Today I’m stoked to welcome incredibly talented writer and dear friend Rebecca Royce to talk about her latest YA release – Subversive.

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When I’m writing a series, and in this case I’m talking about The Warrior series, each book requires me to relearn my main characters.  Why? Well, because I write more than one series and I have to put my characters away, temporarily, between each book.

Rachel Clancy, the heroine of this Young Adult series, is a tough one to ignore. She always wants my attention.  In Subversive, she has a lot going on and none of it is very pleasant.  Set in the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, she is still coping from a death that rocked her existence.  And for a girl who grew up in a universe where she herself was not expected to live past her sixteenth birthday, it’s saying a lot that losing someone could

emotionally destroy her.

She still has responsibilities but now she trusts the people in charge less and less.  Who was this new Rachel? I wasn’t sure.  It took a lot of writing and a lot struggling to work it out.

Rachel and I will get to know each other again in two more books. For now, I’m just excited to have seen who she became in Subversive.

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Rachel Clancy has been through a lot. She’s been sent to fight vampires, lost two boyfriends—one to a vampire and one because of his daddy issues—and now she is trying to lead a secret revolution that could change Genesis, her home, forever. Her confidence is shot, her hands are shaking, and she hasn’t felt a real emotion, except for anger, in a long time.
But Rachel should never be counted out. She sees things others can’t, even if her ideas are considered downright traitorous. There is an important life for Rachel to lead in the world, even if its filed with vampires and werewolves instead of romance and flowers. Rachel has always had to fight, she’s good at it, and the evil that has stalked her hasn’t forgotten her name.

If you haven’t already, check out the first two books in The Warrior series;

Initiation

Driven

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As a part of the tour, Rebecca will be awarding a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a digital copy of Initiation: The Warrior Book 1 to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  One randomly drawn host will win a $50 Amazon GC.

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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.

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Don’t forget to check out more stops on the tour.