It’s Friday the thirteenth, the day before Valentine’s day, and the day the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie releases. Coincidence? Just saying.
Do you know how I feel about Valentine’s day? I think one of my books will most efficiently answer that question for you.
Finding Destiny was never meant to be a holiday romance, but it just kind of turned out that way. The first line of the story happens to start with, “I absolutely hate Valentine’s day.” Of course that’s a little harsh. The entire story is actually centered around three ladies who wanted to go away and pamper themselves for Valentine’s weekend to avoid the stress of the holiday while being single, but what ends up happening is their piece of shit truck breaks down during a huge snowstorm in the middle of nowhere and three knights in shining armour come to their rescue—on snowmobiles.
Escape by Fiction said:
“Finding Destiny is a wild, hot, romantic adventure.”
When he pressed his lips in her hair, she knew she was a goner. With nothing but a kiss and a few small facts about his family life, she had fallen for him. And she couldn’t even hide it.
“Thank you for this,” she whispered. Why had she voiced her thoughts? She wished she could take it back, because Skylar knew she wasn’t talking only about saving her from a snow cloud.
Then Skylar chuckled, and his desirous voice tickled her ear, making her quickly forget about her embarrassment. “You don’t have to thank me, Destiny. I only do what I want, and right now I want to be here with you.”
His words whispered over her body, and she fought the urge to thank him again. Then she felt him curling around her, and his lips unexpectedly brushed across hers.
Okay, maybe I lied. What romance author could truly hate Valentine’s day? Not me. Isn’t there some author code or something that says you must like romantic things if you’re going to write about romantic things? There should be.
As for me, I’m a sucker for a good romance. While I write about hating Valentine’s day, it’s only because I’ve been there before and I didn’t like it then, as I’m sure many of you can relate. On the other hand, while in a relationship, I love Valentine’s day—take advantage of my man—and always try to make the most of it.
I often suggest to my husband I don’t need a gift, that these types of holidays are for young (unmarried) couples with separate bank accounts. Lies. Chocolate is good. Flowers are better. Don’t be that poor fool who falls for that trick. It’s a losing battle. Do your woman right and take this opportunity to make her friends, family and coworkers jealous that she has such an amazing man and they don’t.
Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!
So what are you all doing for Valentine’s day this year? Anyone going to see Fifty Shades of Grey in theatre? I couldn’t convince my hubby to join me, but I used my powers of persuasion—bribery and trickery (men are easy that way)—to ensure that I go. If you’ve seen the movie already, what did you think? Porn or perfect?
Staying in this weekend? You can pick up a copy of Finding Destiny for $0.99 for a limited time. I’ve lowered the price just for you, so please take advantage while you can!