Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Support Judy Mays Giveaway

If you are at all on FB or Twitter, or just about anywhere on line really, you probably heard yesterday about the news story (I use the term loosely) revealing the pen-name of romance novel writer Judy Mays, who is also… a high school English teacher.  Apparently this is a problem for some of the parents of her students.   If you didn’t catch it, you can find the article here.

This entire situation is filled with WTF-ery to me, and makes me seriously growl.

I watched all day long as authors and readers alike rallied around Judy to show their support.  I watched as FB and Twitter exploded into a mass of outrage, rightfully so.  I watched as the “new source” began to delete the comments showing support for Judy Mays left on their FB page, I watched as they turned off the ability to protest to them at all… filled with more of the WTF-ery is what I think of that.

I watched all of this, and decided… I want to do something too.  I left my comments, which were deleted, I joined the Support Judy Mays pages, I shared the links, I sent my emails... I did what I could.  I was not satisfied.  So… to my blog I go.

I’ve decided that the way I’m going to show support for Judy, is to sponsor a giveaway.   So, welcome to my spontaneous Support Judy Mays giveaway.

I have 3 books; each is a #1 in a series.  This giveaway would be…winner take all.  You know the drill, it’s the same as always, leave me a comment telling me you’re entering the contest, don’t forget your email address so I can contact you… and you’re in.  Contest will close Monday, May 2nd, 11:30pm PST.  I’ll announce the winner Tuesday, May 3rd.  Fine print is at the bottom of the post. 

Let's play giveaway.  Ready... set... go!

Myths and Legends 1: Jaguar

By: Judy Mays
Published By: Changeling Press LLC
Published: Apr 08, 2008
ISBN # 9781595960245
Word Count: 17,000
Heat Index  5/5

What is true? What isn't?

According to legend, if one's need is great enough, a jaguar will come, a jaguar who can change into a man.

Spread-eagled and naked on a sacrificial altar, Sanika's need is great -- and it is Balam, the huge, black jaguar that rescues her and carries her back to his lair where he nurses her back to health -- and love.

In the hot, bubbling pools and deep darkness of Balam's volcanic cave, Sanika discovers the joys of physical intimacy with a sleek, lithe being who is far more than human. From the first, gentle rasp of his rough tongue against her sensitive skin, she is lost in a sultry, sensual dance of desire.

For Balam, their union is far more profound. This beautiful, sexy woman accepts him for what he is -- half man, half beast. All he has to do is convince her to stay.

Perfumed Heat

Series: Heat
By: Judy Mays
Published By: Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
Published: Jan 28, 2004
ISBN # 9781843607427
Word Count: 15,741
Heat Index 5/5 

The start of the Heat series!

Since the death of his mate, Artemis Gray has desired no other to take her place. Then Moira Archer, a human, enters his life. Her rich, earthy scent, combined with the perfume she wears, entice's him. The werewolf in his soul awake as and howls in triumph—"Mine"!

Rednecks 'n' Roses

By: Judy Mays
Published By: Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
Published: Oct 27, 2004
ISBN # 9781419923364
Word Count: 25,411
Heat Index 5/5

What’s a good old country boy vampire supposed to do when a smartass city-slicker female barrels into his life and totally disrupts it? What’s wrong with hunting deer—with a rifle—for their blood, having a bushy beard, drinking beer out of Mason jars and sleeping in the bathtub? And what’s wrong with his name? He was named after his grandfather. Rusty Nipple is a fine name.

Amber arrives at her late aunt’s quiet farm planning to write her vampire romance, only to find a man in her bathtub—a dead man. Only he’s not dead. Well, sort of not dead. What more could a romance writer ask for but her very own vampire hero? He’ll be able to tell Amber things about vampires no other author could ever find out. Her book will skyrocket to the top of the bestseller lists!

But how is she supposed to write about a suave, sexy, debonair vampire if Rusty won’t cooperate?


The fine details...
  • Contest closes 11:30PM PST, May 2nd, 2011
  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post.
  • Giveaway is for all three ebooks and will be gifted from AllRomance eBook.
  • Please include a valid email address.
  • Winners will be selected at random.
  • If the chosen winners do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
  • Contest is open to worldwide.  
  • Must be 18 yrs. old or older.


  1. In this day and age I find it hard to believe there are such ignorant people out there. Ms Mays has done nothing wrong.
    J.Paulette Forshey

  2. Thank you for supporting Ms. Mays. As a parent of teenagers, I find it is my responsability as to whether or not my children get access to these types of books, and no, I do not believe it is a conflict of interest for an English teacher to have a pseudonym, and be able to write stories such as Ms. Mays does. If I could write so well, I would do the same. I love that brave people have approached erotica and made it available toreaders who want an escape. That is why we live in America, for freedoms like this.

    Thank you, again.


  3. first of to see some my ignorant people astounds me this is not the dark ages I would like to enter the contest ( )
    I support Judy mays

  4. I think it's great you're doing this. I read many of the FB protest comments on the news station page, apparently before they were removed. I'm really glad so many people are showing her support. I really hope this doesn't affect her job.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some of her books.

  5. I think it is stupid to cause all these problems for this woman. She is a teacher, yes, but that is not a 24/7/365 position. When she is not teaching, she should be able to do whatever she wants, without it affecting her position. She has been a respected teacher for 25 years, and has tried, and succeeded until this, to keep the 2 things separate. I really hope that the school system does not dismiss her for this. If it does, she should definately sue them, the tv station, and the people who started all this trouble for her.

    Thank you for supporting Ms. Mays!

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  6. Just writing to say hells to the yeah on this--I love what you're doing. Bigotry is disgusting in all its forms and Judy is the victim here, not anyone else. For all the wailing of "Won't somebody think of the children!" it seems to me like Judy, a well-respected educator for a great many years, has been doing exactly that all along--and better than their closed-minded parents are now. Good for you for doing this :)

    (Don't enter me in the contest. I just wanted to say "You go, girl!")

  7. right on, Amara for supporting this author!

  8. Yay for supporting Judy Mays!!

  9. Count me in! My heart goes out to Judy Mays and her books sound like a lot of fun!

  10. Oops, forgot to include my email: annarkie12 @ Gmail .com

  11. If nothing else, then this "controvery" if you want to call it that, has drawn more attention to her books and hopefully introduced new buyers ;)

  12. ahh nuts - I forgot to leave my email as well ;) -

  13. Wow, thanks so much for coming by everyone. You are all so awesome! Thanks for your comments and for helping me to show support for Judy. It means a lot.

    You guys are the best.

  14. What a great way to show support for Judy Mays! Thank you :-)

    smaccall @



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