Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I initially wanted to start out with a stereotypical Christmas image and a generic greeting, but you deserve more than that. This year has been unlike no other. Christmas Day is no exception. As usual, this post will come from the heart.

May your Christmas (and each Holiday and tradition that you and yours celebrate) be one that helps you feel grateful for what you have. We’re conditioned to focus on things we want and to seek more, more, and more. For now, in this moment, I hope you can find joy in the simplest thing that’s right in front of you. For me, spending copious amounts of time with my little family this year has been a tremendous blessing. 

Quote: "Of all the things we can buy, time isn't one of them." Atina Atwood. Background: Winter Christmas setting with candles, stars, sprigs of holly, and nuts.

Of all the things we can buy, time isn’t one of them. (via atinaatwood.com)

Many thanks to those of you who have discovered (or rediscovered) Riley and Epiphany’s Christmas story. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since I started the Holiday Heartbeats series! I look forward to continuing this sweet, multicultural series and more in the coming year. 

For now, though, I’m making the most of this moment. And I hope you’ll do the same.

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.â„¢
Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Monday Motivation: Always Beside You

Another Holiday Heartbeats Christmas story is coming! The Title Reveal is this month for my VIP mailing list readers. Subscribe now.

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” – Walter Winchell

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.â„¢

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– 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 Be Wise

It’s Okay to Change your Mind

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“A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.”

– Spanish Proverb

A wise man changes his mind,

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.â„¢

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– 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.

Monday Motivation: Letting Go

Strength in Letting Go

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

-Herman Hesse

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the Irish, Love Games, His Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

– 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.

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 Irish, Love 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 Irish, Love Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

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.

Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

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.

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