Today please welcome Rye James, who is talented in a variety of genres including westerns, suspense/thrillers, fantasy, and police/detective stories. A portion of the proceeds from The Assassin. will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Click on the link above to see the official rules for entering the gift card giveaway.
Tell us about your book
Well, I have 4 titles available. Escape, which is a Suspense/Thriller about an accountant who's forced to go on the run. The Assassin, which is a Mystery/Western about a hired gunfighter who rides into a town, but nobody knows who he's there for, or who hired him. Deadlock, a straight Western, about a town sheriff who's unable to get any help in holding a prisoner until a stranger rides into town. I also have Bounty Hunter, another Western, about a bounty hunter who takes on an apprentice while on the trail of a gang of outlaws.
What inspired you to write these books?
Well, Westerns are fairly easy for me to write. My father is a big fan of the genre so I basically grew up on John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Clint Eastwood, and all the actors who starred in the genre. Westerns, though, aren't the most popular genre so I've been writing in other genres, Thrillers (like Escape) and some other books that I'm working on to try and expand my readership.
Do you have a favorite character?
I'd say my favorite character is easily Matt Beck, who is The Assassin. It seems to be the favorite of most of my readers as well. He's a fascinating guy. He's a violent guy by the nature of his profession, but he's a guy you wind up rooting for. He has his own set of standards that he works by and you get to know and understand why he does the things that he does. I think you wind up admiring and liking the guy, regardless of his profession.
I have a lot of very creative readers. Do you have other hobbies or creative pursuits besides writing?
Well, I love sports, music, movies, and like riding horses when I can. I love animals, I have 3 dogs, and am involved in a lot of animal charities. I also have 2 young children so that takes up quite a bit of my time.
What’s on your nightstand (or kindle) right now?
Parallax by Jon Merz
Do you have any upcoming titles you’re working on?
I have quite a few that I'm working on. I'm almost done on a Fantasy book. I'm also working on a Supernatural Suspense/Thriller which I'm pretty excited about. I've also started to outline a Thriller that I'm describing right now as similar to the Jason Bourne series. I should also release a short story compilation of some thrilling and chilling stories that will hopefully scare the pants off of readers.
What else would you like to add?
Well, I'd like to thank you for having me on your blog. If any of your readers have any questions, or comments, I'd be happy to respond to anything that's on their mind.
Where can we find your books?
Paperbacks can be found at Barnes and Noble, Borders and Amazon websites. E-books can primarily be found on Amazon.