Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's A Spooktacular Book Giveaway!


Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting the 5th annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. In the spirit of All Hallow's Read, Fairday's Blog is giving away copies of Coraline and The Graveyard Book. 



Neil Gaiman is one of our favorite storytellers, and we agree that there should be a bookish holiday- and why not have it be a little scary? After all, there's nothing like a fright on Halloween! So give the gift of a story, and join in the monstrous fun lurking around the book block. ;) 

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We'd like to thank all of our readers for stopping by, and we wish you all a spooktacular Halloween! Mwahahaha.,. 

Happy reading!
~ DMS 






Coraline's often wondered what's behind the locked door in the drawing room. It reveals only a brick wall when she finally opens it, but when she tries again later, a passageway mysteriously appears...

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After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own...

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Enter the Book Giveaway: 
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What is your favorite Halloween story?
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Giveaway runs until October 31st
(Open to US and International )

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The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Follow along with Fairday and her friends, as spooky meets lovely in this twisting tale of dark secrets and hidden pasts...read the reviews! 

Scheduled to hit bookstores everywhere in December of 2015! 
Brought to you by Krista Vitola at Delacorte/ Random House


What Fairday's Blog is all about...


Fairday's Riddles are posted on Mondays- they can be written about anything and everything, all at the same time!

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Author Interviews are posted on Fridays. The DMS seeks out the best middle grade authors today and brings them here to chat about their stories. 

Margo's Musings Fridays are sometimes shared with Margo, Fairday's little sister. This post focuses on reviewing children's book authors, which we follow up with an Author Interview.

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Jessica Haight is a true New Englander, with a deep desire to be near the ocean and a love of the four seasons. She enjoys drawing while standing up and cultivating magic in her garden. She easily floats away in the pages of a good story and is still waiting for her owl from Hogwarts. Jessica lives in Connecticut with her charming fiancé, James; their dog, Jack; their cat, Bill; and a very entitled bunny named Alice.


Stephanie Robinson lives with her husband in a quiet town, though it is not as quaint as Ashpot. After teaching fifth grade for almost fifteen years, she is now enjoying her role as a school media specialist. One of the many benefits of her job is that she learns something new every day. When Stephanie isn't isn’t working, she spends her time creating stories, getting lost in books, and traveling to new places. 


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59 comments:

  1. Love the bodacious pics of you two. Spooktacular! I think I got your book. But now that I think about it, I can't find it. I bet I forgot to get it. Sheesh. My mind is a goner these days. I will get it as soon as I leave here. Love, love Neil Gaiman!! YEAH! I can't wait to read The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow. Wahooo!!! *waves madly*

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  2. My favorite Halloween story is from the book entitled Amityville!

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  3. My favourite Halloween Story is Wither by Passarella, a book about really scaring witches. Thanks for the giveaway, I loved Neil Gaiman's The ocean at the end of the lane and it'd be great to own and read another of his books!

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  4. I downloaded your riddle book.

    I won't enter the giveaway since I already have both Gaiman books.

    I look forward to the book's release next year.

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  5. Thanks for the links! Looking forward to reading it!

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  6. Neil Gaiman is a terrific author - loved the Graveyard Book and Coraline is on my wish list :)
    Great photos!

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  7. favourite halloween story? Soul avenged by keri lake
    thank you for the giveaway

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  8. My favorite Halloween story is The Headless Horseman~

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  9. Loving the photos of you both in all your Halloween finery. I really didn't like the film version of Coraline and despite having every intention of doing so have yet to get around to reading the book.
    Whilst I don't particularly have a favourite Halloween story one of my favourite Halloween films has to be Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride which I always think would have been a great book.

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  10. Great giveaway. Unfortunately, Rafflecopter refuses to believe I exist. The Begonia House sounds awesome! Two lovely witches :)

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  11. Yay! The only thing that makes Halloween better are all the giveaways. (Since candy will rot your teeth.)

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  12. Love the photos and all of their fun information! You are both very special!

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  13. My favorite scary book is The Shining by Stephen King.

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  14. Fun photos. My favorite Halloween stories are anything by E.A. Poe, but The Pit and the Pendulum and Hop-Frog are two that scared me silly when I was young.

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  15. I don't have a favorite book that's specifically about Halloween, but as for scary books, anything by Stephen King will do!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I love the Scary Stories books! Even after all these years, I still have them and read them to my kids around Halloween

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  17. My favorite Halloween book is probably Skulduggery Pleasant. Hey he's a skeleton, that's Halloweeny, right?

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  18. Coraline AND TGB? *_____* I LOVE THEM BOTH XD And I don't have them books, I'd love to win them and reread then - thanks for the chance... My favourite Halloween story... hard to choose, but I'll go with Ringu, the Japanese movie xD

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  19. My favorite halloween story is that of the Headless Horseman!
    I loved it as a child and still love it today.

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  20. Thanks for the fun giveaway. I need to read more Gaiman. As for my favorite Halloween/spooky story, I don't really know!! I just read Horns by Joe Hill and loved it!

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  21. I don't really like scary stories but I do like the Scary Stories books.

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  22. I have both of these so I won't enter, but great choices!

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  23. Halloween is my favorite time of the year to read scary books. :)

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  24. My favourite Halloween stories are anything by Edgar Allan Poe. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. My favorite scary book is The Shining and Anna dresses in blood
    thanks!!!

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  26. My favorite scary story is Misery by Stephen King.

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  27. Most excellent choices for the giveaway!! Love these books :)

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  28. Excellent list of books! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. We don't celebrate Halloween as much here in Australia, but one of my favourite freeky stories is Gothic Hospital by Gary Crew.

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  30. My favorite is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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  31. Thanks for sharing. My kids use to love the Bernstein Bear's Halloween and Bunucla.

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  32. I don't really have a favorite Halloween story, maybe the Headless Horseman. Loved Anna Dressed in Blood, too

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  33. I don't think I have a favorite Halloween story as a book - but I love the stories in a couple of movies. Hocus Pocus (a total classic) and the Disney Halloweentown movies :D

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  34. My favorite Halloween was when we went to Disney World!
    Dede

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  35. I loved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and The Graveyard Book. I haven't read Coraline yet but I adored the movie. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day! :)

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  36. I would say Stephen King's The Shining-which was really scary!!

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  37. I don't really have a favorite Halloween story.

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  38. Well, one of many favorites is The Diviners by Libba Bray.

    And I absolutely adore Gaiman's work.

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  39. I like Needful Things by Stephen King

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  40. ((waves)) Hey Jess! Happy Halloween <3

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  41. I don't have a favorite Halloween story but I do love all of Stephen King's books!

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  42. My favorite scary book is It by Stephen King

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  43. My favorite is the Halloweentown movie.

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  44. I LOVE the Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop...it's fantastic, dark and disturbing.

    Happy Halloween and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  45. Anything by Stephen King! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  46. anything by King or Poe and of course sleepy hallow

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  47. I really liked the movie Fright Night, it is spooky but funny at the same time. Anna dressed in blood is a good book too, it has humor and creepy moments.

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  48. My favourite scary story is The Shining by Stephen King.

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  49. My favorite Halloween story is The Nightmare Before Christmas, I love it!

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  50. I love anything by Stephen King, with It being among my favorites.

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  51. I don't have a single favorite tale. I do love everything by Stephen King, with my favorite scary tales being IT and The Shining.

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  52. I like Misha's answer above for The Nightmare Before Christmas! Otherwise, many Stephen King novels are perfect!

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