In which Stephani Hecht and I lament, er, celebrate our birthdays with a contest! [CONTEST CLOSED]

It turns out that Stephani Hecht and I have birthdays that are about a week apart: I’m November 17 and she’s November 25. Well, obviously we needed to lament celebrate such momentous events with a contest! Stephani has graciously donated a set of all five of her EMS Heat ebooks: Running Hot, Man Down, Lights and Sirens, Priority One, and Code Blue!

I’m also contributing prizes. 🙂 The first will be a ManLove music mix cd from me, plus a special bonus Stephani Hecht refrigerator magnet, plus additional m/m romance authorly swag. The second prize will be a paperback copy of Steve Kluger’s amazing m/m romance, Almost Like Being in Love, which is no longer in print, plus m/m romance authorly swag. But wait, that’s not all! For the knitters, a paperback copy of Cheaper Than Therapy: Joy, Healing and Life Lessons in Fiber by Annie Modesitt and a skein of Trekking 67 sock yarn.

When you comment, please mention which prizes interest you: EMS Heat ebooks, ManLove music cd & swag, Almost Like Being in Love & swag, or Cheaper Than Therapy & Trekking 67. Feel free to list more than one prize!

Thank for helping us celebrate our birthdays, everyone!

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest and in which prizes you are interested. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, November 22.
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  • If you win, please respect the author’s intellectual property and don’t make copies of ebooks for anyone else.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Ha! I ate some of the prizes before you even heard about them and they were delicious!” -Mayhem

69 thoughts on “In which Stephani Hecht and I lament, er, celebrate our birthdays with a contest! [CONTEST CLOSED]”

  1. Many Happy Returns of the Day(s)!
    Since it’s out of print, I’d be interested in Steve Kluger’s Almost Like Being in Love; but otherwise, any of the EMS Heat: I haven’t read these yet. Thanks!

  2. happy birthday to both of you. i hope it is a wonderfull b-day.
    i would say the prize i want is the stephani hecht books. buttt i already have that series lol. so the prize i want is the ManLove music cd & swag. thanks chris and stephani

  3. I am entering the contest.

    Wow, what a generous birthday celebration giveaway. Thank you very much.

    I’m inteterested in EMS Heat ebooks and Almost Like Being in Love & swag.


  4. Happy Birthday, ya’ll!

    Please enter me for the EMS Heat ebooks and Almost Like Being in Love and swag.

    Mayhem reminds me of a refrigerator magnet I used to have that said, “The only thing self-cleaning in this kitchen is the cat.”

  5. Happy happy birthday ladies! May all your presents be expensive and all your cakes be chocolate.

    I’ve got Priority One, but I’d like the whole EMS series. Otherwise, the Almost Like Being in Love swag sounds good.
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  6. oh, Mayhem! did you the skein of yarn?????

    thanks for celebrating your b-day by giving out prezzies! Happy B-day to you both!

    i would like to enter, and the EMS Heat Books or Almost like Being in Love sounds fab!!

  7. Happy Birthday, Chris and Stephani! Hope you each have a great day. =)

    _Almost Like Being in Love_ really trips my trigger. I also don’t own any of the EMS Heat books. So, I would be happy with either of those!

  8. Yoohoo! Surprise! Want to say would be happy to win anything, but can’t knit & so god knows what my attempt at a sock would turn out to be (& so can I opt out of that luverly prize draw please?)

  9. Hi Chris, I wished you happy birthday on another post, but you can’t ever have enough good wishes and today is your actual birthday.

    Happy birthday early to Stephani. As far as the prize, I’d want “Code Blue” from the EMS series. Why not the set you ask? I just purchased Man Down and Priority One from Fictionwise’s sale this weekend to complete the set. But I need this one now,LOL. I guess I can gift the other four if I win right? Take care.

  10. Happy birthdays!

    I’d like to enter for Cheaper Than Therapy & Trekking 67 or Almost Like Being in Love & swag, please.

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