Ready For Halloween? Something Wicked Hop

I love Halloween! It's the most fun U.S. holiday ever and I embraced every bit of it -- from the chill in the air to the messy art of carving pumpkins. As a writer, I imagine myself as different characters I write about and this is one time of the year I can step outside of my writing room, actually dress up and "be" that character in public. What fun!

Also, nothing beats the deliciousness of reading a spooky story or watching a scary movie. Love, love, love the thrills and chills that make goosebumps dance over my skin. Hey, I'm the girl who spent her wedding night in a haunted there.

So yes, I'm ready for Halloween! I have already gone on a ghost tour at the historic Fort Concho under a full moon, with local paranormal investigators and volunteer re-enactors. Yes, it was a school night, but I figured the kids would enjoy it and it'd be educational. We all got to play with ghost hunting equipment. Hee, so much fun!

Here's a video for you:

Another treat for you:

If you're looking for a Halloween read? You can still pick up DARK SECRETS: A Paranormal Noir Anthology for 99 cents (price will be increasing to $2.99 on Nov. 1). However, if you're a KOBO reader, you can get even more of a price break -- they're running a fabulous sale (50% OFF) on a whole bunch books, including DARK SECRETS! Here are the details and promo codes:

United States/Australia/New Zealand
October 27th – October 30th
Promo Code: GET50SALE
October 28th – October 31st
Promo Code: CA50SALE
United Kingdom
October 30th – November 2nd
Promo Code: UK50SALE

I'm also participating in the Something Wicked Blog Hop with about 48 other authors and lots of reads and giveaways!  Only thing is, it's actually a Facebook hop.

You can find out about my giveaway on my FB Author Page, but you can also bunny hop through the Master List of participants...

~Master List  of participants found here:
~Rafflecopter Giveaway:

What are your Halloween plans? What ever you do, stay safe & have fun!


Happy day today because we just found out that RT Book Reviews gave DARK SECRETS: A Paranormal Noir Anthology 4 stars and a lovely write up. Here check it out:

To put this in perspective, they give their Top Picks 4.5 stars (sigh, yes missing that .5 star). Also an RT review in the romance world is akin to a NYT review in the literary time for giddiness and happy dancing! :D

Sunday Snippet and Goodreads #Giveaway!

Here's Sunday Snippet from DARK SECRETS: A Paranormal Noir Anthology  for your reading pleasure and a Goodreads giveaway!

The snippet I'm sharing is from my story, The Djinn In the Mirror, in the anthology:

She clapped her hands and wished for Ashmael.His distinctive spicy sandalwood scent alerted her to his presence, followed by a soft rustle. She twirled about and threw herself onto the djinn’s broad chest.  “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”“But—Dahlia grabbed his face and pulled it down to her, then proceeded to give him a big, wet sloppy kiss on his sexy mouth. When they parted, the djinn for once looked utterly confused and shocked. She grinned. “See I keep my bargains.”He wiped his mouth with the back of one hand, all the while keeping his gaze fixed on hers. “You call that a kiss?”Temper stirred inside her, along with a flush of embarrassment. “You don’t?”A lazy smile spread his lips as he grasped her chin and tilted her face up. “Let me show you.”
Want to read more, plus FIVE other awesome stories? Right now we're having a 99 cent sale and you can grab a copy at:

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OR you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 lovely paperbacks!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dark Secrets by Rachel Caine

Dark Secrets

by Rachel Caine

Giveaway ends October 31, 2015.
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