Hello my name is Chudney Thomas and I’m going to be you tour guide. We’re going to take a short trip around the world to celebrate valentine’s.
Mind you I’m not a huge Valentine’s Day person. The hubby and I don’t typically go out since he’s an introvert and I’m an extroverted introvert and there is nothing like a crowd to make us antsy. Rest assured, the hubby makes sure that I get chocolate and flowers because I do like those things but he’s also known to do it spur of the moment as well. So, it’s not that we don’t celebrate it. It’s that we prefer to celebrate at home.
So in celebration of those who like to kick back on your couch and snuggle with the significant other on Valentine’s Day I came up the idea to talk about romantic getaways. I love to travel and if it’s one event I’m always up for it’s a getaway. There is nothing like a little down time with the one you love in a place where you don’t have to worry about doing the laundry, the dishes or have to hear the phone ring.
Google of course became my best friend as I began a search for the top romantic getaways. (http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/romance-and-honeymoons/photos/worlds-most-romantic-destinations)
Low and behold Greece is our first stop. I don’t know about you but I grew up reading Mills and Boon’s and Harlequin’s and we all know that tall, handsome, Greek tycoon’s and shipping magnates abound in the beautiful Greek isles. I haven’t been there but I’d love to go. I have heard from more than a few people that it is a lovely place to have a honeymoon.
So like I told you this post evolved as I typed. I actually pick up the phone and called Tigris because I wasn’t sure what she was looking for. I ran this idea by her, what if I found a book per destination? For Greece I decided against mills and boon because the book I remember from my teenage years turned out to have the hero shaking the heroine. Instead I ended up choosing Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels Book 11) by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Then had the thought that I wanted to choose three destinations that were completely different from each other. I succeeded. All are different. All beautiful. And all romantic. I saw this photo of Kyoto, Japan. And immediately a long distant memory sprung to mind.
I’m not sure if it I saw the movie when I was younger or if I read this one from my Aunty Patsy’s collection. Lord knows I read all sorts of books way before I should have when I was younger. Tigris was actually the one to remind me of the movie. So now I guess I’m going to have to read and watch this one again. Shogun (Asian Saga Book 1) by James Clavell
As I scrolled through I swore I saw London and had something else planned but, when I scrolled again it turned out I was making it up in my head, but then I saw this awesome photo of Hawaii. And it triggered a memory that sent me running to my bookshelves.
The book this calls to mind, ties together Japan, Merry olde England and Hawaii. I’ll give you hint, it’s a historical. If you guessed The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale.
What do these places and books have in common? They are all places I’d love to visit and books that take me there for a price cheaper than the airfare. I hope you enjoyed the very short trip around the world.
FULL CIRCLE BLURB:
He’s waited years for her…
In a pack of werewolves, a half human isn’t exactly at the top of the food chain. Half-human, half-werewolf, Ria Marlett knows her place in the pack. And she knows exactly how the pack’s alpha, Drake Neilson, views her; as a convenient lay. So far she’s managed to avoid his advances, but she knows his patience is growing thin.
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