Spend Valentine in Color
It’s official. I love February. I know it’s cold and windy outside. But there are so many reasons to love February.
If you live in the US, there’s Super Bowl, Black History Month & New Orleans Mardi Gras.
Worldwide, there’s Pancake Day and best of all, 14 February is Valentine’s day.
If you enjoy reading romance novels like I do, then you've got to love it. Right?
So tell me what do you do on Valentine’s day? Do you give a card or gift, cook a special meal or go out to eat or spend the time with your lover or family?
None of the above? How about curling up and keeping warm with a good romance book? :)
Here are a few heart throbs and sirens to keep you busy this month. Happy Valentine!
The Valentine’s Masquerade by Elise Marion
Anything can happen in one night...
Xavier and Toni are not looking for love. The scars of the past have caused them both to shy away from the one thing that has caused them both nothing but heartbreak and misery...love.
When their paths cross, the attraction and chemistry are undeniable, but neither is willing to allow their connection to grow past a single kiss. They part ways, intending to never see each other again, with nothing more than the memory of an earth-shattering meeting of lips.
When they meet again at the annual Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball, they are once again confronted with their burning desires for one another. The masquerade, an event where the rich and elite gather to revel in their sinful urgings while hidden behind masks, is the perfect setting for seduction.
This time, one kiss just isn't enough. And so, a proposition is made: one night of passion. One night to lose themselves in the magic of the most romantic night of year and then they could part ways again, this time for good. No obligations; no strings attached.
But when the night is over, walking away will be harder than either of them could have ever imagined, and it seems that one night just might not be enough.
In Her Wildest Dream by Farrah Rochon
As owner of Your Wildest Dreams, Erica Cole specializes in creating over-the-top fantasy date nights for her clients, although she never anticipated the headaches that would come with owning her own business. When a consulting firm shows interest in franchising Your Wildest Dreams, Erica is over the moon at the thought of her long-time dream becoming a household name…and the financial payoff that is sure to come. Now, she must create the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, and Erica knows just who to call to help her plan it.
Since Gavin Foster opened Decadente Artisan Chocolates, life has never been sweeter. The former tech company CEO has found his true calling, creating high-end chocolates for the discerning palettes of New Orleanians…and the best friend whom he wishes were more, Erica Cole. When Erica requests his help in creating a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin sees it as the perfect opportunity to show her just how sweet their reality could be.
Love is in the Air by Devon Vaughn Archer
Weekend reporter Holly Kendall isn't looking for a mile-high romance when she boards a first-class flight home to Houston. Busy with work commitments, the one thing she can't do is let anything sidetrack her. But Anderson Gunn, the sensual legal consultant sitting next to her on the plane, is one irresistible distraction. And once they land on solid ground, their attraction soars.
Holly's passionate heart overrules her practical mind--until she discovers that Anderson's exactly the kind of player she vowed to stay away from. An ex-fiancée is just one of the skeletons in Anderson's closet, but he's given up his heartbreaking ways. Yet convincing Holly that he's a changed man is next to impossible. Will his past mistakes cost him a future with the woman of his dreams?
A Valentine Challenge by Kiru Taye
Ex-soldier Michael Ede’s spent his time building his life exactly the way he wants it. Life is good. Or so he thinks. So when his friends set him a challenge to exorcise the memory of a woman from his past, he expects it to be a walk in the park.
Socialite Kasie Bosa is spitting fire at men. Her long-term boyfriend has asked for a break via text message of all things. How dare he? She’s told him to go take a dive into the River Niger. And not so politely too. So the next man who dares to cross her path is at risk of getting shredded with her spa manicured nails.
Bad news for Michael who has chosen her as the object of his challenge. But neither of them can deny the sizzling chemistry between them nor control their responses, it seems. It’s the season of love. Can either of them escape unscathed?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Heather Long
Have you ever woken up every day afraid of everything?
For single mom and widow Melody Carter, six months passed since an IED ripped her life apart. Everyone is sympathetic and offers platitudes of comfort and support. Everyone thinks they know why she’s grieving, but Melody isn’t mourning her broken heart. She’s ashamed to be grateful her abusive husband won’t hurt her anymore and scared for her child. Born with a mild heart defect, her daughter needs lifesaving surgery and with her funds tight and her emotional scars tighter, she’s running out of options. When she receives an offer for assistance from Mike’s Place, can Melody put her faith in the men her husband called friend?
Have you ever woken up, day after day, to discover your body’s betrayal?
Marine Captain, Joe Anderson Cooper, received the Silver Star for Valor when he led his unit through heavy fire to rescue fellow Marines. Despite numerous injuries, the Captain refused medical aid, insisting that the medics attend others. A broken back and shattered bones put Captain Cooper in a wheelchair and every day is a battle to keep his recovery on track and his sanity intact. When a single mom moves in to the apartment next door to his and he recognizes kindred—damaged—soul, can he overcome her fear and be the man she’s always needed?
Can these two lonely souls rise to the challenge or will their scars trap them forever?
Columnist: Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of His Treasure.
She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings atmospheric and exotic.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hanging out with family/friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and two children.
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