Note: Contest now closed
Halloween stories anyone?
I was never one to pick up themed (Holiday, Valentines, ect…) books before I was asked to participate in a Halloween project. This was a couple of years ago, and I saw it was a way to push myself. Not only was it supposed to be revolving around Halloween in some way, but it also had to be a contemporary setting.
At the time I was very happy writing my historical paranormal. Oh, yes, I had dipped my preverbal toe in the contemporary waters by writing a time travel, but an entire novella? Hmm…
And then there was the fact that it had to involve either werewolves or vampires. I love reading about vampires, but have just never had the desire to write about them, so I chose werewolves.
It was a tough project I had ahead of me, but I dove into it and let my imagination soar. I had a lot of fun writing the novella. There was much more freedom for my heroines than I had in my medieval settings. But I had seen several authors try to switch time periods to disastrous effects so I was more than worried.
Imagine my surprise when this little novella sold and sold and sold. So when the rights came back to me, I snatched them up and set about redoing the cover and expanding the story a couple of thousand words.
The novella isn’t just a paranormal, I added a bit of science fiction in there as well. I blame it on all the Doctor Who and Torchwood episodes I was watching at the time.
Yet, it seemed to work for the story. A heroine who doesn’t quite fit in and a hero who isn’t from this earth. Together they not only find love, but save the people of Cardiff from a very bad end one Halloween.
Though, I have to admit, there’s no way I’d take any kind of dare into any building that looks even remotely like its haunted. Lol. I’m one of those people who won’t sleep for months after just watching a commercial preview of a horror movie.
And after sleeping in a haunted castle in Scotland – and being touched by said ghost. Twice – I don’t mess around with fate that way.
What about you? Are you the kind that’s loves the scary stuff? Or are you more like me and a scardy cat?
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Late note: A winner will be picked on Sunday.