The travel company Expedia is running a competition in the run up to Valentine’s Day, giving you the chance to win a £50 voucher towards the cost of your next holiday. (Of course if you win, you don’t need to spend the money on a romantic holiday. Why not travel alone, and take a good book with you?)
To be in with a chance of winning the Expedia voucher, what you have to do is visit the Expedia blog and follow their Romantic Novel Valentine’s flowchart. This will lead you to your ideal date and destination. If you leave a comment and share the post using the hashtag #expediavalentines, you’ll be in with a chance of winning.
If I had to choose a romantic date myself (apart from with my husband, of course!) then that date would be Mr Thornton from North and South. I’ve almost finished writing my fourth contemporary romance, which is set in the Lake District in the north of England, not too far from the setting for Mrs Gaskell’s mill town. My northern hero is called Patrick, and he does have a touch of Mr Thornton about him. My heroine, Fliss, tells him he’s “all dour and northern and grumpy.” Of course if my hero happened to win an Expedia holiday, I’m sure that would cheer him up…although I can’t think of many more destinations that are more romantic than the Lake District!
How about you? Who would your dream date be for Valentine’s? And where would you go? If you have any comments, I’d love to hear from you! (Don’t forget to comment on the Expedia blog if you want to try your hand at winning the voucher. And if you do win, please come back and let me know!)