Halloween Blogfest: Juli D. Revezzo

Ghoulies who won’t obey the calendar

Ah, Halloween! My favorite time of year. The ghosts and ghoulies are out decorating every store and doorway across town. Being allowed to dress in black, wear black nail polish, and not get funny looks? Awesome! History says the holiday goes back to the Irish, when they carved out turnips for Jack o’Lanterns, and possibly even further. This is where I come in. 🙂 I always loved dressing up for Halloween—in fact my husband and I were trick or treating well into our senior year in High school.

There was even this time when my whole family participated in a haunted house…But that’s a tale for another night.

These days, I’m more partial to the old fashioned holiday of Samhain. The Celts maintained that this was the time of year when the Veil between the worlds was thinnest. When living lovers and those who’ve passed into the Otherworld could routinely visit each other. The living can come to the Otherworld as freely as any spirit—most of the time.

Everything pivotal in Celtic mythology happens with the otherworld involved. Most of the time it happens at Samhain.

I write Celtic flavored paranormals, so I get to plot in all kinds of things that cross that boundary. The only problem with my latest paranormal romance from The Wild Rose Press, PASSION’S SACRED DANCE, is that while my hero and heroine were testing out their sizzling new relationship, those things bumping around the hallway (or rather, in their case, lopping) didn’t want to adhere to the normal rules. They ignored the Samhain rule altogether and come across any ole time they like. Mainly, I think, they were drawn by the landscape. Florida doesn’t have the usual earmarks of fall, no changing leaves, no severely cooler temperatures (although, live here for a while and you’ll welcome the 80s vs. high 90s!). To see what havoc my monsters are out to cause my hero and heroine on this side of the Veil, you’ll have to read PASSION’S SACRED DANCE. The monsters just don’t want to hear they’re a little late for the party. Oh, well. 😉 For those that love paranormal romance that’s the great thing about the genre, right? 😉 The weird things of the universe may ignore the usual calendar dates of the open Veil but I hope you will find it perfect for a Halloween night. What’s your favorite thing about Halloween? Or paranormal romance in general?

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Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.

If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.

If you’d like to check PASSION’S SACRED DANCE out, it’s available now at Amazon for Kindle and coming soon to The Wild Rose Press shop and other ebook retailers.

Thank you to the folks of Long and Short Reviews for inviting me here today!

About the Author:Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of Independent Authors Network and Magic Appreciation Tour. Passion’s Sacred Dance is her first romance novel.

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Comments

  1. like the candy

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  2. Thanks, BN for stopping by! Gotta admit, I like the candy too!

  3. I’m with you — my favorite part of Halloween is all the Celtic mysticism, Samhain celebrations and bonfires! I love that hint of other-worldly promise. Great post, I enjoyed it, and best of luck!

  4. Looks like someone is as busy and absentminded as I am! MMARVELLAB@aol.com. An interesting blog, though.

  5. Great post Juli! I have a few ideas for the veil too. I think it’s cool your monsters are rebels. 🙂 Congrats on your release.

  6. Beautiful cover! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  7. The best part about the paranormal (romance or otherwise) is that anything is possible. I like that idea…

    mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

  8. What a fun and interesting blog Juli. I’ve not read much paranormal but it sounds like I’m missing out so I’ll need to correct that! Best of luck with your book…oh, and the best thing about Halloween has to be getting in too many chocolates for the tick or treaters. Sadly then you’re left to finish them off.

  9. Love anything/everything Celtic, Julie. Like you, devoured the classics, adore Arthurian legend. Your book looks intriguing 🙂 Best of luck!

  10. Thank you Laura and Diane. I hope you will like the story I wove from these myths. 🙂 What can I say, I had fun with it! Laura, you are my winner! 🙂 Thanks for popping by!

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