Sherry Thomas – Delicious Romance

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Do you love Romance? Let’s celebrate. xo

Falling In Love Again

Perhaps what I am about to talk about isn’t, strictly speaking, the joy of romance, but OneInMyHeartmore the pleasure of romance. But hey, if it gives me joy to write, that’s on topic enough.

I just love how delicious a good romance is. Falling in love is one of the most wondrous, most enjoyable experiences there is. Since we can’t fall in love every day of our lives—who has the time for it these days—or even once a week, the next best thing is a good story that captures all the sweetness, excitement, and sweeping drama of falling in love.

Remember that palpable attraction? Remember when a glance had you hyperventilate and a touch sent a sizzle of electricity through your skin? Remember when you lay awake at night, replaying everything you said to each other and dreaming about the next time you’d meet?

A good romance can give you a near perfect approximation of that. Heck, sometimes a great romance can give you an enhanced version of it. Like how NASA first touches up those deep space photographs before they are released, to better wow and amaze the public.

And no, you don’t even have to read the spicier romances to get that experience. theimmortalheightsRemember that moment in Pride and Prejudice, when Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy come across each other accidentally on the grounds of Pemberley? Their eyes instantly met, and the cheeks of both were overspread with the deepest blush.

Talk about sexual awareness beneath all that decorum and all those layers of very proper historical garments.

(Of course, in the A&E adaption, Mr. Darcy was put in damp clothes, to up the ante. But really, the reunion was scrumptious enough even without Colin Firth in a revealing wet shirt.)

So yes, give yourself over to the pleasures of romance. But then again, if you’re here, chances are, you already know exactly what I’m talking about. ☺

Sherry recommends:

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev (see Sonali’s RARM post)

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Questions for the Author:

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

I cried the day my younger son “graduated” from special ed. He’d been receiving extra attention for speech impediments and other learning difficulties and I can’t even tell you how thrilled I was to be told he’d improved enough to not need it anymore. And the good folks at his school were right. He’s been thriving at school in the three years since.

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

Central Park and its surroundings. The very first time I saw New York City I felt an incredible sense of belonging. It has never wavered in all the years since.

Tell us about a sound that brings you joy.

The dings of tasks completed in any electronic game.

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?

Gaudy Nights by Dorothy Sayers. The first time I read the book, I couldn’t get into it at all. I had no idea why there was such word-of-mouth on it. I also had never read any Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. And then, a bunch of years later, I did. And really got into the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane romance.

When I found out that Gaudy Nights was book 3 in their four-book story arc, I hesitated for a good long while. But then I finally dove in and boy, was I well rewarded for it.

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)

1964 Christopher Plummer all the way. When I was 11, I saw The Sound of Music for the first time, dubbed in Chinese. I was transfixed, except I thought, my God, that Captain von Trapp fellow is so old and boring. Not long after I came to the states, I caught the movie on TV, and had the exact same reaction.

Fast forward fifteen years or so. Can’t remember why I watched The Sound of Music again. But oh my, I fanned myself whenever Captain von Trapp was on screen. And Maria, bless her heart, is too young and vanilla for him. Captain von Trapp is the sex!

That was when I knew I was no longer a girl. I’d become a woman. ☺

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sherry thomasUSA Today-bestselling author Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today—and one of the first to be reviewed by the New York Times Book Review.  Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists.  She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award. 

English is Sherry’s second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger’s Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.

Sherry also writes young adult fantasy. The Immortal Heights, volume three of the Elemental Trilogy, releases fall 2015. And her first contemporary romance, The One in My Heart, is now on sale. Find Sherry online at

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