Thursday, August 4, 2011

Q&A Interview and Giveaway with Rhyannon Byrd

Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very happy to have award winning author Rhyannon Byrd with us today!

Rhyannon, who lives in the Cotswolds of England with her wonderful husband (who spoils her rotten *wink*) and 2 high maintenance and loveable dogs, is an avid, longtime fan of romance and fell in love with the world of paranormal romance as a reader.  When she first tried her hand at writing what she calls ‘one of these dark, wickedly sensual tales’, she was completely hooked, and we ended up with one of our favorite authors! 

Her MAGICK MEN, BLOODRUNNERS and PRIMAL INSTINCT series have all been hits, but the PRIMAL INSTINCT series has been an especially loved fan favorite.  Its latest, “Rush of Pleasure”, PRIMAL INSTINCT book #8, was just released on July 26, 2011 and we are going to help Rhyannon promote and celebrate!    

We’re dying to get to know a little bit more about Rhyannon and some things about the PRIMAL INSTINCT series, so let’s get to it…

Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION:
Rhyannon, thank you so much for being with us today!  We’re very honored to have you, and can’t wait to learn a little bit more about you and PRIMAL INSTINCTS.

Rhyannon:  Hey guys! I’m so thrilled to be here and can’t thank you enough for inviting me!!

Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION:  We usually start off our interviews getting to know our guest author a little bit better and then go into more book specific questions.

Q1):  Can you tell us 3 things about yourself that we couldn’t find out on the internet? 

Rhyannon:  Okay, here are three things that I don’t think anyone would be able to find anywhere on the Internet:

1) I’m addicted to NCIS. Love Gibbs and Ziva and Tony and Abby. I didn’t get hooked on the series until we were in San Diego last year, visiting my dad, so we had a lot of catching up to do. We’re now about halfway through season 8 and still loving the show. I’ve even gotten my MIL hooked on it, so we pass all the seasons over to her when we’re done with them.  

2) In the fifteen years I’ve been with my husband, I’ve probably cooked about four meals. Honest to God! I seriously suck in the kitchen, but thankfully my hubby trained as a chef. He’s an excellent cook, so I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to food. The downside is that I have to do all the washing up. This probably sounds like a good trade, but for years he still cooked like he was in a professional kitchen, which meant he used so many pots and pans and utensils it would take me for freaking ever to get everything clean. I’ve since trained him not to make such a mess. :D

3) I love to quote movies to the point that it drives the guys in my family crazy. Get my sisters and me together, and we can sit and quote lines from our favorite movies until my poor dad is ready to run screaming from his own home. The movie gene has obviously been passed on to my daughter, because she now does the same thing. Get us started on movies like The Princess Bride or Wayne’s World and we can go on for hours!

And here’s an extra one that comes from my husband. It was too funny to leave off:

4) If Gerard Butler showed up on my doorstep and asked me to run away with him, I’d be gone in an instant. My hubby likes to joke about this, but I don’t think he really believes it. Then again, I don’t think he’d want to put it to the test... ;)

Q2):  You said you became hooked on Paranormal Romance as a reader, who is your favorite author?

Rhyannon:  Questions like this are so difficult, because there are too many incredible authors for me to pick just one. The first paranormal books that completely hooked me on the genre were Anne Rice’s Mayfair witches, which still hold a special place on my keeper shelves. Even though they’re not traditional romance, I completely fell in love with the richness of the world and the darkness of the characters. I was also an early fan of Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, and as I read more from the genre, I discovered so many other wonderful authors. I’m especially crazy about Kresley Cole, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh and Shayla Black, who write the most mouthwatering alpha males. I absolutely love the hot, sexy alphas that you find in paranormal romance, and I think that’s why the genre is one of my favorites. That whole “MINE” mentality gets me every time.

Q3):  Do you have a ‘bucket list’?  If so, would you share your top 3 items to do before you die with us?

Rhyannon:  Rhy’s Bucket List:

1) I desperately want to spend time traveling around Italy one day...the sooner the better! My husband’s work has taken him to Italy several times now, but I’m still waiting for the chance to go. I think it’s such a beautiful country...and then there’s the incredible food. I have a feeling that once I’m there I won’t want to come home!

2) I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the piano, and one day I’m finally going to make that happen. God knows I can’t sing AT ALL, but I love music and think it would be wonderful to play an instrument. Tori Amos is one of my favorite musicians, and it would be an incredible feeling to be able to sit down at a piano and play one of her songs.

3) I’d love to see Peyton Manning play before he retires. One of the best gifts my hubby ever gave me is the Peyton Manning Fathead that is plastered to the wall in our hallway. Not many people here in England know who Peyton is, so I always have to explain why we have him covering one of our walls. Yes, he doesn’t really go with the décor, but I don’t care. I mean, this is Peyton we’re talking about. If I had my way, I’d have him up on one of the walls in our bedroom, but that’s where my hubby draws the line. ;)  

Q4):  What is one of the most surprising things you have learned since you started writing?

Rhyannon:  I think the most surprising thing that I’ve learned is how important business savvy is to an author’s career. When I first started writing, I simply had no idea how much business acumen was needed to succeed. I know that sounds naïve, but it’s true. I really thought that I could just focus on the books and everything else would simply fall into place, but that’s not the way it works. It’s so important for an author to be aware of what’s happening in the publishing industry and to have a good understanding of how things work at every level. This was difficult for me, because I’m just not a business minded person. I’d rather lose myself in the artistic side of things. But I’m lucky to have a husband who’s a brilliant businessman and some truly fabulous friends who are always there to help me out when I need it. You have no idea how many times I pick up the phone to ask Shayla Black or Patrice Michelle yet another question, but they’re both so lovely and gracious and never make me feel like an idiot for not knowing something that I should. And I’d be lost without the wonderful Madison Hayes to keep me on my toes.

Q5):  On a dedicated writing day, is there something that you absolutely cannot go without in order to get the creative juices flowing?

Rhyannon:  Coffee would be the first, and music is the second. My husband brings me a cup of coffee every morning while I’m still in bed. He’s a morning person...and I’m not. But the coffee gets me going. Once I sit down at the computer, I always have another cup and put on some music. What I listen to depends on my mood and what kind of scene I’m working on. But my usual playlist has a lot of Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, as well as The Hives, Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon. If I’m feeling a bit mellow, I listen to artists like Tori Amos (so love her!), Amy Winehouse and Adele. I could go on and on about music because I love it, but I’ll be good and leave it at this. ;)

Q6):  What do you like to do when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?

Rhyannon:  If we’re staying at home, I love to read (my hubby is still complaining about how many boxes of books we had to ship to the UK!) and I try to catch as many games as I can when it’s football season in the States. But I really love to get out of the house and visit new places with the family. We finally visited Paris for the first time at the beginning of the summer and it was amazing. The Louvre was my favorite, but I could have spent days just walking around the city and taking everything in. If I had the money I would keep a flat in the city and go over whenever the kids aren’t in school!

And even though I can’t cook, I love trying new restaurants and eating out. I love almost every type of food, but Mexican is my favorite. OMG, I miss good Mexican food so much!! I also love to go to the movies and the theatre. I’m incredibly lucky to have the Royal Shakespeare Theatre so close by, which I absolutely love. We just saw Patrick Stewart in The Merchant of Venice, and we’re seeing Macbeth in September. It’s also so easy for us to hop on a train from where we live and head down to Oxford or London for the day. London is still one of my favorite cities in the world and I always enjoy being there.  

Q7):  Are there any authors that you would consider ‘influences’ to your work?

Rhyannon:  I think both Linda Howard and Sandra Brown write incredible alpha heroes, so they would both be early influences on the type of male characters that I love to write. Brown’s Cash Boudreaux in SLOW HEAT IN HEAVEN is one of my all-time favorites. He’s so hard and rough and wary, and yet so secretly desperate to be loved. And just about every hero that Howard has ever written is amazing. One of my more recent favorites is Wyatt Bloodsworth from TO DIE FOR and DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. I love his looks and his personality and how he handles Blair and... Okay, I think it’s safe to say that I pretty much love everything about him! *g*

Q8):  How did the PRIMAL INSTINCT series come to be?  Was there an inspirational trigger, did it start out as something else and end up morphing into what it is now, etc?

Rhyannon:  When I first began brainstorming the Primal Instinct series, I knew that while I wanted to write about the shape-shifters that I love so much, I also wanted to take the series even further into the world of the supernatural. The first books in the series dealt with the Buchanan siblings, whose Merrick blood begins to awaken inside them, and everything just kind of developed from there. Once the idea of the Merrick began to take shape, the world of the Ancient Clans evolved around them, with the Casus on one side and the Watchmen on the other. I knew I wanted a world that was rich in diversity, but when I first started out I had no idea that it would be become what it has. I love the world, but I think if I’d known back during EDGE OF HUNGER what a massive task it would be, it would have scared the hell out of me! lol. But I’m so glad that I did it and hope that readers have enjoyed the series as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

Q9):  Who has been your favorite character(s) to write so far and why?

Rhyannon:  There’s something about each of them that I love, but I think Kellan and Damon probably hold a special place in my heart simply because they’re such sexy, adorable smart-asses. They’re fierce and funny, and I love the way they interact with their friends and their women. Well, Damon doesn’t have a woman yet...but I’d love to do a book for him someday. I have a feeling that when this particular demon falls, it will be hot and wicked...and an absolute riot!

Q10):  Where did the idea for the Dark Markers come from?  You describe them in pretty vivid detail.  Do you own something like that or have you seen something that took on a life of it’s own in your imagination?

Rhyannon:  I actually have a necklace that came from a museum gift shop that I’ve had for ages. It’s a silver Maltese cross that hangs on a long black cord, and I guess you could say it formed an initial idea of the Markers in my mind...and then I just added on from there. Unfortunately, my cross doesn’t do any of the nifty things that a Dark Marker can, but at least it’s pretty. :)

Q11):  The Casus are particularly brutal bad guys.  Do you ever find that you have a hard time writing them?

Rhyannon:  Strangely, the answer is no. I feel like I should fib and say yes, but that’s the honest truth. I’m quite good at thinking about things that scare the absolute bejesus out of me, so I think that helps when it comes to writing about creatures and situations that are so frightening. When I first started fleshing out the Casus, I felt that they needed to be a truly monstrous species, and my imagination ran away with the idea. I think the most frightening thing about them isn’t so much what they do—though it’s gruesome and horrible—but how much pleasure they take from doing it. They completely creep me out, but I really wanted the bad guys in the series to be worthy adversaries for the good guys who are battling against them.

Q12):  You’ve covered a lot of Supernatural species ground in PRIMAL INSTINCT.  Do you have a personal favorite ‘supe group’ (are you vamp girl, a were lover, etc)? 

Rhyannon:  I love vamps, but I think the shifters will always be my favorites. I think there’s just something so deliciously sexy about a man who has a primal animal that’s so much a part of him. I love the way shifters focus on their women with such predatory intensity, and yet, can still be so beautifully tender. When a shifter falls in love, they do so with a raw, breathtaking intensity that I can’t get enough of. I love the way they interact with their friends, the way they fight for the things that are important to them, and most of all, I love the way a shifter will give himself so completely to the woman who captures his heart.

Q13):  We never want the series to end, but is there a planned ‘last book’ for PRIMAL INSTINCT?  How many more can we look forward to?

Rhyannon:  Sadly, RUSH OF PLEASURE is the last book in the series. Noah’s book has always been the logical conclusion to the Casus storyline, and I didn’t want to keep dragging out the war just to fit in more books. That wouldn’t have been fair to the readers, because the stories would have suffered. But since there are still characters from the series that I want to write books for, I decided the best thing to do would be to give them their own standalone titles. So while the characters will be ones that we’ve already met, their books will have new bad guys and challenges that we haven’t seen before in the PI series. The first characters to get their own story will be Ashe Granger and Juliana Sabin. Their book is titled DEADLY IS THE KISS and will be out next spring.

Q14):  Can you tell us about anything else that you have in the works right now?  

Rhyannon:  At the moment, I’m working on Ashe and Juliana’s book. These are two characters who were a part of the Primal Instinct series, but their story wasn’t one that fit into the Casus plotline. So I’m writing it as a standalone.

I’m also working on a new erotic contemporary. As much as I love paranormals, my first love will always be erotic romances and I really miss writing them. I’ve been saying for years that I would find the time to fit them into my schedule and now I’m finally doing it. I really can’t even begin to tell you guys how excited I am about this!  As soon as I have more news, I’ll be sure to let you know!!

And yes, I’m still planning on going back and writing a bunch of the sequels to my older EC books. Many apologies to those of you who have been waiting so long, but I’m going to do my best to finally get those books written! :)

Q15):  If you could spend the day with your characters (from any series) who would you want to spend it with and what would you want to do?

Rhyannon:  OMG, I think it would be brilliant to spend the day at the beach with all the couples from the Primal Instinct series and their friends! I have a feeling they’d know how to throw an awesome beach party, and I’d probably spend the day laughing so hard that my sides started to hurt. There’d be loud music and cold beer, and the guys would provide some serious eye candy in their swim trunks. It would be so hilarious to listen to them ribbing each other...and I think it would be a blast to play touch football in the surf with this rugged group of shifters and vamps. I can just imagine Kellan getting dunked by a wave, then coming up out of the water with a wolfy shake of his head, his dark hair gleaming in the summer sun, his muscles rippling with power beneath his wet skin. Whew! *fanning face* I definitely think a day like that would provide some serious inspiration for future books! ;)
Q16):  What are the easiest and hardest parts about writing for you?

Rhyannon:  For me, the easiest part is creating the characters. I’m naturally a character writer, so it’s the characters that are always at the heart of a story for me. I always have the hero and heroine in my head to begin with, and then build the book around them. I love to see my characters interact within a group, like the way the Bloodrunners or the guys in the PI series do, and I think that’s probably why there are usually a lot of secondary characters in my books. I especially love the scenes where the guys are giving each other a hard time. There are quite a few of those in RUSH OF PLEASURE and I had a blast with them!

And without a doubt, the hardest part for me is the deadlines. I’m a fast writer, but my schedule has been so insane the past few years that I feel like I’ve been in constant catch-up mode. It wouldn’t be so bad if I were one of those people who handle stress well, but I’m not. I don’t know how my family manages to put up with me when I’m trying to finish a book, but they do. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without their support and I hope they know how much I appreciate the fact that they haven’t pushed me down the stairs or locked me in my office! :D

Q17):  Is there anything you wish were different about your books and/or series, either things that you were held back on for 1 reason or another, things you had to do to set the story up for the next book(s), etc?

Rhyannon:  To be completely honest, I’d have loved for the Primal Instinct series to be a bit hotter. I know they’re still pretty high on the heat scale, but I’m an erotic romance writer at heart, and it’s been hard to tone that back for the mass-market paranormals. My characters like to use bad language, fight a lot, and when it comes to sex, they’re strong believers in the motto “the dirtier the better!” *g* And while I love the heat, it’s not just sex for sex’s sake. I really feel that intense love scenes can often be the most poignant, emotional parts of a book. In my opinion, the more erotic the scene, the deeper the emotional impact it can have for a reader. So while the Primal Instinct books are still hot and sexy, I think it would have been fun to give the characters a bit more freedom with their language and actions in the love scenes. Noah’s a bad boy at heart, and I have a feeling he can talk pretty dirty when he puts his mind to it! ;)

Q18):  What are your favorite scenes to write (action, love, suspense, etc) and why?

Rhyannon:  This is such an easy question for me, because it’s definitely, hands down, without any doubt the love scenes. They’re usually the first parts of the book that I write, as well as the most important and special to me. Yes, I love the sexiness of these scenes, as well as the heat and intensity, but it’s also the emotion that’s involved in them that makes them my favorites. And I especially love the way even the most guarded hero can get lost in the intimacy of the moment, revealing those glimpses of his heart that he usually tries so hard to hide. The love scenes often remove those masks and fears, allowing a couple to interact in a way that shows us just how perfect they are together...even if they’re not quite ready to admit it themselves.

Q19):  This is one of our staple questions…  Is there a question you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview but never have been, and how would you answer it?

Rhyannon:  How about phobias or things that I’m afraid of? I say this because I think readers will find part of the answer pretty funny, considering what I write, because I’m terrified of werewolf movies! All my husband has to do is repeat a line from The Howling and I completely freak out. And whenever we’re on the escalator in the Tottenham Court Road tube station in London, he’ll growl in my ear because he knows I’m thinking about An American Werewolf in London. The fiend! My family thinks it’s funny as hell that I can write about Lycans as heroes and love them, but still can’t stand to watch them in movies. I think the only ones that don’t freak me out too badly are the Underworld movies, which I love. Michael is so freaking sexy that I can watch the werewolf parts without covering my eyes.

Nowadays, though, my biggest phobia is driving. We moved to the UK three years ago, and I’ve managed to put off driving that entire time for one simple reason: I hate roundabouts. I can live with the tiny roads and being on the wrong side of the car and having to shift with my left hand instead of my right, but it’s the roundabouts that completely freak me out. But I really miss being able to drive, especially now that I have a cute little black Mini named Jack that’s just waiting for me to get over being a wuss, so I’ve scheduled in lessons with a driving instructor. Wish me luck! (I’m going to need it!)

Q20):  Is there anything that you want to say to your readers while we have you here today?

Rhyannon:  Just a very heartfelt “Thank you for reading my books!!!” Books are expensive and very personal, and it always blows my mind that there are readers out there who enjoy the characters and worlds that I create enough to spend their time reading them. It’s an incredible honor and truly means the world to me. So a massive THANK YOU to each and every one of my readers for making my books a part of your lives!

Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION:  Rhyannon, thank you again for taking the time to do an interview with us!  Our LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster families are comprised of a lot of your fans, so we’ll be making a lot of people smile today.  We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next.

Rhyannon:  Thanks so much! I had a fabulous time and can’t wait to be back!!! :)


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CONTEST:  Rhyannon is very generously giving away 2 SIGNED copies of her newest release "Rush of Pleasure", 1 SIGNED copy of "Touch of Seduction" and 1 SIGNED copy of "Touch of Temptation".

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on this post and tell me if you've read the Primal Instinct series, which of the Watchmen or the men who've joined them is your favorite. If you have not read any books from this series tell me why you want to read this series.  Make sure you leave a valid email address and you are a follower of the Book Monster Blog.

Want 3 more chances to win?  Head on over to the LITERAL ADDICTION website and enter the contest there as well.  http://www.literaladdiction.com/authors-corner.php#/

49 comments:

Laurie said...

Wonderful interview! Huge NCIS fan too. I have all of the seasons too. Love your books. And as Wesley would say "As you wish"....

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Missyb0103 said...

Ihave not read Rhyannon books yet but i am very interested because i love shapeshifter stories!!

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alainala said...

lucky lucky having the man do all the cooking!!
ive read almost all of the primal instinct books (until rush of darkness) and ive loved em! i love all the shifters, but i think Aiden is my fav!

i would love to get any of the books!!
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Linda said...

I've not read any of the books in the series as yet but I'd love to! *pls let me win*

I'm newly reading PNR & looking for good authors/series to add to my list.

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Bakerette said...

I always love finding new paranormal romance authors. This is my favorite genre. And I gotta admit, signed copies are even better. Thanks!
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Kelly Lynn Benson said...

I have been waiting for this interview since you sent the evite. This was the first series that I really got into from a writer that I didn't know anything about. I saw the first book at a used book store and I was drawn the the art work on the cover. I went home that day and went online and bought all the books in the series because I just had a "feeling" about them. My favorite guy is Kellen... yum yum. I also loved the comment about the guys in books that have the MINE attitude. That does it for me everytime!

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Rhy Byrd said...

Thanks, Laurie! So glad you're enjoying the books, and love the Wesley quote. :) The hubby and I are desperately trying to get through season 8 of NCIS so that we can find out what happens in 9. Can't wait!

Missy, there are lots of shifters in the Primal Instinct series, and my Bloodrunners series is about a wolf pack. If you get the chance to read one, I hope you enjoy it! :)

Thanks, Alainala! I love Aiden, too. I have a chapter that's about him and Liv that was cut from one of the later books. I'm thinking of posting it on my website so that you guys can have another little peek at him. ;) And thank god my hubby can cook or we'd all starve! My kids like to tell people that their mom only knows how to make food that comes out of a box. lol

Michelle said...

I haven't read any of the books yet, the little taste of Rhyannon's writing when she was daydreaming about the Beach Party is more than enough to make me want to run out and buy them! :)

Thanks for sharing

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Rhy Byrd said...

Kelly, thanks so much for picking up the series!! And it's great to hear how you came across it. I've been so lucky with covers. Can't wait to show you guys the cover for Ashe's book. I've only seen an early version, but it's awesome! :)

Rhy Byrd said...

LOL, Michelle! Consider yourself officially invited to the Beach Party! :D

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Anna said...

I've read all of the Primal Instinct books. I would have to say my favorite is Noah because he needed to be saved the most. I mean the poor guy was wanted by the nastiest Casus of them all. But Aiden was also a favorite because I mean come on, who doesn't like a tiger shifter...YUM!!! :) I'm so looking forward to all of your future books and I can not wait to read Ashe's story!!!

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mrsworldwidewebb said...

oh my..ANOTHER author gonna be read...sigh...Carla and Michelle, y'all are killing my TBR mountain..I am gonna have to call it a skyscraper or something now..LOL ANyway, I have not read any of the series but I hear Primal Instinct calling me now..LOL

Thanks for the give away!!! LOVE THEM :)

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aka Kathy :)

BlackwaterMama said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your interview! This series has been on my TBR mountain for a while. I'm so excited because it is the next on the list. YAY!!! I can't wait to finally read it!

BlackwaterMama said...

Sorry, forgot my email.

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Rhy Byrd said...

Thanks so much, Anna! I really loved the review you posted for Noah's book on GoodReads. :) So thrilled you enjoyed the book and that Noah is one of your favorites. That's awesome! And you know, I should have had Aiden hop up onto that table with Damon and Kellan at the reception. That sounds like something he would do. ;)
Hugs!
Rhy

Rhy Byrd said...

Mrsworldwidewebb: I feel your pain on the TBR mountain. There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything read that I'm dying to read. But if you get a chance to try the PI books, I really hope you'll enjoy them! :)

BlackwaterMama: So glad you enjoyed the interview, and fingers crossed that you enjoy the PI books! So excited that you're going to give them a read!! :D

Hugs!
Rhy

Victoria said...

I haven't read any of Rhyannon's books yet but they look great. What a nice interview. Thanks.
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Na said...

These books sounds so good! It's really the first time I have heard about the series and it looks like I'm going to need to acquaint myself with these Watchmen. I want to read them because they sound full of action and strong characters.

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Cathy M said...

Hi Rhyannon,

What a great interview. I've been a fan since your early Ellora's Cave days and have really enjoyed this series.

My favorite hero is tiger-shifter Aiden Shrader from Touch of Seduction.

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Rhy Byrd said...

Hey Cathy! Thanks so much for posting, and it's great to hear that you're an Aiden fan! He's one of my favorites, too. :)
Hugs!
Rhy

Patti said...

I have somehow been in a cave because I have missed these hot yummy books. I really need a few cups of coffee and a pile of new reading! Oh my I am glad I read this review!
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Lolarific said...

This is the first I've heard of this series but when an author is so passionate about her characters what's not more attractive? Thank you for the chance to win one of her books!

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Christina said...

Looking forward to reading the primal instinct books!
Christina
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hstreible said...

I love your books
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Vamp Vixen said...

Ok they really is nothing wrong with a little paranormal love! I just love all the books,every series that you have. They are just to fabulous for words! Can't wait to see whats coming next!

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SdyLion said...

Great interview and I am a big fan of all 3 series (Primal Instincts, Blood Runners, and Magic Men)In the Primal Instincts series I was sweet on our sweet kitty, Aiden. Meow.
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deanna said...

I have read the first four books in the Primal Instinct series. My favorite guy to date is Ian.

I would love the chance to win.

DeAnna
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elaing8 said...

Great interview and giveaway.I also love NCIS,I never miss an episode.Tony..oh yum :)
This series was recommended to me by a friend..I have not read the series but I do have a couple of the books.Just waiting to get them all before I start.
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LIESA said...

Thank you so much for the interview!!

Mr Butler is my fantasy Also!!


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AmyS. said...
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Marie Lisk said...

I have to say it is hard to pick just one of the guys...I love them all for their differnet reasons...I have read all of your books thanks to the library and friends....I am currently aquiring them as they come available thru the 2nd chance book stores in my area. Thanks for the peek into your world...Marie Lisk melisk1966@yahoo.com

AmyS. said...

Had to redo my comment. I forgot to add that I was a follower.
I read Touch of Surrender before. I bought it because I liked the cover. Turns out I liked the book too. I just haven't read any of the others from the series yet but plan too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Rhy Byrd said...

Hstreible: Many thanks! I'm so thrilled you're enjoying the books!
Hugs!
Rhy

Rhy Byrd said...

Thanks, Patti! I really hope you'll enjoy them! :)
Hugs!
Rhy

Rhy Byrd said...

Lolarific and Christina: Hope you'll enjoy the books! :)

DeAnna: It's so great to find an Ian fan! That's awesome. :) And thanks so much for reading the books!

Liesa: Love your name! And so glad you agree about Gerard. That man is sooooooo fine!!! :D

Hugs!
Rhy

Rhy Byrd said...

Vamp Vixen: Many thanks for such a lovely post! I'm so thrilled that you're enjoying the books!! :)
Hugs!
Rhy

Rhy Byrd said...

Sdylion: So glad you enjoyed the interview, and thanks so much for reading the books! It's really great to hear that you enjoyed Aiden. I had such a wonderful time writing his story. :)

elaing8: Tony is so adorable!! I can't wait to find out what happens with him in season 9. So glad you enjoyed the interview, and fingers crossed that you enjoy the books!! :)

Hugs!
Rhy

Rhy Byrd said...

Thanks, Marie! So glad you're enjoying the books!

AmyS, so glad you enjoyed Touch of Surrender. Hope you'll enjoy the rest of the series, too! :)

Hugs!
Rhy

Carla said...

Hi Rhyannon,

I just wanted to thank you for doing the event with Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION. You are one of my favorite authors and the Primal Instinct series is one of my favorites as well. I would have to say my favorite is Noah with Aiden a close 2nd. I've always loved Noah because he's strong and fought his ass off never gave up trying to stop the casus from taking over him and his family. While I am saddened that this is the last book in the P.I. series, I am excited to see what you have planned for the future and I am looking forward to Ashe's book. Thanks again for stopping and I can't wait to have you back again for Ashe's book. :-D

Eco Erika said...

I haven't read any of her books yet (too busy! AH!) But I really want too!! LoVE shape shifter books and I like reading a bunch of different authors--her being new to me makes it even more exciting! You and the LA girls have brought a whole lot of new authors to my attention!! Thanks lady!

Erikafotis@hotmail.com

Rhy Byrd said...

Hey Carla! Thanks so much for having me here!! I've had a wonderful time and really loved reading all the posts. :) I'm so thrilled you enjoyed Noah's book, and I will definitely be back next year to talk about Ashe! Can't wait!!!

Big hugs and masses of thanks!!!!
Rhy

mmb said...

Hello,
I have read some RB books, but not this series. I came to this site via a link on a Lisa Marie Rice website. If she (one of my fav authors) recommends this series, I will definitely read it!
Michele

legallycaz said...

I haven't read any of these books yet and I'm currently wondering why the hell not! They sound absolutely fantastic and I love book with really BAD guys so I love the sound of the Casus :)

Thank you so much for the interview and giveaway!

legallycaz@yahoo.co.uk

Tina said...

I have never read the Primal Instinct series, but I would love to! I have read the books from the Nocturne, line, though. Thanks for the terrific interview! You seem so warm and honest, and down to earth! I loved it!

Tina said...

Forgot to add my email! I do that all the time!

sorensentina@yahoo.com

Lori in Philly said...

I haven't read any yet either but just from the interview and reading how you write makes me want to read them . Of course the covers help hehe. Where to start ,where to start. HElp! take care and Thanks for the giveaway .Tonight will be kiddie books with my grand daughter,hmm no I better not only kidding hehehe. Curious George it is.
Lilcrowgifts@aol.com

Heather Lyons said...

Love Rhy's books and I look forward to what she brings us in the future......

helyons79@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed your PI series, but I absolutely love your Blood Runners series. Will you continue with this series, and if so, when?
-Liz