October 15, 2013

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop


It's that time of year again!

For last year's Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, I paid homage to my favorite supernatural character - the vampire. This year, I'm going to be looking closer at a different character. One that, honestly, hasn't compelled me much until recently.

Ghosts



When I started compiling my list of examples of books that feature ghosts prominently, I realized the appear in many more of my favorite stories than I had realized. One of my favorite series - the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost - includes ghosts not as main characters but in a supporting role. Other series, like Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade series puts ghosts in a starring role. Ghosts can be helpful, like in the Charley Davidson series. Or remorseful like in Aprilynne Pike's Life After Theft.

So, for this year's Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, I'm offering any book you like that prominently features ghosts in some way (as long as the Book Depository ships to you).

So, if you're interested, you know what to do! Fill out the Rafflecopter, then keep on hopping!

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108 comments:

Clarissa (Bookadicea) said...

So far I really like Demonglass! I haven't read Anna Dressed in Blood yet.
-RizB.

Anne Consolacion said...

I love scary ghosts in books. I'm a big horror fan and loves reading books by Stephen King.

Megan R said...

Maybe Anna Dressed in Blood.

Jenn Christensen said...

Forevermore by Cindy Miles. I loveeeee that book!

LRAtRandom said...

First Grave would probably be my fav so far

Kristin sims said...

pet semetary, stephen king

Andreea G. said...

A German ya book called In dieser ganz besonderen Nacht.

English one: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

The first that comes to mind is Meg Cabot's Mediator Series!

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I don’t have a favorite book that features ghosts. I usually stay far away from those types of books. But there is a series I recently found that does have ghosts in it and it sounds so good! So I would say that Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane will be my favorite book that has ghosts featured in it. Cannot wait to read this series!!!

Diana_Dimovska said...

Stephen King's Joyland. Thanks! :)

miki said...

the night huntress series is one of teh series i follow with a ghost but also the hollows series by kim harrison ( Pearce is such a gentleman)... i'm trying to discover more books with them this month so winning a book from my list would be great

thanks!

Sarah S said...

Stephan King's Pet Sematary

joe hawk said...

Any book with paranormal activity is awesome.

Steph F. said...

I love Stacia Kane's Downside Ghost series. It is fantastic. Plus I love Terrible. :)

magicamagi said...

The Mediator series!

Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win (And I <3 books with ghosts! xD)

Ruthsic said...

Harry Potter (they have house ghosts!)

Diana Stanhope said...

I like Ghost by Peter Straub.

vvb32 reads said...

Boo! I started watching season one of The American Horror Story: Murder House and getting hooked onto the ghosts in it.

Cali Willette said...

THanks for the giveaway. Hereafter by Tara Hudson. <3

Brittney said...

the shining

Kayla Graham said...

Haven't really read any ghost books....

Debbie W. said...

The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong!

Gabbie Pintac said...

Definitely Anna Dressed in Blood! :D

smiles said...

The only one that comes to mind right now is Victoria Schwab's The Archived. Good book. Dying for book 2!

Isa said...

I love the Darkest Powers trilogy. Thank you for the giveaway and enjoy your day! :)

Say Yap said...

Stephan King's Pet Sematary

Think said...

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Jennifer said...

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Kat said...

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon was a great ghostly book!
Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Cohlina said...

Anna Dressed in Blood. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

deasuluna said...

The Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready :)

Satchmo said...

The Ghost Hunt manga!

Francis Casabuena said...

Not a favorite. But I enjoy Dead Is a State of Mind by Marlene Perez. It's not a creepy book but I guess that's ok.

Ashley E said...

Hainted by Jordan L. Hawkes is awesome.

Suz said...

I'd have to say Pet Sematary by Stephen King! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

Suz Reads

Guinevere & Libertad Tomas said...

So far, I've read many that featured ghosts as small characters, but Anna Dressed in Blood was the only one with a ghost as a main character. BTW new follower via GFC. Hope you find time to hop on over to Twinja Book Reviews

Kathleen said...

I think Help for the Haunted: A Novel by John Searles is a good read. I'm always stumped when a giveaway asks for a favorite book. I read SO MANY, it's always hard to come up with just one on the spur of the moment, especially when I'm doing a hop and I want to be honest, original, and QUICK.. =) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

It's a Clements thing said...

The Shining

Cozycomfycouch said...

Well right now I'm reading stephen kings doctor sleep...so far I love it! Scary ghosts !!

Maureen said...

My favorite is The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley.

Amiee Ryan said...

I'm a huge fan of Jeaniene Frosts Night Huntress series so yeah that series and the harley Davidson series both brilliant!

amieesnow@gmail(dot)com

Jennifer Hughes said...

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Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

jmcgaugh said...

Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series

Chenise Jones said...

Anna Dressed in Blood!

Michelle Willms said...

Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box features a quite frightening ghost. I loved that book; it's one of my all-time favorites!

Nara said...

I really like The Name of the Star!

Blacky said...

The Shining :D

Sofia said...

I haven't read many ghost stories but really liked "The Unquiet" by Jeannine Grasse.

Jo's Daughter said...

Any one of Cindy Miles, it's ghosts and romance wrapped in a fun and light packet :D

karin said...

anna dressed in blood

Jillyn said...

Girl of Nightmares, for sure.

Lisa Mandina said...

Right now probably Anna Dressed in Blood.

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

The Charley Davidson series!

Tia Dalley said...

Bag of Bones

Maricris Sison said...

Just the books of Stephen King. so far, for me, they are the coolest and scariest book. :)
Thanks for the giveaway. ;)

Janhvi said...

Anna Dressed in Blood

Loupe Duffy said...

The Restorer.
Thanks for the chance!

Kayla Card said...

Anything by Stephen King :)

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence said...

Definitely Anna Dressed in Blood!

Ashleigh Swerdfeger said...

JR Ward's series- The BDB?lo She is a pretty awesome doctor and is technically a ghost lol.

Chantelle said...

I reallly liked the Bone Season!

AmelArmeliana said...

All Stephen King's books.

Thanks for this giveaway :)

TAMMY HUDSON said...

I love Stephen Kings novels.

F Juni Ismarianto said...

The Mediator series by Meg Cabot.

Library Lady said...

The Charley Davidson series is definitely my fave series with ghosts!!!

Dawn Malone said...

I just finished reading Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Loved it!

Keke said...

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill.
That ghost raelly appeared in my dream.

Jay Riv said...

Sadly my ghost books are lacking. this is my chance to read one :)

Ciarra Balsomo said...

So far, my favourite is The Shining by Stephen King. But I've just bought Anna Dressed in Blood and I'm so excited!

Dorothy Teel said...

Scary School For Northern Frights by Derek The Ghost is one we want to read- as far as already read - I would say Stephen King Books are always scary and I think Christine with the ghost in the car was scary...

Book Attict said...
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Book Attict said...

The Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane, the Dark London series by Caitlin Kittredge and the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Kristia said...

The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens. Thank you for the giveaway :)

January Matthews said...

Anna Dressed in Blood! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

meryvamp said...

I don't know. I haven't read many with ghosts. I think The Hollow series has a ghost if I remember correctly. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I haven't read many with ghosts, but currently on my to-read list is The Phantom of the Opera. Thanks for the giveaway!

Eva Millien said...

I like Lyn Benedict's series. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

Bube said...

For now I don't have favorite book with ghosts :D

Natasha D said...

All The Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn is one of my favorites.
Thanks for the chance to win!

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Anna Dressed in Blood
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Ashfa said...

Anna Dressed in Blood.

Maidenveil said...

anna dressed in blood.

Leigha Varrielle said...

The Lisa Kleypas Friday Harbor series

desiree reilly said...

wow that hard i read them all the time

Wendy Mastin said...

Pet Semetary by Stephen King

Jacklin updegraft said...

I really really liked Anna Dressed in Blood!

Meghan said...

The Black Dagger Brotherhood series has a ghost character. I love that series!

paula said...

Anna dressed in blood

layla hernandez said...

Hex Hall Thanks!!

amanda whitley said...

Anna dressed in blood, love ghost stories

Perava said...

Penmort Castle by Kristen Ashley :)

Sienna Snow said...

I can't really remember a ghost book that I've read :(

Sheila Staley said...

Harry Potter books! LOL! I don't read a lot with ghosts.

Jolene and Family said...

Stacey Kennedy's Frostbite series

Sarika Patkotwar said...

Anna Dressed In Blood for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!

Courtney Wyant said...

The Meditator Series by Meg Cabot. Those were really good!

Wendy said...

I love any and all Darynda Jones books. Also, I just listened to a Jennifer Lynn Barnes book series that ended up having ghosts in the last book of the series..Great series! (Raised by Wolves)

Erika said...

In the Shadow of Blackbirds was pretty good! Thanks!

Nikki Ooi said...

Haven't read books with a ghost in center stage so I'll say the Harry Potter series as they have lots! Thanks!

Krista said...

Definitely the Downside Ghosts series!

Alexandra Harb said...

I haven't read it but I hear Anna Dressed in Blood is good! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

_Sandra_ said...

Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake and Pet Sematary by Stephen King.
Thanks for a giveaway! :)

Michelle Bernheisel said...

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger was pretty good. I've read alot of ghosts ones but can't really think of any at the moment.

Dovile said...

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Ruth Hill said...

Oh, my goodness, I am trying so hard to remember. I found it--Heart of the Ocean
by Heather B. Moore. One of the only ghost stories I have ever read and liked.

Mary Bearden said...

Deviltry Afoot

Aprilia Rizki said...

Goosebumps series I ever read about ghost stories

Fiction_TheNewReality (Jayne) said...

I really really love Anna Dressed in Blood! Thanks for the giveaway!
-Jayne