Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Samhains Sirens: Day 7, October 8

It's a Tremendous Tuesday here at Samhain's Sirens! Can you believe we've been at this for a week now?

We hope you're enjoying the celebration!

Remember, Serena is here to help, so feel free to shoot her off an email or use the contact form at the top of the page.

Let's get right to the music!


Today, we honor the great Ritchie Valens



by Samantha Curtin
Summer’s Hollow

One of the best parts of Samhain to me is all the horror stories, movies, books, and songs that float around. In addition to loving them I also happen to write them. On September 13th I even published my first full length horror novel: Summer’s Hollow. It’s a psychological horror story that focuses on 17 year old Rylie Bradford. Rylie is a somewhat normal teenager who, like me, loves everything to do with horror, folklore, and magic. She especially likes the folklore surrounding the town legend: Mary Pascal and Bloody Friday.

            See back in 1788 Mary Pascal was sentenced to death for killing her husband: a wealthy man of the law. After her death, strange occurrences happened in the town of Summer’s Hollow. These weird happening and mysterious deaths only stopped when Mary was supposedly cursed into an amulet. Well fast forward to 1999, when Rylie finds that very amulet and accidently lets out the spirit of Mary. Murder and mayhem ensue on the town of Summer’s Hollow.

            So far I’ve gotten many responses to my book including “It gives me the creeps” and “Did you want give me anxiety as I walked home from class?” In my opinion that’s exactly what I wanted to do: scare everyone with the question: what if? There’s a lot of that throughout Summer’s Hollow including a huge twist that will hopefully have my readers on the edge of their seats!


            Now’s your chance to enter to win your very own signed copy of Summer’s Hollow! It is my hope that the winner will think twice about stepping into the shower, or looking into their mirrors. To order you own copy of either the paperback or eBook version of Summer’s Hollow please visit Amazon here. 

In addition I also have two other books out: Deal with the Devil and Dark Cell. Both are available for download off of Amazon.com onto any Kindle ready device. Happy Haunting!


Note: These giveaways are open to the U.S., Canada and where allowable. Void where prohibited. Canadian residents, please pay close attention as by law, you have to use a different set of rules. Not to worry, we have you covered :)


Here’s how to enter:
Canadian residents, please pay close attention as by law, you have to use a different set of rules. Not to worry, we have you covered :)

How to Enter this giveaway: You have until 6am EDT tomorrow to enter!

The drawing will take place and will be announced both in email and on the blog at 9am EDT on October 9.

YOU MUST PROVIDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER.

1. Go to Sam's Author Facebook Page . Like the page and come back to let us know you did (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway (make sure you link back here), come back and leave us a link to your blog. (1 entry)

3. Tweet about this giveaway (link to us, please), come back, and leave us a link to your tweet (1 entry)

4. Be a follower of this blog, Samhain's Sirens (1 entry)

5. Like Samhains Sirens on Facebook (1 entry)

Note: If you want your entries to count as separate entries, you must post them separately. If you post 1 comment with all of these on it, it will only count as 1 entry.

Canadian residents, by law, instead of the above, you must answer the following question to be eligible:

What is 0+1?

What's cool about being a Canadian? You automatically get 5 entries per giveaway for just answering 1 question! :) WE STILL NEED A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS FOR YOU!

Good luck!


The winner of October 7th's giveaway from A Witch by any Other Name is:

Chrissie Andrist!





Quick and Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 yellow cake mix
2 eggs, beaten
5 TB butter, melted
1 12 oz pkg semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350*  Grease a 9” x 13” baking pan.

Mix first 3 ingredients together with a spoon.  Then stir in the chips.
Spread in the dish.  Bake for 20-25 mins until top is golden brown.  Let cool in pan.
Enjoy!

*variations!  You can add any flavor of chip...butterscotch, peanut butter, milk chocolate.  Add in nuts or fruit as well.  You can also use a white cake mix or even a chocolate one.

You can visit Autumn's blog at My Moonlit Path and her shop at Verbena Lane Botanicals!

Tune in tomorrow for even more October fun! See you then!

55 comments:

  1. I follow Sam's FB page, as well as Samhain's Sirens, under Jonquil Alexia. Plus, I follow your blog :) jonquilsgrdn@gmail.com

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  2. I've also 'Liked' Sam's Author Page

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  3. I liked the author's page and I've also liked Sirens and follow the blog! I love love horror stories!

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    2. Thanks! I live and breathe horror! Glad you're a fan :-)

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    1. Wow! I'm thrilled to have won yesterday's giveaway. I can't wait to receive my earrings from A Witch By Any Other Name!

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    2. Congrats! Those earrings were gorgeous!

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  5. Tweet Tweet! https://twitter.com/kleaf19/status/387566632723165184

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  6. I liked Sam's Facebook page! rapowell4@gmail.com

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  10. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect and Feedly. colliflower7@gmail.com

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  12. And I liked the Samhain's Sirens Facebook page

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  13. I liked Sam's Facebook Page. Love some spooky stories! Bohowitch@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for following! Aren't spooky stories great? Especially this time of year! :-)

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  14. Still love the Sirens on Facebook

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  15. Following the blog ever onward via Feedly. :)

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  16. E-mail address is oursunnyview @ gmail.c om. I am a follower of Sirens on Blogger.

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  17. Ooh, love spooky stories!! I tweeted at https://twitter.com/RCchrps/status/387611349083095041
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  18. I have liked Sam's Facebook page (:

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  19. I have tweeted about this giveaway.

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  20. I am a follower of this blog (:

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  21. I have liked Samhain's Sirens on Facebook.

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    Wishing everyone good luck ^_^

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  22. Heehee It's like a cookie cake. It looks delicious (: I will have to try that recipe.

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  24. I also tweeted the giveaway, here's the link to my tweet https://twitter.com/WitchyWoman1014/status/387701797470478336

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  25. YAY 0+1=1
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    BTW love ritchie valens <3 Good song.
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  26. I liked Samantha's FB page
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  27. Tweeted about the give away https://twitter.com/cjrccm/status/387757861737996288

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  30. http://www.peppylady.blogspot.com/2013/10/picked-out-some-but-had-to-toss-few.html

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  31. https://twitter.com/Peppylady...
    and my tweet read as follow...Summer Hallow the book is being given away over at http://samhainsirens.blogspot.com/2013/10/samhains-sirens-day-7-october-8.html …

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  32. I 'Liked' Sam's Author Facebook Page =D The book sounds fantastic!!

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  33. I'm a follower of the Samhain's Sirens blog =D

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  34. Of course I 'Like' the Samhain's Sirens FB page =D

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