Hump Day Hook

WELCOME

WELCOME

This week is another hook from  my Halloween romance suspense Knock Knock

Blurb ~ 
New to Kanna, Florida, Lila Maxwell attends All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event in the hopes of meeting Prince Charming but instead one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.

Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the completing task. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party. 

Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list. 

After a night of mind blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand. 

When Lila reports to work she learns Cowboy Bill is actually Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.

Hook ~ 

Knock Knock.... answer if you dare

Knock Knock…. answer if you dare

“A lover’s moon,” a woman’s voice came from Lia’s left.

Lila looked over at the woman dressed up like Snow White. Her black wig hung a little askew and her lips appeared swollen.

“Local legend says lovers would arrange to meet in the glades using the light of the moon to find their way. If he got lost on his way, then the love wasn’t real because the beams only light the path for those with the truest hearts.” Snow White lifted a bottle of pre-mixed strawberry daiquiri. “A night of true love.” She toasted the air.

“What about those who just stumble along the sidewalk and find your door?” Lila asked trying to convince herself that the woman had to have had a better selection of date applications than she.

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Knock Knock is available at http://www.amazon.com/Knock-ebook/dp/B00A4NPFKI

The rest of the great hooks can be found ~ http://humpdayhook.blogspot.co.uk/

Halloween give away

In celebration of a really great time of the year- Halloween AND my Halloween romance suspense – Knock Knock. I’m going to give away these two wine glasses and chocolate….

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BLURB ~

 

New to Kanna, Florida, Lila Maxwell attends All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event in the hopes of meeting Prince Charming but instead one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.

Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the completing task. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party. 

Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list. 

After a night of mind blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand. 

When Lila reports to work she learns Cowboy Bill is actually Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.

Excerpt ~ 

My Halloween Romance Suspense...

Knock Knock… Answer if you dare

“A lover’s moon,” a woman’s voice came from her left.

Lila looked over at the woman dressed up like Snow White. Her black wig hung a little askew and her lips appeared swollen.

“Local legend says lovers would arrange to meet in the glades using the light of the moon to find their way. If he got lost on his way, then the love wasn’t real because the beams only light the path for those with the truest hearts.” Snow White lifted a bottle of pre-mixed strawberry daiquiri. “A night of true love.” She toasted the air.

“What about those who just stumble along the sidewalk and find your door?” Lila asked trying to convince herself that the woman had to have had a better selection of date applications than she.

Snow White shook her head and readjusted her neckline so the tops of both nipples showed. “No. The moon will only guide those who are meant to be together, even if their true love only last fifteen minutes.”

“Has Robin Hood been to your room yet?” Lila asked still a little more than uncomfortable with the set-up of this event. Turning, she eyed the three security guards dressed as the Keystone cops standing in the parking lot. Going into an empty motel room with a stranger sent nervous bumps racing along her arms, even if the Keystone cops were the size of moving mountains.

“No.”

“I think you may change your mind if he were to show up.” Lila stepped back inside and closed the door. “Or I’m the only sane one here.” She went to get her purse deciding she’d had enough of meeting future dates to last her a lifetime. “Becoming a crazy old lady who lives alone and collects stuffed animals isn’t really that bad,” she told herself. A sharp knock echoed through the room. “Damn it,” she growled.

How could she leave now? Dropping her purse back on the floor, she stomped across the room making the bells on her ankles and hips chime. She jerked the door open ready for yet another speed dating nightmare. Instead a cowboy from every girl’s dream stood there. Well over six feet tall, his dark eyes bore into her as if challenging her to speak. His sharp jaw line with a cleft chin, tight smile, and chiseled cheek bones added to the rugged cowboy good looks. She let her gaze wander over the plaid shirt pulled tight across his broad chest. Dropping her eyes lower, her smile grew. The chaps and worn jeans did an excellent job of highlighting his dick.

At least this one was eye candy.

“Welcome to my oasis,” she waved a hand and stepped back. “I’m a single girl harem waiting to make all your fantasies come true.” She’d been waiting all night to use that line. Instead of chuckle or even a smile he shoved his card at her and grumbled something that she took to be a hello. Glancing down at the card, she read his name.

“Glad to meet you cowboy Bill. I’m harem girl Sally.” She had no doubt Bill wasn’t his real first name so they both had been smart enough to lie when filling out their introduction card.

Again his response was a grumble. Looks to make your blood boil combined with a dreamy body, though he couldn’t talk. Sighing, she watched his ass as he crossed the room. She could deal with the lack of vocal skills.

The point and grunt caveman thing was doable when an ass looked like his in faded jeans. 

Knock Knock is available at  ~ http://www.amazon.com/Knock-ebook/dp/B00A4NPFKI

Hump Day Hook

WELCOME

WELCOME

This week my hump day hook is from Knock Knock my Halloween romance suspense…

Blurb ~

Knock Knock…. Answer if you dare.

New to Kanna, Florida, Lila Maxwell attends All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event in the hopes of meeting Prince Charming but instead one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.

Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the completing task. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party.

Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list.

After a night of mind blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand.

When Lila reports to work she learns Cowboy Bill is actually Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.

Knock Knock.... answer if you dare

Knock Knock…. answer if you dare

Hump Day hook ~

Lila poured herself a glass of wine and started to put together the hamster cage. As she twisted plastic tubes together, she wondered what her new boss would be like. Walking into her bedroom, she froze mid-stride. On her bed was a knife coated with blood and small plastic number five. The glass slipped from her hand and fell to the floor spraying her foot and leg with red wine.

 

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Knock Knock is available at http://www.amazon.com/Knock-ebook/dp/B00A4NPFKI

For the rest of the Hump Day Hooks ~ http://humpdayhook.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Two for Tuesday

Every writer has what they view as a resource they couldn’t write without.  For some it’s a dictionary or a grammar reference, for others it’s a ‘craft’ book like Hero and Heroines Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, Caro LaFever, and Sue Vider (one of personal favorites).  While I find all these useful, the one resource I’d be lost without is my subscriptions to Cosmo and Budget Traveler.

This writer’s romance bible 🙂

Cosmo provides my muse with several different inspirations. Of course, there are the articles – like Late Night Sex and the quizzes which spark ideas for my ‘steamy’ love scenes. Recipes named Party in my Mouth (mentioned in Tide of Love) and drinks like Cowboy Killer (used Knock Knock). And the models in the ads become characters. I dress my characters from the fashions highlighted.

 The setting is key to a story. Many writers view it as a main character. I feel that it sets the tone of the story and I work not to fall into the stereo type setting.  Budget Traveler is a great magazine for developing locations – not just exotic but local. The little blurb about an ‘off the beaten path’ shoreline town grew into the setting for Tide of Love. I combine the shops of an Ozark village with the restaurants of downtown Dallas and the history of colonial settlement for the setting of my new suspense romance.  

If I can’t go physically go there, I can mentally and take my characters with me

 What are some of your favorite magazines?

 

Tasty Thursday

From Knock Knock…. Lila’s friend, Cara makes these for her.  They are best warm…

APPLE-CINNAMON COOKIES  

 

1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling (I serve the unused filling on pancakes)

1/2 c. butter, softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar, divided

1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided

3/4 c. finely chopped walnuts

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, remove 1 cup apples from pie filling. Save remaining pie filling for another use. Finely chop apples in a blender or food processor.

In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Add chopped apples to creamed mixture; stir until well blended.

 

In a medium bowl, sift together next 3 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Fold in walnuts.

 

In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; stir until well blended. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

 

Makes About 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Howloween Blog Hop

       Welcome….

   Glad you stopped by…..

Here is the blurb for Knock Knock my Halloween Romance Suspense from Pink Petal Publishing

Knock Knock…. Answer if you dare.              
New to Kanna, Florida, Lila Maxwell attends All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event in the hopes of meeting Prince Charming but instead one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.
Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over

My Halloween Romance Suspense…

the Internet as his project manager was the completing task. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing.  However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party. 
Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list. 
After a night of mind blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand. 
When Lila reports to work she learns Cowboy Bill is actually Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.

  Available now : http://pinkpetalbooks.com/Knock-Knock-by-Lyncee-Shillard.html  

Make sure to leave me a comment, I’ll be picking two names on the 30th for these wine glasses (which will be filled Halloween chocolate)…

Make sure to visit all the great blogs in the Howloween Blog Hop ~ http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/

Sunday Six

Since Halloween is Wednesday AND my new Halloween romance suspense was just released I have an “oh this is bad” for my six from Knock Knock…

Now available for Pink Petal Publishing

Lila poured herself a glass of wine and started to put together the hamster cage. As she twisted plastic tubes together, she wondered what her new boss would be like. Walking into her bedroom, she froze mid-stride. On her bed was a knife coated with blood and small plastic number five. The glass slipped from her hand and fell to the floor spraying her foot and leg with red wine.

The rest of the Sunday Six are here ~ http://www.sixsunday.com/

AND

The Howloween Blog Hop post is below…leave me a comment if you would like a chance to win one of the Halloween wine glasses.

Thanks for stopping by!

Two for Tuesday…

As I’ve mentioned I read ‘scary’ or ‘horror’ books for the month of October.  This is done for several reasons one is that it keeps me from falling into a ‘reading’ rut if I make myself try a different genre a couple of times a year another is it feeds my ‘little girl’ excitement of approaching events.

In Northern Michigan, October is sort of psycho in the weather department. Cold, warm, pretty colored trees, endless cloudy days, rain, lumpy rain, and snow so by spending the month preparing for a ‘fun’ holiday it keeps me from overeating and drinking too much wine or hard cider. At least once during the month, I spend an evening wrapped in my new fuzzy blanket, drinking hot cocoa, and watching Hocus Pocus and Sleepy Hollow

My Halloween romance suspense coming soon from Pink Petal Publishing

As a kick-off to the release of my Halloween novella, Knock Knock, I’m going to give away a copy of each of my two of my favorite Halloween movies – Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp and Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler (one movie per winner). 

Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite October activity, scary book or movie and I’ll randomly pick a winner. I’ll e-mail the winner’s on Wednesday for your addy’s.