In the past you, our authors, have been outstanding. This year I can’t find a word to describe your generosity – you have given and given again and we all as readers appreciate your generosity. I don’t believe that any other sub genre in the “Romance” genre has such wonderful authors as we do and we are very lucky to have you. I view our relationship with our authors as symbiotic in the best sense, and this was demonstrated by the number of books donated on Christmas Eve.
Many of you have been writing to find out who won your books and I understand that you want to get yours out to the winner(s) as soon as possible. This is a huge project by any standard and we are working as fast as we can, given that yesterday was Christmas day and the three of us who undertook this project – Aunt Lynn, Cole and yours truly – were working under several trying circumstances which did not include the fact that we were celebrating the holidays with friends and family (who can be trying of themselves). 🙂 The response this year has been unprecedented and you can check the number of comments on the post to see how many we have to wade through. Our biggest problem this year is that many readers, despite my request in the initial post on December 24, did not leave their email addresses. This made the job 10 times harder since it took Lynn and Cole sometimes 30 minutes to track down a single winner of a book. So if you’re wondering why it’s taking us 48 hours or more (has it only been two days)? to contact you that’s the main reason. This is not an excuse but an explantion.
I will personally be responding to those authors whose books I gave out so if you were lucky enough to be within the first 50 you will be hearing from me today. Cole and Aunt Lynn will also be in touch with those authors whose books they have awarded to readers. I will also be on the site today so if you have any questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment for me. We have to resolve a few double awards and I may be contacting you to ask you to stretch once more by giving up another book if we made an error. I hope you will be as gracious as you have been throughout this process. I know you’re getting impatient but it’s only been 48 hours since we started – although one author who shall be nameless because I don’t want Aunt Lynn or Cole to hurt her – suggestecd that we would probably be working on giving out these books when Easter rolls around. Eeeek!! lol.
Thank you once again authors for your patience, and most of all for your generosity. M/M readers are very lucky to have you and we’re very proud of you. You are exceptional, not only as authors but also as people who wanted to give back, and you did.
Damn, I’m going to have to hide that “negative” review I wrote last night. Kidding!!!
A special “thank you” to Ethan Day and he knows why. Sorry, Ethan, but I didn’t promise not to say anything about that large cheque you sent me. ^-^ It was good of you to do that in place of the jock you were going to auction off to raise money for my favourite charity – me. 🙂