Saturday, 24 September 2011

Halloween Blog Hop

With Halloween just around the corner, I've teamed up with eight other authors for an international blog hop. Join us in the Halloween fun while these talented thriller, horror, paranormal, and YA fantasy authors tease us, thrill us, and share their darkest fears.

This spooktacular event starts October 1st and runs until Halloween. There are well over 50 books to giveaway (mostly ebooks but some paperbacks as well) so there are lots of chances to win! 

If you like books that scare, books that bite, books you have to read with the lights on, we've got your Halloween scare covered!

Here is a list of the participating authors (and their links):

Nicholas Olivo
J.L. Murphey
J.D. Stroube
Lisa McCourt Hollar
Weston Kincade
Douglas Durow
Jim Bronyaur 
Nina Perez
Angel Haze 

Scroll down to enter!


Bloodletter by Angel Haze (Thriller)

Thou shalt not kill.

A contradictory message written in blood at the scene of a young woman's murder. Within days, another body surfaces with a similar calling card and, to Detective Ramon Faust and Criminalist Kelly Garret, it's clear a deadly game is underfoot.

As the rash of horrific crimes continue, a phone call unearths a shocking revelation: Nakeita isn't the first city the elusive killer has left his mark. The Bloodletter, as dubbed by the media, has played his deadly game before.

Delving deep into the most terrifying case of Kelly's career, threatening phone calls and flashbacks of a forgotten near-death experience challenge her sanity and the lives of everyone she loves.

Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch by Angel Haze (YA Fantasy)

Debonair, a witch from the Unspoken-of Lands, has meddled in the forbidden practice of magic and created an army of nightmarish proportions. When sixteen-year-old Astanyx and his two best friends return from a hunting trip to find their small town of Polca reduced to smoke and ash, they find themselves thrust into a battle for which they haven’t been trained.

With the help of his comrades, including an esteemed warrior, one of the last great wizards and a princess they’ve sworn to protect, Astanyx must fight to unite the kingdoms of the humans, dwarves and elves. He must ask forbidden questions that no one wants to answer, questions about Talimura’s dark history. As Debonair’s brutal warriors lay siege to the kingdoms, Astanyx is driven to pursue a fateful quest for a blade powerful enough to defeat the malevolent witch before she destroys the three kingdoms and unleashes an unspeakable ancient evil.

 Imperium by Nicholas Olivo (Urban Fantasy)

Vincent Corinthos leads a triple life. As a secret agent, he handles paranormal threats; as a god, he protects his followers from evil forces; as a stock clerk, he keeps the back room of an antique store tidy.

When one of his fellow agents goes missing, Vincent begins with the usual suspects. His investigation reveals that Boston’s latest supernatural threat is also waging war on his followers, and has diabolic intentions for the city’s paranormal citizens.

Now, with the aid of a new partner and a gremlin, Vincent must locate the missing agent, defend his followers and learn the identity of his adversaries before they can revive a malevolent force that’s been dormant since World War II.

 Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption by J. L. Murphey (Horror)

Dr. Donna Cairn is a genetics researcher for the Center of Disease Control. When the CDC issued the Zombie Apocalypse Alert, she discounted it as a way of advertising hurricane preparedness. When a conspiracy buff working with her in the silo speaks to her about the debunked Hapgood theory of Earth Crust Displacement, she again discounts it as just that some wacko, paranoid rambling. But when radiation levels after the Japanese earthquakes starting rising, all bets were off.

Simple dog bite patients are dying from a mysterious fever. Bodies start coming up missing from the morgues across the globe. When the death count reaches over one quarter of the world’s population dying due to this new plague, the CDC sends their best virologist, Kit Seger, to help Donna in her quest of finding the virus in her converted missile silo laboratory in Nebraska.

The dead have risen and hunger for human flesh. She never believed in zombies before, but now she believes in them. Can she and Kit find the cure before mankind becomes extinct? How do you cure people who are already dead? And better yet, how do you kill the dead?

Can it be that Donna’s unborn niece and nephew are the answer? With the earthquakes rumbling, zombies at the gate, and time running out will they find what they are looking for? Man can only hope.

Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube (Urban Fantasy)

A witch raised in a cage of darkness...

Savannah Cross was born into a life of isolation and abuse. As a child, she witnessed her parents perform acts of malevolent evil, and now feels permanently tainted by their dark deeds.

When a coven discovers a tear stricken child, wounded on their elders lawn, they offer her a sanctuary she has never known. Savannah spends the next several years shattered, continuously looking over her shoulder, waiting for the darkness to claim her.

On her 16th birthday, Savannah’s life takes a drastic turn.She is consumed by overwhelming power that forever alters her emotionally and physically.

She must choose between two loves; the one who taught her to smile or the darkly seductive stranger who tempts her towards another path. Savannah must decide between the coven that was her haven and another one vying for her initiation. Just as Savannah begins to grasp what fate has in store for her, an evil looms over her loved ones; coming to claim an unbreakable debt.

How will she choose and survive the greatest evil she has ever witnessed... long enough to have a choice to make?

 Halloween Frights by Lisa McCourt Hollar (Short-Story Collection)

Halloween Frights is collection of Halloween stories and other paranormal tales. It starts with my poem, Joe's Night Out and includes such stories as Happy Halloween, Taxidermy Nightmare and Dolly. The collection concludes with Vampire's Hollow, a new story that proceeds events in The Legend Of Greystone, which is to be released in 2012.

Invisible Dawn by Weston Kincade (Science Fiction)

To keep a promise and save his long-lost goddaughter, computer programmer Jedd Altran sacrificed everything, including his wife and newborn son. Now, they must pass through worlds far different than their own to escape the clutches of government killers.

In a world where rare individuals have evolved, the government kidnaps specific children to study and utilize their abilities. Madelin has been imprisoned in such a facility for thirteen years and suffers from medically induced amnesia. Facing a hopeless future, haunted dreams, and an invisible past, each morning is an Invisible Dawn and life holds no meaning, until she meets Jedd. Her newly discovered godfather becomes her beacon in tumultuous seas as they strive to find answers and allies.

On the run from PASTOR Agency’s first trained shifter, an egotistical man with power hungry desires, Madelin and her godfather find their lives intertwined with a broke Cajun gambler, an ex-mercenary in search of redemption, and a rebellious Vampire.

Can they survive nature's mysteries and humanity’s greed? Will they find salvation? Only a Darwinian victory will do, but even that may prove futile.

A Life of Death by Weston Kincade (YA Fantasy)

Certain aspects of life's journey go unquestioned by most people like the love of family and supporting friends, but many adolescents are lost in a tumultuous sea of storms, their journey through life a collection of daily hardships and twists of a metaphorical knife in the gut. With no clue whether a buoy or life raft will drift his way, Alex unknowingly seeks escape, meaning, family, a destiny, or even a shove in the right direction. Then, sixteen days of reliving people's traumatic murders and one research project teach him the meaning of love, fate, confidence, and purpose.

A paranormal coming-of-age mystery about one boy's pain and hardship endured in a small Virginia town. Losing a father and growing up with an abusive, drunk replacement is hard enough, but when you hardly knew the first because of his constant military deployment, it alters your perspective. As a seventeen-year-old high school senior, Alex Drummond learns the value of family and the meaning of dedication the hard way, but reliving people's horrendous murders does have its upside. Join him as he struggles to find his destiny, understand love, and discover what really happened to his father and the skeletons hiding within his small home town.

 The Ninth District by Douglas Dorow (Thriller)

The Federal Reserve has never been robbed.

FBI Special Agent Jack Miller, pulled into a high-profile case to mentor a new agent, finds himself in a clash with the toughest opponent of his career. The chase culminates in the bowels of the city, in the storm sewers and tunnels beneath The Ninth District Federal Reserve of Minneapolis.

 In the Corner by Jim Bronyaur (Thriller)

Three stories in Jim Bronyaur's debut book that explore the mind and supernatural.

When the Stars Fade - A geeky computer technician finds himself on the receiving end of a brutal beating when the stars, one by one, begin to disappear as something moves in from the woods. Is the dark movement here to save him? Or end his suffering?

The Second That Burns - Meet Trevor, an unlikely survivor of a horrific car accident that found him on the wrong end of a police chase. Now he carries the guilt and scars of living, desperate for death. His only chance at surviving is Dr. Philips. The question is – can Dr. Philips save Trevor before it’s too late?

The Wrong Side of the Tracks - Taking a road trip before his band, Butler, goes into the studio, Evan and his girlfriend, Barbara, hit the road. But the road they’re on is changing, literally. They soon find themselves in a small town where nothing feels or looks right… because everything keeps changing. Now they only have one thing in mind – getting out...

 Rebirth: The Twin Prophecies by Nina Perez (YA Fantasy)

High school sophomores Violet Ross and Jack Morrow don’t know each other, but they have similar secrets: she can feel the emotions of others and when he touches people, he can see their future. A tragic accident thrusts them into a world where they learn an even bigger secret: all the mythical beings they believed to be fictional are real.

Guided by prophecies predicting the end of the world, the mysterious Dr. Tesla - who leads an alliance of supernatural beings - helps Jack and Violet come to terms with this secret world, control the growing powers within them, and face an unspeakable evil determined to possess their very souls.

**Note: All books are available as ebooks. Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption, A Life of Death, and Invisible Dawn are also available in paperback to US Residents. Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch is available in paperback for CAN residents.

This is the official page, the one and only place to enter our giveaway.



To enter, just leave a comment and give your first three choices. Add extra points (maximum of 5) if you:

+1 point: Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
+1 point: Follow me on Twitter @AngelHaze7
+1 point: Follow the blogs of two of the participating authors (state which ones)
+1 point: Tweet about this giveaway and link back
+1 point: Blog about this giveaway and link back

For every 25 people that enter, I will add another ebook of Bloodletter or Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch to the prize list.

Make a comment for each entry. Ends October 31st, 2011. Good luck!

Happy Halloween!


  1. ROFLMAO! I'm already following, blogging and tweeting everyone! No ghoul points for me. Ah, shuck!

  2. LOL, J.L. I hope quite a few readers find some great books to read here. I'm certainly looking forward to it.

  3. Would you be so kind as to provide links to the other authors' blogs? It would make them easier to find rather than trawling about looking for the URLs! Thanks in advance.

  4. Ok, I've been working hard at this! Unfortunately, the links you gave tell me that "my current account does not have access to view this page" for all but the last two links. So I've done everything the hard way! I'm now following everyone but Nicholas Olivo (but am following him on Twitter) and J.D. Stroube as neither of their sites provided me with a follow button that I could find.

    I'm following this blog and I'm following you on Twitter, Angel, as Readaba.

    I have blogged about the giveaway:

    And I have tweeted about the giveaway:!/Readaba/status/120549903909916672

    Phew! That took a while! =D

  5. Suppose it might be a good idea to leave my mail as well! becca(dot)hobbs(at)neuf(dot)fr

  6. Sorry Rea! I don't know what weird addresses it was putting in there because I just copy and pasted everything.


    It's all fixed now!

    Don't forget about putting your top three choices!

  7. Sorry forgot to put those in! It's so hard to choose, all these titles look so interesting... In the end I went for the eenie meenie miney mo solution!

    -A Life of Death

    Also, I've promoted this in my GR group so hopefully some people will come pop on over!

  8. Ooooh!

    - Legacies of Talimura
    - Zombie Apocalypse
    - Caged in Darkness

    Great Giveaway!

  9. Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube
    Invisible Dawn by Weston Kincade
    Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch by Angel Haze
    +1 point: Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
    +1 point: Follow me on Twitter @AngelHaze7
    +1 point: Follow the blogs of two of the participating authors (state which ones) - I have followed all the authors that have a way to follow them on their websites. Two of these are J.L. Murphey and Lisa McCourt Hollar

  10. Ya know these sound pretty good! I'm a new follower on your blog!

    A lot of these books sound rather interesting, but the ones I'm really intrigued by are these.

    1. Rebirth: The Twin Prophecies

    2. Caged In Darkness and

    3. Imperium

  11. I don't have a twitter account so I just went with following the two participating authors on their blogs.

    I chose to follow Nina Perez for my first extra point!

  12. The second author I chose to follow was J.L. Murphey!

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

  13. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance! :D

    My top three choices would have to beee:
    1. Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch by Angel Haze
    2. Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube
    3. Rebirth: The Twin Prophecies by Nina Perez
    What can I say? I'm a fan of fantasy :) Would love to review these on my blog at some point.

    jaedia at live dot co dot uk

  14. I'm following this blog via GFC: Hannah.

  15. As I couldn't find GFC boxes, and I don't really like to follow via email, I'm following Nina Perez and J.D. Stroube via RSS.

  16. I have followed you on twitter for a while as @jaediasrantpage

  17. And I tweeted:!/jaediasrantpage/status/122341120725352448

  18. Hi ;) My first three choices are:
    -Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube
    -The Ninth District by Douglas Dorow
    -Rebirth: The Twin Prophecies by Nina Perez
    Following you on GFC as Nathiel
    Following you on Twitter as MelissaDempsey1
    +1 point: Follow the blogs of two of the participating authors (state which ones) I'm following Douglas Dorow by GFC and Nina Perez by Email as I can't find her GFC ;)
    +1 point: Tweet about this giveaway and link back:!/MelissaDempsey1/status/122727867980328960
    Thanks for this awsome giveaway ;)

  19. I am following you on here, and following Lisa McCourt Hollar and Nina Perez.

    I tweeted you too! :)!/Dranea79

    I have your books already, so my three choices would be (since I can't choose them all! LOL)

    1. The Twin Prophecies
    2. Halloween Frights
    3. Imperium

    thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  21. I followed you on Twitter too! And here is my e-mail address since I forgot that too...

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  23. Awesome giveaway.
    Follow yours and Jl Murphey's blog GFC Anna Dase
    follow u on twitter as @amdase
    tweeted ~!/amdase/status/123583896205000704

    blogged ~

    3 Books
    Bloodletter by Angel Haze
    Legacies of Talimura: war of the Witch by Angel Haze
    Caged in Darkness by J D Stroube

  24. Wow, what a fun time going on here. Thank you so much for hosting this awesome hop and giveaway opportunity - these books look great.
    +1 point: Follow GFC (Denise Zaky)
    +1 point: Follow Twitter (@ZDz59001)
    +1 point: Follow Nicholas Olivo; J.L. Murphey; J.D. Stroube; Lisa McCourt Hollar; Weston Kincade ; Douglas Durow; Jim Bronyaur; Nina Perez; and Angel Haze

    +1 point: Tweeted:

    Thanks again for the fun:


  25. These are some difficult books to choose between. Wow. My choices are:
    Bloodletter by Angel Haze,
    Imperium by Nicholas Olivo,
    Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption by J. L. Murphey.

    I followed you on GFC and Twitter
    I followed Nicholas on Twitter (didn't see a GFC)
    I followed JL Murphy on GFC, Twitter, and Networked Blogs.

    I will tweet about your giveaway!

    Thanks for the fun!

    Dorothy - The Alaskan Bookie
    Blog ~
    Twitter ~

  26. Awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some great books!

    Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption by J. L. Murphey
    Legacies of Talimura: war of the Witch by Angel Haze
    Caged in Darkness by J D Stroube

    I follow you on GFC and Twitter (@jwitt33)
    I'm following Nina Perez and JL Murphy.
    I tweeted:!/jwitt33/status/126374052532207616

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  27. Cool there seem a lot of books of my interest n.n

    I really want to read:

    Bloodletter by Angel Haze( you xD)

    Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch by Angel Haze (you)

    Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube

    1)I follow you in GFC and twitter: (GFC username is: aliraluna and twitter username is: aliraluna1

    2) I tweeted:!/aliraluna1/status/126762208767131648

    thanks for this awesome giveaway <3333333333333

    I love halloween!!!!!!

  28. I loved your story for Legacies of Talimura: War of the Witch and this is a great contest!

    My three choices would be:
    Bloodletter by Angel Haze
    Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption by J. L. Murphey
    Caged in Darkness by JD Stroube

    I follow you on twitter - i'm @snowdropdreams

    and I've posted about your giveaway here:!/snowdropdreams/status/127563243261669377

  29. Awesome giveaway! Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    I already have Bloodletter, War of the Witch, and Imperium. So, my three choices would be:

    1. Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube
    2. Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption by J. L. Murphey
    3. In the Corner by Jim Bronyaur

    +1 point: Following your blog with Google Friend Connect (Darlene)

    +1 point: Following you on Twitter @AngelHaze7 (@DarleneBookNook)

    +1 point: Follow the blogs of J.L. Murphey and Lisa McCourt Hollar (both on GFC - Darlene)

    +1 point for tweeting:!/DarleneBookNook/status/127914051232727042

  30. @Denise Z - Which three books did you want to be entered for?

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