Day 12 – Hootenanny 2019

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HELLO! YOU MADE IT!

This is it! The last day of this here crayfest book giveaway! We hope you’ve had a good time hanging out with us and we hope all the authors and publishers brought some holiday cheer into your days.

Of course, the elves and the reindeer are still in party mode and they’re having an indoor snowball fight with marshmallows as ammo. Some of those marshmallows are stuck to the caramel on the ceiling and now they’re trying to get even more stuck up there. Like they’re shooting baskets or something. omg lol

What…never mind.

Tucker is leading another line dance — I did not realize you could do that to Christmas carols — and it looks really cool because the reindeer antler lights are blinking off and on. One of the neighbors has her electric guitar out and it’s a great backdrop to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Who knew you could rock that up a bit?

This is the last day, and it’s going to be a blowout to the very end, friends. Rest assured of that! Nobody eases up until the last book is given away, until the last marshmallow is flung into the caramel on the ceiling, until you can’t see the tree or the disco ball because of the piles of tinsel and pizza boxes.

But we don’t mind, and we’re just really glad we’ve been able to share all of this with you.

A final HUGE THANK YOU to all the authors who donated and all the publishers who did too — every year we’re so humbled at your generosity and the happy fun times you make possible here at Women and Words. And thank YOU, readers, for supporting authors and publishers and for joining us. You made this possible, too. And a final shout-out to Jove’s banners!

And remember:

  • To enter, leave a comment below. Please include your email in the comment fill-out form but NOT in the comment body (we’re saving you from spambots!).
  • One entry per person per day. Let us share the luv! MUAH!
  • We give the books away in the order they’re listed. So the first person drawn wins the first book, the second the second and so on. Especially today, because Jove and I are fried.
  • Authors, if you have a book featured today, please don’t enter. You might win your own book and that’s just not cool.
  • We close at 9 PM EST U.S. (world clock link) and start the drawing as soon as we find the drawing thingie.
  • We notify winners by email right after we draw them and post their names next to their prize. If you see your name as a winner but you don’t have an email from us, check your spam filter. If you still don’t see an email from us, drop us a line at the contact link.

[hint: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas“]

Hope you had a merry little bookfest
May your books be light
Next week all our cupcakes will be out of sight

Hope you had a merry little elf-fest
Make the yuletide SUPER GAY
Next week all the eggnog will be gone away

Once again we did giveaways
Lots of books each day and more
Faithful readers, so dear to us
Were so near to us once more

Some day soon we all will be together
If the blog allows
Until then we’ll clean the tinsel up somehow…
And have yourself a merry little bookfest nooooowwwwwww!

Thank you again for joining us. And now, go get entered for the final day’s goodness!

HARPER BLISS winner – dkm1965

Harper’s got ONE EBOOK copy of French Kissing Season 1. The series follows a group of Parisian women as they navigate love and life.

WENDY HUDSON winner – Ally Sauntson

Wendy has ONE EBOOK copy of Four Steps to give away! Alex lives a simple, secluded life on her farm in the Scottish countryside until a crime that has haunted her for years tears into her quiet. A chance encounter with Lori in the Highlands allows them to forge a bond in the midst of a fight for survival.

$20 AMAZON GIFT CARD winner – Sally

WOO!

CATHERINE MAIORISI winner – Nelle

Catherine has ONE PAPERBACK copy of No One But You all bundled up and good to go. Bestselling novelist Lily was abandoned at the altar, so she’s being cautious about even dating again. But then she locks gazes with tech entrepreneur and notorious playgirl Robin.

EMMA STERNER-RADLEY winner – Rowan

Emma has ONE AUDIOBOOK copy of Greengage Holiday Cheer. Kit, librarian and solver of mysteries, just wants to celebrate her first Christmas on Greengage Island with as little fanfare as she can muster, but her girlfriend is an island celebrity who doesn’t seem to have time for her, and all the other things that can happen on this eccentric, quirky island seem to be interfering with her plans.

K’ANNE MEINEL winner – Shibriel

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…

ASHLEY BARTLETT winner – jaxtansy

Ashley is offering one winner a bunch of Cash. As in Braddock! She’s got her full Cash Braddock series in EBOOK ready to go! Follow the young drug dealer Cash Braddock and the curves life throws at her in love, life, and getting by.

KRIS BRYANT winner – LJ Reynolds

Kris has ONE EBOOK of Falling to give away. Shaylie was on her way home to Denver when her plane crashed and she’s one of the few survivors. Piper lost her fiancée in the crash and she wants answers. She attends a support group of survivors to help her cope, where she meets Shaylie. Their friendship deepens, but Shaylie has a secret.

MB PANICHI winner – Stephanie

MB has ONE EBOOK SET of her two-book Shaine and Morgan series. Their story starts when Morgan’s co-worker is killed in a Moon Base accident. His replacement — Shaine — is going to play a major role in Morgan’s life…

ANNETTE MORI winner – Miriam

Annette has ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE OF HER WORK, to give away. Romance? Intrigue? Intensity? Check out all her books right HERE.

YVONNE HEIDT winner – Karen K

Yvonne has ONE EBOOK copy of Meet Me in the Middle. Yvonne has ONE EBOOK copy of Meet Me in the Middle. Veterinarian Aislin runs a busy clinic and is not looking for a relationship and she certainly isn’t attracted to fancy pants executive Zane Whitman. They’re from opposite sides of the track, but neither expects meddling from an unexpected source on the other side. Win and find out what happens.

GILL MCKNIGHT winner – Abbey Taylor

Dirt Road Books has ONE EBOOK copy of Gill’s latest release, Borage. Coven politics are tricky, and when a magical critter begins syphoning off The Plague Tree Coven’s hard cash, novice witch Astral Projector is chosen to hunt it down at a mysterious corporate firm whose CEO is equal parts mysterious, aloof, but oh, so alluring.

ANNE HAGAN winner – S.A.

Anne has ONE EBOOK SET of her Barb and Janet series. This includes Broken Women, Healing Embrace, and Steamboat Reunion. Follow the love, losses, and tentative coming together of these two women.

ANDREA BRAMHALL winner – Nancy N

Andrea has ONE EBOOK copy of ANY OF HER BOOKS! Mystery! Intrigue! That’s right, a winner’s choice! WOOO! Hit this link to see what’s what.

KC RICHARDSON winner – Gaia

KC has ONE EBOOK copy of New Beginnings ready for a winner. Jordan’s content with her one-night-stand lifestyle following a broken heart. And then Kristen enters her life. Kristen, whose marriage is falling apart, strikes up a friendship with Jordan but it could become more.

A.E. RADLEY winner – Chantal van den Berg

A.E. has ONE EBOOK copy of A Swedish Christmas Fairy Tale for even more holiday spirit. Amber’s about to lose her job at a London publishing house, but she gets one more chance if she can get the rights to the popular collection of Lund fairy tales. From the notoriously reclusive rights-holder, Emilia Lund, who agrees to meet with Amanda in Sweden — under her strict conditions. And thus the stage is set.

MARIAN SNOWE winner – Patti Goodman

Marian has ONE EBOOK copy of her novella Peppermint Kiss, that she JUST PUBLISHED! Tia hates Christmas for very good reasons, and when she inherits a Christmas tree farm, she figures it’s the fates just laughing at her. Then the woman who broke her heart in college shows up on her doorstep with nowhere to go…

ANDI MARQUETTE winner – Deb

Andi has ONE EBOOK copy of her reboot of the classic “Christmas Carol.” In Bureau of Holiday Affairs, corporate shark Robin receives a strange visit from an agent from the Bureau of Holiday Affairs, wo informs her that though she’s probably a lost cause, the Bureau has arranged an intervention. Thus, Robin will get three visitors in the two weeks before Christmas, and she’ll be forced to confront who she’s become, and who she left behind.

JAE winner – Anita helliwell

Jae has ONE EBOOK copy of Under a Falling Star. Austen’s new job at an international games company isn’t off to a good start. Charged with decorating the lobby’s Christmas tree, she instead ends up accompanying Dee, the company’s second-in-command, to the hospital after she gets hit by a star-shaped tree topper. Dee blames her head injury on her attraction to Austen, and she’s determined not to act on it, especially since Austen has no idea that Dee is practically her boss.

RACHEL SPANGLER winner – minionsbliss

Rachel has ONE EBOOK of Fire and Ice to give away! One word friends. CURLING. And not the hair kind. No, the ice, brooms, and rocks kind. A disgraced reporter and a rising curling star need each other more than they are willing to admit.

CLARE ASHTON winner – Alisha Boucher

Clare has ONE EBOOK copy of The Goodmans all set to go. Doctor Abby lives in her lovely English cottage, which is home to the Goodmans, who have basically been second parents to her. Abby’s got a secret, though — she’s in love with her best friend Jude, but Jude’s straight and even if she weren’t, Maggie Goodman wouldn’t approve. But secrets have a way of getting out…

ANNA BURKE winner – MargaretB

Anna has ONE EBOOK copy of Compass Rose ready to go. “In the year 2513, the only thing higher than the seas is what’s at stake for those who sail them.” Rose was born facing north, with an inherent sense of cardinal directions flowing through er. This earns her a coveted spot among the Archipelago Fleet elite, where she’s sent on a secret mission, deep into pirate territory…

R.G. EMANUELLE winner – Sally J Chatelain-Rovelstad

Dirt Road Books has ONE EBOOK copy of R.G.’s atmospheric, historic suspense/romance The Potion ready to go. In the tradition of mad scientists, Vera Kennedy will stop at nothing to create the elixir that will give women the power to live according to their own desires. Georgette Harris comes to her with a plea for help in finding the key that could rescue her from destitution. Together, they will unravel a mystery that includes ghostly elements and unscrupulous men.

CLIFFORD MAE HENDERSON winner – Tq

Award-winning Cliffi is giving away ONE EBOOK of Perfect Little Worlds. A secret one sister holds. And a catastrophic event that brings them together. Win and see what happens!

CHEYENNE BLUE winner – Sandra Gayle

Cheyenne has ONE EBOOK copy of her Girl Meets Girl collection, a set that contains two romance novellas and two romance novels that spans the world from London, UK to Queensland, Australia. This’ll keep you fired up through the holiday season for sure!

KD WILLIAMSON winner – Hazyflow

Dirt Road Books has ONE EBOOK copy of KD’s latest release, Big Girl Pill. Maya agrees to be in a wedding to overcome her past. Her friend from college, Nina, is getting married, and Maya hopes participating in her wedding will finally kill her feelings for Nina. But plans often go awry…

LORI LAKE winner – Denise Judge

Lori has ONE EBOOK copy of Time’s Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back into American History ready to go! In this collection of stories, writers put LGBTQ people into American history: “Fourteen talented authors have represented events in the historical timeline from the 1600’s Salem Witch Trials to 1970’s hijacker DB Cooper. Many tales are entertaining, heartwarming, and positive, but a few are dark and tragic.”

RENÉE BESS winner – Alyssa Palmer

Renée has ONE ebook copy of The Rules. Blackmail, murder, missing persons, and hidden identities link lives that otherwise, would have remained unconnected, and London Phillips’ black middle-class suburban upbringing puts her at odds with her own expectations for herself as well as those of others.

CARSEN TAITE winner – SuziandSarah

Carsen has ONE EBOOK of her recent release, Leading the Witness. Catherine goes from attorney to witness when her past resurfaces — the man who kidnapped her. Veteran prosecutor Starr will do whatever it takes to win, and the case Catherine is supposed to be a witness on is the case of a lifetime, even as the two butt heads. But Starr can’t deny how attractive Catherine is, and maybe there’s something percolating between the two, as well.

KATE CHRISTIE winner – Elyssa

Kate has ONE BOXED SET, EBOOK of her Girls of Summer series, Books 1-3. Soccer (or football, if you’re not in the US). Follow the highs and lows of two young promising athletes, Jamie and Emma as they negotiate live, love, and the field.

ANN APTAKER winner – Anneke

Ann has ONE EBOOK of Flesh and Gold, which chronicles the continuing adventures of 1950s noir art thief Cantor Gold, trying to find her kidnapped love in Havana.

SACCHI GREEN winner – Moni

Sacchi has ONE EBOOK of The Year’s Best Lesbian Erotica Vol. 3 ready to go. This volume of stories “journeys into the world of lesbian sex with unique and sometimes kinky stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights of pleasure.”

TELLO FILMS winner – Gail

OOOOO! SPECIAL TREAT-NESS! The fab folks at tello films just released their F/F holiday rom-com Season of Love, that follows a cast of diverse women and their connected love lives during the hectic holiday season. AND! They’ll hook one winner up with a copy of the film!

PUBLISHERS


AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS winner – Sue Champeau
Affinity is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE, so get on over to their website and see the goodies.


BOLD STROKES BOOKS winner – Catherine
Bold Strokes Books are offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE. Go check out the awesome at their site. NOTE: BSB will fulfill all winnings after the conclusion of the Hootenanny.


BYWATER BOOKS winner – Torrais Glenn
Bywater Books is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE. Y’all gotta see the good stuff at their site.


DESERT PALM PRESS winner – Mary Fran Galat
ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE from Desert Palm is up for grabs! WOO! See the fun stuff at their website.


DIRT ROAD BOOKS winner – Ingrid S
Dirt Road Books is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE. Hit their website to see.


LAUNCH POINT PRESS Devlyn Burgess
Launch Point Press is offering ONE EBOOK, winner’s choice, from THIS SPECIAL HOOTENANNY LINK. Click and find out about all the goodies!


SAPPHIRE BOOKS winner – Henriette
Sapphire is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE! Go see all the awesome at their site.


YLVA PUBLISHING winner – Kelly
Ylva is offering ONE EBOOK, WINNER’S CHOICE. Go browse right now. NOTE: Ylva will fulfill all ebook winnings beginning January 7.

246 comments

  1. Thank you very much for all the books and the organization of the Hootenanny 2019! I wish you all a happy holiday and all the best for the New Year!

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  2. Merry Christmas.
    Thank you for a wonderful event. Much thanks to all the authors, publishers and everyone else who assisted in any way to make this event the success it is.
    What a Hootennany it was!
    To everyone that participated I wish you the best.

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  3. Congratulations everybody! You made it! Thank you to all the authors and publishers that offered books and other swag! Jove you created fun banners this year, thank you!

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  4. (THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY)
    I already won, so I’d rather be left out so others have a chance. I just wanted to pop in and say thanks to Andi & Jove & all of the authors and publishers who participated in the hootenanny. It’s truly amazing how great this event is every year and how wonderful the lesfic community is. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season. Thanks! ❤

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  5. Wow, it’s over?! 2019 Hootenanny- So much fun! Always a thank you to authors, Andi, Jove, and of course Tucker. Here’s hoping elf magic cleans up the place. Til next year…

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  6. last day already? what a wild ride, andy! thanks for all the books and all the fun – to women and words and all the authors and publishers. and now it’s back to shop for the last present and then into the christmas festivities… i hope you’re all having wonderful holidays, that you’re safe and happy. and BOOKS, man, so many books!

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  7. So sad to see the Hootenanny come to an end. Many thanks to the authors, publishers, and everyone at Women and Words who make this happen!!!

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  8. This has been so much fun! TY for doing this & TY to all the authors who have donated their books!
    Merry Christmas everyone!

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  9. Can’t believe this is the end. It has been a riot! Thank you to everyone for all the hard work and for the wonderful giveaways. Looking forward to next year’s Hootenanny shenanigans :).

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  10. Way to kick off the final day with a bang y’all! Super large thanks and kudos to everyone who makes Hootenanny possible every year. Pat yourselves on the back and swap high fives and fist bumps amongst yourselves for another fab holiday victory. See you next year!

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  11. This has been so much fun! Still love the new lyrics too. Thanks Women and Words, Authors & Publishers for a fantastic Hootenanny! Happy Holidays to All. 🎄😼🐯

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  12. Jamais deux sans trois, we say in French.
    let’s see how it’s coming true…? 🙂

    Many Thanks to all the generous authors and our wonderful Hootenanny Team for this fabulous book feast ! 🙂

    Happy Christmas, and other end-of-year festivities….!! 😀

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  13. What a terrific Hootenanny!!!! Good luck to everyone!! Thank you to Andi and Jove for organizing this every year. Thank you to all the authors and publishers that have donated!!

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  14. Have to get in on this one!

    To all those writers and publishers thanks for the joy of reading your work through this year.
    May 2020 bring Good Health, Happiness, Peace and may the Writing Muse stay with you.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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  15. I can’t believe it’s over for another year. Thank you so much Andi and Jove for all your hard work and dedication to this! I missed quite a few days this year but I still won a book. Yay!
    I can’t forget to thank all the wonderful authors and publishers who donated to this and thus make it possible! You all rock!!!!!

    There are a number of books in today’s drawing that I didn’t know about and would love to win. They are definitely going on my wishlist.

    So thanks Tucker, the reindeer, the other elves and anyone else who helped to make this a much happier holiday season for me than it would be! Thanks to all at the Hootenanny who always make it a joyous holiday season for me!

    I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season and a wonderful new year! Big hugs and much love to all, k

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  16. Andi and Jove thank you so very much for doing the Hootenanny every year and thanks to all of the authors who donated. Day 12 and another great list of books. Count me in

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  17. Another great Hootenanny! Manny thanks to Andi and Jove for their time and effort. Thank you to all the writers and publishers for their generosity. I have added many books to my Kindle wish list! The Hootenanny is now an integral part of my holiday celebration.

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  18. Fantastic Hootenanny! Thank you to all of the Authors and Publishers for donating books! And a big Thank You to the Women and Words team for putting this on!! Happy Holidays to everyone!

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  19. Day 12!!! I’m sad to see it go 😥, but it has been a blast as usual!!! Thank you to the authors, publishers, and Jove and Andi! Happy Holidays to everyone, and may the New Year be your best one yet!! 🎄🎉

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  20. Day 12!!! I’m sad to see it go 😥, but it has been a blast as usual!! Thanks to all of the authors, the publishers, and to Jove and Andi!! Happy Holidays to you and yours, and may the New Year be your best one yet!! 🎄🎉

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  21. Thank you to everyone involved in running this giveaway and to the authors for kindly donating their books. You rock!

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  22. Wow that went fast!! Thank you all so much for your hard work and donations. Please count me in today. Happy Holidays!! =^..^=

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  23. Thank you Andi, Jove, Tucker and the elves, and all the authors and publishers for making the Hootenanny such a wonderful event!

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  24. My cup runneth over…and not with eggnog like you guys! I’ve won 2 books and just wanted to say thank you to Women and Words for hosting and all the authors and publishers that donated. May your days be merry and bright and quiet now. Happy Holidays!c

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  25. It is the last 😢 day of the 2019 hootenanny…
    I am thankful for having won one ebook.
    You will be able to clean up the joyful mess the elves have done.
    Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020.

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  26. This is so much fun! I’m so glad I got to play with y’all. Thanks you everyone!
    Merry Christmas!
    Happy New Year!
    Happy holidays!
    Good vibes all around for everything and everyone!

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  27. Thank you so much for this wonderful annual event. Now my version of the Twelve Days of Christmas:
    12 new reading lists
    11 tipsy elves (lead by no other than infamous Tucker)
    10 thousand goodies
    9 Decorated Reindeer (Dasher,Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Roudolf….yep, that’s nine…whew!)
    8 Awesome Publishers
    7 ziplines flying
    6 daily reminders
    5 types of dancing (Disco, Catwalk Vogue, Riverdance, Macarena, Electric Slide)
    4 Houses of Hogwarts (elves sorted and conducting bake-offs and quidditch matches)
    3 dozen pizza deliveries
    2 Amazing Hosts (Jove & Andi)
    1 Hootenanny (with donated books from outstanding authors)

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  28. Last day of another great Hootenanny. Thank you and all the authors for adding more happiness to the holiday season. Wishing a wonderful, happy and healthy 2020 to all.

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  29. Day 12! Thank you so much for all your hard work putting the hootenanny together! Truly one of my favorite parts of the holiday season!

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  30. Thanks so much to both of you for all the time and effort that went into this! Great job coordinating and a bit thanks to all the authors who donated too!

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  31. Thanks for all your work in making this the best Hootenanny. Also, thanks to all the authors for their donations.

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  32. Hootenanny has been a hoot! Thank you Andi and Jove for a fun filled 12 days and for taking the time to make the newsletters so much fun to read.

    May you all have a very blessed and merry Christmas with a happy New Year.

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  33. So happy for you all that you are almost done………..tons of work, but many grateful readers!!! Happy Holidays to your whole crew!!!!!

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  34. Every years seems to get bigger and your ‘songs’ are hilarious! Thank you all for another fantastic Hootenanny. Enjoy your well earned break and thank you!!

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  35. I’ve enjoyed all 12 days and thank you so much for all of the joy and laughs! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!!

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  36. So sad the Hootenanny has run its course, but all the fun you all have provided has been a true blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Last chance, on the last day, for a new beginning!!! Thank you for all you have done to spread the joy this holiday season…

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  38. And another fabulous hootenanny comes to an end 😪😿. These 12 days of fun, love, elf & reindeer shenanigans, great banners, awesome song lyrics, great books and other things are always a highlight of my year. Thanks so much to the talented and generous authors and publishers, the crew at Women and Words and all the others for putting together and hosting this fun fest again! 👏👏👏👏

    Wishing everyone a happy and safe end to the rest of this year and a wonderful new year!

    cw

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  39. Aww….sadly, all good things must end.

    We’re want to thank Andi, Jove and all the various elves, authors and publishers who came together to put on this fantastic event year after year.
    Here’s wishing everyone all the best for the holidays. May 2020 be good to all. Cheers!

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  40. Can’t believe it’s Day 12 already! Count me in please. Thank you to the Hoot Team and all the Authors / publishers for taking part 😉

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  41. What a great time of year. Thanks to all of the authors and publishers who generously donated their work. Happy Hootenanny until next year!

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  42. Happy Last Day Everyone. Thanks to all the authors and publishers and special Thanks to Andi and Jove who put this on year a after year. During this hectic time allow for some peace and quiet. Breathe. Curl up with a book, hot chocolate and snack.
    May 2020 be filled with m any many book adventures, romance and intrigue.

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  43. Last day…how did that happen? Sad another year is almost over but excited to see what the new year will bring…happy holidays everyone..until next year!

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  44. Thank you for another great Hootenanny and putting this together every year and thank you to everyone who donated to the giveaway so there were things to win. Happy holidays everyone.

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  45. So sorry to see Hootenanny come to an end but as always so happy it happened! You gals rock and love you all! Thank you for the fun and giggles, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a healthy New Year!

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  46. As a good Swede, today is like Christmas Eve. Swedes are big about Christmas Eve not so much Christmas Day!….. I’m looking forward to tömten appearing tomorrow to celebrate!

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  47. Thanks to all the authors and publishers who donate year and year. Big thanks to Jove and Andi for all the work behind the scenes to pull this off.

    Happy end of hootenanny 2019.

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