Friday, December 9, 2011

And To All a Good Night!

It's time to bring the holly jolly Men Under the Mistletoe mini blog tour to an end. I want to take this  opportunity to thank Harper, KA and Ava for making this a very special holiday season. It's been my pleasure to take part in two of these anthologies, and each one has been a delight. It's kind of a new holiday tradition!

I also want to thank you, our readers, for playing along with our reindeer games and, of course, buying the book!

On behalf of Ava, K.A., Harper and myself, I hope that your holiday season is filled with love and laughter -- and that the New Year finds you happy and healthy!

K.A. put it so beautifully:

Every year, one of my blog posts falls on the day before Thanksgiving. Every year, I can’t think of anything I’m more grateful for than my readers. At this time of year when custom asks us to consider our blessings over the year, make resolutions for the year to come, and honor those important to us with gifts, I can think of nothing that makes me feel more blessed as a writer than the honor of having wonderful readers. I promise to continue to write the best books that are in me, always striving to improve.
I’m sure between now and the end of the month, one of my previous couples will be filling my brain with a what-we’re-doing-for-the-holidays kind of story, and I’d love to slip that in your stocking as a free short.(Hmm. Some of my characters in a stocking. What a delightful image.) I’ll post it on lj or on my turn on Slash and Burn and send a link here to Josh to post on Just Joshin. Some of my best stories have come from readers asking if a certain character is getting a story, so if any of you have a couple you’d like to hear about celebrating the holidays, please let me know in the comments or drop me an email.
My very best wishes that your season and your years to come are merry and bright.

And Harper, always eloquent, added:


KA has said it so brilliantly already that I can only really second her thanks and good wishes to the wonderful readers who have made this year so amazing. I’ve been writing in the M/M field for a couple of years now and I’m just bowled over by the loyalty, enthusiasm, and sheer niceness of the people who not only buy and read my books but take the time to email me or seek me out on Facebook or talk to me via my Livejournal to tell me they enjoy my writing. I’ve done my best to respond to every single one of those messages. I appreciate them so much (and if I’ve missed anybody, please forgive me and give me a nudge!)

 All I can do by way of return is tell you all that your support , both emotional and in terms of sales, is making it possible for me to contemplate edging a little further out of my day job and a little further towards full-time writing, so in future I hope to be able to give you many more of the stories you’ve been kind enough to tell me you love. I wish all the very best and warmest of festive seasons, wherever you are.

It's been our great pleasure to share the Men Under the Mistletoe release with you. Thank you all very much -- and Happy, Happy Holidays!

23 comments:

  1. Thank you guys, for blogging this week, its been fun.
    And a big thankyou for the pleasure you all give us. Your stories bring me so much enjoyment and will go on doing so with every reread.
    Best wishes what ever you celebrate, have a good one xx

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  2. The pleasure is really all ours. Many, many thanks to all the authors for their wonderful words and their many kindnesses to us.

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  3. Ava, Harper, KA and Josh thank you for a most enjoyable book. I've almost finished reading 3 out of the 4 and each book as left me with very warm feelings.I've got no doubt that the 4th one will leave me feeling warm and fuzzy as well. I've not read them in order so I'll leave you guessing as to who's will be read last.

    Happy Holidays!

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  4. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful talents with us. It's a great gift that we can go back to time and again. Have a beautiful Christmas filled with the love you're so deserving of.

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  5. This anthology is a holiday gift to your readers and we thank you so much. Loved Josh's and Harper's stories - both are lovely tales. I know I probably say this too much, but I Loved them. Onto the next two. Best wishes for you and your families this holiday from your extended cyber family of which I am happily a member.

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  6. Thank you all so much for sharing your time with us. Time seems to be in such sort supply these days. I would read your beautiful stories anyway, but reading the stories that are written by authors who take the time to be our friends is so very much more special. Happy Holidays!

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  7. Hi, all - Harper here. It's been such a pleasure this week to talk with you and take part in the blogs. It's made what can be just a very busy, chaotic time of year feel like a series of very special occasions. I can't remember when I last felt this festive! Josh, BTW, I love my moody, magnificent snowy pine tree. It's really rather elegant :-D

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  8. Can see it now...sitting back eating Christmas cookies and reading Men under the Mistletoe when I am 80. I'll be telling the nice hunky aide in the assisted living unit about the winter it was published and those nice authors who talked to us just like we were their friends. He'll start reading over my shoulder and gasp when he realizes I'm reading about beautiful young men falling in love with each other.

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  9. And then he'll go home and tell his boyfriend!

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  10. Harper, I saw that photo and thought immediately of you!

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  11. Thank you, 2Shay. Promo becomes a pleasure with readers like ours. ;-)

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  12. Anonymous Harper said... :-D

    Linda, I love your vision of the future!

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  13. Aw. Carlita, I know I speak for all the authors when I say we feel just the same!

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  14. Happy Holidays, Jacquie! Thank you so much.

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  15. Thank you Josh, Harper, K.A. and Ava for a wonderful collection of stories. And, for such a fun book launch. I wish you continued success with the anthology. Happy Holidays!

    JaimeW

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  16. Hugs to you, Jan. Thank you for those warm wishes.

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  17. Happy Holidays to you too, Jaime!

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  18. Oooh, it's getting late for Anonymous Harper. Been such fun here and on all the blogs. Best love to all and night night xxx

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  19. As is everyone else, I am thankful that you all so generously share your time and talent with us. Reading has enriched my life since childhood and being able to read your wonderful stories has certainly done so. Thanks again, and the happiest of holidays, whatever your tradition!

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  20. Thank you, Denise. We authors have one of the best jobs out there, that's for sure. It's not just a job, it's a privilege to share our stories.

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  21. By the way, we had a couple of prizes go unclaimed, so please remember to check the posts to see if you were one of our winners!

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