There are buddy cop films where the plot involves two people of different personalities who
are forced to work together to defeat the bad guys, sometimes learning from each other in the
process. And then there are buddy writers. Two people of comparative personalities who
choose to work together to create a story that readers will hopefully love, most definitely
learning from each other in the process.
Crockett & Tubbs, Murtaugh & Riggs, Turner & Hooch, Tango & Cash,
Thelma & Louise. Okay, T&L werenĀft cops, but they were best buds until the very
end so for the purposes of this post, weĀfll compare it to typing, ĀgThe End.Āh
what we did there? YouĀfre so clever, Sam. No, youĀfre so clever, Robin.
What weĀfre trying to say is, we had a kickass time writing this book together. As with any big
undertaking, there were good days and bad days. There were rewrites and respites. Coffee
fueled most of our writing/brainstorming sessions—we can totally vouch for the power
mochas. And plotting sessions by the seat of our pants ruled our word counts.
We took long walks along the beach to talk through scenes and emotions and characterization
and how we pictured Vaughn looking just like model, Andrea Denver. That
research was tough. HeĀfs horribly photogenic. And donĀft even get us started on his
pics. <insert heart eyes emoji>
Emails flew back and forth on the regular. We learned to compromise and cooperate. We
learned to respect each otherĀfs points of view. We learned to stand up for what we really
wanted and not sweat the small stuff. When we got stuck, we had the other person to lean on.
And when the words flowed, we gave the other person giant cheers and XOs.
This book took shape over months and months of much more than writing sprints and chapter
goals, though. Our friendship grew, too. Our respect for the craft. And those things helped
make this book what it is. Writing a book is hard. We felt new pangs of pressure
because we didnĀft want to disappoint each other. But we were also ready to go for it
we had each otherĀfs backs. ThatĀfs a glorious feeling.
We collaborated. We conquered. WeĀfre friends till the end. Buddy writers ready to celebrate
this victory with food, drink and mani-pedis. And thatĀfs a wrap on Sam and RobinĀfs first
Excellent Writing Adventure.
Thanks for taking the ride with us!
HeĀfll promise her a summer she wonĀft forget...
Instead of soaking up the SoCal sunshine while housesitting for my aunt, IĀfm dealing with a
Pomeranian who thinks sheĀfs a Pitbull, two half-sisters who would happily prune me off the
family tree, and him. Vaughn Shaughnessy. Hot model about to go nuclear, dangerously sexy
flirt whose perceptive green eyes promise heĀfs more than just a pretty face. HeĀfs the kind
walking, talking temptation I should avoid, but thatĀfs impossible because he also happens to
be my extremely lickable—I mean likeable—neighbor.
HeĀfs turning me into a hot mess.
Thing is, I canĀft handle more messes in my life. IĀfm still trying to come to terms with the
monumental ones in my past, and getting involved with Vaughn—even for temporary
fun—is guaranteed to get messy. I donĀft dare risk it, but IĀfm not sure I can resistĀc
Romance Contemporary [Entangled Embrace,
On Sale: April 15, 2019, e-Book, ISBN: 9781640637009 / ]
When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA finalist, Robin
Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her
favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and
stumble upon the girl they canĀft live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.
She loves to frequent coffee shops, take hikes with her hubby, and play sock tug of war with
her cute, but sometimes naughty, dog Harry. She dreams of traveling to faraway places and
loves to connect with readers. To keep in touch sign up for her newsletter on her website.
Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today
Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary
romance novels, Samanthe Beck
lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering
but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and
Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.
When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-
after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.
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