Friday, August 10, 2012

Blog Tour: Character Interview w/ Carrie Ann Ryan + Giveaway!


 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 its 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 husban and two kitt

Where to Find Carrie Ann:

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Carrie Ann: Hi y’all! I’m Carrie Ann Ryan and I’m super excited to be here today with my characters, Lily and Shade. They’re from my latest release, Dust of My Wings. This is a new book in a new series for me!! Yep, I’m writing about angels this time. *grins* Let’s get started!

Carrie Ann: *sits in a plush arm chair across from the duo currently snuggling in the love seat* Hey, guys. I’m soo happy to see you again.

Shade: *from Lily’s neck* it's good to see you again, Carrie Ann.
Lily: *blushes* Oh yes, thank you so much for having us here today.

Carrie Ann: Okay then, let's get started. Lily, what did you do when you found out the supernatural were real?

Lily: Dear Lord, I was a crazy lunatic. Don’t you remember, Shade?
Shade: Grins, oh yeah, I remember, you were naked at the time.
Lily: *hits Shade in the shoulder* Really? You’re going to bring that up now?

Carrie Ann: I think I might've freaked out as well. No wait, I think I did freak out.

Lily: See? I'm not the only one.
Shade: Yeah, but I think the naked part helped.

Carrie Ann: And that's enough of that. I love how you guys interact with each other, was it always this easy?

Lily: Oh God no. When I first met him I don't think my tongue could work.
Shade: It works well now.
Lily: *turns a deep red and punches Shade in the shoulder* Really? I can't believe he just said that.
Shade: Apparently my mind is only one thing.

Carrie Ann: I'm sure the ladies love that.

Lily: Hey! The better not be any other ladies loving that, he's mine.
Carrie Ann: I should've said Lily loves that. Sorry. *rolls her eyes*
Shade: But anyway, back to your question, it was a bit different when we met. I had to be secretive because she held my dust and that was something I needed. But over time I think we got passing securities on both our parts.

Carrie Ann: I'm glad you did. Okay what can you tell us about the future.

Lily: Oh, I think you know more about that than we do.

Carrie Ann: *winks* Very well, but whether you tell me what you two are planning on doing. I can figure out the others on my own.

Shade: Right now we're taking it one day at a time, and getting to know each other even more.
Lily: *leans into his side* And I'm enjoying every bit of it.

Carrie Ann: Okay, now for the fun questions. Boxers or briefs?

Shade: None.
Lily: *blushes* I can attest to that.

Carrie Ann: *blushes right alongside Lily and clears her throat* What’s your favorite type of ice cream?

Shade: Strawberry, because it reminds me of the taste of Lily skin.

Carrie Ann: Is it getting hot in here?
Lily: Chocolate is mine, because the decadent taste reminds me of Shade.

Carrie Ann: *shifts on her seat as the other two stare at each other* Okay, I may have to call this a route because you two are obviously not paying attention to me.


Carrie Ann: On that note, I'm going to let the angel and his love swoon over each other while I answer questions. And, if I can get their attention, I'm sure you can ask him some questions as well. Thank you so much for coming today.

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Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC (July 22, 2012)
Series: Dante's Cirlce, 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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.


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Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan

“Hi.” Shade smiled and tilted his head.

“Hi,” she breathed.

“You look beautiful, Lily.” He tucked a stray hair behind her ear and she shivered.

“You do too.” She blushed again. Soon she’d be Crayola red. “I mean you look handsome.”

He traced her jaw with a calloused finger. “Thank you. Are you ready to go?”

She swallowed hard. “Uh huh.”

Okay, she really had to remember the English language. This was getting embarrassing.

“Okay then.” He trailed his hand down her arm and wrapped his palm around hers. His warm skin felt like heaven against hers.

She shook her head, clearing her thoughts. How was she supposed to get through a whole date if she couldn’t even formulate thoughts to get out of the door?

With a nod, she gripped his hand tighter and closed the door behind her. He led her to his bike and she smiled.

“I love it, Shade.”

He gave a huge grin. “Thanks. This is my baby. No matter where I am, I try and take her with me.” He rubbed the leather seat and an irrational urge to knock the bike down went through her.

She would not be jealous of a motorcycle. Would not.

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1 lucky commenter from this stop will win a Dust of My Wings Swag Pack

1 lucky commenter from the ENTIRE tour will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card + a necklace (pictured right) 

How to Enter:

Please leave a comment or question for Carrie Ann (or Slade or Lily).
Please leave your email address along with your comment to be entered. No email address, no entry.

Giveaway ends August 24th.

Good Luck!

Remember, the more you comment on the tour, the better your chance of winning!

Be sure to check out the
rest of the tour!

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Thanks for stopping by, Carrie, and please know you are free to do so again! :) I've enjoyed every book of yours to date, and I hope you keep up the great work!

Now, dear readers, if you have any questions for Carrie, Slade or Lily, ask away! :) Perhaps we *might* even be able to get the two to concentrate on us for a few minutes rather than each other. Hey, it's worth a try! :D

I have one, actually. Lily, you and Shade have now joined the, ah, infamous "Mile High Club". :D Although I must say you guys gave a whole new meaning to the phrase... Anyway, my question: Wasn't it a bit...ahem, breezy? And Shade, you devil, will you be doing that to her again in the future?


Until Next Time,
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Mary Preston said...

Fun interactions going on there.

I'm intrigued by the Angel dust.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Carrie Ann (and Shade and Lily) today.

The_Book_Queen said...

Hi marybelle! :) I'm intrigued too, even after reading the book--I don't think I ever found out what exactly the dust is, why they have it. Help, Carrie Ann! LOL. Did I miss something or is it for a future book... ?


Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Shade: Hi dear, yes, it was a bit breezy for Lily and I, and YES we will be doing it again...soon.

Carrie Ann: Thanks so much for having us!

Chelsea B. said...

Awww! So very much in love! I adore character interviews! Thank you Carrie Ann, Shade and Lily, for stopping by and chatting!


MomJane said...

Loved the interview, and I really loved the excerpt.

The_Book_Queen said...

:D Just be sure not to get caught, Shade! Nothing ruins the moment more than having the supernatural race discovered by an innocent human. Hehe

Rebecca Hipworth said...

A very good article; I definitely enjoyed it.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book.
Nice clean blog layout.

Kaycee Kacer said...

Fun interview I loved it. Are you planning the next books in the series to be a continuation of their story or of other characters in the story?

Lisa said...

Love character interviews. Glad that Shade & Lily could stop by.


Stacey Brutger said...

Congrats on your new release!

I can't wait to read this book. The characters sound fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Very cute and clever interview! I like their chemistry.


Carin said...

Carrie Ann great job on this latest! You're fantastic :O) Carin

Susan W. said...

I was wondering about the angel dust also!

"Mile High Club"!!! I didn't eve think of that when I read that part! Love it! LOL!!!


bn100 said...

Fun interview. The characters sound great.


The_Book_Queen said...

:) Hehe, soon after I read that part it crossed my mind.

sienny said...

i really like this quote "She would not be jealous of a motorcycle. Would not." :))

smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

Karen H said...

Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

kareninnc at gmail dot com

The_Book_Queen said...

I love it too--and I'll admit I'm a bit jealous. The motorcycle gets to be where I can't: between his legs. :D LOL


Unknown said...

Oh what fun those kinds of interviews are. It shows that she writes because she loves it!