Author Rebecca Royce is my special guest today. She writes romance where “anything can happen.” She brought along an excerpt of her latest release, Love Beyond Loyalty. Before she tells us about the book, she answered some questions to tell us about herself. Let’s get started!
Tell us about yourself.
As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it. I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. We live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.
I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
What is the most romantic gesture you’ve ever received?
I think the thoughtful presents my husband gave me after the birth of each of my children were very romantic. It showed how much he loved me and loved our new children.
What is your greatest accomplishment as an author so far?
I feel like I accomplish a great feat every time I finish a book.
How do you celebrate each book release?
I used to make a really big deal out of every release but now I just make sure I continue to promote and keep writing. That’s my job. My family likes to make a fuss out of every book and I don’t stop them.
What does the area where you write look like?
My bedroom. I’m usually lounging on the bed, legs up, laptop on my lap.
What has been your biggest mistake as an author?
I think when I first started out I didn’t understand how completely pivotal it was to research the publishers and to make sure I trusted the right people. However, I can honestly say I am thrilled with everything now.
Did you always want to be a writer? If not, what else did you want to do?
I tried a lot of jobs but I always wanted to be a writer. Since the fourth grade. That is when I wrote my first book.
What inspired you to write your latest release?
I have the whole series outlined in my mind so I know how each book moves into another. I was really anxious to tell Gabriel and Loraine’s story.
Is there a scene in the book you particularly enjoy? Tell us about it and why.
I think the opening scene between Gabriel and Loraine is really fun. They completely misunderstand each other, which as a writer is really fun.
Do you have a single book or character that’s dear to your heart, and why?
Every book I write is my favorite as I write them. But, The Outsiders was the first series I ever came up with so it always holds a special place in my heart.
Gabriel Ward has no problem with the fact that he’s an Outsider. Hell, he’s always known he was different. What he takes issue with is the idea he has to follow any destiny at all. He’s taken care of himself-and others-since birth. There’s no way he has to start following rules now.
Loraine Peacock can speak to animals. Other than that she thinks she’s just a regular woman making her way in the world. She figures its not that weird. Many people have unusual abilities.
But when Gabriel and Loraine are forced together by a destiny he denies and she is ignorant of, they will both finally have to accept their Outsider legacy and help the others in their quest to defeat the ultimate evil—a demon bent on world destruction. That is, if they can both survive to find their way to the most important part of their destiny: love.
She turned on her heel, and Gabriel‘s heart sped up. He walked forward and grabbed her arm, which was tricky to do because he needed to hold up his blanket to prevent from being arrested for public indecency.
“You‘re leaving?” God, he wanted to shout, ‘don‘t leave.‘
Nodding, she gave him that forced smile again, and he wanted to wipe it off her face. “I am. I brought you to Alexa. It‘s time for me to go on my way. You‘ve told me a lot of stuff I have to digest. Good luck.” She looked at Alexa and he wished that one of his powers was mind reading because he had no clue what was going on inside of hers. “To both of you. It was nice meeting you.”
Pulling her arm free of his grip he thought for a second he felt her shake. Was she okay?
“Loraine, wait a second…”
He wouldn‘t have believed she could move that fast. One second she was there and the next she, while still walking, sprinted out of the building.
“Loraine,” he yelled but she didn‘t turn around and soon the crowd in the room blocked his view.
Why was she leaving? Like a light turning on, realization struck him. She had used the phrase your Alexa. What did she think his relationship with his oldest friend was?
Buy it now from Silver Publishing.
Author website: www.rebeccaroyce.com
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