Book Spotlight: An Alpha’s Path

Title: An Alpha’s Path
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Redwood Pack #1
Release Date: December 1st 2011
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Size: 166 KB
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Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she’s to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date – a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she’s to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie’s analytical mind goes into overdrive.

Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?


Melanie took a deep breath as she gave herself a good look in the mirror. This bathroom may be the greatest and most luxurious thing she’d ever seen, but she barely gave it a second glance.

What the hell was she doing? There was a gorgeous god standing in the room that she practically ran from. What the hell was she doing in here?

All throughout dinner, she couldn’t seem to string two coherent sentences together. She resembled acting like a ditzy, shy deer in the headlights. It was no wonder Kade was just fine with not having sex tonight. Oh, he may have said that he wanted her, but he didn’t seem to fight for it.

Oh, that was just great. Kade was considerate of her feelings, yet here she was, making him the bad guy. This whole experience made her a wreck. Maybe Mel wasn’t experienced with men, but she was experienced with meeting people and communicating with another human being. Tonight was a once in a lifetime opportunity to have wild and passionate sex with a near stranger. And oh yes, just looking at Kade, she knew it would be exactly that. She grew damp just thinking about him, and what wicked things could await her if she would just say yes.

And honestly, what was stopping her? Going through with this would leave her with an amazing and glorious memory. She needed more of those. The need to hear she was beautiful, sexy and wanted overwhelmed her. Mel didn’t want to be the “smart” one anymore. She squared her shoulders and looked at herself in the mirror once more.


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About the Author

Carrie Ann Ryan is a 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 love 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.

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  1. Awesome excerpt. Hmmm – Carrie spends too much time in the lab….Melanie spends too much time in the lab??????

  2. Great excerpt. I have read this book and enjoyed it!


  3. Very nice excerpt!

  4. Thanks so much! And I don’t spend too much time in the lab anymore LOL.

  5. Glad I stopped by to read the excerpt of a fine book!

  6. Nice excerpt!

    • D'Ann Linscott-Dunham on February 20th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Nice job!

    • Brenda on February 20th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Great excerpt. I’ve read and enjoyed this story–now I need to find time to read A Taste For A Mate.

  7. I love this story.

    • Casea Major on February 20th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Great excerpt! Congrats on the success of this one, Carrie Ann!

  8. Love this story!

  9. Love the excerpt’s ending hook!

  10. Great excerpt! I haven’t read this, except in excerpts and snippets, but it peaks my interest just from those. Good writing will do that. Great job, Carrie Ann.

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