Valentine’s Day – Hearts Abound!

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This week I am joining the Awesome Bewitching Authors Valentine Hop February 6 – 14th.  Lots of giveaways, and a chance to win $50.00 GC in the Rafflecopter below.  Don’t forget to enter!

What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day?  A romantic getaway? A dozen long-stemmed roses in her favorite color? Jewelry, you know diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

What about the everyday love.  Day in and day out you and your significant other forge a bond together.  Through hard times, no one escapes these.  Great times, there are always a number of these. And regular comfortable times when it’s enough to watch a football game, enjoy a movie and popcorn with your best friend and soul mate.

Sometimes I wonder if all the hype on Valentine’s day wouldn’t best be served with a moment of reflection on that person that makes you happy and what special thing would hearts backgroundreturn the favor.  Don’t get me wrong, candy, cards and flowers are nice, but when they are all gone, that special moment you created will last forever.

Keep reading for a chance at my giveaway.

A few fun Valentine’s Day Facts.

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

Did you know that approximately one billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.  Ok, I admit that I’m one of those people. But your pet’s unconditional love everyday of the year is worth it.  Don’t you think?IMG_0241

Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.

In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes are favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”

Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day.

As you know, I am a paranormal romance and cozy mystery writer    For me crafting a romance is all about RESPECT, TRUST and LOVE, always with a touch of magic. I want to create a memorable love story with spice and adventure.  Characters that will grab hold of your heart and hang on long after you’ve read the last word and closed the book with a satisfied sigh, sorry to see the story end.

This year will see my fifth book published, A Warlock’s Secrets, second in my Demon’s Witch series. My romance novels spin adventures of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them.

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For a chance to win an e-book of one of my books, your choice, leave a comment about your best Valentine’s Day. UPDATE, Judith Sterling is the winner of an ecopy of A Witch’s Journey!

Now hop on over to the other Awesome Bewitching Authors sites listed below.  Have Fun!

 

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1. The Perfect Time For Love ~ Casi McLean 2. Spunk & Hunks ~ Anna Durand
3. Love in the Month of February ~ Mary Morgan 4. Love Potions and Charms ~ Sorchia Dubois
5. He said he wasn’t the romantic kind of guy, but… ~ Peggy Jaeger 6. Love and War ~ Gini Rifkin
7. Sexy Chocolate Cakes ~ Kayden Claremont 8. 50 Great Date Ideas ~ Devon Mckay
9. Hearts Abound ~ Tena Stetler 10. Love Every Day ~ Darlene Fredette
11. Importance of Valentines Day ~ Maureen Bonatch 12. Souls Forever Bound ~ Judith Sterling
13. Mysterious Origins of Valentine’s Day ~ Barbara Bettis 14. A Romantic Valentine Dinner ~ Jana Richards
15. Steamy Romance Meets Spooky Suspense ~ Kathryn Knight 16. Book Bling ~ Elizabeth Alsobrooks
17. Sweet Romances ~ Katherine McDermott 18. Historical Heartbeats ~ Brenda B. Taylor
19. An Awesome Bewitching Author Valentines Day ~ Lisa Voisin 20. Idea City ~ Kitsy Clare/Catherine Stine
21. Welcome to the ABA Valentine Hop ~ Linda Nightingale 22. Bridie Hall YA Author ~ Bridie Hall
23. A Time For Love Valentine Blog Hop ~ Amber Daulton 24. ‘Out Of This World’ Romance ~ Hywela Lyn
25. Time Travel For Love ~ Karen Michelle Nutt 26. Valentine’s Day – A Family Tradition ~ Holland Rae
27. Historical Heartbeats

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