Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Haunted Humpday?

I've decided, because it looks like fun, to join in on Haunted Humpday. I'm still not 100% on all the details but that could just be me over complicating it. So, what is it? It appears to be a blog party type of thing wherein you post crafts, food and recipes, books and media (movies, tv shows, music), and anything else Halloween, spooky, or even maybe paranormal themed on Wednesdays. I learned about it from a blogger friend, Ms Misantropia who links it to Marfi (Insipient Wings), who I believe is hosting this event. 

Between being busy, having the new term of school start up, and not feeling well, I haven't been out to the garage to dig out my Halloween/autumn boxes. I also haven't made any cards or started any crafts although I did think about making a fall quilt or afghan. but since I haven't done any of that, my selections for this week's post will simply be some books and a little bit about the new Paranormal group I have had the privilege of joining.   

Spokane Paranormal Observation Team (S.P.O.T)

The Spokane Paranormal Observation Team aka S.P.O.T started up this year and had it's first official investigation in Spokane's Minniehaha Park. Skoora and I were fortunate enough to have been invited by the group's leader, Scott. We walked through the park, taking pictures, and although there were a lot of little bugs flying through the air, we did manage to get a lot of orbs and Scott and his lovely wife caught a figure the day before when doing their base line readings. Also, Scott became ill when we passed through the two stone pillars that we believe was once a gate. The further we went beyond that, the more sick he felt. When we passed back through, he began to feel better. Do I think the park is haunted? I think so and I would love to go back to gather more findings to prove it. 
Our next investigation is said to be at A Thousand Steps, a location that if I remember correctly, is in one of the Spokane's Cemeteries. 

I just finished this book, First Drop of Crimson, by Jeaniene Frost, Monday night. It the 1st book in the spin offs of her Night Huntress novels. It's about a Master Vampire (Spade) who comes to the aid of a human woman. Normally he wouldn't bother with humans (there's a good reason for it), but this one is a friend of some friends of his. The woman in question just wants her problem to go away and to get away from the dark and scary world of vampires, demons, and ghouls. It was a really good book and I really fell in love with the Master Vampire. Part of me feels like I didn't do the book justice in giving you a teaser, but I don't want to spoil too much. Just know there is action, blood, vampires, demons, ghouls, love, sex, am masquerade party, and it's just really good go read it. Now.   

Eternal Kiss of Darkness, also by Jeaniene Frost is the second book for my Haunted Humpday selection this week. Since it's a library book and almost due to go back, I began reading it yesterday afternoon. So far it's is really interesting. A Mega-Master Vampire is "saved" from ghouls by a human woman who is a private investigator as she happens by a warehouse and hears his screams. Only he didn't really need help and he soon learns that some of his powers don't work on her.   

Well, that's all for this week. Maybe next week I will have something crafty!


  1. I just wrote this a a reply to your question on my blog:
    "Yes, that's about right :)
    Last year it ran 4 or 5 Wednesdays in a row, and one could do basically anything spooky or Halloween related, but our hostess made sure to include at least one scary story in every one of her posts. And as with other blog parties some participants had giveaways.
    I'm not sure how many Wednesdays Marfi intends this year but I know it will be more than one!"

    You should probably also leave a comment to our hostess' post with a link back here.

    1. Lol, thank you!
      I will keep checking her blog to see how many she does and keep up with her. And I will go leave a comment. :) Thanks!

  2. Hi:)
    Thank you for joining in.. Looking forward to reading both of these books!!
    Haunted Humpday goes on until the Wednesday before Halloween :)
    I'm so glad you decided to stop by! Thank you!!!!
    Hope you come back soon.

    1. Hello!
      Thank you for stopping by! I'm looking forward to playing along. :)

  3. I think I'll join in the fun a little - I'll do Trick or Treat Thursday and post something Halloweeny tomorrow. ^^