2015 October Frights Blog Hop

Welcome to my website, blog hoppers! I hope you’ve been enjoying your trek around the web visiting my fellow horror & paranormal authors.

In case this is your first blog hop, here’s the lowdown…over 45 authors are taking part in the inaugural showing of the October Frights Blog Hop founded by fellow author Clarissa Johal.

The only goal is to follow the links in the hop, visit their websites and gather as many free reads, goodies and prizes as you can!




I’m an ink-slinging night owl for a reason… 😉

In case this is your first time here, I’m a dark fiction author with a number of published & self-published works.

My short stories tend to be solely focused in the horror genre, but my various novels-in-progress range from paranormal thriller to suspense with some mystery thrown in for good measure.

I also run a horror review site called Bloody Bookish, I’m a freelance writer & copy writer & I may have a soft & fuzzy (yet still kick-ass) alter ego.



Now, I know you’re here for the books but there’s also a little Halloween-related loot up for grabs!

Available to each and every visitor is a copy of my short story eBook, Creepy Crawleys, which was originally featured in Northern Haunts: 100 Terrifying New England Tales from Shroud Publishing.

creepycrawleys_coversmallAbout Creepy Crawleys
John & Jane have just moved into a sprawling old Colonial house in New England.

When they are welcomed by their neighbors in a strange way, the newlyweds must confront the reclusive old couple and their disturbing gesture.




Every day, I’ll be randomly drawing a name from any entries for an eBook copy of any of my short stories available on my website including:

That means 10 winners! Winners may select any title from my catalog, including:


flowerscoverFlowers for the Dead
In a multicolored display of pomp and pageantry, the Flores Family gathers for their annual Day of the Dead ceremony.

But when jealousy arises, and the tradition hundreds of years old threatens to divide the family for good, Trina discovers that she is engaged to a man with secrets she isn’t sure she can live with.



thelockwoodcollectionThe Lockwood Collection
After struggling artist Regan Lockwood receives a mysterious gift from her father, her work begins to take on a horrifying tone.

Terrified of this darker side and her unraveling sanity, Regan is forced to confront her father and unearths a decades-old secret from her family’s past.



LikeFliesLike Flies to Honey
On the day of the annual Honey Ball, newcomer Robert Blythe spends his day rubbing elbows with the cream of the crop. But that does not necessarily safeguard him from being judged by the company he keeps.





skindeep_coverSkin Deep
For Sammy Molina, leaving his gang means escaping across the border, but to get away, he has to camouflage his past crimes.When the ties that bind Sammy to his crew seem unbreakable, he puts his trust in the one person he knows has his back, but he soon finds out that blood isn’t always thicker than water.






Now, here’s the info you’ve all been waiting for. The Grand Prize is pretty cool and loaded with spooky delights including:

  • 1 copy of Shroud Magazine with my story, Like Flies To Honey
  • 1 Sugar Skull coloring book (with stickers & 2 sugar skull pins)
  • 1 AMAZING Edward Scissorhands calavera sticker by the ever-talented artist Jose Pulido
  • Skull stickers
  • Skull pencil
  • Mini bookmarks

I may even throw in a few cool extras!

Every person who enters any of the daily giveaways will automatically be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE.

Daily Giveaway & Grand Prize winners will be announced at the end of the October Frights Blog Hop, which runs from October 1 to October 10.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below to leave a comment on this post. Then don’t forget to visit the rest of my fellow authors to see what spooky delights they are giving away.

Thanks for visiting! Hope to hear from you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



23 comments to 2015 October Frights Blog Hop

  • A. F. Stewart  says:

    A great post.

  • Saph  says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love skulls!!


    • Mary  says:

      Me too, Saph! hence my snazzy new skull logo! Thanks for visiting!

  • Christina Mason  says:

    Great way to kick off October!! Feels like fall! <3

    • Mary  says:

      Finally! I wish it was always Fall 🙂

  • Heather  says:

    The horror movie question….I wouldn’t like clown serial killers 🙂

    • Mary  says:

      I’m guessing you didn’t watch American Horror Story: Freak Show then? 🙂

  • Jolie du Pre  says:

    Here on the October Frights hop! Enjoy your October and have a happy Halloween!

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks Jolie! Great to see you on the Hop!

  • Amber Terry  says:

    Being buried alive would scare me most…or being stalked by a psychotic murderer.

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Mary  says:

      I have a half-finished buried alive story in my story trunk. Maybe I should polish it off and finish it for you…or not 😀

  • Clarissa Johal  says:

    LOVE your giveaway! The freebie book looks super interesting too. Looking forward to reading it 🙂

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks Clarissa!

  • Michelle Willms  says:

    I’m afraid of the dark, and I realize this has been done a million times, but I’d be terrified if I knew there was a supernatural (or serial killer) stalking me and the power was out…the phone rang, in SPITE OF THE FACT the phone is a cordless and requires power, and it’s the creeper. He’s calling from INSIDE the HOUSE! EEEK!! What to do? What to DO?? See? I’m already freaked out!!

    I love your giveaway and your site. Thank you so much for the free book. I’m so excited about that; I’ll be sure to post a review for you when I’ve finished reading it.

    • Mary  says:

      Sounds like the perfect situation for a horror story, Michelle! Thanks for visiting!

  • Shelly Hammond  says:

    Dolls. Any type of doll. Those creepy porcelain dolls, ventriloquist dummies, even a freaking Barbie if it wants to come alive. Just not right at all. That would be what would scare me the very most (I love Puppet Master and the puppets within but they are creepy little buggers!).

    Shelly H

    • Mary  says:

      I think everyone should be afraid of ventriloquist dummies!

  • Krysta B.  says:

    Clowns and elevators, they are the two things that I would be terrified of.

    • Mary  says:

      So being trapped in an elevator at a clown convention would be the worst! 😛

  • nrlymrtl  says:

    People scare me the most. Especially the sneaky ones who have some talent with a weapon, like Carol from The Walking Dead. She’s pretty quiet, past her prime, put up with BS from her husband for years (so she knows how to act meek and subservient) and she is deadly with a variety of guns and knives. She’s also a manipulator. That would be scary to have to pit my wits against her.

    • Mary  says:

      Good points! She definitely has a creepy side to her – the way she can smile at you and make you think everything’s okay…while hiding a knife behind her back 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  • Digital Dame  says:

    I’m so glad the Halloween blog hop led me here! I love your style and I’m really looking forward to reading Creepy Crawleys! Stay spooky, dear!

  • Digital Dame  says:

    Also, what scares me the most is really the suspense. The build up to that one terrifying moment is sometimes more frightening than the event itself!

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