Welcome to my fire Robecca. While I do the hostess thing why don't you introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Robecca Austin. Thank you so much for hosting me on Around the Fire. I am an author of historical regency and contemporary billionaire romance books. Most of my books, especially my contemporary stories tend to be on the steamier side, between heat levels 2 and 3.
In addition to being an author, I’m a mom of two, wife, and dog owner. But on days where chaos rules, I’m a mediator, problem solver, and coffee drinker. But I enjoy every minute of watching my family grow.
Like most woman you wear many hats. But tell us what you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I’m not crafting the next story, I love taking my dog for long walks. He’s a German Shepherd so he does require about 1-2 hours of exercise daily. I also love reading and pulling weeds from my lawn and garden. I know the latter is a bit odd, but pulling weeds is mindless, and I can let my mind wander over my story in progress.
We sound very much alike. Despite Hali being a Cur, Shepherds are my favorite breed of dog. When I garden I turn on classical music. Much of authoring is solitary but many of us need others, who is your network or support team?
As an author, I have different networks for different aspects of my life. My family is very supportive, but I swear their eyes get glossy when I talk about writing business. Like many other authors, I have family that buys my books but don’t read them, and that’s perfectly fine. Their support doesn’t have to be one-dimensional for me to appreciate it.
For daily writing, I have writing partners that understand the ingredients of a story. These authors keep me on task, and I love them for it.
LOL, my sister is waiting for my books to become movies. Do you have any fun or outrageous talent?
I do not! But that would be amazing if I did.
I love hearing about where others live and what variety neighborhoods have. What's it like where you live?
I live in an older neighborhood, where many of the residents are seniors. We have some young families too, and I’m excited to see the kids playing street hockey. Their energy adds so much vitality to the neighborhood.
I’m lucky to be within walking distance from the coffee shop, as it makes a great writing place when I need a change of scenery.
Do you have a favorite keepsake?
During my son’s year in grade one, the students held a tea party for the mothers for Mother’s Day. It was fake tea (water, delicious water) and cold cookies, but boy did I sip that tea with my pinky up as if I were one of my regency characters. Not a parent in the room had ever had water…I mean tea as luxurious as what they served that day. At the end of the tea party, my son gave me a beaded keychain he’d made. I still have it and will keep it even after the beads fall apart.
Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants?
I have a first-class appetite so never having to pay for food I don’t have to cook is the only right answer.
We love games in our house. Do you play? What games do you like?
Monopoly is my favorite board game. Every game always starts honestly, but if my husband is the banker…forget it. Capitalism has yet to meet my family when it comes to our knock-down brawl for Park Place and Boardwalk hotels.
What was your first job?
Making sandwiches at Subway. Mind you, this was over twenty years ago. Back then sandwiches were discounted and we could stuff them with as much meat as we wanted (this was before I became vegetarian but with the same appetite).
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I research as I write unless I need details to get started that give me insight into the world or background of my characters.
Reviews for an author are both a blessing and a curse at times. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
When I first started writing, I read reviews often, but as I published more books, I read them less. No author loves all their reviews. I see reviews as a space where readers communicate with other readers, and that space gets no judgment from the author side of me.
Robecca, it's been wonderful getting to know you. Before you head out on that long walk with your fur-baby, will you treat us to a peek at your latest book and where our other guests can find out more about you?
The Duke's Lesson In Love
After a disastrous love affair, Lord Gilleasbuig was content living a life outside of London’s spotlight until a series of accidents threatened to leave his estate without an heir. Lucky for him, he had a son he could claim and protect.
After all, how difficult could it be to fetch his estranged son from an orphanage with too many children to care for?
Except, the breathtaking Miss Sadie Fields, who had cared for the child since birth, was a force to be reckoned with. She was furious at Gill for shirking his duties but he was irresistibly drawn to her fire.
Determined to prove himself a good father and win Sadie’s trust, Gill offered her a chance to continue watching over her charge. When she agreed, Gill was eager to return to his boring secluded life, but danger continued to shadow him.
While dodging danger in an unconventional arrangement, a more permanent union risked disappointing his son and losing his last chance at love.
The Duke’s Lesson in Love will be Available in Kindle unlimited on July 7th
Buy Link: https://books2read.com/The-Dukes-Lesson-in-Love
More about the Author
Robecca Austin is the author of happy ever after romance stories. She enjoys crafting tales of sassy heroines and passionate heroes that have a soft center.
She writes historical romance and billionaire romance stories.
You can find her outside enjoying nature and lots of sunshine when there are no bugs. When she's not writing her next novel, she's busy battling Cystic Fibrosis and hugging family. She lives and works in Canada.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/robeccaaustin/
Historical Newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/ezc8nm9z
Contemporary Newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/yd4mbvcr
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