Interview & Contest: Denise Robbins

I am thrilled to share with readers an interview with Denise Robbins today!  I have known Denise since her first book and she is an awesome lady, as well as an amazing talent!!  If you haven’t checked out her work yet, you must!  Please be sure to check out the contest below – Ms. Robbins has been generous enough to offer 2 copies of her newest book, Phish NET Stalkings to 2 lucky winners – and no shipping restrictions!

Without further ado, please help me in giving Denise a very warm welcome to Romancing the Book!!

April:  Can you please tell readers a bit about yourself? What you like to do for fun, types of things you like to read, your favorite “hide outs”, etc.

Denise:  I’m a short, spitfire blonde who likes to experience life. I like to do all kinds of things for fun such as go scuba diving (not as much since I moved to New Hampshire), go to baseball games, run (I’m currently training for a half-marathon), and garden. Gardening is my summertime obsession.

My reading varies from romance, to romantic suspense, to mysteries (especially military or government mysteries). I’m currently reading the McKettrick series by Linda Lael Miller and listening to Nevada Barr’s The Rope.

Favorite hide outs are my back deck. It’s very secluded and unless I want someone to see me they can’t. And when I want to hideaway to write in a quiet space, I like my chaise lounge in my bedroom.

April:  What is your biggest pet peeve?

Denise:  My biggest pet peeve is people who don’t smile when they walk past you. Okay, it’s one thing if you’re having a bad day, but many people just don’t want to make eye contact. I grew up in the Midwest and there people walk by you on the street and acknowledge you with a smile and a nod. Love that!

April:  Do you have any “have to haves” while writing? Be it a “good luck charm”, a certain place to write, certain drink, etc?

Denise:  I can write most any place. I have a ritual on Sunday mornings to go for a cinnamon roll and a Mountain Dew at Panera and then I hide in a back booth and write for a couple of hours. I usually have a Mountain Dew next to me when I’m writing unless I’m writing a love scene. Then I usually have a beer sitting next to me.

April:  What is the title of your latest book? If you had to sell readers on a reason to read your book in 5 words, what would they be?

Denise:  My latest release is titled Phish NET Stalkings.

Hero in fishnet stockings!!

April:  What is a book that you have read and loved so much that you wish everyone would take the time to read it?

Denise:  Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell is a book I read this past year written by a Navy Seal about his eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10. The story told is one that will give every American perspective on what our military men and women endure and the decisions they make all in the name of freedom. Every person who reads this book will experience awe and admiration, will feel heart palpitations, and will cry. This story will reach into your heart and soul.

April:  If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Denise:  Hm, well, I sort of have a partial superpower. I have the power to see things before they happen. Not all the time, but many times. One day I was doing spring cleaning when all the sudden I knew my sister who was only a few months pregnant was going to have a girl. Now, you have to understand, in my family we have three kids all the same sex. My sister already had two wonderful sons. Me, I knew she was pregnant with my niece. I called my sister and told her and she laughed, but loved the idea. Sure enough, two months later, Jeanine had a baby girl.

I kind of like the idea of being able to know things before it happens. Imagine what I could possibly do with that knowledge, if I could make a situation change for the better. That would be pretty cool!

About Denise Robbins:

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.

From her back deck, she sits outside, listens as the old roller coaster from the local amusement park inches its way up the wooden structure on its clanking chains, and waits to hear the kids scream in terror and delight. The best mental therapy a girl could ask for. The long, cold winter nights in New Hampshire provide the serenity and motivation to write excitement into the night.

In addition to writing, Denise enjoys scuba diving (only in warm water), snowboarding, and playing in her garden.

Where to find Denise Robbins:

Website ~ Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

Phish NET StalkingsAbout Phish NET Stalkings:

All she wanted was to find love. Was that too much to ask? How difficult could it be to find one man, the perfect man for her?

After dating the losers of the century, Jane decides there has to be a better way. She turns to an online dating service. After all, they guarantee a ‘happily ever after’ or your money back.

Jane East, CEO of Not-So- Plain- Jane’s organic cosmetics wants to fall in love with a man who makes her toes curl when he kisses her. Unfortunately, the one man who makes her toes curl also wears ladies’ pink underwear and a badge. The pink underwear she could probably deal with, but the badge is a different story.

Ever since seeing her mother and granny Pearl murdered by men with badges, Jane has a fear of cops and anyone who carries a badge. Especially, because the killers are still on the loose and searching for her.

Former FBI Cybercrime special agent turned small-town Chief of Police, Cooper Chance,gets caught with his pants down and his family jewels tucked in pink ladies’ underwear with lacy frills when he meets the woman of his dreams. That’s not his only issue. The woman has a fear of cops. If he can get past her guard, maybe he can save her life.

Excerpt:

Cooper went into his office, shut the door, and closed the blinds. “No way can I pull this off.” He held up the leather skirt and heels. He stripped down to his skivvies and slid into the black leather skirt. “No way!” The damn boxers hung too low, below the skirt hem.

“Shit,” he growled and raked fingers through his hair. Just listen to him talking about hems—he already sounded like a girl.

“Shit,” he growled and raked fingers through his hair. Just listen to him talking about hems—he already sounded like a girl.

“That’s why we included the ladies’ panties,” someone shouted back. Muffled chuckling rumbled behind his locked office door.

He riffled through the pile and found a pair of bright pink panties with ruffles and the tags still on them. “You’ve got to be kidding!”

The raucous laughter and low snickering that met his complaint burned his ass. What made him think that becoming the Chief of Police of a small town would be simple, easy? He must have been nuts. At least if he had been in a big city, like New York, Boston, or Minneapolis, he might not have felt so ridiculous. He would have fit in with any number of transgenders who walked the street. But here, in Manchester, New Hampshire he would stick out like a wolf in a pack of cats.

“Do women really wear this kind of underwear?”

“Panties,” one of the men shouted from the outer office.

“Panties,” he grumbled out the corner of his mouth. He held the silky material and eyed it with caution half expecting his men to supply him with a thong. Air wheezed out of his lungs when he saw that there was material on all sides and not some tiny strip that would ride up his ass. Just the thought of it made his shoulders shiver.

Before he lost his nerve, Cooper stripped off the cotton boxers and stuffed his beefy legs into the pink panties. When the underwear reached halfway up his thighs, he heard a popping noise. What next? Now, the elastic in the leg holes had ripped apart. “Not one size fits all, are they?”

Other Books by Denise Robbins:

It Happens in Threes
Killer Bunny Hill
Never Tempt Danger
Connect the Dots

Contest details:

  • The prize is 1 of 2 print copies of Phish NET Stalkings.
  • The contest is open internationally.
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  • The contest ends on Sunday, June 17.






12 thoughts on “Interview & Contest: Denise Robbins

  1. Maria d. says:

    Great interview! I agree about people not looking, smiling or even acknowledging your presence as you walk by – so rude. How cool that you have a touch of “foresight” and knew you were going to have a niece instead of a nephew. The only gift I seem to have is a pretty good sense of being able to read people – I can make a pretty good decision after one or two meetings as to the type of character a person really is….and people who make me uncomfortable at first meeting – always turn out to have serious issues I need to avoid. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Crystal Newman says:

    Great interview. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to read this book. It looks good

  3. Mary Preston says:

    I am looking forward to reading “Phish NET Stalkings”. It sounds fabulous!!

    I live in a large country town & I absolutely love it when the men – Gentlemen obviously – tip their hat to you. It makes me feel wonderful.

  4. Maureen says:

    I enjoy gardening too and our plants are just beginning to do well. The story looks like a fun one.

  5. erinf1 says:

    Thanks for a great interview and giveaway. It’s fun to “meet” new authors 🙂 Definitely going to go check out her books!

  6. Leanna Hiner says:

    I already have this book on by TBR list. I love that you go to Panerra and have a cinnomen roll and mountain dew. Sounds like my mom she always has a mountain dew next to her.

  7. Kim Deming says:

    I actually started reading Denise’s books a few years back. Love her books and have actually won one of them before which she sent me personally autographed and also a couple to give to my local library, because they didn’t have any of her books. I was thrilled and needless to say have been reading her books since. So regardless of whether or not I win this time, I am certainly going to be putting Phish Net Stalkings on my list of TO READ books!

  8. JoAnne says:

    Love the excerpt and the interview. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading Phish NET Stalkings.

  9. My Saturday morning ritual is Diet Coke and a chocolate croissant from Panera (my friend and I go to the gym beforehand so we don’t feel too guilty)!
    I love romances that have a bit of humor in them too, and from your excerpt it seems like yours does! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Wow this sounds great and right up my alley and totally different! Until I read the excerpt I wasn’t sure but LOL sounds great!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway and Interview!
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

    <3Tobi

  11. Jen @ RtB says:

    Our contest winners are Maureen and Tobi. They have been contacted via email.

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by this week to support Denise.

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