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Monday, March 4, 2013

Why Did I Write about Holidays?

Why Did I Write about Holidays?

You see? I’m a bit of a dork. After writing a couple dark books that made me cry, I needed a break from them. I had written angst, death, torture, loss and then of course, love…but I wanted happy times.
So I thought up a five book series about holidays.
Because you know, holidays are always happy, right?
Stop laughing at me.
I know, I know, holidays can be stressful, annoying, and crazy. But add in the cute idea of paranormals that happen to deal with the holidays? Yes, that’s a bit cuter.
So I went and chose five holidays—or days in a child’s life where something could happen.
First was Halloween in Charmed Spirits. I got to play with ghosts, witches, and lost love. Then Christmas where I made up my own world with Justin’s job and got to meet a perky elf in Rina. Then of course, was Valentine’s Day where I got to make up my own Cupid and a sweet Abby.
For St. Patrick’s Day I got to play around without going with the little small green man. Don’t worry, Brayden is all hunky and sexy and not a leprechaun…but he’s still lucky.
My last book is called Dreams of Ivory, but I’ll leave you to guess what that could be about. *wink*
So yes, I wrote about holidays because I wanted to be happy. They still have angst and some darkness. But I get to be cute. What more could I want?
Have you ever read or written a book to change something up? To make yourself feel lighter?
Her Lucky Love – Holiday, Montana 4
Brayden Cooper has always been lucky. It's in his blood and in the coin that he has hanging on a leather tie around his neck. He has everything in the world he could ever want, money: a job, brothers he loves, and the luck that comes with his powers. Yet he's empty. Everyone but him knows  he loves Allison, yet it's going to take something stronger than luck to bring them together.

Allison Malone is exhausted. After the death of her abusive husband, her hell of a marriage is finally over and now she's alone with her three children that are the center of her world. Long hours at work, plus mommy duty at home are taking its toll on her and that's not the worst of it. Her late husband's family is in town and they want her children. 

The outsiders have secrets of their own and it's going to take all of the Coopers, especially Brayden's, help to save them. When trouble attacks, Allison will have to remember that she's also a woman who needs love, and Brayden might be the one to give that to her.

Warning: Contains one sexy mechanic with a lucky streak, a waitress who needs to give into her temptations, and a love so fierce it's bound to set the sheets on fire. Again.


Tina Donahue said...

Her Lucky Love sounds wonderful, Carrie. Thanks for sharing the story with us. :)

Paris said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you:)
I think switching things up keeps me on my toes. The change, whether I'm writing or reading seems to energize me.

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Thank you Tina! And Paris, I totally agree. I already have my "next" switch up planned so I can stay perky and happy LOL

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Sounds like a happy tale. :) Best luck with it Carrie.


Melissa Keir said...

Holidays are wonderful things to write about. I like how you have something for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Carrie, What a great idea for a series, and huge deviation from your Redpack series! The holiday-themed books sound like fun and for someone like me who ADORES holidays (and has even made some up for the family because there aren't enough of them to suit me), are a definite Must Read. Congratulations on the new release!

jean hart stewart said...

Sounds your cover. Writing and reading are my life and both are necessary.

Marianne Stephens said...

I need a sexy mechanic with a lucky streak...or just a sexy mechanic!
Have many sales!

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