Friday, October 28, 2011

Romance Girls Gone Goblin #Halloween Hop & Vampirific #Giveaway!

Happy Halloween!
And welcome to the Romance Girls Gone Goblin Halloween Hop!

To celebrate THE holiday for lovers of all things paranormal, I've got an awesome giveaway for you!

One lucky commenter will win this great
Vampirific Bag of Chocolate and Fanged Fun!
Contest rules:
  • Minimum entry is name, email, US/International, blog comment
  • Additional entry opportunities are available & optional - see below form
  • If the winner is international, she will NOT receive the heavier items in the bag (4 large chocolates & the notebook)--another lighter item will be added to compensate
  • Winner will be selected by & announced on 11/1

Before you enter, here's even more Halloween fun,
My Top Creeptastic Movies:

I couldn't begin to rank them, and I know all the classics aren't here, but these are some that particularly make my skin crawl or have me hiding behind a pillow!
The Amityville Horror (based on true story)
The Mothman Prophecies (based on true story)
Paranormal Activity
The Omen
Nightmare on Elm Street
Salem's Lot
The Shining
The Exorcist
The Rite
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Interview with a Vampire
I Am Legend
Okay, which scary movies are your favorite? Let me know in your comments!
If you're looking for some good paranormal reads this Halloween, I offer you two of my books to consider:

A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can...



Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves...

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she's recreated the very thing she'll never have.

Called to life by Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration--before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.


Scorpio1974 said...

Fave scary movies are all of the Hellraisers, Stephen King's Christine, Silence of the Lambs, all of the Nightmare on Elm Streets except the new remakes, and all the Poltergeist movies.

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Emily Tardy said...

The Silence of the Lambs is my favorite! =D

Jasmine1485 said...

I like Sleepy Hollow, the one with Johnny Depp :) We rewatched that the other night in the lead-up to Halloween and it was very atmospheric.

kate1485 at

Laura Kaye said...

Oh, those are some good movie choices. I like Silence of the Lambs a lot too, but I couldn't decide if I really found it "scary" or just disturbing--I guess that IS a form of scary, though! Thanks for commenting! And good luck!

Eli Yanti said...

awesome laura, love to win all those giveaway, sad it's not including chocolate for international (i love chocolate =(). but it's okay because there is a compensate ;)

Tamara Hoffa said...

I don't care for what I consider Horror films, like Halloween etc. But I love paranormal movies like poltergist and Amityville, my Fav is Sixth Sense.

Kellie said...

You would think that as someone who loves Halloween and all things dark, that I would have a favorite scary movie...but I don't watch scary movies. Go figure. But, as a teenager, I did like the Freddy Kruger series, so hopefully that one will count :)

Thanks for another great giveaway!

kelliepiet at gmail dot com

Laura Kaye said...

Tamara! I LOVE The Sixth Sense. I'm really a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan, even with his movies that didn't do as well. He's got one freaky mind and I love it!

Great comments everyone! I'm taking notes and see a movie marathon in my future! :)

Tanya said...
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Tanya said...

I've seen most of the movies on your list Laura. The only one I stopped watching about 1/2 way through was Saw.

A few of my favorite horror movies are Suspiria, Last House on the Left, Poltergeist, and Nightmare on Elm Street (the original one)

rockchick531 at gmail dot com

alainala said...

i dont know, i havent seen many scary movies.. IT terrified me as a child.. but so did Jurassic Park.. The resident evil movies were forced upon me.. the scream ones wernt too bad tho..

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Laura Kaye said...

LOL Alainala! Scary movies aren't for everyone--that's for sure!

Vanessa said...

great post! Thanks for the contest too! The books both sound great - may just have to pick those up next payday.

And as for movies... The Ring is at the top of my list. 7 Days after I watched it, I found myself staring at the TV telling myself she wouldn't pop out of there.....

*yadkny* said...

I like the more mystery based scary movies where it's not just about the blood and guts but there is something to actually solve. Most of the movies on your list I've seen and usually with all of the lights on and a pillow and blanket to hide behind:)

Forgot to add to the form that I tweeted too:!/yadkny/status/129928107820978177

Thanks for the great giveaway & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Brenda Demko said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I don't really like scary movies. But I would say Nightmare on Elm St. or Scream. I prefer to watch the Disney Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus, Halloween Town, and Twitches.Happy Halloween!

Laura Kaye said...

Yay Vanessa! I haven't watched The Ring looks uber creepy, though! LOL

Yes, pillows are ALWAYS necessary while watching scary movies, aren't they yadkny! :) I entered your twitter link!

@Brenda--Ah, I see! Scary-light! :) Still fun though!

Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

Anna said...

I'm not a scary movie person. I think the scariest I can handle is something like The Others, which isn't really that scary. :) I'm a chicken, what can I say? I can't even watch Quinten Tarentino (I have no idea how to spell his name and I'm too lazy to look it up at the moment, so forgive me) more violent stuff. Or unhappy endings. Can't watch those either. The end of My Brilliant Career made me mad for a week.

Anna said...

Oops. Forgot a possessive i there. Sorry!

Anna said...

i = in. I'm going to quit now because apparently I can't type today. :P

books4me said...

I am too much of a scaredy cat to watch scary movies! I did see Interview with a Vampire but that wasn't really scary, IMO, not like Freddie Krueger movies!

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GraceDZ said...

Signs and The Ring were really freaky for me. I loved Saw! I've seen that one several times...maybe because it had Cary Elwes, LOL!

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Louisa Bacio said...

Love The Others -- so cool & scary without being gory. Now do you like those first two because they are "based on a true story?" That gives an extra freak-out to me!

jabelfield said...

Love 30 Days of Night. It makes me jump. Not many films do. :o)

Kristina said...

My favs are ; Stephen king's It, the Shining, and The Rite! i am such a wimp would think all the paranormal stuff I am into and I wouldnt get freaked out, but I always do!

Poison Rose said...

OMG... I agree with those who have mentioned IT, that movie scared the crap out of me when I was younger - Pennywise was one freaking looking bad clown!!

I've seen The Ring that wasn't to bad, but The Grunge and The Gringe 2 are scary as well.

Another which still freaks me out is Chucky!! That doll was freaky and scary as can be. I had an instance where I was baby sitting and I swore I saw him running towards the bay windows I was sitting in front of! I shut those blinds and pull the drapes in the blink of an eye...that's how freaked out I was.

Great giveaway Laura!

pickedbypoison at gmail dot com
Picked By Poison

Laura Kaye said...

LOL Anna! You made me chuckle!

@books4me--No, Interview with a Vampire isn't scary, but I still really like it! :)=

@Grace--Ah! I can't watch Saw again. Too freaky! LOL

@Louisa--I do especially like those first two because they're based on true stories. So is The Rite, now that I think about it. That always ups the scare factor in my opinion!

@jabelfield--you're braver than me!

@Kristina--me too! Totally me too!

@OMG, Poison, don't even get me started on clowns and dolls. Those can be creepy even when not in scary movies! LOL

Thanks for all the great comments, guys! And for helping to spread the word about the giveaway!

Holly said...

I don’t really 'love' any horror movies. (Unless we are counting Disney) Lol though I admit that I did enjoy The Amityville Horror and 1408. All time scariest movies for me though were the Pumpkinhead movies! *shivers* I liked the base plot of the movie but at the same time they terrified me when I was little!

Great giveaway!


Victoria said...

I don't watch many scary movies but THE DESCENT is really scary.


Mindy said...

My favorite scary movies include Sleepy Hollow, Salem's Lot, Silence Of The Lambs and Halloween.
Too creepy for me are SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Mindy :)

Library Lady said...

Some of my favorites are The Strangers, The Last House on the Left, and all the Paranormal Activity movies--most especially #3. Saw it last weekend and about died! SO SCARY! Also, Blair Witch Project freaked me out. Too much black screen which led to my imagination making it much scarier than what it probably was. The dude standing in that corner will always freak me out though!

GFC Library Lady
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

marybelle said...

THE SHINING & WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (the original) are totally my favorite scary movies. Got to love that.


Marilyn ~ wiggiemd said...

Hi Laura,
Great blog giveaway! My favorite scary movie is Signs.


Calisa Rhose said...

Hi Laura! I didn't win last week so I'm here to try again. :) These Fang-tabulous treats are great.

Killian McRae said...

I'm too chicken to watch scary movies, but when I need a fright lately, I just turn on CNBC and watch the ticker at the bottom.

The Romanceaholic said...

Favorite Scary Movie is either Final Destination (the first one), Saw (again, the first one), or any of the Hellraiser movies :)

Thanks for the giveaway!


miki said...

it by stephen king

thank for the giveaway


Anne R said...

I am not a big scarey movie person...I get scared to easy. The Shining freaked me right out as a kid.

areeths at new dot rr dot com

Laura Kaye said...

:D I'm really enjoying you all talking about your fave movies (or dislike of the horror genre!). Thanks for turning out--I've really appreciated it!

Erin said...

Absolutely love Halloween - it is actually my favorite holiday and my favorite time of year. As for scary movies - I like the ones like - Susperia - remember sneaking downstairs at the age of 9 or 10 and watching that at night when my parents were in bed - scaring the bejeezus out of me... Love Rob Zombie horror movies... great grainy B movie effects... but my ultimate scary movie - Nightmare Before Christmas - you can not go wrong with a Tim Burton movie!
Erin Koiso

Laura Kaye said...

OOOH! I like Nightmare before Christmas too! Great pick, Erin!

Jennifer Lane said...

This is rather strange, but one of the scariest movies I've seen is Jurassic Park. The reason? I was expecting this sweet little science fiction story about dinosaurs and then I met T-Rex and the Velociraptors! OMG. I've had nightmares.

Laura Kaye said...

Yes, expectations definitely play a part in what's scary, Jennifer! :)

Diana said...

My favorite scary movies are The Shining, Interview with a Vampire, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Saw.I was very little when I saw Nightmare on Elm Street I think I still afraid Freddy Krueger.
Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Halloween!

Laura Kaye said...

You're welcome, Diana! Thanks for the follows!

Barbara said...

Great hop and giveaway! I don't really have a favorite scary movie...but the one that scared me the most was...Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds. Shiver! I can't see a large group of birds today without getting creeped out...'cause you know they can't be up to anything good!

shadow_kohler said...

I love a ton of the movies in your post. Nightmare on elm street, poltergest, the exorcist, etc... I also like the hellraiser movies and the puppet master movies, and so many others!!! I love scary movies. ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Laura Kaye said...

@Barbara--LOL That's kinda funny! Okay, so, no flocking birds for you!

@shadow--I see a horror fan here! Glad you liked!

:) Thanks for all the great comments, guys!

throuthehaze said...

Saw is probably my all time favorite scary movie.c

geschumann said...

I don't watch too many scary movies, but Silence of the Lambs is up there. I loved The Sixth Sense. Thanks! Gloria

Laura Kaye said...

I'm loving all your comments and movie recs, guys, thanks! And Happy Halloween!

Nikki said...

Favorite scary movies are..Hellraiser and Aliens...even though I was told these are Sci-fi and not horror..oh well!! LOL!! I love the entire Saw rocked!

kimyunalesca said...

I really like 1408 I love all the twist and turn of that story thanks for sharing your wonderful list ^_^
foreign films scares the hell out of me ex. The Art of the Devil (I think it's thai) and the original SHUTTER :O Happy Halloween indeed take care ^_~

Sebrina said...

I'll say that Stephen King's IT scared the bujeebus outta me! I even read the book first. I've watched most of what's on your list except the SAW movies, watched a little of the 1st and thought it was just a tad dumb, IDK. My girlfriend and I watched Amityville Horror at NOON and still couldn't finish it, we both had nightmares, we were like 14.
Kids off to school and scary movie time for me now! Yeehaw! Thanks Laura for the chance at your giveaway.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I don't watch scary movies because I get freaked out for days afterwards.LOL

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GzNKz4evr said...

This will probably be lame to horror buffs, nut I am a ninny! Not many horrors under my belt. For classics, I like The Shining - REDRUM! And for the worst and scariest - The Hills Have Eyes! I have 6 kids and that family being terrorized was terrible! If my friend wasn't forcing me to finish it, I would have turned it off. *shudders* Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read Laura's books now that I have found her!

June M. said...

I love all kinds of scary movies. I grew up watching Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St, Halloween, etc. Then of course I love the Saw movies. And of course I love Stephen King movies and books. Like I said, I love scary movies. LOL
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

SilverRose313 said...

Horror is the one genre I do not do. Scary movies freak me out too much. I do enjoy the thrill of Halloween though! Happy Halloween!


Laura Kaye said...

I love the range of horror lovers to horror haters! LOL Happy Halloween everyone!

JoAnna said...

I love horror movies but the hubby does not so I don't see as many as I used to. Saw II was very creepy for me.
beckerjo at verizon dot net

DANIELA said...

I must admit that I don't (can't really) watch scary movies, they freak me out!!
Thanks for the giveaway though.

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments guys! I had a lot of fun hearing about your thoughts on scary movies! I'll be announcing the winner today!

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