Sunday, June 26, 2011

Meet amazing author...

 Rebecca Royce!

How did you start your writing career?    Well, I was pregnant with my second son and my husband challenged me to write the book I kept talking about writing instead of just talking about it. On Sundays when his mother would come visit to help with the kids, I would write.  But, oh boy, did that novel not turn out well. I didn’t know then a lot of things I know now. However, I did learn that I was, in fact, capable of writing a full-length novel from start to finish.

After that I joined an online critique group—two actually—and I found that not only was I lucky enough to make a lot of friends trying to do what I was doing but I learned a ton about the craft too. I was published one year later.

Where do you dream of traveling to and why? 
I have the travel bug so there really isn’t anywhere that someone suggests they’d like to travel to that I don’t immediately think ‘oh yes, I’d like to go there too.’  But, I think that right now my most immediate dream is that I’d like to go to the Napa Valley.

3. Does travel play in the writing of your books?   To a certain extent.  But it tends to be more of two characters in a car running for sanctuary as opposed to exotic locations and high priced drinks.

4. Tell us about your current release.  My current release is called Another Chance.  It is a Vampire Romance about a secret, elite vampire branch of the US military.  One of the vampires finds himself falling in love with a reporter who has a penchant for getting herself into trouble. 

Patrick O’Callaghan is a vampire grappling with the fate that has been laid out for him. Turned into a vampire during World War II, he lived for many years as a crazed monster searching only for blood and dishing out death.  That is until he is approached to join a unique unit of the United States military, a special operations division made up of vampires looking for a second chance, for a way to redeem the horrors they have caused by serving God and Country. The only catch? He had to give up human blood. 

Jennifer DeMarco is a hard-nosed reporter and the daughter of an Admiral in the United States Navy.  When she goes missing, kidnapped by terrorists she thought to interview, Patrick’s unit is sent out to rescue her and then remove her memory of the events, making it like they never happened. 

Things start to go awry when Patrick responds sexually to Jennifer, something that hasn’t happened since he was made a vampire.  New truths are unveiled to Patrick-things he never thought he either could or should have as a creature of the undead-and Jennifer’s life continues to be in danger.

When disaster strikes, the two will discover that there are second chances if only you’re willing to take them.

5. Do you believe in ghosts?  I didn’t used to but I kind of do now—which I hope doesn’t
make me seem kooky.

But, I’ve seen some things that sort of make me believe.  Its not like I walk around with a flashlight screaming to the heavens that there are ghosts but I am now, I guess, open to the possibility that there are a lot of things out there we don’t understand. 

6. What was your first sale as an author?  My first book was called Her Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 1.  I’m currently finishing up the second to last book in that series, which is bittersweet for me.

7. What is your favorite color?   Purple. Not exactly sure why…


Valerie Mann said...

I am in awe of our imagination, Rebecca! You can tell amazing stories, so thank your hubby for pushing you (and the little traveler who kept you company during your first writing experience!). Here's to many more RR books!

Becca Dale said...

Hey, Rebecca. Interesting stuff. Believing in ghosts does not make you kooky - at least I hope not. Can't wait to read Another Chance.

Barbara Elsborg said...

That vampire story sounds really good, Rebecca and yours was a fast trip to success!!! Congrats!

Kate Richards said...

Another Chance sounds like a great read, I look forward to it.

Jessica E. Subject said...

It's always nice to learn more about you. I believe in ghosts, too and aliens, so maybe I'm kooky along with you. LOL

Rebecca Royce said...

Glad I'm not the only one who believes in ghosts!! LOL. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

I really do love Rebecca. I have about 5000 book but only 10 authors or so that are on my must buy and re-read about 20 times list. Rebecca is high on that list! Another Chance was a great intro into a new world of hers and I was happy to read it!

Maureen said...

Wow, I spent the day on the outskirts of the Napa Valley. Though I was watching race cars zip around a race track... But I do know Napa...if you ever get there, I can recommend some nice places!

Sounds like a fascinating story!