Reader’s Edyn

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Feature & Giveaway: Shifters & Bikers Series by Rebecca Royce

Shifters & Bikers Series Book Tour

Hello my lovelies! Another fun day is in store for you all today! Thanks to the fabulous Liz of Coffee Beans and Love Scenes, I have the chance to share a new-to-me author and series with all of you! I haven’t read this series or author yet, but there were two words that caught me ~ shifters ~ and ~ bikers. Nuff said! I will be checking this series out. How can you not want to read about shifters that are also bikers? You can’t. That is all. And one of you lucky lovelies is going to get a chance to read the first book in the series because the author has generously provided a digital copy for me to giveaway! Yay! You know you want it! But first, here is a bit about the author, Ms. 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 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.

Visit Rebecca at

And now, I give you … the Shifters and Bikers series …
Erotic Paranormal Romance …

**Book 1**


For years, shapeshifter Gunther West has known Judy is his mate. His little human isn't so sure. When a tragedy brings her knocking on his door seeking comfort, Gunther is more than ready to provide it. Neither can deny the sparks that fly, but are those sparks enough for forever?


“How did you wake up so quickly? I just stepped in the room and I didn’t make a sound.”


“It’s a wolf thing. And you are you. I think I could scent your approach across a continent, let alone a small room. Sleep is nothing for me.” He gestured her closer. “Tell me what happened.”

She stepped forward, and he wondered how it could be that simply by coming closer to him, she managed to increase the temperature in his bedroom by at least ten degrees. Hell, he’d be lucky if he didn’t start sweating.

“Tell me.”

Rather than answering, she looked away as she took another step. Dark circles marred her face.

For Judy, she’d dressed downright conservatively. Then again, he usually saw her downstairs in his bar, dressed in biker attire, which included leather and snakeskin. Wearing jeans and a black cotton T-shirt, she looked sort of…soft. His hands clenched. He wanted to protect her even though she’d never allowed it.

**Book 2**


Wolf-shifter Yvette Nelson is incredibly bored with her job as a waitress at Gunther’s Bar. Until one night, when a man she’s never met enters the place. He makes her wolf want to come out and play—she has to have him.

(adult content)

Stark just wanted a beer. But Yvette brings out yearnings in him he didn’t even know he had. Together, they’ll find that letting go of inhibitions can open up all kinds of fun times, like a chance at forever.


He smelled like leather, sweat, smoke on a cool breeze, and Dial soap. Who knew she liked such a combination? Her heart beat fast in her chest and her mouth watered.

They entered the office. As proof of how little time Gunther spent in the room, the desk was bare, not so much as a piece of paper sat on top. She grinned. Perfect for the quick fuck she had in mind.

Closing the door behind her, she looked up at him, his gaze staring back, filled with a combination of heated desire and wary tension.

“Who are you?” His voice held a rasp to it that shot shivers up her spine.

She covered his mouth with her hand. “No names, Green Eyes. You wanted me out there. You want me now. So we’ll fuck and then you can get back on whatever bike you rolled in on and I’ll go serve some drinks to the crowd.”

**Book 3**


A mission to find his brother sends Scott Quaid to Gunther’s Bar, but a storm has emptied the place of everyone except a beautiful shifter hot enough to dry his damp leathers.


Nancy Elwood has faced the worst of humans and shifters alike and has no intention of ever letting her guard down again, until a handsome biker sweeps in with the rain.


As background music throbs around them, a different type of vibration urges two strong souls to mate with animalistic passion.

(adult content)

Holy Shit.

He wanted her.

“You’re going to be a problem. Aren’t you?”

Her accent sounded British, but not upper crust and stuffy. No, the little woman spoke like she’d stepped right out the back alleys of London and had no problem with that whatsoever. Her eyes dared him to argue.

He didn’t intend to. “I’m searching for my brother.”

She gazed right and left. “Doesn’t seem to be here. Sorry.”

Scott rolled his eyes. “Obviously.”

“I’m Nancy Elwood.” She stepped out from behind the bar.

“Nancy.” He didn’t know why he felt the need to repeat her name. Maybe because, for some weird reason, it felt good on his tongue. Like her pussy would. He blinked at the thought. Wow. How long has it been since I’ve gone to bed with a woman? Weeks earlier. Not fabulous either. But not long enough to warrant such juvenile inner dialogue.

“I’m Scott Quaid.”

The bartender walked past him to an old-fashioned jukebox. She studied it for a moment, giving him a glance of her fine ass. After a second, she tuned it to a song he didn’t recognize. Something country-western, but with a club beat. He hadn’t known such music existed. I need to get out more.

She approached until she stood directly below him. With his six feet of height, she stared up from a long way down. After a quick raise of her eyebrow, she grinned.

“You’re tall. Are you big everywhere?”

“Are you small everywhere? I like to explore tiny places.” All right. That seemed pretty fucking random.

She licked her lips and threw her apron on the ground.

His mouth dried again. “I’m trying to find my brother. He’s missing. Hasn’t turned up for work in a week. The last night I spoke to him, he planned on going here.”

“Maybe he took a vacation. I hear it’s good for the soul.”

And guess what? I did some searching and found out that book 4, OUT  OF  PLACE  MATE is out in two days – April 20th. You can find out more about it by clicking here. There is also an excerpt. Here is the blurb:


Sean Quaid’s brothers don’t think he is very shifter-friendly. He certainly does not seem happy that they have both married and haven’t been showing up to work. Victoria Bensen wants nothing more than to cool him down and get him to stop making such a scene at Gunther’s Bar.

When she drags him to the staging room at the back of the bar, she doesn’t know that it will be Sean bringing down her barriers, not the other way around.

So what do you think? Sound like something you would enjoy? Then get in on this giveaway for a digital copy of the first book in the series, UNWANTED MATE.

One commenter will be drawn at random to receive a digital copy of UNWANTED MATE, by Rebecca Royce. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open internationally as long as you have a valid e-mail address. Reader’s Edyn and participating author are NOT responsible for lost or damaged items. Anyone may be disqualified at any time so be sure to follow directions to avoid disqualification. No substitutions allowed. Contest ends April 25th at midnight MST. That means you will have through the 24th to enter. When the clock strikes midnight on the 25th, the contest will be over. Winner will be contacted by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Odds of wining depend on the number of entries received. Be forewarned! *serious face* Those who enter and do not follow the tasks properly will have their entries removed. *peers closer* Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I. Will. Check. Them. Not trying to be a pain. Sorry.

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Until next time …


  1. I have never read Ms. Royce's books. She is a new author for me. These books sound amazing. Bikers, motorcycles, and Gunther's Bar. What more do you need. Hot, sexy shifters. Yum!! Thanks for the blog tour and the giveaway. I can't wait to read these books.


    1. Hi Joanne ~ I echo your sentiments exactly! Thanks so much for stopping by and best of luck to you in the contest. :)

  2. She has several series that have caught my eye. If you like wolves shifter stories you can check out her Westervelt Wolves :)

    1. Hi Na ~ I did visit her website and took note of the several series she has written. I also noticed that they all seem to have shifters in them. :) I will definitely be checking her out. Thanks very much for stopping by and good luck in the contest. :)

  3. I too am new to this author and series, but who doesn't like Shifters and Bikers??!! Love the premise and would love to read the series!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

    1. Traci ~ I am so glad that many of us have no yet read Ms. Royce's book yet. Although I love hearing feedback, I love spreading the word even more! I hope you enjoy her when you get a chance to read her books! Best of luck to you in the contest and thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  4. She looks simular to another author I read, but I'm not sure if they are the one and the same so I will toss that idea out and say she is a new to me and I'm always willing to try a new author.
    SeawitchReviews @

    1. Hi Z ~ I can't find anywhere that say Ms. Royce has a writing alter-ego, so I would think you have come across her before. She has four publishers listed on her site and has written quite a lot in the last few years. She also has a YA series. And if she is new to you, then fabulous! I hope that you enjoy your time spent with her. :) Good luck to you in the contest.

  5. No I haven't read any of Ms. Royce's books but I have read these excerpts before and loved them enough to put them on my tbr list!!! They sound super hot!!

    1. HI Andieleah ~ Those excerpts were pretty good. And super hot? Absolutely! Wolves, bikers and smexy contents? It sounds like win to me. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and best of luck to you in the contest.

  6. She's a new to me author but those excerpts look interesting. I may need to look for her books.

    1. *raises brow* "May" you say? *shakes head* Really, Bea .... ;P

  7. Thank you so much for doing this. And to just be clear, I only write under the name Rebecca Royce. I've never published under another name. Its just me LOL

    1. Not a problem, Ms. Royce! I enjoyed my time spent getting to know more about your series. Thanks so very much for joining us today!

  8. I haven't read anything of Ms. Royce's...but I LOVED the excerpt for Unwanted Mate! This series sounds right up my alley and OMG the covers are seriously FAB/SMEXY, btw! I looked on Amazon...and geez, I think I want to read everything else she's written too! Where has she been...or rather where have I been? Probably had my nose in another book, apparently. So many little time. *sigh* At least I'm aware now...and they are ALL definitely going on my wish list! Thx for this AWESOME giveaway op! (and the thump on the head LOL!) :)

    barbbattaglia @

    1. LOL @ Barbara! I often feel the same way. There are so many wonderful authors out there that I have yet to discover and there seriously isn't enough time. If only time would freeze while I was reading. Now THAT would be awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by and best of luck to you in the contest.

  9. I have read some of Rebecca Royce's works in the Westervelt series and really enjoyed them. The books were filled with excitment and hot action! I look forward in reading this series.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for the feedback. Glad to know at least on e of us was not in the dark about this author. Hopefully I have added more of her books to your TBR list with this post. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you in the contest.

  10. Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in picking a winner. I had to leave town for a few "things" unexpectedly. I will have a winner announced by tonight! I appreciate your patience.


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