When someone asks me, “What was your favorite port of call on your Mediterranean cruise?” This is my response. How do I pick just one? It’s like asking me to pick out just one book from the fabulous list of books available through the Addictive Summer reads book sale!
Yes, it’s true. I went on a Mediterranean cruise back in 2011. I know…lucky me! Seventeen days of beautiful weather and fourteen amazing ports. The sights, the history, the art, the culture, and the people were all amazing! I don’t think I can actually name an absolute favorite locale, but Dubrovnik, Croatia; Barcelona, Spain; and the Greek Islands were all magnificent. Portofino, Italy, I have to say, is a little slice of heaven!
I was glad I took notes and kept travel brochures from the different excursions. And I took a zillion pictures—more than I’ll ever keep track of.
In any event, the trip turned out to be a great backdrop for my latest release, PIECES of LOVE, a Contemporary YA Romance. Here’s the scoop on the story that came about after my trip:
Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to play her guitar and get high, hoping to escape the pain of losing her sister. But when her second arrest for pot possession leads to her mother’s breakdown, Lexi is sent to stay with her grandmother for the summer. While embarking on a Mediterranean cruise hardly sounds like punishment, being forced to face her demons and falling for a guy she may never see again gives Lexi a chance to discover what it means to love someone—even when you have to let them go.
You can pick it up for $2.99 only during the AR Summer Reads sale from June 27-30th. Then the price returns to $4.99. Price goes up July 1st so don’t miss out on this opportunity.
The ebook version includes the theme song, PIECES of LOVE, written and performed by yours truly! (Not all devices play audio, but the link is there.) You can hear part of the song in the POL book trailer, or download a copy from i-Tunes.
Now, back to my favorite place on the Mediterranean coast. If I were to return to one location with my honey, it would be Dubrovnik, Croatia, so we could walk the ancient twenty foot thick, mile long wall around Old Town, and look out at the blue green waters of the Aegean Sea. Heaven!
What has been your favorite vacation location?