#TravelTuesday with Alexia Adams

May 23, 2017 by

 

 

 

Cruising the Greek Isles

Kalimera! I’m Alexia and I love to travel. I’m known as the Flight Risk Mom because my husband won’t let me travel alone as he doesn’t trust that I’ll come home. However, four school-aged children, a mother with dementia, and a husband who runs his own business, means that my travel time has been severely restricted of late. So I do most of my voyages vicariously through the pages of romance novels. At least this way there’s no jetlag, lost luggage, or airport security lines.

Want to come with me on an imaginary trip? As my book, The Greek’s Stowaway Bride is on sale this week, let’s journey to Greece and see some of the delights Demetri and Rania enjoyed while working out their differences.

With crystal-clear water, secluded sandy beaches, white-washed villages splashed with vibrant blue, history and culture around every corner…it’s hard to decide where to start.

There’s Santorini, the epitome of a of Greek island…

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Or Naxos with its narrow cobbled streets and fishing boats bobbing on the water…

 

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Or we could go to a part of Greece few tourists visit, its southernmost island of Gavdos where part of the The Greek’s Stowaway Bride is set.

 

 

 

Of course, no visit to Greece would be complete without some salad…

 

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And maybe a little tipple as we watch the sun go down…

 

 

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I was fortunate to visit Greece, although only the mainland, many years ago. Of all the amazing things I saw and did, what impressed me most were the people. I got stuck in Xanthi waiting for a train to Istanbul. There was nowhere to store my backpack while I waited, so I sat in a little park and watched the world go by. Around noon, an elderly woman dressed entirely in black hobbled by and I smiled at her. She stopped, reached into her bag of shopping and handed me a pear, then carried on walking. And that is my enduring memory of Greece – an old lady sharing a piece of fruit with me, a complete stranger.

If you’d like to read about other destinations I’ve visited or researched for my stories, please pop over to my blog on my website: https://alexia-adams.com I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick trip to Greece and don’t forget to pick up The Greek’s Stowaway Bride for more Greek adventures.

 

 

 

Pick up The Greek’s Stowaway Bride by Alexia Adams, on sale for just 99¢ for a limited time!

 

 

 

She slipped aboard his yacht, but can he keep her out of his heart?

Egyptian heiress Rania Ghalli is desperate to free her political prisoner uncle before it’s too late. Hoping to make it to North Africa, she stows away on the yacht of Greek millionaire Demetri Christodoulou. But when Egyptian agents board the boat, she can either jump overboard…or claim she’s Demetri’s new bride.

Tired of being no more than the bastard disgrace to the Christodoulou name, Demetri intends to build a luxury resort below his grandfather’s house so the old man has no choice but to acknowledge that Demetri has made something of himself. But first, he needs a wife to complete the land purchase.

With Rania now at his mercy, a plan comes together. He’ll play along, protecting her and helping to free her uncle, but in exchange, he demands a real marriage. But keeping the vivacious heiress out of his heart will be a lot harder than keeping her on his ship…

 

 

 

 

A former world wanderer, Alexia writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere else. Check out her website at http://alexia-adams.com and sign up for her monthly newsletter to discover your next escape.

 

 

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