Today we're joined by author Sarah Morgan, whose Sleigh Bells in the Snow is heating up the romance! Sarah's heroine is so over the holidays, but finds the hero's own particular brand of holiday cheer is more than she can resist. Sarah's here to talk about just why she loves snowy romances so much. Thanks, Sarah!
I love reading about snowy places. I’ve climbed Everest a dozen times from the comfort of my armchair and I’ve crossed the Arctic with explorers, but my favourite indulgence is snowy romance, both writing and reading them. There is nothing quite so satisfying as reading a romance set against a backdrop of freezing winter weather when you’re snuggled indoors in the warm so it’s no coincidence that when I sat down to write my first full length contemporary, Sleigh Bells in the Snow, I chose to make it a winter story.
So what is the appeal of snow? Why do I hit the ‘buy’ button at the first sight of snow on a book cover?
Harsh surroundings and inclement weather provide endless opportunities for romantic encounters. Snow is cold and the need to maintain body temperature, paramount. To achieve that aim, you might have to climb naked into a hot tub, snuggle in front of a log fire, share body heat (because as everyone who has climbed Everest from an armchair knows, skin to skin contact is the best emergency management plan for hypothermia).