Inside the Author’s Mind – Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is a supportive and best-selling author I’m happy to know. She has a new release out, and I’m thrilled to showcase her work with an interview.

She’s also giving away swag, and all you need to do is comment to win! Find out more about Carrie Ann and her latest book, Dust of My Wings.

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Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She’s dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante’s Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets – and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks.

Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals’ secrets. One problem, he can’t stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.

 Buy links

 Dust of My Wings Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe 


The motorcycle vibrated beneath Shade as he pulled off the side of the road and parked. The rain pelted him, the cold seeping into his bones, but he shrugged it off. He was in northern Washington and this seemed to be the norm in terms of weather.

He lifted his leg and got off the bike, ignoring the stares of the women around him. They watched him stroll, his powerful legs leading to long strides. He’d tucked his wings into the slits into his back to hide the fact he was an angel, but he couldn’t hide his face or the fact that women seemed to fawn over it.

It had been a long time since he had a woman. Not since that were jaguar a century or two ago in a night of deep depression and loneliness for him. But the heat, claws and desperation and only served to fill a physical need that left him even lonelier than before. From then on he left his carnal needs up to his hand. Before the jaguar it had been even longer, but he didn’t want to think about her. The one he’d lost. She was long since gone. 

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Carrie Ann’s Other Books

An Alpha’s Path Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe
A Taste for a Mate Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe 
Trinity Bound Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe
A Night Away Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe

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Inside Carrie Ann Ryan’s Mind

First, thank you so much for having me here today, Eden. I love the way you work with people and I’m honored to count you as a friend.

[Eden] I’m thrilled to have you here and feel the same about you, Carrie Ann. 

What is your idea of perfect happiness? For me it is to be content with what I have and to feel blessed with it. It’s not wanting more or trying to be who I’m not, but knowing that what I have is right for me. As long as I’m healthy and have my family by my side, the only other thing I need is a good book. Oh, and Diet Coke. That seems to make me happy as well. LOL

What turns you on creatively? I think images of landscapes or expiring on my own makes my mind go “Wait. Stop. Listen. Learn.” When that happens I can close my eyes and imagine I’m there…then my characters can join me.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? LOL, after all, and was. I can’t seem to stop using them. I also IM my crit partner so much that instead of showing laughter in a scene, I just want to write LOL and be done with it. (LOL)

What quality do you most admire in a man? His ability to be strong, yet open at the same time.

What quality do you most admire in a woman? See the above for what I put for a man.

What is your greatest regret? That I went to a place four years ago trying to do something I didn’t want to do, but thought that was the only path for me. I’m glad I found out the truth.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I want to be healthy. I’m so sick of the constant pain and I’d like to be able to move more so I can get healthy. It’s a constant cycle.

What is your greatest fear? With life: That I’ll get sick again. With my writing: That no one will read.

[Eden] I think we share similar fears, but we don’t let them rule our lives. 😉

Which living person do you most admire? My mom. She’s so strong, yet I didn’t know it until it was almost too late.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’ve done the chemistry lab thing, the teaching thing, and now the writing thing. I think next on my list is to be a mom.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? I’ve always wanted to fly…maybe a bird? But not a pigeon, though that would be my luck.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Taking that leap of faith and actually publishing.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Self-pity.

What is your greatest extravagance? Books. Honestly that’s the only thing I buy…but I buy A LOT.

What is one thing you want to do before you die? I’ve been around the world as a kid, I’d like to do it again with my husband by my side.

What is your favorite music (genre/artist/album/song)? Country or Alt Rock. I’m odd, I know. 😉

What are some of your favorite curse words? When I stub my toe I usually scream “shit mother fucker” loudly. In public. I blame my mom for that.

What is your motto? Grow up, learn, move on.

Thanks Eden, for having me!

Thank you Carrie Ann for coming on my blog, and it was my pleasure to have you. You are always welcome to come back.

Readers, please leave a comment and you can win a great package from Carrie Ann. Check it out! I will draw for the winner in a week’s time. 

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Connect with Carrie Ann

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.

Her first book, An Alpha’s Path, is the first in her Redwood Pack series. 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.

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

Website | Blog | Heartthrob Haven | Facebook Author Page | Facebook Friend | Goodreads | Twitter @CarrieAnnRyan | Pinterest



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17 responses to “Inside the Author’s Mind – Carrie Ann Ryan

  1. justinbog

    Awesome interview, Carrie, and I can’t wait to read your writing.


  2. I love the blurb for Dust On My Wings. And the title. I’ll have to get this one. You have a quick wit and I really enjoyed getting to know more about you!


  3. LOVED the interview, love your books. I can help you with one of your fears. I guarantee you write a book and I will read it!!!! You have my word!!! my number #1 rule teehee!!!! ❤ you Carrie!!!!


  4. Carrie Ann Ryan

    Oh Thank you so much for having me here today! And thanks everyone for coming!


  5. Dust of my wings!!! Awesome!! Love Carrie Ann Ryan!!


  6. Gail

    I enjoy learning new things about authors. Plus finding new blogs. Thanks


  7. Great great interview! Hope I win a prize!!


  8. Carrie Ann, you know I’m a fan//Wanna say huge congrats on the amazing release…


  9. Eden and Carrie, great interview! Love the cover, Carrie. Had to stop by and say hi!


  10. Terrific interview, Carrie Ann and Eden!


  11. Carrie, That was a wonderful interview. You rock.


  12. Great interview! Loved getting to know you better, Carrie. Great job Eden.


  13. laurie g

    WONDERFUL interveiw. loved it and getting to know you better carrie


  14. Thanks to everyone who has left a comment here. I will choose a lucky winner tomorrow morning and connect you directly with Carrie Ann to claim your prize.

    Really appreciate everyone dropping by!


  15. The winner of Carrie Ann’s swag is Tonya Kinzer! Both have been notified. Thanks again to everyone for visiting Carrie Ann, reading, and leaving comments.



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