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25 November 2011

Welcome special guest: author Rebecca Royce @rebeccaroyce

Today we have author, Rebecca Royce, visiting. As a teenager, Rebecca would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.
   Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.
   She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
   In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

* So,
Rebecca, what inspired you to become a writer?
I have always wanted to be a writer. When I was in fourth grade, I wrote my first book.  In my head, I’m always living out another world than the one I’m participating in.  I think I was destined to do this.
* When did you attempt your first story? What length was it? What's become of it?
In the fourth grade. But after that, in a more serious manner? When I was pregnant with my second son.  I think the pregnancy hormones finally pushed me to do what I’d always dreamed of doing. Up until the problem was that anytime I sat down to write in an educational setting, my type of writing was knocked down by my professors.  I guess they were not fans of the romance novel.
  Finally, on my own, I took a shot.

* How many stories did you complete before you sold your first?
* What genre(s) do you write in? What drew you to write in it/them? What’s your favorite genre of all to write in?
I mostly write in Paranormal Romance. But, I also write in Fantasy Romance, Science Fiction Romance, and Young Adult Urban Fantasy.
   I love them all. I’m so glad I haven’t had to choose yet!

* What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?
The best piece of advice I got about writing was to make sure I treated it like a job and that I did it every day. That has helped me so much! The worst advice?  Well, I think a critique partner who doesn’t have your best interest can do a lot of damage so be sure to make good decisions when selecting one.
* How do you celebrate/deal with acceptance/rejection letters?
At this point? I don’t really celebrate or deal. I just keep moving forward. In the beginning? I cried over rejections and had a party when I sold books! But now, I’ve come to understand it’s just part of the process and I treat it as such.
* In regard to the book you’re promoting, which actor and actress do you envision playing the roles of your hero and heroine? If there’s a villain or other characters who are pertinent to the story, who would play those parts?
Yes! I love this question! Charma was always Kate Beckensale in my mind.  (I really think the cover artist Reece Dante really got her right!) Jason Randall is Justin Timberlake. And Sebastian, the demon, is Christian Bale.

* The book you’re promoting, is it a stand-alone story or part of a series? If it’s part of a series, please list the order the books need to be read in for maximum reading enjoyment.
   It’s the second book in a nine book series.
   Love Beyond Time
   Love Beyond Sanity
   Love Beyond Loyalty (coming soon)
   With five more to come

*** Now for some fun info… ***
* What’s your favorite color?
* What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Vanilla. Boring but true.
* Are you a cat, dog or both kind of person?
Both. I was raised with cats and have always loved them.  But, we have two dogs now and I LOVE them.

*** About the book… ***
Buy Link:
What do you do when your destiny is not at all what you believed it to be?  Charma and Jason are hunted by two demons as they lead the group of Outsiders back into the light. They must decide if prophecy is enough reason to stay together through insane odds or if love is their fate.
   Eighteen years earlier, Charma lost her destined soul mate. Convinced he must be dead, she kept her fears to herself so as not to destroy the morale of the Outsiders who already live with a shaky prophecy as their only guide.
   Dr. Jason Randall is a man used to getting what he wants. There has never been a problem he couldn't out think or a situation he wasn't capable of handling.
   Now they are both hunted by not one but two demons as they lead the slowly forming group of Outsiders out of the darkness and back into the light. The two strong souls will have to decide if prophecy alone is enough reason to stay together through insane odds...or if love is their true fate.

~ Excerpt ~
    "Oh, Dr. Randall, you are so limited. The Fates, Destiny, the Gods chose you, however it is that you are comfortable describing it. Veli Destrand, before he died, used to call it 'the good side'. He was pretty accurate in that." She laughed. "Such a shame he's dead and you won't get to meet him until I send you to death. But in the mean time you're so exciting to play with."
    He didn't see it coming. The electrical current struck his body with what he could only imagine was the force of an eighteen-wheeler. His entire being shook from the experience. His insides burned as if he were a mere piece of toast. Without surprise, he fell to the hard ground.
    Breathe. It was nearly impossible to perform that basic function. Eventually, it would pass. He knew this because he'd been going through this experience at least once a day since he'd been stuck in his own mind's creation, but each time she electrocuted him, it seemed to get worse.

***Find Rebecca here***

Thank you for joining us here today, Rebecca! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your work.

THE AUTHOR WILL BE GIVING AWAY:  a $50 gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour -- follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


marybelle said...

I like your casting. I can picture the characters more fully, without having read the book yet.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Rebecca today!

Karen H in NC said...

Love Christian both a hero and a villian! Actually, the heroine on your book cover reminds me a bit of Genevieve Bujold when she played Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film 'Anne of a Thousand Days'. I think I've just dated myself here...oh well, I've worked hard for every one of my years! LOL

Rebecca Royce said...

Thanks so much for having me

Jean P said...

Totally can see the characters now that I can picture the casting you have invisioned.

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Chelsea B. said...

This book sounds so amazing!!!! I can't wait to read it!


latishajean said...

I love the characters great picks! Thank you for sharing and thanks again book sounds great would love to read it!
Latisha D