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I know. I’ve been bad. Things have been bad. And good. And then just burn out and anyway, here are winners, and I hope to change things up and that this will never happen again. The “this” I refer to being me sucking so hard.

However, I’m going to suck some, and you’ll have to deal with it, because hopefully my positives make up for it!

Anyway, I’m emailing all of February’s winners. Because I said I would. And I waffled on March, but you know what? I just don’t want to. I’ve said from the start I have a policy of not emailing winners – and I offer multiple ways to subscribe, or find out what’s going on here. So, you know. Fair warned is fair armed?

Here are all the lucky people that I’m jealous of, because you’ll notice that *I* never get to win! 😉

Melonie Johnson wins Sarah M. Anderson’s prize.
For Jennifer Haymore’s visit, her winner is Nancy Bristow (who gets major bonus points for checking out the “About” page!) <3
We know Lorelie Brown always offers a prize, and her winner is ki pha.
Heather Kumar and Sandy Xiong win a Lords of Vice book from Alexandra Hawkins.
Jillian Stone and her character Cate Willoughby visited with us on Valentine’s Day! But ALBTALBS was part of a blog tour – so that’s taken care of. Phew.
Cathy Pegau has two winners, and they are flchen1 and JoAnne.
ChattyCharry wins from Eden Bradley’s excerpt of Forbidden Fruit.

And now to the winners who have to email me themselves. [Responsibility!]
Maisey Yates and Vivian Arend share the same birthday and they had a mini bash here. Timitra, mathlady68,  and CrystalGB are Maisey’s winners. The three winner’s of Viv’s prize are jovialvampyre, Stella (Ex Libris), and Rebe.
The wonderful Carolyn Jewel visited and joytoread wins three of Ms. Jewel’s books.
Tracy March was nice enough to offer a giveaway with her excerpt, Shannon wins the book and a lovely bracelet!
Wow – my scheduling O_o well Christi Barth was here too! And Mary Preston wins!
Diane Sallans and Diane P. Diamond win from Valerie Bowman.
Stephanie Tyler was generous and awesome enough to visit with us on her birthday! Patoct and Evelyn win!

And now we’re into April. So I’m doing good here!
Manda Collins was our special author of the month. Jeanne Miro wins 😀
Aliquis wins from R.E. Butler.
Ok, I totally stopped myself from being vulgar (I think? :X) the first time… but we popped Amara Royce’s blogging cherry here at ALBTALBS! 😉 JenB wins.
Marquita Valentine’s winners are thebookqueen and bn100.
Linda wins from Cathy Ivan.
Jeannie Lin is going to give rinib a prize!
J. Kenner came to talk about staycations, and Rosarita Reader wins.
Cris was very eager, and luckily wins from Elle Kennedy.
I had a silly contest, and TrishJ wins. It’s also over, but I wanted to “leave it open” just so people could see what I had put.
I ALSO some how convinced Carolyn Jewel to visit with us again! On her birthday! So she generously offered three books. Donna Worthington, Barbara E.,  and Sebella Blue win!

All May contests are still open – until I draw winners, so you might want to revisit them. 😀

Please use the contact form, and list what your prize is to make things easier. You have until June 15th to contact me. (I’m giving it more time than usual because I want people to have a chance to stop by and see if they’ve won. However, anything after the 15th I reserve the right to ignore. I also reserve the right to ignore your email if you don’t say what your prize is. Because… you know, I don’t think it’s that difficult. I’d also really appreciate if you helped me out and included a mailing address if your prize is a print book – though honestly that’s better for you because you have a faster chance of getting your prize. :D)

And since I’m a total soft touch? Every author of the month from March through June – I’ll take entries until the end of June.

Remember, for any March or April winner, you have until 11:59 PM EDT to contact me to win your prize! Send your info, and what your prize is. Thanks!

Where’s the Romance, Man? (paging @TheRomanceMan3)

Hi friends! So, this is supposed to be the start of my “Men Who Read Romance” feature! Fun times! I figure, it’s good to start with an introduction. Also, as usual, the best laid plans are for naught, and this is no exception.

So I wanted to ask you – what would you want to know from a dude who reads romances?
Obviously it’ll be a monthly thing where I lure an unsuspecting maleask a guy who reads romances some questions. It’s just another counterpart to my Reader Posts (where I feature a reader monthly) and learning more about the diverse group of people who enjoy this genre.

Here is what I’m thinking so far.

1. What’s the first romance that you ever read?

2. How did you get started reading romance?

3. Who is your favorite author and what is your favorite romance novel?

4. What would you like to see more of in romances?

5. What is something you hate (or dislike strongly) in romances?

6. Do you browse the romance section at bookstores? If you saw another guy there, would you offer recommendations, or ask for any?

7. How involved are you in the romance community?

I’m playing with the last one. And I’m thinking nine questions (at least?) is good…

What do you think?

Incidentally, RM was supposed to have another guest spot, but I don’t think that’s going to asked him. I emailed him to ask him what was up and he said “FUCKED.” So, you know.

Maybe I should have used that as a post. Just

“Presenting: The Romance Man”

In his own words: Fucked. And left it at that.

Anyway, if you know any guys who read romances, please send them my way. I’d love to chat with them. I even have a contact form. And thanks for people who already have – please do let them know I’m having major internet problems though. I’m about to stab something. Myself even. Ugh. As always, “my posts” have tags indicative of current place in life. Enjoy.