Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart: Blog Tour, Interview, Review and Giveaway (8/30) CLOSED

Sunday, August 09, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Fielding Grey is the second son of the Marquess of Eldon and fortune hunter by night. He's on a mission for the Legend Hunters--a group of wealthy, titled, and heart-breakingly gorgeous men, each of whom are after the find of the century--he has his eyes set on obtaining the illustrious Pandora's Box. But before he finds it, he encounters an equally alluring treasure--the woman bold enough to look inside.

Esme Worthington can't resist taking the tiniest peek inside when fate drops the real Pandora's Box in her lap. Thus, she unleashes one of Pandora's irresistible curses: the curse of lust. Now, both Esme and Fielding must deal with this passionate curse--or blessing?--before unknown implications of Pandora's Box overpower them both.

My Review
I loved this book, and read it in record time. Imagine a dashing 19th century Indiana Jones type who is also aristocratic, man of the world, handsome and noble, yet totally male and irresistibly seductive. Add a 27-year old woman who is an expert on books and myths but knows nothing about love and passion - until now. This unlikely couple is drawn to each other and their chemistry is undeniable. Adventure, danger, an ancient curse and valuable artifact are thrown into the mix. It all makes for a great story, and a tantalizing historical romance that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I found it impossible to put down, and just could not wait to find out how it all ends.

An Interview with Robyn DeHart
I had the pleasure to ask Robyn DeHart, author of Seduce Me, some questions about her creative process.

Tell us in a few words about yourself.



Well, I’m a thirty-something, happily married full-time writer with two cats. I like in central Texas and I loved chocolate, Mexican food, country music and the fact that for part of my job I get to look at pictures of attractive men.

How do you find inspiration?



I’ve found inspiration just about everywhere. A song lyric, a movie, a picture, a story in the newspaper or an idea for a character will pop into my head based on something I’ve seen. Really inspiration is all over.

How do you research the historical period where your story takes place?

I have several books that cover the basics of the Victorian era and after reading them for the first few books I wrote I only have to refer to them now to double-check things. As far as the particulars I need for each story, I tend to take notes as I write and then when I’m done with the rough draft do all the research all at once. I use my personal research library, the internet and other writer friends to find the information I need.

You have said that you always wanted to be a writer. How did you start writing romance?



You know it was as simple as the first time I read an historical romance I just instinctively knew that’s what I wanted to write. It just hit me. I can’t really explain it, just one of those gut feelings, I guess. And I just really loved it. Everything about it. The emotion, the characters, the history, the heat and conflict, it was a perfect blending for me. It was several years from reading that first book to writing my own, but along the way I studied and learned and joined RWA and made amazing writer friends.

Are you a romantic at heart? Do you believe in happy endings?


I do consider myself a romantic at heart. And even before I met my own personal hero I believed in happy endings. I think some of that comes from just an innate belief in the power of love. But aside from that I’ve seen it all my life. My parents were high school sweethearts and have been married for 48 years. I think sometimes life gets in the way and we might struggle on the way to our happy ending, but I believe if you really want one you can find one.

Who is your favorite writer, and why?



Oh, I don’t know if I can choose just one. Let’s see if I had to pick only one I’d go with Teresa Medeiros. She’s just amazing. Her books are not consistent as far as location or even time period, but they are totally consistent when it comes to brilliant characters that you love and emotional depth that runs the gamut from laugh-out-loud humor to deep-seeded poignancy. She’s wonderful.

What is your favorite book?



I’m gonna go with that very first romance I read, Kathleen Woodiwiss’ A Rose In Winter simply because it really shaped my career. And it’s a wonderful book. The characters are great, the plotline is brilliant. *sigh*

Are you working on a new book, and what is it about?

I just turned in book 2 of the Legend Hunters series and it is about Atlantis. I’m really pleased with how it turned out – I really love the adventure those characters find themselves in, it’s exciting and pulse-pounding and full of danger. It is scheduled to be out in June 2010 but does not have an official title as of yet.

Thank you so much for having me today.


Thank you, Robyn!


The Giveaway
To celebrate the release of Robyn's new book, her publisher Hachette Book Group is giving me the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of Seduce Me to my lucky readers!

To enter, let me know what was the last book you enjoyed reading.

You can do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
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  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win one of 5 copies of Robyn DeHart's new historical romance, Seduce Me, at Just Another New Blog! Contest ends 8/30. http://tiny.cc/mx0BD" – you can do this once a day;
  • add this giveaway - or any of my current giveaways - to a Mr. Linky and let me know where to find it - you get two entries for every giveaway that you help promote, leave a separate comment for each;
  • subscribe to my blog or become a follower - it counts if you already are, one entry for each;
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  • digg, stumble, etc. this giveaway using the Share / Save buttons below this post - one entry for each;
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did - you get one extra entry for each giveaway you enter.
The deadline to enter is August 30, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Make sure you visit the other stops of the Seduce Me book tour!

Good luck!

154 comments:

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  25. dor said...

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