Another Misadventuring fail! Happy (US) Thanksgiving in advance! :)



Don’t forget to enter the contest for Baited by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Stop by and enter the contest for The Fifth Son (2nd ed) by Blaine D Arden! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Make sure you enter the contest for Stardust by Andrew Grey! Closes 7 pm CST, November 28.

Then go enter the contest for Tied Together (The Dark Angels #2) (2nd ed) by Z Allora! Closes 7 pm CST, December 1.


Congrats to Melandra, who won Out of Time by Clare London!

Congrats to Ardent Ereader, who won Making It Pay by JL Merrow!



I’m feeling better than I did last week – thanks to everyone for their well wishes on Friday. :) Unfortunately, I definitely wasn’t feeling sufficiently creative for a Misadventure yesterday. How about an interesting cat picture instead? *looks hopeful*

It probably needs a little explanation. Apparently Chaos had some residual anxiety about me being in pain Wednesday night, then gone, then coming back smelling like the vet hospital. On Thursday, when I was taking a shower, Chaos dragged his favorite fleecy blanket into the bathroom from the kitty room – apparently he needed to be both near me and comfortable/comforted. (The pillow and IKEA big blue bag just got caught in transit through the kitty room – there’s a misplaced kitty scratcher just out of frame, too.)

“Look at how innocent I am! I am so innocent!” -Mayhem

“I regret nothing.” -Chaos

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Don’t forget to enter the contest for Baited by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Stop by and enter the contest for The Fifth Son (2nd ed) by Blaine D Arden! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Make sure you enter the contest for Stardust by Andrew Grey! Closes 7 pm CST, November 28.

Then go enter the contest for Tied Together (The Dark Angels #2) (2nd ed) by Z Allora! Closes 7 pm CST, December 1.


Congrats to Melandra, who won Out of Time by Clare London!

Congrats to Ardent Ereader, who won Making It Pay by JL Merrow!



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  • I spent Wednesday evening in the emergency room with what they initially thought were kidney stones, but which turned out to be a ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Yay, painkillers!

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All Clear (All Clear #2) by Connie Willis. No reviewette I write can possibly do this book (or really, the single book composed of Blackout and All Clear) justice. Amazing. Epic. Subtlety of detail that had me paging back to confirm something hinted. Love. Loss. Loyalty. Uncertainty. Hope. Humor. Tragedy. The triumph of the human spirit. Connie Willis has outdone herself with this amazing tale of time travel so deeply rooted in place. Her Hugo and Nebula awards for Blackout/All Clear bring her lifetime totals to eleven Hugos and seven Nebulas. Make sure you have both books on hand and clear your schedule for a few days…
Fire Watch by Connie Willis. Pretty good short that introduced us to the time-traveling historians of Oxford. When comparing this to Blackout/All Clear, you can really see how much Willis has honed her craft over the years.
To Say Nothing of the Dog, or How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis. Delightfully excellent romp through 1888 and 1940 with the time-traveling historians of Oxford. If you’re reading it for the first time, don’t be concerned when you have absolutely no idea what’s going on for the first quarter of the book. You’re in the narrator’s headspace and he has no idea, either.
For Heaven’s Eyes Only (Secret Histories #5) by Simon R Green. Ok continuation of this James Bond-inspired paranormal series. Yet another cliffhanger. Don’t be surprised when I suddenly stop reading the series, even if I have the next book on hand. Cliffies really piss me off.
Live and Let Drood (Secret Histories #6) by Simon R Green. Another ok continuation of this paranormal series. At least it wasn’t a cliffie!


“…zzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

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Ebook giveaway: Tied Together (The Dark Angels #2) (2nd ed) by Z Allora

Many thanks to Z Allora for donating three ebook copies of her forthcoming re-released m/m romance, Tied Together (The Dark Angels #2) (2nd ed), for three lucky commenters to win! Z. will release Tied Together on November 26.

Josh has loved Robin since the day they met, although he never dared to follow his heart. After the two are kicked out of their house, a night of despair turns into a night of discovery, forever changing them both. One taste of his dream leaves Josh hungry for more, but Robin’s fear of abandonment forces him to pull back, denying them both.

Their fortunes changed. Josh and Robin are now in the limelight with legendary megaband The Dark Angels, but Robin is still the scared little boy inside the rock star who isn’t convinced he won’t be left behind. He clings tightly to the word “brother” because stepbrothers can’t leave, right?

There’s only one way for Josh to prove to Robin, now and forever, that the love tying them together can never be broken.

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Every one deserves a happy ending… (and I make sure they get one). I have written about hot rockers, sexy zombies, and Thailand club performers. My stories are about love, romance and are tied together with erotic sex. I utilize my time overseas and my travels to bring you to places you’ve yet to visit. I introduce you to cultures you’ve yet to explore. But with every word I write I hope to convey love is love. I look forward to hearing from you, my Pretties! Facebook. Blog. Website.

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“I am Chaos and I disapprove of this pos… oh wait, I disapprove of EVERYTHING.” -Chaos


Stop by and enter the contest for Baited by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Make sure you enter the contest for The Fifth Son (2nd ed) by Blaine D Arden! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Go enter the contest for Stardust by Andrew Grey! Closes 7 pm CST, November 28.

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Ebook giveaway: Stardust by Andrew Grey

Many thanks to Andrew Grey for donating an ebook copy of his forthcoming m/m holiday romance, Stardust, for a lucky commenter to win! Stardust will be available as part of the Dreamspinner Press holiday collection Celebrate! on December 1.

Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone. To his pleasant surprise, one of his European coworkers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg’s country estate, decorating it at the family’s city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg’s life is in Germany and Duncan’s is in Boston. With the project they’re working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.

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Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing). He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania. You can find out more about Andrew and his books at his website and his blog.

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  • If you win, please respect the author’s intellectual property and don’t make copies of the ebook for anyone else.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Mom!!! I told you no more photo effects!!!” -Chaos


Stop by and enter the contest for Baited by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

Make sure you enter the contest for The Fifth Son (2nd ed) by Blaine D Arden! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.

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Ebook giveaway: The Fifth Son (2nd ed) by Blaine D Arden



Congrats to alison, who won Hook, Line, & Sinker (Hard Hats #2) by Piper VaughnHook, Line, & Sinker is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.

Congrats to BabyBarlow, who won A Chaotic Range (Range #7) by Andrew Grey!

Congrats to Dawn d, who won Slap and Tickle (With a Kick #3) by Clare London!



Many thanks to Blaine D Arden for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming re-released kinky m/m fantasy, The Fifth Son (2nd ed), for a lucky commenter to win! The Fifth Son will be released by Cayendi Press on November 28.

A prince without power

In a land where magic is commonplace, Prince Llyskel has none. He can’t command spells, he has never been taught to fight, and as the fifth son of the King, he will never rule. Everyone believes he’s a weakling, most of all himself.

Powerlessness is Llyskel’s problem – and his pleasure. In his secret fantasies, the prince dreams of nothing more than finding himself helpless at another man’s hands… particularly the hands of Captain Ariv of the Guards.

Then Ariv makes Llyskel’s dream a reality, and as the powerless prince surrenders to the soldier’s desire, he finds his own true strength at last. But a web of royal politics is closing around Llyskel, threatening to tear him from his lover, and it will take all his newfound courage to escape…

Contains five shaded black-and-white illustrations by Yana Goya.

NOTE: This is the second revised/re-edited edition of The Fifth Son. It was previously published by Storm Moon Press.

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About Blaine

Blaine D. Arden is a purple-haired, forty-something author of gay & trans* romance mixed with fantasy, mystery, and magic who sings her way through life in platform boots.

You can find out more about Blaine and her writing at her website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 25.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • If you haven’t commented before, your comment will not be visible until after I moderate it. Please do not leave a second comment because your first doesn’t show up! The blog gnomes will decide your comments are spam and then only ritual dust bunny sacrifice will salvage your entry…
  • If your comment is actually an advertisement or if your CommentLuv link turns it into an advertisement, your comment will be deleted. (Most of you do not need to worry – this refers to some pretty clever comment spam.)
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  • Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from stumblingoverchaos.com!
  • If a winner doesn’t respond to my congratulations email within 48 hours, I will select another winner.
  • If you win, please respect the author’s intellectual property and don’t make copies of the ebook for anyone else.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Enough photos. I’m outta here.” -Mayhem


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