Thursday, April 7, 2016

In Your Dreams - Flora Reigada

Imagine you have won a week of being catered to at the classy Casa Martin bed & breakfast in sunny St. Augustine, Florida. I say imagine because the elegant, Queen Anne Victorian-style home exists only in the pages of my Castle in the Sun romance series.

The series follows its renovation from abandoned and run-down into a community jewel, much like its inspiration, the Pritchard House in Titusville, Florida. See this elegant home and you will see how I envision the Casa Martin. But while the Pritchard House serves as a community museum, the Casa Martin serves guests generous helpings of fine food and southern hospitality.

In your mind's eye, step onto that welcoming porch to unload your luggage and cares. Admire the ornate, antique furnishings and framed artwork as the owner escorts you upstairs to the master suite. Its shaded veranda, comfortable four-poster bed and soothing Jacuzzi, offer you renewal.
The owner fluffs your pillows, leaves a chocolate and says, "The staff and I are at your service."
Later, you might wander to the parlor to relax on plush furniture and chat with other guests, while being served an appetizing array of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Maybe you would rather be out and about seeing the sights. If so, there's plenty to do in Florida and yours is an all-expenses paid vacation. St. Augustine has its landmark castle, the Castillo de San Marcos. Built by the Spanish in the 17th century, its massive bastions crowned with watchtowers rise from the shores of the Matanzas Bay. A stroll along the Castillo roof provides a panorama of bay and city.
Walk across the street to the city's pedestrian mall with its galleries, restaurants and shops. Rather not walk in Florida's heat? From the comfort of a trolley car, you can admire the city's grand and historic buildings, its colonial quarter, old jail, the Fountain of Youth and more.
Farther down the coast, you might tour the Kennedy Space Center. You can even tour the Pritchard House in Titusville.
And who can visit Florida without immersing themselves in the warm ocean?

In this dream vacation, you can fly on the wings of imagination. The characters in my series invite you to join them in romance and adventure, as they journey from New York State's lush forests, to Florida's sunny shores.

The first book in the series, "Love's Sweetest Revenge," was recently released.
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