Yes, it is that time of year again. Every year I do this crazy thing where I get authors to give up books to readers during my 30 Days of Christmas Event here at Sunlight Sucks. It started out with me just asking my friends to participate. Now, I ask EVERYONE. And this year, I tagged the people whose books I read while I was bored and recuperating from surgery. I did also ask people who have done this before and who I did covers for, and basically asked people on Facebook to share my post asking for authors!
I’m glad I stuck my neck out because I have such a FABULOUS line-up of authors for you this year! The MM author community is really coming out to make YOUR holiday pretty fantastic. For those of you who don’t know how this works you can always peruse this site and see what authors and books I’ve given away in the past. But I can tell you that I have a pretty stellar line-up this year. It’s so stellar in fact that I’m just itching to list them! But I won’t. I want you all to come back here on December 1 to find out what and who is coming during this holiday month.
And no, my circumstances have not changed. I don’t have a home. I don’t have winter clothes. I can’t afford to go to the doctor for follow ups on my surgery. I don’t have any money. I go hungry quite a few days a month. And I have a HUGE stack of medical bills that are going to affect my credit and make it even harder to find a place to live. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do this. I want to. I need to. It means a lot to me to give back to everyone who has been so supportive of my troubles and this is about all I can do besides say Thank You.
Starting December 1 and going through Christmas December 25, I’ll have at least one, probably two books to give away each day. (Could be up to three if I get more participation.) They will be MM. From December 26 through to New Year’s, the books will be MF and/or menage books. The Great New Year’s Giveaway is shorter because only a portion of my readers still read MF. The greater number are MM readers and that genre is pretty much all I write anymore. But I do like to give MF books some airtime so from Christmas to New Year’s is the perfect time!
If you know an author you think might like to participate or want to participate, let them know about this! Share my post on Facebook. Email them. DM them. Whatever it takes. The more the merrier! Even if my Christmas sucks (my holidays have since I became homeless) I want YOURS to be very happy! I am so excited to do this for all of you! Plus it gives us authors a little motivation when we see your comments.
And comment is all you need to do for a chance to win. You can comment every day! At midnight Pacific time each day, hubs gives me a number and whoever has that comment number is the winner. Hubs doesn’t read my blog, or anyone’s blog, and he is not on Facebook. He has no horse in this race so he’s utterly impartial.
I’m also sweetening the pot for the authors by giving away two covers (one MM and one MF) from Winterheart Design. I’ll put all their names in a hat and let hubs pull one out for each genre. Again, just trying to give back what I can to those who have helped me throughout the last two very rough years.
I’m not out of the woods yet, but I will not fail all of you when it comes to this! So again, this year, get ready for Lex’s 30 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway!