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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Interview Wait (Fast #2) by Ryan Ringbloom

Published: October 28th, 2013


There’s nothing wrong with wanting to wait. High school is over and Tessa is done with the drama. She wants to wait. So what? Does that mean she’s destined to never be with anyone? Probably.

Sometimes it’s possible to wait too long. Cassie’s best friend just tried to kiss her. He should have tried a year ago. Not now. Does that mean that they can’t still be friends? Maybe.

Tessa Jameson is determined not to fall victim to the same mistakes of her past. And after meeting Tucker, she’s going to need all the help she can get.

Cassie DeMarco refuses to give her heart up to someone who is about to leave and start the next chapter in his life. So this summer it’s time to forget Mark, and focus on finding a fling instead. 

Thank you, Mrs. Ringbloom
In both books of the series you present two couples. Why? 
Yes, my plan for this whole series is two couples and to split each book into two parts, half told from the female POV and half told from the male POV. I thought it would be a fun way to show not only romance from different POV’s but also friendship. Different people, different stories and how they intertwine.

From what I read about Fast Series it’s seems to me to be an enjoyable way to give advises. Am I wrong? Even if I am wrong, what is Wait's (and Fast) main message?  
These books are definitely sending out a little advice. In FAST you are able to see the consequences with moving too fast in a relationship and also the benefits to taking your time and going slow. In WAIT, the main message is - it’s okay to wait. Everyone is ready at a different pace. Sometimes, unfortunately, I think girls do things before they’re ready for fear of losing the guy. I wanted to send a message that if you’re not ready, it’s okay to wait. And even though it may not feel like it, there are guys out there who are willing to wait.

Bad boy VS Good boy – are they so different when it comes to love? What about the bad boys from the books and the ones from real life? 
Good guys VS Bad boys in books, they’re not so different. They both ultimately want love and when the right girl comes along they always know it and step up. In real life…The bad boy – I tried. Believe me I tried. In the end I fell in love with and married the good guy.

"The passion, love, angst, awkwardness…” you love them all, but which are the most important ingredients for a really good romance?
In both books and real life I personally feel that you can’t have love or passion without some angst. Awkwardness – in real life it stinks, in books it’s awesome.

What do you think about all this detailed division of books by age? For example, in my opinion, Wait (and Fast) seems more useful (or at least the same) for teenagers than "Mature young adult” or “New adult"? 
I agree. My intention with this series was to start it off Young Adult and cross over to New Adult. I consider the first two books in this series to be Young Adult. The ages of the characters in the first two books range from 17-20. I did post a “warning mature content” because they contain sex, strong language and underage drinking. To me without those things these books are not real. I come from a big family, lots of cousins, nieces, nephews and I’m the one they all tend to share a little TMI with. Some of the situations from these books are based on things shared with me in whispers at family gatherings. (don’t worry – this is a pen name) However when FAST started getting reviewed most people referred to it as a New Adult book. It’s very tough to know the correct way to label the genre for this book. Really – I’m sitting here biting my thumb nail nervously. Can there be a MT-‘maturing teenager’ genre?
Thank you!    ❤ Ryan
About the author:
Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.


Unknown said...

Interesting description!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the great questions. A fun stop on this tour!! ❤Ryan