Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The annual Addictive Reads Halloween promotion and blog hop is here once more, and this year's theme is favorite Halloween experiences. Through Oct. 31, you've got a chance to win a $50, $25, or $10 gift card to the winner's choice of Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble or PayPal Cash by entering the Rafflecopter drawing (find the link here).

Childhood Halloweens don't stand out for me, other than the memory of my brother repeatedly dressing as a skeleton and painting his face: his go-to costume. Then there was the time I was in college and trick-or-treated in my parents' neighborhood (which I'm ashamed to admit now). I wore my high school graduation gown for my costume! Surprisingly, the homes I visited gave me candy, no questions asked, and only one lady asked me to wait a moment, walked away, and didn't come back, leaving me candy-less on her doorsteps.

As a parent with two young boys, I enjoy Halloween from a different perspective: choosing pumpkins and carving the faces my boys draw on them, making costumes as cheaply as possible, endlessly following my boys around as they trick-or-treat (the boys don't tire of trick-or-treating quickly)... and then sneaking some choice pieces of candy from the boys' stashes after we return home!

I hope you have an enjoyable and safe Halloween... and that you enjoy the Addictive Reads Halloween promotion and blog hop! If you're looking for a fun read, I've got a new short story out: Get Rid of the Gnome. It's $.99 and available here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Kobo

Click here to return to the Addictive Reads Halloween Experiences Event Page for the Rafflecopter and Blog Hop links!


  1. Costume making is always one of the things that comes to mind first. My sibs and I would get REALLY detailed with some of our outfits. The year we were a band of pirates was hilarious!

    1. Now that's creative! Thanks for sharing, Felicia!