Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Tour - Halloween Heat V Menage






Welcome to my stop in the Halloween Heat V Book Tour.  Today's guest post is from author Jennifer James.  





 

Pumpkin Carving by Jennifer James 


Hi! Thanks so much for hosting me today on Queen of the Night! I have to say, I really dig this blog.

I’m a huge fan of carving pumpkins. So much so that I am depressed when I think about the fact that eventually my kids will get old enough that they won’t want me to carve their pumpkins for them anymore. In the past few years, I’ve done Dora the Explorer, Elmo, and a few scary faces just for me. (I’d attach a picture, but I don’t want to get in trouble for copy right infringement…using the images from kid’s shows to make my templates without permission or something. Trust me, they were awesome.)

This year I’m thinking I might do something for myself that is a homage to The Walking Dead. Like most people I didn’t get into the comics until I saw the TV show, and I’m certainly not completely up to date on the comics. I just don’t have the money to buy all those books. But oh, they are SO on my Christmas list. 

All the mystery and fun surrounding pumpkin carving got me wondering WHY we do it to begin with. The fun part is the carving and the lighting. The whole thing in the middle with the gooshy orange guts and the mess that makes is not my favorite thing at all. So I went searching around and found this video. 





Can you imagine trying to carve a turnip? Holy cow, because that’s what people in Ireland did. I don’t think I could do it. I would never have enough room for all my elaborate carvings, and turnips are HARD. Jack must have been mighty determined to be able to see at night. 

There’s also the mythology that the faces were carved to frighten ghosts and ghoulies away. I mean, aren’t ghosts and what not scary themselves? How do you scare them? 

I think with kid’s show characters. That’s right. Anyone who has had to endure endless hours of Yo Gabba Gabba or Blue’s Clues knows what I mean. So this year (and for many more to come) I’m going to keep on carving pumpkins with Big Bird, Diego, and the lot along with my own traditional Halloween design. I’m covering all my bases y’all.

We’re giving away a $25 Gift card and to enter, use the Rafflecopter below and answer the following question: Are you carving a pumpkin? What’s your design idea this year?




Blurb:

Erotic Contemporary Ménage

Five scorching contemporary erotic tales of ménage love to heat even the coldest Halloween night.


“Thrills and Chills” by Alyssa Turner

“Deployment Gifts” by Jennifer James
“Phantom Pleasure” by Eden Summers
“Taking Candy” by Vristen Pierce
“Trick or Treat” by Ana Maria Pasión


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24 comments:

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  2. Thanks very much for hosting me today!

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  3. I love Halloween books...probably because it's my favorite holiday!!

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    1. Hey Taryn! I like Halloween too. No expectations of presents, no family fights. Just kids and adults having fun and running around high on sugar. Good stuff. :)

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  4. Impressive! I can't do much more than triangle eyes and a gap-tooth grin.

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    1. Thanks Brooklyn! The key is making yourself a template. You can transfer that to the pumpkin and then it's just a matter of playing connect the dots.

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  5. I don't think I've ever read a Halloween "themed" erotic book

    Francesca

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    1. There's an anthology for every flavor Francesca! Whatever you like, I think this Etopia series caters to it. :) It was fun to do a themed story.

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  6. No pumpkin carving for me. The neighbor kids like to steal them and/or smash them. I love the idea of drilling a lot of holes in the pumpkin and them lighting them up.

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    1. You know what Krista? You gotta keep em inside! I have a good spot to put them so that they rotten kids don't get them.

      That would actually make a very cool luminary.

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    1. I carved fake Pumpkins ,so I can reuse them every year. Works for me.
      Happy Halloween. :-)
      Deb P r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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    2. Okay, you are super smart. I've looked at those loads of times and the price scared me off. I wasn't sure I could carve them well. Now I think I have the confidence to buy one and see what happens. :)

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  8. http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-701&va=Halloween+turnip
    (sorry, here it is)

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    1. Oh crap! Some of those look like voodoo doll shrunken head thingies! I love how they're purple though.

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  9. Thought I'd stop by and say hey!

    Great question Jennifer! I've seen some pretty inspiring examples around, including silhouettes of couples in all kinds of "interesting" positions. Wild stuff. I have kids, so that wouldn't work for me. Still it's one of the most creative jack-o-lanterns I've ever seen. Good luck to everyone who entered our giveaway!

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    1. Haha! Oh, believe me, I can imagine...... ;)

      Yeah, my munchkins don't need to see that stuff.

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  10. Jennifer James! So glad to see you on one of my favorite blogs!! Woohoo!

    Anyhow, yes, I'll be carving cause my lovely 4 year old won't touch punkin guts. I have no idea what to design. Last year it was a couple of ghosts, but it was so lame. Maybe this year I will let the kiddie design a face and I'll carve it. To be honest, I just want the seeds - yum!!!

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    1. Get out one of her coloring books that has a nice big up close picture of a face of one of her fave characters. Then, make a copy on the printer. Tack it to the punkin. Transfer the design. Carve! Voila! Cool punkin.

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  11. hi jennifer

    nice to know you,,,i like the cover..^^
    thanks for the chance to win..iam never read any hollowen books ^^

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  12. Great post Jennifer! I also cannot imagine carving a Halloween lantern out of a turnip. You'd have to be pretty determined!

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  14. Not sure if we are going to carve this year. Usually, my kids get bored and I end up having to do all the scooping and the actual carving and my hands start to hurt. Thinking of doing some pumpkin painting or using some of the creative pumpkin things I've seen on pinterest. For the sake of tradition, I may carve one and have some fun with the rest

    Jolene A

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  15. I'm not much of a carver, but my mom does an amazing job. Haven't asked her what she's doing this year, though...she always has neat things like Carmen Miranda fruit baskets on their heads, and dangly veggie-based earrings...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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