Guest Post: Paula Altenburg’s Top Ten Favorite Travels and Giveaway!

Please welcome Paula Altenburg back to the virtual offices this morning! Paula is here to share her Top Ten Fave Travels!  She also has a copy of Desire by Design up for grabs!  Later today, please check back for my review of Desire by Design.

Top Ten List of Favourite Travels by Paula Altenburg

As an adult I’ve been incredibly lucky to be able to do some traveling. But likewise, as a child, I was fortunate to spend a lot of time traveling through books. Therefore, I’m dividing my list into two – places I’ve traveled in fact, and the places I’ve gone to in fiction.

Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Narnia

Fiction. If you’ve been to Narnia for real, I want to meet you.

2. Greece

Fiction. I loved reading about the mythology and the ruins, and it’s on my bucket list.

3. Brussels

Fact. It’s full of history, and it’s the home of the European Parliament – the old city is gorgeous. I saw the best parade ever in this city, too. Gay Pride knows how to party.

4. Stonehenge

Fiction. I’d love to see it for real, but happy to see it through fiction.

5. Paris

Fact and fiction. Beautiful city, although its perspective of the French Revolution seemed a bit different than what I’d read about in A Tale of Two Cities and The Scarlet Pimpernel. I also don’t believe Jean Valjean really wandered those sewers. The smell would have killed him.

6. Amsterdam

Fact. My husband’s a local. The Red Light District is pretty dull during the day.

7. Providenciales

Fact. My sister lived there for seven years. It has the most beautiful beaches in the world.

8. Middle-earth

Fiction. Damn it.

9. The Swiss Alps

Fiction. I loved Heidi and Heidi Grows Up when I was 6.

10. Africa

Fiction. King Solomon’s Mines, to be specific. I really, really want to be able to say I’ve been chased by cannibals.

Thank you, Paula!!

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About the book:

He stole her job, and now she’s stealing his heart.

Eve Doucette finally almost has it all. She’s free from her mistake of an ex-husband and just landed her dream job: project manager for a new City Hall and drafter of the final design. That is, until a handsome architect sweeps into town to commandeer her blueprints.

Famous architect Matt Brison is unsatisfied with his mundane life in Toronto. So when the mayor of Halifax asks him to spearhead his City Hall project, Matt jumps at the opportunity. There’s just one problem: the feisty and beautiful project lead, Eve, who isn’t exactly thrilled about her new "coworker" hijacking her design.

But when the sparks begin to fly, they both find themselves falling for the colleague they shouldn’t want. And before they know it, their already shaky foundation might come crumbling down…