#TravelTuesday More than a Mission & Secret Agent Reunion

Several years back I was lucky enough to be part of a romantic suspense series from Harlequin that included MORE THAN A MISSION and SECRET AGENT REUNION. I loved writing these stories set on a fictional island as well as London and Rome. Especially MORE THAN A MISSION which is one of my personal favorites and was also turned into a comic in both Japanese and Chinese!

These were emotional stories about sisterly love and devotion and of course, romances with strong alpha heroes and action-packed suspense. Plus, they gave me an opportunity to do some first hand research in London and Rome. While I was in London, I also did research for another romantic suspense book that I had planned to revolve around the Knights Templar. That book is still in my ideas journal and I hope to get back to it one day when I have more time to write.

For today, on this Travel Tuesday, I’m sharing some photos from the places I visited and which inspired MORE THAN A MISSION and SECRET AGENT REUNION and will eventually make it into another book! For now, I want to leave you with these images. Just click on a thumbnail to see the full photo!

Guilty Pleasures Monday – David Villa

Besides watching my daughter play soccer for many years, my one real experience with viewing a match was several years ago when we had the opportunity to be in Rome for Holy Week. The Rome team was playing a team from Great Britain. Fans were in the streets everywhere, sporting their colors. The match was sold out, so we decided to buy chips, soda and some wine and go back to our lovely hotel room to spend the night watching the match.

It began and then it didn’t stop. None of the commercial breaks or big half time shows we were used to seeing with football or even baseball. Ninety minutes later, the show was over and we still had an entire night ahead of us. So we left our room and returned to exploring the streets of Rome.

The next day, since there had been some altercations in the stands, we were treated to the site of various fans sporting shiners, slings and assorted cuts and bruises.

Quite an experience and we did enjoy watching the game. I guess what makes me think about that game is the advent of the World Cup and all the hype. Like many Americans, I have little interest in the game, although I will watch the highlights to see which country won what match. But thankfully, all the hype has helped me select this week’s Guilty Pleasure Monday! What do you all think of Spanish soccer player David Villa? I think he’s kind of hot and I understand he’s quite a good footballer.

Photo Credit:  1000 Goals.com

If you’re in the mood to talk about demons and monsters today, take a moment to drop by the Danger Women Writing blog where I’ll be posting about various creatures of the night.