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

The Beauty of Blank Space by Josie Riviera

I’m the newest member of the Author’s Billboard, and I write sweet and inspirational romance, And, I’m thrilled to be included in such a remarkably talented group of authors!

I’m also a list maker. If you’re like me, your calendar is full, and your lists are endless.

Lately I’ve started thinking about blank space and realized there’s little room in my life to do … well … nothing.

Perhaps I could spend those extra minutes to talk with a friend, or gaze at the stars, or relax on my back porch? If I made a conscious effort to build in some breathing room, I’d have more time to reflect, and rest, and genuinely appreciate people. And, the flexibility of added hours will enable me to say yes to spur-of-the-moment invites.

In my books, my heroes and heroines are thoughtful, considerate individuals, who are an inspiration to others. I can only hope that I’ll do the same.

This month, I have two new releases to share. Both are FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

One is an inspirational romance:

Holly’s Gift, (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Book 5)

The other is a collection of 3 full-length sweet and inspirational romances in 1 bundle:

Leading Hearts: First Books in Series

Leading Hearts

Only 99¢

Remember to check out The Author’s Billboard Contest. We’re giving away Gift Cards, eBooks and other prizes! Just click on the link to enter: http://authorsbillboard.com

And, to those who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving!