Or, Fun Pics From My Holiday Baking Extravaganza!
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Severed zombie finger cookies with slivered almond “fingernails.” Best dipped in raspberry jelly.

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Cemetery cupcakes with Oreo “dirt” and Milano “tombstones.” The tombstone on the right has a zombie trying to escape her grave. ;)

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Nutella monster mouth cookies. These are becoming a yearly tradition at our house. Easy, delicious, and adorable.

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Our lit jack-o-lanterns. You can’t see in the dark, but the pumpkin on the right is a bleeding, drooling zombie.

Happy Halloween!

<3 Anna

Or, I’m Sharing My Favorite Romantic Videos With You

I love the relationship between Stiles and Malia on Teen Wolf. Here’s a quick summary of their story so far. Enjoy!

Video created by KristinaOrtutova

<3 Anna

Or, Discover Cole And Talia’s Story In The Newest Dark Caster Novel–Spell of Vanishing

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Back Cover Blurb:

Cole Burkov is a formidable necromancer, but waking from a devastating nightmare spell has left him confused about what’s real and what’s fantasy. Afraid of hurting more of his friends, he casts a vanishing spell on himself, except something goes wrong. He’s not invisible to spirits. He’s invisible to everyone.

Talia Jackson doesn’t want to help Cole cast his vanishing spell. She’s too busy trying to collect him for the Dark Caster. But when Cole uses her, against her will, to create the spell she becomes the only human being on earth that can see him.

Together, the unlikely allies will seek out one of the most diabolical casters in the dark cabal—the White Wraith. But when the witch fights back, Cole and Talia discover the only way to survive her furious assault is by working together.

 

<3 Anna

Or, Are You Prepared To Write?

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My favorite time of the year is upon us. November is National Novel Writing Month, and if you’ve ever had an inkling to write a book, this is your chance. You’ll benefit from tons of support from the online site as well as participants in your community.

Last year I wrote Panacea (Red Plague Trilogy #3) during NaNoWriMo. This year I’ll be writing the fourth and final installment of my Dark Caster Series.

If you’re participating, please let me know. We’ll keep each other sane during the next thirty days or so. :)

<3 Anna

Or, An Excerpt From My New Paranormal Romance Spell of Vanishing

“She won’t be able to see me,” Cole whispered. “Distract her, and I’ll cast on her.”

“Black magic,” Talia clarified. “You mean you’re going to cast black magic.”

“If I have to.”

Spell of Vanishing, ms pg 170

<3 Anna

Or, A Ghost Appears In Tourist’s Photo

Read the original article here.

Ghost of Little Girl Photographed in Notorious Haunted Mansion Loftus Hall

Written by Ollie McAteer in August 2014

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A tourist who visited a notorious haunted mansion in Ireland believes he may have photographed the ghost of a little girl.

Thomas Beavis, 21, from Lewisham, made the spine-tingling discovery as he flicked through his camera on the drive home from Loftus Hall in Wexford.

He took the snaps for his mother while on a tour with his friends – but captured what could be the spirit of little Anne Tottenham and the spooky face of an old lady in a window next to the front door.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘I only really looked at the photo while we were driving home – I was actually stunned.

‘We were all feeling a little edgy from the tour but when I showed the photo to my friends we freaked!

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‘I zoomed in on all the windows to find this girl in the window. I had to take some time before I showed it to everyone just because I didn’t really understand what I was looking at.’

Stories suggest that the Tottenham family moved into the mansion around 1766.

But the youngest, Anne, fell ill after an encounter with a demonic spirit.

She was shunned by her family and locked away in a room in the huge estate until she died.

At first glance the holidaymaker thought it was someone’s reflection, but on closer inspection he noticed that the suspected ghost is looking the opposite way to those outside the house.

Mr Beavis added: ‘I got chills, and still do. The girl could be the spirit of Anne Tottenham still walking around Loftus Hall. It could have been some strange occurrence because of a supernatural power, but I don’t know.

‘Normally I am a guy that believes in what he sees, but with this, I still don’t understand what’s going on in that photo.’

<3 Anna

 

Or, I’m Sharing My Favorite Video Montages With You

The song “Wrecking Ball” sums up the relationship between Carter and Crash on Finding Carter perfectly. But you have to admit they have chemistry. Enjoy!

Video created by Katie A

<3 Anna

Or, I Gush Over Elizabeth Hoyt’s Regency Romance

thiefofshadowsBack Cover Blurb:

A MASKED MAN . . .

Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he’s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.

A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . .

Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she’s asked to tutor the Home’s dour manager in the ways of society-flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons-Isabel can’t help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar-and his lips so tempting.

A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENY

During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel . . . and his life.

My Thoughts:

I have a secret to confess. Though I write paranormals, I adore regency romances. The dresses, the balls, the afternoon teas. The polished manners concealing roiling passion. I can’t get enough!

Thief of Shadows has it all. From the first line — “The body in the road was the absolute cap to the day” — to the last, it’s a sexy and thrilling adventure.

My favorite part has to be Isabel’s tutoring Winter in not only good manners and ballroom dancing, but in the bedroom, as well.

<3 Anna

Or, An Excerpt From My Upcoming New Romance Spell of Vanishing

Daniela Ferraro hopped out of the other vehicle before it had come to a full stop and tore open Talia’s passenger door. She was casting so fast, one moment she was a scared, dark-haired woman and the next she was covered in frost.

Spell of Vanishing, ms pg 176

<3 Anna

Or, Stay Away From This One!

Read the original article here.

“Haunted” House For Sale — Complete With Blood on the Walls!

Written by Adriana Velez in August 2014

So, you’re looking for a house in the Detroit area because you hear they’re ridiculously cheap. And this one catches your eye. It’s probably a fixer-upper, but it’s a 2,084-square-foot, 4-bedroom brick colonial — for only $19,500! You HAVE to take a look, right? This is so worth considering. There’s just one little thing. According to the listing, it was “previously a Halloween haunted house.”

No big deal, right? Yeah … well, maybe you should see some photos first. Let’s just say, the seller is “highly motivated” to sell but couldn’t be bothered to stage the house.

Maybe you should sit down.

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So, is it me? Or are the words “YOU WILL DIE” scrawled on the wall in blood along with bloody handprints? I mean, haha, obviously it’s just red paint. I know that! But yeesh. That’s creepy. They must have just forgotten to repaint this room. I can understand that. They were probably in a hurry to list this house. Let’s see some of the other rooms.

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Hmm, well, I guess you’d have some plaster work to clean up here. And the bars on the window aren’t very warm. Ceiling needs to be redone. And — ew, what’s that on the door to the right? Bloody handprints? Bloody hell! Honestly, couldn’t they have painted over that before taking this photo? I’m afraid to see the other rooms.

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ZOMG!!! First of all, this room looks like a crime scene. Secondly, is it a kitchen or a bathroom? That’s almost as scary as the fake blood. And what’s up with the random staircase? Where does it lead, and what’s inside the doorway? Never mind, don’t tell me. Whatever it is, I don’t want to see it.

Well then. Good luck selling this house! I think spending a couple hundred and an afternoon to do a little emergency repainting could have made the difference between selling at $19,000 and not selling at all. But then, I’m one of those crazy people who doesn’t like seeing the words YOU WILL DIE on the walls of my future home, you know? But maybe this listing will draw a more adventurous sort who’s not so picky.

<3 Anna

 

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