Oct 18, 2009

Spine-Chilling Book Giveaway from Hachette Books

Here's another Halloween giveaway thanks to Hachette Books!
Each winner will receive a box of the following 5 books. Three names will be chosen.

The Heretic's Daughter By Kathleen Kent
Sins of the Flesh By Caridad Piñeiro
When Ghosts Speak By Mary Ann Winkowski
BoneMan's Daughters By Ted Dekker
The Historian By Elizabeth Kostova

As a bonus  20 Random winners will be selected by Hachette to receive a galley of Ted Dekker’s next book, THE BRIDE COLLECTOR

To enter the contest:
*Leave a comment concerning Halloween = 1 entry
*Link to a blog or a social network - each link = 1 entry

*If your email is not associated with your ID, please put the address in your response
*Contest ends Nov 8, 2009 at 11:59 Hawaii Time
 [To enter you must be a US or Canadian resident. No PO Boxes please.]

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Zia said...

Hmm a post about Halloween, lets see it's my favorite holiday. I love to see all the costumes kid's come up with.

Would love to be entered.


Howell-Martin's Class Blog said...

I absolutely love Halloween! I think that it's more fun than even Christmas. I would love to be entered!


KiraR said...

Something about Halloween...it is believed that the border between this world and the spirit world is thin on this holiday, allowing spirits to pass through. Costumes and masks are worn to ward off the harmful spirits. I thought this was interesting when I read about it; I'm sure a lot of people just see Halloween as an excuse to get free candy! :)

kiris089 at gmail dot com

Dot S. said...

Halloween is when it is perfectly acceptable to wear your green nose, warts and black pointy hat. Seems to me it should be year round.


Dena said...

I think this is a wonderful giveaway and perfect for this time of the year. Halloween has changed so much since I was a kid. I would go as far as my feet could carry me before I came home with a pillow case full of candy, now everyone goes to the mall. So boring, I think for small kids it's great but for older kids horrible. It is safer but sad that it has to be this way.

Crystal Adkins said...

I love Hachette book group and their awesome giveaways!
I love Halloween because I love seeing the smile on my son's face as he goes trick or treating :)
Crystal Adkins

Virginia C said...

I was very lucky to have wonderful Halloween fun with my family when I was growing up. We loved Halloween! We lived in a big house with a large foyer. My grandmother would have popcorn balls,cocoa, apples, candy, cookies and all kinds of homemade goodies on tables in the foyer. The trick-or-treaters could come in and rest and fill up on lots of good stuff. All the kids in my neighborhood called my grandmother "Granny".

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FOKXXY said...

Halloween is such a wonderful time of year! It is such a creative holiday. I love going out to pumpkin patches and riding the wagons out to grab our pumpkins. The one closest to us has a haunted barn, pumpkin pie contest, corn mazes, hay bale mazes and pumpkin catapults (which are pretty awesome!). Love it.


ddurance said...

I'll be honest with you, I look forward to Halloween all year long. I wouldn't mind if every day were Halloween, because in a way it is in my mind. lol

deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Kate said...

I work with children in my role as a psychotherapist and I love hearing the anticipation that the children express for Halloween almost as much as Christmas and Hanukkah. They've been talking about it since school began. Makes me remember my love for the holiday when I was a girl.

bridget3420 said...

Halloween is one of the best holidays. You get to dress up and be someone else for a night.


elaing8 said...

Something about Halloween..I love all the candy that comes out this time of year :)


tetewa said...

Halloween is my favorite time of year, my girlfriend and her husband bring their kids over and we take turns walking around the neiborhood with them and handing out candy!

Fiction Vixen said...

Halloween is big at our house. One of my kids was born on Halloween so we PARTY! :)

I tweeted your contest:

Good luck everyone! xoxo

ColleenFL said...

Halloween is a great holiday. Costume parties are fun.

atrue at iname dot com

Margay said...

Halloween is going to be kind of sad for me this year because my older daughter is away at college - and she's the one who really got into it - and my younger daughter doesn't want to do it this year. I guess I'll have to stay home and watch Hocus Pocus.

Linked to it here: http://www.facebook.com/MargayLeahJustice?ref=profile



plhill2000 said...

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing all the kids dressed up and trick or treating. plhill2000(at)hotmail(dot)com

Froggy said...

+1 oh I love halloween and haunted houses!!
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RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway contest.
I love the costumes & fun of Halloween.
All the best,

CelticLady said...

Of all the holidays except Xmas, Halloween is my favorite. I just love to see houses decorated with the fall theme and a few ghosts and goblins thrown in...and of course the vampire or two...
thanks for the chance!!



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Jamie said...

Halloween is my favirote time of the year. I love anything that has to do with scary stuff and vampires!! Love it.

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Jamie_Birdwell

jbbird AT duo-county DOT com

E.J. Stevens said...

The Halloween holiday season is my favorite time of year. :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Patricia!

I love Halloween, it's an incredibly fun holiday that celebrates all kinds of fun!! When else do you get to pretend to be an evil witch, a wise sorceress, a princess, or a vampiress? *waggling eyebrows*

Dottie :)
posted under my banner at http://myblog2point0.blogspot.com/

Beverly said...

I so love to see the little kids in the neighborhood in their costumes.
I only buy candy to give away that I like in case there are left overs


Chelsea S said...

I absolutely love Halloween. Since growing out of the ages for trick or treating, I spend every Halloween giving out candy and watching the Ghost Hunters marathon episode all night long. Spooky!

-- Chelsea

pams00 said...

Halloween always marks the start of the holidays for me. Its the time of year I tend to start reflecting and reorganizing. I also tend to sneak in even more parnormal reads and horror flicks - gotta love the whole 31 days of Halloween on Scyfy and Chiller :)!!

I posted to my facebook:

and tweeted:

Pam S

throuthehaze said...

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love dressing up in fun costumes.

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Bridget said...

Great contest and just in time for Halloween! Just blogged about it on Win A Book.

AmandaSue said...

Halloween is awesome, I love taking the kids trick or treating and helping them eat the chocolate HAHA! And its always fun to see what everyone is dressed up as. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.


Alexia561 said...

Great selection of books in this contest!

While I love Halloween, I'm sort of sad to see yet another children's holiday taken over by adults. Seems to have exploded the past few years and people decorate for Halloween now almost as much as they do for Christmas. Crazy, but fun!

Alexia561@yahoo dot com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

+1 I've always loved Halloween, and I'll never for the time when I was 16. My bff and I changed costumes 3 times and got a bonanza of candy haha. Seems back then older kids would trick or treat more than they do these days.

Please enter me, this is such a terrific giveaway :)

Renee G said...

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of Halloween trick or treating and Halloween costumes.


donnas said...

Halloween has a long and varied history that stretches across both pagan and Christian religions.

One of my favorite parts is to sit around a bonfire and pass out candy.

Linked on sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

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~Jennifer~ said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Candy and horror movies. What's not to love?

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

tina werner said...

i love halloween! i love how excited my kids get when we go door to do and get to look at all of the fabulous decorations and once and a while get a little spooked! it's awesome!

thanks for the chance to win!
stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Well, let's see besides the candy and the kids all dressed up so cool, it's my New Year's because I am neo Pagan. It is my favorite time of year.

bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

Bookfool said...

Halloween is actually my least favorite holiday, but I loved making costumes for my kids by hand. I miss those days.

I've tweeted:



bookfoolery at yahoo dot com

CC said...

As a child I loved the "Legend of Sleepy Hallow" story that was always told around Halloween; I think that was the beginning of my reading Paranormal and Fantasy Books.

Please enter me in your contest.

tcty123 AT Yahoo DOT com

Chris said...

I love Halloween! When I was a kid, I lived in an area that was really too rural for trick-or-treating, so I only started to really have fun with Halloween when I got to college. My favorite thing is handing out candy to visitors - even though I'm in an apartment building and visits are limited. I think I might be vicariously living through them.


Chris said...

Tweeted with link! http://twitter.com/chrisec/status/4996607689


Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

As a kid I hated Halloween. I couldn't even decide what to be and it stressed me out!

Thanks for the great giveaway!


Debbie F said...

I love Halloween! I remember one time I wasn't going to dress up because I thought I was too old (13yo) but changed my mind at the last minute. So my mom cut holes in a green trash bag and tied it around my neck and stuffed it with newspaper. All the other kids thought I was stuffed with candy and chased me home trying to rip the bag off me! Love Halloween!

Great giveaway - thanks!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Pam said...

Even though our original plan was for my 3 yr. old to be "The Big Bad Wolf" and then we were given a fabulous "Bear in the Big Blue House" costume, he is determined to be a spider this year. This makes me chuckle considering he HATES spiders. So, we are in the process of making a spider costume...

melacan at hotmail dto com

Sarah said...

My favorite part of Halloween is passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, as I love seeing the cute little kids in their costumes.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Bella said...

this is actually kinda a hard one Patricia, because even though I like paranormal books, I don't love Halloween. Except the Halloween parade in Greenwich Village. Now THAT is tons of fun. Dressing up myself -- not so much.

Thanks for the giveaway!

b42bella AT gmail DOT com

Marie said...

My kids both love Halloween, but my son is truly a Halloween fanatic. He is only five but Halloween is the biggest deal in his short life and his enthusiasm is contagious -- seeing it through his eyes makes for a really special event :-)


Susan Blexrud said...

I posted the link on my Facebook! I'd love to win those books. Now about Halloween. Bats, vampires, witches, all wrapped up in black and orange, what's not to like?

Sue (okibi_insanity) said...

I am excited about Halloween. It is because my friends and I plan to dress up. Then go to class.

I blogged about this contest in my LJ:


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love Halloween. A friend of mine and I decided to just be dorks and have fun so we're holding a party the day before Halloween and we're going to dress up and make creepy snacks and have people over.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Indigo said...

I miss living in a neighborhood where I had trick or treaters. So this year I'm going to be at my daughters helping her hand out candy.

Fascinating fact:

Halloween comes from 'All Hallows Even', the eve (night) before All Hallows Day. Halloween is the night before All Saints Day.

Other names for Halloween are:
All Hallows Eve
All Hallowtide
The Day of the Dead
The Feast of the Dead.

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo


elnice said...

+1 tweeted http://twitter.com/EllzReadz/status/5068666366

+1 I loved Halloween when I was a kid, now I love dressing up my babies. My little one thinks once she puts on her costume, she will fly in the clouds like Tinkerbell. So sweet.
Elie (Ellz Readz)

Sarah said...



saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Rhonda said...

I look forward to seeing all the little ones dressed up

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

edmontonjb said...

I love Halloween. We are going to carve our jack-o-lanterns this weekend and the kids have their costumes all ready to go.

Anonymous said...

I love Halloween... I still get excited and hyper when thinking about the 31st approaching, even though I'm an adult and often just handing out candy. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Lisanne624 said...

I love Halloween and all the scary movies on TV at this time of year. However, since it's always difficult to predict how many trick-or-treaters we'll have, I dread all that leftover candy. My clothes are already tight enough without that added disaster!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

Glenn said...

I remember going out as a kid with my brother dressed as bums and a lot of people mistook us for the Smith brothers, maker of cough drops. I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Bethie said...

I like Halloween because it makes the kiddies so happy.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

This is a great prize pack! I would love to be entered for it.

fantasydreamersramblings at gmail dot com

I posted this contest in my sidebar and it will be in weekly announcement post this week: Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings

BreiaB said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Its the one day a year that I am GUARANTEED(sp) to spend with my kids uninterupted. I always seem to have to work on other holidays. Enter me please.

bbricke AT yahoo DOT com

Jeanette J said...

Halloween is also my favorite time of year. In some ways I celebrate all year round since I have a lot of decorations I leave up all year...like my 3 foot tarantula, my skeleton in a cage, numerous skulls, my 7 foot skeleton sitting on my couch...well you get the idea.

Beth (BBRB) said...

I love Halloween costumes! They're so fun!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I love Halloween as children's holiday. I love seeing rick or treaters all dressed up going from door to door in scary costumes. I love the spirit and the animation of the holiday.


Patricia Altner said...

Jeanette J.

I would LOVE to see your house!

If you send a photo I'll see if I have the technical wizardry to post it.

jellybelly82158 said...

I love all the movies that are on during Halloween.I also love the decorations

Samantha said...

I love how excited my stepson gets about his costume for Halloween. :)


Samantha said...

Here is my second entry. I posted about it on my blog:



Jason said...

Halloween: a fun holiday that gleefully fuses the opportunities for kids to eat lots of candy and to be able to safely have fun outside in the dark with their friends. And although I am almost 25-years-old, I still love the candy if I'm able to get my hands on some. :D

jason DOT lee DOT armstrong AT gmail DOT com

degood said...

I love halloween because I love making costumes for my kids and then helping them finish off their extra candy!


Chris said...

RT - http://twitter.com/chrisec/status/5181112059



Michael said...

Halloween is amazing! I love dressing up and going trick-or-treating and watching scary movies on Halloween.


Mya said...

Everything about halloween scares me from the movies and books that come out to all the scary costumes. I get scared easy. It's GREAT!


jellybelly82158 said...

My kids are all grown up but I still love Halloween. Especially the decorations

Scott said...

I want to be Kanye West for Halloween.


Kelsauthor said...

I like halloween for the dressing up. It is fun!

I also sooooo want to win ;)


Tom said...

The last time I went out for Halloween, I wore a homemade Sherlock Holmes costume. It was the last time because I got egged while walking down the street.

Email: thugginforchrist@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Halloween with my children was always fun. My son loved making his own costume. My daughter was happy with some lipstick and a home-made crown. walkerd@primus.ca

Chris said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/chrisec/status/5205321237


Lee P said...

I love everything about Halloween! I love pretending to be someone or something that I'm not, the candy, and the great parties! Thanks for this awesome giveaway and please count me in.
I shared your giveaway on Twitter:


lag123 said...

I have such fond childhood memories of Halloween. I loved going door to door trick or treating.


Mitz said...

I love Halloween, it gives you one day to dress as anyone/anything you want to.

Please enter me.


Shooting Star said...

I love halloween because of the great movies and candy!

Jeanette Huston

Brian Coultrup said...

I love Halloween because I love dressing up and I love candy! Thanks for the entry!


Chris said...

Daily tweet! http://twitter.com/chrisec/status/5230973394


Darlene said...

I've always loved halloween! I'm the only one in my family that likes scary things, so I have to fight for my halloween time! LOL
Darlene W

alterlisa said...

A post about Halloween, lets see well my son was due on Halloween but he didn't appear until two weeks later.

Please enter me for the great prize

gaby317 said...

I love Halloween even though I haven't dressed up for it in years. Just seeing all the decorations and the excited kids, plus the chocolate and scary novels...

Thanks so much for the entry. This is an amazing contest!

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

gaby317 said...

I posted a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar


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g.g. said...

I think Halloween is a great holiday because it is my husband's favorite so I get to see his delight watching the young kids now as we are older...but he still does goofy things like a crazy hat.

Thanks for entering me for a chance to win.
anjamie4 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

i love Halloween and getting the opportunity to dress up with my little one. Its the one time out of the year that mommy can be overly silly and get away with it:)



Anonymous said...

Great contest. I love Halloween and always take advantage of the season and read scary books and watch horror flicks!

please enter me in the drawing.

ihpie at yahoo.com

CherylS22 said...

This is a great giveaway - please count me in!

As far as Halloween goes, I seem to be one of the few who don't enjoy the holiday at all. Sorry.......


CherylS22 said...

I shared this on Facebook

JMom said...

What an amazing collection! Now about Halloween...

I have spawned the original spooky girl and has claimed Halloween her very own holiday. She likes this better than Christmas. Her birthday is this week too so her cake was a humongous pumpkin with two layers: Angel food on top and Devil's on the bottom ;)


Stacie said...

My best Halloween costume was the year I dressed up as half man half woman.


JMom said...

I blogged the giveaway here: http://jmomfinds.amoores.com/2009/10/spine-chilling-book-giveaway/


etirv said...

My child will be dressed as a Panda on Halloween!


DCMetroreader said...

I dress my dogs up for Halloween.
Thanks for the giveaway.


DCMetroreader said...

Blogged about the giveaway under current giveaways on my nblog http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

We've been invited to a Halloween party at a bar. I told my husband "A bunch of drunks in costume, oh what fun!" LOL

Kathy said...

Tweeted here about the giveaway

ossmcalc said...

I get excited about Halloween now because I have a three year old grandson. He wants to be a water hose this year. I can't be with him because he lives so far away, but they will hopefully take lots of pictures.

Would love to be entered into this giveaway.

Thank you,


ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter under the name of ossmcalc http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/5289681845

Thank you,


Meljprincess said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. We have some great decorations in our yard. I really like our big spider and the tombstone with the severed hand coming up out of the ground holding dead flowers. I won a set of chrome fangs a while back and I can't wait to wear them! Supposedly Halloween is the one day that the dead can return to earth and visit the living. We'll see....

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Baba said...

Halloween has been a favorite holiday of our family for years. We love dressing up in costumes! I really love all the scary movies that are on at that time of year.

Baba said...

Posted here:

Ruth Schaller said...

Oh, I love scary books and my TBR is depleting. I'd love to fill it up some with these books!

Ok, I love Halloween, always have and always will! My birthday is close to Halloween so I always get some pretty creepy stuff! I love it!

Trick or Treat!

ruthiesbookreviews AT yahoo DOT com

jellybelly82158 said...

I love the Halloween costumes and decorations.

Shooting Star said...

I put you on my blog


Jeanette Huston

Shooting Star said...

I put you on my blog


Jeanette Huston

Shooting Star said...

I added you to my blog roll!


Jeanette Huston

Shooting Star said...

I tweeted you!


Jeanette Huston

Jaime said...

Love Halloween, puts me in the mood for really scary reads
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Jaime said...

copperllama at yahoo dot com

plhill2000 said...

I love Halloween. I love seeing the kids in their costumes and I decorate the house every year.

Chris said...




kp said...

I love Halloween - always did. It sure will be fun here this evening. It gets dark early so the little ones are out and about right around supper. Love it!

Sue A. said...

While I love Halloween, I admit to having been a little concerned during the week to let out my black cat. Why can't everyone place nice?

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dor said...

One thing I like about Halloween are the very scary movies. I just love those...okay chocolate too..shhh

dorcontest at gmail dot com

janetfaye said...

I love the fun of Halloween I used to have partys for my kids and their friends.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

Today, I dressed as Wendy from the fast food "Wendy's." I even held a sign that said "It's MUCH better than fast food, It's Wendy's!" It was great!

jellybelly82158 said...

I love to see the kids dressed up

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I love Halloween...all the spooky costumes...the creativity that goes into displays. THe most fun holiday.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Anita Yancey said...

I love Halloween because, I like seeing the kids in their costumes with such big smiles on their faces. They have so much fun and stay so excited. Please enter me. Thanks!


Dixie said...

I'm an October baby and for that reason Halloween has always felt like my special day-I think of it as magical more than scary.

Anonymous said...

Holoween!! YEAH!!! its when you get the most verity of candy because you get to go to other peoples houses instead of your grandmas who give out coconut bars and stuff like that :P

knor_tman AT yahoo DOT com

Mariah said...

Halloween well I love it cause my church puts on a really cool festival. And you see a lot of wierd things.

My email is dawnster6@yahoo.com

Ryan said...

The thing I like the most about Halloween, living in a small town neighborhood, is it kind of forces people to walk around and meet each other and interact. And it's fun for the kids.


rsherrett at comcast dot net

Deedles said...

I love to decorate for Halloween.It's mine and my sons fav holiday.

plb8156 said...

Halloween is such a fun holiday. No real pressure & I get to feel like a kid again. Its also great family time as we all trick or treat together...even my sister drives over an hour to bring her little boy to trick or treat with my bunch :)

Kaitlyn said...

I love Halloween, but it was a bummer this year because I had to work and the weather here was crappy. Hardly anyone went out.



Jennisis said...

My neighbors decorate for Halloweeen like some people decorate for Christmas. This year, they had a fog machine and fireworks!

tynlyd said...

I love Halloween. I always feel so comfortable and safe in my house. My 15 year old got scared and slept with me this year :). It's the beginning of the cozy winter holidays.

SavingDiva said...

Halloween was a little disappointing this year. I lost track of time and missed the majority of the trick-or-treaters that stopped by my place :(

savingforhome at gmail dot com

pixie13 said...

I love Halloween because I like to see how creative people can be with their costumes.


Mark said...

Halloween was soo fun this year!! I totally went as a vampire, and i even had some red contact lenses to go with it..i looked creepy!!!! :) . . .

Mark Moody

Anonymous said...

There are very few children who go trick or treating in my neighbourhood. Many go to local malls where stores give out candy. walkerd@primus.ca

Anonymous said...

While dining with my sister, her grandson came to trick or treat with his Dad. He came as a transformer and his Dad cam as a vampire. walkermisc@primus.ca

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