Jennifer Shirk talks Valentine’s Day

Feb 1, 2013 by

The BEST things about Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again! No, not tax time. Let’s not rush things. I’m talking about Valentine’s Day! My character Phoebe in my book A LITTLE BIT CUPID has a lot of reasons not to like this holiday, yet she doesn’t quite give up hope of love and having a happy Valentine’s Day. For me personally, I have lots of reasons to love V-Day. But here are my top four things I like best about it:

1) It’s a day carved out specifically for LOVE! Hello? Who wouldn’t want a day to celebrate love in all its forms? I even call my mom on Valentine’s Day to tell her I love her. If we can have a day to celebrate caring for trees (Arbor Day), we SHOULD have a day to celebrate caring for one another.

2) No guilt chocolate buying! Here’s a secret: my hubby refuses to buy me chocolate on Valentine’s day. Apparently it’s too clichรฉ for him. But that doesn’t bother me. I buy my own! It’s Valentine’s Day so there are plenty of boxes of goodies to choose from. Do I need an excuse to buy chocolate? Not really. But my Catholic upbringing does feel a little less guilty about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

3) An excuse to have aย  nice dinner out! Believe it or not, that’s all I ever want for Valentine’s Day (and anniversaries, but I digress…) I enjoy cooking and cook a lot so it’s a real treat to get a special dinner out or even cooked FOR me. But even when I was single, I would go out with a bunch of girlfriends and have a great time!

4) It’s the one time out of the year I get to pick WHATEVER movie I want to watchย  Well…aside from my birthday. And what’s my top choice movie flick? A romantic comedy! The hubby really takes this one in stride and I think (shhh!) even secretly enjoys my choices. LOL

Those are my reasons and I’m sticking to them. ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you like BEST about Valentine’s Day?ย 

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ALittleBitCupid_cover_FINAL-500Finding love should be easy, but wedding photographer Pheobe Ward knows better. When Cupid shows up on a crazy mission to help herโ€”and save the world in the processโ€”Phoebe realizes love might be even more complicated than she thought. Even with Cupid showing her Mr. Right, she canโ€™t stop thinking about his best friend, Mr. Wrong.

Cal Crawford has never had time for love, but now heโ€™s falling for Phoebe. Which means itโ€™s got to be just plain wrong to set her up with his best friend, right? But even though seeing Phoebe with someone else will break his heart, he canโ€™t walk away from her.

Phoebe canโ€™t afford to choose the wrong guy with the fate of the world at stake. But maybe Cupid has it wrong. Maybe she has to rely just a little bit on Cupid, and a whole lot more on her heart.

ย Click HERE to read an excerpt fromย A Little Bit Cupid.

Title:ย A Little Bit Cupid
Author:ย Jennifer Shirk
Genre:ย Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Length:ย 86 pages
Release Date:ย January 2013
ISBN:ย 978-1-62266-004-9
Imprint:ย Flirt

 

7 Comments

  1. Valentines Day is a strange day in my home for two reasons. First it is our daughter Amy’s birthday and it is the day that my husband was brought home from the orphanage to live with his parents. So we celebrate our daughters birthday and then plan for a picnic meal in front of the telly when the kids eventually get to bed.

  2. Nina Croft

    It’s very sad, but I hardly notice Valentine’s day here – we’re rather cut off from all the hype. I think I’m going to make an effort this year though – and suggest to my man that he cooks me a nice meal!

  3. This year we have reservations at a fondue place. Yum!

  4. Candy. My husband usually gives me these delicious, but expensive, truffles. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. My favorite thing about Valentine’s Day has nothing to do with me. We have two daughters and my husband spends weeks buying candy and stuffed animals and little gifts, like pencils with hearts on them and those crazy straws that go in all different directions (in red, with a heart, of course), and little cups or mugs. I think he picks me up a box of chocolates, occasionally, or a rose and a mug (I collect mugs). But he works hard for those girls and I love that. I love that he’s telling them how special they are, that they’re his sweethearts, and that they deserve to be treated like the treasures they are. For Valwentine’s Day, mys husband loves my daughters, very well. And that’s the best I could ask for.

  6. I’m the one who forgets this kind of stuff. I actually have to be reminded which date our anniversary is…occasionally. It’s alot to remember!!! But I like Valentine’s Day. I love chocolate. I love my husband, so it all works out in the end…

    I have no idea what to do this year. Maybe I’ll draw him a picture. ๐Ÿ˜€ He seems to like that when Darla does it.

  7. Hmmm…my hubby doesn’t buy chocolate on valentine’s day either! But, I’m with you and I don’t care if I have to buy it for myself. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoy your dinner and a movie!

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