On Hong Kong
Apart from it is one of my favourite places in the world, a vibrant city, with fantastic shops, park, monuments and yes, beaches?
It’s somewhere I can wander by myself when hubby is at work. Where I grab a bottle of water and maybe a salad from a food department of a certain well known department store, check my map, make sure I have money on my Oyster card and head out to do whatever I want. Be it take the tram to Causeway Bay and then sit in Victoria Park, or wander through tiny streets and be accosted by suit makers, fake handbag or watch sellers. Sit on the harbour front and watch the Star Ferry, or read a book in Kowloon Park.
Or when hubby is around and we are feeling energetic, take the fast ferry to Lantau and ‘walk the island. From one port to another, up and over the hill with the reward of spectacular views (ignore the cement works) and a chilled glass of whatever hits the spot at the other end
There’s so much to do.
Which is why, I suppose I set my story, Hong Kong Heat there. (The title is a bit of a giveaway.) As I wrote it, I could visualise my hero and heroine, imagine where they were and think….would it be possible to do that there? And also say categorically, that yes a certain type of five star hotel with light cooking facilities does exist. I know, I’ve stayed in one. Or yes it is possible to walk around Central and not get wet. Or whatever.
My next book out is also set in Hong Kong. This time in a typhoon. When the rain is so heavy, the locals call it Black Rain, and the weather so wild all public transport stops and businesses close. Which gives my hero and heroine plenty of time to get to know each other, in more ways than one.
It’s called….In his Hands. The story of Patrick and Caness and whether or not they are suited to be Master and sub. It will be out from Evernight Publishing soon.
I’ve told hubby I need to go back to Hong Kong again, Just to make sure I’ve got everything correct. And to help me plot my next story there.
Not just because of signs like this
Love Raven x