Friday, April 25, 2014

Birthday Bash Day 25 - Carrie Ann Ryan

I got to meet my next guest at the Coastal Magic Convention this year, and I had a good time talking to her about her books and turkey shifters :) Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Carrie Ann Ryan!

First, thank you so much for having me and Happy Birthday! As for my favorite birthday memory? Oh my, that’s a hard one. I’ve had so many good ones with friends, family, and others. There was this one time we spent my 20th at a friend’s and played games all night, waking up the neighbors. Oops! There was another time I spent the whole day with my family in Baltimore before we flew to live in Portugal the next day.

But I think my favorite one was when I was I was seven. We were living in Japan on an Air Force base so we didn’t have a lot of options. My mother and her friend made me a Beauty and the Beast party. We all got to dress up as Belle, the Beast, or Mrs. Potts etc. Then we played games, received books from Belle’s library, went on a scavenger hunt and fought off wolves (my dad and his friend LOL), and learned to dance to Tale as Old as Time.

My mother’s friend even put on her bright red lipstick and made little paper kisses. We used those to “Pin the Lips/Kisses on Belle” on a movie poster I had. My dad even made a rose shaped cake with little petal cupcakes.

Seriously, I want to do this again!

So yes, that was a memory I will cherish forever and I’m feel like I need to go hug my parents now in thanks. Do y’all have a favorite memory that centers around a Disney themed birthday?

Tangled Innocence Blurb:
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?

As one of the seven lightning struck women, Nadie Morgan has known for a while now that her fate would be forever changed…and revolve around a certain dragon. From the first time Dante Bell saw Nadie, he knew she was the one for him. There's just one problem--there's another in his life he's waiting on as well.

When Jace Goodwin, a bear shifter and Mediator, finally comes back to the human realm after years away under circumstances out of his control, his first stop is to Dante's Circle where he not only finds his dragon, but the woman they both have been waiting for.

Once secrets are told and the sparks fly, Nadie's new life becomes something she never thought possible. However there's another realm at play and Jace and Nadie's dragon will have to fight harder than he's ever fought before to keep the life he's waited eons for.

Warning: Contains one not-so-innocent human, a bear known for his bear-hugs, a tattooed and pierced dragon with a fiery temper, and a connection so explosive, you'll be fanning yourself from page one.

Hidden Destiny Blurb:
North Jamenson has always held his wolf closer to the surface then others. He's the quiet one, the one no one really knows about yet he holds the darkest secret. He’s watched his brothers find their mates and start families, and now it was his turn. He knows Lexi could be his and her son could be part of his family, but he doesn't know if he's ready to share the darkness that's entwined with his soul.

Lexi Anderson is a mother, a sister, a latent wolf, and a new member of the Redwood Pack. She’s also holding secrets so close to her heart she’s not even sure she knows the truth anymore. When North takes another step closer to wanting to cement their bond, Lexi must come to grips with her past and what it means for her future. The Centrals’ war isn’t over yet and Lexi’s life is on the line as the paths they've chosen takes a drastic turn.

Author Bio:
USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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

Website | Facebook  | Goodreads | Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan


  1. My nieces had some Disney birthdays back in the day...they pretty much covered the bases with all the princesses, as I recall!

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  2. I didn't become a Disney fan until later in life, thanks to my husband, so I never had a Disney birthday as a kid.
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