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Treat You Right!

In Writer on October 13, 2013 at 12:01 am

Lucky13Welcome to Heather Long’s Lucky 13 Trick or Treat Blog Hop! I’m a treat! Actually, this is ironic. Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I’m usually working and miss it! If I’m home, the dog barks her fool head off, so someone has to be on dog duty, someone has to be on candy duty, and someone has to be on kid duty…and there are only two grown-ups to go around. I also tend to roll my eyes and groan at the cost of making or buying a costume that will be worn once then strewn in parts and pieces around the house for YEARS to come. As for the candy…I’m a pastry chef. I’m not in the least bit snobbish about my sweets, but there are a lot of sweet things in this house most of the time. When you throw three bags of candy into the mix, I become THAT mom. The sweets police, or, as I have affectionately become known as around here…

SPIRIT CRUSHER!

IMG_0985But don’t be sad for my poor kids, I married a guy who puts up one of these every year. And wears a Halloween costume to work. The kids are fine, well-steeped in the American tradition. And since I eschew the holiday, they never suspect me of stealing their candy. 😉

TreatHop along and see how other romance authors feel about Halloween. Prizes are offered at EVERY stop! The GRAND prize for the Hop is a KINDLE PAPERWHITE and gift card! And TWO e-books bundles will be given away! The TREAT bundle includes:

  • FOOL’S GOLD, The Diamond Series Book 2 by Cassandra Dean
  • Her Wicked Sin (Sins of Salem #1) historical romance (Entangled Scandalous) via Amazon or BN gift copy
  • Hot Winter Kiss, Irish Kisses bk4 by Joanne Kenrick
  • Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle
  • Once Her Man, Always Her Man by Heather Long
  • Then, Again by Karen Stivali
  • Reforming the Cowboy: A South Beach Book, gifted as an Amazon ebook by Marisa Cleveland
  • Scrap Metal by Jennah Scott
  • Brazen (Whispering Cove) by Cathryn Fox
  • A Date with Death (1NS ) by Louisa Bacio

and the TRICK bundle includes:

  • Fight or Flight by Natalie J. Damschroder
  • Silken Edge by Lacey Paige
  • Sleepy Hollow Dreams by Taryn Kincaid
  • Lightning by Taryn Kincaid
  • Ruby Hill supernatural romance (Entangled Ever After) via Amazon or BN gift copy
  • ebook bundle, Tales from the Coffin by Joanne Kenrick
  • Last Flight of the Ark by Dawn Jackson
  • Kindred of the Fallen by Isis Rushdan
  • Protector of the Flame by Isis Rushdan
  • Hereafter by Joya Fields
  • Earth Witches Aren’t Easy by Heather Long
  • Marshal of Hel Dorado by Heather Long
  • Amazon or B & N gift copy of To Catch Her Death (Book 1 in the Grim Reality series) by Boone Brux
  • Hunter’s Moon (Paranormal Romance) by Lisa Kessler

To enter the GRAND prize giveaway visit the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.

LusciousAre you dressing up for Halloween this year? What are you going to be? Leave a comment on this post to enter MY GIVEAWAY: a signed copy of my very own LUSCIOUS which takes place in the fall in Verona, Italy, where the heroine makes a spectacular Pumpkin Creme Brulee! I’ll also throw in an excerpt booklet for INTO THE FIRE. In that book the heroine makes a delicious sauce for Chicken Alighieri, using – you guessed it – PUMPKIN! Into-the-FireBoth recipes can be found here on my site because I might not love Halloween, but I totally groove on PUMPKIN! Rules: My giveaway is international. Entrants must be 18 years of age. The winner will be picked on October 26th and will be contacted within two days. Winner must respond to my e-mail by October 31st or another winner will be chosen. I will cheerfully mail the prize, but after it leaves my hands at the Post Office, I am no longer responsible for delivery. Entry constitutes an understanding of these rules and proof that you are 18 years of age.

You can enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway for the KINDLE PAPERWHITE and the TRICK and TREAT Bundles right here:

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Hop around to these sites and enter to win more prizes!

Hop-py Halloween! 🙂

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  1. Oh, you’re a pastry chef! Yum! And yeah, we always have to have someone on dog duty here, too. Poor things hate all the knocking on the door. If we time it right, we can set up in the garage and then no one ever rings the bell and it does help. Thanks for joining the hop!

  2. Love the giant spider your husband puts on your roof. Great idea!

  3. No, I’m not

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  4. I absolutely loved reading your little rant about Halloween. My mother always felt the same way. I think that is so neat that you’re a pastry chef. I can imagine all the yummy treats in your home. =)
    I don’t think I’ll be dressing up this year. I might get some kitty ears and wear them though.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  5. Pastry chef! How awesome!!!

  6. Im still not 100% if im going to or not 😦

  7. Love the giant spider your husband puts on your roof. Great idea!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  8. No dressing up in our house this year, we also have to be on dog duty when we hand out candy, the dog raises such a stink, we are worried he will scare away all the little kids.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  9. What great pics!! Except that giant spider would keep me far away!! I HATE spiders even fake ones!!
    I’m dressing up this year, I think as a vampire.
    Thanks for the giveaway and joining the hop!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  10. i usually just hand out some candy and we keep the kids in and watch movies and play games and things, eat pizza,etc.etc.etc.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  11. I could easily treat as an old hag! it wouldn’t take a lot of work! Last time, I dressed as Elmo and did the Elmo voice. nashhall (AT) aol (DOT) com

  12. I’m not going to dress up. I will be dressing up my pup though. That always cracks me up.
    Thanks!

    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. I’m dressing up with my children. I love that part of the holiday. I DON’T love spending money on candy. This is the one time of year my kids are allowed to eat their fill of candy (with sugar). They are on the ADHD diet, so their sugar consumption is limited. I make sugar-free treats, or treats made with other forms of sugar that they can tolerate, either with fruits or with coconut palm sugar, or other such sugars. And we have major dog duty, with 5 small in-house dogs, and 4 out of 5 wanting to escape through the front door on this night of all nights from HELL, it is a recipe for disaster. To buy candy for all the trick or treaters who would come around would cost $75-100 and that simply isn’t in out budget. ARRRGGGHHH! Plus, many parents keep their children at it far past common decency and ignore the old “no porch light means no candy” rule. It’s just cheaper to take my kids out, buy them each a bag of candy and say, “Eat til you puke.” And I agree entirely about the costume expenditure, as well. Last year, my son had destroyed most of his before Halloween. This year, I’m procrastinating…

  14. I’m not going to be dressing up. If I would though, it’d have to be something gorgeous like Drew Barrymore’s Ever After dress with wings. So pretty 🙂

  15. I am not dressing up but I do enjoy handing out the candy and seeing all the imaginative costumes. I love pumpkin! Thank you for the recipes.

  16. not dressing up just giving out candy

  17. I’m not dressing up this year — we’re going to see the Nine Inch Nails in concert (Trent!!).

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  18. Looks like the not-dressing-uppers are winning! I’m still pondering whether I should let my class go home early on Halloween… Think I should crush their spirits, lol?

  19. This is so fun and exciting! Happy Halloween to ya all! Thanks for the fun and goodies! 🙂 No, im not dressing up this year. Maybe next year! 🙂
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Sadly, I never get the opportunity to dress up for Halloween. But I sure would like to.

    Thank you for being part of the hop.

    Karen(dot)arrowood(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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