Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Diana Castilleja joins Wishes and Kisses!

Last post's winner is Martha E! Email me at stacy @ stacydawn.com (no spaces) by December 31st to claim your prize!

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Happy Holidays!

It's a pleasure to be doing a guest spot today on Stacy's blog. As part of the holiday round up, we're sharing some of our best wishes 'n' kisses with you, and I'm excited to be included. It seems the Christmas or holiday season brings out the best and the worst of us. Deadlines, too many fattening meals, pressure to get that last gift, or the best one. And don't forget the traffic! Ugh!

But what about the good stuff? The sharing, laughter, holiday music... snuggle weather?? I love the cold just for that reason. Oh, and soup. Cold weather always brings out the need for soup. Anyway, before I get too far off topic there, I thought I'd tell you a Christmas story. It's not very well known.

It's actually the second date I had with my now hubster. In Austin, there's a massive lit tree that is done every year and what is known as the Trail of Lights. It's a mile long display of christmas lights and fairy tale displays. Although not everything is Christmas themed (Pete's Dragon??) they make them themed with color and lights and tons of music.

There are also two large pits that burn massive logs for a bonfire. It's always fun to cuddle near it and drink hot chocolate. I try to get a kiss every year by the bonfire. It's kind of a tradition. We've gone nearly every year we've been together. (I think we missed one year early on.) Now that we have Lil J, we do it, the three of us.

Anyway, just a little something that we do for the holidays, our own tradition so to speak. I know I can get a smooch from the youngster when the man is being reluctant (no PDA... *eyeroll*).

I'm also sharing my next release today!

Trusting Delilah is my next release from Tease Publishing, due out Jan 15th! Let me grab the blurb....

Roman Aiza is the second born son of the Aiza clan. He also owns and operates a private security company and has an ongoing contract with one of Florida's most influential residents. He is patrolling at a party when he encounters a woman who will haunt him. A woman who at their first meeting, manages to walk right out of his hands when he follows her for trespassing. She manages to do this without giving Roman a single reason why she is in the depths of the house he is protecting. When he does finally locate her days later, his goal is to prove that his instincts are wrong. She is not the woman that all of his senses are clamoring for.

Yet when the daughter of Roman's largest and closest account is kidnapped and held for ransom, will they be able to build a trust between them? Or will their own secrets keep them apart?

Please check my website for updates and excerpts!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



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18 comments:

  1. Your right that we should slow down with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and reflect on the good things. Those precious moments can get lost easily and I would hate for that to happen. I love your tradition. As for me, my tradition is to give randomly. This started about five years ago or more. Basically I keep a Christams ornament, candy cane, etc on my person and hand them out during the day randomly while I shop. So I end up giving candy canes to the post office people, a small bag of hershey kisses to the toll road man, etc. Its an unexpected surprize to these people and sometimes can make a person's day. But I don't just give to employee's. It can be the person next to you waiting at a bus stop or a random neighbor on your block. Seeing their surprise and smile is a gift in itself.

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  2. I look forward to reading Trusting Delilah, Diana. I'm glad to find you, Stacy and will drop in again soon.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

    Natalie Acres
    Author of Sex Party
    www.sirenpublishing.com

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  3. Hiya Diana! So glad you could join me today!!

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  4. Hiya ladies! Thanks for letting me hang out today.

    LadyV-That's a wonderful tradition! Very sweet and thoughtful. You never know whose day you'll pick up that way.

    Hi Natalie! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. LadyV, I agree that your tradition of giving a random 'little something' is a wonderful idea and totally in the spirit of Christmas.

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  6. Love your tradition! and LadyV what a cool idea!!!

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  7. Diana, those sounds like wonderful Christmas traditions that make memories for a lifetime. Happy holidays!

    Deidre

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  8. What a sweet tradition, Diana!

    And the excerpt is yummy!!

    Smiles,
    Chiron

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  9. Thank you Rottie_mom, ddurance. It's one of the few things we actually DO together. LOL We have so many things to do for each other's families for the holiday, I look forward to it every year. This year, I'm even going to take the puppy. I'm sure he'll be exhausted in no time.

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  10. Hugs Chiron. Thanks! I'm rather partial to my shifters. ;)

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  11. That is a very nice tradition!! The
    cover of Trusting Delilah is very catchy. I like it and the blurb.

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  12. I just had to say how much I love the cover of Trusting Delilah!!

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  13. Diana,
    I like your excerpt, and I totally love bonfires and hot cocoa.

    Sandy

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  14. I've been absolutely thrilled with the covers for these books! I'm glad you guys like them too. ;)

    Wait until you see the next one... *evil grin* LOL

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  15. What a great tradition - walking, lights, bonfire and smooching!! Wonderful!
    Tusting Delilah sounds interesting!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT HOLIDAY!

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  16. There is a large drive-thru light display that is pedestrian only the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The whole family now gets together to enjoy all the lights and push the little ones in the strollers.

    The book sounds interesting.

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  17. Diana,
    I love your cover, blurb and the title. I definitely want to read it.

    I like what you enjoy about cold weather. I love hot drinks during the cold months.

    Merry Christmas, Stacy and Diana! Thanks for a fun post!

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  18. I have to agree on the cover...it is beautiful, and the excerpt really peaks my interest.

    Reading your post makes me really want to start something with my family. When I was younger my Mom and I used to make anise seed cookies the day after Thanksgiving....we rolled them out and did the whole Christmas cookie cutter thing. Then, they have to set for 4 weeks...so, they were perfect for Christmas. I do not like the taste of licorice, but making the cookies w/ the anise seed is yummy. I should start that with my son (he is 6).

    Well, enough gabbing for me! Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Drea

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