While the REAL HORROR is trying to pull all this together with the Internet as it exists at my house, you’re not here for that. You’re here for evocative posts and PRIZES! Well, there are prizes EVERY DAY during Coffin Hop here at A Diamond in the Dark! Some contests are random drawings for goodies taken from the comments (using random.com), and some, well, sorry, you gotta work for ’em! Details for the GRAND PRIZE PACK that will come to you DIRECT (via Alaska) from Ireland are forth coming! Clearly labeled warning: writing on your part will be involved! But, hey, it’s swag from flippin’ IRELAND. You’re into that, right? RIGHT?
What can you expect? Well, I’m hoping you can expect guests and character interviews and movie and book reviews, and maybe something a little more. ALL DURING THE HOP, check out the cover art over there –> yeah, there, see it? It’s for a little ditty called SALT that failed rather miserably with Entangled Press last month, but I took it back, loved it up, smacked it with the hatchet that is my inner editor, and, well, here it is. FREE. If you love fairytales – especially of the Russian ilk – it might be for you! True confessions: SALT was my favorite fairytale growing up, so when I had a chance to tweak it and bring in the Undead (and how the hell the Basques got there, I don’t have a clue, but that’s characters for you!), well, I had to give it a whirl. (Feedback of all types is most welcome at the firstname.lastname@example.org email)
This is where I’m supposed to say something grand and stirring … and Halloween-y or horrific. Well. I could share a Halloween Tradition that spans the month of October in our house: B-Movies. See, so when grand poohbah Axel Howerton put out a call for B-Movie Homage Shorts, well, it’s not like I’m a stranger. I can’t watch properly scary movies because they, well, scare me. So, we watch B-Movies. All through October. Whether it’s the original House on Haunted Hill or Tarantula or Earth vs. The Spider or the little known (but REALLY WEIRDLY PREMISED) Monolith Monsters, that’s where we’ll be of an evening in October on Prince of Wales Island.
So, let’s start this off with a contest. For, um … okay, a Deadman’s Reach Coffee Tumbler (one of those that’s a travel mug, but tumbler seems to be the thing to call them lately)! It’s tradition! What’s YOUR October/Halloween Tradition (and how long has it been one, and are you crossing your fingers that your offspring carries it on)? GO! (and then go hop some more!)