Happy Valentine’s to those of you who celebrate it. I have never been a big fan of the day, sure it’s all about ‘romance,’ ‘sharing affection,’ and inviting that special someone to be your Valentine. I think when you’re lovers and you love someone, every day is Valentine’s and it’s worth sharing that affection everyday. Of course, I’m a romance author, so I like to embrace the romance in every possible way.
I want to share with you the holiday I do celebrate every year, right around this time, and I began this little tradition back in my teens and it’s just stuck. Now it’s an annual holiday that I share with my mini me and we’re shortly going to involve our friends.
Happy Chocolate Day
One of my favorite parts of Valentine’s are all those heart shaped boxes chock full of chocolate. As a general rule of thumb, I don’t eat a lot of chocolate except on Chocolate Day each year. So what is Chocolate Day you ask? I’m so glad you did!
On the day after Valentine’s, all those crazy boxes of chocolate go on sale. Every year, we pick a day in the week following Valentine’s to celebrate chocolate day and we pick up several of the heart shaped boxes with their mysterious sweetness inside. We pick up chocolate coffee or chocolate milk when the mini me was younger, a bottle of chocolate wine, chocolate covered strawberries, make a chocolate cake…are you seeing the theme here? Essentially we create a chocolate buffet. We eat a small meal before hand, usually something like a sandwich or soup, then we settle in with a favorite program or just the two of us and we ‘explore’ the chocolate.
Please remember if you have food allergies to check the box’s contents before indulging, a trip to the E.R. is not for Chocolate Day!
It’s recommended you keep a trash can handy in case someone discovers a flavor they don’t like and you pace yourself so you don’t make yourself sick. Other than that, it’s about indulging yourself in chocolate. Remember ladies, chocolate releases the same endorphins that sex does, so consider this an orgy if you will, for your senses.
Because Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays and Cassandra’s Dilemma releases tomorrow, we voted to celebrate Chocolate day while watching our favorite show with its multi-layered romances and complicated stories. That way we can celebrate the book release, Damon and Chocolate Day all at once — now that’s a hidden sweetness worth celebrating.
I’d like to invite you to celebrate Chocolate Day with me this year with a book giveaway. All you have to do is comment with your Valentine’s day rituals or any other quirky celebration you and yours embrace. In addition to an e-copy of Cassandra’s Dilemma for one lucky commentator, I’ll throw in a ten dollar gift certificate to Godiva because what would Chocolate Day be without chocolate?
Discover hidden sweetness, sexy stories and delicious chocolate, right here. So what are you waiting on? Get commenting!