Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Interview/Giveaway: A Little Bit Sinful by Robyn DeHart

A Little Bit Sinful by Robyn DeHart

Entangled Publishing - April 2013

Let’s welcome Robyn DeHart to the blog today. Hi Robyn, thanks for being here!

To get started can you tell us what you are working on or have coming out?

Thanks for having me today! Well, at this very moment I’m working on two books. I’m doing revisions on the third book in my Forbidden Love series, A Little Bit Scandalous (due out in August). It’s about Justin’s (from A Little Bit Sinful) brother, the Duke of Chanceworth.

I’m also working on the first draft of Temptations of Anna Jacobs which is the second book in my Dangerous Liaisons series (NAL InterMix) and is about the hunt for Jack the Ripper.

What made you realize that writing was it for you? Do you write full time?

To be honest, I don’t really recall a time when I didn’t want to be a writer. My mom is a book lover and I was an early reader. I grew up surrounded with books and always loved story. I started writing at a young age. It wasn’t until I read my first romance novel (A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss) that I hit on WHAT I wanted to write. Reading that first book, it was like something clicked in my mind and I just knew I was destined to write historical romance.

Yes, I do write full-time though it kind of happened on accident. My husband and I had just gotten married and we moved to Tennessee for his first professor job and it was a smallish town. We intended for me to get a job to at least work part-time, but the job pickings were quite limited and unless I was willing to do shift work at a factory, drive a big truck or learn to weld, I was pretty much out of luck. So we made it work, financially speaking, for me to write full-time. I’ve been doing it for 8 years now and I love it. Of course now we also have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old added to the mix so I’m not exactly writing full-time per se…

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?

I really love this question though I can’t say I have a knee-jerk answer to it. So I’m going to say that it depends. I think all my books have a lot in common as far as the types of characters I write and my sense of humor. But there are some differences. For example, if you want more of a straight historical romance, more of a ballroom romp, then I’d say read my Forbidden Love series and Courting Claudia (my debut book). If you like a little mystery thrown in then I have my Ladies Amateur Sleuth Society series. If action-oriented adventure historicals are more your bag, then my Legend Hunters will fit the bill. And if you want some gritty romantic suspense thrown in, then my upcoming Dangerous Liaisons series will work for you.

I tend to stick pretty closely to the Victorian era and I love unique characters that readers can relate to. My heroines aren’t always beautiful, but the heroes always think they are. And my heroes aren’t always super alphas, but they always get their girl and never let anyone put her in danger.

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?

So many places! I love to travel, but sadly don’t get to do it very often outside of family trips to see grandparents and the occasional conference. I’ve only been England once and it was before I’d started writing seriously and I’d so love to go back. I now know what I’d want to see, where I’d need to go, etc. I’d also love to go to Scotland, Rome and Spain.

Title: A Little Bit Sinful (Forbidden Love Series)
Author: Robyn DeHart
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 204 pages
Release Date: March 2013
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-093-3
Imprint: Scandalous


Justin Rodale is the wealthy bastard son of the Duke of Chanceworth. He owns the most lucrative and luxurious gaming establishment and caters to London’s elite. Educated with the rest of the aristocrats, he knows all the rules by which Society lives, but he is beholden to no one.

Clarissa Kincaid has been raised to be the perfect English lady. She knows precisely the sort of match she should make and she’s fairly certain she’s found that with a respectable gentleman. But the man won’t commit and she finds herself seeking assistance in the form of seduction lessons from Justin.

This is a challenge the charming Justin can not resist. She may think that he knows nothing about her needs, but he’s determined to show her that he knows plenty about her secret desires. He has no intention of publicly ruining the girl, but he’s determined to privately tempt her into some slightly sinful behavior.

About the Author:

I’m one of those writers who always knew that she wanted to be a writer. It took me a while, however, to figure out precisely what I wanted to write. Reading Kathleen Woodiwiss’ ”A Rose in Winter” sealed the deal for me and I’ve been reading and writing romance ever since. I should have known I was destined for this when my Barbies insisted on hosting elaborate masquerade parties, complete with stolen kisses in the moonlight.

I’m the youngest of three children, so of course I’m the favorite. I was raised in central Texas, in the beautiful Hill Country, right smack-dab between Austin and San Antonio. My parents were high school sweethearts and married a week after my mother graduated – they both needed their parents’ permission to marry since they were so young. So I blame them and their amazing marriage for the fact that I’m a hopeless romantic.

Somewhere along the line, I graduated from college with a degree in Sociology, only after completing an internship with none other than award-winning best-selling author, Pamela Morsi. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life and I learned more about the writing business than I could have hoped.

After college I worked a myriad of jobs: Computer Software Trainer, Recruiter, Administrative Assistant. But no matter what my day job, I come home to my real job and click, click, click away on my computer and get lost in my imaginary world where justice always prevails and the girl always gets her guy! It’s the coolest job in the world.

I’m married to the most amazingly supportive man. He’s so proud of my career, and loves to tell people, “My wife is a romance novelist.” We live in the Austin area, where my husband is a university professor. He’s ridiculously smart, but remains goofy enough to make me laugh every day. We’re the parents of two beautiful and precocious little girls who keep me quite busy during the day. We also have two very spoiled cats who are of no help at all when it comes to my writing, although they sometimes nap in the same room where I sit diligently working.

I’ve published seven historicals, all of which have received great reviews and a handful of them have won awards. I love to hear from readers,
so feel free to send me an email or you can find me online at The Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills, or, Peanut Butter on the Keyboard, my newest blogging endeavor that’s all about writing moms or moms who write. You can also find me on my Facebook or my Facebook Author page and on Twitter. I’m everywhere!


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