Friday, 24 October 2014

Beachwalk Press Halloween Blog Hop

Now that I have children of my own, I find myself always replaying memories of my childhood. I always knew it was a good one, but I never appreciated just how much effort must have gone into things until I started contemplating doing them for my children.
Because we lived miles from anywhere, and had a huge family (my parents fostered children), trick or treating was kind of impossible. So what my parents used to do was dress up the whole house in lots of glowing things and pumpkins, lanterns and candles, name it. We'd all dress up ourselves, have some seasonal food like pumpkin soup or pumpkin cake, and then all the lights would go out, our house was be transformed into this spooky maze, and we'd go on this treasure hunt for our sweets and chocolate. The spooky twist? Our parents would also be hiding somewhere ready to jump out on us along the way. Somehow regular trick or treating had never managed to measure up to the hours of fun I remember having on Halloween as a young child. I only hope I can make it just as fun this year for my own children :)


Giveaway time

Maybe you need to get yourself a spooky read to get you in the mood, or perhaps you'd rather something a little bit more romantic to chill out to after all the fun is over, either way, I'll be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to help you unwind!
Beachwalk Press will be also be doing a grand prize giveaway which is: two $25 gift certificates to the winner's choices of Amazon, B&N, or All Romance Ebooks
Just leave a comment below, including your email address, to be in with a chance of winning.

Follow the rest of the hop!

Sidda Lee Tate
Tabitha Rayne
Jaye Shields
Tara Mills
Olivia Starke
Ashlynn Monroe
Pepper Anthony
Lacey Wolfe
Laura Beth Peters
Stephanie Beck
Beth D. Carter
Lisa Knight
Ella Jade
Theresa Stillwagon
Kaylie Newell
Patricia Bates
Tracey Rogers
Tamaria Soana
Imogene Nix
Nola Cross
Constance Bretes


  1. Or we could read a paranormal romance have have the best of booth spooky and romantic. :)

  2. Aaagh! A spooky maze - I bet your parents just had the best time! Sounds like a wonderful tradition to continue x x x

  3. What fun a spooky maze. Must have been so much fun.
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  4. I love Halloween! We always give out candy, get pizzas and watch scary movies! I think paranormal romances are the best to read during October to get ready for Halloween!!

  5. Thanks for the hop.
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  6. Thanks for the blog hop!

  7. Awww! It sounds like you had alot of fun!! I would've loved to have gone a Halloween spooky treasure hunt!! <3 Thanks for sharing your memory with us! =)

    Take care, & I hope you have a great weekend! =)
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  8. It's great to have those kinds of memories! Happy Halloween!

  9. That sounds like a really fun time, Emily.

  10. Sounds like you had a blast with your family and there is nothing like memories that you have forever. Thanks for sharing I'm a little jealous of the fun times you had. Have a Happy Halloween.

  11. Your Halloween memories are awesome!

  12. sounds like great memories, i don't have many childhood memories as it wasn't allowed in our house but so my kids can do it pkus have fun i do a halloween party at home with some fun or gross games

  13. I love making childhood memories since I have some pretty great ones myself. Have a great time!

    ~ Liz

  14. Your parents were awesome! I hope you make some great memories this year, Happy Halloween!

  15. Emily, what a neat way for your family to have celebrated! I think that's really such a wonderful, memorable tradition! We didn't do a lot around Halloween--the usual costumes for school, etc. Times as a family are special though, whether around Halloween or other occasions!

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