Places I Wouldn’t Visit
I don’t know how many times I’ve read a book and thought, “that’s a place I’d visit”. Mostly so I can meet the sexy alpha heroes, but sometime it does sound like an interesting place. So I thought I’d pick some of my favorite fictional spots that I wish I could visit and share them with you.
For this installment we’re doing things a little differently. Here’s Beth for more….
When Stephanie asked me to write a Places to Visit post, I didn’t think it would be hard. That was until I tried to think of a place to visit in my book worlds, a place that was urban fantasy or paranormal. All I came up with were high fantasy places, places women were treated real nice. I put it on the back burner, thinking it would simmer. Instead I just kept drawing blanks, and then I figured out why…
Where it’s located: In the pages, or electronic screens of my devices.
You’ll find it: If not in my hand then on the bookshelf, bathroom, bedroom or arm of the couch.
Why I wouldn’t want to visit: It’s dangerous! I like to read about vampires and were-critters, but they are a part of a fantasy world, and should stay that way. Think of how many people end up dead in your heroine’s favorite bar? The thing is I am not a lucky person. I don’t have ninja skills and I am pretty much a chicken. If I saw a real vamp or any other magical beastie, chances are I would run, not buy them a drink. Oh sure, they might be hunky, but have you noticed how much drama comes with them?
Another thing, I live in the south. A lot (not all) the urban fantasy novels I like take place in the south. I can drive to most of them without fear of a magical critter making me into a snack.
Why it’s probably a good idea the place doesn’t really exist: See above.
Why I’d still risk going: Not me. I don’t think I would last ten minutes. Plus if it was a bar, can you imagine drunken magical critters?
Fine, fine, I take it back! Make me crazy strong, crazy awesome with weapons and invulnerable to almost anything and then I would go. I guess that would make me a magic critter. So yea, if I could kick butt then I would pop into almost every novel I read, mostly for the bars. I bet faeries make great drinking buddies.