Monday, August 31, 2015

The RYO Myths by Perrin Pring: Interview with Excerpt


Welcome!  Thanks for dropping by to answer a few questions. J

Thank you Laurie for hosting me and supporting The Ryo Myths! I'm excited to be here.

Tell us about your current release.

I just published the third and final book of The Ryo Myths, The Degrees of Destiny. I'm excited about it because throughout the trilogy, Captain Eri and her crew have been attempting to help Ryo, the last Chozen, defeat the evil sect of gods who are hellbent on enslaving their universe. The first two books, Appointment at the Edge of Forever and Tomorrow is Too Late are peppered with setbacks for Captain Eri and Ryo, but in book three, they don't have the luxury of time. They get one shot at ending their war, once and for all, and not everyone is going to survive. The Degrees of Destiny is my favorite book of the series, and I'm very proud of it.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?

So, I just recently learned what a Pantser is. Another interviewer asked me the same question, and I thought it was a typo. After using Google, I learned I am most certainly a Panster. I didn't know how I was going to end The Ryo Myths until I sat down to write the third one. I had a general direction in which I figured I would go, but I basically just sat down and wrote the last book in a matter of weeks, and that was that. Prior to starting work on The Degrees of Destiny, every time I thought about how I would end the trilogy I'd get pretty stressed, so I just wouldn't think about it. I know that sounds insane, but it worked out. I've gotten a ton of positive feedback regarding the way I ended the series, so I'm pretty happy with my work. You ask why I'm a panster, and I'd just have to say, I've always been when it comes to writing. Outlines are something I only do if I'm forced to, and I do them after I write the first draft.

New York or LA? Why?

LA. I'm not a city person, but New York is cold and grey. I don't mind cold weather, but if it's going to be cold, I want it to be dumping snow and I want to be skiing on it. It's hard to do that in New York, so I'll take LA weather. Plus LA has the La Brea tar pits and that is on my bucket list of places I want to see.

If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?

I am the worst person in the world in the morning. I have to go to a staff meeting every morning, and I'm encouraged not to talk until I've had at least half of my thermos of coffee. That being said, when I work the late shift, I'm ecstatic to start work at 5pm. The meeting at the beginning of that shift usually goes way better.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read The Ryo Myths?

Because the series is fun and quick and a good escape. Also, the bad guy gets what's coming to him, or does he?

Entice us, what future projects are you considering?

I just finished the first draft of a stand alone book about time travel and food. It's a more accessible than The Ryo Myths as it takes place on Earth and involves only Earthlings. If you like sci-fi, romance, history, food, and/or traveling, you'll probably be into my next book. Visit my blog for updates on my latest project.

Thank you for having me Laurie! It was great to be here.


The Ryo Myths
by Perrin Pring

Book Blurb for Appointment at the Edge of Forever:

Filion felt safe in his role as a Dream Searcher. He was paid to venture into other’s dreams and exert influence over individuals whom he would never meet in the flesh.

But that was until he received The Summoning. Filion has been called to track down and protect Ryo, the last of the Chozen. She is the only hope of preventing a tide of evil driven by the Afortiori and the prospect of universal slavery if they aren’t stopped.

Time is ticking and Filion has no idea of how to find Ryo let alone how to protect her, yet destinies of planets rest in her hands. Enlisting the help of a rag-tag band of mercenaries, Filion will set out to search the wastes for Ryo. Together they will confront an evil whose power they just might have fatally underestimated.

Book Blurb for Tomorrow is Too Late:

I was a natural flier, I could take a punch, and I was smarter than most. Within five years I was a full-fledged pilot. On my last assignment, I was Master Pilot Eri Everfar, commanding pilot of a class B Federal war ship, the Seeker, and that’s where I met him, Drakier Lu…

Filion and his new friends have escaped Bok and are stuck in an asteroid field that isn’t supposed to exist. They’ve almost run out of fuel, their water supply is seriously depleted, all of their food has been destroyed, and the girl they’d just risked everything to save, Ryo, is dead.

Captain Eri’s former lover, Drakier Lu, has been promoted to Master Commander of the entire Federal Fleet, and his assignment is to find and capture the Dark Horse. Captain Eri has been identified as a Tiori, and she and her associates have just become the Federation’s most wanted. Things aren’t what they seem though, and the line between good and evil blurs as the players’ true motivations come to light.

Filion and the crew return, traveling the galaxy and dodging the Federation and the Tioris, all the while searching for a rogue planet that may or may not be harboring the one person who can save them all…

Book Blurb for The Degrees of Destiny:

When I was on Lamu, I inhaled an Afortiori's vileness. That blackness will be what allows me to win. I will use their own evil against them. Because of this I am tainted. I am but a degree different from what I fight, but in that degree, hangs the balance between universal slavery and Free Will.

Having fled from Lamu only moments before its destruction, Filion and his friends find themselves hiding in the shadows as the Federation and the Afortiori mobilize against their worst enemy, The Etulosba and its crew. The Etulosba, Ryo, plans for her final battle. She was engineered to fight for Free Will, but to win that war, she will have to become what no Chozen was meant to be - an Afortiori. Caught in Ryo's wake, Captain Eri is torn between leading her crew and confronting Drakier Lu, her former lover and torturer. Will she be able to overcome what he did to her, or will she fail, thereby becoming what he made her and letting down Ryo, her crew, and ultimately, the universe? Filion and the crew return in the final installment of The Ryo Myths. Join them as they begin a journey that not all of them will survive.

Excerpt – The Degrees of Destiny:

And that, Captain Eri realized, was the crux of the issue. He’d taken her trust, and she wanted it back. She wanted to share it. She wanted to share it with him. Deep down, she hoped that she would wake from this nightmare to find him on her step, ready to take her on that date she’d wished for for two years. She wanted to believe that she could be fixed, that he’d come home, that this wasn’t her life…

But that wasn’t going to happen. There was no going back, ever. What he’d taken from her was irreplaceable, but… Suddenly, it was no longer elusive.

She leaned back and spun the chair so she could see out of the bridge’s windows. She felt, not okay, but aware. It was as if all of the pieces had finally snapped into place, and now the puzzle was clear.

He had her trust, but not her life. What she did with her life was up to her. She just had to decide in which direction to move.

Did she stay where she was, or did she move forward?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Perrin is the author of The Ryo Myths, a sci-fi/fantasy trilogy that has been heralded to engage both nerds and non-nerds alike. Check out her books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. When not writing, Perrin enjoys drinking coffee and swimming, although usually not at the same time.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

DanieX said...

Can't wait to read this book!

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

perrin pring said...

Thank you for hosting Laurie! Thanks for visiting @DanieX and Patrick Siu!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post! I enjoyed reading the interview. I actually live in LA, about a 5 minute walk from the Tar Pits. I hope you get to visit someday it is a pretty cool experience. :)

Betty Woodrum said...

Great interview. I'm with you~I'm not a morning person either! I'd love to visit the Tar Pits, too. Thank you for sharing!

Ree Dee said...

I loved the interview. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!