I am thrilled to be hosting Rebecca here as part of her "Love Beyond Time" blog tour. Rebecca is offering a $50 Amazon gift certificate as a grand prize so please follow her along the tour. The more you comment, the more chance you have of winning this fabulous prize!
Here are the details of where and when you can find her:
1) What is your writing routine?
I get up in the morning and I get the kids ready for whatever they’re doing that day. After they’re settled, dropped off, or entertained I sit down to write. Basically, I write every day in every moment I can.
2) Which author/s inspire you to write?
When I read Nalini Singh or Stephanie Tyler I want to be a better writer.
3) Which is your favorite romance subgenre to read? To write?
My favorite romance genre to write is always Paranormal but I vary what I read. I always prefer Paranormal but a great Historical or Contemporary Suspense makes me happy too.
4) How do you deal with criticism/rejection?
I hope that I am developing a thick skin. If a reader doesn’t like the book or a reviewer writes a thoughtful review disliking a book, I can respect that. Not every one is going to like all the same things.
As for rejection, it still burns. I think it always will. But its part of the process and I accept that.
I’d like a teamwork experience. I like when they care about the story and want to work with me to make it better.
Love Beyond Time is the first book in my series The Outsiders. A prophecy foresees eighteen children being born within hours of one another. They will be the only ones who are capable of destroying the greatest evil ever born on earth. But when things go horribly wrong, the eighteen are separated from one another, left to live in the human world with little to no knowledge of who or what they are not. But finding their soul mates will bring the fight to them whether they want to be involved or not.
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.
Abraxas Moore stared one more time at the unforgiving clouds forming above him. The weather would soon become perilous, and he knew he had very little time until they caught him. Even the Green Hills, the place that had sheltered him and his kind for centuries--their home--was no longer safe.
The rain that he was sure would start at any moment would not be life renewing. It was not a sign of rebirth, and he knew with a near perfect certainty it was not even natural in its origins. Rather, it had been conjured by those who sought to kill him as a means to draw him out into the open. They hoped he would make a mistake and fail at his task. Then they would be able to trap and kill him.
Most disturbing, however, was he knew they would succeed in their task.
His role as leader of his people, not one he ever truly sought, weighed heavily on him that night, and he knew not even the love of his wife, Niki, would sustain him through what was to come. The prophecy was no longer something that would eventually happen, but was actually occurring in front of his eyes.
Time had finally caught up with them.
8) Which is your favorite character in the book? Why?
Kal is a fabulous character to write. He’s been through a lot but he still wants to do the right thing and protect the people around him. I really fell in love with Kal when I was writing him.
9) What are you working on right now?
I’m writing the fourth book in this series and I’m so excited with how its turning out.
10) Your biggest piece of advice to aspiring novelists?
Keep writing. Write all the time. The more you do it, the better it will get.
Isabelle Listora stood in front of the creepiest cabin she had ever seen. It didn't look deserted, not really, but it didn't look lived in either. It hadn't been occupied for at least several days, she was sure about that. The door hung open and it looked like the local wildlife had taken what was left of the food from the cupboards. At the very least, Isabelle was relatively sure that she wasn't going to be finding any neglected children occupying the cabin today. If they were there—and her instincts told her they were not—then they were well hidden and not likely to come out just because she asked.
Everything about what had happened since she had woken up this morning had seemed so bizarre to her. Why was she being sent out into the woods to investigate child abuse? Where was the local agency and why were they not looking into what was happening? She had, in fact, asked her boss those same questions several times before heading off into the middle of nowhere, driving four hours from home to an unknown destination where she would have no police help or known local resources to call upon in case of an emergency. Once again, inwardly, she groaned at the absurdity of the whole thing.
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.
In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
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Great interview, great excerpts, great trailer - I wish you lots of sales and a huge following on your tour! Enjoy!