Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween Music

It’s just now become dark here in California and even though our apartment complex doesn’t get trick-or-treaters, I’ve been in the Halloween mood this evening. So while I mixed up the latest back of homemade pumpkin bread, I’ve been listening to Halloween themed music.

Here are a few of my favorites:

The Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

This first version shows a bunch of old movie stills with the song in the background.

This second version is a live performance, in which Bobby Pickett makes a whole bunch of crazy faces during the performance. It’s from American Bandstand, so you also get to see a very young Dick Clark. The actual song doesn’t start until about the 1 minute mark.

 

Zombie Jamboree by The Kingston Trio.

The Original Ghostbusters Theme

And finally, the night wouldn’t be complete without the music video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

 

Enjoy!

P.S. Don’t eat too much candy, and watch out for the spooks and monsters in the shadows. šŸ˜€

Disruption 99 cents at Kobo

If you haven’t yet tried the WAR series, hereĀ is a great chance to get book one at a discounted price.

From October 28-30, Kobo is promoting a select number of titles atĀ 99 cents, including WAR: Disruption. You can get the sale price by clicking here.

Heā€™s been trained for war. No one prepared him for love.

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October is pumpkin ice cream season

So, it’s October in Northern California and we’ve been having temperatures in the low to mid eighties (Fahrenheit). This is pretty typical. Nights are getting into the upper forties, which is how I can tell it’s autumn and not summer. šŸ˜‰

Since I am one of those people who love everything pumpkin, I find that these warm days are aĀ perfect time to indulge in a little bit of Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ice Cream. This stuff is out of the world delicious! And addicting.

Ah, shoot. Just writing about it has me craving it. šŸ˜€

 

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Betrayal 30% Off at Kobo

Betrayal, book two in the SSU series, is one of a select number of titles in Kobo’s October promotion. Get 30{cd5691b53de19483338f5bdaac8992c5b1e7aa3b21b63b11a9b7d226ab925553} off by using the promo codeĀ OCT30 atĀ checkout.

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Enjoy!

 

Intrusion featured on NOOK First page

The doctor versus the soldier story is getting some love today from NOOK.

Yep, that’s right, Helen and Lachlan’s story,Ā WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my action-packed romantic thriller series WAR is featured today on the NOOK First page.

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I LOVEĀ writing this series and am so happy to see Intrusion getting some attention. It makes it all the more rewarding to return to work on book three, WAR: Opposition. I’m about one-third of the way through the rough draft of Opposition and really loving these characters. And yet, for fear of jinxing the writing, I’m not ready to revealĀ who the hero and heroine are.Ā Those of you who are on my newsletter list will be the first to find out when I’m ready to share.

Until then, Happy Reading!

Vanessa

 

All Romance eBooks Celebrates Their App with 25% Rebate

All Romance eBooks is celebrating the release of their app for iOS and Android by offering a 25{cd5691b53de19483338f5bdaac8992c5b1e7aa3b21b63b11a9b7d226ab925553} rebate today, October 9. The app also comes preloaded with six free books. No, none of my books are preloaded. However, if you go to the iOSĀ AppĀ store and look at the screenshots, you’ll see the cover of Retribution. Look on the short screenshot second from the right below, middle of the center row. See it? It’s to the left of Liliana Hart’s Cade šŸ˜€

How cool is that?

If you have an Android device, please let me knowĀ if Retribution also shows up in the Android store’s screenshots. Thanks!

 

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