Archive for June 17th, 2013

ShatteredEmotions72Maddox Jamenson is the Omega of the Redwood Pack, the one burdened by emotions stronger than his own. He’s spent his entire life shrouded in the secrets of his “gift” and the price he has to pay to keep it, yet the cost just escalated. He’s known a mate could be in the cards for him, but he can’t have what he wants. Not when the battles he has yet to fight could destroy her.


Ellie Reyes was the Central’s princess, the daughter of the most hated Alpha of all time, yet not prized. No, she’s spent her life as the toy of her brother’s sadistic torture and has endured a pain that no one else should have to even contemplate. Though when she’s rescued, the one person who could help her, her mate, turns his back on her for reasons unknown to her. As each day passes, the strength that everyone sees in her dwindles to a point that there may be no coming back from.


When the Centrals find a new way to attack, leaving Ellie’s only protection a mate that she doesn’t think wants her, they’ll both have to overcome their fears and fight for something stronger than their pain.  The war isn’t over and new players are coming that will decide the outcome. Maddox and Ellie’s connection will be tested even as their fragile bond is only newly forming.


Thanks so much for having us! I’m sitting her with my latest hero, Maddox, from SHATTERED EMOTIONS. His book is the 5th book in my Redwood Pack series and I’m so freaking excited for you guys to read this one. Maddox is the Omega of the Redwood Pack, meaning he not only feels every single emotion from the Pack, but he also has a duty to heal what he can within the den itself. He’s been in the background for each book and has done what he could to protect his loved ones, but it hasn’t been easy.

Carrie Ann: Hi, Maddox. Thanks for taking the time to sit with me.

Maddox: You know I’ll always come to talk to you. It’s my duty.

Carrie Ann: *rolls eyes* You always say that. You never do anything for yourself, but I totally understand it. So tell me, what does it mean to you to finally have your mate?

Maddox: *swallows hard* Everything. I almost lost her more times than I can count. It wasn’t all the outside forces that did it though. I pushed her away for so long…damn, I’m surprised she even stayed.

Carrie Ann: Ellie stayed because she’s your mate and despite the fact that you two needed to talk, she also needed to heal. Something you understand quite well. Tell me what life was like before you met Ellie.

Maddox: Empty. Though after I met her and still couldn’t have her, I think it felt even emptier.

Carrie Ann: Tell me more about Ellie.

Maddox: She’s…she’s strong. She’s smart, funny, caring, and sexy as hell. She doesn’t care for her own well being and I’m working on that, but damn, I love her more than life itself.

Carrie Ann: I can’t reveal any spoilers but that one thing that happened at the end, you doing okay?

Maddox: *blinks* You’ll have to read and see.

Carrie Ann: *rolls eyes* You’re worse than I am when it comes to secrets, you know.

Maddox: *grins*

Carrie Ann: Okay, now fun ones. Chocolate or vanilla?

Maddox: Chocolate for sure. Though really, I love anything that I can lick off my mate. Ellie is funny because she hides it around the house. I know she didn’t have much of it living with the Centrals so she tries to indulge herself in secret. I add more to her stash when I can.

Carrie Ann: *sighs* I love you, Maddox. Just saying. Okay, I’m going to leave you here for a bit to go and interview Ellie for another blog, but I just want to say I’m so so so happy I got to write your story in SHATTERED EMOTIONS. Now readers, let me and Maddox know if you have any questions! You know the Maddox is secretive, but we might be able to pry a few things out of him!


Ellie Reyes gripped Maddox’s hand as tight as she could. Yes, it was the first time he’d voluntary touched her since he’d picked her up out of the back of the Jeep when they’d first met, but, honestly, that wasn’t important now.

She’d think about the calloused hands of a hard worker—one who helped his Pack and brothers, not necessarily in his job—and how they would feel against her skin. She’d think about what it all meant later.

Maybe later she could even relish his touch and imagine the scents of wolf and forest washing over her.


Right now, all she wanted to do was hide in a corner so the others would stop staring at her. Or, she could raise her chin at them all and show them they couldn’t hurt her. Her wolf whimpered at the thought, not knowing if that were possible. She didn’t know if she was broken or strong anymore.

She’d been hurt far more than they could ever imagine. They had no idea what she could endure. Oh, they’d all guessed and given her their pitying looks, but they didn’t know.

They couldn’t know.


New Profile PhotoCarrie 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 it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is a bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. 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.

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