Friday, October 21, 2016

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular: Outback Heat by Lexxie Couper

Outback Heat
Lexxie Couper

Release Date: October 1, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-945193-50-7

Categories: Shifters, Suspense,
Paranormal Romance

Flame: 4

Price: $2.99

Book Description:

Never let horny dogs lie.

Searching for her missing uncle, Katy-Lin Yunker finds herself in the isolated, mysterious Australian Outback town of Kangaroo Creek. The whole town seems to have a secret, one that her heart tells her involves her AWOL, eccentric uncle. She’s at her wits end but determined to find him, no matter what the cost. And then the sexiest man she’s ever seen walks into the bar and things get really…dangerous.

Dean Singleton has tried to deny the animalistic nature of his species. A dingo shifter with a profound connection to the ancient magic of the land, Dean knows surrendering to his inner animal may lead him down a path he cannot come back from. But when he sees Katy-Lin—a human—the carnal desire he feels for her rocks him to his core. So what is he to do when he learns she’s the niece of the man who has uncovered the existence of his kind, threatening the safety of his pack and all the shifters in the Creek?

Dean and Katy find it impossible to fight against their attraction…but someone else has plans for Katy. Someone who wants Dean dead. In a land more brutal than most, this California girl is about to discover not only how wild a dingo shifter can be, but how fierce she can be.


This down under tale was a great read. Who wouldn't love this twist on shifters with red hot chemistry and animal attraction.


Halloween Down Under

Halloween isn’t a thing in Australia yet. The shops are trying like hell to make it one (every September the Halloween decorations hit the shelves, and every November 1 there is a mass sale on the enormous stock left). There are people in Australia that get very angry about the idea of Halloween being celebrated Down Under. There are also people in Australia (like me) who think it’s a lot of fun and get into it every year.

Our house was the first house on our street to put out jack o’ lanterns (made from actual jack o’ lantern pumpkins. Down Under, our pumpkins tend to be blue and are delicious made into a soup). Our house was the first house to have Halloween decorations up for the last week of October. We were the first family in our street to be sneered at by the neighbours and passer-bys for “bowing to an American thing”. I pointed out to more than one person that Halloween didn’t actually START in the US, but they weren’t listening.

Slowly, ever-so-slowly, Halloween is creeping into the Australian calendar. It will never be as big here as what it is in the States, I suspect. But it’s gaining legs. The houses that want to be a part of the Halloween fun attach orange balloons to their letterboxes to let the few Trick-or-treaters walking the streets know they can knock on the door, show off their scary costumes and hold out their bags for lollies and choccies, without fear of being yelled at.

My girls (12yrs and 8 yrs old) LOVE Halloween. They love dressing up (last year they were both witches). They love the decorations. They love the fun. And when they are sneered at by grumpy anti-Halloween kill-joys they laugh at them. One year, for their school’s October bake sale, I made “witches fingers” cupcakes. Boy…did the other kids love them. The other parents and teachers? Not so much.

This year, we are going to throw our first ever Halloween party. You can only come if A/ you’re in costume, B/ you’re prepared to listen to the Monster Mash more than once during the night, and C/ your costume can survive a dunk in the pool (it’s on its way to being well and truly hot Down Under at the end of October, so swimming will be a part of the Halloween fun). And for anyone that rocks up to our house complaining about us celebrating a “silly American thing”…well, they just might find themselves being swarmed by scary monsters and tossed in the pool.

Happy Halloween world!!

About the Author:

Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn't stopped since. She's not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get erotic romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.

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