[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Robyn! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Robyn DeHart] Loyal, sassy, emotional, bossy and funny.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?
[Robyn DeHart] Of course. It’s the first in my Masquerading Mistresses series, a Regency-set series which will consist of three novellas about elite spies in the organization called the Seven. In this first one, No Ordinary Mistress, you’ll read Remy and Emma’s story – it’s a reunion story, of sorts, and once together the sparks fly.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Robyn DeHart] Too hard to pick a favorite scene, but here’s a little snippet from one of them…
“You will still be on assignment searching for the link between Comfry and the other traitors, not to mention his killer. By working with Remy, he can get you into places that you cannot go yourself.”
“Of all the men in the Seven, why must I work with him?” She didn’t want to be paired up with any man, least of all Remy, who tempted her so and muddled her thoughts and made her wish for all the things she could never have.
“Did you not tell her any of this?” Remy asked.
“No, I thought I’d wait until we were all here together.”
“Coward,” Remy said with another grin.
“Tell me what, precisely?”
“You’ll be posing as my mistress, sweetheart,” Remy said with a lecherous wink.
Emma came to her feet. “I shall do no such thing.” She turned to Harrison. Working with Remy would be bad enough, but pretending to be his mistress? It was intolerable! “There must be another way.”
“We need to make certain you’re protected while we investigate the murder. We can’t afford to pull you from the assignment altogether. You know Comfry’s circumstances and habits better than anyone else. We cannot know if the killer saw you or knew you were there,” Harrison said. “Remy is a qualified spy, Emma. He will take good care of you.”
Her training had taught her how to slow her breathing, gentle her pounding heart, so she could appear in command of her faculties. Inside, though, she stewed in turmoil.
“Indeed.” Remy leaned forward, bracing his elbows on his knees. “And I’ve been needing a new mistress.”
Emma rolled her eyes. “You are a pig.” Her fate was sealed.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[Robyn DeHart] Initially the hero did. Originally his name was Grant and things just weren’t working. I decided to rename him and went with Remington AKA Remy and once I did that, he came to life for me. Strange how things like that happen sometimes.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Robyn DeHart] Probably my phone.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Robyn DeHart] My planner (I’m addicted!), post-it notes and pens.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] You have been granted the use of one superpower for one week. Which power would you choose, and what would you do with it?
[Robyn DeHart] I’m not sure it’s a superpower, but it seems like one to me. I wish I were one of those people who could survive on like 5 hours of sleep at night. It seems like I could get so much more done if I could sleep less.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Robyn DeHart] Most recently I read The DUFF by Kody Klepinger, it’s a YA, which I don’t read a lot of b/c I find so much of it un-relatable. But this one really resonated with me and it was just so good. I loved it!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Robyn DeHart] So many ways! I’m online a lot so readers can find me on Facebook and Twitter. And I’m a total Pinterest junkie. I also love to send special stuff to my newsletter subscribers so that’s a good thing to sign up for. Here are all my links.
website – http://www.robyndehart.com
twitter – https://twitter.com/RobynDeHart
series Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/littlebitwicked?ref=hl
newsletter – http://www.robyndehart.com/newsletter/
Thanks so much for having me!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Title: No Ordinary Mistress
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Robyn DeHart
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous
Remington Hawthorne, Earl of Latham, has spent his life protecting the Crown. When he’s assigned to play the part of lover to Emma Masterson, one of the few female spies in England and the one woman he can’t forget, he’ll have to risk his heart as well as his life.
It isn’t easy being an independent woman, much less a spy. Perpetually tasked with proving she is as valuable as any man in her profession, the last thing Emma needs is to be reunited with the one man who makes her want to forget her duties and get lost in passion.
Pretending to be his mistress isn’t difficult—remembering that it is all a charade is the challenge. With every glance, every touch, every kiss, she is drawn deeper under his spell and pulled further from her goals. She refused him once, but it will take every ounce of strength to not give in to the passion that still burns strong…