Here on the right we have a lovely Russian icon type picture of Saint Valentine. Why? Because obviously it’s that day that all romance writers like – Valentine’s Day! Now, the reasons a day celebrating love is associated with an old Roman saint are a little unclear (at least according to that well known and totally truthful source, Wikipedia), I am nevertheless happy that due to this ancient tradition, I am now the owner of some absolutely divine chocolates. There is a French chocolatier up the road, who uses Valrhona chocolate to make some of the best chocolate in Auckland (nay, New Zealand itself!) and guess who gave them to me?
No, not my secret fancy man. It’s the dear Dr Jax, who looked very surprised when I wished him happy Valentine’s this morning. He’s on call today you see and I thought he’d forgotten. Well, he had. But he had not forgotten the day before when he’d bought my little pressie. Yes, I am spoiled. I even got two Valentine’s cards from my lovely girls (and no, they will not be sharing my chocolate). And what’s more, I am going to celebrate by totally torturing my hero with the fact that he is falling in love and he so does not want to. Mwwwwahahahah.
Now, I don’t use celebrities to cast my characters cause I find the real person gets in the way of the fictional one, but I do like a bit of eye candy now and then. So here on the left, as a little Valentine’s Day present to myself (and to those of you who like him too!) is Josh Holloway from Lost, doing his bit for Davidoff. I’m writing a bad boy at the moment and you can’t get a more charming bad boy alpha than Sawyer. Mmmm…. Nicer than a Russian icon in my opinion…
So what about you guys? Was your Valentine’s romantic?