Creepy or Cool?
I asked the GLIAS Crew if they'd like a Secret Valentine. Interesting answers.
As for me? I was given two dozen long-stemmed red roses (back in my youth). At first it was extremely flattering...then a little frustrating...then just a bit creepy that the admirer never came forward. So the romantic suspense author in me has to go with creepy if it's really a secret.
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I've never had a secret admirer, but if this is a safe forum to admit that I shamelessly stalked my husband until he asked me out...yeah, I did that:) My fondest memories of Valentine's Day as a kid are the times in grade school when we got to decorate a shoe box. Cutting a hole in the lid so classmates could drop a card inside. Cutting pink and red hearts out of construction paper and gluing them on the box. It was COOL to get an unsigned valentine...especially if it was a mushy one:)
Little notes are nice, too. And chocolate! Did I mention chocolate? But it's best sent with the giver's name so you know it's ok to eat them. Ha!
Meanwhile, if you're looking for a story with a secret Valentine to put you in the mood, how about my Regency Valentine's story?... THE SHAMROCK & THE ROSE. While the secret admirer is kinda creepy, there's a very gallant Irish hero who comes to the rescue!
|Antique Victorian Valentine|
Note: "secret" Valentine
is missing his head!
|Coming Feb. 14|
The only man to ever send me roses is my husband. Are you feeling sorry for me? Don't. He's done a pretty good job of making up for my deficit, and our 30th anniversary is coming up on Valentine's Day! Pretty cool, huh?
Here's a secret for y'all...a sneak peek at the cover for my new release, Valentine's Rose, coming up February 14, the first book in my new series, The Bride Train.
In high school a Valentine Days' fundraiser was guys could buy roses that were delivered anonymously to your homeroom.
I got one that was from a secret admirer. I later found out who it was and wanted to give the rose back.
I thought it was creepy.
Secret Admirer? Uh, no thanks. I've always thought about some hunky guy sending flowers and chocolate, then sweeping me off my feet. Knowing my life and the fact I (like Angi) write suspense, it would probably be some psycho killer who escaped from prison. I'm going with creepy.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK? Are secret admirers Creepy or Cool?