I need more than just the excerpt area. I want to write my articles in a way where people really get “into them” and right before it gets to the “ah ha!” Moment, the box for them to join to become a member is blocking off the rest of the content.
Indeed I don’t believe what you are looking for is available out of the box from Ghost. We have customized a version of Ghost for our own needs which provides a very similar feature as you are describing (except finding the ah ah moment), however it uses our own payment technologies and not the vanilla membership features.
Feel free to DM me if you would like to discuss further.