Goodbye September, Hello October!
October is here, one of my favorite months! Time for pumpkins, and hauntings, a thinning of veils, and perhaps of things that go bump in the night! It’s a time for owls to be hooting as they sound out territories and mates, leaves to begin their spectacular autumnal show, and the plaintive notes of geese high above calling as they migrate south to warmer climes and more welcoming waters. I’m not alone. There are so many quotes out there from writers sharing their love of fall and this particular month, including L.M. Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables) who wrote:
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”.
I’m totally in agreement.
It’s also a time where authors and publishers start to release books and anthologies with a bent towards the paranormal and horror, noting that Halloween and All Hallow’s Eve occurs this month. So you all know what I’m leading up to….
Yes, several things actually only one of which I’ll bring up this week.
Let’s start with a Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Horror Rec List. This might be a short one because, tbh, I don’t read a lot of horror books myself. Do any of you? I read one this week and I’m reviewing it. It’s by one of the few author’s whose stories continually have a horror/paranormal bent to them. That would be Xavier Axelson. See what I found on Monday. So go through your book lists, your Kindles and shelves. See what horror stories you can recommend. I can’t wait to read what you all come up with!
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Horror Story Recs Giveaway
We will run this all month long in order to take advantage of all the new scary books coming out this month as well. So leave a comment/rec, along with your email address where you can be reached if chosen. We will have more than one winner for our gift certificates. Must be 18 years of age or older. Also acceptable are spooky paranormal stories! Ghostly hauntings! Witchy doings! You get the idea! Even throw in a zombie or two! Contest ends October 28 at midnight.
✒︎Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is looking for reviewers. If you would like to review for us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s talk!
✒︎And finally, in case you didn’t see our post. Author B.A. Tortuga needs our help. She’s very ill and needs our assistance. There’s a Go Fund Me page started to help with her mounting medical costs. For the full details, visit the link here.
Now for our first week in October, this is what we have for you. Happy Reading!
This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, October 1 🎃 🌰
- Goodbye September, Hello October!
- This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
- Release Blitz for Elle Keaton’s As Sure As The Sun (Accidental Roots #4)
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: Dragon’s Hoard by M.A. Church
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: The Bunny and the Billionaire by Louisa Masters
Monday, October 2:
- Dreamspinner Promo Tara Lain
- Harmony Ink Promo Julie Aitcheson
- BLITZ Tender with a Twist by Annabeth Albert
- A Free Dreamer Release Day Review: The Keeper by Kiernan Kelly
- A MelanieM Review: Earthly Concerns by Xavier Axelson
- An Alisa Review: Soul Bonds (Common Powers 1) by Lynn Lorenz
- An Ali Release Day Review: Model Exposure (Haven Investigations #4) by Lissa Kasey
Tuesday, October 3:
- BOOK BLAST Sweet Thing by Isobel Starling
- Review Tour for Tour: PROPHESY by A.E. Via
- A Lila Review: Prophecy: The King and Alpha Series #1 by AE Via
- A MelanieM Review: Read My Mind (Under the Empire #1) by Kelly Haworth
- An Alisa Review: Finding Home by Garrett Leigh
Wednesday, October 4:
- Dreamspinner Promo : Living in Fast Forward (Radio and the Road) by B.A. Tortuga
- Tour for Archer Kay Leah’s Blood Borne (The Republic #3)
- Cover Reveal for Lawless Anthology
- A MelanieM Review: Deceived by Megan Derr
- A Jeri Release Day Review: Gummy Bears & Grenades (THIRDS #10) by Charlie Cochet
- A Jeri Release Day Review: High Calls by Tara Lain
Thursday, October 5:
- Blog Tour – Patrick’s Savior by Nic Starr
- BLITZ Leaning into Touch by Lane Hayes
- Cover Reveal: Anna Butler’s The Jackal’s House
- RIPTIDE TOUR and Giveaway: Read My Mind (Under the Empire #1) by Kelly Haworth
- A Jeri Review: Rank and File by LA Witt
- A MelanieM Review: Crave (Brawlers, #1) by J.M. Dabney
- An Alisa Review: Rush in the Dark (Common Powers 2) by Lynn Lorenz
Friday, October 6:
- Release Blitz – Amy Aislin’s Picture Winter
- Release Blitz – Changing On The Fly Anthology- Various Authors
- RIPTIDE Tour and Giveaway: Five Dares by Eli Easton
- A MelanieM Release Day Review:Living in Fast Forward (Radio and the Road) by B.A. Tortuga
- A Stella Recent Review: Five Dares by Eli Easton
- An Alisa Review: Edward Unconditionally (Common Powers 3) by Lynn Lorenz
Saturday, October 7:
- A MelanieM Review: Calloway by Thad J.