The Lucky S.O.B. Has Been Chosen: Good Choice Reading’s Fall Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Fall Blog Hop Giveaway is  Cindi Clubbs

Cindi, please contact me at varlaventura AT gmail dot com and I’ll get the address to send a signed copy of my new book, Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night. Thanks again to all who entered, and keep your eyes open for MORE giveaways this month!

banshees, werewolves, vampires

Fall Blog Hop Giveaway with Good Choice Reading

welcomingthefallWell my pretties, it is officially autumn and we all know that Halloween is just a scream away. To help get you in the mood, I’m doing a giveaway as part of Good Choice Reading’s Fall Blog Hop. One lucky s.o.b. is going to win a copy of my NEW book, Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night Comment on this post to enter to win.

Contest begins…now! and ends at 12am on September 27th.

Tentacles Don’t Suck: Book Trailer Proves It

IMG_1184That’s right, folks, the people have spoken and the votes are tallied. The Among the Mermaids Book Trailer Winner is the Tentacle!!!

I’ve also chosen one very lucky winner–Witch of Brisbane–who will receive a signed copy of the book, a variety of awesome mermaid swag, and the very tentacle used in the making of this trailer. Thanks to everyone for reading, voting, and hopefully laughing.

And stay tuned for insane banshee action when I try my hands at the movie biz again in October for my new book, Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night: Facts Fictions and First-Hand Accounts.

Big thanks to my friend and publicist, Kat, who helped me make the trailer on her lunch break! Now that’s dedication.

Didn’t see it or want to see it again? Watch it here! Enjoy!!

Vote for Mermaids: Last Chance to Vote for the Winning Book Trailer

Vote! Vote! Vote!

You’ve got one more day to vote for one of the following book trailers. By commenting, I’ll tally your votes and enter you to win a signed copy of my book, Among the Mermaids + mermaid swag. The winning trailer will become the official book trailer and will be posted on the publisher’s website.

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow, Friday the 13th of September!

Trailer One:  Waves

Trailer Two: Tentacle

 

Trailer Three: Splash

Book Trailer Three: Among the Mermaids Splash Edition

Arrrrr! Avast ye landlubbers, pirating types and mermaidians alike,

Here is the THIRD of THREE book trailer videos. The object here is to let me know which one you like the best. If you vote, you enter to win my book plus swag!

What’s that you say? you haven’t seen the other TWO? Best be getting yourself on over to those posts and watch. Comment on whichever one you like the best, or comment about whichever one you prefer. Huh? Yeah, quit quibbling about my grammar and get thee to youtube!!

Mermaid Trailer One: Among the Mermaids Wave Edition

Mermaid Trailer Two: Among the Mermaids Tentacle Edition

Book Trailer Two: Among the Mermaids Tentacle Edition

Kraken-cravers and split-tailed lovers, take heed!

Here is the SECOND of THREE book trailers. Remember to comment on the one you like the most (or wherever you want to comment, really…) and one lucky sucker will get a copy of my book, Among the Mermaids:  Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea along with some mermaid swag and the actual tentacle used in this trailer.

This Blog Has Been Infected! Zompocalypse 2012

The gorgeous beings at Paranormal Wastelands are hosting a Zompocalypse Halloween Hop! And there are TWO (that’s right TWO) ways to win. I’ll be giving away a copy of  The Book of the Bizarre and a grab bag of oozing zombie fun, including bug bracelets and stretchy zombie toys. Winner will be announced on November 2nd.

1. Follow my blog, then leave your comment below telling me your favorite character from horror, movies or books. If you’re inclined, like me on facebook and follow me on Twitter too. Between October 28th-31st.

Comment (leave your email address) anytime between October 28th and midnight on Halloween. I’ll announce the winner by the 3rd or so of November.

AND/OR

2. You can also  go and check out my guest post on Paranormal Wasteland  For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Bateson Revival Device and Other Freaky Stories of  Premature Burial, Funeral Customs, and The Walking Dead

There is a button to enter to win at the bottom of the post.

All entries must be in the US or Canada.

Good luck, and Happy Halloween Month!!!!!!!

Zompocaplyse! A Grab Bag of Giveaway Fun!

The gorgeous beings at Paranormal Wastelands are hosting a Zompocalypse blog hop! And there are TWO (that’s right TWO) ways to win.

Today October 25th: go and check out my guest post For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Bateson Revival Device and Other Freaky Stories of  Premature Burial, Funeral Customs, and The Walking Dead

At the bottom of the page you can enter to win my book + zombie swag.

On October 28th-31st there will be an additional giveaway/Zompocalypse Blog Hop where you can do the following and enter to win again! I’ll repost this in a few days…

Follow my blog, then leave your comment below telling me your favorite character from horror, movies or books. If you’re inclined, like me on facebook and follow me on Twitter too. Between October 28th-31st.

I’ll be giving away a copy of  The Book of the Bizarre and a grab bag of oozing zombie fun, including bug bracelets and stretchy zombie toys. Winner will be announced on November 2nd.

Comment (leave your email address) anytime between October 28th and midnight on Halloween. I’ll announce the winner by the 3rd or so of November.

All entries must be in the US or Canada.

Good luck, and Happy Halloween Month!!!!!!!

Spooktacular Giveaway and Blog Hop-WINNER!!

Ladies and Gents, hold on to your pointy hats and swallow that last chunk of Halloween candy, because we have a WINNER.

Congrats to Jonquil Alexia who will receive copies of both of my books and some freaky tidbits too. And thanks to all that participated. i hope you all had a wild and wooly Halloween!

I am participating in The Spooktacular Giveaway Blog Hop!

There are over 500 other blogs participating lots of opportunities to win supernaturally awesome books.so I am giving away copies both my Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre books plus some spooktacular swag!

To enter:

To the most inspired Halloween observer goes the spoils. Enter between now and MIDNIGHT on October 31st. I’ll announce the winner on the 2nd of November. Please only enter if you have a US or Canadian mailing address. Good luck, tell all your friends,  and Happy Halloween!!

Horror Movie Madness Giveaway! WINNER

We have a winner! Ron Oliver, you’ve won the Horror Movie Madness giveaway. You’ll be receiving your soon–it’s going out it today’s mail! Here’s a sneak peak of what is creeping around in the big package coming your way, which includes copies of both of my books and some freaky fun things!

One of Ron’s favorite horror movies is The Exorcist. In a competitive genre, The Exorcist is definitely a stand out. Thanks to all who entered, and don’t worry if you didn’t win!! See the other posts about the Spooktacular Giveaway Blog Hop AND watch for the Zombocalypse Giveaway coming later this week!

I’m just in a giving mood this Halloween season. I want to give YOU, dear reader, signed copies of each of my freaky trivia  books, The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, along with a grab bag of zombirific  Halloween splendor, including but not limited to stretchy zombies, bug bracelets, stickers, and grow-your-own maggoty worm things.
How, pray tell, can you win such a wonderful prize? It’s easy! Do one or more of the following for a point to enter. No more than 6 points allowed per person. Each point counts as an entry (so if you do everything you have 6 x the chances to win.)

1. Follow my blog. (If you already do, just say so in your comment and you’ll get the point.) (1 point)

2. Add me to your interests on facebook. You just click on my page, like it if you haven’t already, and then to the right of the like button you’ll see an a tab that you can click on. A drop-down menu appears, and you just say “add page to interests.” (2 points)

3. Follow me on twitter. (1 point)

3. Comment with the answer to this question (2 points!):

What is your favorite horror movie???

Answer by October 21st, 2012. The winner will be announced on October 22nd.

Open to US residents only (if you live elsewhere you can enter if you want the prize to go to someone in the U.S. )