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We have author Sarah Morgan visiting. She's talking about Sicily and her AN INVITATION TO SIN and there's a giveaway to one commenter!

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Over to Sarah now...


Sizzle in Sicily….

 

One of the many wonderful aspects of reading and writing is that you can travel the world through the pages of a book. One of my favorite places to travel is the Mediterranean.

 

I love setting books in Sicily, as readers will know if they read my duet about the Ferrara brothers. No sooner had I finished writing those books, my editor told me I was back in Sicily for the book she wanted me to write as part of the Corretti continuity. This wasn’t a hardship. It meant staring at pictures of blue skies, sparkling sea, citrus trees (Sicily is famous for its blood oranges) and of course the snow capped Mount Etna, which is as volatile as any Harlequin Presents alpha male!

 

An Invitation to Sin is the story of Luca Corretti and Taylor Carmichael. When circumstances force them together, they discover they have more in common than they could have imagined. This book is ‘bad boy’ meets ‘bad girl’ and I had such fun writing it. Set against the warmth of a Sicilian summer, I hope it transports you to another world for a short time.

 

Is there anywhere you’d like to visit just because you’ve read about it in a story? There's a signed copy of my An Invitation to Sin for one commenter!

 

39 comments:

  1. I've never made it to Sicily (which is a shame--I love blood oranges! :), and even though I've been to Paris before, I'd love to go back and spend some serious time there after a few books I've read that were set there!

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    1. Meradeth, I love Paris too! My book Doukakis's Apprentice was partly set in Paris. It would be amazing to spend serious time there I agree. I hope that happens for you one day!
      Sarah
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  2. Yes, I'm dying to go to London. I've read so many books set there and I need to go one day.

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    1. Kelly, London is fantastic and I still think that even though I'm lucky enough to live there. It's particularly gorgeous in the summer with the sun sparkling off the river and the Houses of Parliament. And I love the buzz of Covent Garden. Hope you make it here one day!
      Sarah
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  3. Yes there is I would love to go to Italy, I have read about it in books so mant time as being beautiful, gorgeous rich in culture and filled with years of art and history. I would love to experience it for myself.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway Sarah!

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    1. Desere, Italy would be a perfect choice - really hope you get there someday!
      Sarah
      xx

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  4. I'd love to visit Italy because of the books I've read - and London - and Melbourne too! Sounds like a great story :)

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    1. Jemi, it looks as if quite a few people will be going to Italy :) And I can confirm that London is a fabulous city. Never been to Melbourne but it's definitely on my list!
      Sarah
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  5. Despite the fact I now live in Egypt, I haven't really traveled much. Sarah's book sounds like just the ticket for people who want to feel as if they're really there. I didn't know there could be a bad-boy/bad-girl romance. Interesting.

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    1. Lexa, Egypt sounds very exotic to the rest of us! I've always wanted to go there.
      I've never written bad boy AND bad girl in the same book before and it was so much fun. Almost the most fun I've had writing a story :)
      Sarah
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  6. Oh, yes! I've already visited Ireland for research and I want to go again, but right now I'd like to go to New York to capture the feel of a particular area for the book I'm editing.

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    1. Donna, I've only been to Ireland once and it was a long time ago so I"m envious of you! And I love New York so much. Hope you get there soon!
      Sarah
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  7. There are a lot of story settings I'd like to visit in real life, like Wales.

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    1. Susan, Wales has some beautiful beaches (and of course Prince William is living there, which can't hurt its appeal!) Hope you make it there someday.
      Love Sarah
      xx

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  8. I always wanted to visit New Zealand after reading Robyn Donald's books. By luck our daughter did her gap year there, and we visited her. Not only that, I went to tea with the lovely Robyn and her husband and granddaughter...
    My excuse for holidays is research ;)

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    1. Raven that's amazing that you managed to get to New Zealand, and actually met Robyn! I'm so jealous. That must have been a dream vacation.

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  9. Two cities come to mind for different reasons. I have been to both & look forward to returning. The cities are Dublin & Paris. Paris because it is a magical city. Dublin because I feel the green hills calling me home.

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    1. Maire, I've only been to Dublin once and it was years ago and I was working so didn't see much of it! I'd love to go back. And yes I agree Paris is magical!
      Sarah
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  10. Two cities come to mind for different reasons. I have been to both & look forward to returning. The cities are Dublin & Paris. Paris because it is a magical city. Dublin because I feel the green hills calling me home.

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  11. I would love to go back to Sicily for a longer period of time. Was there with my husband before he passed away, abd we had plans to go back and look for the home my mom was born in. I love to read books about Sicily, and I love your books Sarah!

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    1. Carol, I'm glad Sicily is so special to you and that you enjoy my books. So very sorry you lost your husband and sending you love and hugs.
      Sarah
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  12. Yes, I agree, there's nothing nicer than travelling the world through the pages of a book. I even travelled home to Ireland recently from India, through the pages of a book by an Australian author. Best of luck with your book, Sarah.

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    1. Maria, it's a great way to travel without the extra hassle of packing and washing when you get home :)
      Sarah
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  13. Bad boy meets bad girl...that's different! Usually it's bad boy meets good girl. Sounds like a great book!

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  14. Sherry, it was such fun writing a bad girl :) I enjoyed myself so much!
    Sarah
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  15. I like that she's bad too! Wish I was somewhere - anywhere! - on the Mediterranean right now!

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    1. Deniz, I'd love to be anywhere on the Mediterranean too!
      Sarah
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  16. another great giveaway!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. 'Blue skies, sparkling sea, citrus trees (Sicily is famous for its blood oranges) and of course the snow capped Mount Etna, which is as volatile as any Harlequin Presents alpha male!' Sounds positively delicious!

    And I'd love to go to Hogwarts! A little bit of magic never goes astray :)

    All the best with, AN INVITATION TO SIN, Sarah! Sounds wonderful :)

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    1. Ooh Wendy, I'd love to go to Hogwarts, too! As well as the lovely scenery, I always thought the food looked delicious :)
      Sarah
      xx

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  18. Hi Sarah, I can't say too many times how much I love your work and your contribution to the fantastic Corretti series is another masterpiece. I loved loved loved Lucia's character and I think the way you've written him is pure genius. Technically I should think he's an ass but I love him to pieces. Anyway as per the question I would love to visit Spain and Greece xx

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    1. Thanks Tash! So glad you enjoyed Invitation to Sin - I had so much fun writing it
      Sarah
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    2. Sorry Sarah, I didnt mean to spell Luca's name wrong, I was typing on my phone at the time, work blocks Blogger :(

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  19. I love to travel and I enjoy reading about settings I have been to or plan to go to some day. Sicily sounds amazing. :) I have always wanted to go to France after reading numerous books!
    ~Jess

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  20. I like the sound of a bad boy and bad girl together.

    I'd love to visit Sicily one day.

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  21. Congratulations to Nutschell! Your name was picked by random.org as the winner!

    Thanks Sarah for the giveaway and for chatting with us all!

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  22. We write in different genres, Sarah, but I'd love to write material set in Italy down the line.

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