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Stone of Love Pre-Sale

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New Promo!

Calling all romance readers! It’s more than candy hearts, chocolates and flowers at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Love and Romance Book Festival. 36 romance books featured plus a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card.


I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Stone of Love, will be featured on February 13th.

Wait until you read my romantic tip to enhance your love life. You won’t want to miss it.


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What's coming next?

STONE OF FEAR, Book 2 Stones of Iona Series, and THISTLE IN THE MISLETOE, a bonus Christmas book to the series, are coming in 2024.

Gaelic Words

Valentine’s day: La Naomh Bhaileintin (la niv valentine)

Day of the kisses: La nam’ Pog (la nim paw-k)

Via a favorite youtube channel. Click the text below for the video.

How To Say ‘Valentine’s Day’ In Scottish Gaelic (with phonetics) | Learn Scottish Gaelic (youtube.com)

Valentine's Day Origin

First celebrated in the year 496, Valentine’s Day is thought to have originated from a Roman festival called Lupercalia, which was held in the middle of February at the start of springtime.

It is believed that as part of the celebrations, boys and girls drew names from a box and would be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival - and sometimes get married.

In medieval times, Scots would traditionally present the object of their affections with a Luckenbooth brooch, which consisted of entwined hearts topped with a crown and takes its name from ‘Locking Booths’ – the small shops along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile that jewelry and trinkets.

According to legend, they were first given to Lord Darnley by Mary Queen of Scots as a symbol of devotion.

St. Valentine and the Glasgow Connection

Glasgow’s Connection with Saint Valentine began in 1868. A wealthy French family donated a small wooden box labeled “Corpus Valentini Martyris,” or ‘the Body of Saint Valentine’ to a Franciscan holy order. It was then brought to Glasgow by monks impressed by the locals' faith. His bones, namely the forearm, were placed in Saint Francis’ Church in the rundown neighborhood of the Gorbals. The relics sat there in almost complete anonymity for over a century. In 1993, the casket was moved to the nearby Blessed St John Duns Scotus Chapel, where it has been granted a place of honor at the church’s entrance.

When Valentine’s Day comes around, a statue of the Saint is placed next to it, and the casket is decorated with flowers while the friars say prayers for lovers. Lovers have been known to propose to their intended within its shadow. It has even led Glasgow to call itself the “City of Love.”

Filet Mignon Steaks

2- 6oz Thick cut Filet Mignon

Salt & Pepper

Olive Oil


Pull steaks from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before cooking. Brush olive oil lightly over all sides. Then, season generously with salt and pepper. Allow to rest at room temperature for the rest of the 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, fire up the grill over high heat.

Place the filets on the grill over direct heat. Allow to sear for 4-5 minutes until a rich, golden-brown crust forms. Then, flip the filets over to the other side to sear for another 4-5 minutes.

Using tongs, hold the filets on their sides, rotating them occasionally to sear all sides of the filets.

Check the internal temperature with a steak thermometer. For medium-rare, the steaks should come to about 130 degrees. If they need more time to cook, lower the heat on the grill, close the lid, and allow them to cook for a couple more minutes.

Remove filets from the grill, allowing them to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Just before serving, add 1 tbsp of butter to the top of each filet. Enjoy.

Pink Campari

The Pink Campari takes Valentine’s Day literally, and instead of being just refreshing or warm, this bright pink cocktail fits the bill perfectly. It contains many fresh fruity flavors, including raspberry, pear, and cranberry, making it fresh and delicious.

To make this flavorful cocktail, you will need:

Lime Twist

Pinch of Sweet and Sour Mix

Two Splashes of Pear and Cranberry Juice

5 Fresh Raspberries or Strawberries (plus any for garnish)

1 Ounce Rye Whiskey

1 Ounce Campari 

Ideally, you’ll need a martini shaker and plenty of ice to make this. Add all your ingredients, and shake it well. The ice cubes pulverize the raspberries as you shake, releasing all their fantastic flavor. When finished, pour the cocktail into a martini glass, and take any extra raspberries you have, along with a lime twist and garnish. It’ll look great and taste even better. 

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