Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Guest post by Ophelia London + Giveaway

Halloween for many is a time to dress up and have some fun. Ever wonder what your favorite Entangled Bliss author’s best Halloween costumes have been or what their favorite Halloween memory is? Follow the Bliss Trick or Sweet Halloween Haunt to check them all out.

Halloween Memories
by Ophelia London

When I was a kid, my mother’s cedar chest was very special; a sacred place that held treasures from her childhood and other family gems…including Halloween costumes. Mom had really cool, homemade and vintage costumes, but as most kids, I fought against her wishes, insisting on store-bought. I wanted plastic: wrinkled, smelly plastic. I wanted flammable! What can I say? It was the 80’s. Probably after whining proficiently, Mom gave in and to the store we went, ending up with this little hunny:

“Dragon Lady”

What interests me most now about the costume I chose was that there is no way it would be in stores today. (And I really can’t believe my mother bought it for me.) I was quite proud to be Dragon Lady, however, and although I’d fully intended to wear my supercool mask at school all day, Mom had the wise insight to paint my face. We’re talking blue eye shadow, red lips and cheeks, and we even put on creepy-long fake nails. Though I find the whole vibe is kind of killed by my little girl white sandals. I can’t remember what I was wearing under that plastic dress thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if I insisted on going commando as to not ruin the line.

Since the Dragon Lady days, I’ve relied more on creativity over what is found at Walmart. I’ve been—among other things—a candy striper, a “dead person” (this was before the zombie craze), “Easy Annie” (you remember her—she’s Raggedy Annie’s trampy cousin…), Van Gogh’s ear, and Elizabeth Bennett.

Alex P. Keaton
Speaking of Miss Lizzy, my newest book, DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, is a modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice. There isn’t a Halloween scene in the book, but if there was, I’m pretty sure Henry (the smexy hero) would have dressed as Alex P. Keaton or Jack Donaghy…or just gone as his sexy self.

Jack Donaghy

Check out DMIL to see if you agree, and

Happy Halloween!

Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE... and ABBY ROAD. Visit her at http://ophelia-london.blogspot.com. But don't call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

Connect with Ophelia at her Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.


To get you in the Halloween spirit we'd like to give away an ebook copy of Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London to a lucky commenter!

To be entered just leave a comment and tell us about one of your most memorable Halloween costume, or your plans to  dress up!

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 3 November 2013!

Good Luck!

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