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5 Forge Characters That Would Be the Perfect Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers! Since love is in the air today, Team Forge decided to put together a list of characters we think would make the perfect Valentines. From some suave protagonists to a few loveably unconventional choices, we’ve narrowed down the list of ideal V-Day date candidates that you’d definitely want to swipe right on!

Lavender House

The Bell in the Fog
A hard-boiled detective with a heart of gold? Please sign up Evander Mills, star of Lavender House and the upcoming Bell in the Fog by Lev AC Rosen to be my Valentine’s Day drinking buddy. I imagine popping down from his office to The Ruby in 1952 San Francisco and throwing back a few Old Fashioneds. Maybe later we could head to the hills of Marin County to hang out with his friends, the beautiful queer family at the lush Lamontaine estate.
Jennifer McClelland-Smith, Senior Marketing Manager
Love, Clancy
Calling all dog-lovers! If you’re someone who prefers the company of canine companions over the human kind any day of the week, then I have a Valentine in mind that certainly deserves a round of A-PAWS. Clancy from Love, Clancy by W. Bruce Cameron is one very good boy who’d promise to love you FUR-ever. He’s sweet, silly, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s also super cute! I promise you won’t have a RUFF day with Clancy the dog as your Valentine!
Ariana Carpentieri, Marketing Coordinator
The House Guest
Valentine’s Day is awesome, but Galentines deserve some love, too! I would love to spend a Galentine’s Day brunch with Alyssa Macallan from The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan. First of all, she has impeccable taste and would definitely pick out the best brunch spot. I also have a strong suspicion she would pick up the tab, even if her divorce has her financial situation on the rocks. Most of all, Alyssa needs a buddy, and I think I would have a fantastic time listening to her vent about her ex-husband over some well-mixed bellinis.
Julia Bergen, Marketing Manager
A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape
I think the bathroom—as celebrated in Joe Pera and Joe Bennett’s A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escapewould make for a memorable valentine. It’s calming, safe, and not to mention, the perfect place to escape to from all the pressure of a Valentine’s Day gift.
Anthony Parisi, Senior Associate Director of Marketing
Raw Dog
My Valentine would have to be the Baseball Stadium Hot Dog from Raw Dog by Jamie Loftus. Oh, stadium hot dog my beloved. Everybody else is cheering for a home run, but I relish only the sight of your slightly stale golden brown bun. Will you be mine for the rest of our lives, or at least 9 innings?
Athena Palmer, Marketing Intern


Give the Gift of SFF with Our Exclusive Valentine’s Day Cards!

Love is in the air and we can’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some of our favorite fictional couples…and we want you to join us! Spread the love with our adorable Valentine’s Day cards, featuring pairings from The House in the Cerulean Sea, Winter’s Orbit, The Echo Wife, and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue!

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Artist credit: Mariana Avilez (learn more about her art here)


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Artist credit: Rin Green (learn more here)

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Artist credit: Rosie (learn more here)

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Artist credit: Rengin Tümer (learn more here)

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