tyler and why will readers love him?
CAR: Oh, the way he fesses up to the mistakes in his past and how he’s trying to overcome them. And of course, he’s a sexy alpha male who happens to be sheriff -- and cupid. *wink*
HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story and what do you think readers will take away from it?
CAR: I love the love story between the Abby and Tyler. The Holiday, Montana is a bit sweeter than my other stories -- even though they’re all HOT -- but this one is hotter than the previous too which surprised me considering Abby -- you’ll just have to see. *wink* Oh! And I got to study cupid mythology with this one so I could find a villain worthy of Abby and Tyler that wasn’t an ex-girlfriend... because you know Tyler has a few of those!
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
CAR: Well, like I said before, I have two more books in the Holiday, Montana series. Her Lucky Love, comes out March 5th, while Dreams of Ivory comes out in July to end the series. I also have more Dante’s Circle and Redwood Pack coming this year. And in Dec, I have a brand new series starting with my writing partner Lia Davis called Keys of Fate. I CANNOT wait to start sharing some of that.
HH: How does 2013 promise to be different from 2012 for you?
CAR: Last year was my first year in publishing and a mind blowing experience. I never expected to be where I’m at now and I have only the future to look out on and pray it’s just as good! LOL
HH: Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
CAR: Everywhere honestly. Wither it’s from a picture, something I see outside, talking to Lia, or just sitting in a room and letting my mind wander. I’ve been blessed with ideas at the moment and I can only hope it keeps up! (You should see my list of 43 “Books To Be Written”! LOL)
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
CAR: Busy! I try to write 15-25k during the week with admin work at night. I also work on organizing blog hops for 300 bloggers a month, over the weekend and plot and edit during that time as well. I love it, though eventually I’m planning to slow down... just a bit!
HH: What's your favorite way to interact with readers?
CAR: EMAIL! LOL I love getting reader email and you can find my contact info on my site. Though I do interact with my readers on Facebook, or in my fan group, Carrie Ann’s Street Pack.
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2013?
CAR: Hmmâ€¦other than all my booksâ€¦including Maddox’s story from the Redwood Pack? I get to go to Lora Leigh’s RAW again this year as a contributing author that’s planning a lot of parties and goodies for everyone. Make sure you get to check it out http://llraw.com/. I’m also doing my first book fair in May in Maryland http://www.frederickbookfestival.com/. And I’m moving across the country and going to start a family at the end of the yearâ€¦.so yesâ€¦.I’m a bit busy! LOL
Thank you so much for having me!
HH: Thank you!