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The whole Hallmark-style love thing doesn’t usually work out exactly the way the commercials show. In real life, love is definitely more finicky and awkward. Have you ever been on a blind date after which you wondered if the friend who set up the date was really a friend? Or had your heart crushed like a soda can? Then you also know ‘real-life love.’

From a Dead Sleep 9781937084547_FC (200x300)Some of the BQB and WriteLife authors also know real-life love.

John A. Daly is the author of FROM A DEAD SLEEP (which is definitely not a romance) and you can follow this link to learn about his failed attempt at planning a romantic Valentine’s Day.


WL_diary-of-an-online-datingAnd you can also read about Dawn Marie’s experiences in her memoir, DIARY OF AN ONLINE DATING JUNKIE. If you’ve ever tried online dating, you’ll be able to commiserate with Dawn through the adventures she shares in hilarious and heartwarming detail. This is the real life journey of a woman who finds herself looking for love online. The road is bumpy and filled with incredible highs, like a shiny new Porsche, and devastating lows, like an empty bank account and a rock hard bed in a tiny trailer. Dawn takes her experiences in stride and it doesn’t take long for her to realize that finding true love might just be the most difficult test of her life.

He Said, She Said, I SaidAnd if your current relationship is at the point where you need some expert and outside advice, HE SAID, SHE SAID, I SAID, by Barbara J. Peters, RN, LPC might just be the right book for you. In He Said, She Said, I Said, couples’ counselor Barbara J. Peters breaks down possible perceptions and misconceptions in seven key relationship areas: communication, trust, forgiveness, intimacy, acceptance, friendship, and love, by using common sense, wisdom, and some professional advice to open up the possibility for a different approach.

Best wishes for a most wonderful and real Valentine’s Day!