A Blog Tour and a Sale

The Northstar Security Series is on tour from January 12 through January 26. I want to thank Reviews by Crystal for all her efforts in arranging this fun event that includes prizes! I also want to thank all the wonderful blogs who are hosting. Here’s a list:

January 12, 2018
It’s All About the Romance / Jacquie Biggar
Beyond Romance / Lisabet Sarai
Beverley Bateman (Interview)
Sharon Buchbinder
Rae’s Books and Recipes

January 13, 2018
ELF- The Reading Addict
Blazing Zane Book Blog
Romance Novel Giveaways (Guest Post)

January 14, 2018
Happily ever after thoughts / Lexi Post 
Cat’s Guilty Pleasure
Book Bangers Blog
Romance Lives Forever

January 15, 2018
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author
Wild Women Authors 
Mary Martinez / Mary’s Garden (Character Interview)

January 16, 2018
T’s Stuff
Connie Bretes
Alina K. Field

January 17, 2018
Amber Daulton
The Book Quarry
Dawn’s Reading Nook

January 18, 2018
Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand
The Clog Blog / Tina Holland (Interview)
Paging Through The Days

During the tour, all  books in the Northstar Security Series are on sale for 0.99. If you’ve been waiting to pick up your copy, now is the time. Happy Reading!

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln 

I’ll make this short today, and wish you all a Happy New Year. I’m attending the funeral of my great-aunt who lived to be 103 years old this weekend. May we all live to find the kind of joy and fulfillment she did through her many years.

Start Small, Start Now. By Seth Godin. Read more…

Friday Favorites – Happy New Year

This Week’s Quote:
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years.”Abraham Lincoln

Kindness Scales. By Seth Godin. Read more…

Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Thank you for being part of my life this past year.

A Holiday Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney

Wishing you and yours joyous and peace-filled holiday.
Love,
Stanalei

Holiday Blog Tour

It’s that time of year again where everyone is decking their homes and their hearts with holiday cheer. I wish I could say I’m one of those who have my home ready for the holidays before Thanksgiving, but the truth is I dread digging out the decorations, rearranging the furniture, and finding places to put it all. I typically leave decorating until the week before Christmas.

However, once the process starts, the spirit takes over and I’m in full holiday mode. At our house we’re empty-nesters, so to accommodate our children who are grown with families of their own, we celebrate with everyone on Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year I insist be set aside for whole family to get together.

We have a family meal and last year, I started a tradition of showing videos of Christmas past—a countdown to the special event. I love seeing the progression of the kids and their kids through the years. Then it’s time, we all gather near the tree. Gifts from year to year can be different, but there are two things that are same. Stockings and cards. 

We begin with stockings. The contents change from year to year here as well, but there’s always a toothbrush. We end with cards. One for each person. The cards are those funny, sometimes raunchy ones that give you a good laugh. The littlest kids get a kid-friendly card, but the adults are fair game!

The last thing I do before everyone heads to their homes and prepare for Santa to arrive, is read a story to the grandkids. It’s a special story called THE ANIMAL’S CHRISTMAS EVE. The book is an old Little Golden Book missing the front and back covers. The illustrations are still stunning and the little poem inside never fails to bring tears to my eyes. That is my cherished holiday tradition moment.

I wish you and yours a bright and joyous holiday season. May you find a tradition to celebrate through the years with your loved ones.

As part of the Holiday Blog Tour, I’m giving away an ebook of my latest book in the Northstar Security series, TELL IT LIKE IT IS. 
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Also, be sure and visit the other blogs in the tour for fun stories, recipes, and prizes! And don’t forget to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below:
Dec. 11 – Lois Winston
Dec. 12 – Catherine Green
Dec. 13 – Stanalei Fletcher
Dec. 14 – Doree Anderson
Dec. 15 – Kathryn E. Jones
Dec. 16 – Karl Beckstrand
Dec. 17 – Marie Higgins
Dec. 18 – Mary Martinez
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