Folks, help me welcome Robyn DeHart to the blog today! Robyn is a member of my local writers' group. She's a great inspiration to all of us and a wonderful person too! Read on to find out more!
WHO IS ROBYN?
A life-long lover of stories and adventure, it was either become a stuntwoman for the movies or live out those adventures from the safety of her PJ's and computer. Award-winning author, Robyn DeHart chose the latter and couldn't be happier for doing so. Known for her unique plotlines and authentic characters, Robyn is a favorite among readers and reviewers. Publishers' Weekly claims her books as "sizzling romance" while the Chicago Tribune dubs her "wonderfully entertaining." Robyn is an award-winning author as well as being a four-time RT Bookclub Reviewers' Choice award nominee, and a three-time RomCon Reader's Crown nominee. Look for Robyn's new trilogy on forbidden love coming from Entangled: A Little Bit Wicked (fall 2012), A Little Bit Sinful (spring 2013) and A Little Bit Scandalous (summer 2013). Also in 2013, she'll launch a new historical romantic suspense series with NAL, the first in the series is The Secrets of Mia Danvers (2013). Robyn lives in Texas with her brainy husband, two precocious little girls and two spoiled cats.
THE STORY BLURB
Marcus Kincaid has returned to England after a ten-year absence as the Earl of Ashford after his brother's untimely death. Unfortunately, his younger sister is embroiled in a potential scandal that could ruin her chance at marriage, and his aunt has already called in reinforcements—The Paragon.
Vivian March is known simply as The Paragon. She moves through every circle within Society, smoothing out scandals and stopping gossip in its tracks. Everyone in London knows that if she aligns herself with you, Society will forgive your sins. What they don’t know is that she uses their secrets to cover her own jaded past.
But with every kiss and every touch that Marcus thrusts upon her, Vivian comes to believe life is infinitely more fun when you can be just a little bit wicked…
AND NOW FOR THE Q & A...
ALEXA: How often to you get lost in a story?
ROBYN: Every time I read a book. I don’t have a ton of reading time so I don’t finish books I’m not loving, so when I’m reading, I’m definitely immersed in the book. And I have my favorite go-to authors that are sure-fire wins to get me totally engrossed. The last book that I remember getting lost in was a JD Robb – I love her world.
ALEXA: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
ROBYN: I tend to gravitate to Sleeping Beauty or the Ugly Duckling which are really the same story in many ways. I write a lot about heroines discovering their own beauty and worth or coming into their own so that myth of a sleeping beauty is powerful in my own writing.
ROBYN: Arrogance. I have very little tolerance for people who think they’re better than others.
ALEXA: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?ROBYN: I counter with, why must I choose? I’ll take a fairy tale with action adventure, please.
ALEXA: What sound or noise do you love?ROBYN: My husband’s laugh – he has this no holds barred laugh that fills the room and just makes me smile.
ROBYN: It depends on my mood, but I tend to gravitate to either romantic suspense – I like gritty police procedurals or historical romance, but I never read historicals while I’m writing rough drafts. I also enjoy a handful of urban fantasy authors and some YA’s.
ALEXA: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
ROBYN: I do though I didn’t always. I used to prefer total silence, but when I started writing full-time I would write at coffee shops or Panera’s and I needed a way to block out the noise of the people – I’m too noisy to not pay attention to them. So I started writing to movie soundtracks, my favorites are The Mummy, Stardust and Don Juan DeMarco.
ALEXA: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
ROBYN: Call my husband and email my critique partner. Depending on how challenging the book was or how tight the deadline, I might request dinner out with a lovely cocktail on the side.
ALEXA: What is your favorite tradition from your childhood that you would love to
pass on or did pass on to your children?ROBYN: Christmas was always a big deal at my house. My mom loves to buy presents and she’s always very creative and thoughtful, and every year she’d give us kids a new ornament so that when we grew up and started our own families we’d have ornaments to decorate our trees. When we adopted our girls we started the same tradition with them. I love picking out their ornaments and this year they were very excited to get them.
ALEXA: Robyn, what's next for you?
ROBYN: A LITTLE BIT SINFUL (book 2 in Forbidden Love series, Spring 2013)
Robyn, thanks so much for joining us today! Folks, Robyn will give away an e-copy of A LITTLE BIT WICKED to one lucky commenter! So get commenting!
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