Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Guest Post: Love Crimes + Giveaway: Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed

Hi everyone! So it's the month of love. To celebrate Valentine's Day, I have Diane J. Reed. She will talk about Love Crimes and her book, Robin in the Hood (YA). Stick around for an awesome giveaway!

Because I liked how the guest post was written (and formatted), I decided to just upload it and embed it here so everyone could see.

Paperback, 300 pages
October 14, 2012, Bandits Ranch

“Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?” said Robin.
But she never dreamed she’d fall in love…

15-year-old Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her wealthy dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke, and she learns the brutal truth.

They’re broke.
And everyone from bankers to bookies has lined up in her dad’s hospital room to collect.
His only saving grace is what he reveals to Robin in between drools: He truly does love her, in spite of all his mistakes.

Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices. Either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank.

Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities. There, she encounters Creek, a local bad boy who also commits crimes to provide for their motley neighbors. Realizing she could use Creek’s help, Robin proposes an ingenious plan—they should team up to rob banks together. But when their partnership leads to a romance that turns Robin’s whole world upside down, she soon begins to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and real love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy . . .

Buy Robin in the Hood on Amazon

About the Author:

She was the kind of teenager who snuck out of church camp with the cutest boy she could find and hitchhiked down the road to play billiards at the local pool hall, then made out on the beach. But given the fact that her brother blew up his room at 16 and there were bullet holes in our windows (her brothers were a bit rowdy), the pool hall incident hardly got a rise out of her parents. Since that time, she managed to earn a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing, teach juvenile delinquents and college students, and work in crisis intervention for the homeless and mentally ill. Some of the people she met on the street became her best friends. Most of them died young, and she misses them.

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Giveaway: Robin in the Hood Prize Pack

So what will you win? A LOT. I mean it! Thanks to Dianne, one of you will win these goodies (below) and then two readers will win a paperback/ebook of Robin in the Hood! This is open internationally, so don't hesitate.

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  1. I would like to thank you for the most amazing giveaway! I adore the YA genre and love crimes, so i am definately adding 'Robin in the Hood' to my to-read list, and hope that at some point i shall have the chance of reading & reviewing it!
    Also in response to your question i would have to say that a book that stands-out, is "A Girl Called Digit" which is fantastic YA mathmatical/ crime book and one that i would highly recomend.

    Thanks so much! x
    Email; lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  2. I think that love crimes is an interesting idea. I think people do a lot in the name of love.

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  3. Love crimes leaves me on the fence. Committing any crime is not okay but doing it in the name of love I think gains sympathy and understanding.

  4. I don't think I have read a boom with love crimes the main theme. This book though sounds great though! What you do for your parents or significant other? I would do anything! Sounds like a great story!

  5. This book sounds so good, and this is a great giveaway. Thanks so much!

  6. Hi! I haven't read a love crime novel. I think this book sounds fun to read. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway! :)

  7. Wow, awesome Valentine's giveaway! I'm definitely interested in reading Robin in the Hood! ;)


  8. I haven't read any book with a love crime plot but I'd love to! :)

  9. I haven't read any book with this kind of theme but I'm willing to give this book a go because it seems pretty interesting and it'll be a chance for me to explore other genres of books. :)

  10. I haven't read any book with love crimes,but I'm looking forward to.Thank you for thsi giveaway!

  11. Thanks for all of your support everyone & I hope you enjoy Robin in the Hood! And hugs to Precious for hosting this fun giveaway! : )

  12. Love crimes pull you in and with suspense, adventure and romance. They pull at your heart and don't let go even to the very last page.

  13. honestly, i haven't read anything about love crime but would willing and love to read one :)

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  15. I think that I haven't read any book with love crimes. Your question is difficult.
    I believe that in the name of love someone can do a lot, even a crime. If justified, I really do not know. Depends on the facts.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. Just finished reading "Robin In The Hood" and it is a fantastic book! For the right reasons, I definitely could commit a love crime. Great blog post and giveaway

  17. I never had a chance to read Love Crimes so I if I win this would be a first. I was also fascinated by the idea that there will be a genuine handcuffs prize. That's really interesting. lol. I hope there's a key provided.

  18. I haven't had the chance to read such a book but I'd start with this book if I'll be lucky.

    im shaking right now. imma fragile state right now. OH GOODNESS!
    i can't stop shaking... hhah
    Where can i send my info?


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