Saturday, October 14, 2017

TRICK OR TREAT DOUBLE GIVEAWAY - AND A RECIPE!



BY: SABRINA TATE
OF: The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Kay Finch

It's nearly Halloween, a day that kids far and wide look forward to with much anticipation for months in advance. Whether they are more attracted by the costumes or the candy, I'm not sure. Or maybe they love to be scared by ghosts and goblins.  To celebrate the season, Hitchcock, my black cat, and I are giving away a copy of the latest Bad Luck Cat Mystery - THE BLACK CAT SEES HIS SHADOW - as well as this lovely black cat coffee mug.

To go perfectly with that coffee, you ought to make one of my favorites - PUMPKIN CRUNCH. Consider this recipe another giveaway from Hitchcock and me to y'all.

PUMPKIN CRUNCH

1 Package Yellow Cake Mix

1 (16-oz) Can Pumpkin
 
1 (12-oz) Can Evaporated Milk

3 Eggs

1-1/2 Cup Sugar

4 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup Chopped Pecans

1 Cup Melted Butter

Whipped Topping
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt in large bowl. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. Serve with whipped topping.
 
 
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW AUDIO RELEASE OF BLACK CAT CROSSING, Book 1 in the Bad Luck Cat series.
 
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
For your chance to win the prize book and mug pictured above, leave a comment to tell me either 1) the best Halloween costume you ever wore; 2) what's your favorite Halloween candy (or other treat); OR 3) what you'll be doing this Halloween to celebrate (or not).  Leave me your email address in the comment and I'll choose a random winner on October 17 at 10:00 p.m. 

Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling Author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, Black Cat Crossing, The Black Cat Knocks on Wood, and The Black Cat Sees His Shadow. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division. Kay lives with her husband and their rescue pets in a Houston suburb. Visit the author at kayfinch.com.

52 comments:

  1. Wonder Woman and Snickers. We will be celebrating with a party for my daughter's birthday! This looks like a great book, thank you for the giveaway! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I was a sexy French maid at an adult Halloween Party. My favorite candy was, and still is chocolate. Of this item my #1 favorite is Reece's miniature Peanut Butter cups. I haven't made my Halloween plans yet. Thanks for the chance to win your great new Kenni Lowery Book. gheruska44(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I will be handing our candy to the kids; my favorite halloween candy is anything with peanut butter and chocolate.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. I wanted to go to Salem, Massachusetts this year for Halloween and then I talked to someone who did and she said the Crowds were horrible. I am still wanting to go though..
    That would be one heck of a Halloween..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  5. I always enjoy being a witch eating pumpkin shaped peanut butter cups. We have our first grandson this year and plan to help show him off

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  6. I love the pumpkins they come out with only at Halloween they are like candy corn but pumpkins. I will be taking my son trick or treating.

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  7. Forgot my email it is crys101497@yahoo.com

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  8. When I was much younger I dressed up in a corset and lacy pantaloons for work. Pretty daring!!! I love chocolate and peanut butter kisses. Not celebrating since my kids are grown now. Love the beautiful black cat on the mug!!! Thank you for the chance!!! Happy Halloween!!! ladytina66@msn.com

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  9. I make a dandy witch! And I sure love those tiny snickers. I'm having hip replacement surgery on the 30th this month, so no Halloween this year, for sure!
    bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  10. My fave is candy corn since Halloween time is the only time you can get it. I love the mini candy bars but those are available pretty much all the time. barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. My favorite costume was a cowgirl way back in the 1950's. and kit kat is my favorite treat. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I do not generally dress up so no favorite costume. My favorite Halloween candy is the pumpkins that come in the Autumn mix with the candy corn unless they sell them in their own bag which they do ever so often. My actual plans are trick-or-treating with my kids. jelrobb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. My favorite candy is the mini chocolate bars especially milk chocolate. I dressed up as Anne of Green Gables and that was my favorite costume ever. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. My friend and I dress as hobo's once with black wigs on too, we even had the police officer called on us he came out to see why we were hanging around by a house on the corner of the street, he then knew it was us and laugh, he even gave us a ride home that night since my friend's Mom forgot to pick us up, We had fun. Penney

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  15. The best halloween outfit included my goldendoodle, Snickers. Mosquito Lake Dog Park in Ohio hosted Howl-O-Ween. I went as the "Paw-parazzi" & Snickers was Katy Perry. I made the costumes, & yes Snicky was wearing sunglasses, blue wig, daisy dukes, cupcake bikini on top!! Did you know that you tube has videos on how to make fake cupcakes?! Lol
    nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I absolutely love candy corn---ad allow myself one bag to celebrate Halloween. If I didn't limit myself, I'd buy out the store and turn into a blimp.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  17. a princess and best candy hersheys dark chocolate bar. jcook22@yahoo.com

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  18. Mary Lynette MillerOctober 14, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    I'm a candy corn lover. Bad, I know.

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  19. My witch costume.. shout out to my Mom for her skills as makeup artist! She Rick's!

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  20. The library has a party for anime every year and I free in costume. KitKat is my favorite candy. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  21. Snickers!
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  22. Dress in costume for the animie party

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  23. Milky Way. YUMMMM!

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  24. Not entering BUT I stopped by to say that the recipe looks amazing. I may try it a bit closer to Halloween. TY.

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  25. Snickers. I will be handing out candy this Halloween.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  26. Hitchcock is such a beautiful cat! My favorite Halloween candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and this year I will be giving out candy to the trick or treaters coming to the door. Looking forward to reading this series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Hitchcock is such a beautiful cat! My favorite Halloween candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and this year I will be giving out candy to the trick or treaters coming to the door. Looking forward to reading this series.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. My favorite Halloween candy is Peanut M&M's or anything that is chocolate with nuts. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  29. I'll be handing out candy. Probably won't get too many trick-or-treaters, so I bought my favorite (Kit Kats), so I can eat what ever is left. :)
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. My best Halloween costume was to dress up as a Christmas tree complete with lights. My favorite Halloween candy is Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. I will be staying home passing out candy and enjoying seeing all the kids costumes. Thank-you for the chance to win this great book and mug. I love black cats! kittygirl15401(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I was dressed as the Great Pumpkin, three different years. My favorite Halloween candy is anything chocolate.
    This year I will be staying st home passing out candy. Thanks for the chance to win.
    jenbates1967@gmail.com

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  32. My favorite candy at Halloween is anything in the big mix M&M candy bags for $13.00 at the supermarkets. We'll be staying home to hand out candy to all the cute kids and the brave teens that knock on our door.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I make a great witch and I do love a Cherry Ripe chocolate.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  34. Vera Wilson said

    I like the small hershey bars. Dress up like a hobo.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  35. A mummy was my favorite costume & 3 Musketeers my favorite candy & this Halloween I will be volunteering at our local movie theater. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. For a church party, I dressed as a biblical woman but everyone thought I was a ghost. My favorite candy is chocolate (any) and I'm planning on taking the grands trick or treating.

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  37. forgot my email: hopemitch@yahoo.com

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  38. i made myself a a Martian costume when I was in sixth grade. I will hand out candy on Halloween. Dbahn@ is.net

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  39. This year, as every year, my Lions Club hosts a party for kids at school. We have games, a costume parade and food. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  40. It was the Queen of Hearts, Hubby was the King, Our twins were the Jacks. Carmel Apples are our favorites. webster246@ gmail.com

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  41. This Halloween I will be going to hear a live radio presentation at a local pub. It is performed by friends. A very Happy Halloween to you and Hitchcock...and thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. One of the funniest costumes I had as a kid was a hotdog. It was a bought suit but you have to wonder what they were thinking to make it or me for wanting it. LOL Favorite Halloween candy is the Mary Jane peanut butter kisses. I think that's because it use to be something you could only find during the Halloween season and I love taffy. This Halloween we plan on decorating and enjoying the kiddos that come trick or treating. We recently moved so we will have a whole new set of kids to see and enjoy this year.

    Thanks for the PUMPKIN CRUNCH recipe and a great giveaway!

    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  43. A gypsie and milkyways. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  44. Now, I prefer Snickers but, as a child, I was all over the Mary Janes.
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I was a hershy's kiss. My close friend was very creative in the costume department, she did costumes when I had a community theater many years ago, so she made me a Kiss! My favorite candy for halloween are kit kats! Love them. Usually for Halloween, we go up north to be with 4/6 of our grandchildren and go trick or treating with them while my husband makes movies and incorporates them in his movies! Merry
    northstarvance(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  46. When I was in first grade my mother made me a bride's gown with veil and bouquet. She went to a garage sale where she found the gown and cut it down to fit me. My bouquet was roses from her garden. It will always be a fond memory for me. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Love this series. My favorite Halloween candy is P-nutbutter M&Ms.
    kckendelr at gmail dot com

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  48. I will be passing out candy to all the trick or treaters. I love to see all the different costumes. My favorite candy are reese's peanut butter cups.

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  49. For Samhain this year, I will probably spend some time honoring my ancestors and then handing out candy to the kids that come to my home trick or treating. We decorate the outside of our house and it's pretty popular with the neighborhood.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Favorite Halloween candy is M&M's Peanut
    Priusracer @ gmail dot com

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