Today, we're happy to host Maggie Robinson. Prior to taking up her pen - or keyboard - to create sizzling historical romance, Maggie took turns as a reporter, teacher and librarian. Lately, she's added world traveler to that resume. Maggie joins us today to tell everyone about her newest venture, Just One Touch. I found it to be an absolute delight!
Welcome back, Maggie!
I’ve lost track at how many times the lovely ladies at the Romance Dish have allowed me to visit. Thank you so much for the continued support! My latest release, Just One Touch, is very much something new for me —an anthology of 10 never-before-published novellas and short stories that were quietly sleeping on my hard drive. I’m a little nervous; this is my first solo foray into self-publishing and I’m totally the one to blame, LOL.
You’ve heard of “books under the bed.” I have at least three full-length historical novels, never-to-be-ever-read by sentient human beings—these were my “baby steps” when I first started writing over a decade ago. They are pretty much a lost cause, even if I had all the time in the world to try to “fix” them…one might say the best way would be to delete the files forever, LOL. One of the heroines has amnesia and winds up in a bordello. You get the gist.
But I also fiddled around with shorter, non-amnesia, non-bordello stories over the years, testing myself by taking a stab at paranormals and contemporaries. A little magic. Some time travel. Shape-shifting panthers!!! They were so much fun to write, and so different from my usual.
Like all of my characters, they kept bouncing around in my head every now and again, reminding me they were waiting. I think most writers fall in love with their heroes and heroines, and it was a bit sad they had nowhere to play. I loved them and wanted to let them loose. So a few months ago I decided to round up the stories, clean them up, polish them until they sparkled and package them into Just One Taste.
As you can see, you can take a quick bite, or a longer one. I don’t think anthologies get enough love—sometimes we’re too busy to sit through a whole book. And at 99 cents, Just One Taste is kind of a delicious value! I can’t wait for readers to tell me what they liked best!
So far the reviews have been kind of heavenly. Heroes and Heartbreakers says: “This is a wonderful collection of Robinson’s work, as it shows her evolution and experimentation as an author. Perfect for her loyal fans and those who are looking to discover a new author in the romance genre, as it has something for everyone from a sweet contemporary romance to a dark erotic historical romance.
I’m curious—obviously, we are all romance fanatics, but what’s your favorite genre? Paranormal? Historical? Contemporary? I have a $10 Amazon gift card for one commenter!