Friday, July 13, 2012

When the Darkness Falls Bloghop #DarkHop

When the Darkness Falls
Bloghop and Giveaway

July 13th thru July 21st

In celebration of a Friday the 13th AND it being Ms. Hennessee Andrews' Birthday... we are having a blog hop!


I sort of wish I wrote horror so I could put a scary snippet up, but I don't. So, instead, I went looking for the history of Friday the 13th. It seems to stem from a multitude of superstitions that all came together around 1907. Fridays have been looked at as "bad" for some time. Travelers in the 1800's would refuse to begin a journey on a Friday in hopes of avoiding it's influence. In 1907 a novel was written that seems to have sparked the whole phenomenon. 

Dan Brown also incorporated the myth of Friday the 13th's in The Da Vinci Code. There seems to be just enough pop-culture references throughout the years to continue feeding the superstition. Of course, the movies have put a whole new spin on the fear and for most of us that is what drives the superstition. By the way, watch the first one sometime. They are quite hokey, but the legend of how scary they are carry over to this day. Just ask any pre-teen around the first Friday the 13th of the year. 

I'm going to make this very simple. Leave me a comment with your email addy and you will be entered to win a copy of any of my backlist OR a copy of Valentine Master than releases July 25th! 

You can click HERE to read the blurb for each of my current releases.

Valentine Master: 

Heather’s marriage is on the rocks and she knows it. Since she told her husband, Mick, that she craved domination in the bedroom, he’s been secretive and strange, spending his evenings away from home. All Heather’s expecting as a Valentine’s Day surprise is divorce papers.

So when she comes home from work to find Mick randy and ready to go with a kinky box of tricks, Heather can hardly believe her luck. Mick has mastered his reluctance to dominate his wife – and now he’s going to master her.

Here's the legal mumbo jumbo:

- Entering this contest means you have read, understood, and agree with all rules and regulations stated.- Entrants must be 18 or older (or age of majority in your country) to enter and to win.- No purchase necessary.- Void where prohibited.- All stated rules are subject to change without notification or reason given.- Chances of winning vary widely based on the number of entries received.- Prize is as stated. No substitutions or exchanges.
- Contest host is not responsible to misrepresented/mistyped email addresses, spam filters, mailer daemons, and other internet wackiness that may crop up at the time of winner notification.

- Winners are final.- Contest Starts 00:01EST July 13th and Ends 12:59EST July 21st and open to International participants- Winners will be notified via email, twitter, or facebook no later than 12:00EST July 22rd -Respond by date to collect prize is 14 days from notification date.

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to visit the other participants!


  1. Howdy Lea! Thanks for the Birthday wishes girl! Loving your site. :)

  2. My wedding anniversary landed on Friday the 13th a few times and the day must have been good - the marriage lasted for thirty years(my husband died). So, I don't think of it as bad luck. Of course, when I was a teen, I thought the 13th was thrilling, because something was bound to happen!

    1. That definitely is good luck! Thanks for leaving a comment.

  3. I have been superstitious about Friday the 13th for many years and today proved me right yet again. I am NEVER working on Friday the 13th again if I don't have to.

    1. Sorry you had such a bad day! Tomorrow will be better! Lea

  4. 13 has always been my lucky number so I just LOVE Friday the 13th!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  5. Valentine Master looks like a fantastic read. I love blog hops, I get to find new authors and add lots and lots of books to my list.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  6. Wow, Lea, Valentine Master sounds great. So glad to be part of this with you.


  7. Books4Me, Julianna and Siobhan- Thanks for the comments! Glad you stopped by!


  8. Sounds like a good book!
    Have a great hop :)


  9. Valentine Master is on my wishlist already. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. Great post! This sounds like a fabulous read! :)

  11. How interesting, I had never heard this origin of Friday the 13th, thanks for sharing and for the fun giveaway opportunity.

  12. Lily, Nay Nay, Carolyn and Denise,

    Thanks for entering and leaving a comment.


  13. I'm very excited to get to know your work! Thanks so much!!
    Lisa H.
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

  14. And the winner is....

    Carolyn Rosewood

    Chosen by

    Thanks everyone for entering. I'll be offering another copy of Valentine Master next week on its release date!