Friday, December 9, 2011

Tribute Books: In Her Sights Book Tour


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We welcome the In Her Sights Book Tour to our blog. Debut author Robin Perini is sharing a guest post with us. Please help us welcome Robin and Tribute Books today.

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 Her Sights Book Summary: 
Jasmine “Jazz” Parker, Jefferson County SWAT's only female sniper, can thread the eye of a needle with a bullet. But she carries a secret from her past that she thought she buried for good at the age of fifteen. Two years ago she even drove away the one man she believed she could love—ex-Army Ranger turned reporter Luke Montgomery—to keep herpast hidden. Now, in a fleeting second, the time it takes for one clean shot, one perfect hit, to save the life of the governor's daughter, Jazz's world begins to crumble around her.

Luke splashes her face and name across the front page of the newspaper, reawakening her past with a vengeance. A vicious enemy is now bent on destroying her life, forcing Jazz to turn to the one man she can never have in order to stop a killer before she and everyone she cares about pays the ultimate price. Full of explosive action and almost unbearable suspense, In Her Sights is a relentless, steamy thriller surprisingly infused with soul and poignancy.



Book trailer:
 

TOPIC: It's wonderful to see such strong female characters featured in your stories. How did your love of "high-tech weaponry" come about and how did such items make their way into your books?"

Robin Perini's guest post:

Hi everyone. First off, I have to thank you so much for including me in the ReaderGirls blog. What a thrill. In Her Sights is my debut romantic suspense novel, and it's so exciting to share a bit about the story.

High-tech weaponry and high-tech gadgetry play a part in most of my novels, partly because I work at an advanced technology corporation, but mostly because I've always loved science and math. You guessed it. I'm a certified—not certifiable—geek!

It all started with my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Redmond. He was an amazing man, though I didn't realize it until later. Entering his classroom wasn't like entering any others. He had a partition set up, block off probably five feet of the room. On the side facing the students, he tacked up prints of famous works of art. I learned to recognize Degas, Monet, Manet, Rembrandt, Van Gogh as well as learned their stories. But, behind the partition—that was his secret science laboratory. All sorts of strange and mysterious jars full of strange and mysterious things. From that moment on I was hooked on science!

So, I majored in chemistry in college and earned a Masters with a concentration in Management of Technology. I'm the one my family call when the blue-screen-of-death appears or the printer won't work or the IPad flakes out or the image on the monitor turns upside down when a three-year-old punches an odd sequence of keys.

I'm a life-long learner, much thanks to Mr. Redmond—and many other amazing teachers I had over the years. My life is on the cutting edge of technology. Why not my books?

When I decided to write a novel about a SWAT Team sniper, Jazz Parker. I needed to know how her weapons worked, because while her emotional motivation is a critical element of my story, I wanted to get deep inside her head. How does she use her technology to do her job, to protect her team? And if she's the best, how could I use that knowledge during the course of the story to force her to face her greatest fear? I wanted to not only understand how the weapons worked, I wanted to know how to break them!

Mr. Redmond created a scientist when he pulled those strange and unusual jars from behind the partition in my fifth grade classroom. He also created a writer whose love of the analytical hopefully makes the puzzles in her stories intriguing enough that readers will want to come back for more.

I love to hear from readers. Please connect with me. You can get in touch via my website, www.robinperini.com where you can view the In Her Sights book trailer, read excerpts, read reviews, sign up for my mailing list and even request trading cards or a Kindlegraph. I'm also on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. I'd love to hear from you.



About the author: Award-winning author Robin Perini’s love of heart-stopping suspense and poignant romance, coupled with her adoration of high tech weaponry and covert ops, encouraged her secret inner commando to take on the challenge of writing romantic suspense novels. Her mission's motto: "when danger and romance collide, no heart is safe."

As a writer, Robin is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high stakes adventures with a love story sure to melt their hearts. Robin’s strong characters and tightly woven plots have garnered her seven prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finals, and Golden Heart Winner in 2011. Stolen Lullaby, will be published by Harlequin Intrigue® in May, 2012 as Finding Her Son. Her other 2011 Golden Heart® Finalist, In Her Sights, will be published by Amazon's Montlake Romance November 29, 2011.

By day, she works for an advanced technology corporation, and in her spare time, you might find her giving one of hermany nationally acclaimed writing workshops or find her training in competitive small-bore rifle silhouette shooting. She's a voracious reader and a die-hard fan of the T.V. series, BONES.

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for inviting me here today! Mr. Redmond was one of those teachers I never forgot, so it's great to able to share that with everyone! I'm sure there are folks out there who were inspired by a teacher, coach or another mentor. I'd love to hear your stories!

    All my best,
    Robin

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  2. Laurie and all of the Reader Girls, thanks for hosting Robin today. We appreciate your support of "In Her Sights."

    Robin, isn't it great when a teacher from childhood makes such a lasting impression that they influence your writing career years down the road? What a great story.

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  3. Hi Nicole--

    Teachers are amazing. I was thinking one of my other memories was in junior high school where the teacher gave us 'writing' time in a journal. That may be when I started my first book.

    Great teachers are a gift!

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  4. You're in the tech field and a geek...how great is that? You can inspire young girls, too, if you think about teaching...or mentoring.

    Great interview.
    catherinelee100[at]gmail[.]com

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  5. That is so cool that a teacher influenced you toward your future career and that career made it possible to write such a story.

    Thanks for the interview post!

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks, Sophia! I don't think teachers get enough 'thank you's' that's for sure.

    I'm really thrilled you stopped by!

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