Bry Ann, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.
Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
Sort of. My books vary between suspense, romance and dark romance or sometimes blend of the three. I don’t usually vary from these genres though. Sometimes I try to but it never works out. Write what you love, right?:)
How do you come up with ideas?
My life and my problems, haha! Most of my books come from something I want a better ending for. For instance, in Axel. I was super angry at somebody and didn’t know how to deal with it. I felt alone and misunderstood so I wrote Axel. It was a way for me to vent. Aly was a way for me to cope. Then I gave them the happy ending I dreamt of in that situation. It is kind of always a spin on my reality if that makes sense.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Being real! In real life I am shy and hold back a lot of what I think and feel. In my writing I like to brutally honest. I like it to be a place where I don’t shy from the hard topics and people can relate. In the end though I always like there to be some kind of happy ending. I love light and dark. That’s a theme in all my books.
When did you write your first book?
Well it depends on what you count as a ‘first book’ haha. I wrote a book when I was like twelve and lost it. Then I didn’t write a book again until I was twenty and was inspired by a Buzzfeed article of all things. Axel is the first book I decided to publish.
Leather or lace? Hmm, leather and lace depending on my mood. Most days leather, but once and a while lace :)
Black or red? These are hard questions! My two favorite colors. Black.
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton. I think it’d feel weird to sleep on satin.
Ocean or mountains? I am living in the mountains now, but the ocean. Nothing makes me feel calmer than the sound of the ocean.
City life or country life? Country life all the way
Party life or evening at home? Both. I love a nice night at home, but I am learning it is fun to go out once and a while!
Dogs or cats? Dogs. I am a little afraid of them, but after my last dog I have to say dogs. She loved me so unconditionally.
Tell us about Axel.
Axel is about a professional boxer who suffers a serious tragedy at a young age. He has anger issues and pushes everyone away. One day on a train he meets Aly.
Aly is trying to find herself. She lives in a strict Christian family in a strict Christian town. Although she wants to stay Christian she senses something is off about her life back home. She wants to figure out who she is. She doesn’t realize that her family is abusive and justifying it with their faith.
Both of their pasts come crashing back in an explosive way. It is a story about light and dark and the power of redemption.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher: Bry Ann
Bry Ann Social Media
Bry Ann is a psychology student at Arizona State University. She currently lives up in the Rocky Mountains in Granby, Colorado. She spends most of her free time reading dark romance books, writing anytime she can get her hands on a computer and doing homework anytime she can squeeze it in. Bry Ann has been writing for as long as she can remember. Even from the youngest of ages she was writing about characters with dark pasts and shady stories. As she got older she decided everyone should get a love story so soon her dark stories got happy endings. She loves to hear from her readers and talk all things books so feel free to contact her on any of her social media pages.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Bry-Ann/e/B077MHVFDF/