Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tracy Krimmer's trick-or-treat time a book giveaway

We're pleased to welcome Tracy Krimmer back to CLC today. Her latest novel, Mistletoe Mishap published this week. To celebrate, she is giving away a copy of her previous winter holiday romance, Something Just Like This! Even though her book is about Christmas, with Halloween around the corner, we asked her to share about her favorite costumes. Maybe they'll inspire you with almost a week left until the holiday...

Tracy Krimmer loves coffee, popcorn, Drew Barrymore, and the movie Saving Silverman. She enjoys reading great books (of course) and writing realistic characters for you to enjoy. When she listens to music she prefers the 80's and 90's music she grew up on. In a typical day you’ll find her writing at one of her favorite spots–on the couch, at the kitchen table, or at her favorite hometown coffee shop.

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What was meant to be a fling turns into a love they both thought they’d never have or deserved...

Alexis Paige did not make a habit of drunkenly booking travel for herself on the internet. But after the worst breakup ever, she's going wherever the wind, and her widowed dad, urges her to go. Now Alexis is on a plane to Colorado and Mistletoe Manor. The guy seated next to her is easy on the eyes, and oddly charming, but he's also obnoxious. She's relieved she never has to see Grayson Wells again. She's had enough of indecipherable men.

Until she walks into Mistletoe Manor. Grayson's aunt runs the rustic bed and breakfast, and it's his annual holiday spot. He knows the town well and wants to show Alexis all it has to offer. She's leery, especially of a guy like Grayson who's a little too smooth, but she can't find a reason to say no. One kiss under the famed mistletoe and it's almost too easy to say yes. She tells herself that Grayson is a fling, but it hurts to say goodbye only a few short weeks later. Darn that mistletoe…

Back at home, Alexis finds everything shifting—career, her childhood home on the market, and oh yeah, her dad's marital status. She's thrilled her father has found love, but it's too much at once, especially when she's still missing her mom and feeling like her romantic life is doomed. When her dad announces the nuptials will take place at Mistletoe Manor, she fears the trip will just make her sad over what might have been. But when Grayson turns up and puts it all on the line, will Alexis give in to love or will she regret that mistletoe kiss?

Growing up I lived in a small neighborhood. I loved Halloween and my mom would often drop me and my friends off in different subdivisions for trick or treating. Yes, the candy was always awesome, but nothing beat a fabulous costume. Here are my top 10 favorite costumes in no particular order.

1. Jem
If you don’t know Jem and the Holograms make sure to look them up. This cartoon ran from 1985-1988. I loved the show and the music so of course I dressed up as her!

2. Garbage Woman
I believe I was in 6th grade when I dressed up as a garbage woman. I wore my mom’s uniform and used a garbage bag to collect my candy!
3. Cabbage Patch Kid
Hey, I’m a child of the 80s. Of course I loved Cabbage Patch Kids. When I was seven I roamed the neighborhood with two vampires and a gangster collecting candy!

4. Care Bear
I went as this twice. Once as a kid and another as an adult. When I dressed up as an adult, though, it was for a work function. I’m not even sure if it was for Halloween! But our entire department dressed up as Care Bears.
5. Rain cloud
This was my first and last Pinterest costume! I made a wig that looked like a cloud and attached felt raindrops from string. People thought it was fun. While true, it wasn’t exactly the best craft. I’m not too good at those! I tried to find a picture but can’t. If I do, I will post it on my website.
6. Strawberry Shortcake
I loved Strawberry Shortcake as a little girl. Sometimes I can still smell the dolls! So, of course, I went trick or treating as her. According to the back of my photo I was five.

7. Widget
Have you heard of the kid’s show Wow Wow Wubbzy? I’m not sure what kind of character he is, but my son loved him. So one year he dressed up as Wow Wow Wubbzy, my husband as his sidekick Walden, and I took on the role of Widget, a mechanical genius (so not me) who owned a fix-it shop!
8. Dora the Explorer
I think this will be a big costume this year with the movie out. I dressed up as her for work one Halloween. I used to watch Dora and Go, Diego, Go with my cousin’s son so it was a fun costume.
9. Wonder Woman
My gosh I loved Wonder Woman as a little girl. I dressed up as her all the time. My mom even made me Amazon bracelets out of aluminum foil. And yes, I even had Wonder Woman underwear.
10. A cow
In 2002 I needed a costume in a pinch. Somewhere I picked up one of those onesie-like costumes and it was a cow, udders and all. (That’s my husband in the picture and I told him to hold the udder!)

I love handing out candy every Halloween and seeing all the fun costumes. The one costume I want to make but haven’t been successful as is a Kindle. Wouldn’t that be a fun costume?

Thanks to Tracy for visiting with us and for sharing her book with our readers.

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JeanneK said...

You had me with the storyline. I’d really like to read this book.

Linda May said...

The story sounds fabulous, Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

Suburban prep said...

There was one costume my mother made. I wore it and then my 6 younger siblings wore it when it fit them. Now some of my young nephews and nieces have worn it as well. It is a clown costume.

rubynreba said...

My favorite costume was a Martha Washington costume!

traveler said...

My favorite costume was dressing up as Anne of Green Gables.

diannekc said...

My favorite costume was a black cat.

Mary Preston said...

Has to be my witch costume.

Rita Wray said...

I don't dress up for Halloween.

Linda Kish said...

I don't dress up...way to old for that. I did dress up as a flapper once.

Lori Thomas said...

My favorite costume was a Mummy

Laura S Reading said...

I have been a pumpkin, a witch, a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow, The Tire guy Bib

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dstoutholcomb said...

Princess Leia before they made Star Wars costumes

Nancy P said...

It's been a long time. A cat comes to mind. Love theme parties.

Dianna said...

Once, we had a dress-up day at the school where I teach, and I dressed up as Mary Poppins.

Xia Lee said...

Going as Wonder Woman

Danielle H. said...

My recent favorite was going as Wonder Woman.

Mary Mac said...

I went as a 20's flapper girl when I was 16. My favorite costume of all time.

Lori R said...

I had a gypsy outfit that I liked. I am not dressing up this year.

Kelley B said...

I was an artist!

Bernice Kennedy said...

My go to costume is a witch. You can change the costume as needed as is easy to wear. Thanks for sharing. I would love to read this book.

Nancy said...

I'll tell you some of our favorite costumes of our granddaughter. When she was almost two, she was a hedgehog. This year she is a pink princess. This year her one year old sister is a snazzy snail.

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