Friday, October 7, 2016

Writing about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Romance Novel

Author Sarah Robinson

My most recent release, NOT A HERO, is a story that’s been a long time coming. I originally started it years ago, even though it was only a few chapters, but then put it aside as other projects took priority. The characters have still been itching away in the back of my mind, begging for their story to be told, and when I finally saw a tiny, tiny break in my calendar, I decided to go for it! In three weeks, I finished writing the majority of the entire novel and spent the next month editing, then the next marketing and preparing it for release. To say I was swamped, would be an understatement! Now that NOT A HERO is live, it’s been such a relief seeing all that hard work pay off, and I’m already working excitedly on my next project! 

Not A Hero by Sarah Robinson
NOT A HERO is a story of a returning Marine from Afghanistan adjusting to civilian life with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With a Master’s Degree in psychology and some personal experiences with the disorder, this was definitely an area close to my heart that I have always wanted to write about. I’m hopeful that I was able to tell Miles’s story accurately and kindly, as well as giving him a sweet romance with his father’s nurse. This story is steamy and sweet at the same time, and I think I added more sexy scenes than any of my previous novels!

My next release is only a short two months away, BECOMING A LEGEND is a bad boy mixed martial arts fighter romance that is part of the bestselling KAVANAGH LEGENDS series. I’m unbelievably excited about this series because these alpha male Irish brothers are hilarious, sexy, loyal, and definitely one of a kind. In fact, the next book in that series coming out in the spring is what I’m working on now!


From the bestselling author of the Kavanagh Legends MMA series, Sarah Robinson's Not A Hero is an emotional standalone military romance where love battles trauma, and there can only be one victor. 
Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he's expected to be--possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.

Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father's live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive--in more ways than one.

A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles's heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she's not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he'll let her.

Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn't actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he's going to have to tell her the truth--the one thing he can't do.

This book is suggested for 18+ years of age, contains graphic content, sensitive subject matters, and sexually explicit material. 


Aside from being a Top 10 Barnes & Noble and Amazon Bestseller, Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly married to a local police officer, Justin, who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiast as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues including everything from mammals to reptiles to marsupials, as well as volunteering and fostering for multiple animal shelters.

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