Thursday, February 9, 2012
Rebecca Royce's Love Beyond Loyalty!
My guest today is Rebecca Royce. I've had her on the blog a few other times, but this time is special. She's talking about her newest book, Love Beyond Loyalty. It should be a great post today and you'l want to comment. Why? There's a $50 Amazon GC up for grabs. Yeah, I'm commenting, too. Now let's get on with the post! There are quite a few characters in the books. It's hard not to want to give them each a story. How easy/hard was it to decide whose story to tell first and who to make wait?
It’s interesting that you ask me this question. For me, it goes to the heart of writing a series. And as I am writing four of them at this time, I feel like I can actually discuss this topic.
A series begins as one book. In this case, it was Love Beyond Time. Kal and Isabelle had a story they needed told. I can still remember the scenes that drove me to write the book. Kal on his knees on an empty highway, Isabelle traveling through time without knowing what was happening to her. One of the scenes at the end of the book where Kal is hanging by his arms from the ceiling. Not to mention the whole opening scene with Abraxas making a terrible mistake that they are still paying for.
But, in Love Beyond Time, or Time as I will simply call it now, I introduced a slew of other characters. They all have their story to tell and in the case of The Outsiders each of their stories moves the overall ARC of the series forward.
So, now, the question of the how did I choose who to move forward and who to make wait? Well, frankly, it had to do with their individual powers. In Time, the ball starts rolling. Time is a pivotal aspect to that book. Next up was Sanity, Charma and Jason’s story. How can you keep your head where it needs to be in the midst of madness? How can you trust your own mind?
This book is Loyalty. What draws people together, what keeps them that way? How do we decide who we stay loyal to and who we let go? I could keep going but it would tell you too much about the future books and I don’t want to give it away just yet.
Thanks so much for having me today.
Thanks Rebecca. Great insight. Now for the readers. Want to know a little more about Rebecca? Here you go!
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.
Want to know more about Love Beyond Loyalty?
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.
Here's her links so you can find more in her backlist you might enjoy!
Current and Upcoming Works
Love Beyond Time
Love Beyond Sanity
Love Beyond Loyalty
Love Beyond Sight (TBA)
Darkest Wolf (coming soon.)
Screwing the Superhero
Banging the Superhero
Behind The Scenes
Return to the Sea
One Night With A Wolf
Light Me Up
I’ll Be Mated For Christmas