Thursday, February 27, 2020

Every day should be Valentine's Day if you write and read Romance! by Peggy Jaeger

February 14th 2020  has come and gone but, at least for me, the spirit of Valentine's Day is still going strong!

Hey: I write romance - every day is love day for me! Hee hee

Now, if you're like my dear hubby, you might believe Valentine's day and a whole passel of other days during the year, were invented as celebratory days by Hallmark in order to sell greeting cards. He truly believes this, which is why the man has never bought a greeting card in his life and will probably go through the Pearly Gates someday without ever having done so.

But....

Maybe he's on to something. I mean, why just celebrate love on one day of the year? I don't know the origin of Valentine's day and didn't want to take a deep dive into the annals of history to find out why we as a society celebrate the day, but I do know it's a day devoted to love. And for me, love is everything.

As a romance writer - and avid romance book reader - EVERY DAY is devoted to love in my house. I don't need a card from my husband to tell me he loves me. He shows me he does every single day of our marriage.

I certainly don't need candy to remind me of how sweet I am ( heehee). Those extra calories when I'm trying to get into a Mother of the Bride dress for May are not necessary nor wanted. Well...maybe wanted just a little, but I need to exercise some control here.

While I love flowers, the exorbitant costs of roses is ridiculous - and especially on 2.14. since the price is jacked up by most retailers and florists. Instead of flowers that will wither and die within a week, I would much prefer a plant that lasts longer and which I can look at every day as a reminder of love.

And while going out to a fancy restaurant is nice, I'm the type of girl who much prefers to cook for the man I love, then snuggle down and watch a movie on the couch with him afterward, in our comfy clothes and maybe with the fireplace roaring in the background. That is my definition of a romantic evening, peeps!

As writers, we live by the adage of show don't tell. I don't need one day of the year in which to have my husband show me he loves me by bringing me a present, or taking me out to dinner. He shows me every single day why he is my hero, why I was so thrilled he asked me to marry him 175 years ago, and why every day is a day devoted to love in my house.

Does that sound a little sappy? Okay, if it does. I can live with that. But I truly think the world would be a much lighter, brighter place if people showed one another love every day, in every way they could.

Every day should be Valentines's Day.

My very first Valentine's themed book 3 WISHES, is featured in our February book fair.


 Valentine’s Day is chocolatier Chloe San Valentino’s favorite day of the year. Not only is it the busiest day in her candy shop, Caramelle de Chloe, but it’s also her birthday. Chloe’s got a birthday wish list for the perfect man she pulls out every year: he’d fall in love with her in a heartbeat, he’d be someone who cares about people, and he’d have one blue eye and one green eye, just like her. So far, Chloe’s fantasy man hasn’t materialized, despite the matchmaking efforts of her big, close-knit Italian family. But this year for her big 3-0 birthday, she just might get her three wishes.

3 WISHES is available in ebook and in audiobook.

Since February is the Romance Gems 1st anniversary ( YAY!) and to celebrate our One Year Anniversary, we have a big Valentine Book Fair with sigh-worthy romance novels at great prices. We also have a Rafflecopter with some great Amazon Gift Cards up for grabs.

Watch the February video in the Movie Theater or drop by YouTube to view it.

Then visit our Valentine Book Fair and grab some captivating romance novels, sweet treats without calories!

Remember peeps: love is love is love is love....every day of the year!
Until next time ~ Peg



16 comments:

  1. Completely agree with you. Every day should be filled with love! Writing romance in many ways is a God send, because it continually reminds me of what is most important. Thank you for the post! Loved it.

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  2. Preach it, sister!! I'm with you on all this, especially the reading tons of romance stuff! Everyone should read romance, and if they did, maybe the world would be a better place!!

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  3. Kara - thanks! I get so emotional about the fact I get to do what I want to do in life!!!

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  4. Great post Peggy. I like gifts that have a decades long shelf life...like 3 Wishes. : ) Happy sales.

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  5. I remember waxing envious once to my husband because my friend's dh was so affectionate in public. Even then, though, I said I'd rather have the affection in private, without concern over whether anyone was watching. I'll still take that.

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  6. Liz, mine is the same way. We never held hands in public until after we were married. He's the poster child for no PDA. But privately.........(blushes!)

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  7. I love Valentine's day, but agree every day is an opportunity to spread love. Are you two reincarnated? 175 years is a long time to be married.

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  8. I agree, Peggy. My Hero shows me love every day. I love staying home and watching a movie with him after a day of writing.

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  9. Caroline - the perfect date night!!!

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  10. I could have written this because your thoughts mirror my own. My wonderful husband rarely gets a Valentine card, but he shows his love for me in so many ways—large and small. Then for no reason or occasion, he'll buy something he saw that he thinks I'd love, and that can range from a bouquet of flowers to a car! Best of all, he's always supported my desire to write and encouraged me.

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  11. I think there are more good men than society gives credit to...but that's just me!!!! Here's to the wonderful men who show us they love us every day in every way.

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  12. Sweet idea, it's a lovely day everyday if you make it so.

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