Monday, April 9, 2012

Spotlight - Trinity Bound by Carrie Ann Ryan

Everyone, please join me in welcoming Carrie Ann Ryan to the blog today. Carrie Ann is the author of the successful Redwood Pack series. She's recently released the third book in the series, Trinity Bound

Title: Trinity Bound 
Series: A Redwood Pack Novel
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Heat: Spicy M/M/F

Hannah Lewis, a rare earth witch, is taken from the only life she’s ever known. Held at her will by a sadistic wolf, she almost gives up hope that she’d ever see her real life again. But as her fellow captive, a werewolf named Reed, tries to calm her fears, she begins to feel a spark of something she never thought she’d feel – love. But is Reed, alone, enough to get her out of this dark basement so she can move on with her life?

Reed Jamenson, the artist of a werewolf Pack of Alpha males, knows instinctually that Hannah is his mate. Thus, despite their imprisonment, he will do all to protect her and then worry about their hearts. But is he strong enough to find a way for both of them to escape? And why does he feel as though something else is missing?

Josh Kolb, an ex-military human, stumbles upon Reed and Hannah and finds he must trust this new world of supernatural beings to survive. But that desire will lead the three to a triangle of attraction that will test the boundaries they all possess and its consequences in defeating the enemy. Can they all trust one another to save themselves and life as they know it? Even at the cost of their own hearts?

(This is a Redwood Pack Novel) (This book in an m/m/f. It contains m/m/f, m/f/m, m/f, and m/m scenes)

A Note From Josh

Hi everyone! I’m Josh, from Carrie Ann’s Trinity Bound, book 3 in the Redwood Pack series. Carrie Ann asked me to take over and talk about what it’s like to be a human in a paranormal world.

Well, let me tell you, it’s interesting.

You see, I knew about the paranormal before I even met my mates, Reed and Hannah. Yes, I said mates. As in plural. But that’s another story.

Before I met them, I was a SEAL and saw too much. I knew the things that went bump in the night weren’t the dreams of adolescents, but the real thing. Scary isn’t it?

But even though I knew they existed, I didn’t have any real interaction with them. Well, that is until I met Reed and Hannah. Suddenly I wasn’t an outsider, but a true participant in the paranormal war. The Centrals, a bad Pack of evil werewolves, had taken Reed and Hannah. And somehow, it had lain on my shoulders to protect them.

Even looking back on everything that had happened, I don’t regret it. Because now I have my artist of a werewolf and my sweet witch by my side.

You see, once you know the paranormal exists, you can’t unknow it. Werewolves rule as a Pack and are family oriented. At least the good guys. There are witches and demons in the world. Everything you had thought you knew is now different.

As a human, you feel weak, useless. Until you realize your mates are by your side and let you find your own strength. That’s what it feels like to be Pack.

Watching a man shift to a wolf is beyond jarring, but something you get used to. It’s a daily part of my new life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Excerpt from Trinity Bound

Snowflakes stuck to Josh’s eyelashes and he bat them away. A strong gust blew past him, the cold chilling his bones. He surveyed his surroundings, taking a silent step through the undergrowth. Tall trees reached to the sky, blocking whatever sunlight filtered through the dreary storm clouds. Their limbs heavy with leaves and the extra weight of collecting snow drooped down, dropping snow bundles on his shoulder and in one unfortunate incident, his face. If only he could have Found these two in the nice spring or cool fall months. No, he had to search for them in the onset of winter and the beginning of what looked to be a deadly snow storm. Lucky guy.

When he left his bench on Main Street, he had quickly gone home to fetch some of his equipment. He dressed warmer, grabbed a pack with extra clothes for Reed and the witch, some food and water, and weapons. Lots of weapons. Knifes and blades of various shapes and sizes adorned his body. He had his SIG strapped to his side, with extra ammo in his belt. Sadly he didn’t have any silver, but lead would at least slow the beasts down if they came after him. 

And they would. Because as he followed the trail in his mind to this remote bunker, his sense of unease swelled to a staggering sensation. Crap, he might not make it this time. He was but one man. One human at that. But looking down at the lair that held two people that he needed to find, he set aside those worries and the creeps it gave off. The two of them were more important – for some unknown reason. And if anyone truly knew him, they would know that it was freaking hard to give Josh the creeps. But he ignored those chills as well.

More About the Author

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:

Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan

Where Can I Get The Books in This Great Series?

An Alpha’s Path

A Taste for a Mate

Trinity Bound

Carrie Ann's Givaway

Carrie Ann has very generously offered to giveaway a swag pack to one person who leaves a comment on this post answering the following question: 
If you were a human and you found out the paranormal were real and the person you were falling in love with was a supernatural, what would you do?
Contest ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time on 4/9/2012.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

~Happy Reading,


  1. Thank you so much for having me here today!!!

  2. It's a pleasure, Carrie Ann. You're a wonderful woman with wonderful stories to tell. I want everyone to know about them! :)

  3. To answer your question about a supernatural wouldn't matter to me....I might be jealous cause I'm not that cool but it would not change the feelings.

    1. Wendalynn - I think I'm with you on that one. Of course, I wouldn't know my reaction for sure, but I'd like to think I'd be open enough to accept him for who or what he is. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Good luck!

  4. It's an odd question to answer because I already feel the paranormal world is real. At least to me. :)
    The book sounds great! I have the first in my TBR kindle queue.

    1. I love your answer, Alicia! If there was a "great reveal" tomorrow, I'd be more shocked at how they kept it secret for so long than by the fact that they exist :D Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  5. I would not care, but I'm hoping he's a wolf!

    1. LOL, Yvette! Wolves are more cuddly than vampires for sure :D Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  6. The paranormal world is not real?

    1. Haha, Diana! It is to us, right :D Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  7. At first I would probably do what they do in the movies and freak out. Then you have to realize that we are all different and some are more different than others. I would also want to know what I would have to do to be the same as my partner - why not. If he can, why shouldn't I.


    1. That's a great point, Lynn! I'd want to know what the conversion entailed included all the pros and cons. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  8. Since I believe that spirits exist now with us, it wouldn't bother me. I accept people for who they are.
    This book sounds really interesting. Does this series have to be read in order or can each book be read as a standalone?

    1. Becky, I asked Carrie Ann this same question. She told me that they did not have to be read in order. However, you get a better sense of the "world" if you do. Hope that helps. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!