Thursday, December 15, 2011

Debut author Carrie Ann Ryan and the Draw Of Paranormal

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by today! I'm pleased to introduce you to debut author Carrie Ann Ryan! Carrie Ann has released her first book, An Alpha's Path just this month. 

I now turn the attention to Carrie Anne.

First I wanted to thank Nikki for letting me stop by today!
Now, what is the draw of paranormal? Is it the fear of the unknown? The idea that in the paranormal world we can have something that we might not be able to have in our own lives?
I love paranormal, because sometimes real life has too many boundaries. I like to be able to make my own rules, find my own “mate”. In another world, you can find the things don’t exist in our world and if you have a good imagination – mold them to what you desire most.
I like the fact that in paranormal, there is a draw between the heroine and hero that that brings them together on an inherent level. Vampires bite and turn to ash in the sunlight. Werewolves change at the full moon and growl at their displeasure. Mermen swim beneath the sea. Angels fly high above us.
Countless paranormals, and yet I need to know every single one of them. What makes each one tick? Every world is different – but you can find the one you want if you look hard enough. How did the author come up with that world?
In An Alpha’s Path, I made up my own world. Yes, it’s set in our own, but what would happen if the thing that went bump in the night was actually your mate? What would you do? That’s what Melanie has to ask herself when she finds Kade, her blind date, is a werewolf. Her analytical world is ripped open and now she sees witches and werewolves – maybe more.
What would you do in that situation? What draws you to the paranormal?

Great post! I love the paranormal, too. There's so much that can happen, and I learned to expect the unexpected in paranormal. Possibilities are limitless. Thanks for your insight, Carrie Ann.

Get a glance of An Alpha's Path cover. I like it! Very eye-catching.

Carrie Ann even has an excerpt to share.  But first, here is a blurb:

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 – but 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 


“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 


“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.”

Enticing excerpt. An Alpha's Path sounds like a great read!

Carrie Ann's Bio:  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:
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Thanks for stopping by today! Congratulations on An Alpha's Path release. I wish you many sales and much success in your writing career. I'll be getting me a copy of An Alpha's Path.

Until next time,

Storm Goddess


  1. Thank you for the excerpt: I enjoyed it.


  2. I love exploring different paranormal worlds.

  3. Congrats on your release! Great cover! Enjoyed your excerpt and I wish you TONS of sales and success:)

  4. Very nice interview. Congratulations on your release. How exciting!

  5. Huge congratulations on your new release.
    Your excerpt was awesome and completely intrigued me.

  6. The excerpt was great; I enjoyed it. I can't wait to read An Alpha's Path.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  7. The story was great fun. Congrats on the release.

  8. I read paranormal for the sheer scope of possibilities the genre opens... like the twist Carrie Ann found for her story, for example :)

    The book sounds awesome, and the excerpt is fabulous! Best of everything with it, Carrie! xoxo

  9. A day late; sorry! CONGRATS, Carrie Ann on your new Release! Loved the Excerpt AND that Cover too.

    I love the Paranormal; so many possibilities. Your post said it all.

    Wishing you great Sales,

    Kari Thomas