Some writers opt for a sun-kissed beach with warm evenings and a tropical moon. Others will choose a secluded cabin in the woods with only the lovers for miles around. Or maybe a snowbound retreat for Christmas love. Or an international globe-hop or the field of big business and finance. Romance can spring up anywhere.
One of my favourite exotic locales is Lindsey Paley's Ugly Paradise which features Bali. Now that's a scene made for romance.
Historical themes add transport to a time we wish we had known. Rachel James chose the medieval period for her Princess series.
Kim McMahill adds western thrills in A Dose of Danger and Georgina Sellwood also conjures up a hunky cowboy in her romantic suspense Amanda Running Scared.
I chose a setting dear to my own heart for my Timber series. I placed them in small prairie town in the 1940s. I love that time period. Fresh from a horrible war, we were forced to expand our horizons and see the world beyond our safety zones. We still had the community spirit and the old-fashioned values we inherited from our parents, but a new element of adventure stole into our thoughts. It is the nostalgia of this lost time that I was searching for in my series.
Now, pour a cup of tea, maybe Earl Grey, turn off your computer and pick up a romance. See where it takes you.
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