I’m thrilled to be back at Fang-tastic today! I love this blog, and it’s the perfect place to be for my favorite time of year—Halloween! I love every creepy, crawly, spooky, scary part of it. Costumes are a big deal around here—my family is obsessed with the perfect getup. And pumpkins? We grow a huge pumpkin patch and top it off with an annual pumpkin carving party. When Halloween night rolls around we go trick-or-treating with a group of over 50 people, which is amazing for our small town. We could have a pretty awesome flash mob if we planned it right.
As much as I love the scary aspects of this holiday, there are a few things I could do without forever. Horrible, terrifying things that give me nightmares on a regular basis. I can handle zombies, sparkly vamps, politics and the cast of Jersey Shore. *Cough* That last one is a stretch, but I can deal. No, I have a list of my secret fears. The things that scare me into rocking on the floor in the fetal position are:
1. Dolls. No, not Barbie (which is a topic for another day). I’m talking about rooms full of dolls. Floor to ceiling, row upon row of lifeless plastic or ceramic bodies with small glass eyes staring sightlessly at you. Did you know dolls were originally created to house the souls of the dead? My neighbor has a doll collection. *shudder* She invited me over one day to drink tea and admire them. Er…no thanks. I’d rather meet Freddy Krueger on a bad day.
2. Clowns. This one’s a no-brainer. After IT, I will never look at clowns the same way. We recently did a carnival at my children’s school. One of the high school boys dressed up as a clown. I can’t tell who cried harder, some of the parents or the kids. Clowns are creepy. The more they smile, the worse it gets.
3. Spiders. I have a deep-rooted fear of arachnids. I was scarred for life the day I pulled on a pair of jeans only to find a spider in one of the pant legs. Actually, it had moved to my leg and was quickly crawling up. If you listen carefully, you can still hear the echoes of my blood curdling shrieks and my family howling with laughter. Shortly thereafter, I found out the average person ingests approximately eight spiders in their lifetime (ground up into food, beauty products, etc.) If that doesn’t freak you out, I don’t know what will.
So there you have it. My secret fears revealed. What are you secretly afraid of?
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Title: Stone Cold Seduction
Author: Jess Macallan
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Release Date: September 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-24-4
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-25-1
When a regular night of Robin Hood-ery results in the manifestation of some, um, unusual paranormal abilities, perfume-maker Elleodora Fredricks realizes the normal world she lives in isn’t quite… normal. And neither is she, thanks to her father, king of the shadow elves. Not only is he evil incarnate and the reason Elle moonlights as a burglar—someone has to take care of all his victims—he’s stolen her memories.
And only reading her fate can fix that.
Good thing she’s got a trio of hotties willing to help her find said fate. Saving her oracle BFF’s fiancée, falling in love with the gargoyle, and making up for breaking the phoenix’s heart ought to be a piece of cake for the princess of the shadow elves.
If only the king didn’t want his daughter dead…
chocolate, tea and world domination. But mostly chocolate.