Guest Author & Giveaway: Santa’s Executive by Carrie Ann Ryan

Posted December 4, 2012 by Shari in Book Tour, Excerpt, Guest Post / 14 Comments

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Frozen Lake in Jasper Park AlbertaA New Take on Santa

I’m a huge fan of holiday stories and Santa. Even though we all know the jolly man with the bowl full of jelly isn’t real, it’s still fun to imagine.

Wait…what if he were real?

And what if Santa needed help?

Because, come on, the North Pole isn’t that big of a place to help all the children all over the world. Christmas isn’t just one day. At least it shouldn’t be. The idea of holiday spirit and cheer needs to be spread out through the year. So what if Santa needed help?

In comes the Executives.

They’re the ones who do the day to day things around the world and make sure Christmas functions.

Now, add in some magic, Jack Frost, and a sexy elf named Rina, you get Santa’s Executive.

I love Santa and all his jolliness. I may be a dork, but I love it. So that’s why I based a story and a new take on him in my Holiday, Montana world.

The Cooper Brothers are all changing as more and more magic is added to their world, but I’m a Christmas gal myself.

Nothing like a new Santa and love in the air…right?

SantasExecutive-200x300Santa’s Executive
by Carrie Ann Ryan


Justin Cooper wasn’t always the straight-laced Holiday Elementary School principal. In his youth, he broke all the rules and enjoyed being the bad Cooper brother.  One Christmas Eve night he got a little too rowdy and things changed forever. Now the consequences of that fateful night have come back in full force and the myths of Christmas might be more real than he thought.

Rina Brewer is one of Santa’s elves. Not the tiny cute little toy maker, but the sexy, petite, energy filled bombshell kind. She’s come to Holiday to aid Justin in his new role as Santa’s executive, but as soon as she sees the sexy ex-bad boy, she realizes the job may be more than she bargained for.

As they work together to make this Christmas one to remember, an old foe has come to town to make sure that his holiday is the coldest yet.

Warning: Contains a perky elf who dreams of something more, a Christmas myth who may be a baddie, and a sexy ex-bad boy who craves Christmas cookies…and a certain perky blonde.


Carrie Ann RyanCarrie 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 an 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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She smiled up at him, and he bit his tongue. He had no idea what he was, what he was doing, or how the hell he was going to get through this holiday season. All he could think about was the fact that her smile brightened up her face and made him want to kiss her. It was the most frustrating thing ever. She bounced on her feet, slowly unwrapped the thick scarf from around her neck, and removed her hat. Silently, afraid he would say something stupid, like he wanted to bend her over a table or something. He took the scarf and hat from her, and he hung them up on the rack by the door. She took off her coat, and he hung it on the rack too.

This wasn’t going to end well.

She wore a green knit dress. The long sleeves slid halfway down her palms and had a turtleneck so that he couldn’t see any cleavage. Disappointed, he trailed his gaze down her body, loving and hating the way the dress hugged her curves. It ended about mid-thigh, and she wore thick white tights tucked into dark brown knee-high boots. She looked like a sexy wet dream of an elf. All she needed was her hair down so he could run his hands through it and wrap it around his fists.




Carrie Ann is giving away a swag pack to a reader! Be sure to leave your email address!

*Giveaway ends November 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Carrie Ann Ryan

Thank you so much for having me!

Chris Bails
Chris Bails

Love your books Carrie. Love the title of this one, perfect for Christmas time. Love the Redwood pack series and needing to read the first Holiday Montana book. In my TBR pile. Love the covers of your books, they are yummy. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Going to be adding Santas Executive to my Christmas wish list. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carrie Ann Ryan

Thank you so much for stopping by! You rock, chica!

Nicole N.
Nicole N.

This book sounds good:) I can’t wait to read it.
Thanks for the giveaway!


Congrats! This sounds good.


Tanya Childress
Tanya Childress

Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Sounds like a really good read that is great for Christmas time! Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

miriam roman
miriam roman

I’m so excited to get this one. i love CAR’s stories. thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Sadly, I’ve never heard of you before… 🙁

But this book sounds interesting… I’m adding to my reading list.


Jackie Wisherd
Jackie Wisherd

Have a Happy Holiday season.