Happy Release Day and Giveaway – Robyn Thomas and His Unexpected Family

July 22nd, 2012

Hey everyone, the Sassies are hugely proud and excited to welcome you to the release party for Robyn’s debut book from Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line – His Unexpected Family!  Hoo is on bar duty and he can do at least four drinks at once since he has eight arms (he’s blue and he’s an octopus for those of you who don’t know) so let him know your tipple.

Anyway, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to see a sister’s first book. This one is extra special for me because I joined the Sassies after Robyn had sent it out so I never got to read it. Which means I shall be reading this as a reader, not as a CP. Plus the hero is a mountain climber and I LOVE mountain climbers!  It’s also special because, having shared Robyn’s publication journey for a couple of years now, I know how hard  this woman has worked and how much perseverance it’s taken to get to this point. Getting published is not an easy road but Robyn kept at it and did it with far more grace and optimism than I ever managed. :-)

So put your hands together folks for the wonderful Robyn.  Here are the details of Ren and Cole’s story (plus gorgeous cover!):

Sometimes you have to take the leap… again.

Newly widowed with a new baby, Ren Jamieson is putting her life back together after her thrill-seeking husband’s death. But when she’s called to show a high-end property to a prospective client–a commission she desperately needs–she meets a man who makes her pulse pound like nothing she’s ever known…

Cole Matthews is more than he seems. Real estate is only part of the reason he’s in Australia–the other is to see Ren, and make amends somehow for the life lost. The last thing Cole expects is a woman whose humor, sweetness, and sexiness give him a rush greater than any he’s ever experienced…

Torn between her growing feelings for Cole and the risks of loving yet another adventurer, Ren will have to choose between keeping her feet on the ground… and taking the most dangerous leap of her life.

We have two copies of Robyn’s book to give away so grab a drink from Hoo, leave a comment and settle in to help us celebrate!


And the winners of the draw are Caroline and Julia!! Congrats guys, you get to take Cole home to bed for free!  Email robynthomasromance at gmail dot com for your prize!



30 Responses to “Happy Release Day and Giveaway – Robyn Thomas and His Unexpected Family”

  1. Aideen says:

    Hit me Hoo, I’ll drink just about anything you put in front of me right now.

    I can’t even begin to express the excitment, happiness, giddyness etc that I’m experiencing since about an hour ago. Apart from loving Robyn herself – really easy lady to love – I just loved Cole & Ren’s story. I laughed, I cried, I tried not to picture Cole naked all of the time (!), I never wanted a couple to have their HEA so badly! And in typical Robyn style, she delivered one magical story, from start to finish.

    I’m a crap CP, but I’m a great reader and I know a great story when I read one. His Unexpected Family is just that.

    Robyn, you rock, you roll and you sure as hell deserve every good wish for a fantastic writing career.


    • Robyn Thomas says:

      Thanks for all your kind words, Aideen! You’ve never been a bad CP, and if my sisters didn’t love Cole way back when then I probably wouldn’t have subbed him at all. Raises coffee with Baileys. Cheers!

      *my mind boggles at what a blue octopus would choose to serve if you gave him free rein

  2. Joanne says:

    At last! It’s Christmas morning!

    Robyn, sending you the hugest Congratulations hug across the ocean, I am just so thrilled for you.

    A Beautiful cover for a lovely and super kind lady.

    Lots of luck! Enjoy the party, you richly deserve your success.


    Now, where did that octopus go with the drinks tray?

    • Robyn Thomas says:

      Thanks Jo. Christmas morning was bound to arrive eventually. Wouldn’t you know it came in the middle of school lunches when I had to dash out the door without my laptop fully charged :-) But now it’s all official, Hoo’s made me an amazing coffee, and I can breathe again… almost.

  3. Robyn Thomas says:

    Firstly, I’d like to thank Jackie for writing my post. I’ve loved sharing this journey with the Sassies, and friends, and it’s exciting to finally have “an actual book” (you know, with a cover and all) to share!

    • Robyn it was an honour and a privilege and you TOTALLY deserve all the good things coming your way. And there will be many good things. Speaking of good things, I finally have Cole on my iPad! :-)

  4. Congrats Robyn book sounds fab and I can’t wait to read it!

  5. Maisey Yates says:

    yay!!! Woohoo!!! *flings confetti* I am so happy for you, Robyn! And I love this book so much! Ren and Cole rocks!

  6. Congratulations Robyn!!Love the cover and the book sounds delicious.

  7. Yay!!!! *brushes off confetti* I love the cover. So romantic. And after listening to everyone rave, I can’t wait to read it.

    Congrats, Robyn.

  8. Caroline Storer says:

    MASSIVE congratulations Robyn. It looks a great read. And what a lovely cover too! I’m up for a cocktail if the bar is still open? Caroline x p.s great post Jackie x

  9. Robyn, it’s a wonderful story and you deserve fantastic reviews and huge sales. It’s been a privilege and a delight to share your journey to publication. So glad this day arrived!

    And isn’t that the most awesome cover ever?

    If Hoo is still serving, I’ll raise a glass of champagne to our lovely Robyn!

    • Robyn Thomas says:

      *wipes tears Thanks so much, Autumn. I couldn’t have ever hoped for better sisters. I’m the lucky one, and I love that we all get to share the highs when they come around! Clinks glass of champagne (ahem, at 8am ;-) )

  10. Jilly says:

    Robyn, it’s here – your big, big moment and it couldn’t be happening to a more special lady. To have been a part of your journey’s incredible and I couldn’t be more pleased or more proud that your talent can now be shared by so many. And with Ren and Cole’s story – boy, are they in for a treat :-)

    This is the first but by no means the last, not with the line-up that’s waiting out there in the wings. Today’s the start of a fabulous career and you absolutely deserve it :-)

    Much love,

    Jilly X

    • Robyn Thomas says:

      Oh Jilly, I was already teary! I love you all, and I’m certain we’ll each get to share one of these fabulous first-release days! Thank you so much for being a part of my journey. I’m very fortunate!

  11. Kerrin says:

    Wow, sounds like an awesome read! Can’t wait!!

  12. Way to go Robyn. I’ve been looking out for the cover and it was worth the wait. Looking forward to meeting Cole…*satisfied sigh* Indulgence July girls unite!

  13. Afsaneh says:

    Congratulations, Robyn!
    I cannot even imagine how amazing the feeling must be, but I hope one day I’ll get there too. Your book looks fabulous; definitely the kind that I would love to read!
    It won’t be long before we’re all done reading it and asking you for more stories/fictional men ;)

    • Robyn Thomas says:

      Thanks Asfaneh. I hope to read one of your books some day soon, and I’m pleased to say I have another Indulgence coming out in the Fall :-)

      • Afsaneh says:

        I don’t know about soon, but I’m kicking/caffeinating myself through the arduous process of editing!
        I’m so very happy for you! I love when dreams come true and I know you deserve it!
        Another? . . . you’re wasting no time, are you, my dear? ;)

        • Robyn Thomas says:

          Lol, I’m doing the kicking/caffeinating/editing thing as well. It’s definitely arduous, but so very rewarding in the long run. Anything that counts as a step towards making our dreams a reality has to be a good thing!

  14. Caroline Storer says:

    Wooo hooo – thanks for picking me. Lovely! Caroline x

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