Thursday, October 20, 2011

Help! I See Dead People!

Woah!  Where am I?

I signed up for this Indie Book Collective blog tour called Masquerade, part of the Blog Tour de Force series.  Everything was fine until I just got kidnapped, blindfolded, and dumped here on Elena Gray’s blog.  It’s so dark here!  And #scary!  This place is so completely different from the blog I’m used to occupying.

Please help me get out of here.  When I was thrown into this dark place, I heard a gruff voice tell me that if I told anyone who I was that they would kill me.  Then they threw me a copy of Cristyn West and Elena Gray’s Widowmaker and told me it was the only entertainment I was allowed.


A horror movie that is causing people to die?  Something so scary that people watching it are seizing, bleeding out of their eyes, and having heart attacks?  #GROSS!

It does not help that they haven’t given me any lights other than the moonlight coming through the trees.  I have to press my nose to the book to read it and I keep waiting for something to grab me and hurt me, either on this blog or from the book.  The writing is so good that it feels so real and it is not helping me deal with my situation very well… yet I keep reading it!

The docu-horror film inside the book is called Terror in the Trees.  Looking around at the skeletal trees here on the blog, I can’t help but wonder if they’ve only brought me here to make me the subject of Elena’s next paranormal book.


Something just moved over there.

Man, I don’t even like horror movies.  I really don’t want to be in one.  I’m used to a much different form of entertainment--one that uses the entire color spectrum and not just black, blacker, and blackest.  The worst part?  There’s no one here to listen to my #sarcasm and #snark!

I don’t do well on my own.  I’m a social person.  I like to make people laugh with my writing and with my tweets.  I like talking about fun, happy memories of childhood and childlike adults (or making fun of them!).  Also, I just stepped in something that ruined my #shoes.

This experience is NOT getting filed under “fun, happy memories!”

Please, help me.  Help me and you can help yourself too!

I overheard someone talking when they were transporting me here.  They said that every person who comments on this one post that I was allowed would receive a free copy of Elena Gray and Cristyn West’s Widowmaker.  I’m betting even if you leave the lights on, it’ll still freak you out.  They even said that Elena is putting together a gift basket to give away to one of the commenters.  If it’s a severed head, I’m going to be very upset. 

Actually, she’s giving away a movie themed basket with a mystery DVD and all of the goodies you'll need to watch it.

On top of that, those crazy folks over at the Indie Book Collective are giving away a free Kindle to one participant over the course of the entire blog tour.

Ah, crap, someone’s coming.

The gruff voice just came and threw some more books at me.  They told me that I would be freed on Monday, October 24th but only if people can figure out who I am from my post will I be freed alive.  #gulp What kind of sick game are these people on about?!

I’m looking through these books.  The Demon Kiss by Lacey Weatherford? Sadistic evil mirrored with elements of love and epic quests.  Soul Search by Amber Scott is an animalistic story about a guy whose soul is split with that of a wolf.  Most of these books seem just as terrifying as Widowmaker!  I’ll settle on Ann Charles’s Dance of the Winnebagos, at least I caught references to Mighty Mouse, Miami Vice, and CSI early on… it appeals to my pop-culture fandom.

Are you still there?

Please, help me get out of here.  These twisted game-players want you to guess who I am from the list of 12 authors signed up to this freaky blog tour.  I tried to give you clues the brutes that threw me here may not catch.  Comment below with your guess.  Elena will email you details for your free copy of Widowmaker so make sure you leave your email address!

It’s up to you to get me out of here alive on Monday!  For sake of conversation, how about you also share with me your favorite horror movie?  I need to have something to do to keep me busy until Monday, when I am released… dead or alive.

Check out what reviewers are saying about Widowmaker:

Indie Writers Zone

Taylor Lee Books 

You should have arrived from Jeremy Rodden's rockin party and you're next stop tomorrow will be at Jackie Chanel's. Be sure to say trick or treat when you ring the bell! If you're joining the tour late, you can catch up on all of the goodies at Indie Book Collective.


  1. hi Elena! i think i know who the poor captive is. the hashtags gave the identity away. please release Rachel Thompson to the world soonest. the world needs more #snarky people like her. but before you do so, i look forward to receiving a copy of The Widowmaker first. thank you! c",)


  2. Ooh, I hope you get out of there OK, Jackie Chanel! Till then, I'll join you in fear by reading a copy of THE WIDOWMAKER. What a premise!


  3. @AO & @JC: Thanks for your comments and guesses so far. I'm not allowed to tell you if you're right until Monday, though!

  4. Rachel Thompson, is that you? possibly..(that's my guess and I'm sticking to it. :) I would love to read Widowmaker.

  5. I was kind of thinking Rachel Thompson might be here today, too. Not sure, though. Thanks for playing this super-fun game.
    My favorite horror movie has to be The Exorcist. Still creeps me out after all these years.
    Thanks again!!

  6. @Laurie: Hmm, two votes for Rachel already? Could be... I do like my shoes in black.

  7. Must be Ann Charles? Wild guess, isnt it? Thank you for this contest. pringpringles(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. @Georgewho: This is not fun. THIS IS MY LIFE ON THE LINE! ;)

  9. @Anonymous: If you're anonymous, what does that make me? I've confused myself now. Bit of an existential moment there. WHO AM I?!

  10. about pressure to perform; how glibly can one guess when a life hangs in the balance? Still...the only way I know how to pick is by luck of the mouse. Sorry mystery author...all I can say is I hope my mouse is Irish.

    The mouse picked Amber Scott from the list of the (unlucky?) 12. If that's not you...don't panic. I'm sure someone will get it right! ;)

    Favourite horror movie...? about some Alien?



  11. My guess is Jeremy Rodden. Looking forward to reading the book. Hmmm, my favorite scary movie. I don't know I like most vampire and werewolf movies.

  12. @Quinn: Wow, a little nonchalant putting someone's life on the line with luck? Remind me about this if I ever have to save your life... you know, if I survive.

  13. @Rachel: Wow, I forgot that there were a few men on this tour. People seem to guess the women with much more frequency. I think vampire movies only count as horror if they vampires don't sparkle.

  14. I'm not sure who this mystery author is, but just know that I can't wait to read more of your work, too. - You know, once you get out alive and all. :)

    In the meantime, I can't wait to read Widowmaker! Thanks for the giveaway!

    allyreads81 at gmail dot com

  15. Wow, now I really want to read Widowmaker. I am going to guess Rachel Thompson, but unfortunately, now I'm going to have to go back and change one of my other guesses! Oh bother!

  16. Muwahaha, I love this tour! Just stopping in to show support, since I know who's guesting here, wink wink. Don't worry. My lips are sealed.

  17. Oh now this one seems a bit too easy,so I am thinking we are trying to be tricked? or is it a treat that this one seems to Rachel so well? that's my coffee deprived guess this am.

    My favorite horror movie, have to go with the original Amityville Horror. Love that movie and I don't do scary movies at all!


  18. Ah is it Rachel Thompson? Well I guess I have to wait to find out. The Widowmaker looks great.

    eileen at

  19. Ok . . so as I am reading this one, I feel like I am talking to my friend Belinda Boring. (yes that is is my guess for now). I have discovered through my RESEARCH that these authors are tricky. They really worked together on this one. Never fear, I will continue to try and figure this out . . and correct my guess later, should I be wrong.

    I do not really have a favorite horror film. I usually watch them through barely open fingers that are covering my eyes. In fact, I blame Dean Koontz . . my first thriller book I ever read, I was 12 (too young) and read the Mask. I didn't sleep well for WEEKS! Or maybe I could blame Stephen Kings with that stupid clown! Oh, and there is always that freaky doll Chucky, REALLY! (did you know there is a tow truck guy down here who drives around with that dang doll bungee corded to his lift arm?!?!?) For as much as I dislike the scary, I am excited to try and read this one! (in the daylight, of course).

    Stephanie O.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway - looking forward to it.
    jguldy at yahoo dot com

  21. Hmmm, I'm guessing Rachel Thompson. Favorite Horror Movie, that is hard because they scare me so I don't watch many of them. There was an old movie where Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) played Lizzie Bordan that scared the socks right off me. I mean come on, she's supposed to be cute and wiggle her nose, not chop up her daddy.
    I would love to read Widowmaker.
    lvs2dv at gmail dot com

  22. Oh i love the post:) Are they even letting you have a candle in there? I hope it's a Harvist moon at lest there would be light!
    Ok im not get at this guessing thin but im going for 'Amber Scott'! If it's not you sorry, i coundent help you out of the dark.
    elliott2668(at)yahoo (dot) com

  23. Sounds like Rachel Thompson,hope I am right in the mean time I would love a copy of Widowmaker.
    dragonfly1976 at gmail dot com

  24. I loved this blog post the best so far. Great writing and voice. Kudos. I'm betting it was written by Ann Charles or Rachel Thompson. Grr. I can't choose.

  25. I'll guess Jeremy Rodden and look forward to checking out the book.

  26. Think it might be Maxwell Cynn.
    Hope he gets out soon.

  27. I just knew The Collective had nefarious plans for this tour. Hang on my friend and we will attempt a rescue.

  28. I think it might be Todd lost in the woods. Hang in there, Monday's not so far away, lol!

  29. Rachel Thompson? The book looks awesome! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  30. Don't worry... the woods are scary, but much better than the trunk... I am just saying... Have fun

  31. @Allyson: You'll get a chance! I have at least 2 works already published and more planned (if I can get out and write them!)

    @Elizabeth: What if you change the wrong one? Hmm, it's like doing a multiple choice answer test and finding out you had 5 "C" answers in a row. What if the teacher is just toying with you?

    @Kelli: Oh do you now?!

    @Miranda: Could it be a #trick? It is Halloween after all? A #mask on top of a #mask? SUBTERFUGE!

    @Stephanie: For a 'friend' you don't seem very concerned for my well-being... BTW, Chucky always freaks me out. Reminds me of the old My Buddy dolls from the 80s.


    @Loves: Bewitched was scary too. A witch subjugated as a housewife? Frightening for all parties!

    @Temperance: No candle. :( I just have the light from my iPhone...

    @Candy: Widowmaker is freaky, baby. I'm afraid to go to the movies now.

    @Sherry: There are a lot of talented authors on this tour. Ann and Rachel sure are two of them, but I think any of us could have written this.

    @Bookblogger: Could be? Although there was a decisive lack of references to cartoons for me to be Jeremy...

    @Diva: I hope he or she (or me?) gets out soon too. I've got kids!

    @Maxwell: Thanks! Bring food. This natural "leaves and twigs" diet is not very filling.

    @Patricia: In The Woods? I'm not sure this is what Thoreau had in mind when he wrote Walden.

  32. @Krystal: If I am Rachel, this was too easy. If I'm not, I may have out-thunk myself in getting out of this mess...

    @Augusto: The trunk of a tree? The trunk of an elephant? The truck of a car? Wow, there's a lot of trunks out there...

  33. I am not sure who the mystery writer is but I am sure I will love reading the Widowmaker.
    My favorite Horror Movies are-Halloween, The Exorcist and Psycho.

    Thank you in advance.

  34. I am so out of the loop on the guest authors...I have got to get caught up...Thanks for doing this, looking forward to your book...

    hnwhitlock2000 at gmail dot com

  35. My guess is going to be M. Todd Gallowglas.

    My favorite scary move is The Haunting with Liam Neeson, Lily Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Owen Wilson.
    I don't particularly like horror flicks so the list is pretty small of the ones I've actually seen. I do like a good horror book though!

    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

  36. What a fun post! Oh, sorry, I forgot that you're living the horror of being kidnapped! Sorry! I'm going to guess Rachel Thompson cause I investigated her after some of the above comments and that definitely seems to fit! I hope I'm right and I can help get you out of the dark:)
    I would love to read Widowmaker! It sounds awesomely spooky!
    My favorite horror movie is an oldie but a goodie: Pumpkinhead :D
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  37. My guess is Jeremy Rodden. Spooky post indeed. Can't wait to read Widowmaker.
    Sue B

  38. My guest would be Rachel Thompson.

    Thanks for the ebook giveaway! Sounds like a good Halloween read!


  39. Oh, I think it's Ann Charles writing this -- she would reference her own stuff to throw us off, LOL! Another great premise for a scary book, all right - a VERY good Halloweeeeeeeeen read!


  40. This was a very entertaining blog. I am going to guess that Belinda Boring is the mystery blogger. I don't watch horror movies so I can't have a favorite.

  41. I liked your post. I am not good at guessing. I would say Rachel Thompson. My favorite horror movie is The Shining by Stanley Kubrick.
    Thank you very much!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  42. I'm gonna guess Rachel Thompson. It seems to be a popular guess. :) Sounds like a really interesting read!

  43. well I don't know but guess rachel. I dont have a favorit scary movies they scare me to much. rhonda

  44. Ugh.. Can't figure this one out! Ready for this book! Scariest movie??? Jello! Poltergiest...... Terrifies me.... Blog tour is way to fun!


  45. Hello there (guessing Rachel Thompson), I see you are stuck in the creepy! *throws "Elena" a super mega flashlight and an extra pack of batteries*

    I tried to do a feature for you on my blog today for your book "Widowmaker", but could not find out very much about this super creepy book, I just directed all of the links back here.

    I'm guessing that this book has not been released yet? Well aren't we the lucky bunch to get a copy before the release date! Thanks bunches and I can't wait to read your spooky story, how perfect for Halloween, right?

    I have spread the word on my blog and the Pinky's Pub & Smashwords Facebook pages! I hope it helps!

    *wondering if I should leave my big dog here for "Elena's" protection*

    Thanks again,

  46. Well, after going back for another read. I'm not sure this is my friend . . left in this hole, to read scary books by moonlight. After checking out some blogs and tweets, I could be convinced that this is Rachel Thompson in this hole. So, I'll keep looking for my dear friend Belinda. If this is Rachel . . I'll send help on Monday.

    Stephanie O.

  47. I think you are Ann Charles.... At least I hope you are so you get out of there alive.

  48. I think it's Jackie Chanel

  49. No idea who it could be but from reading the other comments- Rachel?!
    Thanks so much!

  50. I'm still completely in the dark! But I enjoyed the blog tour and the books, so, Thanks!

  51. Hmm Ill take a wild guess Rachael thompson.. My fav horror would be Freddie !!!! Krugar nighmare on elm st !! thanks for the giveway


  52. Looking forward to reading this book and enjoying the blog tour. No idea who this is.


  53. Having just paid a visit to the Indie Book Collective I would guess Rachel Thompson. I hope she's released soon! The kidnappers may have kindly given her a thrilling read - it's something I can't wait to read myself - but from the sounds of it they forgot to pack her vodka.

  54. I would love a copy of Widowmaker, even if I can't guess who you are. I hope they rescue you soon, or at least send chocolate!

  55. Im guessing Rachel Thompson because of the #!!! My favorite Halloween movie is Night mare on Elm STreet


  56. @Anonymous: Eew, the Exorcist. Ever see the deleted scene where the little girl contorts herself and walks down a flight of stairs like a crab? EEW!

    @Junebug: Quite a range of interesting authors here. I can't wait to get out of here so I can punch them all for sucking me into this crazy game.

    @Sapphyria: The Haunting, eh? I remember that as a string in Owen Wilson's early career where he dies in every movie.

    @Julie: Don't be a sheep, Julie.

    @Katsrus: I don't know about that. Jeremy doesn't write spooky. He writes silly. Have you seen his blog? All about cartoons. #notspooky

    @Winnie: A good Halloween read? Why can't more people be Power Rangers and Thundercats characters for Halloween? Zombies and Vampires are so in... it freaks me out.

    @Meg: Or would she NOT reference her OWN stuff to CONFUSE and BEFUDDLE!? Wait, now I'm confused...

    @Anonymous: I can't blame you there. I don't understand the desire to be scared on purpose.


    @Pinky: Thanks for trying to get extra people to help me out of this pickle. Er, forest. No pickles so far... just sticks. Do you have any pickles? I'm hungry.

    @Stephanie: I bet if you post 11 guesses you'll get it right... ;)

    @Bookaholic: Why would Ann have a better chance of getting out alive? Cause she's survived Deadwood so many times?

    @John: The author or the fragrance?

    @Laura: Another sheep?! BAAA!

    @Tamsyn: I'm more in the dark than you are. This blog needs some color.

    @Katrina: I remember catching a Nightmare on Elm Street when I was way too young to watch it. Guess who didn't sleep in their own bed that night?

    @Alan: Well, some help you are!

  57. @Ebard: Vodka might be nice. It is a little chilly in this forest. Something to warm up the bones. Erm, mine, not the skeletons that I may have seen moving over there.

    @Marlene: Chocolate would also be good. Vodka and chocolate? I might just stay here if they give me those!

    @Nat: Rachel doesn't have a trademark on #hashtags, you know. Ever read Carolyn McCray's #blogs and #tweets?! ;)

  58. Hi Miss Elena Grey ;)

    my guess would also have to be for Rachel

    cannot wait to read your book :)

  59. My guess is Jeremy Rodden :) thank you.

  60. @Meg: Man, if I'm not Rachel, I'm sure gonna have an identity crisis by the end of this ordeal.

  61. I think Ann Charles is the one thrown to her own devices out in the wilderness! Poor thing! At least they could have provided chocolate! My favorite horror movie, although it's based on a true story, is "Ed Gein, Butcher of Plainfield". Watched it last night to get into the mood for Halloween! Thanks for the opportunity to get some quality books!

  62. Rachel, is that you? I'm searching for a secret door to get you out right now, but dang they did a good job of securing the place!

    reikibirth @ gmail . com

  63. See how she is, I give her a FLASHLIGHT and she wants pickles? What?

  64. @Marsha: That just doesn't sound like a fun movie at all!

    @Toni: It's a forest. There are doors?! What kind of forest is this?!

    @Pinky: And you assume I'm a woman because...? ;)

  65. I'm going to go with Rachel Thompson also. This book looks really good!


  66. loved the post! enjoying the tour. thanks for the book.

  67. wow, great post..and my guess Rachel Thompson
    I will love to read the Widowmaker.

  68. @Tkristufek: Good if you're into the blood and guts crowd...

    @Anonymous: I'm glad my plea for help can entertain you, sadist!

    @BlackWolf: Another sadist? Maybe I'm pleading to the wrong crowd. Half of y'all seem to be enjoying my torturous situation!

  69. I'm new to the Tour de Blog and don't have a guess as to who you are, but I'm with you, this blog is uber scary! Umm, fav horror movie...I guess I perefer the old ones where there wasn't so much blood and gore, like House of Wax. Thanks for the fun and freebies!

  70. I have decided that Elena's captive is Rachel Thompson, although I am sure I have been wrong on many a guess on this tour as I am just not a clue getter LOL But me tinks there were a few clues pointing my way to our favorite redhead from the OC. Thank you so much for participating in the fun masquerade. I look forward to reading the Widowmaker. Ha! did spellcheck on widowmaker and it came up winemaker - think we should send some to your kidnap victim :)


  71. @Bsburn: I know? It's all dark. And misty. And things keep moving around... House of Wax is creeptacular, old-school style!

  72. @Denise: Yes. Wine would be nice. This may or may not be a clue, but I certainly do prefer a sweet red wine...

  73. I feel for you man, I truly do.
    I'm over at Maxwell Cynn's. I'm trapped but I also have cocktails.

  74. @Guess Who: They gave you cocktails? I've been taunted with Vodka, chocolate, and wine so far. I'm still foraging for something edible though.

  75. I'm definitely not sure, but I'll guess Rachel. I'm looking forward to reading "Widowmaker". I don't know if I could pick a favorite horror movie. I love the genre. I love a good vampire movie and the original Nightmare on Elm Street was such a great premise. Psycho will always be way up there in my favorites. Thanks for participating! ljszab at yahoo dot com

  76. My guess is this is Vicki Keire. Thanks for doing this.


  77. @Laura: Real vampire movie like Blade or sparkly vampire movie like Twi--Twili--? Sorry, I threw up in my mouth a little bit.

    @Sonya: Thanks for trying to help me out of here!

  78. I'm thinking this could be Belinda Boring?

  79. @Angela: Could we try a little harder to save my life here? Where's the evidence? LOOK TO THE CLUES! Oh, then again, maybe you're right...

  80. Great post, the most entertaining so far...even if it is life or death related. My guess for the mystery author is Rachel Thompson.

    I can't wait to receive this ebook. It sounds super good.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  81. It's Rachel AGAIN???? She's all over , or else she's being impersonated by some of the other writers! CRAZEEEEEEEEEE!

    Elena's book sounds really great!

  82. I am thinking that Ann Chales is under the mask
    thanks for the giveaway hop!!

  83. @Joder: Why are you sick people entertained by my plight? Probably the same people that will enjoy the fright of Widowmaker!

    @Eden: Rachel sure is a popular guess at every blog!

    @Amanda: I have given away no hops... although I have been offered vodka and wine. Maybe beer is the next offering? I may not get saved, but at least I'll go out intoxicated!

  84. My guess is Jeremy Rodden.

    My fave horror movie is the Shining

  85. My guess is Vicki Keire. Hope you make it out alive; just think happy thoughts until someone comes to get you!


  86. I'm going to guess Amber Scott :-) Thanks!

    smaccall AT

  87. I'm guessing Ann Charles. But you don't want my favorite horror movie to think about while you're being held captive. You're not in some kind of trap are you? Because I just love all the Saw movies. Now let those images into your head and try to sleep until you're released. christygibbon at juno dot com

  88. I'm thinking of Jeremy Rodden, ok maybe not but that is my guess, however bad it may be *grins* be careful the forest is full of werewolves, ghosts and possibly Will O' the Wisps *grins evilly*
    I love the movie "Boy Eats Girl" it's an Irish Zombie movie, it Zombitastic! lol, ok I'll leave you to your books.


  89. @Heather: HEEEERE'S JOHNNY!

    @Jordan: Maybe if I think enough happy thoughts I can fly! Got any spare fairy dust?

    @Anonymous: You're welcome! Wait, for what?

    @Anonymous: I preferred Carey Elwes in Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and The Bard's Tale.

    @Krysykat: Irish Zombie movie? What happens, do the pubs close early?

  90. Lmao, I love this post yet I still can't figure out ho you r!!! I would love to receive a copy of Widowmaker, I love scary movies but have never read a scary book. Yay, I'm already excited =)

  91. @Heather: Yet another sadist rejoicing in my pain. I think I'm gonna take my own life just to amuse you all rather than wait around like a monkey in a zoo for your entertainment. As Maximus said in Gladiator, "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"

  92. My guess is Jeremy Rodden. I don't watch what people these days consider to be horror movies so "Widowmaker" may scare me silly and I also don't have a favorite horror movie. My answer would be an oldie but a goodie monster movie, "Dracula."

    My email addy is: sagemoon_cottage at yahoo dot com



  93. @Ardee-ann: Old-school monster movies, now that's something I can work with. How about a little bit of Ed Wood and the sad decline of Bela Lugosi?

  94. My favorite scary movie hmmm... There's the original Friday the 13th, the original Psycho, Silence of the Lambs still gives me chills, Alien, the original The Shining, and Jaws still makes me jump. Of course, I've been addicted to scary books since 1980 when I first discovered Stephen King at age 11. I look forward to a good scare while reading Widowmaker. Who's being held captive here... I'll guess Rachel. ~

  95. My guess is Rachel Thompson. My favorite scary movie is Psycho.

    Thank you!

  96. The mystery blogger has to be Rachel Thompson! Love her snark :-)
    Favorite horror movie...The Shining

    Laura G.

  97. Favorite horror movie is The Shining. My guess for the mystery blogger is Jeremy Rodden

  98. Hmm this get's harder and harder each day but I'm going with Rachel Thompson. My favorite horror movie...that's a tough one too but I'll go with the infamous Michael Myers in Halloween (the first one is the scariest!) Can't wait to read sounds awesome!

  99. I know it's not nice to laugh at someone else's expense, but whoever that poor captive is (I really don't know; I don't know the authors or their books, except for Amber and I don't think it's her)is hilarious!
    i'm not much for horro movies, but The Shining would be my number one. Really scary, that movie.
    Thanks to elena for a copy of her book. I'm looking forward to reading it!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  100. This was by far the most entertaining guest blog for me so far, but I've still got no idea who's behind the, bars.
    Guess I'll find out Monday!

  101. Is it Jeremy Rodden?

  102. Someone at least give Jackie Chanel a flashlight to read by! She's going to hurt her eyes reading in the dark and that will not help her in writing more books!

  103. After reading Rachel Thompson's page, it could be her for sure. I'll hedge my bets and guess twice!

  104. I will take a guess and say it's Jackie.

    My favorite horror movie, A Nightmare On Elm Street.

  105. jamiejdepaola@yahoo.comOctober 20, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    Hmmm...I'm guessing Jeremy Rodden. And my favorite horror movie as a youngster was the Exorcist...but as an adult, the first Saw movie gave me nightmares...creepy creepy clown face. I would LOVE to receive a copy of Widowmaker!! But I am only going to read it if my hubby is beside me!! And all alarms are activated in my house!! Can't wait!!

  106. I am not sure who this is but I sure enjoyed your post.. I kind of a scaredy cat too ... I don't have a favorite scary movie cuz I don't like to be scared... If I had to choose I'd say Jaws- now that's fear...give me a good romantic comedy anytime...I'd love to read the book but only during the day...

  107. oops.... I guess if I want to read it I should have included my email:

  108. Thank you for the fun blog tour My guess is Rachel Thompson ! I would love to read this book so thank you!

  109. Hmmm...Its creepy being alone in the woods so Ive brought you a present from over at Max's blog...its the shirtless cabanna stud with the tats!! He is a loan and I want him back but he has a mini bar that comes with him :) I'm sure there is some food in there...and a lighter!! LOL!! My guess is Belinda Boring! My favorite horror movies are the Hellraiser series, but I love the saw series too!!! Especially the one with the pig heads! I can't wait to read this book! Who doesn't love a good scare?

  110. Man oh man that was creeping me out. I believe the person who is being trapped here is Jeremy Rodden. This is awesome fun.


  111. Great post. Im meeting so many new authors on this tour that I really cant even begin to guess. But I am looking forward to reading more. Lots of fun.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  112. Fantastic blog!!! The person trapped here'm guessing of course because I have no idea, but eeny, meeny, miney, mo...Amber Scott.

    Favorite Horror Movie...I think I'll go with the Shining.


  113. This blog is hoppin! Is it me? I'll never tell....

    Sipping my martini, reading comments, enjoying all the confusion. What's not to like?

    It is kind of dark & scary over here, but I do like the color scheme...

  114. My guess would be Maxwell. It's a wild guess, but a guess at least.


  115. Ah, nice and black and spooky! This is my kind of blog. I think I'll kick back here and enjoy the creepy music and scary movies for a bit...Jaws, Jeepers Creepers, The Thing, Paranormal Activity. Oh yeah. Or am I really kidnapped and stuck here? What was that noise? (Gulp!)

  116. I would love to read "WIdow Maker"

  117. @Calico: It puts the lotion on its skin. IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN!

    @Anne: Is Mother's Day your favorite holiday also?

    @Cardinole: As much as Rachel may seem like it, she doesn't have a monopoly on snark you know... or does I? She? Erm...

    @Anita: Jack Nicholson wasn't acting. He really was that crazy back then. Still is, if you watch any LA Lakers home games.

    @Lori: Ahh, Halloween. One of the best movies at proving the horror myth that no matter how fast you run, a slow, lumbering killer will always catch up to you. It's like the Tortoise and the Hare... except that the Tortoise stabs you with a big knife when he gets there.

    @MSMJB: Movies like The Shining prove that crazy people (like the whackos running this blog tour!) are far scarier than anything Fantasy & SciFi can dish out.

    @Anonymous: Bars? Another suggestion for alcohol? Don't mind if I do!

    @Trish: Quite possibly! Quite possibly not, too!

    @LizzieBeth: I still am afraid to sleep at night after catching that movie when I was far too young to watch it.

    @Jamie: *shudders* creepy clowns are creepy.

    @Shelby: We're gonna need a bigger blog.

    @Latisha: You WANT to be scared? Fine then, enjoy Widowmaker. It'll do the job!

    @Nikki: Well, if I am a woman, the cabana boy might be nice. If I am a man, well, at least I'll have some company! Hellraiser, eh? Pinhead is totally one of the creepiest villains...

    @Tasha: Awesome fun for who?!

    @Donnas: Look to the clues! LOOK TO THE CLUES!

    @Gracen: I sure hope you're right. I'll be lucky to get out of here alive at this rate...

    @Rachel: Gonna share that martini with me? Or yourself? Or... um... me?

    @Enna: Did someone say wild? *looks around*

    @Ann: Wasn't Jeepers Creepers that one about the giant bugs? *looks at one of the piles of leaves moving* Gee, thanks for that visual Ann.

    @Georgia: Because you're sick... and I like it.

  118. I'm trying to rouse the revelers on my blog to help. Unfortunately I've passed out booze for days and we are all a little...

    I'm making coffee. Hopefully someone will stumble over and at least bring you some hors d'oeuvres. Hang in there, Monday will be here before you know it.

  119. If you haven't received your ebook yet, double check that you left an email address. If you haven't received one, please let me know! Thanks for stopping by! I've had fun reading all of your guesses!

  120. Eeeks. I forgot my email yesterday! Can't wait to read...

  121. I'm going to guess Jackie Chanel.

    Favorite horror movie... anything with Vincent Price. :)
    This is so much fun. Thanks - can't wait to read your book!

  122. @Maxwell: Thanks for your offer, but I don't trust you. You've been warped by that Scooby-Doo villain over at Jeremy Rodden's blog!

    @Elena: You're worried about books and email addresses at a time like this?! YOU'RE IN ON IT!

    @EBard: *glare*

    @Tweezle: I prefer Vincent Price's cameos in Scooby-Doo as Vincent Van Ghoul.

  123. Does anyone know Bookaholic? She didn't leave her email. :(

  124. Poor Rachel Thompson, I hope that you can recover from this horrible experience!

    Awesome giveaways!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  125. So far, my fave post. sorry,that you were kidnapped. I'll make sure you get out alive.

  126. @Melora: I hope I can recover from the identity crisis I will have after this... unless I really am Rachel.

    @Jackie: You don't seem all that concerned. Are you responsible for this?!

  127. Okay, if the book's that creepy, then I definitely want to read it. I would understand if I'm a little too late to play, though.

    As for a guess, how about Belinda Boring? I bad guess is better than no guess at all, right?

    rlconnolly01 [at]

  128. @Rosie: A bad guess? When my LIFE is on the line? You people are so flippant with people's lives. Sickos.

  129. I'm guessing Rachel, kind of sounds like her, but we will see...

    Anyhow, this is so much fun, well probably not fun for you stuck in the dark, but I am having fun :P

    And I love scary stories, so I would love a copy
    of Widowmaker.

    dreamsgate at centurylink dot net

  130. I'm so clueless on these. Ugh! So I'm going to go with Augusto Pinaud.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  131. No idea on our masquerading authors, but Widowmaker sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks so much for a copy.

  132. guessing Belinda Boring? I'm not a big horror movie fan but do like the scr3am movies.

    ticklebear2 at yahoo dot com

  133. @Dreams: Yes. Not fun. It's been a few days now and they still won't let me out until Monday. I miss my kids...

    @Joanna: No habla espanol.

    @Elaine: Why do people LIKE being scared? I certainly don't...

    @Jacqui: My book has been compared to Scream recently, but not because of the horror... HINT! ;)

  134. My guess is Jackie Chanel

    I love all scary movies!!!
    My favorites being the Scream movies & anything with vampires or zombies

  135. my guess is Jeremy rodden

    my favorite horror movie? house on haunted hill.. that movie still creeps me out!

  136. My guess is that this is Belinda Boring:)

    My favourite movie is Nightmare on Elm Street, closely followed by Friday the Thirteenth (I spent many a sleepless night in my childhood pondering over events in these movies).

    Thanks for this great blog tour and giveaway:)

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  137. hmm, can I change my guess? I'm thinking maybe this is Jeremy Rodden?

    ah well, I'm sure you'll be saved somehow!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  138. I think “Rachel Thompson” is the Masked Blogger!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  139. @kkellijo: Zombies? I prefer Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland. I like parodies, as it's what I write. *oops, was that too much of a clue?*

    @Homemade: I think there's a haunted house somewhere in this forest. Why don't you join me and we'll look for it?

    @Sarah: Old school slashers, huh? Boo!

    @Melora: No. You may not. I'm probably already dead. Oh, wait...

    @Sweety: If I'm actually a guy, you people are really going to have me questioning my gender by the end of this ordeal.

  140. Okay, I read all the blogs and I think I got at least a few of the "maskateers" figured out. Can I put 12 posts on each blog for each author to have my bases covered??? :P LOL :) Crossing my fingers for the Kindle, so I can share it with my neice!

    I love the Blog Tour de Force!! This is the 4th I've participated in. I'm on a very limited income, so this is a great way to get some free books and I've discovered some great new authors I didn't know before!! Looking forward to discovering more authors through this Tour!

    Well - here goes: My "maskateer" guess is Jeremy Rodden
    Can't wait to read all these wonderful books!!

    missyebookmail [at] mediacombb [dot] net

  141. @Missy: I'm so close to getting out of here. I sure hope you guessed right so I can get out alive tomorrow!

  142. My guess is Jeremy Rodden.

    I think there is some tricky tricking going on here with clues pointing to more than one author.

  143. Hi!!!

    This is really interesting and different!! I've never done anything like this before I don't have a clue who the person is lol but I would love love love to read this book!! Thanks so much!

  144. is this how i get the book(s)? they sound great!

  145. My father was born on veterens day and I lost him 13 years ago so this day has always held twice the meaning for me. I want to thank the troops for their dedication including my cousin Danny and dear friend Yves and also tell my father I love him and miss him dearly.