Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Trailer Reveal: WHISKEY SECRETS by Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan's WHISKEY AND LIES kicks off in January...but we couldn't wait to share the trailer of the first book, WHISKEY SECRETS! Check it out below, find out more about the series (and how it ties into the Montgomery Ink series!) and preorder your copies today!

About the WHISKEY AND LIES series

The Montgomery Ink world just got a big larger. Dark heroes, tragic pasts, and heroines who rock their worlds…the Collins Brothers are about to see what happens when their small Pennsylvanian town gets shocked to its core.
The Collins Brothers just want to go about their business and live their lives. They’re in no mood for what happens when three women come into their lives when they’re least expecting it. One comes to change what was lost, another comes to prove what could be, while the third reveals what’s already been there all along.
Whiskey, Pennsylvania just got a little bit bigger and this town might not be ready for what’s coming.
Tabby’s Brothers from Ink Exposed get a series of their own.
Each book is a complete stand alone and can be read in any order.

About WHISKEY SECRETS (Whiskey and Lies #1) – January 2, 2018

Sparks fly between a former cop-turned-bartender and his new innkeeper in the first installment of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

Dare Collins is a man who knows his whiskey and women—or at least that’s what he tells himself. When his family decides to hire on a new innkeeper for the inn above his bar and restaurant, he’s more than reluctant. Especially when he meets the new hire. But he’ll soon find that he has no choice but to work with this city girl and accept her new ideas and the burning attraction between them.

Kenzie Owens left her old life and an abusive relationship behind her—or so she thought. She figures she’ll be safe in Whiskey, Pennsylvania but after one look at her new boss, Dare Collins, she might still be in danger, or at least her heart. And when her past catches up with her despite her attempts to avoid it, it’s more than her heart on the line. This time, it might mean her life.

Preorder your copy of WHISKEY SECRETS now:

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See the WHISKEY SECRETS Trailer:

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.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Weekly Quote

Maybe Christmas,
the Grinch thought, 
doesn't come from a store...
--Dr. Seuss

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Random Thoughts: A Crazy December So Far

It's amazing, but we are already a week into December and already this month has been crazy.

We had our first actual taste of cold weather here in Texas and Mother Nature decided to show us what she could do when she feels like it. We actually had snow! Now, I know those of you who get snow every winter are thinking this is not a big deal. But in Texas, especial San Antonio, New Braunfels, and San Marcos areas (and all between), we don't get snow. We got it Thursday night! San Antonio got almost 2 inches of snow. I think 1985 was the last time they actually got that much snow.
Most winters, if we get snow, it's just a light dusting that typically melts as soon as it lands.

This photo is what it looked like when I first found out it was snowing. This was at the cardiovascular clinic where DH was having another heart surgery. The doctor found a blockage, but was able to break it. We were lucky that DH hadn't had a heart attack because of the blockage. I've had my Christmas miracle.

We got through DH's surgery, but by the time he is released to go home, it's really snowing. The car was covered. And the worse part, I've never driven in most Texans.
This is what it looked like from the car after DH was released.

The drive home (about 50 miles) was slow and scary for me. But we made it home. I can honestly say I have no desire to drive in snow again, especially at night. I could barely see some of the roads in San Antonio because there were no lights. And the interstate was crazy.

I'm so thankful that DH is okay and safely home. If you've been following me, you know his health has been an issue for several years now.

In other news, I'm working on Wes and Emma's story (Durant Brothers #2). It's been a little slow, but hopefully now I can get it finished.

I'm also organizing all my notes and outlines (in varying stages of completion) so that I can start my list of what I will be writing next year. I'm also organizing, or trying to, my project notebook and bullet journal.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Check out my Instagram and Facebook for a few more winter photos.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Weekly Quote

I love Christmas, 
not just because of the presents 
but because of all the decorations and lights
and the warmth of the season.
--Ashley Tisdale

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

EXCERPT: Wolf for Christmas

 Wolf Shifters
(November 2015) 

Available at:
  Barnes and Noble


A letter to Santa brings the only man Melanie ever loved back into her life, but the reunion is bittersweet. Melanie desperately wants him, but she knows he does not want her. Finn rejected her in high school.

Forced on vacation, Finn finds himself face-to-face with the only woman he will ever love, and the one woman he hurt the most with his cruel rejection.

Can Finn prove to Melanie that he really loves her? 

Will Melanie follow her heart and give Finn a second chance?


“Walking in the middle of the road is just plain stupid! And doing it at dusk is idiotic! I could have killed you,” said Melanie as she stared up at the tall, dark-haired man. “Do you have a death wish or what?”
The man stared at her with the goofiest grin she had ever seen plastered on his face.
Melanie blinked and shook her head. “Did you even hear a thing I said?”
The man continued staring at her.
She sighed in frustration. “Do you realize I could have been killed when I swerved around you?”
A weird noise emanated from deep in the man’s chest.
Melanie’s eyes widened. “Did you just growl at me?” The words were out of her mouth before she could stop them. She knew he had growled at her, and the worst part was it did not frighten her. In fact, it had the opposite effect. It woke something she thought she had buried deep inside her years ago when she realized Finn Dalton would never want anything to do with her.
“I didn’t mean to scare you, and I definitely didn’t mean to make you veer off the road.” Finn grinned at his beautiful mate. He was not sure whom he should thank for his second chance.
The Fates?
Honestly, he did not care who had given him the second chance, though he had a sneaky, suspicious it was the Big Guy. He was just glad he had gotten it, and there was no way he was going to let Melanie Clausson get away.
Melanie swallowed. She knew that voice. After all the years, it still haunted her dreams. The spark of desire his growl had awakened suddenly blazed into a full fire that threatened to burn her alive.
“Are you okay?” asked Finn. The scent of her desire wrapped around him like a warm blanket. The drive to claim and mark her as his rode him hard. He wanted his mate. His wolf was in total agreement.
“I’m fine,” said Melanie. She took a couple of deep breathes. She knew she had to get control of her body and her emotions. “Finn Dalton, what are you doing out here in the middle of nowhere at this time of the evening?” she asked.
Finn raised an eyebrow. “You know who I am?”