One of the first parts of a novel that I have to plan is the location. Although I think characters are the key to a story, location can add to that character's life, emotional development, and romantic story line.
In my upcoming novel, Time Changes Everything, I didn't even have to think twice about where the novel would take place.... immediately I knew. It had to be in NEW YORK CITY!
Five New York City Activities in Time Changes Everything:
- A beautiful nighttime boat ride on the Hudson, with the Lady Liberty in the background.
- A run through Central Park.
- Great food including a fast lunch with Nathan's Hot Dogs and a New York Bagels breakfast.
- Macy's Thanksgiving parade
- A top-of-the-line fashion show, headed by my heroine.
You have to wait for my release for more specifics!
Now, believe it or not, I have never been to New York! My father-in-law is a New Yorker, grown up in Brooklyn, and hubby lived there for a few months as a baby and teen. So, they've given me the scoop. My goal this year.... a romantic trip with my hubby to NYC!
So, what should we do on our trip? What are your favorite romantic things about New York City? Please leave a comment!
Now, as a giveaway, I'd like to giveaway a book I just finished that takes place in New York!
No relationships, that’s billionaire Garth Solen’s rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa tries to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating her gorgeous boss. How could she have imagined all the trouble one impulsive act could cause?
…or a dream come true?
To protect his ailing grandmother, Garth is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancé. Now they’re trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa’s never been good at following the rules…
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