Dreamspinner Press’ Heartwarming Advent Calendar

I read a lot. And by a lot I mean over 500 books a year, not counting magazines, blogs, and professional journals. It's rare that I find something new in publishing but this was the case a few years ago with the Dreamspinner Press Advent Calendar.

This is the sixth year that Dreamspinner Press has done the Advent Calendar and I started buying it year three. Each Advent Calendar set includes 31 MM romance stories set around a theme. This year's theme is Heartwarming and is perfect for the holiday season. Buyers can purchase the Advent Calendar as a daily delivery, with one story showing up in their Dreamspinner Press account, or purchase the stories individually. This year's Advent Calendar includes 13 novellas and 18 short stories.

I love the Advent Calendar because it's the book equivalent of a box of chocolates! Some of the stories I gobble up and others I have to force myself to swallow down (I'm looking at you maple nougat!). Just like in a box of chocolates, the stories here are bite size and even with the longest story, I usually finish in under an hour. The stories range from sweet to erotic and everything in between. The Advent Calendars includes new-to-me authors but also beloved MM writers like Cardeno C., Andrew Grey, and Amy Lane to mention just a few from past years.

I'm excited to announce that every Saturday in December I'll be sharing with you my thoughts about that week's Advent Calendar releases. I hope you'll make time this holiday season to see how books can be like a box of chocolates!


Giveaway

Thanks to Dreamspinner Press, two lucky winners will each receive the complete set of stories from this year’s Heartwarming Advent Calendar. That’s 31 stories! Good luck to all who enter!

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to enter.
  • Giveaway open Internationally. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Winners will need to have a Dreamspinner Press account (FREE) in order to claim prize.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.
  • You must use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway.
  • Please read TBV's Giveaway Policy before entering.
  • Giveaway ends 9:01 pm (Pacific Time) on 12/8/2013.
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51 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win. I love holiday stories!

    Valerie

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  2. I've loved the DSP holiday stories I've read individually--it would be such a treat to read the whole year's calendar! (Amazingly generous prize!)

    --Trix

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  3. I've heard of DSP's Advent Calendar, which sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for the contest!

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  4. The DSP's Advent Calendar is something new to me. I haven't heard of it but it does sound interesting.

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  5. I found out about it when buying books last year and discovered that they were part of this event.

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  6. I love the DSP Advent Calendar. Discovered it last year. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  7. What a great giveaway! I haven't ever purchased the DSP Advent Calendar, but I have purchased stories from them later in the year. I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say about this latest bunch. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Carolyn

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  8. What a great idea. I have heard of one before, but never did it. Thanks

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  9. I've heard of DSP's Advent Calendar but I've never purchased any stories. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. This year's Advent Calendar looks like the best yet and I'd love to win it.

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  11. What a great giveaway! Can't wait to read them all.

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  12. I've heard of it but haven't gotten it though it sounds great!

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  13. Great collestion! I always need more to read!

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  14. This is a very generous giveaway. Please count me in. Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I have heard of Dreamspinner Press' Advent Calendar before and I have bought & read a couple of stories separately.

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  15. Wow! This is awesome! Please count me in. :)
    Barbra
    aelnova@aol.com

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  16. Great giveaway, thank you! Love the choc box reference!

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  17. I bought a giant box of chocolates for my neighbors today, lol, but I'd so love a box of my fav 'chocolate' which is definitely books of all kinds. I recently transferred the 398 eBooks I'd bought/won/downloaded for free in the last 6 months that I hadn't put on my kindle. I realized then... I might have a problem! LOL

    I'd love an infusion of fresh stories. Thanks so much for the contest!

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    1. Oh, and since I commented before I checked the rafflecopter, I have heard of the advent stories before but I have a hard time shelling out that much $. I have picked up a few of the individual stories here and there.

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    2. You managed to give away a box of chocolates? ! I never quite manage to do that! :) Books & chocolates go so well together!

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    3. It was sooo hard! I had to stash them in the garage! lol

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  18. thanks for the chance... I really love dreamspinner... I have bought the dpp advent'd calendar last year and I really enjoyed... it would be great to win this... kiss

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway.I saw it on Dream
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    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  20. This is my first time hearing of this collection! I'm a big fan of Dreamspinner and something like this is a wonderful way to learn about new authors while getting a holiday treat each day. This is a very generous giveaway. Thank you.

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  21. I've known about DSPs Advent calendar for a very long time now, and I So look forward to it every year! lol...

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win, I love DSP's Advent. Great analogy on the box of chocolates, but for me the good ones always outnumber the duds! :)

    ErinSC

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  23. I hadn't heard of the advent calendar but I absolutely love it. I've read so many great DSP releases thus year that I've loved and can't wait to read more.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  24. I've heard of the December anthology that Dreamspinner Press does every year. I think it's like a box of chocolates for a book lover!

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  25. I've heard of them and have tried to read all of them since I'm always looking for stories themed around the holidays during the holidays. They're so expensive though...=( But well worth the buy. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  26. Oh, it would be awesome to be one of the winners :-)

    A wonderful Christmas-time to all of you
    Birte

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  27. Oh, it would be awesome to be one of the winners :-)

    A wonderful Christmas-time to all of you
    Birte

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  28. I have a ration for Christmas stories so winning this would help out. Thanks TBV and Dreamspinner.

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  29. I hadn't heard of the DSP Advent Calendar until now. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  30. I haven't heard of the Dreamspinner Advent calendar before but I like it, what a great way to countdown to Christmas.

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  31. I've heard of it, but haven't read any of them, yet - this is a great introduction, thank you!

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  32. Awesomeness! This would solve my "what should I read next" problem for a while. :D

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  33. I follow the releases by the Dreamspinner Press website and when can I buy the stories individually. The stories are very good.

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  34. I really love DSP's advent calendars! Depending on my book budget I get the whole set or selected titles every year. Thank you for the chance to win and for your help with the "comment problem" :-)
    StormyMonday

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  35. This is an exciting giveaway. I am really beginning to life Dreamspinner. The more I hear about them, the more I like.

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  36. I love DSP's Advent stories, I was able to buy the whole thing last year and a few stories the year before, but this year it wasn't in my budget (car problems...). They are always so much fun! And since I'm in Florida I don't really feel like its ever very Christmasy so my holiday spirit comes from books! Thanks to you both for the chance!

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  37. I have heard about the Advent stories, and I look forward to them every year.

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  38. I noticed the Advent stories last year, but I haven't read any. They look interesting. Thanks for the giveaway

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  39. Can't wait to read these! I love the Advent stories.

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  40. This is so exciting! It's my first time experiencing DSP's advent calendar, so thank you very much for the giveaway :)

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  41. This is awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed for winning!

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  42. I usually purchased the advent calendar one by one. This is a good chance to read everything at once!

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  43. When will we find out who the winners are? *waits with bated breath*

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    1. Sorry for the delay. Winners have been announced (in the Rafflecopter widget) and emailed.

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