I’m an avid reader. I devour books; have ever since I was a kid.
I read widely, across genres and could happily spend a day/week/month curled up with my nose in a book.
For me, part of the appeal of reading is getting engrossed in another world, being so absorbed in the characters’ lives that I’m almost there alongside them, laughing and crying and feeling their pain.
It’s sheer pleasure to be swept up in the fantasy as I turn the pages, eager to reach the end yet reluctant to do so because I love the story so much.
So what helps sweep me along?
I’m a sucker for an exotic setting, a place that brings the book alive.
How many of you have read a book set in Paris and can see the Eiffel Tower? A Roman book with the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps? Venice with its charming waterways and gondolas?
Mention a city in the world and someone will have an instant mental image of what that place is like.
That’s what I hoped to evoke with my current Harlequin Presents Extra release, HER BAD, BAD BOSS.
Set in Alaska, I tried to bring the place alive. Guess it helped I visited places like Skagway and Glacier Point on my honeymoon!
(Yes, I canoed out to the glacier like Rhys and Jade. No, there was no hot tub involved during my honeymoon. Not that I’m telling you…)
Do you have any favourite settings around the world?
Happy armchair travels!