You see, the Celts believed that the ghosts of the dead walked the earth on the night of Samhain, so they lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off the roaming ghouls. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before became known as All Hallows’ Eve and later became Halloween. Eventually Halloween evolved into the community-based, spectacular event it is today with child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and attending parties becoming the norm.
I LOVE Halloween! It is my favorite holiday. It’s all the fun of Christmas without the expense. No really, think about it. You can dress up, go to parties, eat lots of goodies, visit with friends and family, even decorate your home with spooktacular items, but there are no presents to buy. And the best part about Halloween is that you can stop cleaning your house, allow the dust and spider webs to accumulate, then call them decorations. ;)
So it isn't any wonder that I also love monsters. Werewolves, zombies, ghosts-it doesn't matter. If it's been in a horror movie, I love it. That's why I write paranormal romance. My vampires are my inner fantasies brought to life on the pages.
To celebrate the Halloween Blogfest, I am giving away a Kindle copy of Deadly Alpha (or any of my others stories, winner's choice). To enter the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post that includes your email address. If you'd like a second entry, sign up to receive my newsletter by clicking on the link below. It's that easy. On Saturday 11/1/14 Random.Org will choose the winner and I will notify the lucky person via email.
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