{Interview} Robin Thomas, author of Bonjour Cherie (with Giveaway)

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Today, we’re chatting with Robin Thomas, author of Bonjour Cherie:

***INTERVIEW***


Thank you so much for stopping by Steamy Guys After Dark today, Robin. We’re excited to get to know you and your books! Give us your twenty second elevator pitch about Bonjour Cherie.

Beth Jenkins is into all things French — especially her French teacher, André LeBlanc. She’s on the fast track to Paris and nothing will stop her, not even the very Australian Zach Mills, whose abs and attitude are a powerful combination. As she endeavours to catch André’s interest, she also stubbornly ignores the growing chemistry with Zach.

What was your favorite part to write?

I had a lot of fun with the French elements of the story – the food, the culture and the language. I also love French culture, like Beth – but I’m not quite as obsessed as she is.

We love French culture, too. How do you build your characters? Do you know every single detail of their lives?

I start off with an idea for a character – usually the voice gets in my head and then, as I write, the character evolves. Sometimes, certain characters get very insistent about what they want to do and I only occasionally argue with them – for their own good.

How would you introduce Beth to readers?

Beth was one of those tenacious characters. She was a force to be reckoned with at times. I knew she had a little maturing to do, but her heart was in the right place – and finally with the right guy!

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Persistent (some might say stubborn), Curious (certainly not nosey) and Sense of Humour (surely that counts as one word!)

Great choices. When did you write your first book and what was the title? Did you always want to write?

I can never remember a time when I didn’t want to write. When I was twelve and I wrote The Red Top Mountain Mystery, set in an English boarding school – of which I had absolutely no knowledge! My grade seven teacher read it to the class and that was a big thrill.

Wow. What’s the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?

Jennifer Fallon once said at a workshop that sometimes, no matter how much you edit, some books are not going to make it and the best thing you can do is start the next one. It’s the writing that is important. That really resonated with me because I had been working on a book for years.

Great advice. How do you feel about writer’s block when there’s a deadline? How do you remedy that?

I have a deadline that’s creeping closer, my brain is numb and I’ve eaten far too much chocolate. I’ve taken procrastination to new heights and suddenly even cleaning the house seems appealing. Then, I just sit down at my computer and make myself do it. After a while, it starts to flow.

LOL Anything to avoid housework! Which character makes you swoon the most (yours or someone else’s)?

Aside from Mr Darcy (and Colin Firth has a lot to do with that), I think Zach in Bonjour Cherie is swoon worthy. He has a laid back sense of humour, he’s got a bit of chivalry going on there and, of course, he’s hot. He’s very Australian – and half Canadian too – which makes him perfect.

We love Mr. Darcy! Do you have any current or future projects you can tell us about?

I’ve just finished a story where the heroine falls in love with identical twins. There’s a little magic, mystery and a twist at the end.

Sounds like fun. Is there ever anything that you always wish someone would ask you, but they never do?

Will you please let us make a movie of your novel, and, by the way, do you mind if Johnny Depp plays the hero?

*grin* That sounds like a great question. Thanks again for coming by today, Robin.

***About Robin Thomas***

Author Robin ThomasBorn in Canada, Robin has worked as a teacher in several countries and now lives just outside Brisbane. Writing has always been her passion and in recent years she has written several novels and short stories. She enjoys cross genre fiction, including romance, speculative fiction and history. Married with two children (three if you include Rosie, the Pomeranian), Robin is happiest when she is lost in a good story, either reading or writing it.

Find Robin Thomas Here: Website | Goodreads

***About the Book***


{Interview} Robin Thomas, author of Bonjour Cherie (with Giveaway)Bonjour Cherie by Robin Thomas
Published by Escape Publishing on September 1, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 70
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It's Paris or bust in this New Adult comedy of errors about seeing beyond the surface...

Beth Jenkins is into all things French — especially her French teacher, André LeBlanc. She’s on the fast track to Paris and nothing will stop her, not even the very Australian Zach Mills, whose abs and attitude are a powerful combination. As she endeavours to catch André’s interest, she also stubbornly ignores the growing chemistry with Zach.

But as mishap after mishap delays her dreams, Beth begins to learn that neither Zach nor André are quite what they seem. Will it be too late to win the one man who shows her that Paris is not the only destination worth planning for?

***GIVEAWAY***

eBook copies of Ravenous, Not Your Average Joe, In Another Life, It’s Love, Dude, Summer Fling, Bonjour Cherie, and Room Service

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