Creepy Freebies Are Here

The time has come, the day is here! Creepy Freebies are now available for one and all!

Today only, you can grab a copy of any (or all!) of my current eBooks for FREE!

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Flowers 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.

Like 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.

The 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.


 

To get your own copy, add the book(s) you want to your cart and use coupon code CREEPY at checkout!

Creepy-Freebies---NarrowBut that’s not all! I’m not the only author offering up these frightful reads!

Host Milo James Fowler is giving away some of his own books, not to mention my fellow authors:

Be sure to visit their websites and fill up your trick or treat bag with these CREEPY FREEBIES!

And don’t forget to share the news about #CreepyFreebies on Twitter  (and all your social media hangouts).

This might help (just copy & paste it to Twitter!):

Want some #CreepyFreebies? Grab these spooky books FREE from @MaryRajotte http://bit.ly/1xPJu5t

creepycrawleys_coversmallEnjoy the free reads – and don’t forget to post your reviews to Amazon & Goodreads!

GET MORE FREEBIES

While you’re at it, you can get a free copy of my flash fiction ebook, Creepy Crawleys, which was also my first publishing credit!

Pick up a freebie for All Hallows Read

creepycrawleys_coversmallHalloween is one of my favourite times of the year and when I celebrate, you get to reap the rewards – that’s just how I roll!

In honour of Halloween, and as part of All Hallows Read, I’m giving away free copies of my very first published tale – CREEPY CRAWLEYS!

WAIT…WHAT’S ALL HALLOWS READ?!
Awesome Author Extraordinaire Neil Gaiman started the All Hallows Read movement in 2010 as a way to promote reading and encourage people to give someone a scary book for Halloween.

It’s that simple!

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ABOUT CREEPY CRAWLEYS
This was my first accepted story, published in 2010 by Shroud Publishing in Northern Haunts: 100 Terrifying New England Tales.

The story is based on a strange old superstition I read about putting bugs in pats of butter to ward off infection. I know, right? Strange, creepy and a little gross, but I used that as my inspiration and wrote a little tale about the couple who move next door to people who have adopted this superstition into their lives.

EXTRA GOODIES
When the story first came out, I made a mini book trailer for it, and just last year, I did a Booktrack for it, which adds music & sound effects to the story and allows you to read along.

GRAB YOUR COPY
So, want a free copy of Creepy Crawleys? Head over to the story page and download your own copy today!

And don’t forget to give someone you love a scary book for Halloween!

The Time Has Come To Coffin Hop

coffin-hop-advert-scarecrowAnother lovely day begins, for ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes and you will find that…THE COFFIN HOP HAS ARRIVED!

That’s right, kids! Another Halloween season is upon us and that means one thing ’round these parts – spooky stories for everyone!

WHAT IS THE COFFIN HOP?

Every year, a bevy of horror authors offer up books, prizes, goodies and giveaways. All you have to do is hop from site to site, entering contests, discovering new authors and just getting into the Halloween spirit.

WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS?

This year, I’m giving away an ebook prize pack to 5 lucky winners!

Each winner will receive a digital copy (in either PDF, EPUB or MOBI) of Like Flies To Honey, Flowers For The Dead and The Lockwood Collection!

I may even throw in some extra swag for all 5 winners – because everyone deserves a little swag!

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freeswagHOW DO I WIN?

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. You can tweet, comment, follow me on Facebook or sign up for my newsletter (where you will also receive cool freebies and the chance to win contests throughout the year).

So, what are you waiting for?! Enter the contest below then GET TO HOPPIN’!
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Want to win even more books, ebooks, tricks or treats? Visit CoffinHop.com for the other participating authors!

MORE FROM ME!

While you’re here, why not grab a free copy of my latest ebook, Creepy Crawleys. It’s free this month for All Hallows Read!

GET YOUR FREE EBOOK

 

Frightful Treats For Everyone

me_vamp_avatarIt’s probably no surprise that I love this time of year. And that means – you get to reap the rewards!

First off, I hope you’re getting into the Halloween spirit. I know I am! Check out this makeover I had!

Want your own? head over to funnypho.to to choose from zombies, aliens and other freaky faces you can put on for Halloween (or any time of year, actually!).

That isn’t all the fun to be had though. I’m also planning some cool giveaways in the next few weeks – ebooks for everyone! Here are a few ways you can get some spooky goodies during the most frightful time of year:

  • I’ll be taking part in Creepy Freebies! Put together by Milo James Fowler, myself and other authors will be offering up free reads, downloads & raffles
  • I’m also hard at work on a new story that will be available FREE exclusively for All Hallows Read!
  • Don’t forget about the Coffin Hop! With hundreds of authors taking part from Oct. 24-31, you can hop from site to site collecting freebies, entering contests and generally celebrating the Halloween season

More details will be posted to the blog on event days, so be sure to come back (or watch my Twitter or Facebook pages for the deets).

So go on! Have some fun, slip into a freaky costume and eat some candy! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Backstage Pass Contest Winner(s)

vip_stickerHere it is the news you’ve been waiting for…the winner for my Who Wants To Win A Backstage Pass contest!

Since there were only 2 entries…YOU ARE BOTH WINNERS!

That’s right…Zack? YOU win a Backstage Pass! Tom? You ALSO win a Backstage Pass! That means both of you will be getting Spirited Tales, Altered Words, Breeding Ground posts, and not to mention…the monthly eBook, plus some extra spooky goodies for taking part in the giveaway. Sound good? I think it does!

Check your inboxes for the details…and beware…you should start receiving creepy tales any day now!

Thanks again for entering, guys. I know you’re going to love what I’ve got cooked up for you! Mwa-ha-ha!

New Contest: Who Wants To Win A Backstage Pass

Although I’m a firm believer that scary stories should be enjoyed all year-round, there’s no better time for creepy tales that fright & delight than Halloween!

Which is why I’ve decide to hold a new contest called…Who Wants To Win a Backstage Pass!

whowantstowinTHE DEETS
The winning entrant will win 1 month of PATREON goodies! That’s right! The monthly ebook (in your choice of digital format), all the extra stories, the behind-the-scenes scoopage that my patrons currently receive…all of it is yours for the entire month of October!

You’ll get the ROCK STAR treatment that my highest level of Patreon supporters receive (which is currently the ROADIE level) for the entire month – I may even throw a few extra special treats your way.

How sweet does that sound?!

HOW TO GET THE GOODS
All it takes is a comment! No jumping through hoops, nothing to sign up for or no skill-testing questions to sweat over. All you have to do is say you wanna win, and you’ll be entered into the contest.

WHAT MY PATRONS ARE SAYING
Not sure it’s quite your thing? Check out what my current patrons have to say about the goods they’ve received:

“Mary Rajotte’s Patreon offers all sorts of goodies, from twisted stories (which are awesome) to her ‘Altered Words’ segments. She also isn’t shy about pulling back the curtain and revealing the inspiration behind these dark creations. If you’re a horror fan, I recommend putting down a couple of bucks and supporting Mary’s work.”
- Todd K

WHO WANTS TO WIN?
So, you wanna win a month of skin-crawlingly good fiction and a sneak peek into the methods of my madness? Just enter your comment below (as well a your email address so I can contact you if you win), and you’re entered!

The contest runs until midnight on October 5, with goodies being sent to you throughout October.

Winners will be chosen at random & content delivered directly to your inbox, so again, don’t forget to include a working email address so I can sully your inbox with my nightmarish tales.

So…WHO WANTS TO WIN A BACKSTAGE PASS?!
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Altered Words Challenge

alteredwords_titleSo, I’ve been having fun with my Altered Words series of posts – but why should I be the only one?

I’m extending a challenge to one and all – to take my stories…and tear ‘em up!

That’s right! Consider this an invitation to experiment! Anyone who wants to get in on the fun will receive a 50% Discount code for an ebook of their choice with which to experiment. Already own a copy? Well, what are you waiting for?!

RULES

  • Open up your copy of Flowers for the Dead, The Lockwood Collection or Like Flies To Honey
  • Print out a copy or load it into your favourite photo editing program and black out the words you don’t want
  • Send the poem/prose to me or post it on my Facebook Page

PRIZES
I’ll choose my favorite poem (or poems!) and that person will win a mini prize pack! Bookmarks, stickers, pencils and other goodies!

EXTRAS
Why not write a quick review while you’re at it? Something short & sweet will do the trick and posting it on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

GET YOUR COPY
If you don’t already own a copy of either of the 3 ebooks, just head over to my website, choose either Like Flies to Honey, Flowers for the Dead or The Lockwood Collection ebook and use the following Discount Code to get 50% off:

Use Discount Code: 50OFF
Then, mark it up in your photo editor of choice, or just write the poem out & send it to me so I can share it with other readers! Or feel free to post it to my Facebook page. Easy as pie!

Now…get out there and find your poem!

#SpookySelfie Week 1 Winners

It’s been a great thrill seeing the first entries for the #SpookySelfie contest and I’m happy to announce the winners for Week 1…EVERYONE!

Tony Rapino…you get an ebook!

Linda Kollau…you get an ebook, too!

And last but certainly not least…Matt Butterweck…you win an ebook!!!

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That’s right…everyone who sends in a #spookyselfie gets a copy of The Lockwood Collection (or they can choose from my other 2 ebooks if they like).

But that’s not all! The contest is open-ended, which means anyone can use The Skeleton Man sticker found in this blog post at any time to create their own photo, upload it to my Facebook page or tag me on Google+ or Twitter and they will also win a free copy of the ebook.

Winners, email me at maryrajotte[at]gmail[dot[com] with the title of your choice (The Lockwood Collection, Flowers for the Dead or Like Flies to Honey) and your file format of choice (EPUB, MOBI or PDF) and I’ll send your prize out asap.

Don’t forget…it’s never too late to send in your own #spookyselfie…because The Skeleton Man is always lurking…

Announcing the Spooky Selfie Contest

spookyselfieIf you’re a lover of scary stories and you also happen to be a bit of a shutterbug, well this contest is for you!

The Spooky Selfie Contest is open to submissions!

THE RULES
The cover “model” for The Lockwood Collection isn’t much of a looker, so I thought the best way to cheer him up was to get all of you to take a selfie with him.

I will provide a virtual “sticker” of what Regan Lockwood (the main character in The Lockwood Collection) has dubbed “The Skeleton Man” to anyone who’s willing to pose with him.

All you have to do is take a selfie (or use one you already have and add The Skeleton Man into the photo) and share it!

Here’s an example of my sister and I at Christmas. Check out The Skeleton Man sneaking into our pic for his 15 minutes of fame.

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THE PRIZE
Winning entrants will receive a free copy of The Lockwood Collection eBook (or another eBook of your choosing, if you’d prefer).

A little birdie told me there may actually be prizes for everyone who enters!

WHERE DO I SHARE?
You can share you spooky selfies on my Facebook page, on Google+, on Instagram or on Twitter.

Don’t forget to tag your posts with #MaryRajotte, #spookyselfie (or +MaryRajotte on G+) so I won’t miss them – or post the link to the wall of my Facebook author page.

Feel free to share this contest badge with your friends so they can get in on the fun!

Good luck! Now…go strike a spooky pose!

GRAB YOUR STICKER HERE

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NOTE: To download the Skeleton Man sticker, click the button below to save the image to your harddrive. The background is transparent, so you should be able to paste it into or over any existing photo image you have.

Alternatively, if you are having trouble, or you don’t have access to a graphic editing program, send me your selfie, I’ll add the Skeleton Man to your image, post it to my wall and enter you into the contest.

Feel free to resize the sticker as needed.

 

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New Release – The Lockwood Collection eBook

lockwood_ebookThe Lockwood Collection is a short story first published in The Scroll Of Anubis Anthology from Library of Horror Press.

This story was one of my favorites to write because I am an Ancient Egyptian enthusiast. Like…full-on obsessed! Like…I am in the process of exploring the themes, symbols, myths and legends in other stories…but more on that later.

About The 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.

This time, I had an exact idea of how I wanted the cover to look. My graphic design skills are all self-taught, and I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to translate my idea into a killer cover.

I searched around online for a few tutorials and using various images, filters, effects (not to mention a bunch of failed attempts and a number of days debating whether I should even attempt it at all, I came up with a cover that looks pretty cool and gives a great hint at the story inside.

BUY YOUR COPY

Head over to the book page for The Lockwood Collection to find out where you can buy a copy or to purchase one directly from me.