Friday, April 18, 2014

Q & A with Robyn DeHart!




1.      Tell us about your release. Give us a blurb to tease us!


It’s the second in my Dangerous Liaisons series about the famed Jack the Ripper killer. In my books, he didn’t stop with those first victims… here’s a short teaser:

Anna recognized Drew Foster immediately. He had not been far from her mind in the past week since she’d patched him up.

She did not know how such a scoundrel could plague her thoughts the way he did, but ever since she’d had her hands on his bare skin, she’d been hard-pressed to keep her mind on her studies. She reminded herself that Foster was the main reason why her brother had been sent to Scotland, and bolstered enough courage to go and speak to him.

“Pardon me, Mother, I have someone I need to speak with,” she said, but only managed to leave her mother’s side because several of Lady Wickersham’s friends had surrounded them.

She started in Foster’s direction, and when Anna met his gaze, her breath caught. Remnants of the blackened eye shaded above his eyebrow, but this man standing before her looked vastly different than the man she’d worked on. Dressed head-to-toe in black, his clothes were perfectly tailored and accented his broad shoulders and narrow waist. He was far more dashing than he’d been when bloodied and injured. She swallowed hard, shaken by the effect of his eyes on hers. A shiver of awareness slid through her and her step faltered. But only for an instant.

He might possess the most astonishing good looks she had ever encountered, but physical perfection meant nothing. He was merely a man. A rude and terrible man who had let down her brother, and he deserved to be called out on precisely that.

“Lord Carrington,” she said tartly when she reached him. She angled her head to look up at him. He wasn’t overly tall—not like his brother, the Duke—but Andrew Foster was still taller than she. Moreover, he had a way of looking down at a person that made her feel quite insignificant. She knew how he felt about a woman in her profession, but she wasn’t easily intimidated.

“Miss Jacobs.” He bowed. “We meet again, although in much better circumstances this time, I am happy to say.”

So, he could be charming. Not that Anna cared. “You have done my brother a disservice,” she said.

He gave her a puzzled look. “I do not see how that is possible. I believe he is on holiday in Scotland.”

Her brows rose. “Holiday! You truly believe he’s on holiday?” She poked a finger in his chest. “I’ll have you know, Lord Carrington, Simon was sent there on a so-called training exercise, but in truth it is merely Scotland Yard punishing him.”


2.      Name five things (not research notes) that are on your desk right now.

Pens, so so many pens. Label maker. Fan. Research books (does that count as notes?) Post-it notes. (wow, that’s so not exciting)

3. What’s the best advice (writing or personal) that anyone has ever given you?

The best writing advice I ever got was to take my time, that this isn’t race, everyone’s writing journey is different, and to just be on my journey.

4. What is your writing day like?

Never the same, especially since I became a mother. Also no books ever write the same as other books so you just kinda have to be prepared for the differences. For the most part though I try to get my writing done during my girls’ naps though oftentimes I’m working at night after they go to bed.

5. If you could have dinner anywhere with any five authors, dead or alive, which five would you choose?

Oh, cool! Okay, so Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Jim Butcher, Suzanne Enoch and Suzanne Collins

6. If you weren’t writing, what other career would you have?

Professional organizer – I love that kind of stuff! Or a writing instructor.

7. Finally….tell us how we can connect with you online.

Practically everywhere. You can email me: robyndehart@gmail.com
Join my street team AKA Robyn’s Corset Crew http://www.robyndehart.com/robyns-street-team/

Thanks for having me today and for participating in my blog tour!


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Blurb:

 

Love and justice…

When Drew Foster is released from prison, he doesn't much care about salvaging his soiled reputation. Though he's working undercover, everyone in Victorian London believes him guilty of the Jack the Ripper murders and that his brother paid for his "innocence."

Despite her genteel upbringing, Anna Jacobs is intent on finishing medical school and becoming a physician. Society's ridicule has never bothered her, but when her brother, the Yard's best detective, is scorned for letting Drew go, she confronts the one man who can set the record straight at a ball. She certainly doesn't count on the rogue being dashing and handsome, nor on him stealing a passionate kiss.

Anna's brazen contempt for his dangerous reputation captivates Drew, but he is harboring secrets that make him unfit to court any proper woman. As he finds himself an outsider among his colleagues at Scotland Yard, the feisty beauty offers up her medical knowledge to assist him on the case. But when the real killer returns to London to continue his reign of terror, can Anna find safety in Drew's arms?
Purchase links:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1g5fV5u

Author Bio: 


National Bestselling author, Robyn DeHart's novels have appeared in the top bestselling romance and historical romance lists. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Her historical romantic adventure series, The Legend Hunters, were not only bestsellers, but also award-winners, snagging a Reader's Crown and a Reviewer's Choice award. She had three releases in 2013 and 2014 will see four more, all set in the popular historical romance Regency and Victorian eras.
Known for her "strong dialogue and characters that leap off the page" (RT Bookclub) and her "sizzling romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been featured in USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. A popular writing instructor, she has given speeches at writing conferences in Los Angeles, DC, New York, Dallas, Nashville and Toronto, among many others.
When not writing, you can find Robyn hanging out with her family, husband (The Professor) a university professor of Political Science and their two ridiculously beautiful and smart daughters, Busybee and Babybee as well as two spoiled-rotten cats. They live in the hill country of Texas where its hot eight months of the year, but those big blue skies make it worth it.



14 comments:

Laurie G said...

Will you be attending any conferences this year?
Do you feel awkward at the book signings? I get tongue tied when I'm stressed.
Have you met your favorite author at a conference or book signing?

Anonymous said...

What author is an autobuy for you?

Best wishes with the books

patoct@yahoo.com

Karen H in NC said...

Congratulations on the release of your latest book. I've loved your work for years and look forward to reading more in the years to come.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Janice Hougland said...

Hello again, Robyn! I'm so busy getting ready for the Easter Bunny party we're having for a family get-together on Sunday that I can't see straight. But I always have time to participate in the tour of an author whose writing I prize! :-) Read some more of Mia Danvers last night until my eyes slammed shut. I do love your new Ripper mystery series. Sigh. I wish I had the strength to read more these days . . . jdh2690@gmail.com

Rita said...

Love your books and can't wait to read this one.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Laney4 said...

Professional organizer? Sounds wonderful! Kind of reminds me how I do everyone else's typing for a living but then I never seem to do my own. Does that mean that if you became an organizer, then your house wouldn't be so organized (anymore)? Hmmm....

LSUReader said...

The Jack the Ripper connection sounds very interesting.

Which 3 books are on the top of your TBR list, Robyn? Thanks for visiting.

Jean MP said...

Always look forward to your books, can't wait to read this one, sounds really intriguing.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Pam P said...

Interesting using Jack the Ripper for your plot, Robyn, looking forward to your new series, being a fan of the others. I'm a professional organizer, too, though only in my head, somehow never manage to actually do it all, lol.

Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds really great!! I love your books and can't wait to read this one.

Caffey said...

Love your books Robyn! I remember discovering, I think it was your debut, COURTING CLAUDIA, because I since been so enjoying the historicals. i'm on the Forbidden Love series now, and they rock!

Have you had the opportunity to visit London or settings that you've have your books in? Is there any place you'd really like to visit and set a series in? I would so love to visit there and especially with this new series, that I'm excited about! And of course Scotland! Great to read about them!

Love to be in the contest. It was fun reading your interview!

Cathie (Caffey)

Caffey said...

P.S. I don't have Twitter or I'd love to post on there about this but did email friends to tell them!

Maureen said...

It looks like an intriguing series with the Jack the Ripper connection.

Kim said...

Congratulations on the new book. It sounds like an interesting backdrop with Jack the Ripper.