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SaraPortman

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Joined May 2017

I write historical romance for Lyrical Press. RWA Golden Heart winner. www.saraportman.com
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Starting a new #audiobook today! I‘ve been looking forward to this one! #romantsy

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I haven‘t been able to share what I‘m reading because I‘m judging in the Romance Writers of America RITA awards and I have to keep mum about which books I judge. The 2018 RITA finalists will be announced in March, but if you are looking for #romantsy recommendations, you‘ll find a list of last year‘s finalists and winners at RWA.org

ElenaBaer Wow lucky you !!! In all seriousness, how do you get that job?? 5y
SaraPortman It‘s a great job to have, right?!? I‘m an author and member of Romance Writers of America. The RITA awards are peer-judged. 5y
ElenaBaer Ok. So I need to write a book. Get it published. Join RWA. Ok I‘m on it. 😂 Still envious. Can‘t wait to see the list and see your reviews when you are allowed to talk about what you have read. 5y
CocoReads @ElenaBaer right? That‘s definitely the job to have! I‘ve got step one down—need the rest. 😂😂 5y
SaraPortman Less than a week until this year‘s RITA finalists are announced! It‘s a big day in Romancelandia! 5y
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I laughed out loud several times while listening to this book. Tessa Dare has a gift for clever conversation and situational comedy pieced in amongst genuine problems and real emotion.

Shaila I've had this on my TBR since it came out. I've been in a funk with my historical roms lately...been reading lots of contemporaries and paranormals. I think the tropes were getting a bit stale for me! 😄 Maybe this one will be a good one to jump back in with!❤ 5y
SaraPortman @Shaila I hope you enjoy it! 5y
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The Chase | Sara Portman
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I‘m celebrating the release of The Chase today with a giveaway of Brides of Beadwell stocking stuffers! It‘s up to you whether they go in someone else‘s stocking or your own 😉
Head on over to www.saraportman.com to enter! Good Luck!
#romantsy #stockingstuffer

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I usually don‘t do photo challenges because I‘m horrible at keeping up, but my current #research book is perfect for today‘s #tuneinNovember #YouKnowImNoGood

Cinfhen So glad you decided to play along because book sounds fascinating! I think u might like this @TrishB @Reviewsbylola 5y
TrishB @Cinfhen that sounds really interesting 👍 Stacked. 5y
SaraPortman @TrishB hope you like it! 5y
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The Spymaster's Lady | Joanna Bourne
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I‘ve started my next audiobook. I was going to read Beauty Like the Night, which is the latest release, but I like to read series in order, so I started at the beginning! I was surprised at first that the narrator did not have a British accent, but the heroine is French and she moves between the various accents well. I‘m really liking it so far. #romantsy #historical #audiobook.

JenicaDawn I loved this one!! 5y
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The Offer | Sara Portman
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Today is my #BookBirthday so I‘m giving away this fall basket. You can find the entry link on my website at www.saraportman.com
#romantsy #giveaway
Good Luck!

robinb Just finished The Offer....it was wonderful!!! ❤️ 5y
SaraPortman @robinb I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 5y
MrBook Wow!!! 5y
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I love old books, especially when I can justify my purchases as research. Here‘s one of my latest, picked up on a trip to Boston. It‘s full of illustrations of the region that is the setting for the book I‘m currently writing. The binding is so beautiful, even if a little worn. #rarebooks

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I loved this as much as the first in the series. These books are so masterfully plotted and layered. I love Sherry Thomas‘s romances but this series is an entirely different thing—a slowly unfolding mystery that doesn‘t reveal its full complexity until the end. Can‘t wait for the next installment!

Kaye The cover is very pretty 5y
SaraPortman @Kaye I agree! A very gothic feel. 5y
robinb I own both of these but haven‘t read yet. Looking forward to getting to them. 5y
SaraPortman @robinb you‘re in for a treat! 5y
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Study in Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Masterful. I am a fan of Ms. Thomas's romances and was intrigued to hear she was taking on something different with this new series. Her take on a female Sherlock Holmes was EVERYTHING. It unfolded naturally and the precision with which it was plotted didn't come through until the end. Very well done and expertly performed by Kate Reading.

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The Reunion | Sara Portman
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Hello Littens, I'm really excited about the lineup for my virtual book launch party on Facebook in one week. All of these authors will be giving away books and swag. I hope you can come chat with us!
http://bit.ly/RomRedCarpet #romantsy #debut

swishandflick Awesome! 5y
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Started a new audiobook yesterday. I'm excited, because I love Sherry Thomas and I love Sherlock Holmes.

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The Reunion | Sara Portman
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Less than 4 weeks until my debut releases into the wild!! I'm still looking for a few more advance readers to help me get those all-important Amazon reviews during release week. If you read #historicalromance , you can grab it on NetGalley: http://netgal.ly/1dbBiX
If you don't use NetGalley, let me know and I'll get you a download code! ❤️ Thank you!

#Romantsy

Jas16 On my way to netgalley now 5y
SaraPortman @Jas16 Thank you!! 5y
robinb Just requested at NetGalley....thanks for the offer. 😊 5y
SaraPortman @robinb thank you! 5y
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Joy of Mathematics: Marvels, Novelties, and Neglected Gems That Are Rarely Taught in Math Class | Alfred S Posamentier, Robert Geretschlager, Charles Li, Christian Spreitzer
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Nerd Reveal: My daughter and I are excited to geek out over this book 🤓 #mathisfun

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Journalist Tess is held hostage for what she knows about a terrorist group, and fate makes French legionnaire Flynn her partner when he's trapped as well. The action was non-stop but the best part was the romance. It's quick, but the intensity of what they endure together keeps it from feeling like insta-love. By the end, I thought I would full-on ugly cry if Tess & Flynn didn't end up safe and together. #romantsy

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Princess Amy | Melinda Pollowitz
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@Tiffy_Reads , I see your Sweet Valley High and raise you the whole Sweet Dreams series. Sooooo many hours curled up with these books! #romantsy #gatewaydrug

Christy2318 I read some of those. The only teen romance I can remember the title for though is Christy by Maud Johnson. It was a Wildfire Romance. 5y
SaraPortman @Christy2318 I don't remember any Wildfire Romances, but if they were in my small-town library, I'm sure I worked my way through all of them! 5y
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Starting this on #audiobook today. I really enjoyed the first in this series, so I'm looking forward to it.

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The Reunion | Sara Portman
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I'm home from the Romance Writers of America conference with an armload of autographed books, 3 of which are not yet released to the public. Bundle includes the 2017 RITA winner for Best Long Historical Romance! You can enter to win at www.saraportman.com. Good Luck!
#romantsy #historicalromance

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The Reunion | Sara Portman
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#lastlineof1stchapter Cant wait to release this to the world! #debut #romantsy #historicalromance

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Devil in Spring | Lisa Kleypas
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I've started Devil In Spring as my next commuting listen. The more I listen to Mary Jane Wells narrate, the more pleasing I find her voice. Like, she could just narrate everything. #romantsy #audiobook #historicalromance

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Wave Hello | Steven Thair
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Hi all!
1. At my desk, Ohio, USA
2. Referral from a fellow author.
3. Pride & Prejudice (this is divisive, folks, but I am strongly in the BBC 1995 miniseries camp)
4. My daughters currently have 2 turtles.
@saguarosally #welcomelitten

DogMomIrene What division? Colin Firth as Darcy? That's the *only* version of P&P. 🤣🤣🤣 5y
ScientistSam @SaraPortman @ocdIrene not divisive at all! 5y
Mc_cart_ny There are other P&Ps? I don't believe you! 🙃 5y
saguarosally 👋 5y
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The Offer | Sara Portman
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Yay!! My two new covers are out. ❤️❤️ I need to shower love on cover artist Nathalie Gray. #romantsy #historicalromance

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Lord of Scoundrels | Loretta Chase
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I'm finally listening to Lord of Scoundrels, which is the #historicalromance everyone is shocked I haven't read. #romantsy

ScientistSam It's so good! Enjoy! 5y
SaraPortman I like Jess so much already! 5y
EloisaJames I think it's the best historical out there. Enjoy! 5y
SaraPortman @EloisaJames I am really enjoying it. It's stretched out on audiobook, because it takes me a week of commuting time to get through it. That's both good and bad, I suppose! 5y
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@JuliaQuinn is one of my favorite historical romance authors, so I'm celebrating her release by giving away a #free copy. This is an #amazongiveaway and it's random chance. That means you'll know right away if you didn't win so you can order your own! Good Luck!
#romantsy #historicalromance
http://www.saraportman.com/new-and-noteworthy/jq-giveaway/

Jas16 I already ordered my copy! 5y
SaraPortman I'll be starting mine today! 5y
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The Chase | Sara Portman
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I'm making final edits to The Chase today. It will be bittersweet to finish up this series and these characters. #romantsy #historicalromance

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Just getting started with Seana Kelly's debut (release in July) It's in first person, which I'll admit sometimes distracts me outside of NA/YA but it doesn't here. She does it really well. #reviewcopy #authorperks #romantsy

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Devil's Deal | Michele Arris
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My airplane read. Do you ever read on your phone screen, or just get frustrated? I'm excited for this one. It won the RWA Golden Heart.
#romantsy #newrelease

Reviewsbylola I read on my phone but I prefer a physical book. Safe flight! ✈️ 5y
SaraPortman @Reviewsbylola I feel like I haven't read a physical book in forever! It's mostly audiobooks in the car right now. 5y
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Picked this up as a souvenir in #London and my 10-yr old daughter is reading it. Cautionary tale or instruction manual? I'm not sure. lol

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Even though I know book covers can be all over the board as far as how much they match what's inside, both in terms of mood and quality--I'm still a sucker for a great cover. This one's got me ready to turn pages. #historicalromance #romantsy

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 5y
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