Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stephen King Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway (This is Over)

Winners Announced here!

We are so excited because this is our first “Grab A Book From Our Stack” giveaway! It being Halloween and all and Stephen King being a favorite in our author poll in our side bar, Gerard is graciously giving away the following three Stephen King books:

The Tommyknockers

  Excerpt from the dust cover (558 pages):
Late last night and the night before,
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers,
knocking at the door.
I want to go out, don't know if I can,
'cause I'm so afraid
of the Tommyknocker man.
It begins with nothing more frightening than a nursery rhyme; yet in Stephen King's hands it becomes an unforgettable parable of dread, a threat from an unimaginable darkness that drags the practical inhabitants of a New England village into a hell worse than their own most horrible nightmares...and yours.

It begins with Bobbi's discovery of the ship in the earth, a ship buried for millions of years, but still vibrating faintly, still humming with some sort of life...faint...weak...but still better left alone.

The townspeople of Haven are "becoming"--being welded into one organic, homicidal, and fearsomely brilliant entity in fatal thrall to the Tommyknockers.

In this riveting, nightmarish story, Stephen King has given us his tautest, most terrifying novel to date.  And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on.  It just might be the Tommyknocker Man.

Four Past Midnight

actually this is a collection of four chilling novellas):  Excerpt from the dust cover (763 pages):
One Past Midnight:  "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston into a most unfriendly sky.  Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't.

Two Past Midnight:  "Secret Window, Secret Garden" enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake.  Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

Three Past Midnight:  "The Library Policeman" is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding.  But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well--the truth.  If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance.

Four Past Midnight:  The flat surface of a Polaroid photograph becomes for fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan an invitation to the supernatural.  

The Dark Half

  Excerpt from dust cover (431 pages)

Thad Beaumont is a writer, and for a dozen years he secretly published novels under the name of "George Stark" because he was no longer able to write under his own name.  He even invented a slightly sinister author biography to satisfy the many fans of Stark's violent bestsellers.  But Thad is a healthier and happier man now, the father of infant twins, and starting to write as himself again.  He no longer needs George Stark, and in fact has a good reason to lay Stark to rest.  
When Homer's pick-up truck truck is found, the bloody fingerprints of the perpetrator are all over it.  They match Thad Beaumont's exactly.  Armed with hard evidence, Pangborn [the sheriff] pays the Beaumonts a visit, and suddenly he too is thrust into a dream so bizarre that neither criminal science nor his own sharp mind can make sense of it.

At the center of the nightmare is the devastating figure of George Stark, Thad Beaumont's dark half--impossibly alive and relentlessly on the loose--a killing machine that destroys everyone on the path that leads to the man who created him.

Here is the The Dark Half, a tale of terror so real and fascinating that Stephen King's growing legion of fans will find themselves squirming in the master's heart-stopping, blood-curdling grip--and loving every minute of it.
Anyone in the United States Can Enter! This is open to anyone in the U.S., not just our followers or other bloggers! (We will be having a Follower Appreciation giveaway in November just for our followers as well as another open giveaway on Book Blog Jog Days.)

Easy To Enter:

(1) Just leave a comment here letting us know which book(s) you would like with a way of contacting you should you win (blog URL or email) or send an email to spunkydoodle[at]sbcglobal[dot]net with “Spooktacular Giveaway” in the subject line.
3 Optional Easy Ways To For Additional Entries:

(1) Leave us a comment on any of our other posts on this blog, mentioning the book(s) you would like to win. After all, we would like you to look around our blog a little bit.

(2) Add Grab A Book From Our Stack (www.ourstack.blogspot.com) to your blog roll—let us know you did it in your comment or email.

(3) Twitter (including #bblog in your tweet if you remember) or blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post or your Twitter ID in your comment or email.
Winners will be announced here Sunday Night, October 31. We will do our best to contact the winners personally on Halloween and give them until November 3rd to email us their address so we can send the book(s). If we do not have an address for them by then, another winner will be chosen instead.

Entries close at 12:30 p.m. EST on Oct. 31. There will be separate drawings for each book on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. EST. Since the Browns have a bye week, this will give me something fun to do! We wish everyone a fun week and a happy and safe Halloween!

I included this post in the Saturday Sampling over at Half Past Kissin' time where you can link the best posts of the week.


  1. What a great giveaway! I've read them all and can recommend them all but my fav is The Dark Half.

    Good Luck to everyone

  2. I would love to win a copy of Four Past Midnight! Thank you for the opportunity....

    bunnymom1970 at aol dot com

  3. Nice giveaway—please enter me to win "The Dark Half"!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  4. Thanks for the giveaway :) please enter me for Four Past Midnight :)


  5. Thanks for a great giveaway. If I win, I would choose "The Dark Half."

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

  6. id love to win all of them I LOVE steven King he is my all time fav horror author


    I posted on ur pray for silenceblog

    and am now following great blog

  7. Great giveaway! I'd enter, but I have a pretty complete Stephen King library. Just thought I'd give fellow King lovers a follow back :)

  8. http://zenes-escape.blogspot.com/

    i posted ur link on my new blog roll and ur button

  9. I would enjoy winning The Tommyknockers!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  10. "Tweet!"
    Again, many thanks!

  11. Ooohhh, The Dark Half! :-)


    Very cool giveaway.

  12. I put your widget in my sidebar under Sites I Love (PetulaW.com)

  13. I would love the Dark Half as I havent read that one yet!!

  14. Great giveaway! I have not read The Dark Half.

    I am a follower of GFC-Judy


  15. I would pick Four Past Midnight.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  16. Great giveaway. I'd love to win any of those. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

  17. Fantastic books! I would love to read The Dark Half or Four Past Midnight.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. Thank you for the give away. I would love to win Four Past Midnight.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  19. I'd love to have The Dark Half as it's the only one of the three I haven't read yet.

    I've added your link to my blogroll on my site:

    I posted about this giveaway here:


  20. Hey! congratulations on your first giveaway!!! I would love to win the Dark Half please..... Best wishes Debs @ Debra's Book Cafe

  21. The Tommyknockers sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading.


  22. New follower stopping by on the Spooktacular Hop.

    I would choose Four Past Midnight.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  23. I would love to win any of them, thank you for the great giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  24. I tweeted this giveaway.


    seriousreader at live dot com

  25. Count me in for "The Dark Half" and thanks for participating in the Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway.


  26. I commented on "Dewey, the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World".


  27. Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/29224239931


  28. I just found your blog through this giveaway and I LOVE it!!! I would like the book "Four Past Midnight". I'm a big Stephen King fan so this is great. Please use this email address NOT GMAIL one.

  29. I posted a comment on "Meet Me on Monday". I think it was 10/4/10 but I may have forgotton to leave that I would love to win "Four Past Midnight" book. Please use email sr_clean@sbcglobal.net NOT the gmail address. Thanks.

  30. I would most like to read The Tommyknockers.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  31. tweeted
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  32. I would be happy to win any of these books. I have enjoyed every Stephen King book I've read so far but I haven't read any of these yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. I hope the winners have really enjoyed those great books.

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