Sarah Morgan – The Light of Romance

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Switching on the Light of Romance

Reading and writing romance makes me happy. Maybe it’s because I’m an optimist and 9780373785049_prdromance is an optimistic genre.  For that reason alone romance is frequently denigrated, but I’ve never understood why a book that leaves you feeling happy and uplifted is something to be dismissed. Why is it bad to do something that brings you joy? Romance is sustaining and comforting. Like most romance authors, I receive many emails from readers telling me that my books have helped them through hard times. In today’s demanding world people are constantly seeking ways to relieve the stress of daily living and find happiness. Some seek therapy and some use medication. My stress reliever is to read and write romance.

For me, the joy of romance isn’t just the writing or reading, it lies in the community of people, both readers and authors. Romance has connected me with people across the globe. It has expanded my horizons and enriched my life. I’ve had amazing experiences, discovered new places, made new friends and had plenty of laughs. Like most romance lovers I read widely, often choosing books by well-known authors, but I also love discovering a new-to-me author and one of my favorites at the moment is Sophie Moss ( sophiemossauthor.com ). I’m enjoying her contemporary romance series set on the Chesapeake Bay playing_by_greeks_rules(and I follow her in Instagram so I see the accompanying photos!).

In a world that is often dark and depressing, romance gives us hope.  Reading it is like switching on a light in a dark room.  And maybe some people would rather stay in that dark room, but personally I prefer to turn the light on.


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you experienced sheer joy. 

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was eight years old and I’ll never forget the moment I heard my book was going to be published and I had a new career. I had a toddler and a new baby and I picked them both up and danced round the kitchen.

Tell us about a place that brings you joy, or is attached to a memory of joy.

IMG_0946Every year we take a vacation with family on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall in the South West of England. It’s wild and rugged and completely beautiful. Breathing in the sea air and watching the waves break over the rocks is the perfect way to clear out stress. Being there makes me happy.


Tell us about a sound that brings you joy.

The sound of heavy rain on the roof! I have an office at the bottom of the garden, surrounded by apple trees and leafy plants. It’s perfect in the summer when I can work with the windows open but I also love it when it’s raining. The sound is so relaxing!

What recent book have you read that brought you joy. (Or a book you read in your life that brought you so much joy you’ve never forgotten it.) Why?

Any book that totally absorbs me brings me joy. The last book I read and loved was Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost. Everything she writes is perfect. (I love SAA too! My faves so far are The Peach Keeper and Lost Lake! ~ Bobbi)

And for fun, the joy of choice ~

Pick your Chris! Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Rock, Chris Evans or Christopher Plummer (circ. 1964 aka Capt. Von Trapp?) – trying for a little diversity! ;o)

I’ll have all of them. If I have to pick one, Chris Pine.

Sarah is generously giving away two copies of First Time In Forever, one to an international reader and one to a US friend. To enter leave a comment on this post, on the RARM Facebook post or both (you can find that here) before  Sept. 6 11:59 pm CST. International readers, include your country in the comment.


_MG_2212-1 (1)USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in row for the prestigious RITA ® Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice.

Sarah lives near London with her family. When she isn’t writing she loves spending time outdoors.

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