Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop on the Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop!

Want to hear something creepy that happened to me?

If you read my blog often you can probably skip this because you have heard it over the years, if not, welcome!

My sister in law loves to do Halloween make up.  She also likes to scare the pants off of me.

It’s her talent.

A few years ago there was a knocking on my door at midnight.

I’m not joking.  Midnight.  I kind of suspected it was my SIL because we hang on my porch whenever it is warm out and it was still pretty decent.

I opened up the door to this:

Tell me you wouldn’t pee your pants.

That’s my niece Taylor.

She stayed in character the whole time I was trying not to freak out.  I didn’t think it was her.  She looked shorter to me (she was barefoot).  She just stood there staring at me the whole time. Just.Like.That.

Ok, maybe if you hadn’t seen the movie the ring, you might not pee your pants, but I have. A few times.  Freaky.

My husband had gotten home right before they showed up and he was hiding around the corner with my SIL laughing his butt off.

Not funny.

Actually it was kind of funny the next day.


She did Jordan’s zombie make up that year too.  Taylor was dressed up like the picture above, Jordan was dressed up as a zombie, and they stood outside the haunted house at the school scaring the crap out of everyone.  People were freaking out saying they were scarier than the haunted house.

If you can’t tell, Halloween is the favorite holiday in our family.

If you want, leave me a comment telling me about a time that you had the pants scared off of you.  Can you top my sister in law?

Time for my giveaway!

I haven’t had a chance to read this yet because I am back to back with reviews, but I’m dying to start it.  I bought it, I also gifted it to my oldest because he is dying to read it.  We’re a zombie apocalypse loving family over here so this one is right up my ally.  You know what caught my eye and made me look at this book?  My Book Addiction was having a giveaway for this book.  The prize?  A shirt that said “It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead”.  I LOVED that.  Had to check out the book.  See authors, your swag at work. (Psssst – the giveaway and a choose your own adventure saga is still going on over there until October 28. I also saw that Melanie is participating in this hop.  You might hop over there and see what she is giving away.)

The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak


"The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone."
Champion fencer and Smithsonian historian Layla Petrovich reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother. Layla never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich had foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla’s cool head, fast blade and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that’s upon them. But even that may not be enough. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.
This exciting new dark fantasy/horror hybrid blends the best of the zombie genre with all the elements a fantasy reader loves!
It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead!

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  • Jess Ica D

    One year my cousins’ town was having candy night on a different night than our town. So my dad took my brother and me out both nights. We thought we were so cool getting double candy

    • Heather Hand

      Oh that would have been awesome!

  • Jean Patton

    Wow, those are quite the pics, that is some impressive makeup jobs. Afraid I don’t have any exciting Halloween stories.

  • Heather Hand

    I think my “best” Halloween story was the year we had a BLIZZARD (I live on the Cdn Prairies) and I (being old enough to drive) was assigned to follow my younger bro and sis and friends around in the car so they could warm up anytime and have a ride to come back. Did I get any candy for this? NOPE! lol Well I did “request” that my siblings ask the home owners take pity on the poor driver and give her some candy 😀

  • Ashfa_Anwer

    We don’t celebrate Halloween here but I’m sure I would have got a heart attack if someone turned up like that at our porch!!!

  • Nancy Gideon

    Thanks for participating in my Hop!! Sisters! Mine introduced me to Dracula on Creature Features when I was little. All sorts of trauma there that developed into a paranormal writing career. Thanks, sis!

  • Meghan Stith

    We don’t really get trick-or-treaters where I live. I live in the middle of nowhere. We’ve had trick-or-treaters twice in 12 years. I hope we get them again this year!
    Thanks for the giveaway!