Today I’m switching gears and handing my blog over to author Rebecca Royce. Please enjoy the guest post and leave all kinds of comments below because Rebecca has graciously offered to give away a FREE ebook to a random reader. When Rebecca has chosen a winner, I’ll make the announcement in a separate post. ~Rhiannon.
Which disasters scare you?
In my new book, Love In One Night, my heroine handles her anxiety by preparing for
scenarios, by knowing what she’d do if something happened.
When I was younger, I saw the movie Twister. I saw it on a date but that is neither
here nor there. It scared me. Yes, I’ve seen it since then and it didn’t scare me but
it really set me off for a while. We didn’t have tornadoes in New Jersey. Not very
frequently, anyway. I used to sit up at night and worry about twisters that were
not going to come. Now, maybe I did this because I couldn’t deal with the idea that
someone might set off a bomb in NYC, which was fifteen minutes from my house.
Snow storms, which we had a lot of, don’t frighten me at all. Yet, others tell me they
are worried about blizzards, that the idea scares them. More recently, we’ve moved
to Texas and fire has been the entity we need to be more concerned with.
What scares you? What disaster worries you?
**Don’t forget to leave your comments below so Rebecca can choose a random commentator to win a free book!**
Melanie is a woman who prepares for disasters. If the world as she knows it were to come grinding to a disastrous halt, her Sustainable Living Community will be ready and able to take care of the people in their area. She doesn’t have a man in her life anymore but she has her daughter and that’s enough.
Until a tall, dark stranger drives into her life.
Griffith is on a mission to find Melanie’s ex-husband Victor, who has stolen a very expensive new drug from a pharmaceutical company. Griffith is a man who can find what others can’t. He never backs down from a fight and he’s never afraid until he sees Melanie. She steals his breath and makes him wish for things he’s never wanted before.
They are two people who can prepare for everything except the depths of their own need for each other.
“I married him because I got pregnant.” She put her hands on her hips. “And I won’t take his money because I won’t take money from the pharmaceutical companies. No offense.”
“Gee, why would I take offense when you meant to insult me?” Melanie’s face turned a lovely shade of cherry as he spoke.
“Truth is, I meant to say something nasty about Victor. I forgot, momentarily, what you do and who you do it for.”
He shrugged like he words hadn’t stung a bit. The pharmaceutical companies did both good and bad things. Griffith didn’t have to feel one-hundred-percent comfortable all the time to still know he worked on the right side of the law.Love in One Night 7
“Theft is theft. I give them back things they’ve lost.” He moved along the edge of the room. Melanie must be organized. Everything had a label, down to the box holding sponges. “And I’d bet when you get a headache, you take a Tylenol.”
“I’d try magnesium and zinc, but your point is taken. I shouldn’t be generalizing. I don’t like when it’s done to me.”
Griffith had to get out of there before he did anything really asinine, like give the blushing woman a hug. He pulled out his card. “If you hear from Victor or you think of anything, give me a call. I’ll be staying in Austin overnight.”
“Right.” She took his card. “I’m sorry you had to come all the way down here for nothing.”
“I’m not.” Her eyes widened, and he had a moment of sheer male satisfaction. He’d been able to shock her.
“You haven’t asked me why I do this. Why I’m so prepared for a disaster? You haven’t asked. Everyone does.”
“I’ve been a lot of places. I think preparing for things, even if they might never occur, makes pretty good sense. I guess we all have our own reasons for why we do what we do.”
She bit down on her lower lip, chewing on it as she regarded him with narrowed eyes. “So you want to know why I married Victor but not why I formed a whole community dedicated to organic farming in the desert, self-sustaining living, and disaster preparedness?”
“Melanie, if you want to tell me, I’d be really amenable to hearing.” Anything she wanted to say would be fine by him. She could read the phone book aloud, and he’d sit like a good little boy and listen to her.
“Maybe I could. Over dinner tonight.”
His heart skipped a beat. Had she actually asked him out? His mouth opened and closed. When he’d gotten off the plane in Austin, he’d had no idea he’d be stepping onto a sustainable farm, a converted bomb shelter, and asked to dinner by a hot redhead.
About Rebecca Royce
favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her
homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well
Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to
be married to her best friend. They’ve just moved to Texas where
Rebecca is discovering a new love for barbecue!
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.
**Current and Upcoming Works**
Love Beyond Time
Love Beyond Sanity
Love Beyond Loyalty
Love Beyond Sight
Screwing the Superhero
Banging the Superhero
Behind The Scenes
Return to the Sea
One Night With A Wolf
Light Me Up
I’ll Be Mated For Christmas
The Edge stories: Unwanted Mate, Bar Mate, Mate by the Music, Out of Place Mate