The Beauty of … Choosing Love @josieriviera, #mgtab

When February comes along, I focus on Valentines’ Day and storylines that I might spin into one of my books. I settle in with a snuggly blanket, a good book, and a cup of steamy hot chocolate with whipped cream.

When I thought about these potential storylines, my mind turns to the many kinds of love. Romantic love for our spouse. Or the heart filling with love fo your children and grandchildren. The love of those precious pets who bring us joy. Or even the love of travel or your favorite restaurant. The list is long of things we love.

We can fall in love with someone we might not first choose, and your love may grow if you give it a chance. Think of the stories of people who were best friends, or the annoying guy who hounded someone for a date. Sometimes, the heart knows what it wants.

When you bring a pet home, they quickly become part of your family, and in my case with my adorable shih tzu, as in many cases, pets become your pride and joy.

This month, take time to appreciate everyone you love.

What are you celebrating this month? Please leave your comments below.

February is the perfect month to curl up and read a new book. My sweet romance boxed set,

Chocolate-Box Hearts Volume Two,

is available at the introductory price of only 99¢.

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Grab your ebook copy today. Also available in paperback, Large Print Paperback, and audiobooks published separately for each book.

The Beauty of … being thankful. @josieriviera, #mgtab

November is such a special time each year. The cool crisp air and shorter days bring us to a time where we can slow down. Relax a little. And be thankful for what we have.

This year of 2020 has been both a different and a difficult one. We have seen “unprecedented times,” and tragic situations, but there also have been blessings.

Here are a few:

  • We have come to realize how essential the essential workers who have continued to do their jobs during the pandemic really are. From grocery store workers to the hospital staff, and the agriculture and transportation workers who keep the country running, I am thankful.
  • For healthcare workers who have cared for patients and stood in for their patients’ families when they could not be there, I am thankful.
  • Bringing food to the elderly or singing to the lonely neighbor isolated in their homes, for those who have shown kindness, I am thankful.
  • For the animal shelters who cared for, fostered or adopted pets during this time, I am thankful.

I’m also thankful for my readers who continue to enjoy my books and support me!

Wishing you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving full of everything you are thankful for.

If you love puppies and the holidays, be sure to pick up a copy of my sweet, inspirational holiday romance, A Christmas Puppy To Cherish at the special price of only 99¢! Also available in paperback and Large Print Paperback.

 

A Chocolate-Box Christmas Wish: Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish (The Holiday Series Book 3)

I’m thrilled that my new sweet holiday romance, A Chocolate-Box Christmas Wish, is 1 of the books in the fabulous Dear Santa Collection.

https://books2read.com/DearSanta

I wanted to write a story centering around the characters in my “Chocolate-Box” series, and chose a character from a previous book, Cora, plus a new character, Patrick, to share a winter holiday romance with you.

What’s on Cora Carpenter’s Christmas wish list this year? A new vacuum cleaner—and no dating for the foreseeable future. But a stranger’s warm smile and perilously blue eyes makes her wonder if she can forget the pain and humiliation of her past.

Betrayal and a broken heart sent anchorman Patrick Gervez looking for a fresh start. Cora’s pretty amber eyes make him wonder if she’s a forgotten dream come true. Except she’s as skittish as tinsel in a windstorm. The only way to help her forget her heartbreak, is to convince her to forgive. Especially herself.

Can a world-weary anchorman and a hometown girl heal their broken hearts to find the one thing missing from their Christmas wish lists—forever love?

Be sure to pre-order The Authors’ Billboard’s 2020 fabulous Christmas Box Collection, DEAR SANTA today! The set is filled with 18 brand new stories about characters who have special wishes to ask the big guy during this season. Only $.99, and the collection will be delivered straight to your inbox on October 27th.

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

https://books2read.com/DearSanta

 

The Beauty of England … @josieriviera, #mgtab

England, in fact all of the British Isles, are beautiful and intriguing. Ancient to modern often stand side by side. The countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales at one time ruled independently. Kingdoms were eventually joined, yet each remains unique and distinct.  

There is mystery, too! The story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table were real.

Or were they?

Some believe that Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, is where King Arthur ruled. His sword, Excalibur, is guarded by The Lady of the Lake in Dozmary Pool, on Bodmin Moor, if the legends are to be believed.

Some of the most beloved authors, poets, and playwrights are from within the borders of the British Isles. From Jane Austen, who told of the lives of the upper-class society during the Regency Period, to Shakespeare, whose plays are often reimagined into movies.

And then there is Mary Shelley the author of Frankenstein.

Architecture, old and new is often found side by side. The Tower Bridge, often incorrectly called London Bridge, was built in 1886. Along the banks of the Thames is the London City Hall, an ultra-modern glass egg, shaped building.

From castles to landscapes, museums, and theaters, there is history around every corner.

Love inspirational Regency romance set in England?

Be sure to snag your copy of Seeking Fortune. Available in ebook, paperback, audiobook, and Large Print Paperback. FREE on Kindle Unlimited.