Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Monster Mash and Bash!

Welcome to CEWTNK!  My giveaway today has been provided by the Lovely Regan Black!  For every comment posted, Regan will send you free e-book, just for stopping by!  So everyone here is a winner!  But up for grabs are two prize packs. Both are international!  The first is your choice of an autographed copy of one Regan Black's following books:

And another lucky commenter will get an e-copy of these books or The Matchmaker's Mark (review is right below this post) and an autographed bag!!  So how can you get your hands on either of these prize packs? Stay tuned after this lovely post by my featured author...take it away Regan!!

Thanks so much for the inviting me to join in the Halloween fun!
I've always loved October for so many reasons, not just for the candy. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I guess you'd call it a 'gateway holiday' into the end of the year and all the festivities that follow.

It might not seem weird that I Halloween so much, considering I love to write paranormal stories with a dark edge. But people look at my work and shake their head when I confess I never learned to appreciate horror movies or haunted houses. That is until I got in on the fun of creating them (the haunted houses, not the movies):

I'd been part of a community theater group for about a year when one of the directors (a real character himself) got access to an abandoned house just outside of town. Everyone already wondered if it was haunted and for a fundraiser we made it the scariest place on earth. I can't tell you all our secrets, but it took weeks of planning, labor and our abundance of creativity to pull it together.

When it was done, brave guests entered at the front door, toured two stories of the altered-for-maximum-fright interior and then made their escape out the back. After a maze and rooms filled with plenty of terrifying surprises, guests were led upstairs where the coolest shadowbox effect was waiting for them. A spotlight would flash on and yours truly would scream and flinch away from a Freddy Kruger attack. The guests would jump and try to get out of his reach too. Thanks to the shadowbox illusion when they moved and we switched the lights, the guest were actually closer to our Freddy Kruger. Bwahaha! Theatrical evil genius, I'm telling you. Freddy would lunge out and chase them into the next room.

That's one of my favorite October memories, we had so much fun. And as a bonus I learned all the possible phrases guys would use to impress their girls. Of course even the bravest broke down when they survived the house, only to be chased out of the back yard (converted to a cemetery) with a chainsaw (bladeless for safety, of course) but many a person lost touch with logic at that point. Gotcha!

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for sharing Regan!!  Regan will be on and off the blog all during this event!  Make sure you say Hi and ask her questions if you have any.  To enter all you have to do is be a GFC follower and leave a comment with your email address and preference if you have one!
+1 for liking Regan's Facebook page :
+1 for adding Regan Black as a good reads friend
+1 for adding her books to your TBR list on goodreads
Remember to leave your extra points in the comment area!!! And hop on over to the rest of these great blogs!!


Elizabeth T. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I follow your blog with GFC.

Have a wonderful day!

Regan Black said...

Thanks so much, Nikki! This is going to be great fun!

Good luck in the giveaway, Elizabeth!

1grown2togo said...

GFC Follower ~ Shari Lynn Alligood
I also "like" Regan Black on Facebook as Chris Shari Alligood
I am a fan of Regan Black on Goodreads along with friending her (Shari Lynn on Goodreads)

Csescape said...

I love this post and I love haunted houses! When I was growing up, my home was right next door to an old house ready to be (and should have been) torn down. For years, that old place was our backdrop for lots of spooky stories. I still remember that feeling when walking past it. Most of the time, it was that old place that got me home before dark :)

All of these books look great! Awesome!! I'm a fan on FB as Cynthia Jones :) All the best to you Regan and thank you Nikki!

The Wytch's Mirror

Regan Black said...

Thanks so much, Shari!

Cynthia, that house sounds like plenty of incentive to be home before dark. lol

Good luck to you both in the giveaway and I'll be sending your coupon for the free story in just a few minutes!

Anonymous said...

GFC Krystal Larson
fb Lindsay Ann
Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway, I don't have an ereader yet so I would be entering for the signed copy (USA). edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Mary Preston said...

This is fabulous thank you.

GFC: Mary Preston

+1 LIKE Regan on FB

Prefer hard copy thank you.


Regan Black said...

Hi Krystal and Mary! Thanks for hopping over and entering the giveaway here. Good luck to you both!

Elizabeth said...

Hey Regan, I'm Coffin Hopping today. I friended you on Goodreads and added all your books to my To Be Read list. Looking forward to reading them!

Leannz0r said...

GFC follower: Leannz0r

Leanne at gmail dot com

+1 Fan on Goodreads - Leanne Humberstone

Regan Black said...

Sweet! Thanks so much, Elizabeth. Happy coffin hopping.

Leanne, thank you too for the Goodreads support!

Good luck to you both in the giveaways!

Unknown said...

Thank you for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity. I am not a horror flick or a haunted house fan. I know its not real, but that only works until I fall asleep and wake up screaming. (-; (whoosie here)

GFC: Sophia Rose
Facebook Regan Black's page: Sally Michele Shaw
GR Regan Black's page: Sundee Miles

msmjb65 said...

Hi, Regan.
You probably won't remember me, but we chatted some months ago during the last Menage A Blog (not the one that just passed obviously). I enter a ridiculously large number of contests and giveaways that I often don't remember where I entered and for what authors from the day before!
For example, yesterday I know I "liked" you on FB; "friended" you on Goodreads and listed all of your books on TBR shelf on Goodreads! I don't remember if I left a comment or filled out a form. I hope it wasn't on this blog and I just forgot to comment...this all tells me, quite clearly, that I need to get a life!!
Thanks for the giveaway..
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com
+1 FB
+1 friending on Goodreads
+1 TBR list on Goodreads

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC - JessS

Ashlyn_Jai said...

This is great! Thanks!!

Ashlyn_Jai said...

Oops forgot to put
+1 for facebook like
+1 adding Regan Black on Goodreads
+1 adding books to my tbr list

Regan Black said...

@Sophia Rose - the wake up screaming thing is exactly what I used to do. My imagination just takes over and makes whatever it was even scarier.

OH, MJB - ROFL! But I sure appreciate every contact online. Thanks for being here!

@Jess, Hello and thanks for stopping by.

@Ashlyn_Jai Thanks for being here, and everywhere else online. LOL.

Good luck to all of you in the giveaway and keep an eye out for the email with the free story details!

The Romanceaholic said...

Bwahahaha I can picture all the macho guys getting freaked out at the haunted house :P

Thanks for the giveaway!

Following on GFC as The Romanceaholic
Liked on FB
Friended on GR (Jess the Romanceaholic)
Added to my TBR I mean shelf

romanceaholic at gmail dot com

Regan Black said...

Jess, I'll never forget one particular skeptic who blustered his way through the whole place. The guides had paused, the tours just to see if we could get him. When our chainsaw scared him half to death outside, we all cheered! (horrible weren't we?) Still makes me smile.

Thanks for being here! I'll get your free story to you right away!

Yto said...

thanks for the giveaway. i don't have a preference ^^
liked Regan's Facebook page as Elena Vogel.

Gfc: Yto

witchvela at web dot de

Kayla Eklund said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would prefer the autographed copy of Justice Incarnate, but it doesn't really matter.

GFC Follower: Kayla27

Cha said...

I'd prefer Justice Incarnate.
GFC name: Kristina

Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy said...

Thanks so much for the great books and giveaway.

GFC follower-judy
Liked Regan Facebook-Judy C


Regan Black said...

Thanks so much @Yto, @Kayla, @Kristina, and @Judy for joining the fun here on CEWTNK.

Good luck to each of you in the giveaways and I'll be sending your free short story right away.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I follow you on GFC
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

Darlene said...

Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
GFC Darlene

+1 for liking Regan's Facebook page (Darlene's Book Nook)

+1 for adding Regan Black as a good reads friend (Darlene)

Regan Black said...

Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you both, Jennifer and Darlene!


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