Coffin Hop Contest 2012


Here’s what you can win for my official Coffin Hop contest:

  • First Prize: one signed paperback copy of PANDORA, one PANDORA bookmark, and one Damnation Books bookmark
  • Second Prize: one e-book copy of the Coffin Hop sampler anthology, Death By Drive-In (featuring crotch tentacles, demon fish, Pinterest werewolves, and more!)
  • Third Prize: one e-book copy of PANDORA (ePub or PDF only)


This contest is a random drawing. All you have to do is answer this question:

What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Then, in a comment below, please include:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your e-mail address
  3. The ebook format you use (ePub, Mobi, none of the above)
  4. Any extra entries you can claim (see below)

You can get multiple entries, which gives you a greater chance of winning! You get one entry for doing each of the following:

  • Follow me on Twitter @JoannaPary
  • Like me on Facebook:
  • Follow my blog using the e-mail sign-up on the right-hand side of the page
  • Post about PANDORA or Pandora’s Pen on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc. (You can do this multiple times to get more entries, just be sure to mention/link each post in a comment below).

Please let me know which of these you’ve done in your comment (links, while not necessary, are always appreciated! It’s the honor system, folks). If you already follow me and want to claim that entry, just mention it!


Happy Coffin Hopping!

Categories: Coffin Hop


  1. My favorite Halloween tradition is the party we host every year. We invite friends over to play games like Who’s the Werewolf, Pass the Skull, etc. We have horror-themed finger foods (literally). Everyone comes in the costume of their character for a murder mystery dinner. We end the night with a new horror story by myself and sometimes a friend of mine. It’s always a blast.

    I have an iPad with the Kindle app on it. I have an e-copy of Pandora which I’m reading and enjoying very much so far.

    I follow you on Facebook and subscribe to your blog. I’m not on Twitter.

    • That sounds like an awesome party. I’d love it if someone I knew invited me to that every year! So you’ve got 3 entries.

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying Pandora. Please let me know what you think when you’ve finished it! I love getting feedback.

  2. I have many favorite Halloween traditions, but if I have to pick one, I would say watching scary movies while carving a pumpkin and then devouring the roasted seeds.

  3. This is a hard one… for my kids I love to carve pumpkins. I get the most pleasure out of spending so long planning our design and getting it done. Great times indeed! For adults, I love haunted houses, though I’m too much of a coward to do it anymore. =)

  4. MMh my favourite Halloween tradition is a new one – started last year – that would be the CoffinHop. Seriously I love this Halloween inspired Horror Hop. It sets up the season perfectly. Next favourite would probably be dressing up…Love any reason to dress up.
    I follow your blog, on twitter and fanned you on the book of faces.
    Great contest Johanna 🙂
    Have a frightfully decadent Coffin Hop.
    – Kim
    coffinhopping from Wrestling the Muse

  5. My Halloween village. I started collecting pieces many years ago. Now I keep the village up all year around, but I rearrange it, introduce the new pieces, and light it up in October.

  6. Hi, Joanna. I’ve been stuck inside my writer’s cave of late, trying to get my new book finished. Three weeks with no bloging!?! Glad that’s over. I don’t really have any traditions for this time of year. I guess I’m creepy year round. Lol!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I follow you on the blog, Twitter and FB.
    Happy Hopping!

    • Trying to get a new horror novel finished is a perfectly good “tradition” for Halloween. I love being creepy year round, but I do feel Halloween allows me to really bring out the creepiness during this time of year 🙂 I’ll put you down for 4 entries!

  7. My favorite Halloween tradition is to go to the Greek restaurant a couple of miles from my house, eat a wonderful dinner and drink some equally wonderful wine, then walk the wooded path back home. It is so deliciously fun! I walk that path all the time, and it is often a little creepy, but on Halloween, it’s dark magic!


  8. I never really celebrated Halloween as a kid, but I must say I enjoy the horror movie marathons they tend to show on TV around the time!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    E-mail: jc at jc-martin dot com
    E-book format: Mobi
    Extra entries:
    1. Twitter follower
    2. FB page liker
    3. E-mail subscriber
    4. Tweeted the contest!

  9. Honestly, I don’t have a favorite Halloween tradition. My wife and I visit the grave of a friend of hours who died seventeen years ago, and toast him with candy bars, but other than that, we have no real tradition. I think visiting our friend takes so much out of us each year, and it is a silent thing, not something that we generally talk about, you know?

  10. My fav Halloween tradition is eating candy while watching horror movies.

  11. My favorite Halloween tradition… for 10 years running, my family has set up a 30ft x 20ft haunted ‘something’ maze for the neighborhood to visit. We’ve done a full blown Medieval Dungeon, to an indoor ‘Lost Cemetery’, to an abandoned Victorian Mansion. My father and I are the set designers and prop makers, while the rest of the family chips in where they can. We weren’t able to do it last year or this year because of the weather, but the year before, we stopped counting attendees at 1100 people. Nope, that’s not a typo – eleven hundred. My husband is an electrical and computer engineer, so over the years we’ve had a life-size animatronic robot that recited Darkness’ monologue to his father from the film Legend while articulating his movements; an electric chair that wobbled and vibrated with flickering lights and buzzing sounds for kids and adults to have fun on; a fully working bladed pendulum (foam of course, but still just as much fun to lay under!); a Guillotine, and all sorts of other goodies that moved, talked, and basically scared the crap out of everyone. It’s a ton of fun to do. We start building props in July, and set everything up on Halloween day, and take it all down that night. If you’d like, I’ll send you a photo or two. Words really can’t describe the satisfaction of watching a mother throw her young child in harms way to protect herself… I’m really not that evil, but it is something I dare say is funny as hell to witness! In the end, we give everyone a huge dose of chocolate, and all is well. Even the screaming children forgive their lily-livered parents. The scream factor gets pretty high ;}

    I already a follower on twitter, I’ve been tweeting about your blog since the hop began, and I’m already a ‘Like’ on your facebook fan page.

    Happy Hopping!! 🙂

    • Sorry for the typo, that husband thing I mentioned earlier was pestering me! LOL – I’m already a follower on twitter ;}

      • Unfortunately I can’t reply to your comment below, so… I’m doing it up here. Good luck with everything, and I hope the storm doesn’t knock out power for you! That would be such a shame to have Halloween ruined like this. Happy birthday, though! I would love to have my birthday be around Halloween. Would definitely make for some fun parties. I’d love to see pics of your haunt!

    • Whoa, that’s awesome! I have to say, I’m incredibly jealous right now. That sounds like SO much fun. Do you mind me asking whereabouts in the world you live? I’ve heard of a big, popular yard haunt here in LA, I think up in Burbank, and it just sounds like such a cool thing to do. I hope you’re scaring a lot of people this year! Haha and no worries on the typo. You’re rockin’ it, I’ve got you down for 4 (at least? haha) entries! Thanks, Nina!

      • I’m (unfortunately) on the East Coast, in NY not far from the New Jersey border. We always do the Halloween venue down at my parents house, they live in Jersey right across the river from Easton, PA. This year we’re just hoping to have power. The kids in this area are gonna miss Halloween for the second year in a row. Plus, my birthday is tomorrow, so Halloween is my b-day party each year, but again, not this year… Oh well. I’ll have to post a pic or two from past years on my FB page, so everyone can see them ;}

  12. My favorite Halloween tradition is watching scary movies and eating candy and caramel apples.

    • I forgot my email address. cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com I use pdf form for ebooks I follow you on Twitter @cherayn and I like you on Facebook (Cheryl Lynne)

  13. My favourite Halloween tradition is easy: the Coffin Hop! My lawyers have determined that I can’t use that, so I’ll go with either my SAW movie marathon or taking my daughter trick-or-treating. I’m not sure how it is for anyone else, but in my city the streets are bare because people are either afraid, don’t know what Halloween is, or it’s against their religion. End result, my daughter is a pro at being a zombie ballerina and asking for more candy.

    Joanna, excellent contest! I stalk you just about everywhere from following this blog to the tweeter to facebook. 🙂

  14. We like to carve pumpkins.


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