I love Halloween and I always look forward to Halloween stories each year.
Please help me welcome my guest, Susan R. Hughes and her new release, Halloween Kisses…Love the cover!
One kiss can change everything. Dulcie has had a secret crush on her co-worker Rowan for ages, but she’s too shy to let him know, and preoccupied with raising her rebellious teenage sister. When she bumps into him in the darkness of a haunted barn, she can’t resist stealing just one kiss.
That kiss enchants Rowan. If only he could figure out the identity of the woman whose kiss haunts him. While running from a troubled past, he may find that the woman he least suspects could lead him out of the dark forever.
And now, let’s get to know Susan…
Where did you get the idea for Halloween Kisses?
When I decided to write a Halloween book, I knew I wanted a scene at a masquerade ball. This led me to the idea of a very shy woman who wears a metaphorical mask every day, hiding herself and her feelings in order to shield herself from rejection. Halloween is the day she finally finds the strength to shed her mask and show the world, and the man she loves, who she really is.
Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and how do you like it?
I’m a professional editor. I find it very rewarding to take a good piece of text and polish it up so it shines.
What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?
My kids – but of course I wouldn’t want to get rid of them! Well, maybe just for a few days…
What do you want readers to come away with after they read Halloween Kisses?
I would like readers to feel that they’ve gotten to know Dulcie and Rowan, and cheer when they find their way to each other. One reader told me that a particular scene made her cry. What more could I ask for?
Would you rather have a bad review or no review?
No review. Bad reviews are crushing. No review gives me something to aim for.
What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?
Historical fiction in the Tudor era. But the research involved has held me back so far.
What is your favorite quote?
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon
Susan R. Hughes writes contemporary and historical romance novels set in Canada. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and three children.
Book link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014UA6XPQ