Guest blog: Finding Inspiration by Rebecca Royce
Happy Thursday! I have Rebecca Royce here today talking about finding inspiration. She’s also has a GIVEAWAY. The details are below.
I can find inspiration anywhere. Once, I actually came up with an entire plot of a series I still haven’t written while standing online at the deli.
Let me give you an example of how it works. I have an errand to run. I get to the grocery store and the line at the deli is sooo long it makes we want to turn around and go back home. But, my husband likes the turkey from this particular grocery store so I take a number and I stand still waiting.
Sure enough, I can’t stand still for very long without my imagination starting to twitch. A child runs in front of me, escaping her mother and causing issues. My first thought, as I am a mother, is how she needs to be strapped in the cart. My second is about how she could be an orphan. With no one to care for her, she’s taken in by a Vampire Kiss and raised as their human companion…
Ah wait…there was my series. A whole slew of possible characters and storylines.
Inspiration can come anywhere for me. It’s a good thing I’ve found a way to take my lack of attention and do something with it!
Blurb: In Love Beyond Sanity, Eden Roan awoke in a mental hospital, unsure of how she got there. Nearly discovered by a demon, she is rescued by a voice in her mind who saves her life by transforming her figure into something the demon doesn’t want to look at. The voice tells her she is his but that they will never, ever meet. As time progresses, Eden becomes more and more convinced that the voice is just her imagination playing tricks on her. It can’t possibly be her destined soul mate.
Or can it?
Samuel Quinn was horribly disfigured by the demon when he was a child. He can’t stand looking at himself and does not want Eden to see him. Luckily, his powers allow him to hide himself using other people’s features as his own. But when Eden needs him, Samuel will have to step forward to save her even if he can never let her see the real him.
Can there be love without sight? Or will the demon finally have them all just where he wants them?
I’m alone in the house.
Eden Roan swallowed away the lump in her throat. Why hadn’t she known everyone was leaving? Her heart rate picked up, thumping hard against her ribcage. She hadn’t been alone in six months. Not since Charma and Marina had found her, nearly comatose, locked up in a mental institution in New Jersey.
She swung around calling out into the living. “Hello? Anyone here?”
Even as she called out, she knew she need not have bothered. No one was home. She could feel the emptiness around her. Loneliness assaulted her soul and she nearly doubled over from the feeling before she pulled herself together. Wow. She was being really, really ridiculous.
It didn’t mean anything that everyone had left and no one had said goodbye. Probably, they didn’t mean to all leave. Each one must have thought someone else remained in the house. No way, no how would she be left, by herself, in their huge house on their private island in Maine.
Except that it was December and getting back and forth from the island in the middle of winter took advanced planning. They would have all have had to board the boat at the same time. Marina would have had to spell cast the water to keep it calm…
No, there was something terribly wrong. She took off at a run. Her large, sturdy feet bracing her body for the run she made down the hall. Sebastian, the demon, must have gotten to them. They were all dead. That was the only explanation.
“I’ve got your mind, Eden.” She heard the voice of the demon resonate through the halls of the too empty house. Even though she had personally never spoken with him before, she had no doubt he was who tormented her now. “I’ve killed the others and now I’ll spend eternity torturing you with just what I want you to see.”
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.
Rebecca will be giving away a $50 Amazon.com GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So be sure to comment and follow her tour. http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/02/virtual-book-tour-love-beyond-sight-by.html