Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Read Luck of the Irish (Chapter 1) Here

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m happy to share the first chapter of Luck of the Irish with you. Wattpad member? Read it here.

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Two men. One choice. Zero regrets. Luck of the Irish (Holiday Heartbeats #3) is available now.

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Life is Where Love Is

“Where there is Love, there is Life.”

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“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Ghandi

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Marching In Like A Lion

Thank goodness it’s finally March!  I don’t know about you, but February was a month that I’ll be more than happy not to repeat – with the exception of ONE thing…

Thanks to all of you who gave Playing Cupid and Love Games a chance! In all honesty, Valentine’s Day isn’t my most favorite holiday. Despite this, I’ve had a blast writing these stories where two couples make the decision to come together around this time of year. Last month, more readers around the world downloaded these two books more than ever before. Thanks so much!

Now that March is here, this is the month where we start focusing on the prospect of spring. Living in Southern California, I know that I don’t have too much to complain about when it comes to the weather. Still, we have our share of not-so-sunny days, and nothing’s more beautiful than watching all of the new growth make its grand entrance among the grass, plants, and trees. Our innate desire for change and growth seems to seek satisfaction in nature. Hopefully, this month will deliver for all of us!

In the meantime, let’s talk about Luck of the Irish. Personally, this is my favorite book in the Holiday Heartbeats series so far (although I’m quickly falling in love with my latest Christmas story!). We first met Nhu in Love Games, and something about her made me want to get to know her more. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one, because Eoghan is more than happy to learn as much about Nhu as she is willing to share.

Of course, there’s one caveat. That would be Jack – Nhu’s ex, who also happens to be Eoghan’s cousin. Go figure.

Luck of the Irish is available now wherever your favorite ebooks are sold.

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All the best for an AMAZING month of March, and PSA: wash your hands for 20 seconds every time!!

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

End of February Greetings & Readings

Let’s Go, 2020!

It’s hard to believe we’re only just now reaching the end of February. I don’t know about you, but so far, 2020 has felt like it’s been the loooongest year! In any case, I hope this year is treating you well. If you have a challenge or two like my family and I have had (thankfully, all surmountable), I hope that you’re keeping your head up and continuing that onward march!

Keep on Reading

Thanks to all of you for downloading my free short story Playing Cupid! It’s so exciting to see people from all around the world take a glimpse into Bailey & Luc’s special moment on Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, download it now. It’s a quick read at a little over 3,500 words.

Love Games is a longer story, but also fast-paced. Marisol & Dante have great chemistry, and surprisingly, the two have a lot more uncommon than Mari initially believes. She loves challenging him, and Dante loves meeting those challenges and surpassing Mari’s expectations. Love Games is available wherever you get your ebooks, and it’s on sale until the end of the month!

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m working on my next Holiday Heartbeats Christmas story. I’m in the process of looking for Advance Readers, so if you’re interested, contact me and I’ll put you on the list.

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There are about 6 reasons why I’m looking forward to the month of March; one of them is because my umpteenth wedding anniversary takes place! Another one is because Luck of the Irish finally gets its holiday moment in the sun. I’ll share more about this love triangle (yikes!) in a later post.

Until then, I hope to post more about Love and Life next month.

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Take the Risk

Have you read Playing Cupid yet? This FREE Holiday Heartbeats short story is just for you. Download it now.

Take the Risk

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“You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.”
– Jim Rohn

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Love Games (on sale!) and Playing Cupid to your February reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

You’re the Person You’ve Been Waiting For

Have you read Playing Cupid yet? This FREE Holiday Heartbeats short story is just for you. Download it now.

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“You are the person you have been waiting for.” – Joe Dispenza

Ready for Valentine’s Day sweet romance? Grab Love Games this week for only 99 cents.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Playing Cupid: A FREE Holiday Heartbeats Short Story – Just for You

The year 2020 is blasting off at full speed, and it’s hard to believe that we’re already in the middle of February!

Although I’ve been quieter on my blog, it’s a good thing because I’m able to spend more time developing the stories that I want to share with you. Right now, I’m working on a new Holiday Heartbeats Christmas story that I’m really excited about. I can’t wait to share Holly and Nick’s story with you!

Free Short Story (Download Now!)

In the meantime, I’ve got a fun, free short story for you. Playing Cupid is a sweet story about best friends Luc and Bailey. After Valentine’s Day, things between them will never be the same.

I made this story available to my newsletter subscribers at the beginning of the month, so if you want to be one of the first in the know, sign up here.

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Luc and Bailey have been best friends since they were four years old, but lately, things have changed. When a practical joker locks them in an entertainment room on Valentine’s Day, will one of them finally gather enough courage to share how they really feel?

– Best friends to lovers
– Pizza, red wine  & red velvet cupcakes
– Forced proximity with a big screen TV & firepit

3,500 words (sweet romance) Free download

If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day fun, Love Games is your perfect match. The chemistry and banter between Dante and Mari is so much fun!

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Dante is a born player. This time, he’s playing for keeps.

Dante Cole is a player. Women know what they’re getting into before the first kiss, and as his business grows, they can expect to sign an NDA before the dessert menu lands on the table. As committed as he is to work and family, there’s no room in his heart for a serious one-on-one relationship. He’s afraid to look for anything more.

Marisol Aguilar only needs to work for the loathsome Dante Cole for a few weeks while her mom recuperates from a freak accident that nearly destroyed their family’s livelihood. Despite her mother’s inexplicable fondness for the man, Mari refuses to think highly of him. She’s heard the stories. But chance encounters reveal different sides of Dante that contradict her expectations of him.

When Fate throws them together on Valentine’s Day, will Mari fall victim to the player’s game? Or will she be the one making the rules?

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

20 Reasons to Already Love the New Year 2020 (Okay, Just 5, but Same Energy)

2020 is HERE!

Happy New Year! You’re probably just as excited as I am to ring in 2020. To get into the celebratory spirit of things, I’m listing 20 simple reasons to already love the New Year 2020. (Okay, when I started this post, I was overly ambitious. In reality, I’m sticking to 5.)

1. This is simple. It’s 2020. Who doesn’t love a repetitive number for a calendar year?

2. A full year of pun fun is on the way. May we all have clarity and 20/20 vision this year. *wink, wink*

3. 2020 is a leap year. What fun! (Okay, so maybe I was too ambitious when thinking about these reasons, but it’s a new year – and I’m no quitter.)

4. We’ve been given another chance, another fresh start in life – however symbolic it may be. Let’s make the most of it!

5. It’s up to us treat this year as one filled with opportunities, second and third chances, and undiscovered blessings – many of which we don’t even yet know about. Look forward to them.

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2020 Resolutions & Goals

If you’re like me, resolutions may not exactly be your thing. Instead, I like to create goals & go from there. When viewing Love & Life as a journey, not a destination, it certainly feels like a more relaxed, self-accepting approach.

One 2020 goal of mine is to write more books.

Because I also have a business to run, that means that something’s got to give somewhere. My family comes first, so that’s no-negotiable. I’ve mentioned before that atinaatwood.com will be modified this year; one modification will be the frequency of my posts and engagement on social media.

In order to prioritize the continuation of my Holiday Heartbeats series, I’ll be spending more of my blogging time to, well, write. (When I put it that way, it does make sense, doesn’t it?)

For those of you who subscribe to my mailing list, no worries. You’ll be the first to receive chapter shares, get exclusive sneak peeks, and tantalizing cover reveals!

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Have an amazing New Year and may your positive visions this year always be 20/20!

Sending Love & Light,

Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Changes… They’re ‘a Comin’

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It’s hard to believe that the year 2019 is already coming to an end. Not only that, but it also means the end of another decade! 

Right now, that’s too much reflection for me to dig into. Nevertheless, as I look at the fantastic and tragic things that took place in my life this year, I am wholly and incredibly grateful. 

Last month in November, I didn’t publish any personal posts because of an unexpected trip to Germany. We’re never ready to say goodbye to the ones we love, and for me, it was no exception. In the past few weeks, it’s occurred to me that I want to spend most of my time connecting with others in ways that feel the most impactful. As I incorporate more life-affirming choices in my everyday experience, I will also do the same with my website.

Holiday Heartbeats – and More

In the new year, my focus will be on creating new installments in the Holiday Heartbeats series, and developing concepts for upcoming series and standalone novels. I look forward to sharing more about these projects with you here. If you’ve had a chance to read books from the series, please consider leaving an honest review on Goodreads.

Thank you so much for your continued support! Join my mailing list for sneak-peek cover reveals, freebies, and exclusive content. I’m incredibly humbled knowing that my sweet California romance series resonates with so many of you!

Have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season;
Sending Love and Light to all of you.

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©Atina Atwood 2019 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

 

Love’s Thrill

The Thrill of Love

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“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.” – Marilyn Monroe

Sending Love and Light to all of you.

©Atina Atwood 2019 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.