October 27, 2012

The Non Reluctant Reader YA Paranormal Spooktacular Day Six: Kendare Blake, author of Girl of Nightmares


Hey guys, welcome to the fifth day of The Non Reluctant Reader YA Paranormal Spooktacular! I'm pleased to welcome Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares. First Jessica will guest post, then there will be a giveaway! So read on and prepared to be scared! And make sure when tweeting about it you use the hashtag #NRRYASpooktacular! See the schedule of the entire event and all the authors featured HERE.
It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.
Kendare Blake's Halloween Costume of her Heart

I love Halloween. The candy. The fall colors. The Candy. The costumes. The CANDY. The raucous parties made more intense by the strange feeling that something is ending; the summer, the year, the life cycle of seasonal plants. And obviously, THE CANDY.



It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to dress up for Halloween. For years, there’s been a costume I’ve been chasing, intending to find the stuff necessary to put it together. And it never happens. So I’m going to talk about it now, in an effort to find closure and let the fucker go.


The costume is: Goldfish who outgrew her bowl.

I would need: goggles. Swimfins painted orange. An orange bodysuit with gauzy fins sewn on. A sphere of plastic around my middle, with fish rocks glued to the bottom half and maybe some plastic plants. Or maybe I’d just carry around a little plastic castle, all sad like.

I want to be that fish. Because I would look horrible and ridiculous.  

But this will never happen. One year I went so far as to purchase the goggles and orange dye for some kind of jumpsuit. Never used it. So I have to let it go. I have to move on, and think about other, more attainable costumes. Like the back end of a horse. Or the Hamburglar. Or that first chick who got eaten by Jaws.

I feel better already.
Giveaway
Kendare has generously offered up one signed copy of Girl of Nightmares! Enter after the page break!



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32 comments:

  1. I loved the first book, Anna Dressed in Blood, but I still haven't read Girl of Nightmares. It is, although, on my much-anticipated-TBR-list( I may or may not have just made up that list).

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  2. I'd love to go as Cleopatra or a Greek goddess. :D

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  3. One Halloween costume that I would love to dress up in would be as a Greek goddess!

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  4. i'd love to dress as some scary Hindu mythological character... :)

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  5. I'd love to be able to pull off one of those super tight catsuits!

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  6. I would love to be something scary, but I may scaremy son. julierupert@gmail.com


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  7. I've always wanted to dress up as some sort of Greek goddess but living in Canada, it's always been way too cold on Halloween! I always needed a coat, which kind of ruins the goddess effect.

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  8. I'd love to be the TARDIS, but maybe in a way that would incorporate the actual TARDIS with the TARDIS in her human form from that one episode.

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  9. I would dress up as Minnie Mouse, who is my favorite Disney character. Mouse head, polka dot dress, etc. That way, no one would ever know it was me!
    bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to dress up like a hobbit. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  11. A zombie would be my pick.
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    DeAnna Schultz

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  12. I would want to be a pirate. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  13. I would dress up as Vincent Valentine from Final Fantasy 7!

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  14. I would love to dress up as a zombie fae :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. An alien would be nice!

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  16. I would like to dress up as Selene from Underworld.

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  17. I would love to dress up as Sarah from Labyrinth. I am not a fan of poofy wedding dresses like that, but that dress just seared itself in my young mind!
    Mel

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  18. I would love to dress up as Harley Quinn! I've been wanting to do it for years, but for some reason I just haven't.

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  19. I would love to be Maleficent...I've always loved her, but now, people would just think I was trying to go Jolie...UGH!!!

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  20. I would love to be a ninja!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Well Anna's dress is sure to scare someone!

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  22. A really intricate witch costume probably - or a great vampire one!

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  23. I want to dress up in a Renaissance gown that I made on my own. One day I will get this done.

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  24. I'd love to be a Zombie.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  25. I would love to dress up as a Zombie as well. Maybe when my little one is bigger I can without her being scared

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  26. I know it's random but I'd love to dress up like Dolley Madison in the ensemble she wore at her husband's inauguration ball!

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  27. I would love to dress up as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  28. I would love to dress up as a zombie like those from The Walking Dead. :)

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