March 16, 2013
I'm happy to announce the release of my newest historical romance, The Escort. Fall in love with hot Italian hero Tonio Domani, mine owner, explosives expert and reluctant chaperone to fiery, beautiful Italian mail-order bride Angelina D'Alessandro. Set in the late 1890s, this sweeping saga follows Tonio and Angelina from the streets of New York to the wild, untamed mining country of northern Idaho.
If you liked The Last Honest Seamstress and The Union, you'll love The Escort.
March 7, 2013
Readers have been asking me for another historical romance so here it is—The Union, available now! What I love about The Union is that its hero is a spy of sorts, an undercover private detective, a cowboy detective with a love for danger. He's the historical counterpart of my contemporary spies. Like The Last Honest Seamstress, The Union is based around real historical events in the Pacific Northwest late in the 1800s.
Love is a dangerous deception
Gem, Idaho 1892
HE KNEW THE DANGERS OF GOING UNDERCOVER
After killing Irish union thug McCullough in self-defense and assuming his identity, private detective John Dietz is worried that his cover is blown. Sent to the Silver Valley to infiltrate the miner’s union and uncover their plans to blow up an important mine, he’s ready for anything. Except falling in love with the beautiful fiancée of the man he killed.
BUT FALLING IN LOVE WAS NEVER PART OF THE PLAN
Keely Byrne fell in love with her fiancé through the mail. Now seeing him in person, he’s even more attractive and sexy than she imagined. But as Keely gets to know him, and falls more deeply in love she wonders if he really is who he claims to be. And as tension and danger explode all around them she hopes their love can survive the union.
February 2 2013
I have a lot of exciting new releases planned for 2013, starting with a new series of spylicious romance Agent Ex short stories.
Fans have been telling me they can't wait for the next Agent Ex novel to come out in August. Now you don't have to. Feed your addiction with little bites of romance, fun little reads featuring my National Clandestine Services secret agents that take you away to tropical locales. Little electronic staycations full of action, adventure, spies, and romance. I'm calling the series Surfer Sailor Lover Spy.
Look for the first one, Surfer Sailor Lover Spy—Maui, later this month. Follow Ty and Treflee from The Spy Who Left Me on their own top-secret personal mission of love and intrigue. And if you haven't read The Spy Who Left Me, or any of the Agent Ex novels? No problem. Like each book of the Agent Ex series, the short stories are standalone reads. I hope you'll give them a try.
And speaking of the Agent Ex books, License to Love, the fourth Agent Ex novel, comes out on August 27th. This time, the heroine, Lani, is the spy and the magician/illusionist hero has to keep up with her. I had so much fun writing this one. And I absolutely love the cover St. Martin's gave the book.
The heart is the most dangerous weapon of all.
Gina Robinson mixes seduction and secret agents like nobody’s business. And this time, she’s headed to Las Vegas, where romance is the biggest gamble of them all…
LOVE IS NO ILLUSION
Rock Powers is one of the most successful magicians in Vegas for a reason—he creates illusions too spectacular to believe. But his former assistant, gorgeous Lani Silkwater, pulled off the greatest trick of all: disappearing into thin air the day after they were married. Two years later, Rock can’t resist a clue to Lani’s whereabouts—or the outlandish plan Lani and her mysterious boss propose, if it means a chance to win her back for good...
BUT IT’S ALWAYS MAGICAL
Working as a magician’s assistant was one of Lani’s strangest undercover assignments, but she never imagined it would be so dangerous—to her heart. Leaving Rock was the right thing for both of them, but with a terrorist group closing in on Vegas, Rock’s talent with sleight of hand is imperative. To save them both, Lani must reveal secrets she’s kept for years, and one of them is how much she loves the sexy magician who stole her heart…
The Agent Ex series is:
“A clever concoction of lust and longing.”—Publishers Weekly
“A hilariously brilliant romp.”—Reader to Reader Reviews
And that's not all. I haven't forgotten my historical romance readers. In March and April I'll be adding to my Pacific Northwest series by publishing two new historical romances set in the Pacific Northwest.
Mark your calendars! My newest Agent Ex novel, Live and Let Love comes out December 24th, 2012.
Praise for Live and Let Love:
"Secret agents, mysterious identities and a love that just won’t die make for a sweet, clever escape from reality."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Robinson's action-packed tale doesn't shy away from the fact that the hero is an assassin. Featuring plenty of interesting gadgets for spying and killing, as well as some delightful dogs— and a good dose of humor and suspense—this book ensures readers will race to the perfectly fitting finish."
- Susan Mobley, RT Book Reviews 4 ½ Stars
"Gina is a talented writer...if you are fan of her stories and you find a book gift card in your stocking, this book is worth adding to your wish list."
- Night Owl Romance Reviews
As a reader, I enjoy reading varied genres and subgenres. As a writer, I love the variety, challenge, and fun of writing in different subgenres of romance and women's fiction—contemporary romance, romantic suspense, chicklit . And now I'm happy to announce the release of my first historical romance, The Last Honest Seamstress.
Seamstress, as I call it for short (yes we like to give our books nicknames), isn't a humorous book like my contemporary novels are. But like my contemporary novels it's packed full of adventure, emotion, and, of course, romance.
Why the title? What does it mean? What makes a seamstress honest? The answer is another question that sounds almost like a joke—when is a seamstress not really a seamstress? And the answer—in Seattle in 1889 when "seamstress" was the occupation prostitutes listed when booked for solicitation. Intrigued?
The Last Honest Seamstress
Available in digital now on Amazon.com
Seattle in 1889 is a hard frontier town full of rough men and prostitutes who call themselves seamstresses.
SHE NEEDS A HUSBAND…
After too many business setbacks and unwanted marriage proposals, beautiful and ambitious Fayth Sheridan, a seamstress who actually sews for a living, desperately needs to find a husband of convenience. Now if she can only convince handsome sea captain Con O'Neill, the one man in Seattle who’s shown no interest in her, that he's the one…
HE NEEDS TO WIN HER LOVE…
When Seattle burns to the ground, taking Fayth's shop with it, Con vows to do anything to protect the woman he's lost his heart to. Including marrying her even though she's not in love him. When he's forced to make a deal with Seattle's most notorious madam, he risks losing everything, including any chance at love with the last honest seamstress in Seattle.
Coming December 26th, 2012...Live and Let Love, book 3 in my Agent Ex series.
If you're in the Los Angeles area Wednesday, July 25th, I'll be signing books at the Romance Writers of America Literacy Signing at the Anaheim Marriott from 5pm to 8pm. I'd love to meet you!
Diamonds Are Truly Forever was released May 22nd! Book 2 in my Agent Ex series. This book picks up the story of Drew Fields who you met in book 1, The Spy Who Left Me, as Greg. This time, Drew is undercover as himself, reconciling with his nearly divorced wife Staci, to try to catch Staci's stepfather.
No foolin'! For the entire month of April, starting today, The Spy Who Left Me is featured in Amazon.com's "100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less." Check it out! Right there on the first page. And for a limited time it is specially-priced at $2.99 on all ebook platforms - Nook, Kobo, iTunes/iBook, Sony . . .
Wow! Pixel of Ink picked The Spy Who Left Me as their Hot Deal today! The ebook is available now for $2.99 (USD) for a limited time anywhere ebooks are sold.
And Pink Slipper is currently value-priced at $0.99 exclusively at Amazon.com.
"The action is fast and furious and the plot twists turn on a dime. Ms. Robinson seamlessly adds humor to her story that will keep the reader laughing as things keep going wrong." - SingleTitles.com review
The Spy Who Left Me is a 2011 SingleTitles.com Reviewers' Choice Award winner for Contemporary Romance!
Thanks Single Titles reviewers! I'm honored and delighted.
January 18, 2012
My e-book short story, Lipstick Spy School, originally published in the Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance anthology, is now available to purchase online at Amazon and Smashwords. You can also read it online for free at HeroesAndHeartbreakers.com.
The Spy Who Left Me is a Barnes and Noble "Must-Read" for November! Romance buyer Jules has selected it as one of his ten "books we love" picks.
Here's the gorgeous cover for the second book in my Agent Ex series, Diamonds Are Truly Forever.
HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
It's here! The Spy Who Left Me hits the shelves today. Look for it or ask for it at your local bookstore or order it in paperback or digital format online.
Reviews, Reviews, Reviews!
I’m getting excited for the upcoming November 1st release of The Spy Who Left Me. The reviews are coming in.
“ Punctuated with Bondworthy downhill car and bike chases and near-death surfing parties, Robinson’s clever concoction of lust and longing is a refreshing tropical cocktail.”—Publishers Weekly
“At times laugh-out-loud funny, Robinson's foray into the world of James Bond has its poignant side, assuring that readers will be back for more.”—Booklist
“This first Agent Ex novel is good, old-fashioned fun. Full of laughter, intrigue, and, of course, steamy spies, it’s a great weekend escape. Robinson knows how to balance a book with lighthearted romps and serious romance.” —RT Book Reviews
"Gina Robinson’s THE SPY WHO LEFT ME is a hilariously brilliant romp into the world of espionage and intrigue. Ty and Treflee are amazingly sympathetic characters and the world that Ms. Robinson has built for them to play in is dazzling and colorful. It isn’t much of a stretch for the reader to hear the native birds sing and smell the coconut oil as they read this delightful novel!" —Reader to Reader Reviews
“Mystery, mayhem, sexy spies, and lots of laughter. Gina Robinson writes a damn good book!” —Christie Craig, award-winning author of Don’t Mess with Texas
March 14, 2011
My new cover's HERE!
Available November 1, 2011
December 5, 2010
Check it out! Here's the cover of my newest international sale - the Indonesian version of Spy Games!
September 15, 2010
We now have a release date! Look for The Spy Who Left Me in October 2011.
June 16, 2010
I'm happy to announce I've just sold a new series to St. Martin's Press. The first of the three books is tentatively called The Spy Who Left Me and will be released in late 2011. Keep checking back as I'll be posting more details as I get them.
May 10, 2010
The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance anthology is now available in the US.
March 28, 2010
My short story Lipstick Spy School is in The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance anthology. Available now in print in the UK. It's also available now in digital form in the US. Look for it in print in the US this May.
The Indonesian language edition of Spy Candy Perkemahan Mata-Mata is available now online and in bookstores across Indonesia. Get a look at the cover on my Bookshelf.
Check out Paula Tutman's article about me and Spy Games at the International Thriller Writers eNewsletter The Big Thrill.
Books by Gina...
Coming August 27, 2013