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#ManCandyMonday Holiday Santa & Christmas Photos

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! This is a busy time of the year so I hope you’ll excuse me a slightly erratic blog schedule until January 5 when things will calm down and be back to normal. I’m still wrapping and decorating and tomorrow is our big day to go get the Cuban specialities for the Christmas Eve dinner. Tomorrow is also the day I start cooking for all the guests that we are going to have for the holiday. I can’t wait, but for now, I want to leave you with this tasty Man Candy Santa and some photos from our annual trip to New York City to see the decorations.

Good looking shirtless young man in Santa Claus hat and briefs in bed

Click on the #NYC #Christmas 2014 link to see all the photos in the album. It is a public album so even if you are not on Facebook, you can see all the photos!

#ManCandyMonday It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

December 1. I’m already in panic mode about the upcoming Christmas holiday. I don’t have a list. Forget about checking it twice. I really need to start prepping the house for the big Christmas Eve bash and think about all the gifts for my friends and family.

Luckily, I have a helper for all this! He’s even decked out in part of his Santa suit so it’s helping me get in the holiday spirit. What do you think? Is he a good choice for Man Candy Monday?
Santa Claus is Coming to Help Caridad!

Fun Friday #Giveaway #Santa #Monsters

Guest Blog and Giveaway

Visit with me at the Harlequin Paranormal Romance Blog later today as I talk about the inspiration behind AMAZON AWAKENING and share some of my “bucket list.” Leave a comment at the Harlequin blog for a chance to win.

Help a Deserving Family This Holiday Season


The DWW Authors want to play Secret Santa this year ~ we’d love to help out a family with children and make their Christmas as special as this year has been for us!

If you’d like to nominate a family, just send us an email at DWWSanta@aol.com telling us why and how you think we can help this family out.

We’ll pick 5 families from the entries, and randomly draw our Secret Santa recipient from those!

Entries must be received by the 14th so our recipient can be chosen in time for the holiday.

Thank you!

Putting Some Scare Into the Monster

Yes, it’s an ad for Bing.com, but I love Rudolf and this was kinda cute so I had to share! I’m hoping it’ll leave you with a smile to start this weekend.

Guilty Pleasures Monday – Naughty Santa and a Visit Down Under

Imagine it’s the day after Christmas in the Carrera-Bradford household (Yes, Liliana is too modern to just drop her family name). After days of visits to their Irish and Mexican families and celebrations packed with food, Jesse has to work off a few of those pounds. Since he’s still in Santa mode, why not a little red to keep the holiday cheer going and share his gifts with Liliana?

Jesse Bradford as Naughty Santa

Now I don’t know about you, but this Naughty Santa can come visit any day and not just on Guilty Pleasures Monday!

But it’s a double day of fun here since I’m also taking a trip down under to visit my friend and fellow author Jenny Schwartz at her wonderful blog. Take the trip with me and find out what inspired AZTEC GOLD, my vampire E-novella from Carina Press which will be available online on January 3 and also available as an audio book (more on that as soon as I know the release date).

You can click here to visit Jenny’s blog!

Kiss Me, Kill Me – Holiday Distractions

Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays, but as a writer they provide one of the most serious distractions from getting any writing done. Even with the assistance of Santa’s helpers such as this one!

So what can you do to actually accomplish some writing and not allow worries about deadlines/revisions/etc. to dim your holiday cheer?

The first thing is to do a loose schedule of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and with whom it needs to be done. See if there aren’t any chores which can be combined in order to use your time more effectively.

Second thing to do is multi-task. If you want to be able to watch those shows you love, set up your wrap station in front of the television so you can do two things at once.

Get up an hour earlier or stay up an hour later on as many days as you can. Try to fit in your writing in that extra hour. If you are definitely either a morning person or night owl, choose to do that extra hour during the time that is best for you. I’ve discovered I’m a morning bird and will get up at 5 a.m. instead of 6 to get the writing done.

If you’ve got some time coming to you at work, see about taking a day off to either do some of your chores or the writing.

Last, but not least, don’t worry about it. Worry is one of the most draining emotions that exists. It will accomplish nothing and only leave you feeling worse, which is the last thing you want to do during a season that should be filled with happiness, family and friends.

What do you do around the holidays to try to keep to your routines? I’d love to hear how you’ve managed to keep things running smoothly.

Sexy Santa Lights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go . . .

Including the website! We’ve decorated it a little for the holidays and I hope you like it.

So getting into the holiday mood this week in other ways. Spent all my day and evening yesterday decorating the house and moving around the tables in the dining room so we can fit in all the people that are coming for Christmas Eve. We’re expecting 27 people and am I’m so excited about it! It’s always nice to share the spirit of love and friendship at Christmas and at my house, there is always room at the inn for another person.

For today, however, we’re going to get naughty with our sexy Santa lights to help you get into the holiday spirit if you’re not already feeling it. Many thanks to my friends at the Writing Playground for originally introducing me to this wonderful man!

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