Are you soaking in the love and enjoying dinner for two at a fancy restaurant, eating gorgeous hand-made chocolates and admiring the dozen long-stem red roses your one true love has brought you? Or are you laughing at this description because it's the farthest thing from the truth?
There is a reason I write romance. So I can live vicariously through my characters.
Don't get me wrong, my husband is wonderful and I wouldn't change anything about him. Otherwise he would be someone else, right? And I don't want anyone else. But he is not romantic...at least not how most people think of romance.
He doesn't hold hands, he only grudgingly gives me hugs, doesn't bring me chocolate or roses...or even a card on Valentine's Day and barely ever says he loves me.
Instead he takes the kids away so I can finish writing in time in time to meet my deadlines. He picks me wild mushrooms and cooks the best mince-on-toast. He brought me flowers and chocolate milk to the hospital each time I had a baby and he proposed to me under the stars. I would much rather have the things he does for me than the things he doesn't. Roses and chocolates aren't important. I don't really think they say I Love You quite as much as looking after sick kids and making dinner unexpectedly does.
So in celebration of not celebrating Valentine's Day, I have a gift for you. And since I'm not close enough to give you all flowers and chocolates, Apple has helped me out. They have chosen Debutantes Don't Date as part of their Valentine's Day Promotion. Until February 20th it's on sale on iTunes UK for £0.49. Amazon UK has since followed suit and has also priced Debutantes Don't Date at £0.49. iTunes.com has also matched the price in US dollars and it's available there for $0.99.
Tomorrow I have another treat to share with you. My friend Amelia Thorne's second book is being released and I have her first chapter of Tied Up With Love to share with you.
Enjoy your Valentine's Day however you are spending it.