An Ice-encrusted Car Means that Flowers Are Near

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Last night, in between my own personal renditions of the Mission Impossible theme on guitar, I walked out to the car, to drive to practice. And much to my surprise, clad in a tee-shirt, jeans, and denim jacket, I had completely forgotten about the snow storm we got here a couple days ago.

Frozen snow covered my car, 3 or 4 inches thick. And I needed not to be late.

How fast can you clear off 3 or 4 inches of iced-over snow from a car, without boots or gloves or a winter coat. I think I may have broken the record last night.

So what does this have to do with flowers? If you thought the answer was “Springtime”… not quite. (And now you know a sales pitch is coming.)

The connection is “Valentine’s Day,” of course, the first consumer shopping holiday after Christmas. And like Christmas, supposedly it’s named after a really cool guy from a long time ago who supposedly said a bunch of stuff about love. But really, we all know, it’s about getting gifts.

On Valentine’s Day (like Christmas), you usually get lots of candy, and maybe some jewelry. (Jewelry is always fun.) But unlike Christmas, on Valentine’s Day you also get flowers. (Even counting poinsettias, because Christmas poinsettias are not really flowers.)

But me, I’ve been getting ready for Valentine’s Day by furiously releasing my new romance novel From the Ashes of Courage, putting the electronic version up on various sites, including Smashwords and BookBuzzr/fReado.

Gail Bishop is a headstrong, driven, single-minded businesswoman, a successful independent professional at only 29 years old. But she still feels empty. Eddie Chase is a fun-loving real-estate agent who made a mint in the boom market, now fast running out of money. And their friends set them up on a blind date, unaware that many years ago, they were once married to each other…

The paperback will be up on Amazon soon, but I’m accepting pre-orders for autographed copies now. But more than that, through Valentine’s Day, 2010, here’s a $5-off coupon if you get the novel bundled with an autographed copy of Love through the Eyes of an Idiot, my romantic memoir. So that’s both books together for $10.94.

To take advantage of the offer, click here, and use the following coupon code:

Gail n Eddie

-TimK

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