[Note From Frolic: Squee! We have a thing for novellas. A BIG thing. In the next installment of an ongoing series, we bring you a piece from author Carrie Ann Ryan, whose novella ‘Ashes to Ink‘ with our friends at 1001 Dark Nights is out now!]
It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I take a while to get into a TV show. Sometimes when I try a show the first season, I will dramatically fall in love with it and then it’s canceled the next week.
And by sometimes, I mean all the time!
So, I usually end up waiting a season or four until I binge them all. Plus, I don’t watch TV live anymore since I read at night and it’s a whole thing.
As I was perusing my Netflix list I noticed a show that seemed okay to me, one that I hadn’t heard much about other than in passing recently and figured I should try it out just to put it on in the background while I worked.
The show was Schitt’s Creek.
And, dear reader, I did not work!
I fell in love with this quirky family that seems so out of depth and like I would never have context or connections with them, but I was wrong! They are caring, amazing, and so vivid, that I watched all four seasons and the Christmas episode in a weekend.
I’m OBSESSED with this show.
Watching the characters grow over time and how they interact not only with each other but with the town makes me love what I do. Each character has layers and actually has growth as the series progresses and I so want to make sure my own books like Ashes to Ink are the same way.
Moira’s and Jonny’s relationship is strong and loving, one that I know is a true HEA. Alexis is finding herself just like any true heroine and watching her fall in love with herself in the right way just makes me happy.
And David. What can I say about David? (And yes, I’m saying his name like Alexis does because it’s the only way to say it now!) He’s such an amazing hero even if you don’t think about it that way at first. Watching him deal with his own insecurities and emotions makes me want to read about more heroes about him
And of course, I’ll never be about to listen to You’re Simply the Best the same away again.
Because, Schitt’s Creek, you’re simply the best. And I hope my own characters in Ashes to Ink and my other books grow and explore their emotions just like you.
About Carrie Ann Ryan:
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over sixty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
Ashes to Ink: A Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Novella by Carrie Ann Ryan out now!
Back in Denver, Abby lost everything she ever loved, except for her daughter, the one memory she has left of the man she loved and lost. Now, she’s moved next to the Montgomerys in Colorado Springs, leaving her past behind to start her new life.
One step at a time.
Ryan is the newest tattoo artist at Montgomery Ink Too and knows the others are curious about his secrets. But he’s not ready to tell them. Not yet. That is…until he meets Abby.
Abby and Ryan thought they had their own paths, ones that had nothing to do with one another. Then…they took a chance.
On each other.
One night at a time.