Happy Monday. It’s my last day of a short vacation to Park City, Utah with my sisters and their families. Yesterday we hiked up one mountain in the ski resort, encountering exquisite blue skies, colorful wildflowers, and sore calf muscles!
The hike inspired some thought about my favorite places to visit and favorite settings for novels. While the mountains are strong and majestic, I have to say I’m a beach girl. There’s something so spiritual for me about the vast expanse of sea, rolling in with a never-ending rush of waves. For romance novels, the beach just seems right.
That’s one reason I adored the cover art for the Summer Breeze short story anthology designed by Stephanie Swartz (see cover on the right). What a loving scene on the beach! I guess the only drawback would be getting sand in your nether regions during an intimate scene, but otherwise the beach is perfect for me.
Of the stories I’ve read so far, Hannah Downing capitalized beautifully on the beach setting for her Young Adult romance. I’m the genius who set my story in the dead of winter (duh!) but I look forward to reading Summer Breeze and Heat Wave to check out all the sizzling summer stories, whatever their setting, to help Save the Ta-Tas.
What do you prefer: Beach or Mountain?