Sarah MacLean

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New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. A romance columnist and co-host of the weekly romance novel podcast, Fated Mates, her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com's Sheroes list and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "the elegantly fuming, utterly intoxicating queen of historical romance." Sarah is a graduate of Smith College & Harvard University. She lives in New York City
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Hi Mariah,
Thanks so much for reading and for your question!
I do research all the time -- watching movies & television, reading books, traveling, reading gossip columns, surfing the web. The truth is, I can come up with a story from pretty much anything, and it's a lot less difficult setting it down in the 1800s than you would think (technology aside).
But -- I couldn't write without the New York Public Library and an annual visit to the British Library. I could spend months in those collections reading newspapers and exploring letters and other things from the time periods in which I write. The library is the best place to begin any research on a time period -- nothing inspires like primary sources!
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You guys! It's here! It's finally finally here! The Rogue Not Taken is out today and I am so excited to introduce Sophie and King to you! 

I've said before that the book is my homage to many things: Romancing the Stone (or any enemies-to-lovers story); roadtrip romances; men who don't know what's hit them; women who want more than what they *should* want; gossip magazines; the Knowles

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He narrowed his gaze, answered her literally. “It’s the name of an angel.”

Penelope tilted her head, thinking. “I’ve never heard of him.”

“You wouldn’t have.”

“Was he a fallen angel?”

“She was, yes.” He hesitated, not wanting to tell her the story, but unable to stop himself. “Lucifer tricked her into falling from heaven.”

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He met her gaze. “She fell in love with him.”

Penelope’s eyes widened. “Did he love her?”

Like an addict loves his addiction. “The only way he knew how.”

She shook her head. “How could he trick her?”

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Stacey is Sassy Hey Sarah, thanks for accepting.

Love your work :-)


Jennifer Can I please be a beta reader of Chase's HEA? Pretty please with sugar on top...PLEASE!


message 18: by Chryssa

Chryssa Sarah....
I can't tell you how much I've laughed with Pippa's antics and lines!!! She is among my all time favourite heroines in all genres!!!
THANK YOU FOR THIS AWESOME BOOK I am reading!!!
P.S: I am willing to give you my first-born for a chance to read Chase's book NOW!!!! even when it's possible that you haven't written it yet!
hahahaha!!! he is simply irresistible!!!


message 17: by Nat O

Nat O I'm halfway done with 'One Good Earl...' & LOVE it. Too bad you can't multiply yourself so us readers can get a new book from ya each month!!


message 16: by Sophie

Sophie Barnes Thanks for the friendship, Sarah - I'm rushing through my TBR list so I can get to your next book =D
Have a great day!


message 15: by Katie

Katie Thanks for accepting my friend request. I recently discovered your books and I absolutely LOVE them. Couldn't put "Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart" down this past Friday night, I was up until 2:00 am finishing it. We seem to have lots of favorite romance authors in common (I also love Gaelen Foley, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Lisa Kleypas). Can't wait to read what you write next!


Casee Marie Thanks for accepting my friend request, Sarah! xx


message 13: by Tiko

Tiko hello Sarah! loved your "love by numbers" series... it was a real pleasure to read :D thanks for accepting my friendship ^_^


message 12: by Dany

Dany Hi Sarah, thank you for accepting my friendship =D And I have a questions: How many books will have Love by numbers Series?

Kisses!
Dany

PS: I loved your books!


Temple Rose Whats up.


message 10: by Leah

Leah Sarah, thank you for accepting my friend request! I finished reading Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake today and I absolutely loved it; I don't think I could have praised it more in my review if I tried. I can't wait to read the next one!

Again, thanks! :D
Leah


message 9: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Sarah!

Thanks for adding me. I really enjoyed Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. It was refreshing to read about an adventurous wallflower. Can't wait to read the next one!

-Gigi


Brianna winter Tammy wrote: "Is there gonna be a sequel to the season?"

i hope so i loved that book.


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Tammy Is there gonna be a sequel to the season?


Lia RaeAnn Thank you so much for adding me as a friend!I LOVE your books!Can you give me any details on your next book?


Natasha Thank you for adding me as a friend. I mean what I say, you're such a good author. The Season was so memorable ;) Can't wait to read your next book(s) in 2010!


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Roger Cottrell Hi Sarah,
Alaways great to meet another writer.
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads.
ROGER


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hey Sarah and thanks for the add! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Jeannie


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Ilyn Ross Thank you, Sarah, for being my friend.


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