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Hoodoo Halloween Blog Party: Day 1

Welcome, to the Hoodoo Halloween Blog Party, Day 1



If you stopped by earlier and added your link to the previous post, please add it to the comments in this post too. We don’t want to miss you!

Remember, you’re welcome to post your party on either day or on both days if you like. So when you are ready to make your rounds check both Saturday and Sunday’s posts for new additions.

There’s a crescent moon rising over St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. What’s that flickering behind the crypt? [Tweet this!]

Whew. Just a row of candles. Their reflected flames glitter off the offerings of faded Mardi Gras beads and bottles of beer. Let’s give our best wishes to voodoo queen, Marie Laveau, and follow the sound of music and laughter to Bourbon Street.

There’s a lovely little bar, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, a low, brick building on the corner of Bourbon and St. Phillip Streets. It’s horribly haunted, of course. Is that the pirate, Jean Lafitte, quaffing a brew beside the jack-o-lantern at the bar?

Photo Credit: Mark Heard via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Mark Heard via Compfight cc

While we’re here, let’s spice things up with a Bloody Mary, Creole style:


 Drink up, enjoy the festivities, and thank you for joining me! But whatever you do, don’t say the name “Bloody Mary” three times and stare into a mirror. Just drink your drink.

About the Author

Kirsten Weiss is the author of Steam and Sensibility, a steampunk novel of suspense, and the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy, The Metaphysical DetectiveThe Alchemical DetectiveThe Shamanic DetectiveThe Infernal Detective and The Elemental Detective. Get her books on Amazon, Kobo, or Barnes & Noble. She’s currently working on book 6 in the Riga Hayworth series, The Hoodoo Detective.


    • I can’t believe I missed some of this stuff the last time I was in New Orleans! It might have had something to do with that Obituary I drank at Lafayette’s – it slowed the pace of much of my visit.

    • Wow. I am in awe of short story writers, and I hope you reveal the “why” at some point! Also love you’re Amazon gift card contest. Scary brilliant!

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  2. Whoops. I meant my comment below to be a reply to your comment. Oh well, you get it. And congratulations on Gypsy Witch! It’s going on my “to read” list!

  3. What a great group of blogs & bloggers! I must check out each and every one. Like Halloween treats & tricks, it’s hard to have too many!

    • A Halloween party without costumes? Unthinkable! My favorite costume was when I went as the Empire State Building, complete with King Kong being harassed by airplanes. It consisted of boxes, printed out windows, a stuffed gorilla, and two byplanes on wires. And I took it to a fancy schmancy winery party (how on earth I got invited, I’ll never know). A drunken lawyer who represented several famous murderers glommed on to me and insisted on telling me about the kills. Then of course I got lost in the darkened vineyards as trying to leave. Good times, good times…

  4. Looking at all your amazing blogs, you inspired me to step up my game and make mine more beautiful. So thanks for that motivational boost!

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  7. I just read a sample, then bought, The Metaphysical Detective. I love finding nice little gems like this! Thanks, Jess, for posting this link on your blog!

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