The big news this week is our annual Authors’ Book Giveaway on December 24th, otherwise known in some circles as Christmas Eve. The authors came through once again and are showering their fans with books. Some are even donating entire series of 5 or more books. WOW. Whoever wants those has to be up bright and early. Last year one reader was up at 4.30 A.M.to make sure that she got what she wanted, the entire Adrien English series, and I’m sure there will be similar tales from this year’s book giveaway.
My grateful thanks to Aunt Lynn who spent the entire day yesterday putting the post together . She did a wonderful job and I know that we all appreciate her dedication and unfailing humour. Lynn, I tip my hat to you (if I wore a hat it would be a cowboy hat) lol. She took time off from handling and weighing balls (made of pastry) – get your minds out of the gutter, and I have to salute her because I would have preferred to play with the balls. Do you know what’s the weight of human balls? Buda knows and I won’t tell you how, except to say that he had a lot of fun experimenting with textures and sizes
On Friday at 7.00 A.M. the post will upload and as always there is no bidding – first come, first served. The authors are waiting to hand out their gifts to you and I know that everyone will have a wonderful time.
Now on to our regularly scheduled programming. On Friday Astrid Amara talked about Dreidel Roasting on an Open Fire. If you haven’t seen this post here’s a link. Yesterday Cole posted his review of Mary Calmes’ Trusted Bond and the discussion is still going on about the pros and cons of this book. You might want to venture into the fray too. Jenre reviewed Friday Night Jamie by Bren Christopher which I have linked in case you didn’t see it and Lily reviewed Making His List by Devon Rhodes. Today Lily reviewed Christmas with Danny Fit by Amy Lane and I reviewed The Santa Mug by Patric Michael.
Coming up this week is a veritable cornucopia (I always wanted to use that word) of authors. On Monday, December 20, LB Gregg is back to celebrate her newest novel in the Romano and Allbright series, Trust Me If You Dare. She has a test for you and you can win a gift certificate if you get all the answers right.
On Tuesday, December 21, KZ Snow will be seeking your opinion on a very important topic. I hope you have the answers.
On Wednesday, December 22nd one of my very favourite men is back. Patric Michael is in the house and he’ll tell you what he thinks of the Friday Guys among other things. * What’s wrong with the Friday Guys?* Tune in on Wednesday to welcome Patric and give him hell for picking on the guys. lol.
On Thursday it’s just us – no special guests – so you’ll have to entertain yourselves unless I get inspired, and you know what happens on Friday. Looking forward to seeing all of you. I’m debating whether the Friday Guys will be pre-empted and maybe for the first time since I started I may not have them on manwalk this Friday. We’ll have to see.
Interviews in 2011
DJ Manly is our first Friday interview and he’ll be here towards the end of January
Andrew Grey will join us on February 16
J.L. Langley will grace the site in March
My For the Love of Books interview on February 23, 2011 will be Kassa
Free Books This Week
Capricorn: Forgotten Faces by Vivien Dean – Amber Allure
Fielder’s Choice by Gabrina Garza – Amber Allure
Icecapade by Josh Lanyon
I Heard him Exclaim by ZA Maxfield
Nine Lights Over Edinburgh by Harper Fox
Mistletoe at Midnight by LB Gregg
The Matelot by Ariel Tachna – Dreamspinner Press
Dead of Night by Victor J. Banis
Jenre: Mongrel by KZ Snow; The Ice Prince by Jessica Freely;
TJ: Something Shattered by Bailey Bradford;
Lily: Mariah the Christmas Moose by Andrew Grey;
Feliz: Idaho Battlegrounds by Sarah Black; Pioneers by Lynn Lorenz;
Val: Carol of the Bellskis by Astrid Amara;
Buda: Caught by AB Gayle; Jasper’s Journey by Lise Marie Davis (tentative)
Cole: The Match Before Christmas by Eden Winters; Nice – The best Kind of Prize by DC Juris
John: Revenant by Connie Bailey
I will review Trust Me If You Dare by LB Gregg; Firm Touch by Christine d’Abo; and hopefully the other books I haven’t reviewed due to RL work pressures