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My Wrap-up Post for #SpringHorrorRAT and Thank Yous!

Did you have a good time during the Spring into Horror read-a-thon making some goals to include some horror/supernatural/paranormal reading into your busy week? Everyone did great and I had so much fun talking with all of you and putting together these challenges! THANK YOU Michelle @TrueBookAddict for hosting this read-a-thon on your horror blog at Castle Macabre .

Please remember you have just until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. YOUR TIME (it’s passed in Ohio!) to complete challenges here on my site, unlike Castle Macabre’s deadline for the wrap-up to be in to win on her blog for the overall read-a-thon.

I will work Monday and Tuesday to add up entries and plug them in for drawing. I will do a winner’s post then so if you are signed-up to my blog you will see it come through. I will also post on Twitter with the hashtag and I will contact everyone separate for addresses via e-mail so you can receive your books!

AGAIN THANK YOU TO ALL THE AUTHORS WHO GAVE SO MUCH TO DO THE GIVEAWAYS!!!!  See those authors again HERE. Let’s graciously support them in whatever way we can. 


I had a fun time myself. I did get some reading done, a little more than usual. My kids were very good at letting me read some hours I don’t usually. My eight year old even participated. For the read-a-thon, I read:

**Frozen in Time by Marie Symeou (I had started it, but read most of it during the read-a-thon) for a review.

**A special book in the horror supernatural genre that is in the editing stages. I can’t spill the beans yet!

**I read 120 pages into the ARC of  Shadows of Night, by Deborah Harkness for a review.

**My eight-year-old daughter read The Girl Behind the Glass by Jane Kelley in two days.  (Thank you to Darlene at Darlene’s Book Nook for offering her a pleasant surprise–a spooky book!)

I hope to keep in touch with all of you and keep talking books of all different genres. I loved meeting you all and look forward to continue book talk! Any questions, leave in comments or contact me at hookofabook (at) hotmail (dot) com.


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Spring into Horror (#SpringHorrorRAT) GIVEAWAYS/Challenges! Join in the fun!

The Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon is HERE!! Did you prepare your family and your neighbors for all your screaming? Ok, maybe the book your reading isn’t quite that scary, depends on what you like. The Horror genre includes so many types of books and I can’t wait to see what you all are reading. Don’t forget to stop by this blog all week and comment, and use the hashtag #SpringHorrorRAT on Twitter, so we can chat books!

If you haven’t signed-up, see the blog right before this one. You can sign-up anytime during the week up until Friday! The read-a-thon is a week long so you can come and go, we understand about being busy.

This week, the first challenge is simple. On TUESDAY, post on your blog, or where you are posting (goodreads, etc.), at least one book you’re reading and why you chose it! Link back to my blog on your blog with it. Then come to my blog under the post for this challenge and leave a link to your post with a comment, in my comments section. Then you can sign-up for the giveaway.

THURSDAY, I’ll be hosting a mini-challenge in which you’ll need to just take a fun question and answer survey. You’ll get the info on Tuesday on my site, then you answer on your own blog, or somewhere that works, and then come to the comments under my challenge post and leave a link to your answers!! After you do that, you can sign-up for the giveaway for that day.

Watch for some fun on Friday as well as this weekend. Watch my page for posts and updates as well as on TWITTER where I am @ErinAlMehairi (follow me) and I’ll be using the hashtag #SpringHorrorRAT.

So what kind of AWESOME BOOKS are up for grabs? Some of my FAVORITE BOOKS from author friends I LOVE. They have been so generous, please follow them and support!

~THREE awesome signed copies of Immortal Obsession by Denise K. Rago. You can view my review and info on book  HERE and my interview with Denise HERE! This is an amazing historical vampire novel.

~Two copies of Dead of Winter by Brian Moreland. One signed paperback and one e-book. You can see the info for the book and author interview HERE and HERE.

~Two copies, one signed paperback and one ebook, of The Cursed Man by Keith Rommel. You can read the review and interview with the author HERE.

~TWO e-books copies of Guardian of Fate by L.J. Kentowski. I just received this book to read and it looks great.  I haven’t reviewed yet, so here is her link: http://www.ljkentowski.com/.

~ONE signed copy of The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz. I just finished up this book and I really liked it. No review yet, but one is coming up. Here is his link to the book instead: www.jonathanjanz.com.

~ONE signed copy of Forest of Shadows by Hunter Shea. I just received his second book for review so I haven’t read this one but it sounds good. For info on Forest of Shadows, try: http://huntershea.com/about/.

Just added on 04/27: ~One e-book of Dark Wolf Protector by Rhiannon Ellis! A paranormal romance that’s a fun quick read. You can the author and book out here: http://rhiannonellis.blogspot.com/p/books.html (the second book listed) and my review HERE.

EXCITING, right??????????????!!!!!!!

See you soon!


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