Okay folks, here it is: the posting schedule and items per post for the Big-Ass Holiday Author Giveaway™ 2013, or as we affectionately call it, BAHAG.
The fun begins on this Friday, December 13, and we carry on daily through December 24. Every day the post will go live at a different time, and this year we’re varying the start times so we can cover many different time zones in your morning, afternoon, evening and middle of the night (for you insomniacs!). The times listed below are in North American Eastern time, so from there you can then figure out what time that is for you (here is a world clock help you out: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html).
>> DO NOT BID HERE! THIS IS JUST A LIST OF WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN! <<
If you haven’t read the post with all of the rules and regs, you really need to do this before you try for your first item as it explains how it all works — especially if you are new to this. As you read through the offerings and begin to strategize, note the following:
1) If you don’t see an eformat listed on an item you have interest in, assume it is available in mobi/prc (Kindle), PDF and ePub. When bidding, please select what eformat you want from either those three, or from what the author has listed.
2) If the item you’re after is a backlist title, please tell us in your bid what title you want.
3) Questions? Now is the time. Submit any and all questions here and now using the comments below.
Now, without further ado, here is your 2013 BAHAG…
The nominations for Favourite M/M Author of 2013 close at midnight Wednesday, December 11 EST (that’s tomorrow). If you want your favourite to have a chance at the big prize you must nominate him or her.
Please submit your nominations here.
Voting for the top 5 nominees starts Friday December 13 and ends Friday December 20. The winner will be announced Sunday December 22nd.
Hurry if you don’t want your favourite author to be left out
Yesterday H.L. Holston and Elinor Bruce offered up a free ecopy of their new eXtasy release, Beneath the 13th Moon. Randy shook his…er, the basket and the winner is:
Congrats Issa! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the authors. Thanks for playing everyone.
And if you didn’t win this one today, you can buy it via Amazon: Beneath the 13th Moon (Werewolves of Baltimore)
Sorry for the delay folks. Here are November’s recommended reads. If I’ve forgotten anything (which always happens with me) please leave a comment on the post.
Of Dreams and Ceremonies (Butterfly Hunter #2) by Julie Bozza – 4.75 stars (Feliz)
Everyone Loves a Wedding by Chris Owen – 5 stars (Wave)
The Broken Road Cafe (Broken Road Cafe #1) by T.A. Webb – 5 stars (Sammy)
Bone Rider by J. Fally – 4.75 stars (Raine)
Benedict by Hayden Thorne – 5 stars (Larissa)
Breaking Point by N.R. Walker – 5+ stars (Sammy)
Serenading Stanley by John Inman – 5+ stars (Sammy)
Shock & Awe (A Sidewinder Story) by Abigail Roux – 5 stars (Wave)
Silent by Sara Alva – 4.75 stars (Sirius)
Drifting by Jayson James – 4.75 stars (Orion)
Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek by R. Cooper – 5 stars (Sammy)
Turbulence by Lyn Gala – 4.75 stars (Raine)
Title & Link: Secrets And Ink
Author: Lou Harper
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Link: Secrets and Ink
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Rating: 5+ stars
A Guest Review by Sammy
Review Summary: Simply one of the most outstanding novels of 2013.
Happy birthday Christian from all your friends here.
We wanted to celebrate this special day with you but you’re not here … you’re still in Vegas ….. so we got together to make you a special birthday present. Because you like Luke so much we thought you would appreciate a vimeo of just him which you can take with you wherever you go when the site closes.
I baked a special cake for you - hope you like it. It took a lot of time and effort to come up with something this perfect and I didn’t even have to use any butter or flour or sugar because I really don’t know how to bake. BTW this is the same cake as last time.
We would have liked to cut the cake for you but I think you should do the honours yourself. Send me the candle – the big one in the middle – as a souvenir.
Title: Lost and Found
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publisher Buy Link: Lost and Found
Amazon Buy Link: Lost and Found
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 148 pages
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by Andrea
Review Summary: Despite the emotionally abusive partner, this rocky romance was surprisingly enjoyable.
Today the Samhain Publishing free ebook is Secrets & Ink by Lou Harper. Here’s the blurb:
When Karma writes you a ticket, pay up or else…
If life was like the movies, Jem Mitchell’s wouldn’t be such a mess. In LA’s glittering world of dreams, he works an unglamorous job at a gourmet grocery store. His past is so deep and dark, the details are lost even to him. All he knows is he was once cursed by a meter maid, and ever since, his love life has sucked.
Yesterday the Riptide Publishing free ebook was the new release, Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane. Randy tossed his…er, the salad, and the winner is:
Congrats Nin! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the publisher. Thanks for playing everyone.
And if you didn’t win this one today, you can buy it via Amazon: Christmas Kitsch
Today authors H.L. Holston and Elinor Bruce are offering up a free ecopy of their new eXtasy release, Beneath the 13th Moon. Here’s the blurb:
Is Liam Van Zandt living in The Twilight Zone? It sure looks that way. The victims in the murders he’s investigating seem to have been crushed by a cursed statue.
Publishing date: January 14 2014
Title: A Minor Inconvenience
Author: Sarah Granger
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Buy Links: Amazon ; Publisher
Length: Novel (264 pages)
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by LenaLena
Review Summary: Too predictable and formulaic to be exciting.
Yesterday the Wilde City Press free ebook was The Dreamer by M. King. Randy closed his eyes and pointed, and the winner is:
Congrats Ailish! Please email me (Aunt Lynn) at the following email addy: freebooks [at] reviewsbyjessewave.com so that I can forward your information (including eformat of choice) to the publisher. Thanks for playing everyone.
First, thanks to everyone who emailed me or commented on my post announcing the closure of the site. I appreciate all of your comments and I was especially surprised at the number of emails from authors, even those whose books I reviewed which I felt needed a bit of work. If I haven’t responded to your email it’s because my in-box is so jammed I’m having a difficult time finding it but please know that I appreciate each and every one of you who felt that the site was of value to you, over and above being a review site. Many of you said that we offered something special because we focused on more than book reviews, although that was our primary purpose, and I would like to thank you for appreciating all the work that went into making reviewsbyjessewave special. As I mentioned in the post, we will update you as soon as we have news about a new host and the status of the site after January 1.
Coming up this week: Tuesday, December 10 is Christian’s birthday so I thought I would give him a present to make his day memorable. He probably is having a lot of memorable days as he’s still in Vegas. I hope you will drop by to wish him a very happy birthday on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, December 11.I will be posting a Profile of new M/M author River Jaymes. I think you will like it and her and most important, you will love her books. Watch for her profile and please ask as many questions as you would like as she loves to hear from readers.
My last interview with author Josh Lanyon will be posted on Thursday, December 12. Please drop by to hear what he has to say. Also, he’s always interesting to talk to and he loves to hear from his fans
Title: The Trouble With Tony
Author: Eli Easton
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: The Trouble With Tony
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Novella (144 pp.)
Rating: 5 stars
A Guest Review by Sammy
Review Summary: Two words: Just Funny! Sweet and Funny and Marvelous. Okay–five words!
Today the Riptide Publishing free ebook is the upcoming release, Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane. Please note we just found out that this title contains M/F and M/F/F; instead of changing out the free book, we are adding a warning instead. Here’s the blurb:
Sometimes the best thing you can get for Christmas is knowing what you really want.
Rusty Baker is a blond, rich, entitled football player in a high school full of them—just the type of oblivious jock all the bullied kids hate. And he might have stayed that way, except he develops a friendship with out-and-proud Oliver Campbell from the wrong side of the tracks. Rusty thinks the friendship is just pity—Oliver is very bright, and Rusty is very not—but then Oliver kisses him goodbye when Rusty leaves for college, and Rusty is forced to rethink everything he knows about himself.