Happy Halloween, and welcome to the Romance Girls Gone Goblin Halloween Hop!
I was lucky enough to snag some time with one of my favorite couples, Quinn and Ryann (the hero/heroine from Eve Of Samhain) as I helped them set up their home for the huge Halloween party they're throwing. Ryann was sweet, and gracious despite the bevy of last minute details she was rushing to complete, and happily made small talk with me.
Quinn, as you can imagine, was another story altogether. I'll let our afternoon together speak for itself, lol!
"So, you two are celebrating your one year anniversary with a Halloween party, huh? How fun! Who's on the guest list?" Fake spider webbing is a real pain in the you-know-what, and I frown as I fumble with the gauzy threads, finally managing to attach the ends to the lower corner of Quinns flat screen television. I'm pretty sure he'll be less than pleased with the placement of my spooky decorations, but I don't care. The cheeky bastard is fun to mess with.
Ryann, who is perched precariously on an aluminum step ladder hanging orange and black streamers across the ceiling of Quinns family room, glances over toward me with a smile. "Oh, just a bunch of––"
Quinn rounds the corner from the kitchen and cuts Ryann off. "I'll tell you who's coming, lass. A bunch of freeloading shites looking to score some free booze." Chuckling to himself, he sets the large crystal punch bowl he'd been cradling in his arms on top of the wet bar at the back of the room, then shoots a questioning glance toward Ryann, large finger pointed toward the empty glass vessel. "Is this where you want this?"
Ryann shakes her head, unable to hide the smile that appeared the moment Quinn entered the room. She raises a sculpted brow, places a hand on her hip and pegs Quinn with a pointed stare. "Yep. But you forgot the Green Grog."
Quinn makes a face and mouths the word "green grog" before pretending to gag. He then takes stalk of the sea of orange and black crepe paper coating every square inch of his family room. With a groan, he casts me a sidelong glance laced with a whole lot of "Oh fuck, please help me" and trudges back toward the kitchen. His deep Irish accent barrels through the room as he calls out over his shoulder "That fake spider web shite better be gone when I come back, lass. 'Tis pure sacrilege to deface a high def television in such a manner."
I laugh out loud, pleased as punch I was able to needle Quinn with my shoddy decorating attempt. I turn to face Ryann who is hurriedly arranging Solo cups alongside the punch bowl. "So this is a costume party, yes? What are you going as?"
Ryann's blue eyes brighten and she lets out a small squeal. "A sexy Red Devil. Oh, my God, girl. You should see the costume. It's soooo cute. It's––"
"A tiny scrap of fabric no bigger than a Bandaid," Quinn grumbles as he breezes into the room again, arms laden with jugs of Green Grog. "Unless you're okay with me gouging the eyes of every male guest who attends, I suggest ye wear something with a bit more coverage." He rounds the bar after setting the jugs down and gently brushes a stray piece of brown hair from Ryann's face. Eyes filled with love, he grasps her by the waist and presses a kiss to her nose. "Ye'd make a sexy wee Eskimo, in my opinion."
Ryann swats his chest playfully and wiggles free from his arms. "Eskimo my ass. Please!"
Sensing a bit of tension over the matter, I quickly interject "And what are you dressing up as, Quinn?"
He eyes me with a wide, toothy grin, then pulls a set of pliers from his back pocket and wiggles them through the air. "The Tooth Faerie."
I chuckle and roll my eyes, thinking it made no difference whether man, or faerie: once a smartass, always a smartass.
In celebration of Halloween I'm giving away a mini "Date Night" package. This package includes the following:
- A copy of Young Frankenstein
- A box of Whoppers
- A box of Sour Skittles (These are Ryann's favorites)
- A copy of Eve Of Samhain
- Some Hanaford Park swag
- You must be a follower of this blog
- You must leave a comment with your name and email addy so I can get a hold of you if you win
Winner will be drawn on November 1st via Random Org. Winner has three days to respond, after which a new name will be drawn.
Make sure to stop by the rest of the participating blogs for more Halloween fun, and chances to win more prizes! Woohoo!
Good luck and Happy Halloween!!