Hi and Happy Valentine's Day. It's one of my favorite holidays and the perfect one for romance writers. It celebrates the belief in happy-ever-afters--and happy-yet-to-comes.
Recently some friends and I were debating the perfect spot to celebrate a romantic evening. None of us agreed where that might be.
So I thought it might be fun for you to share your ideas of 'the' best Romantic Getaway. Anywhere. Any era. And, of course, the perfect hero with whom to share it.
And to make the sharing even more special, one lucky commenter will receive a box of chocolates from our special local chocolate shop. (Sorry-no wine or roses.:>) Don’t forget to leave your email address. The contest will run through Friday. Writers' Wednesday will be back next week.
Okay. I’ll start.
If I were dreaming, my Romantic Getaway would be in a medieval castle on a cliff overlooking the sea. (There would be no damp smell, no mildew in the castle, no drafts. It would have a garderobe that flushed. And it would be one story tall because heights make me dizzy. It's 'my' dream.)
My hero, of course, is a knight. But no shining armor. It's so uncomfortable. He'd look at lot like Sean Bean or Richard Armitage. (Check them out at the Hall of Heroes on my website.)
Now, your turn. Be specific. Give examples. Name names.
Oh, and if you'd like a peek at some Valentine Day history trivia, check out Allison Merrit' blog at http://www.havenovelwilledit.blogspot.com/
Best selling autor Cait Logan has a backlist book just released for her Valentine special. Find her at http://caitlondon.blogspot.com/2012/02/sleepless-in-montana-for-valentines-day.html
Quotes about Love:
Love poetry abounds, and each of us has our favorite. History.com has a list of quotes that may not be terribly familiar. Here are two that caught my eye:
"Love does not dominate; it cultivates." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And from one of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda:
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where 'I' does not exist nor 'you', so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep." - from"Love Sonnet XVII"
Happy Valentine's Day