Sunday, October 29, 2006

CONTEST - LAST DAZE!

SHOCKLINES ROCKS HORROR DAY CONTEST!

The prizes:
Winner #1 - $25 Shocklines Gift Certificate!
Winner #2 - $10 Shocklines Gift Certificate*
Winner #3 - Signed copy of BEASTS, by Shannon Riley
Winner #4 - Signed copy of THE OAK CLAN, by Jerrod Balzer

The deadline: October 30th, 11:59PM Eastern US

HOW TO WIN:

1. Go to Shocklines.com - Click Here!
2. Peruse the list of New Releases.
3. Pick a title you like and post it in a comment on THIS MYSPACE BLOG POST.
4. From all the names in this blog a winner will be chosen randomly on Halloween.
5. The winner will be notified in a MySpace Email and Comment on their Profile.

OPTIONAL BONUS #1 - Get TWO EXTRA ENTRIES in the gift certificate drawing:

1. Support Shocklines by purchasing something from the Online Store - Anything will do!
2. In THIS MYSPACE BLOG thread, post a description of what you bought and the date you purchased it.
3. In the comments section of your order, tell them Fran sent you!

OPTIONAL BONUS #2 - Get ONE EXTRA ENTRY in the gift certificate drawing and a chance to win a signed Advance Review Copy (white cover/no illustrations) of MAMA'S BOY:

1. All you have to do is sign-up for my monthly newsletter, Fran Friel's Lair News - Click Here!
Note: All the folks already signed-up for the newsletter are automatically entered in the gift certificate drawing.

Good luck, and thank you VERY much for playing!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel





PS - A little more incentive to visit Shocklines.com:

-Free shipping.
-Hundreds of titles under the Guaranteed Good Reads and New Voices Guarantee program, which lets you return books for refunds or store credit with no questions asked.
-Many books autographed at no extra charge.
-Many books remarqued by artists at no extra charge.
-Personal attention to customer service.
-No raised prices for out of print items.

Not even Amazon can't compete with that!

PPS - You'll need a MySpace account to post to the MySpace thread. It's free and easy to open one...and worth a chance for $25 gift cerficate.

*donated by James Calhoun
**donated by Shannon Riley
***donated by Jerrod Balzer

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Keene TV!

That's right, our own Mr. K, author of The Rising, City of the Dead, The Conqueror Worms, Terminal, Fear of Gravity will be gracing the airwaves at The History Channel along with Kyra Schon and Douglas E. Winter in an installment of Fear Files. The show premieres on The History Channel tonight, Tuesday, October 24, at 8pm EST. For more information and the schedule of repeats, go here. Brian Keene and company will be hosting a special live chat at his message board as the program airs.

For more info, got to Brian Keene's MySpace Blog! Check-out his radio appeareance schedule while you're there, and tell 'em Fran sent you!

Enjoy!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sweetened!

Mmmm...the pot has sweetened!

Thanks to a generous gift from James Calhoun, another prize has been added to the contest loot for the Shocklines Rocks Horror Day Contest. There will be another drawing from all the entries for a $10 Shocklines Gift Certificate!

Thank you, James!

For all the contest details: Click Here! And Here, too!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Need More Incentive to Play?























NEED MORE INCENTIVE TO PLAY?

If the $25 Gift Cerficate for the Shocklines Rocks Horror Day Contest wasn't already enough to wet your appetite to visit the Shocklines.com, we have a very generous offer of TWO NEW PRIZES!

Win a signed copy of Shannon Riley's, BEAST:

1. Visit Shocklines.com.
2. Make a purchase of any kind.
3. List your purchase item and the date of purchase ON THE ORIGINAL CONTEST THREAD.
4. In the comments section of your order, tell them Shannon Riley sent you.
5. This prize winner will be drawn in a second random drawing of everyone who listed their new Shocklines purchase on the original thread.

Win a signed copy of Jerrod Balzer's, THE OAK CLAN::

1. Go to Shocklines.com - Click Here!
2. Peruse the list of New Releases.
3. Pick a title you like and post it in a comment on ON THE ORIGINAL CONTEST THREAD.
4. From all the names in the original blog post a 2nd place winner will be chosen randomly on Halloween.
5. The winner will be notified in a MySpace Email and Comment on their Profile.

Click Here to check-out the original blog for all of the contest details!

Thank you Shannon and Jerrod for your generous contribution to support our friend Matt Schwartz and Shocklines.com.

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Friday, October 13, 2006

Shocklines Rocks Horror Day Contest!






Happy Horror Day!!

And to celebrate, I've got a nice juicy prize just right for the celebration. Read on!

My fellow Shockliners already know the dark joy, but for those of you yet to visit the vast cyber-aisles of THE greatest online bookstore for horror lovers, you're in for a treat AND I'm going to make it worth your while to have a little visit. Again, read on!

A little background: Matt Schwartz, the owner of Shocklines.com, would never admit it, but he has been responsible for launching and supporting the careers of innumerable horror writers (mine included!), and for being a major outlet for the small press horror industry. His bookstore and his amazing Shocklines Forum provide a hub for professional and aspiring writers, fans and publishers around the world to share industry news, friendship, support and all things horror genre related. I can't imagine what would happen to small press horror publishing if we lost Matt's Shocklines. So, in honor of "Your One-Stop Shop for Horror", I give you the Shocklines Rocks Horror Day Contest!

The prize: A $25 Shocklines Gift Certificate!
The deadline: October 30th, 11:59PM Eastern US

HOW TO WIN:

1. Go to Shocklines.com - Click Here!
2. Peruse the list of New Releases.
3. Pick a title you like and post it in a comment on THIS MYSPACE BLOG POST.
4. From all the names in this blog a winner will be chosen randomly on Halloween.
5. The winner will be notified in a MySpace Email and Comment on their Profile.

OPTIONAL BONUS #1 - Get TWO EXTRA ENTRIES in the gift certificate drawing:

1. Support Shocklines by purchasing something from the Online Store - Anything will do!
2. In THIS MYSPACE BLOG thread, post a description of what you bought and the date you purchased it.
3. In the comments section of your order, tell them Fran sent you!

OPTIONAL BONUS #2 - Get ONE EXTRA ENTRY in the gift certificate drawing and a chance to win a signed Advance Review Copy (white cover/no illustrations) of MAMA'S BOY:

1. All you have to do is sign-up for my monthly newsletter, Fran Friel's Lair News - Click Here!
Note: All the folks already signed-up for the newsletter are automatically entered in the gift certificate drawing.

Help me celebrate Horror Day and support my friend and the dark godfather of small press horror, Matt Schwartz. Horror lovers and small press publishing supporters, Start Your Engines!!

Good luck, and thank you VERY much for playing!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

PS - A little more incentive to visit Shocklines.com:

-Free shipping.
-Hundreds of titles under the Guaranteed Good Reads and New Voices Guarantee program, which lets you return books for refunds or store credit with no questions asked.
-Many books autographed at no extra charge.
-Many books remarqued by artists at no extra charge.
-Personal attention to customer service.
-No raised prices for out of print items.

Not even Amazon can't compete with that!

PPS - You'll need a MySpace account to post to the MySpace thread. It's free and easy to open one...and worth a chance for $25 gift cerficate.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

TOOOOOOT!


TOOOOOOOT!

Yup, that's me tooting my own horn one more time (Hmm, what did you think that sound was? Huh? *grins*). I thank you ALL once again for helping MAMA'S BOY reach the Number One spot in the Shocklines.com Bestsellers' List for the first week in October!

I'm honored to be there with such a distinguished group of writers such as Doug Clegg, Sarah Langan and Greg Gifune. Thanks again everyone for supporting MAMA'S BOY and helping us rise to the top. You're right up there with me folks, and I'm deeply touched and grateful for the privilege.

An enormous thanks also goes out to the wonderful Matt Schwartz at Shocklines.com for his amazing help in getting the book into so many hands. Although MB is out-of-print at the publishers, Matt still has a few copies left if anyone still wants a copy - Check Here.

BIG HUGS to you all!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Friday, October 06, 2006

Beautification and Fresh Meat!





Have you noticed how darn fine The Horror Library Website is looking these days? Our beloved Bailey Hunter and her powerful web wizard, Jed Verity, have been behind the scenes cleaning house and coding away to make the site beautiful, fast and functional.

Have a LOOK!

And while you're there, check out the HUGE haul of HALLOWEEN FRESH MEAT, including my dark fantasy story, "The Raven's Heart," and be sure to cast your vote for the HL with the Horrorfind link at the bottom of the site menu.

Enjoy!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

HWA Offers Free Publicty Class - Today!

Press Release:

FREE PUBLICITY CLASS

"The Horror Writers Association is sponsoring
a free publicity class to help creators who
are planning events around Halloween. While
the publicity effort is geared to Horror Day,
which is Oct. 13, anyone is welcome to use the materials. The
four-step class is posted on the front page of the
HWA site (www.horror.org) and on the Horror Day
Myspace site (www.myspace.com/horrorday).

"In connection with the chat, HWA officers Steven Wedel
and Scott Nicholson are co-hosting a chat on publicity
on Thurs, Oct. 4, at 9 pm EST. Nickolas Cook will
moderate the chat at Shocklines, and the chat is open
to anyone.

http://shocklines.stores.yahoo.net/chat.html

"Remember, you don’t have to be an HWA member or Horror
Day participant to join in and learn. The class is
free and no passwords or registration are required."

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

RI International Horror Film Festival

The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival

It starts this week, Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 8th in beautiful Providence, RI at the University of Rhode Island.

They have a fantastic line-up, including Jack Ketchum's, THE LOST which will be screening on Saturday evening.

Stop by the RIIHFF website for all of the details. Maybe I'll see you there!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

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