Thursday, January 26, 2012

An Alpha's Path by Carrie Ann Ryan

Bookin' It Reviews, in cooperation with Sizzling Promotions, welcome author Carrie Ann Ryan here today to share with her latest release,m An Alpha's Path, and a guest post on writing paranormal. A topic so many love, myself included!


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. 
Carrie Ann loves hearing from readers. You can find her at:

Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan

Making Up Your Own World

            I found myself the other day telling myself “no, you can’t do that in paranormal.” Then I stopped myself. Really? I can’t do what in paranormal? I can do anything in paranormal. That’s the beauty of it. As long as I stay consistent in my own world – I can do anything. And that’s why I love writing it.

            In paranormal – or any type of fantasy, really – you can do whatever you want. It’s your world. Make it your own. Have fun with it. Dive into new werewolf rules and powers. Make up your own mythology and auras. Go crazy.

            But be consistent. That’s the main thing. Make up a shifter butterfly that only eats organic peanut butter on Tuesdays, but don’t change his quirks in the next chapter. J I have no idea where that came from BTW –but he sounds a little fun to get to know LOL.

            I love being able to write what I want and not write the exact worlds that I grew up reading. That’s amazing. And I thank the authors out there who broke the mold and let me dive into their worlds. That’s why I read  and that’s why I write.

            So what new world do you find yourself wanting to break into? What’s a world that you’ve found and absolutely love?

Back Of The Book

An Alpha's Path
By Carrie Ann Ryan

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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?

Enjoy An Excerpt from An Alpha's Path

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.”

What Reviewers Are Saying

“Carrie Ann Ryan goes in for the kill with her debut in paranormal romance and has definitely succeeded in her introduction of the Redwood Pack! The supernatural world and appealing characters are effortlessly brought to life by her talent to detail and imagery. Her sexy werewolves will have you all hot and bothered in no time!”

- Lori, Romancing the Dark Side

“…This 59 page short story had me panting for more. Carrie Ann Ryan has definitely created a fan outta me with her fast pace, humor, and scorching hot scenes. ”

- Dawn Daydrmzz   

“Carrie Ann Ryan did a wonderful job creating a sensual, fast-pace, and fun love story. She brings her characters and story to life with beautiful descriptions and imagery.If you’re looking for a steamy love story with a sexy werewolf, then this short paranormal is for you.”

- LizDavis  

“Carrie Ann Ryan and her debut story are AWESOME! This is a short, paranormal romance that will heat your heart up and turn you into a forever fan! With an amazingly created alpha hero and a heroine that will tug at your heart strings, this is one story that you won’t want to miss!”

- Reviews by Molly

Thank you for being here today, Ms. Ryan and for reminding us just how much fun and sexy paranormal romance is!


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