DAY 2 of the 12-Day Holiday Hootenanny, 2012!

WINNERS posted below, by each title!

What? You’re feeling worn out after all the hoopla on Day 1? Girlfriends, we are JUST GETTING STARTED. Get some coffee! Kick back! Welcome to DAY 2 of our festivities here at Women and Words! We’re so excited to do this and many, many thanks to all the authors and publisher (BSB, that would be you) who donated books to get in on the fun. You’ll notice that we’ve got authors published at a variety of houses (see the publisher next to the book), and also self-published participating in this event, which is wholly at the behest of the merry elves here at Women and Words. Many of the authors offered books from their own stashes to put up for drawings. We approached lots of different people, and as usual, everybody was stoked to get in on the game. So thanks, all, for helping us here at Women and Words spread some holiday luuuuuuv.

Today’s offerings are listed below, in the order they’ll be given away. So the first name we draw will win Jove Belle’s book, the second will win Roselle Graskey’s book, and so on.

To enter today’s drawing, leave a comment on this blog entry. Include your email address at the comment prompt (it won’t be seen publicly). To avoid spam-bots, don’t include your email in the body of your comment. You have until 10 PM EST US (world clock link) to enter. At that point, we’re doing the drawing and we’ll post the winners here, on the Day 2 entry.

Day 1 winners, your names appear next to the books on the Day 1 list. If you haven’t heard from us, check your spam filter. And if you haven’t heard from the author in a reasonable amount of time (after checking your spam filter), please let one of us here at Women and Words know.

Authors, if your book is featured today, please refrain from joining in the drawing because it would be really super weird to win your own book. 😀

There you go. Have fun and good luck!

Jove Belle, winner’s choice, Indelible, Chaps, Split the Aces, Edge of Darkness (Bold Strokes Books) WINNER — MARIE FOOSE
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Jove’s most recent novel is this one. Angie Dressen wants the best for her young son, Oliver. So she works full-time as a waitress while trying to finish her degree, one class at a time. She’s got her hands full, and no time for love. Until she meets Luna Rinaldi: wild child, leather-wearing, tattoo artist with a long list of exes. Everything Angie wants to avoid. But Luna’s also got a soft side, and she’s willing and able to extend it to Angie and Oliver. Will Angie let her?

For more information on Jove’s other novels, click HERE.

Roselle Graskey, Life’s Little Edge (PD Publishing) WINNER — ERIN ZIMMER
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Callen O’Malley freelances as a gunrunner for a biker gang. She’s got dark secrets and a dark past. Terri Barclay is hanging with the same biker gang, and she’s got some secrets of her own, that could get her or Callen killed. Circumstances collide, chaos ensues, and Terri has to choose between what she wants and what she should do.

Rachel Spangler, LoveLife (Bold Strokes Books) WINNER — JOAN DENMAN
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Life coach Elaine Raitt is elegant and educated. Blue-collar boi Joey Lang is too insecure to approach her, but Joey’s best friend Lisa hooks Joey up with a life coach appointment with Elaine. The session leaves them both confused about life, love, and the next step. Will either be able to step outside their own boxes to find a true connection?

Cheyne Curry , Clandestine (Blue Feather Books) WINNER — HARK1030SHA
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Ex-CIA operative Tia Ramone is trying to avoid things with the help of a bottle, and it puts her job in danger. Jody Montgomery is an heiress married to a man who isn’t what he appears to be. Eventually, the actions of all three will bring Tia and Jody together in a dangerous and clandestine game.

Kristin Marra, Wind and Bones (Bold Strokes Books) WINNER — SVETLA NOTE: Svetla already owns this book, so we drew a runner-up: LEE FITZSIMMONS
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Journalist Jill O’Hara has to return to her hometown in Montana to bury her father and clean up some of his messes. She figures she’ll close the estate and move on. But an ex from her past proves distracting, as does the local attractive sheriff. As if her confusion over women wasn’t bad enough, Jill soon discovers that her father was into things much worse than she thought, and danger looms.

Carsen Taite, Beyond Innocence (Bold Strokes Books) WINNER — TAYLOR
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Cory’s been banished from the courtroom after a serious professional misstep. She now volunteers with an organization that works to free the wrongly convicted. She ends up with a case sure to set her up for another major defeat, and she also has a strong attraction for her client’s sister Serena, who knows Cory’s history in the courtroom and is sure her brother — on death row for a crime he says he didn’t commit — is in deep trouble. In spite of that, she’s drawn to Cory. A high stakes case, and high stakes love.

Bold Strokes Books – winner’s choice (PRINT or EBOOK) WINNER — KAREN WALES
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ANY book on the BSB list, friends, is yours. Hit the link and start browsing the catalogue!

116 comments

  1. I feel bad – i won one already. But, finances and health aren’t that great, and the wins are an awesome opportunity for holiday re-gifting 🙂 Again, the list is amazing, every single day!

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    • Kathy, I know the feeling. Lost my house this year along with half of my clothes, my Army medals and a mostly finished handmade quilt.

      Good luck.

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      • BSB and Rad are rockin’ the house this year. THANKS to them and all the authors! WOOOOO! And you’ll notice, darlings, that there are many authors at many different houses as well as some indie authors represented. Who knows? You may just discover some new authors to read (hint hint hinty hint). 😀

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  2. Sure hope today is my lucky day and I get Cheyne’s book. Would love to read that! Or any of the books actually.

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    • Hi, Tanya–actually, Bold Strokes isn’t an official organizer. That infamous-ness belongs to Jove, me, and the merry elves here at Women and Words. Bless our hearts, as they say. 😀 BSB and Radclyffe are, however, amazingly generous. Jove and I started the Hootenanny at Women and Words in 2010, and we ask all kinds of authors to participate when we throw one, both indie and traditionally published. This year, Radclyffe stepped up in a HUGE way and offered BSB books in general, as well. So thanks again, all authors and BSB and Radclyffe!

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  3. My office is decorated for christmas today, and a new BoldStrokes book would look right at home for reading those slow days!

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  4. I will say crossing fingers for Carsen Taite, Beyond Innocence, even though all others are great too! I read some already 🙂

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  5. Congrats to the Day 1 winners! I’m hoping to count myself among you at some point during the subsequent days of this wonderful, morale-boosting Hootenany. You gals (bloggers, authors/donors and publisher [BSB — YEAH!] alike) are AWESOME!!

    Interesting that there’s a Kristen Marra novel as one of the prizes today. I’m just reading “78 Keys” now! Great original, unusual story line, based on tarot cards (sounds like the Rider-Waite deck of cards we and our friend have used to do our own readings). I recognize the “Celtic cross” spread referred to in the book. Also, being Jewish myself, I’m enjoying the Jewish references. I’m only about 1/5 of the way through the book (hard to tell on the Kindle, since it doesn’t specify the total number of pages) but so far–very well done! If all your books are this good, you have gained a regular reader/fan, Kristen Marra!

    Wishing you all a wonderful day.

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    • Just posted this comment, and noticed it’s time-stamped 7:37 a.m. I live in the Eastern time zone, and right now it’s 10:37, so don’t know why that happened. I just wanted to let you know, because I know that we have to submit our comments by a certain time each day.

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      • The time stamp is a wonky bit of business. I live on the west coast, so I set the time stamp up for my time zone forever ago. Basically, it allows us to set posts to autopost as specific times and converting it to GMT or any other time zone is enough to send my head into a tail spin. When Andi formatted the posts, she set the open periods in Eastern, which is off from our time stamp, but the standard used in most of the US so we can all follow it. My point? Don’t stress the time stamp. We’re watching the clock for y’all and you are totally within range!

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  6. There are so many interesting books in the drawing today, so I can’t resist entering again! Thanks to all the authors and BSB for their donations, and to Jove and Andi for organizing everything!

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  7. What everyone said above!! This is a wonderful countdown to Christmas!! Thanks again for the opportunity and please count me in to win one of the amazing selection above!!

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    • Just to clarify…Yes, there are a TON of BSB authors participating in the Hootenanny, myself included, but there are a TON of other folks as well. This is not exclusively a BSB event. Lots of talent all around and I’m thankful to everyone for participating!

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      • Indeedie. We do extend our big thank yous to BSB and Radclyffe, as well as to the BSB authors who agreed to put up their work, but this is not exclusively a BSB event. You will see a lot of BSB authors represented, but if you check the publishers next to the books posted, you’ll notice other houses in there, also, as well as indie authors. For example, I’m not a BSB author, but I’ve put my books up, as well. The Hootenanny is, in fact, a WOMEN AND WORDS event, and what we try to do is hit up a whole bunch of authors from different houses and who may not be affiliated with a house so you, the readers, can get a taste of a whole bunch of different stuff that’s out there in lesfic-land (or women’s fiction land). And I second Jove. Thanks to everyone for participating.

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    • Well, I sure hope there’s room for OTHER publishers, because we have other publishers represented here, as well as indie authors. Jove and I try to get a diverse cross-section going at the Hootenanny…
      🙂

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  8. I’ve just found this website, how wonderful and great little thing you’ve got here with Hootennany Day, I’m in!

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  9. Day 2 and the excitement continues…. More wonderful books and one of my absolute favorites. Nope… Not saying which one. 😉

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