Friday, October 1, 2010

31 DAYS DAY ONE: WEEK ONE WINNERS!!!


THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT WITH Y FIRST HOLIDAY EVENT AND THANKS TO ALL MY NEW FOLLOWERS HERE ARE THE WINNERS:

BOOK DEPOSITORY  WINNER: SOPHIA

SEER GIVEAWAY: ASHLEY


FAERIE ARC: INSPIRED KATHY

HEART OF STONE GIVEAWAY: SOPHIA (LUCKY GIRL!)

I HAVE A LOT MORE COOL CONTESTS COMING UP SO STAY TUNED







 
 
WELCOME TO A CELEBRATION 
 
OF 
 
HALLOWEEN 





31 DAYS !!
 
 I really love HALLOWEEN and now that I have a blog I'm excited to share my passion with you this month :)
 
Welcome to Week One:
Ghost's , Faeries, and Gargoyles Oh My!
 
 
GHOSTS
 





 
I have too admit, with the exception of a few campfire stories and childhood Halloween books I haven't really read or watched a lot of material with ghosts in it. Until recently ;)
 
 
Now I have three major passions from three different genres that all feature GHOSTS in them!
 
 
TV
being human
 





 
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when creator Toby Whithouse pitched this show to BBC:
 
so this  Vampire, Werewolf and Ghost are living in an apartment together...
 
If you aren't watching this show RUN to your local video store and get it Season 2 has just aired.
 
More on the gorgeous guys later, today the spotlight is on Annie played by Lenora Crichlow:
 
 





 
Annie is the heart of the series. She is the first of the cast we meet. Annie is living in a flat with her fiancee when she takes a tumble (allegedly) and dies. Her soul remains and she lives a desolate existence watching new families move in and out of the flat, She is unnoticed and sad. Until vampire John Mitchell and Werewolf George Sands move in. Not only can they see her they can also hear her. The three of them form a strange family and there presence adds more substance to Annie's life literally and figuratively. Annie goes through a lot of changes the first season, (except for clothes! the poor girl wears the same outfit every episode!) she begins to become visible to others in addition toher roommates, she even ventures outside the flat. Annie's new found happiness is threatened by THE DOOR and the men with sticks and ropes are after her, they are not pleased she has yet to pass on to the afterlife and they make repeated attempts to force her to the afterlife. Lenora is a wonderful actress, she has a great chemistry with the rest of the cast. I love the little touches Toby adds to her character: her obsessive making of tea that she can't drink, her habit of "poping" in on the boys at the most inopportune of times like the bedroom or the shower ;) OOOH!Thoseboys are yummy, more on them later promise!
 
MANGA
 


YOUR BODY IS THEIR BUSINESS


In the last 10 to 15 years American readers have really embraced manga. Especially young women and teenage boys. What I love most about manga is the variety of topics and genres it encompasses. Like Rance? there's a manga for it. Fantasy? there's a manga for it . Horror? there is no manga better than The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, translated and distributed by Dark Horse Comics. The  Corpse Delivery Service is a group of struggling college students  using their psychic gifts to make a living. A Psychic, Dowser (one who uses a pendulum), a corpse expert/embalmer and a channeler who uses a creepy puppet to communicate with a sarcastic, eerily correct space being(no really!) This series is up to eleven volumes. Every issue they search for corpses. Karatsu the psychic has the ability to reanimate the body and speak to it's spirit. If the body wants to be delivered to a location the Kurosagi will transport them in return for a piece of jewelry, money or any other type of commerce. If the client has no monetary value they will divulge the info on the killer to a police for a reward. This is a wonderful creepy series. full of ghosts, haunting and other terrors. What I enjoy most about Kurosagi is its contemporary Japanese setting. I have a great appreciation for Japanese imports : Manga, Anime, strange snack foods ;) You really get a sense of Japanese society, their culture and their superstitions. I really enjoy this series, don't let the number of volumes dissuade you . You can pick up any issue and follow along but I really recommend you start with issue one. The art and writing mesh very well together.The black and white drawings by housui yamazaki are very detailed and add a great sense of reality to eiji otsuka's writing.




 
BOOKS
 





 





 
If you've read my blog or Goodreads recently you know how much I love these books by Stacia Kane. She is a unique thrilling voice in the Speculative fiction field. The books are set in a society recovering from the return of millions of angry homicidal ghosts. Those left alive owe their lives and their finical support to the Church of Truth who guarantees their safety. In return if they are ever subjected to a haunting the church will banish the ghost and pay them $50,000. I've never enjoyed or been spooked more by ghosts! A great series.
 
 
Now for my first contest, in celebration of the 31 days event!
 
Win a book of your choice, hopefully something spooky ;) from:
 

 



This is International IF Book Depository Ships to you PLEASE CHECK!
 
RULES
 
YOU MUST BE 13 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO ENTER
 
CONTEST ENDS 10/8/10
 
LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR E-MAIL
BLOG FOLLOWERS GET +4 EXTRA ENTRIES

30 comments:

Kulsuma said...

Wow, this contest is awesome!

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

thanks for making it international.

+4 blog follower.

Bethany C. said...

Thanks for the contest!
I'm a gfc follower.
b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

I love Halloween and theres so much cool stuff going on. Thanks for the giveaway.

romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

I'm an old follower.

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Way to start off October with a BANG!!! Please count me in :D

+4 blog follower

Ashley said...

Awesome giveaway!

+4 gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

titania86 said...

Spooky books are a must! Great giveaway!

I'm a follower!

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Robin K said...

I would love to be entered.

I am a follower.
robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Carol M said...

Please enter me! Thank you!
I'm a follower.
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throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

+4 follower

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Tore said...

Great giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Cathie said...

Awesome giveaway!

I'm a follower.

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Kailia Sage said...

Thanks for this awesome contest!

I'm a follower

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buddyt said...

I have heard a lot of good things about the TV series and am hoping we will get it here on one of the three satellite channels of BBC that we get.

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

+4 I am a Follower via GFC.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Onge said...

Thanks for the awesome contest!! I'm a follower.
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Marcie said...

Thanks for the contest! I am a blog follower. marcie.turner@yahoo.com

Rob McMonigal said...

Hey stopped by from the Hop! Corpse Delivery service is an awesome series, glad you like it, too!

I am also a big fan of Halloween, but given my time this year, don't know if I'm gonna do anything special, blog-wise.

Spav said...

Awesome contest!
+4 GFC Follower

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mbreakfield said...

Great contest! I love Being Human, too.
+4 blog follower.
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amandawk said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.
I'm a follower.
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Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

+4 blog follower!

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Ashley's Bookshelf

Marlee said...

Nice giveaway!
+4 follower!

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donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!

+4 follower

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Cristal said...

Yes Being Human is a good show :D thanks for the giveaway!
+4 follower
Cristal: cristal94@sbcglobal.net

Sophia said...

Wow thanks for the giveaway! I am an old follower +4

sophiayunjin @ gmail.com

linaramz said...

I've been wanting to watch that show! It sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

+4 follower

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Mom2anutball said...

Ohhh, great contest!
+4 for following!

Thanks!
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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!!

+4 I'm a follower of your blog :-)

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MommyWantsToRead said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks

+4 Blog follower *melissa R*


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Lucy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Please enter me.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh, how kind!! thanks.

+4 follower

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