I can't let St Valentine's Day pass by without a mention, since some of my writing is romantic intrigue. Venice is one of my favourite destinations and I still think it's the most romantic - without having to pay a fortune in a gondola ride. The year we stayed there for almost a week, our hotel was near the top of the narrow canal under the Bridge of Sighs.
One evening, I was standing at the open window admiring the view when a gondola whispered past. The gondolier, in his distinctive striped top and beribboned hat, was serenading the occupants. I found it much more romantic being the onlooker to such a scene. With its bridges, canals and labyrinth of narrow streets, Venice was made for intrigue!
A couple of people are offering free downloads today, so it might be an ideal time to stock up on more books, many with a romantic theme. Sally Quilford has a great list of stories on offer so there's bound to be something for everyone. Over on the Minxes of Romance, they're giving away an ebook of eight sexy stories about firemen, appropriately titled Blaze. Enjoy!