Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cheap Trick of Chips

Ready for some Howloween Blog Hopping? I’ve got a scary story for you!

“Mom! When’s the last time I ate something green?”

Without my almost 10-year-old daughter saying anything else, I knew exactly why she was asking me. Sometimes we eat items that like to play tricks on us. But green?

With Halloween being my favorite time of year, I tend to purchase special editions – blast it! Haven’t been able to find the candy corn Oreo’s – and we’ve had decorations up since the first weekend of October.

Who knew that the black and orange Tostito’s would have such an adverse reaction? All that I can figure is something in the black dye is actually green. The first night I ate them, my teeth turned green. When I went to brush at the end of the evening, I peered in the mirror: What had I eaten?

The real surprise came, ahem, a few days later, like my daughter when she came out of the bathroom, exclaiming: “Mom! When’s the last time I are something green?”

Hee. Hee. I won’t share any more!

Here’s a peak at a naughty, dark short story release – just in time for Halloween!

Reanimated Love

‘Til death do us part...and then some

When James faces losing his wife during childbirth, he tells the doctor to save her no matter the costs. He soon learns that those brought back from the brink of death don't always come back the same.

His wife Helen once shy and demure in the bedroom has a newfound appreciation for kink during sex after her transfer from a “donor.” Will James be able to keep up with his wife’s new standards? Or will his Reanimated Love give literal meaning to the “little death.”

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Make sure to check out all the other authors on the hop – with some wicked treats for the winners. I’m giving away some See’s Candy – a favorite of mine! – for U.S. residents, and a $10 gift certificate for Amazon/Nook (winner’s choice) if it’s an international winner.

Also there are a few more days to enter my Reanimated Love Necklace contest (U.S. shipping only, and contest ends Nov. 1): 

So tell me: Any scary Halloween food experiences? Leave a comment and a valid email address to be entered into the contest.

Louisa Bacio

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  1. I usually spend my Halloween taking my daughter to trunk-n-treats then going home to eat candy :)

  2. I love taking my girls out. I'm right there with you!

  3. Fortunately I have never had any negative experience food wise. I usually take my daughter out in our neighborhood and sweat my buns off with all the walking.
    Thanks for participating in the Halloween Hop!


  4. The last time I went Trick or Treating, which was, shamefully, just a few years ago, I got a Power Bar and peanut butter crackers.

  5. Woohoo! Love your blog hops. So many old friends to visit and new friends to meet. I haven't had and negative Halloween food experiences and My kids are grown with kids of their own, so I spend Halloween night watching the neighborhood kids trick or treating.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

  6. We went to a Haunted Hotel last year and it was seriously scary! But I loved every minute of it. I love being scared. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I usually spend Halloween at a costume party. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. We usually go trick or treating or hand out candy. I don't know what I'm doing this year. :)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  9. Taking kids trick or treating then ending the night (once kids in bed) watching "Halloween".

    Awesome Blog Hop!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  10. Sorry, I know it's wrong, but I couldn't help but LOL at your daughter's plight with eating "something green." I can't think of any mishaps I've had with Halloween dining, thank goodness! I'll be sure to avoid those chips now. Thanks for the warning!

    What an interesting premise for Reanimated Love! This blog hop has my TBR pile growing and growing.

    Carpe Noctem,

    Author Desirée Lee
    Putting the Romance back in Necromancy

  11. I spend the night upstairs in my room reading with only a lamp on, unfort. my dogs go nuts on Halloween so we have to keep the house dark so no one rings the bell. I've only done this for a few years now, before I would sit outside and hand out candy. My daughter is grown now so I don't do the trick or treating anymore
    wlm167 AT yahoo DOT com

  12. i normally hand out candy on halloween

  13. I don't have Halloween plans, my hubby works nights and will be working. :( chirth7 (at) (yahoo) (dot) com

  14. I will be taking my baby Trick O Treating

  15. Ha, I had a questionable experience with some meat at an Asian restaurant once. I didn't get the gut rot, so I presume it was safe. :) Happy Halloween, Louisa. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I enjoy Halloween with a glass of wine and handing out candy! Questionable food? I once went to a halloween party that served dinner: Spaghetti was called "Grubs" funny how your brain can play tricks on you! The spaghetti was delicious but, my brain was convinced that I was eating worms!

  17. I usually spend Halloween with my kids.

  18. I can't really think of any negative experiences, although my mom would go through my candy when I was younger, and if she thought any had been tampered with I wouldn't get to eat them... but I wonder how many she tampered with so she could eat them... tricky tricky mom!
    Maycee Majors
    PS... I love me some Law & Trev... that is one lucky girl!

  19. My Mom's birthday is on Halloween and we'd always have a party before going Trick or Treating. Haven't had any weird or scary food experiences though.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  20. We stay home on Halloween


    1. oops misspelled email address


  21. I feel like an idiot--I didn't know how to jump through all the hoops to reach the comment page, but I'm here at last! Loved your green teeth excerpt!

    Not sure if I correctly entered the 'leave a comment to win' thing, but I usually spend Halloween going out with friends in costume. :-)

  22. Thanks for opening this internationally! We don't celebrate Halloween in my country but we have Halloween themed shows on TV so I like to watch them!


    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  23. The necklace looks cool, unfortunately, I'm an international reader :p

    I would love to be able to share a hilarious Halloween food experience, but I don't have on. Anyhow, thanks for the giveaway :)

    ~ bedsidelight(ă)gmă (sorry for the fancy letters, I'm just trying to avoid spam)

  24. Halloween is usually spent in town at my grandmother's house because we don't get any trick or treaters where I live. Either that or we just stay in the house like its any other day.

  25. I pass out candy then off to a haunted house and a party

  26. Up til last year, took The Kid around the neighborhood. Now that he is older, we pass out candy from our house. Maybe a movie (nothing scary for me... ;) ).

    Thanks for the chance to win.


    tamibrothers at yahoo dot com

  27. Create last minute costumes and pass out treats

    Thanks for a chance to win


  28. I never have a set thing I do it changes year to year :) Also I never eat anything I can't immediately recognize on Halloween haha
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  29. I usually dress up and hand out candy.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  30. Can't recall a scary Halloween food experience. I just hand out candy if trick-or-treaters stop by.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  31. I generally just stay home any more. When my sister's kids were little, I would go trick or treating with them every year, but they are too old now. My brother's boys live too far from me to do this, and since I messed up my back/hip/leg a few years ago, I can't walk for that long without lots of long breaks, strong pain meds, and still lots of pain. So I stay home with a good book & scary movies (live way out in country so I don't get trick-or-treaters).
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  32. we usually spend it watching scary movies with the kids and eating pizza or playing games. we only let them go to a few houses of people we know so this helps make up for it.

    tammy ramey

  33. I usually take the kids back to my hometown, so grandma can see them in their costumes, they participate in the Halloween ragamuffin parade, then we go trick or treating for loads of candy half of which I'll be tossing out at Easter

  34. I normally take my kids trick or treating and watch Its a great pumpkin charlie brown lol or w/e the name of that movies is! My kids love it :)

  35. Thankfully only fun scary Halloween food experiences here!

  36. We live in a rural area, so we usually spend the evening listening for gunshots and hoping there are no sirens. If Halloween is on a weekend, we borrow some kids and go to a fun safe holiday event.

  37. I spend Halloween passing out goodies to the neighborhood kids.
    Thank you for the fantastic blurb and for taking part in the hop.
    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  38. I spend halloween, taking the kids out trick or treating, we live near tombstone, az so we go there and they always have a great time!
    thanks for joining the hop!

  39. At home watching scary movies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Happy Halloween!! Thank you so much for the awesome hop and giveaway! :)
    Im spending the day with my family. Were gonna watch scary movies and eat lots of junk food. lol Fun fun!

  41. Normally with a great movie and candy trying to regain feeling in arms and legs after being out in the cold! =)

  42. Happy Halloween Haunting! Wow a kindred spirit, See's has always been my favorite as well. This year I will probably be ensconced in my office working due to the day of the week and the man child, who plans to dress up as a Twister game too funny, is no longer of an age to let me go trick or treating with him LOL I will hopefully get to hand out candy to the little goblins and ghouls who brave our door. I cannot actually say I have had a scary food experience for Halloween, although I have seen some pics this year that just might give me pause. One was of a zombie, it was a torso surgically opened with all the trimmings and completely eatable - as incredible as it looked, I think I just might pass on that delicacy ;=D Thank you for the fun post and awesome giveaway opportunities - see you in the moonlight my pretty - aaaah ha ha ha ha!

  43. I am so excited about reading this book. I love your stories Louisa!

    Hmm weird had balut in the Philippines when I was a teenager. So I could say I have eaten it. (Fermented egg with a chick inside). My brother and I shared it.

    Nikki Prince

    Ebonysbbwnikki (at)yahoo (dot) com.

  44. The scariest Halloween food experience I ever had was when I as a kid and someone was handing out boxes of raisens. What kid wants raisens on Halloween? Or even apples for that matter? They want candy. Chocolate preferably. It's like the one time of year kids get to have candy, and my mom was really strict about those things. That box of raisens went right to the bottom of the bag.

  45. Gotta watch out for those food dyes. Grape juice turns won't go any further either :}
    The book sounds very interesting!!! Looking forward to it :)
    Have a great week,

  46. I don't remember having any scary Halloween food experiences. I do love the candy though, like eyeballs, fingers, etc. ;)
    I could imagine being a little nervous after those issues. Your poor daughter.
    At least you figured out what it was.
    Loved the blurb! Sounds like an interesting read. :)
    trb0917 at

  47. With friends watching a movie


  48. The winner for this stop was Nay Nay -- Renee. You'll be getting an email from me shortly. Thanks all for stopping by, and the Reanimated Love necklace will be pulled in a few days.