A.S. Fenichel is sick and tire of the cold. She wants to know our favorite vacation spot. I love this topic – so many to choose from!
If you joined me from Xio Axelrod, welcome!
When I think about my favourite vacations spots, I realize there is a common thread – water. I’m sure I’m not alone in this – there is just something about water that adds to the romance and beauty of a place. I live about 8 hours drive from the coast, but my area is blessed with many beautiful lakes. While I enjoy a vacation exploring the tidal pools at the ocean’s edge, I also love camping next to the calm, quiet waters of an inland lake.
Vacations aren’t only for relaxing. They can also be exploring new, exciting worlds. A couple of years ago, we went to the Azores, a tiny group of Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic. My husband’s parents emigrated from there to Canada in the 1950’s, and the whole family went back to learn about their heritage, see where they had come from.
Now, I love to read books set in places I have been. And I had never read a book set in the Azores. So I decided to write my own! In “No Life But This,” my third completed manuscript, Abigail Garsson is trapped in her safe, boring, conventional life. Desperate for an exciting escape, she signs up for an adventure vacation on the Portuguese island of San Miguel, Azores. That’s where she meets Santos Carregado, a handsome, confident tour guide. A holiday fling becomes something more for both of them, until the realities of Abigail's life reach across the ocean to shatter her holiday daydream.
My time for daydreaming about holidays is over. Outside the window the snow is piled high, and inside writing awaits. Why not head over to Kim Handysides now and see where she likes to vacation. I’m pretty sure it might have something to do with sand and surf!
But before you go, I invite you to come back to my blog tomorrow as my Romance Writer Weekly friend, A.S. Fenichel, is stopping by to reveal the cover for her new paranormal historical “Deception”. And then on Friday, I’ll have another cover reveal for another RWW pal, Jo Richardson, and her contemporary romantic comedy, “Cookie Cutter”!