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
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
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
18 thoughts on “Rhiannon welcomes author Rebecca Royce…”
Thanks so much for hosting me today Rhiannon!
Absolutely any time, Rebecca!
For me, I’m terrified of tornadoes. When I was a kid, we experienced some that caused a lot of damage while in Toledo, OH for a family reunion. Then, as an adult, I drove home with one only half an hour behind me. It didn’t hit our house, but took down some branches and hit some of the nearby farms. Now, I always watch the skies when there’s a storm.
Best of luck with your upcoming release!
What disaster scares me? Hmm Fire and floods
I forgot fire when I made my comment, but yeah–fire doesn’t appeal to me lol.
Fire gets me too. Particularly because we live in a fire zone now
Since I’m hosting today, I’m going to go ahead and let everyone know that there is only one kind of disaster that scares me. I’ve lived through tornadoes and hurricanes and they were scary as heehaw, but the most terrifying disaster for me is a flood. The town I live in was flipped upside down and torn apart with a big flood in 2001 while I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, but I was so high up on a mountain that I thankfully missed it. Unfortunately, many friends and relatives in town did NOT miss it and just judging by all the pictures I saw, I hope it never happens again! GEESH! It was amazing seeing how water can do such damage.
Flood is horrific. A large portion of our family lost everything is Hurricane Katrina
The disasters that scare me would be all of them lol. Like Rhiannon the flood in 2001 was a close one. I was camping on the New River with my Dad, Mom, Uncle, and Brother at the time it happened. We all was piled up in Dad’s truck for 12 hours just trying to make it home. When we got home everything was a mess, the town was still flooded in areas and even though I live on a hill outside of the flood zone our house still got about a foot of water in it from water running off into our yard. We had dogs at home but a couple of days after the flood my husky died because of the flood waters. Now everytime the water rises it kinda freaks me out.
It would freak me out too. Wow. THat must have been really horribly. I’m so sorry you went through that. Awful!
All that fretting over tornadoes must come in handy now that you’ve moved to the south. Tornadoes are one thing I believe you do need to prepare for.
Prep never hurts, does it? No matter where you move in the world, there is a certain measure of probability for a natural disaster of some sort lol. You can’t run away from them! I sure wish you could, though.
we grew up watching tornados on the roof because we were on the top of the hill and tornados generally take a diff path.
i am scared of hail and I know that may sound silly but when you’re on the highway 30 minutes from any town and surrounded by flat farm land with no ditches and softballsize hail striking forcan hour you’d be scared to. i had to go on anxiety meds for a few months and six years later I still feel that gripping terror if im out caught in a storm
I really love storms , always have and i would love to read your book.
I’ve been through hundreds of tornados and a few earthquakes and one hurricane but what really terrifies me is hailstorms.
Five years ago I was in one that was life threatening to anyone trapped on the highway 30 minutes in any direction from shelter. We were in my conversion van that was totaled afterward. The first golfball size spidered my windshield the second was softball size. The hail broke every window on the driver side the accordian like blinds kept it from coming inside though. Our van rocked for 40 minutes as it struck along with blinding sleeting rain and I will never forget the thunk sound hitting the roof of the van. Cars in front of us made of fiberglass broke in large chunks while we were safe inside other vehicles that were not made in the 80’s had gaping holes in back windshields, front and all windows. It was insane and I still have panic attacks if I’m caught out driving in the rain.
What I remember most is it was beautiful out and then dead calm. The sky was clear and all of the sudden it turned dark as shit and we were in the eye of it with a warning coming over the radio that we had five minutes to find shelter. Didn’t work well we were surrounded by fields of alfalfa and corn. We did find a side rode and a farm when it let up a bit and we got to safety.
Here’s the link to my after the hail storm pics of my van https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.229289493752562.76864.100000145394960&type=1&l=5b6fa5d0e6
WOW! I cannot believe it!! That is quite a story! I’m so glad you’re okay.