Monday, August 23, 2010

Ronald S. Barrios' "Blood Drops"

We're happy to have Ronald S. Barrios with us today talking about his book, Blood Drops. To learn more about Ronald and his book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
I started with a concept of the main character and wanted to introduce him to the world so I just put him in a situation and it developed from there. First came chapter one, then chapter two grew out of chapter one. Chapter three out of chapter two and so on.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I was told be a small publishing house that they could work with me if I added profanity and sex to my novel, there is none, but I refused to so I went independent as not to have to compromise my beliefs as a Christian.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I like like Frank Sinatra.
2. I love Disney cartoons.
3. I worry about readers enjoying my novels. I don't want to disappoint anyone.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I'm working on the next book in the Rey series and plan on putting that out in the spring of next year. I'll reveal more on my website.

5) Parting comments?
I just want to thank you for taking a chance on me. I know you normally don't interview independent authors and this means a lot to me. I greatly appreciate you and won't forget this. Thank you, K.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. again great intview i love reading about authors.
    Please register me for your contest. again i hate being first!

  2. Looking forward to reading this particular book as I always enjoy a well-written mystery; and this looks like it's gonna be a great one!

    Please include me in your drawing for this book.
    God's blessing to you!


  3. I love mysteries. Please enter me in this contest.

    Thank you for this giveaway.


  4. What an absolute treat to find an author that is new to me, especially in a genre that I enjoy! Best wishes of success to Ronald.

    Please include me in the drawing.


  5. Would love to read this intriguing book. Thanks for the opportunity.


  6. Kudos to you for staying true to your beliefs! I wish more people were like that. Your book sounds wonderful and I'd love to be chosen as the winner!~

    bookworm1414 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. New author for me.

  8. I'm subscribed via email.


  9. With police involvement in a crime, it's something I'd love to read.
    Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 to gmail dot com

  10. Thank you KDawn for this interview. Ron Barrios and his writings are new to me. I appreciate meeting new authors. I am a subscriber and would like to be added to this giveaway. I appreciate the chance.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  11. Independent authors are fabulous!
    Thanks, Cindi

  12. Thank you for standing up for your beliefs...I love good mystery books that I don't have to fight thru all the (wild) scenes to get to the story. Plus I have a granddaughter who loves mysteries and there are few that don't have all that wild scenes in them and she chooses not to read them. So we are limited. Even a lot of the YA books have love scenes in that she doesn't want to read about. She has very strong beliefs...Great kid she is..This sounds like a book willbe following for a long time..
    Thanks again
    Great post, she was just looking you up on website so she is very interested in this book. I see if we don't win it will still be coming here.. Thank you so much


  13. Thanks for standing firm in your beliefs. We don't want to read books with that smut and filth in them and I wish publishers would get the message.


  14. What is the Rey series? gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

  15. Fascinating interview, especially as I continue to try to find a home for my novel. Wishing you well, and hoping I might read your book.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

  16. This sounds like a very interesting book! I'd love to be the winner. I'm a subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  17. thanks for the chance to read this book :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Wow, your comments are incredible and thank you all for your support. I've posted a special blog on my website to show my appreciation for your kind words.
    Thank you and good luck to everyone on the contest,
    Ronald S. Barrios

  19. Hello everyone,
    It's me, Ronald S. Barrios. I remembered doing this interview and all the kind words everyone had for me and my novel, Blood Drops and wanted to stop in and let you all know that I am giving away a short story, 80 pages, called An Object in Motion. This giveaway is taking place on my website on Sat March 19, 2011. I wanted to give something back to the Readers who appreciate what I am doing with Rey Books and hope you enjoy this. It is a PDF copy that can be easily downloaded.
    Please stop in and have a look, the first 10 chapters on posted on the site...I'll let you read the synopsis there as not tell too much ;)
    I hope you all stop in a download a copy of An Object in Motion and tell a Reader in your life about it...
    Thank you again,
    Ronald S. Barrios