Welcome to the Wicked After Dark Halloween Blog Hop! Big thanks go to Close Encounters with the Night Kind for hosting.
How exciting that Halloween is coming up! I wish it were a bit more celebrated in my neck of the woods, but alas Australia doesn’t seem to find it as endlessly fascinating as other countries. For example, I would LOVE to be going to a Halloween party somewhere in America, dolled up in a fabulously scary costume, dispensing chocolate, lollies and candy to the kids who knock on my door to yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” Instead, the day will pass much like any other, and then it’ll be Melbourne Cup day. *sigh*
I guess I can content myself with this fabulous blog hop! I shall pretend I’m wearing a scary costume, drinking a beverage that foams and froths, and consuming some peeled grapes and pretending their eyeballs, or cold spaghetti and pretending it’s brains. FUN!
And now, on with the completely unrelated to Halloween in any way portion of the post:
Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.
Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.
Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?
And now, the contest#!
What are your favourite Halloween traditions? Do you have a scary story to tell? Thrill me with your adventures over Halloween – I need to live vicariously through you peeps! Also, comment below, leave your email address, and you’ll go in the running to win the following prize!
One lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of either ENSLAVED or TEACH ME, as well as a signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard, and a ROUGH DIAMOND magnet. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter!
# The small print: Comment before midnight on 2/11/2012 (Australian Central Standard Time) to be entered to win an ebook copy of either ENSLAVED or TEACH ME, one (1) signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard and one (1) ROUGH DIAMOND magnet. Winner will be selected via random.org, with winner’s name posted on this blog by 3/11/2012. Cassandra will also contact the winner by e-mail; the winner will be required to reply with their postal address so Cassandra can send the prize to them.
Only one entry per ISP address. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. By entering, you agree Cassandra can use your name when announcing the winner if you should win. If potential prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.