Robin Perini


Mystery, Romance (romantic suspense, romantic thriller, cozy mystery, paranormal romance, romantic mystery), Suspense, Thriller, Other Fiction, Other Nonfiction


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Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller of Forgotten Secrets, Robin Perini is an internationally bestselling author devoted to giving readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventures with a love story sure to melt their hearts. A RITA Award finalist and winner of the prestigious RWA Golden Heart Award, she sold fourteen titles to two publishers in less than two years. A nationally acclaimed writing instructor, by day she is an analyst for an advanced technology corporation but her passion remains as an advocate for those who battle Alzheimer’s Disease, in honor of her mother. You can learn more about Robin’s writing, teaching and advocacy by connecting with her through her website at

In Memoriam

The following was written by Kathy Louise Schuit for the February 2023 issue of SouthWest Sage.

Robin Lynn Perini was a member, supporter and frequent speaker for SWW, with her most recent presentation taking place in November 2022. Robin passed away on January 10, 2023 after a short illness.

The author of 16 mystery romance novels with more than a million copies sold, Robin, nevertheless, busted all the stereotypes of a romance author. Her obituary details her many academic accomplishments as well as her literary success. Robin was Valedictorian of her Hobbs, NM high school class, earned a degree in biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma, and attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine for three years before deciding to become a writer. She also obtained a master’s degree in Business Management Technology, held down a full-time job at Sandia Laboratories, and cared for her ailing mother through a lengthy illness.

Social media manager Maegan Marshall posted a final message to Robin’s Facebook account:

“It is hard to say goodbye to Robin, as she has been an amazing friend and client for the past nine years. Though we are having to say goodbye to Robin, we can smile knowing her writings will live on forever. Please take a moment to send a prayer to the Perini family during this difficult time.

This will be the final post under this account. Please take a moment to leave a comment in her memory or about one of her novels; she would have loved reading them all.”

Eight days before her death, Robin was still marketing books on her Facebook page. Current posts register disbelief at her sudden passing:

Harlequin Intrigue
It is with great sadness that I must tell you Author Robin Perini has died at the young age of fifty-seven. She was a wonderful author, a super-intelligent woman, one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever known, a sister-of-the-heart to many, and one of my closest friends. ~ Angi Morgan

A memorial service for Robin was held on January 28, 2023 at St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. The full obituary is available HERE, and condolence comments may be made on her Facebook page.


Title: Forgotten Secrets (Singing River Book 1)
Publisher: Montlake/2016
Genre: Romantic Thriller

For Riley Lambert, being an FBI profiler isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. At the age of ten, she witnessed her twelve-year-old sister’s abduction from her bedroom. Fifteen years later and still searching for her sister, Riley has been called to another kidnapping, this time in the small Wyoming town of Singing River, to save a doctor snatched in the light of day. To complicate matters, her only witness, the woman’s grandmother, is afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

Battling against few leads and little time, Riley delves into a small town’s secrets with help from the missing woman’s brother, Navy SEAL and Acting Deputy Sheriff Thayne Blackwood. Can Riley decipher enough evidence to save Thayne’s sister, even as her past and his present collide in a shocking revelation no one could expect?

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Title: In Her Sights (Montgomery Justice Book 1)
Publisher: Montlake/2011
Genre: Romantic Thriller

Jasmine “Jazz” Parker, Jefferson County SWAT’s only female sniper, can thread the eye of a needle with a bullet. But she carries a secret from her past that she thought she buried for good at the age of fifteen. Two years ago she even drove away the one man she believed she could love—ex-Army Ranger turned reporter Luke Montgomery—to keep her past hidden. Now, in a fleeting second, the time it takes for one clean shot, one perfect hit, to save the life of the governor’s daughter, Jazz’s world begins to crumble around her.

Luke splashes her face and name across the front page of the newspaper, reawakening her past with a vengeance. A vicious enemy is now bent on destroying her life, forcing Jazz to turn to the one man she can never have in order to stop a killer before she and everyone she cares about pays the ultimate price. Full of explosive action and almost unbearable suspense, In Her Sights is a relentless, steamy thriller surprisingly infused with soul and poignancy.

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Title: Finding Her Son (Carder Texas Connections Book 1)
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue/2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Investigating a cold case is SWAT cop Mitch Bradford’s worst nightmare—especially when it involves a kidnapped infant. But thanks to an injury, he’ll have to settle for following Emily Wentworth instead of breaking down doors and cuffing criminals. The prime suspect in a mysterious disappearance, Emily has always claimed she was framed. And as he earns the trust of the incredibly desperate—and unbelievably beautiful—mother, every instinct tells Mitch to believe her. Then new evidence unfolds, revealing an elaborate conspiracy and forcing Emily into a deadly spotlight. Now, torn between loyalty to the badge and his promises to Emily, Mitch may have to make the ultimate sacrifice if he’s to bring her little boy home.

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