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.
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!!!
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.
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?
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!!