Saturday, October 24, 2020

#FrightFall Readathon - Check-in and Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon #SomethingWickedFall


I have to apologize. lovely readers. I have been quite neglectful with updating and checking in during this readathon. I didn't even post a mid-event check-in! Egads! As you know, I moved house in August (from Tennessee to Michigan) and I'm STILL unpacking and shelving books. I still have a lot to do, but things are finally starting to shape up. So, at least I know I will have my house ready for the holidays. Anyway, I'm sorry! 


I also have not been getting much reading done (pout) and the Woman in White read-along is not going so well either. I'm hoping Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon will help me remedy that. Anyone else participating in this cherished biannual event? 

Let me know how your FrightFall reading is going and/or share your plans for the 24 Hour Readathon. Just comment below or leave a link to your post in the comments.

Happy scary reading!


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

#FrightFall #Readathon 2020 - #Prizes #SomethingWickedFall


This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for readathon participants. At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon.

Note: The authors of the books donated would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or social media and/or on Goodreads, Amazon. Thank you! (This is not required to win.)

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Dying Days by Armand Rosamilia - Print copy (US only) One Winner

Sunny Florida, beautiful beaches, no traffic on A1A... Zombies roaming the dunes in search of the living... Darlene Bobich in a fight to survive, find food, safety and ammo for her Desert Eagle before its too late... the undead are coming to exterminate the human race...

Dying Days are upon us... The Undead Roam the Earth... Searching for the living in an apocalyptic wasteland

Now includes both "Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer" and the first "Dying Days" zombie novellas in one release!


Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he's not sleeping. He's happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life...

He's written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.

He not only runs two successful podcasts...

Arm Cast Podcast - interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.

The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda - talking about writing and publishing

But he owns the network they're on, too! Project Entertainment Network

He also loves to talk in third person... because he's really that cool.

You can find him at armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

Dying Days is available for purchase on Amazon.


Comfort Zone: A Tale of Suspense by Stephen Bentley - 3 eBooks and 1 print (all international) Four Winners

There’s a killer lurking in all of us. Sometimes you just don’t know it.

Take Phil Mercer, for example, what dark secret from his past changes a decent man, and respected professional into a man with murder on his mind?

Down to earth Northerner, Phil Mercer, begins to question why so-called university friends failed to help him establish a practice at London’s Criminal Bar.

Despite that and colleagues’ professional jealousy, he goes on to achieve success as a fearless defender of society’s less fortunate until his career is threatened by events triggered by something completely out of his control.

Figuring his life and career are about to change forever, Mercer strives to find a way to right wrongs by inventing a new parlour game called ‘Comfort Zone.’

At a dinner party surrounded by colleagues he insists they all play the game. He introduces it after dinner as a ‘storytelling game.’

He adds – “the easy choice is not an option at all. What terrifies you? What scares you shitless? Be brave. Be reckless. You are among friends. What can possibly go wrong? It’s just a parlour game, right?”

Get this dark suspense noir crime novella now.


Stephen Bentley is a former UK police Detective Sergeant, pioneering undercover detective, and barrister (trial attorney). He is now a freelance writer and HuffPost UK contributor on undercover policing and mental health issues.

His memoir 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story' is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie - an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world's largest drugs rings.

Stephen also writes crime fiction in a fast-paced plot-driven style including the Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thriller and the Detective Matt Deal Thriller series. One of his short stories, 'The Rose Slayer,' won the SIA murder mystery competition in 2018, and has now been published in a multi-author anthology of murder mystery short stories, titled 'Death Among Us.'

When he isn't writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives. You may find him on Twitter as @StephenBentley8 or connect with him at stephenbentley.info where you may get his free thriller - a prequel to the Steve Regan Undercover Cop Thriller series.

Comfort Zone: A Tale of Suspense is available for purchase on Amazon.

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PRIZES FROM YOUR HOST

Prize One (One winner)
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice (food banks, homeless shelters would also apply), perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally. Note: I will not donate to any organization that does not believe all are equal, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.

I hope you will consider having your donation made to one of these organizations fighting on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement (click each link to learn more).

Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally (priced at $3.98 or less) OR a $3.00 Amazon eGift card.

Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Friday, November 6th at 11:59 pm EST to complete their wrap-ups). We no longer use a linky for wrap-ups. There will be a Google form on the readathon wrap-up post where you will enter your info, your wrap-up link, and answer yes/no on whether you want to win a prize or not. We have a total of 7 prizes. This means there will be 7 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 7 winners with random.org and email all 7 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).

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Monday, August 31, 2020

#FrightFall #Readathon - Into the Further #SomethingWickedFall


Here we go!


Yup, it's going to be one of those two months. Muwhahaha. Are you ready?


In case you missed it, FrightFall this year is TWO months (due to High Summer's hiatus last month) and once again, the readathon is part of Something Wicked Fall at Castle Macabre. We are doing a read-along of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. We will also be doing a couple (a few?) horror movie watch-alongs. Stay tuned on all platforms to find out how to vote for the movies. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment.

Remember, the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). The rest of the month? Keep reading scary if you want, or read whichever genre you choose.

I did not get many prize donations this time. I did have a couple of prize offers (thank you to the generous authors!), and I will be offering a couple of prizes myself, as always. Everyone here knows that we like to make this about the reading anyway. I'll have the prize page posted by the end of the first week.

Don't forget that you can participate even if you don't have a blog. Just link up with your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (and just post your updates from whichever venue you choose) AND don't forget our Facebook group, Facebook Page, our Goodreads group, and our Instagram. If you have any questions about updates, etc., feel free to ask. I will post a mid-event check in post at the end of the first month so be sure to stop by and leave progress, or a link, in the comments.

Hashtag across all social media is #FrightFall Feel free to also use #SomethingWickedFall

The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. If you do a starting line/goal post, just add your link again, but be sure to put "goal post" beside your name, i.e. Michelle/True Book Addict (goal post). Note: If you're just signing up, you can do it here on this post. It's the same linky.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

#FrightFall #Readathon - Sign up! #SomethingWickedFall


Thanks for bearing with me on the hiatus of High Summer due to my move. I'll be honest. The move was hell...and we're still unpacking and arranging. I have thousands of books to shelve (which is probably the funnest part. lol). Well, one good thing which came from my move and the High Summer hiatus...a two month long FrightFall! Yes!

We start at 12:00 am eastern time on September 1st and end at 11:59 pm eastern time on October 31st. (There is a handy link to a time zone converter in the sidebar menu.) I hope you're ready to get your scary on! Guidelines for the readathon can be found HERE or you can access in the sidebar menu. Any information you need about the readathon can be found there. Please do be sure to check the guidelines to make sure you're following along correctly. There are specific rules regarding sign up and wrap up, especially in regards to the giveaway.

The one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Since we are doing a month long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

Reminder: I have eliminated the wrap-up linky and we are now just using the Google form for wrap-ups (since I require your wrap-up link there anyway). That way you don't have to do two steps at the end of the readathon. The wrap-up Google form will be on the wrap-up post instead of the prize page. I will have a yes/no so you can let me know if you're opting out of winning a prize. (If you want to visit people who participated, you can do so via the sign-up/starting line linky. I will have a link to it on the wrap-up post).

Our social media hashtag is #FrightFall We have our outstanding Facebook group and we now have a Facebook Page, and don't forget our our Goodreads group and our Instagram. (There are also access tabs in the sidebar menu.)

Two orders of business...
  • I am looking for prize donations so if anyone would like to contribute, let me know.
  • Authors, this is a great way to promote your book! Contact me via the contact form in the menu. If you know of an author who might be interested, pass along a message. Thanks!


For the past two years, FrightFall is officially a part of Something Wicked Fall, which runs September/October over at my horror blog, Castle Macabre. We are doing a read-along of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White through the end of October. We start September 1st so there's still time to join in. We are also going to be having two or three movie watch-alongs. I'm mulling over some titles. Any suggestions? I will be creating a poll on SurveyMonkey soon to decide on dates/times.

Get all the details for what's going on during Something Wicked Fall here.

FrightFall sign-up linky...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon Wrap-Up #SciFiJune


Another readathon is at its end. Boy, that went by fast. I guess when you're getting ready to move, the time moves like lightning. At least, that has been my experience so far. A little over a month to go. Just a reminder, I won't be seeing you again until September, as I've had to cancel High Summer in August due to my move, and I'm extending FrightFall to include September AND October. Fun!

How did the sci-fi (fantasy) reading go for you? I hope you enjoyed the journey.

Fill out the form below to share your wrap-up link, and indicate if you want a chance at a prize by selecting yes or no. Also, double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Monday, July 6th at 11:59 pm CDT to complete your wrap-up and to fill out the form. I will email the winners within a few days following the deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from my truebookaddict gmail account. (Prize page is here).



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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon - Mid-Event Check-In #SciFiJune


We are at mid-event! Can't believe how time is flying! Wait a minute...yes, I can. I'm trying to stay as involved as I can with the readathon, but with my move looming ever closer (it has now been moved up by two weeks due to my son's college starting two weeks earlier because of COVID-19). Dealing with buying the new house and selling the current house. Plus, all the packing. Whew! A LOT!

How is the reading going? Hope you're getting in some good sci-fi (or fantasy) reading. Let me know in the comments, or share a link to your update. 

In case you missed it, the prize page is here

That's all for now. I hope you continue to enjoy the readathon. Happy reading!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon - #Prizes #SciFiJune


This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for readathon participants. At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon.

Note: The author of the book donated would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or social media and/or on Goodreads, Amazon. Thank you! (This is not required to win.)

Prizes from Ginger at Turn the Page


WINNER - MALLORY
The Birthing Tree By Ginger Schenck - One autographed print copy (US Only)

In The Birthing Tree, Annie starts to unravel the connection between her past growing up on a haunted farm and the bizarre road trip she finds herself on. For weeks, dreams and intuition, have called to her urging her to leave small-town life and strike out on a road trip to find herself. Pulled by an invisible force, she finds herself in the small northwestern town of Sutter, South Dakota with an unlikely band of confidants. She doesn't unravel her past but she does find something. It's old, with ancient desires.

In the process, she discovers the world she knows exists alongside another one. A reality that most people ignore. There is a darkness within the light, on the edges of humanity; it lingers at the boundary of consciousness. Hidden by denial, there is a creature that watches and waits. When Annie’s very existence threatens it, the dance of desire and hunger is overwhelming.

About the AuthorGinger Schenck lives in Missouri. She loves traveling, exploring haunted places, and collecting stories. The Birthing Tree, a paranormal adventure, is her first novel. Paranormal investigations and growing up on a haunted farm fuel her imagination. Many of the episodes from her childhood are woven into her writing. Her second novel, Dark Dealings, is scheduled for publication in August 2020, followed by the second book in The Birthing Tree Series, New Orleans Calls, which will be released in October 2020.

Masters of the Universe t-shirt (size large) - US Only


PRIZES FROM YOUR HOST

WINNER - TARA
Prize One (One winner)I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice (food banks, homeless shelters would also apply), perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally. Note: I will not donate to any organization that does not believe all are equal, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.

I hope you will consider having your donation made to one of these organizations fighting on the frontlines of the Black Lives Matter movement (click each link to learn more).
Unicorn Riot
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Campaign Zero
Movement for Black Lives
BYP100
TGI Justice Project
Audre Lorde Project
Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund
National Bail Fund Network

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

WINNER - CAROL E.
Prize Two (One winner)Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally (priced at $3.98 or less) OR a $3.00 Amazon eGift card.

Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Monday, July 6th at 11:59 pm CDT to complete their wrap-ups). We no longer use a linky for wrap-ups. There will be a Google form on the readathon wrap-up post where you will enter your info, your wrap-up link, and answer yes/no on whether you want to win a prize or not. We have a total of 4 prizes. This means there will be 4 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 4 winners with random.org and email all 4 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).

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