No Candy Hearts

I was shocked to see that there will be no candy conversation hearts this year since the company went out of business or sold to someone else (not 100% sure which). Those little hearts were the joy of my childhood. Every Valentine’s Day in the classroom you knew you would get at least one or two of those little boxes along with the perforated, cardboard cards. It wasn’t that they tasted so great, they are actually kind of chalky. They aren’t chocolate after all. But, it was like a sensory memory of joy and friendship, along with the sweet messages imprinted on their colorful surfaces.

Since we are trying so hard to lose weight this year, there will be no luxurious red boxes of chocolates, but I’ll hold on to that joyful memory of candy hearts from a friend.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Jill James

Giving Thanks

Of course, we should give thanks every day for all of the people in our lives, our health, our bountiful riches, but sometimes we need a nudge, a reminder. For me, that is Thanksgiving. A day to sit with family and friends and reflect on all you have received in your life. Give thanks!

From my house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces – Addison James

 candy cane kisses~*~Author Spotlight – Addison James, SVRWA Award-winning author~*~

I’m going to be spotlighting my fellow authors of the #KissesEmbraces boxed set on my regular blog posting days. Next up is Addison James.

Her story in the set is The Holiday Fixer (Contemporary)

A hacker is threatening the online dating site, Coupling, and head of product development, Wendy Ram, hired self-made billionaire security consultant, Zachary Evans, to fix the problem in time for their holiday promotion. A 21st century retelling of the holiday classic, The Shop Around the Corner.

Check out all 10 stories in the festive, holiday set:

Amazon
BN.com
iBooks
Kobobooks
Google Play

Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces – Grace Conley

 candy cane kisses~*~Author Spotlight – Grace Conley, SVRWA GOTCHA-award winning author~*~

I’m going to be spotlighting my fellow authors of the #KissesEmbraces boxed set on my regular blog posting days. Next up is Grace Conley.

Her story in the set is Christmas Weekend: A Heart’s Delight Short Story (Contemporary)

San Francisco cop Joe Maggiano runs into his long-lost flame on Christmas Eve – during a terrible fire! Will he and Gwyn be able to re-kindle their love over the course of a holiday weekend in charming Heart’s Delight, California?

Check out all 10 stories in the festive, holiday set:

Amazon
BN.com
iBooks
Kobobooks
Google Play