Donna Augustine

USA Today Bestselling Author

Haunted Open House Giveaway Blog Hop


This Halloween, I’d like to pay homage to one of the best horror writers ever born, Stephen King. In particular, I’d like to write a little about The Stand.

For me, a pandemic is one of the most terrifying ideas. There are several things that play into my fear, like the fact that scientists say we are actually overdue for a pandemic. Maybe I’ve watched too many specials on The Black Plague. Did you know that there are some estimates that say it wiped out almost half of the population? It could be the idea that a simple flu, something everyone has experienced, could suddenly turn deadly and rob me of half my family in a matter of weeks.

Some books make you believe in love and some make you feel empathy. After  I read The Stand, for weeks I couldn’t hear someone sneeze without a part of me shuddering. Now that is good writing!

And on to the Goodies! For this blog hop I’ll be giving away an ecopy of The Keepers and a $10 Amazon gift card.


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  1. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  2. I messed up and put my answer in the Rafflecopter instead of my e-mail address (sheesh, I never do that normally). Anyway, BROWN-EYED DEVIL by Evan Gilbert is a pretty scary book…

  3. The Amityville Horror, I didn’t like that one.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. The Stand was the scariest book I ever read because it was so believable. Something like that could happen any day and right after I read it, there was a ecoli scare out. I was a nervous wreck. LOL
    The scariest movie I saw was the original Night of the Living Dead.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. The scariest book I’ve ever read was Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

  6. Donna, thanks for participating in my Hop! The Stand has to be one of my very favorite books but it was the Shining that made me keep my light on! Happy Halloween!

  7. Donna Augustine

    October 26, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for participating everyone! I’m sorry if there was a delay on your comments posting. I’ve been getting over run with spam and my filter went cuckoo and decided to stop all comments.

  8. I don’t really watch scary movies or read scary books but the scariest book I’ve ever read was “The HIstorian” by Elizabeth Kostova. It was pretty creepy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. The scariest book I’ve ever read was The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.

  10. It by Stephen King and anything by H.P. Lovecraft totally creeps me out!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  11. The movie IT was freaky!

  12. The Shining was it for me.

  13. Cujo by Stephen King.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Christine based on a novel by Stephen King – it seriously freaked me out, but I was about 5 years old back then:)

  15. The scariest movie must be Alien.

  16. Karen Moning’s Faefever.

  17. The scariest movie i seen was The Exorcist when i was little. Scared the hell out of me!

  18. Stephen King’s It, Timmy Curry was brilliant as Pennywise.

  19. scary movie for me was when a stranger calls since it was a true story.

  20. Donna Augustine

    October 31, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Thank you to everyone that participated!

  21. Nice giveaways. You’ve been busy . That’s alot of books to go through on this blog hop. Cool.

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