Friday, October 16, 2009

Hugely Honkin' Halloween Contest Time



Halloween Contest time! Thanks to the folks at Hachette Book Group, I have a THREE fabulous prize packages to give away with books featuring witches, supernatural powers, ghosts, serial killers and vampires. Each prize pack includes the following five books - 
After the contest concludes, Hachette will select 20 random winners from among all participating blog winners to receive a galley of Ted Dekker’s next book, THE BRIDE COLLECTOR.

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:
  1. THREE winners will each receive a set of the 5 book prize pack.
  2. Leave a comment about the best Halloween costume you have worn or would like to wear to a party.
  3. Open to residents of U.S. and Canada (no P.O. boxes please).
  4. Remember to leave a way to contact you.
  5. Blog, tweet, post, etc., about the guest spot for an extra entry.
  6. Giveaway ends Sunday, November 1 at 11:59 PM EST.
Here is a summary of each of the books.

The Heretic's Daughter
 by Kathleen Kent 

Released: October 12, 2009

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

Read an excerpt.

Sins of the Flesh
 by Caridad Piñeiro
Released: October 27, 2009

Caterina Shaw's days are numbered. Her only chance for survival is a highly experimental gene treatment-a risk she willingly takes. But now Caterina barely recognizes herself. She has new, terrifying powers, an exotic, arresting body-and she's been accused of a savage murder, sending her on the run.

Mick Carrera is a mercenary and an expert at capturing elusive, clever prey. Yet the woman he's hunting down is far from the vicious killer he's been told to expect: Caterina is wounded, vulnerable, and a startling mystery of medical science. Even more, she's a beautiful woman whose innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her exactly how thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both . . . for a dangerous group is plotting its next move using Caterina as its deadly pawn.

When Ghosts Speak
 by Mary Ann Winkowski
Released: October 1, 2009

Meet Mary Ann Winkowski. She is just like you. She is a married mother of two grown daughters. She lives in a suburban town in Ohio. She goes to church every Sunday.

And she sees and talks to ghosts.

Mary Ann's grandmother noticed her unusual ability when she was practically a baby. By the time Mary Ann was four years old, she was attending neighborhood funerals to broker communication between those who had died and their living loved ones. Word of her extraordinary abilities spread, and Mary Ann was soon accompanying her grandmother on "social calls," visits where Mary Ann would confront earthbound spirits who were sharing homes with the living. This ability stayed with Mary Ann through her adolescence into adulthood, and the stay-at-home mom eventually had a side business: paranormal consultant.

In this remarkable book, Mary Ann tells her incredible story. She talks about the difference between earthbound spirits and those who have crossed over; she tells you why spirits remain on the earthly plane and how long they have before their "White Light' disappears; she shares her most intriguing and infamous tales about the spirits she has encountered. And she divulges how to determine whether your house or your family is haunted--and what to do if there is a ghost around you.

Full of no-nonsense advice, amazing anecdotes, and practical tips for navigating a paranormal phenomenon that is at once unbelievable and awe-inspiring, WHEN GHOSTS SPEAK is a must-read for any person who has ever heard something go bump in the night.

Read an excerpt

BoneMan's Daughters
 by Ted Dekker
Released: April 14, 2009

They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who's abducted six young women. He's the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die.

Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives.

Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan's estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.

But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.

Read an excerpt.

The Historian
 by Elizabeth Kostov
Released: September 1, 2009

From Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. Considering the recent rush of door-stopping historical novels, first-timer Kostova is getting a big launch—fortunately, a lot here lives up to the hype. In 1972, a 16-year-old American living in Amsterdam finds a mysterious book in her diplomat father's library. The book is ancient, blank except for a sinister woodcut of a dragon and the word "Drakulya," but it's the letters tucked inside, dated 1930 and addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," that really pique her curiosity. Her widowed father, Paul, reluctantly provides pieces of a chilling story; it seems this ominous little book has a way of forcing itself on its owners, with terrifying results. Paul's former adviser at Oxford, Professor Rossi, became obsessed with researching Dracula and was convinced that he remained alive. When Rossi disappeared, Paul continued his quest with the help of another scholar, Helen, who had her own reasons for seeking the truth. As Paul relates these stories to his daughter, she secretly begins her own research. Kostova builds suspense by revealing the threads of her story as the narrator discovers them: what she's told, what she reads in old letters and, of course, what she discovers directly when the legendary threat of Dracula looms. Along with all the fascinating historical information, there's also a mounting casualty count, and the big showdown amps up the drama by pulling at the heartstrings at the same time it revels in the gruesome. Exotic locales, tantalizing history, a family legacy and a love of the bloodthirsty: it's hard to imagine that readers won't be bitten, too.

Read an excerpt.

102 comments:

  1. This isn't a costume I myself wore, but I once saw a guy dressed as a Caesar Salad - he was toga-ed up to look like Caesar, and then he had green leaves sewed to his toga all over. It was great - wish I had thought of it!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. I have never gotten dressed up for halloween yeah strange I know. Not something I've been into but I keep thinking about what I should dress up as lately. Getting interested in my old age. But I just saw the movie District 9 and I totally want to get dressed up as a prawn. That and a sexy nurse. Sexy nurse prawn maybe? lol
    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

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  3. Doug,

    What a wonderful contest. :) Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful selection of books. :)

    The costume I remember the most is one from my childhood. :) I was about 7 and my sister was 4 - our mother was going to help host a Halloween party for the kids in our neighborhood. She decided to go as a baby. She had a pair of pink footie pj's - the old fashioned kind that snapped all the way down the front. To this she added a bonnet, tied a pacifier around her neck and put a diaper on the outside of the pj's. I have a picture and she looks adorable. LOL

    However, if I posted that picture she would probably spank me - even though I am bigger than she is now. She's still my Mama and I don't want to make her mad. LOL

    M

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  4. I'm not a big "dresser upper," but I once went as a cat to a Halloween party. My aunt did a great job with my face makeup, and I even had ears and a tail. Fun stuff.

    karenwitkowski AT aol(dot)com

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  5. Since I'm a person in a wheelchair, one year we outfitted me to look like an ambulance. I had a working light and siren and had some medical equipment from my youngest siblings toy box that I also carried with me. It definitely got peoples attention and I got through crowds quite easily.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. Last year I went as Little Red Riding Hood after the Big Bad Wolf attacked. : ) I had gash marks and blood and all kinds of good, wholesome props. Definitely my favorite costume so far, though my son as Howard the Duck when he was a few weeks old was pretty cute.

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  7. Hi :)
    What a great giveaway contest.
    Thank you for the chance to enter.
    The best Halloween costume I could have would be the outfit Aragorn wore in the Lord of the Rings movies, which would be awesome & expensive but totally worth it.
    :)
    All the best,
    RKCharron
    :)

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  8. I'd love to dress up as a Silent Hill nurse. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have the time to make it as Halloween is just around the corner, so I'll probably settle for the pirate wench or devil costume I've worn in previous years.

    kiris089 at gmail dot com

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  9. I am going to have to say, when I was around 6 my sister made me a California Raisin's costume. She painted my face purple and stuffed my costume with pillows. My poor lil skinny legs clad in black leggings, with white socks.

    wickedlilpixie AT hotmail DOT com

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  10. I wouldn't mind taking a crack at dressing up as Cthulhu. Might work. :)

    e-mail: rabidfox(at)ymail.com

    I added a link to the sidebar of my blog (http://waggingthefox.blogspot.com)

    And I added a Tweet (http://twitter.com/WagTheFox/status/4922099040)

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  11. Great giveaway.

    I haven't dressed up alot for Halloween but the best costume I liked that I wore was as a serial killer.I glued empty cereal boxes(the small single serve ones) to my clothes and carried a bloodied fake knife.

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  12. My best costume was probably the one my mom made when I was little :) I won a costume contest for my adorable indian outfit. I keep planning on recreating it as an adult, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

    I also tweeted about the contest here : http://twitter.com/25hrbooks/statuses/4923561547

    Tara SG
    contact@tarasg.com
    25hourbook.com

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  13. I don't dress up much, but if I did I would like to dress up as Strawberry Shortcake. I always liked her when I was younger.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  14. The best costume I've ever worn.. Well, I can tell you my favorite. When I was little, I had a jaguar costume, complete with ears and tail, and my mom used face paint to give me a kittykat nose and whiskers. I was in heaven! I loved it so much, I insisted on keeping the ears.. and still have them. It's a sentimental thing.. I think I grew out of my "I wanna be a kitty!" phase. Now it's just "I want a kitty!"

    Ahem.... Thanks!
    Morning Glow
    ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

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  15. I actually have two answers. My favorite costume as a child was Betsy Ross when I was 8. My mom made my costume. It was a beautiful colonial dress. I was a history buff even then.

    As an adult, about 8 yrs ago, I was Medusa...probably the best costume I had come up with as an adult. I even had the snakes (fake, of course) in my hair!

    Posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/posted.php?id=1354072304&share_id=178142111969&comments=1#s178142111969

    Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/truebookaddict/status/4925687803

    Posted on my blog in giveaway section on right sidebar:
    http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

    miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  16. The best costume I wore was my Pocahontas costume. I was OBSESSED with the movie that year, so when I got to go as my favourite character from it... it was like a sugar high, but without the sugar. 'Course, with the perils of Canadian weather, I had to wear a coat over it, which kind of ruined the effect, but I knew that I looked awesome!

    lynzajw[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. Hi Doug!

    The only one I remember in recent years is a vampire getup, teeth dripping blood, used an eyebrow pencil to drew black widow spiders on my face and arm. lol. Dressed up the house with bats and black lights. Not many trick-or-treaters that year, don't understand why.

    The best Halloween was the year I took the kids out in shorts the weather was so warm.....where are those days?

    Dottie :)

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  18. I never had a really good contest, but I went to a party where a lady was dressed up as Tippi Hedren from the Birds. It was awesome with the blood and the birds attached with wires.

    jennsicurella at verizon dot net

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  19. Doug,

    Post your giveaway under my banner at
    http://myblog2point0.blogspot.com/

    Dottie

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  20. Great books!

    Best Halloween costume - I've never dressed up for Halloween. One of my sons dressed as Neo one year. He looked pretty cool.

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  21. The costume I wore that was my favorite was the goddess costume my mom made for me when I was in High School. I felt so attractive in it so it is one i remember with pleasure.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I remember a couple of years ago the hospital I work out was haveing a costume contest. I went as Raggedy Ann and one of my coworkers went as Andy. It was so much fun!!

    amyturci(AT)yahooNOSPAM(DOT)com

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  23. I dont normally dress up for halloween, most of the time I'm the one staying home passing out candy. However four years ago I went dressed up to a party as a bumble bee. I had a stinger and I even had wings. It was a really fun costume.

    aliciahall0605(AT)yahooNOSPAM(DOT)com

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  24. The best costume I have ever worn actually won that title at a Halloween party; as well as sexiest and most orginal. Which honestly I didn't think was exactly that original but everyone loved it.

    I was a wood sprite. I got really creative and made elaborate twig wings that fanned out and up from my shoulders. I made a half face mask covered in brown and auburn feathers. I then entwined a vine of maple leaves around one eye and placed it stragetically through the feathers and down the middle of my face. The leaves wove around one side of my neck across my torso (which I had a tan silk form fitting sleeveless dress on) down around one leg, to wind around mocassin boots.

    There were twigs laced through my hair and around the back of the vine. My hair at the time was a russet red too. The combinations of the colors, my hair and skin made everything appear natural as if it was a part of me.

    Until a few years ago I used to have those wings hanging on my wall. Friends told me I should make more and sell them. That was the most extravagant Halloween outfit I had ever worn and the last.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo
    ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

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  25. I tweeted this contest
    http://twitter.com/EllzReadz/status/4932819740

    My best costume was a bag of Jelly Beans. My mom blew up a few dozen balloons, stuffed me and the balloons in a clear plastic bag and marked JElly beans-25 cents on the front. The fifth graders kept popping my balloons. But then it rained that year and most everyone got a cold from being wet except me. Jelly Bean Karma. LOL

    zenfoxflowerATyahoooDOTcom
    Elie (Ellz Readz)
    Hi Doug.

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  26. Okay, this isn't my costume, but my 6 year old daughter, Lady K, wants to be an undead cheerleader this year. It's going to be a hoot to find the makeup and costume. She went from three years of being a Barbie princess to being one of the undead....I was hoping she'd agree to be an undead flower girl so we could get some extra use of the honkin' cha-ching of the cost of that dress for the one use last weekend for her cousin's wedding. ah well...

    VWinship at aol dot com

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  27. The best costume I have worn was a black cat, typical but went all out with it and it looked cool.

    The coolest I have seen is a Gothic Fairy. It just looks like an awesome costume.

    Posted on the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  28. I've always wanted to be a scary Lil' Red Riding Hood, with a luxurious cape and creepy eyes and a basket full of ..........
    lol

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

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  29. I'm going as ZOLTAR

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI1twxnLV5s

    www.segnyc.com

    Jonathan
    (jon(at)macgeek.com)

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  30. Best costume was when I was 6 I was Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  31. well last year me and a few friends dress up as the simpons family lol it was a blast

    thanks

    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

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  32. I would like to dress up like Anna Karenina,,what great dresses she had in the movie..thxfor contest..
    thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Since my life is ruled by cats, I would be costumed as an extremely exotic and regal cat. Then I would pray that my cats would let me back in the house when I came home!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  34. I was heavy into mythology in middle school and my Mom surprised me with an Athena costume one year. It was cool that she hooked me up even though she didn't understand any of it.

    Thanks for the contest! Count me in.

    *Jen*
    iiiioneloveiiii(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  35. The best costume I ever wore was a handmade gypsy costume. The material was beautiful, and my mom even made a scarf to wear and got me huge dangly earrings. I just loved that costume!!

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  36. I was Don King, hard to forget!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. When I was a few years younger I dressed up as Elvira mistress of the dark. Long black wig and everything. It was a fun night.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  38. My best costume was a Victorian dress, antique black funeral veil, black pointy toed boots, realistic fangs, and a black cape. I had my picture taken in a real coffin that year too!
    I would kill to win these books! OK, maybe that's a bit harsh. LOL!

    Mel K.
    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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  39. The costume I liked the most was the year I dressed up as a Mummy. It took me an hour to wrap all the bandages around me. (ripped up sheets). Most people knew what I was but some thought I was an accident victim.

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  40. I would like to find a costume of a character from either the Three Musketeers or the Pickwick Papers.
    enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

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  41. The best costume I wore was a kind of vampire angel concoction. I had a dark wig with that crazy red in it, black leather pants, a black fishnet top with a pleather vest with buckles over it, dark wings (very feathery and pretty), fab make up and dental fangs (I use to work as a dental assistant and mixed the special grade cement). I just loved it. I worked at the time in a casino (graveyard shift - seriously), and some of the customers were pretty freaked at the teeth (thought they were real). I even have some shots on my blog. :)

    These books all look great. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Back after a tweet:

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/5056196086

    Such a great contest! Thank you!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I guess the best would be when I was 6 or 7, my mom made me an adorable Little red Riding costume, then made me walk down to the "haunted house" at the old church with the neighbor kid who was dressed as the big bad wolf.

    I was scared to death and it was dark, they made us touch gooey things and I lost the empty cottage cheese container out of my "Little Red Riding Hood" basket of "food" :)

    Pretty sad huh?

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  44. I was half man half women one year!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  45. The best costume I remember wearing to a party was when I was very young. I was dressed as Snow White.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. What an awesome contest!!!! Perfect for the Fall and Halloween season...

    Hmmm... I love to dress up for Halloween or costume parties. This year, the theme at work is "Royalty" and I'll be going as a Rajasthani/Gujarati Indian princess with the full regalia, jewellery and make-up. I've even convinced the guys who share the cubes next to me, to dress up as my guards/servants and and courtiers. It will be fun...

    Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  47. Best Halloween costume? hmm, its been years since I wore a costume. The one I remember most is when I was a butchered princess
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  48. The best costume I ever saw was a guy in a white shirt and white underwear and white socks - a la Tom Cruise/Risky Business. It was cool!

    ajohnman at gmail dot com

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  49. My favorite costume is probably what I wore last year, I was a fairy so I bought a cute purple dress and had wings and a wand. I really liked the wings.
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. The best costume was I dressed up
    like an old lady with this great
    old coat my mom had.
    I am a google follower.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  51. When I was a kid I dressed up as a Jedi/undead alien/ninja. No idea how they all worked together, but that's what I was...and I still remember it to this day.

    Email in profile. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  52. My brother and I dressed as bums one year and a bunch of people mistook us for the Smith Brothers - I had no idea who they even were at the time, but later found out they are featured on a brand of cough drops.

    I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

    glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

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  53. The best costume ever was when I dressed my daughter as Frankenstiens Bride and she even used her little black Pom as part of the costume. She sprayed white paint down her back and turned her into a skunk. They both had the best time that year.
    Debby Creager
    creagers@windstream.net

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  54. What I'd really like to go dressed as...A SKINNY PERSON!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  55. Back when I was in my 20s.. a while back I was Puss in Boots In velvet hot pants and high boots. It was fun, had lots of complements.

    rhondastruthers at yahoo.ca

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  56. I would love to dress up as a Witch.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/5079606597

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. The best costume I've ever seen was the Jolly Green Giant. The guy bathed in green food coloring and turned himself green!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  59. Since I'm 9 months pregnant this Halloween, I'm considering having someone paint my belly to look like a pumpkin. :)

    samantha.vermeulen@yahoo.com

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  60. I posted about the contest on my blog:

    http://onbecomingamother.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-giveaway-website-2.html

    samantha.vermeulen@yahoo.com

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  61. My best costume was a pirate costume with my toddler daughter in a backpack dressed like a parrot.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  62. I dressed up as Pocahontas and I would love to again. I even made the costume myself :)

    I think I would only change a few things on the costume to get an even closer look to her.

    email:

    pick_me_canada(at)yahoo.ca

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  63. Last year, for Halloween, I was a vampire. I was supposed to specifically be Edward Cullen, but I ended up just being a general vampire.

    email:
    shadeslayer25@gmail.com

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  64. I once saw someone dressed all in brown with a toilet seat around their neck. I thought that was pretty clever.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  65. I'd love to dress up as Kanye West with a microphone for Halloween...

    ScottyB153@Gmail.com

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  66. I probably would have to say my "death fairy" costume when I was in middleschool....even I was intimidating in that getup!

    jesusfreak_3333@hotmail.com

    I also tweeted about this!
    http://twitter.com/KelseyRaeK

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  67. I blogged your giveaway here:

    http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/10/contest-time-tick-tock.html

    Thanks again!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. The best costume would be me as Mae West. That would be a scream. walkerd@primus.ca

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  69. The best Halloween costume I ever had was when I made my own Sherlock Holmes costume. The only bad side, I got egged while wearing it.

    thugginforchrist@verizon.net

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  71. When I was young my mom dressed me up as grapes!! Purple balloons and vines. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I shared your giveaway on Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/5213784034

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I won a prize once for dressing as an authentic hillbilly.

    lag110@mchsi.com

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  74. I would like to dress up as Captain America because he's pretty awesome. I know it's not very original but I've always wanted to dress up as a superhero.

    Thank you!
    -Brian
    croncho7 AT yahoo DOT com

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  75. Best costume was Jurassic Park. Old camo pants, a dark green Tshirt, and I glued / pinned various plastic dinosaurs all over the Tshirt.

    Peter at pclausi@cogeco.ca

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  76. It's been a while since I've dressed up for Halloween but when I was younger I was a pretty scary witch. I also dressed up as a radical protester (lived under Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos in the Philippines) another time.

    gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

    + i posted a link to the contest on my blog's sidebar
    http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

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  77. Super contest and thanks for hosting.

    My favorite costume I think was when I went as a slot machine...and if you pulled my arm down, I spit out candy ...no not really, but I had it rigged some candy coins fell out the front.

    anjamie4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. The best Halloween costume I have worn is a chicken suit. I dressed up as a chicken back in high school, and people still remember that costume all these years later!

    Please enter me in this giveaway.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

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  79. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/5253892290

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

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  80. I went one year as pilgrim, that was my best. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  81. this is the best contest I've seen in a while!

    my favorite costume of all time was when i dressed up as the hulk in 2nd grade. my mom made a muscle shirt that was spectacular!

    sara
    ihpie @ yahoo.com

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  82. I'm the one that shows up to a Halloween party in my normal clothes. I never liked to dress up for Halloween, so, I don't have a favorite costume nor is there a costume I'd like to wear. Sorry!

    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  83. My favorite costume was when I dressed up as Cher during her hippie phase.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Blogged about the giveaway under my current giveaways sidebar http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

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  85. Hi. My best costume, and I say this because I put the most effort and expense into it, was when I dressed in a French Maid costume. I had the costume sewn for me dress in black and white apron, fishnets, duster, black lace bows in my hair, etc. etc. It actually ended up being a real hoot because compared to my everyday self it was a complete contrast.
    Love the giveaway. Please count me in. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

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  86. I haven't had any real original costumes but I saw a girl once dressed as a tampon. She was in all white with a white fuzzy hat with a long cotton rope coming off the top of her head. Up the side of your leg was TAMPAX. It was the funniest thing I ever saw!
    thanks!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  87. This year I'm going as Wikus van Dehr Merwe from District 9, in mid Prawn-Transformation. Its definitely the most fun costume I've built to date. Here are some pictures:

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2111402&id=2906544&l=b6326a7896

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  88. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    Thanks for this chance to win these wonderful books!! There isn't one I don't want to read so I am looking forward to maybe being one of those 3 LUCKY winners!!!!!!

    I would love to go as a Super fab goth/funkie pixie fairy with Pink air & Huge & amazing handmade wings!!

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/5307986149

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  89. I'd love to vamp it up and go as Elvira! Great contest-Thanks.
    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I don't go out for Halloween and the place I live doesn't give out treats so I don't have an occasion to get dressed up. Used to as a kid - overtop winter clothes.

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  91. I've been known to favor red a lot and I have been teased with little Red Riding Hood so maybe I should go all out and dress up as her.

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  92. Today, I went as Wendy (from Wendy's fast food). I had the red pigtails and all. I even wore a sign that said "It's much better than fast food, it's Wendy's!"

    You can contact me at my email through this account :)

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  93. The best costume I ever wore to a party was at an author party at Archon 13 in St. Louis back in 1987 or so. I went as a dancing girl, with a long gauze loinskirt and silver bra. I got the Larry Niven seal of approval. ;)

    BrigidsBlest at yahoo dot com

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  94. I was a flower child once.
    I love the 60's clothes and music!!!

    readingatthebeach at gmail dot com

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  95. My best halloween costume was when I dressed up as little bo peep. I made the costume myself. I was so proud of it.

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  96. I never had a good costume--no creativity for myself. But I loved to do up my kids! The best one was Little Bo Peep, when my daughter was a toddler.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  97. When I was younger, I was Belle from Beauty and the Beast! I absolutely loved that movie and she was my favorite character! :)

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  98. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/5345615971

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  99. I dressed up as a genie one year. I was very impressed with myself because that was the one time I made a costume from scratch. It turned out great!!!

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  100. My favorite costume was when I was a pilgrim. My mother had made the costume herself and I loved it!

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  101. I tweeted about the giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/era54/status/5352598111

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