Ebook giveaway: Dear Alex (2nd ed) by Clare London



Congrats to Laura R, who won The Working Elf Blues by Piper VaughnThe Working Elf Blues is being released today by Less Than Three Press.



Many thanks to Clare London for donating an ebook copy of her freshly re-released m/m romance, Dear Alex (2nd ed), for a lucky commenter to win!

Alex Palmer writes the Agony Uncle column for Meant for Men – a magazine aimed at gay men, for their life and issues. What started as a genuine and ground-breaking feature has become a snark fest, due to Alex’s boredom and personal cynicism. His respect for the correspondents has dwindled away in direct relation to his own self-respect as a journalist. He no longer believes in his readers’ search for a soulmate, or in the column’s headline: “Is He Really the One?”

In the early days, Robbie Cooke was Alex’s co-presenter of the column. They’d been lovers, too. But that’s now all in the past. Unlike Alex, Robbie still sees the anguish and need behind the letters received by the magazine. He wants to help the writers, rather than turn their situations into journalistic entertainment. He and Alex may still work as partners on the magazine, but their fundamental disagreement on style means they’re no longer partners off.

A life of excess and casual lovers is wearing Alex out, yet he’s in denial. He’s determined he doesn’t need Dear Alex to set him straight about what’s wrong with his life. But gradually he comes to realise what he’s really missing: Robbie’s sense and compassion, and his love back in Alex’s life. The problem is, by the time Alex is desperate to make amends, Robbie may have already moved on.

This story was originally published as “Dear Alex” in the Dreamspinner Press anthology Make Me a Match.

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About Clare

Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind… she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home.

All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!

You can also visit Clare at her blog, website, FacebookTwitter, and GoodReads.

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“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos & Mayhem, being a lovely warm catghan on my legs


Stop by and enter the contest for Blood in the Water (An Act of Piracy #1) by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, December 18.

Then go enter the contest for Holding the Edge (Cold War #2) by Keira Andrews! Closes 7 pm CST, December 19.

Make sure you enter the contest for Kim Dare’s Resplendence Gems short stories (8-11 stories, depending)! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

Go enter the contest for Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels #3) (2nd ed) by Z Allora! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for Even the Score (Knight Errant #3) by KD Sarge! Closes 7 pm CST, December 29.

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Ebook giveaway: Even the Score (Knight Errant #3) by KD Sarge

Many thanks to KD Sarge for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released scifi m/m romance, Even the Score (Knight Errant #3), for a lucky commenter to win!

A novel of the Dream’verse

One, two, three,
How many will my victims be?
One, two, three, four,
How many more to even the score?

When Taro Hibiki leads a survival class into the backwoods, he has two goals: to prove himself as an instructor, and to propose to his beloved Rafe before he loses his nerve completely. In the wilds might seem a strange place for that, but it’s where Taro feels most at home – and the only place the couple can escape all their other responsibilities.

On BFR, proud colonists say the name stands for “Big Effing Rock,” and brag about their planet’s dangers. More treacherous than bomb bugs or sight scamps, though, is a human seeking vengeance. Soon Taro’s students are dropping one by one, and no matter what Taro does, the killer stays a step ahead. Worst of all, Taro comes to suspect that the students are targets of opportunity – that the ultimate goal is Rafe.

Taro would die for Rafe in a heartbeat, but who’s going to take care of Rafe if he does?

As it happens, the killer has a plan for that, too.

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About KD

KD Sarge writes for joy and hope, and works for a living. She has tried her hand at many endeavors, including Governess of the Children, Grand Director of the Drive-Through, and Dispatcher of the Tow Trucks. Currently KD loves her job at a private school for children with autism.

Past accomplishments include surviving eight one-year-olds for eight hours alone (she lasted about ten months), driving a twenty-foot truck from Ohio to Arizona by way of Oklahoma, and making a six-pack of tacos in twenty-three seconds.

Writing achievements include the Weightiest First Draft Ever, as well as eleven other, much lighter, completed novels. She has somewhere between five and ten universes under construction at any given time, writes science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, smut (in many genres), and means to one day undertake a cosy mystery. A widow, KD lives in Arizona with her biological daughter, her internet daughter, two cats, and a hermit crab named Bob.

You can find out more about KD and her books at her website, blog, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Goodreads, and Turtleduck Press.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, December 29.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
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  • 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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  • 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!

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

I have no idea how he can breathe when he sleeps on his face like that.


Stop by and enter the contest for Blood in the Water (An Act of Piracy #1) by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, December 18.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for Holding the Edge (Cold War #2) by Keira Andrews! Closes 7 pm CST, December 19.

Make sure you enter the contest for Kim Dare’s Resplendence Gems short stories (8-11 stories, depending)! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

Go enter the contest for Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels #3) (2nd ed) by Z Allora! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 221st (Straw on Crotch Guy)



Don’t forget to enter the contest for The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn! Closes 7 pm CST, December 16.

Stop by and enter the contest for Blood in the Water (An Act of Piracy #1) by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, December 18.

Then go enter the contest for Holding the Edge (Cold War #2) by Keira Andrews! Closes 7 pm CST, December 19.

Make sure you enter the contest for Kim Dare’s Resplendence Gems short stories (8-11 stories, depending)! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

Go enter the contest for Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels #3) (2nd ed) by Z Allora! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.


Congrats to Irene, who won Fire and Water by Andrew GreyFire and Water will be released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Straw on Crotch Guy.

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Looks like a prickly photo shoot, eh? :D

After all of that, horrible puns. I’m almost sorry.


“You should feel great shame for those naughty boys, Mom!” -Mayhem

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Don’t forget to enter the contest for The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn! Closes 7 pm CST, December 16.

Stop by and enter the contest for Blood in the Water (An Act of Piracy #1) by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, December 18.

Then go enter the contest for Holding the Edge (Cold War #2) by Keira Andrews! Closes 7 pm CST, December 19.

Make sure you enter the contest for Kim Dare’s Resplendence Gems short stories (8-11 stories, depending)! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

Go enter the contest for Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels #3) (2nd ed) by Z Allora! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.


Congrats to Irene, who won Fire and Water by Andrew GreyFire and Water will be released by Dreamspinner Press on December 15.



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Reading Update
Hockey Prospectus 2013-2014 by Timo Seppa, Ryan Schwepfinger, and Jesse Spector. Ok preview of the 2013-2014 NHL season, with a detailed section on each team. Probably most useful for serious hockey number crunchers or for those with a fantasy hockey team.
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe. Delightful, humorous, and thought-provoking read in which Munroe answers a wide array of “what if…?” questions sent to him by blog readers and proves, yet again, that science can be fun. Now, if only Munroe would write a high school physics textbook…


“It is good to be free of the cone.” -Chaos (His cornea is completely healed!)

*creepin’ in the background* -Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels #3) (2nd ed) by Z Allora

Many thanks to Z Allora for donating an ebook copy of her freshly re-released m/m romance, Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels #3) (2nd ed), for a lucky commenter to win!

What’s the use of being a rock legend if you have no one to share the fame and fortune with? Not that Dusty Davis is looking. He’s content taking care of himself, his bandmates, and his rambunctious younger brothers.

And while the rest of The Dark Angels are happily paired with men, Dusty can’t be gay. A night in a club brings him face to face with the woman of his dreams. J is articulate, well-read, witty, and smart. How could Dusty not finally fall?

J didn’t mean to deceive Dusty; he introduced himself as Justin, after all. He didn’t realize the drummer heard, “Justine” and missed the other cues. Dusty’s declarations of love sounded too good to be true. After all, who could possibly want someone as broken as Justin?

But the heart wants what the heart wants, and love knows no gender.

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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.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, December 22.
  • 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.)
  • Winners will be selected by random number.
  • You must leave a valid email address in the “Email” portion of the comment form.
  • 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!

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos & Mayhem


Go enter the contest for The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn! Closes 7 pm CST, December 16.

Stop by and enter the contest for Blood in the Water (An Act of Piracy #1) by Tami Veldura! Closes 7 pm CST, December 18.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for Holding the Edge (Cold War #2) by Keira Andrews! Closes 7 pm CST, December 19.

Make sure you enter the contest for Kim Dare’s Resplendence Gems short stories (8-11 stories, depending)! Closes 7 pm CST, December 22.

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