Valentine’s Day is just about my favorite holiday, not only for the chocolate and flowers that I usually don’t get, but also because it’s the one time of year that the rest of the world focuses on what we as romance writers focus on all the time: luuuuuuve.
All the bookstores have prominent displays of books about putting romance in your life, having better sex, strengthening relationships, understanding body language--you name it. If it has to do with love, there’s a book about it and it's on a display table with red hearts and cupids.
Even prominent magazines, newspapers, and Web sites give a nod to the day. Cool-and-hip NPR had a piece about a collection of “non-romantic” love stories tonight. (I listened to the whole interview and still can’t figure that one out.) Here’s a link to a Time magazine article about romance: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1704672,00.html
Don’t ya just love it? Happy Valentines’s Day!