Jen: Today we are happy to welcome Denise Robbins to Romancing the Book. Denise, please share a short bio with us.
Denise: High-tech becomes high-risk in Denise Robbins’ novels. The New Hampshire based author uses two decades of experience in computers to explore the killer possibilities in technology. Denise integrates her knowledge of computers and technology along with secrets, intrigue, suspense, and even a little romance into all of her techno-romantic thriller novels. Readers and reviewers agree Denise writes stories that will keep you at the edge of your seat and clamoring for more.
Her latest book is Phish NET Stalkings.
Jen: Tell us about Phish NET Stalkings and where the idea came from.
Denise: When Jane East is looking for Mr. Right through an online dating service, she receives an e-card and unknowingly installs phishing software onto her computer. Along comes Cooper Chase, ex-FBI cybercrime specialist turned small-town cop, who helps her track the cyber phishing scammer, while she helps in his investigation of a man who attacks women using the online dating service.
The idea for Phish NET Stalkings came from receiving all those spam and phishing emails from scammers and thieves.
Jen: Who has inspired you as an author?
Denise: Any number of writers have inspired me, but it was reading Linda Howard that prompted me to write romantic suspense.
Jen: Why do you write romance? Is there a genre you’d not write?
Denise: I write romance because life is full of romance. Reading romance or any fiction is a great way to escape and even to learn. I am not inclined to write science-fiction or fantasy, but that’s because I don’t have the inclination to create whole worlds.
From people who don’t know me, I get asked if what I describe in my books is real. The answer is always “yes”. Oh! My favorite comment is when a reader takes the time to tell me that they loved the book because they felt as if they were right there with the hero and heroine.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Denise: Last year I visited Kenmare, Ireland and out of that came inspiration for my sixth novel which takes place in Ireland and all its gorgeous green hills and Irish brogues. Add in a little suspense, the Irish Republican Army, an Irish pub, and then a hero and heroine with a turbulent past and voila…you have a story I cannot wait for you to read!
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