Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book Tour for Staring Into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal (Guest Post & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of vampire and werewolf stories, I love discovering new stories about my favorite paranormal creatures.  Kay Dee Royal has created a brand new series that puts a new twist on the usual werewolf myths and she's here today talking about her new release and letting me give away a copy of it.  So give a big welcome to Kay Dee Royal..........

Hello Scarf Princess, thank you for having me today! Love your site!

I’m Kay Dee Royal, a paranormal erotica romance author. My first book in the LIIA series (Lycan International Investigation Agency), Staring Into the Eyes of Chance, introduces Chance, an Alpha Lycan, three hundred years old, and Olivia, a fifty-five year old widow, which brings me to the theme of my post...

An Intro to the Story-Stars of Staring Into the Eyes of Chance.....

I enjoyed writing Chance & Olivia’s story and completely resonated as both of their lives began to entwine.

Olivia (heroine) walked away with my emotions.

This woman was marked as different from an early age because of her ability to “read” wildlife/animals. As a child, she thought everyone could do this, until bullies knocked the wind out of her preteen years, shoving it in her face that she was a weirdo. From that time on, only a select few knew of her gift with reading an animal’s mood.

She opened a wildlife rescue and preserve on two-thousand acres.

The other thing about Olivia was her incessant loyalty to her husband of thirty-four years, even though he never showed her passion, nor did they ever have children. He traveled more than he lived with her, and at his funeral she discovered he’d been a philanderer their entire marriage. Her trust and faith in any man ended, broken.

Chance (hero) totally stole my heart.

His story begins with the death of his mother during his birth. It merited his older brother’s hatred and his father living as a shell of a man from the loss of his mate. Both his father and brother died in accidents, shortly before Chance was to take the Alpha position in the pack.

His father’s dwindling life (before the accident) tore Chance in two. When both his only living family died, he jumped into his Alpha and LIIA position full force, not caring to find a mate and go through the loss of another loved one.

Oh, also, Chance has a special ability…besides the capabilities of Lycan, he has premonition visions.

What brings these two together when they are so unlikely to find each other? Good question.

A killing machine of a rogue Lycan named, Smoke. He leaves a trail of death and destruction where ever he goes, and Chance tracks him onto Olivia’s wildlife sanctuary…but Olivia won’t have anyone trekking around her property.

There’s a number of reasons why, all of which are within the pages of Staring Into the Eyes of Chance.:)

Staring Into the Eyes of Chance (LIIA ~ A Lycan International Investigation Agency, Book 1) by Kay Dee Royal


Paranormal Erotica Romance ~ Must be 18 or older, Explicit Love Scenes Rated Sizzling Hot


Olivia swears off men until she meets Chance, a Lycan alpha. He ignites an undeniable hunger they can only sate together.


Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.

Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.

A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.

Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?


Olivia closed her eyes, calling up her animal sensitivity ability, while shoving down her own panic. After years of psychically working with animals, she knew they sensed panic and fear. Her breathing needed regulating.

Olivia relaxed as best she could and opened her mind. She sensed the wolf; masculine. He came across with an urgent need to protect, more like helping her feel safe. Another howl, with a deep and sinister timbre, shattered her concentration. A stab of electricity zipped through her, pumping adrenaline and tightening every muscle. This howl came from farther inside the forest than the first one. She sensed aggression in the wolves within the forest, ready for battle. Her heart drummed against her ribs in anticipation of an answering call, and she couldn’t stop the tremors running rampant in her belly.

Instead she saw the lights go out through her closed eyelids. She opened her eyes and saw nothing but blackness.

Nine o’clock on a September evening, what did she expect? Damn power company! Hopefully Lacey sat in the Jacuzzi and wouldn’t come running out.

She lay listening for any sound. Her own breath, the loudest panting she’d ever heard, came in at a close second to her heart banging against the walls of her chest. Slowly, she sat up. The back of her head throbbed, her spine hurt, and the front of her body ached, especially her breasts. She bent her legs to stand and in that same moment a jet of hot mist coated her face.

Wolf breath.

Olivia froze, tamping down the run-for-your-life urge. Her mind reached toward the beast beside her, searching his energy markers, his emotions, urges. She read him as curious, stimulated. Maybe a misread of…sexually stimulated? She sat back on her haunches, figuring if she stretched at least four feet of her five-foot ten frame, maybe she’d appear larger. His breath assailed her from above, she remained squatted.

Damn, this thing is huge!

He sniffed the top of her head, down by her ear, licked the length of her neck and up the side of her face. Another howl close by, echoing near the tree-line, got the wolf’s attention. He raised his head from her and shoved her body back with his own. She went down on her butt, folding her legs sideways. Fur from his backside pressed into the front of her, including her face. Olivia turned her head away and took a breath. A shiver began in her belly and inched through her arms, legs, and up her neck. She sensed his urgency, he must move and his need…again, to keep her safe and again something else, another misread?

He moved back, his head next to hers. A growl vibrated, harsh and deep, beside her ear. Olivia jumped when he yipped instead of howled. He circled her, stopping behind her. A sudden scratch of claws and pebbles from rain washout near the barn pelted her. Air swirled around her as the wolf leaped over her head in the direction of the woods.

Olivia’s breath whooshed out like a balloon being released. Tears welled and trickled down her face. The wolf’s size was about as abnormal as it got. She’d never heard of any wolf being that large. She’d done plenty of research on the species, brushing up for the wolf pup she rehabilitated and released back into the wild years ago when Ray and she first opened the refuge, before they owned the preserve property.

Olivia pushed herself up onto wobbly legs, her stomach lurched, and before she could blink, vomit spewed. She retched hard, falling onto her hands and knees, weak and crying, something she hadn’t done since Ray’s funeral. As if on cue, all the lights popped on, illuminating her shadow against the barn wall.

Oh, that’s lovely. Damn power company.

A howl, and then another and another, echoed from different locations in the forest. Her forest, her wildlife preserve, not a place for a beast like her visitor, and most definitely not a place for the aggressive lot in the forest. She swiped her face with the bottom of her shirt and looked toward the woods.

About thirty yards away in the mowed meadow, her wolf circled with another, close-in-size, milky-eyed wolf with a deformed face, both spot-lighted in the yard light. They flashed razor sharp teeth and glowing eyes, with the exception of the one’s coated eye. Their vicious growls and snapping jaws filled the air. Olivia found her tranq gun on the ground and grabbed it. By the time she turned for a shot, she saw the tail end of both wolves leaping into the woods, her wolf chasing the other.

Olivia leaned against the barn, adjusting her position in accordance with her pain. She thought of the curious readings she sensed from her wolf, not sure of their meaning. She never questioned first impressions from readings anymore. Years of experiences proved first intuitive readings rang as authentic truth in almost every case.

She closed her eyes and pictured her wolf looking at her for the first time, the way his head snapped in her direction and how their gazes met and connected. She touched her neck, sliding fingertips up her cheek where his tongue touched her skin.

Her breath caught, heart raced, and her eyes opened wide. She laughed out loud, maybe in relief, maybe in a small fit of hysteria, or maybe because she consider that wolf as “her” wolf. Her “stimulation” readings from him threw her off, knowing it wasn’t a possibility. 



Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because it's also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and confident, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. Blogging and promoting other authors feeds her passion and muse.

She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea)

You can reach her at:     Website     Twitter     FB


Prize is a digital copy of Staring Into the Eyes of Chance.

-Giveaway is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
-To be entered, just leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-Winner will be chosen using and will have 48 hours to respond to my winner's confirmation email or a new winner will be chosen.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 5/23.


  1. Brand new author to me but sounds like a great book and I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  2. Good Morning Scarf Princess:) Thank you for inviting me into your place for the day...I brought some frosted brownies if anyone cares to indulge, but watch out...sometimes chocolate makes me sassy:)

    Hello Lady glad you stopped by and I wish you luck in the drawing.

    1. Thanks Kay Dee for stopping by throughout the day and for being so thoughtful in bringing goodies! Good luck with this new release!

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    3. Okay...let's get it straight for a second try *smile*
      What a wonderful place you have here:) I appreciate the beautiful spread you set out for me...what a lovely post. Thank you so much for all of your time and expertise:)

      It's been a very nice experience...I've enjoyed myself.

  3. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it to see what happens between Chance,Olivia, and Smoke. Thanks for the great post and excerpt.


  4. Hi Joanne *waves*...I'm feeling like we're good friends, sort of like we think about paranormal romance the same way:) Thank you so much for stopping by and spending time on my tour. I am truly honored by it.

  5. Sounds like great book. Thanks for the giveaway! Gale

  6. This sounds like a GREAT book/series...a different spin on the 'usual' shifter story. Beautiful/fierce cover too, btw! I LOVE the name's my nephew's middle my suggestion. A name I once read in a romance novel...really! Go figure...LOL! Thx for the giveaway op! :)

    barbbattaglia @

  7. I enjoyed the post and excerpt. The series sounds amazing.