Hello! Thanks so much for having me as a guest on your blog today, Jess! I’m so happy to be here!
Sex, Secrets & The Boy Next Door
In my newest release, Yours At Midnight, there’s—you guessed it—sex, secrets, and a boy next door. Let’s delve a little deeper into these, shall we?
Sex… From the very beginning of my book the reader learns that Lyric and Quinn have had a one-night stand. The kind of one-night stand neither can forget. When they see each other again after four years, of course the first thing that runs through their mind is that night. I think thoughts are often just as potent as actions, and I loved writing the sexual tension between these two.
Secrets… Lyric’s got one. And it’s a doozy. I knew some people wouldn’t like her because she’s kept this secret, but I wanted to convey that life is often messy and confusing and we sometimes do things we’re not proud of. Lyric’s decision was really difficult for her, but at the time she felt so hurt that she didn’t think things through like she should have. Then she lived with the secret. And lived with it. Until telling the truth scared the crap out of her. Was she selfish? Yes. But I think that makes her human. Sometimes we do only think of ourselves. As the story progresses, I tried to show her struggling with the choice she made, and by the end I hoped her actions would redeem her and readers who didn’t instantly fall in love with her at the start, would love her now.
The Boy Next Door… ~sigh~ Saying those four words in the context of a romance novel conjures a sexy, trouble-making, too tempting to ignore guy in my mind. Add in a heart that needs healing and I’m so hooked. Quinn is complex. He’s hurting. And letting go of that pain isn’t easy for him. I really enjoyed writing him and digging into what made him who he was and who he wanted to be. I loved that he had so much history with Lyric, and that it took him a while to reconcile that. I loved showing a more playful and possessive side to him the more time he spent with Lyric. And I really loved when he opened up to her and she didn’t know what to do with him after that.
I really had a wonderful time writing this novella, and I’d love to hear from you! Please tell me—what’s one of your favorite parts of a romance?
YOURS AT MIDNIGHT
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Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel’s brother Oliver, until car crash took Oliver’s life on New Year’s Eve. Then, a moment of shared grief between Quinn and Lyric became something more impassioned, something that frightened Quinn so much he ran from Lyric’s bed and her life, disappearing for four long years.
Now Quinn’s back for another New Year’s Eve, struggling for closure, desperate to leave his grief in the past and make amends with the girl of his dreams.
But Lyric has a secret–one that could drive Quinn from her life forever. Will Quinn run away from the love and acceptance he’s always wanted…or will he claim his New Year’s kiss and make her his at midnight?
About the Author
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she’s feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she’s not reading or writing her next story, she’s spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons. She is addicted to cafe mocha’s and if every day were Cupcake Day, she’d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers.