Monday, October 14, 2013

Spooktacular Giveaway - October 15 - 31

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway!

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Origin of Halloween: 1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even "Eve of All Saints, last night of October" (1556), the last night of the year in the old Celtic calendar, where it was Old Year's Night, a night for witches. - dictionary.reference.com
                Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. - www.halloweenhistory.org
 
So, what are we giving away? Are you ready? Drum roll please . . .
 
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Goodreads Summary: A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman's confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later.
 
‘Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window’

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count Dracula and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing deeply into questions of human identity and sanity, and illuminating dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

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Goodreads Summary: It all started out as playground tales - stories of plague graves, vanished children and hidden steps leading to a festering underworld. But when another child goes missing, Fraser wonders if there's some truth in the tales, as the dank tunnels running under the city are real enough.
 
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32 comments:

  1. Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, So great.

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  2. I am so thrilled to be a part of this book giveaway extravaganza with so many great bloggers! Find me at http://wp.me/p3GCnv-1MC

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  3. Actually, Dracula! Haha. Thanks for the giveaway.

    New GFC follower :)

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    1. Awesome! That's my favorite too, well, obviously since it's part of the giveaway . . . I really love Bram Stoker's writing style.

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  4. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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  5. Anything by H.P. Lovecraft totally creeps me out!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  6. Wheel Wolf By Victoria Valentine was awesome.

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  7. The Shining by Stephen King is my favorite and now I'll to read Dr. Sleep every time I read The Shining. Thanks for the great giveaway. michelle_willms @ yahoo . com

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  8. I don't have a favorite book but my favorite author is Stephen King

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  9. Anything by R.L. Stine.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. I like Edgar Allan Poe's short stories for Halloween reading.

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    1. I totally agree with you! Some of the best stories are by Edgar Allan Poe. In fact tonight Erin and I are going to a music performance based off of The Fall Of the House of Usher!

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  11. I liked The Historian a lot (Vlad the Impaler is Dracula in it)

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    1. Oooh, that sounds really cool . . . definitely adding it to my TBR list!

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  12. Dracula, but it's been a while since I've read it. Thanks!

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  13. I love the BDB series by JR Ward. It's totally captivating!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. My favorite Halloween book is The Shining by Stephen King:)
    -Jayne

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  15. Anything with vampires. Can't say I have a specific fav though.

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  16. I love the Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle.

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  17. Def any Harry Potter book!
    Mary G Loki

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  18. My favorite scary book is It by Stephen King

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  19. My favorite Halloweenish book would have to be a series, not just one book. I love Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Melissa

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  20. I've never really read anything scary but I love rereading Harry Potter this time of year!

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  21. There are so many to name a favorite, but I will say The Halloween Tree as that was the first one I loved.

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  22. IT by Stephen King!Stellar giveaway!I put in sooo many entries!Hope I can win something XD I love giveaways!

    If you have time, check mine out too!I'm giving away some amazing books as well as an amazon giftcard! Libertad & Guinevere @ Twinja Book Reviews

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  23. Oooh I love Dracula!!! It is my favorite book of all time.

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  24. IT or Salem's Lot by Stephen King and R.L. Stine books. Happy Halloween!

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  25. The Shining by Stephen King has to be one my favorite. Thank you! :) - cindy c.

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