Q&A AND GIVEAWAY BLOG TOUR – TRESURE ME BY ROBYN DEHART

Posted by Ing on 9 March, 2011 // ★★ 22 Comments ★★

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Robyn DeHart and the wonderful folks at Forever Romance has organized this tour and I was lucky enough to be one of the blogs to host one of the stops.  Robyn was kind enough to answer some questions for me!  She is a new author to me that I’ve had on my authors to try list.  I have now read my first Robyn DeHart book, Treasure Me and enjoyed it very much.  I’ll be posting a review of this book later this week. So without further ado here is our Q&A session.

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Ing: 
Welcome Robyn, to the blog!  I am
very happy to have you here today!  Can
you tell the readers a bit about your newest release Treasure Me? 
Robyn:  Thanks so much for having me and for
participating in my blog tour. Rather than me try to explain the book, I’m
going to share the back cover blurb because it does a much better job than me.
The Legend Hunters . . .
The Men of Solomon’s meet in secret,
their very existence only a rumor among the best of Victorian society. They are
treasure hunters, men of wealth and title, seekers of myths and legends. And no
legend is as enthralling as the Loch Ness monster . . .
TREASURE ME
Graeme Langford, Duke of Rothmore,
has always been torn between his beloved Scottish homeland and his duty to the
English crown. But his is an adventurer’s soul and nothing keeps him from his
dream: finding a long-lost stone hidden near Loch Ness.
Bookish Vanessa Pembrooke heads to
the Highlands looking for traces of the legendary beast—not a husband. Yet when
fate binds her to Graeme, it’s not all bad: he’s the first man ever to share
her hunger for adventure. As their passion grows, so too does certain danger,
and they’ll soon risk everything to keep the jewel out of a murder’s hands. But
can they do so without losing the greatest treasure of all . . . their love?
Ing: 
Can you tell us a about the hero Graeme Langford, Duke of Rothmore?  What about Graeme do you think will draw the
readers and make them love him?  Also how
do you pronounce that first name of his?
Robyn: Well, he’s half Scottish so
we’ve got the wealthy titled English part of him mixed with the kilt-wearing
Scottish side of him, he’s a nice mix. I think readers will love him because
he is driven and focused, he loves his family, he’s fascinated by Vanessa, the
heroine and because though it isn’t always easy, he always does the right
thing. His name is pronounced (and forgive my sad attempt at phonics) Gray-mm.
Not sure if that gets the point across, wow, I’ve never been asked that
question before.
Ing: 
Now tell us a bit about the heroine Vanessa Pembrooke?  What about Vanessa do you think will draw the
readers and make them love her?
Robyn: Ah, Vanessa, well, I love
her. She’s smart and mouthy, but has a sweet innocence about her as well.
She’s truly ignorant about matters of the heart because she’s spent her life
loving books and science and doesn’t understand what’s happening when she
starts to fall for Graeme. She was a lot of fun to write.
 
Ing: 
Why are these two perfect for each other?  What about them individually draws them to
one another?  Why do you think the
readers will fall in love with this couple?
Robyn: Well, they’re perfect for each
other because that’s who I made them. 🙂 Okay, that’s probably not what you
wanted. Well, they compliment each other in many ways, they both understand
familial duty and responsibility, Vanessa has done her fair share of it and as
the book opens we see her defy her responsibility (for a very good reason) and
go after her own dream. Another thing Graeme knows much about as he’s been
searching for the Stone of Destiny for a decade. He’s torn between two
heritages and Vanessa is torn between science and emotion and its through
loving each other that those issues get resolved. But they also had great
chemistry. Sometimes that happens with characters, you write them and they get
loose on the page and wham the sparks are flying, Graeme and Vanessa were like
that. They’re the most fun types of characters to write.
Ing: 
What was a scene that stood out or was memorable for you when writing
Treasure Me?  Why did this scene stand
out for you?
Robyn: Well, writing for me is a
very layered process so it’s hard to remember writing a specific scene because
things are so fluid until I get the revisions done. The first seduction scene
though is quite memorable. And the scene that deals with MacBeth was
particularly interesting though I can’t really share too much about it without
revealing spoilers.
Ing: 
Can you tell us where the idea for The Legend Hunter series came
about?  Are you a big adventurer person
yourself since this series involves some adventures for your characters? 
Robyn: The sound you hear is me laughing
hysterically. No, I’m not very adventurous. But I love the thought of
adventure, which makes writing about it fun and safe. To be honest the idea
actually came out of the Victorian era and some research I’d been doing. I
found that what we’d call armchair archeology was quite popular then and so I
combined my interest with that (cause who isn’t interested in archeology?) with
my love of adventure movies like Indiana Jones and The Mummy and ta-da my
Legend Hunters were born.
Ing: 
Can you tell us what you have up your sleeve next for this series?  How many books do you have planned right
now?  What else can we look forward from
you for the rest of 2011? 
Robyn: I can’t really share very
many details right now, but I do believe it will be another Victorian-set
trilogy. As soon as I have details I’ll put them on my Facebook and website. No
more books scheduled for 2011, though I am teaching a few on-line classes if
there are any aspiring writers out there, you can find details on those on my
website.
Ing: 
Now on to questions about you.  We
want to know more about Robyn DeHart.  Who are some auto buy authors that you read now?
Robyn: JD Robb (though I’m woefully
behind on the series), Jim Butcher, Allison Brennan, Suzanne Enoch, Teresa
Medeiros, Pamela Morsi and I could go on forever.
Ing: Any movies you’ve seen lately that you would recommend? Or TV shows that
you love right now and don’t ever miss?
Robyn: I love movies so that could
be a dangerous question, let’s see the most recent movie I saw and loved was
The King’s Speech (which coincidentally you can see the Stone of Destiny in!)
it was moving and brilliant and wonderful. TV shows ah, that’s a long list as
well, or at times it is. Right now I’m loving Parenthood and I don’t miss that,
Being Human on SyFy, Castle (love, love, love!!!), and I love The Biggest
Loser.
Ing: If you could be one of your heroine for a day which one would you be and
why?   
Robyn:  Oh, that’s like trying to pick between your
children. I will say I have special fondness for Willow from Tempted at Every
Turn, Esme from Seduce Me and Vanessa from Treasure Me, so I’ll say Vanessa
cause you can read and love her right now!
Ing: 
What are some things you do for fun?
Robyn:  I love to read and I don’t get to do that as
much as I’d like. I love going to the movies. Hanging out with my husband is
probably my most favorite thing to do. He’s my best friend. I also love
brainstorming new book ideas, there’s such a rush when you know you’ve hit on something
good. My favorite hobby though is scrapbooking.
Ing: If you could go back to your younger self what would be the one advice
you would give yourself?
Robyn: Learn how to eat healthier at
an earlier age and make exercise a part of your daily life. Seems like if I
would have mastered that when I was younger, it might not be such a struggle
now.
Ing: 
If you weren’t writing what else would you be doing right now for a
career?
Robyn: probably teaching. I love to
teach though I love to teach writing so I don’t know, cause I think I would
have ended up writing anyways. It’s just part of who I am, in my skin. I dig
it!
Ing: 
Robyn thanks so much for stopping by today!  I really appreciate you answering all these
questions.  Do you have any last words or
questions you would like to pose to the readers of this blog?
Robyn: Thank you so much for having
me, it’s been awesome! Well, I’d love to say to all of you to rush right out
and buy Treasure Me cause I think you’ll all love it. But what I’d like to ask
is who are your favorite authors? I love to talk books so I want to know who
everyone is reading.
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Robyn I absolutely adored Graeme.  The best part is he is half Scottish.  When Vanessa sees him in a kilt for the first time and describes him….hmmmmmmm Yummy!  I love Castle and The Biggest Loser as well.  TBL never fails to make me cry everytime!  Anyway peeps what did you all think?  Are you interested? Well if you are we have some copies to giveaway.

Courtesy of the awesome folks at Forever Romance an affiliate of Grand Central Publishing we have 3 copies of Treasure Me up for grab. See the details and rules below for a chance to win.

RULES and DETALS FOR GIVEAWAY
  • Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only
  • No P.O. Boxes please.
  • Winners are subject to the one copy per
    household rule. This means if you win the same book in two different
    contests, Forever Romance will only send you one copy of the book. 
  • Books will be sent directly from the publisher.
  • You MUST leave a comment with your e-mail address if it’s not on your profile so I can contact you if you win.
  • You MUST tell me which book you want more if you win.  If you don’t care which one state that please! 
  • You MUST answer Robyn’s question: What are some of your favorite authors?
  • Giveaway ends March 19th 
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Below are some information about Robyn and the books in the Legend Hunter series:

Book 3 of the Legend Hunter series 

Cover Blurb: 

Graeme Langford, Duke of Rothmore, has always been torn between his
beloved Scottish homeland and his duty to the English crown. But his is
an adventurer’s soul and nothing keeps him from his dream: finding a
long-lost stone hidden near Loch Ness.
Bookish Vanessa Pembrooke heads to the Highlands looking for traces
of the legendary beast–not a husband. Yet when fate binds her to
Graeme, it’s not all bad: he’s the first man ever to share her hunger
for adventure. As their passion grows, so too does certain danger, and
they’ll soon risk everything to keep the jewel out of a murder’s hands.
But can they do so without losing the greatest treasure of all… their
love?

Book 2 of the Legend Hunter series

Cover Blurb:
 
Years ago, Maxwell Barrett found a map to Atlantis and dedicated his
life to the search for the mystical lost continent. But when an alluring
woman makes a wager for the priceless artifact, he may have discovered
an even greater treasure.
A descendant of Atlantis, Sabine Tobias needs the map to decipher
an ancient prophecy. What she doesn’t need are the sparks flying between
her and Max. He’s too devilishly charming to be trusted: The fate of
her people is at stake as well as her heart. Yet a ruthless killer also
covets the map. Now Max and Sabine must race to decode the prophecy’s
riddle before this criminal fulfills his deadly mission.

Book 1 of the Legend Hunter series

Cover Blurb: 
Fielding Grey is a treasure seeker with a taste for danger and experienced women.
His latest mission: wrest Pandora’s fabled box from a notorious criminal mastermind.
Not in the job description: save an innocent damsel in distress.

A bookish miss, Esme Worthington has favored dusty tomes over society balls, and
thrilling tales over flirtations. But when two scoundrels break into her home, she is
thrust into a real-life adventure. Pursued and suddenly possessing the forbidden box,
Esme can’t resist peeking inside. Under the spell of Pandora’s seductive curse, she’s
soon offering herself to Fielding – body and soul. With her reluctant rescuer
determined to resist her charms, can the two outwit an enemy who will stop at nothing
to seize their precious prize?
  

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22 Responses to “Q&A AND GIVEAWAY BLOG TOUR – TRESURE ME BY ROBYN DEHART”

  1. Hi, Robyn Dehart–I live where you do! You know where. I know your mother through…the place where your dad and my husband spent much of their career years. (Notice I’m being vague here.) I read the first two of your books,….and somehow lost track. It looks as though you are doing great! I congratulate you.
    Just as as aside, I had a little inspiration from …. when I retired and began writing. Now, I have 11 books published, some only eBooks, and some both eBook and prints–some Western Historical, some contemporary, all romance, all set in Texas.
    I’m thrilled to know someone who has “made it.” And, yes, my dear, you have.
    I meet every Tuesday with my local writing group.
    Take care, good luck, happy reading, and most of all…happy writing.
    Look me up if you want to say hi!
    Celia Yeary

  2. Some of my favorite authors are Julia Quinn, Nora Roberts, Julie Garwood, Kristan Higgins, Lori Wilde, Julie James, Maya Banks, and Linda Lael Miller.

    I would love to win Seduce Me or Treasure Me. Thanks for the chance!
    castings at mindspring dot com

  3. Anonymous

    Now, that is really a hard question, because I grew up reading historical romance and have recently been on a spell of reading contemporary romance. I love both of them, but in the historical romance side I would have to say Linda Lael Miller is one of my favorites and she writes both. Best of luck to you.
    I would love to win your book and share it with my book club at the library I work at. Thanks.

    rhowell@trrl.org

  4. There are so many to list but some of my favs are Diana Gabaldon, Monica McCarty, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sabrina Jeffries, Susan Fraser King,Terri Brisbin, Lora Leigh,Anna Campbell, Lila DePasqua,James Patterson, Sherrelyn Sparks,Thersa MeiderasCandace Hern, Emily Bryan etc.
    I’d love the second book in the series “Desire Me”.GFC follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  5. Some of my fav authors include JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole and Jeaniene Frost. These authors are atomatic buys for me even if I have no idea about the book.

    I don’t have a book preference.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    rootml1@hotmail.com

  6. Chelsea B.

    Some of my favorite author’s are: Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Cynthia Eden, Kerrelyn Sparks, Cindy Miles…. and the list goes on 🙂

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  7. Some of my favorite authors include Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, JR Ward, Kerrelyn Sparks, Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, and Gena Showalter.

    I love finding new authors.

    I would love to win Seduce Me.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  8. Wow, I have a plethora of favorite authors ranging mostly between the Paranormal and Historical genres. Let’s see, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh, and Charlotte Featherstone are likely my top three. After that, I easily have twent other faves. Yup, I ain’t selfish with love! 😉

    Hmmm…since I haven’t read DeHart before, I’ll start at the beginning by requesting SEDUCE ME.

    lovinmesomeromance(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. I’d loved to be entered to win Treasure Me. Some of my favourite authors are Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Briggs and Nalini Singh because I love reading in the urban fantasy and paranormal romance genre and the book series by these ladies are fantastic!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I am a Robyn DeHart fan and would love to win “Treasure Me”. Among my favorite authors are Sabrina Jeffries and Lisa Kleypas. For more contemporary novels I really like to read Nora Roberts.

  11. Honestly… I have too many fave authors to mention. I’m not trying to back out of the question… but I really do! It more depends on my mood and what I want to read at that moment. I also love discovering new fave authors as well!

  12. Some of my favorite authors are Anne Stuart, Anna Campbell, Lisa Jackson, Brenda Joyce, Sabrina Jeffries & Lisa Kleypas.

    I’d love to win Desire Me.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. No matter how many new authors I fall in love with, my first loves will always be Kathleen Woodiwiss and Bertrice Small. Their style, the attention to details, the stories. They are the queens of historical romance.

    I do find new favorites every time I receive a new book for review. I do reading both new authors and those that are new to me. I love my review job.

    If I win, I would love to have Seduce me. I like starting at the beginning of a series. I received Treasure Me for review, but would love to start from the beginning.

    Wonderful post and interview. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    qladyhawke at gmail dot com

  14. Some of my favorites are: Lisa Kleypas, Charlotte Featherstone, Julia Quinn, Candice Hern, and Adrienne Basso. That’s just a few, of course 🙂

  15. Great interview.Thanks for the chance to win this.
    Some of my favorite authors are Kim Harrison,Rachel Vincent,Gina Gordon,Lissa Mattews,Lauren Dane,Beth Kery,Jeaniene Frost,Rachel Caine.

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  16. Thanks so much for having me today. And I’m so glad you loved Graeme, he’s definitely one of my favorite heroes.

    Y’all have great favorite authors. 🙂

  17. My list is going to be insane long: JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Teresa Medeiros, Anne Mallory, Victoria Alexander, Sabrina Jeffries, Robyn Dehart, Laura Lee Guhrke, Jenna Petersen, Lara Adrian, Kathryn Smith, Stephenie Meyer, Melody Thomas, Megan McCafferty, Annette Curtis-Klause, and so many more.

    I can’t wait to read this book. I have loved this series and this book looks so good.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

  18. My favorite authors wow this list is going to be long- Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter,Alyssa Day, Tina Folsom, Stacey Kennedy, Cassie Edwards, Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley, Janielle Taylor, Jennifer Ashley,Brenda Joyce,Lara Adrian.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Some of mine are Sherrilyn Kenyon,Larissa Ione,Tina Folsom, Lynsay Sands, Nina Bangs and many more. My new author love addition is Elizabeth Hoyt her Maiden Lane series is simply awesome, I am so glad I tired them.

    Great interview. Please enter me.
    bittenbyparanomralromance(@)gmail(.)com

  20. Some of my favorite authors would include: Hannah Howell, Lynsay Sands, Monica McCarty, Kerrelyn Sparks, Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Alexandra Hawkins, and so many more….WAY to many to list. There are so many that are autobuys for me that I look forward to their releases for months. Of course, anything with a hot Highlander in it definately gets my attention.

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