Lead on, linkity, lead on



Congrats to Paula, who won Trust in Me by Lori Toland!

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Congrats to Lauren, who won Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton! Between Sinners and Saints will be released on May 29 by Amber Allure.

Congrats to Melanie M, who won A.J.ā€™s Angel by L.A. Witt! A.J.ā€™s Angel is being released by Samhain Publishing on May 31.



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  • Fabulous linkity from The Mary Sue that includes The Doctor and the Little Prince, how to make chocolate zombie truffles, Jack Sparrow statue made from scrap iron, and more!

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Reading Update
Reverb by Jet Mykles. ebook. Excellent m/m romance about the lead singer of a rock band who’s really attracted to his straight lead guitarist and finally has the opportunity to seduce him… and then things go very, very wrong. Keep your hankies handy for this one!
Highway Man by Eden Winters. ebook short. Excellent short m/m romance based on the song “Papa Was a Rodeo” by the Magnetic Fields. I like to think that part of the song is an epilogue for the story. šŸ™‚
Nothing Ever Happens by Sue Brown. ebook. Very good, very angsty m/m romance about a gay man staying married both for his son’s sake and out of fear of his overbearing, homophobic mother. Things start to break down when a new couple move to the neighborhood… Be warned that there’s infidelity in this one, which isn’t usually to my taste, either, but I got sucked in despite that.
Pain Management by Cassidy Ryan & Zoe Nichols. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about two guys who are business partners and best friends, until a drunken night together threatens all of it. Um, I might’ve cried a bit – this one really got to me! I got sniffly on the reread, too.
Deliberately Bound (Bound #3.5) by Ava March. free ebook short. Steamy short kinky m/m romance in which things don’t go at all as Vincent had planned upon Oliver’s return from London.
A Weapon of Opportunity by Kiernan Kelly. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a gay cop in love with his straight partner, who was killed in the line of duty five years earlier… but his ghost remains.
A Fool for You by Cat Grant. ebook. Good m/m romance about a dyslexic keyboardist who gets screwed over by his band members and boyfriend because he wasn’t able to write his music down. The pacing on this felt odd to me – an overnight change from brat to not-brat plus insta-love just didn’t quite gel.
Stroke to His Cox by JL Merrow. ebook short. Good short m/m romance about the cox of a rowing team, who has a crush on one of his rowers.
Keeping House (Truth or Dare #1) by Lee Brazil. ebook short. Good short m/m romance about a trust fund baby whose controlling older brothers manipulate him into getting a job and supporting himself. If only it hadn’t been insta-love…
Impossible to Resist by Em Woods. ebook short. Steamy short m/m romance about a guy who’s phobic about being touched, but that doesn’t stop him from having a crush on one of the co-owners of the firm where he works. I did have a couple niggles: refractory periods and whether someone with haptephobia would actually change so quickly. Also, it felt like there was an awful lot of story for so few pages.
Lipstick & Handguns (Lawful Disorder, Book 1) by Gabrielle Evans. ebook. Ok m/m romantic suspense about a cop who finds himself getting too attached to a guy who survived being abducted and tortured. I kept getting distracted from the story by typos and descriptions that had me rereading to see if I’d read them right.


“Send me all your everythings now, please. Thank you.” -Mayhem

25 thoughts on “Lead on, linkity, lead on”

  1. I was in need of some cat fun and actually forwarded the link of 17 facts about cats to my sis, she’s servicing two of those felines šŸ˜‰

    I’m joining Jenre in the need to read Reverb by Jet Mykles. It sounds uber good! And I’m having a blegh week mixed with a bit of good stuff so I could use a pick-me-ip read šŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend Chris! I’m off with friends to celebrate my sisters *whispers* 33rd b-day šŸ˜€

  2. Reverb is certainly tempting me. I haven’t read her book in a long, long time. And I can’t agree more about Highway Man. Excellent doesn’t even begin to describe it. I wanted it to be looooonger. ^^

    I’m going to start following Stephani Hecht’s movie reviews. Just sayin’.

  3. Of course I will send you ALL my everythings May! You are so darn cute…

    Very interesting article at Fiction Vixion’s Chris & hey – I’d never heard of “Mary Sue” before. lol

    The road kill plush toys? eep!

    I’ve got my eye on that new Kobo e-reader – but I so don’t need it! lol

    Thank you so much for pimping Virna’s giveaway Chris – I really appreciate it..

    And, thanks for all the great linkety!

    Have a wonderful long weekend. šŸ˜‰
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  4. Fantastic linkity as usual & really need the advice re how to de-crapify my life! Have a lovely long weekend off.

  5. Books will be a thing of the past? Noooo!

    I’m a linkety! Cool!

    Terrifying stuffed tigers – who wouldn’t call out the choppers?

    ….still reading the periodic table.

    Sure, Mayhem! Does that include the dresser in the garage filled with unidentified tools? Because I’ve been wondering what to do with it. (Pitch it).
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  6. I have someone I banned after one DNF, but it was preceded by an “okay” and a “force myself to skim just to say I finished it”.

    I am stunned by that Joplin pick. Boggled.

    While I liked deep fried things, I think it’s getting out of control. What’s wrong with a plain strawberry dipped in chocolate?

    I sent that Star Wars bathroom to Craig. Now he’s got his own condo he can redo his bathroom. šŸ™‚

    McRice Burger? Heh.

    Pineapple pants = creepy (and high waisted).

    Damn you autocorrect makes my stomach hurt from laughing.

    Well the only one I read was Keeping House of those book. For some reason the Jet Mykles isn’t calling me, although I loved Heaven Sent and I’m not sure I’m in the mood for sniffling.

    You have a very bendy cat.
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  7. Linkity! YAH! But that pimple ring…I think I’m going to be sick šŸ™

    And there are so many books in your Reading Update I don’t know where to start. Reverb or Pain Management or A Weapon of Opportunity…

    May – they are in the post šŸ™‚
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  8. I had no idea a group of cats was called a clowder.

    I’m convinced I’ll be dejunkifying for the rest of my life. šŸ™‚

    This deep-frying fad is going way too far when you deep fry strawberries.

    Love the cat scratch tights but pineapple pants, really?!

    As cute as those ferrets are, I’ve learned that ferrets don’t like clothes any better than cats.

    Everything is on the way, May. That’s an easy way to declutter. šŸ˜‰
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  9. Awwwwww, May – such a sweet girl šŸ™‚

    The Harry Potter quilt is great! So is the Spock, one!

    The Alan Rickman letter was very sweet.

    The Star Wars bathroom made me giggle.

    And the deep fried strawberries just perplex me.

    Awesome collection of linkity!
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  10. Love the 17 things about cats, although I disagree that dogs only have 10 vocal sounds, whoever researched that has obviously not met Django.

    May, would you like me to send Django to you?

  11. The Joplin picture kills me – I’ve been watching this unfold from a VERY personal POV – my aunt was trapped in her collapsed house for two hours while we waited to find out if she was dead or alive. Joplin is my dad’s hometown, and much of our family lives there. Dad has been there since the morning after, saving what he can from his sisters’ destroyed home, and has ended up on numerous news outlets because they were located right across from Franklin Tech. That before and after picture is so true to what many of the pictures I’ve seem display.

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