Author Rebecca Thomas: Best & Worst Pickup Lines




My name is Rebecca Thomas. I’m the author of two historical romance novellas with Entangled

Publishing and I’m about to launch my Alaskan Hero contemporary romance series. So excited

about this! I’ve lived in Alaska my entire life. My husband bugged me for years to write an

Alaska story. Finally I did, and now I have an entire series planned. The first book in the series

is Her Alaskan Hero and it will release on August 25th. I also have a novella entitled Sweet

Home Alaska, as part of this series that is available now in a boxed set entitled Small Town



I recently attended a writer’s conference at a very nice, very large hotel. Hundreds of women

roamed every floor and hallway of this hotel. It was about eight o’clock at night when I tried to

check into my room. However, my room wasn’t ready and my roommate hadn’t arrived yet, so

even though this was annoying, I wasn’t about to let these circumstances bring down my happy

mood. I was at a writer’s conference and I was on vacation.

So I waited in the lobby with a book in hand and almost immediately I was approached by a

man who asked if I was here for the writer’s conference. I said, yes. He introduced himself by

saying, “I’m Anthony, I’m an attorney and I’m from the Bahamas.” And then almost as an

afterthought he asked, “What’s your name?”


I gave him my name, then he immediately asked, “Do you have a roommate?”

So there is nothing so horrible about this conversation except clearly he was trying to impress

me with his profession and/or place of residence. And who knows if he was actually trying to

pick me up, but of course I told him I had a roommate and I expected her to arrive at any

moment. So Anthony went along his way and left me in the lobby.

As I watched him leave, my romance writer’s imagination took over. I envisioned myself saying.

“No, I don’t have a roommate.”


As a side note, in my head he was much more attractive and gorgeous and sexy too. Next thing

I know he invites me for a ride in his private jet where he takes me to his mansion in the

Bahamas. And you know the rest of the story—we lived happily ever after of course.

But back to reality, I mean, really, what did he expect me to say? And if I did say, no, I don’t

have a roommate. What would he have said? I guess I will never know, I can only imagine.

Was there ever a time you wish you’d said something else in a similar situation? So the story

would have ended differently?




Her Alaskan Hero Blurb

After being left at the altar, California girl Sabrina Tate needs to make a fast getaway. With her

famous overbearing parents and the paparazzi hot on her heels, where else is a jilted bride to

go to lick her wounds but Alaska? With only her tropical honeymoon clothes in tow, she makes

her escape. For two weeks, she’ll live on her own and prove to herself—and her family—that

she can make it without a husband.


Zak Forrester is a man on a mission. He’s turned his rugged yet luxurious Alaskan lodge into a

hotspot for hunters, all in the hope to make up for a painful event in his past. But when

Sabrina—one of the rare women to enter his rugged realm—stumbles into his world, he can’t

get rid of her fast enough. He has no time for her yoga, vegetarian meal requests, or Scrabble.

Soon, neither can resist the other, and two hearts collide. With time ticking away, they have to

decide where they belong. Is a life in a different world better than being a world apart?

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About Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas enjoys a love-hate relationship with Alaska. She lives there with her bush pilot

husband and two teenaged sons. When she isn’t reading, writing, or playing board games, she

is cheering for her sons at their hockey games and tennis matches.

A reluctant reader as a child, she didn’t become interested in books until her teen years when

she discovered historical romance. Now she loves all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide

which one is her favorite.


Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska and was

employed in the airline industry for several years before working in her current position as a

program manager in a higher education.

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