Welcome to A Haunted Garden Halloween Hop! Come Trick or Treating at the blogs of nearly 40 The Wild Rose Press authors as we share a Halloween/Fall themed post and discover some awesome new books from Oct 26 to Oct 31. But you will not go away without a Treat! Prizes, such as free books, gift cards many other goodies are being offered at all the blogs. To qualify just leave your email addresses or follow the instructions of the individual bloggers.
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The Witch of Westgate…
I’m a huge fan of Halloween. I love to dress up as a witch and hand out candy from a large black cauldron on my front porch, which I decorate with all sorts of spooky things.
I live in a large housing development called Westgate and usually have anywhere from 150 to 200 Trick or Treaters from 6pm to 8pm on Halloween night. I love the faces of the little kids as they stare at my giant wolf spider hanging down from the corner over the sidewalk, not sure if the piece of candy I’m offering is worth coming up those steps.
Ghosts and a vampire bat sway in the breeze, scary music plays, while I sit on the darkened porch with the “cooking” cauldron of candy beside me. I achieve the fire by using orange “Christmas” lights and white quilt batting tangled around sticks.
They usually brave the spider, the ghosts and creepy sounds to get their Hershey bar. But as they turn to leave, the child-sized skeleton with rats still gnawing on his fingers and webs of spiders entwined over him sitting on small bench is a warning of what will happen if they decide to trick this witch.
I’ve never been tricked. Of course, I could always use a new skeleton….
Do you dress up to hand out candy during Trick or Treat?
Some Treats for You…. Absolutly No Tricks!
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One poster will win a copy of A Hunter’s Angel
A Hunter’s Angel, Book 1 of The Hunter’s Dagger Series
The serial killer stalking Clayton, Pennsylvania, isn’t all that has Chief of Police Grace Wallace worried. For a year, she’s tried to forget Special Agent Ian McHenry and now he’s the expert the FBI sent to catch the killer. She can’t stay away from him, but something primal is telling her to run to save much more than just her heart. Despite the strict code of ethics Ian vowed to follow as a vampire hunter, he craves Grace’s blood above all others. If he chooses to stay, Ian risks losing his chance at divine forgiveness. But if he leaves Grace unprotected from the evil he’s hunted for over a century, he loses more than just his soul…
I’m not a man.”
“But you were once.”
“Yes, once.” His fingers lingered over her pulse. Her heart raced under his touch.
“Do you still want my blood?” Ian stepped away and locked his wide-eyed gaze onto hers.
“No, I don’t want your blood. Oh, God, I still crave it. You have the sweetest I’ve ever had, but I will never hurt you again.”
She didn’t know what possessed her to do so, but she whispered, “You can take…some of it.”
He closed his eyes, and when he opened them, he acidly said, “No, Grace. I can never taste your blood again. It would kill you.”
She stepped away, and for a moment, she considered telling him to leave. How did she know any of this was real? Did she really believe him? He was sucking her into his insanity.
“Maybe I should go?” Ian backed away another step. “Goodbye, my sweet angel.”
His jagged murmur ripped at her soul as his eyes took on a blazing intensity and snared hers. She felt a pressure in her mind, and she knew what he intended to do. He wanted to erase her memories of him.
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A Hunter’s Blade, Book 2 of The Hunter’s Dagger Series
Brigit Wolfe, a born werewolf, hasn’t killed a human in over a hundred years, although now, she wonders if the animal attacking people in Silver Creek, Colorado, isn’t her. But she might have bigger problems when her cowboy neighbor, Austin Calhoun, ambles into her bar. Austin hasn’t been a vampire for long, but he is determined to prove to himself that he’s worthy of his hunter’s dagger. Brigit’s rare beauty and blade-sharp tongue enchants him. She ignites a passion he thought was dead, but is she the killer his master sent him to destroy? During Austin’s investigation regarding Brigit’s involvement in the deaths, an old crime surfaces connected to her human best friend. These two immortal enemies have to join forces to solve the mystery before someone else dies. But can they survive the heat of their own desire?
When the energy of her power touched him again, he pulled the knife, and the silver blade caught the dim light of the fire in the hearth when he opened the long switchblade. “I want to know if you’re the one preying on these people.”
Her eyes widened and she backed up a step as he approached. “I told you I didn’t attack those humans. I haven’t killed a mortal in over a hundred years. How many innocents have you snacked on tonight? How many of them did you want to kill?”
“I don’t hurt my prey,” he said through clenched teeth and held her icy gaze. He’d never let her know battling the beast within every feeding was the hardest thing he’d ever done.
After forcing himself to take a deep breath, he lowered the knife and released some of the tension zinging through his body. “If you didn’t kill those people then you have nothing to worry about. Best way to figure out who did is by working together.” He put the silver blade away, and his fangs retracted.
“What do you have planned?” He didn’t miss the slight quiver in her voice. He should finish all this right here and now so he could get back to Ireland and whatever life he’d scraped together, but something needled him into doing a thorough investigation.
“We begin with you telling me everything you remember from those nights you became the big, bad wolf.”
Available now at Amazon and everywhere January 2, 2013.