Today I have the pleasure of chatting about Halloween with a few of the witches from my erotic short story collection Paranormal Pleasures: Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction.
I’ll start with Marissa from “A Last Goodbye”. Marissa is new to the supernatural world, being a late bloomer with her magic but her trainer, Deirdre, who happens to be a vampire, is showing her the ropes and helping her acclimate quite well.
RR: So Marissa how are you celebrating Halloween this year?
Marissa: Deirdre’s brother Dante is throwing a Masquerade Ball at his mansion, it’s going to be blast.
RR: Are you going in costume?
Marissa: Yes I’m wearing a Marie Antoinette era gown and gorgeous mask- authentic too, no reproductions. It was Deirdre’s, you know vampires, they are such hoarders, which can come in handy when you’re searching for rare antiques and vintage clothing.
RR: I would love to peak into her closet, or should I say closets? Considering she’s been around for a long time I bet she has tons of clothes.
Marissa: Oh she does, I haven’t even begun to see everything. I’ve only been to two of her houses here in the states, she and Dante share several in Europe.
RR: Vampires and their luxuries…
Marissa: You know it.
As Marissa giggles thinking about her new life full of vampires I turn to Ariadne from “Witch in the Middle”. Ariadne has not one but two gorgeous men in her life. Such a greedy witch J
RR: Hi Ariadne, how are you celebrating Halloween this year? Anything special planned?
Ariadne: I’ve been invited to a couple parties. I’m not sure if I’m going though.
RR: Why not?
Ariadne: The whole “who to take issue”, choosing which guy will go where with me is such a headache.
RR: Why not take them both?
Ariadne: And risk the dirty looks, the questioning looks…or even worse the guys getting into it in the middle of a party and embarrassing me? No thank you.
RR: So they’re still having issues with each other?
Ariadne: Men are so territorial, jealousy is always an issue. They are always trying to one up each other or be the better man. Sometimes I wonder if I should just choose and be done with it.
RR: I’m sorry to hear that, I was really hoping the three of you had worked things out.
Ariadne: Perhaps they’ll get over the pettiness so I can have a Happy Halloween, it is my favorite holiday of the year and above all both guys love to make me happy.
RR: Well there you go, just tell them you want to go out and have fun without their egos getting in the way.
Ariadne: Thanks, Rox I will do that. Now I just have to figure out what to wear.
RR: Maybe you should go chat with Marissa and Deirdre I hear Deirdre has closets full of amazing clothes.
Ariadne: Thanks, I’ll do that.
Ariadne wanders off to find Marissa and I turn to Elita from “The Questioning Concubine”.
RR: Hello Elita, glad you could join us today. How are things going with the investigation?
Elita: Thanks to Connor I’m finally making some headway with the case. I’m closer than ever to finding out who killed my parents.
RR: That’s great news. Are you taking any time off to enjoy the Halloween season?
Elita: I have to. Taking my parent’s place in the circle means I have to organize and head up all of the Samhain activities- the bonfire, the ritual, and of course the party.
RR: Will Connor be joining you?
Elita: A wicked little grin creeps across her pretty features…He will.
RR: Does anyone know what he is, other than you?
Elita: No, he passes quite well as a witch. Glamour can hide all the little things that some might notice and think strange.
RR: So amid all those witches you don’t think anyone will notice that he’s different?
Elita: They haven’t yet and I’ve been dragging him with me everywhere. He has a way of making people talk, making them give up secrets, information they might not have even known they had. It’s a tremendous help with the investigation.
RR: That’s good news. I’m glad that summoning him turned out to be a good thing. You hear so much about those things going wrong, it’s good to know they can go right sometimes.
Elita: Oh that summoning was definitely right, and amazing and so damn hot…
she blushes as she realizes she’s getting a little carried away
RR: I clear my throat thanks for joining me for this little interview, I hope all of your Halloween/Samhain festivities turn out to be fabulous.
Elita: Thanks Rox I’m sure they will as long as Connor is by my side.
Elita wanders off and I turn to the witch that’s left, Vicki from “Witching You A Merry Christmas”.
RR: So Vicki, You and Daniel ended up having a very wonderful Christmas last year, will you be celebrating Halloween together as well?
Vicki: She gives me a shy smile Yes, we’ll be together for the holidays, all of them.
RR: Wonderful. So any plans? I know you come from a blended family- do you celebrate the harvest, Samhain, or Halloween?
Vicki: All of them. We’ve already attended quite a few harvest festivals, went on hayrides and drank spiced apple cider. This weekend we have a few Halloween parties to drop in on then a special Samhain ritual and bonfire on Monday night.
RR: Sounds like a busy weekend. Will you be dressing up?
Vicki: Oh yes. Daniel and I are wearing steampunk inspired costumes with some very nice gadgets and gizmos he made that look right out of the 1800s, of course most of the parts are from the 1800s with a little bit of modern tech thrown in.
RR: Parts from the 1800’s? Another example of vampire hoarding?
Vicki: She laughs Oh you have no idea! Daniel is such a pack rat. The man has boxes and trunks and all kinds of stuff tucked away in his house…houses I should say.
RR: I know he loves Christmas and goes all out with the decorations, is he the same way for Halloween?
Vicki: Let’s just say there is the biggest skeleton I have ever seen currently residing in his front yard along with a vast collection of other iconic Halloween creatures and features.
RR: So that’s a yes? I laugh.
Vicki: Most definitely.
RR: Well thank you for joining me today, thanks to all the witches that took the time to stop by during this busy haunting season.
It’s interesting to know that the supernaturals pretty much celebrate just like we do: costumes, bonfires, parties, hayrides, along with silly and scary decorations.
To learn more about these characters be sure to check out Paranormal Pleasures Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction.
Author: Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Genre: Paranormal erotica
ISBN: 0615470386 / 9780615470382
Page Count: 138
Ten tantalizing, erotic tales of vampires, witches and demons grace the pages of this short story collection by Roxanne Rhoads.
Step into the darkness and let these tales tempt and tease to satisfy your paranormal cravings.
Eight of Roxanne Rhoads' previous eBook publications appear in print for the first time, along with two brand new, never before published tales of supernatural love and lust.
A Last Goodbye
New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget
Vanessa is tired of her boyfriend Simon’s promiscuous vampire ways and stakes him, repeatedly- not close enough to the heart to kill him but close enough to make it hurt. But now she’s had a change of heart and considers embracing the sexual world of the vampire instead of being jealous of it.
Witch in the Middle
Ariadne is a witch torn between two men, a vampire and a human. Her heart doesn’t want to choose but the men force her to make a decision that could break her heart, unless with the help of the Goddess all three of them can come to a mutually acceptable…and enjoyable agreement.
When It Storms
Devon’s witchy girlfriend becomes insatiable every time a storm rolls around and he’s more than happy to give her exactly what she needs.
Shannon’s never seen her vampire boyfriend, Logan, vamp out before. Then one night he has to kill to save her life. Can she ever look at him the same way again?
The Questioning Concubine
Elita, a pure blood witch, has come home to find who or what killed her parents and to take her rightful place as the head of the coven. After five years of investigating and exhausting all conventional methods at her disposal, she decides to do the one thing a good witch should never do—summon a demon. The demon is not what she expected. Elita is soon swept up in his power… and her own.
The residents of the sleepy little town of Flushing, Michigan had no idea a vampire lived among them, seducing and drinking from all the men in town. Renata walked among them, blending in, taking only what she needed. One night, while she was on the prowl for fresh blood at a carnival, a handsome carnie caught her eye. She had no way of knowing he was a vampire hunter and was there for her.
Sea of Blood
Liana made Nerissa a vampire centuries ago in the islands of Greece but she’s never tired of her companion or the way she hunts her prey.
A Halloween to Remember
What says Halloween better than a wild party at an old Victorian mansion complete with its own cemetery? Perhaps meeting the man of your dreams thanks to the magic of Halloween.
Adena can’t believe her eyes when she spots Dimitri in the library- he looks like something straight off the cover of a historical romance novel-the type of guy she’s always dreamed of. Too bad he disappears before she has the chance to introduce herself. When she finally spots him again later that night she decides she’s not letting him get away again. Adena thinks she’s finally found the one. Until she wakes up alone the next morning- in the cemetery.
Halloween magic brought them together but will it be strong enough to keep them together?
Witching You A Merry Christmas
Witch Vicki has been leery of vampires ever since she was attacked five years ago. Daniel's a vampire and he's been secretly in love in with Vicki for two years ever since becoming Vicki's partner in The Guardians a supernatural group of paranormal crime fighters. Daniel loves Christmas and hopes the spirit of the holidays will soften Vicki's hatred of vampires and help her see him in a new light. Will he get his Christmas wish?
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