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
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?
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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


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
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?
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;

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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