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Can U Finish This Sentence to Win, The Cursed Man, during #SpringHorrorRAT?

Blog includes~

*My update

*Challenge Housekeeping

*CHALLENGE 5~Co-Hosted by amazing Horror writer, Keith Rommel. He’s helping to host this challenge and we’ll use both our blogs so pay close attention to the directions. It’s a “finish this sentence” challenge for a chance for 1 (one) signed hard copy of his book and for 1 (one) e-book!! Due Date: SUNDAY at 11:59 p.m.

My Update~

I finished the supernatural horror book that I was reading for an author in the editing stages. All I can say is that this book is one you won’t want to miss when it comes out. I’ll be sure to tell you all when it does. So sorry for not being able to tell you now. But I really needed to get it finished as well. So I’ve got two books finished so far. And I’ve busted my butt blogging and arranging challenges and promoting like crazy. I’ve got the most hits on my blog EVER……

Challenge Housekeeping~

…….Which leads me to ask, why aren’t more of you taking these challenges? They aren’t hard. Some questions mostly, some typing. Come and join in the fun, these are great books we are giving away!

Don’t forget you can enter Challenge 2, 3, 4 and 5 anytime up until SUNDAY at 11:59 p.m. EST. This gives you time to do them this weekend. You don’t want to miss out on these books!

Challenge 2~Click HERE!

Challenge 3~Click HERE!

Challenge 4~Click HERE!

Challenge 5~Keep Reading…..

This challenge will show your creative side! Take the beginning of sentence given to you by going to Keith Rommel’s site at http://keithrommel.weebly.com where you need to click at top on the word BLOG. There will be a post with the sentence and some content from Keith. You’ll need to finish his sentence in 250 words or less, so write as much as you want to up to that limit, or as little as you want.

You’ll need to POST your writing in the COMMENTS of KEITH’S blog you went to at the link or post the link to where you wrote it (blog, etc.)! Don’t forget to come back to mine to leave regular comments and for extra entries.

Keith will be judging these and the winner will win a signed copy of his first book The Cursed Man. AND the winner will win a guest post on my blog where you get to feature your writing and a blog or anything else you want to promote. Plus free promo by me, a professional PR person! 

All the rest of you that participate will be put in for the drawing for an e-book copy of The Cursed Man.

The Cursed Man, by Keith Rommel, is the first in his Thanatology series. I loved this book when I read it. It’s got that old fashioned horror feel, as in a  short story by Edgar Allen Poe. It’ss totally psychological in nature. You can read my review of it HERE

Extra Entries~

For extra entries for the e-book you can follow me on Twitter @ErinAl-Mehairi for +1.

You can tweet this challenge for +5. Tweet Challenge 4 for +4. Tweet Challenge 3 for +3. Tweet Challenge 2 for +2.

You can follow @keithrommel on Twitter for +2.

You can click “like” on the Amazon page for The Cursed Man at http://www.amazon.com/The-Cursed-Man-Keith-Rommel/dp/1934597031/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1335582085&sr=1-1-catcorr for +5 extra points!!!!!

Follow Keith on GoodReads here http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10798544-the-cursed-man for +2.

Rules: You need to be in the U.S. to win the paperback due to shipping unless you want to contact me for other arrrangments. Anyone is eligible for the e-book!  This challenge 5 is due on Sunday by 11:59 p.m. EST, but the sooner the better!! Winners will be notified next week.Happy reading AND writing!! I really can’t wait to see what you come up with!! 🙂

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#SpringHorrorRAT Challenge 3! Take the Survey, Win FREE SIGNED COPIES!

I’m going to give a read-a-thon update first, and after you read the rambling, I’ll get to the challenge. (It’s right under the post-it note that says “challenge”). So keep reading and feel free to comment beyond just for challenges.  But comment on it too, to win. We’ve got plenty of fun coming up and great prizes all week long!

Evenings get so filled up by sports, homework, dinner, and Wednesdays are the worst day of them all right now! I filled in some minutes here and there for the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon with Tweeting about it and publicizing my challenges, not to mention coordinating and writing these blogs. The other spare minutes I’ve been reading on a horror book that is in its editing stages at request of the author (the secret one that is sooooo good, I can’t wait for it to be published) and late last night I almost got finished with Frozen in Time by Marie Symeou (the vampire + mythical Gods novel).

My kids are so funny. I usually let them participate along with me with read-a-thons, but this one I didn’t let on about very much since it was horror. My son saw it on Facebook and they are hearing me talk about it and wanted in on it. At least Emma did. I don’t know why I didn’t think about some books appropriate for her. She is only 8, but she does read Jr. High level and just finished Hunger Games.  She decided to read The Girl Behind the Glass, by Jane Kelley, which is YA about a ghost girl. And she was already reading one of the School of Fear books. There we go. She can’t enter anything, but she just does it to join in the fun. And today, I read a book to my 4-year-old called The Bake Shop Ghost, by Jacqueline K. Ogburn, which was a really cute book about a dead bakery owner who causes lots of trouble over cake.

Yesterday’s Challenge 2 was LIST AS MANY STEPHEN KING BOOKS AS YOU OWN. To recap, you have until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to finish this challenge, but the sooner the better so you can do the next challenges.

Here is the link to Challenge 2: https://hookofabook.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/springhorrorrat-challenge-2-how-many-can-you-list-to-win-the-sorrows-by-jonathan-janz/.

To the winner, Jonathan Janz is giving away The Sorrows. For those of you who want to participate, but don’t have a huge list of Stephen King books, if you list any books you have or talk about a few favorites, I’ll randomly choose one of you to receive Just After Sunset hardback from me. See the post for details.

THURSDAY’S CHALLENGE~

We want to hear from you.  We all love certain types of horror and it’s becoming such a broad category that we want to know your thoughts. So you’re going to take a torturous quiz upside down while undergoing chinese water torture. Kidding!!!

CHALLENGE SURVEY:

All you have to do is take this survey. The questions are here below and you will post them with answers onto your blog (or wherever works for you) and then link back to your blog or location under this post. Or leave the answers in the comments section. You’ll get +1 entry for each question answered.

SURVEY QUESTIONS:

1.) What do you define HORROR genre as?

2.) What is your favorite sub-genre of HORROR (paranormal, devil/death, supernatural, blood and gore, etc.)

3.) What do you want to see more from writers in the HORROR field?

4.) Favorite HORROR movie and why?

5.) Favorite HORROR authors and why?

6.) What other elements do you like in your HORROR books (mystery, thriller, romance, historical, etc.)?

7.) What is you favorite HORROR book of all time?

8.) What do you like most about this Spring into Horror read-a-thon?

9.) Why do you think people read HORROR?

10.) Your favorite name of a character in a HORROR book?

EXTRA ENTRIES:

You’ll get +1 extra entry to follow me on Twitter at @ErinAlMehairi, if you haven’t yet.

You’ll get +1 for tweeting this challenge.

You’ll get +1 for tweeting Challenge 2, again.

You’ll get +1 for mentioning me on Twitter.

You’ll get +1 for following my blog by email (go to homepage and to the right above, you should see where to do it). 

Add me to GoodReads for +1. 

Follow Immortal Obession @DeniseKRago on Twitter for +1.

Follow Forest of Shadows author @HunterShea1 on Twitter for +1.

Please don’t forget to tell me what of the extras you did in your comments post to be eligible to get all the extras. And let me know which book you prefer to put entries in for, or tell me how many entries you want into which ones.

This is a GREAT giveaway. Denise Rago’s Immortal Obsession is one of the best historical vampire romances I’ve ever read. You can see her books here: www.denisekrago.com. This is a signed paperback.

Hunter Shea is an amazing horror author published with Samhain Horror and you won’t want to miss out on this signed paperback either. For more info on him go to: www.huntershea.com.

The same rules apply as before, U.S. mailing only for paperbacks, unless you contact me for arrangements. This challenge is open until Sunday at 11:59 p.m., but I suggest doing them sooner rather than later as there is one coming up each day. Hopefully, this lets you be flexible with time.

Any questions, just leave me a note in the comments, on Twitter, or contact me!!

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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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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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