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Halloween Love Fortune

on October 13, 2013

Halloween Love Fortune

HALLOWEEN LOVE FORTUNE, a sweet, contemporary romance novella is now available here.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Kids dress in costumes, jack-o-lanterns glow on porches and mischief is in the air. But, Halloween wasn’t always a holiday designed to frighten and scare. Halloween used to be a romantic holiday. Before the 1930’s, Halloween parties were for single people to find love and for matchmaking. Between 1875-1935, Halloween parties included: masquerade parties, barn dances, progressive dinners and society balls. The parties involved kissing games, mistletoe and fortune telling.

The idea for my newest, published sweet contemporary romance, HALLOWEEN LOVE FORTUNE evolved from this romantic history of Halloween.

Here are some ways of foretelling your future spouse on Halloween night:

  • Look into a well or spring by lantern night on Halloween and see the face of your future husband and children.
  • Melt lead and pour it into cold water. The shape represents a future husband’s trade
  • Walk into your bedroom backwards at midnight on Halloween. Look over your left shoulder and see your future husband.
  • Catch a snail on Halloween and keep it in a flat dish. In the morning, the first initial of your future spouse’s name will be written in the slimy trail. (mmm..in the Pacific NW, this might work with a slug!)

My sweet, contemporary Halloween story, HALLOWEEN LOVE FORTUNE, is a story based on Halloween romance and party games. Jenny Piercy is excited to help with the Elmheart Hotel’s old-fashion Halloween barn party and enjoys nothing more than working side-by-side long-time friend, Zach Cullver.  But, it’s going to take more than a fortune teller’s prediction of true love to bring these two together. Can a coffin and a mummy costume show Zach and Jenny the best romance is found in long-time friendship in this sweet, contemporary romance novella?

HALLOWEEN LOVE FORTUNE is the second story in the Elmheart Hotel series. You can find out more about the series here.

You can purchase HALLOWEEN LOVE FORTUNE here. 

I hope on this Halloween night, you find a little romantic magic among the ghosts and goblins.

Happy Halloween!

 

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