View in browser
Sophie A. Monroe
Romance Author
Newsletter - January 2020


  • Diary
  • News
  • November's Reads
  • Recommendations

I hope you all had a good Christmas. For a lot of people, it hasn't been easy this year. For a lot of people, it's not easy any year, and somehow, we all feel that more vividly during that period of the year. As we enter a new year (and let's hope is drastically different than the one we have just lived through) I think we probably need to be more conscious about that throughout the months, and not just during holiday time.

I can't say I have embraced the festive mood too much. My parents weren't able to come due to the pandemic and they didn't come last year either, so I haven't seen them in over a year now.

Add to that the Brexit talks not going well (I'm a French citizen living in the UK,) with a background of deadly pandemic, and you have the recipe for a merry, merry Christmas.

Luckily, I have my husband and my children to support me.

Marriage is a funny thing, isn't it? Sometimes it's easy, and sometimes it's hard, and sometimes it just surprises you, like it just did last month.

I can't remember how we came to speak about this, but the conversation veered into me not shaving my legs. My husband said he noticed that the other day. 

'I was a bit shocked,' he said.

Which made me actually laugh out loud.

My husband and I have been together for eleven years. I stopped shaving my legs when we started living together. That was ten years ago. 

It took him ten years to notice.

Now he says he'd like me to shave my legs again.


Yeah, marriage is fun!

Behind the Scenes

More Content For You!

Once a month, I'll be crafting content for you from behind the scenes of my new work. Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with my creative process, except if it yields something valuable for you. It might be music related, or or visuals for the characters and their stories. 

Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

Crossing Genre Frontiers

I've the first draft of a Fantasy Romance novel almost finished and I'm planning on releasing some time during the first quarter of next year. If you're interested in this genre and you'd like to hear more about The Elemental Bride, you can register your interest here. I also have an ongoing YA novel published on, which you can read free here.

I also have the early notes for a paranormal romance which I'm really looking forward tackling, so there is a lot in the pipeline here.

Once you register your interest, you will receive a welcome e-mail, and then it might be a bit quiet, until I can present you with the first part of The Elemental Bride, for free, exclusively for the member of the paranormal and fantasy romance group, so keep an eye out for that.

What I Read Last Month

Book Title


Book Title

Book Recommendation

I hope you have enjoyed this month's newsletter, it was a bit more loaded with content than usual. 

If you want more romance to read, you can get the complete Southwater Stories Trilogy here.

My next newsletter will be the first Friday of February. In the meantime, I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. You can e-mail me to 

Have a good month, and great reading!

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Forward email Forward email
Sophie-Anne Monroe

Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

You received this email because you signed up on our website or made a purchase from us.