Getting Patched

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I’ve wanted a ‘signature’ look for my website for some time now. Something creepy and cool. Something that would illustrate my love of writing and all things dark and delectable.

I have no artistic skills whatsoever so I knew there was no way I was going to accomplish this on my own. So after a bit of internet sleuthing, I found an amazing artist named Krysten Newby with an impressive portfolio including some killer examples of logos she’d done for various clients.

After discussing my ideas (and Krysten working with my budget, which was so fantastic of her!), she got to work and in under 2 weeks, she sent me back a couple of proofs to choose from.

BEHOLD! MY NEW BADASS LOGO!

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I feel like I need to wear this on the back of leather jacket. Or get it as a tattoo (sorry, Mom). I’m totally going to get it made into a rubber stamp or stickers or stationery…SOMETHING to show off this amazing artwork!

Anyway, I’ll be doing a mini redesign of my website so I can show it off and when I get some swag ordered, I’ll be sure to keep you updated in case you want to snag some.

In the meantime, be sure to check out Krysten’s website for any of your graphic design or illustration needs.

P.S. Krysten also does BEAUTIFUL taxidermy work!

Coffin Hop Winners

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coffin-hop-advert-evil-jackThe entries have been tallied and the winners have been chosen!

Congrats go out to Nina, Georgina, Julianne, Julia and Johanna!

Talk about the ladies representin’! How cool is that?! I hope you all enjoy the books – emails have been sent so let me know if you have not yet received it.

And to everyone who stopped by and to all of you who tweeted and shared my writing, the Coffin Hop and all things horror – THANK YOU for making this a killer Coffin Hop!

Creepy Freebies Are Here

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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!