Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Happy Halloween Blog-O-Rama Birthday Blow-Out Bash Contest

Hey, Gang! This is what I'm up to for Halloween, and of course, you're invited! You know how I am with contests.

Happy Halloween Hugs to YOU,
Fran



















A Momentary Obsession

First, let me apologize for my obsession with Halloween cake pics. I didn't know I had this obsession until I started looking for just the right pic for this blog, and discovered the wonderful world of Halloween cake decorating. Yeah, I know, I'm strange, but completely harmless unless you have a cake phobia. You don't, do you? Good heavens, is that your tongue swelling out of your mouth?? But I digress.

In the Beginning
By sheer coincidence, the Horror Library started blogging two years ago on Halloween. Chris "the Chrispy One" Perridas was struck with the inspiration for us to dive into the blogoshere and I foolishly took his challenge and built our first little blog at Blogger. We amassed a team and the HL Blog-O-Rama was born on Halloween morning and has been spreading our dark cheer into cyberspace ever since.

During those same two years, the Horror Library members have been busy with other projects, as well. The great and powerful Oz behind the curtain at Cutting Block Press, is the talented and oh so fetching, Mr. Boyd Harris. Along with our illustrious founder, RJ Cavender, Cutting Block has published four faboo anthologies - two with short stories, Horror Library Vol. 1 and Vol. 2; and two with novellas, Butcher Shop Quartet and Tattered Souls.

The Cutting Block Press books have received some fine reviews, and recently, Horror Library Vol. 2 has joined the race for a Stoker nomination. You'll find a couple of excellent reviews at the following links:

Skullring: Review of Horror Library Volume 1
Skullring: An Anthology Worth of a Stoker Nomination

The Perfect Marriage
Why, you might ask, should you join us to celebrate the perfect marriage of the Blog-O-Rama's birthday and Halloween? Loot...prizes...wining stuff, that's why! Yup, it's time high time for a contest, and I've come out of my blogging hiatus just so I can bring it to you!

So here's the deal, it's easy! Just CLICK HERE to subscribe to the HL Blog-O-Rama blog at MySpace. That's it! It's that easy, and if you're already subscribed, you're set!

On November 14 the winners will be announced from a random drawing of all the names in the HLBOR subscriber list.

The Loot:
Grand Prize:
A Collection of ALL Four Cutting Block Press Books
That's Horror Library Vol. 1 and 2, Butchershop Quartet and Tattered Souls!
Winner #2:
A Copy of Horror Library Vol. 1
Winner #3:
A Copy of Tattered Souls
Winner #4:
A Copy of Butchershop Quartet

And you KNOW if I'm doing a contest, there will always be a BONUS:
Win a copy of Horror Library Vol 2 AND a $10 gift certificate to the Horror Mall, the brand spanking new store from the horror publishing powerhouses, Bloodletting Books and Delirium Books.

To win:
1. Post the contest info OR a prominent link for the contest in your own blog.
2. Post a comment here or at the MySpace contest blog with a link to your contest blog post.

3. A winner will be chosen randomly from all the bloggers who shared the contest info.


That's it, kids. Now get subscribing, blogging and winning and have a very Happy Halloween!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

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