And so it begins.
The Romance Girls Gone Goblin Blog Hop kicked off first thing this morning and I, of course, was unprepared. I have two kids class parties to attend today, plus my favorite art gallery is having a party tonight, so I had to get dinner into the crockpot. But now I’m here, and I have a grand thirty minutes set aside to update my blog.
I wracked my brains to figure out what to write about for Halloween, and I kept coming back to my work-in-progress. It’s half ghost story, half romance, and I’m working hard to get the creepy edge just right. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything close to horror, but I’m rediscovering my love of the genre. Anyway, in honor of Halloween and Romance Girls Gone Goblin, I thought I’d give you just a taste of one of my chilling scenes before getting to the good stuff (my giveaway).
A whisper, somewhere just outside the range of hearing. Was it a memory or something more?
The light breeze from the heavy night breathed over her skin, heating instead of cooling the drops of sweat. She welcomed its touch, tilting her head back and lifting her mass of auburn hair.
Yes…come to me…
How she’d made it outside, she didn’t know. Pain pricked the skin of her legs. She’d stumbled through something, scraping them in the process. Sharp sticks? Barbed wire? She couldn’t tell, but the blood running down her calves felt hotter than it should, almost fevered.
But he was there. Wherever she was, he was there. More than a large, dark shadow now, she could feel him hard against her as he pulled her into massive arms, lowering his lips to hers. He tasted salty, as if his skin was covered with seawater, and she recoiled.
Now that I’ve whet your appetite for all things spooky romance, here’s my offering:
Included in this giveaway are a tote bag with the cover of WINTER SOLSTICE on one side and SECRETS OF THE LOTUS on the other, a paperback copy of Hyprink’s The Best of All Sins: Stories of Love & Heartbreak featuring my award-winning story LIFE AFTER, a $25 iBooks gift card and some swag, including the beautiful postcard my friend Shannon LuQuire of Trade Ideas, Inc. put together for me with blurbs of my two published books and a sneak peek at my as-yet-unpublished book THE SIXTH FOLD. Sorry, the pumpkin is not included as it belongs to my daughter!
Two steps to win!
1. Follow my blog. (Humor me. I know you won’t always read all my posts, but every now and then I do come up with some cool stuff, and I’ve got some great stuff planned for December, including another giveaway!) If you already follow my blog, you can skip this step.
2. Leave a comment on THIS post with your name and email address. I’ll throw your name into the hat.
Winner will be announced the morning of November 1. For a full list of participating blogs in this blog hop, check out Lisa Sanchez’s blog here: Lisa Sanchez. Lots of other giveaways out there! Good luck!
NOTE: I’ve added an Email Subscription button to the top left column (just above the HONEOWP updates). This should make it easier for you guys to subscribe and become eligible for the giveaway!
Wow ! That is a nice looking pumpkin, but I think the rest of the loot makes up for the missing pumpkin! Thank you for the giveaway! You are being very generous! Happy Halloween!
Thanks, Brenda! You’ve just become the first entrant. Who’s next?
I love this blog-hop. It’s such a great opportunity to source new books to read. Your give-away is extremely generous but, while of course I’d love to get a swag bag, I am based in the UK, so probably don’t qualify 😦 Still, I’m thrilled to find your blog and look forward to following your future posts.
Hey Amaleen! How cool to have someone from the UK subscribed to my blog. And I never said US residents only, either, so yes, you qualify. As long as you can provide me with a mailing address I can go to the post office (or FecEx) and figure out, we’re good. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
What an awesome prize pack! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I signed up to follow you via email. It was the only way that I saw.
–Angela (Library Lady)
Hi Angela! You can subscribe by email, through wordpress (if you have an account) or thru networked blogs if you’re on facebook. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll put you in the drawing!
You know I already follow you! Love getting the updates in my inbox!
And your family has great luck with my giveaways! Be sure and let your dad know about it. 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway! WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE DON’T GET THE PUMPKIN?! Haha Just ignore me, I haven’t slept for like a week or something 😛
I signed up through email (romanceaholic at gmail dot com). Conveniently, that’s…also my email address 😛
LOL. Thanks for subscribing, Jess! And good luck!
I’m a new subscriber, using the email below 🙂 Thank you so much for making it international, I’m from Australia! I love seeing international visitors on my blog too, I always get excited and yell out to my partner “Hey Dear! Someone from Pakistan visited today!”. He’s much less excited than me. 🙂 Hope you have a great Halloween.
It IS neat having people from all over come to your blog, isn’t it? Sometimes I think I’m a little addicted to the attention. 🙂 Anyway, good luck on the drawing!
I am a new subscriber via email and looking forward to updates. Have a great Halloween! Thanks for the giveaway!
Hi Anne! Welcome to BREATHE. Thanks for subscribing and good luck!
I would love to enter to the giveaway but I would like to let you know that I am from Greece. I am email subscriber.
Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Halloween!
Hi Diana! Thanks for following my blog. I have no idea how to send a package to Greece, but maybe we could figure it out. Good luck!
Great hop, great giveaway! I’m a new subscriber to your blog…THX!
Thanks Barbara and good luck!
Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Keeping my fingers crossed. lol Happy Halloween!
i follow your blog
Thanks for entering Shadow!
What a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you so much!! I signed up through email and your blog looks great!!!
Email Subscriber – geschumann at live dot com
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Good luck, Gloria!
Awesome giveaway, I’d love to win, especially that iBooks gift card!
e-mail subscriber- Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com
I hope the giveaway goes great!