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Hey my lovelies,
I hope everyone has been having a FAB summer. Mine has been speeding by…the kidlets have been busy with band camp and soccer stuff and college application stuff and my step daughter got engaged (SQUEEEE)! Lots to celebrate!

On the book front I’m in the midst of starting the 3rd and final Winter People book. I have lots of cool stuff planned to give it a proper “sendoff” / ending (LOL). I’ve outlined a good portion of it, but will also be working on Legend of Me edits over the next 1-2 months as well. YEP YOU HEARD RIGHT!! Legend of Me WILL see the light of day hopefully in the next 6-12 months (I know still a wait). My new editor and I talked a little bit about some things with the book and I’m really happy with our ideas. So the fun part is to come (the rewriting/editing).

Oh and before I forget, in less than two weeks The Winter People ebook will be going on a sale (BIG SALE)—LOL…and I’ll be running some contests during that time, so make sure to check back in with me during the next few weeks for announcements. Also, we have about 1 month until the release of The Summer Marked (Winter People bk 2) and I’m SO SO SO excited to have everyone read it. I poured everything into this book and hope you all love it as much as I do. There are more horror elements in this book and new characters that I’m excited for everyone to meet.

And don’t forget that there is still a Goodreads Giveaway going on for The Summer Marked. My publisher has 2 hard cover copies up for grabs…: Enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/151068-the-summer-marked

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Hey lovelies! So I’m having a giveaway over on Goodreads to giveaway a signed, hardcover copy of The Winter People! YAY… you do have to be a member on Goodreads to enter. But it’s open to US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/149185-the-winter-people

And my publisher Entangled Teen has signups going for The Summer Marked ARCS! You can sign up here for that: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OPFYMNnbjCSIiqTWCTXCs_d2MgCFuaX_NHlMdhcuR2Q/viewform

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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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