Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Welcome to the Book Giveaway Hop. Ten Winners for this one!



Hi guys. Welcome to my version of the Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Tristi Pinkston. This is a great opportunity for ten winners to win one of two books I'm offering. They're a little different and I think make for very interesting reading.

I went to the movies a couple of weeks ago and saw the preview for a movie that will be coming out in the new year called, The Woman in Black. I was surprised to see it starred Harry Potter--I mean--Daniel Radcliffe!...lol...Let me tell you, it looked seriously spooky and creepy--very dark and ominous--which means I can't wait to see it! Imagine my surprise when shortly after, the publisher, Random House offered me the chance to get this book into the hands of five lucky readers. Of course I had to say, yes. Read what it's about for yourself:

The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.

They also offered another unique book. It's called The Killer of Little Shepherds. The folks will get this one, too. We're all familiar with the CSI shows, the role DNA plays in solving crimes and all forms of forensic science. The Killer of Little Shepherds details how a true crime story laid the foundation for development of forensics and criminal investigation. Check out the description...

Winner of the Golden Dagger Award
A fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation.

At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack The Ripper. Here, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher's infamous crime wave, interweaving the story of the two men who eventually stopped him—prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most renowned criminologist. In dramatic detail, Starr shows how Lacassagne and his colleagues were developing forensic science as we know it. Building to a gripping courtroom denouement,
The Killer of Little Shepherds is a riveting contribution to the history of criminal justice.

Be aware, I can't guarantee who will win which one of the books. You have to be willing to take either one. The selection will be totally random. If you want the chance to win, tell me the name of a ghost story you've read and/or a crime story you've read. If you haven't read either type of story, that's fine, but you must say so. That is all! Don't forget to leave your email so you can be contacted if you're one of the winners. The books will be coming directly from the publisher, so I have no control over when they arrive.

The giveaway is open to residents of the US only, at publisher's request. You'll find links to other blogs participating in the giveaway hop, below.
Good luck, ya'll!



  1. I don't think I have read either of them, but then again I am horrid with books. I think it is because of all the thoughts that fly through my head and the life like inspiration for my book that I file away.
    Great giveaway though!

  2. They both look juicy! Another eerie read: Jane was here by Sarah Kernochan.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  3. I have a hard time finding good ghost stories, so I can't really think of the last one I finished. I'm in the middle of one called One Hundred Candles, but by chapter three it's hard to tell just how good it's going to be.


  4. I don't read a lot of ghost stories, but one that sticks in my mind is Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box.

    reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

  5. I think a christmas carol is a good ghost story.

  6. I haven't read ghost stories since I was younger and am entering this because my husband reads crime stories and I think he'd love either book. It would add to my little christmas pile for him :)


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  8. I don't read many ghost stories but found the book In Cold Blood about a murder a pretty good read.


  9. One good ghost story i've read is "Ghost Story" by Peter Straub!


  10. Does it count if there is a ghost in the story? If so how about the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost...Fabien is a pretty important character.

    Crime Story-I love JD Robbs (Nora Roberts) In Death's series.

    Thanks for the chance!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  11. I really want to read the Susan Hill book...you are an angel with books!!!

  12. I read Anna Dressed in Blood, which is a ghost story. It's definitely not my favorite book I've ever read, but it was ok. As for crime stories, I don't read many. I read The Killing Club a few years ago, and it's the only story that comes to mind. It was fantastic.


  13. Great giveaway, Thanks. I have not read either book. I enjoy a good mystery.
    GFc- Christine A.
    your1chef at aol dot com

  14. I love a good ghost story. I just finished "Haunted Kansas City" this past month. Nonfiction and full of true stories...pretty wild stuff!

    rachie2004 AT yah00 *d8t* c0m

  15. I loved Ghost Story by Peter Straub. Anything by Stephen King is also a good ghost bet!


  16. I really want to see that movie. I din't know they had a book. I usually read true ghost stories and I love true crimes stories. Can't think of any one book though. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  17. I haven't read any ghost or crime stories lately, but one book I've read that was very spooky is Pumpkin Roll by Josi Kilpack. Thanks for doing this!

    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  18. Ive actually read a book made up of short stories that had a ghost story in it. It was called A Ghost of a Chance. It was cool. It was about a woman who was murdered by her husband, stays a ghost, and helps save the life of his second wife.

  19. I don't read a lot of ghost stories or crime stories. I guess The Christmas Carol could be a good ghost story I've read.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I've read this crime/mystery book a few months ago and i really liked it. It's called Mirrored Image by Alice K. Arenz. It's a good book. You should read it. And about ghost books, I haven't read a really scary one recently though.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see The Woman In Black either. I agree! I've seen the trailer too and it was really really creepy. :S

    Thanks to you and to Random House for this great giveaway.


  21. I read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It's a crime thriller for me. It was riveting. I've seen the trailers for the movie The Woman in Black. it's really scary!


  22. I'm horrible at thinking on the spot but I love true crime stories and have had read many of them...Charles Manson, Richard Ramirez etc...

    jandplee at att dot net

  23. I read the crime book The Alienist and loves it!

  24. Hi. I'm a new follower. Great giveaway. Stop on by my site during the hop for a chance to win a Thought Box. www.saythiswrite.blogspot.com. Have a good rest of your day.

  25. I recently read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Black and really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    sonyacullen at gmail dot com

  26. Thanks for the giveaway

    I liked THe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    GFC Michele Luker
    jmluker at winco dot net

  27. I've read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & am currently reading The Girl who Played with Fire. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  28. The Ghost of a Flea (it's a crime story)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower-aimeekay

  29. I loved In Cold Blood.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

  30. I am half-way through "The Stranger You Seek", I cannot remember who the writer is, but it is pretty good! It is a mystery/thriller.

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  31. I don't read many ghost stories, The crime story I liked I read years ago and can't remember the name, but it took place on an army base and a soldier killed his wife, 2 daughters and unborn baby. If anyone remembers what it was called, let me know. It was also made into a TV movie.

    -I am a follower.


  32. A recent crime story I've read that I really liked was The Kult, by Shaun Jeffrey. It was excellent (but there are some really scary hard to stomach parts)

    New follower, Liz @ Fictional Candy (and it said I was follower #1000!! How exciting!)

    email eaz130@yahoo.com


  33. I don't read a lot of ghost stories,I can't even remember the last I read, but those books look good
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

  34. I'd love to reach a ghost story!
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Kara DiDomizio

  35. Anna Dressed in Blood is an awesome ghost story. Different but AWESOME. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. wow i read the book call skyjack the hunt for db cooepr

  37. I read the "Iron House" by John Hart. Really enjoyed this murder, mystery.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  38. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake was my favorite ghost story of 2011, my favorite from last year was Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  39. I just finished up Amityville Horror, I really liked it! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  40. I love ghost stories... I have read all the Kathryn Tucker Windham books... Loved all the 13 ghost and Jeffry's....

  41. I live ghost stories and id have to say ic nat think of just one and true crime i havent read any but deff would love to


  42. Thank you for participating in this lovely event. I enjoy both stories, but particularly the ghost stories. I recently read a fun ghost mystery Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell and recommend it to anyone.


  43. I love The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie.


  44. I really want to see The Woman in White too. I haven't read many ghost stories as an adult, but I used to love all of RL Stine's Goosebumps books when I was a kid. I think I gave myself a couple of good nightmares with those!

    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

  45. I haven't read either. Thank you so much for your giveaway!


  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I have heard about both books, but haven't read them, yet! :)

    Crime story: No Evidence of a Crime by S. connell Vondrak (5 star book).
    Ghost story: I don't think I have read any ghost stories this year, but I have read Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. Love it!

    GFC inga

    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com

  47. I like the Jane Perry Novels. Thanks for the chance to win!

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com
    GFC-Mary @SweepingMe

  48. Most of the Ghost stories I read are MG/YA . I have trouble keeping them only my shelves at school. Any ghost story by Mary Downing Hahn especially The Old Willis Place, The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall and so many more. One of the best crime stories I've read was based on a true story. Every Breath You Take by Ann Rule. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win some wonderful books.

  49. Email address I keep forgetting: skstiles612[at]yahoo[dot]com

  50. I cannot remember the name but I read this one book by Harlequin where a woman falls in love with a man who is really a ghost and it was a REALLY good book!

    ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare at yahoo dot com


  51. Hell House by Richard Matheson was a ghost story and a scary one at that. One of my faves! Thanks for the giveaway.


  52. One of my favorite ghost stories was Haunted by Heather Graham.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net


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