My mom was a stickler about wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. She also had a small shamrock plant, and every March 17th, she had us bring a small cutting to our teacher in elementary school. Even funnier - we don't have a drop of Irish blood on either side of the family!
But have some fun today and try something green. A spinach or kale smoothie, a zucchini fritter, some pistachio cake! I personally don't recommend a green beer, but that's just me. May today be a lucky one for you - in business, at home, and in love! (And in reading.)
Treat yourself and your loved one to something special today. A meal, a foot rub, a funny text. Spread the love, my friends!
Meet Roy and Lucy and the rest of the folks in Holiday Beach this week for less than a dollar!
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Happy Groundhog Day! (Yes, I know I'm repeating myself. That's part of what makes it funny.)
While some people celebrate this as a day to get news of a potentially early spring, we in Winnipeg know we're never going to get it six weeks early. But we can have some fun with it. For me, this day is not complete without Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell and the hilarious film "Groundhog Day." If you haven't seen it yet, you're only 29 years behind the times, and I still recommend it.
I have to tell you that I love January 1st. I'm a firm believer in lists and resolutions and giving yourself a day to reset. (To be fair to the rest of the calendar, I'll also reset myself every quarter and every month. Wipe that slate clean!)
2020's resolutions went out the window with the Covid-19 pandemic. 2021's were very small because it was still raging. I hope that 2022 will be the year I reemerge from my social distanced cocoon and introduce a whole new me to a brand new world.
Who do you want to be in 2022? What are you going to do to make it happen?
I'm not going to lie. These last couple years have been rough! Hopefully we are over the hump, and 2022 will be a year of getting fully back into the world while continuing to practice what we've learning about being good neighbours.
I wish you all the best in the New Year! Start it off with a bang!
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration held in the United States that honours African heritage in African-American culture.
To my friends who celebrate it, I hope this Kwanzaa brings you the opportunity to enjoy the blessings of family and community.
From my house to yours, I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. May it be full of light and love.
If you are in the Holiday Spirit and are looking for some for inspirational holiday romance, I've got a great collection of family-friendly, heartwarming romances that you could win (including my North Pole Unlimited Collection 2), and a new e-reader to read them on!
Or, if you're more of lean more towards sweet, Hallmark-style romancing in a Winter Wonderland, you could win my North Pole Collection 1 and more than 40 other books in this contest.
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PRO-TIP - don't unsubscribe from these new authors right away. Many of them will offer a free book in their first few emails, so stick around and try their free sample. At the very least, you'll get a bunch of free books to read over the rest of the winter!
There are a lot of Christmas romances out there – I know, I released two this year – but never fear because I’m here to help!
If you want to restock your “love in the holidays” shelf, here is a convenient list of Christmas romances sorted by price, genre, and type of book! (You’re welcome.)
Canadian Christmas Romances under $5 – See how Canadian authors like me celebrate Christmas! FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! Almost all of these books are set in Canada. I know for certain that we represent Vancouver, British Columbia on the west coast, southern Manitoba, two in Ottawa, Ontario, and a bunch in southern Ontario. We have dragons, LGBTQ+, hockey players, cowboys and more. And they’re all under $5! So check out some authors from north of the border and add some Canadian snow-mance to your life.
Paperbacks: My third North Pole Unlimited Collection is out in print today, but only the first book is listed in this promo. They are great for people who prefer paper books to e-books.
Box sets: But I only bought one book! Christmas romance box sets are a great bang for your buck! And they are a fabulous way to get introduced to new authors who you might also love. (I found one of my favourite authors in box set; I bought it for a series I recognized and now 30 books later, I’ve worn out author #2’s stories.) This promo includes “A KEEPSAKE CHRISTMAS” and at 75¢ a story, you can’t go wrong.
New releases: All these Christmas romances are brand new and just released for the 2021 holiday season. Make sure you’re up to date with your favourite sweet romance writers.
Small-town Christmas – sometimes you just want a book that’s like a Hallmark Christmas movie, with small town communities cheering the latest holiday romance towards a final kiss under the mistletoe.
Free e-books: Another great way to meet new authors. All the Christmas books in this promo are free, but you will have to sign up for an author newsletter to get them. FUN FACT: don’t unsubscribe right away! A lot of authors – me included – offer a free book to new subscribers, so if you stick around, you could score two free books out of the deal and find a new series to read.