Monday, October 29, 2007

Guest - Meagan Hatfield

Please join us in welcoming guest blogger, Meagan Hatfield. I know you'll enjoy her post.


Hi everyone! My name is Meagan Hatfield and I write fantasy, historical, paranormal, contemporary and erotic romances for a couple of different houses. If you’re interested in learning more about my books, or me you can find me at my website - Meagan Hatfield, Myspace, my Blog or my Yahoo! Group - A Little Bit of Magic. First, I want to give big thank you hugs to the wonderfully talented Star-Crossed Romance gals for having me today. You ladies rock and I’m very excited to be here!

Okay now, what to blog about? Hmm. I was thinking of shamelessly promoting the upcoming release of my debut full-length fantasy romance, A MAGICAL ENCOUNTER about an Elfin warrior who’s neither known or craved a woman’s touch in over a century, yet finds he cannot keep his thoughts or his hands of a promised human he’s sworn to protect. Then, I thought I could show off some eye candy with the cover of my hot-historical coming soon from the Dark Castle Lords, THE MARQUIS & THE MISTRESS, featuring previous Mr. Romance, Andrei Claude. Or maybe even making you hungry in more ways than one with scrumptious snippets of my Torrid Teasers #43 – THE WHOLE ENCHILADA & LUST DESSERTS.

But instead I decided that since it’s just around the corner, I would chat about my favorite obsession…er, holiday – Halloween! Now, if you lived in my town, you would already know it’s my favorite holiday. We live on a main street, right on the corner and not a day goes by where someone doesn’t comment on my “spooky” house. What can I say? I go nuts! I have three fog machines, 7 foot scary guys looming around the porch, skeletons, strobe lights, a graveyard scene complete with skulls, gravestones and an inflatable hearse, creepy cloth hanging from bloodied windows – you name it. Naturally, everyone thinks I go just as crazy with the Christmas d├ęcor, but I don’t. I have a tree and that’s about it. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to blog about the top ten reasons why I think Halloween is better than Christmas. *getting ready to dodge the flying tomatoes* LOL!

10.) There is no snow to shovel. At least in my neck of the woods there isn’t.
9.) Your kids don’t wake you up at the butt crack of dawn to open presents you’re still paying credit card payments on come summer vacation.
8.) Role-playing with your honey in Pirate/Wench or Aragorn/Arwen costumes is sexier than donning Santa/Mrs. Clause frumpy duds.
7.) Fog Machines are way cooler than spray snow.
6.) It’s the one-day a year where you can’t get in trouble for scaring the pants off the neighborhood kids.
5.) Although you still have to dress up for the parties, the Halloween outfits are not
only more fun, they are more comfortable because you haven’t gone through the
holiday gorge fest otherwise known as Thanksgiving.
4.) The TV is jam packed with scary movies like The Shining, Sleepy Hollow and
the Sixth Sense instead of endless, mind-numbing re-runs of It’s a Wonderful
Life. (Which I love, but come on - do they have to show it everyday?)
3.) Did I mention my hubby in pirate clothes? *winks*
2.) Duh! Free chocolate!
1.) {{drumroll}} And the number one reason Halloween is better than
Christmas…Better contests! Okay, that was a cheesy segue, but starting today and going until the 31st – author romance author, Sam Cheever is sponsoring a Trick or Treating Bash on a street near you! The street is inexplicably filled with your favorite Fantasy and Paranormal Authors and we will be waiting by the door with tricks and treats. All you need to do to play is visit Sam’s Halloween Page: anytime between today and October 31st and select an item from the goodie bag posted there. Then send a note off to Sam with your selection and move on to the next “house” on the list, where another Author will be waiting with a goodie bag for you to choose from. The Contestant who selects the most correct items from the goodie bags will win a Halloween Bag that’s just bulging with wonderful donations from the Authors who live on Sam’s street. (Only one trip down the street per contestant!)
So, come and join the fun and play for a chance to win a bag of goodies. You might be surprised to learn who lives on Sam’s street! I know I was shocked to see Jade Lee, Lori Foster, Rowena Cherry and many other talented ladies living on my street. 

So, what is your favorite of the two holidays? Halloween or Christmas?

I hope everyone has enjoyed Meagan's post. Make sure you comment and let us know. -- Lynda


Beverly Long said...

Great Top Ten List. I also love Holloween but I'm not a crazy decorator--your house must be the best house in town to trick or treat at. I feel like I'm doing well if I have a few pumpkins on the porch and some candles in the windows. But I always have the big candy bars to give out. Hope you have a great time this year.

Kristi said...

Hey, it's like David Letterman's TOP 10 list. I love it. Well, when put this way...I'd have to say I love Halloween! LOL!!! Actually this is one of my favorite times of years. My house is properly "boo-tified" for the season and I had a blast doing it. Hope you have a great All Hallows Eve!

Savannah Jordan said...

Samhain is my favourite! Candy and role-play will win me over anytime! Plus, I love the colours better, the rich golds, pumpkins and ruddy reds. I am a fall harvest goddess--er, I mean, girl! Snort.

Meagan Hatfield said...

Hi Bev!!!

Yeah, I had to buy $50 in candy this year and I'm hoping I don't run out like I did last year. LOL!

Hope to see you soon! I still need my book signed. *grins*

Meagan Hatfield said...

Hey Kristi!!

I tend to do the top ten lists for blogs, don't ask me why! LOL!

Yea! Another score for Halloween...see, and I was worried I'd be getting slammed by Christmas lovers. :-)

Meagan Hatfield said...

Hey Savvy Goddess! *winks*

Oooo, I forgot about the colors...much better than a blanket of white and gray skies. Good call - and that makes us 3 for 3 for Halloween! Woot!

I hope you have a great Samhain.


KyAnn said...

We do the trunk or treat around my neghborhood. Cars line the church parking lot and the kids go from trunk to trunk. I might get 5 kids the whole night at my door.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Meagan, loved your list! Except I'd move #10 up closer to #1. Not having snow to shovel is a Very Good Thing, LOL

Thanks for being here!

Skylar Masey said...

Yeah! I get to give out candy and see costumes this Halloween!! I think between the 2 my favorite of the 2 would be Halloween, cause I love costumes and being someone I'm not. Trust me the real "me" isn't all that fun/exciting/add cool adjective here. But Christmas is still special because it's a time for family and a time to reflect on the past year, as well as get gifts. But I do believe it's about the giving, not about the getting!

Thanks for guest blogging with us Meagan! Your top 10 list rocked!

Xandra Gregory said...

I love Halloween, too, although this year, I live out in the boonies, so no one would get to see my decorations. But I am a hobby costumer, and my kids reap those benefits. This year, I've got a little princess (I couldn't talk her into going as a two-year-old slayer) and a Transformer that really transforms. I may or may not be purple. :D

I love the fall feel to the air and the air of merriment. And Meagan, that trick-or-treat thing sounds like a blast! Thanks for coming by!