DAY 7 of the 12-Day Holiday Hootenanny, 2012!

AND we have winners! WOOOO! The names of the winners are posted next to the books. THANK YOU for playing today, my friends, and we’ll see you tomorrow. 🙂

PEOPLE! A little message. PLEASE check the winners’ lists on previous days. We still haven’t heard from a few of you, which means our notification emails may have gotten sucked into your spam filter. If you are Laurie Johnson or A Thorpe, you’ve won. Please check your spam filters or check in on our contact form here. Thanks. (C’mon now! Check in!)

Moving along…

Oh, good gracious me. We have crossed into Day 7 here at the Hootenanny and the egg nog is flowing pretty freely. One of the elves has taken it upon herself to hang peppermint sticks and ornaments on the reindeers’ antlers (they look kind of cute, actually) and I think I just found peanut brittle under the sofa cushions. But the elves are careful not to mess up the books with the brittle! So welcome to the festivities, amigas y amigos!

Here’s the elves’ latest (help us all, they got hold of “Feliz Navidad” and they’ve been hollering this all day):
Fleas on my dog!
Fleas on my dog!
Fleas on my dog!
Proper brush and flea powderrrrrr…

Bless their little pointed hat selves.

Today’s offerings — and big thank yous to the authors (both indie and traditional) and to BSB, who put up a book a day — are listed below, in the order they’ll be given away. So the first name we draw will win Baxter Clare’s book, the second will win Ellen Hart’s 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 7 entry.

And if you’re an author whose work is featured today, please refrain from joining in the drawing. Cuz how weird would that be, to win your own book? 🙂

Good luck and have fun!

Baxter Clare, Bleeding Out (Bella Books) WINNER — SHELLEY MARRA

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Lt. L.A. Franco — “Frank” — commands Homicide Squad #93 in gang-plagued central Los Angeles. She’s “Dirty Harry’s personality stuffed into Martina Navratilova’s body.” She allows nothing into her personal life except football, booze, music, and exercise, all her drugs of choice. And they’re all about to fail her when she needs them the most. Bleeding Out introduced Baxter Clare and L.A. Franco to the world in 2007. Get you some!

Ellen Hart, Rest for the Wicked (Minotaur Books) WINNER — MARGARET GILL

You know author Ellen Hart. You love her. You want to read more Jane Lawless! And here it is. In this one, DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis with a purpose. But things aren’t working out, so he calls the one person he knows he can — his uncle Nolan’s business partner, Jane Lawless. But when Jane gets the message, DeAndre is already dead, stabbed outside a gentleman’s club. And he’s not the only victim. . .

Lori Lake, A Very Public Eye (Regal Crest) WINNER — GLENDA POULTER

Here’s Lori with her latest! Book 2 in the Very Public Eye Mystery Series. Here, state fraud investigator Leona Reese has to deal with the death of 17-year-old Eddie Bolton, who was brutally murdered while in a juvenile detention facility. Leona works with the local police to find out what’s going on, and someone else is murdered. Soon, Leona realizes that she, too, is in danger as she’s on the trail of a dangerous and clever criminal.

Andi Marquette, winner’s choice of Land of Entrapment, State of Denial, or The Ties that Bind (Regal Crest) WINNER — LEAH
Here’s Andi’s latest mystery:

An Albuquerque paper reports that a dead white man was found on the Navajo Reservation in northwestern New Mexico. UNM sociology professor K.C. Fontero thinks she can use the case in one of her classes. But it’s soon apparent that the dead man may have something to do with a letter that River Crandall, brother of K.C.’s partner Sage, received from their estranged father. What does a dead man have to do with the letter? And can the beliefs of one culture jump the boundaries of another? Join the New Mexico posse on another mystery in the Land of Enchantment. [or pick one of the others!]

Kate McLachlan, Hearts, Dead and Alive (Regal Crest) WINNER — CHRIS (email handle starts with satine)

Fifth grade teacher Kimberly Wayland finds a human heart in a dumpster. Which begs the question, what was she doing in said dumpster in the first place, and why didn’t she tell the police about her grisly discovery? Well, now she’s in a pickle because she’s given the police a fake alibi. So she and her intrepid crew of friends set out to solve the mystery of the heart in the dumpster. And along the way, Kimberly may just solve a few mysteries about her own heart.

JM Redmann, Ill Will (Bold Strokes) WINNER — RIPLEY

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In a city slowly rebuilding after the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, PI Micky Knight stumbles into a web of people capitalizing on the suffering of others through snake oil healthcare. First, Micky’s investigation is driven by anger. But when one of her friends uses her cancer diagnosis to infiltrate the inner circle, it becomes personal because only Micky can get her out in time to access the treatment she needs to survive.

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

135 comments

  1. Today I be feeling it in me old Irish bones…tis the 7th day and there be many a fine selection of books. Cheers to ye all!!

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  2. I’m so ready to win…. anything.,. I will try all the way to the end, Love these writers. Thank you.

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  3. Now you’ve given me an earworm with that Feliz Navidad, so you asked for it:

    Oh, please let me win!
    Oh, please let me win!
    Oh, please let me win!
    Let seven be my lucky numberrrr… 🙂

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  4. Another wonderful list of books to be given away today. Thanks for setting this up and thanks to all the authors who donated their books.

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  5. Merry Christmas one and all and wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year 2013. What an impressive line-up. I’d love to be added for a chance to get one of these books. Thanks Andi and the gang!

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  6. Hello lucky number 7. Does anybody recognize that Lucky number 7 was the name of the donkey on the show Grizzly Adams. Well, here’s hoping that today is my lucky day.

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  7. My, what a nice selection today — not that selections on other days have been bad. It’s just that today seems to have gone down my want list. Count me in.

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  8. Day 7 looks awesome…some of my favorites and some I haven’t read yet…hopefully today is my day! 🙂

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  9. (think Elmer Fudd) “Kill the elves, kill the elves, kill the elllllves!”

    Roselle Graskey is my partner & I take care of sending out books for her. I’ve already received a return email from & mailed her book to the day 2 winner. I have not heard from the day 3 winner(Andi Joyce), whom I emailed at the same time. Sending her another email today. If I can’t get in touch with her in another week I’ll let you know.

    My sympathies to you on coordinating all of this, it’s a big job, I did all the follow up for the ‘Caring for Kara’ auction back in August.

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  10. This really is fun! Thanks to all the authors, publishers and elves at Women and Words! You all are amazing to bring such holiday cheer to all of us readers!

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  11. This was lots of fun last year and it’s great you guys are all doing it again-thanks. Out of the gate late, but finally running. 🙂

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