Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Guest: Rebecca Royce

I have actually had my ideal dinner.  It happened five years ago.  My oldest son, now six, was just under one year old when my husband and I decided to take a trip to Europe.  (Yes, I am insane. I did spend a ton of time on the trip longing for my baby who was back in the States with my parents.) But I digress…

We went to Paris and London. Paris first with a stop over afterwards in London before we went home.  One of our first nights in Paris we ate at a restaurant called Guy Savoy.  To this day, it is probably the best meal I have ever had.  But, even beyond that, the whole evening was like a magical dream. 

We were in Paris, eating the best food I’d ever put in my mouth, and feeling like we were in a dream.  This was, ironically, not my only trip to Paris. I had been before and hopefully will get to go again.  But nothing will ever replace how extraordinary that night was and that incredible dinner.

For me, it was a life experience I’ll never forget.  As a friend of mine once said “a life memory.”
A life memory, I like it! It doesn't matter how many times you've been to a place, it's the memories that count. Thanks for sharing, Rebecca!

Eighteen years earlier, Charma lost her destined soul mate. Convinced he must be dead, she kept her fears to herself so as not to destroy the morale of the Outsiders who already live with a shaky prophecy as their only guide.
Dr. Jason Randall is a man used to getting what he wants. There has never been a problem he couldn't out think or a situation he wasn't capable of handling.
Now they are both hunted by not one but two demons as they lead the slowly forming group of Outsiders out of the darkness and back into the light. The two strong souls will have to decide if prophecy alone is enough reason to stay together through insane odds...or if love is their true fate.

Jason shook his head. This wasn't going to be easy. Maybe her arrival was a good thing. Maybe she was another piece of the puzzle he needed to solve his dilemma. "Self-loathing, the woman I've invented to come here and cause me tremendous pain as a way to punish myself for killing a man who assaulted me in the parking lot." Jason gestured around the hillside. "This whole thing is one giant guilt trip."
Standing up, her eyebrows pressed inward, and she held a confused look in her eyes. They seemed to be searching for something but he wasn't clear on what.
Finally, she spoke. "Listen to me very carefully. So much of what you just said makes no sense to me and we have zero time to sort it out. I'm not sure how to convince you that what I'm about to tell you is the absolute truth but it is. This is not some grand illusion. Not really."
"That's just what a falsehood that didn't want to be proven wrong would say."

About Rebecca:
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.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting Rebecca today :-)

Kemberlee Shortland said...

Are you going to keep us in suspense or tell us what you had for dinner? :-)

Rebecca Royce said...

Did I really not say? LOL. I wrote that whole blog and never told you what I ate. Steak, Tuna Tartare, Some kind of onion soup that was to die for. We did the tasting menu. It just kept coming. So delicious.

Jean P said...

Enjoyed your post and was thinking, I wonder what they ate *L* Glad you told us. Sounds wonderful.

Karen H in NC said...

A tasting menu...that sounds like fun and yummy too! Maybe yummy isn't the proper descriptive for an over-the-top dinner!

Isabel Roman said...

Whew, busy day at work, but I'm glad to finally stop by my own blog!

Thanks for being a guest, Rebecca. I admit, I, too, wondered what you had for dinner, but really got caught up in the whole life memory quote that I forgot about it. That really is a great quote. :)

Rebecca Royce said...

I can't believe I forgot to talk about the menu. Thats why all writers need editors

Chelsea B. said...

Sounds wonderful!


marybelle said...

I'm still waiting for my ideal diner. If Paris featured I'm sure I would be thrilled.


latishajean said...

Thanks for the great blog tour love the post sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to read this book sounds great!
tishajean@ charter.net

Andrea said...

Your ideal dinner was interesting. I would have to say mine is Thanksgiving with my family.


J.C. Martin said...

Yum. I love French food! Didn't you try the escargot? Foie gras? Ratatouille? Although the steak, tuna and soup sounds nice. Love French onion soup!

Kathryn Merkel said...

I'm sure our dinner was very nice, but I just don't get why anyone would choose to eat Tartare of any kind. I like steak Med-Rare, but the thought of eating totally raw meat really grosses me out.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Jeanne Z. said...

Ooh, ooh, I am loving this virtual tour more and more. :D


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