Category: Favorite Authors

I am so, so thrilled to share that my pal Maggie Kelley’s debut novel from Entangled Publishing, BREAKING THE BACHELOR, is out today! Woot!

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Goaded by her competition, matchmaker Jane Wright makes a very public
bet that she can find the “perfect” match for Manhattan’s hottest
confirmed bachelor—sexy-as-sin bartender Charlie Goodman. Unfortunately,
Charlie is also Jane’s ex-lover, a man she broke up with on a cocktail
napkin. With her company on the line, Jane has no choice but to convince
the man of her most impractical dreams to dive back into the dating pool.

Charlie doesn’t want to see Jane’s business fail. He just wants a little
revenge. Determined to prove to Jane that chemistry always beats
compatibility algorithms, he plans to drive her crazy with desire…then
walk away. And his plan is working. A little too well, actually. Because
even as Jane scrambles to calculate Charlie’s best match, the heat building between combusts. But Charlie’s been so busy outsmarting Cupid that he hasn’t noticed he’s the naughty cherub’s next target…

You guys, I’ve read this book and it is funny and charming and romantic, and I’m madly in love with Charlie Goodman! And even though Charlie is mine, I’ll share him with you guys. He’s just a click away…

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Huge congratulations, Maggie!!

Posted March 24, 2015 by Robin Bielman in Books, Favorite Authors, Romance / 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to have my pal Kate Willoughby here today with an awesome post in celebration of her new release, On The Surface! Check out that cover! Yum! Okay, take it away, Kate…

I’m so excited to be here celebrating a shared book birthday with one of my favorite contemporary romance author buddies! Thanks for having me, Robin. I’m really looking forward to reading WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN.

A book birthday isn’t the only thing Robin and I are sharing. Our heroines are both named Erin! What are the chances?

CARINA_0414_9781426898235_OnTheSurfaceON THE SURFACE, is the first book in my In the Zone series about the fictional San Diego Barracuda hockey club. Today, I’m going to take you on a little tour of the Barracuda’s practice facility with the help Tim Hollander, the hero of ON THE SURFACE. Tim is one of the Barracudas’ top forwards. In fact, last season he scored so many hat tricks, they started calling him Hat Trick Holly. He is a tough player though and he isn’t averse to getting physical with someone if the situation is warranted. In fact, the day he and Erin met—

Tim: Hey now. Are you telling stories about me?
Me: Hi, Tim. Well, kinda. It is my job, you know. I was just telling them about how you took down that jerk who pushed Erin.
Tim: Oh, that. Um… [straightens his posture and begins reciting in a monotone] That was an action I apologize for and regret. I should not have punched that man in the face. There are other ways I could have dealt with the situation and next time I will make a better choice.
Me: [clapping] Well done.
Tim: Thanks. [He grins.] The PR guy made me practice that.
Me: So can we take your car for the tour?
Tim: Sure.

We get into his giant Escalade. He hops in with alacrity. Being under five feet tall, I have to do a little climbing. Soon we’re on the road, heading downtown. Tim looks like you’d expect a professional athlete to look—fit and lean. I especially like admiring his sculpted arms.

Tim: So, hey, see that there? [He points.] That’s the Marriott. When I first got traded to San Diego, I lived there for about three and a half months. It’s a nice place. Great staff. Really good coffee.

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Me: But you moved out.
Tim: Yeah. I already spend a lot of time in hotels when we’re on the road, but I just kept putting off finding a place. Eventually, I ended up renting…there. See that glass building over there? That’s City View.

The-Grande

I know City View well. The luxury apartment complex is close to the three places the Barracudas frequent the most: the airport, the Mesa Arena, where they play, and the Barracuda Ice Center, their practice facility where we’re headed now. The BIC has three ice rinks and is open to the public. We park and enter the building.

Tim: So, this is it. Here’s where the players come in for practice.

The walls of the hallway are decorated with framed photographs of former individual Barracudas and teams. He shows me the locker room, the showers, the training room, the fitness center and the player’s lounge, where we both get water from the refrigerator. There are a dozen different choices of beverage, mostly sports drinks.

Me: They want you guys to drink a lot, judging from this fridge.
Tim: Hydration’s important for an athlete. In fact, look at this.

We walk quickly back to the men’s room adjacent to the showers. He points to a small laminated chart on the wall next to the urinal. It shows different shades of urine and the corresponding level of hydration. The last color on the chart is brown. Like tree bark brown. I read what is printed next to that color.

Me: ‘See a doctor?’ [I laugh.] No kidding!
Tim: I know, right? Jesus.
Me: Can you show me the bench?
Tim: What, you don’t want to hang out anymore in the bathroom? [He laughs.]

We exit the player’s area and go out to the rink. It’s really cold! There are some kids in hockey gear, practicing. As I am realizing there’s nothing very interesting behind the bench, the kids notice Tim and they skate to their coach and chatter, pointing at us.

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Tim: [chuckling] Here we go.

As the kids skate over, Tim approaches the waist high wall.

Tim: Hey, guys.
Boy: Wow! Tim Hollander! Cool!
Tim: Looking good out there. What are you guys practicing?
Girl: [smiling] Shooting.
Tim: Awesome. Want some tips?

All the kids go wide-eyed. They vibrate with excitement.

Boy 1: SURE!
Tim: You don’t mind, do you, Kate?
Me: Not at all.

Tim makes his way onto the ice in his street shoes to join the kids and their coach near the crease—the blue painted area in front of the net. I smile. I’m shivering from the cold, but my heart is warm as I watch him help the boys and girls improve their technique. There is laughter and helmet patting and the sense that this guy really cares. Erin is a lucky woman.

Thanks, Robin, for inviting me here. I had a terrific time and I hope everyone enjoyed meeting Tim. We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to comment. How do you feel about living in a hotel for three months? Luxury high rise apartment or single family home? Ice skating—love it or hate it? Do you drink enough water during the day? (I should drink more than I do.) Please leave your email address with your comment and you’ll be entered to win a copy of any of my previously published e-books. Also, if you like sports romance, please check out the five other titles that make up the first ever Carina Press Sports Week. You won’t be disappointed!

Find On the Surface at Amazon * Amazon UK * B&N * iTunes * Google Play * Goodreads Find Kate on her blog * Twitter * Instagram * Pinterest

Posted April 22, 2014 by Robin Bielman in Books, Favorite Authors, Giveaway / 8 Comments

I am so thrilled to be a part of my wonderful friend Marilyn Brant’s cover reveal! This book looks amazing and I can’t wait to read it! Check out this gorgeous cover…

Here’s what the book’s about…

Sometimes the only road to the truth…is one you’ve never taken.

Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed — locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary — I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that.

The Road to Discovery…
Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finds her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him.

The Road to Danger…
There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels can help her interpret the clues: Donovan McCafferty, Jeremy’s older brother and a guy she’s always been drawn to — even against her better judgment.

The Road to You…
Reluctantly, Donovan agrees to go with her and, together, they set out on a road trip of discovery and danger, hoping to find their lost brothers and the answers to questions they’ve never dared to ask aloud.

In that expectant space between silence and melody, our trip began…

ADD TO GOODREADS HERE.

Mark your calendar! The book goes on sale OCTOBER 3RD!

And here’s the scoop on Marilyn…

Marilyn Brant is a national bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary fiction, and she was recently named the 2013 Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.She wrote ACCORDING TO JANE, the story of a modern woman who receives dating advice from the spirit of Jane Austen (October 2009); FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE, a tale about three suburban moms, their marriages and what happens a decade or two after the “Happily Ever After” (a Doubleday Book Club and Book-of-the-Month Club pick in 2010); and A SUMMER IN EUROPE, a novel about a woman’s journey of self discovery as she travels through Europe with her adventurous aunt’s Sudoku & Mahjongg Club (a Literary Guild and BOMC2 featured alternate in 2011, and a Rhapsody Book Club Top 20 Bestseller in “Fiction & Literature” in 2012), all women’s fiction releases from Kensington Books.


She’s also a #1 Kindle Bestseller and has written a series of fun and flirty contemporary romantic comedies, available as original ebooks. Both ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH were Top 100 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. DOUBLE DIPPING was a 2012 International Digital Awards Finalist for Best Contemporary Novel and HOLIDAY MAN was a RONE Award Contestant. Her next novel, THE ROAD TO YOU, is a coming-of-age romantic mystery and will be out in October 2013.

*** I have to add, too, that this week Marilyn hit the USA TODAY BESTSELLERS LIST with her Sweet Temptations Collection! Woot! I’ve read all three books in the collection and they all rock! You can check it out here. Huge congrats, Marilyn on this well deserved achievement!!

Author Links:


Happy Friday!

Posted September 6, 2013 by Robin Bielman in Books, Favorite Authors / 7 Comments

Buckle-up, blog hoppers, it’s time for sneak peek #3 from my friend Samanthe Beck’s debut novel, Private Practice. The story is smart, sexy, and so funny you’ll laugh out loud, (which might cause you to choke on your drink…consider this a warning)! It’s coming next week from Entangled’s sizzling, smexy Brazen line.

We’re tempting you into the weekend with a final glimpse of the drool-worthy cover and a last little tease from Private Practice.

And now…launch the fireworks…the last puzzle piece and teaser from Private Practice!

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“You’re going out of order.”

He reached beyond her and snagged a small packet from his nightstand. Her insides trembled.

“News flash, Doc. Order’s overrated. Besides, you’ve spent enough time staring at my ass. Seems past time I returned the favor.”

 With that, he tore her panties off. She gasped, but when his tongue took a long, unhurried slide down her spine, all the way to the small of her back, the gasp edged over into a moan. He kissed a line across the top of one bare cheek, then the other. Meanwhile his fingers delved between her legs, stroking, teasing…forcing her breath to come in ragged pants.

“Tyler…please.”

“I am here to please,” he whispered against her skin. “Tell me what you want.”

“You. Inside me. Now.”

“At your service,” he said with such playful tenderness she didn’t know whether to laugh or burst into tears. Then she felt the hot, heavy length of him slide down her backside and all she wanted to do was hurry.

***

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks! Be sure to check the Entangled Publishing website next week for Private Practice and all the other terrific February releases, including Tessa Bailey’s awesome Brazen Protecting What’s His.

I highly recommend visiting Samanthe’s blog, too. Check it out here!

Posted February 23, 2013 by Robin Bielman in Books, Entangled Publishing, Favorite Authors / 3 Comments

Ready for sneak peek #2 from my friend Samanthe Beck’s very first novel, Private Practice? This funny, sexy story is coming to an e-reader near you next week from Entangled’s white-hot Brazen line.

We’re kicking off your Friday right with another glimpse of the drool-worthy cover and another wicked little excerpt from Private Practice.

Tune in here or at http://www.entangledinromance.com tomorrow for the last piece of the cover and one final teaser.

And now…cue the orchestra…the second puzzle piece and teaser from Private Practice!

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“This isn’t chapter 3,” she protested as he brushed his lips over her thigh.

“Sure it is.” Lightly, he bit the other, and then followed up with a kiss.

Then he kissed in between. Her neck muscles dissolved and her head hit the door with a clunk.

His tongue traced the edge of her panties and delved beneath. She switched her grip from his shoulder to the top of his head, not sure if she meant to stop him or give him encouragement. He took it as encouragement, and sent his incredibly talented tongue on another pass.

“Tyler…” Was that whimper really her? “Y-you’ve got things backward.”

Through half-closed eyes she saw him smile. His grip on her backside tightened. “Backward, my ass. Sparky, prepare yourself for a lesson you’ll never forget.”

***

See you tomorrow!

Posted February 22, 2013 by Robin Bielman in Books, Entangled Publishing, Favorite Authors / 0 Comments

My wonderful friend Samanthe Beck’s very first novel, Private Practice, debuts next Monday from Entangled’s super-smexy Brazen line, and I’m pleased to report the cover is as fun, sexy, and HOT as the story.

In honor of Sam’s fun, sexy, HOT release, Entangled put together a little puzzle-mania — a day-by-day cover reveal, complete with teasers from the story. (Is that cool or what?) Tune in here or at http://www.entangledinromance.com today, Friday and Saturday for each piece of the puzzle.

And now…drumroll please…the first puzzle piece and teaser from Private Practice!

“What if I told you this is the raciest dinner I’ve ever had in my life?” she asked.

“I’d say it’s not over yet.” As proof, his nimble fingers rounded the curve of her knee and continued up her thigh.

She grasped the table and moaned softly as those big, blunt fingers stroked dangerously close to the thin strip of silk providing a flimsy barrier between her and a complete physical meltdown.

“Definitely not over,” he said, and stroked again.

“Don’t,” she groaned, and dropped her hand beneath the table to grip his wrist. But at the same time she scooted closer to the edge of her chair. She was sending mixed messages and couldn’t seem to help it.

“Want me to stop?” Even as he posed the question, his fingers danced a little farther up her thigh. Concentration became impossible. Her pulse skittered out of control, pounding in her throat, her chest, between her legs.

***

Holy toledo, I can’t wait to read this! See you back here tomorrow with another puzzle piece and teaser! Woot! You can visit Samanthe’s website here.

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Today, I am also delighted to be visiting Stella at Ex Libris with a Recipe for Romance guest post. If you have a minute, I’d love it if you stopped by! (I’m giving away a copy of Worth the Risk.)

Posted February 21, 2013 by Robin Bielman in Books, Entangled Publishing, Favorite Authors / 2 Comments

I am so happy to have my dear friend, Marilyn Brant on my blog today! Thank you, Marilyn, for stopping by! Before Marilyn takes over, I want to share her newest release, PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH with you!

 

Would an Elizabeth Bennet by any other name be as appealing to a Darcy?

A single mother and an ER doctor meet on an Internet dating site—each for reasons that have little to do with finding their perfect match—in this modern, Austen-inspired story. It’s a tribute to the power of both “pride” and “prejudice” in bringing two people romantically together, despite their mutual insistence that they should stay apart…

Beth Ann Bennet isn’t looking for love. She’s an aspiring social worker using an online alias to study sex-role stereotypes. Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet. Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.

Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match…where true love is just a fib and a click away.

Buy Links:   Amazon    B&N    Apple/iTunes

And you guys! Marilyn has generously offered to give away not one, but two PDF copies of her earlier ebook romances! Winners choice! (I’ve read them all and they’re terrific! Just sayin’.) Leave a comment answering Marilyn’s question below and you’ll be entered to win! I’ll draw two winners and post them on Monday, January 28th.

Here are the Amazon links to her 3 other digital books so you can take a peek:

 

Many thanks to Robin for inviting me to visit her blog and to share a little about my newest release, Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match! As many of you probably guessed from the title, a few elements in the story were influenced by my love of Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice has always been one of my favorite novels, and I really loved how the Elizabeth and Darcy in that classic story had to deal with their negative first impressions of each other and stereotypes about the opposite sex and the other’s status in life. That’s one of the reasons why I chose to have my modern heroine, Beth Ann, working on a project that involved gender stereotypes. I thought that might be a fun way to play off some of the original Austen themes, not to mention create some situational humor!

 

I really hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the first chapter!! And, if you’re a fan of book clubs, my new story will be the Nook Feature for February at the B&N General Fiction Book Club. (http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Fiction-General-Discussion/February-at-General-Fiction/m-p/1429834#U1429834 ) I love book-club discussions, so if you read Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match and want to chat about it, too, I’d love for you to join the conversation next month!

 

The next day at dawn, Beth reviewed her stereotypes list:

1. Greater size and strength
2. Goal-oriented, often highly ambitious
3. Values the rational/logical over the emotional
4. More independent, assertive, critical and competitive
5. Fast visual-attraction reactions
6. Better at spatial/mathematical skills
7. Difficulty expressing emotions

Yep. That seemed to pretty much sum up the major male stereotypes as she knew them, omitting universal truths like men’s bizarre predilection toward big tools and bigger remote-control devices.

Beth laid down her pen. She was armed and ready for today’s coffee “date” and planned to find as much direct, supporting evidence as she could for each point in the few minutes she and Will would spend together. She prayed she’d be able to pull it off.

Somehow she managed to get Charlie to school, do a morning’s worth of organizing at the agency and pull into the Koffee Haus parking lot right on time.

The scent of warm, roasted coffee beans enticed her nostrils even before she made it through the doorway. The singles’ bar of this century had cinnamon shakers and skim milk pitchers on the counter instead of vodka jiggers and salty peanuts, but the idea was unchanged.

A pair of lanky guys leaned against the counter waiting for their orders to be ready. Neither of them looked anything like Will’s website photograph. Where was he?

A small table opened up near the door and Beth leaped for it. She slid into the chair and began casing the room. Mostly couples or small groups of friends. A dark-haired man in his early thirties sat alone with a newspaper. His back was to her so she leaned to the left to try to catch a glimpse of his face.

It could be him. Might be.

She leaned a little further but before she could see him she felt that roller-coaster dip in her stomach and lost her balance—hands swiping the floor, chair scraping awkwardly. Very smooth move.

The guy turned to stare at her. So did everyone else. She readjusted herself and tried to bury her head in her purse.

That looked like him. Close enough to the photo anyway to make her pretty sure. Darn it. There was no way he’d want to be approached by a klutz.

When she looked up, he was staring at her again. An assessing glance. Yep. The game was over before it had a chance to begin. Something about him struck her as odd, though. His email personality was so warm, so charming. This guy—well, arrogant seemed to be a better descriptor.

She wondered what he’d do now. Ditch her? She grabbed her stereotypes list from her purse, scanning it covertly in case he worked up the nerve to come over before she approached him. A glimpse at her watch told her it was already ten minutes past one. When she looked back at his table, he was gone.

She sighed. This wasn’t good. Her final project was due in a few weeks, and she needed to cite concrete examples of Case Study #1’s behavior, documented and dated over a period of thirty days. She didn’t have time to start again with a new subject. As it was, she’d have to use all of their email correspondence in her report, and that still left her with over a week’s worth of communication to obtain and record.

And nothing she had thus far was very conclusive.

She didn’t want to resort to shortcuts to complete the paper, but Charlie’s future was at stake here. She stood to leave.

“So, are you the woman Lady Catherine thinks I’m destined for?” a deep voice with a laugh hidden in it whispered in her ear.

She swiveled around and stared at the man behind her. He wasn’t the guy with the newspaper, but he, too, looked like Will’s website photo… only better. Much better.

“If so,” he continued, “I’m your Perfect Match.”
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Have any of you ever tried online dating? If, like me, you haven’t (the Internet didn’t really exist back when I was single!), is it something that would interest you? I’d love to know your thoughts!

 

Posted January 23, 2013 by Robin Bielman in Books, Favorite Authors, Giveaway / 30 Comments

Before I was an author, I was a reader. I’m still a reader! (Who’s decided her superpower should be I don’t need any sleep so I can read more.) And when I see my favorite authors, I get really excited. So when I kept running into one of my favorite, favorite authors at the RWA conference, Jill Shalvis, it might have seemed like I was stalking her, but I swear I wasn’t.

And when I ran into my other BFF, Vicki Lewis Thompson, more than once, too, it wasn’t because I was on the lookout for her. (By the way, she and Jill are the nicest people EVER!)

Okay, so maybe my Jill and Vicki radar was at maximum, but oh my gosh! It’s Jill and Vicki!

Jade Lee chewed my ear off at lunch. She is so funny!

And I’m so very, very lucky to be friends with writers I admire for their wonderful books, their kindness, their generosity, and their overall awesomeness. Here’s just a few of them I got to spend time with…

Here I am at the RITA/Golden Heart Awards with Jennifer Haymore.

Anne Kemp and me. (Sorry all the pictures are …and me. Note to self: take pictures yourself!)

Here I am with Charlene Sands.

And my Entangled peep, Cynthia Cooke.

Okay, I have no idea how another picture of me and Jill got in here…

And here I am with my roomie and writing pal, Caryn Caldwell. Thanks for being an awesome buddy, Caryn!

I also made lots of new friends! Hi Stephanie and Mary and Buffy and Hillary and Darcy and Micah and Natalie and Catherine and Steph!

AND I met several of my fellow Entangled authors for the first time, which was beyond awesome! Hayson Manning and Barb DeLeo rocked! Tiffany Allee, too! And Lea Nolan and Laura Kaye and Lisa Kessler and Inara Scott were super nice! Boone Brux and Gina Gordon and Shea Berkley and Jenna Rutland were great! And Golden Heart YA finalist Cecily White was terrific! Plus, I got to meet editors Liz Pelletier, Nina Bruhns and Rochelle French. (I hope I didn’t miss anyone!) A fantastic bunch of women. I feel extremely lucky and thankful to be part of this amazing group of authors.

Lastly, I got to bring home lots of books! So many that I’m going to be giving some away, so stay tuned. YA novels and adult novels. Contemporary and paranormal. Romantic suspense and historical. That superpower I mentioned? I need it like right now!

Oh, and the best conversation once I got home:

Me: It was so great seeing so many of my favorite authors.
Son: I live with my favorite author.

hugs,
Robin

Posted July 30, 2012 by Robin Bielman in Books, Entangled Publishing, Favorite Authors / 7 Comments

Happy February 29th!

I’m really excited to have one of my favorite people on my blog today: Dee J. Adams! Dee’s second book in her Adrenaline Highs series for Carina Press, DANGER ZONE, released last week. I’m reading it now and I’m just gonna say this – Quinn is mine. (What? Dee is nudging me. Oh, okay.) Because it’s Leap Day, I’m going to share him and give away a digital copy of DANGER ZONE to one lucky commenter. Details below, because I can’t wait for you to get to know Dee better!

In her ten-year career as a stuntwoman, Ellie Morgan has experienced her share of thrills. None compares to the rush of being behind the wheel of a race car for her latest movie shoot. Certain she was born to race, Ellie’s ready to shift gears—but a secret from her past holds her back.
Quinn Reynolds is tired of being in the driver’s seat of his family’s company, Formula Racing Design. He’s ready to sell—if he can get his co-owner and brother, Mac, to agree. Quinn’s not sure what he wants to do with his future, but almost as soon as he meets Ellie, he knows he wants her to be part of it.
Though Ellie tries to resist her attraction to the charming businessman, she’s quickly in danger of losing her heart. But after narrowly escaping “accidents” both on and off the set, it becomes clear that getting involved with Quinn could be downright deadly…

Before we get to the questions, I want to thank Robin for inviting me to her beautiful blog! Isn’t it gorgeous? So Zen and absolutely relaxing. (Don’t mind me if I take a nap while you guys check out the interview. <G>) Robin might have a tough time getting me out the door. I like it here. Yes, I know…on with the questions. (Aww, thanks, Dee! You’re welcome any time!)

You’ve worked in television for many years and met some hunky actors. Can you share a favorite story with us? Maybe one with a certain George Clooney?

I have a few George stories. Some sweet, some funny. This is one of my favorites. My husband had worked with him on a pilot. (It was Bonnie Hunt’s first sitcom.) I hadn’t seen George in about 2 or 3 years at that point. (Not since he left Roseanne during the second season.) I hadn’t been able to get to the set when they were filming and I missed him, but I was at the premiere party (at the director’s house) when the front door opened and in walked George. He glanced around the room, (keep in mind this was a giant house filled with people) saw me and his eyes widened. He smiled and made a bee line straight for me. Gave me a big hug. To say that he made me a very happy woman would be an understatement. The fact that there was a room full of people hoping/expecting him to show and he came straight to me… well… it made my year. LOL. Probably my decade.

Okay, now that we’ve got George out of the way, who would you cast as Quinn Reynolds in the movie version of Danger Zone?

When I wrote Quinn, I had a very specific face (and body) in my mind, but I hadn’t seen anyone beforehand that might be Quinn. Jed Hill is a model I saw after I wrote the book. He is gorgeous. Totally Quinn. He was spot on what I had in my head. If he can act… he’s got the job! If he can’t act, then I’d have to go with my current favorite. Ryan Reynolds. (And we just have to pretend he’s a little buffer and has darker hair. <G>) (Oh, I love Ryan Reynolds!)

You get to name a new ice cream flavor inspired by Danger Zone. The name and flavor is…

Chocolate Adrenaline.

Would you rather kayak down a waterfall or be strapped to the roof of a race car hitting 3 G’s?

That one’s easy. I’m terrified of water so I’d have to be strapped to the roof of a race car and just hope Trace Bradshaw is driving. <G> (And also hope that no one is around with any oil balloons!)

There’s Fantasy Football. And Fantasy Baseball. Let’s play Fantasy Book Club. Who’s with you and what are you going to talk about?

OMG! Fantasy Book Club! I LOVE this! Ready? Suzanne Brockmann, Linda Howard, Cindy Gerard, Tara Janzen, Cherry Adair and we’re all talking about romantic suspense. <chills down my back!> Perfection. (Can I come too, please?)

You’re stranded in the middle of the desert ~ who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters! (Sorry. You had to know I was going there. LOL.) Gotta call the guy who brought me to the dance. My husband, Sean. He’d pick me up and have my favorite with him. A chai latte. Love that man. (I was hoping you’d go there. :D)

Today is Leap Day! So, Dee, I present you with a frog (you know, because they leap) that you may kiss and have turn into any person you want for the entire day. Who are you wishing for and how are you going to spend the day?

With the knowledge that I love my husband with all my heart and the fact that I’m going to sound like a broken record, I’m going to wish for George, but for purely selfish reasons. You see, the man has enough clout in Hollywood to make my books into movies. So, after our breakfast of really delicious donuts we’re going to map out a road to production. Does he want to write the screenplay or farm it out? (I sure as hell don’t want to!) We pick a director. (My husband. See I’m not all bad. George can be an executive producer.) We cast it and schedule production so even after my day is over (and poor George is back to his green froggy self) the movie has to be made because… because… um… okay, I guess the movie gets scrubbed, but it was a fun day, right?

Finish this sentence… Leapin’ Lizards! I can’t believe…

It isn’t butter!
I know. You were looking for something with more pizzazz. That’s all I got.
:)

Thanks so much for being here, Dee! This is the best Leap Day ever!

To be entered to win a digital copy of DANGER ZONE, now it’s your turn. If you could kiss a frog and have him (or her) turn into anyone, who would it be? Tell me in the comments and a winner will be randomly chosen and posted next Wednesday, March 7th.

About Dee J. Adams:
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After graduating high school, I moved to Los Angeles and tried to make it in show biz. I got enough acting work to pay the rent and keep the S.A.G. card. (Screen Actors Guild in case anyone is wondering.) I also worked as a Dialogue Coach in sitcoms. (That’s code for acting coach and also means I helped the actors learn their lines.) Writing came as a fluke. After a very intense dream (I apparently couldn’t stop talking about), my husband said, “Just write it down.” Prophetic words I took it to heart. Three weeks and fourteen hours a day later, I had a 450 page handwritten novel. And so it began.
I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and we have one beautiful daughter. She was and continues to be perfect so I saw no reason for others! I like kick-ass heroines and big stories. I like to read them and I like to write them. I like romance, adventure, a little mystery and happy endings. Romance is the perfect genre for me.

hugs,
Robin

Posted February 29, 2012 by Robin Bielman in Books, Favorite Authors, Giveaway / 41 Comments

I used to be neat. Like nothing could be out of place neat. Growing up my mom never had to tell me to clean my room because it was already clean. When I got home from school, I’d do my homework and put it away. My books and folders were always in a perfect stack. College found my rooms the most organized and tidy of my roommates. I’d never leave clothes lying around. Or dishes in the sink. (Oh, and I always had to be sure the doors were locked before I went to sleep.) Married life has proven the same. Luckily my hubby is pretty neat.

Recently, though, something has happened that I can’t explain. There is one spot in my house that is not neat or tidy or clean or organized. Yet, I find it a place that gives me much comfort. I like  the mess. It doesn’t bother me one iota.

Here it is:
My desk!

So this past weekend I went to Barnes & Noble because my friend Rochelle Staab was speaking on a panel with fellow mystery writers Bill Fitzhugh and Steve Blackmore. The moderator was Edward Arno. Mr. Arno said something that I absolutely loved! He’s named his office Peru. He named it Peru so that if someone called for him and he was busy writing his roommate could say that he was in Peru. :D

This leads me back to my office and my messy, but lovely, desk. I’ve decided to name my writing space Maui so that if someone calls and someone in my family answers, they can say I’m in Maui.

Rochelle doesn’t have a name for her writing place, but her favorite spot includes a couch and a fireplace. In honor of her, I’m giving away a signed copy of her debut novel, WHO DO, VOODOO?
Here’s the back cover blurb:

When Liz Cooper’s friend Robin Bloom finds an unusual tarot card tacked to her front door, Liz writes if off as a prank. Robin refuses to ignore the omen–her late husband drew the same card, the Three of Swords, in a reading the night before he was killed in a car accident. As more cards and darker threats appear, Liz realizes someone very dangerous is upping the ante…

Liz turns to her brother’s ex-college roommate, occult expert Nick Garfield. As Nick leads her into the voodoo community to locate the origin of the deck, she can’t ignore their attraction to each other. Then, a woman is found murdered and Robin becomes the prime suspect. Determined to clear her friend, Liz teams with Nick to unravel otherworldly secrets and seek help from beyond–or risk being outwitted by a cunning killer…

Leave me a comment letting me know what your desk (or favorite space) looks like and if you have a name for it, and you’re entered to win the book. I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday, January 31st.

hugs!
Robin

 

Posted January 24, 2012 by Robin Bielman in Books, Favorite Authors, Giveaway, Ramblings / 15 Comments