Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop


Today is October 1st and that means it is time for.... Something Wicked Returns Blog hop. What's really cool about this blog hop is it runs for the entire month of October. Last year's hop was a ton of fun and this year the event organizer, Heidi, needed extra help so we thank these four ladies for organizing this blog hop: Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings, Candace@Candace's Book BlogMaja@The Nocturnal Library and Ali@My Guilty Obsession.

This is what Reader Girls is spotlighting this month: 
Urban Harvest, Tales of the Paranormal in New York City, is an urban fantasy anthology featuring paranormal stories that take place in New York City or one of its five boroughs. That could mean vampires, ghosts, and more! How cool is that? The great thing about Urban Harvest is editor Donna Ansari is giving the proceeds from this ebook to a very deserving charity, City Harvest, an organization which helps to feed those in need.

Our very own Reader Girl, Laurie, has a New Adult/Young Adult story featured in this collection titled "Wished Away." Laurie was recently interviewed on editor Donna Ansari's website (as were all the authors of Urban Harvest). You can find out more about our top Reader Girl here and read an excerpt from her story!

Each week we will be highlighting someone from the anthology. Next week we will run our interview with editor/author Donna Ansari who also has a story in the book. Donna Ansari has also written a vampire series, Vampire in the City. Read more about her books on her Goodreads page. 

So what are we offering one lucky reader for the Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop? We will giveaway  one eBook copy of Urban Harvest and one $25 gift card to Amazon. Don't forget to visit all the blogs participating in this month-long hop!

Urban Harvest: Tales of the Paranormal in New York City
edited by Donna Ansari
Featuring authors Alex Shvartsman, Laurie Treacy, Donna Ansari, Tara Hill, Laura Wenham, Andrea Stanet, Don Corcoran, Saif Ansari, and Sean Sakamoto.
Urban fantasy anthology
eBook/Published September 22nd 2013

New York City--it's home to 8 million people trying to make their way through the day--a crop of humanity seething with hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares. Autumn comes, and nine authors harvest nine tales from this unique setting and people. From stories of everyday life in an otherworldly light to nightmarish tales of human darkness, Urban Harvest has something for everyone.

In keeping with the spirit of harvest, all proceeds from this anthology will go to support City Harvest, an organization that feeds NYC's hungry.

 
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33 comments:

  1. I like the interesting characters and fascinating worlds that you get to read about.

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  2. i always like fantasy and paranormal stories :)
    thx u...

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  3. I love reading about alternate realities. The surroundings and the beings in that world are interesting, sometimes scary, sometimes magical. Reading those books will always be an adventure.

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  4. I love the suspense and the 'spookiness' ^_^

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  5. I like paranormal novels because they aren't as realistic and therefore can be more "spooky."

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  6. I love that they creep me out and contain scary surprises

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  7. I just find paranormal books alot of fun and you can go to different realities

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  8. I like reading about different worlds and escaping my own for a bit. Plus I like being scared :) Thank you!

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  9. I love the magic and the endless possibilities found in world filled with paranormal creatures. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  10. I love getting lost in another world that anything is possible in.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I love that they're not real and you can escape into a world you'll never get into.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  12. It's supernatural and does not happen or exist :D

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  13. I like the excitement & edge of my seat dramas.

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  14. Which paranormal do you like the most? Werewolves, vamps, fae, witches, or maybe someone not so normal

    I love most of them, vampires, witches, faeries, aliens well you get the picture. The only thing I don't like are ghosts. Other than that I love reading about all of them. Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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  15. I like that they're usually about things that go bump in the night and freak us out a little bit

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  16. I love that they take me to a whole new world :) they offer endless possibilities and a perfect way to get away for a bit.

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  17. I love supernatural beings! reading them takes you to a world that doesnt exist in reality.. cant explain the joy it gives when imagining it! Thank you! ^_^

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  18. I love the magic and that they are unpredictable.

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  19. I like the other worlds that the stories bring you to.

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  20. I love that anything can be believable in the story, it's nice to lose myself in another world.

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  21. Because i like story about paranormal creature.

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  22. I like the unique characters and their personalities. The things that make the story different but real at the same time.

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  23. I love the world building and the creatures! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I like the larger-than-life characters and situations.

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  25. The book sounds great. And that is so awesome that proceeds are being donated to charity!

    I love the paranormal genre. I don't know, I like the different creatures and all the kick-butt characters.

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  26. I like the escape into a new world and the wonderful characters.

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  27. I love the magic and possibilities that exist in paranormal books.

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  28. I like how they're realistic enough that you could almost believe they really exist.

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  29. So much more can happen than in a normal reality-based book! It really opens your imagination up!

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  30. Paranormal novels are stories that take you far from the norm and let you get immersed in another realm altogether. You know it isn't real, but you enjoy the heck out of it! Thank you for the giveaway!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss - bonnie at bonnieanddave dot com

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  31. We thank EVERYONE for leaving their comments. We loved reading your responses!

    Congratulations to KIMMIE who won the eBook!!!

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  32. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!
    Kimmie

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