Friday, February 19, 2016


Let’s talk about love! RWA/NYC members share their thoughts on romance in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  

Happy Reading and Happy Book Cover Friday!

By Deborah Blumenthal

Romance?  Here’s what it isn’t, at least for me.  A dozen roses on Valentine’s Day.  The clichéd five pound box of Godiva chocolates. 

No, it’s the unexpected things.  When something smashed into my wonderful umbrella stand from Deruta, Italy one day, I thought I’d have to part with it.  Instead, my husband painstakingly repaired it, gluing it back together, piece-by-piece.  I loved him for that.  Now that’s romantic!♥

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who now divides her time between writing children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times (including four years as the Sunday New York Times Magazine beauty columnist), and a home design columnist for Long Island Newsday. Her health, fitness, beauty, travel, and feature stories have appeared widely in many other newspapers and national magazines including New York’s Daily News, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Self, and Vogue. Blumenthal lives in New York City.  Visit her at

her new romance novel, out March 1st. 

her new YA novel, out May 1st.

BOOK SUMMARY:  After Jillian Shayne, fitness editor of Savvy Woman, accidentally spills a cosmopolitan into the lap of a party crasher at her company’s annual Christmas party, nothing in her life will be the same. Connor McCain seems to lack an impressive resume, but he makes up for it in sexual heat. Only the more she gets to know Connor, the more mysterious he becomes. When circumstances in their relationship take a startling turn, Jillian decides it’s time to leave Connor and her old life behind. 

The only question is how to start over? 

Reminiscing on how her electrifying romance with Connor began, Jillian is determined to bring romance to couples all over Manhattan. Along with her best friend Tara, a high-powered real estate agent, they introduce their enticing business, “Romance in a Box” on Valentine’s Day, bringing with it hard won success for Jillian and some romantic surprises of her own along the way.

Join us tomorrow for another 
Romance Writer on Romance!

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