Friday, October 25, 2013

Taryn Kincaid stirs up Sleepy Hollow

Cate: Yay, Taryn Kincaid's here to my special Halloween celebration. Taryn, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Taryn: BOR-ING.

Cate: Aren't most writers? lol What do you love most about Halloween?

Taryn: I write erotic paranormal romances. So let’s just say…some of my favorite books come out just before Halloween!

Ooops. There goes one now

Cate: Whew, is it getting hot in here? :) Do you have a favorite memory of a Halloween past?

Taryn: Well, okay. If you insist. Scary, isn’t it?

Cate: Love the hobo outfit! Have you ever had an unusual experience you couldn’t explain?

Taryn: Pretty much all my experiences are unusual. And inexplicable.

Cate: What frightens you the most?

Taryn: People with fewer working brain cells than soap sludge who are elected to the U.S.  Congress.

Cate: lol Ever gone on a ghost tour? Or ghost hunting on your own?

Taryn: Once, back in my newspaper days, I went to interview a professor at a local Catholic college. He claimed that he lived in a Haunted House (which, coincidentally, was not far from Sleepy Hollow). The entire house creaked, from the rickety stairs to the squishy lawn. He would enhance the effects for his students and other neighborhood kids for Halloween. Which, when you think about it, might be kind of weird for a priest.

Cate: Any favorite Halloween recipes you’d care to share?

Taryn: Tons, now that I have discovered Pinterest! You can check out my “Happy Halloween” page here: There’s everything from the “Bloody Dexter Broken Glass Cupcake” to the “Dark and Stormy Death Punch” and “Halloween Eyeballs Jello Shots.”

Here are some little Halloween Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes to melt in your mouth:


1 8-oz package of softened cream cheese

½ c. sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ c. pureed pumpkin

1 egg

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

2 tbs all purpose flour

Pinch of salt

12 Halloween Oreos (the ones with the orange icing in the middle)

Chocolate chips, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
  3.  Place 1 oreo in the bottom of each.
  4.  Whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth.
  5. Stir in vanilla, pumpkin, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and salt until smooth.
  6. Spoon mixture over oreos.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes, until cheesecakes have set.
  8. Remove from oven to cool.
  9. When cool, remove from muffin tin and discard paper wrappers.
  10. Microwave chocolate chips until melted.
  11. Drizzle chocolates in circles on top of each cake, then drag tip of toothpick or fork through the chocolate circles to create a spider web effect.
  12. Refrigerate and serve!

Cate: Sounds dangerously good. Tell us about your latest release, and where readers can find it online.

Taryn: Sleepy Hollow – it’s the anthology of all four of my erotic paranormal Sleepy Hollow series 1Night Stand stories for Decadent Publishing (Lightning, Thunder, Frost and Heat Wave), plus Blizzard, my erotic contemporary for Decadent’s The Edge line.

It’s available in paperback and digital. Here’s the back cover copy:

Welcome to steamy Sleepy Hollow, where lightning strikes, the temperatures are HOT, and the erotic sparks fly!
You wouldn't think three sultry succubi sisters, two sexy fire-demons, a reluctant witch and a couple of mega hunky mortals would need hook-ups courtesy of Madame Eve's ultra-exclusive 1Night Stand agency…but hey, the dating scene can be rough, even if you've got extraordinary paranormal powers and live in a mystical village populated by supernaturals… where things tend to go bump in the night.

Taryn Kincaid's erotic 1Night Stand stories, LIGHTNING, THUNDER, FROST and HEAT WAVE are a little snarky, a lot smokin' and will melt your heart! And then BLIZZARD will set you aflame!

Available from Decadent Publishing | Amazon Amazon  US | UK | DE | Canada | ARe |

Cate: Love. This. Series.
Woot! You lucky readers - Taryn has a giveaway!

Taryn: Will give away an ebook copy LIGHTNING, the first book in my Sleepy Hollow series to one random commenter. Tell me YOUR favorite Halloween recipe or a leave a link to it!

Cate: Thanks so much for the spooktacular fun, Taryn! Happy Halloween!


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm not much of a Halloween fan and have never made any special treats for it. I will check out your Pinterest selections. I've found so many great food experiments on there. Congrats on your release.

Teri Riggs said...

Oh my, the oreo pumpkin cheesecake sounds so yummy!I can feel my blood sugar rising just thinking about it. I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I have a Halloween party every year. I serve a new set of drinks every year but this one stays because it gets requested a lot oh and I love cheese cake so I have a few pumpkin cheesecake recipes too

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for having me in, Cate! I love visiting here!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Oh, do check out my Pinterest boards, Susan. You're bound to find a tasty treat!(Pinterest is my latest addiction!)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Let me know how it turns out, Teri. (I'm avoiding that sort of thing myself, right now!)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for that drink recipe, Stacy! I pinned it to my "Drink Up Me Hearties" Pinterest board!

Yolanda Renee said...

My favorite Halloween recipe is to open a bag Hershey Miniatures, a cup of green tea and Yum!

Sorry, I don't cook, bake, or pretend too! LOL I'm hopeless!

Love a good Halloween romance Taryn, good luck and Happy Halloween!

Taryn Kincaid said...

I don't bake, either Yolanda! I just collect drool-worthy recipes! Happy Halloween!