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Coffin Hop is Here!

By Eriktiger @eriktiger

The lightening machine is going. The fog machine is in full gear. The porch is alive with trick or treaters!! I’m so glad you stopped by for a treat…my pulse is quickening…I almost forgot, I have a huge pumpkin sitting on my porch that I have yet to carve up. Every time I pick up the carving knife I start daydreaming about…stuff. So I force myself to put the knife down.

Coffin Hop is here!

I hope the floating hand by the candy bowl doesn’t freak you out too much.

First, let me tell you a couple cool facts about me. I spent 20 years in the Air Force and lived in many cool places around the world like Iceland, Germany and Saudi Arabia! Now I am settled down with my wife, daughter, cats and dog in small-town Iowa. To earn money, I teach psychology classes at a community college and help people with intellectual disabilities.

My debut horror novel is “Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon” I also have several short stories that cover a wide range of horrors: demonic gardens, a murder of crows, a spooky TV, a shark lover, and a pond you wouldn’t want to swim in! Click on the My Writing tab above to read more about them. Try a sample…I hope you enjoy them!

Not ready to buy one of my stories yet? That’s fine by me. How about a coupon code from Smashwords for a free copy of one. Any of my titles! You pick! How’s that for a treat? At the end of the Coffin Hop, I will randomly choose FIVE lucky people to win!! Good luck.

What do I want from you for this giveaway? No blood. No brains. Just leave a comment and tell me about your most favorite Halloween costume you ever wore. Your favorite could have been from when you were a little kid or as an adult or anytime in between. There must be at least one that stands out!

I remember when I was a kid the coolest costumes were the cheap plastic masks with a stretchy string stapled to them so they would stay on. My favorite costume as a child would have to be Spider Man. As an adult, I have to admit I loved dressing up for the evening as a woman. I used to have a collection of dresses and wigs! A little make-up here and there to get the look just right…and I always had my hairy legs prominently displayed! After the night was over, I just threw the wigs in a tote so every year the wigs became more tangled and wilder looking. I looked crazier and crazier as the years went by. I could have passed for a zombie toward the end of my dressing up as woman phase. I’m not sure what that says about me but it was fun!

One last thing, who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If you are, add me as a buddy and we can motivate each other to finish line! My name there is BaliTiger.

Coffin Hop is here!

After you say hi and tell me about your Halloween memory (oh yeah please leave your email so I can notify you when you win!), there is one more thing you should do. There are tons of other blogs participating in this monstrous event so please creep back to the Coffin Hop main page and visit more great writers!

Coffin Hop is here!

Happy nightmares!

the gory details:

1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!

2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***


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