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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Guest Post with Author Rebecca Royce and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome back to the blog author Rebecca Royce. Rebecca is currently on tour for her book Darkest Wolf and has stopped by to chat. Before I give the floor to Rebecca lets learn some about her.

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.

Places to find Rebecca:
Site Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | Email |


Where do her ideas come from?

This is the question I get asked the most on blogs. The truth is that I have no idea. It’s a frustrating answer and I’ve tried to come up with a better one.

So, I’ll back up. I don’t really know where the idea for Darkest Wolf came from but I do know what sort of triggered the idea for Her Wolf, the first book in the series.

I’d gone to the zoo with my oldest son, who was much younger. It was around Halloween time and I’d been contemplating trying to write some stories for an open call I’d seen posted. As we walked through the decorated zoo, I looked around and saw the wolf-pen.

A thought occurred to me. What if one of the wolves wasn’t a wolf but a wolf-shifter who was trapped in his wolf form and trapped in that pen?

Huh.

The whole series eventually developed from that thought. But do I know exactly where Rex and his witch’s story came from? I do not. There are small things that I can pinpoint. A friend of mine loves Rex, he’s been her favorite since the beginning, so I set part of the book in Florida because she lives there but the truth is I’d just been to Key Biscayne so it was easy to use as a setting.

The answer remains as it as has been before, I think it must be a compilation of many ideas that eventually form a complete story and an entire series.


Rex Kane has always known he was different than his brothers, down to the fact that when he shifts into his wolf form, his coat is completely black. Always in trouble, he is given one more chance by his brother Tristan, the Alpha of the Westervelt pack, to bring back to their island a witch who can stop some of the magical assault that has plagued their war-torn home. Rex knows he has one last chance to set things right. Everything depends on him and he cannot fail.

Elizabeth Willow has been cursed to look so repulsive no human eyes can bear to view her. Raised in a gentle coven of witches, she is ill prepared for the realities of the harsh world she now lives in. Raised to mistrust wolf-shifters as witch-killers, she cannot seem to help being drawn to Rex. Even if she doesn't believe she is his so-called mate. He can see her as she really is and is the first person to look her in the eyes in years. Although she is not naturally devious, she sees no choice but to use Rex to gain her own freedom and her families' safety.

Together, Rex and Elizabeth will see just how evil the people around them can be. If they can trust their hearts, perhaps they will survive another night. If not, both of their battles will never be won.

Places to Purchase: 

Check out the other books in Rebecca's Westervelt Wolves series:
Click on cover for more info.

Rebecca will be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to 1 randomly drawn commenter during her blog tourSo make sure to check out all of Rebecca's stops to increase your chances of winning.


To Enter:
  • Leave a comment along with your email address for Rebecca 
  • Giveaway ends May 11th. 

Good Luck =)

21 comments :

  1. "She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it." What a sweet sentiment. I am sure her parents are very proud. :-) Congratulations on your success!
    lisakhutson(at){cox}[dot]

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  2. It may be a question you are often asked, but I do love the back ground, the insight, to the writing.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. I find it interesting to hear where authors get their ideas. It's easy to come up with an answer, but sometimes you just don't know. I can't believe the tour is almost over. I've has a lot of fun following. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  4. You have a wonderful imagination. I think reading helps a person imagine anything she wants.

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  5. Hi! Nice post! I love to know where the author take the idea for they stories, but I have to say that the Zoo wasn't something thought about! LOL New author to me!

    proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I love your books so keep them coming :)

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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  7. As I read this about 'where do you get your ideas' I just thought that you let your imagination go. Many people don't take the time or open their minds enough to do that.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  8. Love the sound of this book. It's an interesting twist that everbody see's her as repulsive but Rex. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    chamblinh@gmail.com

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  9. Ooo, I've been on a MAJOR werewolf kick the past 3 months and cannot seem to get off and (and nor do I want to)-lol. Rebecca's works sounds like something I can really get into. And all of the covers are amazing :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    ~Ava~
    dragonlady 029 @ aol . com

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  10. Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I think that writers are very open and that ideas come from everywhere and anywhere. The smallest thing can spark a scene, a chapter, a novel, or a whole series!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  12. Wow I Want This Book I Have It On Wish List. Thanks For Chance To Win.

    April Alvey
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  13. Looks like an awesome series! BrittanyG@gmail.com

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  14. Great Interview!! I am a HUGE fan of Rebecca's and of this series!! It is one of my favorites!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Mariann with Belle's Book Bag
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  15. I enjoyed the excerpt and reading about the inspiration for the series. The series sounds very good.

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  16. Realy enjoyed your post and the excerpt is fantastic .Thank you for sharing with us and for this chance to win.Have a fantastic week.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  17. Florida is a greating setting for a book and am sure you friend loves she is part of your inspiration.

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  18. That is interesting how several things had to come together to get the storyline. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  19. I can't wait to read some of Rebecca's books - they sound great. Thanks for the contest/giveaway!

    Lea-Ellen {night owl in IL}
    borg_66@hotmail.com

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  20. Hi Rebecca,
    sorry, i hope i'm not to late. i think i'm about to throw this computer through the wall, that or the tech guy that keeps trying to fix it. LOL! i just keep ending up a day behind you on your tour and i am always left siting there pouting. :(
    every time i have tried to use it lately the ^&&*( internet crahses or the computer does. "grinding teeth here" :(

    Seriously, i love your books and a Huge fan, look forward to reading this ones i have already read of your as well as your newer books. i tend to read books i like 3-4 or more times. :D

    thank you again for the great giveaway. enjoy your weekend.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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