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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Haunted #Giveaway!

Last weekend I was at the Surrey International Writers' Conference. By chance (or perhaps careful scheming) I was able to sit beside author Judith Graves at the Book Fair. She is part of an anthology of 12 Haunted Tales, and when I saw it on her table, I said, "Oooh, I want to give one of those away on my blog for Halloween!"

Here's a little bit more about the book:

Haunted houses. Haunted hearts. And a past that refuses to die...

Leap Books summoned best-selling paranormal and dreadfully talented debut authors to conjure up Spirited, a haunting collection of 13 tales guaranteed to keep you up all night.
Get entombed in stories of Egyptian treasures, shudder at tales of malevolent spirits, and become enthralled with the adventures of witch-hunters, ghost seekers, and lost souls. From steampunk to cyberpunk, our collection spans past, present, and future hauntings. One story actually leaps off the page with 3-D augmented reality.

With this celebration of things that go bump in the night, Spirited authors hope to slay the specter of illiteracy that plague our youth. All proceeds from Spirited will be donated to 826 National, a non-profit organization that offers free after-school tutoring, workshops, and in-school programs because "strong writing skills are fundamental to future success." Go ahead. Turn the pages if you dare. We won't tell if you sleep with the lights on. Because after all, there's no rest for the wicked. 

Anthology edited by Kat O'Shea Contributing authors include: Maria V. Snyder, Candace Havens, Shannon Delany, Jill Williamson, Linda Joy Singleton, Heather Kenealy, Judith Graves, Kitty Keswick, Dawn Dalton, Carmen Tudor, John W. Otte, Halli Dee Lilburn, and Mark Finnemore Augmented Reality by Karl Gee

It's super-easy to enter. Just tell me what you're going as for Halloween, or if you're not dressing up, tell me what your kid or best friend or neighbor is going as. Also tell me what country you're from. I can only mail this anthology out within the U.S., but I have some special prizes put aside for international winners, including ebooks, swag, and critiques! This contest is open until the end of the weekend. I'll randomly draw a winner (or two) next week!


  1. my nephew is going as a Minion from Despicable Me, and my niece is going as a Witch! :) i'm sick this halloween, but i'm staying in and watching creepy movies with my husband :)

  2. My son is going as a mouse. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am in the USA

    1. Congrats, Victoria! You won the anthology! Email me your mailing address at and I'll get it right out to you!