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Monday, March 5, 2012

Blog Tour - Feasted On: A Taste For a Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan | Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Carrie Ann Ryan and is talking about Why Shapeshifters make better Spouces/Significant Others!! Since I knew why I loved them I was curious as to an author's POV about them so .... check it out!!

ALSO -- Be sure to comment on this post to be able to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from February 27 - March 9, 2012]



I want a Werewolf Husband :

I was told to write about why werewolf spouses make better spouses and significant others and I’m so glad they asked! I totally want a werewolf husband. Particularly one of my Jamenson boys...or Val from Stacey Kennedy’s novels. Yum.

In most paranormals, including mine, the mating bond allows true trust and caring that can lead to love. They will always put their spouse first – and vice versa.

I want to have that warmth surrounding me and to be able to feel their soul and their love for me pulsating through the bond.

Werewolves are more animalistic and primal. They – the good guys anyway – have an inherent need to care for those they love. Plus their strong as hell and can kick anyone’s ass.

Oh and 99 times out of 100, they’re sexy as hell. Yum.

In "A Taste for a Mate," Jasper is the Beta of the Redwood Pack. His job is to care for the Pack’s needs and be his father’s and brother’s post to lean on in times of crisis. When he meets Willow, a human baker, he finds someone else he can care for – his mate.

But not everyone is happy out this turn of events and want to take what Jasper holds dear. But remember, Jasper is a werewolf. His love and protective instincts are riding on high and he’ll do anything to protect his new mate.

And in her heart, Willow knows she’ll do the same because she can’t bear to see him hurt.

That’s why I love werewolves. That’s why I want a werewolf husband. Now, I’m already married, so I may just have to change the hubby and I into werewolves, but that’s easy. Right?

Would you like a werewolf husband or wife? What do you think about having one as a spouse?



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.

Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first book 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.




- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 354 KB | Expected Release Date: February 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"A Taste for a Mate" [Redwood Pack Series, Book 2] by Carrie Ann Ryan

My Book Summary : For the past seven weeks, Jasper has been visiting Willow at her bakery, and fighting his attraction (the mating urge). However, in a sad twist of fate, the day he finally asks Willow out on a date, in hopes to bring her into his life, his pack, and to become his mate not long after, his pack's enemy the Central Pack kidnaps her for their own evil games. Thankfully, after he and his brothers rescue Willow she isn't frightened of them, but her life is irreversibly changed.

For the better?? That is the question that is hard to answer. Since when it comes to the relationship between Willow and Jasper .... as soon as it becomes really good for them something bad just seems to happen. So, will they be able to make it??

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! This novel really made me start enjoying this series. From the background info on what makes up the Redwood Pack to Jasper and Willow's relationship (along with everything that brings them together as well as what happens to them) to finding out more about the Jamenson family. I just couldn't get enough of it and wished there was more to read about!! I really liked the dilemmas that happened to Willow and Jasper, not because they happened but because of what those dilemmas did for the plot.

However, even though this novel was about Willow and Jasper (whom I thought were great characters) it also sets up the background info about two of Jasper's brothers, Reed & Adam!! I cannot wait to read the next book, Reed's story, "Trinity Bound" which takes off where "A Taste for a Mate" leaves off!

I recommend this novel and series to anyone who enjoys reading good paranormal romances! Especially ones with sexy werewolves!!

Author's Series Extras : Meet the Jamenson Family

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1
Willow was learning the art of being a Pack member. Laughter rumbled in her chest at the irony.
“What’s so funny?” Reed, her new brother-in-law, current bodyguard, and Pack artist asked. With a paintbrush in his hand, another brush behind his ear, and numerous splotches of colors from his current project, he looked like the typical struggling artisan. Lanky, with the build of a swimmer, his body held power and strength to fight any attack, though, anyone who faced him might laugh at the red smear on the tip of his nose.
“Nothing, just thinking. Here, let me get that.” She reached for a clean towel behind him before rubbing his nose with it. They both collapsed in laughter as the red merely spread across his face and the towel.
“Great job, Wil. Before I may have looked like Rudolph; now I look like a clown bent on revenge.” Gasping for breath, Willow dampened the cloth with more water, but Reed held her wrist.
“Please stop before I fully resemble a tomato.” ~ within Chapter 9
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Carrie Ann, then please check out her website.



Book Excerpt :

The man of Willow’s dreams walked out the door, but this time was coming back for her. She had a date with Jasper. Her heart pound in her ears and she felt like jumping up and down like a teenager. She bit her lip, holding back a squeal.

Jasper - the name suited him. Unique yet strong. Closing her eyes to savor the feel of his presence, she tried to recall every word he said, every move he made. The warmth from his fingertips against her cheek still tingled. She took a deep breath of his lingering scent and steadied herself before opening her eyes. An older couple stood staring at her with their lips pursed and brows furrowed. She must have been completely out of it not to hear the bell.

“I’m so sorry. I’m just having one of those days. What can I get for you? I have fresh cinnamon rolls for you if you would like.” She couldn’t wipe the grin off her face and helped them to begin her day.

Breakfast and lunch flew by. Cleaning the few tables inside her shop, she hummed to herself as she thought about the night to come. She had a date. The small mountain town they lived in had a decent selection of potential matches. But from what she observed, they were players or married. Sometimes both. Not until Jasper walked into her bakery did she noticed a man. And oh did she notice.



Giveaways!! :
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  • A $25 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour

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54 comments :

  1. My man is certainly hairy enough to be a Werewolf & he does have some of the more pleasing characteristics too. I can totally relate.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. My hubby is pretty hairy too, so I can relate LOL

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    1. Your welcome!! I really enjoyed reading & reviewing the book!! =0)

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  3. I would so love a werewolf husband. They are faithful and loyal and most are yummy Alphas :). Thanks Carrie! I love this series! I can't wait to read the 3rd book and am not so patiently waiting for the 4th :)

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    1. Rhonda! You are too funny. Thank you so much!

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  4. I've got a furry man, too. Makes my heart go pitter-pat. A mate for life.

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    1. I'm so happy for you. Mates are amazing to have!

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  5. Great Post Carrie. There's something just really Sexy about werewolves.

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  6. I definately want a werewolf husband. I love alpha males. Great excerpts, now definately need to read this book. I loved the first book from this series and am sure this one will be just as good. I liked Jaspers character from the first book, great beta. I love werewolves because they are strong, sexy, fighters, and fierce lovers.
    Will be following along with the tour. Thanks for the chance to win.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Christine! I fell for Jasper in the first book too LOL

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  7. Would I want a werewolf for a husband?? Hell's yeah!! I love that primal alpha male! My hubby definitely has some of those qualities and I love it!!
    Mel
    bournmelissa@hotmail.com

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  8. I loved this book!!! Carrie Ann Ryan has brought me over to the shifter side and after reading her werewolves/men I can't get enough!! No as for marring one... Hell yes! I love a dominant man who wants nothing but to see to my every need and happiness ;)
    Drmgrl99@yahoodotcom

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    1. Love you Dawn! Oh yes, a nice werewolf is something to keep. Yum.

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  9. I would love a ware wolf mate. Besides the fact that they are great eye candy they would be eternally faithful. Who wouldn't want that? I know I would. They sole interest in me. Sighs.

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  10. LOL, I never thought about what it would be like to be married to a werewolf. I think there would be definite pluses. But aren't most men really werewolves? They are dogs after all, LOL. And dogs came from wolves.

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  11. The bonus to being married to a wolf would be that they'd certainly be very protective. That would be very nice. :)

    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

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    1. That's what I was thinking. Plus, if they are that protective, they'd let you learn to protect yourself. :-)

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  12. Hmm....a werewolf husband....Yes, i can imagine the possibilities..."Drools"

    Just don't tell MY husband! haha

    Stormgoddess925@ yahoo. com

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    1. LOL. That's what I say! Shhhh we won't tell anyone!

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  13. Clever concept, Carrie Ann! The notion of a mate instead of a husband...has possibilities!

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  14. Well, I'd have to say I'd like a werewolf for a husband...as long as he looked like Jack Nicholson's version of a werewolf! LOL He's my idea of a hot and sexy wolf!

    If this book were to be made into a film, who do you see as playing the main characters?

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    1. LOL Jack? Really?

      Hmm... You know, I suck at deciding movie characters.

      I'd like to the Henry Cavil for Jasper since he sort of looks like him.

      And Summer Glau (from Firefly) for Willow. A Waif, but can kick ass.

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  15. Hi, Carrie! I adore werewolf males *swoony sigh* At least those in the Redwolf pack ;) Strong, sexy, protective, sensitive, mate for life, to die for lovers, and they are not ashamed to cry! OMG!! My hubs is a hairy beast (it's all slid off his head onto his back, I swear,lol), but he could definitely learn some of the better qualities of these wolves. I think you need to write me into one of the books so I can stay there for my happily ever after, haha :D
    Love you! Love your books! I think you are schnit, ya know? ;)
    Always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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    1. LOL Thank you Gena! And my hubby is hairy too LOL.

      Write you in? Hmm......

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  16. I would absolutely love a werewolf husband. They sound so perfect.

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    1. Oh, they aren't perfect. But they may be perfect for each other. :-)

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  17. they prove a man can be strong and not be a bully and they know how to take care of their mates!

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  18. I knew it! My hubby is a werewolf. He keeps denying it, but I tell him I think he is. LOL He's warm and has prefect hearing and eye sight. Animals seem to be in tuned to him.And he's hairy. :D Great post!

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  19. Carrie so glad I found your books really looking forward to the next one. A werewolf husband would be great! My husband is not! But he loves me and the is most important. that is why I love my books...i live vicariously through others! Julie Ramsey
    djjramsey@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you Julie! I'm glad you found them too. I know what you mean about living through others' books.

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  20. You can't go wrong with a werewolf man. LOL.

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    1. I know what you mean! I LOVED your werewolf men Maggie

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  21. I love the post,and totally agree that a wolf shifter would make a ideal mate, not having to worry about trusting your mate and knowing no matter what your needs would be paramount to him as his would be to you is a immense turn on. And as a married woman of soon to be 30years it's something I think we all want to be our mates singular focus , I loved the excerpts and will be getting the books
    Thanks
    BeccaL
    Rebeccalewis47@live.com

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    1. Thank you Becca! I totally agree with you. Now, not all werewolves in my stories are good - but the Jamensons are.

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  22. Well...If my hubby had some of those more endearing were-qualities, that would be nice but I'm sort of a traditionalist. I believe marriage is between a human and a human! LOL.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL I love my human husband, but I also love dreaming in my books

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  23. A werewolf husband ... hum this book really sounds hot and sexy! I have never seemed to be interested in any paranormal books or movies but this really has caught my interest. With the responce from everyone here I think I have been missing out on a lot of Hot sexy Romance. I'm definately going to read this book and the others that follow... thanks for sharing and opening the windows to another world for me ...
    Judy M
    sirmugsy@gmail.com

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    1. Well, thank you Judy. I hope you get to try some paranormals. I love reading contemporaries, westerns, historical...pretty much anything. Thank you so much for commenting.

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  24. Carrie Ann, enjoyed the excerpts but especially your reasons for wanting a werewolf mate.
    Thanks for the chance to win. I have added this series to my tbr wishlist.
    Patricia
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

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  25. Loved the excerpts and will definitely add you to my TBR list.

    Who doesn't love werewolves? I find them irresistible! Hot alpha males who are not afraid to give in to their primal instincts... Hmm I want me a were mate! Though they are strong physically, with strong personalities, they also have a softer side within. Who can resist that?

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Cheers,

    Hai-Yen
    hai-yen.huynh@sympatico.ca

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  26. Oh dear! I am liking the Book Teaser! Reed sounds so funny! And I can already picture a red-nosed wolfie! How cute.

    And a werehubbie? I don't mind! I'd like a strong one who can be sweet when he needs be and strong and primal some other times.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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