Happy HOWLOWEEN! Witches, Werewolves and Fairy Tales #hopswithheart

HOWLOWEEN blog hop

UPDATE: The bloghop ended Nov. 1. Congratulations to Janet Haselden, who won the $50 Amazon gift card Grand Prize, and to Jean MP who won my prize of a $10 Amazon gift card and Halloween socks. A big thank you to everyone who participated in a wonderful blog hop.

Welcome to the HOWLOWEEN Paranormal Romance Blog Hop! To enter the Grand Prize Giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter box below and press enter! (One entry per person.)

Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card!

My Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card and Pirate-themed Halloween Socks

Halloween was my favorite holiday when I was a kid. I had two favorite outfits: wicked witch or Little Red Riding Hood. I don’t remember if the witch costume was store bought, but I remember that my mom made the red skirt and cape for my Little Red Riding Hood costume. Being practical minded, she sewed the skirt with a gathered waist and deep hem so it could be let out and lengthened as I grew. That way, I got to wear it more than one year. So it’s probably no coincidence that the first two paranormal stories I wrote involved a witch and a werewolf.

Ilona's Wolf coverMy novella, Ilona’s Wolf: A Fairy Tale Romance, was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and features a runaway princess and a cursed werewolf. It begins with the wolf saving Ilona from a dangerous woodsman.

Princess Ilona is rescued by a wolf that transforms into a handsome, naked man. Cursed by an evil wizard, Rolf was trapped in wolf form until he tasted the blood of a royal. Now he must escort the princess on a hazardous journey to the castle. Passion flares between them, but both know there is no future for a princess and a werewolf. Or is there in a world where magic and passion combine?

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Heather Parnell of Marooned is my 18th century hereditary witch. The research was a bit tricky, since witches of the period had to keep their craft in secret. The previous centuries had witnessed massive witch hunts, and many women were drowned, hanged or burned at the stake. Modern witches still refer to the period as the “Burning Times”.

Marooned coverBlurb:

Heather MacGibbon is traveling from England to her home in Jamaica with her new husband, Roger Parnell, a man she detests. She performs a banishing spell with unintended consequences. When their ship is attacked by pirates, Roger is killed, and Heather, disguised as a boy, joins the pirate crew.

Pirate captain Adam Langworth soon discovers Heather is a woman, but agrees to keep her secret, a violation of the ships’ articles. When her identity is discovered, Adam and Heather find themselves marooned on a deserted island with nothing to do for the rest of their lives but make love…

Disclaimer: This is a 12,000 word steamy romantic short story, not a full-length novel. Previously published by Amber Quill Press. Contains a sexy pirate, a naughty witch, cussing and fornicating.

Only 99 cents at Amazon, BN/Nook, iBooks, Kobo and Smashwords. Read an excerpt.

What’s your favorite Halloween costume? Let me know in the comments to be entered for my prize of a $10 Amazon gift card and Halloween pirate socks. And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter to win the Grand Prize.

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Lyndi Lamont

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69 thoughts on “Happy HOWLOWEEN! Witches, Werewolves and Fairy Tales #hopswithheart

  1. My grandson and I went as zombie soldiers last year, this year we are going as zombie ninjas. He is 7 and has Asperger’s and he loves zombies, so dressing up like this together is so much fun.

    proudarmymom32 at yahoo dot com

    • Oh, you’re one of those people. 😉 LOL, I bet the adults are easier to scare than some of the kids. But let’s face it, zombies are scary. And much more popular than they used to be.

  2. As a kid it was a mouse costume which got handed down. it was in sad shape when it was finally thrown out. As an adult I go the easy route and dress up as a doctor in lab coat and scrubs with a cheap stethoscope.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  4. My favorite as a kid was a clown costume that my mother made for me. I have not dressed up in years! This year my 3 children will be Darth Vader, The Grim Reaper, and an Army Commander!

  5. My favorite costume was when I was a vampire and had a beautiful dress.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Halloween!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  6. I was a strange child and dressed up as Lizzie Borden one year! My Dad is a woodworker and made me a wooden axe to go with my costume! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    prettylittlepages[at]gmail[dot]com

    • LOL, Alexis. Yes, what’s up with that? Another costume I liked was to dress up in my Dad’s old clothes and trick or treat as a hobo. I even had a fake cigar that if you pressed it, a worm came out of the end.

  7. My favorite costume was my Minnie Mouse costume I wore last year! I was a very sweet looking Minnie & all the kids loved my outfit. =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Take care & I hope you have a great halloween! =)
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  8. When I was a child of the seventies, I loved my Wonder Woman costume. The plastic sufficating mask, the hot, crinkly plastic dress that went over your clothes. Those were some good times….LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  9. I don´t dress up (I´m in Sweden and we don´t celebrate as much as you) but my favorite is the boy in wheel chair, dressed up as an ice cream van =D That is an awesome pic <3
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Halloween!
    //Linda

    • Linda, I saw the little boy in the wheelchair on ABC news last night. What a lovely, heart-warming story. He has a wonderful, creative mother to come up with all those amazing costumes.

  10. I honestly love seeing all the cute costumes but my favorite to see are the little fairies. Also thanks for sharing and participating in the hop.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

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