DAY 11 of the 12-Day Holiday Hootenanny, 2013!


AH HA HA! Welcome, friends, to Day 11 of this out-of-control bag of crazy-time sharin’ the luv giveaway we call The Hootenanny! As you will see by the list below, WE ARE TOTALLY NOT DONE, people! The elves have cranked up the party again, and there’s now some kind of crazy line dance going on out back. Oh, wait. It’s “The Electric Slide.” Literally. They’re doing it on the ice-skating pond. I did not even know that was possible.

And the reindeer have made another batch of hot apple cider after all that bobbing they did yesterday but seriously, there is more than apple cider in this brew. Just sayin’. Even the neighbors are getting into it. They know every year we have a 12-day house party, so they’ve decided to join in and you would NOT believe the light display they’ve got going on. They’ve coordinated it to “Gangnam Style” and you haven’t lived until you’ve seen the merry elves do that one. Heh.

Point being, the party continues, friends. Below you will find another list of books up for grabs. To get in on this fabulous-ness, leave a comment on this blog. Make sure you supply a valid email address in the comment fill-out form (don’t worry! Nobody but the merry elves and us see it in the back!). Do NOT put your email address in the comment body. The Scroogerians from planet Hellno have sent their icky spam-bots to scour the interwebz for unsuspecting email addresses they can then do mischief with. Don’t help them. πŸ™‚

The drawing closes at 10 PM EST (handy world clock link) after which we spin the ol’ wheel and find out who won what. 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. Please, friends. One entry per person per day. Let’s share the luv!

Authors, a reminder — if your book is on today’s list, please don’t enter today’s drawings. After all, you probably don’t need to win a copy of your own book. πŸ™‚

And shout-out to all the authors and publishing houses who graciously agreed to this nutso-ness. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making this event possible!

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All right. Go, my pretties! Behold today’s list of goodies.


Barbara is offering a paperback copy of her latest, Secrets, about Marsha, who picks up hitchhiker Jessie, who is hard to resist. They both end up in a small town that hides its own deep, dark secrets.


Winner’s choice of any of C.P.’s books! For reals! Will it be her latest, Collision Course, about two women recovering from tragedies who have a chance at love? Or perhaps Lake Effect Snow or Jacob’s War? A lucky winner gets to choose any one of those titles.

DONNA K. FORDΒ  Linda Leach

Winner gets a paperback copy of Donna’s debut! Christian Sutter is plagued with grief and survivor’s guilt following the death of her lover. She heads to Willow Springs, an all-women retreat in the East Tennessee mountains. Here, she meets Elaine Barber, a reclusive artist who is actually on the run to escape the aftermath of a vicious crime and the person out there who will try again. Together, these two seek healing, but something else lurks and threatens to destroy them all. Can they weather the storm? If you win, you’ll find out.


Winner gets an ebook of Sophia’s Shadows of Something Real, about Marine lieutenant Jamie Gwynmorgan who’s convalescing, has great friends and a burgeoning romance. She’s trying to decide whether she should go back to active duty, in spite of her nightmares and flashbacks. But then she realizes that something from her past is threatening her new love, and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.


Lynette Mae is offering winner’s choice of any of her books, print or ebook. Will it be her Faithful Service, Silent Hearts? Or Tactical Pursuit? Or perhaps her forthcoming latest, Rebound? If you win, you get to choose! Here’s a link to help you with that. [Note: Rebound will not be released until February, so you’ll have a wait on that.]


Grafton College’s newly-appointed dean, Beth Ellis, has her hands full with the president of the college (who nobody likes) and the new English prof (who also has detractors). She never expected a tenure battle to end in murder, but that’s what happens. The chief of police, Sally Sullivan, is committed to solving this murder, but she doesn’t count on her attraction to Beth. And when another campus murder occurs, the two of them could be in real danger. The winner scores a copy of this here book.

R.E. BRADSHAWDiane Greer

So which of the Rainey Bell thrillers would you like? R.E.’s offering winner’s choice, print or ebook of Rainey Days, Rainey Nights, or The Rainey Season and get acquainted with special agent Rainey Bell. Trouble always finds her.


You know her work, both published and fanfic. You love her. You want to win one of her books. Well, here’s your chance. Missy is putting up a winner’s choice ebook of any of her works. Go here to see what she’s got cookin’!

ML SKINNERBeth Palmiscno-Gais

ML is offering winner’s choice of any of her books. Will it be her latest? The Blue Light Special, about a women’s band in St. Pete, Florida in 1985? Or perhaps Fast Break, about women’s basketball? Or maybe the love stories Highway 30 or The Black Hills? Link for more info.


Zelma’s giving away TWO books.
1 winner gets an ebook copy of Zelma’s The House on Miracle Street, in which Boston detective “Trick” Midswain tracks a suspect to her Vermont hometown, where she’s reunited with friends, family, and a long-lost love.
Winner 2 gets an ebook copy of Sugar House Mornings. 1954 Vermont. A teenaged Elvie sees something that cost a young librarian her job. Five years later, a newcomer attracts Elvie’s eye, and she looks familiar…
Hope to win so you find out what happens!


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!

BYWATER BOOKS – Elizabeth Tanner
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. Ow, first for a comment?! That first for me. You make me love this time of year a little more.


  2. Another great line-up. Thanks Andi and Jove for all your work, and thanks to all the authors for the greatest gift of all. The gift of their talent, wrapped up in some pretty awesome covers!


    • It’s our pleasure. We just feel super lucky that so many authors and publishers contribute and that y’all keep coming back year after year to play with us.


  3. I can’t believe it’s nearly over. How are you ladies holding up? Count me in again please πŸ™‚


  4. walked round the town delivering cards today.. everyone out,so if I’d hoped for a cup of tea…humph…
    but cosy warm from all the striding out .. and realised I too was out..came back to two cards through the door!


  5. oh, how , oh how did I miss entering on Day 10? I’m up and online TOO early … well, I won’t miss you this time!!!! Thanks again — authors and publishers!


  6. Oh man, Hootenanny day 11. It’s almost over…so sad, but it’s been good fun. Thanks to all involved with this wonderful event! Cheers!!


  7. Have truly enjoyed this again this year. Thank you to the authors and publisher for donating the books. And to Andi and Jove for coordinating it all.


  8. Its that time of year, when we are thinking of people close and dear,
    wishing they were close so we can hug everyday of the year,
    but if you are not, then all I can say is send pictures old and new,
    so I can remember you! Or send books, lots and lots of books!
    Count me in for today!


  9. well merry Christmas/holidays everyone , Iv’e never won anythink competition
    wise be a first for me ,not sure if this competition is open to international readers but I hope so , love all books/authors listed but love Lynette Mae & Melissa good. be nice to have a book from these authors to start my collection of to good start fingers crossed ,,,,,, linda


  10. Dear Santa,
    I really have been a good girl, no matter what the elves told you. A nice lesfic book in my stocking would be nice.



  11. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I enjoy reading and authors who help make it all possible. Thank you.


  12. As you told me…
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    I leave my comment here
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    The elves make such a din
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    But I so hope to win
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    Accept my thanks again
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    This is such fun (ba da ba bum ba da ba bum ba da ba da ba da ba da ba bum…)

    Can’t help it; you bring out the whimsical in me. [Ducking and covering:)]


  13. Hootenanny ’13, hot cider, generous authors and publishers and the very special efforts of Jove ‘n Andi are ensuring a creative spirit all around!


  14. Today was crappy. slipped on ice and tore up my knee. pain pills helping. Thanks for having this to make me smile today πŸ™‚


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