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The Italian Lakes The Perfect Setting For A Sexy Fantasy

The Dragon Legacy coverIf you’ve already read The Dragon Legacy you will know it is set in the picturesque English Lake District an area I know really well and love.

If would like to read about the setting for The Dragon Legacy read my guest post on Mac Rome’s Blog Stories of Romance.

The next book in the series features two characters from The Dragon Legacy; Jasmine and Zane. I loved Jasmine a young witch and Zane a shape-shifter whose alter ego is a beautiful silver wolf from the moment I created them for my first book but I had to play down their role because The Dragon Legacy was Fleur and Lukas’ story.
When creating a story I  first decide where the story will be set. I love lakes and mountains and I can easily imagine dragons flying in the skies and hiding in mountain caves and wolves roaming the woodland that clings precariously to the hillsides.
I decided on the Italian Lakes and Venice for Jasmine and Zane’s romantic adventure.

Lake Garda is a beautiful dichotomy of rugged often snowy mountains and clear calm lakes bordered by pretty villages and towns.

Lakeside Path heading north towards Bardolino Taken by A W MacFadyen. released by owner to public domain.)

Bardolino  is a town close to Lake Garda famed for its wine. The grapes used in the wine grow on the surrounding hillsides.

( (Bardolino Taken by A W Macfadyen Released to public domain.)

Venice will also feature prominently because of its romantic ambience and the mystique it creates in my imagination. Steeped in history it will make a lovely setting for my paranormal characters. I think this picture illustrates it perfectly.


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This post was re-blogged and edited from my post on the Crimson Frost Blog