Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Announcing Something Wicked Returns!


Something Wicked Returns once again this year.  For those of you who are new to Wicked, it is a month long blog tour/ blog hop giveaway featuring all things paranormal/supernatural and Halloween themed.  Wicked was a huge success last year but a lot of work, so this year Wicked will have three hostesses in addition to Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings Candace@Candace's Book Blog, Maja@The Nocturnal Library and Ali@My Guilty Obsession will be helping with all things Wicked! We are planning  on making it bigger, better and even more interactive! You can do one or all four of the options, whatever works for you!

This year there are four ways you can participate:

Something Wicked Returns will kick off on October 1st with a huge month long giveaway blog hop.  We decided to make it a month so everyone has a chance to visit all the participating blogs.  To join in the giveaway blog hop you need to:
  • Host a giveaway on your blog with a paranormal/supernatural or Halloween theme.  You can give away a gift card for the reader's choice for a paranormal, supernatural, or Halloween themed book, an ebook or a book or anything bookish that relates to the theme.  
  • All posts must be up by Midnight on October 1st and run through October 31st.  
  • To sign up add your name to the linky list.  
  • Grab the banner and use it for your post.  Be sure to link back to the host blogs for the complete blog hop list or use the linky code which will be provided right before the post goes up. 
  • Any blogs that don't have their posts up will be deleted.  

The second way to participate in Something Wicked Returns:
  • Post a paranormal/supernatural/Halloween feature on your blog any day from October 1st-31st.  
  • For your post, you must spotlight a paranormal/supernatural/Halloween (i.e. review, author interview or guest post, etc.) and then host a giveaway for that book.  To add your post to the month long schedule please email any of the hostesses with your date and book that you will be featuring and giving away.,,, and  
  • Be sure to check your link on the master schedule and make sure everything is correct.
  • We will be promoting all the daily posts on our blogs, Facebook and Twitter. This is an excellent way to get additional traffic to your blog.

The third way to join in the fun:
Each week of the event, all four of the host blogs will have a linky list for you to add your link for all your paranormal/supernatural/Halloween posts in case you are late or just want to share your review.  We will only be featuring posts with giveaways as part of the event, but you are welcome to share your reviews on the linky list.

The Fourth Way to participate in Wicked:
  • Complete the weekly challenges.  Each hostess during her week, will feature her own fun challenge for a chance to win a great prize.  

Candace, Ali, Maja and Heidi will be hosting and highlighting some fantastic authors and books during the month with some awesome giveaways so be sure to tune in!
I hope you all will join in all the fun and be a part of Something Wicked Returns.  Stay tuned to the Wicked page for the full schedule.  Be sure to sign up for the hop and email with your date and book for your individual posts!
Thanks so much for joining Something Wicked Returns! See you in October!
The buttons will be available in just a few days.  A huge thanks to Veronica@Mostly Reviews for once again designing such fantastic buttons and banners!

This post was put together by the lovely Heidi, so a big thank you and major brownie points to her, too.

Even when this post ends up lost in the abyss that is my feed, it will be available as a separate page. Those of you who are undecided about joining can do so anytime. We're not going anywhere, and we'll be thrilled to have you.

And while we're here, I'd like to share with you the gorgeous UK cover for Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre. I've been staring at it since yesterday and I still can't belive a) that it's so darn beautiful; and b) that I'm quoted on the back cover.

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What do you think?

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  1. The UK cover for Bronze Gods is beautiful. I've never seen one that looks similar. And oo la la on you having a quote on the back:)

  2. Wow, sounds like fun! I think I may participate, but I'm so lazy, lol.

  3. Eeeeeeee! This sounds like sooooo much fun<3 I love halloween themed books <3
    AND I LOVE THAT COVER! The title sounds vaguely familiar *goes off to stalk on GR*

  4. SO EXCITED FOR THIS EVENT MAJA! Already signed up yesterday. I had a blast last year and so much fun with you guys on the Apocalypse event, so this promises good times galore:) Also, LOVE that cover. I saw it on her twitter feed yesterday and wanted it on my wall. The foil will be stunning.

  5. Maja, I'm not at all surprised you were quoted on the back. As such a huge fan of Aguirre, and a brilliant writer, you totally deserve it!(: I do like the US Cover better, though. ;)

  6. Yay! I am so excited for this to start again!!

    And how awesome that you are on the back of the book? That is great!! Congrats. :D

  7. Something Wicked Comes sounds like it will be even more fun this time around! I can't wait for October to hurry up already! I'm so happy that you were quoted on the back of Ann's book you totally deserve it hun! :)

  8. SO COOL! Love that you are quoted. You don't mind if I say I knew you when? ;) I so can't wait for Wicked event! :D

  9. You are hysterical!!! I LOVE that you added the Bronze Gods cover to this post b/c a. It shows what has completely taken over your mind and b. You are awesome!!! We'll get a copy in the library (I'll have to make sure) and I can say, "I know HER!!!" :D

  10. Thanks lady! I can't wait to see the U.S. Bronze Gods cover. I am looking forward to the sequel. I finally have the buttons and such up on the blog just emailed them to you!

  11. OH MY GOSH that cover is so gorgeous. Definitely adding that to my wishlist and congrats on being quoted on the back!

  12. Something Wicked is going to be AWESOME! And that cover is so GORGEOUS! I just may have to order a UK copy!

  13. Huh I forgot to add INT with my blog -.- Yay for me. Anyhow I can't wait for Something Wicked but THAT COVER! Wow it's so pretty!! Congrats :)))

  14. That UK cover for Bronze Gods is GORGEOUS. I'm going to have to buy it from the Book Depository or something. And congrats on the blurb! That's so awesome! :D

  15. OOH look at that cover! I confess my eyes zeroed in on that lovely and then I had to take a step back and look at the rest of the post. :-) Love these events you guys put on, they are so much fun (and I know they're tons of work too, so I really appreciate it!). I need to figure out something Halloweenish so hopefully I can throw my name into the hat this time. Either way, I'll enjoy reading all the posts!


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