August 8, 2013

Historical: The Princes Wanted @robindanner |Interview #RLFblog

The Princes Wanted 
Robin Danner, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, The Princes Wanted.
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Cover artist: Lyn Taylor
Length: 104 pages
Heat rating: 4
Tagline: A carriage robbery turns into more than Wren ever expected, including finding out she can love again.
Return to the magical kingdom of Noventia in Book 4 of Robin Danner's The Princes series. When a carriage ride turns into a robbery, The Duke of Aronia is determined to see the thief punished and his property returned. Little did he realize the quest for vengeance would lead to unexpected surprises, danger, and love!
The Duke of Aronia has it all—good looks, admiration, and the love of his royal family. The one thing he no longer has is a signet ring given to him by his beloved grandfather. To find his ring, Niall is prepared to do whatever it takes.
Wren Mosley has lost everything—her parents, her husband, even her home. She resorts to robbery to protect those she loves. On a snowy night, she encounters the duke and steals his ring. Little does she know agreeing to help him recover it will take them both on a journey into danger and love.
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Wren Moseley is a twenty-one year old widow who is struggling to maintain her family's estate and beloved village. Niall, the Duke of Aronia, is the thirty-year-old son of the Aronian king, who is on his deathbed.


The sun was low when Wren finally left Molly's. The sky was a lovely color of dark blue woven with streaks of pink and purple. She paused on the lane leading from Molly's cottage and took a moment to enjoy the beauty of the scene. Despite the rapidly cooling temperature, it was a lovely day and much milder than the night before.
Wren drew the hood of her cloak over her head and began the mile-long trek home. After Loren's death, she'd moved back to her childhood home. Unfortunately, the estate had been flailing before their father's death, and they'd been unable to recover in those first few grief-stricken weeks. In fact, they'd been unaware of their father's money troubles until his solicitor had visited.
Her father had owned extensive land and property, but they'd had to sell most of it after his death to settle his debts. She and Wilhem had done their best to keep the struggling estate afloat. They had worked long hours to save what they could. The manor house and about five hundred acres of farmland were all they had left.
With Wilhem gone, all the duties of the estate fell to Wren. Not for the first time, she wished her brother would return. She prayed for his safety. Surely only something serious would keep him from coming back to her.
It took about twenty minutes for Wren to reach the path leading to Locke Manor. The short lane was lined with pines, and a faint dusting of snow clung to the needles. Wren shivered and quickened her steps. She wanted to be inside and warm before the snow began in earnest. She ducked her head against the chilly wind and pulled the cloak tight against her body as she headed to the front door of the manor. In doing so, she didn't see the figure until it was too late.
She lifted her head when her boot encountered the steps and choked back a surprised gasp. "You!"
The handsome lord from the night before regarded her with an intense look. He was dressed in black, and in the darkness of early evening, he appeared to be a creature of the night. His sensual lips were turned down at the corners, indicating he wasn't happy with her. His blue gaze pierced her.
She was intrigued, wanted to know more about him, and it wasn't just his good looks that drew her. An aura of sensuality exuded from the lord and tempted the fire deep within her, the fire she'd kept buried since the death of her husband.
Wren moved back her hood so she could focus on her unexpected visitor. "What are you doing here?"
A small twist of his lips formed a tight smile, yet his eyes showed he wasn't amused. "I thought it would be obvious."
Wren stood with one foot on the top step. She moved her other leg so she could stand on the stoop beside him. She refused to show any fear. "If you came to demand your jewels, it's too late. I've already sold them."
The lord's eyes narrowed. "I'm well aware of the fact, my girl. I visited Frost, and he was good enough to give me your direction."
Wren cursed beneath her breath. She knew Frost wasn't a man to be trusted. He was too easily swayed by money. "That was very kind of him, Your Grace."
"So you do know who I am."
"It didn't take long for me to figure it out," Wren hedged. There was no need to tell him she'd recognized the emblem on his ring.
"Then you must know it's a dangerous undertaking to harm a member of the royal family of Aronia."


Tell us about your story's world. What is it like in this period or place?
In my Princes series, much of the stories take place in Noventia, a fictional kingdom. For this book, I headed to Aronia, a neighboring kingdom that is like the "Paris" of the semi-historical world I've created.
What inspired you to write this book?
This is the fourth book in the series, so of course the preceding books were inspiration. But I mostly drew on the Robin Hood tale as I created Wren and Niall's story. It was fun to create a role reversal, which is typical in my books. Men aren't the only ones who get to have all the fun!
Which character in your current book do you think readers will like the most? Why?
Definitely Wren. Although her brother, Wilhem, is quickly becoming a favorite. Wren is a strong heroine, one who is determined to protect what she loves. It's easy to fall a little in love with her.
Why do you write?
I write because I enjoy it. No matter whether it gets published or not, I love weaving a story and making it turn out exactly how I want it to. Even though sometimes my endings even surprise me!
When you're not writing, what would we find you doing?
Sleeping, I hope! If I'm not at the day job, I'm pretty much stationed at the computer. There is so little time as it is, that I have to squeeze in writing as much as I can.
When an idea hits you, what do you do to capture it?
Typically titles come to me first, so I usually jot them down in my "Story Idea" folder if I'm at my computer. If I'm away from home, I make a note in my cell phone for future reference. Inspiration comes to me when I'm driving usually, which is always a coin toss on whether I'll actually remember it by the time I get where I'm going.
What's the best gift you ever received?
Do you believe in luck?
Since I'm fond of blackjack, I would have to say yes. Also happy to say I'm a fairly lucky person…or maybe I just always look at the silver lining.
Do you play any musical instruments?
I can play the piano a tiny bit. I also play the clarinet. Band geek here!
What is your secret talent?
I can blow a chewing gum bubble with my nose.
What's your favorite movie?
Sommersby, a Civil War-era movie featuring one of my faves, Richard Gere.
Are you the eldest, middle, baby, or only child?
I'm two of these actually. I'm the middle child, but I'm the only girl. So that means I'm special. ; )

Please complete the sentence

I love pizza with mushrooms.
I'm always ready for bed.
When I'm alone, I must be daydreaming cause I'm never alone.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm very shy.
If I had a halo it would be the one Beyonce sings about.
If I could win the lottery I'd retire.
I can never eat seafood because it stinks.
Robin Danner

Previous Books

The Princes Bound
The Princes Determined
The Princes Knighted
Stroke of Midnight
Vixen Virgins
My Footman, My Prince
The Viscount's Muse
The Game of Desire

Books Coming Soon

I'm currently working on the fifth and final Princes book, featuring Wilhem and Charity.

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  1. Thanks for having me, Kayelle!

    1. Glad to have you here. How did you come up with your title?

    2. It's a series. The original 2 books were going to be "Bound" and "Determined" but since Bound was already taken at LSB, we put The Princes in front. It ended up becoming a 5 book series, so I kept The Princes with each book. The Princes Knighted is the 3rd book. "Wanted" and "Needed" are the 4th and 5th books. Just a play on words mostly.


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