Monday, November 28, 2011

Rebecca Royce: Love Beyond Sanity Blog Tour

I'm excited to welcome back Rebecca Royce, author of The Outsiders series. She's here today as part of her Love Beyond Sanity blog tour. We’re talking about writing series romance. Tell us what you think and you’ll be entered in her giveaway.  

One randomly drawn commenter will win a $50 gift certificate. Follow Rebecca’s tour and you’ll have more chances to win.  

To follow her tour, visit Goddess Fish Promotions:

And now here’s Rebecca…

I start out with the intention to either write a book as a series or as a stand-alone book.  Why?  Well, mostly because I love writing series about as much as I love reading series.  I love, love, love to see my favorite characters again over and over. Even if they just stop by to say ‘hello, how are things going?’ 

Again, you might ask, why, Rebecca? Well, the answer is that I am so engaged by the end of a book, so in love with a couple that even the epilogue doesn’t satisfy my need to see them in their happily ever after.  If they pop in together in a future book and say ‘oh yes, now we’re having a baby’ then I know that they are continuing to flourish, continuing to make things work.

In Love Beyond Sanity, the book had to be a part of a series as the Outsiders presented themselves to me as a fully formed story of nine couples fighting not only for their own lives but for all of us. How could the story be anything but a series?

Do you like to read series or do you prefer stand alone books?

Love Beyond Sanity


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.

Available at Silver Publishing:

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No, she was not nuts. He was here. The nameless man—she'd never learned his name—who had been made for her, chosen for her in heaven was in this room.

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.

Until now.

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.

Meet 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.

Love Beyond Time
Also Available at Silver Publishing and Amazon

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marybelle said...

I often wondered about series, whether they were planned from the beginning, or if they took on a life force of their own.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Rebecca today!

Gale Stanley said...

It always a pleasure to have Rebecca here. I love her books.

Calisa Rhose said...

These sound very interesting, Rebecca. Thanks for sharing. I love series, too, for the same reasons you mentioned.

JP said...

Gale, thanks for having Rebecca back. I'm with Rebecca, having favorite characters return in later works adds a depth to the lives of these people you come to enjoy following.

Joanne said...

Great blurb and excerpt.I do enjoy series.


Jean P said...

Enjoy reading series, look forward to reading this one.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Karen H in NC said...

I enjoy reading series. I like the fact that family members and/or friends get their own stories because most times the secondary characters are just as interesting at the H/H.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great blurb and loved the excerpt. You pretty much nailed why I love series in your post.

Rebecca Royce said...

THank you so much for having me Gale!

Jackie said...

I agree. Many of the stories that I've read leave me wondering what became of the characters.

Chelsea B. said...

I loooove series! I love getting to see favorite characters after their HEA :-)


miki said...

i love discovering new things about this author and her series so thanks you for this opportunity


Anonymous said...

Hello Gale & Rebecca,
Thank you Gale for hosting Rebecca on your Blog tday, the interview was Great....& Thank you Rebecca for spending part of your day sharing personally & professionally with Us & making new Fans in the process.
The Outsiders Series sounds like Great Reads, Books to be put on my TBR List, I'm glad you were here to talk about your nre release, "Love Beyond Sanity".
Myself, I LOVE reading a Series if the Author has written one. Then I will always buy the first 2 Books in the Series, if there is 2 released. I think you can't really get a good feel for that Series unless you give it a real try.
Thank you again Rebecca & Gale,
Take Care & Happy Writing,
Renee' S.

latishajean said...

Thank you very much for sharing loved the excerpt so good can't wait to read more sounds great! Great post and fun blog tour!