Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular: Day 11: Guest Post and Giveaway with Roxanne Rhoads: Hooray for Halloween


Please give a warm welcome to Roxanne Rhoads, who is guest posting today. Thank you Roxanne for stopping by today! 

 Hooray for Halloween By Roxanne Rhoads 

 Halloween…the one day when spirits can walk this world in the flesh when those who are no longer ‘real’ once again become corporeal. A day full of ghosts, witches, fairies, magick…

I don’t know where the love of the paranormal came from, it is something that has always been part of my life. Maybe it was the books my mother read to me or maybe that just helped it along. I grew up reading fairy tales with my mom, not the Disney versions either but the real Grimm style fairy tales that did not always have a happy ending. (In the real Little Mermaid story, she turns to sea foam at the end and drifts away, there is no happily ever after).

By the time I was 10 I was already reading Steven King, Dean Koontz, and other adult paranormal novels. At the age of 11 I found Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire at a garage sale and was forever after seduced by vampires.

As I grew older the paranormal stories became more than just a little creepy and scary but also a little…sexy. And later… outright erotic.

Over time I have watched books transform and change from the veiled eroticism in Dracula and Anne Rice’s books to the flat out hot sex scenes in today’s romance and erotica novels. And something about creatures with supernatural powers just adds a whole new level of sexiness to the books.

Alpha male shapeshifters give us that power, control, and animal magnetism coupled with primal urges that can’t be denied, vampires have centuries of sexual experience and awesome powers that make us swoon, demons are the ultimate hotties with badditude written all over them, and then there are the other magickal men; beautiful, wicked fey: wily wizards, seductive sorcerers… They are just full of preternatural hawtness, are they not?

And Halloween they all come out to play. 

It’s no wonder the Halloween season is my favorite time of year.

During the Halloween season I can walk around vamped out in Goth attire looking dark and spooky. I get to play dress up for all the parties and costume balls (and yes I attend a couple every year)

The rest of the year I tend to hide the darkness inside only letting it out in my fiction.

But on Halloween I can let my freak flag fly high and be as sexy, spooky, Gothic and vampy as I want- and I can make my house match. Got to love that.

Halloween- the one time of year I can truly be as dark as I want and no one thinks twice about it.

Hooray for Halloween.

Several of my paranormal erotica stories take place during Halloween including the novella Eternal Desire, my short erotica story- A Halloween to Remember, which appears in my collection of shorts- Paranormal Pleasures: Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction

My first full length novel, Hex and the Single Witch, also takes place during the Halloween season.

Hex and the Single Witch 
Vehicle City Vampires Book One
By Roxanne Rhoads 
Publisher: Bewitching Books 
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy 
Word Count: 83,000 

 Anwyn Rose is descended from a long line of powerful witches yet she can barely cast spells young witchlings have mastered. She has one functioning witch gift, the power of knowing, which she puts to good use as a Detective on Flint’s Preternatural Investigation Team.

It’s a new era in Vehicle City, supernaturals are running the town.

The P.I.T has their hands full with paranormal crimes. Top priority is a serial killer, who appears to be a vampire, draining young women in the city.

Anwyn is on the case with her sexy partner Detective Mike Malone. Complicating things is her relationship Galen, a vampire who looks more guilty than innocent, although Anwyn trusts her instincts even if her power is on the fritz.

Mysterious spells, compromising situations, and a possible demon on the loose make it hard to focus on the case, but Anwyn has to make things right before the human police execute the wrong vampire.

Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.

 About the Author: 

 Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.

Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.

When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.

Visit her online

Bewitching Book Tours
Roxanne can also be found on Linked In, Goodreads and Google+

Tour Wide Giveaways 

 Prize Pack 1: A Fang-tastic Tote Bag, glow in the dark gloves, a Bewitching Charm bracelet (made by BookSwag Shop), , Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only 

 Prize Pack 2: Bewitching Charm bookmark (made by BookSwag Shop), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only

 Prize Pack 3: Bewitching necklace (made by paragraphic), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only

Prize 4: $10 Amazon Gift Card delivered digitally. Open internationally

Prize 5 (with 5 winners): 5 ecopies Hex and the Single Witch. Open internationally

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miki said...

thank you a lot for having a prize for international too!

The prize pack though is perfect for this saeson the us winner will be happy
all the best

Jo said...

This sounds like a fun book to read!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

booklover0226 said...

I have read some of Roxanne's works and enjoyed them. I am adding this to my must have list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Shadow said...

Your book sounds awesome! Definitely wanna read. Love the title! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Lisa Kessler said...

COngratulations on the new release Roxanne!!! I'm super happy for you!!!

Lisa :)

elaing8 said...

I'm looking forward to reading this sounds really good

Roxanne Rhoads said...

thanks everyone hope you enjoy a little Hex this Halloween season :-)

Texas Book Lover said...

Congrats on the new release! It sounds wonderful!

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