Friday, November 05, 2010

Free Book Friday (Halloween Hangover Edition)

Halloween has come and gone (with much hoopla at my house, but that's next week's blog) but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give away a couple fun paranormal books for Free Book Friday! Halloween is my favorite holiday. I just love the little kids in their costumes, too freaked out to say Trick or Treat. The Great Pumpkin on television. Normally I would say 'the candy' but I went out of my way this year to avoid gaining five pounds and gave out Halloween pretzel packs and mini popcorn bags. But today I'm giving away something for the big kids!

Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole

Neomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers -- until she encounters a ruthless immortal even more terrifying than Neomi herself.

To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.

Yet even if Conrad can win Neomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?

Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake
A new day dawns blood red
A master of fire, Mira is the last hope for the world. For centuries she has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad. Now she and her unlikely ally--the human vampire hunter, Danaus--have come to Venice, home of the nightwalker rulers. But there is no safety in the ancient city, for the threat of conflict is in the wind . . . with unholy alliances and earth-shattering betrayals taking hideous form in the shadows.

Banished for eons beyond the world's boundaries, the malevolent "naturi" prepare to feed once again upon a vulnerable earth--and treachery is opening wide the portal that will enable their dread re-emergence. The great battle that has always been Mira's destiny is looming, and she must remain powerful in the face of a shocking revelation: that Danaus, the only creature she dares to trust, is something more than the man he claims to be . . .

To win these two great books, comment with the phrase "trick or treat." What's your favorite thing about Halloween?



Linda Henderson said...

"Trick or Treat". My favorite thing about Halloween is watching the enjoyment on the kids faces as they go trick or treating.

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mariska said...

"trick or treat." !!

we don't celebrate halloween in my country but still i love to see what Costume that peoples wear on that day via tv or net :)

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Angel said...

Ah, a Kresley Cole book!!! Too bad I'm not eligible. :(

I really enjoyed Halloween this year. It was the first year my kids did actual Trick or Treating. We normally just go to the church in our neighborhood, but this year they went door to door with their cousins. Fun, fun!


Maureen said...

'Trick or Treat!' My favorite thing is seeing the kids dressed up and, of course, the candy.

CrystalGB said...

Trick or Treat. My favorite thing about Halloween is how excited the kids get to wear costumes and trick or treat.

Playground Monitor said...

I don't get trick or treaters at my apartment despite lots of kids living in the complex. I miss seeing the costumes and handing out candy. ::sigh:: I didn't even buy any because I knew I'd just eat it and I definitely don't need any candy.

Stephanie Jones said...

"Trick or Treat" My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all the cute little kids all dressed up and running wild on the candy high!

Angel-Some of my BEST Halloween memories are of trick or treating with my cousins. Great fun!

catslady said...

"trick or treat". To start off the Halloween season we have a pumpkin carving party. It started when my kids were little but they are grown now with one married but we still really enjoy doing the pumpkins (including my 88 yr. old mother)and roasting the seeds.

This year DST is later so we had one hour of daylight and one when it was dark which seemed perfect. A lot of little ones came out the first hour and then the older kids had the fun of lit pumpkins and darkness. We had about 65 kids this year.

Cathy M said...

Trick or Treat is my favorite part of Halloween, especially the little ones and their costumes. Had a lot of Toy Story characters this year.

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Mariee said...

"Trick or treat"

My favorite part is all the candy and decorations.

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robertsonreads said...

Trick or Treat. Everything, my son was born on October 25, so I really get into decorating, the whole 9 yards.

word verification - rechem, that doesn't sound proper.

Tonya Renee Callihan said...

"Trick or Treat"

I love Halloween. It's my favorite time of year, favorite month, fave season. I love the costumes, some are creative and some are outrageous. I love the decorations as well. But my absolute favorite part of Halloween is the unknown. Ghosts, vampires, shifters, they exist? Can you really have a seance'? Is there haunted places? I love the unknown and trying to figure another puzzle piece out every year.

donnas said...

Trick or Treat

My favorite thing is the costumes. I love seeing what is popular that year and what kids can come up with.

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