National & USA Today Bestselling Author of Sweet to Sexy Pulse-Pounding Romance, Anna J. Stewart guests on November’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast inspired by Ella Fitzgerald scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6 PM, EST. This accomplished author is also an incredible diabetes advocate who has helped Author Brenda Novak with her successful diabetes online auction for several years.
This year, Anna contributed her novella, ‘Gingerbread Dreams’ to Brenda’s latest “digital box set for a cure,” ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. This contemporary romance collection of stories featuring Brenda’s own Rita-nominated novella “A Dundee Christmas” as well as stories by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber and romance favorites Bella Andre, Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Marie Force, Heather Graham, Laurelin Paige & Kayti McGee, Jane Porter, Melanie Shawn, RaeAnne Thayne, Melinda Curtis, Anna J. Stewart and Scarlett York. The set sells for only $9.99 (less than $1/story) and is up for pre-order now wherever e-books are sold. The box will be released November 1st and will only be available through December 31s
In the spirit of National Diabetes Awareness month, I asked Anna to share some of her ‘Don’t Let Diabetes Kill Romance’ tips to help you add some sparkle to the holidays. Enjoy:
One of the things I enjoy most about the holiday season is the cold, quiet weather. If there’s rain pounding against the window, that’s nice, too. I live in California, so I don’t get a white Christmas. I try to set aside at least an hour each evening, once the sun has set. I turn off all the electrical “stuff”, turn on the tree lights, candles, and simply sit and immerse myself in the peace. It’s a kind of recharge for me and a reminder of what the season is truly about. Doing it together makes it even more special.
Put the focus on your significant other. There really is something to be said for setting yourself aside and paying attention to what your partner needs. Their favorite songs, their favorite holiday movies, their family holiday traditions if you haven’t created new ones of your own yet. This is also a perfect time to pull out all those holiday albums and pictures, reminiscence and remember those who aren’t with you any longer. Celebrate them.
It really is the little things. A love note here and there, a moment where you take to simply hold someone, hug someone, whisper in their ear. Again, those quiet moments can mean so much and small gestures of your affection and love can have lasting effects. There’s so much more to intimacy than simply the physical act of love. Talking about those early times together, when everything, including that rush of attraction, was so new and exciting. Moments like these can help bring them back to the surface.
LISTEN NOW: November’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast inspired by Ella Fitzgerald. Hosted by Mr. Divabetic. Guests include Author Anna Stewart, Susan Weiner MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Mama Rose Marie and Poet Lorraine Brooks. “Laugh a little, Learn a lot!”