Brrr! Linkity from subzero (Fahrenheit) land *insert plentiful shivering*

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  • Lily has the week’s new m/m book releases.


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  • You know what’s particularly sad about this macrame book? I’m pretty sure I checked it out from the local library when I was a kid and made that plant hanger on the cover. O.O

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Reading Update
Gambling on Maybe by Fae Sutherland. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a delightfully flamboyant guy who decides he needs to add some sparkle to a closeted cop’s life. My only complaint was that I wanted more! Be aware that this has a HFN ending.
Only Words (Max & Skyler, Book 1) by Acer Adamson. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a closeted cop and his crossdressing boyfriend. This is very short, but skillful enough that I got sniffly while reading it!
Any Excuse (Max & Skyler, Book 2) by Acer Adamson. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance in which our closeted cop and his crossdressing boyfriend both make progress in their relationship.
The Twelve Days of Randy (Special Delivery, Book 2.5) by Heidi Cullinan. free ebook. Very good holiday m/m romance about Ethan and Randy trying to get the Christmas celebration they want.
Blood and Alchemy (Drone Vampires, Book 11) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance continuing the story of the beleaguered Drone Vampires and their allies. This book focused on warlock Donavan and his vampire mate Nolan. Be warned that this book ends on a cliffhanger, so be sure you have Book 12 on hand!
Tears of Blood (Drone Vampires, Book 12) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance focusing on vampire Toby, who gets sick at the sight of blood, and his warlock crush, Blaine, who can’t get involved with Toby. This ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, but nowhere near as bad as the previous book.
Quinn’s Blessing (Kindred Spirits, Book 4) by Jude Mason & Jenna Byrnes. ebook. Ok paranormal m/m romance continuing the spiritly adventures at the Whiskers Inn, this time focusing on the new cook and the reverend as everyone prepares for a wedding.
Technique (Taking the Odds, Book 1.5) by James Buchanan. ebook short. Originally published in 2007 in the Toy Box: Handcuffs anthology. Steamy short m/m encounter featuring Nicky, Brandon, and a set of handcuffs.
Aaron Bradley: Closet Detective by Timothy Owen. ebook. So-so m/m romance with an identity crisis. Calling this book Aaron Bradley: Closet Detective is deceptive – only a tiny part of the book is about the deeply closeted Aaron. Far more of the book is devoted to the mysterious Candice and her shenanigans. I think that this book, while definitely written in an engaging style, needed a lot of editing to give it some focus… and maybe it shouldn’t have been published by Dreamspinner.
Irreversible Error (Steppenwolf, Book 1) by Wolf Phoenix. ebook. Good m/m mystery/romantic suspense about a cop who gets drawn into a murder investigation when his friend, the mother of the victim, asks him to look at the case more closely. You’ll definitely want to have the sequel on hand, since the first book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Also, I dislike the covers on both this book and the sequel, primarily because they’re spoilers for the books.
Cruising Adventures by Nicole Dennis. ebook. Pretty good m/m romance about two guys who meet at the beginning of a short GLBT cruise and decide to be together for the duration of the cruise: no future, no past, just the present… Several parts of the plot seemed unbelievable to me and I didn’t manage to suspend disbelief.
Save Me From Myself by Cassie Stevens. ebook. What, save you from from the issue you have with grabbing yourself? (Sorry, I really hate this cover.) Ok kinky m/m romance about a dominant who hates the former Marine (now successful clothing designer) who came home alive from Iraq, when the dom’s lover did not. Of course, the clothing designer knows all about the dom from the dead boyfriend and is convinced that the dom is exactly what he needs.
Cardamom: A Taste of Home by Winnie Jerome. ebook short. Ok short m/m romance about a whiny college student, away from home for the first time, who spends a lot of time feeling sorry for himself because things, especially with the fuck buddy he followed to college, are not going at all as he expected.
Pomegranate by Vic Winter. ebook short. Sweet short m/m romance about a wedding planner and one of the photographers he works with who have mutual crushes on each other, but neither is aware of the other’s interest.
Dirty Little Lie by C.R. Moss. ebook short. Meh short paranormal m/m romance about an adulterous guy in the process of getting divorced who’s involved with a man for the first time ever, and a very mysterious man at that. The sudden paranormal ending was a complete WTF.

“Hold really still, Mom. I almost have that sparkly red mouse (SRM)!” -Chaos

32 thoughts on “Brrr! Linkity from subzero (Fahrenheit) land *insert plentiful shivering*”

  1. and I’ve just spend quite some time link hopping again, thanks Chris 😉 My final place to go, Lily…I haz to know what is newly released in M/M world!

    And I agree, with ya; Barbie is going berserk *eek* she could easily be the evil doer in Crminal Minds!
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  2. I was afraid to look at some of those links. After years of concentration, I have finally broken my habit of using two spaces after a period. Now I use three.
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  3. Loved the postapocolyptic diorama – sadly, the website wouldn’t load 🙁

    That iPhone app is pretty scary, thinking that people will drive with it. I could have used it though, many years ago when I walked 45 minutes to work and back!

    The nude men clock was sort of hypnotizing. Not a good idea for me!

    Thanks for the shout outs!
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  4. I’ve been using single spaces for a couple of years now. I got tired of looking at the double space converted into html as a regular space followed by a nonbreaking space.

    Two million years ago, I worked at a job in a word processing department and there two spaces was the norm. I still have a lot of design sensibilities from that job, but the double space is not one of them.

  5. ROFL I cracked up watching the video for the MegaRead. Too bad the lady who fell in the fountain while texting didn’t have that app on. 🙂

    Interesting survery highlights. Doll museum?

    I don’t know about anybody else but Jurasic Park was kinda scary. First a Mammoth… what’s next for the crazy scientist? T-Rex?

    I hadn’t thought of double spaces after a period in forever. LOL I really don’t remember when I dropped the second space.

    Lots of interesting info in the Digital Security and Time to Buy posts.

    Wow, the Pencil vs Camera was awesome! And I spent a ton of time looking at the Borth this way blog. And Lori Nix’s work is fabulous.

    I always knew Amazon sold everything but that’s ridiculous! Human ivory? No thanks!

    LOL the nude men clock is fabulous! Now, if could just be a bit closer cause you know, I have bad eyesight. 😉

    I read a few of those and have another few on my TBR. Good reading week! Thanks for the mention and have a great weekend! 🙂
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  6. The girl who makes the fingernail jewelry (she also makes little figurines) was on the tv show “Oddities” a week or two ago.. very interesting. I also think its sort of interesting to see how the responses to her art stack up… personally, I’m wearing a few pieces of animal ‘nail’ jewelry right now (horn earrings)~!
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  7. I wonder when I can get a pet mammoth?

    Oh and the SEventh Circuit Court of Appeals, also is behind the one space after punctuation. In fact they have a whole document dedicated to why some of our old ways of doing things are antiquated and because of people using typewriters which were mono-spaced type. Its quite interesting that this Court which is generally held in high regard, spent a lot of time creating this publication. Here’s the quote on punctuation:

    Put only one space after punctuation. The typewriter convention of two spaces is for monospaced type only. When used with proportionally spaced type, extra spaces lead to what typographers call “rivers”—wide, meandering areas of white space up and down a page. Rivers interfere with the eyes’movement from one word to the next.

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  8. I just read Val’s post and commented, it is excellent!

    LOL re the nude men clock!

    That Gastric bypass kit for sale at Amazon?? *headdesk* OMG that is shocking!!

    Thanks for stopping by DIK today, I was actually thinking of you childproofing the cupboards to ward away evil demon Chaos when I wrote it!! lol

    Did you catch that mouse Chaos??
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  9. I’m…overwhelmed by all the weird shit on the net– and I helped send some of it to you.

    You know you read too much m/m romance when you MUST slash EVERY male partnership who’s EVER been on television.

  10. I may try a Connie Willis book for my next book group choice (my last one was Lolita, and it scared off almost everyone). Love the loon migration site; I sent the link to our lake association Yahoo group and to the other board members on the other lake association I consort with. The photography tips for crafters is excellent (I learned that I need to take more photos of a subject in order to get better ones). I sent the Pantone cookie link to #2 son, who taught me about Pantone cards.
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  11. Love those top 10 lists. “Jaimie. duh.” LOL

    At first I was kind of surprised that old guys are having more sex but then I thought of my friend my age vs the ones in their early 20’s. Umm. Yeah, not surprise there.

    I hope they can clone a mammoth. That would be SO cool.

    I don’t think I do the two space thing anymore. Not sure when I stopped.

    Love the pencil vs camera pictures.

    Bangable dudes in history is funny.

    On to the books. I have the Fae Sutherland one I have to do for BE. Glad to hear it’s a good one.

    I read the Acer Adamson ones and while I’m not a fan of cross dressing stories I thought they were well done.

    Some of those other series I don’t have. Of course Nicky and Brandon are always smoking. I’d read that one before, and again. 🙂

    I’m torn on that one with “the cover”. Not Mr. I’ve got an itchy crotch, the other one. Supposed to be a good story but it does turn me off. I’ll likely get it though.

    I did enjoy Pomegranate but it’s pretty sweet.
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  12. Oh, I want a Mad Scientist kit! …And maybe some Pantone Chip cookies.

    As much as I like winter, -25 is just too damn cold.

    The Computer History Museum would be cool!
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  13. I totally forgot what I wanted to say about all the other links once I clicked on the nudemen clock link. To be honest I had something totally different (umh vulgar) in mind when I read that description, but it is actually really funny and I gotta have it. Lol!

    Is it still that cold in your part of the world?
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  14. Nice sparkly red mouse!

    I like two spaces after a period, but that’s partly because I think there should be more of a pause than after a comma or semicolon. (Also habit.)

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