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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

Well, in honor of Halloween I am posting some of my creepiest writing yet in my Young Adult Series for Six Sentence Sunday. You can find the rest of the fabulous entries here.

Dragging me by my arm, he shoved me forward through the hall I’d tried to run down. I didn’t try to get out of his grip. It would be fruitless. Unlike my Undead captors, this wolf wasn’t going to be easily tricked. I tried to swallow my fear away and only managed to make myself want to cry. For all my gumption, I was still just sixteen years old. Wasn’t it possible I could live a life where that could occasionally mean I didn’t have to go through times like this?

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
If you're just getting here through the blog hop, then welcome. I am so glad to have you here. Halloween always reminds me of Westervelt because it was created after I visited a zoo at Halloween time.
In fact, the cover artist for Her Wolf, the first book in the series, did a great job of capturing the Halloween covers.
It worked out perfectly because Halloween is the time when we make the Paranormal normal. What is more abnormal than Werewolves running about and falling in love?

On a personal note, I had a little encounter myself this AM with the Paranormal. The whole house awakened because a raccoon through itself over and over and over again against our front. We cannot figure out what it was doing but the police are over here right now searching for it.

Best to all of you

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dancing video made me smile!

This video made me smile so much I had to share it!

Thank you

By the way, I was a Top Seller at Liquid Silver Books, which means I get to have this really cool button to show off on my blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you, a million thank yous for buying my books.

Much love

I Have A Bad Cold

I have a bad cold and it really, really stinks. I was up most of the night just really uncomfortable. I probably got it on the airplane earlier this week.

In the meantime, I'm trying to deal positively with a rejection by coming up with some new ideas and the ideas are flowing. If only I had the time to write them. I'm somewhat committed with current projects for a few months at least. But I'm hoping the ideas will simmer and be written later this year.

In the mean time, I'm going to try not to cough and sneeze on you!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My sweet husband

I'd just like to take today to acknowledge my sweet husband and all he does for me. There would be no writing time if he didn't help to make it happen. He believes in me and he loves me even as I go through life with my head in the clouds.

Thank you honey for making real life so wonderful to come back to.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bang Bang Bang

That is the sound that fills my days at home as they build a house next door. The house that had been on the lot previously was very old and when our neighbors, who we loved and had lived in the house for fifty years, moved out they sold it to a builder. Needless to say, we knew what he would do to the house.

Now I spend my days listening to the bang bang bang of construction. I don't really have any ground to stand on to complain. We put an addition on our house last year. But, if any of you start to see the presence of construction or loud, annoying bangs in my writing, that is why.

Hope you are all well today!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm back

Hi there,
I'm back from my vacation! It was really great getting to visit with my friendly but I'm also excited to be back with my children and my husband.

It was a bit of a strange flight back. Some odd things happened on the plane, like the air conditioning breaking and not getting served a drink for an hour and a half, but we got here and ultimately thats what matters.

I feel refreshed just in time to get some serious editing done today on Initiation. Good news!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

Hello everyone,

Has a whole week gone by already? Wow. Anyway, it is Six Sentence Sunday and I am continuing to give you snippets of my work-in-progress, which is a Post-Apocalyptic Young Adult Novel. The second in a series called the Warrior. The first one, Initiation, will be coming out soon with Decadent Publishing.

Here are my six sentences for this week and please find all the other entries listed here

Finally, when I could speak, I made my mouth work. “It wasn’t enough to treat me like prey? To send vampires and werewolves after me every night just for fun?”

He shook his head, baring his teeth in what could only be called a wolfish manner. It made me want to gag. “No, you proved to be more trouble than you were worth. We have a system for dealing with people like you...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Moon Tonight

Just wanted to share

Happy Saturday!

Today, I am going on a boat tour to see the beautiful sights around my parents' house. All of the times I have been here, I have never had the chance to do this because I've always had the kids with me. Now, alone this trip, I can get a chance to have a really good adult time.

What are you all up to today?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Greetings from my Vacation

Hello everyone,

Well, I made it through my flight phobia and I am visiting my parents. As I write this, I have abandoned my poor husband (love you sweetheart) and children (love you guys!) and am off by myself. The weather is beautiful and I am feeling rested. Oh! And last night I actually got carded. For the record, I am WAY over 21 years old. Perhaps I look younger on vacation. LOL

Not to worry though, before I went to bed last night I started edits on my YA book Initiation coming soon from Decadent Publishing.

We'll call it a working vacation!


Thursday, October 21, 2010


I have had the good fortune to do a lot of travel in my life and, for me, that has meant getting on an airplane. I hate to fly. No matter how much I do it, I don't get used to it. Today, I am going on an airplane to visit my family. Yes, I am abandoning my husband and children until Sunday for a little decompression. I clearly need a vacation, I can feel the stress in the back of my neck and my husband couldn't be more supportive of my going for a few days. He's such a good Dad, I don't worry about leaving the kids in his good hands for a few days. It'll be like a party for them at home!

But I'm clenching my teeth about my upcoming air travel.

Is there anything you have to do that scares you?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hi everyone and good morning!

Lots to do today!

Yesterday was the kind of day when I felt like I was absolutely failing in everything. My five year old and my three year old challenged me all day and my writing stalled. But today is a new day. I am determined it will be a better one! And if I have to drag it kicking and screaming by force of will alone, so help me it will be a better day!

Best to all of you!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Its Tuesday...

So you can find me at Paranormal Romantics.

Come by and say Hello!

Monday, October 18, 2010


So, since the baby has gotten sick and I don't have time to really write, what I'm doing in the brief spare moments I have is to reread series of books I've already read. I've done this before with Nalini Singh's series and right now I'm rereading Lora Leigh's Breed Series.

Have you ever done this? What series do you reread all the time?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

Hello everyone!

This is my entry this week for Six Sentence Sunday. I hope you're all doing well and that you'll check out everyone else's entries too. They can be found here.

This is from my current WIP and its the second story in a YA series I'm writing.

I woke up slowly, a bad taste in my mouth, as I looked around at my surroundings. It was dark, but I could make out a little light coming into the room from under what appeared to be a doorway. I’d read somewhere, in a book found in the Genesis library, that sometimes people are afraid of the dark. There had been a whole slew of fears in the catalog. Some people were afraid of heights, some people were afraid of dogs, and still others went so far as to be afraid to leave the house in general.

Waking up in that strange place, I knew I wasn’t scared of the dark and there wasn’t a bug on earth that could make me shake or shiver.

Best to all of you!!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lots of Stuff Going Wrong

I guess the most important issues is that my youngest son has a terrible virus that had him wake up last night with 104 fever, which was really scary. We're all pretty exhausted today. But the good news is I have a new computer plug so I can use my own computer again. Keep us in your thoughts that this virus my poor baby has moves through quickly!

Friday, October 15, 2010

When life breaks your computer plug...

...You try to make due with your husband's computer.

But, its challenging. I'm just not that comfortable using his. I know I'm lucky to have it. But, that is where I am. Sigh. Today, I'm actually going to try to use it to write.

My youngest son has another ear infection. I'm concerned we're going to end up with the tubes. My second son already has them. But my poor baby has a fever of 102.5 and he is soo unhappy. I hate it when the kids get sick.

I'm hoping we can get this under control and still have a wonderful weekend. Any plans for all of you?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Celebrity Couples

Can you guys think of any celebrity couples, other than Paul Newman and Joann Woodward, who have managed to stay married?

I guess I have this on the brain because of the recent split of Courtney Cox and David Arquette who were married 11 years--a veritable eternity in Hollywood

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


My trip down Memory Lane had to be put off for another day. My DS#1's after school activity got cancelled so I will not be going where I thought I would. Oh well. Another Day!

A Trip Down Memory Lane Today

More to come about it later...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Its Tuesday...

And Virginia Cavanaugh is talking about her new release at Paranormal Romantics today. Come see her!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Why am I so obsessed with House Hunters International?

And Property Virgins? And House Hunters? And Selling New York?

Heavens, I own a house and I sold Real Estate for a while. You would think I would have gotten this out of my system.

Do you have any television obsessions?

What were you like as a child?

The picture above is of my son at his most recent Soccer practice. You'll note he's not looking at his ball. This picture makes me laugh because I am told this is exactly what I was like as a child. If everyone was dancing. I was looking up at the ceiling. If everyone was chasing a ball, I was looking at the clouds.

In my 5 year-old's case, it seems he likes to look at the grass, even tasting it at Little League last Spring.

It can be hard because I want to yell at him to focus, to pay attention, because life can be hard when you're young and your head is in the clouds. I know from personal experience. But, I also think that as an adult a lot of what made me a tough child makes me an interesting adult. I think that while we discourage creativity in favor of focus in young children we strive for it as adults.

So I'm trying to leave him alone and let him be himself. Although sometimes I do find myself telling him he has to do a better job of paying attention. Like my son, I am a work in progress.

How about all of you? What were you like as children?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday

So this is my first week doing Six Sentence Sunday. If you've found me for the first time, welcome! I'm so happy to be playing this week.

Basically, how it works is that I am going to show you six sentences from the work in progress I am writing.

It is a Young Adult Book, so no steamy scenes here from me at the moment. The second in a series, the first book Initiation, is being published by Decadent Publishing. This one is tentatively called Driven.

Take a look. Here are my six sentences for this Sunday!

"He’d said us but I could hear the undercurrent of what he meant. He meant ‘him.’ Jason was the guy who I was going to leave him for about six months ago. Not that six months ago I’d made any kind of commitment to Chad that meant I couldn’t have left without anyone having any right to question me. Still, I could feel his pain creep inside of me where I knew it would take root with all of the other things I stored in my stomach to feel guilty about later.

It was amazing I could eat anything at all these days.

“So are you going to leave me for him now?” "

Hope you guys have a great Sunday!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Who is in charge?

Just came from my oldest son's soccer practice. Yes, bright and early on Saturday morning the entire family--all 5 of us--load up into our cars. (Yes, that is plural, today we took 2) and go to one of the fields in our town to watch my son play soccer. He is only 5 and he is still learning. Truth is, so far, he's not much into sports. Its a little bit tricky because he kind of doesn't want to play but we want him to get outside and play while maybe picking up some skills he can use later if he decides he wants to play then.

I face similar problems with my characters. Right now, in the chapter I am about to start, a character is going to wake my heroine up. I want it to be one character doing the waking but my muse thinks it should be someone else. Now, I, Rebecca Royce, the writer of this piece of fiction, knows its important for the character I want to do it to wake up my heroine so some pieces of information can be given out and some story points worked through.

However, my muse has a different vision for the chapter.

It begs the question: who is in charge of this story? Of course this isn't different from real life, who is in charge? Me, who wants my son to play soccer or my son or wants to come home and watch cartoons?

Sigh. We'll see on all counts.

Friday, October 8, 2010


There is this moment in Sex and The City, the first movie, where Big has hurt Carrie beyond recovery. She takes a look at herself in the mirror and you can see how haggard she looks. I was so impressed with Sarah Jessica Parker for allowing herself, as an actress, to look like this. Despite all protests to the contrary, I grew up working with actors and actresses, most of them don't want to look that exposed, that 'un-beautiful' on film.

In any case, we have been going through a lot lately--I blogged about some of it the other day--and last night I took a look in the mirror. ACK!! LOL. The dark circles in my eyes can probably be spotted from the moon.

I think I need a spa day although that is as likely as my winning the lottery.

Oh well. I'm going back to write and I'll be avoiding the mirrors for a while.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

KId Rock Says...

He Stood Up

For those of you I haven't discussed this with, and I think honestly I've told maybe three people about it, my third son, who is 1 year old, didn't stand up by his first birthday. This is considered a milestone for children. They're supposed to do it by one year old.

So we started Physical Therapy, which has stressed me out a great deal because it made me feel somewhat panicked that it wouldn't work or that something else was really wrong--despite the fact that both my husband and my parents reassured me a hundred times that he was fine.

Now here we are three weeks later and he stood up! He did it last night and now this morning he's doing it like he's always been doing it.

During the last three weeks, I've been having a hard time writing because all of my focus has gone to him and trying to work with him and, frankly, fear didn't let anything else in.

But this morning I feel fantastic. I think I'm going to be able to write today!

He stood up!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Car Radio

So I'm driving in the car today with my 3 year old son. I have the radio on low. He says 'Mama, Mama, I love this song, turn it up.' So I turn it up just to's Whoomp There It Is. My son loves Whoomp There It Is.

Who knew?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010


This was great!!

What's on Tap for Today?

I'm hoping to get Chapter 7 written on my WIP. How about all of you?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Baby Has An Ear Infection...

And other reasons I haven't written a word this week.

Please send some light to my noisy household this week. We could all use it!

Light and Happiness to all of you!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

The New Planet They've Found

The new planet they've found that they claim may be able to support life has made my Science Fiction brain go haywire.

Do you think there is life there?

Friday, October 1, 2010


Hello everyone,
Sorry to be getting such a late start today. My oldest son's school had a delayed opening because of the crazy storm and then it was my turn today to act as one of the lunch moms. We passed out food that the parents' had ordered for their children.

When I was a kid, I remember it being ziti and chicken nuggets. Now? Today, I passed out California Rolls, Beef Teriyaki, Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Fried Rice, and Steamed Dumplings. Everyone had a slightly different order. Some kids got the fruit cup, others didn't. Some kids got the edamame, others didn't. Some kids had chocolate milk, others didn't. This was quite a process and the women who organizes the whole thing is to be commended! All I did was help. But sheesh.

How things have changed!

Made me feel old!!!