WOOOOOO! Here you are on Day 3! I (Andi) always wonder what first-timers must think of this event, and if their wigs fly off when they see the first day and then they’re thinking, “oh, they couldn’t possibly top that. The rest of this event will probably have way less…”
And then their wigs fly off again on Day 2. WELCOME, newcomers! Check with the elves on the roof for your wigs.
Tucker’s back from the store but he got distracted by eggnog and the decorating party at the neighbors’, and it is a sight to behold, friends — oh, a snowball fight just broke out and a bunch of the elves are riding around on a reindeer using her antlers as a slingshot. Where did they get a rubberband that size? OMG Tucker is pretending he’s Wonder Woman and he’s got one of those golden tinsel ropes and he’s lassoing the neighbor kids.
Another pizza delivery just arrived. I’m noticing that every year, we seem to end up with a bunch more elves, which results in a bunch more pizza — and the pizza guy is now involved in the snowball fight, but invariably when the Hootenanny’s on, the pizza delivery people always try to make this particular delivery, which of course is at least once a day. Elves burn a lot of energy.
Y’all, there’s no Star Wars movie to look forward to this year, but the elves are super excited to see Aquaman, and Tucker is now pretending to be Aquaman, and he’s running around with a plastic fork wearing cotton as a beard. Which only makes him look like a weird little elf Santa who has a thing for plastic forks.
But hey, it’s the Hootenanny.
And thank you, authors, publishers, and readers! We could not do this without you! And thank you, Jove, for the banners!
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- Books are given away in the order they appear. So the first person drawn receives the first book on the list, the second the second, and so on. Otherwise our heads would explode, if people were trying to sign up for specific books. And that is definitely not holiday cheer, if that happens.
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[Hint: “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time“]
The books are out
The elves are up
We’re here tonight
To see the stuff
Simply having a fabulous bookfest time
Simply having a fabulous bookfest time
The eggnog’s out
The pizza’s here
We’re all around
This time of year
We’re all just having a fabulous bookfest time
Yes we’re having a fabulous bookfest time
The group of elves drink their nog
Oh yum yes yum so good mmmmm
ooo oooo ooooo
We’re having a fabulous bookfest time
All just having a fabulous bookfest time
The elves are out
They dance around
The reindeer prance
All over town
Simply having a marvelous bookfest time
The group of elves drink their nog
They save it up for this all year long
Egg nog egg nog egg nog
egg nog egg nog egg nog…
And now, the delicious-ness. Good luck and have fun.
BARBARA ANN WRIGHT – Winner Samantha Brown
Barbara has ONE EBOOK copy of Tattered Lands. Humanity thinks it’s safe. But one of ten mystical pylons fails, leaving it unprotected from evil. Find out what happens if you win!
$20 AMAZON GIFT CARD – Winner Canuckeh
This…could be awesome…
BARRETT – Winners Cecilia Richardson and Elyssa
Barrett has TWO EBOOKS for TWO WINNERS of The Dreamcatcher. High school isn’t easy, but if you’re a tall, gangly Native American girl, it’s even worse.
FIONA ZEDDE – Winner Allie
Fiona has ONE EBOOK of A Taste of Sin to heat up your wintry days (or make you hotter, if you’re south of the equator). Desiree never leaves a woman unsatisfied. But when a bad love affair and her mother’s illness knock her off her game, it’ll take a special woman to get her back on track.
NIAMH MURPHY – Alec Fowler
Niamh has ONE EBOOK copy of Mask of the Highwaywoman just waiting for you to win. The spirited daughter of a wealthy noblewoman is on her way to meet her future husband but meets bandits instead. One of whom is particularly beguiling…
S.W. ANDERSEN – Winner Wilma
S.W. is offering ONE EBOOK copy of Love By Design, in which Cassie is getting ready to marry the man of her dreams. Until she meets Peyton, the woman hired to do a renovation on the home for Cassie’s engagement party…
RAVEN SPENCER – Winner Angela Merry Pavlica
Raven has ONE EBOOK copy of Surrender Your Heart ready to go. Penny meets Carter, a wealthy enigmatic woman, and yes, there’s attraction, but is the affair doomed? Win and see.
SACCHI GREEN – Winner Lisa T
Sacchi is offering ONE EBOOK copy of Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales, a sexy anthology of fairy tale reboots. Win it and heat up your snowy nights. 🙂
K ATEN – Winner Denise
K has ONE PAPERBACK (anywhere) of The Sagittarius, part of her Arrows of Artemis series. Follow the journeys of Kyri, trapped in Roman land and forced into the life of a gladiator. Can she fight her way to escape? Win and find out.
A.E. RADLEY – Winner CJ Murphy and Miriam
Lambda-winning A.E. Radley has TWO EBOOK COPIES for TWO WINNERS of The Road Ahead, in which two very different women have to share a road trip out of Portugal to get back to the UK before Christmas.
CATHERINE LANE – Winner Sphin
Catherine has ONE EBOOK of Romancing the Kicker ready for you! Parker’s recruited as a point kicker for a professional American football team. She knows it’s a PR stunt, but whatever. Carly is one of the new trainers. The rule is, don’t get involved with players…
CHRIS PAYNTER – Winner Fox Brison
Award-winning author Chris has ONE EBOOK copy of More than a Song. Meet Dani, looking for a quiet life running her bookstore in a Georgia town. But then sexy blues singer C.J. rolls into town. But Dani also meets local veterinarian Liz. A storm’s brewing, and Dani’s in the middle.
VK POWELL – Winner pamelajd1
Award-winning author VK is offering ONE EBOOK of Captain’s Choice, book 1 of the Fairview Station novels. Police captain Bennett is also project manager for a new police substation. She didn’t count on the architect charged with creating the building.
JESSIE CHANDLER – Winner Minzi
Award-winning author Jessie is offering ONE EBOOK copy of Operation Stop Hate. Join special agent Cailin McKenna drawn into a case that started with school shootings in Minneapolis. They soon find out that a hate group has been recruiting teens on school grounds…
ERICA LEE – Winners Karen Cobb and Caryn Katz
Erica has TWO EBOOK copies for TWO WINNERS of Plus 1. Rory meets Jenny at, of all places, a wedding. They become fast friends, but is something brewing underneath? Win and see!
KATHLEEN KNOWLES – Winner judeinthestars
Kathleen is offering a historical fiction TWOFER! Two PAPERBACKS (shipping anywhere) to ONE winner! Awake Unto Me follows two young women, Beth and Kerry, in love in turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. And A Spark of Heavenly Fire, a continuation of Kerry and Beth’s story in San Francisco.
CHRIS ZETT – Winner Cindy Bryerose
Chris has ONE PAPERBACK (anywhere) copy of Irregular Heartbeat for some lucky reader. Diana is pursuing another career in emergency medicine. And possibly an interest in her mentor.
A.L. BROOKS – Winner Vicki Cooper
A.L. Brooks has ONE EBOOK copy of One Way or Another. A corporate, freewheeling lawyer meets a demure teacher. Outside a sex shop in London. They’re very different. But…could it work?
K’ANNE MEINEL – Winner Vennic
K’Anne has ONE EBOOK of Survivors ready to go. Jodi was one of the few who recognized the signs and prepared for the end of the world. Cabin in the wilderness ready to shelter her and her partner; warning all her friends to get out of the cities; prepping. And then things turn out to be much worse than anyone thought, and it’s going to take a whole lot more to survive…
LUCY MADISON – Winners bookreaderlistener and cjharris73
Lucy has TWO EBOOKS for TWO WINNERS of A Recipe for Love. Danika is 55, and ready to try something new. So she takes a cooking class and meets a mysterious younger woman who is holding a secret…
JEA HAWKINS – Winner Jazzy Mitchell
Jea has ONE EBOOK of As Long as Love Lasts, which juxtaposes contemporary Peyton’s struggles with work, her marriage to her wife, and balancing daily demands. And then she finds the diary of her wife’s great aunt, a woman who defied conventions to love another woman…
BOLD STROKES BOOKS – Winner Kate Mc
Bold Strokes Books are offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE. Go check out the awesome at their site. NOTE: BSB will fulfill winnings after the end of the Hootenanny.
DESERT PALM PRESS – Winner reet339
ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE from Desert Palm is up for grabs! WOO! See the fun stuff at their website.