A mom of two and wife of one, Robin didn't start out thinking she'd be a writer. A bit of a tomboy growing up, it was science and math that kept her busy through most of her life. What no one told her was writing is just as important in those disciplines! While she enjoyed the challenges that engineering and computers gave her, she found herself drawn to more and more creative activities - training, team building, and of all things, documentation development. That was the fun stuff - who knew it could get even better? With a growing family, she left the corporate world and concentrated on motherhood. After a short stint in direct sales, she rediscovered her love of reading. (The fact her kids started school and gave her time to read probably helped!) Her bookshelves are filled with paranormal YA and romance stories - she's been bitten (like so many others) by the vampire bug. But it was the romance side that she connected with when she started writing. Whirlwind came about initially as a bet - could Robin write a steamy love scene? All her previous writing had been PG-13 - just reading romance novels made her blush, how could she write one? In her attempt to 'work up' to the big scene, she ended up fleshing out the main characters, Jason and Melissa, and finding there was much more to the story than just sex. Hence, Whirlwind was born. Robin continues to write from her home in San Jose, California. She volunteers at her kids' schools and is an official 'band mom.' She loves to travel, both with and without her family, and uses her experiences to make her stories as realistic as possible. Her vices include Sudoku (on her laptop) and chocolate.
Love at first sight is a myth to aspiring journalist Melissa Williams, but when she meets Jason McAlister at a friend's wedding, a Cinderella-like fantasy turns her no-nonsense world upside down. She sees in his penetrating blue eyes not just an evening, but a lifetime together that includes much more than a glass slipper and a kiss.*Realizing she shared a few salacious emails with Jason months ago, a humiliated Melissa loses herself in the crowd, thankful he doesn't know who she is. But he does know—and with a gentle touch and a steamy kiss, he soon picks up their flirtation right where it left off.*As midnight strikes, Melissa succumbs to Jason's sexy pull, unaware that a woman's body has been discovered in the wake of the party. When evidence points to Melissa as the killer's next target, the lines between fantasy and reality blur. She goes into hiding, charmed by one mysterious man and hunted by another.*Cinderella lost a shoe—Melissa could lose both her handsome prince and her life.
4 Stars from Bookish!
"Caution!!! Hotness Warning! Whirlwind is a steaming hot and amazingly sensual Romantic Mystery debut novel by talented new writer, Robin DeJarnett. This spicy, deliciously sexy, intriguing story will definitely make your cheeks burn!" - Evie at Bookish
"I loved the duality of Melissa as her "naughty" side was awakened by Jason McAlister, the best man and brother of the groom. I was actually giggling when Jason was asking for "naughty Melissa" to come out or not to come out to play. Jason is sweet, charming and handsome, but thank goodness some flaws were found as all too perfect doesn't cut it." - Laura at The Romance Reviews
4 Stilettos from The Bookish Brunette!
"Mel is an awesome character…she is sarcastic, funny, snarky- all my favorite things..." - The Bookish Brunette
"A delightfully quick and entertaining read- Whirlwind describes itself perfectly with it's title!" - The Bookish Brunette
"The main characters were so real and beautifully created that I completely fell in love with them...This book gave me much more than I thought and it always pleases me when a story exceeds all my expectations." - The SlinkyMink Booklover
"Jason to me was everything a leading man is supposed to be: hot, smart, loving, and immediately attracted to Melissa...The fact that he "got" Melissa was also one of the other enduring things about him. He didn't try to change her just understand her. Those kind of men make me swoon!" - Felicia at The Geeky Blogger
"What I enjoyed most about this book was the relationship between Melissa and her friends, as well as the one with Jason. I felt like Melissa's inner monologue about her friendship with Mitch and her insecurities were nicely done and appreciated some well done, but not over the top, sexy scenes!" - CheekyGirl at Cheeky Reads
Enjoy a free short story, Concessions, from Robin DeJarnett, author of Whirlwind.
Lindsey Colton leads a lonely life running the concession stand at a Las Vegas
movie theater. When a dark, mysterious man ducks in one afternoon,
Lindsey is introduced to a new world: one of vampires, princes, and
fiery sex. Her seductive lover, Devon, has grand plans to steal her
away, but only if she is willing to give up her humanity and he is
willing to give up his future as king. Lindsey is more than eager to
start anew with her immortal love...but the concessions Devon has to make
could cost Lindsey her life.