Monday, October 7, 2013

FrightFall Read-a-Thon: It's a wrap! #FrightFall

And so, FrightFall has come to its end. I hope everyone enjoyed it! I'd like to thank everyone who participated and also the authors and Kai at Fiction State of Mind who generously donated prizes. Be watching for sign-ups in the next couple of months for A Winter's Respite, January 27 through February 2. I've also got a couple of ideas up my sleeve for in between read-a-thon events so be watching this blog for announcements.

Again, thanks for joining me for FrightFall. My wrap-up post will be over at Castle Macabre. I'm afraid I did not do very well on this read-a-thon.

Add the link to your wrap-up post in the linky below by 11:59pm CST (U.S. time) on Tuesday (Oct. 8). I will start drawing giveaway winners on Wednesday.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

FrightFall Read-a-Thon: Mid-Week Check-In #FrightFall

So, how is your scary reading journey going so far? I hope the chills are coming your way regularly. HaHa! Share a link to your update below or just update us in the comments. Would like to know how scary your reads really are. ;O) I'll stop by and visit you.

Just wanted to do some quick reminders....

Be sure to stop by and check out the prize page that I finally posted. There's a tab at the top of the blog or you can visit it HERE.

Also, don't forget about our Twitter chat schedule...hope to "see" you there!

Friday from 9:00 to 10:00pm CST
Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00pm CST 
Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00pm CST

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the read-a-thon!

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FrightFall Read-a-Thon: Prize Promotion Page

This is the prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the read-a-thon.  We have some amazing book prizes donated from some very generous authors and bloggers (and me)! At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the end of the read-a-thon.

WINNERS - Sarah, ...
The Last Lord of Paradise-Generation One: Jeanne and Anton by Vivian LeMay 
(2  1 Kindle ebooks-International)  
I remembered that autumn day when a party from the Compagnie Franche de la Marine visited our village in France. They came to recruit men for the war in New France and Papa allowed them into our orchard. I was only sixteen, enchanted by the handsome young marines in their blue uniforms...

It was the sparkle of energy in his blue eyes that caught me, and I smiled. His gaze was so intense I thought he'd pierced my soul and as he bowed to kiss my hand, his very presence dominated me. Anton had that affect on everyone he met.

We wed quickly and weeks later Anton was called to war. It was now nine years since I saw my husband. There were a few letters from him during the war, before France surrendered her lands in North America to the British--after the surrender, nothing. Our troops came home, but not Anton. I fought off the bitterness, and tried to hope, but there had been no word at all for the last five years.

Then last winter Monsieur Lavelle arrived at our chateau with a letter from Anton. His letter invited me to join him in the wilderness of Canada at his own secret settlement called Paradis. Anton sent Monsieur Lavelle for me, because he was clearing land, planting crops and building a home for me. It said nothing about where Anton was for all those years, but my husband was alive. He still loved me and wanted me with him. I thought only of Anton and the future as I packed my trunk that very day.

The Marquise Jeanne Reneau, 1766 on the shore of the Detroit River.

About the author (from Amazon)
I come from a family of French Canadian and Irish, strict Roman Catholics, and yet such fun to be around. They worked hard, and they were not rich, but through good times and bad they always found some reason to celebrate their life.

That is the attitude I tried to portray in my Kindle ebook series, THE LAST LORD OF PARADISE. Generations one through six are now available. I hope you enjoy all six books in The Last Lord of Paradise series, and please don't forget to leave a review. I'd love to know what you think.
Vivian LeMay

Note: J.L. asks for an honest review to be posted at Smashwords if you win her book. Thanks!

Zombie Apocalypse by J.L. Murphey (2  One eBook--International) WINNERS - Jen, Elizabeth
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.

About the author:
I live in Coastal Georgia. Married and have had my soul mate in my life for over twenty years.We have four beautiful daughters and six absolutely wonderful grandchildren.

I've been a published writer for over thirty years. Genres under various pen names include, suspense/thrillers, science fiction, children, southern fiction, nonfiction, Christian nonfiction, and inspiration/motivation nonfiction, and humor. Articles published in various magazines. 

Visit J.L.'s WEBSITE
Available on Smashwords

WINNER - Jane Harfeld
The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry (One copy,International--winner's choice-print or Kindle)
London, 1876. The painter Amos Roselli is in love with his life-long friend and model, the beautiful Daphne - and she with him - until one day she is discovered by another man, a powerful and wealthy industrialist. What will happen when Daphne realises she has sacrificed her happiness to a loveless marriage? What will happen when the artist realises he has lost his most cherished source of inspiration? And how will they negotiate the ever-increasing frequency of strange and bizarre events that seem to be driving them inexorably towards self-destruction. Here, amid the extravagant Neo-Gothic culture of Victorian England, the iconic poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ blends with mysterious and ghostly glimpses of Tudor history. Romantic, atmospheric and deeply dark.

About the author:
Robert Parry is a UK writer of historical fiction with special interests in Tudor and Elizabethan history, Victorian Gothic and Pre-Raphaelite art. His debut novel, ‘Virgin and the Crab’ appeared in 2009, and his 2nd, ‘The Arrow Chest,’ in 2011. He is currently working on a story set in the 18th century – entitled 'Wildish' - which, all being well, should arrive in February of 2013. His work spans the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian eras, and combines reality, dreams and the unconscious within a well-researched and vivid historical setting.

Details, plus news, competitions and more can be found at

Also, various articles by Robert Parry can be found at

WINNERS - Belinda, Diana, Abbie, Julie S, Melissa C.
Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell (5  4  3  2  1 copies--eBook, any format--International)
"You always save the best lies for yourself." - Amador Lockdown Something has moved into the Amador Hotel. Hector, Marcos, Bev, and Tony of the Paranormal Posse are called in to either debunk the haunting or get rid of whatever is causing the problems. With the surprise arrival of Hector's son, he tries to keep his professional and personal lives separate, but whatever is haunting the Amador Hotel has other plans.

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Two short story downloads by J. Alexander Greenwood

Obsidian (1 Kindle download) WINNER - Aleksandra
Catch a glimpse of the night with this gripping short story in the tradition of 'The Twilight Zone.' A man awakens in a secluded cabin to find he's being watched by a shape with obsidian eyes. Who or what is watching him, and why? Winner of the 2011 Shelf Unbound Short Story Award.

A Debt of Fire (1 Kindle download) WINNER - Tobe
Redger is a professional thief with debts to pay. Hired to break in to a creepy old mansion under cover of night, he soon learns that getting in was the easy part. Escaping the grip of the mansion and paying his debts is a different matter altogether…

This short tale is from the author of the acclaimed story 'Obsidian' (winner of the Shelf Unbound/Wattpad 2011 Short Fiction Award and the April 2010 WritingRoom Award) and the popular John Pilate Mystery Series.

Visit the author at his WEBSITE.

Winner - Tif One winner will receive a $5 Amazon gift card and a Halloween card with swag from Kai at Fiction State of Mind.

Winner - Katherine
One winner will receive their choice of either $10 worth of Kindle books from Amazon, or a $10 eGift card from Amazon. (International) This one is from me. =O)

Giveaway Details: This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must sign in at the starting line post when you start to read and complete a wrap-up post at the end and link it here at Seasons of Reading at the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Tuesday (10/8) at 11:59pm CST to complete their wrap-up posts). We have a total of 14 prizes. This means there will be 14 winners. The first winner chosen will get first choice of all prizes listed and I will continue in this manner until all 14 winners are drawn. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email as Kindle gift, etc. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above) using

Good luck and Happy Reading!


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