The Perfect Romantic Setting – Guest Post by Susan Ann Wall

Please welcome guest blogger, Susan Ann Wall.

Thank you for joining us, Susan.

Hello!! Thanks to Jennifer for hosting me as I prepare for the release of The Sound of Circumstance, book #5 in my Puget Sound ~ Alive With Love series.The Sound of Circumstance


If you caught my post a few days ago on the Fierce Romance blog, you’ll know the setting in this series comes from some of my personal experiences. I don’t currently live near Seattle, but I did for a short period and fell in love with the city the first time Hero Husband took me there.

Seattle may not be labeled the city of love, but in my contemporary romance series, it is definitely alive with love. Puget Sound has a little bit of everything, the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west, with 14,000 foot Mt. Rainier standing tall in the distance like a snow-covered beacon. Seattle is enclosed by Elliot Bay to the west and Lake Washington to the east, with Lake Union accessible right downtown. What an incredibly romantic setting with all that water and those beautiful, snow-capped mountains.

I love a naturally romantic setting, someplace you can enjoy the tranquility of the water and the beauty of the mountains. In the story, Stacie escapes to Alki Beach to gain a little clarity and cool her heals. Stacie loves the beach because the first time Owen brought her there (The Sound of Consequence) they shared a romantic interlude under a full moon.

One of my favorite locations in Seattle to write about is Gasworks Park. Sitting on the edge of Lake Union, it’s the perfect place for a romantic picnic (The Sound of Consequence) or a cookout with friends (The Sound of Deception). I’m not the only one who thinks Lake Union is a romantic setting … the house where Tom Hanks lived in Sleepless in Seattle sits on Lake Union!

I also have many scenes in the series that take place on the ferry and the image on the cover of The Sound of Circumstance was taken from the lower deck of the ferry returning from Bremerton. Aren’t sunsets so romantic?

I could bore you with all the places in Seattle that inspire romance, or you can just dive into the series and lose yourself in those settings!!

Tell me, what is your favorite romantic setting (that you’ve been to, read about, or dream of visiting)?

Bio:Susan Ann Wall
Big dreamer and certifiable overachiever Susan Ann Wall embraces life at full speed and volume. She’s a beer and tea snob, can be bribed with dark chocolate, and the #1 thing on her bucket list is to be the center of a Bon Jovi flash mob.
Susan is a nationally bestselling, multi-genre author of racy, rule-breaking romance and women’s fiction. Her bragging rights include nine books in three different series,  three perfect children, adopting an amazing rescue dog, and a happily ever after that started while serving in the U.S. Army and has spanned nearly two decades (which is crazy since she’s not a day over 29).
In her next life, Susan plans to be a 5 foot 10, size 8 rock star married to a chiropractor and will not be terrified of large bridges, spiders, or quiet people (shiver).

Susan’s new release, The Sound of Circumstance can be found at the online retailers below.

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To finally leave the past behind, they’ll have to trust … their friendship, and especially their love.
Stacie Nightingale doesn’t what the 2.5 million dollars of blood money she’s been awarded as a result of the lawsuit she filed. She also doesn’t want the memories that are flooding her mind, causing her to remember everything that led to the car accident that killed her friend and left Stacie with a traumatic brain injury. Neither of those circumstances matter though once her boyfriend Owen Landry proposes to her. She doesn’t want his proposal, not due to the circumstances that drove him to it. The mysterious woman he seems to be keeping company only fuels her insecurity and doubt. Stacie loves Owen, but with her past continuing to haunt her, she questions if their love is strong enough to survive.
Owen Landry has been carrying the ring around for months, waiting for the perfect moment to propose. He has a plan, but when a gallery owner starts swooning over Stacie – and not just her paintings – Owen once again has to face the demons of his own past. His insecurities spike when Stacie not only refuses his proposal, but confides in her brother rather than Owen. He doesn’t believe she would betray him, but his past has proven he can be a bad judge of character.

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Thank you for joining us today, Susan and good luck with your latest release.

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I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and have a husband and two children. Music is an addiction. I can often be found in the car, singing along at the top of my lungs to whatever is playing. I work full time, and I split my spare time between family, reading, blogging, and writing. I’m a habitual quoter. Lines from films and TV shows constantly pop into my head—my kids are the only ones that really get it. I’m an only child, and so of course I married a man who is one of ten children. Other than English, I speak Spanish, Moroccan, and a little French. I love to travel, but don’t do enough of it. Reading has been a passion for most of my life and I now love writing. I’m klutz, and in my own mind, I’m hilarious.

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