Welcome to Reese Ryan,
author of (The Bad Boys Gone Good series) Love
Me Not to Characters Behaving Badly.
Give us a peek into the world of the main characters in your book.
Boys Gone Good?
book. But by the time I’d completed the novel I was sort of obsessed with the character,
Jamie Charles. I felt she deserved her own story. When Carina Press acquired
the first book, they agreed. So Jamie got a story of her own. Now the series is
basically evolving from extended friends and family of the Gordon family we met
in Book 1.
turns the tables on Miles Copeland in Love
Me Not. Explain the chemistry between the two.
Jamie and Miles build a reluctant friendship. At first, Miles sees Jamie as an
intriguing challenge. As he gets to know her, he realizes that they’re exactly what each
other needs. Jamie is adamant about keeping her relationships strictly
physical. Yet, there is something about Miles and his adorable persistence that
breaks down the walls she’s built around her heart.
relate to the most and why?
both Miles and Jamie’s viewpoints. However, I spent most of my time in Jamie’s head. She’s hard and, at times, a
little bitchy, but she’s smart and loyal to her friends and adopted family. As we get
to know her, we quickly understand
why Jamie doesn’t trust people and doesn’t believe that love is for her. I could easily
sympathize with Jamie. Even though I haven’t experienced the things she has, I understand
how traumatic events early in life color your perception of yourself and the
world as an adult.
become real to you?
my way into a character. Once I understand the character better I complete an
astrological profile and a character profile. During that character profile I
answer a variety of questions about the character and he or she never fails to
reveal something that surprises me. That’s when the character begins
to feel real to me, when they begin to impact the direction of the story.
yourself ever writing a different genre?
(You don’t want to know how many DVDs I own with “Wedding” in the title.) So I love
writing stories about people finding that special someone. I think romance will
always play some role in the stories I write. However, I’m also working on stories
in the genres of romantic women’s fiction, New Adult and romantic thriller.
have a pretty eclectic musical palate. In a single day I might listen to pop,
folk, hip-hop, country, classical and the soundtrack for a Broadway play.
two other books in the Bad Boys Gone Good series. One is based on Leslie
Morales, a character who appeared in Making
the First Move. The other centers on Kari Copeland, Miles’s little sister who
appears in Love Me Not.
challenging to get published traditionally, the rapidly changing industry
offers so many opportunities for new writers. So keep writing. Keep improving
your craft. Learn as much as you can about available options. Choose the one
that’s right for you. If this
is what you really want, be prepared to work hard for it.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Reese-Ryan/e/B00CD31WJ0