One of the best parts about reading is that you can travel without leaving the comfort of your home (or pajamas). In most stories, you simply visit one location and stay there for the duration of the story. But in others, you travel with the characters.
My book that releases TODAY (sorry, just a bit excited) is one that includes multiple locations. Because it’s a Roadtrip Romance, the first of three. And I’m excited for you tag along with my characters.
In Destination: Romance, my characters Katie, Bree, and Skye are off on one last girls’ trip before they have to face the reality of life after graduation. They’ve taken trips before, but this one is going to be bigger and better than all of the others. Especially since it’s also a bachelorette fling for Bree.
One thing they hadn’t taken into consideration, though–picking up a couple of cute guys along the way.
Want to know where all they’re going? That might help you as you pack for the trip. ;)
How about a few days in New Orleans?
Our story starts down south in the muggy city full of history, music, art, and amazing food. Beignets and coffee anyone? How about some etouffee and bread pudding?
Make sure you pack some ointment for bug bites, just in case. Wear something loose and comfortable for the weather. Comfortable shoes for walking. And plenty of money for souvenirs.
Sound like a good start?
Great, but we’re not staying here the whole time. Soak it in quickly, because then we’re headed to the beach.
Who doesn’t love a day of soaking up sun and sand? I hope you do, because our next stop is Gulf Shores, Alabama. See, Skye has an aunt with a condo there, and that means we can stay the night for free.
The gulf coast has sand that’s almost white and clear water that’s shallow forever. Gulls love to stick around and see if they can snatch a bite or two off an unsuspecting beach-goer.
Make sure you bring your flip-flops and sunscreen for this day. And don’t forget a towel.
Since a storm comes up unexpectedly on the coast, be sure to have a back-up plan, too. How about some playing cards and ingredients for s’mores?
Sounds about perfect to me. But we’re not done.
One more stop.
Baseball, anyone? How about a hike up a mountain? What do those two things have in common?
We’re headed to Atlanta, Georgia.
It’s a big city, but we won’t have time to take in everything in our short stay. Katie hopes to spend at least a little time playing with her nephew while we crash at her sister, Jodie’s house.
Of course, any excuse to go to a Braves game, Katie is in. And Stone Mountain has its own fun and beauty. Not a bad way to spend a few days.
Then, it will be back to the Memphis area where Katie is supposed to start her new job.
Will she go home alone? Or will she have a new boyfriend in tow?
It’s not everyday you get to bring a boyfriend back as a souvenir.
What do you think? Want to tag along on this roadtrip? Have you ever gone on a trip with multiple stops? Ever visited any of these locations? Or, if you were going to plan an epic roadtrip, which places would you include?
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