DAY 2 of the 12-Day Holiday Hootenanny, 2013

Hootenanny.Day2Did you totally have fun yesterday? Are you getting the hang of this whole thing? Are you wondering how things could even get nuttier and more festive? WONDER NO MORE! Because HERE, my friends, is DAY 2 of the crazy!

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
brought a giant load of books!
And if you only saw him,
you would give him funny looks

he’s not like the other reindeer
who only pull the fat guy’s sleigh
Rudolph prefers to hang out
and give tons of these books away!

Okay, friends, same rules apply as yesterday. To get into today’s drawing, leave a comment on this blog (one entry per person, please). Make sure you provide a valid email address in the comment fill-out form. Don’t worry, your email will not be made public. Do NOT put your email in the body of your comment. We’re trying to save you from the evil anti-holiday spam-bots. We close the drawing at 10 PM EST US (here’s a world clock link for those not in the US). We do the drawing right after we close it, and then we pass the winners’ contact info along to the authors, who will contact you directly. We also post the winners’ names on this blog. So give the author a little bit of lag time to contact you. If you win a publisher’s book, we here at Women and Words contact the winners to get information to submit to the publisher.

And, as always, if you’re an author listed today, please don’t participate in today’s drawing. That would be weird if you won your own book, right?

Ready? Here we go!

ASHLEY BARTLETT – Winner Liz Gibson

Winner gets 1 paperback or 1 ebook of Ashley’s latest, Dirty Power. Join Vivian Cooper and the DiGiovanni twins as they try to get their money back in Vegas. But things don’t go as they planned (do they ever?). This is book 3 in the Dirty trilogy.

GATO TIMBERLAKE – Winner Cheyenne


Winner gets 1 paperback copy of Gato’s debut mystery, No Corspe Is an Island. Join PI Elizabeth Taylor as she tries to uncover the reason her roommate’s fiancΓ© killed himself. Can she find out why? And what else might she find?

VK POWELLWinner Minna

Winner gets 1 ebook copy of VK’s latest, Exit Wounds. Police officer Loane Landry thinks she’s lost her lover in an explosion set by gunrunners. But when the woman she thought was dead shows up alive, Loane has to figure out whether to trust her again. Can they work together for justice? Or were the lies too much for both?


NYT bestselling author Amanda Kyle Williams is putting up a signed paperback copy of book 2 in the Keye Street series, Stranger in the Room. Keye’s dealing with 2 tough cases in this one. A serial killer’s on the loose during the sweltering Atlanta summer. Keye has to deal with that, and also with the possibility that her cousin’s being stalked. But she’s also having to deal with a case up north that will shake her foundations. Sound good? Hope you win!

ELLEN HARTHeidi. Aka beachwench

Five-time Lambda winner (and tons of other awards) Ellen Hart will give a lucky winner 1 print copy of her latest Jane Lawless mystery, Taken by the Wind. Here, things get personal when Jane has to find the missing son of good friends.

CARSEN TAITE – canuckevg

Winner gets a choice of either 1 signed paperback copy or 1 ebook of Rush, Lambda finalist Carsen Taite’s latest. Murder, secrets, and romance. Sounds like a great way to spend your holidays. πŸ˜€

ANDI MARQUETTE – Shelley Marra

Andi’s offering winner’s choice of any of her New Mexico mysteries. The series starts with the award-winning Land of Entrapment, then goes into a State of Denial, only to get all tied up in book 3, The Ties that Bind (which was a favorite of the Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Awards). Book 4, Day of the Dead, was released in November 2013. Click HERE to find out more about these books and to read excerpts from each.

LORI LAKE – Michelle

Winner gets 1 copy of award-winning author Lori Lake’s latest in her Public Eye series, A Very Public Eye. Police investigator Leona Reese has to find the killer of a 17-year-old boy who may not be done killing. She’s offering either print or ebook to US readers, and ebook to overseas readers.


OMG, people. Jessie is offering THREE books to THREE winners, all from her wild n’ crazy Shay O’Hanlon caper series. Seriously, people. Laughs, thrills, fun galore. So here’re the books:
Bingo Barge Murder (Book 1)
Hide n’ Snake Murder (Book 2)
Pickle in the Middle (Book 3)


Winner’s choice, one print or ebook. Hit the link to check the catalog.

Winner’s choice, one ebook. Hit the link to check the catalog.

Winner’s choice, one print or ebook! Hit the link to see the goods!

Winner’s choice, one ebook! Click the link to see the goodies.

Winner’s choice, one ebook. Check out the link for the goodies.

Winner’s choice, one ebook! Hit the link to check out the fun.


  1. This game is fun! Who is wearing the Rudolph nose? I think there should be pictures! (I know more work for the elves) I hope it’s ok that I continue to play, even though I won a book from Carsen Taite via her Liz McMullen interview. If I win any book in here, I intend to give that book to my friend Tammy. I’m introducing her to all you lovelies. Have a great Friday!


    • Congratulations on winning Carsen’s book. You’re going to love it! And yes, of course, you are still invited to play along with us for the Hootenanny. Don’t forget to come back every day as there’s a whole new list for twelve days in a row. Today is day two, so lots more to come.

      Good luck!


  2. Maybe today is my lucky day! Thanks to all the authors and publishers that are giving away books. You rock!!


  3. Yippeee here we go again. Day 2..and counting. This is soooo much fun.. thanks everyone for all your hard work and generosity.. I lost count of how many authors were taking part in this Hootenanny


  4. Reblogged this on Yvonne Heidt and commented:

    Day TWO of the 12 Day Holiday Hootenanny! Go to Women & Words – see the day’s FREE Holiday book Giveaways – leave a comment on THEIR page – and you could win free book! It’s that simple πŸ™‚


  5. I’m glad to see some of my favorite authors are still writing and some new authors, I’ve not yet read – can’t wait to see what they have written. I have quite a collection of books and can’t wait to add to it! Thanks for the opportunity!


  6. Alas, I remove myself from the drawing – cuz, hey – I’m a regular contributor πŸ™‚ But I DO want to say how much my blog buddies rock! Let’s hear for the all the hard work that’s been put into this whole shindig!!!


  7. What a fantastic way to celebrate the Holidays. Great group of authors. We greatly appreciate all of your hard work.


  8. and more wonderful books to add to my must read list. good luck to everyone…congrats to winners…and writers…you guys rock.


  9. Woohoo…it’s all about Hootenanny day 2.
    More great stories for one and all to,
    tis the season to have a ball, indeed!


  10. Woohoo…it’s all about Hootenanny day 2.
    More great stories for one and all to read,
    tis the season to have a ball, indeed!


  11. This is truly Christmas, with all of the books!
    Thanks to one and all for offering all of these wonderful books.
    Happy Holidays to everyone as well!


  12. 12 days before Christmas Eve;
    I had to inquire;
    Rudolph with your nose so bright;
    won’t you draw my name tonight?

    Do silly rhymes improve your chances? Slipping in under the wire…:)


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