Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Time - guest blogger author Susan Hanniford Crowley

Hi! I'm Susan Hanniford Crowley, a new paranormal romance author.   Thank you, Hannah, for having me over.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  It's filled with mystery and fun.   The scraping of dead leaves blowing across the black asphalt of the street.  The shadows of skeletons hang from the trees under the full moon.   Werewolves howl.   Bat wings flutter.  Ah, the brisk night air just filled with adventure and creatures of the night.

My family has traditionally celebrated with the usual construction of a cemetery in the front yard(doesn't everyone?), ghosts hanging from the trees, handing out treats to whoever ventures to our door and the reading of a paranormal tale.  I especially love telling the story of " The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving with ghoulish effects.   "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe is another favorite.   In the first we are scared of a ghost, while in the second, it's the character's own imaginings that terrorize him and us.  Ah, Edgar.  Baltimore recently celebrated the 200th Anniversary of his birth.

This year I'll be reading my first published paranormal romance tale WHEN LOVE SURVIVES, the story of two supernaturals who meet and fall in love on September 11th as they become rescue workers at the World Trade Center disaster.   Regina O'Malley, a college student who's discovered she's magic, will walk into Death to save others.  Gregor Vasiliev is a financial advisor and shapeshifter on a donut run from his office.  He finally sees the love of his life.  Then disaster strikes the World Trade Center.  Will he lose her forever?

It's available from All Romance Ebooks.  and published by Tease Publishing LLC.  Listed as SciFi/Fantasy, it's a story that means a lot to me personally and I've dedicated it to those who rescue.

By reading stories and books and in celebrating Halloween, we forget our daily worries and terrors and play with our fear.  It's a healthy exercise.  So when the night grows dark and the cold winds blow and our imaginations dredge up our childhood fears of a bogeyman, we drink our hot cider, watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", and dress up like pirates, witches, and anything we fantasize about or fear.   This year I'm dressing up like a paranormal romance author.  They look like everyone else.  (evil wink)

Thank you, Hannah.  I loved dropping by. - Susan Hanniford Crowley


  1. Oooh, this book sound awesome! Best of luck.

  2. I'm intrigued. I like books with current/recent history events. Sounds fabulous :)

  3. Sounds like a great read!

    Hi Hannah! Welcome to the cyber-party!

  4. I looove the concept of your book, Susan!

  5. Your book sounds really good--magic and a shapeshifter in a story about a real life tragic event. Interesting concept.

    Love the book cover, too.