Sunday, October 16, 2011

Spook-a-licious: Where Boo-ks Devour You: Blog Hop Tour (Oct. 17-24)



 I LOVE HALLOWEEN.....i love so many things about it! Now lets see where do i start....I love the carving of pumpkins:  




Kids Trick or Treating at my door:


Then you have the Dressing up to head out to a Halloween Party:





This year we are changing it up and taking a Haunted Tour of the U.S.S Hornet in Alameda, CA:


Often called the most haunted ship in history, the USS Hornet rests deceptively still in its berth at the decommissioned Alameda Naval Base. Her impressive record did not come without cost. An aircraft carrier, in times of war or peace, is a dangerous place. Sailors have walked into aircraft's spinning props, been sucked into their air intakes, and blown off deck by their exhaust. Dropped ordnance has exploded, burning and maiming sailors. Snapping flight arrest cables are known to have decapitated at least three men on the USS Hornet. All told, in her 27 years of active service, more than 300 people lost their lives aboard ship. The majority claimed during combat, others from these horrendous shipboard accidents, still others from suicide. The USS Hornet has the dubious honor for having the highest suicide rate in the Navy. 

It is, perhaps, the Hornet's tragedy soaked history that has caused it to become America's most haunted ship. Crew and visitor alike have reported an amazing number of strange incidents, sightings, and sounds. Doors opening and closing by themselves, tools that vanish only to reappear after a long search, objects that move across floors or fall off shelves without reason, spectral sailors that move through the ship as if carrying out orders from another age, toilets that flush themselves, eerie presences felt, and feelings of being grabbed or pushed when no one is around.

 Should be Spooky Fun if you ask me!

 All you have to do is leave a comment saying what you love best about Halloween.You must leave a valid Email address to be entered. I would also like to ask you to follow the blog but i wont make it a requirement. And lets say thanks to Felicity Heaton and Deborah Court for donating. 


Now For What is up for grabs...There will be three winners!

One Winner will get Lisa Renee Jones Vampire Warden Series 1 & 2 in ebook


You Can Find Lisa Renee Jones here:

One Winner Will Get Vampire for Christmas and Prophecy: Child Of the Light  both by Felicity Heaton in ebook ~ Donated By Felicity Heaton



You Can Find Felicity here: 

And One Winner Will Get Bound To The Prince by Deborah Court in ebook along with a MP3 of  "Bound to You " Jezabel ~ Donated By Deborah Court


You Can Find Deborah here:



So here are the rules:

1) HAVE FUN!!!
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 17, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 24, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    Winners will be drawn and posted October 25th! ***
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!***Authors & Book Pages 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 blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

If you get lost you can click the : HERE  <~~~ this will take you back to the linky list of all blogs participating




42 comments:

Romance Author Morgan Kearns said...

Great post, Lindsey. I hope you have lots of fun on your tour!

~Morgan

Arianne Cruz said...

GFC: Arianne Cruz
email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu
I love the candies on halloween!

Deena said...

Wish I could go on that Ghost Tour with you! Sounds like a heap of fun! Hope you have tons of fun during the HOP. :)

Jeannie Platt said...

Well I love that it is my Husbands Birthday on Halloween... I make it a treat every year. I love all the costumes, I love dressing up in themed outfits... My boys 8 and 2 will be a knight and a dragon and I am being a fairy princess this year. Oh yeah and the candy... Love the candy and the fall smells.

JackieW said...

What I like best about Halloween is getting to dress up in unusual costumes...things I wouldn't normally wear. Also eating the candy.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

JOYE said...

I love to bob for apples...we used to do that at Halloween parties when I was young...do they do that anymore? I like handing out treats to the young kids.
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

katsrus said...

I love the spookiness of Halloween. The decorations and seeing what the kids dress as and of course candy! LOL.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Lolarific said...

That haunted tour sounds great to me! I hope you have a blast! I love watching the old black and white Halloween movies on TCM and making my kids costumes. Thank you for participating in the hop and to Felicity Heaton and Deborah Court for donating books!

dani3222001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

I follow via GFC & tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/126045616198533122

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

mommy0306 said...

lets see if we can post this on the right one. ;-)

i love the dressing up of the kids and taking them trick or treating and of course seeing their faces when we're done. :)

thanks to Felicity Heaton, Deborah Court for donating and lindsey for hosting on the blog. :)

Terri M
oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

msmjb65 said...

I'm not much of a Halloween person now. I used to like to Trick or Treat with my friends and when I was a youngster, who didn't love all the candy?
MJB
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

DarkBloodyVamp said...

I love dressing up and taking my daughter trick or treating and checking up the neighbours Halloween decorations.

Thanks for the giveaway!

redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

Raonaid Luckwell said...

My oldest son (13) would absolutely love that tour. Couple years ago at Sternwheeler they had a ship. It was ten dollars or twenty dollars for a family. So we spent the twenty bucks to make the boy happy. He enjoyed the ENTIRE tour.

I always liked Halloween because for just one night you had a right, a reason to pretend to be someone else and it's acceptable.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

desitheblonde said...

desitheblonde@msn.com ty for the fix
andh ave fun on the ship
ilovethe kitty what did you do to it

pimpin' reads said...

count me in. Would love to win one of these goodies. great post. jokestner at yahoo dot com

Katrina W said...

Love your halloween outfit !!! very scary indeed lol.. waggles eyebrows.. great giveaways !!!

happy halllooweeeennnn

kat

kittee_cat@bigpond.com

Vanessa N. said...

Great giveaway! I love blog hops because I can find new authors to read. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

PamM said...

I don't have one favorite thing about Halloween I love it all. But if I had to choice it would be candy. Nice post. I hadn't heard about the ship before.
GFC PamM
kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

Sherry Gloag said...

Loved your post. Have a great tour.

Jean P said...

The Ghost Tour sounds like it would be a great time.
Favorite thing about Halloween, all the cool costumes.
GFC follower JeanP
skpetal at hotmail dot com

June M. said...

I guess my fave thing about Halloween would be the candy :D
Thank you to all the authors who donated the prizes. Have a great Halloween!
GFC: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Nikki said...

I love the kiss kitty! She is so cute..I used to love the Halloween parties but after the birth of my daughter its all about the trick or treating and playing dress up :) Its awesome! I followed GFC Nikki!
viajeradelmar@aol.com

Sophia Rose said...

Wow! I didn't know they did haunted tours like that. Sounds fun! I'll have to tell a navy friend of mine.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and the opportunity for a giveaway.

sundee94@comcast.net

Diana said...

I love the decorations and the costumes.
Thanks to Felicity Heaton, Deborah Court for donating and you for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

I had my fun when I was younger celebrating Halloween by going out to the parties and dressing up and taking the kids out trick or treating. However, now I get to be the one who stays home and hands out the candy - LOL Now it is my grandkids turn to dress up and I love the costumes all the little kids dress up as. two of my grandsons are dressing up as spiderman and a pumkin. so cute.

Happy Halloween!

mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Ooops I forgot to tell you I like your blog. New follower now.

Also I would love to win any of the prizes except for Felicity Heaton's. I am a reviewer for her and have all her books and let me tell you. They are fantastic - love ya Felicity!

Nay Nay said...

Great post. Thanks for the chance to win. thanks to Lisa, Felicity, and Deborah for providing the prizes.

Have fun on your tour.

<^_^>
reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

Barbara said...

Great hop and giveaway! I love...hayrides, bonfires, hot apple cider, smores...

GFC follower - Barbara
barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like halloween for the costumes, so much fun!

jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

alainala said...

what i love most about halloween... is the candy!! i love seeing the little kids in their costumes, but candy i really love!

alainala At hotmail DOT ca

CrystalGB said...

What I like about Halloween is how excited the kids get to trick or treat and wear their costumes and all the decorations.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

BeckyC said...

Wow! Great prizes!! Lovin' this hop!!!

Halloween fav?? The candy, of course!
cherringtonmb(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Not entering just stopping by to say hello. Oh and my favorite thing about Halloween is passing out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Eva's Flowers said...

That haunted ship tour sounds awesome! A few years ago I traveled with friends to Savannah and we went on a hearse tour, took us to haunted places and among the stops we also stopped at some pubs, can't say that we encounted anything ghostly but it was fun!

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

shadow_kohler said...

Happy Halloween! I love everything about this holiday! The costumes, the tricks and treats, the weather, the scariness, ect. Thank you!
gfc- shadow_kohler
shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

Meg said...

Dropping by to say ENJOY your change-up tour! Happy Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

All of the books look amazing!

And HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEN!

Shadowestr@aol.com

Krysykat said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is the pumpkin carving.

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Laura H. said...

Great giveaway! And thanks to all for your contributions and for participating in this blog hop! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3). My favorite thing about Halloween is the little ones who come to our house trick-or-treating.

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Roxy Kade said...

Thank you for the giveaway and thank you Felicity and Deborah for the donations :)

I just LOVE halloween! It is my favorite time of year and I love everything about it! Horror movies, costumes, trick-or-treating! Although we don't do much celebrating here in South Africa :( I just enjoy the spookiness that Halloween brings with it!

Good luck to everyone who has entered!!

roxy18(at)mtn(dot)blackberry(dot)com

geschumann said...

Thanks to Felicity & Deborah. Would love to read them.

I love baking the pumpkin seeds after the carving ritual. My mouth's watering just thinking about it.

Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

JoAnna said...

Thanks to the authors for donating. This has been a fun hop.

beckerjo at verizon dot net