Thursday, 5 April 2012

Something for the Easter weekend with Nina Croft and a giveaway!

The Easter weekend is almost upon us here in the UK and I need to make some hot cross buns,pronto, or face the domestic sack. So lovely fellow Indulgence author Nina Croft has kindly offered to come and and entertain you all with a post about settings and to offer up an Easter freebie.

Over to you, Nina!

How important is your Setting?

Huge thanks to Rachel for including my latest release, Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire on her blog today.

I recently wrote a post about how important setting is to a book, and it got me thinking about the importance of setting to a writer. So today, I thought I’d write a little about my own personal setting.

Some people seem to be able to write anywhere, and I’m jealous, because I’m not one of them. Sadly, I’m very easily distracted, and I need a quiet place to write with few things to lead me astray.

Which is good, because these days, I live on an almond farm in the mountains of southern Spain. It’s about as remote as you can get and still be in Europe. We have no mains electricity, no near neighbors, mules still plough the steep vineyards, and the closest decent shop is an hour away (and now, if only I could learn how to turn off the internet and switch off my kindle, I would be sooo productive).

But the other thing an author needs is inspiration. I’ve had a love affair with the Mediterranean all my life, (and Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire takes place partly on an island in the Mediterranean, just off the coast of Italy).  So now, I’m living a lifelong dream, as my farm looks down on the Mediterranean Sea far below us to the south. It’s a view I look at often when I’m in need of inspiration.

So no distractions and a little inspiration when required. Those are my needs as far as setting goes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve found the perfect place for me.

So how important do you think setting is for a writer or a reader? And have you found your own perfect setting? Leave a comment below and be in with a chance to win a free ebook copy of Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire.

I'll draw a winner at random at the end of Monday. Good luck!

Thanks, Nina! Well, I know what I'll be doing this weekend, there's a certain Italian billionaire that requires my attention - LOVE that cover! You can find Nina at her website , Facebook and twitter . And if you're not lucky enough to win a copy of Nina's yummy Italian (or you simply can't wait until Monday!), you can buy it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble .

Have a wonderful Easter everyone!