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Robin Bielman | Bring on the Dream Jobs

His Million Dollar Risk
Robin Bielman



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He's ready to play dirty?

February 2015
On Sale: February 9, 2015
ISBN: 1633751864
EAN: 9781633751866
Kindle: B00R6AVM90
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Also by Robin Bielman:
The Matchmaker and the Cowboy, November 2022
The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy, November 2021
Written for You, September 2021
Promise Me, April 2019


One of my favorite magazines is Outside, mostly because its pages are full of places I’d like to escape to some day. The magazine is all about the outdoors—adventure travel, best places to live, lifestyle, and one of their annual issues features dream jobs. As I was reading about these awesome outside occupations, one of them jumped out at me as extra cool: that of historic preservationist. Half a minute later, I knew I wanted to write stories with heroes who traveled the globe safeguarding and preserving the world’s most important heritage sites. Add in romance and I hoped to create a little Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone with my Take A Risk series of novellas.

I feel super lucky that I’m living my dream job as a writer. But there are lots of really neat jobs out there that would be fun to experience. Let’s pretend that for one week, we could be whatever we wanted to be. What would you do? Here are my picks…

I’d love to be an entertainment reporter. Back in college, I did an internship with Entertainment Tonight and got to go on several interviews. It was awesome. Even though I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life and seen my share of celebrities, I’m always a little star struck. So I’d love to get to interview my favorites. My heroine in my new release, His Million Dollar Risk, is a reporter at odds with her interviewee—my charming, let’s-go-off-the-record heritage preservationist. I had a blast writing her. (And him.)

Sign me up as an interior decorator, too. Getting to shop and decorate homes while spending other people’s money would be so much fun. I’m not sure I’ve got a knack for it, but I’d like to try.

I’d also like to be a florist and own a small flower shop. I’ve done some flower arranging for friends’ bridal and baby showers and even a vow renewal and really enjoyed it. Heading down to the flower mart early in the morning to find the perfect flowers made me feel alive, like I was part of this whole other culture.

And of course I’d like to be a pop star and sing on stage with a bunch of uh, male back-up dancers who may or may not be wearing shirts.

Lastly, I’d be all in as a female Jacques Cousteau. I love the ocean and it would be awesome to travel the world doing underwater research. Swim with sharks? You betcha! As long as I’m in a cage, I’m good. The small fact that every time I’ve been on a boat I’ve gotten seasick doesn’t matter, right? In this game of pretend, everything is perfect.


Determined to make his latest preservation project on Route 66 a success, Connor Gibson will take any good press he can get. Even if it means spending a week with a reporter. And even if it’s one from a publication he has good reason to hate. Connor certainly isn’t expecting a spontaneous and undeniably attractive blonde who makes him seriously hot for the press...

Charlize Beckett is in deeeep trouble. This is her one chance to prove to her publisher dad that she's a serious journalist, even if she has to pretend she's someone else. Worse though, is trying to maintain any objectivity with the way too charming Connor. She can't help but get into all kinds of sexy trouble with him. But by going off the record, Charlie is putting both her reputation and her heart on the line...

About Robin Bielman

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows, cupcakes, and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She writes contemporary and paranormal romance and is a 2014 RITA Finalist with her Secret Wishes novel, HER ACCIDENTAL BOYFRIEND. She loves to connect with readers.




3 comments posted.

Re: Robin Bielman | Bring on the Dream Jobs

I've never heard of the magazine you've mentioned in your
posting before, but it's peaked my curiosity. To have such
interesting jobs listed in a magazine, really gives a person
ideas!! To want to read your book, gives a person ideas as
well!! I love the plot to your book, and can't wait to see
how it unfolds!! It will make for good reading this time of
year!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be a
good seller!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:47am February 22, 2015)

Hi Robin! Although I've never heard of the magazine you've mentioned, it certainly sounds wonderful--I may have to check to see if my library has it. If I could do it, I would be a travel writer, but only in a certain capacity. I don't do airplanes, so it's all road trips for me. I love road trips because you get to see the real world and not just the tourist traps. I love getting the chance to speak with real townspeople across the country. You get a better feel for an area that way.
(Sandy Kenny 10:08am February 23, 2015)

Hi Peggy! Thank you so much!!

Hi Sandy! Oh, I think being a travel writer would be an awesome job! You
could be a road trip expert. :)

Thank you both for stopping by!
(Robin Bielman 10:48am February 23, 2015)

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