Enter for $10 Gift Card And Other Goodies at Spooktacular Book Event, Oct. 15-31

Welcome to The 4th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, the biggest hop that I participate in every year and my favorite as I love Halloween! Children’s costumes, caramel apples, crisp autumn leaves, the Ghostbusters theme song, and bags of Kit Kats and Milky Ways all brighten my October. We have over 350 blogs participating in this year’s event and every one of them is giving away a book-related prize with a value of at least $10. This can include books, gift card, swag, and prize packs. Don’t worry, you have two weeks to make your way through the list. You can hop to the participating blogs at your leisure by following the links at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, my giveaway is a $10 Amazon gift card. I also have some freebies below just for visiting.


I am especially happy to participate this year as I would like to welcome visitors to my newly re-designed website. I feel like a hostess welcoming visitors to a housewarming as this website was just re-designed a few weeks ago and it has even moved to a new server. I called my website Characters at a Crossroads as I write mysteries, romance, suspense, young adult and children’s books about characters at a fork in the road. Like all of us at one time or another, these characters are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. I also have a new blog column called Character Crossroads where you can find resources to build your own character. Here I share special resources relating to meditation, parenting, self-improvement, kindness, and other topics. In a nutshell, these are resources that I believe will help you and your family to stay on the right path. I hope you’ll stop by to check it out! It is a work-in-progress.

If you haven’t visited me before, be sure to visit my Free Reads page – you can download a free copy of my book 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back, a free copy of the YA Excerpt Book from the authors of Marketing for Romance Writers, and free e-book and audiobook copies of my short murder mystery story Laundry Day. I think you’ll enjoy the 23-minute audiobook version of Laundry Day, narrated by Nicole Poole, who also narrated House Rules by Jodi Picoult. That’s three free books just for coming by!

I am also excited to share the sale for my 3-book mystery bundle the Young Ladies of Mystery Boxed Set, featuring three bestselling novels. I am asking you to help spread the word in the Rafflecopter.

Now that I’ve shared all my news at this trick or treat stop, please enter for my $10 gift card by filling out the below Rafflecopter. Then be sure to hop over to the other participating blogs. Wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween!

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  1. My kids are teenagers but they still always love to watch the Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown.

  2. Connie Fischer says

    I don’t care what age someone is, it seems that they all love Halloween. The looks of wonder and expectation on the faces of children and – my goodness – everyone “scaring” one another – what fun!

  3. I don’t have a favourite Halloween movie because I don’t like scary movies 😀 I get too scared if I watch one!

  4. I love the Monster Mash song. I don’t know who sings it though.

  5. It may be silly, but I love to hear Monster Mash on the radio. It reminds me of my youth!


    My favorite Halloween Movie is The Sixth Sense.

  7. Hocus Pocus and The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!!

  8. I love the catchy and creepy song: This is Halloween! 😉

  9. My favorite Halloween movie is the Jason series (Friday the 13th)

  10. my favorite is the original Halloween movie.

  11. LaProfesoraFrida says

    Even though it’s not actually centered around Halloween…. Beetlejuice always gets me in the Halloween spirit! lol

  12. Diane Sallans says

    two of my favorites are ‘Hocus Pocus’ and ‘Practical Magic’

  13. My kids always love it when I sing the song my Grandmother always used to sing to me!

    Halloween, Halloween Oh what funny things we’ve seen! Witches hats and coal black cats, Broom stick riders, Mice and RATS!

    Cant remember the name but I don’t think I will ever forget the song! Thanks !

  14. martha lawson says

    No fav movie, but i love “Monster Mash” the song!!!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  15. Hocus Pocus

  16. Hocus Pocus! Can never go wrong with that 🙂

  17. Nightmare Before Christmas! It is both a Halloween and Christmas movie, what’s not to love?(:
    Which would make my favorite Halloween song This Is Halloween

  18. I love Hocus Pocus and I watch it every Halloween.

  19. My favorite halloween movie/movies is/are anything from the 1980s. halloween, hellraiser, friday the 13th, nightmare on elm street. I’m an old school horror movie kinda gal

  20. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  21. I think one of my favorite Halloween movies is Casper. I had the hugest crush on Devon Sawa!

  22. My favorite Halloween movie would have to be Hocus Pocus.

  23. We love to watch Hocus Pocus

  24. Oh I have so many!!! There’s Carrie, Amityvill Horror, The Exorcist, ect…..

  25. Anne Consolacion says

    Any horror movie is a favorite of mine during Halloween. 🙂

  26. I don’t have any particular movies that I enjoy for Halloween but I love watching a few scary movies.

  27. We enjoy lots of movies. Halloween Town I think we love.

  28. Charlie Brown the great pumpkin

  29. Can I cheat and just say every scary movie ever made. I love most all of them. Not the stupid cheesy ones but the good ones. Thanks for participating in this scary giveaway. 😉

  30. Adrienne McElwain says

    I love to watch the Tom and Jerry Halloween specials!

  31. Hocus Pocus!!!

  32. bina edwards says

    we love scary movies LOL, just recently was able to finally get jeepers creepers one and two for my daughter!! …you name it, we’ve prob seen it or bought it!! and we love doing movie marathons on long weekends (although we didn’t this time as we went to my sons for Thanksgiving) ….. we’ll do Alien marathon then predator and then the A VS P movies

  33. I love watching Halloweentown every year. Also, A Nightmare Before Christmas.

  34. Erika Messer says

    Hocus Pocus movie and “I Put a Spell on You” for a song 🙂

  35. favorite movie is Great Pumpkin – Charlie Brown

  36. brookea_2006 says

    Pretty much any scary movies, but especially the Scream and Paranormal Activity series

  37. Jessica Snow says

    I love Hocus Pocus. That is such a cute movie.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  38. Lisa Vazquezanzua says

    It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is my all-time favorite Halloween movie! I grew up watching this movie every single year. My parents always made sure that my sisters and I would not miss watching this one when it came on TV. Such great childhood memories!!

  39. I LOVE “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and who could have Halloween without the song “Monster Mash”

  40. My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus

  41. I like Hocus Pocus.

  42. Jessica Noreault says

    Hocus Pocus or Nightmare before Christmas are my favorites. ;3

  43. Brenda Tetreault says

    My favorite halloween movie is Hocus Pocus!

  44. Sue Sattler says

    My grandkids and I like to watch Monster House on Halloween.

  45. The Monster Mash

  46. The original halloween

  47. I am not a huge fan of Halloween.

  48. heather baker says

    the Halloween movies, all of them

  49. I have always loved the Peanuts cartoons so my favorite Halloween movie is The Great Pumpkin Patch.
    As for music, I love “The Monster Mash” song.

  50. Hocus Pocus is a favorite of everyone, it seems! 🙂 We watch that, but we also watch a marathon of scary movies the entire month of October to get ready for Halloween. We’re lovers of the horror genre 🙂

    Thanks for a great giveaway! 🙂

  51. Hocus Pocus

  52. My favorite Halloween song is “Monster Mash” and my favorite Halloween movie is “Hocus Pocus”. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  53. My favorite Halloween movie is “Hocus Pocus”and my favorite Halloween song is “Monster Mash” .
    Thanks for the great giveaway.:)

  54. Wendy Pogrant says

    I love Friday the 13th movies.

  55. Melanie Montgomery says

    Yes, I like the Halloweentown movies.

  56. Seyma Shabbir says

    I love Zombie Movies like Dawn of the Dead

  57. I think my favorite Halloween movie is It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

  58. Joseph Hawkshaw says

    The friday the 13th series i love.

  59. I like Practical Magic.

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’d love to win, so fingers crossed. 🙂

  60. Monster Mash, it’s just too fun.

  61. Monster Mash!

  62. courtney hennagir says

    I am a nightmare before christmas fanatic!

  63. Bruce Hamilton says

    Another fan of the orginal Halloween movie

  64. Halloweentown is a fun movie

  65. Halloweentown #2 id great so is wizard of oz

  66. Hocus Pocus!

  67. I love The Nightmare Before Christmas with my kids, and then I really loved The Conjuring this year. Plus the Halloween movies, Freddy, and Friday the 13th are must see flicks for me and my husband this time of year. 🙂

  68. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski says

    Trick R Treat is one of my favorite movies

  69. I am actually not a big fan of Halloween. I don’t watch scary movies at all.

  70. Halloweentown…thanks!

  71. Diana Stanhope says

    We like to watch the whole Halloween series but the original is our favorite.

  72. Halloweentown! Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Megan Davis says

    I have a lot of favorites! Hocus Pocus, the Halloweentown movies, The Haunted Mansion and just old Halloween episodes of Disney shows.

  74. Does The Nightmare Before Christmas count? Because it’s definitely my fave. Possibly for either season!

  75. Monster Mash! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  76. Hocus Pocus Hands Down!

  77. Carolann Leibenguth says

    I always think of the song The Monster Mash when I think about Halloween

  78. Carrie Stevens says

    Hocus pocus favorite ever

  79. Thanks for the giveaway! i love the Nightmare Before Christmas!

  80. Casper is a fun one to watch every year! And anything scary that I haven’t seen yet to freak myself out.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. I love The Blob. 🙂 My family watches a different old scary movie every year, and The Blob has always been one of my favorites. 🙂

  82. Michelle Fidler says

    I don’t have a favorite scary movie, but I have seen the old black and white Frankenstein movie twice and some of the newer Frankenstein movie with Kenneth Branagh and Robert DeNiro. I’ll have to watch all of it sometime! Growing up I did love to watch The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. Some of the Amityville sequels are on Encore on Demand so I intend to watch them this month.

    I also like Halloween-themed books such as cozy mysteries and recently I finished Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier and am now reading A Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford.

  83. My favorite Halloween movie is Nightmare Before Christmas

  84. Nightmare before Christmas … although it’s really a Christmas movie!

  85. My favorite Halloween movies are Nightmare Before Christmas and Halloweentown.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Coraline, Hocus Pocus, and NIghtmare Before Christmas 🙂

  87. jennifer mathis says

    i love the monster mash and hocus pocus

  88. Song = Monster Mash!

  89. Monster Mash

  90. Barbara Thompson says

    I always liked the song “The Monster Mash”. One of my favorite shows is The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Then I loved the movie with Bruce Willis “The Sixth Sense”.

  91. Nightmare Before Christmas….classic. Moral: Appreciate the beauty of every season…but Halloween has some kick to it!

  92. Jenny Stanek says

    The kids and I love the song Monster Mash

  93. All of the Friday the 13th movies are among my favs.

  94. The Shining=movie

  95. Janie McGaugh says


  96. Favorite Halloween Song is 5 little pumpkins sitting on a fence

  97. jeanette sheets says

    halloween the original

  98. I LOVE halloween and everything that goes with it

  99. great hop! I’m participating too! Come by and enter if you want. 🙂


  100. One of my favorite Halloween movies is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” 🙂

  101. Great time of year and I try to watch every classic horror movie I can find on TV!

    Armand Rosamilia

  102. Techinally my favorite Halloween movie is a Christmas movie as well. “The Nightmare before Christmas”, Im always trying to get my bf to go as Jack and be his Sally!

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  103. my favorite song is The Monster Mash

  104. Also followed you via GFC, awesome last name XD

  105. My favorite Halloween Movie is really just a TV special, not a full length movie – The Monsters Vs. Aliens one! It’s just too cute! I love Bob!

  106. I like the Peanuts Halloween movie! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  107. Hocus Pocus! I also love the Charlie Brown Halloween classic for my inner child.

  108. Jessica Whitehouse says

    I like the Nightmare Before Christmas, or Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow.

  109. Monster Mash is my favorite song

  110. My favorite Halloween movie is The Others… song: Walk like a Zombie by Horrorpops.

  111. My fave Halloween movie would be Jeepers Creepers. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  112. Debra Guillen says

    I love the Halloween movies

  113. “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. 🙂

  114. Fav halloween movie – probably Ken Brannagh’s adaptation of Frankenstein or Gary Oldman’s Dracula.

  115. Allison Downes says

    I watch Hocus Pocus every year

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  116. heather eg kaufman says


  117. Beth Gallinger says

    I like Nightmare Before Christmas.

  118. felicia sidoma says

    I like the first Halloween movie

  119. I like Beetlejuice

  120. Scream! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  121. Well today my favorite halloweenish movie is GhostBusters. Tomorrow might be different though.

    I love you very much.


  122. Melinda clement says

    Every year my husband and I watch Halloween! That would be my favorite!

  123. I don’t have a favorite Halloween movie or song. While I like witches, wizards, vampires etc, I don’t like scary movies. I am a The Vampire Diaries, Twilight and Harry Potter fan.

  124. Monster Mash

  125. Tiffany Drew says

    My favorite Halloween movie is the original Halloween, it scares me soooo bad lol. Thank you!

  126. I loooove Hocus Pocus!!

  127. Witches (the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book) or Hocus Pocus!

  128. Was listening to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson earlier today 🙂

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  129. I love a good Dracula movie…old or new.

  130. The song ‘Monster Mash’ cracks me up! Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. The Great Pumpkin!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  132. Monster Mash and movie would be Tower of Terror

  133. The Shinning is a yearly tradition in my house for Halloween.
    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  134. I like IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, and “Hexbreaker!” by the Fleshtones.

  135. My daughter and I like to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I also like Halloween.

  136. I like to watch any scary movie on halloween!!

  137. This is halloween from the nightmare before xmas 😀

  138. It’s the great pumpkin Charlie brown is my favorite.

  139. I love Ghostbusters and the song from Ghostbusters. I never watched a bunch of actual scary movies, so my only Halloween memories are of these movies and of Hocus Pocus (another favorite). Thanks for the giveaway.

  140. HOCUS POCUS 🙂 But I like so many more.

  141. Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown!

  142. My favorite Halloween movie is definitely Hocus Pocus!

  143. I like the Addams Family

  144. Friday the 13th!

  145. I like the comedic Halloween movies, like Halloween Town or Hocus Pocus.

  146. Jennifer Rote says

    Monster Mash is my favorite Halloween song.

  147. Hocus Pocus, and It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

  148. Monster Mash.

  149. Karen H in NC says

    I like the Halloween films….can’t look at those hockey masks the same anymore!

  150. Megan Parsons says

    The Nightmare Before Christmas!

  151. I like the song calling all the monsters.

  152. I love the Nightmare Before Christmas and Halloween town 1-3 (4 they changed the actor for the main character and it just wasn’t the same)

  153. Michelle Bledsoe says

    I love Hocus Pocus. I really love Bette.

  154. I actually really like Calling All the Monsters by China Anne McClain. Super catchy! 🙂

  155. I don’t necessarily have a favorite Halloween movie, but I must say that for TV viewing, you can’t beat Food Network’s yearly baking / pumpkin carving show challenge! The stuff they can make with sugar… and the carvings… WOW.

  156. Halloweentown is definitely my favorite Halloween movie!

  157. Juana Esparza says

    We love to watch the scary movies marathons.

  158. I love Hocus Pocus! I really just like watching creepy movies on Halloween!

  159. the nightmare before christmas is my favorite

  160. Tammy Dalley says

    I love the Halloween movies

  161. I love Hocus Pocus or even Halloween Town.

  162. I love IT, Hocus Pocus, and BeetleGuese

  163. Library Lady says

    I like Hocus Pocus.

  164. I love watching Poltergeist on Halloween.

  165. Every Halloween a bunch of us go to the midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  166. Monster Mash.. . I’m hearing it my head right now.:)

  167. I love the Monster vs. Aliens Halloween special from a few years ago.

  168. Cherie Colyer says

    Hocus Pocus — we’re watching it now 🙂

  169. My favorite halloween movie is It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and my favorite halloween music/song is the Addams Family Theme.

  170. My favorite Halloween song is Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett & the Cryptkickers

  171. Movie- Hocus Pocus

  172. Claire Rheinheimer says

    I like The Great Pumpkin.

  173. the nightmare before christmas but love all scary movies

  174. I love the Addams Family movies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  175. Gaby Metivier says

    The Exorcist, all the way! 😉

  176. My favorite Halloween movie would have to be any horror movie, particularly the Exorcist!

  177. Ghost Busters still remains one near and dear to my heart.

  178. Nightmare on Elm Street

  179. Halloween, Scream, and Carrie
    Thanks 🙂

  180. I like the Ghost Busters theme song!

  181. I love hearing Thriller at this time of year

  182. The Witches

  183. kelpeterson says

    I still love “Dracula, Dead and Loving It.”

  184. I like Hocus Pocus, Friday the 13TH, Sleepy Hollow

  185. Mary G Loki says

    Fav movie is Hopus Pokus! And any song from that movie is my fav halloween song!

  186. Would it be wrong to say The Nightmare Before Christmas? I really do adore it and it’s music. Paranorman’s also spooky and cute.

  187. Katie Amanda says

    Hocus Pocus, without a doubt, is my favorite.

  188. Hocus Pocus

  189. chelsea weber says

    We love hocus pocus and transylvania

  190. I love Hocus Pocus.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  191. Hocus Pocus!

  192. Sleepy Hollow!

  193. Sharon Extine says

    My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus then Halloween Town

  194. Toni Porter says

    While not exactly limited to Halloween, my family has a tradition of watching Young Frankenstein in October every year.

  195. My favorite halloween movie would be of course Halloween….I just watched it last night as a matter of fact


  196. My favorite Halloween movie is scream.

  197. Nightmare Before Christmas is my fave movie.

  198. I love halloweentown. lol

  199. I love all of the slasher movies like Freddy, Jason, and Chucky! haha!

    – Beckie

  200. I love the song “this is halloween” from nightmare before christmas.

  201. Wendy Mastin says

    I like the Scream movies

  202. Meghan Stith says

    My favorite Halloween movie is “Hocus Pocus.” It’s so funny!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  203. Tiffany Falick says

    Hocus Pocus is my favorite! Love that movie!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  204. Hocus Pocus. I normally watch it every year.

  205. My fave movie is Halloweentown. I watch it every year.

  206. I love the movie Hocus Pocus!

  207. HOCUS POCUS! (Sorry, I really, really love that movie!). 🙂

  208. Teresa Thompson says

    Hocus Pocus.

  209. james crawford says

    I love Hocus Pocus and fav song is Monster Mash

  210. Hocus Pocus 😉

  211. My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus. 🙂

  212. Ghostbusters! is my favorite movie

  213. Hocus Pocus!

  214. Carrie by Stephen King
    Thanks for the contest.

  215. Monster Mash and halloweentown
    ashleyryansnyder at gmail.com

Stacy Juba