Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reader Appreciation Day at The Sweet Spot!

Hey, ladies and gentlemen! I hope everyone is doing well! I have some super fun news to share! As some of you may know, the lovely and talented, Sloan Parker, and I run a Yahoo Group together called The Sweet Spot. Our group is a place where readers and authors of M/M romance are welcomed to hang out and chat about books, happenings in the writing world, pretty much anything and everything.

We have a lot of fun at TSS, and now it's getting even better! We're going to be holding our very first Reader Appreciation Day! Woo hoo! And what is Reader Appreciation Day, you ask? Why, it's a day where we authors say "Thank you," to those who make writing worthwhile; our readers. Here's our official announcement about it AND our excerpt day:

Announcing New Reader Appreciation Day with Giveaway!

We are thrilled to announce the all new M/M Reader Appreciation Day at The Sweet Spot. This is one day every month for authors of m/m romance to say thanks to all you readers out there who support our writing efforts.

Readers, every month stop by the Yahoo Group  to chat with authors and enter for a chance to win free books and other prizes from a variety of m/m authors.

The first Reader Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, April 7th. On that day, we'll post a full list of all prizes available. Just respond to the giveaway thread on the Yahoo Group between 8am and 8pm EST to be included in the drawing.

Authors, if you're interested in participating in the giveaway, send an email to s.j.frost3@gmail.com and sloanparker.author@gmail.com with what you'd like to donate for the April giveaway. In the future, we'll include you in our monthly announcement for a chance to donate. You can participate as little or as often as you'd like. During the Reader Appreciation Day event, everyone who donated a book in the giveaway is welcome to post to the group with a blurb and buy link for their donated book(s).

Excerpt Day is Changing to the Third Saturday of Every Month!

We have decided to change our monthly excerpt day to the third Saturday of every month. There will be no excerpt day in March. The next one will take place Saturday, April 21st.

Authors, the rules for the excerpt day remain the same and are saved in the Files section of the Yahoo Group for your convenience.

Join us on Saturday, April 21st, for our next excerpt day to learn about the latest m/m releases.

Hope to see you there!

And one final fun piece of news regarding The Sweet Spot! For those who haven't seen, we now have a Facebook page! Yay! It launched just recently to be a companion to the Yahoo Group, and you can keep up on all the latest happenings with the group there, and also chat about books! If you'd like to see the page, please go here: http://www.facebook.com/TheSweetSpotMM

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