Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Taking a closer look at the day of chocolate hearts and flowers.

Valentine’s Day is a very emotional day for many. To get a closer look, I broke it up into four categories.

The single person— this is very emotional day for the unattached. In fact in can be a very sad day.

The single girl—

She stays late at work so that the “happy people” can go get ready for their “hot” dates. Then she goes home and drown her sadness in a glass of wine and watches love stories. Then it’s off to a bubble bath with a container of Ben and Jerry’s.

The single guy—

If he even goes to work, either way will hit the bar and get drunk until the point he alienates any other future valentines possibilities.

The broken heart—

 A broken heart on valentines is the worst. Oh sure your friends try to offer to take you on their dates with them, but why don’ they just slit your wrists and shake rock salt right in and make things less painful.

The new relationship—

 Oh, young love on Valentine’s Day. This is the best—maybe. The new relationship is full of expectations, some are fulfilled and some aren’t. Many relationships end on Valentine’s Day. Forbes magazine stated in 2009 that 50% of woman that didn’t receive anything on V-day dumped their significant other. Amen, sista good for you. Respect. I understand that time are tough. But there are dollar stores and if you can’t afford that you can give to your love in other ways. Make dinner, give a foot massage, draw a romantic bubble bath—something.
The old relationship—

 Now this depends on the relationship and the man. This can be the best valentines of your life or the worst. It all depends on… Let’s face it guys, you don’t really care about Valentine’s Day. So in order for you to have a good day or bad day it all depends on how you treat your lady.

The happy fact is that I did research on relationship statuses and without cluttering up this blog with statistics, I can tell you that marriage is a billion dollar business. And valentines, one day a freakin year comes close to that. Millions of roses are cut and sold, not to mention the obscene amount of chocolate and cute little stuffed animals that are sold.

Valentine’s Day is very exciting for me this year this is the first V-day that my romantic suspense novel I toiled over for years, is out for sale in eBook and print.

Glow in the Dark

Women melt around smokin’ hot Chicago fire fighter Jake Gilroy like butter in a hot pan, getting him dubbed the clichéd and rather false moniker…“the ladies man”. Yet, he never had an interest in anyone, until he meets Corey. She’s different and doesn’t seem to be turning into a pool of goo around him. He wants her and must have her. But she is already taken so he can’t have her…can he?

At first Corey Nolan is resistant to Jake’s advances until a series of events proves that the love between her and her dead beat boyfriend have dissipated a long time ago. It’s then that she begins to think that she and Jake just might have a chance at something real. Until—it becomes clear that someone is stalking her and killing off the people she loves and that her need for Jake may be more than desire—it may be a matter of life and death...

Available for Purchase

The very special company that the universe has blessed me with, Hellfire publishing has recently released a very sweet romance opening the door for me to start releasing my romances through there as well. Robin Renee Ray’s Bloodbreeders: The Revenge book two is being released on Friday. The great thing about Bloodbreeders is it has something for every kind of paranormal lover, from the basic to the very dark.

Sleeping Love

Historian Sabrina Michaels lost her memory seven years ago after waking up in a London hospital badly beaten.  When she travels to a French chateau owned by handsome wealthy businessman Raoul Valoire to research his famous ancestor, he lays claim to her as his wife.

Afraid of confronting her past, Sabrina attempts to leave the chateau but finds that her husband is more than determined to have his wife back in his arms and in his bed.  He is prepared to hold her prisoner until she uncovers her true identity and remembers her love for him.

Sabrina embarks on a journey into her own past in the hopes of uncovering what caused her to disappear from the chateau without a trace the night of her birthday party and the man responsible for her attack.  She only hopes it is not the husband she is falling in love with all over again.

Not once in her life did farm girl Renee Crocker, imagine she would encounter a world found only in the minds of myth-seeking men. Although the things they sought were not always unheard of in the 1930’s in other parts of the world, life was just too harsh in the small Texas community, to pay mind to anything other than raising a healthy crop to ensure the survival of one’s family. But late one evening during supper, a stranger comes knocking on the door of the Crocker family farm house and is invited inside. It doesn’t take long for Renee to discover a great number of things that people in her neck of the woods couldn’t even contemplate. The dark of night takes on a whole new meaning, and the once vulnerable young country woman finds herself struggling to survive in a world that demands she live forever in darkness.

Available for purchase

Renee thought she had gone through the worse nightmare imaginable, little did she know that more danger lurked in the shadows. Her intentions were to go back to Cuba and fulfill a promise made to ‘the two’ that helped her escape the unbelievable hell. The terror that had ripped her from her life and the days of loving care back on the farm.

What she discovers, changes her destiny and places her on a path that was only found in the mind and tales of the ancient profits. One question remains, will she be able to fulfill the needs that have taken hold of what little heart she has left? Can the faith of a country girl with the help of those who would follow her into hell itself be enough? Or will they find themselves in a situation that they cannot get out of?

Available Febraury 17, 2011

A great Valetines day song :)

One commenter will win all four eBooks mentioned above.

Sleeping Love will be delivered before nights end.

Glow in the Dark will be delivered ASAP.

Bloodbreeders: Living in Darkness ASAP

Bloodbreeders: The Revenge will be delivered on Friday when it's released.

For those of you that have a dark look on V-day, you might want to check out the Hellfire Herald where not only will you see the first three chapters of Bloodbreeders the Revenge. You will also get a bloody valentines tale told by the always awesome Robin Renee Ray.


  1. Great idea Dawn
    I hope it goes well and you have a nice day
    I love youe books

  2. I love the four categories, Dawn! I of course would land in number 4..LOL

    Thanks for sharing and Big Hugs on the giveaway~

    Happy Valentine's Day~<3

  3. Awesome blog! LOVE the new look : )
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Hello ladies :)

    Thank you for hanging out :) Robin, as you know Jen and I have the old relationships, hell Jen and I are an old relationship, lol :D

    But funny story to show you the difference between men and woman. Gene and I are both overworked stressed and tired, so we bought each other appropriate gifts for V-day. I bought him new fluffy, soft pillows and he bought me my favorite, Fannie May dark chocolate covered caramels.
    So we are overworked. The man needs sleep, the woman only needs chocolate to survive. So true!

    Big hugs!

  5. LMBO...Yep that is so true, Keira! My hubby got me my two favorite comfy items: Socks and candles..LOL He knows what makes me a happy woman. ; )

    Hope you all enjoyed...I have to stop being lazy and get to work this next week, I've been a complete slob..LOL.

    Big Hugs~<3