Friendship is very important to me and there has rarely been an occasion in my life that hasn’t been enhanced by the presence of friends. They are there to share the celebrations and, if you’re lucky, they’re there in times of crisis. There have been so many times when my friends have stepped in to help when I needed them. When my second son was born seven weeks early as an emergency, it was a friend who left the warmth and comfort of her bed at three in the morning to babysit my eldest child so that my husband could come to the hospital with me, and another friend who stocked up our fridge with food until family arrived to help.

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True friends share the good times and the bad and I wanted to reflect this in my new contemporary romance series, Puffin Island. The idea for this series started with the friendship between the characters and grew from there. Skylar, Brittany and Emily have been friends since college. The strapline I used for my own purposes when I was planning the books was “three friends: one promise”—and their promise was to be there for each other no matter what.  Whether they’re sharing shoes or secrets, they always want the best for each other and their deep bond of friendship is something most people would love to have in their lives. Emily’s story, First Time in Forever, is out at the end of February and Brittany’s story, Some Kind of Wonderful will be out in the summer.

Each story is a romance, but the friendship knits the books together and I had so much fun exploring the relationship between these three very different women. I hope some of the warmth they share will flow through to the reader.

sarahmorgan-260x243USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 11 million copies of her books. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award twice; in 2012 for her book Doukakis’s Apprentice and 2013 for A Night of No Return. Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. [giveaway giveaway_id=1975 side=”right”]