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Halloween Horror Book Giveaway! Enter to Win TWO Spook-tastic Horror Collections!

Who’s up for some free books? I hope you are, because author Scott Roche and I have teamed up to give away not one, but TWO collections of frightening tales to not one, but THREE lucky winners for Halloween!

From Scott Roche, you’ll be getting the horror anthology Dead Ends, featuring Scott along with six other horror authors:

Dead Ends Horror AnthologyFor this anthology I’ve assembled seven bloody, stark horror stories by myself and six other talented writers of horror and suspense. A sinister power in “In The Deep Dark” by Justin R. Macumber is overtaking men at the bottom of a West Virginia coal mine. A golden liquid sur-rounds a boy’s treehouse in Edward Lorn’s “Morning Dew” and its taste for human flesh is standing between the boys and safety. Reggie in Scott Roche’s “Power in the Blood” discovers that his thirst for blood can give him strength, but may cost him his soul. Philip Carroll brings us a tale of “Getting Even” where the wealthy Mr. Hasbrook must pay for his sins of greed and murder. Paul E. Cooley’s “Breakers” remove the broken ‘cogs’ from society’s machinery as ruth-lessly as possible. In J.R. Murdock’s “Breakup”, Ruby wants to leave her boyfriend Victor, but he wants eternity or nothing. Finally, Jake Bible reminds us in “Blister” that going to the doctor early is a good idea, particularly if your affliction makes you a happy little psychopath.

And if you missed out on getting my horror collection Midnight Snacks for only .99 cents during last week’s sale, now’s your chance to win a free copy!

Midnight Snacks by Jean Marie BauhausFrom the author of Dominion of the Damned and Restless Spirits come four bite-sized tales of terror. Jean Marie Bauhaus spins a mesmerizing and haunting world in which monsters roam the post-apocalyptic streets of New York, scavenging for their next meal, vengeance finds room for compassion in surprising places, and even the vending machine down the hall begins acting shifty.
Also features the novelette Eucha Falls, a spellbinding tale of Lovecraftian horror. It’s been a year since Melanie Fisher’s little brother Scottie disappeared without a trace, and investigators are no closer to learning what happened to him. Determined to get answers, Melanie and her boyfriend, Shane Campbell, journey to the site where Scottie’s car was found abandoned and burned — a strip of gravel road leading to the long abandoned theme park once known as Eucha Falls.
Melanie and Shane’s explorations lead them to a lost video camera. What they find on the camera is shocking evidence that not only was Scottie there, but that he had succumbed to some sort of inexplicable madness. As Melanie and Shane dig deeper, they find that the madness is catching. But is it really madness, or evidence of something much more real, and much more sinister than they ever could have imagined?

To enter, just leave a comment on this post to grab two entries and unlock opportunities for NINE MORE entries on the Rafflecopter widget below! Thanks for spreading the word and GOOD LUCK!

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  1. Marina

    awesome post seems like a great anthology im a really big horror lover so hopefully I win 🙂 just in time for Halloween, I also love the cover for dead ends very cool

  2. Marina

    my favorite scary story has got to be the original rumplestilskin tale from the croning by laird barron

    • Jean Marie Bauhaus

      The original Rumpelstiltskin tale is indeed creepy. Do you watch Once Upon a Time?

      • yes! I love once upon a time its getting a little cheesy ill admit with all the cg animation but I cant quit it I heard it was like a graphic novel made awhile back called Fables I haven’t checked it out yet but as soon as I can get my hands on it ill let you know how it turns out ive seen a lot of fairytales made books like cinder and ella enchanted but have yet to find a more brothers grimm like fairytale novel something not so twilighty any suggestions?

        • Jean Marie Bauhaus

          It’s a guilty pleasure, to be sure, but I’m hooked on that show. 🙂 I’ve seen Fables before but I’ve never read any of it, so I can’t say how it compares. I can’t think of any darker fairy tale novelizations off-hand, but if you like that sort of thing you should probably check out Neil Gaiman if you’re not already familiar with his writing.

  3. Leslie

    Even now as an adult with kids I like the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. Loved them as a kid because the stories always creeped me out!

    • Jean Marie Bauhaus

      I haven’t read that series. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the rec!

  4. Jenna O

    The thing on the doorstep is my favorite scary book!

    • Jean Marie Bauhaus

      I haven’t read that one, either. The title sounds pretty creepy. I’ll have to check that one out.

  5. brad b

    Love all scary stories especially stephen king

    • Jean Marie Bauhaus

      I love Stephen King. I read a lot of him when I was a teen, but then I didn’t read any of his stuff for a long time. But this year I’ve been reading him voraciously, esp. the Dark Tower series and his short story collections. What’s your favorite Stephen King story?

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