Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Tour Guest Post: The Appeal of Second Chance Romance by Robin Bielman + Giveaway (International)

We all love second  chance romance whether we admit or not. It's the sudden rush of knowing you might have another shot, a chance to see 'what might have been'...Well, we'll let Robin Bielman explain why she likes second chances. You'll probably agree with most, if not all, of these. Robin is currently on tour for her Entangled Publishing book, YOURS AT MIDNIGHT.


Meet Robin:
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.

Connect with Robin: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Hello! Thanks so much for having me as a guest today, Jamie and Kati! I’m so happy to be here!

The Appeal of Second Chance Romance

I don’t know about you, but I love seconds…

Second helpings, you know in case you didn’t get enough of your favorite food or missed something because your plate was full the first time.

Second wind, because when I’m running and I’m only half way to finishing the miles I want that day and my legs are tired and my breathing is uneven and I want to walk the rest of the way, I appreciate that kick that shows up just in time to propel me further.

Second thoughts, because I am the queen of leaping without thinking and while that can be good, it can also mean volunteering to do something that I really have no business doing. (Although, anyone who wants to take me skydiving, I am so there!)

But my favorite second is second chances—especially in romance novels. There’s something about a shared past, about having history with someone, that gets me every time. When a hero and heroine are reunited, it’s hotter, riskier, crazier. They try and fight the attraction, but just can’t stay from each other. And I love that!

In my most recent release, Yours At Midnight, my hero and heroine haven’t seen each other in four years. Not since the death of someone they both loved. Not since their one night stand. From the second they lay eyes on each other again there is tension. Delicious tension that I had the best time writing. They’ve known each other since they were kids, grew up next door to each other, so there’s a lot of history between them. And I think that’s fascinating. And really hard to ignore.

When I meet a hero and heroine who know each other, something tugs on my heart right away. I immediately want to know what happened between them and will they get past it so they can be together now. There’s already a layer of attachment, an invisible string that I want them to tie in a knot and hold onto forever. It might be buried or forgotten, but it’s there and watching them rediscover each other is great fun.

Romances that include a first meet are wonderful—I gobble them up! But when two people are given a second chance, when they have to face their mistakes and regrets and deep-rooted beliefs and make a change to achieve a happily ever after? I think that’s pretty darn appealing.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think about second chance romance?

Lyric Whetsone only had eyes for Quinn Sobel's brother Oliver, until a 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?

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Robin is giving away one(1) copy of her novella, WORTH THE RISK to one(1) lucky reader. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment for Robin answering her question: What do you think about second chance romance?
  • Fill out the rafflecopter from below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.
A huge thank you Robin for stopping by and donating a giveaway copy.
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Robin is also giving away an overall tour prize of a $50 to Amazon, B&N or The Book Depository. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment for Robin answering her question: What do you think about second chance romance?
  • Fill out the rafflecopter from below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.
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