Celebrating THIRTY BOOKS! Giveaway from Sarah Mallory

Giveaway Update…..Giveaway Update…..Giveaway Update…

A big thank you to all those who commented on the post, the giveaway is now closed and the winner was drawn at random under the watchful gaze of Willow, chief scrutineer.

And the winner is…Sabillatul

Sabillatul, you can email me at author@melinda-hammond.co.uk or DM me via twitter @SarahMRomance and I will arrange to get your goodies posted to you!  Congratulations!

This month sees the publication of my 30th book for Mills & Boon

blush pink rose to celebrate thirty books


Am I excited about thirty? You bet I am.

Thirty Historical romances – that’s a full shelf!

Given the current state of the world, it is wonderful to have something to celebrate so I want to share with you my delight at reaching this milestone.

Thirty! Who would have thought it? So go on, raise a glass with me!

champagne to celebrate thirty books

How those thirty began

Back in 2008, I attended the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference and I was introduced to Linda Fildew, the then Senior Editor for M&B’s Historicals. She asked to read one of my Regencies (published by Robert Hale, no longer in business, sadly). She then emailed me and suggested I should write something for Mills & Boon. I already had ideas buzzing around in my head, so I was on it!

hands on typewriter

Hang on – 2008 wasn’t that long ago!

coffee and laptop



That’s better! Now, where was I…?

The rest, as they say, is history

cover of More Than A Governess by Sarah Mallory

That first book was More than a Governess, which had the most delicious cover for the American version (published by Harlequin).  It was published in the UK as part of a 2-in-1 for  Mother’s Day 2009 and I was very proud to show it off, as this photo from the time illustrates!

Sarah Mallory with her first romance for Mills & Boon

Since then I have concentrated on writing Late Georgian or Regency romances for Mills & Boon. They range from adventurous stand-alone stories set in rural England to the glittering social world of London or Bath and series such as the Scandalous Arrandales.

covers of Sarah Mallory books

Sarah Mallory winning RNA's Rona Rose with Richard and Judy



My M&B Historical romances even won the RNA’s prestigious Rona Rose Award two years in a row, which was such an honour! You can read more about that here


My latest book

cover of The Mysterious Miss Fairchild by Sarah Mallory

My latest book is The Mysterious Miss Fairchild (did I mention it is my number thirty?) which is set in Regency Bath.
It features Natalya Fairchild, a 
beautiful young lady whose past is a mystery, even to her. She meets Tristan Quintrell, who is determined to help her discover her ancestry, even though the more they uncover, the more it appears she is totally ineligible as a bride.

I had great fun writing Miss Fairchild, making the poor girl think she was too highly educated to be “just” a society wife and that it was much more likely she was being trained to be a man’s mistress!  Of course, everything comes right in the end (this is, after all, romance).

So there you have it. Champagne all round, I think?

champagne bottle popping cork

However it doesn’t stop there.  I have just finished writing Book 31, and am now planning number 32, so watch this space.


Friday 22nd May 2020 – The Giveaway is now closed

I am still fizzing with excitement and wish I could invite you all around to a party! Can’t do that, unfortunately, so this is the next best thing, a giveaway:

Sarah Mallory giveaway goodies

I have put together a few goodies which I will send to someone who leaves a comment here on the blog. We will choose a winner and announce it later in the week. Good luck!

Sarah (wearing her happy face).Sarah Mallory, author

24 thoughts on “Celebrating THIRTY BOOKS! Giveaway from Sarah Mallory

  1. Joanna

    Congratulations. I don’t know how wrirers manage to come up with original ideas for their books.

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thank you, Joanna – I guess we just have weird brains that can’t stop making up stuff – it can be very annoying for friends and family, that our heads are constantly in some other place! Thanks for dropping by

  2. Joanna

    Congratulations, Sarah. I am staggered by your phenomenal output. You’ve produced 31 full-length books in about 11 years. That’s 3 books a year, more or less. I don’t think I’ve ever produced three books in a year. Respec’, ma’am.

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thank you, Joanna! I have so many stories in my head the problem is finding the time and energy to write the all!

  3. Elizabeth Bailey

    Wow! I didn’t know you only started in 2009. 30 books is going some! And I know you’ve written others too. Wonderful production. Like Joanna, I have never done as much so fast. What’s more, they are super stories. Mega congratulations. That’s a milestone well worth celebrating!

  4. Sarah Post author

    Thanks, Liz. I came late to Mills & Boon, but was writing for decades before that as Melinda Hammond. So many stories, so little time….

  5. Elizabeth Hawksley

    Well done you! Do you feel that Melinda Hammond is a different person, who writes about different things from Sarah Mallory or did one slowly morph into the other?

    1. Sarah Post author

      Hi Elizabeth – what an interesting question! Melinda and Sarah have a similar style, I think, but Melinda Hammond came first and writes a wider range- romance, historical adventures, paranormal, even a romcom! Sarah Mallory novels for Mills & Boon/Harlequin focus more on the romance between the hero and heroine.

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thank you, Cecilia – I wouldn’t have believed, when I began writing for Mills & Boon, that I would ever write so many, but the stories keep coming, so I keep writing!

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thank you, Angela! It was also a great story to write, I thoroughly enjoyed it, which always helps 🙂

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thank you, I can hardly believe it myself – it doesn’t seem so long ago I was just starting out….

    1. Sarah Post author

      Thankyou, Rosemary, I probably have 30 stories in me, it’s whether I can write them all 🙂 Ah well, here goes!

  6. sabillatul

    Congratulations. I wish all the best for you after this great achievement, Sarah 🙂

  7. Sarah Post author

    Thank you, Sabillatul, it is wonderful to have had so many books published and I hope to continue for many more years. There is always another story that wants to be told!

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