Monday, October 29, 2012

Spooktacular Day 29: Spooky Interview & Giveaway with author Chastity Bush

What kind of Halloween person are you? Dress up and party every year, give out candy maybe dressed up, or hide inside your house with the porch light off?

I LOVE Halloween! It’s been my favorite holiday (behind Christmas) since I was a kid! I love to dress up and see all of the other creative costumes.

Do you decorate outside for Halloween?

Unfortunately, Halloween isn’t a big deal in the small town we live in and we don’t get many trick-or-treaters because we live in the country or I would decorate the house and yard, but I still love it, and to see all of the kids in their costumes.

Are you a master pumpkin carver?

I wish! We’re running a little behind in the pumpkin carving this year or I would send a picture of my horrific carving skills, or lack there of!

Name 3 costumes you’ve worn and at what age.

I’ve been a 1920’s flapper (Can’t quite remember how old I was, but I was just a kid), my grandma hand made the costume and it was really neat.  I’ve been a ghost when I was just a small child, of course who hasn’t poked some eyeholes in a sheet and wandered around the neighborhood, J and a skeleton. The skeleton was my favorite. I was about six years old. It was a black bodysuit with plastic glow-in-the-dark bones covering the outside. At the time I thought it was crazy awesome, and I still do!

Find a picture of a costume you love.

Tell us the scariest thing that has ever happened to you and it doesn’t have to be Halloween related.
There are actually a couple of scary things that happened to me. The scariest/serious one was when my daughter was six years old and had to have emergency surgery to have her appendix removed. This happened in the same month that my mom and dad divorced and the day after my grandmother’s funeral. It was just too much for me and I was terrified.

As for a funny scary moment, that one’s easy. I’m in bed asleep one night when I wake up with a weird feeling, like someone’s watching me. I open my eyes and see this shadow-person standing over me. Of course, I start screaming.
My husband jumps out of bed yelling, “What? What’s going on?” and flips on the light.
As it turns out, out daughter was sleep walking and came to a stop beside our bed.
She woke up with all of the screaming and looked at us like we were crazy and asked what was going on?
I told her, “Honey, you were sleepwalking and you scared me.”
She says, “Yeah, well, you scared me, too!”

Do you like haunted houses or mazes?

I love haunted houses! I’d go to one everyday if I could. I’ve never been in a maze, but would like to try one out.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Absolutely. There have been too many unexplained bumps, thumps, voices, and shadows moving in the houses I’ve lived in to pass it off as anything but ghosts.

What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Dressing up to go trick-or-treating. I haven’t dressed up in the past few years, but my kids really get into it. Especially my eight year old. She LOVES Halloween. Her sister on the other hand just hit thirteen and thinks she’s too old to dress up now.

What is your favorite Halloween movie to watch or are you a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown sort?

OMG! I used to hate scary/horror flicks, but since my hubby and I have been together, I’ve come around and love them now. Come Halloween we have a little list we watch, and they’re not all really horror flicks, but still fit the holiday.

Our list:
The Underworld Series
Resident Evil Series
Shawn of the Dead
The Woman In Black (My Favorite!)
The Scream Series (my kids love!)
The Wolfman
Friday the 13th, (I like the remake)

Have you ever tricked instead of treated like toilet papering someone’s house or egging a person or house?

No, but honestly I wish I had! I feel like a prude. J

Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees?

Jason scared the stuffing out of me when I was a kid and he still does!

What’s your favorite Urban Legend?

Oh, geeze! There’s a ton of old stories I love, but my favorite is about the hitchhiking girl. I’m sure everyone’s heard it.

A young man sees a beautiful young woman hitchhiking in the dead of night and gives her a ride.
The next day he realizes she left her sweater in his car and takes it back to the house where he dropped her off. Only when he knocks and explains to the old woman who answers door how he got the sweater, she tells him, her daughter had one just like it but she died many, many years before on that same highway.

It’s one of the first “Scary” stories I ever read, and I think it will always be my favorite.

Thank you so very much for having me here today. The interview was a blast! I hope everyone has a wonderfully haunted Halloween!

 The man straddling the Harley was, in one word…juicy.

Adult novelty store owner Tina James loves a good adventure, and the man peering at her through onyx black eyes is the closest thing to adventure she’s ever come across. Unless of course, you count the mugging at gunpoint she experienced only hours earlier.

Leather clad Alex Monroe and his big bike just moved to number one on Tina’s sexiest man alive list, and with every searing kiss, every white hot caress, Tina finds herself living out her wildest fantasies with the man of her dreams.

But is it all too good to be true?

There’s something about Alex, from his unusual habit of only leaving the house at night, to his amazing speed and strength that has Tina wondering what exactly the man she’s falling head over heels for is hiding?

Meeting Tina James is the best thing that’s happened to Alex in the last five hundred years. She’s spunky, sassy, and beyond sexy.

But there’s a problem…or three.

Alex is a vampire, Tina’s a mortal, and he’s searching for a rogue vampire who just so happens to have his sights set on her as his next victim.

Now, not only does Alex have to find a way to tell the woman he loves what he is, he has to catch the killer before he loses her forever.

 Chastity is giving away a signed copy of Killer Kisses to one lucky commenter. This giveaway is US/Canada only. 

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Becky said...

Great interview! I enjoy watching those movies too. That is a lot to handle at one time when your daughter was having her appendix removed. Killer Kisses sounds like a really good read. I have added it to my list to get.

booklover0226 said...

I must be living under rock to have missed Chastity's works. I enjoyed the interview and look forward in reading Killer Kisses.

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booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Texas Book Lover said...

I talked my daughter into be a 1920's flapper girl one year! She was very cute!

elaing8 said...

I've never heard of the Urban Legend before. Freaky!

Hollow May said...

Great interview! That urban legend is a favorite of mine too =) I added Killer Kisses to my tbr list. The blurb sold me =) I can't wait to read it!

erin said...

Thanks for a fun post and the book sounds awesome :)


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