Welcome back to Talk to me Tuesday! This week, we have a special guest. Carrie Ann Ryan is one of my favorites and I totally fan girled when I met her at RT last year. I was actually at a loss for words (and I am never at a loss for words!) She was so sweet in person, and her books are hot hot hot. Her heroes range from shifters to hot bad boys and I love them all!
How did you become an author? What inspired you to begin writing?
I had so many stories in my head that I knew I needed to get them out. I wanted to see if I COULD write and once I found my groove, I couldn’t stop.
Why the romance genre?
Romance is life. It’s daring. It’s complicated. It’s something that you live and yet you have to fight for. I love the genre because I can go into a million directions, but in the end, through the pain I can find that happiness—even if it was daring.
What do you like to do in your spare time (if you have any)?
I read! LOL My husband and I also do a special baking treat every weekend. We try something new—most of it from the Great British Bake Off!
Are you a full-time author? Or do you have another job on top of writing?
I’m blessed that I get to write full time! Though I work far more than I did when I was teaching chemistry. I think my 50+ hour work weeks are getting logner!
What is the favorite thing that you’ve written?
I never have a favorite but I do have books I’m particularly proud of. My latest release, Passion Restored, is one of them.
What authors inspire your writing?
So many! Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors and her world building is exquisite.
Do you have a dream project?
I’d love to write a stand-alone romantic suspense! Hmm….
Do you have any advice to new authors? What do you wish someone had told you when you started as an author?
Write. Sit down and finish the book. Read what you love. Read what you want to write. Know the rules so you can break them.
Just don’t break the one rule of romance: HEAS FOR LIFE
ABOUT PASSION RESTORED
The Gallagher Brothers series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the one brother who thinks he can handle it all and the one woman who could change that.
Owen Gallagher likes everything in its place and is organized to a fault. While his brothers have each dealt with their own personal tragedies and stresses, Owen figures he’s had it pretty easy. That is until his perfectly ordered world is rocked at its foundation and he’s forced to rely on others. Now, he must heal his body and his soul while trying to ignore his delectable and utterly off-limits neighbor.
Liz McKinley is stressed out, exhausted, and not in the mood for a bearded and growly man in her ER. When she patches him up to the best of his ability, she’s prepared to push him firmly from her thoughts. Of course, that would be easier if she and her best friend hadn’t bought the house next to his. Now their paths seem to cross daily, and she is finding it harder and harder to say no to the injured and angry man next door. But she’s been scarred one too many times in her life, and even though this Gallagher looks good enough to eat, she knows that sometimes, sating that craving is the worst thing she can do.
PASSION RESTORED is available now:
✦Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/2bEVCoO
✦Google Play http://bit.ly/2bsEhxU
About Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.