Tule author Robin Bielman took some time to answer questions about her second book in her American Royalty series, Sweet Talker.
For this series, what inspired you to put the perspective in first-person?
I love reading books written in first person and so when I came up with the idea to write about three close-knit brothers, I couldn’t wait to really get inside their heads. I’m a pantser, meaning I don’t plot very much, and so I’m always following my character’s lead and having the book unfold through Ethan and Pascale’s eyes was lots of fun.
How did Pascale and Ethan meet during that “incredible summer”?
They met on a beach in Hawaii (of my favorite places!). Pascale was playing frisbee with her best friend and Ethan was tossing a football with his friend. She lunged for a catch at the same time Ethan dove for one, and they bumped into each other—literally. Ethan, being the charming and confident twenty-two-year-old that he was said, “Crash here often?” And that was the start of an unforgettable summer.
If Pascale had to wait tables, could she do it?
Absolutely! She wouldn’t hesitate to jump in where needed. Funny story — I’ve never been a waitress, but I’ve had lots of dreams about being one. And I’m always terrible at it, messing up orders and being totally flustered! LOL Pascale would rock waiting tables.
Is there a celebrity you envisioned when you were writing Ethan?
Yes! So, one of my favorite actors is Luke MacFarlane. He’s been in several Hallmark Channel movies, but he’s also one of the lead actors on Killjoys on the SyFy Network and I love him! Here’s a picture! *sigh*
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading Stranded and Seduced by Charlene Sands. It’s so good! Romantic and sweet and super fun with a fake engagement and amnesia tropes. There’s also some enemies to lovers action between the hero, Risk, and heroine, April, which adds some great sexual tension. I’m dying to see how everything is resolved!
About the Author
Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops, and spend time with her husband and two sons.
Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. She writes with a steady stream of caffeine nearby and the best dog on the planet, Harry, by her side. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. To keep in touch, sign up for her newsletter on her website! www.robinbielman.com