Today I’m joining in the Halloween Seduction Blog Hop – organised by the lovely Valerie and Renea. The grand prize is a $100 Amazon gift card, so make sure you enter with the rafflecopter at the end.
The theme is Halloween Seduction – and us paranormal writers tend to have a soft spot for the dark and slightly spooky when it comes to romance. I’ve always loved Halloween – yes the costumes, the games and the parties, but more the mythologies and the history behind it. The idea that ghosts, spirits, fairies and all matter of other supernatural beings can slip through the cracks between their world and ours. It conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, doesn’t it?
In my new release Love Reawakened, it might not be Halloween but with a zombie, a necromancer, a witch and a bit of voodoo thrown in for good measure, then it’s certainly the right time of year for it! See this excerpt and see what you think:
Shocked gasps came from behind her, but the vibrations were already running through the ground. Quickly she smeared the blood around the edges of the circle. The energy was rising now; waves spreading out as she could feel the hairs on her arms standing up and tiny tremors through the soles of her shoes. She drew a final symbol in the blood on the gravestone itself, the rough stone grazing her fingers and making the lines awkward.
“Patrick Connell rise. Come from your grave at my command, rise from your sleep at my bidding.”
The earth in front of her practically bubbled now, and then it parted and a tall figure emerged. Neil almost shrieked behind her but her attention stayed focused on the corpse in front of her. He was newly dead and so perfectly preserved. In fact, gazing at him, you would barely know the difference if you saw him walking down the street. She was quite proud. She didn’t do this spell much, but this was a damn good raising!
“Patrick Connell, you have been raised at my command. You will do as I say and nothing more, bound to me by blood and magic. Do you understand and obey?”
The corpse looked at her, surprising clarity in his deep blue eyes. She didn’t think she’d ever raised one this ‘new’ before and it was actually a little disconcerting how alive he looked. He’d obviously been a handsome man, tall with broad shoulders, thick dark hair, strong jaw, and quite startling eyes. Then he opened his mouth and said a single word.
Emma needs to find an escaped zombie! With lives on the line, the only person who can help is the man who broke her heart.
Emma Strachan is a professional witch and quite frankly a zombie raising should be all in day’s work. Now, though, something has gone horribly wrong and with lives on the line Emma is forced to turn for help to the one person she never wanted to see again.
When Emma shows up on Garret’s doorstep he knows she must be in trouble-after all nothing else would bring her to his door. Still, he never imagined a zombie gone rogue, or that the blazing attraction between them would be as strong as ever.
As Emma and Garret risk their lives to track down the missing zombie can they put aside past insecurities and trust in each other-before it’s too late.
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I’m also running a new release giveaway for the last few days – you can win a copy of Love Reawakened and some cute and spooky goodies. To be entered for both, just leave me a comment.
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Happy Halloween! x