Friday, July 17, 2015

The Prince’s Runaway Lover

With: Robin Covington

Congratulations to "Tammy Y.", the winner in Robin's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Music.  Along with the character sketches, the setting, the plotting, I need music to set the tone for my books. I set up a playlist (that you can always listen to on my website) and I listen to it as I write the book and spin out the words. Each scene, turning point and the overall theme of he book is linked to music.

As a musician and singer, I don't know if I could write without music. In fact, I’ve tried to start writing a book without a playlist and it’s been a no-go.  I think it’s just such an integral part of my process that I can’t skip it. When I was writing THE PRINCE’S RUNAWAY LOVER, I had my trusty playlist by my side.

Here are several of the songs that really moved me:

1.       What We Ain’t Got by Jake Owen:  A song about loss and learning to love what you have instead of longing for what you don’t have and will never have. Prince Nick and Isabel are both grieving the loss of things that are precious to them in this book and reconciling their future is part of their individual and collective journey.

2.       I Shall Believe by Sheryl Crow:  A song about unfailing and unwavering belief in another person even when it looks like you don't have any reason to do it. Nick needs the people of Callanos to believe in him and he gives his complete support to Isabel even though he knows she has secrets.

3.       Can’t Stop Loving You by Sara Evans: An upbeat song about the heart wanting what the heart wants and hanging on. Nick knows that Isabel is the absolute wrong person for him and he knows that loving her could cost him the throne¼but he can’t stop.

4.       Kiss You Tonight by David Nail:  Oh¼that time when just being with that person can make everything okay and right in your world. When it all comes down to one simple connection between two hearts and nothing will ever be the same again.

5.       Want To by Sugarland: Standing on the precipice of choice¾one way or another and it will change your life. But when you know that your decision is made and that you just need the courage to make the leap¼that is what love is every time.

I’ll give away a $5 iTunes GC to a commenter who tells me what your favorite love song is. Go!



Crown Prince Nicholas Lytton was never supposed to be ruler of Callanos. He was the “spare to the heir,” pursuing a decadent life of the rich and royal—extreme sports, physical pleasures, and glorious irresponsibility. Until his brother died. Now Nick is to be coronated king, and no one believes he's ready.

The best way to secure his crown is to do the unthinkable…find a queen.

While Isabel Reynolds works in the palace gardens, she has no desire to draw the attention of the way-too-flirty, would-be king. For she's not the woman everyone thinks she is. Even if she wanted—or was tempted by—the promise of love, it would only end in disaster. Because while Isabel may be able to catch a king, her secrets would only destroy him…


Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her sexy, bestselling books. When she’s not writing sexy, sizzling romance she’s collecting tasty man candy pics, hoarding red nail polish, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and obsessing over Dean Winchester. Don't send chocolate . . . send eye candy!

Robin’s bestselling books have finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Awards.

She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies.

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  1. don't have a fav song

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  2. I have so many but Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley is one of my favorites. yenastone at aol dot com


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