Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Friday the 13th Giveaway

It’s no shocker that Friday the 13th holds a special place in my heart. After all, it was on a Friday the 13th that I released Summer’s Hollow. The number 13 in general plays a big role in a lot of my stories, including Summer’s Hollow. In my next installment, Return to Summer’s Hollow, the number 13 plays an even bigger role and Rylie learns more about what that number really means to the town.

So in honor of this week’s Friday the 13th, I am doing a giveaway! The winner will win a “Horror Care Package” complete with some of my favorite horror books (including a signed copy of Summer’s Hollow) and some fun horror goodies. To enter, please comment below* about a weird superstition that you follow and why you follow it. Please include your email address in the comment so that you can be notified if you win. Each person will get one entry. You have until 12pm on Friday to enter, so spread the word! Winner will be drawn Friday afternoon. Good luck!


*If you are having trouble with blogger (I blame Mercury Rx) please leave your comment on my Facebook Author Page.

10 comments:

Johanna Lawson said...

I was always told that when a fork drops on the floor it means that unexpected company is coming to your door. "Drop a fork on the floor, company will come to you door." No one ever said if that company would be good or bad. So every time I drop a fork on the floor, I run around smudging doorways to ensure that any company that arrives will be wanted, friendly and mean no harm or frustration. If it happens several times, that's several times I am smudging!

Anna said...

You mentioned problems with Blogger being because of Mercury Rx, that is one I follow. No spells, no major business, nothing I can't afford to have go wonky.

SNOW MOON said...

FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, I HAVE HAD ONE OR TWO SMALL 'JACK O' LANTERN' FIGURES IN MY KITCHEN , TO BRING PROTECTION, ABUNDANCE, GOOD HEALTH; NOT JUST DURING THE AUTUMN, BUT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AS WELL.....I ALSO HAVE A 'FEW' SCATTERED RANDOMLY IN MY ROOM, & LIVING ROOM....YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN 'THINGS' MAY GO "BUMP IN THE NIGHT".....!!!

fearless_fallen_angel said...

I always keep a broom by the front and back doors. When one falls, I hear my gramma saying that unwanted company's coming. To prevent unpleasant energy, I sprinkle salt water across every threshold. Works pretty well.

jpsloan said...

I have what can either be described as a superstition or a compulsion when it comes to quarters. Whenever I receive quarters in change I check their date. If the year on the quarter feels somehow important to me (for example, my birth year, or any particularly old quarter, say, older than 1970), I'll withhold it and put it on a special shelf in my bedroom.

As to why I do this? I'm not entirely sure, but I think a primitive part of my brain thinks it'll gather wealth for me.

Donna Armstrong said...

One I follow is never walk under a ladder. I was always told that it was bad luck. email/gailusann20@live.com

Jennifer said...

I would never plant a cedar tree. My mother-in-law told me that if you plant a cedar, when it grows large enough for it's shadow to cover your grave you will die. That was an old NC superstition when she was growing up, and her family told her that her mother had planted a cedar tree--and she did indeed die young, when my MIL was still a baby. She stepped on a rusty nail and died of lockjaw (it was the 1930s and there were no tetanus shots in rural NC).

So the very idea of planting a cedar tree gives me the creeps!

KrisMrsBBradley said...

No shoes on the table! I'm not sure why we follow this exactly, lol, but we are pretty adamant about it.

Andrea Faye said...

If I use salt for anything or I spill some, I always throw a pinch over my left shoulder.

Mylène said...

I don't believe in common superstitions, but I do have a few quirks that I can't seem to get rid of. The one most people make fun of is that I cannot start a book until I have chosen an appropriate bookmark. I've often bought a new bookmark that would fit with the book because I didn't own one that was satisfying enough; once, I printed out a Buffy picture so I could use it in a Joss Whedon related book and was in a hurry to start it.

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