Sunday, October 11, 2009

HBT - Comment Contest for The Monster Variations!


In yesterday's Haunted Blog Tour post, which was an interview with young adult author Daniel Kraus, I said there would be a contest for his book! Daniel has generously offered a signed copy of his new release thriller, The Monster Variations.

Book Description:
Someone is killing boys in a small town. The murder weapon is a truck, and the only protection is a curfew enacted to keep kids off the streets. But it’s summer—and that alone is worth the risk of staying out late for James, Willie, and Reggie. Willie, who lost his arm in the first hit-and-run attack, finds it hard to keep up with his two best friends as they leave childhood behind. All of them are changing, hounded by their parents, hunted by the killer, and haunted by the “monster,” a dead thing that guards the dangerous gateway between youth and manhood. But that’s not all: shadowing the boys everywhere is Mel Herman, the mysterious and brilliant bully whose dark secrets may hold the key to their survival. As the summer burns away, these forces collide, and it will take compassion, brains, and guts for the boys to overcome their demons—and not become monsters themselves.

How it works/How to enter:
-This contest is different from my other ones - it's a comment contest! Which means, for every real comment you leave on ANY of my posts throughout the month of October, it counts as one entry.
-The comments have to be longer than just a sentence or phrase..I want real ones relevant to the post! :)
-Only one comment per post counts as one entry. Like, even if you comment the same post 3 times, it still counts as one entry.
-You can comment on any of my blog posts that were/will be posted in October....starting with this post!

**Only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada!! Unless, international readers, you have someone in the USA who can mail it to you.

For your first entry, just comment saying you'd like to be included - with your name and email address. **YOU MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL!**
Then, for every comment you leave, I'll start adding up for your entries.
For a complete list of all of my Haunted Blog Tour Posts, click here!

The contest ends on October 31 at midnight. The winner will be randomly chosen and posted/emailed on November 1.

Good luck! And don't forget to check back each day for the rest of the Haunted Blog Tour posts this month to comment! :]


  1. I'd like to be entered!

  2. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Well, you had me at Monster lol
    I'd love to be included, and thanks for the chance to win this creepy book :)

  3. This looks so good. I love the cover. I would love to be included (though who knows how many comments I will be able to leave, work is killing me)


  4. I'd like to enter.


  5. I would love to be included. I just met him at a big author event and his book looks really really good. :)

  6. I'll throw my name in the hat. Fingers crossed.

    e-mail: rabidfox(at)

  7. Oh, and I just started following this blog today too.

    e-mail: rabidfox(at)

  8. I'm also following on Twitter now, and have posted a link to this contest on the sidebar of my own blog, here.

  9. Count me in! I love the cover of this one...looks so scary...

    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

  10. Well I made a comment on one of your post before seeing this contest..LOL I would love to enter this contest so here is my offical post for it.


  11. I would LOVE to win this!!
    4+ new follower


  12. I'd like to enter :)
    staysil7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  13. What a unique idea for a book. I love haunting thrillers and this definitely sounds like one. For any kid of at any age growing up isn't always easy. To have the threat of someone hunting down and killing you just because you're close to crossing that threshold to growing out of childhood seems daunting.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

  14. Awesome! I'd love to be included.


  15. This sounds like an absolutely awesome book! Please enter me.


  16. Please include me too! Love your haunted giveaways, what a great idea!


  17. I would love to win.Thanks for the giveaway:)

  18. Enter me please!


  19. I would like to be included in this giveaway

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


Thanks, I love what you have to say!