I’m so happy to feature Jaunty Quills sister Robyn DeHart on the blog today. Robyn is an award-winning author who writes fantastic Victorian historical romance; she specializes in adventurous, unique, and very romantic stories with strong, smart heroines. The Chicago Tribune calls her books “wonderfully entertaining,” and her readers would surely agree.
Robyn has a new book out in her Forbidden Love Trilogy, called A Little Bit Scandalous.
Isn’t that a gorgeous cover? Here’s the blurb for A Little Bit Scandalous:
A woman in search of a gamble…
Mathematics prodigy, Caroline Jellico, plans to support herself by winning big in the gaming hells of London—while dressed as a boy. She’s tired of waiting for the elusive Roe to notice her. She’ll marry him or no man.
A gambler in need of redemption…
Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, needs to marry off his beautiful young ward and ensure she attaches herself to the right man, not an irresponsible cad like him. But all grown up now, Caroline’s presence is an utter distraction. One he can neither act on nor deny.
A game of seduction…
But when Roe and Caroline meet across the gaming table, all bets are off. Seduction is in the cards and the winner will take all…or lose everything.
That sounds great, doesn’t it? This is sure to be as delicious as the other books in the Forbidden Love Trilogy, so I’d advise my readers to get their copy of A Little Bit Scandalous immediately!
For my readers today, Robyn is giving away a copy of the first book in her Forbidden Love series, A Little Bit Wicked. Just tell me what kind of heroine you like in historical romances–the experienced widow, the bluestocking scientist, or the young debutante about to take on the world? One person who comments will win a copy of Robyn’s new book. And don’t forget to check out Robyn’s website and follow her on facebook and Twitter!
46 thoughts on “Guest Author: Robyn DeHart & Giveaway!!”
I like a bluestocking. Thanks for asking. lisagk(at)yahoo
Always a favorite, Lisa!
Hello Robyn and welcome!!! I have your latest release on hold on my Kindle~ Haven’t gotten time to read it yet but hopefully soon!!! But I also can’t wait for your next book in the Jack the Ripper series!
To answer the question: I love the smart book reading scientist young ladies! And they can wear spectacles too~ 🙂
I like bespectacled heroines, ki pha. My heroine in Sex And The Single Earl wears glasses.
I like a wide variety of heroines. She just has to fascinate me no matter her circumstances.
I agree, Mary. In the hands of a good writer, almost any type of heroine can be interesting.
Any heroine will do but I personally like a bluestocking since almost everyone can relate with her. 🙂
Especially us smart girls, Maria!
Oh, the smart ones, please. She can be a widow, too – but the naive innocents have a very short shelf life. Thanks!
I think it takes skill to make the naive innocent work, Anne.
I usually prefer experienced women… Just can’t stand/understand the naïve virgin anymore!
They have to smart and with it, IMHO.
Love the smart girls!! and the cover is WONDERFUL!!!
It is, isn’t it, Cate?
I like the book reading, bluestocking scientist types, because they are smart and they like to read. 🙂
We like the readers, Whitney!
I like the intelligent heroine, maybe the one on the shelf because she “didn’t take”, because there is always one man who can see the diamond she really is, even thru the messy hair, the glasses, etc
I love that sort of heroine too, Sheila!
The bluestocking would be very interesting.
I like all 3, but prefer the widow or debutante. Depends on the male character. If he is a rake then definitely the debutante/virgin to take him down a few pegs. Also like the widow that husband died too early and still has a long life to lead, but has some experience. This book looks awesome and definitely added to my must read/buy list.
I love the rake/debutante combo too, Chris!
Congrats on your latest release Robyn! It doesn’t matter which of them the heroine is as long as she isn’t dimwitted. I want her to be smart and not back down from anything…especially the hero. It just makes thing interesting.
I love the blustocking scientist heroine 🙂 Thanks for sharing and congrats to Robyn on the newest release! I love that cover!
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it, Erin?
I prefer bluestockings.
I really like a variety. As long as I care for the characters it doesn’t matter. Just had to say I’ve enjoyed many of your books!
smart and debutante
I like the smart debutante too, bn!
I don’t know that I have a favorite heroine type. I enjoy variety in my historical romances. It is one of my favorite genres!!
And there are so many good historical authors out there, Kelly!
I don`t have a specific type of heroine. She has to be someone I can imagine myself being. Even if I hated science subjects in school or don`t know the first thing about being married, as long as the story (and the hero) win my heart, I`ll root for her!
Michelle, I think it’s very important to be able to identify with the heroine.
I like the bluestockings, they have an independent streak that goes above and beyond the regular heroines. I like how she is sometimes, more often than not, brings the hero up short and makes him take a second and third look to be sure of where and what he is really about! They make me smile. 🙂
I prefer the debutante or the widow. Sometimes the scientist comes on a little strong in romance storylines….
I think I like the spunky bluestocking heroine best. (reminds me of me ^_^)
I love smart, witty heroines. As I get older, of course, it’s much more fun to read about heroines who aren’t just fresh debutantes, but have some life experience. Sounds like a great read.
Like most others, I like the bluestocking heroine since that is the one I most relate to. Or, a wallflower debutante. 🙂
I love the heroines that are not perfect, more like the average person in looks and size (not everyone can be a size 0 and gorgeous) :), who doesn’t take anything for granted and has a joy for life. Is not restrained by societies rules and expectations and when she loves, it’s whole hearted.
Like them all. This book sounds great!
I like the smart lady. The young ones not so much.
I’m so sorry to just now be popping in. I’ve been away from my computer all day. But I love all the answers – what a great question, Vanessa (and thanks again for spotlighting me today!)
I’m a sucker for the bluestocking heroine as readers can probably guess from several of my books.
I like a bluestocking or widow. Thank you for your contest.
I like the “been out for several seasons, no longer a debutante” heroine
Love a bluestocking heroine – especially if they have an unusual skill normally associated with a man.
I do love a smart woman winning but I tend to enjoy the debutant for the fairytale win too. 😀
I think someone with a litte bit of a mystery/detective type!