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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Blessed Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway

The Blessed

In honor of Halloween, and the release of this creepily covered book, we are participating in a blog tour of THE BLESSED by Tonya Hurley!  Tonya is with us today to talk about her Halloween Traditions, then be sure to check out the giveaway, and all the other blogs on this tour!

Halloween Traditions
by Tonya Hurley

Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year for me. I tend to really go all out and get an early start. I probably begin thinking about my daughter’s costume in the Spring. This year its Wednesday Addams, complete with vintage dress that I picked up in Portland, Oregon on tour. I had it redone with vintage buttons, handmade collar and sleeves. She’s been Hit Girl from Kick Ass, Charlie Chaplin and Marie Antoinette in the past, so I've set the bar pretty high for myself . As soon as the calendar flips from September to October, my family is off to a nearby pumpkin farm where we pick from an amazing selection of gigantic pumpkins and creepy looking gourds for the porch. Once the pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks are unloaded, it’s time for the window dressings. I like to do murderous floor to ceiling black paper cutouts and various bloody clings for the windows throughout the house turning our old farm house into a faux crime scene for the month. Then its off to the markets and local shops for some fun candy and toys to giveaway. Trick or treaters get IV bags filled with red, sugary gel, edible zombie parts, sticky eyeballs, glow in the dark rats, and occassionally a signed ghostgirl book. Finally, depending on the weather, we light the first fire of the season and share some hot cocoa and a caramel apple with my daughter and husband as we watch the old classic Horror films -- Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and The Wolfman. When Halloween finally does roll around, I take my daughter trick or treating in Brooklyn. It's amazing there, everyone roaming the streets as zombies and princesses. After that, I start my countdown for next year and wait impatiently for Halloween to roll around again!

About the book:

By: Tonya Hurley
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: September 25th, 2012
Series: The Blessed #1
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.

What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief -quoted from Goodreads

About the author:

Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimed “ghostgirl“ book series; creator, writer and producer of animated and live action hit television series; writer and director of independent films; writer and director of commercials for Playstation, Gameboy and Warner Home Video; and creator of groundbreaking videogames. Her new young adult trilogy, THE BLESSED, will be released by Simon and Schuster in Fall 2012.

Follow Tonya via her Website | Twitter | Facebook

The giveaway:

Thank you to Simon & Schuster, each stop featured on this tour will be BLESSED with a giveaway of the book! In addition to the books, the first 3 winners will also receive a BLESSED candle!

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  1. Halloween is big around our house too. We all make homemade costumes and start decorating in September.

  2. I love dressing up for Halloween and its great to see the great ideas the kids have too :)

  3. Tonya is my kinda Halloween gal! The description of the faux crime scene farmhouse gives me chills in a good way...scary fun at it's best. I hope we see pix of her Wednesday. Bet she's creepy and adorable! Can't wait to read The Blessed. And it was so awesome AWESOME meeting Tonya and crew in Portland OR! Beyond ROCKED! Thanks for the giveaway and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

  4. thanks for the giveaway


  5. Wow, thanks so much for this giveaway! I've heard so much about The Blessed but haven't gotten a copy of this yet, so it'd be a great chance to do so c:

  6. thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. I've had this on my TBR list!

  7. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!! :)

  8. Ive been wanting to read this for a while!! :D

  9. Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been wanting to read this one : )


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