Monday, December 6, 2010

Sandra Robbins' Yuletide Defender

We're happy to have Sandra Robbins with us today talking about her book, Yuletide Defender. To learn more about Sandra and her book, read on!


Title: Yuletide Defender
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Cover blurb: Is a vigilante responsible for the murders of Lake City gang members? According to reporter Rachel Long’s anonymous source, yes. The goal is to trigger a gang war—and her investigations lead Rachel to the heart of the battlegrounds. Which is where she finds handsome officer Matthew Franklin. The protective cop wants her out of harm’s way. But she needs the raise from a big story to secure care for her special-needs sister. Rachel won’t walk away, even though the vigilante is now aiming at a determined reporter—and a tailing cop—for a showdown just in time for Christmas.

1) How did this story come to you?
The idea for the book popped into my head one day. I think I’d read something about a reporter not wanting to reveal a confidential source, and I thought that would make a good plot. As I thought about it more, the idea of gang murders came to mind, then the vigilante. After I sent the proposal to my editor, she asked if I could incorporate a Christmas theme. I really enjoyed writing my characters into situations that seemed so opposite to all the Christmas cheer that surrounded them.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This is my third book with Love Inspired Suspense, so I’ve learned what the ediors liketo see in a proposal. I think that understanding the kind of stories that the publisher you’re targeting helps a writer.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I love to play all kinds of board and card games.
When a friend and I were visiting San Francisco once, we hired a limousine and driver to take us on a tour of the city.
I am a big fan of Broadway musicals and was thrilled when I got to attend the London production of Cats.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am working on two books that are sequels to my Love Inspired Suspense that will release next July. The three books are set on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. I am also working on a historical romance set in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains in 1894.

5) Parting comments?
It’s been a pleasure to be a guest again, and I hope readers will enjoy Yuletide Defender. It releases December 7.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
For more information about me and my books, go to my website at http://sandrarobbins.net/. I always enjoy hearing from my readers at Sandra@sandrarobbins.net

29 comments:

  1. mcaquinn@aol.com please enter me in the contest

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  2. Put me in the win, adriennaturner@earthlink.net

    the title threw me for a loop but the storyline about gang war sounds intriguing.

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  3. Would love to be entered in the contest!
    I am a subscriber!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  4. Board games, especially word games are a favorite with me; as well as musicals. I enjoy the Love Inspired books and this story is very appealing. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win it. I hope I do win it.

    Blessings of Joy,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  5. Please enter me in the contest

    edwina(dot)cowgill(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I Love this type of Story. Actually sounds like something that's going on locally. Please include me.

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. Would love to be entered in this contest.
    k_hanns@yahoo.com

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  8. Would love to read a copy of this book. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Hi Anonymous. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest. I hope you have a great day.
    Sandra Robbins

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  10. Hi Adrienna. I learned a lot about gangs in America when I was researching this book. It's a growing problem in small towns all across the country. Thanks for stopping by.

    Sandra Robbins

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  11. Hey, Brenda. Great to see you today! Thanks for dropping by and entering the contest. Maybe you'll be the winner of the book.

    Sandra Robbins

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  12. Hi, Barb. I'm glad you enjoy the Love Inspired books. It's a wonderful group of authors with some great stories. You sound like a kindred spirit of mine--board games, musicals, and Love Inspired books. What could be better?

    Sandra Robbins

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  13. Hey Edwina. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you're having a great day and that you're not as cold as I am here in Tennessee. We're not used to weather like this.

    Sandra Robbins

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  14. Another great festive read, and how I love a mystery!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  15. This story seems even more poignant when the Christmas theme is added to it.

    I love Scrabble and other board games

    Please enter me in this contest.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I also love Scrabble and other board games.
    Sandra Robbins "Yuletide Defender" sounds like a great suspenseful novel to read anytime, maybe just after the Christmas Holidays.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. subscriber. please enter me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. Maureen, glad you dropped by. It's sad that too many communities are experiencing gang problems across the country. I hope your community is able to overcome what's happening there.

    Sandra Robbins

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  19. Hey Karla. Thanks for dropping by and entering the contest. I'd love for you to have a copy of my book.

    Sandra Robbins

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  20. Jo, thanks for entering the contest. If you win, I hope you enjoy reading this book.

    Sandra Robbins

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  21. Freda, I really enjoyed writing this book. Having the Christmas theme in it made it even more enjoyable. I hope you have a great Christmas.

    Sandra Robbins

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  22. Hey Anonymous. It would be great to get together and play a game of Scrabble. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Sandra Robbins

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  23. Hey, Rebecca. We've met up before on another blog. It's great to see you here! I hope you have a great Christmas, too.

    Sandra Robbins

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  24. Apple Blossom, I've met you before, too. Thanks for stopping by. It makes me feel so good to see friendly faces when I do an interview. Have a great Christmas!
    Sandra Robbins

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  25. Sounds like a fun book to share with my Mum over Christmas.
    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  26. Sheila, I would love for you to be able to share this book with your mother during the holidays. Tell your Mum that I wish you and her a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for dropping by.

    Sandra Robbins

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  27. Had never read a suspense novel until a little while ago. Would love to "get into them". This would be a nice one to add to my collection of books. Thanks.

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  28. I love Sandra's suspense stories and Yuletide Defender sounds wonderful. Please include me in the drawing.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the story line Sandy and would love to win your book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.
    Thanks for stopping by to chat.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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