Say hi to the very talented Rebecca Royce.
I know everyone asks this but why did you decide to write romance?
I’ve always LOVED reading romance. But they were sort of forbidden. My mother wasn’t really strict she just felt there were ‘better’ things I could be reading while I was young (we’re talking high school age). But, my friend used to get the books out of her older sisters room and we would read them and then talk about them.
I continued to read them as I get older. I got married, did a couple of careers, had my first son and stopped working to be home with him. Then I got pregnant with my second child. (There are three now.) Some time during that pregnancy, I suddenly decided to write one. I just felt that I could and I really really wanted to. I guess that’s how I decided. Should we blame the pregnancy hormones?
What was the hardest thing you had to do when you started?
I had to get over my anxiety about writing love scenes. Now I love doing it but in the beginning it was tough for me. I’d blush through the whole thing.
What was the easiest thing?
Coming up with ideas. They just flowed…
How long did it take you to finish your first manuscript and where did the idea come from?
Back then, I used to write manically. I wrote a ton. I think I wrote my first book in under a month.
Tell me about your first contract?
My first contract was Her Wolf and it was with Liquid Silver Books. We were in Disney Word. I screamed in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge.
Do you base any of your stories on real people or places or events?
Not really. I tend to be really out there. But, some things creep in. When my oldest had his tonsils out I learned all about keeping fevers down, keeping him hydrated. That made it into a book. I guess that kind of thing but overall, no.
What gets you in the mood to write?
Everything. Standing at the deli. Watching my son’s swim lesson. Basically doing anything other than writing. Reading great writing (Like you, Desiree!) makes me want to write
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? 10 years?
I hope more and more people read my books. I hope I’m with my family.
What do you enjoy most about being an author?
Getting e-mails from people who read my work.
Okay, quick fun questions:
Favorite ice cream Vanilla
Favorite music Billy Joel
Favorite movie The Usual Suspects
Favorite time to write In the morning
If you could be stranded with a movie or television star who would you pick? Jensen Ackles. I think that must be self-explanatory…
If someone played you in a movie who would it be and why? Ah…Jessica Chastain. We’re both red-heads.
Devin Owen has come back from the Dragon Wars a changed Werewolf. For one thing, he’s lost his wolf side as well as most of his desire to live. He spends most of his life doped up to handle the pain from his injured leg.
Lena Knox knew the moment she met Devin that he was her mate. But, she’d been a child at the time and he hadn’t noticed her at all. Now, all grown up she wants Devin to be the wolf she’s waited for. Not that she has a lot of time for longing with life crumbling around her.
A couple of heated encounters draw them together but is it enough to overcome the war wounds they both carry? Or will an outside enemy destroy them before they get the chance to know?
One lone tear escaped, and she quickly batted it away. She might as not have, as he’d be able to smell her distress. Trying to be as sly as she could, she glanced over at Devin, hoping he wouldn’t notice. He stared up at the ceiling, his gaze distant and removed.
She cleared her throat. “Would you like to shift and go for a run?”
Lena couldn’t think of anything she’d like better than to escape this room. He’d brought her utter and complete pleasure and then shattered her soul.
Devin rolled over, his back facing her, his head turned away. “You go ahead. I can’t shift anymore. Haven’t been able to since I came back.”
He couldn’t shift? A strange buzzing sensation filled her mind. This was important. It had to matter that Devin had been disconnected from his Wolf.
“That’s why you can’t heal your leg? You can’t shift to fix it?”
He turned to look at her, his eyes tired. “It’s pretty disgusting, I know. Trust me, no one likes looking at it less than I do. Twisted flesh, the bone poking out from where it should be—yeah, it’s gross.”
Lena wasn’t exactly certain what was going on, but she’d somehow stepped into a minefield. She hoped she could find her way out. Fast.
“I didn’t say it was gross. I just asked if that was why it wasn’t fixed.” She rubbed her eyes. “What do the doctors say about why you can’t shift?”
“Nothing. They have nothing to say.”