Monday, October 24, 2011

Welcome, Coffin Hoppers, to the Pagan Spirits trick-or-treat giveaway!

Whether you're stopping by from the Coffin Hop, a regular reader or just passing through, you're invited to take part in the trick-or-treat giveaway. I encourage you to visit as many of the 96 participating horror/weird fiction authors as you would like; you're sure to find a new favorite.

My guest on Thursday the 27th, Maxim Jakubowski, will also be hosting a separate giveaway which you are welcome to enter.

Please allow me to introduce myself: I'm Erin O'Riordan, and I write paranormal erotic romance. My major work in the genre is the Pagan Spirits series, a contemporary novel series about two sister-witches. Books 1 and 2, Beltane
and Midsummer Night are available now. I'm currently editing Book 3. I've also written many paranormal short stories featuring vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, a super-powered supervillain and her invisible nemesis, Medusa, Valkyries and dark faeries.

The Giveaway: Trick or treat! In honor of the Coffin Hop, I'm giving away an exclusive CreateSpace paperback version The Erotica Anthology, not on sale to the public yet. (You can get the e-book version for $.99 on Smashwords.) This is a proof copy, and you and I will have the only two proof copies in existence. The collection contains the dark faery tale "Herbert," the witchy short story on which the novel Beltane is based and a preview of the novel. Along with these supernatural stories, the collection contains four more erotic tales.

To enter the giveaway contest, you must be over 18 years old. There are two steps to the entry: 1)Follow this blog through Google Friend Connect or by e-mail and 2)Leave a comment on this post, providing an e-mail in your comment so you can be contacted if you win. Tell us what kind of spooky/supernatural fiction you like to read or write, give us a great Halloween costume idea...the comment can be whatever you want. The winner will be chosen at random. Both U.S. and international submissions will be accepted.

But wait, there's more! Not only will I send you the exclusive signed proof of the book, I'll also make you a mix CD of my favorite eerie/weird/Halloween-themed music - the music I like to listen to while I write. I promise it will not suck.

Can't get enough Halloween?

Here are some other Pagan Spirits posts you might like:

Celtic Languages 101: Welsh for Halloween

Love Spells from the Witch of Umbria

Vampires and Kitsune, Japan's fox demons

When Sex Meets Evil

Pride, Prejudice, Zombies and Hidden Lusts

Top 10 Supernatural Series

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

Voodoo Horror: Prey of the Scavenger

Review of "Oliver's Good Night Kiss"

Death's Excellent Vacation

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Axel Howerton said...

Awesome giveaways! Count me in. I wants that mix-tape!

And keep on Hoppin'!

Erin O'Riordan said...

Excellent - thanks for your entry, Axel. I'm looking forward to your movie giveaway tomorrow.

Lizzy said...

Hi Erin! Found you on the Coffin Hop! Am following via Google friend connect! My fave Halloween costume: probably dressing up my chubby bulldog as a pumpkin. Hehehe ... cute pup! I write paranormal romance (the Rhyn and War of Gods series!) Email: :-) Lizzy Ford

J.C. Martin said...

Cool prize! I'm now following.


Coffin Hopper

Read my Coffin Hop post HERE

Erin O'Riordan said...

Lizzy and J.C., thanks for hopping by! Fat bulldog pumpkin - adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm now following!

prettyprettyproductions(a) yahoo (dot)ca

Have you read Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist? That's my fav spooky read right there!!

Happy hop:)

A. F. Stewart said...

Cool giveaway, Erin.

Erin O'Riordan said...

Thank you, A.F. I hear you have a very spooky short story collection out right now.

Anne, thanks for following! I'll have to add it to my to-read list. Right now I feel like I'll never finish 'The Passage' by Justin Cronin, the 'War and Peace' of post-apocalyptic vampire novels.

Jennifer S said...

What an awesome giveaway! I am following you.
I love to read anything paranormal. (at)

Erin O'Riordan said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I'm so glad you stopped by.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Hi Erin,

Well, we know each other well. Saw you on the coffin tour and hopped in for a spell. I just finished John Connolly's The Gates and am anxiously awaiting Ellen Datlow's new anthology, Teeth, from the library. I will read almost anything. I'm not picky. Just be a good writer and I am there. LOL

Missed you on my blog this week.

nora at

RL.Treadway said...

Hello and Happy Halloween to you! Coffin Hopping and stopping in for a visit.
Am following shortly

rebeccatreadway at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin!

Had a little trouble with following via email, but I am following the RSS feed via Wordpress. Looks like a fantastic giveaway. I am interested to find out what it is that you write to.

Happy Halloween and have a creepy Coffin Hop!

Erin O'Riordan said...

Nora, how nice of you to stop by. The Weekend Creative Blog Hop was down this weekend - or rather, it was the return of a long-dead linky.

Happy Halloween, R.L.!

Jason, thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry you had technical difficulties, but don't worry, your entry is official!

shadow_kohler said...

Happy Halloween! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
gfc- shadow_kohler