Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop

There's nothing like a little haunted or spooky reading to get you ready for halloween and the Spooktacular Book Blog Giveaway Hop promises to deliver tons of halloween themed reads.

We'll be giving away Gross-Out Cakes: The Kitty Litter Cake and Other Classics. Gross-Out Cakes is sure to become a favorite halloween read with cakes that tease kids' (and adults) taste buds and tickle their imagination. With 30 dreadfully, wonderful recipes--Open Wound Cake, Dumpster Jubilee, Toenail Torte, and Severed Arm Cake--these appalling concoctions are perfect for heating a hideously delicious centerpiece all year long.

Giveaway Details:
To enter leave a comment about your favorite halloween memory with a way a to contact you.
You must be a blog follower to enter.
Giveaway ends 11/31/10.
Open to international entries.

For a complete list of all participating blogs, click here.


  1. I loved a Halloween when we dressed up as dummies (yeah, I know) on the front porch and scared the (older) trick or treaters when they rang the bell! Love the giveaway!

  2. What an awesome book. My favorite Halloween memory is planning a Halloween party in 4th grade, making and passing out invitations in class, then forgetting to ask/tell my parents about it. The day of the party, a classmate's parent called and my wonderful dad pulled out a terrific party at the last minute! My parents told me not to EVER do that again!

  3. My favourite Halloween memory is of the time when I was about 9 and my cousins and I spent the night taking turns telling ghost stories. We had swtiched off all the lights and only had a few randomly placed candles burning in the house. There were loads of tasty snacks and we stayed up all night. I still get a shiver when I remember some of the ghostly stories of that night.

  4. My favorite memory is making my son a knight costume with real "chain" mail. Every single man stopped us, and told him he had a really cool costume. It made my son really happy. I am a gfc follower.

  5. This book looks so cool! My favorite Halloween has to be when I dressed up as Raggedy Ann when I was about 10. My grandma to us to a contest at a camp ground. We also were able to go trick or treating camper to camper. I was excited because my costume won for my age group!


  6. A kitty litter cake OMG...lol
    My fave halloween memory if last year my son dressed up in his costume and my daughter who was only 1 freaked out.....it was so funny...she was screaming "not brobo, not brobo" then when he took off his mask she looked behind him thinking the monster was still there...we have it all on tape...so funny

  7. Oh, I have so many favorite Halloween memories! One of the best is a Halloween party I threw about 11 years ago with my roommate. I dared her into dressing up as a dead Back Street Boy (as punishment for having to listen to them in our apartment). During the party, my roommates over-hairsprayed hair got just a little too close to the bleeding skulls candle and *poof* she caught on fire. It was out almost instantly but the whole this was both scary and hilarious (although as we were in our early 20's the humor could have come from the copious amounts of tequila we drank). Late that same night, as we were all watching a horror movie (the skull candle safely away from my roommates singed hair) the giant trash bag spider we had hanging over the entire living room fell down, causing 5 heart attacks and several strokes, and at least one case of spider induced epilepsy. Good times. :)


  8. My favorite Halloween memory is when I was trick-or-treating and a weird guy posing as a creepy statue jumped out and scared me. It was really hilarious.

    I am a GFC follower.

    Thanks for this giveaway,
    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

  9. My favorite Halloween memory is my parents driving us around with the minivan door open, then my sister, brother, father and I would all jump out before my mom had even stopped the car, and she'd get so mad and yell at us about how dangerous it was... but we were already ringing doorbells and yelling Trick-or-Treat. XD Awful children, we were.

  10. What an awesome book! My favourite Halloween memory is actually of my son's 1st real trick or treat experience. He was 1 1/2 and we were just going to a few of my parents' neighbours. After ringing the doorbell at one house, he looked at all her decorations and started yelling, "Boos! Boos!". She mistakenly thought he was asking for "booze".

    I'm a new follower !

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  11. On Halloween, we'd always order pizza after trick-or-treating and stay up really late since we had no school the next day.

  12. I don't really have a favorite Halloween memory. We normally don't do much. But I would really love this book as would my girls. Thanks!


  13. My fave Halloween memory was when I was 17 yo and went to a Halloween parade. There was a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show nearby and it was a blast
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  14. I'm a follower

    My favorite memories are of our schools haunted houses. they were never very scary, but always a lot of fun!


  15. Follower on GFC. Favorite Halloween memory is from each year when I take my son out trick or treating. Thanks for the chance.

  16. We have a Halloween party every year and invite different friends. We have a hodge podge dinner and play games.

  17. That book looks like so much fun. I have so many great Halloween memories. We have been holding a family Halloween party with my dad's side of the family for as long as I can remember. My favorite memories are of the super scary spook alleys in Grandma's basement and breaking the Halloween pinata. Oh, and dancing to Monster Mash... I could go on.

  18. I loved taking my son out to Trick or Treat. We went with friends. We lived in a huge condo complex so there was always a ton of candy.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  19. my fav memory i was like 9 or so and i ended up sick on halloween which for a 9 yr oldthat spells disaster so i was bumed watching tv with my dadwhile teh rest the kids were tricker treating my 4 siblings came in with this huge bag of candy an extra bag at that sat itbeside me and said u may of been sick but we still look after our own helpe dme dress up and they filled my bucket with the candy they collected for me


  20. Halloweens parties aren't commons here in Brazil.. but once I was 10 and I was in one of that parties.. I was a vampire.. haha.. But, I was scared with the other people, some zombies and ghosts.. After the party, I was sleepy in the car and I saw a big and black hand in an lost house... That time I's really scared... So, I rubbed my eyes and I didn't seen that hand again... Scared... haha

    Thanks for made this international =D
    Crossed fingers..
    srbojunior (at) bol (dot) com (dot) br

  21. we always went trick or treating along with a hay ride in our neighborhood.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. My favorite memory is of when my kids were little. I loved seeing their excitement from picking out their costumes, seeing the other costumes people were wearing, what decorations were at each house, knocking on doors and getting home to see what candy etc. they'd gotten.

    I'm a GFC follower


  23. My favorite memory is making making popcorn balls with my dad the night before Halloween then handing them out to friends on Halloween.

    jas8929 at gmail dot com

    GFC follower.

  24. hi thanks for the great giveaway awesome prize
    i'd like to enter but don't have a favourite halloween memory we don't celebrate halloween in England the way you do

  25. Not sure about my fave halloween memory... but my first halloween memory was being scared when people came to our door so me and my brother hid in the bathroom lol. I remember one guy had a scream costume which scared the crap out of me.


  26. Ha ha, awesome prize.

    My favorite Halloween memory is dressing my daughter up as a bag of jelly beans. We stuck all kinds of balloons on her and she just freaked out.

    I am a follower


  27. My favorite Halloween memory is when I took my daughter trick or treating for the first time. She was an adorable lady bug and had such fun.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  28. My favorite was the first time my son went trick or treating. He was kind of a shy child and it took his sister several times to get him to say TRICK or TREAT!! Well, when he got the hang of it he was screaming TRICK or TREAT to the top of his lungs. When we got home and he saw all the candy he was given, he said Momma can we go again???

    I am a follower-Judy


  29. My favorite Halloween memory is from my sophomore year in high school. I threw a Halloween party the same night as one of the "rich" kids. The only people that showed up to my party were the kids no one else wanted around, and we had the best Halloween night EVER!!!

    Following you on GFC under the name Christine Senter


  30. New follower on GFC with katklaw777.
    I remember taking my kids to Grandmas house every year for pictures and going to the free wienie roast our town holds every year.
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Creepy good giveaway, thanks.

  31. My favorite Halloween memory is when my Mom made me and my sister matching clown costumes.


  32. My favourite memory of Halloween was a few years ago, we had a really huge Halloween party, took co-operative food to share and let the children play. Happy times :) My boys would love this LOL, thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
    bookwormreviewed At gmail.com

  33. My favorite Halloween memory was decorating the front porch, picking out costumes and music for the first year that we were the ones passing out candy. We wanted to have as much fun as we could, and try to make it fun for those ringing the bell. can't remember how we did though...lol

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  34. My favorite Halloween memory was last year when I had 3 grandkids to enjoy for trick or treating.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  35. I got married 6 years ago and for our honeymoon, we spent the week at Disneyworld. Our last day was on October 31st and it was so wonderful to see all of the young children coming into the park for Mickey's not so scary Halloween event.

    clderwee at gmail dot com

  36. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    One of my favorite Halloween memories is getting homemade popcorn balls made from the old lady across the street. Kids from miles around would come to get them from her, they were soooooooo good!


    I am a GFC follower.

  37. That book looks fab - I'd love to have a go at making some of those cakes! Thanks for hosting the giveaway

    I loved Halloween as a child when all of the children who lived down my road used to dress up and go house to house trick or treating. We used to have so much fun :o)

    I'm a new blog follower
    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

  38. Follow via GFC. My favorite memory was in about 5th grade we went to a "child friendly" haunted house and then got to go house to house to get candy. It seemed like Halloween lasted all night.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  39. This book looks great. I would love to bake some of these cakes. Please enter me. ( I follow through GFC)

    One of my favourite memories is when I took my daughter trick or treating the year I was turning 30. I was all dressed up as a witch and barely recognizable. Quite a few people commented on how nice it was to see someone my age trick or treating, (which I was not) rather than out causing trouble. I just told them I wasn't trick or treating, just taking her out. Well, one man thought that that was silly, and told me that I should be trick or treating and then had his wife come to the door to check out our costumes and talk to us for a minute. He returned to the door with a pillowcase with a bunch of candy and snacks in it, and insisted I take it. It was actually quite funny. I mean I didn't want to advertise that I was 30, but boy did it feel great to be mistaken for some sweet teenager that had decided to take her little sister out trick or treating rather than go to a party.....lol!

    lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

  40. One of my favourite memories is the first year we took my nephew out...EVERY lit up pumpkin we came too...he tried to look under them...behind them to see how they were lit up...it was just too cute...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  41. GFC follower (Heavensent1)...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  42. My favorite Halloween memory is from my younger days and the year we "raked in the dough" with regards to candy! I was still eating candy a month later!

    Thanks for participating!