Posted by: Author | February 11, 2012

Special Guest, Liberty Blake

Liberty is my special guest today. She’s a super friend and great writer. I’m glad to have her here. She’s going to talk about her story in Valentine’s Delights. It’s called Change of Heart.

The Dark Side of Valentine’s Day

Hi, Jillian. Thank you for sharing your space with me. I love your stories and am honored to be in Valentine Delights Be Mine with you.

A few years ago I worked as a cocktail waitress in a country bar (in the Boston area) and a bartender in a small hotel. They were both fun places, but you wouldn’t choose either place for a romantic dinner.

There were two nights a year I refused to work. One was New Years Eve. The other was Valentine’s night. That is the night when all the women who don’t have a Valentine get together at the local watering hole and try to drown their sorrows. It is also the night when they are easy prey for the “Smooth Move Lounge Creeper”. SMLC for short. The SMLC is a cross between an octopus, an ape, and a snake. They slither in when a woman is at her most vulnerable. The after effect of an encounter with a SMLC is worse than a hangover.

Then there are the couples who come in. The woman might have a date, but he didn’t spring for a nice meal in a good restaurant, instead he brought her for the all-you-can-eat free nibbles. It is always a special moment when he asks hopefully if it is “ladies night”.

Florist Melody Roberts, the heroine of Change of Heart always told her friends she hated Valentine’s Day, but the truth was her no good boyfriend never took her out. In seven years he never gave her so much as a card. She is finally dating a dreamboat and is eagerly looking forward to Valentine’s Day. That is until he didn’t ask her out.

Meet Melody and her friends in Change of Heart.

Change of Heart by Liberty Blake
After the night they spent in the hot tub, Melody believed her new man wanted a relationship, but now it was Valentine’s Day and not even a phone call. Did he have a Change of Heart?

Change of Heart, The Coroner’s Heart, and Latte Love are together in Valentine Delights the Be Mine Anthology from Still Moments Publishing.

Still Moments Publishing:

Valentine Delights Be Mine on Smashwords:
(Please remove adult filter, there is adult content in one of the stories.)





  1. Oh, man, it sounds like you saw some real slime working there. Hopefully, on other days, you got to see the flip side. And I’m also betting there were, um, humorous moments. 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading Valentine Delights!

    • Thanks for coming by Laurie and Paula. I think Liberty’s story is super.

  2. Love your description of the SMLC, Liberty! And ‘Change of Heart’ sounds intriguing!

  3. Sounds like a great read. So move over TBR pile, looks like one more is joining you.

    • Thanks Lavada. We’re going to buried by our TBR pile, aren’t we?

  4. Great blog! So glad I’m not going to a bar for Valentine’s! And I love the premise of your story. Can’t wait to find out why the so called hero doesn’t call! He’d better have a good reason. 😉

  5. Thank you, Jillian, for having me as your guest.

    Laurie, the stories I could tell . . . Some of them show up in my stories. ;~}}

    Thank you, Paula, Lavada, and Amanda. I hope you enjoy it. The other two stories in the anthology are wonderful. You can’t go wrong with Valentine Delights (Be Mine).

    • Loved having you, Liberty. It’s never dull when you’re around!

  6. I know those guys. LOL. Oh, this was SOO great. I do NOT miss being single. I’ve been in a few bars on V-Day and couldn’t believe the beer goggles slapped on my BFF’s eyes. Ugh, I was like, seriously? Girl, you do not want that, trust me. 🙂

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