Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Our Authors Share Why They Love Halloween!

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It’s that time of year when ghosts and goblins come out to play, and we couldn’t be more excited. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year. Everything from the movies, the books and the children in costumes to the delicious food. Nothing screams pumpkin everything like Halloween, and is there anything better than chocolate in bite-size pieces?

This year Kari Cole, Tracy St. John and Sean Michael share what they love most about this amazing time of year including family traditions, movies they love to watch and food they love to devour.

 

Kari Cole, author of the Mated by Fate series

Most of our family traditions revolve around food. Halloween is no exception, but it isn’t the bags of chocolate candy we love the best. We pick our own pumpkins and apples and buy fresh cider and still-hot-from-the-fryer cider doughnuts. Then we spend the next few days roasting pumpkin seeds, baking pies and making sausage-and-apple risotto. Mmm, I love Halloween.

Touch the Sky by Kari Cole

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Keep to yourself. Focus on the job. 

Sheriff Vaughn Ellis’s very existence as a rare double-shifter defies the natural order. It also makes it extremely difficult for him to get close to anyone. To trust anyone. It’s nothing Vaughn can’t handle, until a seductively sweet woman arrives in Black Robe, and suddenly he can’t think about anything but her.

The product of a witch/werewolf pairing, Hannah Cochran gets the odd-wolf-out thing. But when she uncovers a major threat to the lycanthrope world, she finds herself playing nice with the sexy sheriff. Abiding by the law isn’t usually Hannah’s style, but nothing catches her breath quite like the commanding attraction she feels toward Vaughn.

Working closely together only intensifies their fated connection, making it impossible to deny—or resist. Hannah fears that getting involved puts Vaughn in danger. But when she becomes the target, it’s Vaughn who’ll have to decide which rules he’s willing to break to save the woman he can’t live without.

 

Tracy St. John, author of the Warriors of Risnar series

What I love about Halloween is the movie horrorfest my husband and I enjoy through the entire month of October. Everything from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to The Exorcist is gleefully devoured each night, culminating in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining on Halloween itself. Keep an eye on Danny’s sandwich during his first scene with his mom…either the continuity editor was off that day or that kid was starving.

Worlds Collide by Tracy St. John

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Engineer Velia Farrah always wanted to see an alien up close. Now that she’s assigned to study the top secret portal linking Earth to other worlds, she’ll get her chance. But when a fierce, gold-skinned alien from Risnar leaps from the portal and whisks her back to his home planet, “up close” takes on a whole new meaning.

Believing Earthlings had killed his fellow warriors, Jape Bolep is determined to destroy Earth’s access to Risnar once and for all. Grabbing a curvy handful of a human wasn’t part of the plan, but he has no intention of letting her distract him from his need for vengeance—no matter how much he aches to make her his.

Both are ready to do battle over right and wrong and good and evil, and their combustible relationship burns hotter than the sun’s surface. But distrust and treachery from all sides leave Velia and Jape in a fight against their own people to keep each other alive—and to ultimately save both Earth and Risnar from total destruction.

 

Sean Michael, author of the Dragon Soul series

Halloween is my favorite holiday—tied with Christmas—and I love it so much. I have a blow-up dragon that goes outside every year at the beginning of October. Its wings actually flap, and it has little flames that flutter coming out of its mouth—it makes me so happy. My favorite costume ever was worn by a ten-year-old boy who arrived at the door, wearing torn and dirty jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. He had some cuts on his face. That’s not much of a costume, I thought, until he opened his bag and said, “braaaaaiiiiiiinnnnns.” I gave him double the treats!

Owned by Fate by Sean Michael

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The Beteferoce brothers: five dragon shifters, each with a strong elemental power and a destiny that will not be denied.

Dr. Mike Beteferoce turned his back on magic long ago. His heart broke and his desire for a soul mate disappeared. When he sees his family crest branded above Corryn’s heart, his first instinct is to flee. The last thing he wants now is a Fae interfering in his life—especially one who has already rejected him.

But fate has other plans.

Corryn knows Mike is his soul mate, has known since the sigil was branded on his skin centuries ago. Long before Mike came to him as a studly young dragon just entering his prime. It was far too early for them to be together then, but now their time has come.

But despite their draw to each other, Corryn doesn’t believe Mike can accept him for who—and what—he is. Mike must breathe life into their bond—loving Corryn as both soul mate and Fae—if they are to fulfill their destiny.

 

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