Wednesday, February 8, 2012

If I could talk to my dog…by Rebecca Royce

If I could talk to my dog…by Rebecca Royce 

(This is meant to be amusing but I’m not a funny author so I’m doing my best. LOL)

Rebecca: (to my Border Collie): Tips, come here. 

Tips (running in a circle around my children): Can’t talk now, Mama.  Working.  Sheep have to be taken care of.

Rebecca: Sheep?

Tips: The Sheep, Mama. I’m taking care of the Sheep.  (Run. Run. Run.)

Rebecca: The children? Tips, do you think that the children are sheep?

Tips: Sheep. Children. What’s the difference? (Darting right, darting left) Gotta keep them in line, keep them herded. 

Rebecca: I think they’re okay. They’re just playing with a ball.

Tips: Ball. Threat.  What’s the difference?

Rebecca: Tips, do you want a cookie?

Tips: Cookie? (Head up.) Cookie? Yes, cookie.  Ooh, look…squirrel.  Wait, I’ve got to get the sheep.

This is why I don’t think talking to my dog would achieve very much. But, Loraine in my new book Love Beyond Loyalty, has a different type of dog. And he helps the Outsiders in their quest to defeat the Darkness.  

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.

Current and Upcoming Works

The Outsiders
Love Beyond Time
Love Beyond Sanity
Love Beyond Loyalty
Love Beyond Sight (TBA)

Westervelt Wolves
Her Wolf
Summer’s Wolf
Wolf Reborn
Wolf’s Valentine
Wolf’s Magic
Alpha Wolf
Angel’s Wolf
Darkest Wolf (coming soon.)

The Warrior

The Conditioned
Eye Contact

Sexy Superheroes
Screwing the Superhero
Banging the Superhero

Other Works
Behind The Scenes
First Dimension
Yes, Captain
Return to the Sea
One Night With A Wolf
Another Chance
Light Me Up
I’ll Be Mated For Christmas

Gabriel Ward has no problem with the fact that he’s an Outsider. Hell, he’s always known he was different. What he takes issue with is the idea he has to follow any destiny at all. He’s taken care of himself-and others-since birth. There’s no way he has to start following rules now.

Loraine Peacock can speak to animals. Other than that she thinks she’s just a regular woman making her way in the world. She figures its not that weird. Many people have unusual abilities.

But when Gabriel and Loraine are forced together by a destiny he denies and she is ignorant of, they will both finally have to accept their Outsider legacy and help the others in their quest to defeat the ultimate evil—a demon bent on world destruction. That is, if they can both survive to find their way to the most important part of their destiny: love.

Are you going to tell me what happened to you? You just stood there and let that wave slam into you. I thought you were dead but Futon knew you were alive.

Futon? He regarded the dog. A medium sized border collie with black spots stared back at him. His heart sped up. He‘d heard that name for a dog before. In fact, it was the same damn dog.

I know you. He pointed at the creature. But the last time I saw you was with an old woman on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

Gabriel had been working for a shady lingerie storeowner on the bad side of Magazine Street at the time. Trying to find out what Sebastian wanted with the man, he would later uncover that the demon had employed Trent, the owner, to kill virgins by bleeding them to death. Gabriel still didn‘t fully understand how it benefited Sebastian and he wasn‘t sure he ever would. On his second day, he‘d been hassled by an old woman on the street who‘d told him Sebastian was in New Jersey and that he needed to hurry up and get there.

She‘d spoken of fate and a lot of mumbo-jumbo he hadn‘t understood. It had turned out that she was right and he‘d high-tailed it off to New Jersey to help stop Sebastian‘s assault on the Outsiders. The woman had been with Futon.

The woman shook her head. There are lots of border collies around this area. You must have seen a different one because Futon never leaves me.

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  1. I found the conversation with your dog amusing, so mission accomplished. Talking to animals would be an incredible gift to have.


  2. I love the story line. I love dogs and stories with them in it.
    I can't believe all the books you have written. I am going to start looking them up, one by one.

  3. LOL! As a dog owner, I can absolutely see that conversation happening. I remember watching "Up" and thinking the Dug was so completely spot on.

    Good post. And I'm intrigued by a heroine who can speak to animals...

  4. Heh. Great post. I just got a puppy and I'm still trying to work out what's going on in the crazy thing's head.

    The next book sounds great, can't wait to read it.

    lucy at lucyfelthouse dot co dot uk

  5. Great doggie conversion. I can just see your dog herding the LOL

    Question for you: How do you come up with the titles for your books?

  6. I just had to smile reading your post. My friend has a lovely Australian Shepherd mix named Mabel who is an obsessive herder. When they go out to the dog run area, Mabel is the one trying to herd all of the other dogs running loose & playing. She does the same thing with people in the house. Mabel is constantly in motion, doing her "job." LOL.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  7. I love dogs and shepherd are one of the smartest,great interview.
    Deb P

  8. I am a huge fan or yours so you know I love this skit. I often wonder what my dog would sound like if he could talk to me and I have come to the assumption he would sound like a "sufer dude". lol! Keep sharing!

  9. Great story! It would be nice to understand one's pets, so I'm envious of Loraines gift.
    I've noticed that you have writen a lot of books, how do you come up with something new everytime?

    anzumerlin at mail dot ru

  10. I'd love to be able to understand my best friends dog, although sometimes you can understand pets from their behaviour. Sometimes they look at you as if to say do I really have to go out in this rain? :)



  11. I don't know if I'd like to understand all animals but the one's one is close to? Yes them I'd like to understand :)

    You may very well underestimating Tips ;)

    Anastasia K


  12. LOL, Tips seems to be somewhat fixated but hey at least he is helpful with the children.
    Was he your inspiration for Futon?

    emiliana25 (at) web (dot) de

  13. Very cute!! I have to admit that I do talk to my dog...and occassionally answer for him. He doesn't seem to mind as he always gets a cookie in the end.