GUEST AUTHOR: Kate Hill
The Setting You Can't Resist
As a reader you're drawn to it. As an author you might have written it at one time or another. It's the romance setting you can't resist.
For me it's the "snowed in" setting. It's nothing new, but when I find a story in which the main characters are trapped together with a blizzard raging outside, it immediately grabs my attention. Whether the characters come together for the first time in the midst of the storm or if they're already involved in a relationship and need the seclusion to recapture their love, I want to know what happens when they're alone together with nowhere else to go.
Once they're inside, forced to share everything, issues will be explored and suspicions might even develop, but it's almost a guarantee that they'll find the best way to keep warm is by making love. Characters in seclusion are in the perfect position to play off each other emotionally. They depend on each other for survival and companionship. Even if they don't get along, it's almost impossible for them to avoid each other, especially when they find each other irresistible.
I'm always ready for a "snowed in" story.
How about you? Is there a situation or setting you can't resist?
Kate Hill is a thirty-something vegetarian New Englander who likes heroes with a touch of something wicked and wild. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications both on and off the Internet. When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and researching vampires and Viking history. Visit her online at http://www.kate-hill.com