Friday, October 21, 2011

Entangled Halloween Guest Post and Giveaway with Nicola Marsh


In Australia we don’t really celebrate Halloween (I know! Crazy, huh?) so I don’t have any Halloween memories or anecdotes to share.

Though after a trip to the shops this morning, looks like Halloween is growing in popularity by the minute. Almost every shop had decorations and candies to purchase…the first time I’ve ever seen so many pumpkins and witches and spiders and fun creepy stuff.

On Halloween, we get the occasional kid knocking on our door. Last year we had 1, the year before 2. Going by the proliferation of decorations in the shops, I reckon we’ll have a few more this year.


To make up for the lack of Halloween tales, this deprived Aussie is offering a signed copy of her current release, SEX, GOSSIP & ROCK & ROLL (Harlequin Presents Extra.)

To enter leave a comment on this spot with your email address

Happy Halloween! And eat some candy for me!

36 comments:

Rebe said...

I don't know whether I should be sad that you don't have Halloween or jealous! As a kid I loved Halloween, but as an adult I have to admit it's not my favorite day. Thanks for the giveaway!

rwschwarz11ATgmailDOTcom

Rayka Mennen said...

I didn't grow up with Halloween either, Nicola, so when I first came to the States, I totally decorated and dressed up. Now I just cringe when the doorbell rings because that's eating into my writing time.

JenM said...

That's a great title for a book. Makes me want to read it even though I don't know exactly what it's about. I'm glad to hear that all of you poor Halloween deprived Aussies are finally getting into the spirit of it. It really is a fun holiday.
jen(at)delux(dot)com

books4me said...

Nicola, last year we had 3 trick or treaters and they were all in the same family! I love Halloween and wish we had more kids come around but it is what it is! I still decorate the house, though!

books4me67 at ymail.com

Cate Lord said...

What a great book title, Nicola! Sounds like a fun read. My husband is British, and he didn't really grow up with Halloween either, but in the last ten years or so, it has become more popular in the UK. I guess it's growing in popularity internationally. Last year, here in Florida, we had about 40 kids come to our door (!), a record in our neighborhood, so I'm hoping we have bought enough candy this year. I'd hate to disappoint any kiddies.

Kathryn Merkel said...

Nicola, I would guess that if the Halloween mania has hit Aussie stores the hoards of candy demanding ghosts, goblins, etc will soon be knocking on your door. Handing out candy to Trick or Treaters lots its thrill for me about 5 years ago, when kids from other towns started being carted into my little town & swelled the numbers of T&T's from 30-40 to several hundred. Not only has it gotten down right expensive to feed them, but most of the out-of-towners are disruptive & the chauffers who bring them in, sit in the van/bus & let them run wild. Takes some of the joy out of the holiday.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

buddyt said...

Think we have exactly the same situation over here in South Africa.

Halloween is becoming better known and the commercial interests are pushing it more every year.

Sure it will soon be a polular in both our countries as it is in North America.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Debby said...

Maybe you should try and start the holiday there. Debby236 at gmail dot com

Barbara said...

AHH, thanks...that's very kind of you! And it looks like a very good read too! What's your favorite candy? I'll ignore the calories...and eat two...one for each of us!! Happy Halloween!

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

Jen B. said...

I love the name of the book! But, it's kind of sad that you don't have another commercial holiday to waste your money on :) I love Halloween and all of the decorations!
jepebATverizonDOTnet

mnjcarter said...

I think the trick or treaters have really been dwindling down around our area. There still are quite a few kids, but more and more people are doing kid Halloween parties or taking their children to places that have Halloween events, like the Mall Of America, the zoo or the haunted amusement parks. Halloween was so different when I was little, you could take your run of the neighborhoods by yourselves. Now there are so many sickos out there, you wouldn't dare to let your kids go alone!!

mnjcarter@charter.net

Nicola Marsh said...

I'd love to experience a really big Halloween just once, Rebe.

Looks like so much fun!

Nicola Marsh said...

lol Rayka,spoken like a true writer :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Jen!

Harlequin choose my titles and have to say, this one is my favourite :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Decorating the house sounds like fun, books4me.

Hope you have more Halloween door knocks this year :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Oh my, Cate, 40 is a lot!

Hope you've stocked up on candy this year :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Several HUNDRED, Kathryn?

*faints*

Wishing you a quieter Halloween this year!

Nicola Marsh said...

I think you're right, Carol, it is growing in popularity around the world.

Nicola Marsh said...

By the stuff here in the shops now, Debby, I think it's already started!

Nicola Marsh said...

I have a rabid sweet tooth, Barbara, so take your pick what candy I'd like :)

Nicola Marsh said...

lol, true Jen!
All those decorations in the shops, commercialism at its best :)

Nicola Marsh said...

That would be my concern too, mjn.

Haunted amusement park sounds great fun!

Lexi said...

I will have some chocoloate in your honor =)
But look at it this way, you dont have to sit down, get up answer your door, sit down for couple minutes, get up to answer dorr, sit down, get up....etc.

Thanks for a chance in your giveaway, hope your book is a success!
eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicola Marsh said...

Good point, Lexi :)

Though the workout would balance out the choccie consumption?!

Personally, I'd rather just relax and eat the chocolate :)

marybelle said...

Hi, Nicola, as a fellow Australian I get my Halloween fix via the Internet. It's less intrusive fun.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

I loved Halloween, still do :) I love your cover and your title, the plot looks great! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Jennifer said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love seeing all the children dressed up in costumes that come to my door trick-or-treating. It is still a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

jcalvert719(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Nicola Marsh said...

Same here, Marybelle :)

Which part of OZ are you in?

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks Krystal,
I think it would be so much fun, especially the costumes!

Nicola Marsh said...

The kids in costumes would be so cute, Jennifer!

Nicola Marsh said...

You're entered, Tore.

Leni said...

In my area it's more about having a party instead of going door to door. That all started for safety reasons, but I prefer it.
The stores were decorated when it was still summer. That is something I am still not use to. That is just too early.

lenikaye@yahoo.com

lindalou said...

OMG, we live about an hour from both DisneyWorld and Universal... and do they ever celebrate Halloween... The celebrations start over a month before the actual date. I love Halloween...
Thanks for the giveaways!
lindalou(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

Nicola Marsh said...

Halloween parties sound like great fun, Leni.

And you're right, much safer.

Nicola Marsh said...

Lindalou, that would be truly amazing, lucky you!

 
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