Day 1 – Sarah Morgan – A Secret Affair?

A Secret Affair?

Recently I met a group of women (it’s important for writers to meet with real people occasionally and not just fictional ones!) and one of them was telling us that just the week before she’d avoided a serious house fire because she’d been awake reading at 2am and smelled smoke. She’d left a candle burning downstairs and had she not acted quickly the consequences could have been serious. The other people in the group questioned her about the damage, which fortunately was minimal. My question was ‘what were you reading?’

Sarah's 2013 Rita winner

I knew she had two very young children. For a mother of very young children to stay awake until 2am reading had to mean it was a good book. She blushed and said it was just a piece of ‘light rubbish’. I pointed out that the ‘light rubbish’ had kept her reading until the early hours and possibly saved her house from burning down and I’d really like to know what it was. She finally told me the title. It was a romance. This woman loved the book so much she chose to read it instead of sleep, but instead of saying to us ‘you have to read this book, it was so amazing’, she was embarrassed and uncomfortable about admitting she’d read it. Why? Because this was a group of women who didn’t know each other and she was afraid of being judged negatively.

I have a friend who is addicted to historical romances. She reads them while commuting into London, but because she is afraid of being judged she slides the book inside a literary work she’s never actually read and never intends to read.

Society dismisses romance as unimportant, but what is more important than human relationships? Like many writers I’ve received numerous letters from readers telling me my books have comforted them in hard times and made them smile. Romance fiction gives women strength and courage. It can provide inspiration and lift you up when times are hard. A good book can be a friend, an escape and a teacher. Through a romance you can indulge in a love affair with no consequences and journey to foreign lands (without airport queues).

Do I mind that sometimes people read my books in secret? No, I don’t. We don’t all want conflict in every part of our lives and I want my books to be a source of entertainment, not stress. I’d rather be the author a reader is addicted to in secret than the author of the book that sits on the shelf to impress visitors but is never picked up. That’s a boring life for a book. I want my books to feel loved, wanted and needed. I’m happy when my backlist fills someone’s ereader. I’m happy to be the author of a book that’s crushed into a bag and brought out in times of anxiety, stress or simply because the owner needs a moment to herself before dealing with real life. I want my books to have curled up corners because they’ve been read so many times (you should see my copy of Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights!).

Read romance in public or in private, I don’t care, but if you’re up at 2am reading a book because you can’t put it down, email me privately and let me know the title. I want to read it too.

Sarah
xxxx


 

Questions for the Author

What is the craziest or ugliest object in your house, and why do you keep it?

A strange shaped pot (I think it’s supposed to be a pot) made for me in a pottery class by my son when he was four. I have no idea what it was meant to be but I love it and it has pride of place on my windowsill.

If there was a movie made about your life, what would it be called? (And just for fun, who would play you?)

The Writer Wears Prada Pajamas.  DouksApp
Starring Emily Blunt as Sarah Morgan.
Pajamas by Victoria’s Secret.

What is the best non-monetary gift you’ve ever been given?

Love. And also my children (although my husband smiled when he read this and asked if I’ve ever added up how much they’d cost us since they were born)

If you had to pick one romantic scene or couple to recommend to a first-time reader of YOUR books, which would it be?

I’d pick Damon and Polly from my 2012 RITA winning book Doukakis’s Apprentice. And I’d read the scene when they arrive in Paris.

Which author are you reading at the moment?

I’m reading books by Carol Marinelli, Ruthie Knox and Nicola Cornick. (*All three authors also provided R-A-R M content. You can find the post from Ruthie Knox here, Nicola  Cornick’s here and Carol Marinelli’s here – with thanks to the IHeartPresents blog for hosting it!)


You are reading this essay at ReadARomanceMonth.com. Be sure to visit the About Read-A-Romance Month to learn more, or the Authors & Contributors page to see a list of all the great romance writers who are participating in celebrating the romance genre during the month of August.  Also visit the Awesome Contests page to see how you can register each week to win “A Month of Romance” (31 books), e-readers, and even the Grand Central Grand Prize, an iPad mini. If you love romance, then this is the place to be!

 Sarah has generously donated a copy of her next Harlequin Presents release, LOST TO THE DESERT WARRIOR to give away (international okay). To enter, either leave a comment here or enter the weekly drawing on the contest page. Or both.  (Only one entry per commenter per post, though – multiple comments on one essay does not give you more chances.)  Comment entries must be posted by midnight EST Aug 1 to be eligible, though winners will be announced the following week.


 

SarahMorganUSA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. As well as writing for Harlequin Presents, her first full length novel, Sleigh Bells in the Snow will be published by HQN in October and Ripped, her first title for the Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin programme will be out in November. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. She loves chatting with readers by email and on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • TrishJ

    I have been known to read all night long if the book is good. My children (all grown now) can remember going to a used book book store and watching a huge projection TV while I roamed the Harlequin book bin. We would buy ice cream and go to the park where they played and I read.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Trish, not being able to put a book down is the greatest compliment an author can be given!
      Hope you find some great summer reading.
      Sarah
      x

    • Lovely memory, Trish! xoxo

  • Carla Michelle Peavler Alcorn

    I have never heard of you and I’m sad for that because obviously you are a wonderful author! This is the great thing about having events like these, now I have a new author I can read! When I go to a store that has a book section, my children groan and say “oh Mom! You have enough books!” To which I immediately reply, “You can never have enough books!” It’s lovely to meet you! I will be emailing you with a book recommendation that I chose over sleep :o)

    • Sarah Morgan

      Carla my response is always the same! ‘You can never have enough books’. It’s lovely to ‘meet’ you too! And I look forward to hearing your book recommendations 🙂 Have a fabulous romance reading month xxx

      • Thanks Carla! I’m glad you’re here!

        And I used to think I couldn’t have enough books, but I’m feeling overrun. Now I say, “You can never READ enough books”, but HAVING all of them is going to take a castle. Can I please have that library in Beauty & The Beast? xoxo

  • WelnaB

    I absolutely love your books – I own 10 titles as well as a further 2 where you collaborated. The Ferraras (and now the Correttis) are my favourites. I just had a further two Corretti books delivered this morning via Kindle which were released today. Thank you for writing such great books. If I ever turn author your writing style would be aspired to!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Weina, I’m so glad you love my books! That makes me so happy 🙂 I had such fun with the Ferraras (I’m secretly in love with Cristiano! Don’t tell my husband) but my Corretti book, An Invitation to Sin, is one of my favourite books. It was such fun to write. I hope it made you smile 🙂 And whether you are reading or writing, I wish you all the very best
      Love Sarah
      xxxxxx

  • Ruth

    Nice to meet you, Sarah! I had to laugh because, I, too, would be the one who asked, “What were you reading?” I got a lovely bookcase for a Christmas present. Romance novels continue to spill over onto the dresser, the drawers, and the floor. A friend came over the other day and “straightened,” but I don’t care! I’ll pick up the laundry, the shoes, the mail, but my books are just fine wherever they are!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Ruth, I can’t think of a more perfect gift than a bookcase! Except perhaps the books to go on it 🙂 Or another bookcase – which it sounds as if you need. Great to ‘meet’ you too!

  • I simply love this essay, and I, too, am always asking people what they’re reading, even when to other people that’s not the ‘obvious’ question. Thanks so much for participating, Sarah, and will you ever tell us what that book was? ;o)

    • Sarah Morgan

      I was sworn to secrecy Bobbi 🙂

  • Niki Rittenhouse

    I hate it when people think that reading a romance novel is less than reading another kind of book. I love them!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Niki, it’s sad that she felt she needed to hide it because she was afraid of the negative judgement of others. And I love them too 🙂

    • :o/ Best thing we can do is take up the mantle when we can in as respectful way as possible. I’m trying to do my part! :o)

  • Linnea Bassin

    I love my nook because I don’t have to tell people what I am reading but I have found a group of friends that I grew up with that we share books on Nook and we love it. It is easier for me to keep the inappropriate stuff away from my kids on a nook. I have one very smart little girl that tries to read over my shoulder. When she is older I will share with her but she is 8 and too young for romances.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Linnea, an e reader is perfect for that, isn’t it? And for storing so many books so that you don’t have to choose whether to throw some or move house! It’s great to have found like minded friends. I love nothing more than talking about fantastic reads with people. Hope you have a great reading month x

  • girlygirlhoosier52

    I’ve loved reading romances since the 1960’s… yup, I’m that old!

    • Sarah Morgan

      There is no such thing as ‘old’! Just experienced 🙂 But isn’t it great that you’ve had pleasure from reading romance for so long. May that continue long into the future xx

  • Courtney Cogswell

    Haha, I love it! I’ve unabashedly read romance novels as long as I can remember and I believe I’m a happier, more well adjusted person for it 🙂 I frequently stay up way too late reading a great book because I just can’t put it down. I’ll definitely check out your books and add them to my quickly filling up kindle!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Courtney, I couldn’t agree more. I’m definitely happier for reading (and writing!) romance. Sometimes when I’m in the middle of a fantastic story I force myself to wait to read the next chapter because I love that delicious feeling of anticipation that can propel me through the most boring daily tasks. You can read the first chapter of most of my recent books on my website so you can try before you buy 🙂 Happy reading Courtney xx

  • Melinda Oktavia

    I love romance books too, I went to the bank a lot for my job and sometimes when I was in the bank and I have to wait through a very long line, I’ll read some novels I brought from home(that was before I have a cellphone that I can used as an e-book reader) and sometimes when I got a copy of Mills and Boon books with ‘hot’ cover, I’ll read them secretly by making sure the cover will not be seen, even if that means I have to bent my body downward, tiring but it’s okay

    • Sarah Morgan

      Melinda, I think sometimes the ‘hot’ covers are something we prefer not to reveal in certain company 🙂 But I agree that e readers and phones have made it easier to read in small chunks while waiting, whether it’s in line at a bank or picking up kids! I know I read more because of it. x

  • Laura Cook

    Romances keep me sane in my chaotic. Don’t want to think where I might be without them! Thank you thank you!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Laura, romances keep me sane too! And thank you for reading xxxx

  • Amy McKechney Lang

    Romances are my escape and I always have one with me! My husband is a musician and always has to be to a venue at least 3 hours before he performs so I just find a place to curl up with my book or Kindle and I keep myself occupied while he sets up and does sound check.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Amy, what a perfect way to read romance! I love that story so much. Thanks for sharing. I shall imagine you doing that. Hope you find lots of perfect summer reading and thanks for dropping by and joining in xx

  • suepeace

    I find there is enough depression, crazy stuff going on around me sometimes and I work in critical care, so it’s not a happy place, that romance is the perfect escape! It’s also real, and it’s so great to go to a happy place that makes you feel good!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Sue, I couldn’t agree more and I’m glad you’ve found a way to decompress after a stressful day. You do such an important job. Hugs and thanks and happy reading from all of us! xxx

    • Thanks, Sue! Glad you found us!!! xoxo

  • Nancy Huddleston

    My first grader was asked “What is mommy doing while you are at school?” Answer from daughter ” Sitting in her chair reading.” She knows me so well.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Nancy, what a wonderful example you are setting! I love that story. Hope you have plenty of good reading this summer xx

    • love this! xoxo

  • Helen Mary LeClair

    I was one of those who would say I was reading some great piece of literature when asked what was on my kindle, instead of being honest about the great romance book I was reading. Then I wised up, I was reading and it was enjoyable so why lie and feel bad. So now I’m honest when asked what I’m reading.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Helen, I’m just glad you love romance! And I’m pleased you want to spread the word. Hope you find plenty of great reading to spread the word about this summer. Thanks for joining in Read A Romance month xx

    • Thanks so much Helen! Me, too! xoxo

  • Amy

    lifeis short. I say do what you like to do and don’t spend an ounce of time wondering what over people think, much less worrying about it. And lots of women like to read romance novels. Um, do they apologize for reading Jane Austen?

    • Sarah Morgan

      That sounds like great advice Amy! I suspect we all spend WAY too much time worrying about what other people think. And their probably not even thinking about us! Have a great summer xx

    • Hi, Amy, thanks for the comment. I write a piece for NPR that’s linked off the ‘About’ page you might find interesting, if you haven’t seen it already. xoxo

      • Amy

        reading it now! Thanks for the heads up!~ And great work!~

  • Bette Hansen

    I use to be a closet romance reader but quickly learned there were a lot of us out there and we should share all the good books we happen upon

    • Sarah Morgan

      Bette, isn’t it wonderful how many other romance readers and writers there are? I have made so many good friends through writing romance fiction. And there is nothing better than a good book recommendation. Hope you have plenty this summer! xx

  • christinejensen

    I love a book that keeps me reading until 2AM (maybe I don’t love it quite so much the next morning when I have to get up at a normal time).

    • Sarah Morgan

      LOL Christine, I’m the same – I regret it the next morning but at the time I love being so involved in the story. Hope there are lots of books keeping you awake this summer! xx

    • right? (sigh)

  • brhill2010

    I never really hid my love for romance. I guess when people asked why I read that type of book I said that there was something about the genre that kept me coming back. Never really though of what enticed me to read romance other than every woman had a hero even though he didn’t always know it. This is how I view life that every person has their personal hero and when they come into your life you will know it!!

    • Sarah Morgan

      ‘Every person has their personal hero’. I love that so much! Thanks so much for joining in the start of Read A Romance month! xx

    • lovely, thank you!

  • Tawnya Bentley

    I never hide my love for romance books, and when men make snide remarks, I usually come back with, “And that’s why I read the books!”. Love your books, and thank you for the giveaway!

    • Sarah Morgan

      LOL Tawnya, that is so funny. What a great come back! I’m so pleased you enjoy my books and good luck with the giveaway. xx

    • Ruth

      Lol! I’ve said the same thing! Men claim to be unable to understand women. All they have to do is read a romance novel. I think we should keep extras copies of our favs handy and before we even go on a 1st date, hand the guy the romance novel and say, “HERE is your key to enlightenment.” If he scoffs, he’s not the right one 🙂

  • Rowan Worth

    I always had to laugh at my old office–it was that, or do violence. AVID romance readers, but academics who REFUSED to admit they enjoyed them.They’d share them from person to person saying, “Oh-you HAVE to read this! It’s FABULOUS! Er…for trash. And I want it back when you’re done…I’ve told so-n-so she can borrow it next….just for fun.” And with you TOTALLY on the 2 a.m. thing! One night years ago, I stayed up to watch a movie I had always missed the last 15 minutes of–and was able to stop a break in because I was awake, alert, and realized what was going on. Still have a soft spot for that film. (The Deep)

    • Sarah Morgan

      Wow Rowan, that’s a good story (I don’t think I’ve seen The Deep – now I’m warned I’ll be awake at 2am!) And it’s funny when people describe books as ‘trash’ but won’t be parted from them 🙂 Thanks for commenting. Great to ‘meet’ you xxx

  • Nicole Fortuna

    I love romance books and so many books have kept me up to at 2am

    • Sarah Morgan

      Nicole, so glad romance has kept you reading past your bedtime 🙂 long may that continue xxx

  • Sharlene Wegner

    I have no problem reading romance books, anywhere! I always have a paperback in my bag. The librarians are used to me by now & sometimes I even tell them I took out the book for the picture on the cover! (I think you know what I mean!)

    • Sarah Morgan

      Sharlene, nothing makes me more excited than a beautiful book cover! I do read digital editions too, but if a book has a beautiful cover I will keep glancing at it as I read 🙂 And I often carry a paperback in my bag too! xx

  • Raynelle Nazario

    🙂 I’ve had some books that have kept me up ALL night!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Raynelle, that’s so good to hear! I bet you were REALLY tired the next day 🙂 xxx

  • Lisa Scolese Chan

    If a book kept someone up till 2am or later, i would definitely want to know what it was too.

    • Sarah Morgan

      LOL Lisa, glad I’m not the only one xx

  • tonda hargett

    I love the ideas for your movie! lol 🙂

    • Sarah Morgan

      Thanks Tonda 🙂 I’m hoping the hero in my movie will be in pyjamas too. We’ll have fun! xx

  • Valerie

    I agree it’s a shame that women feel bad or ashamed about reading romance novels. I wish we could change that

    • Sarah Morgan

      Hi Valerie, I agree it would be nice to change it in an ideal world, but when the world isn’t ideal at least we have romance xx

      • Valerie

        This is very true and it makes escaping easy… and admittedly the ebook makes it easier for those who like to hide their novels so at least authors are being read more….

        • Sarah Morgan

          Yes, it’s the reading part that is important 🙂

  • Kim

    I’m reading Invitation to Sin, my very first Sarah Morgan book. It got such good reviews that I bought it. I’m only a few chapters in, but I like it.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Kim, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I really hope it makes you smile xx

  • JW Ashley

    This post reminds of that great Nicholson Baker quote:
    “At some point you have to set aside snobbery and what you think is culture and recognize that any random episode of Friends is probably better, more uplifting for the human spirit, than ninety-nine percent of the poetry or drama or fiction or history every published. Think of that. Of course yes, Tolstoy and of course yes Keats and blah blah and yes indeed of course yes. But we’re living in an age that has a tremendous richness of invention. And some of the most inventive people get no recognition at all. They get tons of money but not recognition as artists. Which is probably much healthier for them and better for their art.”
    Of course, It’s hard writing and reading in a genre that is dismissed and devalued, but ultimately it’s been better for us. We write more. We invent more. We read more. And each book we pick up is another life we get to live. If folks don’t get it… it’s their loss

    • Sarah Morgan

      Thank you so much for posting this. I love it so much and it’s perfect for Read a Romance month xxx

  • Susan Mallery

    Hi, Sarah! Loved your reaction to her story. I would’ve asked her what she was reading, too! Maybe some day she’ll be brave enough to come out of the romance closet. Maybe Read a Romance Month will help! 😉

    • Sarah Morgan

      Hi Susan, I really hope she comes out of the romance closet too! Especially as I suspect there are far more people snuggled in that closet with her than she suspects. I’m so thrilled to be kicking of Read a Romance month with you! My house is full of your wonderful, uplifting books. xxx

  • Adeline Pulenyane

    Hi Sarah! I love your book ‘A Night of No Return’, I’ve read it thrice and still can’t get enough of it.The first time I read it, I would even take it with me to the ladies. I would have a ‘running stomach’ to avoid questions from kids and hubby. They’d ask me why I go to the loo with a book though. So yep, I can’t get enough of handsome, unguarded Lucas and his unselfish Emma.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Hi Adeline, so glad you loved ‘A Night of No Return’. That’s made my day 🙂 I’m laughing at your ‘running stomach’ excuse. I’ve filed that away in my brain to use myself. I loved Lucas too and he so badly needed his Emma! Have a great Read a Romance month x

      • Adeline Pulenyane

        Thanks Sarah. Lol and I’m glad I could be of any help, use it away.

  • Kim

    I love your post!! It’s unfortunate that so many people dismiss romance as a genre. I display some of my romance books right next to some of the classics. I really enjoy your books!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Hi Kim, I have my books all mixed up on my shelves too but some of the spines are more damaged than others! So glad you enjoy my books and thanks for joining in Read a Romance week xxx

  • Kim Cornwell

    I loved your post! I my self love reading anywhere! My husband tells everyone “she always has a book in her hand”. I never leave home without one! You never now when or where you can sneak in a few pages!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Hi Kim, ‘never leave home without a romance book’ could be a slogan for Read a Romance month! I love it. And I’m all for sneaking pages here and there. When I’m really busy I’ve read whole books that way, Hope you find lots of good books to read this summer xx

  • May

    Love this interview. 🙂 Also like Ruthie Know as well…

    • Sarah Morgan

      Hi May, glad you enjoyed it. I love Ruthie Knox too. So many wonderful books to read out there! xx

  • Dana Shoulders

    I’ve never read any of your books but I love your post so much, that I’m going to have to try one because I totally agree. I promise if it keeps me up until 2am, that I’ll let you know.

    • Sarah Morgan

      Dana, I really hope one of my books keeps you up until 2am! That is the highest praise for the author. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post. Hope you find plenty of great reading this summer xxxx

  • Jen Ferraro Stepke

    I love all things romance! I wanted to say a great big “THANK YOU” to all of you amazing writers!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Thank you Jan, and a great big THANK YOU from the authors to you because romance readers are THE BEST xxxx

  • Cheryl Hastings

    Many books keep me up late at night…it’s a bad habit I have had for years!!

    • Sarah Morgan

      LOL Cheryl, I can think of worse habits to have 🙂 Hope you find plenty to keep you up this summer xxx

  • Ann

    I work in a public library, and LOVE when someone finally admits that the Romance is why they enjoyed the book!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Ann, working in a library must put you in a unique position to observe the true reading tastes of many 🙂 You do a great job.xxx

  • erom13

    I love Nora Roberts, too. 🙂 Thanks for the great post.

    • Sarah Morgan

      I love Nora so much! She is such a talent. I get so excited when I know she has a new book coming out. So glad you enjoyed the post! Have a wonderful, book-filled summer xxx

  • Marcy Shuler

    I proudly read romances. I just love the escape from troubles it gives me.

    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • Sarah Morgan

      So glad you love romances Marcy! Wonderful to ‘meet’ you. x

  • Jen C

    Even today I had to defend my love of romances! I’ll still keep reading in public though. Hey, that’s how I’ve met some of my best friends!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Jen, how wonderful to have met friends through books. Long may that continue! Thanks for dropping by. So good to ‘meet’ you xxx

  • Britney Adams

    LOVE the romance! Thank you!!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Thank YOU for reading Britney. Romance readers are the best xxx

  • Rose

    Romance books are some of my favorite books. This books sounds really good.

    • Sarah Morgan

      So glad you enjoy romance Rose! Whatever books you pick up this summer, hope they keep you up until 2am xxx

  • MaryC

    Enjoyed the Q&A.

    • Sarah Morgan

      So glad you enjoyed it Mary! Thanks for dropping by and being part of Read A Romance month. So good to see you here xxx

  • Alina Popescu

    I loose a lot of sleep with reading and I love romance novels!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Sarah Morgan

      So glad you love romance Alina! Good to ‘meet’ you and good luck with the giveaway. I’m doing another on goodreads this month so if you’re a member there you could enter that too! xx

      • Alina Popescu

        The pleasure is all mine.
        BTW I would love to see that movie :)) I can totally identify with the title

        • Sarah Morgan

          LOL glad I’m not the only one who considers pyjamas an important part of the working wardrobe 🙂

  • dragonyka

    Books – not just romance – often keep me up far too late at night. I admit I’m a secret romance reader, but as I read for my enjoyment – and a certain amount of escapism – I want the books I read to make me feel happy. My husband says “but you know what’s going to happen in the end!” – he just doesn’t get that it’s how the people involved get there, the book as a journey not just a destination. So I read on my ebook reader and try not to worry about what anyone else thinks.

    • Sarah Morgan

      I read for enjoyment too and always choose books that make me feel happy so we are alike in that! And you’re right that the journey to ‘happy ever after’ is different every time. It’s all about the characters and their emotions. Not everyone gets that, but we do! Hope you find lots of happy ever afters this summer! Thanks for being part of Read A romance month xxx

  • CYP @ A Bookalicious Story

    I don’t know, romance just curls my toes and lets me experience a little fairytale each time a pick a book up. 🙂

    • Sarah Morgan

      Ooh I love that so much! Hope you have plenty of fairytale reading this summer! Thanks for commenting xx

      • CYP @ A Bookalicious Story

        Hey, thanks! Though we don’t have summer here, we only have the hot season or the monsoon season here in Singapore. I’d love for a nice winter wonderland sometime. Oh well! Haha, you have a great summer too! 🙂

        • Sarah Morgan

          LOL we don’t have an official monsoon season in London but sometimes it feels that way!

  • Eirene Oh

    All my romance books are in my ereader because they’re always my go to reads when I’m bored or in need of some cheering up. It’s always such a good feeling when you meet someone (in person haha) who loves the same romance authors as you though!

    • Sarah Morgan

      Great to have all your favourite reads in one place Eirene! And yes, it’s great to meet like minded readers. Hope you find plenty to add to your ereader this summer xx

  • geraldine sadiku

    Love all things romance have been reading Mills and Boon as well as other romances since i was 13 and i am now 40. Would like to thank all authors for bringing escapism into my life, it has been with me through the good and bad times don’t know what i would do without the happy endings

  • Debbie

    I absolutely LOVE your books. You are my favorite writer at Harlequin. Every new book you write, I always stay up at night until I finish it. I feel that every book you write is my favorite. But I have to say that I have reread “Bella and the Merciless Sheikh” at least five times. If it is a long time in between a new book from you, I always go back to this one.