Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

On the wrong side of thirsty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down.  Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn't the suave business appearance some women crave.  Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won't be easy.

Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder's mind.  A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique.  Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her - in more ways than one.

Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship.  When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she'd be a writer.  Not really.  No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry.  Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn't until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her.  When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn't planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

Damn Austin Montgomery.

Austin frowned, moving toward her. She forced herself not to take a step back. She wouldn’t run. Not anymore. But she didn’t know if she could keep up the denial if he got any closer.

He ended up standing right in front of her, so close she could feel the heat of his body. The act reminded her of her dream of Jason, and she held back a shudder. It wouldn’t do her any good to compare the two men. Her past and her…whatever this would end up being.

His hand came up so he gripped her chin. He searched her face, and she just stared up at him, unsure of what to do or say next. He hadn’t spoken, and it threw her for a loop.

“Okay, Sierra,” he said finally, his voice low, deep. So deep it went straight to her core, and she had to keep from sighing. Again. “If you don’t feel like you’re ready to ride yet, then we won’t.”

She let out the breath she wasn’t aware she’d been holding. “Thanks, Austin. I’m sure we’ll see each other around then.” What was she doing? That hadn’t been the plan. Or had it? Honestly, she didn’t even know what her plan was anymore. She wanted him, she was clear on that much, but she wasn’t sure she could handle more. This wishy-washy thought process wasn’t doing her any favors. She needed to buck up and either give in fully or step back.

Taking half steps would only hurt her in the end. Didn’t she know that? Hadn’t she lived that?

“Oh really? I don’t think so. That’s not how this is going to play, Legs.”

“Excuse me?” The ice was back in her voice, but she didn’t know how to control it, not when he was so large and…Austin around her.

To help celebrate the release of Delicate Ink, Carrie Ann is giving away a signed paperback and a $15 Amazon gift card!  Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win!
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