Thursday, February 16, 2012

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Rebecca Royce

Today we're welcoming author Rebecca Royce to the blog on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the erotic paranormal story, "Love Beyond Loyalty".

Rebecca is giving away a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter. So comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner over there on the left, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops) -- the more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!

I challenged Rebecca to find five things about her we might not expect. Let's see what she's come up with!

5 Things You’d Never Expect About Me

1. When I was growing up, my mother used to keep lists on small pieces of paper. When she would complete whatever was on the list, she would tear it up. Rip. Rip. Rip. She’d stand at the counter and rip. I would be sitting at the kitchen table and I would just hear this horrendous ripping, tearing sounds. She loved it because it showed her she’d finished all the things on the list and it meant she got to tear it up. But, for me, it became one of the noises that to this day I cannot stand. Ripping paper is for me akin to nails on a chalkboard. It makes me shudder with pain.

2. I’m easily fooled by white lies, particularly if it’s my parents telling me the story. I used to have nightmares when I was an adolescent, long past the years of having them as a small child. But, I would wake up every night and be afraid. So, one night my mother told me that if I wore socks to bed, I could no longer have nightmares because wearing something on my feet would release a chemical into my brain that would trigger only good dreams. I believed her, started wearing socks to bed, and ceased having nightmares.

One day, when I was in college, I came home and mentioned something to my mom about how something scary had happened but I hadn’t had nightmares afterwards because I wore my socks. She grinned for a split second before she hid it and then I knew: she had fooled me. All of those years, I had believed that if I wore socks to bed I would not have bad dreams. It wasn’t at all true—except, of course, that I had believed it would work so it worked. To this day, I wear socks to bed.

3. When I was in 3rd grade, we did this thing called Child Of The Week. Each of us had a week that was designated for us and we were the child who got to have a bulletin board with our own information on it. One week, my friend’s mother came in. She was an immigrant and she spoke to the class because it was her son’s turn to bring someone in. She told us that when she’d first come to this country she’d gotten a green card. But, because of her accent, I heard green car, leaving the d, out and for the longest time I believed that all immigrants drove green cars to identify themselves as immigrants. Had one of those ‘oh duh’ moments when I finally figured that out.

4. I don’t look good in the certain colors. I’m a red head. Certain things are just not good for my complexion. So, when my girlfriend told me she’d picked out the color of her bridesmaids dresses specifically for me—and then they turned out to be coral—I had no idea what she could have been thinking. Coral is pretty. But not on me. And I have the not so pretty pictures to prove it.

5. I’m a real cracker jack at video games. I have very bad hand eye coordination so it’s sort of amazing but I can really win at video games. I’m good at it and I love it. My kids are sort of in awe of their mother’s video game playing. They tell their friends “my mother really rules at this game.” It’s nice when you can be cool for you kids. At least, until they grow up to find it embarrassing and then maybe I’ll have to stop.

What's something we might not expect about you?


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.

About the Author: 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.

Visit Rebecca at


  1. I like your list of unexpected things, especially the sock wearing. The only thing I could think of was the fact that as I have a sister very close in age my parents would give us both a present on birthdays. They decided that being both young we would feel left out if only one received a gift. So, for the first 7 years we received two lots of birthday gifts.


  2. It is always amazing, looking back, at what we saw and thought as children. We thought we were right about things that people said and did. What an eyeopener when we grew up.

  3. I liked red as a color for some period in high school, so I had a lot of red things to wear and the decided to color my hair red as well. You can imagine that a lot of things clashed with it so I really had to chose what to keep. :)

    Lyra L

  4. Loved your list of things about you. I don't recall any interesting stuff about my childhood but I can tell you about my son and Santa Claus. I am one of those parents who likes to sleep in a bit on Christmas morning so I told my son that if he came out of his room before 7AM, all his stuff from Santa would disappear. I had a clock that chimed the hour and being the smart kid he was (and still is), he could count the chimes and knew it was OK to come out. He's 35 mow...that trick doesn't work anymore! LOL

  5. I hear you about the red hair. Mine has gotten darker as I've gotten older and I am enjoying it more now. Still can't wear certain colors. LOL Great interview!

    menina.iscrazy @

  6. What an interesting post. I enjoyed learning about some of the different things that make you tick.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love the sock story. My parents loved to mess with our heads too. Deb P

  8. I liked your unexpected things list, especially the comment about the bridesmaid dress, but really most are pretty bad. :)

    emiliana25(at) web (dot) de

  9. Even it is a lie, isn't it good that your nightmares cease? I wear socks to bed sometimes, but because it's freezing. Great interview!



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