A 5 Star Review for The Boys of Summer and a community comes together!

Pop A CorkWow! What a great way to start the morning! I woke to a tweet from @Kirstyv1 (Kirsty Vixard from All in One Place) letting me know that she’d posted her review of The Boys of Summer! Can I say I was blown away? Despite the fact that it is sleeting here this morning, I am toasty warm, basking in the glow of such a nice review. 🙂

It’s Day Six of The Boys of Summer Book Tour and there is still so much more to come! Reviews, interviews, blog posts–and tomorrow, I’m hosting a live Twitter chat for one hour at 1 pm EST withe Virtual Writers! We’ll be using the hastag #TheBoysOfSummer, so do drop in for an hour and ask me your questions! You can find me on Twitter @SarahMadisonFic. There are all kinds of ways for you to enter to win the $50 Amazon gift card–just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter wherever it appears on the page!

The Boys of Summer has also been nominated for Best Historical in the Goodreads M/M Romance Readers Choice Awards! The polls have opened for voting–do head over, check out the enormous list of nominees in every category, and vote for your favorites!

sugar cookies wikipedia commonIf you’re here for the Queer Town Abbey Christmas Blog Hop (and the cookie recipe I can no longer eat) then you want to go to this link here. It will tell you all about the hop and the great prizes up for grabs! Due to technical difficulties, the hop is being extended one more day–your chance to get in on some great prizes!

 

Snow_Dog_resizedTo me, Christmas is all about those Christmas miracles. Remember that scene at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, where the townspeople helped by George Bailey show up at his door and shower him with the money out of their pockets? No one person can afford to give much, but because there are so many people involved, the total is more than enough to meet his needs. That scene gets me every time. My heart fills with emotion as they crowd into the entranceway of his old house, filling the room with their love and spontaneous giving. Well, the M/M romance community is doing just that with some of our own. Authors Eric Arvin and T.J. Klune, engaged to be married in real life, are facing what Becky Condit calls a ‘medical tsunami’. Eric is currently hospitalized and facing brain surgery. His recovery will be long and costly. The M/M community, like that of Bedford Falls, is rallying around to help raise money for the couple’s ongoing expenses. Even if you cannot afford to donate at this time, please consider spreading the word. Links to how you can help are on Mrs. Condit & Friends.

With that. I’m headed out to take the dog for a quick run before work! Y’all stay safe and warm now, okay? And give your loved ones a hug.
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