‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows . . .

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows,
Solstice bonfires were burning, to toast the marshmallows.

The pixies were snug in their stump, even Jenks,
Who claimed he was tired, and needed some winks.

So I in my parka, and Ivy in her boots,
Were toasting the season, with thirty-year hooch.

When out in the street, there came such a crash,
I thought that it had to be ‘coons in our trash.

Away to the gate, I trudged through the snow,
While Ivy just said, “If it’s Kist, say hello.”

I lifted the latch, and peered to the street,
My face went quite cold.  We were in it thigh deep.

‘Twas a demon, who stood in the headlamps quite bright,
With his coat of green velvet, and his uncommon height.

His eyes, how they glittered, his teeth how they gnashed,
His voice, how he bellowed, his tongue, how it lashed.

The street wasn’t holy, so on Big Al came,
As he bellowed, and shouted, and called me by name.

“Morgan, you witch.  You’re a pain in my side.
“Get out of your church.  There’s no place to hide!”

Like hell’s fury unleashed, he strode to my door,
Where he hammered and cursed, like a cheap jilted whore.

But Ivy and I, we circled round back,
To stand in the street and prepare for attack.

“You loser,” I shouted.  “I’m waiting for you.”
And the demon, he spun, taking on a red hue.

Ivy stood ready, and I whispered, “Okay . . .
“If he wants to get rough, I’m ready to play.”

With nary a word, us two girls got to work,
Putting foot into gut, of the soul-sucking jerk.

I circled him quick, with a few words of Latin,
While Ivy distracted him with lots of good wackin’

“Get back!” I yelled out when my trap was complete,
And Ivy somersaulted right over the creep.

My circle sprang up, entrapping him surely,
Al fussed and he fumed, like a demonic fury.

The neighbors all cheered, and came out of their houses,
Where they’d watched the whole thing, like little house mouses.

So Ivy and I, we both bowed real low,
Then banished Big Al, in an overdone show.

But I heard Al exclaim, ‘ere he poofed from our sight
“You won this time witch, but I’ll get you one night!”

Kim Harrison
December 14th, 2005

Kim and Guy wish you and yours all the best of the holiday season and a glowing new year.

Pssssst! If you are looking for something exclusive for your Hollows fan, or something special for yourself, my next release, PERFECTION is available for pre-order. Unlike my usual publications, there will be only 1,500 of these hardcovers, and all of them are signed. They won’t be readily available through the usual stores, so this is the best way to get them, and pre-ordering makes me look good. (Wink)

But please pop over to Subterranean Press and pre-order one before you go and put this under your tree as, unlike my usual publications, there will be a limited number of these signed and numbered, and they will not be readily available in the stores come March.

I’ve even got a gift card for you to print out to put under the tree.  Happy Holidays!

 

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Ho, ho, Oh!! A Rachel Doll for sale?

Yep. After much soul searching, I’ve decided to let a Rachel Morgan doll go. Actually, thanks to an arrangement with my local yarn shop, Artisan Knitworks, I’ll be letting a few Hollows dolls into the wilds as they move from my needles to Sandra and Larry’s store.

It’s just a single Rachel doll right now, but Trent is almost done, and of course, I’ll make a new Al doll for you. Actually, Kisten is just about ready, too . . . Once I find a yarn that knits up to look like leather.

If you want Rachel for yourself, you need to contact Larry or Sandra at 734-562-2682, or by mail at larryhart2.lh@gmail.com It will help Larry find your email if you put RACHEL DOLL in the subject line.

Due to being one of a kind and handcrafted by me right down to the patterns used, I’m asking $495.00 U.S. dollars. This doesn’t include shipping or tax, but it does include a hand-stamped tag, which is signed by me as well. I’m only going to make 25 Rachel dolls for general purchase, which makes this one 1/25.

 

If you’re looking for something unique, but not THAT unique, PERFECTION is still available for pre-order through Subterranean Press. These are signed and numbered as well, and a little more accessible. 🙂 I’ve even got a card you can print out to put under the tree. 🙂

But please pop over to Subterranean Press and pre-order one before you go and put this under your tree as, unlike my usual publications, there will be a limited number of these signed and numbered, and they will not be readily available in the stores come March.

If I don’t connect with you between now and then, Happy Holidays from Tim and myself!

Kim

 

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Is one of these yours?

So . . . while you wait for AMERICAN DEMON (the next installment of Rachel in the Hollows) I’ve got something really special. A nice little tidbit of magic and what is real, and what we want to be real. PREfunctory afFECTION (or PERFECTION for short) is already up for preorder, and today an excerpt has been added to the pre-order page. Look! Look! I signed one just for you!

Every one of these is hard cover, signed and numbered. A true collector copy. The extra-special, leather bound bunnies are already gone, but the regular, signed hardcovers are still available, but when they are gone, they are gone!

While there, check out your other favorite authors at Subterranean Press. You’ll be surprised at what your favorite authors have been doing. Subterranean Press books are usually small run and not readily available in the usual outlets, so this is pretty much the best way to get them. Perfection excerpt

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Hollows Pumpkin Carving Contest-Winners!

Phew! Thanks for giving me the night to mull the nearly 100 entries for the Hollows Pumpkin Carving Contest. I have picked out my favorite 5+1, and randomly selected another 10 because I like giving away books, and I wish that I could give everyone who entered one.

So here they are, in no particular order. If you see your pumpkin, check your email for my “Congrats!” letter! You have until November the 8th to get back to me with a U.S. address to send your book to.

Thank you again for celebrating Halloween with me. It is one of my favorite holidays. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You guys are the best!

Wendy’s Pumpkin

 

Kelly’s Pumpkin

 

Michelle’s Pumpkin

 

Nikki’s pumpkins

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Kieram’s Pumpkin

Now available for pre-order at Subterranean Press, my next release. This is a VERY small print run for me, and PERFECTION will not be readily available in the usual stores. There’s only 1500 of them, hard cover, signed, and numbered. (I think the ultra-special leather-bound copies are already gone.) If you haven’t already found Subterranean Press, they are a high-end publisher with a beautiful product from your favorite authors. Do a search and check them out if you pop over to read the synopsis of PERFECTION.

 

Lorie’s Pumpkin

Laura’s Pumpkin

Dana’s Pumpkins

 

Vennessa’s pumpkins

 

Meredith’s pumpkin

 

Rayne’s Pumpkin

 

Cleora’s Pumpkins

 

Jen’s Pumpkins

 

Danielle’s Pumpkins

 

Sophia’s Pumpkin

 

Paul’s Pumpkin

Thats the winners, guys! Thank you everyone who entered. I wish I had a book for all of you, but it was a joy to see your carving skills and be a part of your Halloween!

–Kim

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I’m exhausted! Post Halloween blues

Oh, what a wonderful night, giving away at least 700 pieces of candy for two hours straight. The streets of my little town were full, and the weather cooperated. I swear, there were as many adults wandering around in costume as there were kids. I do love my street. Add in chili, homemade bread, and family to share it with, and I’m a happy girl.

Even better, the pumpkin patch just keeps growing! The contest for the ten random and five chosen winners is now closed. I need a day to look at them and find the most sincere. (wink) You guys amaze me with your talents. Tomorrow morning, I’ll inform the winners at the addresses they used to send me their photo, so check your in-box. 🙂 I’ll also post them here in a new blog, but wait for me to contact you if you see your pumpkin. 🙂

Thank you for playing along with me! You guys made my Halloween. You really did.

Kim (who is still humming Jack-the pumpkin king’s theme song)

Trina’s pumpkins

 

Susan’s pumpkin

 

Sean’s pumpkin

 

Sanne’s pumpkin

 

Paul’s pumpkins

 

Lorie’s pumpkin

 

Lisa’s pumpkin

 

Letitia’s pumpkins

 

Laura’s pumpkin

 

Lasciel’s pumpkin

 

Jessika’s pumpkin

 

Jenni’s pumpkins

 

Jackie’s pumpkins

 

Dana’s pumpkins

 

Catrina’s pumpkins

 

Cathy’s pumpkin

 

Caro’s pumpkin

 

Ashleigh’s pumpkin

 

Amber’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s Pumpkin’s

 

LeAnn’s pumpkin

 

Katie’s pumpkin

 

Janie’s pumpkin

 

Jame’s pumpkin

 

David’s pumpkins

 

Danielle’s pumpkins

 

Victoria’s Pumpkins

 

Vennessa’s pumpkins

 

Stephinie’s pumpkin

 

Sarah’s pumpkin

 

Sabrina’s pumpkins

 

Nikita’s pumpkin

 

Nadine’s pumpkin

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Michele’s pumpkins

 

Meredith’s pumpkin

 

Lori’s pumpkin

 

Lisa’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s pumpkin

 

April’s Pumpkins

 

Brooklyn’s pumpkin

 

Candice’s pumpkin

 

Cynthia’s pumpkin

 

Danielle’s pumpkins

 

Diane’s pumpkins

 

Dorean’s pumpkin

 

Edward’s pumpkins

 

Emily’s pumpkins

 

Julie’s pumpkin

 

Kelly’s pumpkin

 

Rachel’s pumpkin

 

Nikki’s pumpkin

 

Rachel’s pumpkin

 

Rayne’s pumpkin

 

Sophia’s pumpkin

 

Stone’s pumpkin

 

Tanya’s pumpkin

 

Tara’s pumpkin

 

Toni’s turnip pumpkin

 

Wendy’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s Pumpkin

 

Carrie’s Pumpkins

 

Hilary’s pumpkins

 

Jen’s pumpkin patch

 

Kiera’s Pumpkins

 

Krisin’s pumpkins

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Narmowen’s pumpkin’s

 

Sapphire’s pumpkins

 

Mary’s Pumpkin

 

Laura’s pumpkins

 

Christina’s pumpkin

 

Sky’s pumpkins

 

Sara’s pumpkin

 

Mikela’s Pumpkin

 

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Happy Halloween!

It’s the last day to enter the Kim Harrison, pumpkin carving contest! I’ve gotten a lot the last few days, and just as a reminder, ten will be chosen at random as winners, and five will be chosen by me depending on my mood and how much candy I’ve eaten. Tomorrow I’ll share the winners with you after I get in and post the last entries from tonight.

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and we have almost as many decorating tubs in the basement as we do for Christmas. That you guys are sharing the fun with me has really put the boo in my step. Thank you. 🙂

I also want to thank you for all the support and shares I got from you all the last few days concerning not just the contest, but for getting the word out about PERfunctory afFECTION (or just Perfection) which just came up on Subterranean for pre-order. One of the best ways to help your favorite authors is to share their presale/on-sale announcements even if you can’t buy the book, so THANK YOU! If you are curious, there’s a blurb on their site, but I’ll feature it myself after Halloween.

I got a few more entries last night, so check them out! If you’re just now joining the fun, I’m accepting pictures of your pumpkins (taken with your favorite or most accessible Hollows book) at my e-mail address here: Kim_harrison@comcast.net. Full rules are at the original post All Treat, No Trick.  Cut off for entries is Halloween night, midnight. Good luck, everyone! And thank you for playing along with me!

 

Amanda’s Pumpkin’s

 

LeAnn’s pumpkin

 

Katie’s pumpkin

 

Janie’s pumpkin

 

Jame’s pumpkin

 

David’s pumpkins

 

Danielle’s pumpkins

 

Victoria’s Pumpkins

 

Vennessa’s pumpkins

 

Stephinie’s pumpkin

 

Sarah’s pumpkin

 

Sabrina’s pumpkins

 

Nikita’s pumpkin

 

Nadine’s pumpkin

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Michele’s pumpkins

 

Meredith’s pumpkin

 

Lori’s pumpkin

 

Lisa’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s pumpkin

 

April’s Pumpkins

 

Brooklyn’s pumpkin

 

Candice’s pumpkin

 

Cynthia’s pumpkin

 

Danielle’s pumpkins

 

Diane’s pumpkins

 

Dorean’s pumpkin

 

Edward’s pumpkins

 

Emily’s pumpkins

 

Julie’s pumpkin

 

Kelly’s pumpkin

 

Rachel’s pumpkin

 

Nikki’s pumpkin

 

Rachel’s pumpkin

 

Rayne’s pumpkin

 

Sophia’s pumpkin

 

Stone’s pumpkin

 

Tanya’s pumpkin

 

Tara’s pumpkin

 

Toni’s turnip pumpkin

 

Wendy’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s Pumpkin

 

Carrie’s Pumpkins

 

Hilary’s pumpkins

 

Jen’s pumpkin patch

 

Kiera’s Pumpkins

 

Krisin’s pumpkins

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Narmowen’s pumpkin’s

 

Sapphire’s pumpkins

 

Mary’s Pumpkin

 

Laura’s pumpkins

 

Christina’s pumpkin

 

Sky’s pumpkins

 

Sara’s pumpkin

 

Mikela’s Pumpkin

 

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Pumpkin Contest (and upcoming PERFECTION release)

A big, sloppy-author thank you from me today to those of you who jumped on the presale of Perfection yesterday. I took a look at Subterranean’s ordering page last night, and my jaw hit my chest. The extra-special leather-bound copies are gone. Thank you for that. It made it hard to sleep. 😉 But in a good way. This book is me stretching without losing that Kim Harrison feel, and I hope those of you who get a chance to read it, enjoy it. If you are just now hearing about PERfunctory afFECTION, I talk more about it at yesterday’s post.

But we’re here for pumpkins and free Hollows books! Wow, did I get a lot of entries for the contest last night! Check them out. Some of you have taken this to a real art form. The talent! And thank you for your kind words on which Hollows book is your favorite and why. I’ve fallen back in love with the Hollows, and you’ll be glad to know I’m almost done with the rewrite for the next Rachel/Trent book (AMERICAN DEMON) and ready to send it to my agent to find a new home. I can’t wait for you to meet Hodin–a yummy slice of dark demon goodness.

If you’re just now joining the fun, I’m accepting pictures of your pumpkins (taken with your favorite or most accessible Hollows book) at my e-mail address here: Kim_harrison@comcast.net. Full rules are at the original post All Treat, No Trick.  I’m still taking entries until tomorrow night, Halloween. Good luck, everyone! And thank you for playing along with me!

Amanda’s pumpkin

 

April’s Pumpkins

 

Brooklyn’s pumpkin

 

Candice’s pumpkin

 

Cynthia’s pumpkin

 

Danielle’s pumpkins

 

Diane’s pumpkins

 

Dorean’s pumpkin

 

Edward’s pumpkins

 

Emily’s pumpkins

 

Julie’s pumpkin

 

Kelly’s pumpkin

 

Rachel’s pumpkin

 

Nikki’s pumpkin

 

Rachel’s pumpkin

 

Rayne’s pumpkin

 

Sophia’s pumpkin

 

Stone’s pumpkin

 

Tanya’s pumpkin

 

Tara’s pumpkin

 

Toni’s turnip pumpkin

 

Wendy’s pumpkin

 

Amanda’s Pumpkin

 

Carrie’s Pumpkins

 

Hilary’s pumpkins

 

Jen’s pumpkin patch

 

Kiera’s Pumpkins

 

Krisin’s pumpkins

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Michelle’s pumpkin

 

Narmowen’s pumpkin’s

 

Sapphire’s pumpkins

 

Mary’s Pumpkin

 

Laura’s pumpkins

 

Christina’s pumpkin

 

Sky’s pumpkins

 

Sara’s pumpkin

 

Mikela’s Pumpkin

 

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