Hootenanny 2014 – Day 7


Here we are! We’ve passed the halfway point, but that doesn’t mean a dang thing back here at Women and Words. Oh, hold on…


Every year, at least one reindeer thinks he can get on up there with the elves and do those b-boy dance battles or whatever the hell and sure enough — I DON’T CARE IF TUCKER IS JUMPING UP AND DOWN ON THE TABLE. HE WEIGHS A LOT LESS! Omg. No, Comet, I do not think you’re fat. But you are a reindeer and Tucker is an elf. Big difference. Like, many pounds/stone/kilograms difference. Why don’t you go to the trampoline?

Tucker gettin' his b-boy on.
Tucker gettin’ his b-boy on.

Anyway. Good thing we’ve got the trampoline. And good thing we moved it outside. All it took was one reindeer stuck in the ceiling by the antlers. Just sayin’.

So, NO, day 7 doesn’t mean a dang thing! It just means we’re still partying up in here and giving away books galore and sharin’ the luv and even the eggnog! WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE LUV AND THE FESTIVITIES. And we are also all about THANKING EVERY SINGLE AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER who is making this event possible and gives us a reason to indulge in serious holiday cheer with all of you. And thank you, readers, for participating in the frolic! We here at Women and Words would have no reason to do this if it weren’t for you.

(hint: “We Three Kings”)

We’re the elves at Women and Words
we have books and a reindeer herd
eggnog and coffee, pizza and toffee
this party is ERMAHGERD

Books aplenty, books all night
books with covers shining bright
twelve days of giving, that’s really living
makes us feel warm and light

We do this event every year
makes us so happy with books so near
drawing the winners makes us all grinners
major-ass party up in here

OHHHHH books aplenty, books all night
books with covers shining bright
TWELVE DAYS of giving, YEAH that’s really living
makes us feel so warm and light

For realz, yo.

Okay, here’s your refresher. If you’d like to get all entered in today’s drawing, leave a comment on the blog. Yeah, yeah. You’ve heard it before, but here it is again. Please include your email address in the comment fill-out form but NOT in the comment body (BOO! SPAMBOTS!). We’ll see your address in the back and lock it up all safe in the peppermint vault, so you don’t need to worry.

And please, little turtledoves, one entry per person per day. Let’s all get warm and fuzzy and share the luv.

And, again, we don’t match winners to prizes. We just draw winners and go down the list. Keeps it less confusing for everybody (and we have to be sharp back here, to make sure the furniture stays intact).

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

So here you go. The list for Day 7 (if you click the publisher’s name, you’ll go to their site). Have fun!

AFFINITY EBOOKSWinners dians soria, smharding7, lizcaruso, Adan Ramie, and Gwen

FIVE ebooks, one each to FIVE winners. Winner’s choice, each time. YEE-HA!

BEDAZZLED INKWinners Sally, April M, Jami Carr, Marie Castle, and ripley

Bedazzled Ink is offering FIVE BOOKS today, too. So we’ll draw five winners, and each winner gets a choice of any one of the following:
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 BOOKSWinners Lara. Estes, canuckeh, Angela (AMP), Kas, and Anna Muir

You know them. You still love them. Well, here they are, putting up FIVE more titles for FIVE more winners (that’s one book per winner). Paperback (U.S.) or ebook. Winner’s choice of titles.

BYWATER BOOKSWinners Erin and belindanatalie22

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

CLEIS PRESSWinner Colleen Edwards

Today’s offering from Cleis is a paperback (U.S.) copy of Love Burns Bright, a collection of sweet n’ sexy tales of lesbian love.

DESERT PALM PRESS Winners Lisa Lee, Anne, Bonnie Pimm, larryg5751, and Anita
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Our friends at Desert Palm are offering 5 books! That’s FIVE winners, one book each! Winner’s choice of book (paperback or ebook).

LADYLITWinners Cara and kmccowan57

LadyLit is offering 2 more 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 Tena Appel and nancy
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Phoenix Rising is offering TWO books, one winner for each. Print (U.S.) or ebook, winner’s choice on title.

ROSE AND STAR PRESSWinners Kat and wolvster
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Rose and Star is offering 2 more ebooks, 1 to each of two winners (winner’s choice).

SAPPHIRE PUBLISHINGWinners mtaylor8980, beachwench, Kay, Lucinda Hughes, Alena

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

YLVA PUBLISHING Winners Dana Holmes, Vicki Cooper, and LaRae
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3 WINNERS ALERT! The fab crew at Ylva is offering the following ebooks today: Still Life by L.T. Smith, Charity by Paulette Callen, and The Return by Ana Matics. Winners will receive the books in the order in which they’re drawn.


  1. Thanks so much for all y’all do! I lol at your daily posts during this Hootenany. Thanks for starting my day off with a giggle!


  2. Seven days and you are still here
    With all the reindeer drunk on beer!
    Pages turning, e-reader screens burning
    Perhaps it’s my lucky day!

    Oooooohhh, books of mystery, books of love
    Books by Andi, books by Jove
    Pages turning, e-reader screens burning,
    Please enter my name today!


  3. I would love to be entered! Thanks again for doing this and to the authors and publishers for donating! It is wonderful and hopefully I’ll win one of these days! 🙂


  4. Ok I feel good about today. I have my fingers crossed and my legs crossed. Hmmm maybe I don’t feel good about winning maybe I just have to go to the bathroom. Anyway I like my odds.


  5. I should stop looking here. I want all too many of the books I see 🙂
    Thank you for doing this.


  6. Oh so many lovely choices. Would live to get the one about Junbe Magee by the terrible twins: Ann McMann and Salem West. Mind you any of the titles would make great addition to my growing collection of ebooks


  7. Thanks to all the authors and publishers for making the Hootenanny such a great event! Thanks also to Jove and Andi (and the elves) for all their hard work in organizing it.


  8. Count me in too. I haven’t been notified that I’ve won but can’t seem to locate the winners’ lists just to make sure…will just have to trust the elves!!


    • We post the names of the winners on each day’s blog, next to the author/publisher. If your name appears and you haven’t received an email from us, check your spam filter first then contact us. 🙂


  9. Got off my sick bed to write a comment. But then again you womyn ROCK. Looking forward to another year of reading a lot of books that you’ll work so hard on. You put your heart and soul in each book and it shows. Thank you.


  10. Oh, another day with LOTS of chances to win a book. Thanks you everyone involved.
    Ps, got a chuckle out of your intro today. Can just see a reindeer stuck in ceiling. Silly reindeer games…


    • Krystal! I’m pretty sure you won a book a couple of days ago. Of course, my head gets all swirly this time of year, so I could be remembering wrong. Can you double check your email just in case? I wouldn’t want you to miss out on your book. 🙂


  11. I’ve missed the last few days but I’m back so please count me in. 1 week today is Christmas everyone (well in England anyway, depends where u are i guess) so happy Holidays everyone xxx


  12. Here’s a shout out to all the great publishers who a participated on day 7… So many great authors to win from… Count me in please


  13. Another Chance! Another Chance! I hope today is my lucky day… or tomorrow… but tomorrow for the Lottery… Mega millions is over $100 million… but I digress… LUCK be a LADY today! LUCK be a LADY today! Luck if you’ve ever been a lady to begin with, LUCK be a LADY today! For me!


  14. Thank you so much to the wonderful publishers for your generosity and Christmas spirit! And a big thank you to the elves for doing such a wonderful job, the reindeer for added entertainment, and that pesky Tucker! I was actually able to sing this one without the dogs running off…….well okay they walked out the door..slowly..


    • D Henninger – Can you check your spam filter for me? You won on Day 1, but I haven’t heard back. I’m afraid my email was sucked into the netherworld by a well-intentioned spam blocker.

      Thanks! And good luck today!


  15. Are you all gay?
    Are you all jolly?
    What do you want for Christmas?
    A little pink dolly?

    MUAH HA HA HA HA!!!! Not me dude, I just want one of your paperbacks to read😂


  16. Better late than never right? I’ve been sharing these posts but forgot to comment! Enter me into the drawing to win. Do we need to specify the publisher we want to try to win a book from? Thanks!


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