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img_26581.pngDay 24 of #scrypthalloween is here and since it’s my #birthday I’m doing a #free #book #giveaway. First come first serve and if interested in the digital download then inbox me. Here’s the EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY. Some facts: 1) the #collection was originally published in print and digital on May 9, 2013 and can be found at as well as on amazon and Barnes and Noble sites. 2) the #compilation includes the novels: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, and BONES AT BREAKFAST, as well as the short stories in ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, and IN CASE OF WEREWOLF. #zombie #vampire #werewolf 3) the cover #art by @dpipito of @pintsizedpages has a tree representing the Tree of Knowledge, but with the bark being flesh, the branches bone, and the tips blood, which represents each of the novels within. 4) this was originally called “Flesh and Leftovers: Eden’s Order Trilogy” but after the series continued and became known as the ETERNAL HUNGER SAGA, I decided to drop the former title to just reflect the trilogy itself. 5) bonus content in the book includes a comprehensive timeline of all the events within. The plan was to continue with this but as history became a larger factor as the series went on it became nearly impossible to continue, especially since the end of the series brings in time travel and alternate realities aside from our own. #authorsofinstagram #reading #novels

#scrypthalloween – 2017 posts and giveaway


I will be posting with the hashtag #scrypthalloween each day with some facts about my books and more. If you post something you like (Halloween costumes, movies, or whatever you’d like) and tag me with the same hashtag then you will be entered to win one of my giveaways. The more entries the better your chance. I will choose three winners on Halloween for a digital download of one of my #book trilogies. That includes 3 novels and 3 short stories together! Get creative and best wishes. Sharing this post also gets you an entry.

Day 26 #authorlifemonth – bookish gift


Day 26 #authorlifemonth is a bookish gift. I decided to do a little giveaway. All you have to do is comment below and tag a friend, and I’ll randomly pick a few winners. All entries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will count. Sharing the post will gain you an additional entry. Winner will be chosen March 1st. Best of luck.  @rickpipito


Day 9 – Werewolf Influences

werewolfWhile writing BONES AT BREAKFAST and its spinoff IN CASE OF WEREWOLF I was faced with some interesting obstacles.  I feared being able to pull it off in a way that would be unique to the lore, but remain truthful as well.  I revisited some stories from the past to see what they’d done, and made sure mine was something fresh and new.  Some of those influences are listed here.

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet was a great book.  It’s one of the first full novels I read at twelve years old, and it gave me nightmares for weeks.  I still recall the feeling of dread I had during those long restless nights.

Sega Genesis was a 16 bit gaming system that broke ground with some revolutionary gaming.  Its first game was called Altered Beast.  In it you were a Greek like god that had the ability to “power up,” and when you did you’d become closer to gaining the were powers of a wolf, bear, dragon, and more.  It’s still the coolest werewolf video game of which I know.

The Wolfman 2010 got scathed in the reviews it received, but for someone who is a huge fan of the original Lon Chaney Wolfman movies from the late 30s, it holds a special place in my heart.  It was a decent update to an old classic, and to me is highly enjoyable.

While I am writing I like to have a sip of something full of flavor, but relaxing.  Werewolf wine was good the first time I tried it, and I actually found this updated art bottle this week at the wine store.  It’s semidry with a bold kick.

What are your favorite #werewolf things?  Please share and hashtag #scrypthalloween.


31 Days of #scrypthalloween

halloweenHalloween is one of my favorite holidays.  It is the one time of year where we can be anyone we want by donning costumes and enjoying Autumn.  This year to celebrate, I want EVERYONE to get involved in this social media fun.

Oh, and did I mention that there will be giveaways for the ones I feel are the best?  Extra points for costumes inspired by my books.  😛

Here’s what to do.  Each day there will be a topic.  Post anything you want on that topic.  For example, you can see that days 1-3 are about zombies.  That means you have 3 days of posting anything zombie related.  It can be your costume, your favorite book, movie, news article… anything you want!

When you post, make sure to tag me on social media @Rickpipito and I’ll retweet or share.  Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag #scrypthalloween.

Let’s get this going to see how many people we can get involved.  I will be using it for promotional purposes, but also to share my favorite things.  Here’s the list of what to post on what dates.  Any questions feel free to ask.  It starts October 1st, and here’s a breakdown of FAQ:

Oct 1 – 3: Anything ZOMBIE

Oct 4-6: Anything VAMPIRE

Oct 7-9: Anything WEREWOLF

Oct 10-12: Anything GHOST/SPIRIT/HAUNTED

Oct 13-15: Anything DEMON/HELL

Oct 16-18: Anything TECHNOLOGY/MACHINES (things that may one day become the Terminator?)


Oct 22-24: Anything CONSPIRACY related (could be your own conspiracy or a popular one)

Oct 25-27: Anything ALIEN

Oct 28-30: Anything TIME TRAVEL related

Oct 31: Anything HALLOWEEN.  Post whatever you’d like that has to do with the topic.

*Remember to try to be tasteful.  You can post whatever you’d like, but if its too far out of the realm of comfort I won’t reshare.  Other than that, have fun and feel free to spread the word.

**Winners of the giveaways will be contacted throughout the entire month of October.

Day 28: Signed giveaway of SOULS 4 SUPPER

cover art for "Souls 4 Supper"There are only a few days left until Halloween, so I felt it was time to do a little giveaway.  I’m giving 1 copy of my novel SOULS 4 SUPPER to 1 lucky winner, and it will be personally signed and addressed to whomever you designate.


This is a random drawing, and it is simple to enter.  To do so, you must do one or more of the following:

1) Follow me on Twitter @rickpipito and retweet this post (tagging me in it).

2) Follow me on Instagram @rickpipito and either screen grab or regram this entry tagging me in it.

3) Share this link from my facebook page

4) Reblog this contest on your own site or blog and make sure to tag this link in it.


Each of the above will earn you 1 entry into the drawing.  If you do all four, you’ve quadrupled your chances.  The drawing winner will be selected at midnight on Halloween night (Oct 31, 2014).  If you have any questions, please feel free to inbox me or comment below.


Thanks for your participation and stay tuned for the winning announcement.  Good Luck