Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Urban Fantasy Blog Hop

In honor of Halloween and everything urban fantasy, I present this blog hop for your entertainment. Don't forget to enter to win the prizes at the end of the post, and then to hop over and check out all the other participants in the blog hop and see what they are giving away!

1.       What do you love about the urban fantasy genre (reading and writing)?
           I love everything about it - the kick-ass strong heroines, the sexy alpha-male heroes, the dark
           urban atmosphere and the fast-paced action. There's romance and a sense of danger and adventure. There are hot supernatural men and women who fight for what they believe in.
What's not to love?

2.       Who is the sexiest supernatural creature? Who’s the scariest?
          I think it really depends on the writing. A good writer can make just about any supernatural   
          creature sexy or scary. I have to say though, I love shifters and angels :) As far as scary - well  
          evil spirits aka The Grudge or Paranormal Activity. I'm not a big fan of horror like of that type.

3.       If you could make any supernatural creature, what would it look like and what powers   
         would it have?
          It would be a mix of a chamelion and a shifter (who could shift into any animal) and who could
         also turn invisible when needed. Hey, it would be cool to have a creature with all of those
4.       Do you have any Halloween rituals?
          While I'm not a big fan of Halloween horror movies, that are constantly been shown on TV for a month prior to Halloween, or haunted houses, there's something I find fascinating about this holiday.  I don't have any personal rituals, besides it being the only time for me to eat candy corn, but our karate school always builds a haunted house for the neighborhood kids. My husband comes up with these elaborate designs and plans, and students and parents help for a day and a half to build the haunted house out of large carton boxes attached to each other. The whole thing gets covered with black tarp so it's complete dark inside, and you have to crawl through the tunnels, which are twisting, and come out on the other hand. Inside, there are scary blinking lights, talking heads and even people dressed in costumes who jump out at those crawling through or try to grab their legs. I'm usually the gatekeeper, letting kids (and adults) crawl in one or two at a time. Many times, the kids crawl right back because it's too scary, and then rope their parents into crawling through with them. Everyone always has a lot of fun, and the Dojo Haunted House became something of a staple in the neighborhood.
5.       Walking at midnight in a forest on Halloween – crazy, scary or adventurous?
          Crazy me would say adventurous. What do you say?

6.       What is your worst fear?
          Hmmm...I think I would have to say dying in a airplane crash. Also, becoming blind. Yeah,
          morbid stuff.
7.       What is one of your character’s worst fear?
          The heroine of my WIP is scared of heights. Oh, and of trusting man too much - daddy

8.       What is your favorite Urban Fantasy novel?
           I love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
           and the Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur (which, I believe, was the urban fantasy series I've

9.       Who is your favorite Urban Fantasy hero/heroine?
           I have a few that are fighting for that position: Jeaniene Frost's Cat, Ilona Andrews Kate, Keri
          Arthur's Riley Jenson and Rachel Vincent's Faythe Sanders.
10.     Which hero/heroine would you love to be on Halloween?
          I think it would be fun to be Kate Daniels, especially because she fights with a sword and I've
         always been fascinated with sword and katana prowess.

Now, scroll down and enter to win the prizes by filling out the Rafflecopter below (winners will be announced on November 1st) and then hop on over to the rest of the blogs to check out the answers by other writers and to enter all of the giveaways!!!

List of participating blogs:

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  1. Halloween does seem ready made for those of us who write urban fantasy, doesn't it? In my haunted New Orleans, Halloween is a big event, hence my latest WIP, THREE SPIRIT KNIGHT. It was great learning more about you, Roland

    1. It really does. It's such a fun-filled, mysterious time.
      Thanks for stopping by, Roland! :)

  2. Stop reading my mind! Seriously, go see my answers, and then tell me you didn't read my mind. I also figured you'd mention the Halloween Haunted Dojo, so didn't talk about that one, but I do love it. Even though, it is SO MUCH work! Love scaring the kids. Also, when are we going on our Midnight Forest walk??? You know, we still haven't done Forest of Fear yet... :D

    1. LOL Hey, that's why we're best friends, isn't it :)
      Yep, Haunted Dojo is awesome but a lot of work. But even I sometimes have trepidations going through it before I know exactly what's in there hehe
      Have to do the Midnight Forest walk! And boys stay home lol

  3. I love that your dojo does a haunted house for the neighborhood kids, that is awesome! My favorite thing is the atmosphere, so crisp, filled with beautiful colors and promise.

    1. Heather, funny enough, fall suddenly became my favorite time of year, and it's especially because of how the air feels and how beautiful the colors of this season are.

  4. I have always thought vampires were kinda sexy.

  5. I haven't read any of those books you say are your favorites! I must do something about that soon And thanks for your comment on my blog, and for organizing the blogfest!

  6. What is your favorite thing about Halloween?
    The creative costumes and adorable trick-or-treaters. What is your favorite thing about urban fantasy?
    I love how it takes place in the here and now, but opens the door to new ways of seeing the world we often take for granted.
    I'm partial to werewolves for sexy supernatural creatures.

    1. All great things! :)

      I have to admit, I do love werewolves as well. Well, I love all shifters and weres, I think.

  7. Oops, forgot email.
    m.r.buttarsbooks at gmail dot com

  8. The Halloween ritual of your karate school sounds fun! (and scary lol) And oooh how could I forget to add plane crash as one of my worst fears, esp since I hate flying!

    1. As much work as it is, it did become a very fun Halloween ritual for us :)
      I think it's the lack of control over what happens in the air that makes me nervous. But I do love to travel, so I have to deal with the flying.

  9. I love the candy corn!!!

    I love UF because of all the kick-ass action and strong characters!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  10. Your dojo haunted house sounds so cool!

  11. I don't celebrate halloween much but I'd say the discount candy after halloween is the best lol. I love fantasy of any type. I love losing myself in a mysterious imaginary world.


  12. I love the candy and costumes!

    I love Urban Fantasy because of the heroines that can hold their own and the magic/fantasy aspect.

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I just like to see the costumes :)
    And I really like UF because the stories are always so intense and full of action.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br


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