Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Character Costume Party with Juliana Stone of To Hell and Back! (Character Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back! Joining us for the party is one of my favorite people, paranormal and contemporary romance author Juliana Stone! She has brought along two of her fabulous (and much-loved by moi') characters for some dress-up fun from her League of Guardian series, Kira and Logan!

Deleted scene from TO HELL AND BACK

“Okay,” Kira said, encouragingly.  “It looks good on you.”
“Good on me,” Logan replied, irritated and pissed off.  “This looks good on me.”
“Well, yes, I mean, for what it is…for what we are.”
Logan stared at the woman he loved.  A woman, who in the space of only a few days had somehow managed to get him to do something so incredibly stupid, that he’d throw himself back into the pit, if anyone found out about it.
She grinned.  She bit her lip and cocked her head to the side in that way that drove him crazy.  “The good thing is that with your dark coloring, pink looks good on you.”
“You’ve got me dressed in a fucking corset,” he growled.  “What part of this looks good?”
She smiled devilishly and licked her lips. “The pink part?”
With a growl, Logan strode toward Kira and yanked her up into his arms.  She couldn’t go anywhere, not that she wanted to. But since she was less than half his size and human, she didn’t stand a chance.
He was a hellhound after all.
A hellhound in a fucking pink corset.
“Tell me why we need to do this again?” he asked darkly.
His eyes took her in, greedily roving over her tiny frame.  Clad in a plain dress, and a sweater, with big round glasses clutched in her hand and a copper colored wig on the chair near the door, she looked like a sexy little school teacher.
“Because the Halloween party has a theme and you promised to take me.”
“And what was the theme exactly?  Male prostitutes  R us?”
“Rocky Horror, silly. The girl in the costume shop said yours was the most popular.”
“I highly doubt it.”
His mouth reached for her and he kissed her thoroughly.  “Why don’t we stay in and I’ll show you exactly what Rocky Horror does to the poor little human.”
Kira slid out of his arms and whispered.  “If you’re a good hellhound and do this for me, I’ll make sure tonight is a night you’ll never forget.”
She laughed, her eyes glistening and that piece of steel inside Logan melted.  He was gone.  Whipped.  He would do anything for her. 
She led the way to the door and bent over to grab her wig, her bare bottom teasing him as growled in reaction.  Kira grinned over her shoulder and whispered, “I promise.”

Ah, what we don’t do for the people we love eh?  This is just one little example of how much Logan loves Kira, and how far he’ll go to make her happy.

To celebrate the release of TO HELL AND BACK, a continuation of their story that began with WRONG SIDE OF HELL, I’ll award either book to a winner if you tell me, what was the most outrageous costume you either wore, or witnessed on Halloween!
Sound good!!!

To Hell and Back (League of Guardians, #1.5)To Hell and Back 
(League of Guardians #1.5)
by Juliana Stone 
ebook, 100 pages
Expected publication: October 30th 2012 by Avon Impulse
ISBN 0062108123 
Logan and Kira’s epic love story, first seen in Wrong Side of Hell, continues…
All Logan Winters wants is to be left alone with the woman he loves. But fate isn’t on his side and the demon Lilith isn’t to be trifled with. She wants to know the secrets he will never give up and he’ll do anything to make sure they stay hidden. On the run, with a secret of her own to keep and protect, Kira Dove must do whatever it takes to survive. But Kira and Logan soon discover that the path to salvation is littered with treachery, and they’ll each have to journey to hell and back to make sure their love survives the oncoming storm…

Wrong Side of Hell, (League of Guardians novella)
Wrong Side of Hell
(League of Guardians .5)
by Juliana Stone
ebook, 100 pages
Expected publication: March 6th 2012 by Harpercollins
ISBN 0062108107
First novella in the League of Guardians Series. 
With battle lines drawn and evil forces gathering in the shadows, the League of Guardians is all that stands between chaos and the human realm…
Logan Winters, an elite hellhound shifter, wants to forget his allegiance to the League and the pain he’s suffered because of it. But when he’s ordered to retrieve Kira Dove from purgatory and bring her back to life, he can’t refuse. Not only will her death affect the balance between the realms, she’s also linked to a past he can’t forget.
Kira Dove, a young woman murdered before her time, wanders the gray realm, alone and vulnerable. The one bright spot in her life is the memory of a mysterious protector who saved her once before. As she makes her way through this terrifying place, she can’t help but wonder…will he come for her again?
As Logan races to save her, he knows he faces a nearly impossible task: How can a hellhound survive in the one place he shouldn’t ever be? The wrong side of hell… 
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Juliana StoneJuliana Stone’s love of the written word and 80s rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.

Juliana also writes young adult novels as Julie Blackstone. You can visit her website HERE.

As Juliana mentioned above, she is giving away one eBook of either To Hell and Back OR Wrong Side of Hell to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question and fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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  1. I'm not a very adventurous person so the best costume I've worn is a devil in a red dress and my husband was a white angel. Looking back I wish he had been a fallen angel. It would of fit his personality better.

  2. My brother in law wears the same costume every year... It's a cow suit with the biggest utters you've ever seen. Always makes me want to hurl. lol

  3. Hmmm. the most outrageous costume...I'd have to say that it was someone dressed up as Elvira, Mistress of the Night!!! She looked way too much like her..

    brandypm at optonline dot net

  4. one time when i was really little, my dad dressed up like a woman and took me trick or treating. :D it was hilarious. my sisters and i could not stop laughing. my mom thought it was pretty funny too. :) he was so great.

  5. I always liked when people teamed up as a group to make their costumes mean more - like the entire Brady Bunch, or the Beetles.

  6. I saw a guy wearing the tiny little bathing suit thingy that the guy wore in the Borat movie. It was so awful, I was scarred for life

  7. I haven't worn anything outrageous, but my friend had a cow costume, complete with udders - that she work to work one Halloween. I thought that was pretty brave, I wouldn't have done it.

  8. i saw a guy wearing a real pumpkin on his head. don't know how he managed to do that.

  9. When my daughter was younger, she was dressed up as Belle from Beauty & the Beast & I dressed up as Mrs. Potts. Ordered the costume thru Disney. Thank you for the giveaway. This sounds like a very nice read!

  10. We don´t really celebrate here in Sweden, but i loved the pic of the boy in wheelchair, his dad made him an icecream truck of cardboard, =)

    best wishes, Linda

  11. The most outrageous costume I saw was a guy wearing head to toe rainbow colored spandex bodysuit. Even his face was covered! It was the most ridiculous thing I've seen and not at all flattering:)

  12. The worst that I have seen was a group of men wearing nappies with dummies in their mouths. Maybe that says it all, ladies steer clear of these

  13. One Halloween, I saw a girl dressed up as a naughty school girl complete with short skirt and no underpants. Boy was I surprised.
    This book sounds fantastic.

  14. I saw a grown man dressed as a baby lol. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  15. I always dress as a witch different costumes but the same theme each time nothing outrageous there

  16. I love the idea of a hellhound alpha male...very original and sounds exciting!

    The most outrageous costume I've ever done is a simese twin with a friend...we stood back to back. Ok, maybe it isn't outrageous but it was the most unique and fun costume I've ever done!

  17. A Lady Godiva costume - flesh colored body suit. It left NOTHING to the imagination.


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