Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop


To add to the fun of Halloween I decided to participate in the Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop 🙂  My giveaway is all about great YA reads that are thrilling, spooky, paranormal, etc. One lucky winner will receive both…

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Edgar Allen Poe is tied into the story- Perfect for Halloween!)

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Who wouldn’t want to read this around Halloween- or any time for that matter?!)

To enter, leave a comment about a great Halloween (thrilling, spooky, paranormal) read.
This is open to U.S. residents only. 
You must be 13+ to enter. 
  Begins October 25, 2010 @ 12:01 a.m.
Ends October 31, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). 
The name of the winner will be posted on my blog and contacted by email.  Good luck! 🙂

BONUS ENTRIES (These do not need comments):
In addition to the SPOOKY STORY COMMENT ENTRY (You will not be entered w/o the spooky story comment) each participant is allowed 4 bonus entries.  They are as follows-
Email subscribe to my blog +1
Follow me on Twitter @ yaloveblog +1 (see footer)
Add me as a friend on Goodreads +1
Tweet about this contest +1
Total= 4 additional entries MAX
Please tweet about the contest after following me so I can see it (include @yaloveblog with your tweet).

Here’s the link to other great Spooktacular giveaways!:


  1. I am following you on twitter

  2. I am a friend on good reads Lora1967

  3. Ashley H. says:

    I like the book Red headed Stepchild. It’s not really Halloween but it has vampires.

  4. The House of Dead Maids is a great Halloween read! I definitely recommend it.

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  5. brendajean says:

    I loved Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.
    I am a subscribed follower.
    I am a goodreads friend.
    These are fabulous books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Linda Henderson says:

    Well, I think Bram Stoker’s Dracula is always a good one.

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  7. Linda Henderson says:

    Email subscriber.

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  8. Linda Henderson says:

    Follow you on Twitter as BookOwner.

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  10. Linda Henderson says:

    Tweeted about this giveaway.

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  11. One of my favorite spooky reads is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. A guy who sees dead people and tries to avoid evil spirits? Perfect for October.

  12. I would recommend Lure by Deborah Kerbel for a spooky read.

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  13. Michele Lawrence says:

    I really enjoyed Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw

  14. Dracula is the classic I always go with!

    I’m an e-mail subscriber!

  15. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

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  16. I loved The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong… Great book!
    Thank you for the great contest.

  17. The Replacement is a good one, I just read it recently. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 I follow on Twitter(@cynthial11)
    +1 I sent a goodreads request.


  18. I dont really read sppok books but i loved Dark Beautiful.

  19. some of my fav spooky books is Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly series. love them.
    +1 I followed you on twitter (@twimom101)
    +1 I added you on Goodreads (mandy anderson)
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  20. The Replacement!

    I requested you as a friend on Goodreads. +1
    Following on Twtter @mamabookworm +1

  21. http://twitter.com/scarletredwill/status/28698388353 tweeted! I follow you on Twitter @scarletredwill +1
    I am a friend on goodreads +1
    Love me some spooky giveaways!
    I think Frankenstein was a great spooky read….at 12 it scared me to death!

  22. My Halloween read has been Digger’s Bones, by Paul Keefe. I’m really liking it!

  23. I really liked Caraliza by Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick (giving away ebook at my site).
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  24. Darren Shan’s Demonata series was very creepy.

  25. I loved Paranormalcy by; Kiersten White
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  26. Lure by Deborah Kerbel
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  27. Val Pearson says:

    I know this isn’t a Halloween read but it spooked the bejesus out of me anyway and I loved it! Ted Dekker’s The Bride Collector. I get goosebumps just thinking of the book.

    I am a subscribed follower.
    I am a goodreads friend.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! You rock

  28. I just finished Creepers by David Morrell…it was a great thriller!

    I subscribe via email +1

    Kelsey O.

    • Tonya Dean says:

      This is my favorite book. I can’t even count how many times I have read it. I heard at one point they were thinking about making a movie about it. I would love to see that.

  29. I loved The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell!

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  30. Great giveaway! I liked Horns by Joe Hill…very creepy!!

    I signed up for email
    I’m a twitter follower
    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/GalvezBookGirl/status/28711419420
    and I added you as a friend on goodreads

  31. My favorite scary book is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. I had to sleep with the light on, scariest book ever! EEK!

    Following on twitter @yabreviewed
    email subscribed @ motoredxheart@hotmail.com
    Added on goodreads

  32. I signed up to recieve your email.

  33. I am following you on twitter. @Lora1967

  34. I liked the book salems lot by stephen king for this time of the year.

  35. I’m reading Paranormalcy right now and think it is perfect for this time of year! (I don’t like overly scary books!) I added you as a friend on Goodreads and also subscribed to your email.

  36. I recommend The Devouring Trilogy as a very spooky Halloween read! Very creepy!

    I have requested you as a friend on Goodreads and subscribed to your blog, too.

    Awesome giveaway books!! Thanks!

  37. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff is quite spooky! I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it as a good Halloween read.

    +1 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/renkellym2/status/28719902380

  38. The Devouring by Simon Holt scared me!

  39. Dracula, Frankenstein, Night of the Living Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street-all good Halloween reads.


  40. I requested to be your friend on Goodreads.


  41. Would it be lame to say Bunnicula lol I read it the first time in the fourth grade! Now at 22 years old I still love it =P

    Thank you for all of the entires! (btw I’m still new to twitter so I ended up having to do two tweets b/c I honestly have no idea how to use it properly =D )

    Thanks again!

  42. Shannon Baas says:

    Dracula is definitely a Halloween read.

  43. Paranormalcy for me right now 😉

    terilhack AT yahoo.com

  44. Marie Oliva says:

    I really loved Unwind by Neal Shusterman. It gave me the creeps!

  45. A great Halloween read, hmm… The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong is pretty creepy…


  46. I think Dracula and Frankenstein are classics for Halloween.

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    Added as friend on GoodReads. (Andrea Infinger)


  47. I love watching and reading I Am Legend around halloween.

  48. Tristan Bishop says:

    The first thing that comes to mind is Harry Potter.

  49. Tristan Bishop says:

    Ohh, and im a friend on Goodreads.

  50. Tristan Bishop says:

    andddd i follow you on twitter.

  51. Autumn by David Moody great Zombie horror novel.

  52. I sent you a friend invite.

    “Autum” by David Moody is pretty creepy. It has frequent use of the “f” word, it you aren’t opposed to that, you should give it a try.

  53. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is one of my all time favorites for Halloween.

  54. Cold Fire by Dean Koontz is a great spooky sci-fi thriller, perfect for Halloween.
    I don’t have a twitter and I can’t find you on goodreads :'(

  55. Let’s see… spooky reads? I usually go for sci fi instead of scary, but I’m a fan of I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (both the movie & book, in case you were wondering, lol) & House by Ted Dekker & Frank Peretti is pretty fun late at night, lol. Thanks for the contest!
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  56. Great giveaway!! +2 email and goodreads.

    I love the Devouring series by Simon Holt. Spooky!!

  57. I thought the Body Finder was pretty spooky!

  58. I friended you on Goodreads (April Xu)
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  59. A great Halloween type read is Infinity:Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It has demons, zombies and all sorts of other paranormal stuff.


  60. I recently read PAST MIDNIGHT by Mara Purnhagen and it scared the crap out of me. It’s all about ghosts and spirits and stuff … kind of reminds me of Paranormal Activity. PERFECT for Halloween!

    +1 Following you on Twitter (@sophisti_katied)
    +1 Added you on Goodreads. (Katie D)

  61. My Halloween book recommendation is Rot & Ruin. I enjoy this zombie book.

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  62. I follow you on twitter as sablelexi

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  63. I friended you on Goodreads as Jennelle

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  64. Great giveaway. I think Dead Witch Walking is a good one.


  65. The Dead of Summer by Camilla Way is a creepy book mostly because it seems so realistic. This book gave me nightmares for quite a while.
    +1 because I am already subscribed to your blog
    +1 because I’m already your friend on good reads
    Go me!

  66. I liked Low Red Moon it was thrilling to me 😀


  67. Twitter follower @ashleybookshelf


  68. Friend on goodreads – Ashley’s Bookshelf


  69. Email subscriber!


  70. My favorite Halloweens have been the ones since I’ve had kids. They make everything more fun. I’m an email follower. I also follow you on twitter now as well. Shari

  71. Thanks for the chance!

    For YA We Hear the Dead and Picture the Dead are pretty good. For older readers – Salems Lot

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  72. I think The Historian is a good read, kind of creeped me out 😉
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  73. stephen king “IT”
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  74. I’d recommend Dracula. A great classic spooky read 🙂
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  75. Patsy Hagen says:

    It by Stephen King is a scary read for any time of the year. I loved it!mom1248(at)att(dot)net

  76. Patsy Hagen says:

    I subscribe!

  77. Great giveaway. Thanks!!

    I would say IT by Stephen King


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  78. Michelle M says:

    Any Edgar Allen Poe poem is a good read and a true classic.

  79. A good paranormal read is Dust
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  80. When I read The Mothman Prophecies, I was definitely creeped out. 🙂

  81. The riddles of Epsilon (though older) is a creepy book, but it is so good!

    1+ follower
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    1+ email subscription

    thanks for the giveaway!

  82. IT scared the crap out of me

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  83. Grace Radford says:

    Great halloween read-Souless by Christopher Golden. It’s all about zombies, a halloween must, and is pretty much just an awesome book. <3

  84. A good paranormal read is the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews! Lots of creepy monsters in there to keep you entertained during Halloween!


  85. I recently read and reviewed Three Quarters Dead, a YA ghostly kind of story. Not too scary though.


  86. My favorite Halloween read has to be one of the two great classics; Frankenstein and/or Dracula.


  87. Hmmm, I don’t read a lot of spooky stuff but the closest would be the Sookie Stachouse series. Love your blog!!!!


    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      Thank you 🙂 I love the HBO series True Blood, but I haven’t read the books. I’m almost afraid to read them because I know they’re different from the show and I love it. Do you watch the show too?

  88. Thanks for a great giveaway! 😀

    A spooky read would have to be . . . The Shining. Okay, anything Stephen King. But I’m definitely never seeing the movie version of this one.

    +1 friend on goodreads

    kayla3194 at gmail dot com

  89. I just read Jane and the Damned and it was really good!
    Friended on Goodreads
    Thanks =)

  90. latisha depoortere says:

    I have to say Body Finder and Shadow Hills would be my picks for reads. I want to read the Replacements heard it was very good. Great giveaway thank you so much!

  91. Bram Stoker’s Dracula would make a good Halloween read.

  92. latisha depoortere says:

    Thank you so much 🙂

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  93. Elizabeth Morgan says:

    I think this is really Cool!

  94. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I thought The Forest of Hands and Teeth was a good Halloween read 🙂

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  95. I really loved The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum. Check it out:)

  96. Paranormal books: Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, and Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.

    I realize that’s more than one but I couldn’t help myself. 🙂

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  97. Megan Kyser says:

    My favorite Halloween reads are the Haunted Ohio Books by Chris Woodyard. SO CREEPY! But I read them over and over every year… .then sleep with the lights on!! LOL

    megankyser at gmail dot com

    I’m a folower on goodreads and twitter (mekyser)

  98. I avoid “Halloween reads” like the plague. But I suppose The Replacement would be a good one.

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  99. I recommend Kitty’s House of Horrers by Carrie Vaughn. Thanks.

  100. “The Halloween Tree” by Ray Bradbury is a good one!


  101. The spookiest book I’ve read in a while is Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz.


  102. E-mail subscriber.


  103. Twitter follower (MamaHendo3).


  104. Sent “Friend Request” on Goodreads (Laura Henderson).


  105. Please disregard previous post (I don’t know how to delete it)!

    Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/28932017329


  106. A great Halloween read would be Dark Justice by Donnie Light or Morpheus Road: The Light by DJ MacHale. Both are awesome and spooky.

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  107. A good spooky read… I would have to go with Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J MacHale


  108. Great giveaway.
    Favorite spooky read… I don’t really like scary so I’ll got with paranormal – Parnormalcy.

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  109. Any of the Harry Potter books, but the first one comes to mind particularly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Jolene Allcock says:

    I’ve been reading a lot of romance lately and nothing comes to mind that was scary. So I need to think back to my highschool days when I was in to scary books. Were talking over 10 years here. 🙂 I would have to say IT, Pet Cemetery, Christine, Carrie and Cujo. Anything by Stephen King. I love Dean Koontz, but his books never gave me the creeps like Stephen King did, I’d say he is the master of CREEP

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  111. ‘The Best of John Bellairs’ is a great Halloween read! mclaingreen@yahoo.com

  112. I am currently reading Prophecy of the Sisters. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m enjoying it so far. A couple of other good ones are The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb.

    +1 requested you as a friend on Goodreads (Melanie L)
    +1 email subscriber


  113. Wonderful contest!!!
    Please enter me!!!
    My choice for a fun thrilling Halloween read to suggest is my debut novel ‘The Thirteenth Chime’!!!!!

    Emma Michaels

  114. jmspettoli says:

    The Forest of Hands and Teeth always creeps me out!

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  115. Heather Henderson says:

    Though it’s not necessarily a Halloween book it does have Halloween in the title and it’s one of my favorite books.
    “The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir” be Elna Baker
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  116. Heather Henderson says:

    Follow you on twitter @HendyMartin
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  117. Heather Henderson says:

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  118. Wait For What Will Come by Barbara Michaels or Halloween Rain by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder

  119. jessica b says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love The Replacement.

    jessica b

  120. jessica b says:

    Im an email subscriber

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  121. jessica b says:

    I follow you on twitter (@vampficionada)

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  122. jessica b says:
  123. jessica b says:

    i added you as a friend on goodreads

  124. Tonya Dean says:

    “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. So creepy!


  125. Jennifer Danford says:

    A great Halloween read is “The Hallo-Weiner” it’s a favorite of mine and it’s really funny.

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  126. I would love to win Nevermore, as Edgar Allan Poe is actually a relative of mine! A good spooky but funny book is Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey!


  127. The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan is a terrific Halloween read 😀

  128. Hey, Sarah: I did them all. I brought home The Replacement this weekend, but I got distracted by the arrival of Veronica’s Divergent. I am excited for somebody to see Nevermore, by a local (Louisville) author.

    Mr. Hankins

  129. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Kind of made me want to turn on the lights while sleeping.

    subscribed via email, twitter follower, and added on Goodreads. 🙂

    Musings of a Reader Happy

  130. Chris Kervina says:

    Stephen King is the master of creepy, second only to Poe. “The Black Cat” is probably the best Halloween read. I haven’t read it in a while, but I remember being pretty creeped out by Piers Anthony’s Firefly.

  131. I like Edgar Allen Poe for a spooky read, especially The Telltale Heart

  132. Anything by Maggie Stiefvater is good – really loved Shiver.

    I am am email subscriber.
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  133. I loved the book Siren! A great paranormal

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  134. I’d have to say The Strangers Outside by Vanessa Morgan. Creepy!

    I’m following you on twitter +1. @elenasbookcafe



  135. samantha morrison says:

    great giveaway


    it by Stephen King was super scary!

  136. A good spooky read for the Halloween season is Deadly Night by Heather Graham… lots of ghosts a serial killer for good measure.

    +1 I subscribe by e-mail


  137. the bone collector is a great halloween read! suelee1998@ gmail.com

  138. jenniferstrand says:

    Scariest book ever: The Exorcist I had to physically remove this book from my house because it was so terrifying!

    +1 Follow on Twitter
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    Thanks for a fantastic prize package!

  139. Diane Baum says:

    Hunt for the Seventh is good

  140. The Black Cat was a very scary book. Don’t read spooky unless I have someone home with me! Looks like some good books in the Giveaway!!

  141. Pet Cemetery is a scary book.
    I am am email subscriber.
    I added you as a friend on Goodreads
    I follow you on Twitter @mbreakfield

  142. The Deadly Summer was a very scarey book that I haven’t forgotten!!! Would be good to win a fresh book! Thanks for the Giveaway!!

  143. Added you as a friend on GoodReads


    Sniffly Kitty

  144. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White is a good one!

    I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry
    I added you as a friend on Goodreads

  145. I love Tick Tock by Dean Koontz!

  146. Follow you on twitter!


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  148. The Witching Hour by anne rice


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