Thursday 24 October 2013

Beware, Coffin Hop Begins!

Beware, Coffin Hop Begins!

Yes, Dear Readers, it’s that time of year again. When all the naughty and nasty things crawl out the ground (or the woods) to play…

Welcome to Coffin Hop 2013!

Every October a Halloweeny hoard of horror writers get together and turn the last week of the month into a scarefest, with the blood dripping Coffin Hop. This blog hop runs from Oct. 24th until the 31st, Halloween, and is always tons of fun, with contests, stories and ghoulish delights from all the participating writers. Plus, this year Coffin Hop is proud to present its first anthology, Death by Drive –In. All profits from the COFFIN HOP: DEATH BY DRIVE-IN anthology will be donated to to help encourage children’s literacy throughout the world. 

So on with the creep show...

This year I'm doing a Dark Fairy Tale Theme, in honour of my just released book Fairy Tale Fusion.  For the next week this blog (mostly) belongs to the darker side of Fairyland; there will be a book excerpt and fairy tale poems, some stories and a guest post from writer R. M. Ridley.

There will also be contests.  One mega Rafflecopter Contest running all week long, with three chances to win, plus a couple of mini contests for free books, including the Coffin Hop anthology, Death by Drive –In (where I have a story, yay!). 

To kick things off I'll be introducing my new book, Fairy Tale Fusion:

Welcome to Fairy Tale Fusion.
Where things get messy in the Riding Hood.

What if the characters in Fairy Tales existed? What if they lived and breathed in a place called Fairyland, a setting not too divergent from our world, situated next to Wonderland and down the lane from Camelot?

Meet Detective Piper, member of the Fairyland Metro Police. His job, to ferret out the suspects and investigate crime on the streets and in the lanes of Fairyland. Along with Officer Simon, he’s hard at work, searching for a missing pumpkin, hunting for an arsonist, wondering what the future holds in a series of crystal ball robberies, and dealing with spells, curses and other strange happenings.

His cases, and others like them, are the headlines of the day, brought to you by FTN news anchors Spider Bramble and Aurora Gossamer, with entertainment correspondent Lucinda Lovedust and reporter Chip Charming. Keep up-to-date on the latest information out of Fairyland and its adjacent suburbs, and the recent hubbub with trolls, princesses, fairies and their ilk. 

And after leaving Fairyland, you'll journey to a place where toys are born… to be bad.  When spells go wrong and playthings turn mean, where clown dolls would kill to meet you and a Rubik’s cube holds a cosmic secret.

If you survive the toy box, then head out to party with some elves (if you can outlast the celebration), battle in a far, far away galaxy, play “find the dragon”, and discover how they do crime and punishment in Oz.

And remember, always be nice to your Fairy Godmother.

Fairy Tale Fusion is available at Smashwords and Amazon.

Now for the Rafflecopter Contest. You enter via the widget below, and there’s no mandatory entry, just click the ones you want.
Here's what the prize packs consist of:

Free Fairy Tale Fusion ebook
Autographed paperback copy of Mechanized Masterpieces: A Steampunk Anthology
Digital artwork
PDF Wanted posters

Free Fairy Tale Fusion ebook
Pen and Notepad
Digital artwork
PDF Wanted posters

Free Fairy Tale Fusion ebook
Pen and Notepad
Digital artwork 

(A Note: the pen/notepad bear the original name of Fairy Tale Fusion, which was Fractured Fairy Tales; apparently that happens when you order prizes in advance and then change the name of your book.)
You can check out photos of the artwork prizes here:

That’s it for today, but come back tomorrow for a trip into the dark woods. And visit the other Coffin Hoppers  (scroll down, way down, to find the list).


CA Verstraete said...

Sounds like a great story. Wishing you success with it!
GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie

Anonymous said...

Your book sounds really interesting. Even if I do not win your contest, I think I will get the ebook! Happy Halloween!

Michelle Muto said...

Ooooh! Evil toys! Sounds fantastic!

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, everyone. I'll be posting an excerpt later this week from the book, plus a few bits that didn't make it into the book.

Jolie du Pre said...

I love the music you used for your book trailer.

A. F. Stewart said...

The music is great. It's Agnus Dei X by Kevin Macleod. He runs, where you can download short music bites.

michael said...

That sounds like a cool story

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Michael.

Ally Thomas said...

Love your post today! Thanks so much for the info :) Happy hopping!

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Ally. There's lots more Fairyland Tales to come this week.

Cait OSullivan said...

Great Fairyland telling, A.F. Sounds fab, am looking forward to reading more!

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Cait. Day three of Coffin Hop week has an excerpt from the book.

Jeff Chapman said...

I love fairy tales. Your book sounds like a fascinating read.

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, Jeff.

DarcNina said...

All the best with the book! Sounds like a great read, and I know I'll be reading it at some point! And I do like the bit about where bad toys go to be born! Very nice! ;)

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Ash Krafton | @ashkrafton said...

Woots, Anita! Book looks great! Great to be coffin hoppin' with you again...

Georgina Morales said...

It sounds fantastic! Good luck with you book and happy coffin hopping. =)

Anonymous said...

Sounds fantastic Anita!

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