Saturday, October 08, 2011

Halloween Guest Blog and Giveaway with Su Halfwerk



Halloween and the Paranormal

Halloween is just around the corner. It's time to prepare ghostly and shocking costumes, to get ready to walk from one house to another, to sharpen your pumpkin-carving talents, and to anticipate the joys of trick-or-treating, even for adults.

I read once that part of the mysterious back-story behind Halloween involved spirits and their return to earth on that night to hitchhike a new body. It was explained as the reason why people dress up in ghastly guises; to confuse and drive away those spirits.

Since my first writing passion is horror, Halloween holds a special spot in my heart because it pays homage to that love.

However, I also know that not all people can stomach horror, and that's where my second passion comes in: the paranormal romance genre. In addition to the fluffy romantic feelings this genre invokes, it is also allowed to carry a bit of the darkness of horror in its fold. Sometime ago, I wrote a short love story on my blog between a man named Horror and a woman named Romance whose love produced a cute little baby girl. (You can read it here if you like: http://suhalfwerk.blogspot.com/2010/01/birth-of-para.html). By writing both genres—horror and paranormal romance—I get my fix of darkness and fluffiness in equal doses.

My latest release, Seeker, is book 1 in the paranormal romance series Unsettled. It has a dark side in the form of spirits escaping judgment and a brighter one in the blooming love story between Andrew Taylor and Adoria Hall. Vengeful spirits are escaping their keep and are possessing people on earth. They're not waiting for a fancy occasion to do so, they just do it whenever possible. Halloween for them is the time they act as mischievous as they wish through their hosts. Any of their weird behavior is considered waywardness and not a possession.

Andrew, however, knows better, and he uses the powers granted to him to get rid of these spirits. And even though the cost is high, he's willing to pay it, for in the midst of his duty lays his target, his goal; the one he seeks.


Seeker
By Su Halfwerk
Genre: sweet paranormal romance


Blurb:

The only obstacle in his quest is his heart.

Andrew Taylor has it all. A flourishing acting career, a stunner of a model as a girlfriend, and a countenance that swoons women right into his arms.

Except, this is not the only life he’s living. He is also a Spirit Hunter tormented by the murder of his wife and daughter and destined to hunt rogue spirits, seeking the one who destroyed his family. Even if that means repressing his needs.

Adoria Hall’s life is turned upside down after an unfair layoff from her job.

Financial pressures force her to accept babysitting a spoiled actor like Andrew. Or so she thinks, until she discovers a lonely heart beating beneath his glamorous fa├žade. Protecting Andrew’s life from harm is her duty, safeguarding her heart is her compulsion.

When the spirits drive the war to Andrew’s turf, he must confront his key enemy to settle the score. Yet, if forced to pick, will Andrew choose to exorcise the one he seeks or will he opt to protect the one he adores?


Publisher's buy link: http://www.extasybooks.com/seeker
Amazon: Not out yet, but should be up in a week or so.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ImwhCKwLk


Author info:

Su Halfwerk writes in the horror and paranormal romance genres. From a tender age, the written word left a strong impression on her, later on terrifying, blood-chilling books became the object of her interest. Su’s style in horror combines shuddery terror with elements of surprise; some would even call it an enigmatic twist. In the world of paranormal romance, she transforms the desire to scare into a quest to seduce and tantalize.

Other books by Su Halfwerk:

Untamed Temptation (Paranormal Romance)
His to Possess (Finalist in 2011 EPIC Awards in the Paranormal Romance category)
Zuphreen (Horror/Urban Fantasy)
Intricate Entanglement (Horror/Thriller)
The books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online outlets

When not writing, Su is designing book trailers for herself and other authors.

You can find Su online in any of these places:

www.su-halfwerk.com
http://www.suhalfwerk.blogspot.com/
www.facebook.com/Su.Halfwerk
http://twitter.com/SuHalfwerk

Su is offering 2 giveaways- open tour wide.

1 lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and another lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of Seeker.

Receive one bonus entry for each of the following: leaving a comment on this post, following Su on Twitter, and her blog.


6 comments:

LadyVampire2u said...

I like horror movies. I just finished watching the movie The Crazies here which was definitely horror. But when it comes to books I usually like a paranormal book. It seems to captures just the right amount of horror for me. Not too much, not too little. And I enjoy romance in books. So Seeker seems definitely my type of book. Congratulations on its release!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Su Halfwerk said...

@ladyevampire2u: I can relate to your taste in movies and books. I watch and read paranormal romance and horror in even doses, even though there aren't many paranormal romance movies.
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Su Halfwerk said...

Roxanne,
Thanks for the great opportunity to appear on your blog :-)

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thanks for being here Su- hope the tour is a big success.

Tanya1224 said...

I'm following along on your blog stops =) I love the sound of your book. Thanks for all these chances on trying to win a copy =)

Su Halfwerk said...

@Tanya: You're very welcome, and thanks for following my stops ;-D
Good luck!