Happy Valentine’s Day!
Posted by Tawny Weber Feb 14 2013, 3:00 am
Ahh, feel that? That tingling feeling? Thats love. It’s in the air today, thanks to Valentine’s.
I love Valentine’s. Not just for the romancey goodness, although that does rock. But because it’s one of those crafty, show you care kind of days. From those sweet kindergarten days when we pasted lopsided doilies on red card stock and glued gilt cupids to the center of a heart, to the epically bad love poems written in middle school to boys we were too afraid to talk to directly (c’mon, was I the only one who did that?) to the excitement of champagne and candlelight possibilities as we grow older… Valentines is romance, yes. But it’s also fun.
At least, it is for us ladies *g* For guys, I think this day comes with more pressure than birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas all rolled into one. Because while roses or a heart-shaped box of chocolates are traditional, oftentimes we women (while gobbling down the candy) will sigh over how unimaginative or the idea might be. Because while we want to feel loved, we also want to feel like our guy KNOWS us. GETS us. That he put some effort into romancing us!! Then again, I’ll admit, there are years I’m just grateful my guy remembers the date LOL.
But for our romance heroes, the pressure really is on. Because they were hot enough, romantic enough, special enough to star in a book–not just any book, baby, but a ROMANCE novel! That means they have to step up and be romantic on Valentines’s Day.
Luckily, our guys are up for the task…
My own Blake Landon, from A SEAL’s SEDUCTION, actually would give his Alexia chocolate. Not for traditions’ sake, but because she seriously LOVES chocolate. He’d start with a deluxe heart shaped box of hand-picked See’s (all her favorites with almonds and caramels), then while she was humming in appreciation, he’d show her the tin of her favorite hot chocolate made from Belgium shavings. As she was sighing at his sweetness, he’d whip out a jar of very rich, very decadent hot fudge. Then he’d suggest they set the candy and cocoa aside, heat up the fudge and go make a very special snack…
Nancy Northcott’s Griff from RENEGADE would give Val a painting of her parents, who were killed by ghouls when she was a teenager.
Kate Carlisle’s DEREK STONE would give BROOKLYN WAINWRIGHT a packet of beautiful endpapers he picked up on a business trip to Japan. That’s the official gift. His unofficial gift would be food, of course. Steak. Red wine. Chocolate for dessert. (Come to think of it, that’s Kate’s favorite gift, too. )
Anna Sugden’s Jake would give Maggie from A PERFECT DISTRACTION (out Sept 2013) a mixed bouquet of real daisies and chocolate daisies, because that worked so well when he had to apologise for being a jerk *g*. He has a game on Valentine’s night, so they won’t be able to have a private celebration until really late.
Joan Kayse’s Damon would give his heroine Julia a book by a famed Roman poet Catulluss, poems of love and longing. However…. beneath the scroll page would be his real gift…a copy of the Art of Seduction by Ovid.
Suzanne Ferrell’s Matt Edgars would give Katie Myers (hero and heroine from HUNTED) a boxer puppy.
Christie Kelley’s Colin Barrett, the Duke of Northrop would give Selina White from BEWITCHING THE DUKE, a beautiful pair of diamond earrings because he’s discovered she has an obsession for earbobs.
And from Donna MacMeans’ THE CASANOVA CODE had it taken place in February : Besides being a code-breaker, Edwina Hargrove is a closet adventurer.
A gift! Ashton had brought her a gift for St. Valentine’s day! No one had ever done such a thing, at least, not for her. She opened the box tentatively, savoring the moment, then lifted a heavy glass globe set upon a wooden pedestal.
”It’s from the Paris Exposition,” he said. ”Shake it and snow will reign down upon the Eiffel Tower.”
”It’s beautiful,” she whispered, though she couldn’t really see the snowflakes for the tears in her eyes. No one had acknowledged her desire for travel before. ”I will cherish it always.”
He smiled then cocked his head. His finger delicately traced the moisture on her cheek. “As I, dear Edwina, will you.”
Awww, aren’t our heroes romantic!? And aren’t our heroines lucky to have such fabulous Valentine’s gifts on this special day dedicated to celebrating love.
Share with us what your ideal Valentine’s gift would be to be entered in the drawing for this wonderfully romantic collection of Valentine’s treats.
- A SEAL’s Seduction
- ARC of Renegade
- The Casanova Code
- Cadbury’s chocolate
- ecopy of Bewitching the Duke
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