It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m feeling lonely and depressed. I watch happy couples walk hand in hand towards the town hall where the annual Valentine’s Day dance is being held and here I am in my Sponge Bob jam jams. I even see the yahoo’s of the Back of the Shed gang on their way to the dance with their wives, sending me further into the rain cloud. If these numb brains can find love, why can’t I? I sigh. Oh well, at least I have an excellent novel to read. I take another sip of tea and settle in to read my friend Amber Easton’s book, Anonymity.
I open the first page and a note falls out. A Valentine’s Day message from the author herself! Cewl!
Valentine’s Day. Oh, the pressure! If you’re in a relationship with someone, there’s that feeling of what to do, what to buy, where to go. If you’re solo, then there’s that loathing of the commercials and the temptation to eat a giant heart of chocolates in one sitting. Or perhaps you’re in the crowd of “anti-Valentine’s Day” where you simply despise the commercialism.
Where do I fit? Well, I love love! I’m single (widow), but I don’t get down on myself over holidays like this. I take it as an opportunity to celebrate the idea of romance and love itself. I believe love is the most important thing we can express as human beings. I love my children, my friends, my pets, and myself. I even love being single at the moment. (Is that bad for a romance author to admit?) So today that’s what I’m doing…celebrating all the ways I have love in my life. From the kids who drive me to madness most days to the amazing view outside my window, love is prevalent in all aspects of my life.
If you are truly solo, no kids or pets to mess up your house, I hope you do something today to celebrate the love you have for yourself (and that doesn’t mean eating a box of chocolates). If you’re in a relationship, please remember that today is just another day to honor the love between you and none of the commercialism changes that. No matter what, keep love as your guiding focus today and be happy.
Author Bio: Amber Lea Easton is a multi-published fiction and nonfiction author. For twenty years, she’s worked in the fields of journalism and advertising with a brief detour into the financial industry. Although she holds a BA in Communications & Journalism, she is a perpetual student of life who enjoys taking classes on a wide variety of subjects when time allows.
Smart is sexy, according to Easton, which is why she writes about strong female characters who have their flaws and challenges but ultimately persevere. She currently has three romantic suspense novels out in the world, Kiss Me Slowly, Riptide and Reckless Endangerment, and a contemporary romance novella, Anonymity.
Her memoir, Free Fall, released on September 1, 2013, and is dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness, and helping others navigate the dark journey of grief.
In addition to fiction writing, Easton also edits and free-lances. She also speaks on subjects ranging from writing to widowhood. Some of her videos on romance writing have appeared on the international Writers & Authors television network. Current radio appearances are linked via her author website (http://www.amberleaeaston.com) and her blog Kisses, Caresses & Whispers in the Night.
Easton currently lives with her two teenagers in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she gives thanks daily for the gorgeous view outside her window. She finds inspiration from traveling, the people she meets, nature and life’s twists and turns. At the end of the day, as long as she’s writing, she considers herself to be simply “a lucky lady liv’n the dream.”
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Author website: http://www.amberleaeaston.com
A blurb of Anonymity
*Voted Goodreads’ February book of the month**
New year, new beginnings. Alyssa McNeil is on a mission of breaking free of her comfort zone, reinventing herself, and forgetting the fact that her ex is getting married on New Year’s Eve. She’s in Belize for a week of sun, fun, adventure, and flirtation. Meeting Luke is an unexpected bonus…falling in love with him, though, simply isn’t part of the plan.
Luke Picket is more than happy to go along with her idea of a no strings, uncomplicated weeklong fling. He embraces his bachelor lifestyle and can’t see that changing any time soon. But when they find themselves trekking through the jungle and facing turbulent seas together, his hard heart softens.
But they’d agreed on anonymity, on a first-name-only-no-strings love affair, and neither wants to ruin the moment with unwanted declarations. Old beliefs are challenged. Doubts questioned. Will they stick to their deal and go their separate ways when the week is over? Or will the new year bring them a new attitude about love?
Buy links: Amazon: http://getBook.at/Anonymity
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anonymity-1379776-153.html
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymity, excellent read!, February 9, 2014
Great love story! I could feel the characters’ “electric chemistry” jump right out of the pages…couldn’t put the book down! Definitely rates up there as one of the best romance books I’ve ever read! A must read for anyone who loves romance(:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Passion Filled Vacation, January 29, 2014
Amber Lea Easton (“Easton”) truly shines when it comes to giving her readers exactly what they want when it comes to romance; a novel full of passion and hot hot sex; and characters (both lead and supporting) who you’ll fall in love with; all on a sandy beach with crystal-clear blue water as far as the eye can see. The author wields a terrific and engaging story, even thought-provoking at times, that’s full of fun and desire that leaves you not only wishing it was you on that beach, but you who’s being screwed