Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Please Welcome Author Rebecca Royce
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.
As Rebecca's hostess today I had a few questions for her.
How did you come up with the title Love Beyond Sanity?
Every book in the Outsider series will start with the words Love Beyond. The first book, Love Beyond Time, was titled because that was Isabelle’s particular power and because their love had sustained over time and distance.
For each title, I tried to come up a reason that the last word would be present in the title. Love Beyond Sanity refers to two things. Number one, Charma’s particular talent is healing the emotional burdens of people with mental health issues. She gets into their heads and removes their burdens. The problem? She carries part of their pain with her and begins to question her own mental health. Jason doesn’t know he’s an Outsider so he assumes his ‘delusions’ are just that: delusions. Being a man used to logical deduction, he simply decides to stop having them, which is how he ends up abandoning Charma at the beginning of the story. She assumes he is long dead. Thus, Sanity seemed to be the most logical title. I think of each of the books by the last word in their title.
Name five things in your bucket list.
They all involve travel.
Italy, Greece, China, Australia, and St. Lucia to name a few.
What's your guilty pleasure?
What's the hardest thing you've ever had to overcome?
I’m dyslexic. I don’t know that I’ve overcome it but I’ve learned to compensate for it. I think that’s been pretty tough.
If you could bring back one person who's passed away, anyone, who would it be and what would you ask them? It doesn't have to be anyone you knew.
I miss my father-in-law. I’d like to bring him back just to say hello.
What's your favorite animal and why?
Siamese Cats. I grew up with them. I love them.
Who's your hero?
My Mom. I think she’s just a great lady.
What's the one thing you do to pamper yourself?Hot baths and red wine.
What's your favorite movie of all time and why?
The Usual Suspects. I just think its so perfectly done.
If there's one thing you could do over again, differently, what would that be?
Um. How do I pick just one??
Blurb - Eighteen years earlier, Charma lost her destined soul mate. Convinced he must be dead, she kept her fears to herself so as not to destroy the morale of the Outsiders who already live with a shaky prophecy as their only guide.
Dr. Jason Randall is a man used to getting what he wants. There has never been a problem he couldn't out think or a situation he wasn't capable of handling.
Now they are both hunted by not one but two demons as they lead the slowly forming group of Outsiders out of the darkness and back into the light. The two strong souls will have to decide if prophecy alone is enough reason to stay together through insane odds...or if love is their true fate.
And, she had felt him die. Felt it the night he hadn't come to their secret garden. It had been like someone had taken a sledge hammer and demolished half of her body and soul with one hit. She'd known he was dead.
Alone. That was how she'd felt. With other people's problems filling her days, nights, and dreams.
Had he been this way since he'd disappeared when he was twelve? Charma's eyes roamed his body for signs. Impossible. He looked too healthy. Muscle tone defined his body. He didn't look like a man who had been endlessly asleep on a bed. His eyes fluttered as if he was in deep REM sleep.
She cleared her throat, afraid to wake him but wanting to at the same time. "Hello."
Nothing. Charma's cheeks warmed. Why had she assumed he'd respond to her? He was in a coma for goodness sake. She was going to have to do more than speak aloud to get his attention.