Robin Bielman

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Baseball and the Beach

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Hey there! Happy  last few days of summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y! ~Terri Guillemets

I love that quote.

I love this time of year. Love the warm weather and the little peeks of fall, and while my kids have gone back to school, it’s still fresh and new and so there aren’t any complaints yet! I also love eating strawberries by the carton and corn on the cob off the grill. And I enjoy indulging in gelato, because you know, when it’s hot out, what better thing to do than eat some yummy cold goodness.

But two of the very best things about summer have always been baseball and the beach. Baseball has been a huge part of my family’s life since my two boys were little and my husband started coaching them. The baseball field became a second home, teammates and their parents a second family. I have such wonderful memories of days spent in the stands cheering our teams on, and was especially proud of and happy for my hubby when he received the Coach of the Year award. Now that my boys are older (who said they could do that?) we love to watch games on TV, and we go to Dodger and Angel stadium as often as we can. We’ve caught foul balls, rooted for our favorite players—I am sooo sad to see Derek Jeter retire!—and eaten more hot dogs and garlic fries than I care to admit.

With baseball our summer sport of choice, the beach is our destination of choice. Living in Southern California, we‘re super lucky to have the beach practically in our backyard. Lazy days spent seaside are truly some of my favorite times. Growing up, my boys were total fish and there was nothing better than spending a day swimming and boogie boarding in the ocean. Then they’d run onto shore and build sandcastles and dig holes deep enough to hide in. Yes, we’ve all gotten sunburned. Yes, one of us has been stung by a jellyfish and brought home a sand crab in his pocket. And yes, one of us thought she was going to drown during a surf lesson when she fell off the board and did a few spastic somersaults under the water.

Oops. Did I say she? Okay, yes that was me. And that particular surfing fiasco was the inspiration for the surf lesson scene in my newest novel, KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW. Luckily for my heroine, Sophie, she’s got pro surfer Zane to save her when she goes head over feet into the water. I did get back on the board, but now I prefer a paddleboard to a surfboard. There’s something magical about the ocean that makes me feel so content, and if I could, I’d stay out there all day, every day. I hope you’re enjoying these last days of summer!

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Keeping Mr. Right Now Giveaway!

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Categories: Bliss, Books, Giveaway

Zane, the hero in my latest release, KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW, holds an extra special place in my heart. Something about him tugged at me from the second he entered my head and I truly feel like I could write several books about him! Instead, I’ve written an extra scene. From his point of view. It delves deeper into his feelings for my heroine Sophie. Deeper into the attachment he feels for her. And I’m super excited to share it with you!

From now until September 7th, I’m taking emails! LOL This content isn’t in the book and is my way of saying thanks to all you awesome readers for your support. The bonus scene takes place in the bedroom and is steamy, so be ready to get a peek inside Zane’s R-rated thoughts. All you have to do to have this special scene delivered to your inbox on September 8th is send an email to robinbielmanextras@gmail.com with the words “I want to be Zaned” in the subject line.

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And huge thanks to everyone who has already read the book! I hope you’ll consider leaving me an honest review on Goodreads and the major buying sites. Besides word of mouth, reviews are really helpful to getting the word out about a book. Thank you!

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Release Day for Keeping Mr. Right Now + a Special Giveaway

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Categories: Bliss, Books, Giveaway

I’m so, so excited that Keeping Mr. Right Now is out today! *bounces up and down* I truly loved writing these characters and this story and hope readers will love Zane and Sophie as much as I do!

And for a limited time the book is on sale for ONLY .99 CENTS!!

9781633750562_500A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she’s up close and personal with the world’s sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander’s playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide. 

 To celebrate my release I’ve also got a *RED-HOT GIVEAWAY*

Want to read the Red-Hot “Morning After” scene from Zane’s point of view? From now until September 7th, I’m taking emails! LOL

This content isn’t in the book and is my way of saying thanks to all you awesome readers for your support. The bonus scene takes place in the bedroom and is steamy, so be ready to get a peek inside Zane’s R-rated thoughts. All you have to do to have this special scene delivered to your inbox on September 8th is send an email to robinbielmanextras@gmail.com with the words “I want to be Zaned” in the subject line. Easy peasy!

You’re just a click away from kisses in the sand… and lots more! Wink

AMAZON     BARNES & NOBLE     iBOOKS     KOBO

Surfer On The Beach

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Keeping Mr. Right Now Blog Tour!

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Categories: Blogging, Books

The blog tour for Keeping Mr. Right Now hits the web waves tomorrow! A big thank you to all the blogs for helping me celebrate my newest release! Huge thanks to everyone who has already reviewed the book, too! I appreciate it so very much. I’ve giving away two great prizes on the tour so I hope you’ll stop back here frequently to see where you can follow along!

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8/18 Bookin’ It Reviews
8/18 Dazzled by Books
8/18 You Gotta Read
8/19 Ex Libris
8/19 Manga Maniac Cafe
8/19 So Many Reads
8/19 Magical Musings ~ not an official tour stop, but a super fun blog post!
8/19 Fresh Fiction ~ not an official tour stop, but a not-to-be-missed guest post!
8/20 Cover to Cover Book Blog
8/20 In My Humble Opinion
8/20 Reading on the Rocks
8/20 Book Club Sisters
8/20 Night Owl Reviews ~ not an official tour stop, but a quick, special interview!
8/21 True Story Book Blog
8/21 Becky on Books
8/22 eBook Addict
8/22 SOS Aloha
8/25 Ramblings From This Chick
8/25 Pages of Comfort
8/25 Tome Tender
8/26 Doing Some Reading
8/26 Love is a State of Mind
8/27 Melody May
8/27 The Book Review
8/28 Read Your Writes Book Review
8/28 For The Love Of Books
8/29 Book Happiness
8/29 Naughty Moms’ Story Time
8/29 Ramblings from a Chaotic Min
8/29 Short and Sassy Book Blurbs

With help from Tasty Book Tours, several additional blogs are also joining the celebration with a Book Blast – 3 days of fun with a $15 gift card up for grabs!

Aug 20th
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Thoughts at One in the Morning
Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance
Gemma Reads too much to be Normal Book Blog
Jen’s Reading Obsession 
The Lusty Literate
Booklovers for Life
Sue’s Reveals and Promotions
Aug 21st
Bitten by Love Reviews
Illustrious Illusions
Red Reader Reviews
Chicklit vs. Fantasy
Kindle and Me
Hot Guys in Books
Aug 22nd
Underneath the Covers 
I am, Indeed
A Bluestocking’s Place
The Book Cellar
Christine’s Words

 

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Beach Love

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Categories: Bliss, Books

I spent this past weekend at the beach with my hubby. We stayed at a little inn right on the sand and it was wonderful. I loved being so close to the sea and we spent almost the entire three days with our bottoms planted in our beach chairs. And my DH was super awesome and listened to me talk about Zane and Sophie–okay mostly Zane–and surfing and how excited I was about this next book. Only six more days until I hope you all will want to be Zaned! I mean, come on, look at this guy…

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Next week kicks off so much good stuff to celebrate not only the release of KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW, but also the 2 year anniversary of Bliss, one of the awesome imprints from Entangled Publishing that I write for. Stay tuned for all the details of my blog tour, Bliss Facebook party, and a very special giveaway!

Beach Love

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Hero Sneak Peek

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Categories: Blogging, Romance

Hello August! I can’t believe you’re here already! This week I’ve got several more stops on my Veiled Target blog tour and I’d love for you to stop by the wonderful websites hosting me! I’m giving away a $25 gift card, too, so what are you waiting for? Come say hello! Smile

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7/28 Tome Tender ~ Feature/Review
7/28 Fic Talk ~ Feature/Review
7/29 The Gemini Girls ~ July Fever! This is a special event  that lovely authors Allyson Lindt & Sofia Grey asked me to join in on, and I hope you’ll check out the whole month of fever!
7/29 What I’m Reading ~ Feature
7/29 Doing Some Reading ~ Feature
7/30 Reese’s Reviews ~ Review
7/30 Kim Lowe ~ Feature
7/31 Kindles & Wine ~ Special Interview + giveaway not officially part of my tour
7/31 Romance Reviews Today Blog ~ Interview
7/31 Literary Escapism ~ Feature/Exclusive Excerpt
7/31 Musings From An Addicted Reader ~ Review
8/1 Book Lovin’ Mamas ~ Interview
8/1 The Book Review ~ Feature
8/1 Sizzling Hot Books ~ Feature
8/4 Reading Between the Wines Book Club ~ Feature
8/4 The Sub Club Books ~ Review/Exclusive Excerpt
8/4 My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews ~ Interview/Review
8/5 Dawn’s Reading Nook ~ Feature
8/5 You Gotta Read Reviews ~ Feature
8/5 Book Monster Reviews ~ Feature
8/6 Rabid Reads ~ STOMP VS ROMP! This is a totally awesome event I was delighted to be asked to participate in! Please stop by and join me in Team Stomp!! I’ve got a very tough competitor.
8/6 The Reading Cafe ~ Review
8/6 Vampire Book Club ~ Feature
8/6 Romancing Rakes The Love Of Romance ~ Feature
8/7 Feeling Fictional ~ Review
8/7 Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My ~ Feature
8/8 Brooke Blogs ~ Review
8/8 Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind ~ Feature

And I’m so excited, you guys, that 2 weeks from today the first book in my Kisses in the Sand series from Red-Hot Bliss, Keeping Mr. Right Now, is going to be released! I loved writing this book and am thrilled to bring you some sexy with my sweet. Just to wet your appetite, I thought I’d post a picture of my inspiration for Zane. Smile

Tommy SchlesserI could seriously stare at that face all day. And maybe kinda did while I was writing his story.

Okay, so I’ve got a couple of questions… how do you hear about new books? Through friends? On FB or Twitter? Through blog tours? What would you recommend an author do to get the word out about her book and what makes you 1-click? I’d love to know!

hugs, Robin

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Release Day for Veiled Target!

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I’m so thrilled to share that today is release day for my paranormal romance debut, VEILED TARGET! I love Hugh and Tess so much and hope readers will, too! Today is also the day I’m flying to San Antonio for the Romance Writers of America Conference. It’s going to be such a fun week!

To celebrate my release, I’m once again touring blogs with giveaways and hope you’ll stop by to say hello! Huge thanks to all the awesome bloggers for having me! Most stops are spotlights or features, but you’ll also find interviews, excerpts and a few guest posts. The first week is a quick blast and a couple of fun stops. Then the two weeks after that is my official tour. Here’s the schedule…

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July 22nd
Queen of All She Reads
Read Your Writes Book Reviews
The Reading Addict
Paranormal Romance and Beyond
Deal Sharing Aunt
Angie Derek Blog

Harlequin Junkie ~ Spotlight Interview + Giveaway
Magical Musings ~ This is my group blog and I’ve got a quick post + giveaway 

July 23rd
Manga Maniac Cafe
Storm Goddess Book Reviews
3 Partners in Shopping
Mythical Books
Book Liaison
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance
Born to Read Books
Ramblings From This Chick

 

July 24th
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Snarky Mom Reads…
GenGen’s Book Blog
Written Love
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Crazy Four Books
Room With Books
Bibliophile Mystery

GraveTells ~ Guest Post + giveaway

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7/28 Tome Tender ~ Feature/Review
7/28 Fic Talk ~ Feature/Review
7/29 The Gemini Girls ~ July Fever! This is a special event  that lovely authors Allyson Lindt & Sofia Grey asked me to join in on, and I hope you’ll check out the whole month of fever!
7/29 What I’m Reading ~ Feature
7/29 Doing Some Reading ~ Feature
7/30 Reese’s Reviews ~ Review
7/30 Kim Lowe ~ Feature
7/31 Kindles & Wine ~ Special Interview + giveaway not officially part of my tour
7/31 Romance Reviews Today Blog ~ Interview
7/31 Literary Escapism ~ Feature/Exclusive Excerpt
7/31 Musings From An Addicted Reader ~ Review
8/1 Book Lovin’ Mamas ~ Interview
8/1 The Book Review ~ Feature
8/1 Sizzling Hot Books ~ Feature
8/4 Reading Between the Wines Book Club ~ Feature
8/4 The Sub Club Books ~ Review/Exclusive Excerpt
8/4 My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews ~ Interview/Review
8/5 Dawn’s Reading Nook ~ Feature
8/5 You Gotta Read Reviews ~ Feature
8/5 Book Monster Reviews ~ Feature
8/6 Rabid Reads ~ STOMP VS ROMP! This is a totally awesome event I was delighted to be asked to participate in! Please stop by and join me in Team Stomp!! I’ve got a very tough competitor.
8/6 The Reading Cafe ~ Review
8/6 Vampire Book Club ~ Feature
8/6 Romancing Rakes The Love Of Romance ~ Feature
8/7 Feeling Fictional ~ Review
8/7 Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My ~ Feature
8/8 Brooke Blogs ~ Review
8/8 Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind ~ Feature

Have you signed up for my newsletter? I’ve got exclusive giveaways and fun info! Click on the icon in the top right corner to join! I’d love to have you.

Next month I’ve got another release! Stay tuned for news on Keeping Mr. Right Now, releasing August 11th!

 

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Veiled Target Sneak Peek + Giveaway!

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I can’t believe the release of Veiled Target is only 10 days away now! I’m so excited for readers to meet Hugh and Tess! I’ve posted this pic of Hugh before, but I think it bears a repeat posting…

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Okay, now that you’ve got a nice visual going, here’s a little sneak peek from Hugh…

Did the damn woman know what she did to him? Her pouty lips and keen eyes with long lashes suggested she did. Women didn’t play fair. “We decided to split up so I could get you back to your car.”

“I don’t need an escort.” She marched past him, shoulders back, head held high.

“Right. So you can sneak around some more. I don’t think so.” He caught up to her. She didn’t fool him. Not for a minute. “I’m taking you back to the bar and you’re going to get into your car and drive home.”

“Excuse me, but—”

“I give the orders,” he interrupted, a smile tugging at his lips.

“You sure as hell—”

“—can give them to you, so be a good girl and let’s get you on your way.”

Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed her clench her fists and take a deep breath. She probably thought about hitting him. With his stronger than normal senses, he heard her heart rate speed up, smelled the salty scent of perspiration on her skin. Then she bit her bottom lip in a most distracting manner before speaking again.

“I’ll get myself where I want to go, thank you very much. You don’t get any say.”

“Tonight I do.”

“Tonight you don’t.”

“Do you argue with everyone trying to do a good deed?”

“You’re not doing a good deed. You’re annoying me.” She turned a corner heading in the wrong direction.

“Wrong way, oh wise one.” He snatched her arm to steer her the right way.

She yanked her arm back, but switched her stride. “I knew that.”

“Of course you did.” He glanced at his watch. Time ticked away. Time he should be using to hunt for Trey. He needed to ditch the exasperatingly attractive woman in the blue dress pronto. No matter how much the thought disappointed him.

“I’ll tell you what,” Tess started, “you fill me in on the Night Runners, and I promise I’ll go peacefully.” Her steps slowed. She dragged her feet as if they suddenly weighed eighty pounds each.

“Peaceful or not, I can get you to your car without saying another word.” He would not give her the upper hand.

“Yes, but that won’t stop me from yelling a few choice expletives on our way. I might rouse the neighborhood.” She tossed him a smug look. “And I’ve got news for you—when I’m mad my voice and language can be pretty alarming. I don’t think you want that kind of attention.”

Damn, she was good. Her combative nature and challenge to his authority had him wondering what she’d be like in bed. Bloody hell. Why was he letting his mind wonder there? “Two questions.”

“I beg your pardon?”

“You can ask me two questions that I’ll answer honestly. And then you’ve got to go.”

VeiledTarget72lgWant to preorder Hugh–I  mean the book–so it’s delivered right to your eReader on the morning of the 22nd? I’d love that! You can do so here:  AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE   KOBO   SAMHAIN

Then please come back and leave me a comment with proof of your purchase (a screen shot or confirmation number) and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. It’s like getting the book for free! I’ll post the winner’s name in the comments on Monday, July 21. Thanks so much for your early support!

Get all the details on the book and read another excerpt HERE!

 

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Veiled Target Countdown Continues!

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Two more weeks! My debut paranormal romance, Veiled Target, will be available in just two weeks! July 22 to be exact. But you can preorder it now if you want to! And if you do, please pop back  here and leave me a comment with proof of purchase (screen shot or confirmation number) and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. It’s like getting the book for free! I’ll post a winner’s name next Monday in the comments. Your comment is good up until release day, so if you don’t win this week, you might win the next time! Thanks so much for your early support!

You can preorder the book here:  AMAZON   BARNES & NOBLE   KOBO   SAMHAIN

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You can check out an excerpt HERE!

Have a great week!! Stay tuned for news on my upcoming blog tour with spotlights, interviews, exclusive excerpts, and a giveaway!

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