"I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter."
-Winston Churchill

Friday, April 20, 2012

GFP: At The Round Table & Giveaway with Rebecca Royce - Love Beyond Sight

Welcome to Immortality and Beyond. May I offer you a beverage? 

Ooh. What is Mystic Brew?? I want some of that. Thanks for having me. 

Mystic Brew is our own witch's special blend *grins* Enjoy :)

Now that we're all settled in my lair, I'm de-bite-fully glad you stopped in.

BK:  Please tell us a little bit about your current release...
Love Beyond Sight is the fourth book in the Outsider series that I write. It is Samuel and Eden’s story. 

When Eden Roan awoke in a mental hospital, she was nearly discovered by a demon, but was rescued by a voice in her mind. The voice told her she was his but that they would never, ever meet. Now, Eden is more and more convinced that the voice is just her imagination. It can't possibly be her destined soul mate. Or can it?

Samuel Quinn was horribly disfigured by the demon when he was child. He can't stand looking at himself and doesn't want Eden to see him. Luckily, his powers allow him to hide using other's features as his own. But when Eden needs him, Samuel will have to step forward to save her even if it means showing the real him.

Can there be love without sight? Or will the demon finally have them all just where he wants them?

BK:  What inspired this particular novel/book?
Well, this is the fourth book in the series. It keeps everything moving forward in the ARC of the series.

BK:  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When did I not want to be? I wrote my first book in fourth grade. But, I got serious when I was pregnant with my second son. 

BK:  How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?
I don’t know. I just try to do the best I can to write well and to write interesting characters I would want to read. 

BK:  What was the hardest thing about writing this story?
Samuel has a hard time. His emotional journey was tough to write because I was so moved by it. 

BK:  What character was your favorite to write for in this story? Why?
I can’t pick between Samuel and Eden. I love writing both of them. They need each other so much and yet they are kept apart by circumstances beyond their control. 

BK:  Which was your favorite scene to write?
At one point, there is a lot of disguising going on and people pretending to be others. That was really fun to write. 

BK:  Will this become a series? If so, what inspired it to be a series?
Its actually the fourth book in an already established series.

BK:  Now for a little fun, and into your everyday life, What is a day in your life like?
I get up, I get the kids fed and to school. I come home. I write. I go back to school to pick up my 2 year old. I bring him home. Feed him. He goes down for a nap. I write. I go pick up my 4 year old. Bring him home. Go get my 6 year old. Do after school activities. Write some more. Have dinner with my husband. Put the kids to bed. And watch television and work out. Does it sound exciting? LOL

BK:  What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like to go to Broadway shows, watch movies, and take trips.

BK:  What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
I’m a video game addict

BK:  What do you like to read? Who is your favorite author?
I think everything Nalini Singh writes is brilliant. 

BK:  Please tell us one piece of advice you were given as an author that you carry with you when you write?
Write every day. If you want it to be a job, treat it like a job. You can’t dabble at it. 

BK:  What is one piece of advice you can give to aspiring writers/authors?
Just write what you love. 

BK:  What are you currently working on?
A paranormal erotic short story. 

BK:  Where can readers connect with you? 

In Love Beyond Sanity, Eden Roan awoke in a mental hospital, unsure of how she got there. Nearly discovered by a demon, she is rescued by a voice in her mind who saves her life by transforming her figure into something the demon doesn't want to look at.  The voice tells her she is his but that they will never, ever meet.  As time progresses, Eden becomes more and more convinced that the voice is just her imagination playing tricks on her.  It can't possibly be her destined soul mate.
Or can it?

Samuel Quinn was horribly disfigured by the demon when he was a child. He can't stand looking at himself and does not want Eden to see him. Luckily, his powers allow him to hide himself using other people's features as his own.  But when Eden needs him, Samuel will have to step forward to save her even if he can never let her see the real him.

Can there be love without sight? Or will the demon finally have them all just where he wants them?

Excerpt #1

I’m alone in the house.

Eden Roan swallowed away the lump in her throat. Why hadn’t she known everyone was leaving? Her heart rate picked up, thumping hard against her ribcage. She hadn’t been alone in six months. Not since Charma and Marina had found her, nearly comatose, locked up in a mental institution in New Jersey.

She swung around calling out into the living. “Hello? Anyone here?”

Even as she called out, she knew she need not have bothered. No one was home. She could feel the emptiness around her. Loneliness assaulted her soul and she nearly doubled over from the feeling before she pulled herself together. Wow. She was being really, really ridiculous.

It didn’t mean anything that everyone had left and no one had said goodbye. Probably, they didn’t mean to all leave. Each one must have thought someone else remained in the house. No way, no how would she be left, by herself, in their huge house on their private island in Maine.

Except that it was December and getting back and forth from the island in the middle of winter took advanced planning. They would have all have had to board the boat at the same time. Marina would have had to spell cast the water to keep it calm…

No, there was something terribly wrong. She took off at a run. Her large, sturdy feet bracing her body for the run she made down the hall. Sebastian, the demon, must have gotten to them. They were all dead. That was the only explanation.

“I’ve got your mind, Eden.” She heard the voice of the demon resonate through the halls of the too empty house. Even though she had personally never spoken with him before, she had no doubt he was who tormented her now. “I’ve killed the others and now I’ll spend eternity torturing you with just what I want you to see.”  


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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.

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Mary Preston said...

I have to say the Mystic Brew does look interesting.

Rebecca, I love that you are moved by your own writing, story, characters.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank youfor hosting Rebecca today.

Catherine Lee said...

That BREW looks deadly!
Rebecca...I didn't know you were a video game addict. What do you like to play?
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

MomJane said...

I would really love to read this series. It sounds awesome.

Deb PelletierC said...

Wonderful interview, and you have a busy day. But doing what you love helps. DebP