These two authors are, I’m proud to say, a part of my Los Angeles Romance Authors chapter of Romance Writers of America. I’m also proud to say that before they sold, I had partnered them each with a mentor; and both, within a year or so, had sold their first novel.

So sit back and enjoy as I introduce you to two of my favorite people.

My First Guest is Robin Bielman

Robin Bielman. Photo by Christine Rose Elle

Robin Bielman. Photo by Christine Rose Elle

Robin Bielman is your sunny, sweet girl next door. She rarely wears makeup but I swear, she doesn’t need it. Her stories are just like her; sweet, hopeful, and brimming with passion (but the passion is behind a closed door). She writes for the Bliss line of Entangled Romance. Here’s what her Amazon Page says about her: “Award winning author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of Post-it notes, cable television shows and café mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.She loves to connect with readers! Find her on her website at, on Facebook at RobinBielmanWriter and on Twitter at @RobinBielman.”

Robin's latest two novels.

Robin’s latest two novels. Both of these came out in 2013.

Her latest novel is Kissing the Maid of Honor (which is absolutely terrific – I just finished reading it yesterday. Woo boy! You want this novel. No, really. You do.) Here’s the blurb:

Kissing her best friend’s brother never felt so right…

Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.

As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?

My Next Guest is Samanthe Beck

Samanthe Beck, Author

Samanthe Beck, Author

Samanthe Beck is an ex-lawyer, but don’t hold that against her! She’s a sweetheart who prefers to write hot and sexy and I can tell you, with total honesty, she delivers on the sexy!  Here’s what her Amazon Page has to say about her:

“Award winning author Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California with her husband, their son, Kitty the furry Ninja, and Bebe the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. When not writing fun, sexy, contemporary romances or lazing on her beach towel with her face snuggled to her Kindle, she searches for the perfect ten dollar cabernet to pair with Ambien.

Connect with Sam via her website at to check her progress on that never-ending quest, or to get the latest on her upcoming books.”

Sam has had three books out in 2013 alone; her latest one is called Falling for the Marine, and looks to be Hot Hot Hot! It’s on my Kindle, just waiting for me to dive in.

Here’s  the blurb for the book (which you really, really want):falling for marine

Pretending to be in love has never felt so sexy.

USMC helicopter pilot Michael McCade has two goals: Get his damn back into alignment and keep his nose clean until his ultra-conservative commanding officer clears him to fly again. The doctor-recommended massage therapy seems like a necessary evil if he’s to return to the cockpit, but when his too-hot-to-handle neighbor turns out to be his masseuse, he strays from the straight and narrow in a major way.

Former military brat Chloe Kincaid is looking for an ego-boosting, no strings attached hook up. But when her positively panty-melting neighbor (aka Major Hottie) shows up on her massage table, their off-the-charts chemistry overrides her no-military-men policy until they’re caught. Now they have to fake an engagement to avoid the fallout, but can a girl who runs from attachments pretend to be in love with a straight-arrow soldier without falling hard?

I hope you enjoyed this installation of Writer Wednesday. What good book have YOU read lately?