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Monday, April 9, 2012



This post is part of a Virtual Book Tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be giving away an autographed bookmark to one commenter at every stop, and a $25 gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter. Please click on the banner to check out the other stops on her tour.

Lessons My Heroes Taught Me

Reed and Josh are the heroes in Trinity Bound. They are sexy, independent, caring, and Hannah’s. But what did these men teach me?

Well, in terms of writing, the taught me to let my characters be themselves.

That’s huge.

When I first started writing I thought I was in charge. I thought I knew what was best for them.

I was wrong. Reed and Josh were so independent that I fell for them. Reed is caring, an artist, yet a werewolf. He doesn’t want to fight, but can kill with his bare hands. I thought Reed would be the funny one.

And he is.

But it’s because his Pack relies on him to be that way. He’s so much deeper than that.

Josh is strong and human. I thought he’d be the military man who could kick butt and be cold. But he warmed up to me and ended up with such and emotional inner turmoil that it broke my heart.

I didn’t know this about my characters beforehand.

But because I learned from them and let them talk to me…I learned to be a better writer.

Thank you, Reed and Josh.

Thank you so much.

About the Author:
Carrie Ann Ryan is a 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 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.

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Hannah Lewis, a rare earth witch, is taken from the only life she’s ever known. Held against her will by a sadistic wolf, she almost gives up hope that she’d ever see her real life again. But as her fellow captive, a werewolf named Reed, tries to calm her fears, she begins to feel a spark of something she never thought she’d feel – love. But is Reed, alone, enough to get her out of this dark basement so she can move on with her life?

Reed Jamenson, the artist of a werewolf Pack of Alpha males, knows instinctually that Hannah is his mate. Thus, despite their imprisonment, he will do all to protect her and then worry about their hearts. But is he strong enough to find a way for both of them to escape? And why does he feel as though something else is missing?

Josh Kolb, an ex-military human, stumbles upon Reed and Hannah and finds he must trust this new world of supernatural beings to survive. But that desire will lead the three to a triangle of attraction that will test the boundaries they all possess and its consequences in defeating the enemy. Can they all trust one another to save themselves and life as they know it? Even at the cost of their own hearts?


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Carrie Ann today.

MomJane said...

what a great description of your heros.

Karen H in NC said...

Hi Carrie Ann,

Your post today answered a question I often ask authors. What do you do when your characters don't follow YOUR outline? Obviously, you sit back, listen to what they want and follow THEIR outline! So an author not only must write, but must listen too! So funny...

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Thank you for having me!

MomJane: Thanks, I love my heroes.

Karen: Its true. I need to listen, but it works. They haven't changed the outcome of what my plot is, but their voices change a bit.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

I love it when our characters teach us more about them then we expected! Wonderful interview, Carrie Ann! Book sounds delicious!

Yvette said...

Love your heroes!

flchen1 said...

How fun, Carrie--I've always been curious what happens when an author's characters take charge ;) Sounds like that happened with great results in your case! Congrats on Trinity Bound!

Catherine Lee said...

How fun that you've learned different things from your characters during the writing process. As a non-writer, I'm always fascinated to hear about different writing processes and your experience sounds so cool.

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Julianne said...

Thanks for sharing Carrie. It's always great to hear how the characters influence their writer' writing.
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Mel B said...

Hi Carrie Ann! I love how a character takes on it's own life. It is neat to see their personalities.
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gayl said...

Some of the best things I have written are when I listen to the characters instead of forcing a plot down their throats. It often takes you to surprising places you never thought possible.

I'm really looking forward to reading Trinity Bound.

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds awesome and I cannot wait to read it.

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Missyb0103 said...

Cant wait to read this!! Thank you for the interview and givaway!!

bas1chs said...

Thanks for having Carrie on your blog today! Looking forward to the read.

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