Hootenanny 2017 – Day 9

OMG YOU’RE STILL WITH US????? Go, YOU! You’ve make it to Day 9! This is a huge accomplishment, friends. Because right now, this place is a total giant freaking mess.

There are piles of tinsel and pizza boxes (though the elves have managed to somehow arrange some of them into a rather attractive display that I think is a Rebel base) and Blitzen and Cupid now have strings of lights wound around their antlers that the elves managed to rig up with batteries (I don’t think I want to know). It is pretty at night. The other reindeer would like some lights, too, so one of the elves went to get some from a neighbor who ended up with extra after he covered his house with every conceivable seasonal decoration in honor of the Hootenanny. We’ve been giving him lots of eggnog and cookies (I’m sure his family appreciates his sugar high; I know the elves do).

Tucker assures me he’ll be back soon, but he had to go check out a few things in terms of holiday cheer. Santa requested some advice at the workshop, too, and merry elves can be wise in their ways. When they’re not high on peppermint drops or whatever. It’s always something, coordinating these big holiday events. I suggested Santa try spreadsheets like we do, but that does get cumbersome, especially with all the things that go on.

#tuckeronthelam

A few of the elves have started another cocktail project and this one involves eggnog, ice cream (omg), butterscotch schnapps (seriously?) and coffee. Because they’re not hyped up enough, apparently. They’re planning to share this with the neighbors after the kids go to bed and then engage in a karoake light saber competition on the roof. I have no idea how this is going to work out, or even what a karoake light saber competition looks like, but I’m sure it’s something we will need to behold.

And let’s do a BIG OL’ SHOUT-OUT to all the authors and publishers who joined us for the festivities! Thank you so much for your generosity. Without you, we couldn’t do this. And we certainly couldn’t do it without the support of the community and all the readers, writers, and publishers who are part of it. Thanks so much for sharing the luv.

Okay, you’re old hands at this now, but sometimes people fall through the space-time continuum and end up here late, so to enter today’s drawing, leave a comment. Boom! Done! Please make sure to include your email address in the comment fill-out form. NOT in the comment body. We are trying to save you from the frost demons of the frozen wasteland of Hellathon, who are in cahoots this year with the spambot alliance and want nothing more than to get your email address and do…well, bad things with it. BAD things.

We end the drawing at 10 PM EST US time (here’s the world clock) after which we immediately start doing the drawing and notifying winners. We also list the names of the winners next to the prizes they won. So if you see your name, but you don’t see an email from us, CHECK YOUR SPAM FILTER. If you still don’t see an email, drop us a line at the contact page, above, and we’ll totally figure something out. And it might even make sense.

Prizes are awarded in the order they appear. So the first name drawn gets the first prize, the second the second, and so on. This prevents exploding heads with Andi and Jove, which is entirely unpleasant, we assure you.

Authors, if you’re up today, please don’t enter the drawing. That ain’t right, to win your own book.

(Hint: “Silent Night” [that version features Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McIntire, y’all!])

Look at these books, all of these books
We will read with our Nooks
Elves are singing, mother of God
It’s pretty bad, please don’t applaud
Read in heavenly peace
Read in heavenly peace

Here there are books so many books
Reindeer keep giving them looks
Tinsel streams from rafters above
Neighborly hosts sing what-the-hell-ah
Christ, the pizza is gone
Christ, the pizza is gone

We want you to read, every night
Where’s your Kindle turn on the light
Radio’s on, turn up the bass
oops too loud we just broke a vase
Jesus Lord go to sleep
Jesus Lord go to sleep

But not until you have a look at these goodies! Have fun and good luck!

WOMEN AND WORDS T-SHIRT – Winner Joni

WIN ONE Women and Words T-shirt! Keeping people clothed since 2015.

RENÉE BESS – Winner April

Renée has ONE EBOOK copy of her co-edited anthology ready for you. History, herstory, and the story of many of us.

LUCY JANE BLEDSOE – Winner Tshipa

Award-winning author Lucy Jane has ONE EBOOK (or paperback, US only) of A Thin Bright Line, historical fiction based on the author’s aunt and namesake, a scientist and lesbian at the height of the Cold War. A love story set amidst the roots of civil rights, the origins of climate research, and intrigue.

ELIZABETH M. COX – Winner Sherri Shimshy

Elizabeth has ONE PAPERBACK (she’ll ship anywhere). 1866. Jane will be on her way to the London Asylum. A second is her lover, unnerved by the mysterious appearance of a woman on the River Thames who is connected, somehow, to Jane.

CLIFFORD MAE HENDERSON – Winner Cecilia R

Clifford Mae has ONE PAPERBACK (she’ll ship anywhere) of Spanking New. Spanky’s waiting to be conceived, but his parents-to-be aren’t getting it together to take care of that, and then, as he watches his fate play out, turns out he’s actually she. “A poignant, hilarious, unforgettable look at life, love, gender, and the essence of what makes us who we are.”

FIONA ZEDDE – Winner Sandee

Fiona has ONE EBOOK of her superheroine tale, The Power of Mercy. Mai has a shapeshifting power that doesn’t seem like much compared to the powers of other family members, but she’s called to help when a local politician is murdered.

ROBYN NYX – Winner Lisa T

Robyn has ONE PAPERBACK (she’ll ship anywhere) of Escape in Time ready to go. Landry is an Extractor for a company charged with creating a better future by rescuing people from the past. She’s headed back to Nazi-era Germany to extract a Jewish doctor working on a cure for cancer.

MAVIS APPLEWATER – Winner Kim Dyke

Mavis has ONE EBOOK copy of Finding My Way, about a doctor who accepts a position at a university and then her well-planned life begins to take turns she never expected.

ANN APTAKER – Winners shentaur and Trix

Ann has TWO EBOOK copies for TWO WINNERS of Genuine Gold, starring art thief and dyke-about-town Cantor Gold. Set in 1950s New York.

CHARLOTTE GREENE – Winners kathleenjowitt and DSprad

Charlotte has TWO EBOOKS for TWO WINNERS of her Love in Disaster, in which burned-out English prof Kit is at a conference. She finds a spark in an encounter with a local chef, but an impending hurricane could disrupt what feels like a new beginning.

HEATHER McVEA – Winners Erin H and omnivorebibliosaur

Heather has TWO EBOOKS for TWO WINNERS of November’s End. Two women in early twentieth-century Baltimore are drawn together, but each carries secrets and there’s a cunning threat afoot in a world they didn’t know existed.

BARRETT – Winners Jamie and Petra

Barrett has TWO EBOOKS (or paperback, US only) of Balefire. An artist and a writer meet on a plane during a tropical storm…

JESSICA L. WEBB – Winner Karola

Jessica has ONE PAPERBACK (she’ll ship anywhere) of Pathogen, a Dr. Kate Morrison thriller in which a deadly virus hits a wealthy town in British Columbia.

D.L. KING – Winner Steph

D.L. has ONE PAPERBACK (she’ll ship anywhere) of this erotic volume of femme dominant lesbian erotica. Steam up your holidays, y’all…

MJ WILLIAMZ – Winner AC Miller

MJ has ONE EBOOK (or paperback, US only) of Hookin’ Up, which was JUST released! Leah’s partner dumps her because Leah ain’t all that in the sack. So Leah starts a string of encounters to try to become better at the sexy-times. But she can’t seem to see that her best friend is more than willing to work with her…

LEE WINTER – Winner Louisette Lepine

Lee has ONE EBOOK copy of her superhero tale, about Shattergirl, Earth’s first lesbian guardian.

PUBLISHERS

 – Winner Denise Huffhines
SAPPHIRE BOOKS is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE! Choose wisely

 – Winner ShannonB
BYWATER BOOKS is offering ONE EBOOK, winner’s choice!

 – Winner mebuchanan
YLVA PUBLISHING is giving away ONE ebook, WINNER’S CHOICE! Here you go. NOTE: Ylva is on holiday until Jan. 8. Winners will receive the goodies after that.

 – Winner Margaret Pas
DIRT ROAD BOOKS is offering ONE EBOOK, winner’s choice, of one of the following titles: Bitteroot Queen (Jove Belle); Friends in High Places (Andi Marquette); Little Dip (Gill McKnight)

 – Winner Kate
ROSE AND STAR PRESS has ONE EBOOK of The Protector, by Bridget Essex all wrapped up for you!

 – Winner Rosi D Plma
BOLD STROKES BOOKS is offering ONE ebook, WINNER’S CHOICE. Hit the link and check out the awesome. NOTE: BSB will send winnings out after the conclusion of the Hootenanny.

 – Winner Sue488
DESERT PALM PRESS is offering ONE EBOOK, winner’s choice. Go see.

 – Winner lesficreader
LAUNCH POINT PRESS is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE!

 – Winner Cornbread 79
AFFINITY RAINBOW EBOOKS has ONE ebook, WINNER’S CHOICE! Start picking now…

Day 9

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225 thoughts on “Hootenanny 2017 – Day 9

  1. Next year I think it would be grand if Andi and Jove did a special podcast where they sang all the fun Hootenanny songs they came up with. Because today’s made me crack up. “Christ, the pizza is gone…”

    Sadly, my original comment must be too long for the comment box. Can’t seem to post my 12 Days of Hootmas… I comment and enter like normal, but it just never shows up.

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  2. Trying again here:

    Twelve Days of Hootmas

    On the first day of Hootmas
    Andi gave to me
    Drunk Tucker singing off key

    On the second day of Hootmas
    Jove Belle sent to me:
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker stealing my keys

    On the third day of Hootmas
    Andi sent to me:
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker greasing doors with ghee

    On the fourth day of Hootmas
    Jove Belle sent to me:
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker stealing pizza money

    On the fifth day of Hootmas
    Andi sent to me:
    Five Radclyffe butches (don’t forget to sing this line properly now!)
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker bathing in hot cheese

    On the sixth day of Hootmas
    Jove Belle sent to me:
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker setting reindeer free

    On the seventh day of Hootmas
    Andi sent to me:
    Seven Rom Com kisses
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker spamming us with memes

    On the eighth day of Hootmas
    Jove Belle sent to me:
    Eight ice queens melting
    Seven Rom Com kisses
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker knocking down the tree

    On the ninth day of Hootmas
    Andi sent to me:
    Nine ladies lusting
    Eight ice queens melting
    Seven Rom Com kisses
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker bingeing on candy

    On the tenth day of Hootmas
    Jove Belle sent to me:
    Ten female warlords,
    Nine ladies lusting
    Eight ice queens melting
    Seven Rom Com kisses
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker gifting coal to me

    On the eleventh day of Hootmas
    Andi sent to me:
    Eleven uber fanfics
    Ten female warlords,
    Nine ladies lusting
    Eight ice queens melting
    Seven Rom Com kisses
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker crashing into trees

    On the twelfth day of Hootmas
    Jove Belle sent to me:
    Twelve basic romance
    Eleven uber fan fics
    Ten female warlords,
    Nine ladies lusting
    Eight ice queens melting
    Seven Rom Com kisses
    Six sporty rivals
    Five Radclyffe butches
    Four Sci-fi Tyrees
    Three superheroes
    Two western cowgirls
    And drunk Tucker sleeping on the shelf

    Thank you, I’ll be here all night. LOL

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  3. Nine reindeer flashing 💛💙🧡❤️🎶
    Eight blenders blending 🍹🍹🎶🎺
    Seven eggs a noggin’🎶 🥚🎺🥁
    Six cinnamon apples. 🎶 🍏
    Five gold elves,🛎
    Four singing authors,👩‍👩‍👧‍👧
    Three ooh la la’s 🎶
    Two rum pum pum’s 🙈
    And a Jove Belle and Andi Marquette! 🕴🏻🕺

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  4. Glad to see it’s not just me that love Christmas lights. It’s like eyeliner. You can forget to put on lipstick or not put on eyeshadow and get away with it as long as you remember the eyeliner. That’s the one thing everyone will immediately notice if it’s missing.

    Same thing with the lights. You can not have many ornaments on your tree or forget to get tinsel but as long as your tree has some beautiful coloured lights, it doesn’t matter. But you can’t not have any.

    P.s. The eyeliner comparison wasn’t bad for a non-femme, huh? 😁

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  5. Day 9? Where has the time gone? So much fun reading about Tucker & the reindeer! Hopefully they help clean up the pizza box base or the spilled eggnog!

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  6. There have really been some good books up for grabs this year. Thanks to all involved (including the Elves). It just wouldn’t be the same without them. Add my name please. Thanks.

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  7. Thank you, Authors and Publishers!!! ❤ ❤ 28 books today AND a t-shirt! WOOOO!!!!
    Please have Tucker deliver a gallon of that new cocktail they created, it sounds delicious and something I really need NOW.

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  8. Yay! More great books, many from authors I haven’t had the opportunity to read yet. Looks like a great way to spend a winter afternoon by the fire!

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  9. Day 9 already? Such busy elves! It’s getting closer to Christmas every day, so I can imagine that it’s ‘all hands on deck’ at the North Pole, as well as Hootenanny Headquarters. I won a book yesterday and thank everyone very much.

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  10. Hootenanny can’t be much more fun.
    There’s fun and games for everyone.
    When the elves get busy drinking their drinks,
    And Santa’s list is hanging, drying the ink.
    Eggnog abundantly poured in your glass.
    Reading a book, not letting life pass.

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  11. OMG…I just fell through a wormhole and landed on my butt. Thank you for making me laugh, for lately I have not done that too much. I would have read your words to my partner, that is between laughing. I have to go back and read Days 1 through 8 again…too much fun!!

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  12. I know today is over but I just wanted to say how sad I am that I missed the last two days because my schedule has been crazy busy for me. (probably what most of you wouldn’t blink an eye at…but when I do too much, I have so much pain and exhaustion, I can hardly function)
    Anyway, just wanted to tell Jove how fabulous the banner was yesterday and how cute they’ve been everyday but yesterdays is my favorite!
    Big hugs and happy holidays to all,
    Kara

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