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Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.

When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She curren...more


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Sophie Barnes I don't really get writer's block, perhaps because I'm constantly thinking about my book. Before going to sleep at night, I think about how I'm going…moreI don't really get writer's block, perhaps because I'm constantly thinking about my book. Before going to sleep at night, I think about how I'm going to continue from where I left off. This way I'm ready with ideas as soon as I wake up the next day.(less)
Sophie Barnes Set deadlines for yourself or a minimum daily word count. I've been doing that since the very first book I wrote and it ensured that I managed to…moreSet deadlines for yourself or a minimum daily word count. I've been doing that since the very first book I wrote and it ensured that I managed to finish my manuscript even though I had a busy day with a baby and a toddler to take care of, but I was determined to be a writer so I wrote whenever the kids were napping or in the evenings after they went to bed. I think perseverance is key, and that also applies when you're submitting your finished work. Also, don't let anyone discourage you from achieving your dreams. Every writer I know has received rejection letters - it's part of the process.(less)
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“It began with the twitch of her lower lip as it took on a life of its own, rippling outward to the corners of her mouth and forcing them upward into a helpless smile. She instantly clasped one hand over her mouth in a frantic attempt to silence the sound that was coming from her throat. The result was that she half-spluttered, half-coughed, her eyes painfully wide as she desperately wished a hole would emerge in the oriental carpet and mercifully swallow her up.”
Sophie Barnes, How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back

“Never in a million years would he have imagined her to look at him like that - eyelids batting of their own volition and her lips puckering in expectation as she leaned slightly forward. Yet here she was doing precisely that - it was much too comical to stop the smile crossing his face.
And that was when she hit him.
It wasn't a faint slap on the cheek. No, Alexandra put all her weight behind the right hook that landed squarely across his jaw, throwing him completely off balance.
Damnation!”
Sophie Barnes, Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventure

“Reaching the bottom of the stairs, Anthony turned to look at her. It was difficult for him to discern her expression with the mask she was wearing, but he could see her eyes, and there was something so honest, yet desperate, hidden there that he found it impossible to look away. She was mesmerizing, and whatever reason she had for being there, he knew that it was vitally important to her, that attending the ball was not without risk.”
Sophie Barnes, The Trouble With Being a Duke

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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)
Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:
- Red
- White
- Blue
- Purple/Pink
- Black/Miscellaneous
- Yellow/Gold/Orange

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

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“It began with the twitch of her lower lip as it took on a life of its own, rippling outward to the corners of her mouth and forcing them upward into a helpless smile. She instantly clasped one hand over her mouth in a frantic attempt to silence the sound that was coming from her throat. The result was that she half-spluttered, half-coughed, her eyes painfully wide as she desperately wished a hole would emerge in the oriental carpet and mercifully swallow her up.”
Sophie Barnes, How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back

“And then of course there was her opinion to consider. Would she ever care to entertain the thought of kissing him, let alone marrying him? He was willing to bet his life that she wasn't. Not yet anyway. Therefore, he had made up his mind. He had devised a carefully thought-out plan, its sole purpose being to eventually ensure Emily's hand in marriage. And he would do it the old fashioned way--through trickery.”
Sophie Barnes, How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back

“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods.
They kill us for their sport.”
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message 23: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend invite, Sophie!"

Thanks for accepting, Carol =) Enjoy your weekend!


Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you so much for the friend invite, Sophie!


message 21: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Goldie wrote: "Hey, thanks for the add! Looking forward to more books from you. :)"
Thanks, Goldie - working hard to make it happen =)


message 20: by Goldie

Goldie Hey, thanks for the add! Looking forward to more books from you. :)


message 19: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Happy Friday everyone! I'm over at Not Another Romance Blog today to share with you a short story I've written for the holiday hop being hosted. It's a drunken Christmas escapade which I had great fun with, so stop by for a visit and a chance to WIN a signed copy of 'There's Something About Lady Mary' =)
href="http://notanotherromanceblog.blogspot... Drunken Christmas Escapade


Laura the Highland Hussy Hi Sophie, Thanks for the friend-vite :)

I can't wait to chat books with you!


message 17: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Donna wrote: "Sophie:
Thanks for friending me on Goodreads.

Donna"


Thank YOU, Donna - looking forward to following your reviews =)


message 16: by Donna

Donna Sophie:
Thanks for friending me on Goodreads.

Donna


message 15: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Ha ha! Thank you for accepting =)Looking forward to it!


Elizabeth (Liz) Thank you for the friend invite!! I'll be checking out your books now! Yay!!


message 13: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes I will be visiting the Avon Romance facebook page at 12pm EST to answer YOUR questions! Make sure to join us =)


message 12: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Sophie, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador"


Hello Kim,
What a delight it is to make your acquaintance =)
Thank you so much for your support & for believing in my work.

Sophie


Harlequin Books Hello Sophie, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


message 10: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Stop by for the last day of my book tour and check out the interview, chat about who your favorite romance couple is or just enjoy the gorgeous picture of Hugh Jackman =)
Currently under way over at Romancing Rakes: http://romancingrakes4theluvofromance...


Sophie Barnes Happening right now:
VBT: A day in the life of a historical novelist. (edit)
Author appearance, February 02, 2012 09:00AM — 19 people invited
All the Days of, US
http://allthedaysof.blogspot.com/
This will by the fourth stop of my five day book tour in honor of my debut novel with a chance to win a $25 amazon.com gift certificate


Sophie Barnes Ruby Rose wrote: "thanks for the invite! =) hope to read your books soon.

insert: same here, we do love the Bridgertons."


Thanks Ruby - I hope you enjoy them =)


Ruby Rose thanks for the invite! =) hope to read your books soon.

insert: same here, we do love the Bridgertons.


Sophie Barnes My book tour in honor of my debut novel, How Miss Rutherfor Got Her Groove Back is under way. If you're interested, please don't hesitate to stop by www.reading-romances.com for a quick visit. Have a great day everyone!
x


Sophie Barnes Thanks for the friendship, Kat. I love the Bridgertons, and wouldn't you know it...Romancing Mr. Bridgerton is the very book that got me started as a Regency period romance author - love the humor! Fortunately I still have 3 books left in the series...not sure what I'll do once I finish reading them. Read them again perhaps?
Have a great weekend and all the best,
Sophie
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Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ Thanks for friendship add. How are you liking the Bridgerton family? This series started my love for Regency romance.

Looking forward to reading your book!!!!!
:-)


Sophie Barnes Thank you so much, Delilah - can't wait to read more of your books =)


Delilah Marvelle Thank you Sophie for the Friendship!!! Happy Reading and Happy Writing!


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