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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fighting Fate by Carrie Ann Ryan: Guest Post & Giveaway

Guest Post:

Saying goodbye is never easy. Saying goodbye to a series, family, and plot arc that started my writing career was almost my undoing. The final full length novel in the Redwood Pack world, Fighting Fate, is now out in the world and though I loved writing it, the pain in doing so was just as harsh as anything I’ve written.
I knew going into writing An Alpha’s Path and A Taste for a Mate, how long the series would be (seven full books and a few novellas), and plotted the series timeline for that. I knew going in to A Taste for a Mate what major things would need to happen in each book and how the series would resolve.
What I did not prepare for was saying goodbye to these characters. Oh boy was it hard! I’ve fallen in love with each and every couple and their children. I didn’t want to write the end!
Now, don’t worry. There will be two more novellas and a whole new series set in the same world called The Talon Pack, so I really don’t have to say goodbye fully. But the major characters are now all mated and having their HEAs.
I never thought this would happen. Not really.
And boy am I blessed in the Redwood Pack.
I do hope you enjoy Fighting Fate and thank you!


With her blue-black hair and striking green eyes, Cailin Jamenson is the epitome of beauty and the exemplar of strength. She has fought the enforced boundaries of being the lone Jamenson daughter and Redwood Pack princess, but it is the potential future with the dark wolf in her path that threatens everything she thought she desired.
Logan Anderson’s own darkness provided the reasoning for his abandonment of his former Pack, the Talons. Now, newly accepted into the Redwood Pack, this jade-eyed wolf and all she represents could be his own undoing.
In this final installment of the Redwood Pack, unimaginable tragedy strikes, and the two wolves who have fought the longest for their independence now face the uncertainty of fate and the epic battle that could end the war… and their lives.


She knew what the others saw when they looked at her, the raven-black hair, the light green eyes. So many others had told her she was one of the most beautiful people they’d ever seen. What a load of crap. Even if they weren’t just saying that because of who she was, she wouldn’t take it at face value. She’d seen true beauty in the selfless acts of her sisters and friends. They were the beautiful ones. Cailin usually responded to those who spoke only of her looks that they hadn’t seen that many people. Most didn’t see beyond the surface, beyond the blood in her veins.
Someone murmured something behind her, and she blinked, forcing her attention to what was going on in front of her rather than wallowing in the shames she should have buried. Shames that weren’t really shames at all, not in the grand scheme of things. She’d always tried to be so strong for others, and in turn, hadn’t treated those she now loved with the respect they deserved. She’d tried to fix that over time, but she wasn’t sure she was worth it. Others worried so much for her and her safety, she knew they weren’t taking care of themselves like they should. She needed to stop acting so self-centered, so hurt and broken when it was her own doing.

Author Bio (with links):

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.

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