Awards Announcements, Christmas Hops, and Book Tours, oh my!

FinalistSMSo many things coming up starting this weekend! On Sunday, Dec 8th, Elisa Reviews will be announcing the winners of the 2013 Rainbow Awards! The Boys of Summer is a finalist in the awards, and its cover, created by the peerless Reese Dante, is up for a cover award as well! I am excited and nervous all at the same time… Excited because I think the cover stands a darn good chance of winning–Reese Dante is simply that good. Nervous because as much as I would like for The Boys of Summer to win in its category, I think it is unlikely that it will–I’ve seen the competition! Elisa reports that the voting has been very, very tight, however, with some major surprises. So maybe my little 100-1 longshot has a chance? We’ll see. This really is a case of my simply being honored to have made it to the finals. I have to keep reminding myself that as I keep my fingers crossed that it might actually win an award. The story is just so very special to me that I can’t help but hope that it wins in its division. 🙂

qta_christmas_blog_hop-180x179Also on Dec 8th, I’ll be participating in Queer Town Abbey’s Christmas Blog Hop! Everyone will be sharing what Christmas means to them (as well as their favorite Christmas cookie recipe–mine will be sour cream cookies–YUM). Check out the list of all the fabulous participants and awesome prizes here. You have to see it to believe all the great giveaways that will be taking place! Be sure to come back on Dec 8th to read my post and get my recipe! I guarantee you, it will be worth it!

Small_Banner_Boys_of_SummerThen, starting on Dec 9th and running through Dec 22nd, I’ve got a book tour with Virtual Writers for The Boys of Summer! Oh man, have we been working at this! I’ve written over eight blog posts, and have been interviewed at least five times! I have my very own book trailer, we’re going to do a live Twitter Chat on Sunday Dec 15th at 1 pm EST, and we’re hosting a giveaway of our own as well–grand prize is a $50 Amazon gift card! That could come in handy right now at Christmas, couldn’t it? 🙂 The official page for the book tour is here.

The most important part about all of that is that I NEED YOU to be there too! Come join the fun! I’m going to be posting as part of an international book tour, and though I know I can talk to a wall if necessary (I proved that in the first grade, much to the barely-controlled amusement of my teacher), I would much rather talk with YOU. Chatty Cathy, that’s me! Not to mention, comments left on posts will increase the number of entries you get in the Rafflecopter giveaway!

Do say you’ll stop by and leave a comment on the posts as they go live. I’m really looking forward to this! 🙂





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