Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas




I wish all of you the very best for the holiday season and a wonderous New Year!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Release!!

AVAILABLE NOW FROM THE WILD ROSE PRESS!




Helping out in hope of reaping a veterinarian partnership, Dr. Holly Night winds up in her own version of a Christmas nightmare--Santa Claus, reindeer games, babies born in a stable. Raised in a family that didn't "do" Christmas--or family--she is unprepared for a town filled with an overwhelming holiday spirit. Add in a handsome mechanic who finds amusement in her obvious misery, and not only is her patience tested, but unexpectedly, her belief as well.

Amusement isn't the only thing Rev Johnston feels for the pretty doctor or her situation; he's been the outsider before and knows how hard it can be. Having been abandoned one too many times before, he isn't about to let himself fall for someone who can't wait to get out of town.

Can the magic of Christmas, with a little help from Santa Claus, heal these two hearts before it's too late?





Find this story and my other Noelle stories at The Wild Rose Press

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Free Book!

My Christmas story, Christmas on Parole, will be free for ONE DAY ONLY! I just don't know which one yet LOL. But for you it is easy to get and much more too. Just join my publisher's newsletter and you won't miss the free book day! All the details below:


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Season's Greatings From The Wild Rose Press and the Wilder Roses!

My "little" Puppy

This was one of those funny pictures that was just the right second and I didn't even know it until I looked back at the picture.


Riley thinks he's a lapdog....I don't think he actually realizes he's a 70lb bull in a china shop with that tail of his.




But he's a sweetheart and LOVES everyone.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Party!!

Come join me at Sweeter Romantic Notions on December 7th for a day full of holiday cheer, great authors and wonderful stories!


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SweeterRomanticNotions

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Cover!!

This is the cover for my next Christmas in Noelle story coming out this holiday season....how cute is that baby!




Helping out in hope of reaping a veterinarian partnership, Dr. Holly Night winds up in her own version of a Christmas nightmare--Santa Claus, reindeer games, babies born in a stable. Raised in a family that didn't "do" Christmas--or family--she is unprepared for a town filled with an overwhelming holiday spirit. Add in a handsome mechanic who finds amusement in her obvious misery, and not only is her patience tested, but unexpectedly, her belief as well.

Amusement isn't the only thing Rev Johnston feels for the pretty doctor or her situation; he's been the outsider before and knows how hard it can be. Having been abandoned one too many times before, he isn't about to let himself fall for someone who can't wait to get out of town.

Can the magic of Christmas, with a little help from Santa Claus, heal these two hearts before it's too late?


Find this story coming soon and my other Noelle stories at The Wild Rose Press

Monday, July 4, 2011

Yippeee Skippppy!

It is official, the contract has been signed so I can FINALLY tell you that the next story in my Christmas series has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press!

Oh Holly Night will be the fifth story in my Noelle, Alberta series---Christmas in Noelle...where love and laughter is always at the top of Santa's list!

Totally stoked and excited because the heroine in this story was a bit harder to write--someone who doesn't believe in Christmas or family for that matter is VERY opposite to me and everyone and everything I know, so I found it both challenging and interesting to delve deep and find out what made her tick.

Here is the unofficial blurb:

Doing a favor for her boss in hopes of reaping the veterinarian partnership she sought, Dr. Holly Night winds up in her own version of a Christmas nightmare--Santa Claus, reindeer games, babies born in a stable under the Christmas star? Unbelievable! Raised in a family that didn’t “do” Christmas—or family for that matter—having to put up with a whole jolly, crazy Christmas town tests not only her patience, but unexpectantly, her beliefs as well.

Amusement wasn’t the only thing Rev Johnston felt for the pretty doctor or her situation; he’d been in her spot before and knew how hard it could be. Strong as the connection is, though, he’s been abandoned one too many times and isn’t about to let himself fall for someone who can't wait to get out of town.

Are these two hearts too scarred for even Santa Claus Holloran to work a miracle on this Christmas?



And here's what readers/reviews have said about the previous stories:

A Cinderella Christmas

"A Cinderella Christmas was the perfect fit for a fun, romantic holiday read.
I love Stacy Dawn's Christmas in Noelle series, and reading a new story in the series is becoming one of my favorite holiday traditons."
~Kathy Adrico, Kathy's Review Corner

"The emotionally charged ending was completely unexpected. The other characters were so entertaining that at times it was laugh-out-loud funny.
I highly recommend this book."
~Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio

Christmas on Parole

"Christmas on Parole is another Stacy Dawn masterpiece. The characters are endearing and sexy, and god help me I think I'm in love with Santa."
~Johanna Melaragno, author

"There isn't anything about Christmas on Parole not to like. The premise is laugh-out-loud funny, the characters are endearing and the dialogue is perfect for the situation. Her sense of timing is super. There were more times than I can remember when I giggled while reading this. Nothing about Christmas on Parole disappointed me. It was entertaining all the way through."
~Reviewed by: Marlene, Fallen Angel Reviews

Reindeer Games

"Reindeer Games is the ideal escape. Short, sweet and light hearted, it will have the reader smiling and ready to take on the shopping crowds."
~Reviewed by Magnolia

"A beautiful look at how we can overlook love in the most familiar face. Great read from a great writer!"
~ Toni Nichols

Monday, June 27, 2011

I am a great aunt! Okay, I've been told I'm a great aunt LOL, but on Friday I became a great-aunt.

My neice had a little baby girl: Mercedes Allene


Isn't she adorable!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Did I ever mention I HATE waiting. Really don't like it.

It is now almost five weeks past the date the editor said she would get back to me on a story submission so I think I've been pretty patient--not sane or uncranky by any means but she doesn't have to know that.

But I think it's time to do that little, "hey, just touching base" email--which is almost more painful than the waiting with all the should I or shouldn't I's going on in your head.

See, only goes to prove that no matter how many books/stories/articles you have published, nothing really changes, it always comes down to the one story you are waiting to hear on right....this....minute.

*Sigh* well, here goes.....I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Okay, there is an old theme here going on....

....and it doesn't help that my oldest turns double digits today. DOUBLE DIGITS!

Wow, what happened to diapers and naps? Now it's attitude and baseball....still, gotta love the kid, too cute not to LOL.

So Happy Birthday Sweetheart...love you lots!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Okay, I admit it, I think I'm getting old. And its not so much the physical signs as the mental ones.

No, I can't use forgetfullness as an excuse because--and my husband will verify--I've always been a little left of centre and I claim my forgetfulness as forgetting to come back to the real world while defining the characters and settings in my head (trust me, sometimes that world is far more interesting and less stressful LOL).

But things don't seem to bother me as much as they used to--or should I say, I just don't react to them the same way. It's easier to let certain things slide or simply say, "well, she's always been like that so why bother getting upset" type things. I still get freaked about things popping up at work that I don't know, but once I settle down, I figure it out, but other things lately I have been remarkable calm or simple shrug and move on instead of fret about them or get upset about them.

Maybe that is what it is then....with age really does come experience and knowledge--that you actually use LOL. Finally knowing that some things just can't be changed, some people will just never change, and life as you know it has never changed....you have.





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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

War zone

Wow...this is one of those weeks where parenthood and careers do a head-on collision.

For starters, hubby is working extra hours because of inventory at his job. As for me, both the day-job office and the home-office have exploded this week with deadlines and the, well, if-it-can-go-wrong-it-will grenades (especially at the day office). So the hours are longer at work then even later night shifts at the home office and a lot more stressful just as.....

Baseball season for the boys started. And of course my sportsaholic children aren't content just to play on the house league team that my husband and I just so happen to coach (yes, go ahead and read as he cons me into helping out every year LOL). Oh, no, my boys also made it onto the rep teams (read proud, but oh my gosh--two different age levels now)--and this year those schedules totally clash...again, another KABOOM!

So, the war zone this week involves bringing in the reserve troop of grandparents (who are thankfully on a mid-travel break) to watch the kids afterschool while I work the extra hours, get home, try desperately to fix quick yet WW friendly dinners, change for baseball practice, only for the hubby to go back to work afterwards; then do the whole thing over again sustituting practice for a ballgame (to which I am going to be lone coach as it is inventory night for him, yikes!) and rinse and repeat yet again only this time in different tanks as one heads off with one son for an out of town rep game while the other makes sure the youngest gets to his rep practice. Armour plated tanks would be good right about now--no messing with traffic, just ride right over LOL

Oh, and just for fun because yeah, I might be having a bit of trouble sleeping with everything going on...Friday night is the town's Cancer Society Relay for Life 7pm to 7am walk for a Cure...to which we are both on a team for the first time this year--I haven't done an all nighter in a VERY long time LOL....so you can kiss sleeping in the war zone goodbye until maybe Saturday night.

And I'm telling you, by then, I don't even think a grenade will be able to wake me up until very late on Sunday morning :)

So put your helmets on people....in my world, you're gonna need them this week LOL





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Monday, May 23, 2011

Seriously.....

....can it get any better than this?

This was my office this weekend....



...yeah, pretty darn cool....actually warm and glorious LOL

Monday, May 16, 2011

How do they do it?

Have you ever seen Dragon's Den or Shark Tank? My husband and I like to watch it but, at the same time, we sit back thinking: How do they do it?

How do these people come up with an idea that other people buy or buy into? Sure, not every idea is great or works but there are quite a few that do--but HOW do they do it.

Now, we're not in a position to put up $20K, 50K or even 100K like some of those people do (mortgaging the house twice for a product that might or might not work is waaaaaaaay to scarey a risk factor)

Still, wouldn't it be nice to find that one idea that took your family from paycheck to paycheck to a chance to get that new roof put on and maybe a nice vacation every other year or so?

Just dreaming today.....that's the nice thing about being a writer, we dream all the time, and we can actually make it come true on paper for someone even when our real life gets a little tough around the purse-strings LOL


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whomp!


Well, somehow the sky just opened up and a whole pile of pandas dropped down all at the same time! Not far off from what happened at work this week--replace pandas with documents and it's pretty close. Whomp!

Backed up again, but really, what else is new? The good part is that at some point during the day I always get to come home and leave it there LOL.

Writing wise, I've submitted the next story in my Noelle series and eagerly await a verdict from my editor. I also have a Valentine's story just waiting for the final crit from my critique partners before submission, which opens up the floor to a brand new story that has been sitting on the sea of creativity in my brain for the past couple months. I've written notes here and there and made a bulletin board on my computer--all the time just letting it stew, bubble and boil until it's just about ready to put a draft on paper. We'll see how it goes.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hurdles

Run.....jump.....run.....jump......run......jump


Every get those days....months...years LOL.

Did take time out to have a lovely Mother's Day though.....all of us, including the furry, four-footed child took a walk down at the beach. They were digging some of it up, I assume to get ready for the season later in June so their were mounds of sand dunes. How can you not go play in the sand when your children call you with their laughing giggles. Can't remember the last time I had that much fun goofing off!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year

It's already a week into the new year...wow, doesn't take long.

I could bore you with a long list of resolutions like losing weight and writing more--but I've already been on my path to lose weight (currently at -32lbs!) so that's already established and yes, I want to write more but its finding time and discipline as usual. I want to blog more but that again is the same as the previous.

Though I did recently figure out what the slight difference to when I used to blog all the time because there is one other Canadian author whose career I've been following since she got her first contract about four years ago ( www.donnaalward.blogspot.com) and I couldn't figure out how she could blog regularly plus get all her writing etc done.

I figured it out this week--the day job changed. I used to work from home like her so of course blogging would be the first thing I did when I started up the computer, getting warmed up so to speak before moving on to the work and/or writing. But now that I work outside the house, the routines have changed. I now check email at work and deal with the immediate needs quickly, but I don't necessarily turn the Internet on on the home computer until later in the day, and usually only a few times a week until the weekend so by the time I get on....I know, excuses, excuses.

Not that I'm jealous of this other author (okay, maybe a little/lot) but hey, life sometimes dictates necessity like needing income into the house. But mainly, I so admire her because she has the main thing I lack--discipline. So that is totally my problem to figure out. And she is so inspirational to me that it keeps me focused.

So, no big resolutions, just the same goals and hopes and things to work on.

What about you?