Rules, mostly the same as last year:
1 - Please DON'T post planned releases; only books that have a release note will count.
2 - ONLY books with an approved word in the title (or author's name) or picture on the cover will count. See list below. If you have questions, please ask before releasing.
3 - Any type of release is okay! (OBCZ, mailing, wild, controlled, etc). Feel free to post catches (of any except controlled releases) too.
4 - All types of books are good - including children's and non-English books. You may use the title of the book, the author's name *OR* the picture. (Please state what the picture is in your post, though!) Plurals are also okay (ie Spirits, Ghosts, Monsters)
5 - Embedded words are okay! (But please tell us what the word is; I am terrible about finding embedded words.)
6 - The Challenge starts October 1st and ends at Midnight, October 31st your time zone.
7 - Dual/Overlapping challenges are okay!! (Note: some words on the list below are also on the Tick Tock Challenge list.)
8 - Please put a link to this Release Challenge in your journal entry or release note.
9 - Please number your releases and post link, title (and author if that if why it fits) like this:
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9772872 Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Trixie the HALLOWEEN Fairy
I ask that you post both the link and the title (and author if that's what makes the book count) because looking at a BCID number is no fun at all. Looking at the BCID *and* the title of whatever book you released is what makes it interesting. Capitalizing the acceptable word is nice too. Books with just a link and no title won't be counted.
10 - ONLY THOSE LISTED BELOW will count as words or pictures, but if you have a suggestion of a word to add, post here and I'll let you know if we'll allow it.
Words and Pictures that work:
All Hallow's Eve
Blood / Bleed
Bump in the Night
Bury / Buried
Candy / Chocolate (etc)
Cemetery / Sematary
Charm / Charmed
Chill / Chilled / Chilling
Creepy / Creeps
Cryptids (Loch Ness Monster, Mothman, Yeti)
Dark / Darker / Darkest / Darkness
Dead / death / Die / Dying
Devil / Beelzebub / Lucifer / Mephistopheles / Prince of Darkness / Satan / Diablo
Dusk / Evening
Fang / Claw
Fear / Fright / Terror
Fiend / Fiendish
Gory / gory details
Grave / Gravestone / Graveyard
Halloween / Hallowe'en / Hallows Eve / Samhain
Hangman / Noose
Haunt / Haunted / Haunting
Hell / Hellfire
Kill / Killer / Killing
Lycanthropes / Animorph / Shapechanger
Night / Nightmare
Scary / Scare / Scared / Scaredy Cat / Fraidy cat / Afraid
Scream / Shriek / Eek
Slay / Slaying
Sorcerer / sorceress
Spiders / Bugs / Creepy Crawlies (be creative! any sort of bug will work)
Spook / Spooky
Things that go Bump in the Night
Tomb / Tombstone
Trick / Treat
Vampire / Nosferatu / Dracula / Vampyre
Wicca / Wiccan
Wizard / Sorcerer
Wolf Man / Werewolf / Dog Man