Today is day thirteen for promoting an author a day in August, so with no further ado. I would like to introduce, Theresa Ryder! She currently has 15 works on Wattpad and one novel available on Amazon. Please help support this incredible author. Visit her on Amazon and Wattpad today!
About T. L. Ryder
Greetings, intrepid reader. I was raised with what is sometimes referred to as the "self-sufficient spirit of the great American West". In my family, we called it Jack of all Trades. After I grew up and got a fancy education, I started referring to it as being a Renaissance Person. It means, in practice, that I do a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
Fiction is informed by the writer's experiences, even if we're writing Fantasy, Science Fiction, or a story set in a historical epoch far removed from our own. My view of the human experience colors my stories, shapes my language, and informs my character development. When they say "write what you know", it doesn't especially mean that we should write the minutia of our everyday lives, though I've seen some very talented excel at just that. Mostly I write about whatever shiny things in the magpie nest of my mind that seem most attractive at the time.
Writer and theologian Carl R. Rogers said: "what is most personal is most universal". Those contradictory experiences, the ones that seem the most mundane and the most specific, are the ones that speak most authentically. In those passages, reader and writer share a moment together that transcends time and place. I hope you enjoy your moments with me!
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Amazon link to Blood Gambit:
Blood Gambit (A Sonnet to Saint Payne Book 1)
Prinz Sloane would prefer to sit out the political machinations of the vampire Host. When Calan charges in to rescue a friend, she unwittingly forces his hand. To not intervene could be viewed as weakness but to claim her as his own is dangerous-- for both of them.
Can Calan survive in Sloane's dark world? Will Sloane release Calan when their time as master and servant is up? Or is there a chance that he might convince her to stay forever?
Welcome to the world of Saint Payne. When you play chess with vampires, the stakes may be your very soul.
Some of Theresa's works on Wattpad include:
Wattys Shortlist 2018Featured Story March 2018When a near-death experience convinces Ran that it is his destiny to be savior of his planet, he's determined to get the other warlords to fall in line. Just as he starts to get the fractious warlords under control, the General Union Space Corp comes calling. It's uncertain what they want from this forgotten colonial planet on the edge of colonized space. With a galactic-sized threat hanging over his head, Ran is going to need all the help he can get to keep Dobruja safe from enemies foreign and domestic.
You're in the UPA space navy now! Humankind reached for the stars-- and owned them. For centuries colonies flourished on many new worlds and fought amongst themselves in the seemingly empty galaxy. And then the Invaders came. The half-biological, half mechanical insect-like creatures are a decimating plague that devours every planet it touches.The ruling class of isolated planet Dobruja, with its advanced eugenics and tech, doesn't care much what happens to the rest of human-settled space. But six young Dobrujans have their own reason for signing on for a tour with the UPA. And things are going poorly enough for the UPA that they'll take any recruits they can get, even ones from an isolated and xenophobic planet like Dobruja. Can Captain Renaud whip these miscreants into shape and keep them alive to fight some of humankind's most deadly enemies? Will the UPA be able to uncover the secrets of the Bugs before humanity is doomed?Although this book is set in the future of Ran Shaipur's universe, you need not be familiar with Ran Shaipur to read this story.