2nd Annual Fall Carnival Blog Hob!

Fall is back and so is our Carnival Blog Hop! So grab some Kettle Corn or funnel cake, and hop on board.

Let’s talk scary movies, since it is the season of spooky.

I used to love scary movies as a kid, then I got pregnant and had to start getting up in the middle of the night to pee. Well, let’s just say that some of those scary movies scared me enough that I had to wake my husband up to walk me to the bathroom because I was afraid that the creatures under my bed would grab me. I can no longer handle scary movies now. (insert sad face here)

But before that I had some all time favorites. Here’s my top 3.

  1. Thirteen Ghosts. It wasn’t what I would call slasher scary, but it was ghosts that I can’t see and can tell me scary.

2. The Blair Witch Project. I know, kind of cheesy, but they did such a god job marketing that thing that I wasn’t convinced it wasn’t real.

3. The Exorcist. A classic film that I think made everyone a little freaked out.

I won’t watch any of these anymore, but I sure do still have nightmares about them.

Leave me a comment below with some of your favorite scary movies and I’ll pick a random winner to receive a signed copy of Struck By Eros, in addition to being included in the wonderful prize listed below.


We are offering one grand prize, an $80 Amazon gift card. To enter to win the gift card, simply subscribe to our Muses Blog (see Follow button on the right sidebar). All subscribers between today and October 24th will be entered. However, if you want a greater chance of winning the gift card, you can visit each author’s website and enter their contest for their own individual giveaways. So subscribing to the Muses blog gives you one entry to win the Amazon gift card, but, for example, entering Jennifer Windrow and Shanyn Hosier’s individual giveaways gives you three entries to win the gift card in addition to a chance to win that author’s individual giveaway and so on. We will announce the winners on this blog on October 29, and each author will announce her own individual winner as well.

Below are links to our Carnival Author blogs with details on their giveaways!


Next up on the hop is…

Maria Cox


Have a great October and good luck!


Muses Fall Carnival Blog Hop

fall blog buttonWelcome to my entry into the Muses Fall Carnival Blog Hop! In addition to having a greater chance of winning the $70 Amazon Gift card, I’m giving away a signed copy of Wicked Temptation by Zoe Archer, a signed copy of House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter, and a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card, just scroll down the site and click the follow button and a winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced November 6 so stop back by and check out the Muses blog to see the list of winners of the grand prize (Amazon gift card) and each individual giveaways.


Let’s talk Spooky books. It’s Halloween after all. I know a lot of people will name anything by Stephen King. And why not, he’s the maestro of scary. But other than Stephen King, what other author has made the pee run down your leg? The book you had to hide in the freezer to keep the monsters from being released? (Any Friends fans out there?)

Mine is a book called Smoke and Mirrors by the amazing Tanya Huff. Scared the bejeezus out of me. Husband was out of town, I was all alone with an eighth month old baby, and the ghosts she wrote were so terrifying, so freaky, so nightmarish that I had to sleep on the floor of the babies room so I wouldn’t be alone. I still own that book, but I have never had the nerve to read it a second time.

How about you? What’s that beyond scary book? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear.

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