October I Hate You

 Welcome to the Romance Girls Gone Goblin!  

A big thanks to Lisa Sanchez for hosting and Killian McRae fro making the awesome button that scares my ass.


Halloween tortured me as a child. It had free candy, so that was a win. It also had scary things that, basically, scared me. Turns out my sweet tooth was a powerful force and every year I would dress up as a cat or a rabbit and march into the darkness with my friends. My brain would curl up and sob as I tiptoed past garish decorations. But, damn it; I would get the free candy.

I still like free candy. Mostly my favorite is the Target 90% off old Halloween candy which is just like free, sort off, but I’m getting off track.

When I was little I heard about Dracula and he haunted my small head. For years or at least three nights I insisted on falling asleep with my shoulders scrunched up. I guess I thought if Dracula made it into my house he would assume I was a neckless human and leave me be. Which was kind of selfish of the little me. I mean who would be Dracula’s snack? My sister or parents who had not the forethought nor the will power to be a hunched up ball of stress while sleeping?

Needless to say Dracula never made a plate of blood nachos out of me. Next, puberty hit like the hammer of hormones and body hair that it is. Then I found Dracula oddly sexy. And Gary Oldmen made it very, very hot. Fast forward to the present and surprisingly; I’m considered an adult. Vampires are still tempting us. Like everywhere. (cough, True Blood, cough)

Now let's fast forward to the present, shall we? Now Halloween has turned into a national holiday where candy is worshiped. Of course I'm on board with that, except that along with the increase in sugar production there seems to be a hell of a lot more attention to detail where the decorations are concerned.

 I took my son to a Halloween themed store to get an accessory for his costume. Holy hairy vagina batman! The decorations there were my worst nightmares carved into rubber and set to life. They moved, they spoke and, dear heavens, they scared me. And I get it, some people love to be scared. Have at. Better yet, come over and see my hair in the morning, that's crap-your-pants-crazy. But zombie babies? Who even thinks of that? You know what they did to the babies? They put 'em on a carousel. Wow. There was Freddy and all kinds of scary dudes I have spent a lifetime avoiding when their stupid assed commercials came on at night.

So you might wonder? Why the hell is this girl on a blog hop? Well, despite being a whiny jackass, I love free stuff. I love having giveaways and I think Lisa Sanchez rocks. So I have slid on a pair of sturdy diapers and waded into the Halloween promotion that may keep me awake until Christmas.

Anyway, to celebrate you people that are much tougher than I am, I'm giving away an eCopy of Crushed Seraphim and it is international.

To enter, comment below and make sure to follow this blog! One winner will be chosen at random.


  1. Oh my goodness, you sound just like me. I'm scared of everything. My imagination takes over and I become a gibbering wreck.
    I'm following you and look forward to reading more of your posts in the future :-)

  2. Deb, you crack me up! See, I love the gore and the monsters, but show me one of those fancy dolls with tiny teeth or a clown and I flip. Oh, or a fish of any kind. Yeah, show me a coy pond and I will flip the hell out! As a matter of fact, I tried to face my fear a few years ago and go into the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my family, I even popped an Ativan just to be on the safe side. Nope, after about 15 mins I was a near sobbing mess and literally shaking with fear.

    But hey, I can do zombies and junk so you do my fish stuff and I take on your scary things, deal? :)

  3. Haha that's hysterical! I loved the scrunched up neckless human :P

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

  4. I totally agree with you. I love Halloween but hate all the horror to it. I thought dracula and the werewolf lived in my basement, whenever I would go downstairs and mad dash up afraid they would get me...fun memories.

    Great giveaway.
    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  5. @Amaleen So glad we are scaredy cats togetehr! It totally is the imagination that gets us. Thanks for dropping by!

    @Patricia Fish? Really? I could totally handle all the fish for you. You handle the zombies. We could make our own action movie!

    @Jess Thanks for dropping by!

    @Anne Do you remember the stairs with the slats? I always thought something would grab my ankles.

  6. I earliest memory of my family home is my brother pointing the 19th century church with it's stone wall and bell tower visible from the house. He told me Dracula lived there with his vampire friends. I recall sleeping between my parents for weeks. I was five. lol

  7. Great post! In my country (Greece) we don't celebrate Halloween but we have something like Halloween in February. It is more for kids. Halloween seems wonderful!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  8. I gotcha! I like the candy too. I'd rather celebrate as I did in my younger days...a hayride at dusk (snuggling with my sweetie), that ended with a bonfire, hotdogs, smores, hot apple cider, caramel apples, and a few stolen smooches...


  9. @Carol I would have had a meltdown. Your brother would have had to deal with a lot of crying if I was his sister. haha

    @Diana Greece sounds lovely. I'll come visit you on the 31st so I don't get scared here.

    @Barbara I want your Halloween! That is so much cooler. Of course the cider and apples would give me gas so I might not get the kisses. :(

  10. awesome post! thanks for the great giveaway! i follow your blog.

  11. Twitter follower - GloriaSchumann
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

  12. i totally get you. i am also a giant scaredy-cat XD though i can't resist halloween and horror movies and the likes - i am crazy i know ^^
    thanks for the giveaway!

    witchvela at web dot de

  13. Oh I loved this!
    Great giveaway.
    Twitter follower- @YearofTiger86




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