Hello all, please welcome Lyncee Shillard to my blog today. She shares a funny event that happened to her at a haunted house! YIKES!
Thanks Connie for having me!
Here is a funny Halloween story from my teens. I’ve never written it into a book but there is always the next one ;-)
When I was sixteen, I went to a haunt house with friends. Not a real haunted house but one of the sponsored by an organization haunt house. As we are riding down, the kids I was with were telling ghost stories about the marsh that is just outside the town I lived in.
There were swamp monsters, zombies, cannibal hermits, and crazy women who found life in our stories about that marsh.
This was the first haunted house I had been to, so I wasn’t sure what to expect…
We entered the haunted house (aka a vacant store space in the mall). The first room was filled with form and sand. I lost my sandal – I know who wears slip on sandal in October in Michigan to a haunted house? A 16-year-old who wants to look good – in the ‘sinking sand.’ I’m bent over trying to get my sandal back.
Some guy in a crazed lumberjack serial killer get-up comes up to me and nudges me. I’ve had numerous people tell me that he was trying to get me to move along afraid I was trying to destroy something. Whatever.
I tell him to leave me alone. He PICKS ME UP! (I was small) I scream. He has to from the marsh. He’s going to take me to the marsh and do horrible things to me. I scream some more.
A guy comes in with his daughter. This is my chance to free myself. Screaming, I grab the guy’s shirt and scream ‘help’. Really loudly. The guy smiles. He tells me I’m a really good actress.
Lumberjack serial killer tightens his hold. I cry. Just as I’m sure my future is going to have a torture room in the marsh, my friends return.
I scream – some more. They laugh but tell lumberjack serial killer that they will take me off his hands.
Lumberjack serial killer releases me and I run out of the haunted house leaving my favorite super cute slip on sandal. My friends all tell me I that I have over reacted. He wasn’t a crazed lumberjack serial killer for the marsh.
Friends, what do they know? I was so NOT over reacting!
Now I’m all about Halloween… and of course murder…and well doughnuts…and vodka.
My newest book – Murder and Treats – is a novella about all those things!
My favorite Halloween doughnut trick is…insert vamp teeth into a sugar doughnut. Drizzle red frosting for blood, or have gummy worms crawling out of the mouth, or decorate with gummy boogers.
My favorite Halloween drink is the Wicked Witch… it’s caramel vodka, apple vodka, and whip cream vodka all equal parts mixed with apple cider. Sooo good and so wicked.
Lila Maxwell is coaxed into attending All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event by her best friend. Instead of the soul mate promised one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.
Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the final piece to his prefect plan. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party.
Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list.
After a night of mind-blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand.
Lila's first day is full of surprises, the biggest being Cowboy Bill is actually her new boss, Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn't follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.
And just a peek…
Walking into her bedroom, Lila froze mid-stride. On her bed was a knife coated with blood and small plastic number five. The glass slipped from her hand and fell to the floor, spraying her foot and leg with red wine.
Murder and Treats is available at
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Thank you, Lyncee, for stopping by and hope you have wonderful results with your Halloween release!
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