About Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

The Beauty Of March And Springtime…..

Winter has begun to loosen its grip on many areas of the country, and we can now look forward to the lovely month of March and perhaps some more spring-like weather. For many, this winter has been harsh, for others quite mild, but I think it is safe to say we are looking forward to the beauty of what lies ahead.

Where I live in North Carolina, we have had a mild winter and I have seen the occasional spring blooms popping from the ground. So bright and cheerful, announcing that we are nearly through with winter. Telling us to hang on just that little bit longer, that the daffodils, crocus, and tulips will appear to brighten our days. The chill will be gone, and everything will be new. What a great time of year!

We also have St Patrick’s Day, St Paddy’s to the Irish amongst us. A time when everyone claims to be Irish. A fun fact, 7 times more people are claiming Irish heritage in the US then there are Irishmen in Ireland!

The Irish will tell you there is no such thing as leprechauns or pots of gold, but fairies are another story.

Fairies are real and alive still to this day in Fairy Forts or Rings in the woods. The Irish claim they exist and will do their best not to disturb them for fear of what mayhem they may cause!

The beauty of spring, the renewal, the celebrations and the reminders of childhood fantasy are all here to enjoy this month. Be sure you take time to do just that!

Enjoy a spot of tea with a cozy blanket and read one of my books set in Ireland. May I suggest 1-800-Ireland, Oh Danny Boy, or Maeve? Or get all 3 romances in 1 sweet bundle: Irish Hearts!

Do you love the beauty of the season, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations?

Please leave your comments below.

The Beauty Of Love And Valentines……

“We are past Valentine’s Day, check the calendar!”

Yes, but I believe we should celebrate those we love all month and all year, not just one day.

As a romance writer, LOVE is always on my mind! So please allow me to enjoy Valentine’s Day a while longer.

Valentine’s Day is not only about celebrating romantic love, but also meant to celebrate the people you love, cherish and appreciate. That opens the door to just about anyone, from your children, your friends, and even the person at the grocery store who is always kind to you.

None of these gestures cost money, but what an impact we can make on those around us.

Don’t misunderstand, a great box of sweet, delicious candy is never a bad idea! However, the beauty of our words, plus the time to appreciate others will last far beyond a box of candy.

So let’s celebrate love.

On Valentine’s Day, today, and every day.

A Chocolate-Box Valentine

#newrelease! A CHOCOLATE-BOX VALENTINE
A short book for a quick read, and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Only 99¢ for a limited time!

The Beauty of Inspiration

Now that January is almost over, and our remnants of the holiday season are safely stored away, have you embraced the new year?

I have, and one of the reasons is because of the wonderful encouragement and support I have received from my readers.

What is the definition of inspiration? There are many, but I love this one:

“An uplifting influence on another person’s intellect, feelings or imaginativeness.”

I love reading, and, of course, writing. In many ways, reading allows us to armchair travel to exotic locales, cultivating excitement and inspiration along the way through our heroes and heroines.

Who needs inspiration?

Everyone. Your best friend, your children, your significant other. We can never offer too much inspiration and encouragement.

How can we offer inspiration?

By a light touch or word of comfort to a friend.

Sending cheerful emails.

Showing up at a hospital to cheer a loved one.

Quietly listening when your teenager complains.

Reminding your husband or significant other how special they are.

And lastly, as we begin this new year, evaluating the past with a different point of view. Go easy on yourself.

There is a bright 2020 future ahead, just waiting to be explored.

Is there someone in your life you can inspire this week? Please leave your comments below.

New Release! Inspirational Regency Romance! Seeking Rachel.

Rachel clashes with an arrogant ex-sea captain, and she remembers God’s promise: I will not leave you comfortless.

When Nash stumbles upon the outspoken Rachel, his weary heart sparks with life. Can he set a course for a future with her, and trust that God has prepared the way?

When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.
This poignant Regency Inspirational romance will fill your heart with love and hope. This is the 4th book in the well-loved Romany Gypsy Seeking Series. Only 99¢ for a limited time!

Also on sale for only 99¢, Seeking Patience

Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?

The Beauty of Joy

I love hanging out with people who are joyful. They radiate kindness, tenderness, and a love for life. With a smile and kind encouragement, a person filled with joy brings a feeling of expectation to everyone around them.

Joy is contagious, bringing lighthearted pleasure and laugh out loud moments.

So, during this magical holiday season, make a joyful noise. May your homes be filled with love, and your moments filled with laughter.

I have two new sweet holiday romances for December, and only 99¢!

A Cbocolate-Box Christmas: Love is sweeter with a touch of mischief.

A Chocolate-Box New Years: Fresh pasta isn’t the only specialty that takes extra time…

A Chocolate-Box New Years