A Haunted Garden Halloween Hop with Giveaways

We’re having a Haunted Garden Halloween Hop and you’re invited! Join us for a chance to win prizes, meet the authors, and have a great time!

I’m so excited. The Haunted Garden Hop, which is hosted by my fabulous publisher, The Wild Rose Press, runs from October 26th until October 31st with winners being announced on November 1st. Every stop on the hop gives you the chance to win a prize. How’s that for a Halloween treat?

Fall is a time for fabulous colors, using the oven again, and giving thanks. In my part of the world, the Canadian prairies, we’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving. Jack Frost has visited. The leaves have changed from green to glorious then been stripped from their branches by chill winds. Rakes came out and those leaves have disappeared altogether. We’ve had the first skiffs of snow fall and melt away. A brief but beautifully warm Indian Summer followed which saw temperatures climb back into t-shirt wearing weather. The last of the late field crops were harvested. Yesterday, more snow. Ah, the evolution of Autumn.

One of my favorite things about Autumn? Soup. I love soup. I love to make soup. Add a sandwich and I’m a happy camper. Making a proper sandwich takes skill, but that’s another blog post. My second favorite thing about this very short season is sweaters. I adore knit wear. So warm and cozy. It almost makes up the for advent of chilly temperatures. My third favorite thing? TV premiers. I know, right? The Vampire Diaries, Arrow (new favorite), and Once Upon a Time. Those are my shows. As you can tell, I value my entertainment and escapism. Reality need not apply.

What are your three favorite things about Autumn?

One the best things about any time of year is all the great books out there! The Wild Rose Press has some of the best. Have a great time on the hop! Be sure to continue on with your trick or treating and visit the fabulous five listed below:






My Giveaway: An ebook copy of my romantic suspense, Backlash as well as a $10 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press. Don’t worry, If you’ve already read Backlash I’m happy to gift it to a friend you think might enjoy it! Please leave your email address in the comment section to be entered. Good luck!

What he’s sworn to protect, she’s willing to sacrifice to save those she loves…

When dedicated teacher Lily Wheeler interrupts a vicious gang attack on one of her students, she vows it won’t happen again. But her rash interference puts her in the path of a cold-blooded killer and the constable tracking him—a man she has little reason to trust, but can never forget.

Constable Chase Porter returned to Aspen Lake to see justice done, not renew old acquaintances. But when he rescues the woman he once loved from a volatile situation, he realizes his feelings for Lily haven’t lessened over the years.

Now, the dangerous killer Chase has sworn to capture has Lily in his sights. Can Chase and Lilly learn to trust each other again before it’s too late—or will old insecurities jeopardize their future?

24 thoughts on “A Haunted Garden Halloween Hop with Giveaways

  1. Im in the Southern Part of the US, so for me the temperatures right now are perfect not too hot or cold but perfect outdoor weather! The trees are beautiful as well as the mountains! It’s perfect to sit outside with great book and like you a good bowl of soup or stew( my favorite)! The holidays are approaching, how fun! Can you tell this my favorite time of the year:) I can’t wait to read Backlash, it sounds like a wonderful book! Hope you enjoy your holidays! Happy Halloween and thanks for the great giveaway!

    • Hi Allyson! It sounds beautiful in your neck of the woods with the mountains and the change in colors. I love stew, too. What is it about fall food? I envy you you’re perfect weather! There’s a skiff of snow on the ground here today.

  2. I live in the north and I love seeing the changing colors of the trees.

    Thanks for sharing the post and being a part of the hop


  3. I’m loving what Autumn brings 2 New England .All we have 2 do is stand back & watch the Magic unfold also the many lovely colors red,brown ,orange Golds.Wow! This is simply why New England is our Nation’s endless Hidden rare Jewel!
    The awe of the ever Falliage Colors of change in our surroundings is worth it’s weight in gold like the old adage says “heyyy I wont complain!” B cause it’s 2 New England’s Fame.:D!
    It’s so much beauty around us I trust, that all we can do is hold on tight ride out this wonderful pleasure of change that the season called Autumn brings. Whether in Exquisite Sight,Touch ,taste or Sound every Autumn it’s Abundantly abounds treasures I C, new exciting experience & appreciations galore we can share with great care a melting pot of people 2 celebrate also enjoy.! thanQ

    • Hi Ruby! I would love to visit New England, especially in the Autumn. Like you say, ‘All we have 2 do is stand back & watch the Magic’! I agree! I think that’s one of the many special things about fall, the appeal to all our senses with the change in colors and temperature, different foods, warmer clothes!

  4. Three things about autumn are:
    1. My eldest son’s birthday. Our first child entered the world on Nov. 5. We had the fall and winter to get to know each other before the busy spring and summer arrived.
    2. My youngest son’s birthday. Our second child was born on October 5. We had the fall and winter to get acquainted with each other and become a larger family.
    3. The crisp air that meets us in the morning and then the spots of sunshine that bring back memories of summer and foreshadow the summer to come.

    • Hi Annette! What wonderful reasons to love Autumn. You get to celebrate birthdays while nature prepares for winter. What would we do without the sunshine to keep us going?

  5. I live in northern Saskatchewan. There is not nearly the variety of trees there are where I grew up. Here, my street is not a tunnel of red and yellow and gold and orange and purple. I miss that, but I have books and photos.

    Here the leaves are one colour but they swirl to the sandy road like gold coins, sifted through the hands of God.
    floracsampson at gmail dot com

  6. HI Karyn,
    I’m a lot like you. I like cuddling up in a blanket or sweater and I love a bowl of homemade soup. My husband made a yellow split pea soup last week that was fantastic. The third thing I like about autumn? Football season and the Grey Cup!


  7. Hi Karyn,

    I love autumn and the fall decorations. Of course I really like the Halloween decorations the best. I can’t wait to watch The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Once Upon a Time, too. Now if you add Supernatural I’m set. lol I also like the weather is turning cooler.

  8. Hiya Karyn,

    My three favorite things about fall are, the weather, the weather and the weather! October is perfect in Phoenix, allowing us to emerge from our air conditioned bunkers of the summer. There is nothing as sweet as throwing open the doors and windows, or enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio while watching the hot air balloons filling the sky.

    • Hi Mac! I’ve actually been to Phoenix and my in-laws are snowbirds who’ve just recently left for they winter home in Scottsdale. We Canadians love Arizona. And my daughter LOVES hot air balloons!

  9. Love fall for the cooler temps, the pretty leaves and being able to make more soups and stews with the cooler temps.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  10. My three favourite things about Autumn are:
    ~ Picking apples
    ~ Walking through crunchy leaves
    ~ Sunny but cooler days

    Right now we’re expecting lots of rain to come to Ontario from the storm passing along the East Coast. Guess I have to say goodbye to the sun for a few days. 🙁
    Stay safe everyone! Great blog, Karyn.

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