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The Witching Season Approaches

Fantastical Fridays

my new paranormal romance day

Love romance? Paranormal romance? Halloween? Haunted reads?

Want to find tons of things to do that are romance oriented during the spooky season of Halloween and October?

This is the blog for you!

I’m blogging today on Romance and Beyond on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Check out my collection of signed first editions and read about why I love Outlander.

Halloween is coming up and I’m making plans for the month of October. Here’s what’s happening next month on Jessica Aspen Writes:

What I’m reading: To get ready for the haunting season I’m reading Spellbound, by Sylvia Day. Black cats, warlocks, and a little light BDSM thrown in for good measure.

Not quite ready for diving into the black magic of erotic romance this October?

Parnormal Romance Opps: 

The Dark Huntsman book birthday celebration will kick off with a 99 cent sale the first two weeks of October. If any of you have missed reading the first book in the Tales of the Black Court, now’s your chance.

Available  at Amazon  B&N  Kobo  iTunes  or all romance ebooks

(Paperback available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble)

Bake, Love, Write Scavenger hunt: 

October 6th opens the first Bake, Love, Write scavenger hunt amd it runs through October 23rd. Forty-two different authors from the fantastic new dessert recipe book, Bake, Love, Write, will be having a Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt. Readers will go to each site and find the Halloween Graphic and report back to enter to win.

Check back on the 6th for rules and links. There are some fabulous prizes available, including a signed ARC of Prince by Blood and Bone and ebooks just for International winners!

colorado romance lovers 2014 romance lovers tea

howloween paranormal romance blog hop 10/30-11/1

Grand prize a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

The 2014 Colorado Romance Lover’s Tea 

In October, CRW is celebrating our 26th year as a RWA chapter in Colorado!

We invite romance lovers in Colorado to come join us and get in on the party we like to call our Romance Lovers Tea! We’ve planned a festive event to honor all our members and most especially, our amazing published author members. Featuring speaker and romance author, Melissa Mayhue. Saturday, October 18th, 1014.

Come join the party! Sam Cheever’s Halloween Facebook Party!

October 24th Sam Cheever is sponsoring a Facebook Party “An Apocalyptic Halloween” Fab authors and prizes, games galore. Sign up today to participate! I’ll be hosting from 11-12 CT, so come on by and say “hi”!

Looking for more?

I’m participating in the Howloween Blog hop, over fifty paranormal romance authors with amazing blogs and prizes at every stop, and a $50 Amazon Gift Card as the grand prize. Be sure to come back October 30th-November 1st and participate.

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances athttp://JessicaAspen.com

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October Burn Out

Moonday Mania

a blog about blogging

Before I get started whining (and trust me, there will be whining) I would like to take care of a few business items. 

  1. THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who has signed up for my Goodreads Giveaway (ending on October 22nd), hopped over to all my guest blogs (I have more coming!), and just in general supported the release of my new twisted fairy tale, The Dark Huntsman, A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court.
  2. Tomorrow is the opening of Sam Cheever’s Trick or Treat with Your Favorite Author! Don’t forget to stop by Jessica Aspen Writes, as well as the thirteen other participating authors stops during the next two weeks. The contest ends on Halloween. There will be terrific prizes including two Kindle Paperwhite Readers, so come back and enter!
  3. I will be visiting several more sites this week including author Lynn Cahoon’s site tomorrow, October 15th. An interview with Sherry Issac on Wednesday, October 16th, and a very cool article on Wicca in my World on the site Worlds of the Imagination on Thursday, October 17th.
  4. Last, but not least, on Friday, October 18th, I will be in Las Vegas at the Hot Mojave Knights Romance Readers Convention! WOOT! If you are going, please look for me. I’ll be the one putting her feet up in the bar!

Now on to the whining!

If you read the above list about this week you’ll see why I’m afraid of burning out this October. Not only did my planned September release of The Dark Huntsman get pushed into this month, but I also ended up springing an out-of-town trip on myself when I won the Hot Mojave Knights tickets in the August CRW mini-con auction.

I guess none of this is really something I can complain about, since I’ve done it all to myself. I’m the one who decided to schedule all the blogs and blog hops. I’m the one who bought the tickets to Vegas. And I’m the one who went at ahead and released The Dark Huntsman.

The question is why?

Why would I do this to myself?

Why would I chose October, one of the busiest months of my year to do all of this?

jessica aspen

Because I’m crazy, that’s why.

I am a crazy, over-achiever, goal setter. I knew you all suspected, but this month is proof. We are only half-way through and already I’m worried about not making my goals, deadlines, seriously high expectations. I have activities planned for every weekend, blogs to write, and a novella to finish.


What did you say?

I have to finish writing Ghosts of Christmas Past while I’m going to the October CRW Tea, and signing books, and going to Las Vegas? No way.

Yes, but…

I set the goals.

Yes, me.

The Crazy One.

So when November comes around and the rest of you think you are going out of your mind with planning the holidays for December, remember me. I’ll be the one in the straight jacket trying to type.

Any sympathy from the peanut gallery?  Are you realizing it is the end of the year and you better get cracking on that novel, that life-style change, that house-cleaning that you meant to do all summer? Yep, the end of 2013 approaches and if you are like me you are squishing everything you can into October so you can make it to New Years and say, “Yes, I did!”

How is your October going? Are your goals coming home to roost? Leave me a comment (and try not to say “I told you so!”).

Oh, and if you haven’t checked out The Dark Huntsman on Amazon, now is your chance. Click HERE to see how terrific the book looks. If you’ve read it, please think about leaving a review. I love reviews!


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