Friday, October 31, 2014
Contest from P.G. Forte
One of the things I’ve always loved most about Halloween is the costumes. Yep, even as a kid, I liked the dressing up part even more than the candy. Weird, I know. Nowadays I tend to go for humor. Once, when my kids were young and oh-so-energetic, I dressed in black to accentuate my pallor, exaggerated the dark circles under my eyes, messed up my hair and, when people asked me what I was, replied by saying, “I’m tired.”
Back when I was a kid myself, however, I would have had no interest in dressing up as an aspect of myself. Halloween was an opportunity to try on different roles and play at being someone else. It offered the freedom to explore different lives, different time periods—even make-believe ones. In a way, it’s a lot like the experience you get from reading. Only you don’t have to wait for October!
The first two books in my Children of Night vampire series feature Halloween parties, because most of my vampires enjoy dressing up as much as anyone else. I had a great time picking out costumes for them to wear that would suit their personalities. All except for Conrad, of course. The clan patriarch feels it’s a little beneath his dignity to play dress-up. I figure that’s his loss.
Book One in the series, In the Dark, is on sale until midnight for only .99! And I’ll be offering a digital copy of any one book in the series as my giveaway today. To be entered to win, check out the excerpt on my website http://www.pgforte.com/ITDHalloweenExcerpt.htm and answer the following question:
What costume did Desert Rose wear to Conrad’s Halloween party?
Good luck and happy Halloween!
When you live forever, you’re bound to make a few mistakes.
Children of Night, Book 1
1969 San Francisco. World-weary Conrad Quintano should have known better than to fall in love with a human—much less Suzanne Fischer, the barely legal, adventure-seeking hippie beauty known as Desert Rose. And the very last thing he should have agreed to do was to raise her babies and protect them with his life. But even twelve-hundred-year-old master vampires can find it hard to reject a deathbed request—especially when issues of love, guilt and blood are involved.
Present day. Raised in virtual isolation, twins Marc and Julie Fischer have always known they are vampires. But they never knew their parentage—or their unique status in the vampire world—until their “uncle” Damian comes to fetch them home. The family reunion, however, isn’t what they expect. They’re thrust into a world for which they’re totally unprepared. And the father they expected to see, Conrad, is missing.
How to find him…and whom to trust? Solving the mystery of betrayal and vampire family values will prove the Beatles had it right. All you need is love…and an occasional side of blood.
While reading this book you may experience any of the following, an increased desire to wear flowers in your hair, dress in tie-dye or nap during the day. Other symptoms may include an intolerance to sunlight, an aversion to garlic-flavored tofu and a pronounced urge to bake…or get baked.
You can read more about the entire series here: http://www.pgforte.com/ChildrenOfNight.htm or here: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/books/series/255/children-of-night
PG Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true…it also bears an uncanny resemblance to Berkeley, California.
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