14 October 2015

6th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop



Welcome to our stop on the Linky List for the 6th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. We have a thriller that still creeps me out to this day. I loved it! It's perfect for Halloween. Or you can choose a $10 Amazon Gift Card.Also there is a recipe for Pretzel Broomstick Party Snacks. Just click on the picture and it will take you to the recipe. Then go on to see what others have to give!


Life Expectancy
by Dean Koontz.
Audience/Genre: Horror, Suspense, Thriller.
Publication: October 25th 2005 by Bantam Books.
Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson—five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twent-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth.

Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly—the unexplained anomal of fused digits—on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance.

What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous—a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.


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93 comments:

  1. I do not have a favorite halloween read but I do like the holiday themed cozy mysteries books that come out once a year.

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    1. I have only read one cozy mystery. I need to check into those.

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  2. My favorite Halloween Read is Harry Potter.

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  3. I like to read The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman to my nephew.

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    1. I don't know that one either! I am checking on it now!

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  5. I don't really have a favorite Halloween read. I like reading vampire, zombie, and werewolf books.

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  6. I don't have a favorite just for Halloween. I read them all year long.

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  7. I don't have a Halloween read, but I recently read The Accident Season, and it was spooky (and had a Halloween celebration in it)

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  8. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. ;) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. My favorite Halloween read is Stephen King's It

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  10. I always like to read Poe's short stories!

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  11. Divergent is my favorite halloween read

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  12. I just picked up Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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  13. Lake Of Sins: Secrets In Blood by L.S O'Dea

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  14. The Stand by King. Watch it also.

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  15. Usually I reread a classic Stephen King like Carrie or the Shining!

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  16. None spooky one in particular but a cozy mystery for sure

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  17. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow OR Harry Potter! Thanks for the chance.

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  18. My favorite Halloween read is The Shining

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  19. I am going to be honest, as an empath I don´t often read frightening stories. I have a hard time sleeping at night while husband is on night s hift as it is. But my teens love good horror movies and good horror books!

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  20. I would say The Shining by Stephen King is the scariest movie I have ever seen, but Stephen King's books are good for Halloween.

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    1. Yeah! They are! Not for me though!!!

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  21. I love anything by Stephen King, but the scariest book of his, to me, is Cujo. I'm afraid of dogs to begin with, and having one with rabies would be a nightmare for me.

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  22. Anything spooky and creepy like Lady in Black

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  23. I am not sure. I recently was reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to my kids. Those are pretty good (for kids of course). I guess I need to discover my grown-up favorite Halloween read.

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  24. I love to read Pet Sematary by Stephen King. I think it is still one of his scariest stories. I like to read this book because it reminds me of the scary stories we would tell as kids. Thanks for the chance.
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    1. I haven't read that one! Way too scared to!

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  25. I love rereading the Harry Potter books :-)

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  26. I don't have a favorite Halloween read; I do like Stephen King novels tho :)

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  27. My favorite Halloween read is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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  28. I don't have a specific favorite Halloween read. One of the scariest books I've ever read, though, is "Tommyknockers" by Stephen King.

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    1. Stephen Kings name gives me the heebie geebies!

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  29. Don't laugh but...The Little Old Woman Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. I teach 2nd grade. ;)

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  30. I enjoy anything by Stephen King!

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  31. I like a psychological thriller that kind of sneaks up and surprises you in the end that it was a thriller.

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  32. I don't have a specific Halloween read, but I like Ray Bradbury and of course Harry Potter.

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    1. I'm too chicken to read his stuff. I saw one movie of his book and I still am scared! LOL

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  34. I don't have a book I read every year, but one of the scariest books I've ever read is It by Stephen King. And I'm not just copying off the person above me, that is one of the ones I used to read over and over just to get scared!

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  35. It's funny that some people have said that theirs is Harry Potter because I was just thinking about Hermione/Ron (*swoon*) But I think I'd like to read Rot and Ruin for Halloween :) Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed...

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    1. haha! I haven't heard of Rot and Ruin gotta check it out thanks!

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  36. I'd have to say Stephen King It. I love all his books

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  37. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead! I love that series!

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  38. I don't like spooky stories, so my favorite Halloween reads are found in the children's section. :-)

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  39. I am reading a cozy series right now that I love. It is called the "Haunted Guest House Mysteries" They are written by E.J. Cooperman. A single mom buys an old house and wants to fix it up to be a guest house, but two spirits left behind are creating mischief for her. Not too scary, but a lot of fun.

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  40. Any book by Stephen King is a great Halloween read.

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  41. The Amityville Horror

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  42. I like anything by Stephen King. It is a favorite.

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  43. If I want true horror, I usually have to turn to Stephen King!

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  44. My favorite Halloween read is And Then There Were None-so creepy!

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  45. pet semetary,the shining etc but i prefer watching his movies and other horror movies during the Halloween season than reading them

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  46. My favorite Halloween read is Salem's Lot. So spooky!! Thank-you. :)

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  47. My favorite trick or treat read is Trick or Treat by Carl Barks. Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  48. I read The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury for the first time this week. I could see this becoming a favorite book for future Halloweens. :)

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  49. I like Carrie during Halloween, the book and the movie!

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  51. Unbreakable. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  52. My favorite is Salem's Lot by Stephen King.
    Tara Woods

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  53. I don't have a favorite Halloween read.
    Thanks for the chance
    Nicole Ortiz
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  54. I like anything by Stephen King. IT, The Shining, and Salem's Lot are very good.

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  55. don't have one at the moment - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  56. Stephen King's Pet Cemetery. Thanks.

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  57. I don't have a favorite Halloween read. I like the Old Fashioned Romance, which is set in fall, though.

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  58. I like anything that is scary but I don't really have a favorite Halloween book.

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  59. I don"t really have a favorite, but I love reading vampire books.

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  60. When I was younger I read John Saul's Suffer the Children. Creepy. Still remember it.

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  61. I don't really have a favorite, but I prefer paranormal mysteries.

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  62. I don't really have a favorite. Anything PNR will work for me!

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