Hootenanny 2014 – Day 4


LOOK AT YOU, my little maids a’ milking and lords a’ leaping! Clearly, you haven’t been completely inundated and overwhelmed at this holiday house party we like to call the Hootenanny merry elf oh no they di’n’t circuit party. GOOD. Because we haven’t stopped up in here! The eggnog is now flowing pretty freely (and probably some other beverages) and we’re on our 98th pot of coffee and we’ve taken to using the peppermint vault as a reviver, but that’s all right because THIS IS HOW WE ROLL this time of year.

From all of us here, thanks to all the authors and publishers who have made this event possible. Without you, there would be no Hootenanny (THE HORROR!) and we are so grateful for your generosity, helping share the luv this time of year. THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts and eggnog red solo cups. And of course, many thanks to you, dear readers, for joining us on our escapades. We wouldn’t do this without you because, seriously. What’s the point? Without readers, there wouldn’t be writers. So thank you.

(hint: “Let it Snow”)

Hey, the weather outside is crappy
but winning books makes us happy
the elves pay the weather no heed
let us read, let us read, let us read!

The elves, they sure aren’t stopping
and the reindeer have corn for popping
they know what we need
let us read, let us read, let us read!

When I finally finish this book
how I hate putting it down
but if I win tonight
the rest of the night I’ll be warm!

The fire is slowly dying
and these elves, they’re not goodbyeing
there’s more Hoot-uh-nan-EEEEE
Let us read, let us read, let us read!

So if you want in on today’s drawing, leave a comment on this here blog. Please provide your email address in the comment fill-out form (that’s how we notify you), but do NOT put it in the comment body because the Bureau of Holiday Smackdowns has its legions of spambots mercilessly patrolling the interwebz, and they’ll kidnap your email address and use it for nefarious purposes. But when you put it just in the comment fill-out form, only we and the merry elves see it (and we lock ’em in the peppermint vault for safekeeping). They may drink a lot of eggnog, but they’re tight-lipped about email addresses.

Tucker the merry elf is getting spruced up for the Hootenanny.
Tucker the merry elf is getting spruced up for the Hootenanny.

And PLEASE, dear readers. One entry per person per day. Let’s share the luv, okay?

First person drawn wins an Affinity book, second does, too, and so on down the list. In other words, we do not match books to readers. We’re trying to keep our heads from exploding.

Drawing closes at 10 PM EST US (here’s your world clock). The merry elves draw the winners right after that and we notify pretty quickly and post winners’ names right here. So if you see your name on the blog but you haven’t received an email, check your spam filter.

NOTE: Print is specified for the country publisher will ship to. If there is no specification, the publisher will ship anywhere.

And publishers, please refrain from entering today’s drawing. After all, it would be kind of weird if you won a book from your own house.

And now, your doorway to opportunity (note: if you click the name of each publisher, it’ll take you to that publisher’s site). Good luck!

AFFINITY EBOOKSWinners Donna Landers; kbrodland; erica; Pam; Elana Dykewomon

FIVE ebooks, FIVE winners. One book to each. Winner’s choice, each time.

BEDAZZLED INKWinners suzihautaniemi; Charmaine Butler; Lynn; Joelenne Wardle; iamaschlie

Bedazzled Ink is offering FIVE BOOKS. So we’ll draw five winners, and each winner gets a choice of any one of the following books:
Everything by Carole Wolf, The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar, The Empath by Jody Klaire, Blowback by Bev Prescott, June Magee R.N. Festival Nurse by Ann McMan, Salem West, and Barrett, The Surrender by Terias McKlay, Kid by Doreen Perrine, Rabbits of the Apocalypse by Benny Lawrence, Positive Lightning by Laurie Salzler, Fractured by Jody Klaire (print or ebook)

BOLD STROKES BOOKSWinner Cindy Rizzo; powwowmom2000; deej; SueH; Deseree “Daisy” Gregory

You know them. You love them. Well, here they are, putting up FIVE titles for FIVE winners! That is, one book per winner, winner’s choice. Paperback (U.S.) or ebook.

BYWATER BOOKSWinners Brooke; Allison Mugnier

The fabulous Bywater Books is offering two ebooks! We’ll pick two winners, and each winner gets to pick any ebook off the Bywater list!


Cleis has joined us with a juicy title. Winner scores a print (U.S.) copy of Girls Who Bite, a sexy collection of lesbian vampire stories. Whew. That should keep you warm this winter.

DESERT PALM PRESSWinners ratjackter; marydeutcher
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Our friends at Desert Palm are offering 2 books! That’s two winners, one book each! Winner’s choice of book (paperback or ebook).

LADYLITWinners Terry Fountain; shelley

LadyLit is offering 2 ebooks today! One copy of Forbidden Fruit: Unwise Stories of Lesbian Desire (ed. by Cheyenne Blue) and one copy of Anything She Wants (lesbian erotica anthology edited by Harper Bliss). Winners will receive the books in the order in which they were drawn.

PHOENIX RISING PRESSWinners Julee; angeleyesofmyst
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Phoenix Rising is offering TWO books, one winner for each, winner’s choice. Print (U.S.) or ebook.

ROSE AND STAR PRESS – Winners Mercedes; Sherri Shimshy
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Today, Rose and Star is offering 2 ebooks, 1 to each of two winners (winner’s choice).

SAPPHIRE PUBLISHINGWinners chrisbrown71075, Tina, Lida Verner, Susan Seifert, Leeann Shoemaker

FIVE books, one to each of five winners! Winner’s choice, print (U.S.) or ebook.

YLVA PUBLISHINGWinners Myriam Stegmann; Pat Haider; Cheyenne
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3 WINNERS! The fab crew at Ylva is offering the following ebooks today: Under a Falling Star by Jae, the Christmas anthology Unwrap These Presents (ed. by Astrid Ohletz and R.G. Emanuelle), and Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart. Winners will receive the books in the order in which they’re drawn. First winner will receive Jae’s book, second the anthology, and so on.


  1. Eeeny meeny miny moe, catch an author by their toe, if they’re writing PLEASE let them go! If they’re not, please Santa, get them a new laptop!


  2. This is better than waking up on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought. The anticipation of the drawings each day and waiting to see who wins is great. Love this time of year spending extra time with family and friends.


  3. Outside it’s really snowing
    And the winds are strongly blowing
    I certainly must stay in
    So let me win, let me win, let me win…

    Looking forward to more lovely lesfic readin’

    Thanks to all the generous publishers!


    • I so did not deliberately comment twice! My phone was acting funny and didn’t show my comment the first time….sorry about that. Hopefully the merry elves won’t hold it against me? Lol


  4. Another day, another chance! I love chances! First, second… 12th, doesn’t matter, a chance is a chance! It could happen!


  5. These posts are so enlightening, I am finding new authors, now new publishing houses…. WOW! Thanks!!!


  6. Love the merry songs and updates on Tucker. Thanks to all the publishers for giving the elves a whole day of the Hootenanny to fill that’s devoted to their giveaways!


  7. Thanks to all the publishers giving out the free books and the work by y’all to get this put together. This is definitely the time of year that I actually get a little time to enjoy reading.
    Any books are appreciated.


  8. Merry little elf,😎
    Stop playing with yourself!πŸ˜†πŸ™ˆ
    Because I want to play too,πŸ™‹
    Any book will do!πŸ“š


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