M. STRATTON’S HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT

 
Day Two
 
 
With Halloween right around the corner, M. Stratton has
decided to celebrate one of her favorite holiday’s with a good old fashioned
scavenger hunt!  Join us as we journey
through all of her books in search of the missing pieces needed to claim the
final grand prize.
 
Every day you will be sent in search of different hosting
blogs that will hold the pieces needed to continue on in the hunt.  After each day, go back to the event page and
make sure you post the pieces needed for the day. 
 
At the end of the week one lucky winner will be chosen to win
a collection of signed books from M. Stratton(including The Storm Series,
Dreaming in Moonlight and Fade to Black) and a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
 
Remember the missing piece may be hidden in an synopsis, excerpt,
teaser photo or interview questions given to Miss Statton and you may have to visit more than one blog to find it.  Make sure no piece is unturned……
 
 
Eye of the Storm 
 
Synopsis
 
Evie Taylor loves her life in Boston, running her bookstore and café, but an accident has made it so she needs to return home to take care of her grandmother. With extra time on her hands, she decides to start looking for the monster that haunts her best friend’s nightmares. A chain of events starts no one could see coming. 

When the last person she ever expects shows up and rings her grandmother’s doorbell she finds herself in the middle of danger. Bound together in a common mission, they’ll search the world looking for answers. But can they find them in time or will they end up paying the ultimate price? 

As the storm rages around them, they find each other, and the calm in the Eye of the Storm.
 
Excerpt 
 
“Are
you sure you want to do this?” Evie asked as they entered the attic.
          “No,
I really don’t. But if we learn something new, then it will all be worth it.”
          Stopping
she looked around. “There is so much up here. It’s huge!”
          “Yes,
hundreds of years’ worth of history up here. Lucky they are organized. The
deeper you go, the further you go back in time.”
          “OK,
where do we start?”
          “Just
right here. They said they boxed up all of Natalie’s stuff and it should be
here.”
          “What’s
first?”
          “With
the first box we can get to. Here you go.” He hands her a box and she sits down
on the floor.
          They
started going through them. Most were clothes and books and they were easy to
sort. By the time that was done, they ended up with a couple dozen boxes to go
through.
          “Is
there any electricity up here?”
          “Of
course.”
          “Okay,
is there a plug around here? I’ve got an old computer that might have some
information on it. It’s a long shot after all of this time, but there might be
something.”
          “Yeah,
hold on, there should be one around here somewhere.” He started moving boxes to
look at the wall. “You know you could just take it downstairs.”
          Batting
her eyes at him she said, “Yes, but then I wouldn’t be able to spend time with
you.”
          Giving
her a look of disbelief, she just giggled at him. “Fine, you know we can finish
looking through these boxes and take the computer down later.”
          “Great
idea.”
          “Tsk,
tsk… sarcasm Anthony? I never would have expected that from you.”
          Turning
towards her, he leaned up against the wall and crossed his arms over his chest.
“Do you really want to go there?”
          Stalking
towards him she stopped, almost touching him. “You know I want to go there.”
She watched his pupils dilate.
          “Come
here.” He growled.
With
one quick movement, he had her wrapped in his arms. He brought his lips to hers,
crushing them with his passion. Her arms wrapped tightly around his neck, her
hands weaving through his hair, holding him to her.
As
their tongues battled, he grabbed her ass and pulled her in closer. Moaning,
she could feel his hardness pressed up against her. She slid her hands down
until she found the bottom of his shirt. Lifting it upwards, she felt him
shiver as her hand skimmed up his chest.
Pulling
his lips from her, he nipped and kissed his way down her neck.
“I’ve
never wanted someone as much as I’ve wanted you,” he whispered. “What kind of
spell have you put on me? You’re in my thoughts all the time. I can taste you
in my sleep.”
His
lips captured hers again. Shivering at his words, she was completely lost in
the moment until she heard someone clear their throat.
“Sorry
to interrupt, but lunch is ready.” Louise said with a laugh in her voice.
Evie
buried her face, which was beet red, in Anthony’s chest. His arms came around
her to hold her tight.
“Thanks,
Lou. We’ll be down in a moment.”
“Should
I time you?”
“Louise…”
Lou
laughed as she walked out of the attic.
“Come
on, la mia belezza, let’s go eat.”
“I
can’t face her.” She mumbled into his chest feeling the rumble of his laugh.
“Come
on, she hasn’t gotten to her age without seeing people kiss before.”
“You
come on. The rate we were going, we’d have been naked in five minutes.”
“Don’t
remind me. Let’s grab something to eat and get this over with.”
“I
assume you are talking about going through everything and not jumping each
other.”
“Yes,
Evie.”
“Damn,
I was afraid of that.” She wanted him so badly she could barely see straight.
One of these days they weren’t going to be interrupted.
 
 
 
A Halloween Question For M. Stratton


Is there anything Halloween related that you are scared of?
 
Nope. I’m the one going first through the haunted houses with men cowering behind me, using me as a shield. I love it. I don’t know, I guess with my brain I know it’s all fake and I’m trying to find the trick, or where they are hiding, to absorb it all and remember it so maybe I can use it for my home decorations in the future.
 

8 Things You Didn’t Know About M. Stratton

 
1. She loves the movie Twister… she can say all the lines along with the actors. She will also use those lines in real life as often as possible. 

2. Halloween is her favorite holiday. She starts planning months in advance. She has more Halloween decorations than Christmas. 

3. She once made up a monologue about her love of chocolate chip cookie dough for her high school drama class.

4. There are times she thinks she is so funny she has tears running down her face while laughing at herself.

5. M. can play the clarinet but is in awe of anyone who can play the guitar, piano or drums, pretty much anything where your hands have to do two different things at the same time. 

6. Cary Grant is her favorite actor. When she was in high school after Cary Grant died one of the cable stations ran a marathon, she watched his movies from 6 in the morning all day and night until 4 AM the next day.

7. Reading has always been an escape for her. She can devour a book in hours. When she moved in with her husband she literally donated over 1,000 books and saved over 1,000 for herself. She can reread books over and over again if she loves them. There are some that she has reread about once a year for the past 20 years.

8. She eloped after knowing her husband for only two months in 2006. They are still married over seven years later.
 
About the Author
M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her debut novel After the Storm. She is a self-proclaimed dork that loves to make people laugh and can trip over nothing. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd but is quiet and shy on the outside.

She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

When not writing you can find M. watching football (Go Bears!), NASCAR, or classic movies, watching her husband and father restore classic cars, and seeing who can be sillier, her or her son, and of course reading.
Twitter: @mstratton70
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