Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Favorite Things & Giveaway!

AND THE WINNER IS...QUILT LADY!

You've won the autographed copy of FINDING HER SON along with trading cards from IN HER SIGHTS and FINDING HER SON. Please send an email with your snail mail address to robin (at) robinperini (dot) com, and I'll get the book out to you ASAP! CONGRATULATIONS! And thanks everyone for commenting!


I recently did an interview for the 'Get Lost in a Story' blog. One of the questions was what was my favorite movie? Well, it's actually My Fair Lady, but I went through quite a list. One of my favorite movies is Sound of Music, and one of my favorite songs in the movie is "My Favorite Things." So, I got to thinking about my favorite things. I've been very busy recently, too busy, probably. I want to find a bit of balance in my life, so I wondered, what are a few of my favorite things to do, and when was the last time I did them? If it's longer than six months, I'm thinking I probably need to take a step back. So, here we go. Five of my favorite things.


5. Bubble Baths surrounded by lighted candles and a great book. (Yes! Did this just a couple of weeks ago, but I don't do it enough).

4. Spend the weekend in a mountain cabin with no phone, no light and no motor car. (I definitely need to take a vacation. I can't remember the last time I did this—I'm scheduling it!)

3. Curled up in front of a fire watching a movie with someone special. (Oops…I'm thinking I need to make a bit more effort here).

2. Brownie Sundae at Chili's. (It's 1300 calories, so I try not to order one unless there are at least two to share it with me, but yummmmmy! Went there not too long ago. This one must be in moderation…and accompanied with at least 5 workouts that week!).

1. Christmas with my Family. (Check. I did that this year…the fact that my Christmas tree is still up right now (let's just not go there, shall we?)

That's not the whole list, but I guess I have some work to do. So, dear readers, what is one of your favorite things? Event, food, book, movie, anything. I'd love to know!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. It's truly an honor to be here and get to interact with you. If you're interested in learning more about me or my books…you can read excerpts, read reviews, sign up for my mailing list and even request trading cards or a Kindlegraph on my website at www.robinperini.com. I'm also on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. I'd love to hear from you.

Don't forget, one lucky reader who comments on my blog or answers the question will be randomly selected to win an autographed copy of FINDING HER SON along with Trading Cards from IN HER SIGHTS and FINDING HER SON. Good luck!

About FINDING HER SON

THE ONLY MAN A DESPERATE MOTHER CAN TRUST…

Investigating a cold case is SWAT cop Mitch Bradford’s worst nightmare—especially when it involves a kidnapped infant. But thanks to an injury, he’ll have to settle for following Emily Wentworth instead of breaking down doors and cuffing criminals.

The prime suspect in a mysterious disappearance, Emily has always claimed she was framed. And as he earns the trust of the incredibly desperate—and unbelievably beautiful— mother, every instinct tells Mitch to believe her. Then new evidence unfolds, revealing an elaborate conspiracy and forcing Emily into a deadly spotlight. Now, torn between loyalty to the badge and his promises to Emily, Mitch may have to make the ultimate sacrifice if he’s to bring her little boy home.


EXCERPT - a brief taste from the beginning…
Icy wind howled through the SUV's shattered windshield, spraying glass and freezing sleet across Eric Wentworth's face. He struggled in and out of consciousness. Flashes of memory struck. Oncoming headlights on the wrong side of the road. Skidding tires on black ice. The baby's cries. Emily's screams.
Oh, God.
Why couldn't he focus? Above the wind, he heard only silence, then an ominous gurgling sound from his lungs. He shifted his head slightly to check on his wife, and a knifelike pain seared his neck. He stopped, staring in horror at the shaft of metal guardrail penetrating his chest. Blood pulsed from the wound, but he couldn't feel it. He couldn't feel anything.
Eric was dying. And it was no accident. He hadn't taken the threats seriously, hadn't told Emily what he'd done. Why they were all in danger.

AUTHOR BIO

Award-winning author Robin Perini is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a love story sure to melt their hearts. Her mission's motto: "When danger and romance collide, no heart is safe." After seven prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finals, Robin sold seven novels within one year. She won the Golden Heart® in 2011, and that title became her first Harlequin Intrigue, Finding Her Son (March 2012). Residing in the southwestern United States, by day, she works for an advanced technology corporation, and in her spare time, you might find her giving one of her many nationally acclaimed writing workshops or training in competitive small-bore rifle silhouette shooting.

She is the author of In Her Sights (Montlake, 2011), Finding Her Son, Cowboy in the Crossfire and Christmas Conspiracy (Harlequin Intrigue 2012) as well as the upcoming Montgomery Justice Series (the story of the Montgomery brothers from In Her Sights) from Montlake Romance.

You can purchase Robin's books at:

[Cover Art Copyright © 2012 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited. Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved. ® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.]

28 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS BOOK!
    Love the author!

    Don't get the bubble bath...lol Add jet bubbles and maybe... >>>GRIN<<<

    ~Angi

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    1. Thanks, Angi!

      I must admit I'd LOVE a hot tub. It's on my wanna have list!

      I just love lounging in hot water and relaxing. Calgon, take me away!

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  2. Favorite food at the moment? Barbecued steak pizza, made at a restaurant in my hometown half an hour away. When I get that craving, there's no stopping me (and my days of being pregnant are long gone), LOL!!!
    Yummmmm. Chunks of beef, red peppers, onions, mushrooms, all slathered in barbecue sauce. OMG>>>>>

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    1. Okay, Laney...mouth watering! That just sounds heavenly! Now I want one LOL!!

      Except it would probably take as many hours to work off as the brownie Sundae. I burn about 300-350 calories per workout, so, my brownie Sundae costs me 4 days of working out. That's a lot of crunches and bike.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Robin

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  3. Fav Ice cream- Cookie Dough
    Fav past time- reading
    Fav color- sometimes green, sometimes blue
    :)

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    1. Hi Colleen--

      Of course, love reading! Your fave colors are interesting. I'm partial to eggplant (the color more than the food, btw LOL).

      Fave ice cream...Baskin Robbins peanut butter and chocolate or Moose Tracks! Now I really am hungry.

      Thanks so much for paying a visit!

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  4. My favorite thing right now is LIFE. Praise God for Doctors and Hospitals with the knowlege to diagnose and operate for cancer. My prognosis is great as the cancer had not spread1

    Now my normal list would have to include some of yours. A mountain cabin or even a tent with no phone, traffic, or tv is my little glimpse of heaven.

    A good book or dozen by my favorite authors makes for a great time.

    Crackers, cheese, and wine to go with those books can make a vacation to that mountain cabin a real treat!!

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    1. Hey, Connie--Jeri told me the great news! So glad to hear you have much to celebrate. Our prayers were answered. Take care.

      Julie M.

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    2. Connie...thanks SO much for stopping by and reminding us of what's really important!! I'm thrilled your prognosis is good. Modern medicine is truly amazing!

      As to your fave things....love the quiet, too and love your additions to my cabin experience. Especially good books LOL!!

      All my best,
      Robin

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  5. Great list! The book sounds very good.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!!

      Robin

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  6. Hi Robin,

    My favorite thing? Hmm ...I'd have to say is vanilla- flavored coffee and Birthday Cake Pops from Starbucks. My kids call them Caky pops. One is "never" enough! And of course the love of reading goes without saying.

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    1. Hi WW :-)

      Ooo...never had Cake Pops before. Sounds yummy, though. But if one is never enough...hmmm, maybe I should stay away. I like sweets WAY TOO MUCH! Especially chocolate!

      Thanks for the visit! Good luck in the giveaway!

      Robin

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  7. Reading a good book and watching a baseball game - preferably my Rangers winning.

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    1. So, a Texas fan. I'm more of a football girl--Oklahoma Sooners to be exact. In fact, I use them in Finding Her Son, but I like baseball, too.

      A good book. Always.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Robin

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  8. One of my favorite things is raunchy comedies like Bridesmaids and The Hangover. These movies never fail to make me laugh especially when I'm feeling a little down.

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    1. Laughing is the best! How about I LOVE LUCY reruns. Or Carol Burnett. Particularly the outtakes. There are some great ones. Here's one of my faves...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY (there's kind of a naughty word at the very end...but it's worth it LOL)

      I can't help but laugh hard at that one. Especially because Tim Conway cracked everyone up. Nothing's better than laughing when you feel down, Jane. Totally agree!

      Thanks for the 'laugh', cause I had to watch that video before I posted it.

      Robin

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  9. One of my favourite things is chocolate.

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    1. Ditto, chey! You're after my own heart! Yummm.....

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Robin

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  10. Late at night when every one is in bed and the house is quite I like to spend time reading. Also love chocolate.

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    1. Hi QL--

      I love the quiet at night. Especially if the crickets are chirping outside (not inside).

      I also like to read in front of a fire. And chocolate...heck, a given! :-)

      Thanks for posting. Great to see you here.

      Robin

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  11. This book sounds great!!

    My favorite thing - I love a quiet house, but even better when I have time to spend in my craftroom and make cards. My absolute favorite thing to do.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I was so psyched when I received 4.5 stars from RT Book Reviews, but I've received some fan letters, too. And it's so cool that people like Emily and Mitch (and the rest of the Bradfords).

      I think it's amazing that you make cards. I have a couple of friends who do that, and I can't imagine the patience it takes. What a wonderful creative outlet...and it makes everything received SO special.

      Thanks for visiting. You made me smile.

      Robin

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  12. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceMarch 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens, Bright Copper Kettles and Warm Woolen Mittens..... Ok I had to start singing the song since My Favorite Things is one of my favoite songs from the Sound of Music. Ok so my favorite things:

    Animal: Cats
    Activity: Reading & Spending time with family
    Color: Blue

    Now I can't say a favorite movie or book because I have too many. I will have to check your book out. I really like cold cases. In fact I remember there was a TV show on CBS that was called Cold Case that I really enjoyed.

    Congrats to Connie that her cancer hasn't spread!!!

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  13. Hi Laura. Love that you quoted the lyrics! It's definitely tough to pick a single book or movie. I like blue, too...but deep sapphire blue or teal.

    Hope you like the book. Thanks for stopping by.

    Robin

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  14. Great post, Robin.

    Wow, I have so many favorite things I couldn't begin to name them, but you did a great job with your list.

    (In no particular order: Snow, writing, reading, cheese, MLB, Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Justified, True Blood, Comedies like Horrible Bosses...) Maybe I can begin. :-)

    Congrats on all your success! So thrilled for you!

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    1. Hey there, Alicia! LOVE YOUR LIST! Ditto on so many of them. Justified...Dexter...I haven't seen much of Vampire Diaries and True Blood...but, when I have a few minutes...

      Thanks on the congrats. Much appreciated! And thanks for stopping by! Great to see you here.

      Robin

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  15. Hi everyone! So glad all of you stopped by. Loved hearing about your favorite things.

    Drum roll! And the winner of the autographed copy of FINDING HER SON along with trading cards is QUILT LADY. Please send an email with your snail mail address to robin(at) robinperini (dot) com, and I'll get the book out to you ASAP!

    Once again. Thanks and Happy Reading!

    Robin

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