Released: March 20th 2013
Synopsis - REDWOOD VIOLET #1
Katie Reid is living the quintessential Southern California life. A dream job and her college sweetheart, Spencer top it all off. However, she can't seem to shake the terrible dreams that have been tormenting her nights these past few months. After seeking help to find relief from the exhausting effects of these dreams, it becomes apparent that Katie is dealing with something much deeper and much more sinister. Her only solution is to delve into a past that no one wants her to remember. With the horrific discovery of a dark secret kept hidden for years, Katie is drawn into a world mired in evil and lost innocence. And only with the help of Detective Marshall Avery will she be able to channel her pain and anger. But, will he be able to contain Katie's desire for vengeance that has begun to unravel her perfect life? The first in a two-part series, REDWOOD VIOLET, a fast-paced, mystery/suspense novel, will keep you up long past your bedtime!
All The Shiny Things - Book Two
Release date: September 27th 2013
The endless nightmare has been brought to life and it's too late to turn back, but Katie and Marshall are no longer fighting the battle alone. In this second installment of the Redwood Violet series, the last piece in this horrifying puzzle has been revealed and the case grows beyond what they could have imagined. Now the FBI wants in.
Katie enters into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the man who taunts the authorities at every turn.
Soon, an unexpected alliance forms as she takes matters into her own hands.
But Marshall knows she's risking too much and sides with the FBI. Now the authorities have precious little time to find the killer before he takes another life. Who will it be this time?
About the author:
Bestselling Author, Robin Mahle, lives with her husband and two children in Arizona. Robin found her passion for writing, which later became her second career, after spending nearly 20 years in the construction industry.
Having always been a lover of books, Robin attributes her creativity to the wonderful overseas adventures she has shared with her husband of 14 years. Backpacking (or certainly close to it), throughout Europe and having lived in England, opened her mind and with that came a steady stream of story ideas inspired by her author- idols in the thriller/suspense genre.
Through many late nights and weekends locked away in a room, Robin published her debut psychological suspense novel, Redwood Violet in the Spring of 2013. Intended as a two-part series, Robin is hard at work again writing the sequel, All the Shiny Things and is on schedule for a September 2013 release!
Will you write others in this same genre?
Oh, most definitely. As you probably already know, I am just about to launch the sequel to Redwood Violet, All the Shiny Things. After that, I’ve got a slightly different story rolling around in my head, but also in the mystery/suspense genre. Intrigue mixed with a little edge-of-your-seat suspense is what I love about writing in this genre.
How much of the series is realistic?
Sadly, a great deal of this storyline is realistic, I believe. As a parent, parts of it were actually very difficult to write. But, I do feel that I stayed true to the process and emotions that takes place in these situations.
How important do you think villains are in a story?
For me and the stories I like to write, villains are crucial elements to the plot. The ones I write about are disturbing and very frightening individuals. Something about that just appeals to me. That’s not to say, however, that I can relate to my villains on a personal level. They scare me too.
What are your goals as a writer?
Honestly, I just want to write stories that people enjoy. I don’t expect great fame and fortune; of course, that would be awesome, but I am realistic and if I am able to contribute enough to help support my family with my writing, then I have accomplished my goal.
What books have most influenced your life?
I can’t say I’ve read any one book that I felt was life-changing, however I do have my favorites that I felt absolutely allowed me to hone in on my own writing style. And, I can say with certainty that the single biggest influence on me as an author is Stephen King. I have been reading his novels since I was sixteen years old. I know he is the reason why I chose to write in the suspense genre. However, I do so very much admire JK Rowling. I am definitely a huge Harry Potter fan. Those books…well, they speak for themselves, don’t they?
Can we expect more books from you in the future?
Oh yes. I’m not going away any time soon. After the launch of All the Shiny Things, I have a partially completed manuscript I think I’m ready to tackle again and then there are the story ideas that are conceptually swirling around in my mind. So yes, I hope to be around for quite some time.
Are you reading any interesting books right now?
Well of course! I’ve just started reading Stephen King’s Joyland and I am enjoying it very much. He is an amazing storyteller.
Who is your favorite character of all-time?
Harry Potter, of course. Isn’t he everyone’s? I am just amazed at the depth of character JK Rowling is able to convey in this series and not just with Harry, but with all the primary characters. I will always have a soft spot for Harry and still miss him very much! Prior to reading that series, I generally read a lot of thriller novels. One of my other favorite characters in that genre is Anne Wilkes from Misery. She scares the heck out of me!
If you were stranded on a desert island, which character do you want by your side?
That’s an easy one, Katniss, of course. That girl can kick butt and take names! I would never starve and I would know how to make a bed in a tree.
Team Peeta or Gale?
I have struggled with that choice, but I think in the end, it would have to be Peeta. There’s just something about his innate kindness and absolute love for Katniss. Come to think of it, it’s always been Peeta.
What are your current writing projects now?
I have been asked many times when the sequel is coming out for Redwood Violet. I’m super excited the fans like the series so far. So, I am focusing on the launch of All the Shiny Things set for September 27th. I have a few other ideas that I’m just starting to put to paper and I’m excited about where the ideas are taking me. The next book will be a slight departure from the crime solving theme of the Redwood Violet series, but, I think people will enjoy it. That’s the goal anyway.
Do you have any advice for writers?
As the release of my second novel looms near, I can only say to listen to the ones that came before us. They’ve been through it. I am a big advocate on learning from others and I would recommend that to fellow newbie authors.
Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers?
I would like to say thank you for believing in me enough to take a chance on my writing. With so many great stories to choose from, I am truly honored you have chosen to read mine. I can only hope to continue publishing books that will entertain and always leave you wanting more.