After everything we’ve all been through for the past year, we could all use a bit more love in our lives now, right? I certainly learned not to take my loved ones for granted two years ago (the brain surgery year), but 2020/2021 has certainly driven that point home.

So, it seems only appropriate as we begin the month most known for love to really embrace the concept this year.

February is already a love-filled month for me because my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. And then, of course, there’s the holiday dedicated to love: Valentine’s Day.

Ok, so I guess it’s supposed to be about flowers and candy and jewelry and romance, but I like to focus on the love aspect. We celebrate as much with our daughter (probably more) as with each other. My husband grows me roses, so no need for expensive store-bought flowers. Jewelry is for other holidays in our house. And I get romance every single day. I will admit I do love the chocolates, though.

I guess you could say we’re nontraditional when it comes to the holiday. And I love that about us. Holidays should be about spending time together and making your own traditions. And, of course, love.

Which is why I’m delighted to tell you about a very special way you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with your fellow booklovers.

Remember the WMG Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories we did for the winter holidays? Well, this year, because we need ways to find joy more than ever, we’re doing a Calendar of Stories for Valentine’s Day, too.

Comprised of stories that will publish next year in the Sweet Valentines anthology, edited by Annie Reed, the Valentine’s edition of the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2021 launches later this week. Here are the details:

Starting on February 7, 2021, you get a Sweet Valentine’s Day story per day sent to you automatically.

That’s a story per day for eight days!

Get a daily dose of sweet romance in your inbox. Want to give a gift of love to someone who likes romance? Of course you do! Give them the literary equivalent of a box of chocolates that will brighten their Valentine’s Day and warm their hearts.

Click here for more details.

And if that’s not enough romance reading for you, next week, our latest Fiction River volume—Chances, edited by Denise Little & Kristine Kathryn Rusch—hits the shelves. More on that next week.

So much great reading to be had. Now, that’s my kind of romance!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.