The fab Ryan Jo Summers is back on my blog again, this time for an author interview! She’s talking about her latest romantic suspense, UPON THE TIDE, and Chris Pine (YUM!). Read on to find out more!
Welcome, Ryan! Tell us about your latest release. 😀
It’s called Upon the Tide and follows the adventures of high fashion designer and New Yorker Piper Kincaid and beach bum Kade Wyatt. They start out being in the wrong place, wrong time but it soon turns into much more.
Sounds awesome already! What was the hardest thing about writing this book? The easiest?
Hardest thing was moving the story along. I’d write myself into corners and need to go back a few steps. And researching all that Caribbean geography. Wow! I could be a tour guide now. Easiest was the boat. I could live on that sweet baby—if only it were real.
The Caribbean and a boat? I need that, stat! If you could bring one of your characters (villain or hero) to life, who would you chose? Why?
Kasey Griffin in “Glimpse Eternity”. The story began as therapy for my current life situation and Kasey was the literary soul I dumped all my problems on. She met my challenges, surprising me with both her courage and her stamina. I’d like to meet her in real life, shake her hand, give her a hug and buy her some coffee.
I can totally relate to that. 🙂 So Paramount Pictures wants to make a movie about your latest novel. Who plays the main characters?
I’m going through a Chris Pine infatuation. He has some killer baby blues and would make a great Kade Wyatt.
Piper would need an actress who can play cool and collected, but also have a soft side that sometimes surfaces, pushing that professional polish aside.
Great choice. 😉 This girl approves of those baby blues! Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in North Carolina with my beloved pets. I abhor technology, especially all this new-fangled stuff out lately, but I am learning to slowly appreciate its usefulness to my writing. My idea pastime is hanging out on the wicker sofa on my porch, my dog at my side, watching the falling rain, listening to the wind chimes blow and birds flittering at the feeders. I work on current or future projects and dream of having horses again. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons and I always have a mug of sweet coffee at my side.
Fall, dogs, and coffee, some of my favorite things! 😀 Tell us one thing about yourself your readers may not know about you.
March 2015 I adopted a collie from a state collie rescue group. He has severe PTSD issues and suffered a horrible existence for six years before I adopted him. I am chronicling our challenges and growth in a blog and hope to one day turn my journal into a book to share with other families who adopt troubled animals. I am a huge adoption-option advocate and most of the animals in my house came from rough origins.
Aw, that is SO fantastic! I have two cats who were feral kittens, ridden with parasites and starved, and now they’re so spoiled and I LOVE THEM TO DEATH. I’m thrilled you’re doing this and I’ll definitely have to follow this blog of yours. Anywho, back to you. 😉 What are you working on now?
Several things. One, Ty’s rescue blog, which is seemingly always running behind. I am nearly done with my problem child, a women’s fiction novel. Chocolate fudge layer cake is in my near future once I type ‘The End’ to that sweet hunk of manuscript. I have two novels from yesteryear that I am going to re-write this summer. One is a Christian romance and one is a time travel. My two loves. Lastly, because that isn’t nearly enough, I am starting the research for a seventeenth century pirate love story. I probably won’t actually write it till 2017 but it’s needing lots of historical research. That pirate might be one character I’ll want to bring to life.
I love me some pirates! Looking forward to it. 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by again, Ryan, and to you Dear Reader, for sticking around! Tell us where else we can find you!
Now for more about UPON THE TIDE:
New York Fashion designer, Piper Kincaid, just wanted a pleasant visit with her cousin down in Florida. That was before she and handsome beach bum, Kade Wyatt, become the targets of a gang of robbers and killers.
Kade simply wanted some fish for his pet seagull. Now he and the lovely exec from out of town are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. He’s busy concentrating on Piper when he should be focusing on keeping them alive.
Fleeing for their lives aboard Kade’s houseboat, ‘The Hightide’, they experience risk, surprises, mystery and romance during the Great Caribbean Boat Chase. However, the biggest surprises are waiting for them back at port.
BUY LINK: https://amzn.com/B01FFTOD26
Kade moved over to the window, lost in thought for a moment. “I’m not quite ready to share that with anyone, especially someone I just met today,” he said softly, picking up his hat and toying with it before tossing back to the sofa.
“I don’t even know you,” Piper said pointedly.
“You know me,” he corrected, working up to a grin. “We’ve been robbed together, we’ve been shot at together, now we’re stranded here together. Tonight we are going to sleep together.” His grin reached full size at that. “How much more would you like to know me?”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina writer who likes to pen romances with a twist. Love stories blended as inspirational, with paranormal, suspense or time travel–or several at once. She also writes non-fiction for regional periodicals. Her dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry, so Ryan came by the writing gene honestly.
Her hobbies include poetry, bird watching, houseplants and gardening, gathering with friends, hiking in the forest, painting canvas and ceramics, and working wiggly word find puzzles, mah johngg or chess. She lives in a 1920 cottage with a menagerie of pets. She often daydreams of the shore and frequently uses water as settings in her stories.
Thank you so much for having me stop in. It was a great visit. Have a super week!
Happy to have you, Ryan! 😀
Great interview ladies. Congrats on the release Ryan. Many sales.
Thanks for stopping by, Shey! ❤
Sounds like a real story and Chris Pine is lovely. Loved him in Star Trek. I researched Jamaica for my last book and now I want to go there. A writer’s retreat there would sound great. Best of luck with sales.
Really great story. Sorry about that.
I would love a writer’s retreat in the Caribbean! Thanks for stopping by, Maggie. 😀
Thank you for stopping by Shey & Maggie.
You had me at Chris Pine! But seriously, Upon the Tide sounds like a really fun read. And I love how much you’ve got on the go Ryan. I can’t wait to see them all come to fruition!
Agreed! Thanks for stopping by, Christine! 😀