Enter to Win a Brand New Kindle Fire with Scary Books from 4 Awesome Authors!!

Posted October 10, 2011 by Kara in Giveaway / 171 Comments

That’s right! You heard me correctly. Great Imaginations and these 4 great authors are hosting a month long giveaway for a Brand New, Not Even Released Yet, Kindle Fire!

And, AND, it comes loaded with some great Horror and Scary Novels from 4 amazing authors! The authors and the books they are giving away are:

Michael Robb Mathias
Follow On Twitter: @DahgMahn
Book: The Butcher’s Boy
Amazon link to buy: The Butcher’s Boy
Winner of silver medal in “The 2011 Readers Favorite Awards”!

What happens when a newly divorced mother, her eleven year old son, and their overprotective Rottweiler move into a house that is haunted by the victims of a long ago grisly murder? Can young Michael fight through the madness and terror to figure out what happened so long ago? If he does, maybe the tormented souls can be put to rest. If he fails, he just might become one of them. With only the help of his babysitter, a burned out house painter, and his dog Lucy Fur, Michael is about to try.

The problem is, not everyone is who they seem, even the dead.

Ruth Barrett
Follow on Twitter: @LadyCalverley
Book: Base Spirits
Amazon link to buy: Base Spirits
‘Murder has took this chamber with full hands
And will ne’er out as long as the house stands.’
~A Yorkshire Tragedy, Act I, Sc. v

In 1605, Sir Walter Calverley’s murderous rampage leaves a family shattered. The killer suffers a torturous execution… but is it truly the end? A noble Yorkshire house stands forever tarnished by blood and possessed by anguished spirits.

Some crimes are so horrific, they reverberate through the centuries.

As an unhappy modern couple vacation in the guesthouse at Calverley Old Hall, playwright Clara, and her scholar husband, Scott, unwittingly awaken a dark history. Clara is trapped and forced back in time to bear witness to a family’s bloody saga. Overtaken by the malevolent echoes, Scott is pushed over the edge from possessive husband to wholly possessed…

Inspired by a true-life drama in Shakespeare’s day, this is itself a play within a play: a supernatural thriller with a historical core.

Only one player can survive.

Ryne Douglas Pearson
Follow on Twitter: @rynedp
Books: All For One, The Donzerly Light
Amazon links to buy: All For OneThe Donzerly Light

All For One Summary:
Mary Austin is the kind of teacher that parents adore and children wish for. Firm and compassionate, a guiding light in their lives, she would do anything to protect her students.

But that loyalty is tested when the school bully is found dead on campus, and suspicion falls on six children in her class. None willing to talk. To point the finger.

To reveal the killer.

Faced with this, Mary finds herself confronted with dark memories from her own childhood. Fragmentary flashes from the past that test the bounds of her reality, the onslaught worsening when a tenacious detective is brought in to close the case.

On loan from the Seattle Police Department, Detective Dooley Ashe is plagued by his own demons, but focuses on breaking through the wall of silence the children have erected. Up against a town indifferent toward the crime and suspects virtually untouchable by the law, Dooley turns to Mary as an avenue to the truth.

As an unlikely closeness develops between Dooley and Mary, the suspected children close ranks, worried that one of their own is ready to break and give the detective what he wants.

But when unseen adversaries push back, with both damaging and deadly results, Dooley and Mary are forced to face their personal limits as they each discover the unthinkable identity of the real killer.

The Donzerly Light Summary:
With a destitute childhood and the tragic loss of his parents a distant but constant memory, Jay Grady has come to Wall Street to make a name, and a fortune, for himself. But the success he’d imagined is frustratingly elusive.

Until he meets the bum. An enigmatic transient who occupies a Manhattan corner, offering puzzling morsels of wisdom on a sign he changes daily. Drawn to the bum one day by a familiar snippet on his sign, Jay gives the man some spare change.

What he gets in return shakes him to his core.

Suddenly gifted with some power of prescience, Jay becomes the darling of Wall Street, picking winning stocks as if he can glimpse the future.

Or shape it.

But the dark side of this gift reveals itself as a curse when Jay tries to turn away from what he’s been given, leading the bum to reach into his life with murderous results. Running from the horrific reality that his power now unleashes, Jay finds his flight coming full circle as he must face the man, the thing, that set him on this path.

Jeff Bennington
Follow on Twitter: @TweetTheBook
Books: Reunion, Murdochs Eyes
Amazon links to buy: ReunionMurdoch’s Eyes
Reunion Summary:
David Ray killed eight students and then turned the gun on himself. He thought the shooting and suicide would fix his world. It didn’t. The massacre threw Tanner Khan and the other survivors into chaos.

Twenty years later, Tanner and his fellow classmates reluctantly agree to hold a reunion to lay the past to rest. Although they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, they come back to their hometown and reunite in the defunct school building. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited, and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the spirit of David Ray.

Once they’re inside the school, they discover that a dark entity has joined them. It has come to collect a debt, long overdue, and someone has to pay. Will Tanner and his classmates overcome their fears, putting the pieces of their lives back together, or will they be consumed by their worst nightmare?

Murdoch’s Eyes Summary:
Gina thinks she’s going on a date with the gorgeous, green-eyed Murdoch, but she has no idea how sick this guy really is. His eyes have more than the power to seduce. He needs her and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants.

Murdoch’s Eyes will freak you out and make you cheer for Gina as she fights for her life in this short supernatural suspense by Jeff Bennington, the author of REUNION, a supernatural thriller.

So how do you win? Follow the instructions below. 

Giveaway is for US/CA only.
Entrants must be 16 or older to enter.
Giveaway ends October 31st at midnight. Winner will be announced on November 1st, 2011. Kindle will be pre-ordered for the winner. An email will be provided to the winner with links and coupon codes to download the free books.

And above all, Good Luck and,

Happy Halloween!

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171 responses to “Enter to Win a Brand New Kindle Fire with Scary Books from 4 Awesome Authors!!

  1. Wow–great giveaway! Thank you!
    I don’t think I really have a favorite scary book! I’ve never heard anything that has really scared me. I guess I would have to go with any Stephen King book, though. While I’ve never been ‘scared’ while reading one of his, I have been freaked out. 🙂

  2. hi! if we’re talking about scary & horror, it would have to be any book by the Master – Stephen King! i have all his books (except Mile 81) either in hardcover or paperback. his writing has matured over the years (e.g. Lisey’s Story, Duma Key)and his Dark Tower Septology is an excellent collection!
    thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway and thanks to Michael, Ruth, Ryne and Jeff for being so gracious! c”,)

  3. My favorite scary/horror book? Wow that is a tough one. I’d currently have to say Phantoms by Dean Koontz. Though I suspect that is going to change at some point.

  4. My Fav scary book is “The Shining” the idea of being trapped in a snowed in motel full of dead freaks with my dad going nuts was frightening. Just my dads scowl is frightening still. 🙂


  5. Lots of votes for The Shining, so I think I will go with Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice. Incredibly well written and the characters were really well developed.

  6. A fantastic giveaway–and a great way to discover authors.

    Picking just one horror novel as my favorite it difficult, but an easy choice I was discussing recently is Richard Matheson’s Hell House. Just plain amazing book.

  7. Favorite scary book…that’s sooo hard. Pretty much anything by Stephen King, I guess. “It” or “Pet Sematary” would be the top choices.

  8. So many favorites to choose from! Burden Kansas by Alan Ryker, Jeff’s Reunion was awesome, It by Stephen King and Intensity by Koontz… ahh too many! The contest ROCKS! Thanks

  9. Amy

    this is such an awesome giveaway!1 I can’t pick a favorite scary book, but I love, love, love Dean Koontz. He has a lot of books that creep me out.

  10. My favorite scary book is Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was the first scary book I’d read in a long time that I literally couldn’t put down. I was 2/3 done at approx. 11 pm, and I thought to myself, “I shouldn’t stay up all night reading, I need to sleep. BUT if I don’t finish this now, I’m not going to be able to sleep anyways.” So I stayed up until 3 a.m. and finished it.

  11. I don’t know if I can pick just one book. It by Stephen King scared the crud out of me, mostly because I already find clowns freakish and evil. King’s always been my go-to author for scary books. I mean, come on, he can make a soda machine frightening.

  12. Patricia North-Martino

    First to come to mind is Jack Ketchum’s Off Season, frightfully disturbing, one scene in particular. Yikes!

  13. My favorite book, and the one that made me want to become a horror novelist, is Ray Garton’s 1985 horror novel DARKLINGS. The horrific scenes in that novel are permanently etched in my mind. A close second is SON OF THE ENDLESS NIGHT by John Farris.

  14. Patricia North-Martino

    I have to add one more, how could I forget, my all time favorite, Dan Simmons’ The Terror. Great novel.

  15. I know you have a lot of Stephen King comments. Still, the book that absolutely scared the crap out of me was Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. I lived in Maine at the time, and his story made me afraid to go out to the barn at night for fear the vampires would get me. Son of bitch, that was scary!

  16. Misery by Stephen King totally freaked me out. I read it long before the movie came out and the ankle breaking description was nasty. The difference between the book and movie- you can’t look away when you read the book!

  17. I would have to say The Stand by Stephen King, simply because I read it when I was younger, and I was so sick at the time. The more I read the more I was convinced I had Captain Tripps! Lol.
    That Kindle Fire sure is a beautiful thing. I wants it to be my precious. Good luck to everyone. 🙂

  18. Everything comes with the Kindle Fire. There is only one prize. You get the Kindle and all of the books.

    Based on the comments, it appears there has been some confusion and I’m not sure where that came from, but I can assure you there is only one prize. I wrote the blog post.

    I just wanted to make that clear. It is a Loaded Kindle Fire. Good luck to everyone.

  19. Wow, favorite scary book… I think I have to go old-school and say At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. The man was utterly brilliant, and what I love about his stories is that they weren’t really “scream out loud” scary, but rather “still subtly haunting you years later” scary.

    This is an amazing giveaway. I never win these things, but it never hurts to try. And I already love some of Ryne Douglas Pearson’s mystery novels, so that’s a bonus!

  20. Brandy Winn

    My favorite scary/horror book has got to be Stephen King’s “‘Salem’s Lot.” I read it when I was 16 years old and it scared me so much that when I finally did go to sleep, I dreamed that my brother was a vampire and my mother let him into the house. I woke up with the blankets pulled over my head and fuming because I was so mad at my mother for saying that he would NEVER bite one of the family!

  21. My favorite Scary book was Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. I read that as a teenager and I’m not one to like lizards. Yea big lizards freak me out. After that I craved more. Thanks for a chance to win a loaded Kindle Fire.


  22. My favorite scary book was Mine by Robert McCammon. This book truly freaked me out worse than any I have ever read. Most books you know are fiction, but this book could actually have happened in real life.


  23. My favorite scary/horror book is always going to be IT due to my absolutely HUGE fright of clowns. There are many more that are better written, that I enjoy more but the one that will give me nightmares still just seeing the cover is that book!

  24. Awesome giveaway!! I grew up on Stephen King, so I love me some scary books. ‘Salem’s Lot is the scariest book I’ve ever read – great take on vampires, and scared the crap out of me!!

  25. One of my favorite scary books would have to be Dark Eden by Patrick Carman. It was a pretty chilling read. =)

    Thanks for the super giveaway.

  26. AWESOME Giveaway! My favorite scary book would have to be IT by Stephen King….scared the CRAP out of me when I watched the movie version as a kid. I hated clowns for years. LoL. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    Molly AT reviewsbymolly DOT com

  27. Very exciting giveaway!! I’m not totally sure what my all time favorite scary book is but one of my favorites that I’ve read recently is Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge.

  28. What a great contest! Tough one. I am going to say Valley of the Dead by Kim Paffenroth. It’s a retelling of Dante’s Inferno as a travel through a zombie-infested valley. The scene were they meet Francesca … *shiver*

    Yep, Paffenroth.

    Stant Litore

  29. Wow! I can’t believe how generous you are!!! Thank you for the chance!!

    My scariest read? Stephen King…Salem’s Lot would have to be my pick!

    Erik balitiger at yahoo dot com

  30. This is such an amazing giveaway! Thank you! (And the books sound really interesting too. Maybe it’s just because it’s October, but I’ve been on a paranormal thriller/mystery kick recently in my reading. I’ll have to add these to my List.)

    As for my favourite scary book?…I don’t really have one, because I haven’t read too many *scary* books. When I was in elementary school I read this series called the Sebastian Barth Mysteries, and I thought those were kind of scary… Since I have an overactive imagination, I try to avoid truly scary books. (Books like Cryer’s Cross creep me out enough as it is!) (As for scariest I’ve ever read…those “Scary Stories” books and a kids’ book called “Scary Stories to Make you Go Batty”. Both of these were long ago, when apparently I was less jumpy.

  31. I’d have to go with It by Stephen King or Stoker’s Dracula. Both freak the crap out of me. I still think Pennywise is living in my basement just waiting to get me.

  32. My favorite horror book is It by Stephen King. I thought I liked clowns until I read It. I’m looking forward to reading I Am Not a Serial Killer, also.

  33. I haven’t read many, but I am starting to read more of a variety of books, this would be a good way to see if I like horror/scary books.


  34. Awesome! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway. As for scary… a recent read that seriously creeped me out was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. So. Creepy!

  35. Wonderful blog and giveaway! I would love a Kindle Fire.

    My favorite scary/horror book – The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter) by Thomas Harris. It is a classic. The movie was creepy too.

  36. The Shining was one the first ones I read that made me not to want to turn the page, but it would have killed me if I didn’t. 🙂

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  37. mary ann

    I think Ann Rice’s Vampire Chronicles had their own element of scariness to them. I also think that the book Relic by Preston/Child was pretty scary too.

  38. Favorite scary/horror book? The Shining. Ever since I saw the movie at age 11 (I was traumatized for a long time afterwards) I was obsessed by the book and storyline. Definitely my scariest read by far.

  39. The only scary books I’ve read are by R.L. Stine when I was in middle school. (They’re not that scary, now that I look back.) I can’t really remember them anymore, but there were some good ones I remember I liked.

  40. Awesome giveway! Just awesome.

    My favorite horror book? Probably a toss up between ‘Salems Lot by Stephen King and The Ruins by Scott Smith. But really, I like anything scary. 🙂

    Ella Bella

  41. I would kill for that Kindle. My budget won’t stretch that far, but my fingers can. So I’m entering your Killer Giveaway.

    I think Night Shift would be the one that scares me the most.


  42. Hm, well, I haven’t really read any adult horror books. I’m sure there are some that might scare me to tears. :p I’d like to explore though and perhaps find some mildly scary ones…haha

    So, I guess my fave is this: Enclave by Ann Aguirre, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, with these weird zombie-like creatures. Sure wouldn’t want to run into any of them!

    Great giveaway. 🙂

  43. My favorite scary book is Stephen King’s The Stand. It contains both the realistic horror of the plague and the supernatural horror of the Man Without a Face…

  44. My fav scary book would be The White Devil by Justin Evans! I won it for free on goodreads and Im glad I did because it was one of my fav ghost stories. Its creepy and a pageturner and had a spooky ending 🙂

  45. I can’t even read super scary books, I am such a chicken. LOL The last really creepy one I read was by Joe Hill, and I think it was called Heart Shaped Box. That book kept me awake for days, and I had to send it to my brother and do my best to forget it!

  46. Look at all the Stephen King entries. I, too, would have to list one of his books as my scariest read, Pet Semetary. I read that book when I was 16 and slept in my mom’s bed for a week! lol

  47. I haven’t read a lot of horror books, I read more paranormal. I would love to win and read some great sounding books. thanks for the chance!

  48. ta chance to read some great reviews and win a Kindle…who wouldn’t. Looking forward to learning more about the genre

    Twitter: TCAbn

  49. My favorite scary book is Stephen King’s “Carrie”. It didn’t scare me, but I thought it was fascinating and horrifying. Don’t bully the telekinetic girl!

  50. I loved ‘Rot and Ruin’ by Jonathan Mayberry! It have wonderful character development and it super creepy!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  51. WOW what an awesome giveaway! And the funny thing is that we are currently hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway as well on Paranormal Wastelands but since I’m a host I can’t enter:( lol SOOOOO glad I get a chance to win one! And current;y my favorite scary book is The Fall by Robert Duperre.


  52. My favourite scary book has to be the classic: Dracula by Bram Stoker! Definitely a book that is creepy and disturbing. Everyone should give this one a read!

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