Now here is P.A. Lupton:
I love Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday of the season (it even tops Christmas for me). Halloween was always a big event in our house—it is my aunt’s birthday and we always made a big production of it. As a child we would go to my cousins and decorate like crazy. Scary graveyards out front, the garage always had a horrific murder scene of some kind, and even the front foyer of the house was sectioned off and decorated as a witch’s den (complete with cauldron).
One Halloween we painted my cousins face like a bloody zombie, cut a hole in a table with a table cloth over it. My cousin had her head through the hole and we put a large lid (the kind that goes on a platter) over her head. When the older kids came up to the garage to trick-or-treat we’d tell them their candy was under the lid, and when we’d lift the lid my cousin would shine a flashlight on her face and scream. The kids would scream, some ran away, and one punched my cousin in the face—it was great. We were famous for being the scary house; kids started changing their trick-or-treating route to make sure they came by our place.
Halloween is still a fun time of year in our house, and we try to make it as spooky as possible for the kids. My husband and I still dress up in costumes and take them out trick-or-treating. Our neighborhood has a contest for the best Halloween decorations. I love it because it reminds me of being at my aunt’s house when I was younger. I could go on and on with fun Halloween memories, but I should just keep it to my favorite and leave it at that.
Thanks Rebecca for reviewing Bound by Blood, and letting me share my Halloween memories.
Thank you Ms. Lupton for sharing these fun memories with us! Halloween is my favorite too.
More info on P.A. Lupton and her book:
Ever since I can remember I’ve had an addiction to books, and from the moment I picked up my first Anne Rice novel, I was hooked on the paranormal. The compelling lure of the paranormal world is irresistible. It is a world where anything and everything is possible, and the boundaries of humanity need not apply. A world in which life spans are measured by centuries and millennia, rather than decades, and a woman can possess inhuman strengths and kick major ass, yet still retain her innate femininity.
Why Vampires? They are the ultimate bad boys.
Women love a dangerous man, and what could be more dangerous than a vampire. Vampires embody everything we crave about the stereotypical bad boy. They exude confidence and sensuality. They are exciting, mysterious, and the epitome of masculine perfection—strong, youthful, and indescribably gorgeous. What’s not to love?
My first novel, Bound by Blood, combines my two favorite paranormal legends: witches and vampires—with a little romance thrown into the mix. I hope you enjoy it
FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally. In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic. Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever. When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim.
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