Valentine’s Day is just two days away, which means a lot of people are planning a romantic evening, or even an entire weekend, since it falls on a Friday this year.   (And here, we’re about to see another snowstorm, so some of those people will be snowed in for the holiday.)

couple silhouette( Photo credit: drewleavy / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND )

It seems silly to me to only make romantic gestures once a year, if you’re in a solid relationship with someone you love.  Maybe it’s just me.  And I’m not saying I’d turn down a lovely box of chocolate, like this.

valdaycandy( Photo credit: ccharmon / Foter / CC BY-ND )

I’m just saying love is a year-round occurrence, and we ought to celebrate it every chance we get.

That made me wonder if romance novels fill that void for some readers.  Yes, I know we all love our happy endings and a great hero, but I’m sure there are thousands of other reasons for people to read romances.  I hope you all have a romantic Valentine’s Day, whether with your own real hero or a fabulous, larger-than-life one in a book you love.

On another note, I’m thisclose to having a gorgeous new website to share with you.  My web designer is working on the last details, and we’re tweaking and fine-tuning.  I’m hoping that by the end of this month it’ll be live, finally!  I’d hoped for sooner, but I want it to be perfect.

I got a wonderful email last week that made me excited all over again: galleys for the paperback version of Hunting Medusa!  The paperback is scheduled now for a January 6, 2015 release day, and I’m thrilled.

My shiny new cover art! isn't it pretty?

My shiny new cover art! isn’t it pretty?

Having the paperback to hold in my hands will be amazing, and having a paperback for all of you to hold in your own hands will be even better, especially since I know a few people who are holding out for a paperback!  If you’re not averse to reading the e-version, though, it is still available all over the place in different versions:  at my publisher, Samhain; at Amazon; at Barnes & Noble.  I’ve had some really good feedback so far, and I hope everyone else is enjoying it, too.

Now, I’m heading back to my galleys to make sure there aren’t any errors in the final copy before it goes to print.  The sooner that’s finished, the sooner I can get back to the rewrites on Medusa #2.  I hope you’ve got some good books to read!

 

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