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Win These Six Scary Books to Tide You Over Until Halloween


Earlier we told you about six frightening books to break out for your Halloween reading system. Now you have the chance to win them all, plus a cool decanter and a set of glasses that will go nicely with your dark seasonal aesthetic.

Thanks to our friends at Kensington Books, you can enter to win a bundle of six spine-tingling tomes—THE JERSEY DEVIL, BEHIND THE DOOR, EPIDEMIC OF THE LIVING DEAD, RED HARVEST, CRUEL, and DAMNED BY THE ANCIENTS—along with a decanter and glasses for preparing your own cask of Amontillado. Edgar Allan Poe would surely approve of this decanter, emblazoned with a raven and “Nevermore.”

Here’s what you need to know to win:

  • Entry date from 10/18 – 10/31
  • 1 lucky winner
  • Prize: a decanter and set of glasses, as well as one print copy each of THE JERSEY DEVIL, BEHIND THE DOOR, EPIDEMIC OF THE LIVING DEAD, RED HARVEST, CRUEL, and DAMNED BY THE ANCIENTS (six books in total).
  • Readers can enter by signing up to our newsletter OR if already a recipient, they can email us at with the subject line “Sweepstakes – Horror Reads”

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  • PLEASE NOTE that by entering this giveaway, the entrants will be automated opted into our email list. This giveaway is limited to U.S. addresses only (but if U.S. residents want to help out Canadian or overseas friends by entering for them or taking on the shipping, we won’t judge).

Good luck! We’re raising a (skull) glass to your success.

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.