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#SpringHorrorRAT Challenge 2!! How many can you list to win The SORROWS by Jonathan Janz?

Are you all having fun with the read-a-thon? Getting some pages under your bookmark (haha…you know, like items under your belt). Anyway…..I have another challenge. I will try to post a mini-challenge every day. The last challenge was a one-day only challenge. With the rest of them, I’ll post the challege each day and participants can have until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to enter any of them and all of them. That way you can do them when you have time or over the weekend!! Does that sound like a better idea?

WEDNESDAYS CHALLENGE~

Since this is a read-a-thon for SCARY-themed books, and in honor of me checking out Stephen King’s newest novel The Wind Through the Keyhole, let’s do one about scary books by the master himself!

Check your bookshelf (that can be a combination of physical bookshelves throughout your house, GoodReads or Shelfari shelf, Kindle or Nook shelf, etc.) and SEE WHO CAN LIST THE MOST AMOUNT of STEPHEN KING BOOKS. You have to own some version of any book to list it. Then star the ones you’ve already read on your list. For fun, double star your favorite. Whoever ends up with the most wins! If there is a tie, I will do a tie breaker.

You can list these on your blog and then paste the link in the comments under this blog. If you don’t blog, you can list them in the comments.  You’ll get 5 entries for that. For any people who have starred over 10 of them, you get +2 extra entries.

If you follow me on Twitter @ErinAlMehairi, you get +2 extra entries (new followers only). If you tweet this contest, you get +2 more entries. ANOTHER +2 for following @jonathanjanz on Twitter.

If you follow my blog, you get +2 extra entries (new followers only). You can do this by going to the home page and signing-up to receive my blog by email. Or if you already follow, you can like this post for +2.

You get +2 points also if you follow me on GoodReads (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4763588-erin-al-mehairi).

So what’s the prize?? ENTER to WIN a SIGNED copy of The Sorrows, by Jonathan Janz. See previous post for information on this book, but it’s worth it. Published by Samhain Horror, it’s a creepy old tale with explicit talk (just warning you) and evil deeds. I’ve read it and I really liked it. It’s one of those old tales with a modern twist.

For everyone else, I will randomly select from anyone who tries to do the challenge (and extras apply for more entries) so that you don’t feel left out from not having a long list. That random person will win Stephen King’s Just After Sunset, courtesy of ME! 🙂 If you have it already, just let me know to take you out of drawing.

Any questions, @ me on Twitter with hashtag #SpringHorrorRAT (and talk it up to me with that too) or leave a comment below in the comments section.

This contest runs until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 so you have plenty of time to do it and all the others.

Same rules apply: Must be a signed-up member of Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon at Castle Macabre. Print books only mail to U.S. so only U.S. participants can enter for this one.

Happy Reading!

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What Stories Creep Around the Mind of a Horror Writer? Revisiting Dead of Winter by Brian Moreland

During October, we had some frightful fun with the horror genre and I posted a review of the book Dead of Winter, by Brian Moreland. Remember that one? Scary as it was, it was my favorite book of 2011. It’s not for the faint of heart…it’s  chilling and there is gore, but it’s one of the most well-written novels I’ve read. The history component is also superb and I love how he mixes different genres.

With all that said, I’m revisiting my blog with Brian again today, because since my post in October, Dead of Winter has released in PAPERBACK!!! Now is your chance, if you don’t have an e-reader or prefer paper, to grab a copy! And if you are reading
e-books, of course you can get that version too.  Here’s the link to Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Winter-Brian-Moreland/dp/1609286634/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331266041&sr=1-2

I’m also revisiting the topic, because my INTERVIEW #2 with Brian Moreland, something that I promised months ago (*hand on head*), will be published next week!! Learn how his Grandfather influenced his debut novel Shadows in the Mist. Catch what twisted plot his newest novel might unravel.  And you never know what I might ask, right? So you won’t want to miss it.  Read my last interview below at the link if you haven’t already, check out his book (or even read it), and then come back for another amazing interview session.

Have any questions YOU want to ask Brian? Email them to me at hookofabook@hotmail.com and I’ll be sure to add them in (leave your first name, and the state you’re from, with the question)!!

Here is the LINK to the BLOG POST with BRIAN from October, including the exclusive, amazing interview I did with him in which he really delves into what makes him tick as an author and reveals more than you can imagine to readers. Check out the review (and remember it is NOW IN PAPERBACK too), then keep reading for the interview:

REVIEW of DEAD of WINTER and INTERVIEW:  https://hookofabook.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/dead-of-winter-by-brian-moreland-is-dead-ringer-for-book-of-the-year/

Want to learn more about Brian Moreland and/or his books? Check out his site at www.BrianMoreland.com.

What else is coming up?? More spine tingling fun!

And watch also for another HORROR review coming soon by Brian’s fellow Samhain Horror Publishing novelist Jonathan Janz, author of The Sorrows.  I’m halfway through this book and it’s Ah-MAY-Zing!!  Wait till you hear what I ask him about the character development of his female characters!

The Sorrows debuted this year in e-book and also just became available this month in paperback!!!! His next novel, House of Skin, will come out this year too! Check him out at www.jonathanjanz.com and be sure to watch for my exclusive interview with him coming soon!

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