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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Let's Ring in the New Year...next week LOL.



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Let’s celebrate the New Year, with new books!!


The hostesses of Romance Bistro are throwing a week long
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“Ring in the NewYear Party”
January, 8 thru the 12.

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There will be contests, excerpts, blurbs, Q&A, and prizes galore!!
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All authors are welcome to participate we just ask that you give out at least
one prize per day that you participate.
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Readers please join in on the fun and spread the word. The more the merrier. Our handsome waiter Joe will be on hand all week long giving out refreshments, snacks, and relaxation massages!!
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You don’t want to miss this party!
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The events will be separated as followed:
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Monday: Sweet/Sensual
Tuesday: Erotic
Wednesday: Contemporary
Thursday: Paranormal
Friday: Historical
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Follow the confetti to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Romance_Bistro/ to join Romance Bistro so you don't miss out on the fun.
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Authors: If you’d like to participate please send an email to Kelley @ kelleyvitollo.com (no spaces) by Wednesday January, 3 to sign up.
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Let’s throw a “Ring in the new year” party that will have everyone
talking until next year!

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Cavewoman



I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

My little guys made out like thieves. Oh but they were so cute when they came down Christmas morning. Big smiles and mouths hanging open...all for board games and a monster truck--can't beat that LOL.

I might be awol for the next week or so while I'm buried in the revision cave. The story is due asap and I took the past two days off for Christmas so I'm a bit behind (don't worry, Dayna LOL). I'll pop up to lurk every once in a while for a break of daylight when I can--then I'll tell you all about it!!


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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!!



Thanks so much to all those who joined me for the Christmas Blog Party yesterday! It was so much fun!

For those who won a Secret Santa gift, email me at stacydawn_author @ hotmail.com (no spaces) so I can get your present out to you!

I probably won't be on very much over the next few days so I want to make sure I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!! I hope Santa fulfils all your wishes.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

CHRISTMAS BLOG PARTY!!



3 More sleeps 'til Christmas!! How cool is that!

Okay, Let's start this party with the announcement of my Who's your Favorite Reindeer Contest!

I'll be honest, I thought it would be a lot closer....

#3 Favorite Reindeer : Olive, the other reindeer

#2 Favorite Reindeer: Vixen, from the erotic authors LOLOL.

And by a WIDE margin for his ability to overcome great odds, the #1 Favorite Reindeer is...



RUDOLPH!



Thank you all for so many entries!! All the names were put into a Santa hat and the winner of the Mini Santa Scrapbook Kit is....Carrie a.k.a. Glamorous Redneck!

Congratulations Carrie! Send me an email and I'll get your prize out to you.

All Right Then! This is a party so I want you to enjoy the platters of cookies I've been baking for four weeks now. I have hot cider, hot chocolate, and hot men over near the buffet table.

While we're all mingling, I want to hear...



What you'd like Santa to bring YOU for Christmas?

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What is the WORST christmas present you ever received?

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And your absolute favorite Christmas show/movie that you watch every year?

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What would a Christmas party be without a

Secret Santa

so I've secretly written down some numbers and those posts will get a Secret Santa gift !!

And for more fun, pop over to Candice's blog. She has Useless Movie Knowlege the Christmas Edition going on for a chance to win EBOOKS!!

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Why??



Okay, this post has nothing to do with anything but it's just one of those things that I have to address because I just don't understand it.

Why do you have great hair days on the days you don't care and the worst on the days you need to look good??

Seriously, my hair today looks AMAZING! I don't mean to sound egotistical but it doesn't happen very often so I'm always giddy when it does. The thing is though, no one is going to see it. Well, no one I really know. You see, it's my son's school assembly and his kindergarten class is singing. Obviously, I have to dress for public (ie: none of the sweats and bandanas I were around the house LOL) but nothing more than jeans and a sweater. It will be all of fourty-five minutes so it's not like I'm planning for a fancy Christmas Party or anything. I'll be coming right home afterwards because I have a time crunch project to finish and need to write all day while he's at school. I had my shower, slapped on a bit of gel and the blowdryer and WHAMMY...good hair day.

Will it look this good tomorrow when I have to go out to finish my Christmas shopping....No, guarenteed.

Ah well, maybe since it makes me feel good my writing will be better today LOL.


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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!



Five Days.

Five Days until Christmas....and I am more behind than I have been in years!!

Thank you for all your commiserations on my being sick this time of year. Slowly it's getting better but because of the ear thing I can't drive LOL...yeah, this should be interesting.

If it sounds like I'm complaining, I swear, I'm not. I'm actually laughing at it and in a great mood...in the Christmas mood. The kids have been changing the little calendars, marking down the days and I'm just as excited for them...can't wait to see their faces with what Santa brings **wink**.

So, what is Santa bringing to your house this year?



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Episode # 30: And the Winner is...

Wow, what a way to end the season! And now, the present goes to...Jenna!

Congratulations! Send me an email for the details of how to claim your prize.

Thank you all for a wonderful first season! Watch out for some changes coming all around too.

And we'll see you in the new year for the next sensibly insane episode of....



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Monday, December 18, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode # 30



Welcome to the final episode of Escape the Mondayn for the 2006 season!

I'm your host, Stacy Dawn. I thought we'd go out with a bang this season so please welcome our action packed Christmas hunk....Dean Cain!

Hmm, I already see someone is unwrapping you for Christmas there Dean.

You did specify no shirt **wicked smile**

**chuckle** That I did but obvioulsy I forgot to write into the contract that all help is to come from the hostess. Here, let me finish for you.

Ah yes, much better.

As I mentioned, this will be the last episode until the new year and watch out everyone, some changes are coming. The studio may be relocating so check back for the details.

Okay, let's get to our game! Dean, please spin our wheel and see what one lucky contestant could win today.

You got it, Stacy. Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a Hand Beaded Bracelett.

Oooooh, a wonderful accessory for a New Years Party. And I doooo so like to party **wink**.

Ready then everyone? Here's your escape:

Off to the company Christmas Gala, you hail a cab and jump in...so does someone else from the other side--not much room left after his shoulders fill the backseat. AT the same time you both give directions for opposite ends of the city...GO!

Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next! Let your imagination run wild!

Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter. This is all for fun so leave your doubts behind, let your fingers fly over the keyboard while you let yourself...



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Friday, December 15, 2006

Ugh.



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I hate getting sick around this time of year.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Start Stuffing Your Stockings



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Over at the Story Board today, it's Stuff your e-Stocking Day! Tons of authors, tons of ebooks, tons of fun.

I meant to be there all day but we now have to go into the city today. I'll pop in for a bit early this morning and again hopefully late tonight because you know me, I hate to miss a good party!!

So--Go get your stockings stuffed!
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Episode #29: And the winner is...

Out of the Santa hat, the name is pulled and the winner is....Readingissomuchfun/Linda!

Congratulations! Email me for the details!

And we'll see you again next week for another episode of...



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Monday, December 11, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode #29





Welcome to the Seasonal Editions of Escape the Mondayn. I'm your host, Stacy Dawn. I just watched the funniest Christmas movie the other night and had to ask the hunky star over today. So please, welcome our guest celebrity spinner today...Ryan Reynolds!

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas, Stacy.

Ho Ho Ho to you too! Mmm-mmm-mmm, if you had pulled me in for a kiss the way you did your co-star at the end of Just Friends, I would follow your sleigh anywhere.

**sexy smile** Maybe we'll have to try that then.

Practice makes perfect you know **wink**

Before we do we better take care of the gameshow first. Please spin our wheel and see what one lucky contestant could win today.

Righty-oh. Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a 2007 Day Planner.

Plans for all the New Years fun!. What does our Object Wheel give us today?

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a Santa hat.

Cute. Remember contestants, you must incorporate a Santa Hat into your entry today.

Ready everyone? Here's your escape:

There he is, free and clear, standing on the other side of the room. This is your chance...all signs say go. You want him and you're 90% sure he wants you to. Slowly you make your way over, his eyes follow you the entire way...GO!

Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next! Let your imagination run wild!

Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter. This is all for fun so leave your doubts behind, let your fingers fly over the keyboard and don't forget to add in a Santa Hat somewhere while you let yourself...

And I'll see you Tuesday at Word Flirts for some more sensibly insane musings.


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Friday, December 08, 2006

We're Having a Party!!



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This time of year is the best for parties. We had my husband's Christmas Party for his work last week and had a blast. I won a paper shredder. Okay, yeah, it wasn't the new X-box or anything but come on, I'm a writer and stationary/office store junkie....I was giddy as a kid Christmas morning because I've wanted one for ages!

Speaking of Christmas Parties, my real-life social calendar may be over for them but not my on-line one.

Consider this a huge invitation to join me for these upcoming parties!!

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Today: TWRP authors are getting together at Chatting with Joyfully Reviewed for a day of excerpts, contests, and fun. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chatting_with_Joyfully_Reviewed/

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Tomorrow (Saturday): It's the Grand Opening of the Sweeter Romantic Notions Authors Blog! Talk about a big party! http://srnauthors.blogspot.com/

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December 13: I'll be at the Story Board's Stuff your e-Stocking Day. Loads of authors, readers, fun and best of all give-aways!! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Story_Board_/

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December 16: My newsletter should be out so if you haven't signed up yet, it's there on the left. Member giveaway and holiday news and recipies!

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December 18: It's the Sweeter Romantic Notions Christmas Extravaganza! More authors, more contests, and more giveaways! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SweeterRomanticNotions/

TWRP authors will also be at Fallen Angel Review Chatters this day...double the party!! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fallenangelreviewchatters/

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December 22: Blog Party Right Here! Find out the results of my Reindeer Poll/Contest (don't forget to leave the vote for your favorite in the comments after you read this today) I'll be doing giveaways for those who comments and I want to hear an update on how everyone is doing with only a couple days left till Christmas.

And stay tuned for informations about The Romance Bistro's New Years Party!!

Whew! What a great month!


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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...



1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

Hot Chocolate...preferably Tim Hortons (It's a Canadian thing LOL)

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Sitting there for bright eyes and eager smiles in the morning.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

Colored...definitly colored. The brighter the better.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

Heck ya!

5. When do you put up your decorations?

December 1st.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?

Turkey and stuffing

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:

My dad making us stay at the top of the stairs until he started the fire and made coffee...it was torture then but the best memories now.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?

As in...what? He doesn't really come down the chimney? Can you blame him, how would you like your butt toasted over and over and over again in one night. Yeah, I know he comes through the front door.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

No but I could have sworn that we used to open one as kids but my mother swears it ain't so.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?

Colored lights of course and 95% of the ornaments have meaning collected back to when I was a baby. We buy and receive special ones every year to add to the memories.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?

I like snow as long as it stays within reasonable inches. The storms and XX amount of feet I can live without.

12. Can you ice skate?

Yes, on a good day.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?

Silliest thing but it was my very first watch. I REALLY wanted one and I remember standing in front of it Christmas morning (Santa left it on the table with my name beside it) and just staring at it with my mouth wide open for ages in awe before I'd touch in.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?

Family and being together.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?

Cookies. Lots and lots of variety. Oh and my sister's Sweet Marie Bars.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Getting together to watch the Santa Claus Parade. Reading the Christmas Nativity story and Twas the Night Before Christmas before putting the kids to bed Christmas Eve

17. What tops your tree?

Angel. We have one now that I bought the year we were married and I also have the one we had when I was a child. It sits on a special place of honour on my shelf every year.

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?

I love, Love, LOVE to shop for special gifts for everyone then watch their face as they open them. Of course, I would be lying if I didn't say I love getting gifts too LOL.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?

I can only pick one? I can never wait til the Christmas music starts on the radios...they are all my favorites.

20. Candy Canes?

Not Christmas without them!

21. Do you feel Christmas it too commercialized? Or Is it still magical for you?

Yes, it's getting over commercialized but I think it's a choice whether to make it affect you or not. For me, Christmas is still the most magical time of the year when anything is possible and little wonders me smile in awe every day.

I think I'm like the last to do this poll so if anyone out there hasn't done it...let us know about your Christmases!

And don't forget to tell me who your favorite Reindeer is!


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Who's Your Favorite Reindeer?



Let's have some Christmas Fun!

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In my short story, Reindeer Games, two competing reindeer farms have a number of the prancing beasts. A few even share names with Santa’s reindeer.

So, tell me, Who is your favorite reindeer?

I'll even make a contest out of it! Leave your choice on my blog or email me at contests @ stacydawn.com (no spaces) with your answer.

On December 22, I’ll post the results here on my blog
and put all the names in a Santa hat to choose the winner of a mini Santa scrapbook kit.

Good luck!

And don’t forget to check out Reindeer Games, available now from The Wild Rose Press.


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Sunday, December 03, 2006

ESCAPE the Mondayn: Episode #28



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Welcome to the Seasonal Editions of Escape the Mondayn. I'm your host, Stacy Dawn. Tis the season so for the next few weeks I'm going to be finding the Men of Christmas. So please, welcome our guest celebrity spinner today...Dylan McDermott!

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Thank you and Merry Christmas, Stacy. **winks at contestants** And all you lovely ladies.

We love flirts, don't we ladies.

**sexy smile**

You may remember Dylan in the remake of A Miracle on 34th Street. Hmm, I see you already have your shirt off so we can get right to the game. Will you spin our prize wheel to see what one randomly drawn winner will win today!

You bet. Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a 2007 Day Planner.

**looking deliciously at Dylan** I already have my day planned. Oh, right, sorry, mind wandered. What does our Object Wheel give us today?

Tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety-tickety...tickety-tickety...tickety...tick. It landed on a candy cane.

No set-up here is there? So remember contestants, you must incorporate a Candy Cane into your entry today.

Ready everyone? Here's your escape:

It's time to reveal the secret Santa at your office Christmas party--all your co-workers are men. The last gift you get is a very large box-life sized box with gold paper and red bow. You reach out to open it and...GO!

Let yourself escape and tell me what happens next! Let your imagination run wild!

Give me two lines or give me twenty, it doesn't matter. This is all for fun so leave your doubts behind, let your fingers fly over the keyboard and don't forget to add in a Candy Cane somewhere while you let yourself...



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Awesome New Blog and Resource

*** Grand Opening ***
A Multi-genre, Multi-author resource for
Authors and Readers
of sweet to sensual romance.

When: December 9th ALL DAY

Where: Sweeter Romantic Notions Author Blog
http://srnauthors.blogspot.com
Who:
Dayna Hart

WEB & TECH SUPPORT
Crystal Jordan

REVIEW COORDINATOR
Jennifer Leeland

CONTRIBUTORS
Emily Brevard
Elaine Cantrell
Stacy Dawn
Sara Dennis
Debora Dennis-Mills
Nell Dixon
Karen Duvall
Carol Ann Erhardt
Susan Greene
Adelle Laudan
Dana Mentink
Brieanna Robertson
Katherine Warwick
Betty Womack

Stop by and join in the festivities. Meet our incredibly talented group of Authors. There will be lots of giveaways as well as a very special announcement from our co owners for our Authors. You don't want to miss out!!

Hope to Cya there!!


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