The Carousel In The Sky, by author Erik Gustafson @Eriktiger

The Carousel In The Sky
Erik Gustafson

In the middle of a ErikGustafson_TheCarouselInTheSkyforest of oaks, a mansion sits, inviting the young and old to explore its depths. On top of the mansion, a carousel, but not just any carousel, this one holds secrets that are soon to be unlocked.

From Erik’s blog:

I am excited to announce that my third novel, The Carousel in the Sky, is out! I am pretty excited about this one. The dark fantasy novel is based on a dream that had a couple years back. In the dream, I was in a forest staring up at a mansion that had a carousel revolving around its sharply pitched roof, like a crown.

The novel is a grand adventure, a terrifying journey into a secret world ruled by evil men… in the midst of which we find Alex just trying to find his lost friend. Not a simple task at all.

Available on Amazon

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Gothic Revival, by Author Carson Buckingham ( #author #blogtour #horror #novel @59carsonbuck )

Gothic Revival
by Carson Buckingham

CarsonBuckingham_GothicRevival_coverPromoAlex and Leo Renfield are a husband and wife contractor team who’ve recently moved to the village of Woodhaven, Connecticut to escape the chaos of life in New York. Pretty close to broke, they meet Theodora Hamilton, a somewhat unsavory and odd individual, who offers them an astronomical amount of money to repaint the first floor of her family home.

But along with the huge paycheck comes a set of unsettling rules that must be followed explicitly if they are to accept the offer; one of which is they must reside on the property having no direct contact with the outside world until the job is complete.

Is Theodora Hamilton just an eccentric woman with a peculiar way of doing things, or is there a more sinister agenda that Alex and Leo are unaware of? What exactly does she have in store for this down-on-their-luck couple who have no choice but to accept the offer and the strange requirements that come along with it?

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes

 reaper_separatortop-logoWin 1 of 5 digital copies of
Gothic Revival by Carson Buckingham!


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Coffin Hop 2014 Winners on Spreading the Writer’s Word

Coffin Hop Winners!

Let’s cut straight to it!

reaper_separatorRules:
I don’t like rules, I never have liked rules; I break them as often as possible. If you don’t like what is on offer, ask for a substitute – if I can accommodate you, I will happily do so. Oh, and I’m plucking three people out of the running from my blogs as my grand prize winners! (Plus they would decimate the competition with their Terminator like tenacity; or behind-the-scenes promotional voraciousness)

‘The Undead Ninja’ – Julianne Snow
Julianne is one of the other co-owners of Sirens Call Publications, so for her undying blog love (get it, get it… really? – go checkout Days with the Undead then come back with your head hanging in shame) she gets to pick two print copies of any of the books featured on ‘Spreading the Writer’s Word’ during the 2014 hop.

‘Dark OP Hop Specialist’ – Joseph Pinto
Joe and I are the co-founders of the small writing group called Pen of the Damned. I have therefore plucked him from the ranks of the worthy, thrown him to the Gods of the Underworld, and rewarded him with a few goodies for all of his comments, tweets, and shares! Joe gets to pick two eBook copies from any of the books featured on ‘Spreading the Writer’s Word’ during the 2014 hop, as well as brand new buddy from ‘The Dark Angel’ gifts.

‘Queen of the Hop’ – R.L. Treadway
She privately confided to me that she’s always wanted to be Prom Queen for the sheer maniacal pleasure of torching the unworthy while covered in lamb’s blood… or was it pig’s blood? Anyway… details, not important. What is important is that she worked her ass off to make sure that the underbelly of the hop was carefully and conscientiously attended to. If she chooses to share her prize with you – that’s up to her.

 reaper_separatorOkay – here ya go!

The Winners on ‘Spreading the Writer’s Word’ are split into multiple categories.

 Book winners:
Jeanette Andriulli
James Garcia, Jr.

Mary Rajotte
Michael Fowler

Short Story Winners:
Anne Michaud
Kim Koning
A.F. Strewart
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The ‘Coffin Hop: Death by Drive-In’ winner is:
Chris Verstaete

The Superhero $10 Amazon GC winner is:
Unnamed as promised!

reaper_separatorThank you to everyone who came and shared in Coffin Hop, enjoyed meeting a few new authors and their work. Until next year…

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Greg McWhorter, #horror #author of ‘Snapshots of Hell’ #COFFINHOP @CoffinHop @Sotet_Angyal

Welcome to Coffin Hop on Spreading the Writer’s Word!

Every EIGHT hours for the next EIGHT days I’m gonna switch it up and offer you something horrifically scrumptious from a different author!
The 12:30 am and 8:30 am posts will feature two novels or novellas per author; the 4:30pm post will be a $0.99 cent short sprinkled in for fun!
Deets on how and what you can win are at the bottom of each post. And anywhere you see the words Coffin Hop in the post, you can click to visit the other fab hoppers!
Let’s see who’s the Reaper’s eyeballin’ in this post, shall we?

reaper_separatorFeatured Author: Greg McWhorter

Snapshots of Hell

GregMcWhorter_SnapshotsOfHellJohn Evers had been propelled to fame through his legendary photographic exhibits in the posh galleries of New York City.

Moving himself and his wife to England for professional reasons, John now finds his personal success fleeting. In order to recapture his fame, he takes a gamble on a single lot being auctioned off rather dubiously. As fortune would have it, John is lucky enough to gain possession of the lot he is seeking: LOT 466-8 CAMERA AND UNDEVELOPED FILM FROM THE ESTATE OF ALEISTER CROWLEY.

John can’t believe his luck at acquiring undeveloped rolls of film once belonging to Aleister Crowley, one of England’s most famed Satanists. Believing this good fortune to be his salvation, John unknowingly releases an evil from beyond the grave that will not rest until it ravages both his mind and his body.

Will John and his wife discover a way out of their personal torment before it’s too late? Or will their life become another collection of ‘Snapshots of Hell’?
http://gregmcwhorter.blogspot.com

Available on Amazon!

reaper_separatorGimme the goods, man!

Okay, so how do you go about being a potential Coffin Hop winner? Easy, leave a comment on this post (‘Likes’ don’t count, but are appreciated), and at the end of the 2014 hop, I’ll be randomly selecting FOUR novel or novella winners, and FOUR $0.99 short story winners to choose among any of the works featured between October 24th and 31st on this blog in their respective category. Each winner will receive an Amazon gift of the eBook or short they have chosen. Plus, they’ll also have a free copy of my own short story release, ‘Bent Metal’, shoved down their throat in the form of a second Amazon gift!
Like the nice officer said, “Spread ‘em!” —— Tweet, share to Facebook, Google+, or anywhere else you roam so others can be a part of the glory that is horror; and we can all help the authors who are featured here get their work in front of as many new eyes as possible! Extra BONUS!! My top tweeter gets a super secret prize that looks just like a $10 Amazon Gift Card – but fear not, you’re superhero identity will be kept hush-hush! Don’t forget to tag me! @Sotet_Angyal
And while you’re at it, hit up my other two blogs, ‘Sotet Angyal – The Dark Angel‘ and ‘The Road to Nowhere…‘, for a new post each day and other goodies I’m giving away! Plus make sure you visit the other freakin-superfantabulicious hoppers who are working just as hard at making this year’s Coffin Hop one bitchin’ Halloween roller-coaster ride from hell!

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Hunter Shea, #horror #author of ‘Hell Hole’ & ‘The Waiting’ #COFFINHOP @HunterShea1 @CoffinHop @Sotet_Angyal

Welcome to Coffin Hop on Spreading the Writer’s Word!

Every EIGHT hours for the next EIGHT days I’m gonna switch it up and offer you something horrifically scrumptious from a different author!
The 12:30 am and 8:30 am posts will feature two novels or novellas per author; the 4:30pm post will be a $0.99 cent short sprinkled in for fun!
Deets on how and what you can win are at the bottom of each post. And anywhere you see the words Coffin Hop in the post, you can click to visit the other fab hoppers!
Let’s see who’s the Reaper’s eyeballin’ in this post, shall we?

reaper_separatorFeatured Author: Hunter Shea

Hell Hole

HunterShea_HellHoleDeep in a Wyoming mine, hell awaits.

Former cattle driver, Rough Rider and current New York City cop Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can’t refuse by President Teddy Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla, in the Deep Rock Hills, abound. The only problem–those who go seeking their fortune never return.

Along with his constant companion, Teta, a hired gun with a thirst for adventure, Nat travels to a barren land where even animals dare not tread. But the remnants of Hecla are far from empty. Black-eyed children, strange lights and ferocious wild men venture from the deep, dark mine…as well as a force so sinister Nat’s and Teta’s very souls are in jeopardy.

There’s a mystery in Hecla thousands of years old. Solving it could spell the end of the world.

Available on Amazon!


 The Waiting

HunterShea_TheWaitingClinging to life, haunted by the dead.

Newlywed Cassandra Pagano lies in a state between life and death, her body fed and preserved by the machines at her side. While she struggles, unaware of the world around her, someone waits—a boy. A phantom that appears solid, real, alive. Cassandra’s husband, Brian, sees him in the house, by her bedside, running down darkened hallways. The boy walks without sound, whispers words that can’t be deciphered.

Terror and tension are driving Brian to the breaking point. Why is the boy there, and what does he want with Cassandra…and her fading soul?

Available on Amazon!

reaper_separatorGimme the goods, man!

Okay, so how do you go about being a potential Coffin Hop winner? Easy, leave a comment on this post (‘Likes’ don’t count, but are appreciated), and at the end of the 2014 hop, I’ll be randomly selecting FOUR novel or novella winners, and FOUR $0.99 short story winners to choose among any of the works featured between October 24th and 31st on this blog in their respective category. Each winner will receive an Amazon gift of the eBook or short they have chosen. Plus, they’ll also have a free copy of my own short story release, ‘Bent Metal’, shoved down their throat in the form of a second Amazon gift!
Like the nice officer said, “Spread ‘em!” —— Tweet, share to Facebook, Google+, or anywhere else you roam so others can be a part of the glory that is horror; and we can all help the authors who are featured here get their work in front of as many new eyes as possible! Extra BONUS!! My top tweeter gets a super secret prize that looks just like a $10 Amazon Gift Card – but fear not, you’re superhero identity will be kept hush-hush! Don’t forget to tag me! @Sotet_Angyal
And while you’re at it, hit up my other two blogs, ‘Sotet Angyal – The Dark Angel‘ and ‘The Road to Nowhere…‘, for a new post each day and other goodies I’m giving away! Plus make sure you visit the other freakin-superfantabulicious hoppers who are working just as hard at making this year’s Coffin Hop one bitchin’ Halloween roller-coaster ride from hell!

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Mercedes M Yardley, #horror #author of Beautiful Sorrows & Namless #COFFINHOP @MercedesMy @CoffinHop @Sotet_Angyal

Welcome to Coffin Hop on Spreading the Writer’s Word!

Every EIGHT hours for the next EIGHT days I’m gonna switch it up and offer you something horrifically scrumptious from a different author!
The 12:30 am and 8:30 am posts will feature two novels or novellas per author; the 4:30pm post will be a $0.99 cent short sprinkled in for fun!
Deets on how and what you can win are at the bottom of each post. And anywhere you see the words Coffin Hop in the post, you can click to visit the other fab hoppers!
Let’s see who’s the Reaper’s eyeballin’ in this post, shall we?

reaper_separatorFeatured Author: Mercedes M. Yardley

Beautiful Sorrows

MercedesMYardley_BeautifulSorrowsThere is a place where sorrows pile up like snow and rest in your hair like cherry blossoms. Boys have wings, monsters fall in love, women fade into nothingness, and the bones of small children snap like twigs. Darkness will surely devour you—but it will be exquisitely lovely while doing so.

Mercedes M. Yardley’s Beautiful Sorrows is an ephemeral collection encompassing twenty-seven short tales full of devastation, death, longing, and the shining ribbon of hope that binds them all together.

Available on Amazon!


 Nameless: The Darkness Comes

MercedesMYardley_NamelessLUNA MASTERSON SEES DEMONS. She has been dealing with the demonic all her life, so when her brother gets tangled up with a demon named Sparkles, ‘Luna the Lunatic’ rolls in on her motorcycle to save the day. Armed with the ability to harm demons, her scathing sarcasm, and a hefty chip on her shoulder, Luna gathers the most unusual of allies, teaming up with a green-eyed heroin addict and a snarky demon ‘of some import.’ After all, outcasts of a feather should stick together…even until the end.

Available on Amazon!

reaper_separatorGimme the goods, man!

Okay, so how do you go about being a potential Coffin Hop winner? Easy, leave a comment on this post (‘Likes’ don’t count, but are appreciated), and at the end of the 2014 hop, I’ll be randomly selecting FOUR novel or novella winners, and FOUR $0.99 short story winners to choose among any of the works featured between October 24th and 31st on this blog in their respective category. Each winner will receive an Amazon gift of the eBook or short they have chosen. Plus, they’ll also have a free copy of my own short story release, ‘Bent Metal’, shoved down their throat in the form of a second Amazon gift!
Like the nice officer said, “Spread ‘em!” —— Tweet, share to Facebook, Google+, or anywhere else you roam so others can be a part of the glory that is horror; and we can all help the authors who are featured here get their work in front of as many new eyes as possible! Extra BONUS!! My top tweeter gets a super secret prize that looks just like a $10 Amazon Gift Card – but fear not, you’re superhero identity will be kept hush-hush! Don’t forget to tag me! @Sotet_Angyal
And while you’re at it, hit up my other two blogs, ‘Sotet Angyal – The Dark Angel‘ and ‘The Road to Nowhere…‘, for a new post each day and other goodies I’m giving away! Plus make sure you visit the other freakin-superfantabulicious hoppers who are working just as hard at making this year’s Coffin Hop one bitchin’ Halloween roller-coaster ride from hell!

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Mary Rajotte, #horror #author of ‘Like Flies to Honey’ #COFFINHOP @MaryRajotte @CoffinHop @Sotet_Angyal

Welcome to Coffin Hop on Spreading the Writer’s Word!

Every EIGHT hours for the next EIGHT days I’m gonna switch it up and offer you something horrifically scrumptious from a different author!
The 12:30 am and 8:30 am posts will feature two novels or novellas per author; the 4:30pm post will be a $0.99 cent short sprinkled in for fun!
Deets on how and what you can win are at the bottom of each post. And anywhere you see the words Coffin Hop in the post, you can click to visit the other fab hoppers!
Let’s see who’s the Reaper’s eyeballin’ in this post, shall we?

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Featured Author: Mary Rajotte

MaryRojotte_LikeFliesToHoneyLike Flies To Honey

On the day of the annual Honey Ball, newcomer Robert Blythe spends his day rubbing elbows with the cream of the crop. But that does not necessarily safeguard him from being judged by the company he keeps.

Reader Feedback:
“The quiet horror of Mary Rajotte’s “Like Flies to Honey” calls to mind the best of Shirley Jackson. She sets the story at an annual gathering in a seemingly bucolic town, hypnotizing the reader with the normalcy of it all before striking a terrifying chord in the story’s final pages. The writing is crisp, well-paced, and quite addictive, and the characters painfully believable. Well done!” – Aaron Polson, author of The House Eaters and We Are The Monsters

Available on Amazon

reaper_separatorGimme the goods, man!

Okay, so how do you go about being a potential Coffin Hop winner? Easy, leave a comment on this post (‘Likes’ don’t count, but are appreciated), and at the end of the 2014 hop, I’ll be randomly selecting FOUR novel or novella winners, and FOUR $0.99 short story winners to choose among any of the works featured between October 24th and 31st on this blog in their respective category. Each winner will receive an Amazon gift of the eBook or short they have chosen. Plus, they’ll also have a free copy of my own short story release, ‘Bent Metal’, shoved down their throat in the form of a second Amazon gift!
Like the nice officer said, “Spread ‘em!” —— Tweet, share to Facebook, Google+, or anywhere else you roam so others can be a part of the glory that is horror; and we can all help the authors who are featured here get their work in front of as many new eyes as possible! Extra BONUS!! My top tweeter gets a super secret prize that looks just like a $10 Amazon Gift Card – but fear not, you’re superhero identity will be kept hush-hush! Don’t forget to tag me! @Sotet_Angyal
And while you’re at it, hit up my other two blogs, ‘Sotet Angyal – The Dark Angel‘ and ‘The Road to Nowhere…‘, for a new post each day and other goodies I’m giving away! Plus make sure you visit the other freakin-superfantabulicious hoppers who are working just as hard at making this year’s Coffin Hop one bitchin’ Halloween roller-coaster ride from hell!

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