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cold nights hot reads hopWelcome to the Cold Nights, Hot Reads blog hop sponsored by the Red Hot Authors Cafe (a subdivision of Marketing for Romance Writers). We have a FB page where we keep you entertained with current events, promotions, excerpts and news from our talented crew.

For February, we’re bringing you the hop. It’s an adult-oriented hop where you can showcase your excerpts, blurbs and the steamier bits of your work.

Sponsors Prizes
Lynda Bailey Adriana Kraft Katya Armock Leigh Ellwood Rebecca Airies Patricia Green Barbara Bradley Nancy Corrigan Suz deMello Flame Arden Kathryn R. Blake Mary Wehr Sue Lyndon Cara Bristol Beverly Ovalle V L Locey Jenna Jaxon Lisa Carlisle Leigh Ellwood Measha Stone
$125 Gift Card $50 Gift Card $35 Gift Card Blogger Prize: $50 Gift Card $20 Phaze Gift Card
from Phaze Books
A Prize on Each Blog Stop

The hop takes place from 9 a.m. PST, Thursday, February 26, through Sunday, midnight PST, March 1. You can signup now using the Linky List provided below, but the signups will close at 40 participants or February 15 (whichever comes first), so get in quickly, or you could be left out.

When signing up, please note it if the blog is R+ in heat rating. We don’t want anyone to be offended. If it’s X, that’s okay, so long as you enter it with your name on the Linky List. So for example:

Enter your name: Bill’s Sex Emporium X

If you’re giving away swag, but don’t want to mail it to Canada or abroad, please note that on your entry like so:

Enter your name: Bill’s Sex Emporium X (US)

If you’ve signed up and your post is not active by 9 a.m. PST, Thursday, February 26, you will be deleted from the list. Please don’t bury your post and make us and readers have to search for it.

Red Hot Authors are required to donate $10 toward the grand prize fund, but all our guest authors are encouraged (but not required) to donate whatever amount they can. If a guest donates $10, she/he will be listed as an official sponsor and get lots of thank-yous and kowtowing. Again, for guests, there is no requirement for a cash donation. Of course, the more donations, the better the grand prizes. Donations must be made via PayPal (which has credit card options if you don’t want to sign up for a PayPal account). Donation address is YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR “GOODS OR SERVICES” so please check the box that says that you’re sending money to friends or family. Donations must be made by February 15, midnight PST. All participating bloggers will be eligible for the Blogger Prize (amount as yet to be determined, but definitely more than your donation amount).

Payments by PayPal

Be sure to annotate your donation with your author/blogger name and “Cold Nights, Hot Reads.” If we don’t know your author/blogger name, we can’t list you as a sponsor or give you a special thank you for your donation. Don’t forget!

All participating bloggers are required to give something away on their blog. This can be a $5 gift card, a book, swag, fur-lined handcuffs (!), whatever you choose. Using your blog’s comment function and a prompt (a question or a leading sentence) should get you some people for your personal prize giveaway. We will not be tallying for you. The Grand Prize tally will be done through Rafflecopter.

The final Grand Prize revelation will be on February 15. We’ll send all participants an email with that information on it as well as any updates and the final button and banner art. Feel free to snag the current button or banner. We don’t anticipate changes to them, but we’ll let you know if changes do occur.

cold nights hot reads hopThe button or banner must be displayed on your hop post. We also encourage you to use it for pre-promotions.

Participating bloggers will also be required to show the Rafflecopter form on their post. Rafflecopter will be used to choose the final winners of the grand prizes. If you have trouble with the Rafflecopter, contact Adriana at

Participating bloggers should also use the Linky List code, encouraging readers and visitors to hop to the next blog on the list. If you have a blog that doesn’t accept either Linky code (there are two kinds), please refer back to this page where the Linky resides. For questions on installing the Linky code, contact Adriana for WordPress blogs (, or Rebecca for Blogger blogs ( for help.

Participants should announce winners by March 5 (or sooner).

If at any time you wish to withdraw, contact the Link List owner ( and you will be deleted.

If you find you have any problems or questions during the hop, contact Lynda (, or Adriana ( They’re here to help.

Thank you for reading the rules and suggestions. We hope this will be a fun and organized hop that leads everyone to new and engaged readers.

~~Your Red Hot Authors Crew~~


  1. I forgot to put R+ and US on mine as well. Not enough sleep last night!

  2. I also forgot to put R on mine. Not enough coffee yet this morning.

  3. I forgot to add US to my name- Not sure if there is a way to edit it or not…

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