That Fateful Fright Night #BlogHop

Fright Night Blog Hop

 

 

 

Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year. Our house is usually decked out to the nines in zombies and creepy crawlies. So when I had the chance to join a Halloween blog hop, of course I jumped at the chance.

Reality is, I haven’t written any suspenseful or scary books yet, so it won’t be one of my books I give away. Instead, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite people, L.J. Kentowski….and her first book, Guardian of Fate.

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I stumbled on L.J. and this book through a mutual blogging friend and decided to give it a try. I was intrigued! This book had angels, demons, and so many twists and turns that you could almost get whiplash.. It simply drew me in! Check out this excerpt:

I charged through the woods, terror propelling me faster than I’ve ever run before. Branches ripped at my thin dress and lacerated exposed areas of my body, leaving bark in my skin and blood dripping from the wounds. The bottoms of my bare feet received the same torture from tree roots protruding out of the earth. I should have been in agony, but the adrenaline pumping through my veins masked any pain my body felt. It was the same thing causing me to perspire, while my breath formed puffs of steam in the chilly night air.

I looked over my shoulder, searching for the man who was chasing me. I saw nothing but the forest around me, but I knew he was there. I could feel his power energizing the air. Turning back, I slammed into something solid. Trembling, I looked up and my heart stopped as I stared into the face of the man I feared most. He grabbed my arms to hold me still, burning my skin under the pressure of his touch.

I knew I should try to free myself, but he drew me closer with an uncanny magnetism. His beauty enticed me like no other man ever tempted me before. While his body was perfect masculinity, with broad shoulders, lean muscular arms, and a taut stomach, his face possessed a mesmerizing softness. Dimples outlined his lush lips, making the hard lines of his jaw seem less intimidating, and promising a smile to warm even the iciest of hearts.

Every feature seemed created for perfection, but it was his eyes that locked me in. The lightest shade of blue, they seemed to glow in the darkness of the night. Unable to break away, I gazed into those eyes with tears in my own, as he brought his lips to mine. The kiss was gentle, but held a power that seemed to possess my very soul with its caress. He held me close, and I could feel the hard muscles of his chest press against me.

A cool wind brushed across my wet lips as he ended the kiss, and an emptiness came over me. Keeping his face only inches away, his fingers caressed my cheeks.

“Tell me you love me.”

My heart beat fast in my chest, as if it wanted to answer him on its own, binding itself to him forever. My eyes locked with his, and as much as it terrified me to tell him how I felt, I was compelled to answer.

“I love you,” I said breathlessly.

A smile grew slowly from his mouth. The reaction should have pleased me, but I only felt an overwhelming sense of dread.

“Will you kill me now?” my voice shook.

His smile faded, but he did not pull back. “No,” he said, softly. “You will do that yourself, Cassandra.”

So, how do you win a free copy? Share with me your favorite scary movie or book or Halloween song. I’ll be picking the winner via random drawing, and would love for it to be YOU!

 

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52 thoughts on “That Fateful Fright Night #BlogHop

  1. ratmom says:

    I love halloween and the month of October because there are so many great horror movies on. My favorite has been Fright Night *the original* for as long as i can remember. I loved Chris Sarandon in his role as a vampire. Dang he made one sexy vamp.

  2. Emma says:

    I read Guardian of Fate a year or so ago and enjoyed it. I know L.J has another book out in this series, Seeker of Fate I think is the name, and I must get my bum in motion and start reading it pronto.
    For a Halloween song, I’ve got Bette Midler’s “I Put A Spell on You” from Hocus Pocus stuck in my head.

  3. Danie says:

    My favorite Halloween type book is Harry Potter. It’s all about wizards and witches which definitely counts as Halloween in my book.

  4. Jess Witkins says:

    It’s too hard to pick one. So most recently, I finished reading Night Film – and that’s a good spooky one about the family of a horror film director. As for movies, some of my faves are: Halloween, The Addams Family, The Lost Boys, The Exorcist, Poltergeist, Psycho. I love the old classics. And my husband and I have now seen all the classic Dracula movies finally. We’ve watched Nosferatu, Dracula with Bela Lugosi, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Gary Oldman.

  5. Amber says:

    I love scary anything! 🙂 As far as movies I’ll stick with the first one I remember seeing as a kid, which was Jason. Just the chacha-ahah alone would get me. Another one that still gets me to this day is The Grudge. I’ve only seen it once and won’t watch it again!! Lol. As for a song…I’ve always loved Elvira and if I want something a little darker to read I seek out a book by John Saul.

  6. Rebecca Westmoreland says:

    I didnt grow up with halloween and wasnt allowed yo watch scary movies, and as an adult i dont like scary stuff.. i think the only halloween movie ive seen was some wendy witch 1 on disney last week when i was babysittjng my niece lol

  7. Laura says:

    I was in a thrift store recently and they had the best Halloween playlist over the speakers. Of course the old ladies at the register had no idea about the music. I wish I could have found out the names of some of those songs.
    I grew up with the Disney soundtrack from the Haunted House. I would play it year round.
    I like the classic old scary movies, some even from the silent film era. That organ music cn give you chills!
    And I prefer my scary reading to be cozy paranormals.

  8. BookLady says:

    My favorite scary book is The Shining by Stephen King and my favortie scary movie is Dracula. Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Halloween!

  9. Toni Porter says:

    Every year around Halloween, my family has to watch Young Frankenstein. That’s definitely a tradition, but we also will watch The Birds, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dracula (1992), Casper, Sleepy Hollow, and Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s a crazy mix.

  10. Sarah Miles says:

    I have a few favorite scary/Halloween movies. I still love Hocus Pocus. Leaning closer to scary, I love The Evil Dead and Repo: The Genetic Opera. Anthony Stewart Head singing? Awesome!

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