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Did I scare you?


This is my second year participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop and it’s one of the few hops that I participate in.  Halloween is my favorite holiday and I can’t miss this one!

I was going to do a list of scary books that I want to read since I haven’t read one in awhile, though I do have Night Chill and Night Terror by Jeff Gunhus coming up (*excited* I LOVE horror books that make me triple check the locks and wish I was brave enough to look under the bed), and then I remembered my of my most anticipated books of the year is coming out here shortly!  I shall do my post on that.

Now, this isn’t a horror book (to me) but the main character can be one of those things that go bump in the night depending on how it is written (and when written right, they should definitely invoke fear) and they can be scary.  I wouldn’t want to cross one who was angry.

I have been waiting and waiting and it’s almost…

release day for…


It releases October 28, 2014!


(If you follow my newsletter, you know that has been my waiting for book for awhile now.)

I have read Anne Rice books since I was in high school.  I have read every single book that she has written and seen all of the movies (yes! there is a new Vampire Chronicles moving coming and her son Christopher Rice is involved!).  I think I have seen Interview With A Vampire 20 times.  It’s my all time favorite vampire book and the one that started off my love of the paranormal.

What It's About

A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return…From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology–a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.
“What can we do but reach for the embrace that must now
contain both heaven and hell: our doom again and again and
again…” –from The Vampire Lestat
Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans, in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned (“mesmerizing” —San Francisco Chronicle), a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat (“brilliant…its undead characters are utterly alive” —New York Times) left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces–the characters, legend, and lore of all the Vampire Chronicles.
The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis…vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned…Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.
As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why…
And, at the book’s center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw–the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…
From the Hardcover edition.

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Anne Rice

Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O’Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

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Now for my giveaway!  I am giving away any e-book on Amazon up to $10.99 (the price of Prince Lestat right now).  That way if you are as intrigued by the vampire Lestat as I am, you can have that for your prize!  Only I, Heather, Not Everyone’s Mama, am responsible for this giveaway.  Anne Rice is not responsible in any way shape or form.  Just a fan giving tribute to what will surely be one of my new favorite books!  Ends 11/1/14 at midnight EST.

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I am going to borrow a thought from one of my favorite blogs, Books à la Mode – We do these giveaways to A) thank our followers and b) find new followers who will enjoy our content.  I’ve seen a lot of follow for 2 seconds for the giveaway and then stop (not just on my blog, but it happens sometimes).  I get following and deciding you don’t like the content, but hit and dash isn’t really nice.  I can honestly say that every blog I have followed on Facebook for giveaways, I am still following because I enjoy their content.  It’s a way for me to find new blogs to follow. This isn’t just for me, it’s for all of the bloggers, who are using their money to buy books to give back to their readers.

To my own readers who have stuck with me and to new followers who are joining – THANK YOU! You’re the reason why I do these giveaways. It’s because of the comments you leave telling me what you think of the books, or interacting with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It’s for asking me how my kids are doing and truly caring what the response is. You guys are amazing and you make my day every day.

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  • Jennifer Messerschmidt

    Why do ghosts love elevators?
    Because they lift their spirits!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • heathermanning

      I was sad my kids were sleeping when I read this one last night. I wanted to go wake them up and tell them. LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  • BerkeleyHapa

    What did the 80-year-old pirate say? Aye (spread out the “ai”) Matey!

    • heathermanning


  • Joseph A Hawkshaw

    Have not heard many of jokes.

    • heathermanning

      Here’s one for you – What did the ghost say to the vampire? You suck. 😀

  • Barrie

    Knock Knock
    BOO WHO?
    You don’t have to cry about it!

    • heathermanning

      My kids tell me this one all the time and my 5 year messes it up every time he tells it. 😀

  • Courtney Whisenant

    What do ghosts eat for breakfast?

    • heathermanning

      That’s kind of cute. 😀

  • Sarah

    Oh god. In high school, this kid a grade below me was tossing pickup lines at our teacher. The very worst was – “Baby, did you fart? Because you just blew me away.” I don’t remember much from high school, but man did that stick. Painfully awkward. And if it wasn’t meant as a joke, I feel sorry for that guy 😛

    • heathermanning

      I think that’s the worst one I have ever heard too. And guys think these work? LOL

  • Judy Cox

    I am the world’s worst person to remember a joke. I can’t remember the joke, but if I do get close, I mess up the main part of the joke.

    • heathermanning

      I do that too…. no wait, hold on… that’s not how it went… just let me think. LOL

  • Ashfa_Anwer

    Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
    No body!
    See? pretty lame..:/

    • heathermanning

      LOL Sadly, it made me laugh a little. 😀

  • Toni Porter

    I’ve heard quite a few lame Halloween jokes, but this has to be near the top of the list:

    What has webbed feet, feathers, fangs and goes quack-quack?
    Count Duckula

    • heathermanning

      oh Lord! LOL I’m not telling my kids that one or they will be telling me it for weeks. 😀

  • heathermanning

    LOL Makes complete sense. 😀 I’ll head over to yours! TY!

  • slashbrook

    Oh my memory isn’t that good, if it is a bad joke, I am not going to retain it!

  • Misha Kudo

    I don’t know any bad Halloween jokes, thankfully. But, here is a joke I always thought was horrible!
    Deja Moo: The feeling that you’ve heard this bull before.