Romantic-Thriller Author Denise Robbins to Sign Books in Manchester

Manchester, NH, March 26, 2009 --( Salem resident Denise Robbins will be doing double duty at the Made in New Hampshire Expo, March 27-29, signing her newly-released romantic-thriller novel It Happens in Threes and selling the homemade chocolate treats she makes at her side business “Sweets by Denise.” Stop by to pick up a copy of her novel and chocolate lollipop.

Robbins, a software engineering manager by day, developed a passion for romantic novels when she was out of work five years ago. She began writing It Happens in Threes as a way to combine her love of writing with a lifelong interest in true crime and mysteries. In this debut novel, Robbins uses her intricate knowledge of computers and software to take readers on a roller coaster ride of suspense and intrigue.

“I like including computer material in my books because technology is constantly shifting and there is always some new vulnerability,” Robbins said. “People don’t really understand the power of computers – or the power of those who know how to get into them without an invitation.”

In It Happens in Threes, Robbins uses her knowledge of computers to create a plot that is relevant to today’s economic news, as one of the characters uses software to launder money from large corporations under the guise of helping them with their network security. The heroine writes a piece of software to follow the thief’s software and then make it appear that the funds are transferred – when in fact they aren't.

On the chocolate side of things, Denise has incorporated a character in her book that likes to bake when frustrated, and including a favorite chocolate cake recipe on her author Web site.

The Midwest Book Review gave It Happens in Threes five stars and says the novel is “packed with scorching romance, nail-biting suspense, and nonstop action,” making it a great read for both men and women.

Coffee Time Romance gave It Happens in Threes five coffee cups and says, “Ms. Robbins has written an intense thriller filled with hunky men, beautiful women, and one action-packed stunt after another. I could not put this romantic suspense down; it was just so powerful and overwhelmed my senses.”

The Made in New Hampshire Expo takes place at the National Guard Armory in Manchester, and draws thousands of visitors daily who are interested in New Hampshire-made products.

Denise Robbins