Sunday, October 16, 2011

SPOOK-A-LICIOUS: WHERE BOO-KS DEVOUR YOU: BLOG HOP TOUR (OCT 17-24)

WELCOME! JOIN ME WHILE I VISIT SOME OF THE OLD CLASSIC HORROR MOVIES. THE WITCHES ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL BREW TONIGHT. BE CAREFUL! WATCH OUT FOR THE BATS!




RULES



1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 17, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 24, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    Winners will be drawn and posted October 25th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***


HALLOWEEN IS A TIME WHEN GHOSTS, GOBLINS, WITCHES, VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, AND ALL UNWORLDLY CREATURES JOIN TOGETHER TO HAVE FUN. IT'S PARTY TIME IN MONSTER VILLE!  


I'VE ALWAYS LOVED HORROR FLICKS, ESPECIALLY AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE OLD BLACK AND WHITE ONE'S ARE THE BEST! IF THE CREEPY SOUNDS OF THE NIGHT AND THE HOWLING OF WEREWOLVES DON'T FRIGHTEN YOU, STAY FOR A WHILE.  

HERE ARE SOME OF THE CLASSICS I'VE ENJOYED.  HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF THESE? 


HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL:






House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American B movie horror film from Allied Artists.[1][2] It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White, and starring Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a "Haunted House" party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000 each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.
Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in Los Feliz, California.



THE WOLFMAN:



The Wolf Man is a 1941 American Monster Werewolf-Horror film. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as The Wolf Man, featuring Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Béla Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya. The title character has had a great deal of influence on Hollywood's depictions of the legend of the werewolf.





DRACULA:




Dracula is a 1931 vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the stage play of the same name by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which in turn is based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.



FRANKENSTEIN: 




Frankenstein is a 1931 Pre-Code Horror Monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley.


SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA 




 HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE. 


UNSETTLED SPIRITS HAVE ALWAYS FASCINATED ME. MY NOVEL, ECHOES AT DAWN IS A LOVE STORY AND A GHOST STORY. 









BLURB:


The strangely intertwined lives of a widowed woman, and a charismatic bachelor come together in order to show that in life, there are no coincidences… only destiny.

Waterfront restaurant chef Madeline Young adores her job. If only her love and family's lives were as successful as her career. With a teenage son, who spends time in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning and a dementia-plagued mother, Madeline doesn't know how much more she could handle. Then her mother enlists the help of her deceased twin sister, Mary, to guide Madeline to find happiness. An early dawn visit from the spirit directs Madeline to volunteer at the local hospitals center for addiction recovery, where she comes alive for the first time in many years under the attention of Nat Griffin.

Nathaniel Griffin, a part-time counselor and contractor, fascinates his clients with his lectures. In keeping with his philosophy of professionalism, Nat prefers to keep his personal life private. When attraction tests his beliefs, Nat must confront his marred past. Is he willing to face his demons or take the easier path and remain isolated?

Can unworldly ghosts save this couple from their own self-destructive behavior? Will they be able to accept change and move forward, or allow secrets to stand in the way?


COMMENT TO WIN:

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/Kathleenwrites
FOLLOW MY BLOG AT TOP RIGHT OF THIS SITE
YOU CAN FIND ME HERE.http://kathleenanngallagher.net/Home.html

DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!
  
FIRST PRIZE: A PRINT COPY OF ECHOES AT DAWN. SIX ASSORTED VOTIVE YANKEE CANDLES. 

SECOND PRIZE; SIX ASSORTED YANKEE VOTIVE CANDLES

THIRD PRIZE: THREE ASSSORTED YANKEE VOTIVE CANDLES. POSTCARDS, SWAG









DON'T FORGET TO CONTINUE ON THE TOUR!

CLICK TO FOLLOW NEXT BLOG


HAVE FUN! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! HAVE A SPOOK-A-LICIOUS TIME!







49 comments:

Romance Author Morgan Kearns said...

Great post! Your book sounds great!!

Happy Hopping,
~Morgan

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Morgan!

Have a great time on the blog tour!

Kathleen

kayla said...

friended you on facebook and followed your blog. i dont have a twitter.

kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thanks, Kayla! Have fun!

mommy0306 said...

i havent seen the old house on haunted hill but i watched the newer one and i believe they made another one after that that i dont think i've seen yet.

thanks for hosting a giveaway on the blog hop.

Terri M
oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

terri_dion said...

i love the old Dracula movies myself.
good luck to all!!

terri_dion@hotmail.com

p.s. my verification word is diablo nice

mirrormera92 said...

Great post Kathleen! Crossing my fingers to win your book! =)

~Mera

mirrormera92@aol.com

desitheblonde said...

desitheblonde@msn.com
wow i m following you wo ho blog
and love your book

Kathleen said...

Terri M,

Thanks for stopping by, Terri. I never saw the remake of House on Haunted Hill. I should try to find it. Although, Vincent Price is hard to replace. He was great as the host for the party. Loved his haunting laugh.

Kathleen said...

Bela Lugosi was a cool vampire, Terri! His accent added the extra touch to his dark character.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have fun on the tour!

Kathleen said...

Hi Mera,

I'm glad you liked my post! Happy Hopping:)

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much, Desi! Good Luck on the tour:)

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

I love those old movies, I remember being fasinated with Frankinstein when I was a kid and then dracula - Even through the years a lot of them were redone and I still loved them.

Happy Halloween!

mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

Scorpio1974 said...

Already friends on FB and already follow the blog. =) Don't do twitter though. Love these blog hop tours! Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to enter! =)

Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
just.val.1974@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/just.val.1974
Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long - https://www.facebook.com/vsl1974

PamM said...

I have only seen the classic House on Haunted Hill of those you listed.
FB Pam Perkins Mandigo
Twitter kydirtgirl68
GFC PamM
kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

Jean P said...

Love watching all those old movies, favorite is Dracula with Bella Lugosi.
GFC follower JeanP
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Jennifer S said...

I'm stalking.. err.. FOLLOWING you everywhere you listed :)
Thanks so much for a chance to win.
Echos at Dawn sounds really good!

JenniferSmith.ga (at) gmail (dot) com

donnas said...

Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Echoes at Dawn sounds really interesting. Is the giveaway international? I couldn't see if it said anywhere.

jessicamariesutton(At)msn(dot)com

Kathleen said...

Hi Ronda, I'm still fascinated by the old Frankenstein and Dracula. They may have lacked today's technology, however, they still managed to scare the heck out of me.

Happy Hopping!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for stopping by, Valerie! Have fun on the blog tour:)

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Nice to see you here, Pam!

Happy Halloween!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thanks for visiting, Jean! I found Bela Lugosi's performance in Dracula mesmerizing.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Jennifer, I'm happy to meet you! Have a great time on the blog tour. Good luck:)

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Happy Halloween, Donnas! Thanks for stopping by:)

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

It's great to see you here, Jess! Yes, my contest is international. Happy Hopping! Good Luck! Thanks so much:)

Sophia Rose said...

Just hopping by! I enjoyed your review of old scary movies and seeing your book for the first time. It looks good.

Thank you for participating and the giveaway opportunity.

sundee94@comcast.net

Kathleen said...

Hi Sophia, I always have fun on the blog tours. Thanks so much for visiting today:)

Eva's Flowers said...

I love those old movies, some of my favorites are with Bela Lugosi. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop, have been having fun finding new blogs and authors (I am now following your blog) :)

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

lindsey hutchison said...

great post! just stopping in to say hi and visit a fellow blog hopper!

Kathleen said...

It's nice to see you here, Eva. It is fun to meet new authors. Thanks so much:)

Kathleen said...

Hey Lindsay! Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy hopping!

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
FB - Gloria Sell Schumann
Twitter - GloriaSchumann
Would love to read your book. Thanks!

geschumann at live dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

your book sound fab . I never really watched those old horror movies
meandi09@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Hi Kathleen,
Just wanted to stop by and show you some love. Thank you for a great post and I have loved having you on my blog 2x now!!!!

Kelly
Books-n-Kisses

Kathleen said...

It's nice to meet you, Gloria! Hope you're having fun on the tour! Thanks so much:)

Kathleen said...

Hi Jennifer! Happy Hopping! Thanks for stopping by.

Kathleen said...

Hi Kelly, I have soooo much fun when I visit your blog! Thanks for everything:)

Deena said...

I love these movies, Kathleen! I grew up on old B movies on TV. I miss them. Every now and then AMC plays them, though, and I love it.

Meg said...

Happy Blog Hop, Kathleen! LOVE your cover, so pretty. Just dropping in to say hi.

Kathleen said...

Hi Deena! I haven't seen any of these for years. I have to keep an eye out for them.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have fun! Happy Hopping!

Kathleen said...

Hi Meg, So glad you like my cover. Dara England did a great job! It's what I envisioned for the story.

Have fun!

Krysykat said...

Great giveaway!
GFC- Krysta Banco
Twitter- @YearofTiger86
sent a f/r on FB- Krysta Banco

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Proserpine said...

Hi!
Great giveaway! I would love to read this book!

I follow you everywhere!
Thanks!

proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura H. said...

I LOVE the premise for this book and I love Yankee Candle! Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new follower via FB (Laura Henderson), Twitter (MamaHendo3) and GFC (MamaHendo3).

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Kathleen said...

Hi Proserpine,

Thanks so much for the support! Good luck and have a great time on the tour!

Kathleen said...

Hi Laura H, I love to meet new people and I'm happy to here you like the premise of Echoes at Dawn. Thanks for visiting me today.

Have fun!

Dinda_SI said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!!
I friended you on facebook and followed your blog.

dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathleen said...

Drum roll!!!

WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE: LAURA H
SECOND PRIZE: JENNIFER SMITH
THIRD PRIZE: VALERIE LONG

CONGRATULATIONS! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED ME ON THE BLOG TOUR. I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE NEXT ONE!