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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Paranormal Romance Howloween Blog Hop - #Giveaway - #HopswithHeart

Update 11/3
And the Winners:
Blog Prize--e-book copy of Sea Panther: Mary Frances Roya
Grand Prize--$50 Amazon Gift Card: Janet Haselden
 

 
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Welcome to the Paranormal Romance Howloween blog hop. I so enjoy this time of year. We keep a lit ceramic jack-o-lantern that I made years ago in the window for the month of October. On Halloween evening, we play spooky music through speakers to the front yard. Last year, I dressed as a witch to handout treats to the kids. I'll do the same this year. And my husband plans to join me, sporting the mask from V for Vendetta. Should be fun.


One of the kids who visited last year asked if I was dressed as a vampire. I guess my goth-look witch costume can also pass for a vampire. Do you like vampire stories? Shapeshifters? How about a Highlander transformed into a vampire / Florida panther shifter?


Can love mend a fractured soul?

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After evading arrest for Jacobite activities, Scottish nobleman Robert MacLachlan turns privateer. A Caribbean Voodoo priestess curses him to an eternal existence as a vampire shifter torn between the dual natures of a Florida panther and an immortal blood-thirsting man. For centuries, he seeks to reverse the black magic whilst maintaining his honor. Cruising the twenty-first century Atlantic, he becomes shorthanded to sail his 90-foot yacht, Sea Panther. The last thing he wants is a female crewmember and the call of her blood.

Although she swore never to sail again after her father died in a sailing accident, Kimberly Scot answers the captain's crew wanted ad to escape a hit man. She's lost everything, her fiancé, her job, and most of her money, along with money belonging to her ex-clients. A taste of Kimberly's blood convinces Robert she is the one woman who can claim the panther's heart. To break the curse, they travel back in time to where it all began—Jamaica 1715.


The simple act of returning the woman’s scarf had taken a dangerous turn when their fingers touched. Robert managed to control the vampire by sheer will alone. Nonetheless, the power surge coursing through his veins from the brief contact with the lass awakened the panther. He barely made it to the tall grass on the outskirts of town before being claimed by the transformation.

He chose not to fight the change. He welcomed it with every fiber of his being.

Heart raced. Blood throbbed at his temples and a tortured curse escaped his lips. He discarded his garments and clenched his teeth. Muscles ripped and tendons snapped and bones distorted to conform to the panther’s shape. Coarse golden fur tipped with a reddish tinge rippled over bare skin, making him quiver with urgency.

Nostrils flared, he sniffed the salty breeze. There would be precious few moments for his pleasure before the beast seized complete control.

He darted through the salt marsh, paws sinking into moist earth. His growl sounded out a soul-wrenching lament on the injustice of his life. Robert couldn’t shake the feminine image of the tall graceful woman with brown curls and haunted chocolate eyes. The desire to mate shook him to the core.

Far from the trappings of civilization, he slowed to a rhythmic lope. He hoped no one found the tracks. The headlines would be sensational.

Big Cats Return to South Jersey

Cougar Tracks Sighted in Cape May County

On closer inspection, a zoologist would recognize the smaller pawprints and attribute them to the Florida panther, Puma concolor coryi. Researchers would bombard the foundation with inquiries. His secret would be in jeopardy.

The panther reared its full power and forced away Robert’s human thoughts.

A raccoon moving through the reeds caught his keen gaze. He pounced on the prey. Yet on the fringes of consciousness remained the unquenched desire for his mate.



Sea Panther Giveaway

Here is your chance to receive a gift e-book copy of Sea Panther (Kindle or Nook). Just leave a comment below telling me about your favorite Halloween activity. I'll draw one name after the hop has ended. Good luck!



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33 comments:

  1. Look forward to handing out candy each year and seeing the kid's costumes. Though this year they are calling for cold and rain/snow mix, so don't imagine will see many kids this year.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Jean. I enjoy that too. I think our rain is supposed to hold off until Saturday so I'm hoping for a big turnout. *fingers crossed* :)

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  2. I also enjoy handing out candy and eating it. I like to decorate the house. Email isisthe12th@gmail.com thank you

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    1. Hi, Linda! I decorate inside. Outside is mostly mums, pansies, and snapdragons. Oh, yeah, and the eerie light from the pumpkin in the window at night. :)

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  3. i love decorating the house for halloween :)

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Laurie. Me too. I just bought a pumpkin table cloth for the dinning room table. I figure it can work through Halloween and Thanksgiving. Day after, time to start decorating for Christmas. Love this time of year. :)

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  4. I love setting up a ghost tree each year. I make small ghosts out of cotton balls, white scraps of cloth and string and then hang them on the holly tree out front. Gave the trash collectors a bit of a shock the first year we did it. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Hi, J.R. A ghost tree sounds fun. I bet the kids love it. :)

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  5. Eating the leftover candy and since I buy several bags and rarely get trick or treaters (I guess the youth of today gets so many treats they don't feel the need to go out and beg for it) that means I get a lot. But, I always want to be prepared...just in case.

    acm05atjuno.com

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    1. Hi, Anne. I like to be prepared too. Just picked up two big bags of candy. We had about 100 kids last year. I'm so looking forward to tomorrow. :)

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  6. I love dressing up; I miss being able to go out and "play" with my sister. Of course, it's a bit difficult when she's a couple thousand miles away.

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  7. Decorating is my favorite. I love coming up with ideas and then having them come together. And seeing the kids all dressed up is such fun

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    1. Hi, Jennifer. Decorating is fun. At this time of year magazines (and FB) have such great ideas for inspiration. I love the kid's costumes too, especially the creative ones that are homemade. :)

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  8. My favorite activity with Halloween is the decorating. I like making it interesting, not scary.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Hi, Mary. Interesting is good. I'm not real into the scary stuff. My witch costume isn't scary. :)

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  9. My favorite Halloween activity is giving out candy to the cute little kids.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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    1. Hi, I'm hoping for a good turnout of kids tonight, although it will be a bit colder than last year.

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  10. passing out candy

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Passing out treats is always fun. Last year every child who came to my door said, "Thank you." :)

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  11. Trick or treating is our favorite activity, but now that my son is 13, this will be his last year. We'll have to come up with a new tradition for next year.

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    1. Hi, Cathy! Perhaps he could dress up and give out the treats at your house. :)

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  12. I like to decorate around the front entrance of my apartment all spooky like, with spider webs, spiders and other creepy stuff. Then I love to give out candy to the neighborhood kids. My son dresses as some kind of ghoul and helps. Happy Halloween!

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  13. I enjoy taking my kids out to get candy and seeing all the kids dressed up!

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    1. Hi, Mary. I saw a lot of purchased costumes this year. Only a few that were made-at-home. All of them great fun.

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  14. My favorite is my Kindle and a large glass of red wine LOL We don´t celebrate as much here in Sweden, so I can sit in my sofa all night without anyone knocking on my door.
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Halloween!
    //Linda

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    1. That sounds lovely, Linda. My plan for tonight. I have a bottle of Smoking Loon Cabernet and Immortal by JR Ward in queue.

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  15. Good morning. Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. We had fewer trick-or-treaters this year, but we had a great time!

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  16. Trick or treating is my favorite Halloween activity. I love seeint the little children in their cute costumes. We had fewer trick-or-treaters this year too.

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    1. Hi, Booklady. I'm thinking the fewer number of children had to do with it being Friday and the families going to house parties instead of trick-or-treating. There were few houses on our street with the lights on. Hoping next year will be better. :)

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  17. I love carving pumpkins.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Krysykat. One of our neighbors carved a pumpkin with an elaborate spider web. Very pretty. :)

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