I believe in delayed gratification – savoring the pleasure of looking forward to something. Hence, even when I want to settle down to read a steamy new romance, I “prepare the table” and set the mood for reading. That means taking the dog for a walk first so that she does not bug me while I am reading. It means finding just the right spot with good lighting – preferably my feet in the sun and my head in the shade. Depending on the time of day, I make myself a coffee or pour myself a glass of wine.
I would love to hear what you do to set the mood for reading romance.