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Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween Blog Hop!

Hello hello and welcome to this spooooky Halloween hop with the Beachwalk authors!

BeachwalkPress will be sponsoring a grand prize giveaway which is: 
two $25 gift certificates to the winner's choices of Amazon, B&N, or All Romance Ebooks.  So remember to hop on through to all the participants (list below) and comment on all the blogs to increase your chance of winning and find some fabby new authors and books! I'll give a copy of my ghostly novella Mia's Books - it's a sexy threesome to heat you up for Halloween.


I found these beauties on
Pinterest
So when I was little I was quite terrified of Halloween but strangely drawn to all the horrifying costumes and evil merry making. One of my most favourite things is pumpkin carving - though when I was a girl living in Scotland pumpkins were exotic indeed - turnips were what we carved. Now I don't know if you've ever tried to hollow out an actual turnip but I'm guessing if you did, you'll have the scars to prove it! It is like trying to carve a hockey ball :D I might try a bit of a turnip revival this year - who'd have thought there'd ever be a time when the turnip lanterns are the unusual ones. 

What a joy when pumpkins started making their way over here! I carve about five or six every year - usually starting too early in October so they start turning to mush and I have to replace them - here's a couple I made last year:

I love naked ladies!

To go with my Clockwork Butterfly
Trilogy


I hope you've been inspired to take part in this hop! If you fancy winning Mia's Books or any of the grand prizes from Beachwalk - please comment below and tell me about your favourite carved pumpkin or even turnip designs.

Remember to visit all the blogs! 
Links to the authors participating:
Constance Bretes

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Halloween!


26 comments:

  1. Those pumpkins are amazing Tabitha!

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  2. Awesome pumpkins Tabitha! Wow...

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  3. Those are great pumpkins. My favorite was one of Jim Morrison.

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  4. I absolutely love your Butterfly Clockwork pumpkin! It's really cool. amhart311@gmail.com

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  5. Your pumpkins kill! I wish I could do that. Do ppl really carve turnips? I want to see your turnip! I mean...you know!

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    1. OMG - I thought you'd never ask! You can see my turnips anytime :D

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  6. All of your pumpkins are great especially your clockwork one.

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  7. Your pumpkins are great, but I like the turnips even better! Happy Halloween.

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  8. Gosh I can't imagine carving a turnip, those things are hard as a rock! Great pumpkin carving, the naked lady one looks like the belt buckle my husband has.Happy Halloween.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  9. I love anything carved in a pumpkin but my all time favorite is a scary looking cat! :) svannort@live.com

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  10. I love to carve pumpkins! I'm not good at it, but it's fun! I love your butterfly pumpkin you carved! So pretty!! Cholbrook9@hotmail.com

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  11. I'm not very good being creative. I normally just do the eyes nose and some type of grimince.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  12. Umm.. love your butterfly pumpkin. I am lucky to cut out the mouth nose and eyes! LOL! Thanks!

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  13. That butterfly pumpkin is awesome!

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  14. I suck at carving pumpkins,... i'm lucky if I could even cut out a triangle to make the eyes lol. And wow, I love your pumpkins!! That butterfly one is fantabulous!! Thanks for sharing with us! =)

    Take care & I hope you have a great weekend!
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I love how creative some people are at carving pumpkins. I usually suck at them myself. This year though, I'm proud of myself I made a skull & cross bones design and it totally rocks nothing compared to yours though they are amazing. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a Happy Halloween!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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  16. i cant myself but its amazing what people can make when carving pumpkins

    jessicaoz@hotmail.com

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  17. Love your pumpkins! I wish I could carve a decent jack-o-lantern, but apparently I lack that talent.

    Liz
    csuexc@aol.com

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  18. Lovely pumpkin carving! I'm like Liz, I don't have great skill with it. I imagine after turnip carving pumpkins are a breeze. I like eating turnips but wow those suckers are hard!

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  19. Impressive, Tabitha! I've never tried carving a turnip but they are good eats ;) DD did carve a cute kitty pumpkin earlier this month, but it lasted only a couple days before we had to discard it, alas!

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous carvings!

    fedora at gmail dot com

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  20. Thank you so much for taking part and commenting on this hop!! Happy Halloween - I'll be back soon with a winner x x x

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  21. Golden Child has won my spooky book! Thank you to everyone for coming out to play - hope you enjoyed the hop! x x

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