Quote I Love: The Book Needs You

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“If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books. The book needs you.” –Gary Paulsen


Please join us for an M/M Reader Appreciation Day

I’m pleased to share that this Saturday, December 1st is another Reader Appreciation Day at the Sweet Spot Yahoo Group (hosted by me, SJ Frost, and Jambrea Jo Jones). Stop by to enter the giveaway, read excerpts, and chat with authors of M/M romances. The giveaway runs from 8 am – 8 pm EST.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. If you haven’t already, join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSweetSpotMM/
  2. Watch the group page (or your email if you choose to receive emails from the group) on Saturday, December 1st for a message with instructions on how to enter. The subject of the post should read something like “Enter the Giveaway: Respond to this message for a chance to win”
  3. Reply to that message between 8am and 8pm EST indicating you’d like to enter the giveaway.

That’s it. You’ll be added to the drawing for your chance at a random prize. Winners will be announced via the group after the giveaway closes. Authors will be sent the winning email addresses at that time and will contact their winners directly.

So far, the following authors have generously donated these items. Thank you!


Complete List of Prizes

Hope you can join us at The Sweet Spot Reader Appreciation Day on December 1, 2012.

Authors of m/m romances, if you’re interested in joining us for our next RAD, we’d love to have you. Send me an email and I’ll add you to our author contact list.

For the Love of: Reader Emails

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I only have a minute to post today, and I know I’ve posted on this topic before, but I wanted to give a shout of thanks out to everyone who has taken the time to write and let a romance author know when you’ve enjoyed one of their stories. Please know, authors really do appreciate the effort.

I’ve received some amazing emails lately, and no matter how often it happens, there is nothing sweeter and more rewarding than knowing when one of my stories was an enjoyable experience for someone. And even better is knowing that story touched the reader in a meaningful way. Your words of appreciation and encouragement mean more than I can say.

Thank you!

For the Love of: Appreciative Readers

Since the release of my first book, More, I’ve heard from many wonderful readers via email, Facebook, Twitter, various groups, blogs, and other sites. It’s amazing to me how many people take the time to let a writer know a little something about the experience of reading a book.

So today, I wanted to send out a message of thanks to everyone who takes the time to let authors know which books you’ve enjoyed and why. I can tell you, it means a lot to the writer. We spend so much time in our heads, in our writing caves, editing and polishing a story that means something special to us. For you to take a moment and offer a compliment or word of encouragement is pretty damn cool to me. Thank you, all!

Side note: I try to respond to all emails (except the obvious spam). If you send me something, and I don’t get back to you in a week or two, I probably didn’t get your message. Feel free to send again or use my contact form.

Have a great weekend!