Stacy-Deanne Hot Like Fire Blog Tour
Why the Setting of Miami
My latest release is the third installment in my interracial romantic suspense series starring Detectives Brianna “Bree” Morris and Steven Kemp. The setting usually takes place in Albany, New York. So you might be wondering why I picked a different setting for The Wild Life.
First let me explain that I let my muse inspire me. That means I listen to what it tells me. Concerning the plot of this installment, I yearned for a romantic and adventurous setting. I wanted some place beautiful and close to the ocean, and Miami is one of the sexiest places in the world. In the book I made sure to point out things specific to the Miami lifestyle that would hopefully bring readers into the moment. During the story the characters appear in many settings utilizing yachts and boats.
I wanted to tap into the nature of Miami. I try to capture that through describing the atmosphere and having the characters adjust to the differences Miami has compared to Albany.
Usually the setting of a story doesn’t matter to me unless the setting is going to play a very important part. Since I write mysteries, they can take place anywhere. But sometimes I get the hunger to set a story in a certain type of place because I know that will bring out the power of the story.
I think readers of the series will enjoy the change of setting, and will become wrapped up in Miami’s seductive aura. The setting sets the entire tone for the story.
I hope to get readers actively involved by not just reading, but by feeling. I want them to actually believe they are right there with the characters.
What is your ideal setting for a romance novel and why? Do you prefer a big city atmosphere, or the small country lifestyle? Do you prefer tropical islands or dry deserts? How big a part does setting and atmosphere play for you as a reader?
Five people who provide the most interesting answer to this question will each win an ebook copy of The Wild Life.
Giveaway ends at 8 pm Central Time. Ebook copies will be emailed to participants by Stacy-Deanne. Commenters must leave email address with comment to be eligible.
Stacy-Deanne: Crime/Mystery & Suspense Novelist