Setting Matters

Hello everyone!

My name is Mandi Benet. I write steamy contemporary romance and I’m so excited to be a Soulmate author. I sold my four-book series, Love in the City, to SMP with each book set in a different, exciting city. The first book is set in Rome.

Love can bloom anywhere, of course, and I adore small town love stories, but I tend to like romances the way the movies do them, with a love triangle: Her, Him, A city. (Think Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Before Sunset, Bend it Like Beckham, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Notting Hill.) Cities can be characters all on their own with a flavor and essence unique to them, and truly can enrich a story while helping ground it in the reality of this world. Yet setting is more than a backdrop for action. It can be an interactive aspect of…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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