D-day is almost here. Tropical Heat will be live 25 February.
Writing this novel was like stepping back to some of my fondest memories. Four years ago I arrived in Bali with a girlfriend. We spent one week lazying by the pool and eating out every night at the local restaurants in downtown Ubud. A year later I returned with my husband. We stayed in an upmarket resort in the lush rainforest just outside Ubud, eat at the resorts outdoor restaurant and generally wasting our days doing nothing.
The friendliness of the local people, the frangipani petals on our pillows, the frangipani soaps and shampoos, dining in outdoor restaurants in the middle of rice fields, reclining and staring out at the rainforest while my nails were done, and the jar of choc chip cookies that the housemaid refilled every morning for us, still linger in my mind.
When it came to setting a romantic novel in an exotic location, Bali wasn’t far from my mind. In order to recreate the scene I looked back on my photos. I also scanned the internet for some of the most exotic photos of Bali. My research gave me ichy feet again. I wanted to return and relive my experience. Unfortuantey that will not happen anytime soon.
The next best thing is to write about it.
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