Nell’s Opinion and Sunday Book Hunt
Ah…..the day after. How many of you are recovering from the best Halloween party ever? Halloween history, or
Hallowe’en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
There is more to it than that. I found this cool site: The Horror Zine, that has some really cool facts about Halloween. I think the scary came into part mostly about paying tribute to the dead. Then to make sad events more positive, some intelligent human decided to have a festive party instead. Then came the competition for best costumes. Now, the holiday, for some folks is a super fun, totally harmless holiday. I love that Halloween. How scary fun was your Halloween? Mine? Not so much scary. I had a family get together tradition with tons of food and more than one trip to the candy basket. “Family reunion on Halloween?” you ask….well, yeah…my family is weird. I told you that. Actually, it was a remembrance for a beloved aunt who had an annual party. You ask, ” Where did the “scary” come in, you big chicken?” I lived vicariously through Ruby Lee. She visited her sister’s family and they were fabulous zombies. She sent me pictures and wow…..open oozing sores and bloody grossness. Blech. They looked GOOD and I hope they had a very successful holiday. Ivana spent her Halloween – her favorite holiday – practically in traction. She fell HARD this last week. A misstep from a 18 inch riser and down to the floor below in a quick thud. Did you cringe? I did. Us book reviewers are not made of stern stuff.
On to the book hunt……
Title: Verity Hart vs the Vampyres
Author: Jennifer Harlow
Series: A Hart/McQueen Steampunk Adventure (Part 1)
Description: The whole of Victorian London knows there is something not quite right about the Lady Verity Hart. She may be the daughter of an MP and the sister of famed inventor Lord David Hart, but she is a spinster whose own father threatens to send her to the madhouse every fortnight. Because Society is correct-Verity Hart is no lady. If they suspected how quick with a quip she is, let alone the majority of her brother’s ingenious machines were her design, the sale of fainting couches would double.
Verity requires one herself when her beloved brother is kidnapped by vampyres in the dead of night. With the aid of an aggravating, rude American bounty hunter with a secret of his own, Verity takes to land, sea, and even air to rescue the only person who could ever love and truly accept her. Or is he?
Title: Death Takes A Holiday
Author: Jennifer Harlow
Series: A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #3
Description: A supernatural love triangle + one indecent proposal Beatrice Alexander can crush a sixty-foot snake with her mind, but she can’t take any more of the drama that’s tearing apart F.R.E.A.K.S. Should she give it all up — her job as a secret agent and the possibility of a relationship with Will, the gorgeous werewolf? Bea’s hoping to get it all figured out on a trip home for Christmas. But soon her hunky ex-boyfriend wants to rekindle their romance. Then, a powerful (and super hot) vampire lord offers Bea an impossible ultimatum: leave San Diego and her family forever — or become his lover.
$2.99 on Kindle