In 2021, Let’s Make the Positive Changes We Need to see

Happy New Year! Probably every person on the planet is happy to embrace the new year 2021. If you’re anything like me, you’re a bit on the cautiously optimistic side about this coming year. Still, hope is the glue that keeps motivation in motion.

You may have written an entire list of resolutions for this year, or you may have a Pinterest board full of goals you want to fulfil in 2021. This year, I’ve written only FOUR goals, but they’re big ones. I’ll share the biggest, most important goal here, because I hope it will also help you on your journey as we navigate through these incredibly stressful times: Every day, without fail, find one reason to be grateful.

Every day, without fail, find one reason to be grateful.

Every Day, Find One Reason to Be Grateful (image by G. Henderson on unsplash.com)

I often talk about gratitude (it’s kind of my thing), so for most of you, this is nothing new. But the never-ending stressors of 2020 challenged me to intensify my gratitude practice. It became an integral part of my daily self-care routine, because as the media amplifies cruelty and the harmful actions of others around the world, it takes focused willpower to remember goodness and kindness still exist.

Don’t believe me? Take a second to look in the mirror. Hopefully, you remember that YOU have something good to offer. YOU want goodness and kindness in your life, don’t you? Then, let’s do what we can to perpetuate those good and kind things.

Putting my mentality of gratitude into action last year helped me best serve my family, community, and country when they needed me most. So, I had to postpone releasing my latest Holiday Heartbeats Christmas book. Still, I’m convinced it was worth the sacrifice. Besides, it gives all of us something else to look forward to this year!

What are you looking forward to in 2021?

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2021 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.

Advance Readers Wanted! Luck of the Irish (Holiday Heartbeats #3)

Be the First to Read This Book!

Luck of the Irish (Holiday Heartbeats #3) is going live next month on August 8th. Based on advance reader’s reactions, it’s the best one yet in the series, and I can’t wait for YOU to read it. (Seriously – I really can’t wait for you to read it.)

That’s why I’m looking for up to 10 people to read Luck of the Irish before its release date in exchange for an honest rating/review.

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Luck of the Irish is available now for preorder.

Am I freaking out about this? You bet your bippie (whatever a “bippie” is, but I digress.) Still, I fell in love with this sweet love triangle that inspired a young woman (Nhu) to recognize and claim her worth and settle for nothing less. I hope that you’ll fall in love with her story, too. As with all stories in my Holiday Heartbeats series, this is a novella. Lately, I’ve wanted to expand their stories to novel-length, but this series is designed to be a quick, light, romantic read.

If you’re interested in becoming an Advance Reader, simply do the following:

* comment and retweet/repost on social media to get my attention

* be willing to leave an honest rating and/or review (please be kind!)

 

I look forward to sharing Nhu, Eoghan, and Jack’s story with you!

Sending Love and Light to all of you.
Luck of the Irish, Holiday Heartbeats #3, is now available for preorder.

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

– Atina Atwood is 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, Romance. She is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Preorder Luck of the Irish Today

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This past weekend was where we all had a chance to celebrate being Irish – or we could just claim to be Irish for a day if desired. For whatever reason, St. Patrick’s Day is one of my Daddy’s favorite holidays (hey, I may be all grown up, but he’ll always be my Daddy <3). For precisely that reason, I wanted to really do something to make the holiday even more special to me. That’s how Luck of the Irish, the third story in my Holiday Heartbeats series, was born.

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Luck of the Irish

Spoiler alert: my heroine is not Irish. Nhu is Vietnamese-American, and I have to extend a heartfelt thanks to one of my family members for helping me infuse authentic cultural insight while fleshing out her character. Please note: While Nhu’s ethnicity is clearly an integral part of who she is, know that there is no huge banner throughout the story that is demanding intense perusal and analysis of her life as a Vietnamese-American. When she first appeared in Love Games, she was Mari’s sassy best friend (don’t we just all want one of those?!). I couldn’t stop wondering what Nhu’s bar exam results were, and when I kept thinking about her, I realized that I was even more curious to find out who she is and what’s going on in her life.

It turns out that Nhu is a young woman of true grace and grit – and in Luck of the Irish, we find out that she’s also in quite a bind. Having a complicated relationship with one person is tough enough. Just imagine the headache (and possible heartache) of having to choose between two people pursuing you at the same time.

Don’t Let Love Define You

Still, what I love most about Nhu’s story is that it’s really about her self-discovery, reclaiming her power, and establishing autonomy in all things – including her love life. As a firm believer of HEA’s or HFN’s, I’m curious to see how this love triangle mess turns out because honestly, I can totally see Nhu running away from both pursuers in favor of just loving herself for a while.

Stay tuned for Luck of the Irish, available now for preorder now wherever ebooks are sold.

Sending Love and Light to all of you.

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

– Atina Atwood is 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, Romance. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

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