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

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You made it, did you? Here we are, friends! The last BLOWOUT day of this awesomely massive holiday book giveaway. THANK YOU to all the authors and publishing houses who were more than happy to provide books for this event! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for making this an awesome holiday and for of course helping the reindeer and elves outdo themselves in terms of parties while giving all these books away.

And they always have a blast doing it. ALWAYS!

Today’s offerings are listed below. If you want in on the drawing, leave a comment on this blog. Please, one entry per person, friends. Let’s share the luv. Make sure you provide a valid email address in the comment fill-out form. Nobody sees it except us in the back. πŸ™‚ Do NOT put your email address in the body of the comment because the dark and scary bureau of anti-holiday fun has sent its minions of nasty little spam-bots across the interwebz, and they gather up email addresses for their nefarious spamotic purposes. We’re trying to help you, here, folks.

The drawing closes at 10 PM EST US (world clock linkie dinkie). 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 authors, if your book is offered today, please refrain from the drawing because how freaking weird would it be to win your own book? Yeah. Pretty weird.

So thanks, everybody, for the awesome-ness. Thanks for joining us during the past 12 days, and here’s hoping you have a great holiday season.

Have yourself a groovy little Christmas
Hope your reading’s bright
And for a while your troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a funky little Christmas
Make your yuletide GAY (OH SO GAY!)
Kick your troubles in the butt so they go away

Here we are on the last of twelve days
Happy Hootenanny days of yore
Faithful folks who are dear to us
And post comments with us once more

And this year we’re all here together
Cuz the fates allowed
Fling your tinsel on the highest bough
And have yourself an awesome little Christmas now

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everybody!

And now, here’s your list. Dig in!

LYNN AMESPetra harridge

You know her, you love her. You want to read her work. Lynn Ames has myriad standalone and series romances (Hello! Kate and Jay!) and she also does thrillers (hello! The Mission: Classified series!). You will not go wrong with any of her books. Lynn’s offering winner’s choice of any of her books. WOO!

RACHEL SPANGLER Mish

Rachel’s offering a paperback copy of Does She Love You? Annabelle Taylor has been with her partner for 13 years. Jaded Davis Chandler is finally dating who she thinks is the woman of her dreams. The problem is that both Davis and Annabelle are actually in love with the same woman. Nic McCoy is leading a double life and everything is about to come crashing down on all of them. Can all three women rebuild? Win and see!

CATHERINE BLACKFEATHER Brooke Carr

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Win yourself one print or ebook copy of Mitchie, about a young girl who flees Canada and disguises herself as a boy to live among men and heads west, like so many others. But her past comes calling, and she learns some valuable life lessons.

AMY DAWSON ROBERTSON Joan Denman

You may know Amy as a writer of awesome thrillers. But did you know she also does romance? She’s offering an ebook copy of her latest, Midnight in Orlando, to a lucky winner. Follow workaholic lawyer Susan Voight as she goes to a lesbian literary conference in Orlando to indulge her lesbian fiction fandom and maybe meet someone. Nic Green is the reclusive popular lesfic writer who also ends up in Orlando, where she meets Susan…will sparks fly? Hope you win to find out!

REBECCA SWARTZanne

This is Rebecca’s debut novel, and it’s a humdinger! Constable Emma Kirby is on security detail for rising country star Daina Buchanan. After a deadly explosion, the stalker after Daina targets Emma, too, and Emma has to work harder to protect the seemingly self-absorbed and difficult-to-deal with Daina, who is also used to getting what she wants. Winner gets a paper copy, but Rebecca might be able to work an ebook.

KAREN BADGER THREE BOOKS, THREE WINNERS! – Robin Hayes / Becky / lmcleanhoule

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Three more books, three more winners!
You’ve been reading Karen’s fiction for years. So here’s your chance to win a book in her Commitment series!
In a Family Way (Book 1 of the Commitment Series)
Unchained Memories (Book 2 of the Commitment Series)
Happy Campers (book 3 of the Commitment series)
Follow Billie and Cat and their messy, complicated, often hilarious lives in the Commitment series.

BARBARA CLANTON Angela

Book 4 in the YA Clarksonville series. Softball, young love, and the trials and tribulations of growing up gay. Winner gets a copy of this, Samantha’s story. Her parents are super-conservative, and hiding her relationship with her girlfriend is getting harder by the day. That plus pressure from her coach after an error-filled game and friends pressuring her to come out make for a difficult time for young Sam. Winner gets a copy!

SAXON BENNETT Debbie Roberts

Jane Graves is a wild and crazy college grad, an in-your-face lesbian activist with myriad girlfriends that she uses to avoid commitment. Her sister Fiona, also gay, is the opposite. Calm, controlled, organized. But she’s struggling to maintain appearances. When Jane comes back to town, the sisters and women in their lives cross paths, and end up taking deeper looks at both sides of life and love.

AJ ADAIRE Rowan

AJ’s giving away a copy of Sunset Island. Ren Madison has it all. A private island, great family, great relationship with her partner and ample time to explore her passion for painting. But when her partner dies, she’s left picking up the pieces. Enter Lindy Caprini, a professor looking for an illustrator for her book about fairy tales from around the world. She hires Ren, and the two settle into a comfortable light-hearted friendship. Could it blossom into more? Win a copy and find out!

ALYSSA LINN PALMER – Mary Kelly

Alyssa is offering an ebook version of The Artist’s Muse. Broke and desperate after her girlfriend leaves her for a man, Colette finds work as an artist’s model for artist Lise Beauclerc. Colette gets up the courage to ask her out, and things go well until a few days later when Lise introduces Colette to her former fiancΓ©, a man. Marcel and Lise seem intimately involved, and Colette is sure she’s destined to be devastated again. Will her feelings for Lise be unrequited?

CINDY RIZZO Lita Vijums

Edgy, cynical writer Robin hits her first semester at college just wanting to write and finish school so she can get back to her homeless gay friends in NYC. She has no interest in women like Southerner Tracey, who keeps a fake boyfriend and a string of older women girlfriends on the side. In spite of all that, can they learn something from each other? And maybe find out a little more about themselves? If you win a copy, you’ll find out!

AND! THE FAB OFFERINGS FROM THESE FAB PUBLISHERS!

BEDAZZLED INK PUBLISHING – Marie Castle
Winner’s choice, one print or ebook. Hit the link to check the catalog.

BLUE FEATHER BOOKS – Kris k
Winner’s choice, one ebook. Hit the link to check the catalog.

BOLD STROKES BOOKS – sjc1author
Winner’s choice, one print or ebook! Hit the link to see the goods!

BYWATER BOOKS – Mary M. Perry
Winner’s choice, one print or ebook! Click the link to see the goodies.

SAPPHIRE BOOKS PUBLISHING – Eileen
Winner’s choice, one ebook. Check out the link for the goodies.

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

191 comments

  1. On the 12th day of the Hootenanny the elves gave to me….a book, hopefully. πŸ˜€ Many thanks and a wonderful Holiday to Jove, Andi, the merry elves and all the generous authors. Already looking forward to next year. πŸ™‚

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  2. This never fails to brighten my holiday, thank you to all who contribute! My reading list sure is long now!!!!

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  3. I won yesterday! I’m so greatful to you guys and the authors for doing this awesome hootenanny! πŸ˜€

    Count me in for the last day! πŸ™‚

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  4. Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. “Best gift ever”

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  5. Count me in. This has been fun and a great way to get ideas for books to give as Christmas gifts. Thanks for all of your work coordinating this year’s hootenanny.

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  6. Day 12 of HOOTENANNY!!!! Last Day to win Great Books!!!! Thank you to all the Authors for making our holidays brighter!!!

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  7. Blowing a gale here in South East England so I’m cooried in reading Second Season by Ali Vali… Thank you to Andi and Jove and all the other authors who’ve guested on the blog this year. It’s been fun reading, and finding out more about our fave authors and discovering new ones…. Well done on the hootenanny gift giving and I wish you all a happy and successful 2014…. Now I really should put this down and get back to my “proper PhD reading” but maybe just one more chapter…..

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  8. My favorite gathering of the season so far! Thank you to everyone who made the Hootenanny the place to be this December. Can’t wait for 2014 and ALL of the great posts on Women and Words!

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  9. I’m sad to see this Hootenanny come to an end, but I’m excited for all of the new books on my list! Happy Holidays and thank you to all!!

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  10. Day 12: Thanks for a fun time again this year & the chance to win some great books. Was lucky on day 1 maybe again on day 12.

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  11. One least day to send my best thanks to the authors and bloggers! This has been awesome.. Great way to get the books out there and to introduce readers to new authors they have not read before!! Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all!!!

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  12. Hootenanny, you’ve been great fun. Cheers to all involved. What a way to wrap it up, with yet another great line up of fantastic reads! Hope to see the Hoot next year….till then, a safe and happy holiday to all!! Cheers!!

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  13. Noooooooooo! It can’t be over! Thank you for such a great event leading up to Christmas! Have enjoyed every minute of it!!!

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  14. Happy 12th day of Hootenanny. It’s been fun. Thank you to everyone who made it possible – the authors, and publishers for their donations and the organizers for their hard work!

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  15. Oooohhhhh, pick me, pick me!! *waves arms* I was always the littlest kid and last to get picked for everything. I want a book. (Yes, I’m shameless. I know.)

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  16. Merry Christmas to everyone, authors who contributed, publishers and everyone who has taken part. An especial thanks to Andi and Jove for the time taken to organise this event in our year..

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  17. Last chance this year, I am in! Thank you W&W, Authors, and Publishers fir making the Hootenanny so much fun. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Sad that this is Hootenanny’s last day but it has been great fun. I can’t thank the authors, publishers, and Andi & Jove enough for sponsoring such a jolly event. Happy Christmas to everyone!

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  19. Some wonderful books on offer today – thank you so much to all the authors for their kindness again this year. Do please count me in for this last time.

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  20. Great list of books today. Thank to all the authors for donating and for the ladies of women and words for hosting the Hootenanny. Please add me for the last day. Merry Christmas everyone.

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  21. Thank you Andi & Jove plus everyone else who helped make this a great Hootenanny..All the authors and publishers who donated books. May your 2014 be filled with good health and happiness..

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  22. Thanks to all the authors & publishers for the books, and to Andi & Jove. I’ve got new lyrics to a dozen songs running through my head!

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  23. Finally getting to enter here. Thanks to all who made this possible. Your energy and sense of fun is contagious. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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  24. Sorry to see the Hootenany end. It was great to be introduced to so many authors and books. My to-read list has definitely grown. Thanks

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  25. Yet again a wonderful event for Christmas time, thanks to Jove and Andi! My bookshelf is running empty so count me in for today and fingers and toes are crossed hard to win.

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  26. I hope I’m the Dalamation… You know when I looked there were already 100 comments… so I hope I’m 101! πŸ™‚

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  27. This has been a HOOT! As a new author myself, I hope everyone that wins will take the time to leave a review for these incredibly talented authors and publishers. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! And Happy New Year!

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  28. This is simply a thank you to all the hard working authors who do so much to keep us entertained throughout the year. Have a Happy Holiday all!

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  29. Looks like you’re having fun this Christmas. Please enter my name in this drawing. I love to read and only know a few authors on this list. Merry Christmas!!!

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  30. Day 12, count me in. Luck be a lady!
    Happy Holidays to Andi, Jove and the merry elves, and the best to all in 2014!!!

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  31. Hi, I missed several days which does not meen I didn’t care. Things come up. I know you understand. If I am fortunate to win, I thank you ALL now. If not, Bless you all and have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Annette

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  32. A job well done to both of you & many thanks to all the authors. This is such fun every year! Now, go & have a big drink before you start on all the follow-up problems and questions!!

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  33. Ooh yum! I’m gonna have to buy at least three of the books on today’s list. A girl could go broke at this rate. Merry Christmas everyone…just one more sleep here in Aus.

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  34. I am sad this is the last day only because it has been so much fun to play. To everyone that has made this possible thank you so much. I now have an awesome reading list for the coming year.

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  35. Thanks Andi, Jove, elves and all the fantastic generous authors and publishers for a great ride. Merry Christmas to all and please count me in again.

    cw

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    • Thanks, cw! Sometimes it blows my mind how generous people are. Andi and I spend a lot of time sending out emails and rounding folks up, but that’s really not anything compared to the women who continue to support this event both with book donations and by coming back day after day to play with us.

      Thanks to all of you!

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  36. Kept picturing the song with credits rolling on the screen πŸ™‚ Thanks to Andi and Jove for doing this wonderful Hootenanny again this year. I had fun just writing in.

    Happy holidays to everyone here, organizers, authors, publishers and fans alike–good health above all, happiness, prosperity, peace and blessings.

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  37. Jove & Andi,

    This was my first year at the HOOTENANNY and it was a blast,
    Sorry this is the end, it sure went too fast!
    You obtained some great literature, truly really good shit,
    It was fun trying to make you laugh with my queer wit!
    Hope to see you next year with bells on my toes,
    Maybe you’ll pick my entry instead of your nose!!!

    Ta Ta and Happy, Holidays to you and yours,
    Sandi, who thinks Jove and Andi are wonderfully dandy!

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  38. Hi this is Val, Sarah went back into hospital last night but told me I had to leave a message here. She said to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a joyous and prosperous New Year. And to thank the Elves? Cool, mission accomplished. Thanks.

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  39. Totally bummed I missed the last two days but this line up seems amazing. Thank you Women and Words for making the holidays so incredibly wonderful.

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  40. Thanks for the fun! It’s been wonderful discovering some new authors for my to-read list, and exciting to try to win books from some of my favorite authors as well.
    Happy holidays to all and many good books in the new year!

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  41. Just found out about this festivfal of books yesterday. Will try to win again, Regardless, I end up with a terrific list of books to read.

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  42. This is such a fun thing! Thank you to all who made this possible. There’s a first time for everything. Whatever will be, will be.

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  43. Thank you to all the terrific authors who participated and most especially to the wonderful women at Women and Words who made this all possible!

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  44. Just wanted to say thank you to all the authors who participated . This is the second year I have wonπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Thank you!!!!!!

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