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.
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.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
It’s the third in a trilogy so I already had the hook established before writing the book. The series, Forbidden Love, is three stories with taboo elements to the couple’s relationship. In A Little Bit Wicked, the heroine is older than the hero, in A Little Bit Sinful, the heroine is above the hero’s social class because he is a bastard and in A Little Bit Scandalous, the hero is the heroine’s legal guardian. The ward/guardian hook is a tried and true hook for historicals but this was my first time to use it – I loved writing a couple who had a history together.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
Not long, but mostly because of tight deadlines. I prefer 3 months for my Entangled titles (they’re shorter) and more time for my longer books, but my deadlines don’t always work that way. I believe it took me 6 weeks to write the rough draft and another 2 weeks to revise it before sending it into my editors. Of course they always have revisions for me to so that’s added to the process as well.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I absolutely love it when I’m writing and the hero and heroine have great chemistry and the dialogue is snappy and flowing. That’s my element – the dialogue, it’s where the story comes to life for me.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The blank page. I absolutely hate not knowing what to write. So if the characters aren’t talking or I’m stuck in the plot, then I’m stuck. It usually requires brainstorming to get me unstuck and moving again.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I don’t know that I want to be anyone but me. Famous people look glamorous and rich, but so many of them have disastrous relationships or die tragically. I’d rather be in my own hectic, crazy life with my loud kids and my brainy husband and my spoiled cats with too much laundry and dishes in the sink. Though I wouldn’t mind having a housekeeper now and then. J
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
HA! Great question. I’ll say it’s probably a jar of vinegar or salad dressing cause that stuff has an amazing shelf life.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
In 2014 I have an anthology coming out with three novellas – Masquerading Mistresses. Here’s the announcement blurb from Publisher’s Marketplace:
An anthology set in the time where the mistress reigned supreme, yet for three beautiful women assuming the role of mistress is not glamorous, it’s necessary for survival and when three men who were not looking for mistresses come to know them, they find they will do anything to protect these women they can’t seem to forget.
And then I have another trilogy coming which is kind of my version of the Three Musketeers. And the second book in my Dangerous Liaisons series (my historical romantic suspense series about Jack the Ripper) comes out too.
Thanks so much for having me!