OH, my aching sides. I’ve been laughing so hard because everybody here is super-stoked about the opening of the latest Star Wars movie yesterday. As soon as they’re done here, the crew will probably hit a matinee. Or twenty. There are reindeer running around pretending to be ewoks (I know, right? Ewoks don’t have four legs, but whatever) and then the merry elves dragged out their toy light sabers, but it’s hard for them to do deep baritones, so if you can imagine Darth Vader on helium, you’ll have some idea of what that was like. They’re currently out back, playing Stormtroopers vs. Jedi and omg, I can’t even. This definitely calls for MOAR EGGNOG!
My lovelies, join with us in extending a HUGE THANK YOU to all the authors and publishers who put up boo-coo books and swag this year. This event would not be possible without you, and we’re always so humbled by how graciously you give to participate. And thanks to you, dear readers, for all your support over the past year. We hope this event demonstrates a bit how much we appreciate that support.
And Jove, seriously. Banner madness! LUV!
Let’s get the business end out of the way. Each day of books is a different drawing, so in order to win books, you need to enter every day. It’s super-easy to do that, amigos y amigas. Just leave a comment on this blog. BOOM. Entered. Make sure you include your email address in the comment fill-out form, but NOT in the comment body because there are skeezy spambots on contract with the Committee To Ruin Fun Things, and they will totally suck your email right up if they find it posted in a public space. Not fun. Anyway, the elves will keep it safe in the back, because nobody but you knows those light sabers are toys.
We close the drawing every night at 10 PM EST US (here’s your world clock) at which point the merry elves will put their light sabers down and engage in the festivity of the drawing. Once we have our winners, we will notify them by email and then we post the names right here on the blog. If you see your name here but you haven’t received an email, check your spam filter. We give the books away in the order they appear. That is, the first name drawn wins the first book, the second wins the second, and so on. Because I’m pretty sure The Force couldn’t even help us if we tried to match people to books by request. Yikes.
Authors, if you’ve got anything offered today, please don’t enter the drawing. Cuz, you know, not fun for you or anybody else. We’ve also delineated where a publisher or author will ship a paperback. If there’s no delineation, that means they’ll ship anywhere. Except possibly Tatooine.
And don’t forget to get in on our Rafflecopter concurrent giveaways. The Rafflecopter runs until Dec. 23, 10 PM EST US. You only need to enter ONCE for the whole thing, so if you forgot to do that, click the reindeer below.
(hint: “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas“)
Crazy elves and reindeer too
Celebrate the day
They have tons of books around
All to give away!
The holidays will soon be here
Now you crazy crew
Show us all the books back there
Bunches! All for you!
When the clock is striking ten
When the drawing’s done
That’s when things get really nuts
And soon the books are gone
That’s okay, there’s more in here
stacked up by the door
Another round is good to go
Tomorrow! There are more!
So. Howsabout we go check out the goodies? WOOO! Have fun and good luck!
FLETCHER DeLANCEY Winners debbs358 and Dana
TWO WINNERS ALERT! Yeah, I know you’ve been waiting on this one! Fletcher has ONE PAPERBACK and ONE EBOOK for 2 lucky folks of the latest in her Chronicles of Alsea. Lancer Andira Tal made Alsean history when she accepted the producer’s challenge to work a holding as a field laborer. She should have known that the peace of Hol-Opah couldn’t last. Now her hosts are cleaning up blast debris and she’s searching for both a traitor and a missing member of her family. Just as she thinks she’s solved one of her problems, Tal falls into a meticulously planned trap that threatens her title, her new family, and her freedom. To top it all, she loses her greatest support right when she needs it most. There’s no possible way out, so she’ll have to do the impossible — and the clock is ticking.
SACCHI GREEN and PATTY G. HENDERSON Winner Anne
Liz McMullen, the publisher of this fabulous project, is offering one EBOOK copy of Through the Hourglass: Lesbian Historical Romances with contributions by all of these fine folks: Through the Hourglass: Sixteen stories spanning twenty centuries of lesbian love, with vivid historical settings and passion resonating all the way to today. Featuring trailblazing authors Ann Bannon and Lee Lynch, as well as wide ranging stories by Jean Copeland, R.G. Emanuelle, Allison Fradkin, Patty G. Henderson, Heather Rose Jones, Megan McFerren, Cara Patterson, Aliisa Percival, Doreen Perrine, Priscilla Scott Rhoades, Susan Smith, Lexy Wealleans, Connie Wilkins, and MJ Williamz.
CATHERINE FRIEND Winner Sarah
Catherine has a PAPERBACK (US only) of her pirate tale just waiting for you to win it. Four women, a long-lost treasure, and more than one thief of hearts share a destiny beyond time. To foil a map thief, librarian Emma Boyd searches for a pirate’s long-lost treasure map. She’s aided in her search by investigator Randi Marx, who proves to be as frustrating as she is beautiful. The treasure map Emma and Randi seek belonged to Thomasina Farris, a pirate who disappeared from the Caribbean in 1715. Did Captain Tommy steal an entire treasure from a Spanish galleon and escape? Was she convicted of piracy and hanged by her neck? Did she die of a broken heart when she lost the woman she loved? In her race to find the map, Emma learns that pirates not only steal treasure, but they also steal hearts. When Emma discovers Captain Tommy’s fate, she must decide her own as well, choosing between romance…or revenge.
D. JACKSON LEIGH Winners Kay and Kris
TWO WINNERS! BOOK AND SWAG ALERT! D. Jackson Leigh has one PAPERBACK or one EBOOK of Riding Passion, which includes a novella and 10 stories:
Life is best measured by the moments that take our breath away. An artist and a poet burn bright and hot after a chance meeting in a moonlight horseback ride on the beach. An empty house is still filled with memories of lust and love. Tearing open a birthday gift takes the wrapper off a woman’s deepest fantasy. A breath-stealing ride through a star-studded night sky on a dragon horse ignites a fire never before experienced. A woman is reminded that her long-time partner still sees her through a lover’s eyes. Mount up for a ride through a novella of passion and ten short stories of buried desire, sizzling encounters, and romantic surprises.
SWAG! D. Jackson has a winner’s choice of sizes of her Dragon Horse War Trilogy T-shirt. Those sizes are: Medium in white, Large in black, 3X in black. She says they run a little small. Get your swag on!
CHEYENNE BLUE Winners Rosii1959 and Amy in the UK
2 WINNERS ALERT! Lambda finalist Cheyenne is putting up EBOOK copies of her smokin’ hot erotica short story collections Blue Woman Stories, volumes one and two. Crank up the holiday cheer, friends! This here is some sexy-time!
NATALIE VIVIEN Winner Nancy F
Natalie is offering an EBOOK copy of her brand spankin’ new novella, A Christmas Carol. Ebbie Scrogg hates Christmas. Ten years ago, she lost her beloved father on Christmas Eve, and she’s never forgiven herself for the accident that claimed his life. Since then, Ebbie has grown hard, detached, and distant while she took over operation of her family’s business: Scrogg’s Christmasland, a holiday theme park that her father dearly loved. She’s done nothing but work in an attempt to dull her pain. But this Christmas Eve, something unexpected happens: Ebbie runs into Carol, the woman whose heart she broke ten years ago, and she realizes that her feelings for her are still very much alive. Before Christmas Day dawns, Ebbie will be visited by three spirits who attempt to open her eyes to the truth–and to the love of a woman who has never stopped believing in her.
CINDY RIZZO Winner Antoinette
Someone’s going to score a PAPERBACK (US only) OR EBOOK of Cindy Rizzo’s latest, Getting Back. Elizabeth Morrison, the head of a large publishing company, must face her first and only true love—the woman who left her decades ago to marry the boy her family had chosen for her. As the two face one another and attempt to reconcile their past, Elizabeth finds she must carefully decide whether she is more distrustful of Ruth Abramson or of herself. When it comes to reuniting with the love of your life, it’s not always easy to know the difference between getting back together and just getting back.
TJ WHITTLE Winners Watty and Mary Fran Galat
TWO WINNERS ALERT! TJ’s putting up TWO EBOOK copies of Without Your Courage, which opens in 1940s Auckland, New Zealand, where Violet and Charlotte form a friendship during wartime. Then the story moves to the present day, when an accident introduces Ella and Gemma, who try to define their new friendship in spite of the barrier of age. Four women, their lives entwined. Will they find love?
BEV PRESCOTT Winner SueH
Bev’s got an autographed PAPERBACK for one lucky winner! Meghan Blaney comes from a long line of self-sufficient, gritty Maine lobstermen. She knows a thing or two about hard work, loyalty, and sacrifice. What she has to learn the hard way is that, despite everyone’s best intentions, having a gun comes with its own unintended blowback. If you win, you’ll find out what that is.
PAT CRONIN and VERDA FOSTER Winner Kas
TWO-PACK ALERT! ONE winner will get a PAPERBACK or EBOOK copy of both of Pat and Verda’s edited anthologies Blue Collar Lesbian Erotica and Women in Uniform. Lots of contributors, including Radclyffe, Lee Lynch, J.M. Redmann, Chris Paynter, R.G. Emanuelle, Andi Marquette, and a slew of other awesome. Win to see!
SWAG: Pat just might throw in a pen/stylus combo…
BECKY BLACK Winner Samantha Luce
Becky’s got an EBOOK of Into the Sunrise to slap into your readers! Lorna Friern makes a long-planned escape from L.A. and her loveless marriage the day her son leaves home. She’s on her way to Long Island. On the same day, after Northern Californian wildfires burn down the motel where she lives and the bar where she works, Zoe Bradshaw decides to move on again. Her destination, Las Vegas. Maybe. Or home to her family. Maybe. If her car can make it. It doesn’t. So Zoe accepts Lorna’s offer to travel with her for a while. Anything could happen…win and find out.
PUBLISHERS WITH GOODIES
Affinity Ebooks has a book a day thing going on. Winner’s choice of ONE EBOOK from their list. Here’s the link to start looking. Winner Donna Landers
Our buddies at Bywater are offering ONE copy of Ellen Hart’s The Old Deep and Dark, PAPERBACK. Winner Ingrid
Our friends at Bold Strokes are offering WINNER’S CHOICE of ONE BOOK. Any of their books. Pick one. EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). CLICK HERE to start looking. Winner Sandi
The awesome crew at Ylva is offering WINNER’S CHOICE of any ONE of their books, EBOOK. GO SEE. Winner Leslie Ward
Our colleagues at Desert Palm Press are offering one book: winner’s choice of either EBOOK or PAPERBACK. Check their list HERE. Winner Tami
The Sapphire folks are joining in the fun and offering winner’s choice of ONE EBOOK to a lucky winner. Check ’em out. Winner Ron
Look! Our Hong Kong connection, LadyLit Publishing, wanted to play, as well. They’re offering a winner’s choice of one EBOOK. Check out their wares here. Winner Kat Wardyla
Bedazzled is offering a copy of Barrett’s Deliver Us from Evil. Choose EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). Winner Kelley