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I’m scared!

Ohlala I love being scared… and the Friday the 13th horror movies & The Walking Dead tv series does a fine job in keeping me jumping off my seat.

I saw the very first Friday the 13th (http://www.campcrystallake.com/)  when I was nineteen or twenty. The movie centered around a camp for kids in the wilderness and a slasher named Jason in a hockey mask who went around killing the teen councilors (if I remember right). Jason was rumored to be a kid who drowned in the camp lake due to neglect from the camp councilors and he’s come back from the grave to get even.

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That first movie in the series was especially impressive because on the lake where we used to have our cottage, there was a camp for kids nearby and lots of woods. It looked oddly similar to the camp in the movie, so after seeing Friday the 13th (and quite a few of the sequels – I think there are 12 or 13 at last count) I was always a bit uneasy when I would traipse out in the night and head to the old outhouse thinking that Jason was lurking around, ready to murder me. Okay…I even have the goose bumps thinking about it while I am writing this post.

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A current favorite horror tv show is leaving me with tons of goosebumps too. The Walking Dead is a zombie apocalypse and follows the trials and tribulations of a group of survivors who deal with zombies on a daily basis. Currently the group of ragtag survivors is holed up in a penitentiary. But last season was especially gut wrenching as a young teenage boy named Carl had to kill his mother because she died in childbirth (the baby survived) and when people die in this world they automatically turn into zombies. Poor Carl didn’t want that for his mom and so he shot her in the head – that’s how you kill zombies.

Does anyone watch the Walking Dead? Anyone love being scared by the Friday the 13th movies? LOL

Hope you all have a frightfully delightful HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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My most favorite book is the first Harlequin I ever read.

My Most Favorite Book – My first Harlequin – Summer Rainfall by Kerry Allyne

Picture this:

July 1977. A 17 year old Jan Springer is on a trip with her family to visit relatives in Switzerland…Jan doesn’t speak Swiss and her relatives don’t speak English – and the awesome scenery can only do so much…can Jan say she was BORED stiff? Shhh, don’t tell the relatives…LOL

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Until Jan spied a bookshelf of English books in a store! Yes there is a God!!

But my parents only allowed me one book to buy…back then money was tight (yes even with a trip to Switzerland money was tight)…and so I picked “Summer Rainfall” by Kerry Allyne.

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Before that magical book, my reading pleasures were been limited to, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and the occasional “Get Smart” paperbacks. “Summer Rainfall” was my first EVER Harlequin book and boy was I hooked. LOLOL…Little did I know that book would set me on the path of writing romances many years down the road.

I must have read “Summer Rainfall” from cover to cover several times during that trip and when my parents noticed I kept reading the same book…okay so it was the ONLY book I had…I was allowed to buy another ONE…of course it was another Harlequin and I cannot remember the name but it was good too. lolol

Here’s a blurb for “Summer Rainfall”:

She’d been duly warned, of course.

But what really got her dander up was Rafe O’Sullivan’s taunts that she wasn’t the type to manage a farm.

She had inherited the twenty-acre piece of land near Australia’s north coast and, fed up with city life, had decided to give the country life a try. Unfortunately, the land was smack dab in the middle of Rafe’s, and he badly wanted her to sell out to him.

Not on your life, she said to herself.

“Summer Rainfall” has action, adventure and a very nice romance. If you ever have a chance to grab a copy, then do so, you won’t be disappointed!  Here’s a link to Kerry Allyne’s Harlequin booklist: http://www.romancewiki.com/Kerry_Allyne

Hugs and Happy Reading!

Jan Springer

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