1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
Well, I’m a Texan, born and raised. Shortly after I got married we moved and lived in Tennessee for 4 years, but then returned to Central Texas and we love it here (even though it’s ridiculously hot this time of year). My husband and I adopted our two girls from the foster-care system here in Texas (great way to build your family, by the way!) and though I still consider myself a full-time writer, I’m really more of a full-time mommy who writes in her spare moments. We have 2 cats that are spoiled and demanding. I’ve been writing for a long time, A Little Bit Scandalous is my 11th full-length historical romance and I’m contracted for 5 more. Phew!
2) How long have you been writing?
I’m one of those who has been writing forever. I wrote short stories and terrible poetry growing up. I didn’t start writing romance seriously though until after I graduated from college so sometime in 1997 and I sold in 2004.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
4) Why did you decide to write A Little Bit Scandalous ?
Well, it’s the 3rd book in my Forbidden Love series. I got the idea for the series – 3 couples all falling in love amidst some taboo aspect. I’d always loved the guardian/ward hook so I started with that and the story idea snowballed from there.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Wow, that’s like asking me to pick a favorite kid. I will say that I really enjoyed writing Roe, he has a wicked sense of humor and he’s droll, which I really appreciate. He was a lot of fun.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I’ll say the villain and leave it at that – don’t want to give any spoilers away.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
Yes, I do extensive revisions on my books on my own and then get revisions from my editor. So a lot goes into the writing.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Spending time with my family, watching movies, reading. I also love to play games, in particular card games – we’re big Hand & Foot players at my house.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I don’t get to read as much as I’d like, but I do read and I have a slew of favorite authors. My go-to authors are Suzanne Enoch, Teresa Medeiros, JD Robb, Allison Brennan and Jim Butcher.
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
That’s a hard one, y’all always do such a great job asking me questions. Maybe, what’d I’d be if I wasn’t a writer…
To answer, it’s hard to imagine myself without the writer inside, I even love to teach writing. But I think I’d be pretty great at being a professional organizer – I love containers and setting up systems to structure and streamline the house as you can tell if any of you follow me on Pinterest.
Thanks so much for having me.
Forbidden Love Series Book Three
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: 8-12-13
Number of pages: 212
A gambler in need of redemption
Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, is determined to keep his beautiful young ward, Caroline Jellico, out of his life for her own good. Caroline is all grown up now, making it impossible for him to focus on anything but her presence. Hoping to put her out of sight, he leaves it up to his mother to find her a proper husband before he ruins Caroline himself.
A woman in search of a gamble
Mathematics prodigy, Caroline Jellico, is tired of waiting for the illusive Roe to notice she
A complicated game of seduction
When Roe and Caroline meet across the table, all bets are off. But this game takes more than skill, and the winner may take all but still lose everything.
About the Author:
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.