Monday, 6 May 2013

Blog Tour: A Little Bit Sinful by Robyn DeHart; Interview + Giveaway


Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Little Bit Sinful by Robyn DeHart. You can check out my review for A Little Bit Sinful here, but today we have an interview with Robyn and a fabulous giveaway! You can find dates for the other stops on the tour here.






A Little Bit Sinful
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.
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Interview

Share 4 fun facts about yourself!
Well, I don't know how fun all these will be, but here you go: 
1. My husband and I met on-line
2. We built our family through foster-adoption
3. I would totally have a house full of cats if I could, but we only have 2
4. My fingernails are always painted. Always. 
Could you tell us a little bit about A Little Bit Sinful?
I think the back-cover blurb will do a better job than I can...

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.
Do you have any rituals for when you’re writing?
I don't know that I'd consider them rituals. I have to be pretty flexible since I have a 2 & 4 year old at home with me. But I use my Bose earbuds a lot and listen to movie soundtracks to write, it helps me immerse in my writing world. 

Are there any songs that inspired A Little Bit Sinful?
"Arms" by Christina Perri was pretty inspiring. Though I'll say that if Clarissa had her own theme song, it would probably be "Reflection" from Mulan. :-)
Who would you cast as Justin and Clarissa, if A Little Bit Sinful was made into a movie?
I love this question because this is a crucial step in the writing process for me. I scour the internet looking for the precise picture that captures the essence of the character for me. It's not the actor, per se, but a specific image that works. 

Amanda Seyfried                                Johnny Depp 

Would you like to tell us what you’re working on now?
Yes, I'm currently working on Temptations of Anna Jacobs, the second book in my Dangerous Liaisons series. The first book, The Secrets of Mia Danvers releases in June and I'm so excited to share these stories with my readers. I've long been fascinated by Jack the Ripper - who isn't - and since I already write in the Victorian era it seemed there had to be a story there. Well, I found it and I just love the world and the characters and I hope all my readers will too. 
I also just finished up revising A Little Bit Scandalous the third and final book in my Forbidden Love series. It's about Roe, Justin's half-brother, and the woman that brings him to his knees. 
Thanks so much for stopping by The Rookie Romance Blog!
Thanks so much for having me! 

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 MorsiIt 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 emailor 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 TwitterI’m everywhere!

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook

Giveaway

I promised a giveaway, right? Right! So here it is, Robyn is giving away 7 of her books- signed! (US only)
Fill in the rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Good luck!

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25 comments:

  1. Hey Cerian.
    I nominated you for a Liebster Award. It's sort of like a get to know me thing that you pass on to other bloggers.
    http://thetemptationtrilogy.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-was-honored-to-be-nominated-by.html
    -Sherry

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  2. I am looking forward to reading A LITTLE BIT SINFUL. I do love Johnny Depp & that's a great picture of him.

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  3. Forbidden Love! Just the title itself reins me in towards the story. And the blurb very Sinful !

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  4. I really enjoy her books !

    Joelle@http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com

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  6. I have never read any of her books but I would love to!!

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  7. How wonderful that you have found your niche in life, Robyn! I know you must be the best Mom and if you love your kitties like I love mine, we could be very good friends.

    Congratulations on your successes and be sure to give your hubby an extra hug for being so supportive. He must be a very special man!

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  8. OMG this giveaway is too good to be true, it must be only for US. A LITTLE BIT SINFUL is on my TBR list, I should read it soon. I read beautiful reviews of her books. Only read one. I would love to win her books and to thank her, I would love to write a review for them. I love your blog, nice place to discover new-to-me authors!

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  9. I also have "A Little Bit Sinful" on my TBR list. Johnny Depp looks like a perfect fit from what I have read about the book. I can't wait to read it.

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  10. Your books look like my kind of read. At one time I didn't like Victorian romances but I've learned they can be just as interesting as those set in the Regency period. If I win your books they'll go right along side of my Grace Burrowes books on my keeper shelf.

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  11. Just finished the treasure hunters series.. Loved it. Can't wait to read your new book!

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  12. I love your cover art! Very sensual. I love the premise of this book, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I have enjoyed all the books you have written and also your posts at Peanutbutter on the Keyboard...

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  14. WOW would love to read these!! They look wonderful!

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  15. Thank you for the interesting interview I learned some new facts, like how your nails are always painted! :-) lol and do you do nail art or simple 1 colour nails? Inquiring minds want to know ;-)

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    1. HA! I love any color with glitter and tend to be pretty obnoxious during the holidays. I do nail art on my toes, but not on my fingernails. :-)

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  16. A Little Bit Sinful sounds like a great read.

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  17. WOULD LOVE TO READ YOUR BOOKS. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  18. Great post! I am intrigued and enticed by the description of A Little Bit Sinful. But I like to read books in order so will start with A Little Bit Wicked.

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  19. The book sounds great; I look forward to reading it.

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  20. Wow thanks for all the great responses. And thanks for stopping by to enter the contest and say hi.

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  21. I have your read most of your books and finish A Little Bit Sinful a few months ago only. thank you for doing the interview and sharing your thoughts. Now i just can't wait for The Secrets of Mia Danvers to come out in June. Thank you for the interview and for the giveaway!

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  22. Hey, great post! My friend has read a couple of your novels and told me about you, although I haven't had a chance to read anything yet, maybe this will be my lucky day!

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  23. I'm knew here and haven't read any of Robyn's books. What i read in her interview I like her. This giveaway would give me the chance to read some of her books to get me started as loyal fan. Thanks, Donna Harris

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  24. I haven't read anything by Robyn DeHart as yet but A Little Bit Sinful sounds devilishly enticing. This is an amazing and so generous a giveaway!! I would love to have a back to back reading marathon of you books.

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