Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine’s Day...Already? by Jade Lee

Valentine’s Day...Already?  by Jade Lee

Don’t panic. It’s still January. That means Valentine’s day is still a month away by my count. It’s not true, but if I try to think in terms of actual days and weeks, my brain might freeze up. Can’t have that, right?

But let’s slide right into the quiz. Guess what I find most annoying about February 14.

A. That the decorations go up in stores before I’ve even taken down my Christmas decorations. Or Halloween decorations.
B. I’m on my post-Christmas diet and suddenly I’m flooded with emails about chocolate hearts.
C. I’m supposed to think of something romantic to do with my husband. Last year’s winner: we said to each other, “It’s Valentine’s day. Happy Valentine’s day.” We’re so romantic...not
D. As a romance novelist, Valentine’s Day is a great promotional opportunity. So not only do I have to be romantic with my husband, I need to think of something awesome to do in public.
E. Absolutely nothing. I love this day!

Answer: All of the above, including E. Sound contradictory? Well, that’s me. Because I find the commercialization of holidays inevitable. Ever been tempted by a Kwanzaa corn cookie? I have! And all the preparation and thought that goes into holidays are definitely annoying, but then all part of the joy of the day, right? Or maybe I just like emoting, which is what my family says. Valentine’s day? I wuv you! Halloween? BOOO! Scared ya?  Kwanzaa? Have some sweet potato pie!

Yup, I’m a holiday junkie. So next question. Guess how I loooove to celebrate a holiday, any holiday.

A. Gifts! Little ones, big ones, I’m all about giving and receiving.
B. Stretch out on the couch and read a good book.
C. Marathon Benedict Cumberbatch session. Or Nathan Fillian. Or whomever is my flavor of the day.
D. Food, food, food. Yum!
E. All of the above!

Answer: E, naturally. I love all of the above. But D is the reason I’m on a post-Christmas diet. Gotta get lean before the Valentine’s day chocolate binge, right?

Now as a treat for you! Tell me what’s your favorite way to celebrate a holiday and I’ll give one lucky commenter a pre-order copy of my Valentine’s Day anthology A Dozen Rakes, Renegades, and Rogues, Oh My! A dozen historical romance authors are selling it at 99 cents, release day Feb 14! But don’t wait. Get it now. Here’s the amazon LINK
Oh, and don't forget to join our Dozen Days of giveaways event; Romance, Rakes, Renegades & Rogues, You could win a new Kindle Fire HD.
Click the image below to go to the Event page:

If you’re the lucky winner and you already have pre-ordered it, I’ll send you something else.


  1. What a great line up of authors! Perfect release day too :-)

  2. One of my pleasure for holidays or celebrations is when I get the chance to go out for a nice dinner (since I do all the cooking lol) and maybe a movie. Getting together with family and friends too!

  3. My favorite way to celebrate a holiday is to hang out with family over lots of good food and a variety of beverages.

  4. with food

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  5. I still just love having a quiet dinner for two.