11 May 2012

Blog Tour : Worth The Risk by Robin Bielman (Interview + Giveaway)

Worth The Risk by Robin Bielman.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Romance.
Publication : April 25th 2012 by Ever After (Entangled Publishing)

Their love was ancient history...until their paths crossed again.

Samantha Bennett put Dean Malloy out of her mind five years ago, when he broke her heart after a summer fling. But now he's back in her life, and ready to steal a heritage protection contract that could make or break her career--if he doesn't steal her heart first. Samantha's vowed to hate him, but it's more than anger heating the competition between them.

With sparks flying across the conference table and sizzling in every touch, Dean proposes a weekend liaison. Anything to have Sam again; anything to get her out of his system. But the unresolved feelings between them complicate both their personal and professional lives, and one wild weekend could turn into a disaster that would destroy the one job that means more to Samantha than anything. For a shot at love...is it worth the risk?

Another Entangled Blog Tour! I'm so so happy to have Robin Bielman, author of Worth The Risk here with us today. She's really cool, I can personally vouch for that. I've a really fun interview, followed by a giveaway of an e-book copy of her debut book Worth The Risk, an adult romance novella-ish story, and also some pretty awesome swag. Before you ask, yeah, it's international =) So here we go!


Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hmm…I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have two awesome boys. The main topic of conversation around my house is baseball, although my guys will indulge me with some book talk after the latest Yankee game has been discussed. I’ve recently started drinking coffee – well, café mochas and mocha lattes – and it’s become quite an addiction. I love to read and often stay up until the wee hours of the night to finish a book. (I’m so not patient for the happily ever after!) I’m a big fan of TV, too, and catch up with my favorite shows while I run on the treadmill.


This is your debut novel, is there a particular inspiration for Worth The Risk?

Yes! I’m a big fan of Outside magazine, and I was reading an article about the Best Jobs when one on heritage protection really resonated with me. I decided right then I was going to write a story about a guy (Dean) with that job, and who loved the environment more than anything else. Then I came up with Samantha – the girl from his past that he’s never stopped loving, and who makes him rethink his bachelor status.


How did you feel on Worth The Risk's release date? What did you do that day?

Oh my gosh, I felt so many things! My heart was pounding in my chest all day! I had butterflies in my stomach. And I couldn’t stop smiling. (I’m still pinching myself that I’m a published author!) I didn’t do anything too exciting, although my husband was very cute and looked out the window that morning and said, "Hey is that the paparazzi?" I picked my younger son up from school early that day and the two of us went out to lunch. That night he had a baseball game so I celebrated with dinners out with my family the next two nights.


What's your favorite movie?

I love movies! Before we had kids my husband and I were practically first in line for new releases. It’s so hard to pick just one, so how about…The Fifth Element, The Saint, The Proposal, Never Been Kissed, The Adjustment Bureau, and I love Alfred Hitchcock films.


Tell us the weirdest thing that's on your table/in your room right now.

An elk horn. My dog, Harry, is chewing on it as I type this.


In a book, do you usually root for the bad, arrogant, hot guy or the good, sweet, handsome guy?

The bad, arrogant, hot guy. ☺


Tell us your version of a perfect weekend.

My perfect weekend: Sleep in. Head to the beach with my hubby, plop a chair in the sand, read a book. Stay all day. Have dinner out. Watch a movie. Repeat.


What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say...

Love… Family
Books… Yes!
Cake… Yum! (I have a huge sweet tooth!)
Twitter… Ack! (I’m still trying to figure things out there.)

See? I told you it was a fun interview! Make sure you enter the giveaway!

Giveaway Terms and Conditions :

  • Giveaway is International.
  • Prize is an e-book copy of Worth The Risk and some cool swag.
  • I'm in no way responsible to ensure that you get your stuff. It is the author/publisher's responsibility.
  • Since it is an international giveaway, there is a possibility of the swag getting lost in the mail and the author/publisher isn't responsible for that.
  • If the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours, a new one will be picked.
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Robin was a freelance writer for many years before she realized (with input from a coworker) that what she really wanted to do was write romantic fiction. The only problem? She'd never read any romance. She purchased her first romance novel - The Bachelor, by Carly Phillips - and hasn't stopped reading, or writing it, since. Her debut novella, Worth the Risk, is available now from Entangled Publishing.

When Robin's not reading or writing her next story, she loves to bake, run, hike, and dream of all the travel adventures she hopes to have. She drives too fast, drinks too much caffeine, and if every day were Cupcake Day, she'd be a happy camper.

Robin lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she's feeling really adventurous, with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and a very cute mini labradoodle named Harry (after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books).





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44 comments:

  1. Great interview! I also always root for the bad, arrogant, hot guy :)
    Fave chick flick: You've Got Mail
    I can't pick a favourite chick lit, there are just too many but a recent fave would have to be I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.

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    1. Hi Sandi! Thanks for stopping by! I loved You've Got Mail, too!

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  2. Awesome interview! My favourite Chick Flick is probably The Devil Wears Prada though I didn't like the book of it at all. As for chick lit, ANYTHING by Sophie Kinsella! Love love love her! :D

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    1. Hi Nicola! Thanks for visiting! Oh, I loved The Devil Wears Prada, too. Really, there aren't *too* many movies I haven't liked.

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  3. Hey Anjana! Thank you again for having me as your guest today!!

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  4. Great interview!

    Favorite chick flick...I have 3 that I will stop and watch any time they are on. Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing and The Notebook (I like it better than the book)!

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    1. Hi Maria! Thanks for stopping by! I can watch Pretty Woman over and over and over again. :) It's been a long time since I saw Dirty Dancing, but I watched The Notebook not too long ago (for the first time!) and loved it.

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  5. I love Fifty First Dates.

    And Sophie Kinsella's Chick Lits are great. :)

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    1. Oh, I loved Fifty First Dates, too! Drew Barrymore is one of my favorites. Thanks for commenting!

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  6. I love the interview!! And I love love love "Dear John" So adorable xxx

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    1. Hi Paulina! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Anjana asked me great questions! Thanks for being here! (Was Dear John the movie with Channing Tatum? If yes, I loved it, too!)

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  7. Chick-lit is a fun genre. I like Sophie Kinsella's books and recently started the Stephanie Plum series :)

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    1. Hi Na! The Stephanie Plum series is one of my favorites!! I love Ranger, but I gotta say, I'm Team Morelli. Thanks for stopping in!

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  8. great interview!! i love the way you married your highschool sweetheart, how romantic xx
    my fave chickflick is an officer and a gentleman
    my fave chicklit is twilight

    @tamalyn1

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    1. Hi Tamalyn! Aw, thanks. I met and started dating my hubby when I was 16, and he still makes me swoon. :)

      Everyone is mentioning so many great films! I remember loving An Officer and a Gentleman and I loved all the Twilight books.

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  9. Hmm I would have to say my favorite chick flick is He's Just Not that Into You. It's super funny and kind of makes you think about the way guys treat their girls. I love it.

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    1. Hi Jayla! I liked He's Just Not That Into You, too. I enjoy ensemble movies. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. My favourite chick flick would be Devil Wears Prada. Chicklit, hmm so hard to choose! I do love Jane Green.
    Great interview!

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    1. I loved The Devil Wears Prada, too! Great cast. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview - thanks for reading it and commenting!

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  11. Thanks for having Robin on your blog today Anjana. I love reading the interviews. I feel that you both reveal a little bit of your true selves during it.
    My favorite chicklit film is The Women. I love it that the whole movie and the production of it involved no men.

    laura thomas

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    1. Hi Laura! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love reading interviews, too. I never tire of reading about people I might already know, even, because you're right, there's always a little something to learn.

      And a movie I haven't seen! The Women is the one with Goldie Hawn, though, right? (I think.) I'll have to check it out sometime.

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  12. My favorite chic flic movie...well, I have a few. I like Hope Floats,Practical magic, and a few more just depends on my mood de jeur (spelling??)

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    1. Hi Kelly! You were close... du jour. :) I'm constantly looking up how to spell words. :) The tough thing is when you don't know how to spell it, it's hard to look it up! lol Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Cute funny interview. I enjoyed reading it! Hm.. I have lots. But I guess I'll have to say 10 Things I Hate About You! :D Thanks for this giveaway!

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    1. Hi franchie! Thanks for stopping by! I've only watched bits and pieces of 10 Things I Hate About You, but the parts I saw, I liked. :)

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  14. Great interview, Anjana. How I always love hearing story about those who married their high school sweetheart..
    And I looove the old-crush theme.
    My favorite chick lit was my very first of chick lit: Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella. Somehow it makes me loved man's name JACK. :D
    As for the movie, I watched The Proposal so many times I lost count.
    Thanks for having Robin Bielman and the interview, and the giveaway as well.

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    1. Hi Diah! Thank you so much for being here! I'm happy you enjoyed the interview - it was fun to answer Anjana's questions. :)

      I like the name Jack, too. There's something about it. It's strong and sexy. And, oh I could watch The Proposal a gazillion times! Probably because of that Ryan guy.

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  16. Hi.. Great Interview, Anjana... I can not stop grinning when I read this question.. "In a book, do you usually root for the bad, arrogant, hot guy or the good, sweet, handsome guy?" .. and the answers are same like My.. hahaha.. *grinning* *again*

    My favorite romantic movie is The Holiday.. can't counting it how many times that I watched the movies.. Really Love it.. xD

    and My chick lit?? I Love Sophie Kinsella's story.. My first chick lit is How can You Keep a Secret .. maybe that's why I love her book .. hahahha..

    Thank's for the giveaway.. and making it International.. ^^

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  17. Hi, it is a great interview Anjana, I can't stop grinning when I read this question --> "In a book, do you usually root for the bad, arrogant, hot guy or the good, sweet, handsome guy?" .. and the answers is just like Me.. The bad, arrogant, hot guy.. hahaha.. xD

    My favorite movie is The Holiday, honestly, I can't count it how many times that I've watched the Movie..

    and the chik lit? I Love Sophie Kinsella Novels.. My first chick lit is When You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella.. maybe that's why I love Her Book ... hmpffth

    Thank you for the giveaway and making it International...

    Success for You..

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    1. Hi Astri! I'm happy to read we like the same kind of heroes. ;)

      I *loved* The Holiday! Gosh, there's so many movies I'd forgotten about! Thanks so much visiting! It's been a pleasure meeting so many people from other parts of the world!

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  18. I dont really read chick lit. so i dont have a favorite. :(

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    1. Hi Sayomay! Thanks for stopping by! What is your favorite genre?

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    2. Def fantasy and paranormal! Always interesting!

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  19. I would like to thank you for an increadible giveaway and for a really interesting & utterly facinating review. As an amateur writer myself i am always interested in published authors & how thier work(s) came about. In response to your question my favourite romantic film would have to be 'one day' based on the novel, which is just so emotive and one that draws you into it as a viewer by the characters and their story. In regards to 'chick-lit' fiction i would have to say that Fiona Walker is my favourite authour of this genre, and i am currently reading 'The love letter' which is apsolutely fantastic. I am quite a romantic & enjoy the suspense and tension throughout the saga.
    Thank you once again for a truly brilliant giveaway and a really great interview, that i found most insightful (from a writer's perspective) and from the perspective of a fan and admirer. Xx

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    1. Hi Lucinda! Thanks so much for your kind words! And best wishes with your writing! What do you write? Gosh, I haven't heard of either One Day or Fiona Walker, but I love the title The Love Letter! I'm hooked right there. :)

      Happy reading and writing!

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    2. I am attempting to write a novel & my dream after English studies and Degree is to work in the Journalism/ editing sector. x

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  20. Amazing giveaway! Being married to High School sweetheart... How lovely :) I wish I will be too... :D
    And I have a weakness for bad, hot guys too!

    Plus I don't have my favorite chicklit book yet... Maybe this one has a chance to be my favorite? :>

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    1. Hi! It sounds like you're dating your high school sweetheart right now - best wishes! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my book!

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  21. I've enjoyed reading the interview! Wow! How nice to be married to High School sweetheart. :) You sounded very happy there when talking about them indulging you in book talks!

    My favorite chick flick would be Devil Wears Prada.
    And Chicklit? Anything by Sophie Kinsella. :)

    Thanks for having the giveaway and making it international! Best wishes for the tour! <3

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  22. Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your good wishes! Yep, I'm pretty lucky to be surrounded by three great guys.

    There are lots of us that loved The Devil Wears Prada! Such a good movie. And, uh, I'm embarrassed to admit this, but here goes...I've never read a book by Sophie Kinsella. So many of you love her, though, and I know she's super popular, so I'll have to remedy that sometime soon.

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  23. Sounds like such a good read!
    Favourite Chick Flick movie would have to be " A Walk To Remember"
    Favourite Book, would be Boy Meets Girl (Meg Cabot)

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  24. Hi Aliaa! Thank you! Oh, gosh, I'm trying to remember who was in A Walk To Remember. I think I saw it. And I love Meg Cabot, but I haven't read Boy Meets Girl... adding it to my to read list!

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  25. I'm a huge Bridget Jones fan. I can watch those movies a hundred times and not get enough of it.

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