Ask Five with...CASSIE RYAN!!!
Here's another hot writer to watch...Cassie Ryan! Her book was out last month, but should be readily available on book shelves everywhere. Just be sure to wear oven mitts while reading Ceremony of Seduction!
Sit back and meet...Cassie Ryan:
What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about?
Ceremony of Seduction is about a consummate ugly duckling who discovers she’s the crown princess of a race of otherworldly witches whose life-force is sexual energy. She discovers with the help of the prince of her erotic dreams, that it’s her destiny to save a world she never knew existed. There is intrigue, steamy sensuality, and a woman’s journey to discover her inner power and strength.
How do you come up with ideas for your stories?
Ideas for stories come from everywhere and my story idea file continues to expand. As for the Seduction series, I love stories where the underdog ends up finding her internal strength and coming out on top. This is a twist on that same theme, but with a paranormal and erotic romance twist.
What is the hardest part of writing?
The hardest part of writing for me is that no matter how much progress I make in a day, I tend not to think it’s enough. I’m my own worst task master and I’m sure that adds to my stress level, even when it’s not needed. But I love to lose myself in the pages of my story and play “what if” until life intrudes on my writing time.
Which authors have influenced you over the years, whether for their writing or for their friendship?
Authors like Piers Anthony, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks graced my bookshelves when I was younger. Then I found Nora Roberts, Sabrina Jeffries, Laurell K Hamilton, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Once I began writing, I was excited to find new authors to add to my bookshelves and several of those have become good friends as well, people such as Jennifer Ashley, Kathy Love, and Kate Douglas. I think the one person who stands out for me and is everything I hope to become as an author is Cheyenne McCray. She’s such a versatile and talented author, professional, poised and a truly genuine person. If you’ve never picked up her books, you’re really missing out!
What’s coming up in the near future for you?
The second book in the Seduction series, working title Visions of Seduction, is scheduled for June 2008. I don’t yet have a date for the third book. You can always find out the latest news by heading out to my website (http://www.cassieryan.com/) or my MySpace page at(http://www.myspace.com/cassieryan44).