Book Lovers, Shiver and Enter at the Oct. 24-31 Spooktacular

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Event sponsored by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm! Book lovers, you’re going to feel as if Christmas has come early with all of the books, gift cards and swag up for grabs. If you go down this list, there is an excellent chance that you will win something.

I am giving away a $5 Amazon gift card. To enter, you can fill out the below Rafflecopter. In addition, I am also giving away a freebie to everyone – a copy of my new essay anthology 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back. To claim your free copy, type YY78F at checkout at this Smashwords link.

Type code YY78F at checkout to download this book for free, and enjoy Darcia Helle's essay The Ghost of Mr. Stetson, a fun true story for Halloween.

Why am I offering this book for free during this hop? Because it includes a wonderful, real life ghost story from suspense author Darcia Helle. Titled The Ghost of Mr. Stetson, this essay relates how Darcia grew up in a haunted house. Here is an excerpt: “My street was called Stetson Street and I called our ghost Mr. Stetson. He would often play practical jokes, move things around and occasionally something he didn’t like—or maybe he liked a lot—disappeared. When I was very young, my mother had three plaques hanging on our kitchen wall: Hope, Charity and Faith. One day, one of those plaques disappeared. No trace of it was ever found. I don’t remember which one, though I wish I did. That word must have been significant to Mr. Stetson.”

So let’s recap. Download your free book if you’d like a copy, use the Rafflecopter to enter for my $5 Amazon card, and then scroll down and hop to the other blogs for many, many more prize opportunities. Also, if you’d like to enter for some digital My Memories scrapbooking software, then please visit my other contest and scroll down to the bottom of that page for the Rafflecopter – three prizes will be awarded!

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  1. Tara Pennington says:

    Candy Corn

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Halloween candy (which masquerades as everyday candy, too): Three Musteteers.

  3. My favorite candy to get for Halloween is M&Ms!

  4. Reeses pieces. 🙂
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

  5. Bookie Bee says:

    Definitely candy corn!! It brings out the color of fall and Halloween!

  6. Bookie Bee says:

    I’m sorry I forgot to add my email address in the previous comment!

    thebookiebee AT gmail DOT com

  7. snickers


  8. ohh, my favorite halloween candy is: twix, snickers and butterfinger crunch mini bars – yummy

  9. Oops forgot to leave my email – its: lovez2read(at)comcast(dot)net

  10. Georgiann Hennelly says:

    candy corn, butterfingers, snickers

  11. Anything chocolate! I especially love Coffee Crisp and Mr. Big candy! Thanks.

  12. Oops! Forgot my contact info:

  13. I love snickers! They’re my favorites!

  14. I love Reese’s Cups I usually have to go get them myself…seems that not many people give them out anymore

  15. Amy Peschel says:

    Anything chocolate!

  16. Um… those candy vampire teeth! I don’t know if they have a name or not but I love those! 😀

  17. peanut butter kisses

  18. My favorite halloween candy is reese’s pieces

  19. I love Candy Corn Best. Teamedward841 (at) live (dot) com.

  20. Candy corn 🙂

  21. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

  22. I love Candy Corn. (However I’ve just found Halloween Cadbury Eggs…so I might be changing that answer)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. Hershey’s with almonds.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  24. Lady Carliss says:

    I love Skittles and Fuzzy Peaches.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Angie Adair says:

    My favorite is the snickers..yum! angadair at

  26. Reese’s Peanut Cups 🙂

  27. Tootsie rolls

  28. Kayley F. says:

    If I’m in the mood for chocolate: Hershey’s Special Dark, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and M&Ms.

    If I’m in the mood for fruity: Skittles, Starburst, and sour gummy worms.


  29. Reese’s Pumpkins. I’m not sure why but they are just better than regular Reese’s Cups.


  30. colleen boudreau says:

    holliister at gmail dot com

  31. Anything chocolate!

  32. Reeses Peanut butter cups! Thanks for being in the hop.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  33. Almond Joy

  34. Twix or Midnight Milky Ways!


  35. Jessica R says:

    My favorite halloween candy is candy corn!


  36. My favorite is smarties!!

  37. Ann Fantom says:

    I like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  38. Tough choice, snickers.

  39. I looove candy corn! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  40. I love Candy Corn!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  41. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks!

  42. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I love Candy Corn

  43. I love whooper

  44. Dominique says:

    I like caramel apple pops and candy corn.

    (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)
    couponcookie at gmail dot com

  45. Elizabeth Shaw says:

    Reese Cups!

  46. Halloween Kit Kats (They are a limited edition orange KitKat sold at Target)


  47. Reese’s Peanut Cups

  48. I love Reese’s Peanut Cups

  49. i don’t have any specific candy for halloween in my country but i love candies, soft, with cherry taste


  50. Cynthia C says:

    I like York Peppermint patties

  51. michelle garyce says:


  52. I love candy corn.

  53. Tami Valentine says:

    I love candy corn! scrapping2472004(at)gmail(dot)com

  54. I am a sucker for anything chocolate that ends up in my kids baskets. I think my most favorite would be the peanut butter cups or snickers.

    Oklahomamommy0306 @

  55. Robert Pyszk says:

    Peanut butter cups is my favorite happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  56. Candy Corn is always best at Halloween – it’s the only time you can get it fresh


  57. Jessilee Raub says:

    Reeses Peanut Butter Cups .

  58. candied apples

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  59. nicole lewis says:

    candy corn and peanut butter cups colerenee717@

  60. Mellowcreme pumpkins
    sara 2 @ chad skiles . com

  61. Stephanie says:

    My favorite has always been the Halloween Oreos. Although now that they are making Cadbury Creme Eggs at Halloween, those may become my new favorite Halloween treat!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  62. Starr Greenwell says:

    I LOVE Kit Kat

  63. librarypat says:

    Around here, the Mini candy bars like Snickers, Kit Kat, Milky Way, and 3 Musketeers aren’t safe. I try not to buy too early because they are gone by Halloween and I have to replenish the supply.

  64. I love Skittles! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  65. I love the Brach’s Pumpkins! They’re so yummy! 🙂

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  66. It seems to change every year but the two that came to mind are skittles and reeses pieces. ^.^ Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. My favorite is Milky Way bars.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  68. either kit kats or reeses

  69. I like peanut butter cups or candy corn.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  70. latisha depoortere says:

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is my favorite!

  71. Candy corns!

  72. Definitely either Nestle Crunch or Reeses Peanut Butter cups! Thanks for the giveaway! I am participating in the hop as well (#244~ Fairday’s Blog!) Have a great night : ) ~ Jess

  73. Seyma Shabbir says:
  74. Ellen Levickis says:

    little kit kats

  75. Joni Lynn says:

    What a great blog and blog hop! Thanks so much! My favorite Halloween candy is butterfingers!

  76. peanut m&m orrr starburst!

  77. Heather S says:

    reese’s pumpkin

  78. Val Pearson says:

    Butterfinger baby!

    lastnerve2000 at gmail dot com

  79. Kit Kats!

    sweepingtheusa at gmail dot com

  80. Marlena Fein says:

    I am so boring, but Tootsie Rolls are my favorite. If they are the yummy flavored ones, (except lime!) then all the better! Thanks so much for being a part of this amazing hop and the giveaway. (and the freebie book!)
    Best wishes,

  81. Sue Sattler says:

    I’m not picky, anything with chocolate or peanut butter works for me!


  82. Linda Kwolek says:

    Peanut Butter cups, is the best candy, hands down.

  83. Candy Corn!

    kherbrand at

  84. Lisa Hackney says:

    my kids really enjoy anything chocolate… the older I get, the less I can tolerate chocolate (yes, I’m strange) I prefer caramel apples!

  85. Mmm, I love Palmer’s Peanut Butter Creepy Peepers. And Caramel Apples of course! Thanks for the chance!


  86. Allison (Allie Lanc) says:

    Reese cups

  87. Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle says:

    Candy Corn

    FireFlyPixie24 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  88. Hello,

    I’m another blogger on the hop – it’s great to discover new blogs like yours

    Cheers Zoe Brooks

  89. Candy corn!

    lisbethreade @ gmail.

  90. Chenise Jones says:

    My favourite candy is Reese!


  91. brandy boone says:

    I love three musketeers and milky ways!!!
    bceleste06 at yahoo dot com

  92. Cynthia R says:

    i love candycorn, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  93. Caramel apples!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  94. Rachael Henzman says:

    I love candy corn! Thanks for the giveaway!

    lostandfound1220@ hotmail. com

  95. I love kit kats. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  96. Dawna Newman says:

    My favorite candy is milky way or candy corn

  97. I LOVE yellow Laffy Taffys 😀


  98. I like M&Ms

  99. Jody Duffy says:

    I love Candy Corn!!! 😉

  100. I love M&M peanuts. bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  101. I love Twix
    sena.sagani at gmail dot com

  102. I love most anything chocolate, but today I am enjoying an original treat of candy corn – the real original one made with honey – not the imitation copies LOL Thank you for participating in this fun hop.

  103. Karen H in NC says:

    Anything chocolate including chocolate candy corn.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  104. Candy Corn!

  105. Phyllis Lamken says:

    Thank you very much.

  106. reese’s pumpkins!

  107. Hi Stacy! So fun to be participating and visiting in the SPOOKTAKULAR GIVEAWAY

  108. My favorite Halloween candy is M&M’s and Kit Kat’s

  109. Juana Esparza says:

    I love anything chocolate (chocoholic), but if I had to choose one that would be Reese’s pieces.


  110. Reese’s PB cups

  111. Twix or Milky Way!!! 🙂

  112. Peanut butter cups!!!

  113. I love candy corn!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  114. Sweet tarts! 🙂

  115. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like bite size snickers
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot con

  116. Baby Ruths!

  117. Lisa Sarmiento says:

    My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn! 🙂

  118. Sue Fitzpatrick says:

    candy corn

  119. Amanda Tse says:

    any sour candy!

  120. Wendy Pence says:

    Milky Way Midnight & Butterfinger!

  121. Wendy Pence says:

    Shoot, forgot to leave email…

    Reignbough1973 at yahoo dot com

  122. Junior Mints!

  123. I love candy apples (if that counts) 🙂

  124. Stephanie says:

    The caramel apple suckers

  125. Stephanie says:

    Oh and my e-mail is skidmore333atgmaildotcom

  126. Anything chocolate!

  127. I love mounds bars (

  128. Three Musketeers 🙂

  129. Caramel Apple Pops! MostlyMisha AT gmail DOT com

  130. Jessica R. says:

    My fave candy are the Reeses pumpkins!

  131. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love Candy Corn

  132. Linda Kish says:

    I like Milky Way bars

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  133. I love Candy Corn

  134. Skittles and more skittles!

  135. reeses is my fav

  136. Snickers, Baby Ruth’s, Twix, Twizzlers and Taffy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. Anything with chocolate!

    shelver506 at gmail dot com

  138. Kyl Neusch says:


  139. I like Milky Way minis.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  140. reece’s cups!

  141. Candy Corn

  142. Toni Porter says:

    Butterfingers, shortly followed by Snickers.

    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  143. M&Ms for sure!

  144. Candy corn..

  145. Virginie Menzildjian says:

    Any liquorice candy !

  146. Anything chocolate really. I am a sweet tooth!

  147. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    My Favorite Halloween candy is Candy Corn……….

  148. Our ghosts and goblins love to gobble up Reese’s peanut butter cups. Happy Halloween.

  149. Charlotte Raynor says:

    My favorite Halloween candy are the peanut butter kisses. Yumm! 🙂

  150. Twix is my favorite. Thanks for the contest!

  151. wanda flanagan says:

    hersheys dark choccolate minatures

  152. Darlene Peterson says:

    Reese’s pieces for sure.


  153. Kasee Johnson says:

    I’m a candy corn fan!

  154. Any candy! As longs as it FULL sugar 😀

  155. Any candy! As longs as it FULL sugar

    bay-beealencia (at) hotmail. com

  156. teressa oliver says:

    candy corn teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  157. Between Special Dark bars or Milky Way..


  158. Mary Cloud says:

    MallowCreme Pumpkins

  159. Pauline M says:

    I love the mini milky ways…. cures the chocolate craving for me!

  160. Tara Woods says:

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  161. Sam Stamp says:

    Peanut Butter Cups

  162. Angela Cisco says:

    Reese’s peanut butter cups angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  163. Paul T/Pauline T says:

    cherry twizzler —– Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  164. chocolate peanut butter cups!

  165. Mary Jane peanut butter kisses

  166. linda foster says:

    Candy corn all the way

  167. linda foster says: