- Carolyn Crane’s giving two lucky commenters the chance to win one of the freshly released UF/PNR books from her post. Contest closes early on March 5.
- Jase and Juni are celebrating World Book Day by giving away a $10 ARe voucher. To enter, answer their question in the comments by 7 pm EST, March 5. Post and site are very NSFW. You have been warned!
- Devon Rhodes is giving away both her four-book Seasoned Women series and a copy of the fourth book, Spring Training. Comment by noon EST, March 7, and let her know which prize you’re entering for.
- Comment on one of Eric Arvin’s One Good Thing posts from March 1 through March 7 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of his book Woke Up in a Strange Place. (US only)
- Sweet Vernal Zephyr’s giving away a copy of Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Comment through March 10 for your chance to win. (And make sure you read the small print!)
- European Commission inspectors raided publishers’ office as part of their investigation into alleged price fixing (via TeleRead).
- Dear Author asks whether knowing too much about an author can ruin your enjoyment of that author’s books.
- ReadReactReview looks at how life was different in 1972, when the first modern romance was published.
- If you haven’t read American Gods by Neil Gaiman or Bellwether by Connie Willis, what are you waiting for?! Both are on my keepers shelf.
- A book bed! (This is SFW; rest of site is NSFW.)
- If you enjoyed Shayla Kersten’s m/m romance, Icing on the Cake, but wanted more, you can have more – pick up the sequel, Acquired Taste, for free.
- HarperCollins announced that they’re going to limit library ebook checkouts to 26 times before libraries have to buy another copy/license of the ebook. Two librarians use paper books to demonstrate how silly that limitation is.
Learn, Do, Think, Make
- I had no idea that Android, Apple, and Blackberry were virtually tied in the US smartphone market.
- Although more women than men have high school and college degrees, women earn 75% of what men do. *sigh*
- A very thought-provoking post about “bullying and the trickle-down effect of cruelty” (via Kris’n'Good Books).
- Need some cold weather comfort? One of these ten hot chocolate recipes might do the trick.
- You know you need a rubber ducky in your tea.
- Dr. Seuss-inspired crafts (since his birthday was March 2).
- Bake your own rainbow layer cake! (And please invite me over if you make it gluten-free.)
- Speaking of rainbows, I finished this subdued rainbow toddler jacket last weekend (project details on Ravelry, if you’re interested):
- Or maybe your dog wouldn’t be chewing things if you paid a farmer to let your dog herd sheep or cows.
- More than 500 prescription medications commonly used to treat allergies, colds, and coughs have not been approved by the FDA.
- How much do you have in common with your internet friends? (This is SFW; rest of site is NSFW.)
- Baby polar bear! Wolves! Lions! Red pandas! Baby puma! Arctic fox! Fresh buns! Tiger! Hedgehog! Baby tiger and wolf! Red fox! Baby ferret! Baby lion! Koalas! Cat and rat! Javelinas! Baby wolf and baby fox! Baby panda! Lions!
GhosTV (PsyCop, Book 6) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook Excellent m/m paranormal romantic suspense in which Vic and Jacob head to California to find their friend Lisa, who’s vanished without a trace. Definitely looking forward to the next book! (I read this book twice this week: I read it as soon as I bought it, then I reread all the other PsyCop books and read it again.)
Among the Living (PsyCop, Book 1) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. reread. Excellent m/m paranormal romantic suspense about a PsyCop, who can see ghosts even though he really would prefer not to. After I read GhosTV, I needed more Vic and Jacob.
Thaw (PsyCop, Book 1.1) by Jordan Castillo Price. free ebook short. reread. Sweet short m/m romance about Vic and Jacob going ice skating.
Criss Cross (PsyCop, Book 2) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. reread. Very good m/m paranormal romantic suspense that takes place a few weeks after Among the Living. Jacob’s staying with Vic while looking for a new condo, and Vic has a creepily eager-to-please new partner at work.
Striking Sparks (PsyCop, Book 2.1) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook short. reread. Steamy short m/m encounter about a guy who’s too late to get his palm read by the fortune teller in Crash’s building and runs into Crash instead…
Many Happy Returns (PsyCop, Book 2.2) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook short. reread. Steamy m/m short about Crash attempting to exchange a shirt at SaverPlus.
Mind Reader (PsyCop, Book 2.3) by Jordan Castillo Price. free ebook short. reread. Good m/m short about Vic and Crash wandering around a museum.
Body and Soul (PsyCop, Book 3) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. reread. Very good m/m paranormal romantic suspense in which Vic gets another new partner at work and Jacob continues hunting for an unhaunted place to live.
Stroke of Midnight (PsyCop, Book 3.1) by Jordan Castillo Price. free ebook short. reread. Very good short m/m romance, told from Jacob’s point of view, about him going to a New Year’s party alone because Vic got called into work.
Secrets (PsyCop, Book 4) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romantic suspense in which Vic and Jacob’s living situation changes dramatically and Vic stumbles upon an epic conspiracy.
Camp Hell (PsyCop, Book 5) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. Excellent m/m paranormal romantic suspense in which Vic experiences some personal growth (beyond his paranoia, even!), and both Vic and Jacob have unexpected professional growth.
A Change of Scenery by J.M. Cartwright. ebook. Good m/m romance about a construction project manager who’s frustrated by his job in Chicago, so he takes a job in a small West Virginia town.
*hee hee* “No one will notice I’m sticking my tongue out at them, because I look so noble and dignified!” -Chaos