Do you Like sexy vampires or hot weres? What about gorgeous ghosts, witches, warlocks, mages or dragons?
This month we are going to party all month long with some of your favorite authors or new to you ones. We will have tricks and treats galore so come join us every day in October for tricks treat and a huge giveaway!
Today’s guest is Gabrielle Faust. Gabrielle writes predominately dark fantasy and horror, though her work also crosses over into the realm of science fiction and cyberpunk on occasion. She is currently at work on her first young adult paranormal novel, as well as a cookbook of original recipes.
Cat: Hello Gabrielle, what are your top 5-6 favorite things about Halloween and fall.
Gabrielle: Movie: I binge watch horror movies year around so it’s hard to say what “Halloween” movie I like in particular. Some of my favorites for this time of year are “Poltergeist”, “Trick or Treat”, “Beetlejuice”, “Witches of Eastwick”, and “Nightmare Before Christmas”.
Book: “Dawn Song” by Michael Marano
Food: Pumpkin soup
Drink: Spiked hot apple cider or hot chocolate
Activity: Decorating for Halloween and baking
Cat: I love Halloween and making treats for the kids or themed dinners do you have a favorite craft or recipe?
• 1 9” frozen pie shell
• 3 large eggs
• 1 (16oz.) can of pumpkin
• 1 ½ c. sucanant sugar
• 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
• 1 tsp. nutmeg
• 1 c. half-and-half
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove piecrust from freezer, bring to room temperature, and place on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. With a fork, poke a few holes in the bottom and sides of the crust. Bake for 5 minutes in the oven to slightly dry the piecrust.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with fork until frothy. Add pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the eggs. Mix until well blended using mixing spoon. Add cream and mix again.
Pour mixture into pie shell. Be sure to leave a little space between the top of the mixture and the lip of the piecrust because the pie will rise slightly as it bakes.
Cover the edges of the pie with silicone piecrust protector, or strips of aluminum foil if you do not have a protector, to keep it from burning as center of pie cooks. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil strips or crust protector. Decrease temperature to 350 degrees and continue to cook for another 10 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 1 hour on a cooling rack before serving.
What book have you come to talk about today?
Author: Gabrielle Faust
Publisher: Nightshade Publications
Cover artist: Igor Chunin
Genre: Horror/Dark Fantasy
When Marcus Glenfield committed suicide, he took his place among the legions of Hell as the Demon of Regret. When he learns that the Prince of Wickedness, Belial, is planning to take his former fiancé, Brenda, as his consort, Marcus’ newfound belief in a second chance is quickly shattered in a fit of all too human rage. Incensed by the new demon’s disrespectful hostility, Belial plunges Marcus into the deepest pits of hell.
But Lucifer has other plans for Marcus. For in the dismal planes of Purgatory, a strange and powerful uprising has gathered to form a new plane of existence—one that would break the ancient caste system of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Limbo and Earth, thwarting both God and Satan’s permanency within the universe. Not only have these brash metaphysical pirates kidnapped the powerful child born of Brenda and Belial’s union, they have also guided Marcus out of the prisons of Hell to their new realm.
When they promise Marcus freedom in return for his help, he realizes that he will finally have to choose a side. But can he find one that he can truly believe in?
Internationally renowned author Gabrielle Faust is best known for her vampire series ETERNAL VIGILANCE. Her previous work has also included three collections of poetry, BEFORE ICARUS AFTER ACHILLES, CROSSROADS and THE BEGINNING OF NIGHTS, the novella REGRET, the celebrated dark fantasy adventure novel REVENGE, and the vampire novel THE LINEAGE. She was also the chief editor and a contributor of the vampire anthology HIGH STAKES. Her work has appeared in the sites SciFi Wire, Fatally Yours, Examiner, Doorways Magazine, Fear Zone, Gothic Beauty Magazine, as well as various anthologies.
Faust was the Guest of Honor at the Queen of the Damned Vampire Ball in 2008. From 2009 to 2011 she was a Special Guest of the Endless Night Festival in New Orleans and was crowned “New Orleans Vampire Royalty” by the Vampire Lestat Fan Club at the Tru Blood & Gold vampire ball in 2010 alongside Charlaine Harris. In addition, Gabrielle Faust has been a featured guest at dozens of conventions across the United States. Faust was the primary graphic designer for the 2011 World Horror Convention and was the co-crew chief for the International Housing Program for the SXSW Music Festival from 1994 to 2010. In 2011 Faust was awarded the Texas Social Media Award by the Austin American Statesman. Currently she is working on her first young adult paranormal novel, her first cookbook, and the fifth installment of the ETERNAL VIGILANCE series. More information about Gabrielle Faust can be found on her website gabriellefaust.com.
You can stalk Gabrielle:
Want more Gabrielle:
Eternal Vigilance Series:
From Deep Within the Earth
The Death of Illusions
Bound in Blood
Meditations on Darkness
Before Icarus, After Achilles
The Beginnings of Night
101 Ways to Fall Apart
Gabrielle has generously donated autographed copy of my novel Revenge as part of the Grand Prize package. Here is a list of the other prizes available, 22 chances to win!