Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RELEASE DAY & DSDU 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

Okay I admit it, I don't celebrate Halloween. I love the sound of dressing into costumes and going trick-or-treating, but...no one else I knows does it in my part of the world so it would possibly be a waste of time going to the effort LOL!
Instead, I get to celebrate in other ways, with a release  hitting cyber space for the new Hot Down Under collection from Pan Macmillan's new digital line, with my story Beneath the Light of a Silver Moon. And though my story is not paranormal (tsk tsk) it DOES mention the moon (hehe) in the title. And, how does that saying go? oh yes - truth is scarier than fiction.. okay okay - I changed it up a bit, but you know what I mean.

In my story, the heroine's husband is the monster, an abusive alcoholic who doesn't see anything wrong with putting a bruise or two on her body.

Kristen Treymore isn't living anymore – she's existing.

Trapped in marriage to Jack, an alcoholic who uses his fists to communicate, Kristen has given up her freedom in an attempt to protect his daughter.

When Conrad Doyle, childhood friend and the man whose heart she unwittingly broke, shows up on Kristen's doorstep and offers her a lifeline, she can't refuse.

What she never dreams possible is how much she still wants him—but is that enough to keep them together when terror still beats deep in her heart?
So...how do you choose to celebrate Halloween?  My 'treat' is reading a good book and delving into another world, usually paranormal, but hey, any genre will do as long as the words pull me into the story and the writing isn't dull. On that note, I have the first two ebooks of my Alien Hunger series, Galactic Burn and Galactic Inferno, to giveaway to a commentator who answers that question and another to someone who 'follow's my blog. (see below)
Good Luck peoples and have a Happy Halloween MWAHAHAHAH!!!!
Dn't forget to blog hop (people's names below) and help celebrate The Darksiders 2nd year of blogging! Awesome!!!!

The Darksider blog is two years old and in celebration, some of the DSDU authors are getting together and celebrating "Halloween Style" with a blog hop. Just like 'trick a treating' there are lots of goodies on offer, including a 30 dollar gift voucher =))

I'm offering my first two Alien Hunger e-books to a commentator, and a choice of my backlist titles from Ellora's Cave to one person who 'follows' my blog.
Here are the rules:
  1. To be eligible to win a prize on the blogs, the reader must do as what’s instructed on each blog by 11.59pm 4th November Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
  2. To be eligible to win the Amazon voucher, the participants must comment on each participating blog. Only one comment needed. Multiple comments will be ignored for the purposes of the contest.
  3. Have fun!

Halloween Special - 2nd Blogiversary Participants
1. Eleni Konstantine 
2. Mel Teshco 
3. Nicole Murphy 
4. Imogene Nix 
5. Christina Phillips aka Christina Ashcroft 
6. Amanda Ashby 
7. Jenny Schwartz 
8. Shona Husk 
9. Maree Anderson
10. Kylie Griffin 
11. Lilliana Rose 
12. Nicole Hurley-Moore 
13. Eden Summers 
14. Erica Hayes 
15. Sandra Harris 
16. Keziah Hill 
17. S E Gilchrist 
18. DSDU


Keziah Hill said...

I don't Halloween either Mel. I'm hoping I can avoid any chocolate seeking children this arvo!

Mel Teshco said...

Good luck with that Keziah! I've never encountered that yet in Aus but things are definitely changing.

Jenny Schwartz said...

"truth is scarier than fiction" ... I like that!

Mel Teshco said...

Thanks Jenny, nothing like manipulating a great quote *g*

Lilliana Rose said...

I tend not to celebrate Halloween. But the few times I have, I enjoyed dressing up in a witches (homemade) costume.
This year I plan to 'treat' myself with a spa and some vegan chocolate, and sit in the dark and watch TV (love the gypsy's wedding dresses).
Thanks for the reminder for a treat:)

Happy 2nd bday for DSDU and Happy Halloween:)

Mel Teshco said...

Lilliana that sounds divine! What a great way to treat yourself =))

Christina Phillips said...

We never celebrated Halloween either in the UK. My kids never went out trick or treating (they feel very deprived) I did notice a big difference when we moved to Oz. I don't know if it's become more commercial in the UK now. Probably!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Happy Halloween, Mel!

No celebrating for me - but I've got some chocolate in case there are knocks on the door.

Love the idea to treating yourself.


Mel Teshco said...

Sounds like Halloween is spreading Christina, first Aust, then the UK...

Mel Teshco said...

Oh you're prepared Eleni!

At least if there's no knocks you can keep the chockie for your own little treat =)

S E Gilchrist said...

Halloween, nope. Chocolates, YES! I may even have one now.
Already a follower,plus already have both Alien Hunger books & loved them.

C.T. Green said...

I just remembered I got chocolate in the cupboard and after doing gym today was feeling guilty about eating it. But Halloween cancels out gym any da...nom nom nom.

Imogene Nix said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't do Halloween :)

But that book looks hot!

Natasha D said...

I don't do Halloween either, although my USA friends continually tell me I'm deprived. I'm celebrating by checking out FB, blog hopping (cos I this time its registering) and re-reading a WIP that I put on ice last year

Tyla Grey said...

I "celebrate" by stocking up with mini choc bars ready for those knocks on the door. (I have yet to be scared by anyone!) I wonder what would happen if I said "I'll take the trick"?

Don't dare try it... !

Mel Teshco said...

Hi S E Gilchrist,

What would we all do without chocolates (or at least what would our poor husbands do if we were faced without a bit of cadbury...)

I'll put you in the draw as a follower for a backlist book =)

Mel Teshco said...

Hey Miss Green!

Your gym sounds like my gym... *wink*

Mel Teshco said...

Join the club Imogene (the non-Halloween club)

And thanks re: my book =)

Mel Teshco said...

Natasha D,

I love your way of celebrating doing the blog hop - very cool =))

Mel Teshco said...

Tyla another choc lover, we must all keep cadbury in good business. There's a good point. A trick...hmm!

emmad said...

Halloween is not such a big deal here in NZ. This year it seemed to explode a bit and we had a fair few kids dressing up and going out. I actually had a good evening as was at dog training teaching my dog to track lol. Left my other half at home with the candy ;)

Gabbie said...

Halloween's not huge around where I am unfortunatly. I love the spirit of halloween but I don't really celebrate it because there's no point knocking on doors of people who don't care about it. So for me its just another day. I don't really do anything different.

wanda f said...

Pranks ,candy for us and the trick or treaters ,lots of scary movies with my teen daughters and hubby we love Halloween .
gfc follower
wanda f

Anonymous said...

Too many amazing things going on at once.
Relax and enjoy the ride Mel.
Love your work.
Can't wait to read your full story :))

Mel Teshco said...

emmad you have the right idea, dog training sounds like lots of fun =) Hope hubby enjoyed giving out the chocs LOL

Mel Teshco said...

Gabbie you sound in the same boat as me. It's def no celebrated here, and would feel ratehr odd wandering the street dressed up.

Mel Teshco said...

Oh Wanda you must be in the right area then! Really does seem to be one or the other. Hope you had another great Halloween =)

Mel Teshco said...

Hi MaryDe

and thanks so much =))

And you're right there, sometimes we forget to enjoy that ride *smiles*

Lona said...

I love halloween, its fun to see all the costumes and hand out the candy.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

Mel Teshco said...

Hi Lona,

I bet they're are some great costumes out there too =)

Thanks for dropping by.

booklover0226 said...

I didn't do anything for Halloween this year because I was too busy standing in line for early voting; I live in the US. By the time I got home, after working all day, I was too tired. LOL

I look forward in reading your works; they sound great.

I am a follower.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Mel Teshco said...

Tracey that's one way to spend your Halloween *g* Thanks for following, you're in the draw =)

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