Archive for October, 2012

Hey so I’m participating in with 49 other FABULOUS authors over at WinterHaven Books for AUTHOR FRIGHT FESTIVAL So stop in and see what we’re up to with our Halloween post!!!

Psst…you REALLY want to stop in.

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It’s the end of soccer season (holy crap it went so fast). So I’ll actually be able to come home after work for a few weeks! Woot-woot. Next up, basketball season. LOL. Our seasons are driven by what sports the kidlets play.

Okay, so I have to say that I’m totally LOVING Once Upon a Time, Haven, and Vampire Diaries (SQUEEEE). I’d been counting down all summer for September/October to hit. At least with sports being over for the time being, I can play catch up on all my shows. Oh and I should also get more writing time in.

Still plugging away at The Winter People bk 2. I’m about ¼ of the way done writing it. So far it’s going pretty well. I’m doing 2 POVs in this book as opposed to the 1 I did for the 1st book. Can’t wait to get this one cranked out, that’s for sure. Other than that, I’m playing the fun “hurry up and wait”. Hehehe—those of you who are familiar with the publishing industry know exactly what I’m talking about.

I’ve read some good books lately: Obsidian & Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m currently reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I have 2 more books in my TBR pile at home, then I’ll have to start checking books out from the library again (LOL).

Hope everyone’s having a FAB Autumn so far! ((HUGS))

Oops, just got an email alert that The Fairy Godmother Files is now available in paperback on Amazon.

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First of all, I want to thank all the peeps who entered for stopping by. Vanessa and I so wanted to give some stuff away (hehehee). I hope you all have a FAB Halloween and enjoy your loot.

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…

Our winners are:

Heather: You win the signed copy of My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator.
Penny: You win the Halloween Journal
Traci: You win the paperback copy of Anna Dressed in Blood
Jenn: You win the chocolate basket
Susan: You win the ebook copy of Slack Tide
Thanks again for stopping in and entering ((HUGS))…

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The Details:

So, you’ve dropped by to participate! YAY! I think we’ve got some pretty sweet prizes going on. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Each day you can earn up to 10 (!) entries. We’re using Rafflecopter, and all you’ll have to do is click this link to get yourself entered:

The Spooktacular Blog Contest: a Rafflecopter giveaway  

2. Somewhere on both Vanessa and Rebekah’s blogs, there’s a hidden photo. You’ll know it when you see it—(hint–it’s a tomb) and it’s pretty sweet. If you can identify what page it’s on and tell us in rafflecopter, you can earn extra entries. You can also gain entries by leaving comments on each blog, following us on twitter etc. Just follow the Rafflecopter directions for ways to earn more entries (and there are a lot of them).

3. The winner will be announced on October 16, 2012, on both blogs.

Pretty simple, right?

The Prizes:

I know this is what you really want to know. So here’s the lineup –

From Rebekah’s Blog:

Prize #1

A signed copy of My Dad’s A Paranormal Investigator

Prize #2

A copy of Anna Dressed in Blood.

From Vanessa’s Blog:

Prize #1

An Assortment of Halloween Chocolates made by Vanessa. They’re a variety of milk, dark, and white/colored chocolates. 🙂

Prize #2

An ebook copy of Slack Tide.

Prize #3

A Halloween-themed journal made by Vanessa.

Get Started!

The first way to earn an entry right now is to leave a comment here about your own personal ghost story (if you have one) or you can tell me about a favorite Halloween movie.

Personally, I think there are things in the world that (as Hamlet would say) “are in our philosophy.” Here’s my freaky story:

When I was in middle school/junior high, my family moved into this really, really old house. I remember our first night there. My sister and I shared a room at the time and it was right across the hall from the attic. At that time, the house had been gutted so there were slats in the wall where you could actually see into the attic. That night, when we tried to fall asleep, we heard footsteps coming from the attic. We totally freaked out. Then, through the slats we saw glowing red eyes peer out at us. Holy CRAP! I was so scared. We screamed for our dad.  He came upstairs, however, he said it must’ve been the taillights from a car. Um—that side of the house didn’t face the street and the attic was so long there’s no way you’d be able to see the lights that high up. To this day, I still don’t know what it was. But we used to hear footsteps in there all the time, until my parents turned it into a family room.

About a year or two later my parents had went into town to the store and left me in charge of my brother and sister. I was doing dishes in the kitchen, when I heard a knock on the side-porch door. I went to answer it, but no one was there. So I thought maybe I was hearing things. Once more, I went back to doing dishes and again, I heard a knock. Thinking someone was messing with me, I whipped open the door and checked outside, but no one was there. As I went inside, and shut the door I caught a reflection in the window of something standing behind me, but when I turned around, there was no one there.

A year after that, right before we moved my mom and I were downstairs doing some housework. My sister was upstairs playing in her room and my brother and dad had gone into town. All of a sudden, we heard my sister scream. She came racing downstairs and told us that someone had turned off her light and touched her leg. At first, my mom and I didn’t believe her. Then we heard footsteps run across the floor upstairs and the sound of a little kid laughing. FREAKIEST THING EVER!!!

What about you?

Once you’ve read through things here, make sure you stop by Vanessa’s blog for more chances to win!

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