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Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Ryo Myths by Perrin Pring, three science fiction/fantasy novels available now from Netherworld books/Glastonbury Publishing. The tour will run August 10 – September 4, 2015. Please click the banner below to see other tour dates.
 
 
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The Ryo Myths

by Perrin Pring


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Author Interview


Quickly, give us the title and genre of your trilogy and a 30-word or less tagline:


The Ryo Myths is science fiction.

It’s about a mismatched group of people who attempt to protect the most powerful (but insane) being in the universe. She can save them from slavery, if she lives long enough.


Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?


My talented friend, Brian Hogan, designed my covers for me. I love them, and am so happy that Glastonbury Publishing welcomed a designer from outside their company. Brian and I met several years ago, and when he found out I was publishing a book, he offered his help. For each cover Brian chose an image that was central to that particular story. For book one, Appointment at the Edge of Forever, Brian highlighted Didrik, the living document who gives the protagonist the info he needs to get the story moving. The second book, Tomorrow is Too Late, shows the crew’s ship, The Dark Horse, headed to the mysterious rogue planet that may or may not hide Ryo. The final book, The Degrees of Destiny, shows Ryo taking her fall, and she takes a major fall. The Degrees of Destiny is my favorite cover. I think Brian did a fantastic job, and I hope he’ll be available for my future projects!


If you could change ONE thing about The Ryo Myths, what would it be?  Why?


I would go back and re-edit book one, Appointment at the Edge of Foever. I say this not because it’s bad, but because it was my first novel and I’ve learned so much and grown so much since then. The problem with re-editing it is that is a never ending cycle. If I did re-edit it, as soon as I finished, I’d better at my craft, and it still wouldn’t be good enough. After all, that’s how practice and dedication make you better. You do something long enough and you improve. It’s like this with every novelist or artist or musician or athlete or whoever. It just happens to be my novel, so I want it perfect, and anyone who has ever written a novel is laughing at that because we all know there is no perfection in novels. Short stories can come close, but novels, never.


What can we expect from you in the future?

I’ve working on a stand alone novel about time travel and food. It’s currently under edits, which is a long process for me. It’s a bit more accessible than The Ryo Myths as it takes place all on Earth and involves only humans. It’s also a love story. If you’re into sci-fi, history, romance, food, or literary fiction, you might find it up your alley.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Wow. I’ve never been asked this question and I love it. Thank you for asking me! Any reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Goodreads, even if the review is just a sentence, help me a TON. Any staring or rating also helps immensely. Shares on social media are great too, but really ratings and reviews and word of mouth are where I see the most impact in my book sales.


Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Well, I’ve found only two universal truths in writing. To be a writer you must read and write. The rest is just details. To get published, well, that is subjective, but you already know that since we’re talking literature and what’s more subjective than that? That said, the most important thing you can do is keep going forward. Don’t let the piles of form letter rejection emails get you down. If I’ve learned anything from this, it is that rejection is part of the game. It’s not a fun part or a glamorous part, and as we all know it sucks more than anything to pour everything you have, and sometimes more than you have, into a piece of work and have it dismissed by the elite few. You can’t give up though. You have to sell yourself. When you write those queries, write them with all the confidence you wish you felt but don’t. Take your most confident character and have them write it. You are selling a product. Talk the talk until they let you walk the walk. 


And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

This comes from the third Ryo Myths book, The Degrees of Destiny.

“But I am a partially mechanical soldier who has been raised from birth to give my life in battle,” Wiq said.
 
“Exactly,” Red said. “You’re not normal. Let’s jus’ cut to the chase here, Wiq. Are you truly afraid for Cap’n Eri’s life, or are you jus’ afraid to love someone, and this whole Tiori mess is a great way for you to put off dealin’ with that fear?”
 
“What?”
 
“Because it sounds to me, you’re jus’ afraida loving someone. It’s so contrary to,” he waved his hand from her head to her feet, “everything you are.”
 
“That is not…”
 
“I don’ wanna hear it. You’re scared. Not that you won’ die when you’re supposed to, although it’s incredibly messed up to think like that, but that you’d be happy. You’ve lived your whole life through a cold lens. Killin’ people might not scare you, dyin’ for people might not scare you, but lovin’ people? You don’ know nothin’ about that. ”
 
Red stood.
 
“And you aren’t so good with stuff you know nothin’ about. It scares you. The question you should be askin’ yourself isn’, will you die when needed? But, will you live, if given the chance?”
Wiq stared at him, opened mouthed.
 
Red, also astounded at the depth of that last statement, knew he’d just sunk the winning shot, if he shut up now. So, he pulled his shirt bottom straight, nodded at her and left the engine room.

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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.

 
 
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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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