Hi all! I'm here today with author, Rebecca Royce, who's currently on tour with her book LOVE BEYOND LOYALTY. This cover really snagged me, I have to admit. It's gorgeous and alluring.
So let's take a deeper look!
Since romance depends so much on the emotional connection between hero and heroine, I asked Rebecca to talk about the emotional journey Gabriel and Loraine must go through. I'm going to turn the floor over to her now.
In Love Beyond Loyalty, Gabriel and Loraine are battling more than just a demon bent on world destruction, they are facing their own fears and finding that love can help to heal the wounds they’ve buried deep inside of them.
Gabriel was raised in the foster care system in Louisiana and, sometimes, on the streets of New Orleans. He was responsible, very early on, for a fellow Outsider named Alexa. Together, the family raising the demon, Sebastian, eventually adopted them. He fed them lies and made them believe the Outsiders were actually the evil ones.
But something shifted for Gabriel in Love Beyond Time, the first book in the Outsider series. He started to see things differently. With his eyes starting to open, he distanced himself from Sebastian. The problem? His loyalty still laid with Alexa, who had always been like a sister to him. Also, he isn’t sure he wants to run off to Maine and join a fight. He’d rather stay in Louisiana and continue to work on the life he’d started to create for himself. How can he join the Outsiders when it means he would be turning his back on Alexa?
Enter Loraine. She’s had her own path she’s struggled on. She can speak to animals and she’s always felt like an outcast in her own life. She has no idea she’s an Outsider or even that they exist. When she meets Gabriel, she is consumed with desire for him, as all Outsiders are when they meet their soul mates, but she thinks he is with Alexa.
These two stubborn people have a lot of baggage to overcome before they can be together. And even if they can do that…do they want to join a war it’s likely cannot be won?
It sounds like an angst-ridden read -- which is right up my alley. And this excerpt only solidifies that thought for me. Yum!
She turned on her heel, and Gabriel‘s heart sped up. He walked forward and grabbed her arm, which was tricky to do because he needed to hold up his blanket to prevent from being arrested for public indecency.
“You‘re leaving?” God, he wanted to shout, ‘don‘t leave.‘
Nodding, she gave him that forced smile again, and he wanted to wipe it off her face. “I am. I brought you to Alexa. It‘s time for me to go on my way. You‘ve told me a lot of stuff I have to digest. Good luck.” She looked at Alexa and he wished that one of his powers was mind reading because he had no clue what was going on inside of hers. “To both of you. It was nice meeting you.”
Pulling her arm free of his grip he thought for a second he felt her shake. Was she okay?
“Loraine, wait a second…”
He wouldn‘t have believed she could move that fast. One second she was there and the next she, while still walking, sprinted out of the building.
“Loraine,” he yelled but she didn‘t turn around and soon the crowd in the room blocked his view.
Why was she leaving? Like a light turning on, realization struck him. She had used the phrase your Alexa. What did she think his relationship with his oldest friend was?
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Thanks, Rebecca, for stopping in here today and sharing LOVE BEYOND LOYALTY with us.
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