An Alpha's Path [NOOK Book]

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Book 1 in the Redwood Pack Series

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 ...
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An Alpha's Path

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Overview

Book 1 in the Redwood Pack Series

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?

(A Redwood novella) (re-edited)

Redwood Pack Series Reading Order
An Alpha's Path
A Taste for a Mate
Trinity Bound
A Night Away
Enforcer's Redemption
Blurred Expectations
Forgiveness (coming May 2013)
Shattered Emotions (Coming June 2013)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013450004
  • Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Series: Redwood Pack , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,653
  • File size: 60 KB

Meet the Author

Carrie Ann Ryan is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. 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. You can find her at:

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    So so

    Hot and steamy. Poor editing. Only 55 pages, a full story would have been more enjoyable.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Weretastic Romance!

    Carrie Ann Ryan and her debut story are AWESOME! This is a short, paranormal romance that will heat your heart up and turn you into a forever fan! With an amazingly created alpha hero and a heroine that will tug at your heart strings, this is one story that you won't want to miss!

    Kade Jamieson is one HOT wolf! Oh my gosh. As I sat there reading his description in the story, my jaw dropped. He was absolutely yummy sounding!!!! And, after having just broken up with whom he thought was his life's mate, I just wanted to put myself in Melanie's shoes and wrap my arms around the hunky man and give him a hug! The attraction he felt to Melanie, though, was instant and steamy! WOW!

    I loved the way Kade treated Melanie....like he treasured her. He's over a 100 years old (after all, he's a wolf.....) and really knew how to treat a sexy woman. I loved the way he had conversations in his head with his wolf self. Hehehe. It really made for a bit of comedy in the story :-).

    Poor Melanie. She's got her PhD but absolutely no social life, save for her best friend. And what that best friend intends to set Melanie up for a blind date....well, I could feel Melanie's inner turmoil at not wanting that. But, in the end, she accepted, and what happens after that....well she met a sexy, gorgeous, takes-your-breath-away kind man, who happens to have a secret.

    I loved watching these two amazing characters interact. And with a few awesome secondary characters, I really hope that this won't be the end (pssst....check out Carrie's website....you'll see it's NOT the end...I can't wait for Spring of 2012!). Carrie Ann's debut is a rockin' one and shouldn't be missed by anyone who loves a fantastic paranormal romance filled with hot passion scenes and gorgeous man-wolves. Definitely a 5 Book worthy keeper in my opinion!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Not worth the money

    This book only lasts 55 pages and it went way to fast, there was no charater development and I just can't believe I spent money on this. Please don't buy this

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Not well written.

    Contains an unoriginal plot. Appears to not have been edited. A disappointing purchase.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Leave this book on the shelf

    This "book" does not qualify as a book. It is only a short story, and a rather poor one. The story needs major rework to even qualify for a fair rating. No wonder the author does not want people to share it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

    Fun, Sexy, Hot and Steamy!

    This novella had me panting for a werewolf of my own! I've always been a fan of werewolf love stories, but this one has it all. It's fun, sexy, hot and steamy! I was more than ready to be bitten and taken for a mate by the time Kade shucked off his clothes. Melanie's hesitancy to make a choice when there really wasn't one to be made had my blood pressure boiling, but in the end, all was right in the world, and I can't wait to get a glimpse of how they are doing when I read Jasper's story, A Taste For A Mate.
    Carrie Ann Ryan is delightfully talented, making me smile at her writing style - her werewolves have conversations between their human and wolf halves, which is charming and many times very funny. I have been avidly following her for a while now, and will continue to do so knowing that her work is top notch!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Hoped for better

    An okay short story, but read poorly in parts with obvious grammatical mistakes and words used out of context that were not the correct vocabulary for the thought being expressed. Overall, came across as a bit amateurish. Might have really benefitted from some professional editing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Highly recommend this fast-paced sexy love story

    Carrie Ann Ryan did a wonderful job creating a sensual, fast-pace, and fun love story. She brings her characters and story to life with beautiful descriptions and imagery.If you're looking for a steamy love story with a sexy werewolf, then this short paranormal is for you.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Highly Recommended New Author

    Loved this book. Mel and Kade made me happy. Great plot, voice and writing. I was happy with everything and really want to read more from the new author

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Crappy editing but an ok story

    The story was only 59 pages so it was a quick read. Author seems able to do the steamier parts better than the story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Not fun

    No depth, nothing original. Sort of a paranormal dog and pony show

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I only wish it could have been longer! I will agree editing cou

    I only wish it could have been longer! I will agree editing could have been better, but I got so into reading this I didn't care any longer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Laughable

    I'm not even through the first love scene and can't stop laughing! This reads like a diary written by a high-schooler. Even the words during love-making, sex, whatever ' are immature. It took me back to those days when you thought you knew what you were doing and didn't . If the author is over 20, shame on you. Please don't attempt to write steamy books if this is your idea of hot. This book will not even raise ones temperature one degree (unless it's you're first). No thank you. Will not continue the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Hot and nice at the same time.

    Xxx beginning but still a good read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    to short to bother..... skimmed the paragraph's to finish.  

    to short to bother..... skimmed the paragraph's to finish.  

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  • Posted September 16, 2013

    Title: An Alpha's Path Series: Redwood Pack Book 1 Author: Carr

    Title: An Alpha's Path
    Series: Redwood Pack Book 1
    Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
    Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing LLC
    Published: 11-29-2011
    E-Book ASIN: B006GHBSA2
    Pages: 87
    Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Shapeshifters


    She has spent her life in the pursuit of one goal and it is finally within her reach when Melanie Cross' best friend Larissa sets her up for a blind date with Kade Jamenson. Melanie's life will never be the same. She is introduced into the world of supernatural beings when Kade, a werewolf, recognizes Melanie as his mate. Thrown into a tailspin Melanie must choose a future she has worked years to achieve or the man who could love her into the next millennium. Then another spanner is thrown into the works to complicate things even more and Kade's life could be on the line.


    This novella may she short but is so more than sweet. Melanie and Kade's story is a story to be savored over and over again. This is the first in an ongoing series. Each subsequent book builds on those that come before. The second in the series A Taste For A Mate needs to be ready to go because you will not want to leave your adventure with the Redwood Pack any time soon. Lucky for you the two books are also offered as a single volume. Carrie Ann Ryan is about to join your list of favorite authors.

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  • Posted June 4, 2013

    Newly graduated, twenty-five year old, Melanie is convinced to


    Newly graduated, twenty-five year old, Melanie is convinced to go on a blind date with a stranger name Kade. Kade has a habit of “hiding in his work” and is persuaded by his brothers to have a wild date night with Melanie.
    But there is more…
    I really enjoyed reading and this book is an easy one to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Good read!! Enjoy!!

    ;+)

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    Fast and Furious.

    Good short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Enjoyed

    I enjoyed this short story. I wish it would have been longer so I could have learned more about Kade and Melanie. This looks like an interesting series.

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