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Robin Bielman: Kicking Ms. Winter To The Curb (Contest)
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Here in the U.S. it’s winter time. Time to cuddle under blankets. Time to drink hot chocolates and lattes. Time to wear fluffy sweaters and my Ugg boots. I love all this. I do. But truth be told, on most days, I’d like to kick Ms. Winter where the sun don’t shine. 😉 So today I thought I’d go summer in Janaury and talk about my favorite place: the beach!

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net forever.” ~Jacques Cousteau

This is so true for me! Being a Southern California girl—I know what you’re thinking. She doesn’t like winter? She has NO IDEA what winter is like. And you’re right. But being born and raised here, well, um, I get cold very easily. Soooo, being a Southern Caliofornia girl, I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time at the beach. Growing up, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I couldn’t get enough of the ocean and its sea life. I collected seashells like crazy! And the idea of studying all the things that made the ocean so fascinating filled my head with wonderful dreams… Until I got to college and discovered how much math and science I’d need to take to follow through with my childhood ambition. So I minored in biology (the fun part!) and since I was in San Diego, visited Sea World often.

Nowadays, if I could have the sand between my toes every day, I would. Plop me down on the beach with the waves at my feet, and I’m a happy camper. I love to breathe in the salty air, feel the sunshine on my back, catch sight of a dolphin, and people watch. I especially enjoy watching the surfers. 😉 So don’t tell my other heroes, but when I decided to write a book with a pro surfer hero, I maybe, sort of, had the best time ever writing him.

I feel like the beach is the kind of place where you can do absolutely nothing and be totally content. Or you can get busy – surf, swim, boogie board, snorkel, scuba dive, paddleboard, kayak – the list goes on for creating memorable adventures. Not many places can boast something magical from two different extremes like that.

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.” ~ Unknown

How about you? Where’s your favorite place? Leave me a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of any book from my backlist.

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About Keeping Mr. Right Now…

rbKeeping Mr. Right Now Cover

A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she’s up close and personal with the world’s sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander’s playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide. 

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7 comments to “Robin Bielman: Kicking Ms. Winter To The Curb (Contest)”

  1. Elizabeth Andrews
    · January 22nd, 2015 at 10:54 am · Link

    I don’t swim, but I have loved the beach since the first time I went as a child with my grandparents and my mom. On the other hand, Scotland is pretty amazing, too, and I could be very happy wandering there, whether in the city or through historic sites in the wilds. 😀

  2. Robin Bielman
    · January 22nd, 2015 at 11:51 am · Link

    Thanks so much for having me today, Delilah!

    Hi Elizabeth! Oh, I’d love to visit Scotland! I’ve never been to Europe and there are so many places I want to see. One day…

  3. Elizabeth Andrews
    · January 22nd, 2015 at 11:53 am · Link

    Scotland is amazing, but I haven’t seen nearly enough of it to suit me. lol I’d love to get to tour England as well, and to ride in a gondola in Venice. When I sell a lot more books. 😉

  4. Jeannie L
    · January 22nd, 2015 at 12:02 pm · Link

    I have a long list of favorite places 😛 Europe, Ireland, Iceland are top in my list. I don’t like going to beaches where I’m at. It’s just too hot and humid. I’d prefer anywhere cool or cold.

  5. ButtonsMom2003
    · January 22nd, 2015 at 12:51 pm · Link

    Hawaii is on my bucket list. I’m fortunate to now be living in one of my favorite places, SW Florida. I spent 58 years in Ohio with cold, dreary skies. I love seeing the sunshine nearly everyday in Florida and it’s also nice being only a couple of miles from the beach. The books sounds fun. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  6. Pat Freely
    · January 22nd, 2015 at 11:57 pm · Link

    Love England, Scotland and Ireland. Had the best vacation ever when I there. It was a clown convention with clowns from all over the world. Everything is so green.

  7. elena k
    · January 23rd, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link

    hi robin! although I live in greece and I love the islands on summer, I wish I had a home on the mountains made from stone and wood with a fireplace and I would hug my man, read and drink chocolate. I can say I love every season and I like it here where we have them all.

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