Author Interview Number Nineteen – Ryan J Alls

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Please tell us a little about yourself. Well my name is Ryan, and I am the author of The Bloodline Revelations novel, Imminent Danger. I was born and raised in sunny southern California, and recently graduated from college a couple of years ago—obtaining a Bachelors of Art degree in Electronic Media Management.

Please tell us a little about your writing – for example genre, title, etc. My novel, Imminent Danger, is a young adult action/fantasy novel. It is book one, or mission one as I like to call it, of The Bloodline Revelations series. The story follows a young man by the name of Eli Brassie. Eli is heir to the Weapons Master bloodline and dreams of becoming an Agent of his city’s armed forces. With this bloodline, Eli is capable of summoning any weapon he has ever touched at will, and master it almost instantly. The story begins with Eli joining the training Academy, along with his best friend Jude, who is heir to the Combat Specialist bloodline. Imminent Danger is the beginning of the perfect storm so to speak.

What made you choose the genre in which you write? I have always been a huge fan of intense action and great fantasy. Whether it’s movies, television shows or video games, I love heart-racing action scenes and captivating fantasy worlds filled with magic and creativity.

Who or what are your inspirations/influences? I would have to say my inspiration, in terms of writing, comes from young adults. I believe when we are younger we are exposed to so many exterior factors that help to mold us into who we become. I have known many people who have endured many life experiences, good and bad; and I believe those experiences are what made them who they are today.

Can you name a positive experience from your writing and a negative one? The most positive experience that has come from my writing is the feedback from the fans of the series. I have received comments, reviews and emails from many people who enjoyed reading Imminent Danger. It’s nice to hear their feedback about their favorite character, favorite scene and what they expect or want from the next installment of The Bloodline Revelations series.

I would have to say the only negative that has come from writing is me sacrificing sleep. Now I love my sleep! However, sometimes when I’m writing, I will be so immersed in an action scene or crazy moment that I lose track of time. When I was writing one of the action scenes towards the end of the book, I believe I started around nine in the evening; and when I finished, the clock said five in the morning. I looked like a deer in headlights when I looked at that clock because I had work in like three hours. I’m shaking my head just thinking about it. But now writing always comes before sleep.

With the rise of e-books do you still publish in print as well? Is this medium important and why? Yes, with the unfortunate rise of e-books, I definitely still publish in print. I don’t believe I would have released Imminent Danger to the public if print was not an option. This medium is important because it gives the author the ability to show the reader the story how they envisioned it. I believe e-books can hinder a story, especially when it comes to the overall look of the book. I always recommend my readers to pick up a hard copy because then they can see the covers and structure of the book the way I planned for them to see it.

Do you listen to music or watch TV while you write? Yes, I like to listen to the instrumental soundtracks of movies, television shows and video games while I’m writing. It’s funny because even though instrumentals are not something I listen to outside of writing, it is the only kind of music I will listen to while I am writing.

What experiences can a book provide that a movie or video game cannot? I think a book can provide time while a movie or video game cannot. A book gives you time to get to know the characters and develop relationships with them. Video games and movies are under a time restraint to cram everything they want the viewer or gamer to see before the end of the story, so they tend to rush. I believe time gives you the opportunity to fall in love with the story and the characters.”

What advice would you give new writers? I would say above all write your story how you want to write it, when it comes to the creative. I know authors and writers who have pitched their novels to traditional publishers who have told them they would only accept the manuscript if the main character was rewritten to a different gender, or to remove or add a character death. It’s your story—write it how you see it.

Most authors also like to read, what books do you enjoy? I enjoy reading fiction above all—specifically adventure, action and fantasy novels. I absolutely loved Eragon and the entire Inheritance series. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I have a soft spot for some paranormal romance novels as well. Should I be ashamed? I know paranormal romance is mostly targeted towards the young female demographic, but there are certain books such as Hush, Hush and Fallen, that have mysteriously found their way into my book case.

Where can readers find your book? You can find Imminent Danger on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Android and even Smashwords. It’s available in both paperback and e-book. My team is beginning the process of releasing a hardcover as well.

Can you give us a silly fact about yourself? Hmm, that’s a tough one. Well in many of my dreams I have some kind of super powers or abilities. What’s weird about the dreams is, I won’t be in some heated battle. I will be at the bank, grocery store or at a restaurant, and suddenly I’ll find myself wreaking havoc around me—it’s very strange.”

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