Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Launch of the Haunting Joy Blog Tour!

Lena Goldfinch - cover designer and author extraordinaire - has released a ghostly novella just in time for Halloween! I had the pleasure of copyediting Haunting Joy, and I loved it. It's sweet, a little spooky, and yet serious in its message about identity and empathy. A wonderful autumn read that I'm happy to be sharing about by hosting this blog tour!

Here's a glimpse of what's in store for the tour:


Tuesday, October 22nd
Wednesday, October 23rd
Thursday, October 24th
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Sunday, October 27th
Monday, October 28th
Tuesday, October 29th
Wednesday, October 30th
Thursday, October 31st
For blog buttons, info about the author, links to purchase the book, and more book news, be sure to check out the blog tour page


In honor of the release of Haunting Joy, Lena Goldfinch is giving away a few spooktacular prizes! The giveaway is open internationally, and there will be three winners (randomly drawn) – one winner for each of the prizes listed below:
  • A glass heart necklace (like Joy’s!) 
  • A signed copy of Haunting Joy (paperback) 
  • An e-book copy of Haunting Joy 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The prizes:

 Halloween Treats

We'd love to hear what your favorite Halloween treats are - be they of the candy variety, special memories, fun paranormal reads, or other seasonal favorites!

I'll name one paranormal book I read recently and enjoyed: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. I got it back when there was a $1.99 special for the Kindle book, and I found it to be an intriguing, funny, creative, and endearing read. If you don't mind the vampires and faeries and whatnot, it's fun! 

And now for one segment of a Halloween-themed Shrek short (from Scared Shrekless)... Two words: Zombie. Cookies. (If you're not a fan of the special brand of Shrek humor, this might not be your thing. As for me, I confess to pretty much having the whole "The Bride of Gingy" segment memorized. I find it quite hilarious! Enjoy!)

Speaking of Halloween treats, please don't miss the Twitter chat with Lena (@lena_goldfinch) at noon on Halloween! (It's the first Twitter chat she and I are hosting...so we'd love the support!) Come with questions about Haunting Joy, the paranormal genre, writing novellas - whatever you'd like to ask Lena! And we'll bring the virtual M&Ms. ;) (There might even be a few e-book giveaways, too!)

Please share some Halloween favorites and check out Lena's latest - and e-mail me at amberstokes@editingthroughtheseasons.com if you have any questions about the tour!


Anna said...

Congrats!!! :D This looks like a bundle of fun!!!

Lena Goldfinch said...

Looks great, Amber! Thanks for all your hard work and enthusiasm, my friend. :)

Lena Goldfinch said...

Oh, and I loved Paranormalcy too! Fun book.

Jackie McNutt said...

My favorite Halloween memory is taking our first grandchild around our neighborhood for trick or treat. She was so fascinated by all the costumes and candy! The first events with grandchildren are treasures to remember.
Thank you

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I think I need to read this one. Great post!!!

Amber Stokes said...


A blog tour is always such a fun thing - and this one should be especially fun because it's for the awesome Lena and her great new paranormal novella! :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing in the excitement!


Amber Stokes said...


Yay! And of course! It's my pleasure. :)

Wasn't Paranormalcy fun? :)


Amber Stokes said...


That's so sweet! Love it. :) It's so fun how exciting simple things can be for children. We can learn a lot from them!

Thanks for sharing!


Amber Stokes said...


Oh, you should! And the e-book version is currently only $.99! :)

Thanks for reading the post and celebrating with Lena and I today!