The winter holiday season is one of those times that can be both joyous and stressful. As much I enjoy celebrating the love and wonderment of the season, doing family bonding chores like decorating the tree and holiday baking, as well as doing good deeds for others, the stress of an all to long to-do list can be enough to overshadow the good.
So how do I combat that stress?
I try to remember to break up those to-do items into small manageable bites. I start shopping early, and I set one day aside for that holiday baking. Those baked goods make the perfect gifts for friends and family too. In our busy day-to-day lives, many of us don’t have time to bake on a regular basis, and it’s a gift from the heart. A gift of love.
Even my fictional characters can be stressed out by Christmas.
There is a scene in my book, Fairyproof, where Daniel’s father calls at a rather inopportune moment to try to make plans for a family vacation for the holidays — even though it’s still several months away.
Daniel is able to put off the discussion, but it’s not always that easy. How do you deal with holiday stress?
When Monique finds out her brother, Kieran, is planning her future with the one fairy she wants nothing to do with, she seeks refuge in the human world. Now Kieran fears she will be the next victim in a string of murdered fairies and is determined to bring her home.
Hiding should be a breeze. She can control any human with a flirtatious smile and an attraction spell. Until she meets Daniel Elliot, the only human who’s immune to both.
A year ago, Daniel’s fiancée disappeared with the engagement ring, an Elliot family heirloom. He’s ready to move forward with his life, but his mother’s obsession with retrieving the ring makes that impossible. Then Monique walks into his office to apply for a job.
Daniel and Monique can’t deny their attraction, but will the reason he’s Fairyproof be too much to overcome?
Now…For the Giveaways
I am offering a $10 amazon gift card to one lucky commenter. Please answer the question above about how you deal with holiday stress and put your email address in the comment to be entered in my drawing and the big hop-wide drawing. I will pick my winner using random.org and contact the winner on Tuesday, December 18 as well as posting it here on the blog (and social media)
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