When she wrote the first few pages of her first book, she had never even read a romance, noting that she had always considered them to be to un-intellectual for her liking. During a graduate level creative writing class, her professor requested they write the first 50 pages of a book that would get published. Pragmatically, Robards went to a local bookstore, looked at what was selling, and decided that was what she would write. Her classmates laughed, and her professor noted that while she had talent, she needed to fix her reading material.
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When she wrote the first few pages of her first book, she had never even read a romance, noting that she had always considered them to be to un-intellectual for her liking. During a graduate level creative writing class, her professor requested they write the first 50 pages of a book that would get published. Pragmatically, Robards went to a local bookstore, looked at what was selling, and decided that was what she would write.
Her classmates laughed, and her professor noted that while she had talent, she needed to fix her reading material. She resurrected her creative writing project, sent it to publishers, got some interest, and wrote Island Flame Thrilled by her success, she dropped out of law school and began writing full time.
Throughout her career, Robards has continued a common-sense approach to writing, choosing her own path instead of allowing others to direct her course. She has stated that she chooses to write books that she would want to read, and her readers seem to agree with her. Her books have a winning combination of suspense, passion, and humor that keep readers coming back. Robards resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and three sons, and credits her success to her supportive family and to her dedication.
She treats writing as the full time job it is, working from 8 A. Her consistency and dedication has paid off dividends: she has won multiple awards for her writing — including a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, has made the best-seller list several times, and, at one point, was writing two books a year.
She refers to herself as a feminist, and the heroines of her novels often exhibit strong characteristics that back up this claim. She has been surprised by the resistance women authors face in the publishing industry, especially by the belief that writers who are pregnant or have young children suddenly lose the ability to write.
Her novels have been praised for their ability to mirror real life, with situations, scandals, and characters that are relatable to her readers. Throughout her stories, the sensuous quality of her writing shines through.
In the historical romance genre, Robards has a duology the Hate Duology consisting of her first two published novels, and a trilogy the Banning Sisters series , as well as several stand alone entries. Her recent work has slanted more towards suspenseful romance works, with series based on the professional and personal lives of Jessica Ford and Dr. Charlotte Stone. For the Jessica Ford series, Robards draws on her legal training to create her sexy, savvy protagonist. Among the victims was the first lady, and Jessica thinks the accident may not have been so accidental.
Set on a political mise-en-scene, Pursuit follows Jessica on her mission, with lots of steamy and suspenseful turns in the mix. The second entry into the Jessica Ford series is Justice. The book opens with Jessica attempting to hide her identity, a consequence of the events of the previous novel.
Jessica deals with having a new career as a criminal lawyer in a high-profile firm while taking a closer look at a series of disappearances that, to Jessica, seem suspicious. In , Robards began a suspenseful paranormal romance series and introduced us to Dr.
Charlotte Charlie Stone, a criminal pathologist intent on understanding and stopping madmen and serial killers. Charlie is haunted by her traumatic past, and also literally haunted by ghostly visitations. She struggles to keep these visions hidden, as she feels they will damage her reputation as a psychologist.
In the first book of this series, The Last Victim, Charlie is contacted to help hunt down a murderer she is intimately tied to — a teenage girl is murdered with the same M. Is this the same man, or a copycat? The second book in Dr. Charlie has no choice but to play the game the killer has set up, as he will continue to kill until he either captures his prey or until Charlie stops him. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.
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The Last Victim
Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground. She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world.
I will start off by saying I absolutely loved the first book in this series, The Last Victim. The Last Kiss Goodbye, however I found difficult to get through to the point where I considered putting it down and not finishing it. Charlotte Stone criminal psychologist, arguing and giving dirty looks to her love interest suspected serial killer ghost, Michael Garland. I am actually a fan of the This is one of the hardest books I have had to rate. Charlotte Stone — criminal psychologist, arguing and giving dirty looks to her love interest suspected serial killer ghost, Michael Garland. I am actually a fan of the Charlie and Michael romance yes, despite him being dead and being a convicted serial killer but the interplay between the two lost points for me in several areas including: 1. Charlie was arguing with Michael over their relationship status and was fretting over him disappearing instead of protecting herself from a serial killer who was right outside her door.