Join Denise Robbins, author of the romantic suspense novel, Phish NET Stalkings (L&L Dreamspell), as she virtually tours the blogosphere April 2 – May 25 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
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.
You can visit her website at http://www.deniserobbins.com.
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Why don’t you begin by telling us a little about yourself?
I’m a blonde go-getter who loves to spend her free time with family and friends, play in the dirt of her gardens, and spin tales of romance and suspense.
Were you an avid reader as a child? What type of books did you enjoy reading?
I devoured books. I still devour them. You should see my garage. I enjoyed non-fiction and any story that had horses in it. As a kid I read quite a few of the books my father would read.
Tell us a bit about your latest book, and what inspired you to write such a story.
Phish NET Stalkings revolves around online dating, and internet phishing scams.
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 Chance, 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.
There are many twists and turns, including the fact that Cooper is seen wearing ladies’ pink underwear, and the small problem of Jane’s intense fear of cops—caused by seeing her mother and granny Pearl murdered by men with badges. Of course, those men are still on the loose and searching for her. Can Cooper get past her guard in order to save her life?
The inspiration: Have you ever received an e-card or a link in your email from someone you don’t know? What about those emails supposedly coming from your bank? Are they safe?
Almost all of us who use computers nowadays have experienced the internet phishing scam to some extent. I wanted to make readers aware and show them what could happen to the worst extent and how to prevent it.
Agatha Christie got her best ideas while eating green apples in the bathtub. Steven Spielberg says he gets his best ideas while driving on the highway. When do you get your best ideas and why do you think this is?
My ideas usually come while I am crawling into bed or just falling into dreamland. Or in the shower.
Do you get along with your muse? What do you do to placate her when she refuses to inspire you?
My muse and I get along fairly well. Every once and a while she refuses to cooperate. When that happens, I write my own writing prompts to inspire her to want to write anything. If that doesn’t work, I get in the car and take long drives. That usually works.
Do you write non-stop until you have a first draft, or do you edit as you move along?
With some help from my father who is my first-round editor, I edit as I move along one chapter at a time and keep going. Once the story is complete, I go back and edit the full manuscript.
They say authors have immensely fragile egos… How would you handle negative criticism or a negative review?
The age old adage of any publicity is good publicity.
As a writer, what scares you the most?
I’m most fearful that my books won’t be read.
How do you divide your time between taking care of a home and children, and writing? Do you plan your writing sessions in advance?
When it comes to writing, are you an early bird, or a night owl?
I’m an early bird. I get up on Sunday mornings before the rest of the world wakes up and I go find a corner in Panera then curl up with my laptop and write.
Do you have any unusual writing quirks?
I don’t think I have any real quirks, but I do seem to have a knack for always starting a love scene while I am sitting in the middle of a restaurant. Picture me with my laptop, flushed cheeks, and fanning myself in an air-conditioned restaurant. If you see someone like that it’s probably me writing my next love scene.
Do you have a website/blog where readers may learn more about you and your work?
Do you have another book on the works? Would you like to tell readers about your current or future projects?
My current work-in-progress is a story that takes place in Kenmare, Ireland. What happens when you mix an Irish pub keeper, her family, the Irish Republican Army, and an ex-ATF agent? Explosive!
As an author, what is your greatest reward?
My greatest reward as an author is when a reader takes the time to tell me they read my book and what they thought. That is the best feeling.
Author Bio: 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.
To find out more about Denise Robbins or check out her latest books visit her website at http://www.deniserobbins.com. Now available are Phish NET Stalkings, Never Tempt Danger, Connect the Dots, Killer Bunny Hill, It Happens in Threes.
Phish NET Stalkings Blurb: 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.
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