Happy Horror Day!!
And to celebrate, I've got a nice juicy prize just right for the celebration. Read on!
My fellow Shockliners already know the dark joy, but for those of you yet to visit the vast cyber-aisles of THE greatest online bookstore for horror lovers, you're in for a treat AND I'm going to make it worth your while to have a little visit. Again, read on!
A little background: Matt Schwartz, the owner of Shocklines.com, would never admit it, but he has been responsible for launching and supporting the careers of innumerable horror writers (mine included!), and for being a major outlet for the small press horror industry. His bookstore and his amazing Shocklines Forum provide a hub for professional and aspiring writers, fans and publishers around the world to share industry news, friendship, support and all things horror genre related. I can't imagine what would happen to small press horror publishing if we lost Matt's Shocklines. So, in honor of "Your One-Stop Shop for Horror", I give you the Shocklines Rocks Horror Day Contest!
The prize: A $25 Shocklines Gift Certificate!
The deadline: October 30th, 11:59PM Eastern US
HOW TO WIN:
1. Go to Shocklines.com - Click Here!
2. Peruse the list of New Releases.
3. Pick a title you like and post it in a comment on THIS MYSPACE BLOG POST.
4. From all the names in this blog a winner will be chosen randomly on Halloween.
5. The winner will be notified in a MySpace Email and Comment on their Profile.
OPTIONAL BONUS #1 - Get TWO EXTRA ENTRIES in the gift certificate drawing:
1. Support Shocklines by purchasing something from the Online Store - Anything will do!
2. In THIS MYSPACE BLOG thread, post a description of what you bought and the date you purchased it.
3. In the comments section of your order, tell them Fran sent you!
OPTIONAL BONUS #2 - Get ONE EXTRA ENTRY in the gift certificate drawing and a chance to win a signed Advance Review Copy (white cover/no illustrations) of MAMA'S BOY:
1. All you have to do is sign-up for my monthly newsletter, Fran Friel's Lair News - Click Here!
Note: All the folks already signed-up for the newsletter are automatically entered in the gift certificate drawing.
Help me celebrate Horror Day and support my friend and the dark godfather of small press horror, Matt Schwartz. Horror lovers and small press publishing supporters, Start Your Engines!!
Good luck, and thank you VERY much for playing!
PS - A little more incentive to visit Shocklines.com:
-Hundreds of titles under the Guaranteed Good Reads and New Voices Guarantee program, which lets you return books for refunds or store credit with no questions asked.
-Many books autographed at no extra charge.
-Many books remarqued by artists at no extra charge.
-Personal attention to customer service.
-No raised prices for out of print items.
Not even Amazon can't compete with that!
PPS - You'll need a MySpace account to post to the MySpace thread. It's free and easy to open one...and worth a chance for $25 gift cerficate.