Warning: Side effects may include but not limited to, spontaneous, uncontrollable laughter, hot flashes and dangerous chocolate cravings. Contents include one kick-ass heroine and a sex-on-legs hero whose kiss could singe the eyebrows off a mannequin.
"Fantastic! I loved every minute of this novel! It is full of seduction, romance and lots of family dramas.
I thought all the characters were well written, with great personalities." 5 Hearts - The Romance Studio
"To say that I enjoyed this book is an understatement. I loved it. I am a big believer in happy endings and this book delivers nothing less." Kiki - Two Lips Reviews
"The writing is excellent, and the pace is perfect. Ms. Robins has done a wonderful job of creating a book that will engage you from start to finish, with a hero and heroine that you can't help but cheer for." Fern - Long and Short Reviews
Unable to stay focused in school -- science and math didn't equate to happily ever after -- Selena excelled in Daydreaming 101 and Creative Writing. Selena has continued her passion for daydreaming characters, stories and happily ever endings, both in her life (okay, some days she's sitting in first class on the Frazzled Express…but still) and in her books.
Author, dragon slayer, and a chocolate guru, Selena is in love with her husband, family, friends, books & red wine. She dances with her dog, sings into her hairbrush & writes in her PJ's.
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An Interview with Selena Robins
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Selena, thank you for talking with us at TRS! Your featured book is What a Girl Wants. Where did you get the idea for this unforgettable romantic story?
SR: Thank you for the compliment. I love the friends to lovers theme and wanted to create a story with this theme in mind, and also weaving in some mystery, family issues, career issues and of course a lot of romance.
HH: What do you like best about Maddie and why will readers relate to her?
SR: I love Maddie's quirky sense of humor, upbeat personality and adventurous spirit. I admire how she hasn't let her past define her as a person. Of course she's over the top with some of her pranks and the things she says, but that is her defense mechanism on how to cope with the challenges in her life. I think readers like her and feel they have a friend in her, someone they'd love to hang out with. I also feel they can relate to some of her internal conflicts and challenging relationships with family members. Of course, she's not perfect and has many faults and she doesn't deny that she has faults.
HH: What do you like best about Alex and why will readers love him?
SR: I love Alex's loyalty to his family, friends, career and staying true to himself. Like Maddie, he also has plenty of faults, but he recognizes them and doesn't make excuses for them. The readers will love his sexiness, and he's got plenty of sexy attributes, but not in a game-player type of way. He's upfront and honest when it comes to relationships. He's a combination of alpha/beta, decent, honest with a good head on his broad shoulders. Many readers have told me that they not only drool for Alex and fall in love with him, but they like him as well.
HH: What draws today's readers to the romance genre in your opinion?
SR: The characters, their personalities, their conflicts and how two people who are dealing with their own issues have to overcome challenges to get to where they want to be, and that is together. They don't start out wanting to be together, but it's fun to read how they overcome the obstacles put in their path to reach a happy relationship.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SR: I'm working on two projects at the moment. Both have no titles as of yet, because it's the last thing I work on when I'm writing.
One is a shorter novel which is a romantic comedy-mystery-suspense, involving a heroine who runs a unique business (A Decoy Mistress Agency) and ends up in major trouble with the Russian mob. Maddie and Alex will make a brief appearance in this book.
The second work in progress is a suspense/thriller set in Chicago. This one is not as light hearted as my other work. It's police family versus Mafia family, layered with an alpha undercover cop and a headstrong mafia princess. It's one of the hardest books I've written (still writing) because I keep adding more twists. My goal is to create a book filled with mounds of sexual tension, mystery and suspenseful enough to keep the reader at the edge of their seat.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
SR: To finish the two works in progress and to keep enjoying the writing process. At times, I write stories that will never be published, but that's okay, because writing, like everything else, takes practice and I use some of my ramblings as warm up exercises.
HH: What are you reading at the moment?
SR: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. This is my second attempt. I had started it in the summer but couldn't get into it. I've decided to give it another try, and this time around I'm more into the book.
HH: Where is your favorite place to shop for books?
SR: First, I go through my publisher's list to check out all the new releases for my ebook shopping (Samhain Publishing), for my paper book shopping, I love small, independent book stores, where I can sit in one of their comfy chairs with a cup of hot chocolate and peruse the books at leisure. I love to read the first chapter before I commit to buying a book.
HH: Any special plans for the holidays this year?
SR: The same as every other year, doing some charity work and spending time with family and friends. Wishing everyone at The Romance Studio and all the readers a wonderful December and all the best in the New Year.