Stumbling Over Chaos Stumbling Over Chaos
In which we have linkity and no one is surprised at all

Congrats to Lora G, who won Smart Ass: Close Quarters from LB Gregg!

Congrats to Marie, who won the Uniform Appeal anthology, courtesy of Dreamspinner Press! Uniform Appeal will be released on April 11.




Do, Think, Make, Learn






  • Long ago (in the mid-1990s), I lived with a guy who made videos for local bands. I have a very, very tiny cameo in one of them: I’m at 44 seconds in the video for “Smile” by Arcwelder. Check out my long, spiral-permed hair (complete with crazy white streak from the sun) and my Lennonesque glasses. :)


Teh Cute

Reading Update
Taste (Horizons #2) by Mickie B. Ashing. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a San Francisco architect visiting friends (Jody and Clark from Horizons) when he meets a cute tattooed guy working at Taste of Chicago.
Mandarin Orange: Sweet and Sour by T.C. Blue. ebook. Good m/m romance about a guy who eventually realizes he might not be as straight as he’d always believed after he meets the guy who will be living in the apartment downstairs.
Three Alarm Fire (EMS Heat #8) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Sweet m/m romance about an EMT who was in an abusive relationship a few years ago and since then has been afraid to let anyone that close to him.
Wrong Number, Right Guy (Celebrity #1) by Mia Watts. ebook. Cute m/m romance about a guy who misdials and doesn’t realize that he’s talking to a closeted movie star in town for a film shoot.
Getting Off the Ground (Postcards from Paradise #1) by L.A. Witt. ebook. Good m/m romance about a guy who was left at the altar by his live-in boyfriend of six years. He decides to use one of the honeymoon tickets to go to Hawaii by himself and meets a very intriguing man in the airport when their flight is delayed. Please note that this is just the first part of the story – the second part will be released in a few weeks.
Anything in a Skirt (Gay Until Graduation #2) by Kim Dare. ebook short. free. Very good short kinky m/m romance following up on the two guys from Gay Until Graduation (G-A-Y #3). (I took that photograph at Twin Cities Pride 2010!)
Handcuffs & Ball Gags (Rawlings Men #6) by Kim Dare. ebook short. Good kinky short m/m romance about a police constable who gets upset when his flatmate attends a potentially dangerous environmental rally, which leads to a most interesting discussion…
Cut & Run (Book 1) by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux. ebook. reread. Good m/m romantic suspense about two wildly different FBI agents who are tossed together to try to catch a serial killer. I think this would’ve been a better read if it had been tightened up – parts of it seemed to drag.
Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run #2) by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense two FBI agents who can’t go back out in the field until they pass their psych evals, so their boss sends them on vacation to relax for a few weeks… Usually Urban & Roux’s headhopping doesn’t particularly bother me, but it did a few times in this book.
Fish & Chips (Cut & Run #3) by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux. ebook. Excellent m/m romantic suspense in which our two FBI agents are sent on a cruise to impersonate a high rolling couple. As usual, nothing much goes as planned.

“Put the computer down and feed me now and no one gets hurt… much.” -Chaos

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  1. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Lol, loved the spork bit :)
    blodeuedd’s last post ..Review- A Race to Splendor – Ciji Ware

  2. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Ohhh, linkity! I so want to read Mandarin Orange, but I promise I will start at the beginning :)

    And…ahh…Chris…Chaos sure looks serious!
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  3. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    I loved the mace when I saw it. I really need to get one of those!
    Seanna Lea’s last post ..happy happy yarn crawl

  4. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Change in weekend plans: Make Nutella Brownies and a Plush Dino or two. Enjoy your weekend!
    Chrissy Munder’s last post ..Virtual Bubblewrap – the link that never gets old

  5. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    I think I’m finally going to try Dropbox (or one of the other back up thingies).

    I’ve read the how to pack your suitcase efficiently article with care and I’ll try to remember it when packing for New Orleans. :)

    That rugby players ad was hot!

    Looks like you had a great reading week. Not a single so-so, meh or just okay book among them. :) I’ve actually all those books either on my radar, on my ereader or already read them, except for the free short from Kim. I didn’t know about it, but i do now, so… going to get it too.
    Janna’s last post ..Swiftly Dusted- Review of precious-boy by KZ Snow

  6. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    This fetish with all things bacon cracks me up.
    katiebabs/KT Grant’s last post ..Wet Emo Looking Kitty in Blue Bucket Video

  7. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Hey the linkity has some particularly interesting articles this week! Loved the ones under DTML and eBookity particularly. Happy weekend!
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  8. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    I need to eat one of those mathematically correct bagels soon. Oh—and that is some serious ’90s hair you are rocking in that video! :)

  9. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Must make bacon cinnamon rolls! Stunned by the goats! Doggies drop the same way.
    Chris, you should know what time it is and anticipate kitty hunger.
    margene’s last post ..First Step

  10. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Chris- Looks as if Chaos has a nightstalking job- I always wondered what they did while we’re sleeping.
    Lorraine’s last post ..Never Wake A Dragon

  11. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    I can’t click on the links at work but I’ll comment on the books. :-)

    Do I need to read book 1 to read book 2 with tattoo boy? Hopefully not ’cause, well, yeah, tattoo boy.

    I did enjoy Riley, and Stephani’s and the LA Witt book. In talking with the author I asked her to ensure there is lube used during the “sex on the beach” in book 2 after my Coconuts experience. She said definitely lube. LOL

    I never really got into the Cut and Run series. In fact I never finished the first one. Oops. I know some people love them and it was nothing in particular, I didn’t hate it, just lost interest and didn’t care to continue.
    Tam’s last post ..Crazy Idea Probably

  12. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    My dogs offer the same lament daily Chaos. lol

    Great linkity as always Chris. I’m going to have to check out Kassa’s post re bloggers being addicted to negativity – I’ve been wondering the same thing myself lately.

    A couple of the BLI ladies just posted a good article about ARC’s and reviewers expecting grammatical etc. perfection. It’s well done. This comes on the heels of a post at another blog published yesterday.

    Thanks so much for mentioning Laura’s interview and giveaway! Really appreciated!!

    Have a nice long weekend Chris. :-)
    Lea’s last post ..Tori &amp I are over at the Island today talking about And Other News

  13. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Some very entertaining one there. Loved the Grover one especially, LOL!
    Kristi aka FiberFool’s last post ..ECF- Feathers &amp Creative Fire

  14. Guinifer
    27 mos, 2 wks ago

    I don’t think you aged a week.

    I used to love 7th St.

  15. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Thanks for the linkity!

    And that bagel trick is going to have to happen at my house over the weekend :D
    Miranda’s last post ..Broken • Contemporary Romance

  16. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Love the Big Wheel v. Bus. Every spring I’d go asparagus hunting with my mom, it grows wild in ditches all over the midwest. I also recently tried to convince her to buy the house on the next block so I could have the asparagus patch. She thought this was a silly reason to buy a house 300 miles from where she lives.

    Chaos…I smell tuna.
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  17. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Thanks for all the links!
    Love the flower arranging kitty.

    Chaos, you look starved! I hope you got a good dinner.

    Have a great weekend!
    Brenda’s last post ..Milkweed Shawl Goes Out to Lunch twice

  18. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Not only was the conductive thread really cool, but following through the links on the thread got me to the LED sewing kit.
    Cheryl S.’s last post ..Neiman Progress

  19. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Nothing says Happy Birthday like a decapitated clown head… O.O

    I’m more than a little in awe of and in love with Hideaki Akaiwa. He’s an absolutely amazing, awe-inspiring person.
    Bronwyn Green’s last post ..The Lesser of Two Evils

  20. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Great links as usual. Didn’t watch the whole video but I did catch your appearance. I had no idea one of my friends was a video star. lol :)

    The only ones I’ve read are the Cut and Run series which I loved although I’ve got a couple of the others on my reader. Thanks for the mention.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
    Lily’s last post ..For your reading pleasure

  21. wren
    27 mos, 2 wks ago

    First time I’ve had a chance today to catch up! Loved, loved the Air New Zealand video. So fun!

    I might have to read up on the cloud storage services.

    And your cameo appearance? Darn cute!

  22. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Another hour of interesting browsing – thanks!
    Mary Lou’s last post ..Japan Earthquake Relief

  23. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    That make a clutch out of a DVD case is a cute idea, but way too crafty for me. I’d end up slicing my finger off with the razor blade.

    That poor roasted peep. I feel sorry for him :(
    Ava March’s last post ..Stolen Cookies

  24. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Ok, I’m reading your friday linkity post on sunday but I always need my time going through all the things of interest ;)

    First of all I discussed it only 2 weeks ago that all the brouhaha in blogland is feeling rather epidemic these days. One brouhaha isn’t even over before the next one arises. I love a good discussion but really, I sometimes wonder if we are making it better with focussing so much on it :(

    I think I also read something at Janna’s place about; How to use multiple free online storage services to back up your important files – again, a thing I must have!!!

    How to pack your suitcase efficiently – Now this is something I will definitely use preparing for my trip to New Orleans! I actually want to pack my pillow as well, as long as I have it I can sleep anywhere :D

    I’m so glad I’ve got those 2 ebooks on my e-shelves by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux! Sometimes i get lost in my e-shelves folders of what I have and haven’t got. But it isn’t a bad thing of course, I sometimes get pleasantly surprised :)

    Have a great sunday Chris!
    Leontine’s last post ..To you

  25. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Oh, you’re a video star! I spotted you right away.

    Whoa, those goats are amazing!

    As much as I like bacon and cinnamon rolls, I’m kind of disturbed about bacon appearing in all kinds of foods. But I’ve been enjoying the asparagus season.

    These New Zealand air safety videos crack me up. I love them.

    The ferrets say the same thing, Chaos!
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  26. 27 mos, 2 wks ago

    Hey, I had the same hair, except reddish brown!
    janna’s last post ..Ubiquitins and a little knitting

  27. 27 mos, 1 wk ago

    I need to finish a Lael Miller book I am reading – but seeing Taste just now makes me want to skip to that one… I so need to read faster, it does sound good…

    I can’t believe you just read the Urban and Roux series – I love those guys.. I know what you mean about the head hopping..

    It didn’t bother me, probably because other things was so good in the series..

    Weird set of cover art happening on a few of those books..

    Chaos -still as rude as ever I see…

    Erotic Horizon’s last post ..Monday again – I read something’s this week…

  28. 27 mos ago

    Packing! Pooping! Peeps! I love your linkity to pieces.

    Chaos, calm down. Don’t hurt your mama!!
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