Monday, April 30, 2012

Virtual Book Tour and $50 Amazon GC Giveaway: Darkest Wolf by Rebecca Royce!

Today we're welcoming author Rebecca Royce to the blog on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for her erotic paranormal romance, "Darkest Wolf".

The author is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 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!

Rebecca agreed to answer a few questions for me. Thanks, Rebecca!

1. What draws you to write paranormal romance?

I think it must be the ‘other’ aspect to it. The Alpha males and the way that the Paranormal can really make us look at ourselves differently. I like the amount of world-building I can do.

2. How much world-building do you do? How do you do it and keep track of it?

I do a ton. If its more than I can handle remembering, I keep notes.

3. Do you have any writing quirks, habits or superstitions? Explain.

In general, each chapter is 13 pages. Although sometimes I break that rule. I have places I like to write and ways I like to do it. But, I’m really just in favor of working hard and see what happens.

4. Plotter or Pantser? Explain.

I’m a Pantser. But I will plot if I need to keep details straight.

5. What new releases are coming up for you?

Darkest Wolf has just come out and I’m not sure of new release dates but I will let everyone know on my website.

6. Any questions you'd like to ask our readers?

What draws you to a book?

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.
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.


  1. I'm drawn to a book firstly by the premise. If this catches my attention, then I will explore further. Favorite authors & genres will do this as well.


  2. The genre and the author are the first things I look at when choosing a book. If the author is new-to-me, then I rely more on genre, reading about other books she's written and reading recs from friends and reviews.

    I agree with you about series...I love them. There are ususally so many interesting characters in a book that demand their own story! And, I ususally wait until I have all the books in the series before I start reading. Helps me keep track of previous characters, plot, etc. What about you? Do you read a series as the books are published or do you wait to read them all at once?

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  3. I'd say first it's the author, have I read their work before or are the new to me. Then it's a toss up between the cover and the premise of the book. Is it a series or a stand alone? What does the back cover reveal about the book? Is there a HEA? Mystery, romance, paranormal? All of these things help me choose books to read, along with word of mouth suggestions and reviews.


  4. I have really enjoyed following your tour. The concept of the plot is absolutely fascinating. I love paranormal stories, and always have. I want to read all the books in the series.

  5. The first thing that draws me to a book is the genre and I hate to admit it but second it is the cover. Gale

  6. I don't care about genre, generally. I'm drawn to covers, blurbs, and then reviews. As a librarian, I'm often reading dozens of book reviews each week.

  7. Thank you for this giveaway! :)

    I look first what genre the book is and then choose if I read it or not :) Also some authors write so well that I just have to read every book they write! :)

  8. I would love to be a panster but unfortuntely I was never good at it.


  9. I'm really drawn to covers! I know it sounds shallow but it's true :)

  10. Rebecca I love all things you write about, YAY.

    Pavarti I also love book covers!


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  11. Certain themes have an advantage, like sports, cooking, or music. Reviews and blurbs help, and previous good experiences with an author's work do, too!


  12. I like a book based on the author, genre, or the plot.


  13. I'm drawn to the covers as well but the summary is the second thing and then an excerpt.


  14. It depends on my mood if I want to read a romance the fantasy books and covers wont interst me.
    Also with digital publishing I am not that bothered by a bad cover if I know the author(it wont be in a book shelf for me too look at it).

    Lana A

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So... inquiring minds want to know: what do you think?