Thursday, September 1, 2016


Halloweenpalooza IV:

Welcome Horror Fans!

October. It’s the month when the smell of pumpkin is in the air and the crunch of leaves underfoot makes it awfully difficult to creep up on someone and wield a chain saw, but don’t worry! Until the snow falls and muffles the approach, stay inside with us! We have 31 brilliantly twisted authors that are ready to dish out all you can handle in the thrill department and more. Our promise? Relentless horror guaranteed to freeze your brain and make your tongue fall off! And we mean it, too!

This is HALLOWEENPALOOZA IV: The Stalking Moon, and if you’re a lover of horror, you’re in the right place. We have 31 authors … did I say 31 again? No! Not 31 … this year we have 33 authors that are ready to blow the top of your head off! That’s right! We’re so jam-packed with talent that we’re starting this event in September, but that’s not the only surprise! Ready for it? Hope you’re sitting down!

This year I’m honored to announce that … Mr. Jack Ketchum will be participating in this rodeo! YES! The scariest guy in America (according to Mr. Stephen King) will be here to offer up his brand of scary and it’s spelled t-e-r-r-o-r-i-f-y-i-n-g! It’s fair warning, and to the legion of fans that love standing knee-deep in his kind of psychotic, he’s giving away some awesome prizes!

Prizes? Yes, prizes! Every author participating in this scarefest will be giving one or more of their books away! This is in addition to other giveaways occurring throughout the month! And in case you're new to this event, this is how to enter to win.

DAILY PRIZES: From September 29th through October 31st, I'll be posting a link to this blog on the Official FB Event Page every single day (as in “every single day”!) The post will be an interview, blog, or original short story written by the author featured on that day. The post will also reveal the title of the book being given away, how many copies, and what format are up for grabs. To enter, click back over to the FB Event Page (the Halloweenpalooza IV picture at the top and/or bottom of the page is linked to the FB event for easy navigation), and follow the instructions. Most times, it's as easy as commenting "I WANT TO WIN!" You have all day to enter--we draw the winners in the evening. If your name is selected, the prize is yours! It's that simple.

MONTHLY PRIZES: In addition to the daily prizes, there will be two monthly drawings as well. The first is the GRAND PRIZE. It includes a prize package that will be revealed on October 1st. The second contest is TWO AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS (one a galley proof) by a certain uber fantabulous author that will also be announced at the start of this event. Until then, I’ll let you guess who it is! *wink wink* Both contests will be offered through Rafflecopter, and will have options for you to increase your chances to win! The contests will run the length of this event, and the lucky winners will be chosen on October 31st.

And in case you’re wondering how I got 33 authors to participate, here it is—the author lure.

I used this deceptively unassuming van to entice a who’s who of horror to join together and give you the most fantastic, bone-chilling October of your lives—and they agreed! It’s hard to believe all 33 are in there, but they are. They’re carving pumpkins, swigging down apple cider, and gearing up to deliver a mind-numbing adventure!

Who’s back there? Well, I’ll tell you. I’m listing all the participants in alphabetical order, and the names are linked to their respective Amazon Author pages so you can learn a little about them. You can even play the “Gee, I wonder what they’re giving away” game if you want to stoke yourself up even further. And please, after you’re done, JOIN THE FB EVENT PARTY!!! Consider this your #OFFICIALINVITATION!!!

Ready, set, here’s the list!!! And, hell no, we’re not telling you on what day who is appearing!!! That's why you have to join!!! So you don't miss a thing!!!

Mark Lukens
Claudette Melanson