HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 12 – Snow White’s Witch by Jessica Parker @jparkerstories

Jessica Parker’s adventures in the written world, have occurred as long as she can remember. Reading stories of dragons, magic, romance and the power of one person, inspired Jessica to write stories of her own. Jessica is currently working on a fairy tale series and the sequel to The Bride Trials.
Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, driving four wheelers, swimming, scuba diving, movies and cooking.
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What if the greatest deception comes from our own heart?
Despite knowing little in expressions of love, Anessa, Queen of the seven covens would set the world on fire if it meant gaining the attentions of Rothe. Despite his past and state of exile, she is determined to remain loyal to the only man to ever claim her love… even if it means stealing the magic mirror of Eventyr. 
But when the shocking truth of Rothe’s intention rises to the surface, Anessa realizes that his dark obsessions are far more than she is prepared to forgive. Caught between the pains of betrayal and the need to gather her courage to face the man she once thought she loved, Anessa steels herself to do whatever it takes to see him fail.
Even if it means making the princess Snow White sleep forever. 
Can Anessa protect the royal family? Or will her own broken heart prove, once and for all, that it really is as evil as the stories say?
 

 

 

Top Ten List:
1. Family is my ultimate favorite. Everything I do is for them
2. I could eat Sweet & Sour chicken every day
3. I’m a sucker for a book with a good romance plotline
4. My favorite vacations growing up involved camping. Give me trees and mountains I’ll be happy
5. Chocolate, do I need to say more
6. Books, I have always loved books. Growing up my parents couldn’t send me to my room as a punishment because I’d just read
7. I love scuba diving! The world under the water is amazing
8. My favorite movie at Halloween time is Hocus Pocus. Who doesn’t love a story about witches
9. Fairytales are the stories I’ll never have enough of
10. Star gazing. There is something magical about staring up into the darkness and seeing a fraction of the universe. 
 
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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 11 – Ocean So Wide by Nichole Giles @nicholegiles

USAT Bestselling author, Nichole Giles, is the author of The DESCENDANT series and The WATER SO DEEP series. Her dreams include owning a garden full of fairies, riding a unicorn, and taming her pet dragons. She loves traveling to tropical and exotic destinations, driving with the convertible top down, and playing music at full volume while she sings along.

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Recently forced into the underwater city of Atlantis, Emma Harris has managed to avoid marrying the merman who brought her, but her grandfather—the Sea King—insists that joining with the abusive Merrick is inevitable. When Emma discovers a poison that might
restore her human lungs, she goes in search of the rare creature that carries it, prepared to try the poison no matter the cost, so she can return home to her family—and to James.
Since his girlfriend went missing, James’ depression has destroyed his chance at a basketball scholarship and incurred the wrath of his uncle, who was once his strongest supporter. When the police inform him that he’s a suspect in Emma’s mysterious disappearance, James sells his beloved motorcycle to buy a boat so he can find Emma and prove his innocence before going on trial for a murder he didn’t commit.
With destiny against them, it’s only a matter of time before both are imprisoned forever.

 

 

Top Ten List:
10 Random Facts about Nichole Giles
1.     I am the oldest of eleven children: two biological sisters, four biological brothers, and four step-brothers.
2.     I don’t like to read books that don’t involve some kind of romance, kissing scenes included.
3.     I must have lived during the regency period in a past life, because I love corset-style dresses and costumes. For Halloween, I’ll probably dress up, even though my kids won’t.
4.     My favorite food in the world is steamed snow crab. Even better if it’s Cajun spiced!
5.     Whenever I struggle with creating or writing, I like to go for a drive with my convertible top down. I’ve even been known to do this with snow flurries in the air.
6.     Nichole’s ultimate dream house: on a white-sand beach, with lots of windows, palm trees in the yard, a huge patio, and within walking distance to a number of friends’ homes. Also near great shopping. It should also have a dedicated library where I can write.
7.     I have a growing collection of fairies and mermaids. Statues, paintings, miniatures, etc. I love to be surrounded by fantastical creatures.
8.     When I was in high school in Arizona, my friends and I haunted a local hangout, where I became highly proficient at playing, and winning, air hockey.
9.     During my junior year, I had the opportunity to go to New York with my choir, where we sang in Carnegie Hall. We also toured the city, largely without supervision. #shenanigans
10.I have kissed a stingray, petted a shark, high-fived a sea otter, and hugged a dolphin, and spied seahorses and lobsters in the wild, but I have never wrestled an alligator or tried to housebreak a lion—and I don’t think I ever will.

 

Thanks for hanging out with me for ten random facts. You can learn more about me and my books at www.nicholegiles.blogspot.com
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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 10 – KAT by Ren Garcia

Lord Belmont’s life ended in Clovis, in the impenetrable darkness beneath the ground where forbidden rites were once held. Lady Gwendolyn was his love, body and soul, and the Demon in Blue Light killed her.

Every year, on the anniversary of Gwen’s death, he returned to Clovis to stand in the cold desolation, hearing the wind moan through the lonely passes, feeling her loss all over again.

On this anniversary, he wasn’t alone in Clovis. He heard the noises rustling in the brush. He smelled the raw river of Shadow tech. Then he saw it:

The claws …
The flicking tail …
The maniacal, glittering eyes fixed on him …
“I’ve been waiting for you,” it said in a grating voice as it attacked.

* * * * *

Far away, across the cosmos in a city of wondrous crystal towers, two people watch in horror as the desperate scene at Clovis unfolds. They had worked so hard, sacrificed so much, even argued for it before the gods. They convinced the gods they were right, that they knew best, and everything would go well.

But, things weren’t going well at Clovis.

If this situation went poorly, then ages worth of work would be lost, and, just possibly, the universe might come to an end.

   

 ~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

 

 

 

Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction / Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder” book series is published by Loconeal Publishing.
  



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Top Ten List:
10:  Ren was once engaged to a woman 25 years his elder.
9:    Ren visited New York City and admired the World Trade Center towers just a month or so before the tragedy
of 9/11.
8:    The FBI once put a gun in Ren’s face.
7:    Bad hearts run in Ren’s family. He’s already outlived most of his paternal grandfathers, all of whom died in their 30’s.
6:    Ren’s poor eyesight went undiagnosed until he was in the 3rd grade. Up until that point, he was considered “mentally challenged”.
5:    Ren broke his neck playing volleyball in college.
4:    Ren often sleeps on the floor, finding it more comfortable than the bed.
3:    Ren was once held at gunpoint and frisked by the guards of the Prince of Saudi Arabia.
2:    Ren was introduced to his wife via Match Makers International.
1:    In a vast extended family of exclusively brown-eyed people, Ren somehow managed to get blue eyes.
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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 9 – Swim Season by Marianne Sciucco @MarianneSciucco

 

During swim season you can find Marianne Sciucco, a dedicated Swim Mom for ten years, at one of many Skyline Conference swim meets cheering for her daughter and her team, the Mount Saint Mary College Knights.
Marianne is not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, she dreamed of becoming an author when she grew up but became a nurse to avoid poverty. She later brought her two passions together and writes about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues.
Her debut novel “Blue Hydrangeas,” an Alzheimer’s love story, is a Kindle bestseller, IndieReader Approved, a BookWorks featured book, and a Library Journal Self-eSelection. She also has two short stories available on Kindle, “Ino’s Love” and “Collection.”
A native Bostonian, Marianne lives in New York’s Hudson Valley, and when not writing works as a campus nurse at a community college.
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Sometimes winning is everything. Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin’s determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She’s got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn’t want to win anymore. She’s swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone. But when her desire to be just one of the girls collides with her desire to be the best Two Rivers has ever seen, will Aerin sacrifice her new friendships to break a longstanding school record that comes with a $50,000 scholarship?

 

 

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Q&A With The Author:
When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?
I always wanted to be a writer but life got in the way. After a near drowning in 2001, I decided to get to it. The inspiration for Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story came a few months later and I managed to write a complete novel.
 
Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it?
My current work-in-progress is Christmas at Blue Hydrangeas. It’s a prequel to Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story, and takes place in 1978 during a blizzard on Christmas Eve. The classic movie “The Homecoming,” which spawned one of my all-time favorite TV series, “The Waltons”, inspired it. I started it during the week between Christmas and New Years’, and am close to the finish. My plan is to release it for this Christmas.
 
What is your favorite writing snack?
Jelly Bellies
 
If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? Why? What food would you serve?
I’d love to have dinner with Aerin and her mom Devon from Swim Season. I’d serve lasagna, with meatballs and sausages, garlic bread, and a tossed salad.
 
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned many things, most important of which is that writing a book is a long, arduous process that requires commitment, focus, and sacrifice.
 
How do you relax, or what do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?
I read, or watch movies. I also like to spend time at the ocean, although I live hundreds of miles away.
 
What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
I dream of being a famous writer, so I write.
 
What do you fear most?
Pain. I live with chronic pain. It wants to rule my life. It’s a daily battle. I sometimes win.
 
What advice would you give someone who wants to write a book some day?
Don’t give up. Don’t listen to those who say you can’t do it, or it’s not good enough, or you’re not good enough. Persevere. Continue. Finish the book. Then find others who can offer real help.
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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 8 – Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot by Ann Swan @ann_swann

 

Ann lives in Texas with her husband and rescue pets. She taught reading and other subjects for a number of years before leaving to devote more time to her first love—writing. Reading with children was always her favorite part of teaching.

Cool Well Press published her ghostly series for the young at heart, Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot, Stevie-girl and The Phantom Student, and Stevie-girl and The Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.

Her adult novels—All For Love, women’s fiction, and the suspense trilogy Stutter Creek, Lilac Lane, and Copper Lake, are all published by 5 Prince Publishing.

Takers, Ann’s foray into speculative fiction, was released earlier this year.

She has won several awards for fiction since her college days and has had short stories and essays published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, The Binnacle, Timeless, an anthology, Seasonal Sweet, and Suspenseful, an anthology, Jitter Press, Fictionterrifica, The Rusty Nail, The Sandstorm, Reflections, an anthology, and Blue Mountain Review.

 

 

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When a small plane crashes behind Jason Lee’s rural home, the spirit of the pilot decides to stick around. What would you do if aphantom took up residence in your closet? Jase decides to ask Stevie-girl forhelp. She’s the only kid he’s ever seen entering the old haunted Taylor mansion–alone.

 

 

 

Top Ten List:
Top Ten Favorite Things
1.    Writing
2.    Reading
3.    Playing with grandkids
4.    Diet Vanilla Coke
5.    Chocolate
6.    Walking off all those calories in the chocolate (on my favorite trail)
7.    Movies
8.    Live music
9.    Making music playlists
10.Mexican food
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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 7 – The Golden Hour: A Nora Tierney English Mystery by Marni Graff @GraffMarni

 

 

Marni Graff writes two award-winning mystery series: The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. She teaches writing workshops and mentors the Writers Read program, and is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press. 
Graff also writes the crime review blog Auntie M Writes, www.auntiemwrites.com.

 

 

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American writer Nora Tierney is house hunting in Oxford to solidify her little family that includes her almost-year old son, Sean, and her partner, Det. Insp. Declan Barnes. But why does she feel like she’s being followed? 
When tracking devices confirm Nora has a stalker, it sets off a chain of events that connect to Declan’s murder investigation of a young Oxford
art restorer, and will bring bioterrorism and a psychopath into their lives, while Sean’s hangs in the balance. The fourth Nora Tierney English mystery is the most tension-filled yet, a meditation on what is family and home, combined with art theft and an international conspiracy.

 

 
 
 

This is the fourth book in the series and while it can be read as a standalone it is so much more enjoyable if you read the series in order! So find the entire series below.

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Top Ten List:
Top 10 Favorites, in no particular order and besides my husband and family:
My dogs, Radar, a 10 yr old Italian Spinone and our new Aussie Doodle puppy, Seamus
Mysteries to read, esp. a series
Pizza, well done with pepperoni
Vodka gimlet, heavy on the lime juice
Black and White movies from the 30-40s, esp Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn
The hour before sunset when everything it lit with a subtle glow
The UK; a real Anglophile for travel
New York City
Crisp new stationary
Clean sheets
 
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HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH COUNTDOWN BLITZ, DAY 5 – KATE EMPOWERED by Cindy M. Hogan @watched1

“Cindy M. Hogan is a bestselling author of young adult suspense and action and adventure novels that always have a dash of clean romance. After her first series, The Watched Series, skyrocketed her to number one, she hasn’t let up and now has over 20 novels to her name.
She’s always on the move and never sits down to write, instead she walks and talks into a recorder and lets her computer transcribe her words. If she isn’t writing or editing, she’s teaching, gardening or doing crafts. You’ll always find her listening to an audiobook while working in her park-like yard,
cooking or baking something delicious. She dreams to someday have a German style bakery with a cute to-go window for Gelato.
Cindy loves to create and her most prized creation is her two amazing daughters, and she secretly wishes they were teenagers again. She loves to be home, but her husband is a die-hard traveler and takes her family around the world. During her travels, she finds an endless supply of story ideas,
characters and settings, walking away with either a suntan or jetlag.
Her contagious laughter is the cure to almost anything. To read a novel of hers is to see a piece of Cindy, as she puts her all into every novel she writes.
To stay up to date on all things Cindy M. Hogan, join her book group HERE.

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 ~ Website ~ Amazon ~ Blog
The Mafia has a stranglehold on everything Kate loves, and Kate is determined to end it. First they claimed her father, then destroyed her mother. The guy Kate cares for most is as much a prisoner as the family who raised her. And now, after all she’s lost, the Mafia wants to recruit her. But Kate has had enough. As long as the Mafia exists, she and her loved ones will live and die in fear, cowering under a dark, all-encompassing power. That leaves Kate with little choice. With the help of her Mafia-boss grandmother and a desperate wish for freedom, Kate must risk everyone she loves—and everything she is—to become the weapon that will take the Mafia down once and for all. If you like thought provoking, action-filled novels, you will love the latest action/adventure hit Kate Empowered by Cindy M. Hogan. Buy Kate Empowered to continue the addicting Code of Silence Series and enter the chilling and gripping world of the Mafia.

 

 

~ Amazon CA

 

Top Ten List:
Favourite thing
  1. pellet ice
  2. chocolate
  3. gardening
  4. reading edge of your seat movies, not to be confused with horror – blech
  5. hosting parties
  6. Halloween
  7. my unpredictable kids
  8. my hot husband
  9. pastries
  10. peaceful views
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