Welcome to Teaser Tuesday! This week I’m hosting Carrie Ann Ryan, and teasing her latest release, A Night Away. You can keep track of Carrie at any of these places:
Why is it we like the non-perfect characters? Readers love flaws. They are what draws us as readers to these characters. People aren’t perfect, so why should our characters be?
I love when the hero has a temper or the heroine takes a moment to make the right decision. Or when they need to ask for help because they just can’t do it all. In A Night Away, Mel and Kade already had their HEA. So things should be perfect right?
Life isn’t perfect. Babies, Packs, families, and werewolf wars seem to get in the way of Mommy and Daddy time. It’s hard to find time when the world seems to be falling apart around you. But Mel and Kade need to find it. Now.
Well, Mel and Kade have faults of their own. They don’t want to ask for help. They’re going to be Alphas one day, they don’t want to rely on anyone. They may have tempers, but they love their son and each other so much, that it doesn’t matter. I wanted to go back to the Redwoods and see what Mel and Kade were up to. That’s why I love this series, these wolves talk to me! LOL But they aren’t perfect.
What are some of your favorite character flaws? Why do you like them?
Contest Info: Carrie Ann is giving away an autographed Redwood Pack Swag Pack to a commenter. Please be sure to leave your email in so we can reach you. The contest will end on May 10th, the winner chosen at random.
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 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 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.
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Book 3.5 in the Redwood Pack Series
Kade Jamenson has been mated to Melanie for almost two years. They’ve been through mating circles, battles, loss, misunderstandings, and finally, the birth of their son, Finn. The world is in turmoil around them as the Redwoods engage in war with the Centrals. But for Kade and Melanie, the turmoil is also happening at home. The responsibility of a restless baby and their Pack has taken a toll and they need a break.
Not from each other. But from their Pack. Just for a night.
Kade takes Mel away for a romantic getaway and leaves Uncle Maddox alone with baby Finn. The Omega of the Redwood Pack may be adept at emotions but the idea of a baby may be beyond his immense capabilities.
Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 3 and 4 to give you a taste of Mel and Kade. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of one of the Redwood’s favorite couples.
A Night Away Excerpt
Kade Jamenson closed his eyes and prayed for resolution. A piercing shriek startled him, making him jump to his feet.
Finn. His eleven-month-old son, who wouldn’t stop screaming, no matter what they did. The kid always needed something, either to be fed, changed, held, burped, played with, or just stared at. It seemed never ending. Even now that he was older, he still screamed or babbled constantly.
Dear God. How the hell did humans do this? Kade had more endurance than any human, witch, and most werewolves out there. Yet a tiny fifteen-pound baby with big blue eyes took every ounce of strength he possessed. Not to mention sleep time.
Kade groaned and rolled his neck before he walked into his son’s room. He and Melanie had painted the room in a soft green to match the Jameson eyes and added cream borders to break it up. Dark wood furniture filled the room along with cream linens covered with frog princes and bumblebees. Stuffed animals of every sort covered the tops of most pieces of furniture, gifts from his Pack and family, who cherished Finn like their own son. He took another step in and realized he hadn’t been the first one to answer his son’s call.