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Thanks so much to Mina for having me here today!
I don’t know if it’s weird but I totally have a fascination with old cemeteries. In fact, I even live behind one. It’s not intentional, but when we were looking at rentals, this house had everything we needed. Say what you will, but since I work from home, it’s very nice to have quiet ‘neighbors’. And it’s a gorgeous place to take a stroll through (ahem, in the day time only, I’m not that brave).
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Living in the South I’ve never been at a loss for cool cemeteries to visit. In fact, I love the St. Louis cemetery #1 (there are a total of three) in New Orleans. The first time I visited I was surprised by how small it actually is.
It’s not like I celebrate death or anything, I just think it’s cool to see how people revere and take care of their dead. In some countries women are buried with no headstones or markers, as if they never existed. To me, that’s incredibly depressing. In New Orleans, most graves are in above ground vaults and some are more ornate than others. Supposedly the voodoo queen Marie Laveau was buried in above mentioned St. Louis Cemetery #1 but according to my husband (and many others) it’s not true. It certainly doesn’t stop people from flocking to see her tomb. And all around it there are markings of three XXXs in a row from people hoping she’ll grant them a wish. If you ever make it to New Orleans it’s well worth seeing and almost impossible to get lost in. Even though the cemetery houses close to 100,000 it only covers one square block! Talk about crowded.
So what about you? Do you have any weird pastimes or hobbies? Please share! One commenter will win a bundle of my three Harlequin Nocturne Cravings novellas: Destined Mate, Protector’s Mate and A Jaguar’s Kiss to one commenter! Open until Friday, November 16 at Noon Central. Winner will be announced in the comments section.
Thanks again, Mina for having me ;)
A little about Katie: I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I’m the author of the Moon Shifter series for NAL/Signet Eclipse and I also write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press and Harlequin Nocturne. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.
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