I've got a world of WIN ready for ya, and lots of ways you can participate, so grab your broomsticks and come along for the midnight ride...
A quick explanation of what you'll find here on the Schedule of Awesome-filled Awesome: a regularly (she says now) updated list of the goings on in Helluva Halloween, broken into categories -- different levels of awesome, if you will. As each Helluva Halloween item is posted, it will be linked up under it's appropriate heading. Check back often for the latest editions, because this list is going to grow and grow all month long as the awesome fills to bursting.
Awesome #1: Buttons!
This first awesome is different from the rest in that it's finished; no other goodies are going to be listed under this heading; these are just for you to grab the Helluva Halloween buttons. This year you get your choice of blog button to show your participation in, or approval of, Helluva Halloween. Take your pick, kiddies, or take them both, I don't mind:
Awesome #2: Games and Goodies!
I'm going to have a number of games and interactive bits for you to participate in during the month, so pay attention to this spot with in the next couple of days as the various goodies are announced!
- Helluva Halloween Craft Off! -- prizes available!
- JG's Character Connection Giveaway
- Halloween Craft Off
- Horror Haiku Challenge
- Caption This! Picture Challenge
- Helluva Halloween Twitter Mini-Story Challenge
- Mrs. Deraps Create Your Character Challenge
Awesome #3: Interviews!
Pretty self-explanatory, that. There are going to be loads of fun and irreverant interviews from some pretty awesome authors, so keep your eyes ... peeled? pealed? [either way, it just seems so disturbing an expression...]. Anyway, what I'm saying is watch this spot for the latest updates as each author's interview is revealed.
- Ryan Mecum, author of Zombie Haiku, et al.
- Anastasia Hopcus, author of Shadow Hills
- Andrea Cremer, author of Nightshade
- S.G.Browne, author of Breathers: a Zombie's Lament
- David Moody, author of Hater
Awesome #4: Guest Postiness!
I've got lots of fun posts planned for you from both authors and other bloggers, and here's the spot to find them. Want to see your own name here? It's never too late*. Email me at mbradenwf @ gmail DOT com with your questions and/or post to join the fun!
But even if you aren't a featured guest this month, that doesn't mean you can't get involved in Helluva Halloween. There will be a links page, too, for you to link up your book/movie/music/costume/candy reviews, and of course the games and challenges for you to play in.
- Guest post from Brian James, author of Zombie Blondes
- Guest Post from Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement
- Secret Window, Secret Garden, from Kate of Kate's Library
- Behind Every Great Book, There is Great Candy, from Allison of The Allure of Books
- The Art of Cemetery Photography, from Jo of Fluidity of Time
- Cemetery Photography, part II, from Book ♥ Soulmates
- Blood Oath, from Titania of Fishmuffins of Doom
- "Fairytales" from author Scott Nicholson, part of the Haunted Computer Kindle Giveaway Tour
- Vampires Suck, from Anne of Potter, Percy and I
- Movie Review: People Under the Stairs, from Nina of J'adore Happy Endings
- Excerpt: Mystify (Mystyx #2) by Artist Arthur
- Excerpt of Wanted: Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick Ass Enemies of Evil
- Excerpt: In Dreams Begin by Skyler White
*This is a lie. At a certain point it will be too late, or really, really early for next year's Helluva Halloween...
Awesome #5: Regular Weekly Programming!
Nearly every day of the week there will be one specific, recurring meme related to that day. There will be other posts in edition to these, but these are guarantees. Here's the breakdown:
- Sunday = Caption This! game
- Tuesday = TBR Tuesday
- The Devouring by Simon Holt
- Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
- Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling by D.M. Cornish
- The Gates by John Connolly
- Wednesday = Wishlist Wednesday
- Horns by Joe Hill
- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvidst
- Fated by S.G. Browne
- Nocturnes by John Connolly
- Thursday = Character Connection
- Friday = Friday Face Off
- Saturday = Short Story Saturday
- "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Alaya Dawn Johnson
- "The Assassin's Apprentice" by Michelle Zink
- "Fearless" by Rachel Vincent
Awesome #6: Giveaways!
You know me. You should know by now that I like to give you sh*t. And other people do, too! I am going to do my best all month long to round up bits of awesome that you can own for your very own self -- if you're lucky.
- Helluva Halloween Tricks and Treats Grab Bag!!
- JG's Character Connection Giveaway!
- Tom Sawyer and the Undead, from Gofita's Pages! -- winner announced!
- SIGNED copy of Zombie Blondes by Brian James!
- Scott Nicholson Kindle Giveaway + blog tour!
- Mrs. Deraps Create Your Character Challenge!
- SIGNED copy of Manifest by Artist Arthur + swag!
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
- SIGNED Breathers: a Zombie's Lament + Fated by S.G. Browne
- David Moody Mega Prize Pack Giveaway!
Awesome #7: Reviews and Everything Else!
Of course, I'm going to have lots of reviews, silly bits, random posts and whatnot of the awesome variety, so those will be linked up here. :)
- Your Linkies Page
- Ocotber Trix-n-Treatz from vvb
- First Pages teaser: The Witches Kitchen by Allen Williams
- Teaser: Meridian by Amber Kizer
- Teaser: The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle
- Teaser: Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
- Teaser: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
- Teaser: Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
- Teaser: Manifest by Artist Arthur
- Teaser: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
- Teaser: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
- Book Rat review of Zombie Blondes by Brian James
- Book Rat review of Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum
- Book Rat review of Meridian by Amber Kizer
- Book Rat review of The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
- Book Rat review of Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
- Book Rat review of Manifest by Artist Arthur
- Book Rat review (repost) of We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
- Book Rat review of Hater by David Moody
- Book Rat review of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
- Book Rat review of Breathers: a Zombie's Lament by SG Browne
- Random: Zombies!
- Random: Eerie Puppies
- Random: Creepy Cat
Looking forward to hearing from you during Helluva Halloween, my loves! Let the witching (and the ghouling and fiending and spooking) begin!!!