Monday, October 25, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween Bash Guest Post and Giveaway #2: E J Stevens-Contest Closed

It's the second day of my Spooktacular Halloween Bash.  Today I have author E J Stevens visiting the blog with spooky poetry.

Woman in White

Traveling along the roadside
On this wet fog laden night
I catch a brief glimpse up ahead
Of a lone woman in white

Wondering if I can offer
Assistance to this lady fair
I dismount and call out to her
But she only turns to stare

What foul thing could have befallen
This damsel to strike her mute?
Perhaps then she is no fair lady
But a dame of ill repute

I shall take her with me
I’ll keep her warm in my bed
A reward for taking her in
From this road few others tread

Her presence could complicate things
As my wedding night draws near
So long as my wife’s family
Remain blind there’s naught to fear

A plan already taking form
I reach out to take her arm
But as the clouds move past the moon
Light shines on a wedding charm

Not a harlot then just a bride
Now obvious by her dress
Glowing white beneath the full moon
So lovely but in distress 

Trying again to be helpful
I reach out to take her hand
Only then do I see the blood
Dripping onto rock and sand

In her right hand she held a knife
Her left clutched her husband’s heart
Her husband had been unfaithful
Tearing her world and mind apart

She looked with frenzied hatred on
A lecherous wretch like me
Quickly slashed head from body
Tossing the head into the sea

So hear me all unfaithful men
Attend these words of the dead
Beware of the Woman in White
Or you too may lose your head.

-Woman in White, Shadows of Myth and Legend by E.J. Stevens
Copyright 2010

E.J. Stevens is the author of the haunting collection of dark poetry FROM THE SHADOWS, the chilling collection of paranormal poetry SHADOWS OF MYTH AND LEGEND, and newly released novel SHE SMELLS THE DEAD the first book in the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series. 

Contest Alert!!!
E. J. is giving away a signed copy of her latest release, She Smells The Dead (here's my review) along with bookmarks and postcards.  Contest starts Oct 25 and ends on Oct 29.  

Winner will be randomly selected, emailed, and will have 72 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

For a chance to win, you must
  1. Read the Contest and Giveaway rules
  2. Be a follower of the blog thru Goggle Friend Connect
  3. Fill out the Entry Form

Extra pts: 
1pts for commenting on this post
1pts for Tweeting or mentioning this contest on Facebook or your own blog (must include exact link)
2pts for posting the contest button on your blog

Good Luck!!!

Spook you tomorrow, when author Laura Stamps visits the blog with a chance to win her ebook, Vampire Kisses.

16 Talk to me!:

Lucy Beugeling-Ramos said...

Thanks for this giveaway!

debbie said...

This book sounds really interesting.

M.A.D. said...

Mary D

I absolutely love the cover to this book, and am dying (lol) to read it! Thank you for this nice giveaway :D

Linda Henderson said...

I've heard so much about this book, I've been anxious to read it.

seriousreader at live dot com

Judy said...

What a fantastic poem!! I liked that. I have been seeing your book She Smells the Dead around the internet, it really looks good. Thanks for opportunity to win.

Follwer of GFC (Judy)


E.J. Stevens said...

Hello all!

Thank you for having me here today at Diva's Bookcase!

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed Woman in White.

Best of luck in the giveaway. :)
From the Shadows
Spirit Guide Series

Monica said...

Love the pictures to go along with the poem! Thanks for the giveaway!

Miranda Hardy said...

Wonderful Blog! Love the background music. Thanks for the giveaway!

Keta Diablo said...

Hi my little Diva's Bookcase, one of my fave haunts on the web! And hello E.J. lovely interview.

I'm still trying to win this book from all your contests. I know E.J. is a terrific writer, kids. You must buy some of her wonderful books.

Go, E.J.,

Hugs, Keta

Yvonne said...

Thank you, E J and Keta for visiting my blog again. Love having you both!

Unknown said...

Great poem. The book sounds great.

Unknown said...

This is on my to read list Thanks for the giveaway
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

*yadkny* said...

Hi E J!
That is a spooky poem, but I like it:) Thanks for the giveaway!

*Blog Follower thru GFC

Jolene and Family said...

I've heard a lot of this book over the last few weeks and I can't wait to read it

GFC follower

whitewolfreads said...

I love the novel concept of this book! I can't wait to read it (thanks for the giveaway!).

Anonymous said...

Damn many authors and some great giveaways. I think I found another book for to add to my must read list... although I don't think my husband will be to happy at this news. lol