Thank You Authors

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Thank you to all the authors who participated in this year’s authors’ giveaway. You have been beyond generous and the readers appreciate how much you gave and gave. Some of you are new authors in the genre and could only donate one book which was just as highly prized as if you gave 5 or 10. It’s the spirit of giving that counts.

This is the 4th year for our authors’ giveaway. I never thought when I first started this project on a very small blog that many of you couldn’t access, because the technology seemed to have a mind of its own, that today we would have so many donated books for what has become an annual event. I have said many times that the authors in this genre are the best and I really mean it. You guys are exceptional and your readers are the most loyal fans around.

This project takes a lot of effort and planning and this year Aunt Lynn, my partner on the site, was in charge of the production (and it really is a production because there are so many elements that go into making this such a successful event every year). I would like to express my appreciation for the countless hours she put into this event – she did an amazing job! Lynn did have some help and I would like to thank Raine and Feliz who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that everything went smoothly. Of course there were glitches, starting with me. I can’t count for shit so I started handing out books right, left and center when I logged on to the post at 7.00 A.M without checking the comment number – I almost gave poor Lynn an aneurysm.  :shock: Never give me a job unless you want it to screw up. :)  Anyway after my third cup of coffee I think it went well. We had a few system glitches again this year because WordPress can’t multitask, so if there are some errors please don’t think they’re all human mistakes – some might be technology related. :beer:

Our authors are very generous, not only at this time but throughout the year when they donate their books so that their readers can enjoy them, and I want to express my personal thanks and accolades for all they do. As always we gave away a few too many books and either Lynn or I will be in touch with a couple of you to ask for an additional donation. You can give us ten lashes with a wet noodle. :)

Amidst this seasonal love fest there’s always one author who makes up his own damn rules for everything. This year I wanted to roast him on a pitchfork over an open fire with lots of butter, spices and barbeque sauce and watch him cook to a nice doneness. He knows who he is. :grin: His excuse? Being born a boy – “…. as a boy, I am genetically predisposed to do dumb things and therefore cannot be held accountable for said dumbness.” He added his usual over the top rationalization: “Don’t blame me…blame the primordial ooze from which we all spring. Or blame my penis. lol.” Lynn barely restrained me from throwing him on the floor and stomping on his stomach. :lol:

Have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Pagan celebration or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year and if you’re a lapsed Christian, a Buddhist or an atheist :) celebrate anyway. See you next time.

43 thoughts on “Thank You Authors

  1. Anke

    Well said, I’m totally with you :) Thanks again to all authors and now you got me guessing, who that author is. Although I think I might get it right on first try – ha!

    Merry Christmas!!

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Anke

      Our authors are the best. :)

      As for the author who can’t or won’t follow instructions, let’s see if he’ll do the big reveal. :eek:

      1. Anke

        And what is it with me and my brain? Again forget to say: Thanks to you and the team, too, of course :) Great job!!

    1. Wave Post author

      Helena
      You’re very welcome. The authors donated above and beyond. The team worked hard but it was all worth it. :cool:

      Happy holidays. :)

  2. Aunt Lynn

    I believe my exact words for the little darling prince were “Like the biker says in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure ‘I say we stomp him! Then we tattoo him! Then we hang him! And then we kill him!’”

    I echo everything Wave said here and hope next year goes as well. The generosity of the authors leaves me in awe and the civility of the readers, even in the face of a couple of challenges, was great to watch. We had very few problems overall (yes, I almost did have an aneurysm when I saw you started replying to comment “51″ instead of “1,” Wave, but who thought we would get 68 requests in the first 10 minutes??) — some caused by technology and the rest by humans (a few by eager and excited readers and a few by us in the insanity). I was amazed we away with less than 10 problems overall for an event this size.

    That all being said, I’m happy it’s over. :) Now I can relax just a bit and catch up on a few reviews and RL stuff and spike my SoyNog.

    Happy Holidays once again to all.

  3. Ethan Day

    HA! I don’t feel bad at all now, after reading that Wave got in there and mucked things up in the very beginning! I’m only one in a long line of muckers, LOL!

    Happy Holidays to all the muckers out there. : )

    1. Wave Post author

      Who are you? Are you admitting to a felony? :eek: I have an excuse (no coffee and 100 requests in the space of 2 mintues) – what’s yours?

      I was able to correct my error immediately and only Lynn suffered by almost crapping out right at the very beginning. I have to get some heart medication for that girl — she’s easily rattled :shock: while I’m cool until a certain someone shows up.

      Have a wonderful Christmas Ethan. You know we love you (sometimes).

    1. Wave Post author

      Anne
      Thank you for donating your books. We really appreciate it. I’ll be in touch probably Monday with the email information for your winner. Have a great holiday and merry Christmas.

  4. kiracee

    This was my first BAHAG and I was amazed by the generosity of the authors and then by the enormous amount of work done by the Wave team.

    Thank you to all the authors. :loveyou:

    And big hugs to Wave, Aunt Lynn, Raine, and Feliz. Awesome job! :hearts01:

    1. Wave Post author

      Kiracee
      Every year I say that’s the last one but then the authors ask us if we’re not going to give away their books. I guess it *is* better to give than to receive.

  5. LindaC

    When times are tough it is humbling to see people step up to give. I thank all the amazing authors for their donations and Wave, Aunt Lynn, Raine and Feliz for their donation of time to make this a special event.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  6. ailish

    Thanks to all the generous Authors, and to Wave, Aunt Lynn, Raine and Feliz!
    Fun was had by all, I’m sure!
    And everyone screws up now and then, some just do it better than others! :grin:

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Ailish

      And everyone screws up now and then, some just do it better than others!

      I thought that Lynn was going to send the OPP after me. :???: It was good, in retrospect. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall. :)

  7. Shirley Ann

    It was a wonderful and exciting day for me, I don’t know how you managed all the messages and then matching the right books to the readers. Three cheers :hurray2: for all your hard work and to the generous authors who gave the books for us readers.
    Happy Holidays!!!
    :hurrah:

  8. mrb

    “Like the biker says in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure ‘I say we stomp him! Then we tattoo him! Then we hang him! And then we kill him!’”

    Hey are we talking about Ethan?? No Stomping or killing, he has to edit his next book … can’t have you kill the man before I get my next Ethan fix :-).

    A big Thank you to all the authors, Aunt Lynn, Wave and her Elfs.

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi mrb

      “Like the biker says in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure ‘I say we stomp him! Then we tattoo him! Then we hang him! And then we kill him!’”

      Hey are we talking about Ethan??

      I never mentioned any names. :)

  9. issa

    I was completely amazed by the generosity of the authors. They are truly amazing…though I know the more the books the more the headache for the team, but I think you handled it just fine. I’m sure it’s all your foibles that makes you so loveable Wave. :grin:

    1. Wave Post author

      Issa

      I’m sure it’s all your foibles that makes you so loveable Wave.

      Lynn wishes I was more like her but that’ll never happen. I’m technology challeneged and I do things without thinking – somewhat like my good friend Ethan Day. *Did I really say I was a bit like Ethan* Oh noes. :eek:

  10. Rubicon379

    Let me add my thanks as well to all of the authors who donated. And to everyone at the website. This is one of the best websites going and its all thanks to you and all the amazing work you do. Thanks again for everything and have a great holiday!

  11. Steven

    This was my first BAHAG and it was awesome! Thanks so much to everyone for all their hard work and generosity!

  12. nichem

    Thanks so much to the authors for being so generous and to Wave, Aunt Lynn, Feliz, and Raine for all your hard work. The requests were coming in so fast I don’t know how you managed to keep up with it all. Hope you all get a bit of a rest now and that you have a wonderful holiday.

    1. Wave Post author

      Nichem
      Have a wonderful Christmas.

      PS I still don’t know how to format my files into Mobi/PRC. Thank for stars for Amazon – they are doing my conversions free of charge. :grin:

      1. nichem

        Wave, just use the mobipocket converter. Trust me, if I can do it, I know you can because I’m not tech savvy at all.

  13. sammy2006

    Wave, it is now officially Christmas day—MWAH!! That Christmas kiss is just for you!! Have a lovely Christmas dear Wave!

    Oh and by the way, the boys and I are coming by in an hour and we’re bringing along a spare whip for you to use! Merry Christmas Wave! :biglove:

    1. Wave Post author

      Thanks Sammy and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with the boyz. You do manage to get all the prime beef. :grin: I probably don’t have much energy for the whip, but what the hell, bring it anyway. :eek:

  14. monica

    Firstly, Merry Christmas!! :grin:

    Thank you to everyone at this review blog and generous authors for the early Christmas gift

    Last year was my first and like this BAHAG, it was fast and furious :eek: but you guys did a wonderful job in keeping us toe ( even with those 750 plus comments ) the whole day.

    I hope everyone have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!! :smile:

  15. Eden Winters

    Ya’ll worked your butts off on this effort, and I’m grateful. This is the second year I’ve been fortunate enough to participate, and I’m looking forward to next year, when hopefully I’ll have a few new books and stories to offer. Merry Christmas! :smile:

  16. Gaycrow

    Bah humbug! I read your Review site via a syndicated feed on Live Journal, and they haven’t been delivering!! Bad Live Journal. I just happened to wonder where you’d gone, so I came directly to the site, and saw all these entries I’d missed out on. :eek:

    I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who worked so hard to organise the Big Book Giveaway. You’re all amazing! And the authors who so generously contribute their books are amazing too. It’s so exciting to wait until the deadline to try and get the book of choice. I’ve been very lucky each time I’ve joined in.

    *hugs to all* :drinkin: Hope you had a peaceful Christmas after all the hard work you’ve done during the year. :love2:

  17. eva

    Joining in the big thank you to everyone behind the BAHAG. Both the authors for being so generous and to Wave and her team who organized it :D

  18. Maggie

    My first time back on the site since the big giveaway. Would like to thank all the staff at the site & the authors for the wonderful Christmas gifts & everything they do year round!

  19. Lynn G

    Hi All! I’ve been traveling since the 23rd without access to the internet. :grumble2: Just got back, and wanted to say “Thank you!” to all the Authors and to the Jessiewave Crew! You folks rock! :flowers:

    Wishing you all safe and happy Holidays! :grin:

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