Monday, October 1, 2018

THE RAVEN'S TALE International Halloween Giveaway!

To celebrate my favorite time of year—and to launch the 6-month countdown to the April 2019 release of The Raven's Tale—I present to you my international Halloween giveaway! In case you haven't yet heard of this newest book of mine, The Raven's Tale is my novel about the teenage years of EDGAR ALLAN POE, master of the macabre.

HALLOWEEN GREETINGS PRIZE PACK
FIVE random winners will receive the Halloween Greetings Prize Pack, which includes signed "You're such a strange boy, Edgar" stickers, designed by author/designer Jenn Reese. The quote comes straight from the pages of The Raven's Tale.

In addition, each of these five Halloween Greetings Prize Pack winners will receive a personalized Halloween greeting from me, written inside a gorgeously Gothic Edgar Allan Poe-themed card, created by CuriousPortraits (the card designs vary and may not look like the one shown above).
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GRAND PRIZE PACK
ONE random grand prize winner will receive the Halloween Greetings Prize Pack plus a signed advance reading copy (ARC) of The Raven's Tale when ARCs become available later this fall!

The giveaway is open internationally. Please enter using the Rafflecopter below. You must be 18 years or older or have the permission of a parent or guardian. Deadline: The final strokes of midnight on Monday, October 15, 2018 (Pacific Time).

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☙ADVANCE PRAISE

“Winters’s smart, silvery, slithering prose finds beauty in the grotesque—and what is art if not that?”
Daniel Kraus
Co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse. Against the tapestry of young Poe’s real-world struggles and tortured relationships, Winters weaves a macabre thread of surrealism through meter and rhyme—at times so dreamy in its rhythms and imagery, it teeters between hypnotic and horrifying.”
A.G. Howard
Author of the international and New York Times bestselling Splintered Series

“Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.” 
Dwight L. MacPherson
Author of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Haunting and inventive, The Raven's Tale is a heady mix of history and imagination, offering an eerie, original, fantastical window into the man who would become a beloved muse for so many of us.”
Leanna Renee Hieber
Award-winning author of Darker Still and Strangely Beautiful

The Raven’s Tale transports readers to the haunted streets of Antebellum Richmond, the city that shaped the teenaged Poe’s melancholy outlook and inspired his chilling poetry.” 
Chris Semtner
Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, VA


(Raven animation: "Raven Sing," by luisbc)

53 comments:

Veronika Éles said...

My favorite poem by Poe is probably Annabel Lee, and my favorite story is either the Tell Tale Heart or The Black Cat.

Thank you for the chance!! <3

Unknown said...

My favorite poem is "Alone," and my favorite story is either "The Fall of the House of Usher" or "The Premature Burial." Tough choices!

Rose Milligan said...

I like Annabel Lee. I had to recite The Raven for a play. And The Tell Tale Heart has always stuck with me. I can’t wait until April. Thanks for having the giveaway!

Georgiana said...

My favorite story by Poe is The Black Cat. Thank you for the chance!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is The Raven!

Unknown said...

My favorite poem by Poe is probably Annabel Lee. I actually also have an Edgar Allen Poe coloring book! I'm really excited for this book and this giveaway. <3

Lakeisha said...

My favorite by far is a Tall Tell Heart. Just the emotions that you feel reading each sentence is spellbinding!

Sarah Snider said...

My favorite Poe work is The Raven.

Mimi Na said...

Hard to choose a favorite, The Tell-Tale Heart is one that I really enjoyed and also The Masque of the Red Death. For poems...I think it will have to be A Dream Within a Dream.

Ariel Marie McManus said...

The Masque of the Red Death has to be one of my all time Poe favorites. It really helped drive my interests with studying infectious diseases. Otherwise it has to be The Tell-Tale Heart because my mom used to read that to me as a bedtime story. She was in college and thought I would love it, and I did.

Stephanie Grant said...

My favorite Edgar Allen Poe story is between The Raven and The Tale-Tale Heart.

Robyn McGibeny said...

My favorite is of course The Raven 🖤🖤

Amanda said...

My favorite Poe story is The Tell-Tale Heart. I love the madness and paranoia in that one! Fantastic contest....I adore anything Poe-related. He was definitely one of a kind.

Unknown said...

Well, The Tell-Tale Heart is a classic, but the funniest one I remember was The Scythe of Time. Well, it was funny to me anyhow, which probably tells you something.

Briana Aeby said...

Love The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart...the list could go on as I love him all.

Unknown said...

My personal favorite is The Raven but I love all of Poe's works because of the dark, gothic, and haunting themes and storylines that he creates from the depths of his mind.

Emma said...

I'm torn between The Raven, Annabelle Lee, and The Tell-Tale Heart. I was first introduced to the works of Poe when I Was in Junior High and we were tasked with a creative writing assignment on poetry, something I never thought much of before then. As soon as I began reading his works, my little closet goth heart was forever changed. I absolutely fell in love with his works.

Kendra Ricer said...

The Masque of the Red Death was always my favorite. There were serious undertones of so many different issues that could play easily into today's time. I loved all of Poe's stuff enough to get a tattoo of his works and visit Baltimore for every Poe event, including the upcoming reenactment of his funeral in Baltimore. Poe has had a serious impact on my life, including my sense of humor and my choice of career.

Trish carlson said...

I honestly love all his work. I love the Raven, the tell-tale heart and Annabelle Lee. He was an awesome writer.

Azzurra Nox said...

My favourite Poe poem of all time has always been Annabel Lee. To this day I can still recite it by memory!

Jamie Martin said...

Telltale Heart!

BoogyVamp Vamp said...

Spirits of the Dead, among many favorites.

Amy Carroll Bennett said...

My favorite of Poe's poems is "Alone." I feel like he was describing me in it!
I have spent the last 20 years studying Poe and his work and I am very excited to read your interpretation of his younger years. So many people focus on his career and mysterious death, but I believe there is a great deal to discover about the man by looking at his tumultuous youth. Congrats on the upcoming book!

Alexis Kami said...

I'm literally obsessed with "The pit and the pendulum", it always give me chills. "The raven" is beautiful too.

Ashley said...

I spent an entire summer working as a research assistant with an English literature professor who was researching Edgar Allan Poe!
My favourite story is probably "The Black Cat" but I also have a strong affinity with "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" because it was the story I spent most of my time researching.

Dotti said...

I love me some Pit and the Pendulum. Anxiety much?

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, I love Poe. My favorite poem is probably Annabel Lee. I love his detective short stories too.

-Lauren
www.shootingstarsmag.net

John Smith said...

"What is your favorite Edgar Allan Poe story or poem? If you don't have a favorite, or you haven't read Poe's work, let me know the scariest book/story/poem you've ever read." I think the story "The Monkey's Paw" by another writer might be one of the all-time scariest stories! And I loved my book of Poe stories that I got when I was 8 or 9. "The Fall Of the House Of Usher" is one of his best ones, I think!

Little Miss Becky said...

The Fall of the House of Usher is probably my favorite story of his, and Annabel Lee my favorite poem. Thanks so much for the chance to win all these goodies, Cat!! ♥

Written Melodies said...

I haven't read all of his works, but my favorite piece of what I have read is "The Tell-Tale Heart."

Wendy Wagner; said...

I love Poe--"The Black Cat" is probably my favorite (it never fails to make me mad AND scared). But I think the scariest book I have read might be LAST DAYS by Adam Nevill--it's packed with spooks!

Alinne Ortiz said...

The black cat is my favorite along with the Masque of the Red Death and the Cask of Amontillado and the poem Annabelle Lee. Obviously I have too many favroties

Andrea S said...

"The Cask of Amontillado" was my first introduction to Poe, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I learned it as a student and eventually got to teach it as a teacher - which was extra special!

And of course, I could never forget "The Raven"!

Unknown said...

I was completely fascinated with Annabel Lee. I couldn't stop writing her name on any blank skeet of paper I could find and looking up personas to match her dark character.

Irma Jurejevčič said...

My favorite story by Poe is The Black Cat, Annabel Lee follows right behind. Thank you for the chance!

Biblioholicbeth said...

The one I love the most, just for the rhythm of it, is The Raven. But the Tell-Tale Heart scared the crap out of me as a kid :)

Avril Luke said...

The Masque of the Red Death ♥️

skyblue527 said...

Wow, I have so many, but let's go with Cask of Amontillado for a story, and Annabel Lee for a poem.

Diana said...

The Black Cat because it works on two levels with seemingly paranormal agents, yet probable enough that the reader is left with a distrust of whether they are really there at all.

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Kristi said...

I probably have to go with The Tell Tale Heart. I haven't read anything in years, so I should probably try to read some more and see if it's still a favorite.

Kyley said...

Annabel Lee for the dark romanticism or The Cask of Amontillado for the brilliant petty vindictiveness lol.

Carina Olsen said...

Eeeee! Thank you so so so much for this amazing chance to win lovely :D Crossing all my fingers. <3 Hugs. I have not read anything Poe yet, aaack. But one day ;) My favorite scary story is The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand. <3 SO good and creepy :D

Alyssa Bussard said...

This is so exciting! I think my favorite is Click Clack the Rattle Bag by Gaiman but I also read The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories last year and it was such a perfect read around that time!

Lisasyoga said...

I don't know many of his stories and poems, however, I do like, "Annabel Lee" and the creepiest book that got to me so far was The Lovely Bones. I actually steer clear from Adult Mystery/Thrillers, lol!

Nicole M said...

I've always loved The Raven but I'm going to reread some of Poe's short stories soon. It's been a long time and I have such fond memories of reading them!

Unknown said...

In highschool, I had to take multiple literature classes--it was then that I discovered Edgar Allen Poe. The first one I read was "The Tell-Tale Heart," which I LOVED reading (first lit assignment that I actually found enjoyable haha ;) ). But I also really have an affinity for The Raven and The Black Cat.

Kelsey Smith said...

I enjoyed a tell tale heart❤❤❤❤

Ryien Blackwood said...

my favorite Edgar Allen Poe story is either the Pit and the Pendulum, or The Masque of the Red Death, every time I read them (no matter how many times I’ve read them) they enthrall me everytime!

Linda H said...

I love The Tell-Tale Heart. It's a classic.

Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

I've only read The Fall of the House of Usher and it was creepy.

Steph said...

I love all of his work, but The Raven will always be one of my favorites!

Shannon/ It Starts at Midnight said...

I know I read a BUNCH during school, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, among others. I always enjoyed reading them because first, they were creepy and mind-bendy and I love that sort of thing, and second, it just seemed so different than the other stuff we were reading! I don't have a favorite necessarily, but I always enjoyed reading his stuff more than pretty much any other school-related work!

Vivi Belle said...

I think one of the first Poe stories I ever read was The Cask of Amontillado, the darkness and prose captured me instantly. I have loved every Poe story/poem I have ever read, but that one always sticks out to me. It's a great study of how erratic and dangerous people can be. Edgar Allan Poe had a truly fascinating, and I think, brilliant mind.

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