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The 13 Tales of Terror Pick a Chapter Contest


For the entertainment portion of our Halloween 2016 festivities, we’d like to treat you to a reading from our anthology, Shadow People and Cursed Objects: 13 Tales of Terror Based on True Stories…or are they?.

And by “we,” we do mean Skellie (our spokes-skeleton pictured above) and our Ambassador of Dark & Paranormal Tourism, Courtney Mroch, who will be all dressed up in her ghostly best.

Oh, and did we mention we’re going to do this on Facebook Live? Yeah, so there’s no telling how wonky this might get. (Because we always have glitches…Boy, do we know about glitches!)

But don’t worry. If you’re not able to tune in for the live broadcast, we’ll be sure to still post it to the feed for you to see. Warts and all.

Of course, this being Haunt Jaunts and the season of trick or treating, we have to make a contest out of all of this. Which means there will be prize(s), but that requires a little trickery on your part. (“Trickery” as in “effort.”)

The Contest

It’s pretty easy.

You pick one of the 13 titles (we’ve listed them below) from our Shadow People and Cursed Objects (SPACO) anthology that you’d like to hear us read a portion of.

The title with the most votes wins. (Or perhaps ones, if there’s either a tie or a close race between 1st, 2nd, and maybe even 3rd.)

Your vote will automatically enter your name into a drawing to win a prize pack. (See the Prizes section below for what’s in it.)

We’ll draw winning name(s) after the reading.

How to Enter

Pick one of the following 13 titles and enter it in the comments below:

  1. The Busby Chair
  2. The Storm on Promise Land Road
  3. Bye, Bye, Blackbird
  4. The Gypsy’s Curse
  5. The Black Flowers
  6. The South Will Rise Again
  7. Lady Winters’ Mirror
  8. Doomsday, Every Night At five
  9. Fatty and the Nothing Man
  10. Murder for Dummies
  11. Pedro
  12. The Mannequin in the Middle of the Road
  13. Comeuppance

Your picking participation will be rewarded. For every reading we do, we’ll pick a winner to receive the following prize pack:

  • A complimentary copy of SPACO (your choice of Kindle or paperback)
  • A $10 Amazon gift card
  • A Haunt Jaunts pen

Note: Newsletter subscribers, a.k.a. VIJs, who opted to receive a complimentary copy of Shadow People and Cursed Objects when it was first released have the chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card.

(Not a subscriber but want to be a VIJ so next time we release a book or do a subscriber-only giveaway you don’t miss out? Click here to sign up.)

Encourage your friends to vote too because the more readings, the more drawings, and the more chances for you to win!

  • Entries will be accepted until October 30, 2016 11:59 p.m. Central.
  • The reading(s) and drawing(s) will take place starting at 1 p.m. Central on Monday October 31, 2016.
  • You do not need to be present during the live reading and drawing to win.
  • The authors CAN vote for their own stories. (To make it more fun.)


Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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88 thoughts on “The 13 Tales of Terror Pick a Chapter Contest

  1. Can I vote for myself? Is it legal? #3. Bye, Bye, Blackbird.
    (Please don’t enter me into the prize winners contest)

  2. #6 Please … The South Will Rise Again … This sounds fun to do . Good luck with your Halloween reading .

  3. Thank you so much to all who voted! The results are in:

    Murder for Dummies: 44
    Bye, Bye, Blackbird: 25
    The Black Flowers: 8
    The Gypsy’s Curse: 2
    Storm on Promised Land Road, Lady Winters’ Mirror, The South Will Rise Again, The Mannequin in the Middle of the Road and Comeuppance each had 1 vote a piece.

    Voting is now closed!

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