Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Haunted E-Book by JL Bryan Blog Tour: Day 2 Guest Post + GIVEAWAY!

Top Ten Candies for Ghosts

Ghosts may show up at your door, especially around Halloween, and demand candy—if so, what should you give them? Everyone knows ghosts like jelly beans, but---


We interrupt today’s regular blog tour stop to announce a special extravagant giveaway. When I put the tour together, I said one grand prize would be The Haunted Library ebook collection, a second would be a new Kindle with WiFi, and if The Haunted E-book reached the Top 100 in the Kindle store, anytime during the tour, I would also give away a Kindle DX.

However, that was months ago, and Amazon’s rankings aren’t as volatile as they used to be. So I’m lowering the bar: if The Haunted E-book reaches the Top Ten bestsellers in the Kindle horror category (even for a moment) I’ll go ahead and make the third blog tour prize available—one commenter from the tour will win a Kindle DX!

And we’ll try to make that happen today.

First, I’ve purchased a Kindle Nation Daily ad for The Haunted E-book, and a sample of the novel will be sent more than 10,000 Kindle Nation Daily subscribers today. That will help!

The Haunted E-Book

Second, I’m gifting up to 20 copies of The Haunted E-book via Kindle to people who comment here today. This isn’t one of those giveaways where you have 7 days to comment—the gifts will be given out today only, at about 9 PM Eastern time.

To enter, tweet about The Haunted E-book with this link in your tweet:

You can make up your own tweets, but here are examples you can copy/paste if you like:

Is your Kindle haunted? #hauntedebook


19th-century ghosts use 21st century technology #hauntedebook

After you tweet, just paste your Twitter handle in your comment so we know you participated. Also leave your Amazon-associated email (you can use the form jeff (at) jlbryanbooks dot com if you like) so that I can gift you a copy of the book. I will gift up to 20 copies to people who participate today! If more than 20 participate, I’ll use to pick the winners at about 9 PM Eastern tonight.

Commenting on this post within seven days also enters you for The Haunted E-book Tour Grand Prizes, including The Haunted Library, a Kindle Wi-Fi, and quite possibly a Kindle DX!

Thanks to NRS Vamp Chick for hosting today’s blog tour stop!

J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He is the author of five novels and one short-story collection. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. His new novel is The Haunted E-book. The sequel to his novel Jenny Pox will be available by summer 2011.


Find J.L. Bryan around the web:

Website I Blog I Twitter I Facebook

Thanks again Jeff for stopping here for your The Haunted E-Book Blog Tour & having such an amazing event here at Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick!

You can read my review of The Haunted E-Book HERE.

Now, enter to win an e-book! ;)


SandyG265 said...


Good luck with the book. I already have a copy of The Haunted E-Book so please just enter me for the grand prize drawings.

sgiden at

Triss said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you very much for it!
Please enter me for the copy of the Haunted and for the grande prize too.

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway!!! Thank you for doing this! Please enter me.

My tweet -!/thehiddenbiblio


Miranda @ My Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Ohh I love giveaways!! I tweeted!/MyEclecticBook/status/42980166699454464


Gunn Angelskår said...

I already have the Haunted e-book, so I-m just in for the rest! ;)

Gabrielle said...

Count me in! : )
I tweeted: moosebegab
My amazon mail is on gmail: abfabgab

Katrina W said...

I tweeted and tagged you I am run_with_wolves

Havent read either please count me in for the haunted e book and grand prize if its international .. ;) thanks so much

kat ;)

Life Outloud said...

Please count me in for the whole loot! I haven't read The Haunted e-book, so I'm very excited and I'd sure love to be reading it on my new Kindle! Haha! I was typing that in a game show voice from something like The Price is Right... tell them what she's won... "A BRAND NEW KINDLE!" ;) Thanks for the contest! It's so fun to follow! Wish you much success! I tweeted as: misscrazej and my email is

Claudia Lefeve said...

I just wanted to say that I think ghost really enjoy Chicklets.

(opt me out of the giveaways).

LSUReader said...

Count me in for the blog tour prize. I'd like to enter the daily contest, but I don't do Twitter.
(Email in profile.)

heidi said...

my tweet

HeidiRae22 19th-century ghosts use 21st century technology #hauntedebook
hope to win woot lol

Robin Reed said...

I'm a tweetin' (rrreed94) and facebookin' fool, I put you up on both sites. Sounds like a great book. Send my prize to rreed423 (at) barstowproductions dot com

jowanna said...

Tweeted/Tagged jokestner

Jowanna said...

oops tweet!/jowannaJK

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I should think that ghosts would like Halloween themed Peeps...they're light and fluffy. To each his own though...I HATE them!

I tweeted: @truebookaddict


Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

I tweeted. My twitter is MaryEllenT!/MaryEllenT

SilverWolf said...

I have a Twitter account but have never tweeted in my live I did try and I hope it worked. My twitter ID is BKWolfWhitaker good luck with the book sales. I plan on buying the Haunted Lybrary ebook collection if I don't win it but hey here's to winning it.

my email is

SilverWolf said...

I guess I used a different e-mail on my twitter account I used
belinda(dot)whitaker@va(dot)gov but you can reach me at either email account. BKWolfWhitaker is my twitter ID

Kristina said...

Well I tweeted to help spread the love, but I don't have an ebook so I can't need to be entered in the free copy of the books. But I would be fine being entered in the mega prize, then I could have an ebook copy.


BLHmistress said...

what a cool givewaway!

I tweeted!/BookLovershaway/status/43036568029642752


Anne said...

I give ghosts, witches, goblins and anyhting dead or alive who visits on Halloween chocolate, the king of candy! (I hated mary janes and candy corn.)

I tweeted under acm05. I'm not original, so I used one of your suggestions.

JL_Bryan said...

Thanks so much to everyone who's participating! I appreciate you playing along with today's event!

Tore said...

Please enter me for a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

linda2060 said...

I have a copy of the book but I still wanna participate.
I tweeted: linda2060
Lindadao2060 @ yahoo .com

Britany said...
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Britany said...

I'd love a copy!

I tweeted: SouthernAsian

donnas said...

tweeted -!/DonnaS1/status/43065717033144320

Twitter ID - @donnas1

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Loving the tour, looking forward to reading your book too.

m7c57 said...

Love to have a copy!

Tweet m7c57

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a twitter account but would love to win.

Moses Siregar III said...


Averness said...

Good luck with the blog tour! I tweeted about it.

M. Hon said...

Great give away - good luck! I send a tweet with a request to RT

Onge said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaways!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!


balitiger at yahoo dot com

JL_Bryan said...

Thanks everyone! About an hour left before the gifting...Though I still haven't adapted to using "gift" as a verb.

Anonymous said...


Good luck!

Amanda Leigh said...

You all are awesome! Thanks for all the twitter & facebook help today! <3<3

Thanks Jeff for happening to have this today! Lol!

JL_Bryan said...

Looks like it's about time to start the gifting :) Thanks so much for helping out! And thanks to Amanda for hosting today :)

Amanda Leigh said...

Good luck everyone!
You're welcome Jeff, it was my pleasure! :)

JL_Bryan said...

Thanks to everyone who participated today! I just gifted the 20 copies, so check your Kindle :)

Steven Windwalker at Kindle Nation Daily added a nice write-up about his opinion of the book when he sent it to all those subscribers:

OK...We'll see if The Haunted E-book rises up in the horror list, and whether the Kindle DX will be given away as a Grand Prize--Check back tomorrow for the results! And thanks again!

wannabmore said...

I'm in to get it in the top 10! . . And thank you for a wicked blog to follow!

Katy said...

Good Luck! I hope the book makes it! I tweeted even though I already have a copy of most of your books lol. I really hope the Haunted e-book does well! It certainly deserves to do so! Please enter me in the grand prize giveaways only. I just wanted to let you know that you have my support!!

hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

Marcy said...

Great idea to bring attention to ebooks! May the haunts rule! Marcy

Vicki Keire said...

Best blog tour ever! Fingers crossed for that top spot, JL!

Nightly Cafe said...

Fantastic! I love the cover. Very drawing. I tweeted :) Good luck with the tour.


Kiki Howell - Author said...

Tweeted at @KikiHowell

Walarsha said...

I would love to win a copy of your book.

Tweeted --> walarsha

Rabid Fox said...

Good luck with the Kindle Nation Daily ad, J.L. Hope that pays off for ya.

michirah said...

I cannot wait to read this book! I hope the sales are going great. :)

Lady Dragoness said...

I'd love to win a Kindle 3 or the Kindle DX... also wanted you to know, I loved reading The Haunted E-book.

Melanie said...!/McMelawig

I tweeted even though I'm too late to win the ebook for Kindle. Doesn't matter because I don't have a Kindle yet. So I best be winning one of those Kindle I suppose.

Shanella said...

I have this book already, but I tweeted about it to get the word out! Woot!