Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The end of the Merry Mermaid Christmas Give-away

Mildred: Our Merry Mermaid Christmas Mascot  -  by Heather Rigney

All good things must come to an end and I'm sorry to say that this applies to our Christmas Give-away too. I have certainly enjoyed playing Santa Claus, running the give-away and chatting with both the winners and the losers. If you didn't win or didn't get a chance to enter, remember that the Merry Mermaid Christmas Clearance Centre on The Parsons' Rant  is still open and will remain open until our inventory is exhausted. We are offering these books on a first-come/first-served basis.

We do have a couple of winners who have yet to claim their prizes:
  • Sarah from sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com won All The Mermaids In The Sea back on Dec, 7th
  • Laura Almeida also won a copy of All The Mermaids In The Sea back on Dec, 18th
If you happen to know either of these ladies, please tell them that I am waiting for their mailing addresses.

Speaking of winners, Victoria won the Christmas Eve give-away of Everblue by Brenda Pandos.

Roll Credits

I would like to thank - in no particular order - the following people:
  • Robert Cabell and his publisher, Gazebo Books, for donating 12 copies of both All The Mermaids In The Sea and A Mermaid Christmas
  • Paige Bleu for donating e-copies of Finding Summerland
  • Adriana Stepiano for donating - along with fancy, hand-painted book-marks - 5 copies of When, At Last, He Found Me
  • Emm Cole for donating a copy of Merminia and mailing that copy to Moscow, Russia.
  • Kimberly Llewellyn for donating a copy of Siren Call
  • Mayda Schaefer for donating copies of Awaiting Destiny
  • Brenda Pandos for donating a copy of both Everblue and Evergreen
  • Heather Rigney, author and artist, for creating Mildred, The Merry Mermaid Christmas Mascot
  • Garrett, GC, and all the other contributors here on The Merblog for allowing me to host the give-away. You can now have your blog back.
Finally, there has been a bit of controversy as complaints from certain quarters have come in complaining of sexism. We have failed to mention Mermen anywhere in our give-away. After all, where do you think little mermaids come from?

So, in the interest of fairness, we will end the give-away with a token Merman. (I wish I had those abs!)


  1. Hi, guys! I'd like to thank you for such a wonderful give-away! It was such a pleasure and fun! Can't wait for receiving my copy of Merminia :)

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and most wonderful holidays with lots of reading :)

  2. Thank you so much for doing this, everyone who was involved! It was lots of fun. I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you to Howard, everyone from the MerBlog, Heather for the fabulous mermaid, and to everyone who participated. It was fun to see so many authors get together for a giveaway. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. - Emm