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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Charmed Spirits by Carrie Ann Ryan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a very warm welcome to paranormal romance author, Carrie Ann Ryan!

A Bewitching Good Time

I love witches and all things magic. What can I say? I’ve always wanted to believe in something bigger than myself, and magic is something that I can see being real. Now, why are literary witches so much fun?
Because of the power.
The Power.
Think about it. The women in these novels who were shunned or had to hide who they were had the power to change things. They are strong, independent, and have the ability to be anything.
That scares people.
I love thinking about witches like my book CHARMED SPIRITS’ Jordan Cross. She’s a firecracker, but has always had to hide who she was because the world didn’t understand. We can all see a little of ourselves in that can’t we?
But she’s stronger than most and can kick butt like the rest of them. Even the witches who were green and boiled potions in caldrons really only wanted what was theirs to begin with—their shoes. I mean really, what right did Dorothy have to them anyway?
But I digress…
Jordan isn’t a green witch…expect when she’s dressing up to make fun of the stereotype, but that’s another story all together. She’s a witch who’s connected to the earth, doesn’t harm others, and just loves growing things.
She also has a powerful magic inside her that needs to be let loose, and if she’s not careful, she’ll hurt those she loves.
But that’s the price of power—responsibility.
What do you love about witches? The magic? The ability to be strong and your own person?

Jordan Cross has returned to Holiday, Montana after eleven long years to clear out her late aunt’s house, put it on the market, and figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Soon, she finds herself facing the town that turned its back on her because she was different. Because being labeled a witch in a small town didn’t earn her many friends...especially when it wasn't a lie. Matt Cooper has lived in Holiday his whole life. He's perfectly content being a bachelor alongside his four single brothers in a very small town. After all, the only woman he'd ever loved ran out on him without a goodbye. But now Jordan’s back and just as bewitching as ever. Can they rekindle their romance with a town set against them? Warning: Contains an intelligent, sexy witch with an attitude and drop-dead gorgeous man who likes to work with his hands, holds a secret that might scare someone, and really, really, likes table tops for certain activities. Enough said.
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“Have you seen the house yet?” Matt asked, his brows furrowed.
She shook her head and took her Coke and gum back with a small smile to Mr. Clancy. “Not yet. I was on my way over there. I just wanted to stop by for a drink.” She squared her shoulders and started toward the exit.
“You might find more than you bargained for if you want to get out quick.”
Jordan stopped and pivoted toward him. “Why? It should only take a few days to clean it out then slap on some paint, right?”
Matt shook his head and put his thumbs in his belt loops—too sexy. “Your grandmother got real sick at the end, and none of us knew.” Sadness washed over his face, and Jordan held back any similar feelings. “It may take more than you anticipated to get it ready.”
She let out a sigh and closed her eyes, counting to ten. “Then I’ll just have to deal with it, won’t I? I’m here for the duration in any case.” After all, she’d quit her PR job, a job that she hated, so she could find herself. God, how pathetic did that sound?
“Well, if you need anything, I’m here. And I bet my brothers would help out in a second.”
Jordan nodded, a smile forming. Damn those helpful, sexy Cooper brothers. “Thanks, if I need anything, I’ll holler. But I hope to do most of it on my own.”

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 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 |

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Unknown said...

Looking forward to the next installment in the series! Really enjoyed reading this.

sam atkin said...

I really like the sound of this book it seems right up my street.x thanks for the giveaway.x

Sharon Stogner said...

If I had to pick a paranormal to be it would be a witch. Magic is so malleable and versatile. You could do just about anything if you use your imagination. I would want elemental magic I think...all 5 of them

Anonymous said...

This is definitely going to the top of my TBR pile!

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I like that witches can stand on their own and don't need help to get things done.

Linda said...

Oh, love this and can´t wait for a chance to read for myself! =)
Happy Release and thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

Have you ever written another genre?

crystaley73 said...

Congrats and Thanks for for giveaway. I just like reading about witches they can work together or alone

erin said...

thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release! It looks fantastic and I'm running to add it to my wishlist :)

Chrisbails said...

I love paranormal of any type. Love magic and witches. I am a big fan of carrieann's redwood pack series and definately would loved to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. On my wishlist.

Mary Preston said...

Witches are a favorite of mine. I truly want to be one - for real.

Unknown said...

I am a little behind on this series, but I will catch up.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Deb PelletierC said...

Witches and vampires stories are everywhere, and we can enjoy them whenever. DebP

nurmawati djuhawan said...

hotty hunk on the cover...yummm :p
i want to read ur book !!
thx 4 the chance :)

Anonymous said...

I find a lot of authors who write about magic have cats. Is there a reason? lol Thanks for the giveaway.

Cassandra said...

Great post! She is an amazing author!

DANIELA said...

I also like witches, only the good ones, because they have power and know how to use it.
I haven't read the series yet, but it sounds very interesting!

Tore923 said...

Congratulations on the new release. I would love to read your books. They sound very good. What inspires you to be a writer?

burbanette said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

congratulations on the new release ^^
this book sounds interesting, looking forward to read..
thanks for the giveaway :)


sweety white said...

sound as a great book, and love the cover too
thanks for the giveaway!
-Lilian S

Jo said...

What I love about witches is the intuition they have, and a connection to something 'other.'

Unknown said...

What author inspires you most?

BeachHouse Writer said...

Do you listen to music when you write?

Maureen said...

I liked the excerpt, it looks like a good story.