Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Yule From Deep Midnight Perfumes!

Greetings and many well wishes from Deep Midnight Perfumes! Come and see all the wonderful scents that will help to make your season bright. 

Divine holiday scents to bring good cheer!

Holly and Ivy-makes me think of the song by that name...

Win this great Yule sampler pack!
To enter, you must visit Deep Midnight on her 
new Facebook page!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Zombie Scrub Giveaway!

Handcrafted soaps, scrubs and bewitching brews...

Witches Brew Soap

Zombie Scrub - Removes Dead Skin - Eucalyptus Oils - 4 ounces


Win some Zombie Scrub!

Creepmas: Zombie Note Card Giveaway

Want to add a little fun to the festivities this year? Check out the wonderfully macabre pictures at Beat Up Creations on Etsy.

Win a set of zombie note cards!
Make sure you visit Beat Up Creations
and pick your favorite creepy picture...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Creepmas: The Art of War For Zombies Giveaway

They walk among us: The Living. They seek to vanquish us. And we bite back. Still, every Zombie needs support. Now an ancient military manual reveals the secrets that will keep Undead Comrades from losing their heads as they learn to assess the Enemy and develop offensive strategy (an easy task for those of the decaying flesh). It all starts by declaring one word: WAR! (And take note: The Apocalypse will not be televised.) 144 pages. A hilarious mash-up of the ancient Sun-Tzu classic The Art of War with Zombie, er, components. Illustrator Bruce Waldman has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts for more than 25 years, is a member of the Board of Governors of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and a Director of The New York Society of Etchers. His prints are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Royal Collection, London, The Library of Congress, Washington DC, and other museums. Endsheet cartography by David Lindroth. Additional historical art images.

Make your holidays Merry and Bright...
Win a copy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Walken Dead Youtube Video

Rubbish-Tees Zombie Delights

If you like your felted cuteness with a little more gore, than try this unique and horribly adorable Etsy artist. Warms my heart to see a cuteriffic little zombie guy on a bag. Want!!!

☆:*¨¨*:★ Hello!! My name is Ashley- I also answer to Mo. I am into dinosaur archeology, prehistoric fauna, and anything ancient Egypt. I LOVE my hometown, I have two awesome kids- Gracie and Evan. My favorite bands are Silverchair, Sparta, Fear Before, Ours, and John Frusciante. I love red. I think people are great and I smile at everyone.
I am also extremely addicted to perfume oils!! 

Edward Cullen Tote

Want to win one of these?

Pick your poison!
Pop tart or Cupcake!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Creepmas: Zombie Rescue Kit

So you're feeling a little lonely this holiday season? I just happen to know this great zombie I can set you up with. He is an orphan and needs a home. He probably won't eat you. Well...not much. He is kind of small, and you could stuff him back in the box if you could catch him...

Adopt a lonely zombie this holiday season...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Creepmas: A Zombie's Guide to the Holidays Giveaway

Are you looking for some ghoulish holiday cheer? Look no further than this little jewel of zombiedom. The holidays may never be the same again...

Select the perfect gift for your zombie loved one...

Don't lose your head!

A foolproof plan to keep 
that holiday stress at a minimum...

And be ready to run if it gets to be 
too much for your zombie...

Want to win a copy?
Fill out the form below...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Giveaway

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Want to know more?
Win a copy of this creeptastic book!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Creepmas and Holiday Cupcakery...

I'm a CREEP for The 13 Days of CREEPMAS

If you are like me, you love Halloween and just can't stand the thought of it being over quite so soon. In the spirit of fun and frolic we are going to participate in the Creepmas festivities this year! Stay tuned from December 1-13 for all kinds of posts. Visit all the blogs on the main list for some spooky holiday fun.

We are also participating in the Yuletide Cupcakery event with some pretty interesting cupcakes made by an Etsy artist with a zombie flair...

So stay tuned for a fun season of frights and delights. Happy Thanksgiving Zombie Horde!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dearly Departed by Lia Habel: The Review

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller, spawning a madly imaginative novel of rip-roaring adventure, spine-tingling suspense, and macabre comedy that forever redefines the concept of undying love.


What I liked:

This novel had elements of Steampunk blended with a zombie story that I found delightful. The plot was different and it kept you guessing what was going to happen next.

What I didn't: 

The start of the book dragged a little, but once the story got off the ground, it wasn't an issue.


This book is a great one for anyone who loves a great zombie story mixed with a little Steampunk. I am not giving away any spoilers here...It's worth your coffee money to put it on your e-reader in a hurry, let's just say.

The characters are ones you will care about-both the living and the dead. The plot will have you turning the pages long into the night and the cliffhanger of an ending just about did me in. More!!! 


Monday, October 31, 2011

Zombie Felties: The Halloween Giveaway

They are cute. They are disturbing. They are zombie felties and they will take over the world! Bwah ha ha! These little guys are so devilish and cute, it's hard not to fall in love with them and want to make every single one!

But now for the best news of the day! The Giveaway! You too can own a Zombie Feltie book of your very own. It's simple! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form...

The Laughing Vixen Lounge

Jewelry with a retro horror flair...

Zombie Bracelet - Horror Jewelry - Zombie Jewelry - Halloween Horror Bracelet - Zombie Charm Bracelet

Zombie Pinup Necklace - Zombie Necklace Jewelry - Halloween Horror Jewelry - Zombie Pin Up - Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Vampire Blood Bracelet - Deluxe Charm Bracelet

I don't know about you, but I want all of them!

Now for the giveaway:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rinni's Playground Giveaway and Pumpkin Pancake Recipe...Yum!


Hello hello!! I'm a 31 year old mother of 9 year old twin boys. AHHHH!!
I love art and the act of creating something. It's good for my sanity. ;) I've only had a relationship with my sewing machine for the past year and a half but I guess you could say we're going "steady". I find fabric to be a fantastic medium and I'm still exploring the possibilities.

All Hallows Eve has always but always been a favorite of mine.  As a child I loved the idea of dressing up as anything I wanted, whether it be fantastical, mythical, scary or beastly.  And of course the candy was a big draw. Now as a mother, the candy is the least of my favorite things!  The twins will undoubtably try to gorge themselves and later complain of upset tummies.  My mom use to give me ginger tea to drink for an upset stomach but I find the flavor to strong, so the twins will get a peppermint tea for their little bellies.

Our little All Hallows family tradition is pumpkin picking at the local patch, a fairly common practice to be sure, and oh so much fun!  The boys look for the biggest bestest pumpkin and I look for the ugliest, the wartier the better!  This year their pumpkins together weighed 91 pounds!!  I went for an oversized squash, twas'nt ugly but it did have the required warts so I was happy.

Now for some tasty treats...

In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—

Oh wait, wrong recipe.  Sorry.  ;)

In celebration of the pumpkin and it's undeniable connection to All Hallows Eve/Samhain I offer up an EASY to make and twin taste tested and approved, Pumpkin Pancakes!

2 1/2 cups instant pancake mix
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 TBS brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

There are so many ways you can adjust this recipe to your own taste or what you have on hand.  Pumpkin puree already has all the spices?  Excellent even easier.  Don't have pumpkin pie spice?
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground clove
2 tsp ground ginger

Enjoy those pumpkin pancakes!!

Punky is the cutest Woodland creature ever!
Enter to win this adorable little guy.
Everyone needs someone to share pancakes with...

Zombie Girl Shambling: A Visit With Rhiannon Frater Author of The First Days

1. How did you decide to write about zombies?

I never set out to write about zombies.  I enjoyed the genre, but I had no intention of writing a zombie tale.  I was at work one day when I saw a vivid image in my head of a woman standing on the porch of her house staring down at the bottom of the front door.  She was trembling and in shock and then I saw what she was staring at.  It was the tiny fingers of her zombified toddler pressed under the front door trying to reach her.  It was such a shocking image that I ended up writing what I considered a short story (at that time) and posted it online.  The reaction was positive from the readers and that short story evolved into an online serial.  I suppose the story chose me.

2. What is your favorite Halloween memory?

My wedding day in 2007.  It was such a beautiful fall day in the Texas Hill Country and I was so excited to marry the man I love on my favorite holiday.

3. Do you have a favorite zombie movie?

It’s definitely Night of the Living Dead followed closely by the original Dawn of the Dead.

4. If you had a soundtrack for your books, what would it be?

They all have different soundtracks.  AS THE WORLD DIES was a lot of Rob Zombie, PJ Harvey, and Johnny Cash.  For THE TALE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE I listened to the soundtrack to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  It really depends on the atmosphere I need for the novel.

5. When is the next book coming out?

THE VENGEANCE OF THE VAMPIRE BRIDE is going to be out by the end of September.  It’s the second book of the Vampire Bride series.  I love writing gothic horror.  It’s both gruesome and beautiful.
FIGHTING TO SURVIVE, the second book in the AS THE WORLD DIES series comes out on November 8, 2011.

6. Your books started on a blog? Tell us how that happened.

Honestly, by accident.  I posted the original short story “Tiny Fingers” and it blew up from there.  I never dreamed I would end up self publishing the books and then have them picked up by Tor for reissue. 

7. How do you structure your books? Outlines? By the seat of your pants?

I write what I see on the movie screen in my head.  My novels come to me often in dreams or in flashes of inspiration. I just pay attention to what I see and hear and translate that into a narrative.  After I write the first draft, I go through the novel to make sure that the story is cohesive.  I am told that I write cinematically and that is probably because I see the stories so vividly in my mind when I write.

8. What is next after zombies? 

I have at least one zombie book left in me and it’s a futuristic one I have already started working on.  But I have other monsters lurking in my mind, some traditional, some of my own warped mind’s creation.  Though I love the zombie genre, I define myself as a horror writer and I have a myriad of different stories waiting to be born.

9. If you were in a zombie apocalypse, what would your weapon of choice be?

A light saber. 

10. How do you feel about Twinkees?

Honestly, they gross me out.  *shivers*

Ha! I totally agree about the Twinkees! That was a great interview Rhiannon! Thanks for spending time with us here at Zombie Girl Shambling!

Now for the giveaway!

Pride Prejudice and Zombies: The App

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded re-telling of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

This interactive ebook features hundreds of illustrations, an original musical score, buckets of gory animation, and a pair of literary masterpieces: Hold your device right- side-up to enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Turn it upside-down to read Jane Austen’s original Pride and Prejudice. Turn the device 90 degrees to read both novels, side-by-side. Featuring:

- Enhanced book/app version of the bestselling novel
- Hundreds of pages of illustrated, interactive zombie mayhem
- Complete text of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies AND Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice
- Original musical score and sound effects

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook" was created, developed, and designed by Quirk Books and by PadWorx Digital Media Inc, creators of the #1 book apps "Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition" and "A Christmas Carol for iPad," and winner of the 2010 Publishing Innovation Award.

Etsy Artist Find: Hope Photo Art+ Giveaway

Images like you have never seen in one collection. Tea towel transfers, place cards, signs, name it and Hope Photo
Art has it. Halloween images to delight and amaze. Please visit her shop and share your favorites with her. 

Trapped Vintage Halloween Postcard 4x6 - backgrounds ATC ACEO greeting cards - U print 300dpi jpg

Vintage Gypsy Fortune Teller 2x3 Collage - witch hang tags greeting cards postcard ATC ACEO - U Print 300dpi jpg

Halloween Mason Jar Witch Potion Labels II Tags - Eye of Newt Graveyard Dust Vampire Fangs Dragons Blood ATC ACEO - U Print 300dpi jpg

Flight of the Witches Image Transfer - Burlap Feed Sacks Canvas Pillows Tea Towels greeting cards paper supplies- U Print JPG 300dpi

And now for the super cool giveaway!