Free Book Friday: Halloween Treat #1


Free Book Fridays are back–with treats, no tricks, I promise!! Autographed books from some of my favorite authors are up for grabs every Friday this month! First up–great author (newly annointed with USA Today bestseller status!!!) and good friend Jill Shalvis. Select any one of Jill’s currently available new releases and receive it, autographed, by Jill! How to play? Post a comment! Winner announced Monday. As you can see, we’re already overly-decorated for Halloween here and it’s just the first week of October! Are you decorating for Halloween where you are? Are you into seasonal decorating? I love to decorate for EVERY ridiculous holiday. You?


  1. Minna says:

    No, I’m not decorating for Halloween since we don’t celebrate it here in Finland. But I love to decorate for holidays.

  2. TeresaH says:

    I love Halloween decorations but we probably won’t decorate since we won’t have any kids around. πŸ™

  3. Tori Lennox says:

    I love the Football-o-Lantern! πŸ™‚

  4. Angie says:

    OMG!!! I LOVE the sports-o-lanterns!!! I need a soccer one! Where did you get them? (Please say someplace like Wal-Mart!!!) πŸ˜€
    And, it is never to early to decorate for Halloween (aka Angie’s second favorite holiday of the year) Our decorations go up this weekend. My birthday is Oct 29th, so we just stretch it out to encompass the 31st! A three day celebrate-a-thon!! πŸ˜‰
    I decorate for every occasion, including but not limited to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, St Patricks Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and birthdays! :rolleyes:

  5. Cheryl S. says:

    I love to decorate for holidays. :thumbsup:

    I HATE taking the decorations down. :thumbsdown:

    Your sportsy decorations are adorable.

  6. Kelly Parra says:

    Yes, I love decorating and so do the kids. We’ll probably start this weekend!

  7. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    I don’t usually decorate for Halloween but probably will this year as my new granddaughter is here. I plan to visit my daughter that week as she and her hubby are going to the Marine Corp Ball. I get to babysit my grandsons but will need help this year. My daughter-in-law and the baby are going with me since I can’t drive for a while. I am so looking forward to that. I do the decorating for most other holidays. Keeps my spirits up. Have a great day and Hugs:wave:

  8. Melissa says:

    :wave: Hello everybody! I’m back and I missed ya. No way would I miss a chance to win one of Jill’s books *OUT OF THIS WORLD*. No way! :hyper:
    Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m already burning black and orange candles. 😈 Love the pumpkins, Suz! πŸ˜€ I also love the daily photo. πŸ˜†

  9. Lis says:

    oh those are great! Love the football :thumbsup:
    We’ve done a bit of decorating. Pumpkin lights have been up since middle of last month. Will probably put more up after thanksgiving this weekend. πŸ˜€

  10. Jennifer Y. says:

    Great pumpkins! My brother the football coach would LOVE the pumpkin one.

    We don’t really decorate much here. We never get trick-or-treaters where we live and have never seen the need to decorate just for us. We do occassionally carve pumpkins and put out Christmas lights at Christmas.

    Great giveaway too.

  11. Jennifer Y. says:

    I meant he would love the “football” one…sorry…can’t type today.

  12. Maureen says:

    When my kids were younger we decorated much more for Halloween but without them pushing me I tend to push it off.

  13. Karen K says:

    We love to decorate for Halloween !
    Already up and loving it.
    Have a wonderful weekend all !:bananadance:

  14. Zara says:

    Oh, I love your decorations! Where did you get them?

    Yes, I will decorate because the kids have so much fun with it. I have not put anything up yet, but I will … soon. Maybe tomorrow lol. :yes:

  15. Estella says:

    There are no children in our neighborhood, so don’t decorate. The football jack 0’lantern is cute.

  16. Carol says:

    I love the sports pumpkins! I’ve never seen them before. We don’t decorate but sometimes I do carve pumpkins at my son’s or my sister’s.

  17. Kim Coombe says:

    hi im Kimmy and i’m here with Mary and Maddeline. I’m a high school student. Mary made me check out your website and I hope I can win one of your giveways. Mary says to please be partial just this once. Maddy’s says hi to Morgan and boys are gross! For Halloween we all go to a haunted house in the neighborhood that is totally awesome. We can’t wait to see what their theme is. P.S. Mary says BOO!

  18. Jeanette Jackson says:

    My place is decorated in horror motif all year round. All I need is a jack-o-lantern. (Christmas is interesting around here with my skeletons and spiders decorated with tinsel and christmas stuff..maybe I’ll get a santa suit and put it on my life sized skeleton this year)

  19. Suzanne says:

    My cousin brought the sports jack-o-lanterns. She either got them at Target or K-Mart, I can’t remember!

  20. Robyn says:

    Decorating for the holidays sure adds an ambience for me. I love it and the sports lanterns you show.

  21. Marty says:

    Putting decorations up is one thing, taking them down is another. Wait..THAT’S what I need a man for! LOL–I’ll get right on that πŸ™‚

  22. Jordan says:

    Love your ‘pumpkins’. They’re great. πŸ˜€

  23. Michelle says:

    We have a Notre Dame pumpkin that I carved last year. Never again! It took me HOURS, I tell you. :hyper:

  24. catslady says:

    I decorated a lot more when my kids were around. I only have a 19 yr. old left at home right now but I still pull out some of my decorations and even wear a witches outfit while passing out the candy :mrgreen:

  25. Susan says:

    Love your pumpkin!:thumbsup:
    We decorate with pumpkins, ghosts and bats scattered around the yard.:bananadance:

  26. Cryna says:

    I used to decorate for Halloween when my kids were smaller. I used to do the windows and have a whole lot of Halloween ceramics that I made. But since the kids and grandchildren are not here anymore, I don’t think I will do the decorating this year…….

  27. Karen B says:

    Love to decorate for all the holidays! I think every room in the house gets at least 1 pumpkin in some form or other for Halloween.

  28. Rachael from NJ says:

    I love your pumpkins! How cute!:bananadance:

  29. Karen E says:

    I love your jack o’lanterns! They’re so cute.

    Yes, I over decorate every year and I love it. So do my kids. We’ve started decorating for Halloween but I still have more stuff I want to put out.

    :bananadance: :bananadance:

  30. Linda says:

    I do love decorating for the holidays. I don’t think this yr I will be doing it for halloween though. I love seeing the houses by me though that does decorate very nice :bananadance:


  31. Linda says:

    Ooops I wanted to say I love your pumpkin pictures very cute.


  32. Heather Harper says:

    I’m budget decorating this year with the white plastic ghosts stuffed with tissue that hang from trees with twist ties.

    I’ve lost three to high winds and one to a missing twist tie.

    And a giant plastic pumpkin stuffed with packing paper from the boxes I’m still trying to unpack. The ones that have the official halloween decorations hidden inside. The ones I’m certain to find next month.


  33. Marcy says:

    We don’t decorate because nobody comes to our house to trick-or-treat. LOL I also try not to buy any candy until AFTER Halloween when it’s marked down. :rotfl:

  34. Diana says:

    Cool Halloween decorations. πŸ™‚

  35. Kim says:

    Putting up decorations would mean diving into a huge mess that is called my basement….That wont happen for a little bit lol
    I love the football pumpkin!:)

  36. Zara says:

    I’m going out tomorrow to see if I can find some of those sports Jack-O-Lanterns. I think my hubby and the kids would love them! :yes:

  37. Christa says:

    I used to decorate a lot more for all the holidays but since I’ve been living in an apartment, I don’t decorate as much. I always hated taking everything down. I love seeing how other people have decorated.
    There is one street down where my parents live where every house decorates for Christmas. They also sell hot chocolate, have carollers and a food bank bin cause they now they get a lot of visitors.

  38. Lindsay says:

    Those are awesome pumpkins! I love the football and golf ball ones πŸ˜› We’ve just started to decorate this weekend, my family doesn’t go all out but we do a little. My favorite is Christmas time, I love to decorate then!
    And I would love to be entered for the drawing πŸ™‚ Jill Shalvis is one of my favorites! I have been wanting to read Out of this World for a while now too and haven’t had the chance to buy it! πŸ™‚

  39. Allison A says:

    My son is decorating for Halloween.
    I have to work. :hissyfit:

  40. kim h says:

    i usually just put out candy at work and eat them lol. plese enter me in contest. thanks:bananadance:

  41. Mahaira says:

    I love these jack o’lanterns! They are so cute and funny. As we don’t celebrate Halloween here I am not decorating for it but I love looking at the pumpkin pics. I really do decorate for other holidays, parties and events :heart: I love decorating.

  42. Larissa says:

    Those are some COOL lanterns! And yeah, I’m a decorating FREAK. Mostly Christmas, but I like decorating for all the Fall holidays! :bananadance:

  43. Kathleen says:

    I decorate for ALL holidays! and play holiday music too! πŸ™‚ So of course the fall and Halloween decorations are out πŸ™‚

  44. Crystal says:

    I only decorate for Christmas. I love to see other people’s decorations but I am too lazy to do it for more than Christmas.