As you know, my three series, Sweet Serenity, The Doms of Kinky, and Love in Lucious, are all set in Kansas. Well, here's a little secret...I've never been to Kansas—until last week. So, why did I choose to write in Kansas? Yep, I have no clue. It just called to me.
Now before you say it, I've heard a hundred times that there is nothing in Kansas. It's flat and boring. There's nothing there, and I won't like it. But after seeing the state first hand, I don't agree. I absolutely adored Kansas. I know without a doubt in my mind that the stories were meant to be there. And I know they will continue to be there for a long time to come.
I do have to admit that people were right in some ways. Kansas is flat, as flat as a pancake. I was rather amazed by this. But considering I live near the mountains, that isn't surprising. And I could see how it would be boring. I guess. Maybe. Okay, I'm not quite sold on that one. But people did nail it on the head when they said there was nothing there. Big, huge fields separated places, and there weren't hundreds of houses crammed together. To me, that made Kansas all the more special.
So, you might be curious as to where I went while on my Kansas Road Trip. Well, my PA Tina and I went to the area where Luscious would be (if it were a real place). See I mapped out the three towns with the help of Tina and my other friend Luna months ago.
That might be overkill to some. But in Luscious, location is everything. And that is an understatement of epic proportions. The entire foundation for Luscious is based around the Neosho River. Well, that and a woman named Luscious. So I felt that it was important to see where I was writing about. Sure, I could look at pictures online. But that isn't the same as being there, smelling the air, seeing the land, feeling and touching the things around town. Keep in mind, we visited Chanute. And while this is close to where Luscious would be, that doesn't mean Luscious is inspired by Chanute. Don't get me wrong, Chanute was awesome. But Luscious is a bit different...And that's all I'm saying—for now.
Since none of you could go with me, I wanted to share what I found. Of course, I can't bottle the air for you to smell or hand you something to touch. But I can let you see what I saw...through the lens of my camera.
This is the highway we drove down. Hehehe.
This was our exit. Talk about ironic.
I hope you enjoyed my picture tour! Have a magnificent Monday. XOXOXO!
Love and cherries,