Welcome to the Howloween Blog Hop! Big thanks go to The Blog Hot Spot for hosting.
Happy Halloween, everyone! I do love this time of year, even if in Australia we don’t really celebrate it. For us, it’s springtime, and the way Halloween heralds the glory of autumn colours and the waning of the season into winter just doesn’t apply. However, I LOVE watching all the Halloween-centric episodes of television, and reading peep’s blogs about the day, allowing me to vicarious live the holiday through them.
In fact, one of my very favourite shows uses excellent use of Halloween. Dead Like Me’s very last episode (bar the telemovie, but that’s another tale) uses Halloween to creepily tell the tale of a serial killer who strikes on that day. It’s really quite an effective piece of TV, and the whole show in general has a halloween-y type vibe. Dead Like Me is a very cool show, about grim reapers and death and the joy of life – a perfect Halloween show!
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 do you love about Halloween? What’s your favourite Halloween-themed TV show episode? Let me know! 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!
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