Monday, September 19, 2011
Interview with paranormal/fantasy romance author Rebecca Royce
Today at Reviews and Interviews, we have erotic romance author Rebecca Royce to talk about her writing and her newest paranormal/fantasy novel Love Beyond Time (The Outsiders Book 1).
Rebecca is giving away a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate at the end of her virtual book tour to a lucky commentor. The more you comment, the better your chance to win. Full details are below.
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 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.
Welcome, Rebecca. Please tell us about your current release.
Prophesized that they will save humanity from the greatest threat it has ever faced, eighteen Outsider children are born within hours of one another. But when things go terribly wrong, they will be separated from one another to live a human life—with little to nothing known of their true powers or destiny.
In Love Beyond Time, fate finally gets the ball rolling by bringing two soul mates together for the first time in thirty years.
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.
What inspired you to write this book?
I’m not really sure. I was pregnant with my second son and just overwhelmed with creative juices and the need to write. A different version of Love Beyond Time was what resulted from that attempt. Then I had to learn how to edit, how to really create a story people would want to read. But the original idea for Love Beyond Time started there. Let's blame it on the pregnancy hormones.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m writing the fourth book in the Outsider story and I’m so excited to be working in this series!
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I sold Her Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 1. Signing a contract to get published made me feel like a writer.
Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Well, I have 3 children (all boys) ages 6, 4, and 2. So, yes, I write full time when I am not running them around to their schools, activities, and appointments. I write every second of the day that I can. I don’t consider the children work so I do think of writing as my job but it's a job that I LOVE and wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I guess the answer to that would be the way that I set myself up to write. Every chapter (in the initial writing process) has to be 13 pages. I write the chapter heading, set up the line spacing, and save the document in a very specific file before I can write a word. Also, I have to keep very specific track of the word count in the piece. I’m very obsessed with keeping things like that straight or I can’t be creative.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be so many things when I grew up but if I’m honest I probably wanted to be a princess. (Also a doctor, a vet, a movie star ...)
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Current and upcoming works
Love Beyond Time
Love Beyond Sanity ...coming October 1
Love Beyond Loyalty (TBA)
Screwing the Superhero
Banging the Superhero
Behind The Scenes (TBA)
Return to the Sea
One Night With A Wolf
Light Me Up
Remember, Readers, Rebecca is giving away a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate at the end of her virtual book tour to a lucky commentor.
The more you comment, the better your chance to win. Check out the tour tour dates and locations.