Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dreaming of Books Giveaway

I hope this is the first of many, many giveaways for me this year. I have too many books, and 2011 is going to be my downsizing year. I love books, and I want to give a bunch of the ones I have to new and loving homes. To kick off this year, I'm participating in...

I'm giving away a copy of Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Atheneum). The flap copy reads as follows:

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due--so unfair--on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear that he'd rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can't help but give this enigmatic boy with piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allen Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares. 

His life depends on it.

This giveaway lasts until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 17.

To enter, tell me your favorite scary story, and leave me an e-mail address (messed up to avoid robots and spam is fine!); you must be a follower to win, and that's on the honor system, as you might follow an RSS feed or privately. I will only be able to ship to the U.S. for this giveaway. I'd really love to see your review of the book, if you write one, so please link me if you do!

Check out more blogs in the giveaway:


  1. Hmmmm... I think it would have to be the story of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman.. I love that one! Thanks for the great giveaway!! I really have been wanting this one!
    Book Junky!

  2. I love anything horror related (books, movies, stories, etc). Of all I think one of my favorites (still) from when I was little is the story of Bloody Mary.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This book has been on my to read list for some time!

    Nicole (GFC Follower as Nicole P)

  3. My favorite scary story. Hmm..I don't read that many of them! One I read awhile ago that was scary was Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz. It really creeped me out!


  4. In a Dark Place by Roy Garton was one of the scariest I've read. I didn't even want my children (who were too young to read at the time) touching the book.

  5. my favorite scary story has to be the Tale Tell Heart by Edgar Allen Poe I love it!
    GFC follower

  6. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an old favorite as is A Christmas Carol. The latter kept me from peeking from under my blankets Christmas night.

    As an adult any of Poe's writing (especially the Raven). I've passed on my love of anything Edgar Allen Poe to my daughter as well. This book is right up my alley.

    Thanks! (Hugs)Indigo

  7. Oooh, I want to read this book.
    Favorite scary story...hmm...I used to love R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike books back in the day. I think it freaked my parents out a little. Lol!

    TweetyB99 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. I am a follower
    My scary book is Tommyknockers by Stephen King
    OOOOOOOOOOO I couldn't even finish it.....It also...God I hate clowns.

  9. I am a follower. Favorite scary story is Intensity by Dean Koontz.
    Pleasse stop by and read the excerpt of Edge of Escape - it's scary.
    bigpinelodge at gmail dot com

  10. That's a tough question. I'd say "Christine" by Stephen King is one that always stuck with me. Very creepy.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

    (GFC follower)

  11. Scary movies creep me out but I do like to read scary books. My favorite creepy book would probably be the Mortal Instruments series. I know they wouldn't be considered horror but those demon things are CREEPY!
    I'm a GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)

  12. Scariest story was Candy Man. I BELIEVED that Candy Man lived across the street from me when I was like.. 8yrs old.. and thats why the house was blocked up, cuz it was covered in Blood and gore from the people he killed.
    I have mean brothers.

    GFC followeR: Missmarsee

    Whats YOUR scariest??

  13. I love Dracula! I also like many of the original fairy tales because they were so gruesome (and not for children).

    bitsyblingbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. The short story In by Stephen King, is really scary.
    I am a gfc follower.

  15. I love Interview with a vampire.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower.


  16. I would say Cujo by Stephen King that one scared the crap out of me that and Christine.

    I'm a GFC Follower-BLHmistress


  17. I am a big chicken but anything by Stephen is great. The Stand is my favorite.

    I am a new follower


  18. I love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I'm a GFC follower. Thanks for this giveaway!! I've been wanting to read this book! :)

  19. Looks like everyone loves the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as much as I do! LOL.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this book!

    megankyser at gmail dot com

  20. Well to stick with the Stephen King theme going here =] I would say Pet Cemetary was the scariest thing I've ever read! I read it when I was 12 or 13 and slept with my little sister for a month after!

    GFC- dawns_il

  21. My favorite scary story is The Devouring by Simon Holt.
    I am a new GFC follower (rickimc)

  22. I don't like scary stories but my favorite would have to be any Grimm's fairy tales.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a GFC follower.

  23. My mother has always sworn we used to live in an old haunted school house. She said one night all the furniture in my brother and my rooms was rearranged while we slept soundly in our beds! I was only 4 or 5. That is a bit freaky!

    Thank you!

  24. When I was a kid I use to love R.L. Stine's Fear Street books OMG I had to have them all...They were so "scary" now I'm lucky if I fine a "scary" book....LOL
    I think the Scary thing anymore is when my sister calls and tell me what my 16yr old neice has done.
    Thanks for the chance to win...I'm a follower and yes if I win I will link back my review.

  25. My recent favorite scary book was Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. LKVOYER at aol dot com. I am following on GFC.

  26. Where The Wild Things Are is scary I don't care how old you are. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I follow with GFC. Username: missreneer :)
    I would have to say Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  28. IT by Stephen King is probably the best and scariest book I have ever read.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  29. Pet Sematary by Stephen King is the scariest book I've ever read.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  30. My favorite scary story would be the The Masque of the Red Death by Poe.
    I'm a GFC follower.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  31. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    I dont read too many scarey stories!! I find I get...too scared!!

    I am a GFC follower

    jmluker at

  32. The one that still creeps me out is The Telltale Heart

    I'm a follower.


  33. I'd have to say It by Stephen King! I'm a follower.

  34. Long story is Salems Lot by Stephen King. Short story is The Raven or Tell Tale Heart by Poe.

    Im a follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  35. I get so scared with scary stories! I try to read/see them as little as possible. Buuut I do like Frankenstein a lot.

    arallison at gmail dot com

  36. Thanks for the giveaway! Hmm...favorite scary story...The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. Its not 'scary' so much as 'spooky', but its my favorite.

    Lexie C.

  37. I couldn't sleep alone for a month after reading The Omen. The name alone still creeps me out!

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  38. the scariest book ive ever read was IT and I LOVEEE to be scared that book scared the crap out a me

    count me in im a follower

    mortalsinn AT yahoo DOT com

  39. I also think the Devouring series by Simon Holt is the creepiest.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  40. Cujo by Stephen King.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com
    GFC follower

  41. Poltergist is by far the scariest I have ever come across.
    GFC follower
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

  42. I am a GFC follower (Chi Kittie)

    My fave scary story is anything by R.L Stine. I used to read them when I was a kid and I was always so scared, and also The Shining by Steven King.


  43. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.

    My favorite scary story is "The Croquet Player" by H.G. Wells. It's super creepy, but the ending is totally unexpected...


  44. Love anything by Stephen king
    great giveaway
    follow via gfc

  45. My favorite scary story is called The Green Ribbon. I read it in second grade and it still creeps me out.

  46. Great giveaway! Blogger Follower

    As for my favorite scary story... I'm a total weiner. I get scared sooo easily but it's people who scare me more than anything the mind behind them... I remember reading The Tell-tale Heart in middle school and having the worst creepy chills! lol

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  47. I love Desperation By Stephen King :D

  48. Oooohhh The Woman in the White Wedding Dress is a good one! It is not really a book, more like a legend.

  49. The Shining is my favorite scary story.

    GFC follower as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  50. Well I purposely choose not to read scary stories well because they are SCARY and I would have nightmares so I will tell you another story I about Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I am a GFC follower (Carrie Smart)


  51. I would have to say the scariest story i have read was probably Morpheus Road: The Light by DJ Mchale

    crazypplrok at gmail dot com

  52. Please enter me in your contest

  53. I'd have to say The Severed Hand by Conan Doyle!
    I follow in GFC!
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
    Best wishes,

  54. like so many others Stephen King gets me going. From The Stand (my favorite) to IT, to Tommyknockers, to Misery, to The Shining. Scary!
    NewGFC follower Melissa R.

    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

  55. My favorite scary story is Dracula.
    GFC follower.

  56. My favorite scary book is Legend of sleepy hollow.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  57. My favorite is University by Bentley Little

  58. My favorite scary story: Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  59. Great giveaway thank you so much I enjoyed the book shadow hills a little creepy scary feel book! Im a GFC follower too

  60. Thanks for the chance, I've been dying to read this book!! I would have to say IT by Stephen King. That book has forever creeped me out about clowns *shivers*
    GFC follower

  61. I don't really read scarry stories because they give me nightmares (same with movies), so I would say that the scariest book I've read has been The Phantom of the Opera or Nine Coaches Waiting (both not very scarry). I'm a GFC follower.

  62. My favorite scary is Sleepy Hallow. Thanks for the giveaway!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  63. The Harry Potter books were scary enough for me:)

    I am a follower.

    msdarcy22 at aol dot com

  64. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I haven't read that many scary stories but i do love Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark.
    im a follower.

    jessica b

  65. I love the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. That's about as scary as I can take!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this book. I am a GFC follower - Marie Kacerosky


  66. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! My favorite scary story is "The Gargoyle". I'm a new GFC follower (Bornajhawk).


  67. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm a chicken and don't do scary, my imagination goes crazy. lol
    GFC follower

  68. Favorite scary story ... IT by Stephen King. I hate clowns!

  69. Any of Stephen King's books scare me to death but IT is by far the scariest.
    GFC follower (new)

  70. Favorite Scary stories: Stephen King's books and IT was by far the scariest



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