It’s time to party! Think of it! Hot dogs dressed like mummies (wrapped in crescent rolls)! http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/crescent-mummy-dogs/d52a57d7-ab8a-4a1c-8dae-f9f90d03b912
Witch’s broth: Pea soup
Lemon meringue ghosts
Witches’ fingers (Cheetos)
And from Disney’s family fun: Goblin’s feet:
Course you’ve got to have some of that great blood red wine or punch if the paranormal partygoer is taking a break from anything alcohol. Who knows how a little liquor might affect a shifter or other paranormal seeking some fun at a party?
How many Halloween parties have you been to? Ever been to one where some people just won’t dress up? There’s always one or several, right? The person that has the T-shirt that says, “This is my Halloween costume.” Or just a black T-shirt with an orange pumpkin on it or some such thing. Not saying that’s a bad thing. Just that some have a time letting their inner child out.
So here we go. It’s your very first shifter party and what do you go as? A vampire with nice white fangs? An Egyptian princess in all the slinky finery? A pumpkin? I did one year when I was pregnant with my daughter and she was due soon. :) She has red hair and I swear it was because of all the fresh tomatoes I devoured the summer before, but maybe it had to do with my being a pumpkin so close to her birth. Hmmm.
One year I was a Medieval princess with a tall hat and long gown. My then boyfriend was a barbarian, really a family practice doctor, so see? Anyone can have fun! One guy, also a doctor, was a flasher, raincoat, and a fake you-know-what…but he was a white guy and it was black. Everyone teased him that his zipper was cutting off the circulation. Two nurses were dressed as nuns—like the Sally Field version of the outfit! I was the only non-medical person there and I never knew a Halloween party could be so…interesting!
My mother was dating a guy who was a retired Navy commander, in Army ranks, a full colonel and a dentist. Now, he was the most straight-laced man I’d ever met, but when it came to Halloween, my mother wore the skeleton on the sweatshirt, but Norman was a clown—with brightly colored wig and a bright red nose, except it kept falling off so he finally had to dispense with it, and big shoes.
That made me appreciate him even more. That he could dress up, let his wild colorful hair down, and have fun.
But back to OUR shifter party. You KNOW there will be some who arrive with no costume. I’ve been working on a vampire YA where it’s Halloween and the kids are all dressed up in costumes, except for one of the guys—dressed as a football player, because that’s what he is, and the heroine in her martial arts gi because that’s all she can come up with to wear to the school party. Nothing original.
So have you guessed it yet? You can bet that at least one of the partygoers at our Para Normal party will turn up as a jaguar. I mean, that’s just par for the course, right?
For jaguar shifters, it’s just their other skin. So nothing unusual about that. To really get into the party, the shifter needs to make believe they’re something else. Like…a werewolf. It doesn’t exist, so it’s perfect for a jaguar shifter to play the role.
But what if a wolf shows up at the party? Then we have cat and wolf fights (a werewolf refuses to be referred to as a dog), and there goes the party.
So really, it’s better to dress up as something that is NOT really part of your persona. Keep the vampire fangs at bay, unless they’re just pretend. Don’t shift into a jaguar or wolf. Costumes only, please. Less blood spilled, more fun.
From Savage Hunger, Connor isn’t getting into the party. Maya, his sister, and Kathleen, his significant other, are going to have to convince him to change his ways. Maya is dressing like a jaguar goddess. It’s all right. She’s wearing a jaguar gown and tiara. Kathleen is wearing a jaguar print skin tight creation and a long tail, ears and whiskers. But she wants Connor to wear a loin cloth. What do you think? Would it work for you?
I’m still trying to come up with a costume for myself. Are you ready for the big night? What are you coming as?
Thanks so much to Paranormal Haven for having me here today, and one lucky person that answers my question will have a chance to win a copy of SAVAGE HUNGER.US/Canada Addresses Only.
USA Today bestselling and an award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, that are personalized that have found homes all over the world. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses or gardening. Her family has roots in the Highlands of Scotland where her love of all things Scottish came into being. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is the author of the Heart of the Wolf series and the Heart of the Jaguar series, plus numerous other paranormal romance and historical romance novels. For more information, please visit www.terryspear.com, or follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear. She is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/terry.spear.
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