Monday, September 5, 2011

Guest Blogger: REBECCA ROYCE

Haven't had a writing friend -- aside from Six Sentence Sunday peeps -- pop round to the old blog here in absolute ages.

So I'm pleased as can be to welcome author bud REBECCA ROYCE, an HVRWA chaptermate, Six Sentence Sunday participant, Twitter tweep, blogger, person I've met in Real Life and... most of all prolific writer of paranormal romances.

 Please join us as Rebecca kicks off her month-long blog tour for her latest novel, LOVE BEYOND TIME, the first book in her Outsiders series. Follow her on the tour, comment on the blogs she visits, and you're in the running for a $50 Amazon gift certificate Rebecca will be giving away. (More on that later.)

1.  I'm familiar with your Westervelt wolves series, but for those of us new to the Outsider series...what's an Outsider?
The Outsiders have always existed. They live on the outskirts of society, helping to keep balance in the universe. They preserve the Yin and the Yang of our lives. But a prophecy telling the birth of the greatest evil the world has ever known, throws things askew.

2.  What will I love, love, LOVE about Kal? Is he damaged? Is he a hunk? Is he crusty? Does he have a squishy, mushy heart? Does he have superpowers? Is he just a really, really good guy? Or a really, really bad boy?   

Oh yes. Kal is yummy.  He is damaged, emotionally. Having been raised by his father’s greatest enemy, he is a good guy who has been convinced he is bad.  He needs his soul mate—the one woman who can understand him—and he believes she was killed when they were babies. 

He can control the weather, harness the energy from lightening.  He’s a Warrior—designed to fight the evil in the universe.  He’s hunky, tall, dark haired, and so unsure he can love. 

3.  What does he love most about Isabelle?

    Outside of the physical, Isabelle completes Kal. She is tough but supportive. She cares about people.  She is there for him. As far as she is concerned the rest of the world can go to hell if Kal is not fine. 

4.  When Kal and Isabelle first meet, what does he like least about her? Or about their situation?
He doesn’t like that she doesn’t know she’s an Outsider. She doubts everything about the Outsiders.  He doesn’t like that she has to be used in potentially dangerous ways.  He doesn’t like that she has no idea how to protect herself.

5.  Boxers or briefs?  (I just like to throw that one in. I will leave the answer up to you!)

For Kal? Briefs.

6.  I think it's fabulous you've got so many series going. Clearly when a plot bunny rears its fuzzy head, you do not bash it like whack-a-mole. How do you deal with those pesky critters?
Right now it’s the hardest it's ever been. I have four active series and one I finished.  I don’t think I’ll ever do four again.  But I love all of them and I just have to write them when they come up. 

7.  Clearly,  you don't waste as much time playing Angry Birds as I do. Do you have a definite writing schedule you try to keep? Are you successful at it? You've got little ones. How hard is it to juggle writing and family time?

Juggling with the kids is the hardest thing I do. I try to write in every second of spare time I have. The Internet is a time-suck for me and I have to get better control of that. I just try to be really organized about it.

8. What's Isabelle's idea of a sexy, romantic date:
               a. disco dancing
               b. kung fu fighting
               c. demon hunting
             d. drunk and disorderly
      e. popcorn and a movie
              f. wine and chocolate
      g. other

9. What's Kal's idea of a sexy, romantic date:
     a. Nascar
     b. football
     c. baseball
     d. bar fight
  e. food fight
     f. creature features
     g. other

10. What's up next for you?
Right now I’m writing Love Beyond Sight, which is the fourth book in this series. And Love Beyond Sanity comes out October 1st.  Also, I have a short contemporary story called Behind The Scenes coming out too.

Read more about LOVE BEYOND TIME:

Born one half of a perfect pair, Kal has spent his life believing his other half is gone. But when fate thrusts Isabelle into his arms, he will have no choice but to become the man he was destined to be. That is, if he can battle his own demons first.
Not willing to accept her heritage as an Outsider, Isabelle tries to hide from the truth. But when Kal’s life is on the line, she will have to step forward and embrace her powers or watch everything she has come to love disappear.

She had not told her counselors about her secret 'dream man'. She wanted to but every time she thought to open up about it she found herself unwilling, or better put, unable, to share him with anyone. So she contented herself with good friends and the love she had with her family plus the pleasure she took from doing her work. But lately, it hadn't been enough. She wanted babies. She wanted his babies.

Rebecca will be giving away a $50 gift certificate. Just follow her on her blog tour and comment on the blogs where she guests. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As a teenager, Rebecca Royce 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 pararnormal 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. 

Book Video:


Layna Pimentel said...

Fantastic interview ladies!

Eleri Stone said...

Love the idea of soul mates, Rebecca. Sounds like a great read : )

tammy ramey said...

i love the cover, it is so gorgeous. the book sounds wonderful and i can't wait to get started on this great new series.

Liia Ann White said...

Fun interview ladies!!
And Taryn, I love the intro you did for Becca ;-)

Kathleen Grieve said...

I agree! Great interview. Congrats on the new release!!

marybelle said...

I'm fascinated by the whole concept of The Outsiders.


Rebecca Royce said...

Thanks so much for hosting me Taryn! I'm so happy you're a person I've met in Real Life too!

Carole St-Laurent said...

Great interview, Rebecca!

Cherie Noel said...

Love the interview.

Taryn, hadn't been to your blog before, but very glad I stopped by. It's delightful.

Rebecca, I can see that you'll be adding to my addiction to fiction habit. Geez. As if I'm not bad enough on my own, you have to go writing dreamy characters like Kal for me to drool over.
I clearly need more time so I can read all four of your series. Hmm. Perhaps if I just pace myself I can at least keep from falling any farther behind. Well, worrying about whether to read your books or write my own sure beats some time conflicts I could have. I know either choice will be a joy for me, and that reading your stories will clear my mind of my own characters for a bit, and let me have time to relax. So, win/win. Lucky me.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for dropping by, everyone! So happy to have you guest blog, Rebecca!

Aileen Fish said...

Love this book but hadn't realized it was part of a series. I need to go look for the others. Great interview, Rebecca!

Jennifer Probst said...

Love the cover, love the book, and love the interview! Great job guys.

Lisa Fox said...

Fantastic interview! I love every bit of it.

Heather Thurmeier said...

Great interview! I already bought this one, but haven't started it. Now I'm moving it to the top of the TBR pile!!

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Awesome interview girl! I feel like I am the lucky one since I read this series when you first published it! Y'all believe me - its an amazing series!

Congrats Rebecca on your new releases!

Jessica Subject said...

A wonderful interview! This book is next in my TBR pile. :) If it's anything like Rebecca's other books I've read, I'm sure I'll love it.

Kari S. said...

Great interview!

Wendy S. Marcus said...

Great interview, Taryn! (Angry Birds, huh? For me it was spider solitaire!)

Hi Rebecca!
Your book sounds great and loved the video! I can't wait to read Summer's Wolf. I know it's not the first book in the series, but the description grabbed me! Good luck on your blog tour!

charmainegordon author said...

Delightful interview. Interesting concept-the Outsiders. Definitely a must-read.
Best of luck.

msmjb65 said...

Congrats on the new series and book. Please add my name to the GC hat! See you somewhere else on your blog tour!
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Liz said...

Love these questions Taryn and love the answers!

Pender Mackie said...

Sounds like a good read. Have fun on the blog tour, Rebecca.

Kele Moon said...

great interview.. . What a great concept for a book!! Kal sounds hot :D



Michelle said...

Great interview. I love series books and will be looking closer at this one. Thanks for sharing.

Chelsea B. said...

I enjoyed the interview! Thanks so much for sharing!!


Shoshanna Evers said...

Great interview - you have a wonderful imagination! The cover looks awesome. Best of luck with it!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the Interview and Excerpt, Rebecca! And your book sounds great!

Wishing you lots of sales!

Hugs, Kari Thomas,

Anonymous said...

Rebecca, Glad to read your interview. Books sosund wonderful. Now I have to start purchasing. Hope you're able to make a meeting of HVRWA soon so we can meet in person. Janet

Maria said...

Love the cover and the premise to this series..sounds like a lot of interesting upcoming books too! Sounds like Rebecca is super busy too!


Creepy Query Girl said...

wow, this sounds like such an intense sexy story! Thanks to the both of you for sharing more about it! Great blog- glad to have finally discovered it! New follower here:)

winnie said...

Thanks for the interview! I'm intrigued by this book now as it sounds like a fantastic read!


Patricia Preston said...

I love the cover and it sounds like a terrific read!!!

Tracy Smith said...

Congratulations on the new release. Sounds like a great book.

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Krystal Larson said...

I love this interview! The cover looks awesome and the synopsis sounds great too! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Yto said...

the story is interesting. i like such plots.

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