Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Special: Trick or Treat Giveaway and More Spooky Books

Happy Halloween, Everyone! Are you ready to get your spook on? Here at the Narayan household, there will be a frantic day of decorating, pumpkin carving, and costume fixin'. In the quiet minutes, I'll be blogging it out. 

Once again, Patricia Lynn is hosting a wonderful blog hop where the participants are giving away e-books for Trick-or-Treat! How yummy is that! I'm offering my collection of spooky tales, Heart Stopper and Other Stories

The disappearance of random household items baffles Dallas Radner and his eleven-year-old daughter, Tessa. Ten plastic bags, nine ballpoint pens . . . what's next? This odd countdown should end on November 1, The Day of the Dead. That's also Tessa's birthday and the one-year anniversary of her surgery, the day her heart stopped on the operating table. Dallas almost lost Tessa then. On this November 1, one thing will vanish forever. Will it be his daughter?

Want some more free stuff to read? Here's the list of participants:

1. Patricia Lynne  6. Christine Rains  11. Rachelle M.N. Shaw  
2. Chrys Fey  7. Lilly Avalon  12. Rebecca M. Douglass  
3. J.H. Moncrieff  8. J.D. Wright  13. Tamara Narayan  
4. Jemima Pett  9. Timothy Bateson  
5. CD Gallant-King  10. Steven Arellano Rose Jr.  


This next list from Dancing Lemur Press isn't free, but there are some incredibly spooky things on it, so check these out:

1. Bloodwalker by L.X. Cain

Lightning flashes. Another child disappears...

2. Parallels: Felix Was Here, an IWSG anthology

Ten stories in ten different universes. 

What if Death himself wanted to die?

4. Matowak: Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler

A murder enveloped in pain and mystery...

5. Maski: Broken but not Dead by Joylene Nowell Butler

Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.


How will you celebrate Halloween? Go to a party, snuggle up with a spooky book, or watch a scary movie?


  1. A free book and some scary good reads! Thanks.

  2. Sounds like a great giveaway. Enjoy your Halloween festivities!

  3. Thanks for joining and making the author count 13. I think that's a sign it will be a good event. ;)

  4. Lots of good reads! Happy Halloween!

  5. Sounds like an interesting story. Thank you so much! :D

  6. Whoohoo! Gotta love Halloween! Thank you for the treat and the wonderful list of books.

  7. I do love this kind of trick or treating ;)

  8. Okay...I'm dubious about scary reads, but I want to know how that story comes out, so I'm in. I'll just wait to read it on some sunny summer afternoon :D

  9. I already have yours. I just need to find time to read all the books I want to read. Now, I must go get the rest. If I ever get bed-ridden for a time, I will not be bored!!

  10. I really enjoyed your stories from Heart Stopper. Are you working on another collection like this?

  11. Thank you for Heart Stopper! I just go tit and can't wait to read it! and thx for sharing the list of the other participants. I'll go visit them now :)

  12. This a great book blog! I always search at the last minute at http://essayguard.com some ideas for my literature club. Next time I know which books we will read for Halloween.

  13. Oh, I love such books so very much! Absolutely great list, now I know what I am going to do this winter evenings :) thanks a lot for posting!


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