Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Ryo Myths by Perrin Pring Realities of being a Writier & Giveaway

Book Blurbs:
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.

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…

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.

THE REALITIES OF BEING A WRITER:
Thanks for having me and supporting The Ryo Myths! You asked me to talk about the realities of being a writer. While I can only speak for myself, I’d have to start by first saying, it isn’t what I imagined.

As a child, I figured that once you got published, you then just spent your days thinking and reading and writing and going to various engagements to promote your work, all the while being recognized for your literary prowess. Funny, I know. Actually, I spend my days going to work, and then my off time reading and writing and thinking and not really caring if people recognize my literary prowess. That last part has only developed since getting published, and I greatly enjoy it.

That isn’t to say I don’t care how my books are received, I do, but for me, being well received is no longer synonymous with being successful. I know that a huge part of my confidence in my work came from finally being traditionally recognized (with a traditional publishing contract), but instead of feeling like I then had to write to please someone else, I became much more settled in developing my own voice and writing for my own pleasure. Suddenly, I no longer felt the burning need to prove myself. I felt like I had finally reached the top of a long, difficult climb, and I could finally rest.

That said, there is no rest for a blooming author. Part of being an author, as opposed to being a writer, is that you have to develop a platform - blog, tweet, post, gain followers and keep them. Turn followers into readers, turn those readers into buyers. Being an author no longer means locking yourself in your turret and penning your manuscript then giving it to a publisher to disseminate to the masses. You are the author and marketer. You are the face of your brand, and you have something to sell.

This part is hard for me. I am not a salesman, and I don’t believe you should read my book because I tell you to. You should read it because you want to, and if you like it, that’s great. You don’t have to like it though, and that’s the great thing about literature. It’s subjective. Some people like some things and other people like other things. There are no absolutes, and that is great, unless you’re trying to make it in the vast world of the Internet. It’s easy to get lost in the pixels, and staying relevant is hard. I write because I can’t not, not because I covet a million likes. As a result, I’m not the best author, but you asked about being a writer, and as far as I see it, a writer is someone who writes, regardless of everything else.

I guess that’s the reality of being a writer. Just because you are a good writer doesn’t mean you’re a good author. Just because you’re a good author doesn’t mean you’re a good writer. Sometimes though, it’s easy to confuse the two. The reality of me being a writer is that writing brings me great joy, even if I only get to do it on the weekends or after work. I’m happy I get to share The Ryo Myths with you, and I hope if they appeal to you, you read them and like them. If not, I hope whatever you read next hits the spot.

Cheers!
Perrin

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?

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.




GIVEAWAY:
Perrin Pring will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 
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8 comments:

  1. Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?

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    1. Yes I do. I think people expect a certain production value, especially with things like Instagram. People are visual

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  2. Sounds like an awesome series. Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to reading all of the books :)

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  3. Thank you so much for showing us little bit of each book in the series! I really appreciate it.

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  4. I enjoyed reading about your reality of being a writer and totally relate, Perrin. My book debuted with HarperCollins last year, after 20 years of trying to get a traditional publisher to take me on. And yes, the writing isn't hard at all compared to the marketing. In fact, the marketing is exhausting. It shouldn't be--I'm in the marketing department at my day job! Still, the best part is that no one can ever take away the thrill of achieving the dream of being a published author, even if it isn't that fantasy life we imagined. Good luck with your series. It sounds amazing!

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  5. I enjoyed reading about your reality of being a writer and totally relate, Perrin. My book debuted with HarperCollins last year, after 20 years of trying to get a traditional publisher to take me on. And yes, the writing isn't hard at all compared to the marketing. In fact, the marketing is exhausting. It shouldn't be--I'm in the marketing department at my day job! Still, the best part is that no one can ever take away the thrill of achieving the dream of being a published author, even if it isn't that fantasy life we imagined. Good luck with your series. It sounds amazing!

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