Snarkolgy Halloween Blog Hop

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If you are looking for the Snarkolgy Halloween Blog Hop, then you have found it.

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My daughter and her black Halloween cat

My daughter and her black Halloween kitty


What do you love about Halloween?

For me, I loved making  my daughter’s costumes for Trick-or-treat. She’s been a bunny, cowgirl, Little Red Ridding Hood, fairy complete with wings, spider queen with a companion spider she’d walk on a pole, an angel with wings make with real feathers (I can’t take credit for that one) and a cat.

My daughter is grown now, but I still remember the festive feel to Halloween night, kids were (and still are) so excited to wear their costumes, and most people were friendly and nice. I’d walked my daughter along the road so she could knock on the doors. The scent of candle wax and pumpkin from the hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and the crisp fall leaves filled the air.  We’d come home exhausted, and my daughter’s bag bursting at the seams. She was always a big hit when she trick-or-treated.


Blurb and excerpt from my published book: Matrix Crystal Hunters:

Team Alpha Three’s spaceship is out of power after fighting a wormhole, and parked on the primitive world of Zenevieva. With half the team sick from radiation poisoning, the team commander entrust geologist, Maya Gladstone, to find enough matrix crystals to power up their spacecraft, so they can go home to Earth.  Vach Namaste of the powerful Clan Namaste, a native of the planet, has desired the lovely Maya since she stepped off the spaceship on that astonishing day a year ago. He’s hounded her every step since. As Hymeneal Night approaches, he makes plans to take her as his bride… willing or not.

“What’s wrong?”

“There’s a bow in the rock wall.” Vach backed up, causing Maya to withdraw. “I’m bigger than the last time I went through here, but that was several years ago when my cousin, Xeno, brought me.”

He handed her the flashlight.

“Is there another way?” She shone the light around, noting how the crevice narrowed overhead.

“Not that I know of.” He grunted, trying to remove his robe, but there wasn’t much room to maneuver.

“Here, let me help you.” Maya pulled the robe off his shoulder. “Surely the ancients didn’t come through here?” She jerked one sleeve down over his hand and then reached to get the other side too, but found herself wedged between the rock wall and his hard body. Fighting the impulse to feel his muscles, she managed to get his other sleeve down.

“If there’s another entrance, it must have been blocked a long time ago.” He started to pull his tunic off, but struggled, thanks to his big arms and the lack of room. “Can you help me with my shirt?”

As Vach lifted his arms over his head, Maya grabbed a handful of cloth so she could lift the material high over his shoulders. “What are you going to do? Strip down and lube yourself with my cooking oil?”

“No.” He chuckled, his voice muffled by the shirt. “But that’s a good idea.”

With his arms up, Maya got a whiff of his spicy, male scent. It always surprised her that the Zeemen didn’t stink after exertion as humans did. I wouldn’t mind rubbing his body down with oil. Warmth spiraled through her middle. She bit her lip. Keep your mind on business and not on being in a tight spot with a handsome Zeeman.

Vach stuck his clothes in the tote and then sidestepped through the narrow opening. Grunting as he pushed past the bow, he finally got through.

Maya approached the bend and realized it was about breast height on her. No wonder Vach had a problem, with his deep chest and heavily muscled back.

Contemplating the aperture, she stood on tiptoe but couldn’t get high enough. Finally, she squatted down but then found she needed to keep her knees bent out sideways. Oh no, not awkward at all.

She managed a few crab steps before she got stuck. Vach grabbed her arm to pull her the rest of the way through. Her hiking boots slid over the loose gravel, while her thighs took the strain. He helped her to stand, leaving his hands placed on her waist as she leaned against the wall, panting. “I don’t know how we’re going to manage that going back.”

“At least we know it’s there.” His breath puffed against her face. It smelled of mint.

He must have used my toothpaste. “Yeah, I guess you’re right.”

With an electric jolt, Maya realized her shirt had risen up and Vach’s hands were resting on her bare skin. She became hyperaware of his scent, his closeness and the fact that he wore no shirt.

Moving even closer toward her in the confined space, he whispered in her ear. “I like the smell of your hair.”

His hand slid further under her shirt, gliding over her ribs.

Heat went through her as she rested her hand on his shoulder. “It’s my shampoo.”

“It’s nice.”

“You can borrow it sometime.”


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Don’t forget to drop in on these other blog hop participants for even more chances at prizes.

The Snarkology Sheryl R. Hayes
de Hart’s List Wild About Romance Naomi Bellina
Dena Garson Real…Hot…Romance Musings from the Keyboard
Romance on the Edge – Anita Kidesu Kathryn Knight books
Elizabeth Rose Novels Tricia Schneider
Brandy Nacole’s Books Author Zoe Forward
Diane Burton – Adventure and Romance Believing is Seeing (Sandra Sookoo)
Daryl Devore Dylan Newton…Romancing the Paranormal
Quill or Pill Margo Bond Collins ~ Words, Words, Words
Mia Downing Melanie Karsak ~ Chasing Steampunk
Read, Write, Repeat Janice Seagraves, Author
Brenda’s Blog Romance by Beverly
Sarah Bella My Writing Corner
Gemma Juliana Bad Girls Need Love Too…
Rose Anderson’s Calliope’s Writing Tablet JoAnne’s Postings
Patricia Preston  ShapeShifter Seductions
Beth Caudill – Author Journeys With Jana
Shauna Aura Knight JM Stewart
Author Sydney Katt – The Home of Sarcastic Sexy Suspense Karen McCullough
The Bestiary Parlor Sexy Is As Sexy Does
Things that thrill Romance That’s ‘Out Of This World’
Lisa Rayns Author Amanda Young
The Fantastic Imagination of Jax Author Amanda Kimberley LB
Do You believe in Demons? Cheryel Hutton – Dragon Whisperer
Sydney St. Claire Melissa Fox
Reading, Writing & Romance  Maureen L. Bonatch
Abigail Owen Sophia Kimble
Karyn Good Barbara Edwards Comments
Castle of Spirits – DW Adler
My Writing Corner Demon Hunting and Tenth Dimensional Physics

25 comments on “Snarkolgy Halloween Blog Hop

  1. Janice,
    I’ve always loved taking my kids trick-or-treating. I’m saddened my boys are getting too old for it. Thankfully, Miss Bear is only four. Thank you so much for participating in the hop! 🙂


    • Hi Melissa,

      At least you have years yet to enjoy Halloweens and other holidays with your daughter.

      I miss those times with my daughter. 🙂 *sigh*

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.



  2. I was the one who stayed home to hand out the candy. That was fun because I got to see all the costumes and really enjoyed interacting with the kids. My children went out with their dad trick or treating. 🙂


  3. Don’t do as much for Halloween anymore, but I look forward to handing out candy and seeing the cute costumes some of the kids have.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com


    • Hi Jean,

      I miss that. I live too far out in the county for Trick or Treaters.

      We did have two little girls this one time, and my hubby and I were so excited to see them that my husband gave both half the treat bowl. LOL



  4. Honestly, I love this Blog Hop. I did this last year and this one is even bigger! What a great way to find new authors and hear about my fav holiday from their POV 🙂


    • Hi Phaedra,

      Oh, me too. I used to just love to dress up with my daughter and take her out on Halloween night.

      Of course I can still dress for the Ren-fairs but its not quite the same thing.



  5. Seeing everyone in the costumes, but i love the spookiness of the holiday! I love all the scary movies that come one. I like to curl up with some junk food of course, and watch scary movies into the wee hours of the night! lol thank you!


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