Galentine’s Day is a fictional day created by Leslie Knope (aka Amy Poheler, star of Parks and Rec). It’s a day to celebrate the girlfriends in your life and I thought this day goes perfectly with Victoria Dahl’s new book, Flirting with Disaster.
I only watch Parks and Rec occasionally, so I’m incredibly grateful to Mandi for clueing me in to Leslie’s “Galentine’s Day.” It’s a chance to celebrate before Valentine’s Day with your gal friends, and I think it’s a spectacular idea.
Let’s be honest, if you have a partner, you love that partner. You probably say “I love you” quite a bit. You’re intimate. You do cute things for each other. You cuddle. Hopefully you have super hot sex. But these aren’t things you typically do with your best girlfriends. (Girlfriend girlfriends excepted if you have them.) So frankly, I think Galentine’s Day would actually be more useful. Say the things you never say. Do it with hearts and candy. Girlfriend candy!!! You know that would be some high-quality candy.
Now I don’t know about you, but my best friends and I are more likely to convey affection with curse words than with flowery language. And that’s the way it is for my heroines in the Girls’ Night Out series, too. It’s tough love and dirty jokes all around, but I managed to come up with ideas for a few Galentine’s greeting cards using actual dialogue from the books. I hope you enjoy! And feel free to forward to your favorite women. :-)
There’s no hiding from sizzling chemistry…
Artist Isabelle West has good reasons for preferring a solitary life. Tucked away in a cabin in the woods, she has everything she needs…except a red-hot love life. That is, until a hard-bodied US marshal threatens to unearth secrets she’s spent years protecting. But giving in to the sparks flying between them can only lead to one thing…disaster.
Tom Duncan lives by the letter of the law. But no one has tempted him—or confused him—more than free-spirited Isabelle, who arouses his suspicion and his desire. As their connection grows, and their nights get hotter, they find their wild attraction might shake everything he stands for—and expose everything she has to hide.
Bonus Girls’ Night Out novella, Fanning the Flames, included!
Author bio: Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow. Victoria has published twenty-five books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in the romance genre. Whether she’s working or relaxing, you can find Victoria on Twitter (@VictoriaDahl) being inappropriate twenty-four hours a day.
Harlequin’s Very Valentine’s Reads prize-pack includes:
A copy of Julia London’s THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE
A copy of Sarah McCarty’s ACES WILD
A copy of Sara Arden’s UNFADED GLORY
A copy of Victoria Dahl’s FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
A copy of Lynda Aicher’s GAME PLAY
A copy of Cathy Gillen Thacker’s LONE STAR VALENTINE
A Copy of Lissa Manley’s HOMETOWN VALENTINE
A $50 Victoria Secret Gift Card