Saturday, October 12, 2013

13 Reasons to Love Halloween

Are you superstitious? Like the dark and spooky? Some people like Christmas, and others like Valentine’s. Me? It’s Halloween, which is why I was all over this hop with Heather Long.

So are you ready for a Trick? Here are 13 reasons to love Halloween.

13. The Miniature Candy without too much guilt.

12. Monstober – and only moms with younger kids will probably understand.

11. In SoCal, the weather turns perfect – not too hot and not too cold. But, you have to watch out for the Santa Anas.

10. Black is one of my favorite (non)colors.

9.  Bobbing for apples.

8. Not having to dust the spider webs off your house.

7. It’s author Lex Valentine’s birthday, and she’s pretty cool.

6. October really kicks off the holiday season.

5. Visiting the pumpkin patch. (No innuendo there.)

4. Homemade pumpkin seeds with lots of salt.

3. Hocus Pocus is the best Halloween film.

2. Nightmare Before Christmas is a kick-ass film.

1. The costumes – Who doesn’t want to dress as a fantasy for a day … or two, or a week?

Take a look at my new 1Night Stand, A Dance with Death:

She’s a classic… 

After recovering from an injury and uncertain of her future in the world of dance, ballerina Isabella treats herself to a dating service–some frolicking between the sheets before she decides what to do with the rest of her life is just the jeté her heart and mind needs.

He’s a bit more modern…

A successful music video choreographer, Raul is constantly surrounded by gorgeous dancers. But his life lacks a vitality and depth he needs to fuel his creative passion. He turns to a 1Night Stand to discover inspiration.

A dance between life and death…

When an accident threatens to cancel the evening of romance, Isabella and Raul will have to dance to a new beat. Can a dance with death change fate?

The tour has some amazing prizes. Check them out, and make sure to enter via Rafflecopter. 

Prize Bundle

Treat Bundle – From Participating Authors so far:
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

Trick Bundle – From Participating Authors:
A Date with Death by Louisa Bacio
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

Tell Me: Leave a comment here with an email address, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card.

Louisa Bacio

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  1. My favorite is #8 'Not having to dust the spider webs off your house.' and I love the costumes too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

    1. And you must have REALLY big spiders for outside!

  2. I love the taste of a pumpkin spice latte because the weather in Texas can be so hit or miss this time of year, we can be festive and cool or boiling and hot. Still, it's so much fun! Thanks for joining us on the hop Louisa!

    1. There was a foodie show recently, and the promo was -- "we'll tell you how to make pumpkin spice." Missed it!

  3. Your 13 reasons to love Halloween are great.
    I enjoy the costumes, caramel apples and candy in general. I've never been one to like scary movies but I do like Hocus Pocus and watching the Charlie Brown Halloween movie with my kids.
    Thanks :)

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

    1. Not a scary movie fan myself, either. I hear you!

  4. We don't really celebrate Halloween over here, but I wish we were, because I'd love to dress up into one of the fun costumes.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

    1. You'll have to come up with another reason!

  5. Have to go with #13, of course! Love the cover of A Dance with Death and the excerpt is great! Another 1Night Stand for the TBR list!

    1. I know, right? With the 200th anniversary this week, I think I'll be picking up a few more Taryn.

  6. I totally agree with #13,11, and 3! I live in SoCal too, and love the weather this time of year (but sometimes it does get whacky) and I watch Hocus Pocus every. single. year. love the movie, it never gets old. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. #3 is fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. I love Hocus Pocus!! I saw it in theaters on opening day when I was a kid!!!

  9. Hehe, I agree with all your 13 reasons. Especially 13, love me some miniatures. It's so fun seeing all the little kids dressed up and excited. My kids are grown now but they love dressing up and scaring the trick or treaters that come to the door so its still a blast.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  10. We love the candy and watching horror movies.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  11. I love your list :) I'd have to say I can agree with most of those things :) Except #13. Maybe if I only ate one or two, but I find the candy, munch on it, and before I know it, the whole stinkin' bag/bowl is gone. Then I feel EXTRA guilty, small or not! lol

    Thank you so much for sharing and for a wonderful giveaway :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  12. Your list is wonderful. Who can go wrong with have a couple of those little candy bars? Also the dusting part, why didn't I ever think of that? LOL! And yes, Hocus Pocus is the greatest!
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  13. Love #10, #6 and #2. great list!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

    1. You were the official winner of this hop. Expect an email from me soon!

  14. Love the list. Big fan of homemade pumpkin seeds.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Great list! One of my favorites is the Nightmare before Christmas. My, now 21 year old, son used to call it the scary singing movie. Such a family favorite.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  16. I'm not that superstitious, but my culture practices All Soul's Day every November 2nd (as well as All Saint's Day on the 1st) so I respect that.

    supersatchmo at myopera dot com

  17. My favorite is 3. Hocus Pocus is the best Halloween film. and I totally agree!! I LOVE that movie!!!
    Thanks for joining the hop and Happy Halloween!!
    Ashley A

  18. I love # 1. Nothing beats the chance to dress up and be someone totally different. I also like #6 and how October kicks off 3 months of celebrations and fun.

  19. thank you so much for the chance at such a great giveaway. Have a Happy Halloween!

    tammy ramey

  20. Great list!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Halloween!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  21. 14. mellowcreme pumpkin candy! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  22. I love #1 and # 8...I have a bumper crop of webs this year.

  23. I love Hocus Pocus!!

  24. <3 Hocus Pocus! I think it's cool it's getting so much love online this year!

  25. Hocus Pocus is totally my favorite Halloween movie ever. It's pretty much on repeat in my house all month long.

  26. not superstitious and like hocus pocus too! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  27. Great list! I love apples and pumpkin so this is a great time of year for me to bake and cook.
    kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

  28. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  29. This is so fun and exciting! Happy Halloween to ya all! Thanks for the fun and goodies! :) Your book looks awesome! I cant wait to read it! Im surprised i havent already. Shame on me! lol Thanks for sharing! :)

  30. Thank you for being a part of the hop!