Welcome to the Coffin Hop, where great authors meet great readers! It’s that time of year, where ghosts and ghouls roam the earth, zombies come alive, and fear is in the air. Oh yeah, and kids try to fill their bags with candy. Before we get to the Coffin Hop, let me share a little Halloween story about a carved…
You thought I was going to say pumpkin, right? Here’s what happened. In college, my best friend and I were enjoying the Halloween night, sharing Chinese food and a few brews (okay, maybe more than a few), and watching the classic Hunchback of Notre Dame (with Lon Chaney).
Suddenly, we realized that there was no jack-o-lantern out on the front porch (why that suddenly became important, I have no idea why). Where would we get a pumpkin at such a late hour? What to do? I still lived at home, and so we ransacked the refrigerator. Alas, no pumpkin. But…there was a cantaloupe. And we had a knife.
Don’t Drink And Carve
We soon had a lovely carved cantaloupe, complete with a lopsided smile and triangle eyes. We scrounged up a small candle and inserted it into the hollowed-out cantaloupe. Lighting that stupid candle was no small feat in that tiny cantaloupe, but we managed. Then we placed that jack-o-lantern out on the front porch. And we quickly forgot about it.
Along Comes My Younger Brother
Later our scary movie watching was interrupted by my brother and his friends, laughing uproariously as they came into the house, down the hall and into the kitchen. We had no idea what was so funny, until my brother came around the corner, holding our jack-o-lantern. He thought it was so amusing he took pictures of it. If I could find them, I’d post one here. Instead, you’ll have to take my word that my best friend and I invented what I shall call the cant-o-lantern. Great as that invention was, I doubt you’ll see one this Halloween.
Now, To The Coffin Hop!
Here’s how it works. Each of the participating blog hosts is having a contest, so the more sites you visit, the more chances you have to win cool stuff. There are some absolutely fantastic and talented authors on this tour, and you’ll want to check out their blogs and see what they are up to.
The tour is running now!
The tour ends Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted on November 1, 2011
Participation in all blogs is not required, but recommended. The more sites you visit, the more chances to win prizes.
How can you beat that! There are free books, characters named after you, autographed copies of books, and I think I might have seen a Nook and a Kindle or two up for grabs (you’ll have to visit the blogs to find out where).
Everyone who visits my site and participates in my contest will be eligible for the following prizes:
a SIGNED paperback copy of The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within
your name as a character in the Nephilim sequel
a few other trinkets that I gather up this Halloween
These are the official rules. In order to qualify for those great prizes, you need to follow this blog (if you haven’t already) and comment on any of the posts in my blog (no extra points if you already follow the blog, only my eternal thanks). You’ll need to leave me your email so I can contact you if you are the winner. Also, put in your post that you are part of the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. That’s it!
As a BONUS, anyone who visits during the specified blog tour times and joins my email list by visiting my author website will be entered two more times! I promise I don’t send out many emails, and I don’t ever sell them – it’s just a way to keep you informed about exciting information about my books.
Thanks so much for supporting indie authors! Remember, the more sites you visit and the more contests you enter, you have more chances for prizes.
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