Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Celebrating A New Release And A New Fantasy Series For Rebecca Royce

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating a new release and a new series for bestselling author 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 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 pararnormal 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.

EYE CONTACT - Book One of The Conditioned Series by Rebecca Royce

Thirty years ago, after the breakdown of an oil negotiation, the President of the United States decided that all people born with unusual abilities, which he would now refer to as "the condition", would be locked away from the general public where they couldn't harm others. Parents and loved ones of these people, most of whom were children, were forced to turn them in upon penalty of death. Formed to keep the institutions secure, the Committee for the Protection of a Free Society now rules these institutions with an iron fist.

The granddaughter of one the Committee members, Addison Wade has lived her life wary of the institutions and all they represent. A woman of secrets, she is forced to turn to Safe Dawn, one of the facilities designed to hold conditioned people, when her nephew is kidnapped and, despite her best efforts, cannot be recovered. She knows the last thing anyone in 'Safe Dawn' will want to do is to help a Wade with any problems, but she is desperate and out of options.

Spencer Lewis is famous for being the premier conditioned 'locator.' There's no one he can't find and he has a soft spot for missing children. But, Spencer has been through a trauma and locating Jeremy Wade may be dangerous both to himself and to those around him. In addition, he takes one look at ice cold Addison Wade and wants nothing more than to knock her down a peg. Never having turned down an opportunity to help a child, he reluctantly agrees to help recover Jeremy.

In a world where nothing is as it seems and every person they encounter has his own agenda, Addison and Spencer will find that the only people they can trust are each other. But how can anyone fall in love living in a world that wants you dead just for being born?


WIN - Leave Rebecca a question today at her cyber launch party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Happy release day Rebecca!!! Wow does this new series sound great, I loved the excerpt!

    Tell us all about this new world and how the books in this series will connect. How many books do you plan in the series?

    We wish you the best with the new book and I know it'll be another bestseller for you! Enjoy your special release week!

  2. Each book will progress the story of the Conditioned until it is ultimately resolved. One character will appear in all of the books.

    Thanks so much for having me!

  3. Happy Release Day, Rebecca. This sounds like a series I'll enjoy!


  4. Hi Rebecca! The excerpt was a good peek into the main characters. The premise reminds me quite a bit of the XMen comics universe, if you substitute "mutant" for "the conditioned". Are the abilities of the conditioned in general more psychic than physical, or a mix of both?


  5. Happy release day, Rebecca. Love a romantic suspense story, especially with a bit of paranormal thrown in. The excerpt was a great intro to these two characters and I can't wait to read this story.

    What other paranormal gifts will be in the upcoming stories?

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  6. Congrats on the release of your new book!

    How many books do you have planned for the series?

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  7. Happy Release Day. You must be excited.

    I'm glad to hear there will be more books to follow.

    I love the book cover. Do you work with one particular artist?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  8. Gem--Thank you!!

    Karis--Yes. I once described this book as X-men meets Romance Novels. The powers are both physical and psychic.

    Cathy-In the one I'm writing, she can see ghosts.

    Estella--Right now its open ended. At least four. If people buy them then I'll write more.

    BookLover--The publisher picks the cover artists but I have been blessed with Dara England! I've loved everything she's done.

  9. Looks like you are off to a good start. Good for you.

    Love and blessings

  10. Fascinating premise! Sounds really exciting...congrats on the new release!

  11. WooYoo (or words to that effect). Congratulations on your book release.

  12. Happy Release day sweet pea! So glad to have met you through the weirdness that is being a romance author. :) May a billion sales rain down upon you! ;)

  13. Congrats on your release! Eye Contact has a unique premise. All the best!

  14. Wow, Rebecca! This looks like a complex, super-interesting book! I'd love to read it, I'm going to pick up a copy!!

  15. This book looks super cool, and is next on my read list. Good luck with your release!

  16. Oooo - I love the Xmen only thing that could be better is by adding some great sex scenes!

    How hot are you books? And how long do we have to wait for another one in the series?

    Best of luck with the new book and I'm going to click on the excerpt to read it now.

  17. Katie--most of my work is pretty hot. Eye Contact is actually tamer than most of my books but it has sex scenes and lots of sexual tension.