3 Tricks for A Cozy Halloween with Sarah Hualde - Release Day Blitz A Raven Remix

The leaves are rustling. The night falls black as a bat’s wing. Halloween season is upon us in full force. With all the scary goodness, it’s fun to take one night off and make it cozy.

First, select an old movie. The grainier the better. A great go to is The House on Haunted Hill starring Vincent Price. Black, white, and gray this movie hits all the tropes. A love triangle, a treacherous party, a murderous host, and a vindictive ghost make this classic one to snuggle up to year after year. 

The second stop on a cozy Halloween night, is board game time. Spooky ones. Mysterium Park is a mystical and magical game where you play as a psychic trying to free a ghost from it’s earthly bonds by uncovering its killer. It’s whimsical and witty and great to play while drinking up number three on the list. 

A mug of something warm and wonderful is always a cozy idea but tossing something spicy into the blend makes it memorable. Enjoy Halloween Hot Toddy or a non-alcoholic Tricky Tea.

For the Halloween Hot Toddy


2 oz boiling water
1.5 oz of your favorite whiskey
1 teaspoon honey
A pinch of Allspice
One Apple slice (I prefer green apples in my toddy)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)

How to make it:

Pour boiling water into your favorite mug. Add whiskey and honey. Add Allspice, and apple slice. Stir with cinnamon stick before letting it stand for 5 minutes. This helps the flavors snuggle up. Drink while watching an old movie with your bestie.

For the Tricky Tea

Follow the same steps as above substituting the whiskey for a bag of earl gray or English breakfast tea. 

With a classic flick, a game, and a drink to share the only thing you need to make Halloween cozier is a festive pair of fuzzy socks.  Kick back and enjoy a snuggly, spooky evening anytime of the year.

A Raven Remix
Paranormal Penny Box Set 
Books 1, 1.5 and 2 
Sarah Hualde

Genre: YA Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Date of Publication: 11/15/22
ISBN:  9781736756645
Number of pages: 550
Word Count: approx 80,000
Cover Artist:  OlivaProDesign

Book Description:  

Most people run from death,
But not Penny.
She chases it down.

Penny's premonitions put her friends in peril. Join her as she stalks the bird of death by following the musical clues he leaves behind.

Will she and her cheeky cat, Spades save the day?
Or will the Raven be one step ahead?

This Paranormal Penny Boxset features books 1, 1.5, and 2 in the Paranormal Penny Mystery Series.

Join Penny and Spades as they thwart murderers before they strike.

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It wasn’t life that flashed before my eyes as Betty Fae thwacked me between the shoulder blades. It was death and disaster—replays of all the faces of shock and sadness worn by acquaintances of my past. Death of one sort or the other followed that stupid Raven.

I remembered them all. Vividly. The writer, the homeschool mom, the surfer, the politician. They were among the near-strangers I’d encountered and endangered.

Following their faces came the really painful pictures. The friendly child advocate, the sweet boy next door, and losing my aunt and uncle. After them, but always above them, followed the loss of my sister and father.

All because of the same intolerable bird. Gracious enough to give me a glimpse of their perils before nudging them to the brink. Impending doom sat, staring at me, from the cup of the only friend I had in town- Janice Rockland. It lingered there amid the froth bubbles, telling me Janice Rockland had twenty-four hours, at most, left to live.

My eyes watered. My throat closed all the tighter. Even after it dislodged my Belgian waffle. Air battled past my suffocating emotions. I gulped it down, despising myself and fearing for my boss.

Janice and Betty Fae offered me a glass of water and napkins, thinking they’d saved the day. Little did they know. Trouble had just landed in their small town.

Janice watched me through the rest of the meal. If I told her she was about to die, would she be able to eat? I sipped my coffee and avoided conversation.

Long ago, I’d explained my weird glimpses to one of the Raven’s victims. Instead of believing me, my friend grew increasingly sarcastic about my confession. He mocked me. I didn’t blame him. I’m not sure I would’ve believed me, either. In the end, his sarcasm killed him.
Laughing and gesturing like a mad bird to make fun of my premonitions, he’d lost control of his bicycle and collided with a garbage truck just as it was lowering its load.

No, I wasn’t about to tell Janice about her Raven. I’d keep watch. Stay sharp. Once the bird made an appearance, he wouldn’t leave until his prey was dead. Accidentally or with malice aforethought.

The next song, movie quote, television commercial, or anything ominous could clue me in on how to save her. At least I could give it a shot. If I didn’t keep a constant eye on Janice, her death would be on my head.

About the Author:

Sarah lives in California, in a home that brings her happiness and hay fever. She loves God, loves her family, and loves freshly brewed coffee. She has a husband who cooks, a son who stop animates, a daughter who loves animals, a dog that follows her everywhere, and a turtle who scowls at her condescendingly.

Her mother raised her on Mary Higgins Clark, Diane Mott Davidson, and Remington Steele. Her grandmother shared True Crime stories with her as they plotted how to get away with the perfect murder. It's no surprise that Sarah became an award-winning spinner of suspenseful tales brimming with quirky characters. Mysteries are in her blood. Not that she could survive one of her own stories. She confesses, "I'd be snuffed out by chapter two."

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