What could be better than having a special day to tell/show the ones that you love how much they mean to you? J In fact I finished making valentines for my loved ones. I hope it brings a smile to their lips.
Second best to having a special treat for your Valentine is getting lost in a Valentine’s r©mance. In fact, this year I’m really excited about reading Harlequin’s new line KISS: How to Get Over Your Ex – Valentines Day Survival Guide by Nikki Logan
It’s the first book in a Valentines duet. Fiona Harper’s The Guy to Be Seen With – Valentine’s Day Survival Guide is due out next month. I can’t wait to read both.
Which got me to thinking, are readers drawn to holiday themed books? Is the concept of framing a r©mance around a holiday (not just Valentines but any holiday) more attractive to a reader than just your every day r©mance?
I remember not so long ago author Holly Jacobs had a holiday themed books out with Harlequin American. The first book in the holiday themed trilogy was Once Upon a Thanksgiving. The second was Once upon a Christmas. And the last was Once Upon a Valentines. I really enjoyed all of them. But I can honestly say their holiday theme initially drew me in, but it didn’t add or detract to their likeability. It was the characters and the author’s voice that held my attention.
And I must admit that I L©VE Christmas r©mances! I devour them. J And I will buy them just because I know that they are set around Christmas. I love snow. I love the twinkle lights and the carols. And most of all, I love that it’s the season of miracles, of forgiveness and reunions. In fact, my second release out later this year (title TBD) is a Christmas r©mance. So for myself I would have to say that a holiday themed book is a great hook, but ultimately it’s what the author does between the covers that keeps me flipping through the pages.
So as a reader, are you drawn to holiday r©mances? If so, what do you find so appealing about them? Or would you rather stick with an every day r©mance?
Or does it simply make no difference to you?