Thursday, September 5, 2013

Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman‏

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also loves to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She is also the author of Worth the Risk and Yours At Midnight from Entangled’s Ever After line, and Kissing the Maid of Honor from Entangled's Bliss line.

For more on Robin visit her website at

Archeologist Lucy Davenport made a promise to retrieve an elusive piece of history buried in the walls of an iconic Indian village. But when she draws unwanted attention that interferes with her secret plans, she's forced to risk it all with a man who threatens not only her goal, but the walls she's carefully constructed around her heart. 

Keats McCall is an environmental preservationist navigating the globe on behalf of heritage protection. When he catches Lucy at his latest project, he suspects she's up to something. She secretive, sexy as hell—and has trouble written all over her. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can keep an eye on her. But what he isn’t prepared for is just how close he wants to get. 


Hey everyone! Thanks so much for having me here today to celebrate my newest release, Pembroke! I’m so happy to be here.

Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
Risky Surrender is the second book in my Take A Risk series and what inspired the books was my heroes. One of my favorite magazines is Outside and one day I was thumbing through an issue that featured dream jobs. So I’m reading about all these really cool occupations when I come across a guy in heritage protection. I thought it sounded so awesome and unique and immediately I knew I wanted to write a book with a hero that traveled the globe and helped preserve historical sites. An Indiana Jones type guy without bad dudes chasing him. For this book in particular, I wanted to write an enemies to lovers story that included a pretty big sense of adventure, too.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
It took me about two months to write this. Depending on my schedule and whether or not I’m writing a novella or a category length book, it usually takes me one to three months to write my stories. Some days the words just flow and other days it’s a struggle.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Oh my gosh, let’s see… I love being in the head of my characters and getting to know them. I love when they take me places I never expected. And I love when the house is quiet and I can just sit at my laptop and be with them. Also, one of the very best things about writing is the friendships I’ve made with other writers. I treasure each of them so very much.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
Hmm… I think that would be deadlines. Sometimes when things are really busy (I have a day job too, and a family) and I’m not meeting my daily word count goal, I get stressed that I’ll be staying up all night trying to finish a book. Luckily, that hasn’t happened yet, though.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I’d be Layne Beachley. She’s one of the best female surfers ever. I love the ocean and would love to have absolutely no fear and surf waves like a professional all day long. I think it would be an incredible feeling. Away from everything and under a warm sun – oh and in warm water, too, so Hawaii would be the perfect spot, please. J

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
Oh, this is a fun question! I just got up, checked out my fridge, and sat back down to give you my answer. Not counting condiments, because those last forever—right? LOL—I’ve got to say the broccolini that is now yellow instead of green. Oops! I’m guessing it’s been around for two weeks. (I know! That’s not very old, but I’m sort of a neat freak and that spills over to the fridge where I regularly clean it out – usually on trash day.) I was out of town all last week and silly me to think my family would eat something green while I was gone.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
Thanks for asking! There are two more books coming in my Risk It series. The third one will be out sometime next year. I also write for Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line and my next Bliss book will be out in November. It’s part of my Secret Wishes series.

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Robin Bielman said...

Thanks again for having me here today!

elena k said...

that was a great interview! I have a question also for Robin.What do you have in common with Lucy? thanks, hugs

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the Q&A and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Elena! I'm so happy to see you here! Hmm... what do I have in common with Lucy? I'd like to think I'm pretty adventurous. I always keep my promises. I'm very loyal. And actually when I was in elementary school, I wanted to be an archeologist. :)

Thanks for your question and stopping by! *hugs!*

Robin Bielman said...

Hi Eva! Thank you and thanks for being here!