The Thinning of the Veil #Giveaway #SnarkologyHalloweenHop @MelissaSnark

halloweenhopWelcome to the Snarkology!

Thank you for following the Snarkology Halloween Hop from Oct. 26th thru 31st for the opportunity to discover fun, great books, and awesome prizes! Please bookmark the hop landing page so you’re able to return at your leisure to trick or treating the seventy-plus participating sites.

Hop Landing Page:

After you learn about the thinning of the veil and my newly released story, Hunter’s Mark, be sure to check out the great giveaway at the bottom of my post. You can also enter in the Hopwide Giveaway for a chance to win one of several gift cards that are up for grabs.

Happy Halloween!

Drawn ghost of the girl in the woodThe barrier between the world of the living and the dead is often called “The Veil”. During the month of October, the Veil grows thinner and thinner until the evening of the 31st.

On Halloween/All Hallow’s Eve/Samhain, the separation between the spirit world and the earthly realm is little more than a diaphanous barrier. A thanatotic charge energizes the atmosphere. It’s the best time to reach out to the dead… and sometimes the dead come knocking at the doors of the living.

In many northern European cultures, particularly the Norse,  Oct. 31st is the celebration of Winternights, a time that marks the end of the harvest and the time of livestock slaughter. During the festival, the Vanir gods, Freyr and Freya, are honored as well as ancestral spirits and the spirits of the land.

The wild hunt: Asgårdsreien (1872) by Peter Nicolai Arbo
The wild hunt: Asgårdsreien (1872) by Peter Nicolai Arbo

Winternights is also the beginning of the darkest and coldest season. In a tradition going back to ancient times, the Germanic tribes leave a “Last Sheaf” in the field for Odin and his fearsome army. As Winternights draws to a close, the The Wild Hunt rides forth on the first of its ferocious forays. The winter fields and roads are safe for no man. It is the time of ghosts and trolls.

Travellers beware!!!


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Hunter’s Mark by Melissa Snark releases in ebook on Oct. 25th as part of the Shifters Hallows Eve boxed set. It’s 99 cents for a limited time only.

Melissa Snark 2v3ER nurse Victoria Storm anticipates a joyous Winter Nights ceremony with her wolf-shifter pack, but a determined hunter upsets all her plans. Daniel Barrett wants her help because he suspects a ghost is behind his friend’s disappearance. As a pagan priestess and spirit-speaker, she can discover things he can’t. He’s as sexy as he is persistent–she finds him impossible to refuse. Throw in a trip to a remote Arizona town, a haunted hotel, and a lost gold mine, and their evening is about to get interesting.


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12 NYT, USA Today, and International Best Selling Authors, bring you brand-new, paranormal shifter romances that are sure to make this a Shifters Hallows Eve you’ll never forget!

Featuring stories by: Audra Hart, Bethany Shaw, Bryce Evans, Candace Blevins, Elle Boon, Julia Mills, KD Jones, Lori King, Melissa Bell, Melissa Snark, R.E. Butler, and Sydney Lea

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Hunter’s Mark (Paperback)

Trick or Treat!

Contest is now closed. Congratulations to my winner, Bea LaRocca!

prize-thumb-amazon10For a chance to win a $10 Amzon gift card, leave a comment on this post with the name of the sacred Norse day/festival which marks the end of the harvest.

(Hint: Read the article or check out the Hunter’s Mark blurb.)

A winner will be chosen on Nov. 1st.


The Hopwide Giveaway

Winners will be chosen on Nov. 1st.

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93 thoughts on “The Thinning of the Veil #Giveaway #SnarkologyHalloweenHop @MelissaSnark

  1. Janet

    Winter nights

  2. Teri


  3. Tanya Holder

    It is the celebration of winternights.

  4. Christy


  5. Ohhh, I love your blog post! Answer is Winternights. But don’t enter me, I’m a participant, just having fun! On to the next blog!

  6. Bonnie


  7. Melissa Jones


  8. Winternights

  9. Sabrina Owensby


  10. Melissa, just wanted to thank you for organizing such a wonderful hop this year. Helps pass the time on these long winternights!

  11. Cristene Mankasingh


  12. Such a fun hop. Hope everyone enjoys and stops by and sees all the participants.

  13. Fox

    The festival is called Winternights.

  14. Sherrie Messier


  15. Jana Leah

    Winternights. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Robin Smith

    The name of the festival is Wintersnight. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Cassie


  18. Anne


  19. Maranda Schroeder

    Celebration of Winter Nights

  20. heather eg kaufman

    Winternights 🙂

  21. Nancy Burgess

    Winternights.Thanks for the chance.

  22. Dakota Palmer


  23. Melissa Marinho


  24. Melissa Williams


  25. Phyllis Lamken


  26. Shelley G

    celebration of Winternights

  27. tiago rosado

    Winter nights

  28. WinterNights

  29. Winter nights!

  30. Andrea McParland


  31. Brittany Wendtland

    Winternights! Happy Halloween!

  32. Vicki Wurgler


  33. Mary Margaret Devine


  34. Jeannie Platt

    It is called Winter Nights. Thank you for the chance

  35. Christine Bean


  36. Lori Faires

    WinterNights ? Thanks bunches?

  37. Alicia Rodriguez


  38. Margaret Appel


  39. Crystal Cox

    Winter Nights , just grabbed this box set , sounds like the perfect read for this weekend. Thank you.

  40. Pamela Dasilva

    It’s called Winter Nights.

  41. Winter Nights

  42. Sue Brunette


  43. Lisa Fish


  44. Brandi Gillilan

    celebration of Winternights

  45. Winternights!

  46. Rosemary Perry


  47. Zulma Aguirre


  48. Lynn Johnson

    The festival is call Winternights =D Thank you for the chance! =D <3

  49. Heather Hand

    The festival is Winter Nights.

  50. Nicole Ortiz

    Winter nights
    Thanks for the chance

  51. Lori Shore


  52. Ashley Hedden

    Winter nights

  53. Winternights

  54. Barbara Hopkins

    Winternights is the answer.

  55. Julie Tipton

    The answer is Winternights. I loved reading that, as its something I make my mother mad about all the time when she tries to say everything is a christian custom and I point out to her that it didn’t start that way.

  56. Carmen Broomfield


  57. It is the Winter Nights Ceremony.

  58. Tena Barnes


  59. Thanks so much for putting the hop together. 🙂


    Congrats on the new release! I do love shifter tales. Will have to check it out.

  60. Mary Nickell

    Winter Nights

  61. Kimberly Bea

    Winternights Thanks for the great giveaway!

  62. winternights thanks for the chance to win

  63. Gussie Schug

    Winter Nights

  64. Missi Metz

    Winter Nights

  65. Wendy Rinebold

    Winter Nights

  66. Kristi Van Howling

    Winter Nights

  67. Lori Martin


  68. Winternights … Love your HOPS!!

  69. Michelle Bledsoe

    Winternights. I love learning about new legends.

  70. Cindy wallis


  71. bn100


  72. Wendy Caddy


  73. Valerie Miller


  74. Winternights, yo! Thanks for hosting this awesome blog hop again 🙂

  75. joy f


  76. Amber Brown


    And thank you!

  77. Dovile

    Winter Nights

  78. Sharon Azmier


  79. Linda Herold

    Winternights! Happy Halloween!!



  81. Catherine Maguire


  82. violet taylor

    that would be winternights… i really want to have a big celebration this year!

  83. Stephanie Shipley

    The answer is Winternights.

  84. Winter Nights

  85. Mildred Townsend


  86. Nancy Burgess


  87. Katie


  88. Tamara B


  89. Jennie L

    Winternights. Thanks for the chance.

  90. Bea LaRocca

    Winter Nights! Thanks for the chance!


      Congratulations! You’re my randomly drawn winner of the $10 Amazon gift card! Thank you for trick or treating with us! 🙂


  91. Pamk


  92. Debra Jones


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