Interview with Ava Ryan, Author of The Billionaire’s Princess

01 Sep 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, The Billionaire’s Princess?

Here’s the story in a nutshell: what happens when an alpha male billionaire meets an ice princess (who turns out to be a runaway real princess) in an upscale bar in NYC on a Friday night? I think we all know that sexy banter and sexy sex ensue. Followed by a tender and emotional love story. This is a fun escapist book with fairy tale elements. I hope people love reading it as much as I loved writing it!

What or who inspired you to become an author?

You know…I’m not sure that I have a clear inspiration. It’s just that I’ve always loved writing and I’ve always loved love stories. Why not put them together?

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Hmmm…there are three that jump out at me. The kinds of books that leave you a little shell-shocked. Like, what the hell just happened to me? Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander (the passion and originality!), J.R. Ward’s Dark Lover (the characters just leap off the page!) and Philippa Gregory’s The Other Boleyn Girl (the history and world building!) are truly incomparable.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask

Well, it’s gotta be Shakespeare. I’d just sit there gaping and trying not to hyperventilate in public, then finally someone would pass me a pen and paper and I’d write out my questions and ask him–HOW DID YOU DO THAT??? ALL OF IT???

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

As a flaming introvert, I love being alone with my thoughts. I love taking nothing, or nothing but a spark of an idea, and making something. Creating characters and watching them fall in love. Unwillingly fall in love. I love editing and playing with words to get them just right. I love rereading the finished product and thinking, where did that come from?

What is a typical day like for you?

There’s a lot of procrastination, which involves snacks, tea and compulsively checking the news and/or my email. Eventually I sit down to dictate a chapter. I like dictating because, for me, it’s faster and it’s easier to get the story out. When I’m in the zone, I can write a chapter a day.

What scene from The Billionaire’s Princess was your favorite to write?

Hmmm…I love turbulent scenes. Probably because I’m a quiet and generally peaceful person. So anything with high emotions and/or makeup sex is fun to write.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

No! Should I have one? Does everyone else have one but me? Why does no one tell me these things? If no one else has coined “More dessert for everyone!”, then I’ll take that.

Ava Ryan is the author of the new book The Billionaire’s Princess.

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