Showing posts with label Eva Caye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eva Caye. Show all posts

August 1, 2013

RLF Gems: Blog Stats for Jul 2013 #RLFblog

RLF Gems 
In July, Romance Lives Forever had 26 posts in a 31 day month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). We had a tie in third place. Top honors went to a post about the Marketing for Romance Writers free marketing Summer Camp.

1. MFRW Summer Camp Events
2. Eva Caye
3. Elaine Cantrell
3. Layne Macadam
4. Charley Descoteaux
5. Tara Lain

Honorable mention: Liz Adams

Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine, and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also created the Booklover's Guide to Romance Lives Forever with links to guest authors' books and social media. It is 110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising link for more information.

My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:

Jennah Scott, Jo Anne Myers, Jana Richards, Kendall McKenna, Kimber Vale, Kol Anderson, Melinda Dozier, Desiree Holt , MS Spencer, Patricia Walters-Fischer, Sarah Cass, Shannyn Schroeder, Talya Andor, Tanith Davenport, Tina Gayle

July 7, 2013

SF Romance: Presenting Nobility @EvaCaye #RLFblog #scifi

Presenting Nobility 
Eva Caye, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. Please tell us about your new book, Presenting Nobility.

Presenting Nobility, the seventh novel in the To Be Sinclair series of science fiction romances! The Heir Second thoroughly enjoys his privileges, but he must also teach and learn the responsibilities of authority. Driven to be worthy of his political power, Matthieu nevertheless suffers unimaginable losses while performing his Imperial duties and trying to find a lady worthy of being his Empress someday...
Published June 30, 2013
Length: 200,000 + words
Blurb:
Ever since he was six and witnessed the destruction of the old Palace, Prince Matthieu Sinclair has honed himself -- mind, body, and spirit -- until he is about as perfect a human being as has ever existed. However, as second in line to the throne, his duties are so extensive that to find a lady worthy of being his Empress someday seems like a hopeless task.
His grandparents Emperor Victor and Empress Felice Sinclair recognize the depth and extent of his talents, asking him to establish the Imperial Protocol Academy for the numerous Imperial grandchildren. He must also take space duty on the ultra-secret prototype courier vessel designed by the stargate scientists. As the socialites circling him begin looking more and more like sharks, Matthieu and his brother Theo look for ways to find ladies who could help them with their demanding lives.
When complications involving the ongoing reparations strategy by the Attican Empire evolve, Matthieu must leave his ladies more than once to oversee critical developments in person. Even Miriel Makov, the one lady he has found who could possibly take up the demanding position of Empress, abandons him in their darkest hour. If he is too busy to find a wife now, how will he ever be able to do so when he is the Emperor?
Above all, when the going gets tough, the only two truths Matthieu can stand upon are that the Imperial Family's needs come before his own, and that no knowledge is worthless. Using his vast array of skills, from piloting to matrixing to boxing off corners of his mind, a technique drilled into him for a deep-cover assignment, Matthieu has to face the dreaded opponent of his childhood: the Attican Empire!
This science fiction romance is the seventh book of the eight-part To Be Sinclair series. Several scenes describe sexually explicit behavior.
Available in ePub, mobi, PDF, and other formats.

Excerpt

The pilot reached across Theo to key in his communications code and queried the Sentinels in the air pad's corresponding control kiosk. Several minutes later, background laughter made it difficult to hear the response when the Sentinel on duty at the kiosk finally reported. "Apparently your landing was so gentle that the landing pad never registered it, Your Highness. Colonel Treneman says the algorithms can calculate between the anti-grav vector of approach and that of a resting state, but there is a failsafe that needs a quantum of extra force to indicate the car has indeed touched down. It's so minuscule it has never not been tripped before." The Sentinel chuckled. "Go ahead and give it a quick lift and bump, and the force-shield will drop into place."
Matthieu did so as Theo raved, "Man, I have to look at those calculations. Talk about a smooth landing; your skills are legendary, but they are going to have to invent a new word for this!" The building's close force-shield sprang into place, Matthieu powered down the car, and they headed for the kiosk as all the Sentinels with them discussed the incident. By the time the lift had taken them to the private Imperial foyer to the reception hall, Matthieu was almost blushing as they decided the word 'epic' might suffice.
[....]
By the middle of the ball, as word of his feat and his new single status made the rounds, Matthieu found himself hedged in by ladies eager to show him all their delights, chatting, flirting, gossiping, and smiling inanely while they danced. He was rather uncomfortable with the attentions, since he had only spent one year stag at these parties before attaching himself to Melody when he was 17 and she was a debutante. To relieve himself of some of the pressure, he began to sit out two dances for each one he took, heading back to a position just south of his father's pavilion at the north-east end of the ballroom.
Since Theo and their friends tended to gather in that area, Matthieu made sure to include them in the conversations begun by every lady flocked around them. At least some of his buddies could get laid, he thought bitterly while smiling into the chattering face of yet another deb. When one of the debs pseudo-sadly commiserated, "I'm so sorry to hear about your break-up with Melody," Matthieu thought about his step-mother's advice and decided to do something about the twittering wrens.
He smiled at her and considered the sudden silence of everyone in the group. "Thank you. Yes, the break-up was grueling, so I have decided I will only pursue sexual relationships instead of romantic ones for the time being." He gave her wide-eyed choke of disbelief a broad smile before offering her a gentle, questioning look. "I don't suppose you have a contraceptive implant, do you?"
Batting her eyes, she said quite faintly, "Ah, no, I do not."
"Ah. A pity. You're so lovely." He projected a sad smile. The deb turned away, and half of the other ladies left with her.
"Don't you think that was rather rude?" Eric's girlfriend Lady Catherine expressed appalled disapproval, complete with incredulous tone of voice.
Just as gently as before, Matthieu turned to her. "And you think it was polite for her to throw the break-up of my three-year relationship in my face in front of all my friends and you ladies? What do you think she was really trying to say to me?"
"Good point." Theo looked over the thoughtful faces in the group. "What do you think she meant by that, Catherine?"
Put on the spot, Catherine looked around at the dozen or so people now staring at her. "I… I really have no idea," she admitted. Attending to Matthieu again, she straightened. "I apologize, Your Highness. She was undoubtedly just as rude. You were right to say what you felt, especially since no one would ever misunderstand what you said for less than the truth. I'm amazed you said it so gently, to be honest."
He nodded solemnly as all his friends and the remaining ladies discussed the deb's possible motives. He finished off his wine and asked one of the ladies to dance. After three dances in a row, he calculated he could now have six dances to stand around looking Imperial, so he went back to his usual position. Everyone but Vic and two ladies were out dancing, so they struck up a conversation.
As Vic took one of the ladies out for the next dance, Lady Helena Michelson looked him full in the face and said quite frankly, "I have a contraceptive implant, in case you were wondering."
A brief pause and a smile later, Matthieu said, "I was."
The To Be Sinclair series can be found at Amazon and Smashwords, including an 'add-on' novel, Evan's Ladies, consisting of four novellas.
The To Be Sinclair Series

About the Author

A health crisis inspired Eva Caye to become an obsessive writer, completing eight books in her To Be Sinclair series before she could afford an editor. She published Dignity in August 2012, and her 8th book Nobility in late June 2013. She laughingly refers to Evan's Ladies as Book 6.5, an 'add-on' book to the series since it consists of four novellas. The other seven books are full novels, though most have 'Easter egg' short stories as bonuses for the reader.
The To Be Sinclair series is set some 600 years in the future and covers the lives and loves of the greatest ruling family in the galaxy. Her current works-in-progress are a finale to the series, and two prequels set in the TBS universe about 100 years in the future.
Eva lives with her incredibly supportive husband and two lovely mutts in a tiny, century-old farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.
Eva Caye

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July 1, 2013

RLF Gems: Blog Stats for Jun 2013 #RLFblog

RLF Gems 
In June, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 30 day month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). Liquid Silver Books would have taken the entire prize because they broke every record set on the blog. They filled in an entire 7 days during Publishers Week from June 2nd - 8th. However, I adjusted the settings to give them top place, and filled in the rest of the top five with the authors who came next in pageviews.

1. Liquid Silver Books (Flash Fiction Day shot numbers through the roof!)
2. Eva Caye
3. TD Hassett
4. Big Gay Wedding (Tour), Rosemary Lynch
5. Rick Reed

Honorable mention: Kara Leigh Miller

Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine, and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also created the Booklover's Guide to Romance Lives Forever with links to guest authors' books and social media. It is 110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising link for more information.

My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:
Aria Kane, Christy Gissendaner, Cynnara Tregarth, John Steiner, Kristina Knight, Lila Munro, Maggi Andersen, MFRW AJ Williams, MFRW Kristyn Phipps, MFRW R Ann Siracusa, MFRW SC Dane, MFRW Stacy Juba, MFRW Tina Gayle, Stacy Juba, Susan Taylor.


June 13, 2013

Character Interview: Evan Sinclair #SFrom @EvaCaye #RLFblog

Evan's Ladies 
Eva Caye, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Prince Evan Sinclair, from the book Evan's Ladies.
Genre: science fiction romance
Publisher: self
Cover artist: self
Length: 81,072 words
Heat rating: warm with one controversial topic
Tagline: What is Fate?
Blurb:  Science, sex, sorrow, solidarity, scandal, sympathy, and sense deprivation are hallmarks of this add-on novel to the To Be Sinclair series!
Prince Evan Sinclair may be a brilliant stargate scientist, but his love life has soared to incredible heights and plunged to unbelievable depths. Who will stay by his side forever?
Is true love more than attraction? More than compatibility? More than fascination? More than friendship?
These four novellas chronologically take place between Loyalty and Nobility, books six and seven of the To Be Sinclair series.
Part I: The Cremian Dance
Part II: Good Enough
Part III: Breathe
Part IV: Treasure Your Words
Buy links:
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Prince Evan Sinclair, 22, stargate scientist; Lady Nicole Knightley, 23, environmental scientist; Lady Sara Bonnaire, 22, assistant to the Lord Protector of the Ducal Assembly; Lady Vivian Oberman, 21, artist; Lady Leah Redgrave, 26, teacher.

Excerpt:

Prince Evan Sinclair stared at a group of ladies near one dark corner of the Royal Rock-It nightclub. Brooding, he noticed two of the ladies glancing his way again. He turned to see his brother Prince Stefan give him an encouraging nod.
"Go on, Evan, that's why we are here," he urged. "That's probably why they are here, too. Sentinel doesn't publicize our outings, but they also don't hide the fact, or insist anyone else hide it. Those girls probably heard it through the grapevine and decided to do some Imperial-watching." He turned to his own Lady Angelica and asked her for another dance; brothers Josef and Brian were out dancing with their ladies, Roberta and Denise. Stefan and Angelica took off, leaving Evan alone at the table.
For pity's sake, he was an Imperial Son! He shouldn't be sitting alone when he could be dancing. Evan shrugged off a final negative thought about his recent break-up with Carol Michelson, picked up his glass, and strode toward the table where the five unaccompanied ladies were chatting between dances. Seeing him head toward them riveted their attention, and they elbowed each other. Evan forced a subdued smile.
He flashed them a grin as he approached the waist-high table. "I can already tell you are the smartest ladies here."
All the ladies looked at each other, blinking, though the one in the back twisted her lips in a wry smile. "Why is that?" He rather thought she would have been the last of the group to speak up.  Given the elaborate coiffures and dramatic face paints currently in vogue in the Demesnes and among her friends, her straight blonde hairstyle and minimal makeup seemed to indicate she would not care to stand out, though her dress was quite flashy.
Evan leaned against the table and set down his drink. "First, you picked a table against the back wall so you can hear each other over the music. Second, you found exactly five chairs so if a man approaches, his inclination will be to ask one of you to dance. And last, seating yourselves so far from the dance floor indicates you seek men willing to look beyond the surfaces," he pointed to the many tables surrounding the dance floor, "and into the depths." He waved at the tables around the walls. "You want men who want a relationship." He let loose another blazing smile.
As the other ladies tittered, the one with twisting lips said, "Or it could mean we want men who will go out of their way for us." She looked down into her glass and fought another smile as her friends rolled their eyes, bit their lips, shushed her, and made a few other deprecating gestures. Evan snorted a few times before introducing himself.
[....]
After Evan returned from three dances with Siria, Eleanor mentioned, "I saw in the news yesterday you and your brothers will be starting a company called Sinclair Enterprises. What is that about?"
"Well, we have been doing experiments in the Adamov Duchy, which will eventually lead to some developments we won't make public for several years. So it's all very secret, yet." He made a few general comments about the isolated set-up before grousing, "But the local wildlife is a plague. We've had to exterminate the mooncats in the area because they were interfering with our experiments and we don't know why."
"What a damn shame," Nicole growled with real vehemence, glaring at Evan with an angry set to her jaw. He was so startled he involuntarily took a step back, mouth slightly open.
"Don't mind her, Your Highness." Miriam aimed a sneer at her sister. "She's an environmental scientist. She would be out grubbing about in the wilderness right now if it weren't for the fact that Mother made her come to the capital this week."
He recovered quickly and offered Nicole a short bow. "My apologies, Lady Nicole. Would you allow me to offer you a dance to make up for my inadvertent slight?"
"No, thank you." The others gaped at her in astonishment as Nicole sipped and looked down at the table, smothering her ire with a veneer of indifference.
Evan was flummoxed, for he had never had a lady turn him down for a dance in his life. He became aware he was staring at Nicole while her sister harangued her and the other ladies offered to dance with him, but he couldn't help himself. She finally looked up, saw he was fixated on her, and looked away, embarrassed.
He rounded the table to approach her directly. Putting his hand on the back of her chair, he leaned toward her to say as privately as possible, "I can see I actually offended you gravely. I am truly sorry."
Flustered by either his proximity or his apology, Nicole took a moment before responding. "That's okay. You couldn't have known." She smiled at him wistfully.
Evan noticed all the other ladies leaning in to catch every word over the music. "I would be interested in hearing how you would have solved our mooncat problem. Would you like to go to the bar and discuss it with me?"
After a beat, Nicole smiled. "Yes, I would. Thank you, Your Highness." She slid off her chair as her friends gaped once more. Evan offered his arm, she took it, and he left the other ladies with a pleasant nod in their direction.
Getting her settled at the bar with a drink, he turned his seat to face her and put his arm on the back of her chair again. Lifting his glass toward her, he toasted, "To Science," and grinned when she clinked her glass against his with that wry, sly smile firm on her face, noting her twinkling hazel eyes. "I have always wanted to ask someone, of what use are quaids?" He had never been stung by the most notoriously nasty insect on Sinclair Demesne but knew of people who had even died from it, such as Angelica's very young son.
"Ah, yes, the inevitable question, I'd say." Nicole frowned and absently shook her head, clearly vexed by some private thought. "It's like that on every planet, by the way. The new colonists arrive and find out the hard way there are terrible creatures that threaten humanity's intent to dominate the environment, so the beasts must be eliminated at all cost. Usually they are turned into food or products, but there are inevitably some which cannot seem to be eliminated or used. There is almost always at least one reason to keep them around.
"Quaids, for example, manufacture and excrete complex alkaloids necessary for the microorganisms in the soil in which many native grasses and trees thrive. When those microorganisms are not present, the grasses do not nourish the wildlife and the native trees are completely stunted and worthless. Thank heavens someone figured it out before quaids managed to get eradicated."
"Is that why they kill people? The alkaloids?"
Nicole nodded. "The antidote is abundantly available, though, and easy to manufacture. Anaphylactic shock only occurs in about three percent of the population, so most people can get by until they get the antidote." She began asking about the mooncat problem the youngest Imperial Sons, all stargate scientists and executors of Mother's secret technology, had been experiencing in the Adamov Duchy.
They spoke for over an hour before Miriam approached them. "We are getting ready to leave. Do you want to come with us, Nicole?" She smiled uncertainly at Evan.
He looked back and forth between the sisters. "Could you give us a few more minutes, please?" Miriam nodded and backed away as he turned to Nicole.
[....]
They arranged to see the Sinclair Demesne's Museum of Natural History on Tuesday. He pulled one of his new code cards from his pocket. A dark, starry background showcased a silver representation of a stargate, with Prince Evan Sinclair, SGS and the graphic scan-only pattern of his vidphone code embossed in silver upon it. "Here is my vidphone code in case anything comes up and you need to contact me, or if you just want to chat." She reached for it, but he pulled it back slightly. "Ah, this is my private vidphone code. Please keep it safe."
Aware that her friends were watching, Evan slowly reached out with a seductive smile while checking her face for her reactions, and slipped the card into the sparkly panel of her dress that had been taunting him with a minimal but provocative view of her cleavage all this time. Nicole's knowing smile at his daring burst into a snicker when he tucked it deep into the right breast panel with two fingers; she laughed outright when he patted it there for safe-keeping.
Shaking her head at his roguish antics, she sailed off toward her friends, who were staring in frozen disbelief. Evan smiled at them all, waved, and went back to find his brothers.

Interview with Evan Sinclair


Tell us about yourself.
I am the youngest son of Emperor Victor and Empress Felice Sinclair. My fellow triplets Josef and Sophia and I were body-births, whereas our parents used gestation chambers for our first nine siblings. The benevolence and brilliance with which our progressive parents raised their Imperial Brood means my magnificent sibs are renowned for their wit, intelligence, and social skills. My identical twin Josef and our age-mate Stefan are so ingenious, however, that I always felt like a dunderhead next to them, so when Mother began training us up in her secret stargate science, I struggled to keep up.
When my first long-time girlfriend dropped me because she had fallen in love with Stefan, who would have nothing to do with her for breaking my heart, I felt even more terribly outclassed by my sibs, all of whom had found incredibly smart, loyal, and remarkable mates. All I want is to find an honest, brilliant lady who loves me for myself, stays true to me, and can stand to live with the dangers of being an Imperial spouse.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I will do anything to make my lady happy. Our parents based our sexual education on a Manuvian sexology textbook, The Pleasure Centers of the Body, so I know I can always make a lady happy in bed. But when she longs for her former lifestyle, or feels as if I cannot give her the attention she needs, I will pull strings and bend over backwards to be what she needs. And sometimes it is still not enough!
What was it like where you grew up?
Built almost 400 years ago, some 100 years after Landfall, the Palace and its walled and force-shielded grounds were considered a miracle of engineering in the galaxy back then. The kings and emperors over the centuries ensured it became a virtually impregnable fortress, and the queens and empresses a comfortable and beautiful one, but growing up in luxury does not mean your life is complete, nor completely safe. The Rendelian Wars and Dalanov's Coup meant Father grew up as the sole Sinclair scion on the planet, with rabidly paranoid Sentinels and watchmen from the time he was six years old. We children were constantly prepared for potential disasters, including memorizing 37 scenarios to maintain Imperial leadership depending on which combinations of us survived the next devastating attack.
Being surrounded by Sentinels meant it was nearly impossible for us to form outside friendships, for how many people really want professional, paranoid scrutiny of every facet of their lives by grim security men, just to be in our presence? Very few of my sibs developed strong friendships outside of their eventual spouses, so for the most part we grew up isolated in the Palace with each other as best friends.
Sunday Family Night gatherings exemplified our parents' determination to foster bonding between us, for we all knew we would be important in our oldest brother Zhaiden's government someday. Although we were allowed our choice of careers, we used Family Nights to coordinate who would take over which social duties during the week, as well as to ask for or offer help on our personal projects. We could invite friends or lovers to Family Night, though we usually only did so if we felt they could handle it, for to be Sinclair means responsibility in our every word and action. Since most people do not live like that, witnessing our dedication to each other and the Empire could be rather intimidating to them.
Until we were 20, the only way we traditionally found lovers was to meet them at balls, and Mother required the boys to introduce ladies to her before we could bed them in the Palace. We all complied, not simply because Mother was Empress and her word was law, but because she would also ask the ladies important questions such as whether they had a contraceptive implant. Even now I go through the process because the consequences of going against my parents' rules would be severe. Even then, it's sometimes not enough...
What do you wish was different about your life?
I wish I could walk around in public without the constant attention. Father upped our visible Sentinel details to six men when Anne, Stefan, Josef, and I mastered Mother's ultra-secret stargate science, and that does not include our invisible outer perimeter details. We must give 26 hours notice to Sentinel Command for any excursions, which means we often go in groups. And it's difficult to get to know people in such situations, especially because Sentinels only tell us about the more blatant assassination attempts on each other, so we naturally try to minimize our exposure for our subjects' sake as well as our own.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
To have married my first fiancée.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
I'm not certain I can. Even the Palace got bombed in such a way that the overhead force-shields were utterly destroyed. Sentinel Command is the most secure building on the planet, so I'll go with that.
What is your most important goal in life?
To support the Empire of Sinclair Demesne in every way. Providing stargates to facilitate the spread of humanity throughout the galaxy garners the Empire vast sums of money, but helping my brothers with Sinclair Enterprises will lead to a revolution in starship technology, which will help us maintain our status as the preeminent Empire in the galaxy. And, all told, to support my extended family, since we are the interface between the Empire and the galaxy, protecting the Realm's interests from both civil and interstellar wars.

About the Author

A health crisis inspired Eva Caye to become an obsessive writer, completing eight books in her To Be Sinclair series before she could afford an editor. She published Dignity in August 2012, with the projected release of her 8th book Nobility in late June 2013. She laughingly refers to Evan's Ladies as Book 6.5, an 'add-on' book to the series since it consists of four novellas. The other seven books are full novels, though most have 'Easter egg' short stories as bonuses for the reader.
The To Be Sinclair series is set some 600 years in the future and covers the lives and loves of the greatest ruling family in the galaxy. Her current works-in-progress are a finale to the series, and two prequels set in the TBS universe about 100 years in the future.
Eva lives with her incredibly supportive husband and two lovely mutts in a tiny, century-old farmhouse in Louisville, Kentucky.

Previous Books

Previous Books by Eva Caye

Books Coming Soon

Nobility (To Be Sinclair #7) in late June 2013

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June 1, 2013

RLF Gems: Blog Stats for May 2013 #RLFblog

RLF Gems 
In May, Romance Lives Forever had 23 posts in a 31 day month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). There was a two-way tie for first place, including my post about Marketing for Romance Writers Marketing Summer Camp plans, and a three-way tie for fifth. Those posts were within one page view of each other.

1. Vicki Batman
1. Kayelle Allen
2. Emerald
3. Eva Caye
4. Charlie Cochet
5. Kendall McKenna
5. Taylor Brooks
5. Synithia Williams

Honorable mention: Angela Kay Austin

Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine, and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also created the Booklover's Guide to Romance Lives Forever with links to guest authors' books and social media. It is 110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising link for more information.

My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:

Ana Blaze, E Ayers, Eden Summers, Elise VanCise, Elodie Parkes, Jean Joachim, Jennifer France, Jill Elaine Hughes, Katya Armock, Kitty Barton, Melinda Dozier, MJ O'Shea, Mona Karel, ST Bende

May 21, 2013

Scifi Romance: Loyalty @EvaCaye #RLFblog #SciFi

Loyalty 

Eva Caye, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Loyalty.
Genre: Science fiction romance
Publisher: self
Cover artist: self
Length: 169,200 words / estimated 478 pages
Heat rating: book – warm; Easter egg – fairly explicit
Tagline: The cost of being Imperial
Blurb: The dangers of being Imperial mean Princess Anne, Prince Brian, and Prince Christian must set aside their petty differences to support each other through thick and thin. As they struggle to find compatible mates, security issues come to the fore!
Lord Andrés Encino, for example. As honorable as a man can get, he nevertheless represents true danger to Anne simply because he has a photographic memory, and she is the principal heiress to Empress Felice Sinclair's ultra-secret stargate science. Anne sets aside her fears to pursue an intimate relationship with the immensely talented designer, which means her Sentinel Lieutenant brother Brian must also investigate all the Encino family secrets that could lead to security breaches.
As Service Lieutenant Prince Christian Sinclair battles his own insecurities, hoping to find a lady who could withstand the Imperial social scene, his ship is called upon to investigate the sudden disappearance of the Stargate Fleet, including Mother, Anne, and brother Josef. Their travails expand dramatically as the Imperial Family copes with the consequences of the Crandon Stargate Fleet Battle and the persistent attempts of the Atticans to either capture or destroy all stargate scientists!
What is the cost of being Imperial, in isolation and friendship and love? And how can they find partners willing to live with the security requirements needed to maintain not only their own safety, but that of the Empire?
Buy links:
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Sentinel Lieutenant Prince Brian Sinclair, 24; Service Lieutenant Prince Christian Sinclair, 23 ; Princess Anne Sinclair, 22
To Be Sinclair series

Interview

What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
I constantly research and edit. At first I just wanted to get the major actions and dialogue down, but now I continuously edit for consistency, grammar, and fleshing out the scenes with pertinent information, such as burn therapies.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I never know where it will take me. Sometimes I feel like I am accessing a portal to a parallel future dimension in which my characters live. I spy upon them and let the visions gather until I have to write the scene. Then I 'watch' the scenes in my head and whisper to the characters, questions like, "What are you feeling? Why did you do that?" In some respects, it's a god-like power of omniscience, but in other respects I cannot change things; they will act out the scenes until I write what THEY do and think. I know the overall plot before I start, but otherwise I am simply their scribe
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Get it down, rewrite, explore every angle, put yourself in your character's position to understand him or her thoroughly, then research the hell out of everything. And then send it to the beta readers, rewrite if they make significant suggestions, send it to the editor, rewrite according to her suggestions, back to the editor for a final check, and one final edit.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
Although I write all the time, it's my passion so I suffer very little stress, no matter how focused I get. Most of my stress comes from beating myself up when I find another inconsistency I missed the first hundred times I edited! I have wrist phones and shuttle ports, so when I find a wristphone or a shuttleport, I go nuts until it is uploaded to Amazon or Smashwords one more time.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Absolutely! I include a ton of personal experiences, mostly my own, but I do not hesitate to include others.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
I wrote Dignity for many reasons, but overall I wanted it to be a book that would entice romance readers into reading science fiction. I wanted to see more great female scientists in literature, so naturally she had to fall in love and learn how to deal with emotions she's never experienced before!
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
I usually read non-fiction, but I have so many interests it would be hard to narrow them down. I would say my personal library has about 20% spiritual or religious books, for I was a 'seeker' for many years.
What do you think is the future of traditional publishing?
Traditional publishing will always exist until every e-reader can be charged with solar power and have books downloaded directly via satellite. Many of my family members live where internet access is impossible without satellite dishes.
Do you plan to branch out into other genres?
Absolutely. The To Be Sinclair series does not have 'aliens', though there are life-forms on many planets, so I have some 'alien contact' synopses in my Books to Write folder. I have about 25 items in my Working Files folder, at least a third of which are non-fiction, though some will end up as articles, blog posts, and short stories instead of books.
What was the proudest moment of your life so far?
My first five-star review, which I wrote about here: http://www.evacaye.com/my-first-five-star-review/. Turning away from the lowest point in my life to become an obsessive author, and then sending my first book to my first reviewer and getting a five-star review was like winning an Oscar for a debut performance.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
I'm never bored. There's too much to do and learn! I suffer major depressive disorder, which is characterized by real physical symptoms, like lack of energy, inability to perceive your surroundings, I could go on and on. When I have energy, I garden or clean or do something fun; when I have no energy, which is the usual state of affairs, I write or do research online or crochet, just to feel like I'm being productive.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Indigo.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."
Eva Caye

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with fresh veggies.
I'm always ready for a chat on Facebook.
When I'm alone, I am either reading, writing, or sleeping.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm a pretty good tarot reader.
If I had a halo it would be shaped like the headdress of Nefertiti.
If I could travel in time, I'd save the Library of Alexandria and see what the future will be like in 1000 years.
I can never stop reading spiritual books because I believe miracles are simply a science we don't understand yet, though a few people have passed along some good 'clues' along the way.

Previous Books

The To Be Sinclair series: Dignity; Majesty; Fealty; Royalty; Dynasty.

Books Coming Soon

Evan's Ladies (an add-on novel to the series, consisting of four novellas, expected May 20, 2013); Nobility (summer 2013); a finale the title of which I will not divulge until its publication, and two series prequels tentatively titled Enter the Goddess and Undying Dawn.

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