Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#FrightFall #Readathon - Mid-Event Check-In #SomethingWickedFall


A few days late with this check-in...sorry! My sister came into town last week for my big 5-0 birthday weekend (my birthday was Monday) so it was a whirlwind of getting ready for her to come, and then spending as much time visiting as possible. Of course, as luck would have it, I ended up coming down with some weird stomach thing while she was here. Still not back to 100 percent. Blah. Anyway, as you can imagine, my reading suffered, along with other obligations.

Updates:

The prize page is up HERE.

The second and third discussions for Something Wicked This Way Comes will be combined and posted this Sunday, October 21 at Castle Macabre.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is THIS weekend! Sign up here.

Something Wicked This Way Comes movie watch-along, October 27th at 9pm CT/10pm ET. We will interact while watching on the event page here.

Post-Readathon - October 31/November 1


So, how is your reading going? Feel free to add an update in the comments, or link to an update somewhere online. Hope this month of scary reading is really shaping up nicely for you all.


truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin

#FrightFall #Readathon - 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 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.)



Rattus New Yorkus by Hunter Shea  (One eBook - International)

Add some screams and squirms to your Halloween season with Rattus New Yorkus!

THEY’RE BIGGER
Deep in the sewers of New York City, the rat population is growing. Dr. Randolph Finch is determined to break the cycle. His new rodenticide, Degenesis, doesn’t kill rats. It sterilizes them from reproducing. But nothing adapts faster than a New York rat . . .
THEY’RE SMARTER
City exterminators and soon-to-be divorced Chris and Benita Jackson think they know how these rats think. They know how rats breed. And they fear that Degenesis has only made these rats stronger. More aggressive. More intelligent. And more ravenous than ever . . .
TONIGHT’S DINNER SPECIAL: US
After a noticeable surge in rat den activity, the Jacksons witness something strange. Without warning, the rats disappear—only to reassemble in a massive lair beneath Grand Central Station. Millions upon millions of them. Working together. Operating as a hive mind. Feasting on the flesh of the homeless below—and planning their all-out attack on the unsuspecting humans above . . .

“How much more fun could this book could be? The answer is none! None more fun!” – Char’s Horror Corner

“All you have to do is buckle up because it is full tilt boogie from the first page to the last.” – Cedar Hollow Reviews

ABOUT HUNTER –
Hunter Shea is the author of over 25 books, with a specialization in cryptozoological horror that includes The Jersey Devil, The Dover Demon, Loch Ness Revenge and many others. His novel, The Montauk Monster, was named one of the best reads of the summer by Publishers Weekly. A trip to the International Cryptozoology Museum will find several of his cryptid books among the fascinating displays. Living in a true haunted house inspired his Jessica Backman: Death in the Afterlife series (Forest of Shadows, Sinister Entity and Island of the Forbidden). An avid podcaster, he can be seen and heard on Monster Men, one of the longest running video horror podcasts in the world, and Final Guys, focusing on weekly movie and book reviews. His nostalgic column about the magic of 80s horror, Video Visions, is featured monthly at Cemetery Dance Online. You can find his short stories in a number of anthologies, including Chopping Block Party, The Body Horror Book and Fearful Fathoms II.

A lifetime New Yorker, Hunter is supported by his loving wife and two beautiful daughters. When he’s not studying up on cryptozoology, he’s an avid explorer of the unknown, having spent a night alone on the Queen Mary, searching for the Warren’s famous White Lady of the Union Cemetery and other mysterious places.


You can follow his travails at www.huntershea.com.

Order Rattus New Yorkus on Amazon here.


Fyrebyrne Island by Ash Oldfield (One print edition - International)

“With a thunderous roar it fell from the sky, all gleaming yellow scales, talons the size of broad swords with fanged teeth to match, wings held out from its sides like sails, magnificent and glorious.”

The time has come for thirteen-year-old Rachaya to embrace her dragon heritage. Not everyone is pleased by her arrival on the dragon sanctuary, Fyrebyrne Island, however, and her mother’s enemies may well have become her own.

Will Rachaya live long enough to take on the mantle of Queen of the Dragons or will her enemies prevail?

Fyrebyrne Island is available in paperback from all good online retailers.

ISBN: 9780987445001
Visit the author: http://www.asholdfield.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AshOldfieldAuthor/
Instagram: @ashwritesright



Child Eater by Tiffany Higgins (writing as Tifanne Messer)  (2 print copies - US only)

Plagued by memories of an abnormal childhood, Tabitha devotes her life to chasing the thing that destroyed her life as she knew it. She takes on as many missing children cases as she can, hoping to reunite families so they won't have to suffer as she has. Her mother wants her to "meet a nice boy, settle down and raise a family." Tabitha scoffs at the mere idea. Five year old Alice White is missing. Her room was left in shambles. Nothing about this small town or its haunting woods is normal. Is the "Child Eater" real or merely a story told by parents to keep their children out of the woods. Alice's case strangely parallels the only other missing child case the town has ever reported, but that was thirty years ago. What could they possibly have in common? David Matherson is a local contractor. He just bought a house in town and he and his crew are fixing it up. He wasn't looking to get involved with a woman or with a missing child, but somehow he finds himself in the middle of the mix. Will Tabitha find Alice in time? Can she solve the mystery of the "Child Eater" and bring Alice back home where she belongs?

The links:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1467992275/
Ebook hub: https://books2read.com/childeater/
Website: http://tiffanyhigginsauthor.wordpress.com
List of my books:
http://tiffanyhigginsauthor.wordpress.com/books
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tiffanyhigginsw

Author bio:

Tiffany Higgins is an award winning multi genre author of fiction. She’s a wife, mother, and home chef. She loves researching almost as much as she loves writing and has found a way to combine these two loves into her current novel, "Once Upon a Time in Iowa." "I Love the Changing Seasons" won the KART Kids Book List Award for Creative Storytelling in 2013. She also authored two other picture books, an illustrated middle grade chapter book, and a mystery-thriller (under the pen name Tifanne Messer). Tiffany’s love of research and a quest for her own family history led her to her current novel, "Once Upon a Time in Iowa." The characters are based on her own ancestors, who settled in Calhoun township, Iowa in the 1860’s. When she’s not writing, Tiffany enjoys reading from a wide variety of genres, spending time with her family, and cooking. She finds cooking to be therapeutic. She especially loves creating new recipes for her family.

PRIZE 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, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

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 Kindle book valued at $2.99 or less.

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, November 5th at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups). We will 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 6 prizes. This means there will be 6 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 6 winners with random.org and email all 6 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).

truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin

Monday, October 1, 2018

#FrightFall #Readathon - Starting line! #SomethingWickedFall



The pre-readathon has come to an end and FrightFall is officially underway! I don't know about you, but I'm excited. I have a ton of scary reads lined up and movies and shows to watch...can I just say "Halloween" and the Netflix series "The Haunting of Hill House"!!!??? Not to mention our read-along of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and our watch-along at the end of the month (details just below)!


This year, our FrightFall is part of my Something Wicked this Fall Comes event at Castle Macabre. During the readathon, we are doing a read-along of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and a watch-along of the movie on October 27. All the details for the read-along/watch-along can be found here. (I'm also adding a link in the sidebar menu so you can easily access the reading/discussion schedule.)


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 generous authors donate book prizes, and I will be offering a couple of prizes myself. Everyone here knows that we like to make this about the reading anyway. I'll have the prize page posted as soon as I can. Hopefully, by the end of this week. There will be a link in the sidebar menu for easy access. Of course, there's always a chance I might get more prize offers since it is a month long event. We shall see!

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, our Goodreads groupand our Instagram. If you have any questions about updates, etc., feel free to ask. I will post a mid-event check in post around the middle of the 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.

Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Easy-Linky widget will appear right here!
This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.
If this widget does not appear, click here to display it.


truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin

Saturday, September 29, 2018

#FrightFall Pre #Readathon (Sept 29 - 30) is a go! #SomethingWickedFall


The pre-readathon started a bit over 45 minutes ago! We're kicking off FrightFall 2018!

Remember, no special requirements. If you're signed up for FrightFall, you're in. Now what do you do? Just read!

FrightFall sign up is here.

Facebook group is here. Goodreads group is here.

Let's do this! Happy Reading!

truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin

Saturday, September 22, 2018

#FrightFall #Readathon - Time to sign up! #SomethingWickedFall


Fall is here! And yes, I'm really late with this sign-up post. So sorry! October is right around the corner and you know what that means. It will be time for FrightFall! A full month of nothing but scary reading (for me anyway)!

We start at 12:00am central time on October 1st and end at 11:59pm central time on October 31st. (There is now a handy link to a time zone converter in the menu above) 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.

This year we're having a pre-readathon on September 29-30 and a post-readathon on October 31 - November 1. These will be 48 hour readathons. No special sign-ups needed for these. If you're participating in FrightFall, you're automatically in (if you want to be).

Just a 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).

Just remember...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.

Our social media hashtag is #FrightFall and we have our outstanding Facebook group which is the BEST reading community. Of course, I'm biased! Don't forget our our Goodreads groupand 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!



This year, our FrightFall is part of my Something Wicked this Fall Comes event at Castle Macabre. During the readathon, we are doing a read-along of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and a watch-along of the movie on October 27. All the details for the read-along/watch-along can be found here.

Sign up in the linky below. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (I'll have a grab code in the sidebar soon).

Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Easy-Linky widget will appear right here!
This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.
If this widget does not appear, click here to display it.


truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin

Monday, September 3, 2018

#SomethingWickedFall 48 Hour Kick-Off #Readathon - It's a wrap!


I can't believe how fast the 48 hours went by! I was bummed, but then I remember Elyse's readathon is still going on through tomorrow. Yay!

How did you do? Whether you read a lot, or not, don't despair because you know FrightFall is coming up in October and we're having 48 hour pre and post readathons for that as well. Stay tuned for all the details and sign-ups coming soon.

Meanwhile, the Something Wicked Fall event is still going on at Castle Macabre through October's end. In September, we're reading Gothic short stories. Read any spooky stories, with a Gothic theme, you like. I will have a master post up over there for people to share their reads in the comments (this will be up tomorrow). We are also going to be having a watch-along of the movie Hereditary within the next couple of weeks...and will probably watch a couple more. Frances had the excellent idea to watch Something Wicked This Way Comes since we will be doing a read-along of Bradbury's book in October. That watch-along will most likely be at the end of the month, after we've finished the book. Get all the details for the scary Fall events at this post at Castle Macabre.

Thanks for joining in this weekend! Hope your scary (or not) Fall reading is off to a great start!

Note: If you add a wrap-up to the linky, this is the same linky so include the words "wrap-up" or "wu" with your name/blog in the linky. Thanks!

Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Easy-Linky widget will appear right here!
This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.
If this widget does not appear, click here to display it.


truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin

Saturday, September 1, 2018

#SomethingWickedFall 48 Hr Kick-Off #Readathon is a go!!!


It's just past midnight here in the central (U.S.) time zone and we are starting our 48 hour readathon. Are you in? You can join in at any time during the 48 hours this weekend. We will end at 11:59 pm CDT Sunday. Adjust the times according to your time zone (you can use the time zone converter link in the sidebar menu).

We're playing fast and loose with this one so no real rules, no prizes, no hoops to jump through. Read scary, or not. It's up to you. Just read and enjoy! Share with us on social media, your blog, Goodreads, etc. Don't forget about our Facebook group, our Goodreads group and our Instagram.

If you're wondering about Something Wicked This Fall Comes, hop over to Castle Macabre for all the details.

We're going to use the same linky that we used for sign ups so if you do a starting line post, include that with your name, like so...True Book Addict (starting line). We will also use this linky for wrap-ups so same as above...True Book Addict (wrap-up). Easy peasy!

Okay, that's it. Have fun...happy reading!

Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Easy-Linky widget will appear right here!
This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.
If this widget does not appear, click here to display it.


truebookaddict

Follow on Bloglovin
- See more at: http://www.techtrickhome.com/2013/02/show-comment-box-above-comments-on.html#sthash.SyglVmdY.dpuf