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Synopsis of Appointment at the Edge of Forever (Book 1)

 

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.

 

Excerpt 

She barreled blindly through the forest, not knowing where she was going, only that she had to go. She had to get away, away from whom she didn’t know, but she had to move. They were watching her.

Memories flooded through her. She was on a ship, she was in a car, she was healing the sick, she was giving orders, she was lost. These memories weren’t hers, yet they felt so natural. They felt so real. It was her, Ryo, in those memories, but she couldn’t recall any of them any more than one could truly recall a dream.

She stopped running. Her side ached from the exertion, and her right leg still bled painfully. She peeled back the dark, sticky dress. The cut was deep. It wasn’t going to heal on its own. Then the bubbling came back.

Her hands moved over her leg, and she gasped. The bubbling grew, the hotness, the confidence, the power; all of it came back. She closed her eyes and the pain peaked, then it was gone. She waited several breaths, and then finally opened her eyes. Other than the dried blood and torn dress, one would never have known her leg had been injured. The skin was flawless without even a hint of a scar. She looked at her hands. She had known exactly where to put them. It was as if she had done this every day of her life…

She stood up and quickly sat back down. Her legs shook, and her breathing was ragged. What was happening to her?

Who was she?

 

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Syopsis for Tomorrow is Too Late (Book 2)

 

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…

 

Synopsis 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.

 

Interview With The Author

 

1) Can you tell us a bit about your background? How did your background influence the genre you write in?

Growing up, I was the odd one out in my family. My mom was a CPA, my dad was an electrical engineer, and my brother wanted to be (and now is) a computer game developer. I wanted to be a writer. That said, science and math were big in my family, as was learning, so I was always encouraged to spend time reading and trying new things. Initially, I thought I wanted to write literary fiction, and I even tried my hand at it, but once I started writing sci-fi, I never looked back. While I was never the family member naming the next digit in pi, from a young age I developed an appreciation for science. Looking at it now, it makes complete sense I would marry my desire to write with science.

 

2) Where and when did your writing journey begin?

From a young age I was writing stories and reading. It wasn’t until late high school that I began to write long pieces. This continued throughout college, and after one unpublished novel, the first book in The Ryo Myths trilogy got picked by Sarah Luddington at Glastonbury Publishing. Since getting picked up by Glastonbury Publishing in 2013, all three Ryo Myths books, Appointment at the Edge of Forever, Tomorrow is Too Late, and The Degrees of Destiny have been published. I’m currently working on a new stand alone book as well.

 

3) Who are your favorite authors and how have they influenced your writing?

I’m always finding new favorite authors, but some of my current favorites are Tana French and Donna Tartt and Flannery O’Connor. I’m also a huge Hemingway fan (even though I could really care less about what it means to be a man), and in terms of sci-fi stars, Octavia E. Butler is amazing. I’ve got nothing but respect for the pioneers of Bradbury and Asimov, even though I don’t always enjoy their stuff. Their vision and ability to see where society was going is absolutely insane. They were writing about space travel, robots and computers in the 1940’s. That blows my mind.

 

4) What does a typical day in your life look like? And how does your writing routine fit into your day?

My writing routine varies greatly on the season. I tend to be less busy with work in the winter, so I do a lot more writing then. I also write more when I’m working the late shift at work because it’s easier for me to focus on writing prior to going to work rather than when I get home. I think what I realized about my writing schedule, is that when I sit down to write, I just need to make the time count. I may only get an hour in every few days, but when I do that hour, I max it out. Sometimes, I have huge blocks of time, and that’s great, but I tend to watch a lot of Youtube if I have too much time. I also work out regularly because spending all my time reading my own thoughts at my computer usually causes me severe bouts of cabin fever.

 

5) How did you come up with the idea for your book series, “Ryo Myths?”

When I started writing The Ryo Myths, I was reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, which is a fantasy epic that involves a lot of magic. I was also watching a lot of Stargate SG-1, which is a sci-fi show about a group of explorers who go to new planets and use science to understand how the planets work. I wanted to write a series that involved both science and magic, and from that desire came The Ryo Myths.

 

6) What do you think sets your book apart from others current on the shelves?

The Ryo Myths are a space opera. The main characters of the story are humans and aliens, and they are flying around in a spaceship battling an evil force much greater than themselves. That said, I’ve had multiple readers tell me that while they usually dislike sci-fi, they really liked my books. I think this is because that while my books are science fiction, the books are really about the characters. I wanted to write about a group of diverse characters who were stuck in a confined space (i.e. a spaceship) because that’s when the best character development happens. You lock a bunch of conflicting personalities in a box, and you are going to have a good show. My books aren’t so much about aliens and outer space as they are about human nature. That’s the beauty of sci-fi.

 

7) Which character in your book is your favorite and how much of yourself is reflected in that character?

My favorite character to write was Red, but he doesn’t have much of me in him. Rather, he is an amalgamation of a variety of people, both people I’ve loved and disliked, who I’ve worked with over the years. I’ve spent most of my adult life working in male dominated environments, and Red is a product of all the best and worst men I’ve had the pleasure and displeasure of working with. Red is my monkey wrench. Just when I thought my characters were going to get out of a situation cleanly, Red would mess it up, and conversely, just when things looked dire, Red would save the scene.

 

8) Which scenes in your book did you have the most fun writing?

I like writing a lot of Wiq’s fight scenes. Wiq was fun because she was created solely to fight, and I myself box and practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so I greatly enjoyed translating that aspect of my life into Wiq’s character.

 

9) What do you hope for your readers to take away after reading your book?

One of the things I love about reading is that it is subjective. People get completely different things out of the exact same prose. That said, the one thing I do hope my readers pick up on is that I have a pretty diverse cast of characters. I’d like to one day live in a world where every other news story isn’t on racism or sexism or homophobia. The Ryo Myths feature diverse group of characters who have huge issues, but their ability to interact with each other because of their diversity isn’t one of them. That’s where I hope we one day get as a society.

 

10) What are your hopes for The Ryo Myths?

I just hope people enjoy them. They aren’t written to be overly long or pedantic or philosophical. They are written to provide an escape from everyday life. If people put them down and are glad they read them, that’s pretty good.

 

11) What do you have in store next for your readers?

I’m currently working on a stand alone book about time travel and food. It’s a romance. I’m very excited about it. Visit my blog for updates!

 

About The Author

 

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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7 thoughts on “Spotlight on “The Ryo Myth” Book Series Along with Q&A with the Author, Perrin Pring

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post and learning more about this series..thanks for sharing

  2. Great interview! What is your preferred workout? I LOVE the cover!

  3. You’re Welcome! It is an absolute pleasure to interview amazing authors like yourself!

  4. @Betty,

    I love the cover as well! Thank you! My favorite work out is to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is a grappling martial art.

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