Monday, November 19, 2012

Welcome to Chandra Ryan, author of Bond Betrayed #guest

Chandra Ryan
Today I welcome Chandra Ryan over to chat about her novel, Bond Betrayed.  For those who don't know the history, can you tell us a little more about the Community and how it functions? 

The Community is another race of beings that coexist with humans but, because they have magic, they try to keep their existence a secret. They are born with one of several abilities. Some key ones are fire manipulation, shape-shifting—they can change their appearance at will, some are empaths, and at least one is a seductress. Even though some humans know about their existence, they try to keep it to a minimum and so have their own police agents called enforcers. Nothing would blow their cover quicker than having a fire manipulator taken into human custody.

What was your favourite scene to write from Bond Betrayed

My favorite scene to write was the opening scene. Nikki and Isaac are meeting for, what she thinks, is the first time and he invites her back to his place for a quickie. Instead of entanglement-free sex, though, he bonds her to him because Nikki’s father has Isaac’s sister captive and Isaac wants to use Nikki as leverage. Both characters are so strong and have such full backstories that their personalities really jumped out while writing it.        

And your most difficult? 

It would have to be the confrontation scene near the end. I knew it was coming and I knew what had to happen, but I hated dragging Nikki through it. But it was important for her to face her demons. It had to be written.

And this is the fun question I love asking authors. If you were given the opportunity to do the casting for the film of Bond Betrayed, who would you choose for your lead roles? 

Hmmm….  I think Christian Bale would make an awesome Isaac. When his hair is longer and he’s a little scruffy he is very bad-boy yummy. For Nikki I think I’d cast Kate Beckinsale. She just has this naturally seductive quality and yet is still kind of dark and edgy.

What have some of your reviewers said about your writing?

Ink in the Blood:
“Ink In the Blood by Chandra Ryan was a dark, sexy surprise wrapped in a small package.”- Bitten by Books

“Ravenborne has everything I look for in a book: strong, likeable, honorable characters; compelling story line; and heart pounding romance based on mutual respect and love instead of mere physical attraction.”- Long and Short Reviews

“This tale is very imaginative.  I enjoyed the land and people that author Ryan created.  Sophie has a very strong sense of self which I applaud.  Reuel is a dragon unknowingly looking for a home and people that accept him and this inner conflict that he has makes him endearing.  Combined they make quite a formidable pair with lots of heat.” - I Read Romance

In short:
Favourite food for stormy weather... Pasta. Preferably with a cream sauce.
The movie that's your guilty pleasure... French Kiss.
Where do you keep returning to for your holiday... My hometown.
Which band's currently featuring on your sound system? Metric
Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time? Here.  I love where I’m at.

Check out Chandra's website at
Buy Bond Betrayed here 


  1. Nice to meet you, Chandra. Bond Betrayed looks hot. I love a world with secret factions.

  2. Nice to meet you, too. And thanks! I've always loved them, as well. It's so much fun to wonder what could be out there and let your imagination take you where ever it wants to go :)