Author Interview ~ Rebecca Royce (Embraced)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hi All!,

Hosted by Sizzling PR; Today, Rebecca Royce will talk to me about her book Embraced and the series Conditioned.

Thank you for joining me today Rebecca.
Thank you so much for having me!

Please give us a little background on Embraced and it's characters.

Embraced is the second book in the Conditioned story. The first one was Eye Contact. This story is about a girl named Seven and the man she falls in love with, Ben. Here is a blurb:

Benedicte Lavelle is a single father raising two small daughters. When his neighbors put him in charge of handling the haunting that plagues their neighborhood, he has no choice but to use disreputable means in order to bring in a Conditioned ghost hunter to help with their problem. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the young woman who arrives at his house in chains. He doesn’t expect to have his entire life thrown into upheaval when she is snatched away.
Conditioned prisoner Seven-Two-Four has never had a name. She cannot read, and is scheduled to die as soon as she is returned to the Institution. The Conditioned are not considered human, but Seven can see ghost energy and she can love Ben like no one ever has before.
When fate takes Seven from Ben’s arms, can he move on and find a new purpose in life or will he be forever trapped by the need to rescue those like his lost love?

How does the idea of "The Conditioned" come about?

I know it’s a frustrating answer but I never know where my story ideas come from. I think that my brain, or my muse, picks up things in various places and then—boom—correlates a complete story for me. Sometimes that happens when I’m in line at the deli. Or sometimes in the shower. But, all of a sudden I have a new idea and I’m never sure where they come from.

Will there will more books in this series? And of so, whose story will next?

There will be many more, hopefully. The next book is yet to be written (its next up on my list) but I’m thinking its going to be Jack’s story. He was in book 1.

I visited your Goodreads page and I see that listed under several Genres. Do you consider yourself to be under one Genre and which one?
Do you perfer the variety?

I am mostly a paranormal romance writer. But, I dabble in Science Fiction romance and I also write in Young Adult and in Fantasy romance. Every once in a while, a straight contemporary but almost never.

I do like the variety and I like that I get to do it. But, I understand that readers think of me as Paranormal Romance writer and I’m happy to continue to do mostly that.

How many series have you written? Can we expect another series after The Conditioned?

I have five series. One is completely finished—The Sexy Superheroes. There is one book left in my Westervelt Wolves book (one is not out yet but written, one left to write) Three left in my YA series. Five left in The Outsiders series and an indefinite amount left in The Conditioned. I also write in the 1NS series for Decadent Publishing but that is a multi-authored series and not mine alone.

I think as long as I am able I will write series. I love them. But, I will never keep four active ones at the same time. Maybe 2. Or 3.

Tell us about yourself? What do you do when your not writing?

I’m a mom of 3 small children, all boys, ages 6,4, and 2. They keep me busy. When I’m not with them, I’m reading, watching movies, going out to eat, travelling, or going to Broadway shows.

How do you relax when you're writing? Do you listen to music? Or do you prefer quiet?

I need noise—like background noise. The kids downstairs, a distant TV, a blender. But, most of the time, its not music. I have to be in a very specific mood to handle music while I write.

Thanks again for stopping by Rebecca and I had so much fun.

Thanks so much for having me. I had a great time.

About Rebecca:

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. We live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I've been told I'm a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I'd love to hear from you!

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1 comment

  1. I am hooked in Rebecca's series! Love them! Thanks for the interview. :)

    All the best!