My Wishlist: Halloween Edition Part 2

Filed in My Wishlist , The Sexy Lover Posted on October 28, 2010 @ 11:00 am 5 comments
Hello again! Welcome to second part of my Halloween Wishlist Edition! In this edition…I have chosen three books that definitely got my full attention.

Let see if you all agree?

But first up: Here are some Creepy Tidbits

• If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
• Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects.
• The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it’s size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
• In about 1 in 4 autopsies, a major disease is discovered that was previously undetected.
• The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.

Halloween Movie Details

• “Halloween” was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget.
• The movie was shot in the Spring and used fake autumn leaves.
• The mask used by Michael Meyers in the movie “Halloween” was actually William Shatner’s mask painted white.
• The character Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis was named after John Carpenter’s first girlfriend.
• While the setting for the story is in Illinois, the vehicles have California license plates.
• Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

Monster Trivia & Folklore

• Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.
• Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
• In 1962, the Count Dracula Society was founded.
• To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.
• There really are so-called vampire bats, but they’re not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
• Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits.

I for one found these tidbits interesting.. What do you all think?

Now to list the books for this week’s wishlist:

Book 1:  Twilight Hunger  by Maggie Shayne
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: October 2010 (Reissue)
Available formats: Paperback, Ebook
Purchase Links: AmazonBook Depository , Goodreads

Book Description:

Return with Maggie Shayne to the dark, erotic world of wings in the night . . .
He is every woman’s fantasy, yet he remains alone and untouched. His world is one of secrecy and solitude, darkness and danger. Now one woman has found his journal. She has told his secrets. He must stop her, and there is only one way . . .
When struggling screenwriter Morgan DeSilva uncovers the ancient leather diaries in the attic of an old house in Maine, she is swept into the seductive world of a long-dead madman who had believed himself a vampire. Now, though Dante’s story has made her rich and famous, Morgan is wasting away. At night she dreams of him, an erotic fantasy so real she can see the marks on her neck, feel her life’s blood draining from her. Almost as if he were real . . .
He comes to her at night. Watching her. Wanting her.She is one of The Chosen. She can be his, if he desires. And he desires it so much that he is filled with a terrible fear. He knows that his kiss can save her from destiny’s curse, and from the enemies who stalk them both. But to save her, he must trust her. With his life. With his love. With the promise of immortality.

Okay, I had idea about this book much less know about this series. It has to be great if it keeps being reissued, right? Who wouldn’t love to have their own vampire as their secret lover? And also I can’t get the song, Creature of the Night from my head as I think of this book.

Book 2:  Wild Instinct by Sarah McCarty
Publisher: Berkeley Trade
Release Date: September 2009
Available formats: Paperback, Ebook
Purchase links: AmazonBook Depository,  Goodreads

Book Description: 

From the author of Running Wild, another hot, sexy success.

Three desperate women, hunted and on the run, bring out the animal instincts in the males who promise them more than just rescue…

Garrett—Shunned by werewolf society because of his human blood, he’s been promised pack status in return for saving three women from doom.

Daire—A powerful rogue who rejected the strict rules of werewolf society, he was resigned to never finding a mate. Then he joins forces on an unusual rescue mission, saving the woman of his dreams.

Curran—His job is simple: find the fugitive were-woman. Trapping his bounty has never been a problem, yet this time his prey is a haunting woman possessing terrible secrets—and lush sensuality.

OMG! Did it got hawt in here …. Or is it just me? Talk about three sexy males?? They certainly me at hello…lol! Most definitely another series I have to keep an eye on.

Book 3:  Dying Bites by D.D. Barant
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Release Date: June 2009
Available formats: Paperback, Ebook
Purchase links: AmazonBook DepositoryGoodreads

Book Description:

Her job description is the “tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers.” What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman’s work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day.

Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she’s the best there in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David’s world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again…

Dying Bites definitely seems up my alley. It looks like an awesome book and really doesn’t seem like anything I have read before. Good thing for me is that there are more books after this one which I consider myself  lucky.

I hope all enjoyed this week’s special Halloween wishlist edition.

Until next time…. Happy Halloween!!

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • GABY October 28, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Very interesting!

    I'm very lucky (?) because I actually live among vampire bats xD It's not as horrible as it sounds, really.

  • tina werner October 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    loved your halloween tidbits… halloween is one of those movies that scares the bejesus out of me! still laughing about the william shatner mask… LOL!

  • Jessica October 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Dying Bites was very good! It's an interesting series and I'm really enjoying it.

  • LSUReader October 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I love the H'ween tidbits…guess I'll be looking for spiders come Sunday. That one's kind of nice.

    LOL on Creature of the Night. Did you see Glee this week? In the salute to Rocky Horror, that was one of the songs they did.

  • Veronica October 28, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks for much loved comments! I just recently became a fanatic of Glee and of course loved the Rocky Horror special. 😀

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