Linkity from sweltering Minneapolis

Congrats to Alex W, who won Equilibrium by Meredith Shayne! Equilibrium was released by Dreamspinner Press on June 24.

Congrats to Wendy, who won Blind Pass (Blue Line Hockey #4) by Stephani Hecht! Blind Pass is being released by eXtasy Books today.

No post on Monday, as it’s a holiday in the US. I haven’t decided if I’ll do the Misadventures on Tuesday or not. Probably not, because there are already three contests scheduled for next week. πŸ™‚




Think, Do, Learn, Make




Cool or Wha…?


  • Back hair art… (Thanks?!, Bron!) (Best not to imagine what those photos would look like when viewed using Hairrrr…)


  • Furry mice only have tails for about two minutes around here.

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Static by LA Witt. ebook. Excellent m/m romance about a guy who doesn’t realize his girlfriend is a shifter (able to shift between female and male) until after her extremely religious parents force her to have a gender freezing chip inserted, which leaves her stuck in her male form. This book really got me thinking on the complexity of gender.
In the Shadow of a Hero by Anna Mayle. ebook. Excellent m/m romantic suspense about a guy who’s been on the street for a long time, as something of a vigilante, and a cop who starts to see the depth of the man behind the grime and bruises. This was complex and involving and will stay in my head for quite a while…
Convincing Leopold (Convincing #2) by Ava March. ebook. Very good historical m/m romance following up with Arthur and Leopold three months into their relationship, as failure to communicate is causing some problems. Far from frustrating me, that failure to communicate made everything feel very realistic – not a Big Misunderstanding, but the slow accumulation of stuff from everyday life.
Handcuffs & Pretty Things (Rawlings Men #8) by Kim Dare. ebook short. Good short kinky m/m romance about one of the Rawlings cousins who is not a cop. This needed to be longer!
Bourbon Street Blues (Scotty Bradley Mysteries #1) by Greg Herren. Good gay mystery about about an unrepentantly slutty personal trainer and go-go dancer who inadvertently comes across some information that someone’s willing to kill to retrieve.
Bear Like Me by Jonathan Cohen. ebook. Pretty good humorous gay fiction about a writer, fired from a trendy gay magazine, who decides to go undercover into the gay bear culture in order to gather material for a book. While the humor of this book just didn’t quite work for me, I believe it will for other readers – particularly those more familiar with real-life bear culture.
Let’s Get Familiar by Amylea Lyn. ebook short. Cute short paranormal m/m romance about a guy without any magical ability who’s feeling lonely because his witch mother and sisters keep scaring away his boyfriends. Then he rescues a giant black tomcat from a storm and tells it all his problems…
On My Knees by Tristram La Roche. ebook. So-so short m/m romance about a guy who, after a row with his wife, realizes he’s gay while talking with a guy he met at the gym. While I really liked the first-person narrator’s voice, the story was all over the place. Insta-love was the final straw.

“I do not have forehead ridges! Mom, what did you do to my fur?! I thought you were just scritching my head!” -Mayhem

25 thoughts on “Linkity from sweltering Minneapolis”

  1. Only in publishing. If I came up with some cool product and decided to self-market it, I could do so and the big retailers would ignore me. JK Rowling decides to be her own distributor and the marketplace goes nuts. Not that she needs more moola nor do I think her attempts to “prevent piracy” are going to be any more effective, but it is her decision how she’s going to enter the ebook arena – finally. πŸ˜‰
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  2. I’m always amazed at the entertaining Misadventures that you manage to put together every week as it is!

    And, even though those glasses look kind of cool, I just don’t thing I could wear them. It just icks me out.

  3. Those Star Wars pics were great. They were all so young.

    Wow, that’s some, ummm, interesting? back hair there.

    Fashion is stupid sometimes.

    Hmmm. Only one of those I red was the Tom one.

    That’s a beautiful picture of May. Okay, I better get my butt in gear and shower. Seems we’re going to friends for Canada Day board games or something and I have to go and fetch the kid. Sigh. So much for a relaxing holiday.
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  4. All that talk about food has made me hungry. Thanks again for the Friday fun, awesome tidbits all around!

  5. I’ve encountered that kind of plagiarism before… It isn’t happening in just the original fiction circle; I have a few friends who write fanfiction (they’re BNFs to be honest) and they’ve been search-and-replace plagiarized by this person who enters contests (with money as prizes) using their work.

  6. Hmm, I’m just happy she’s finally getting out in ebook. Her books so she can sell them how and where she wants. I just want Pottermore to open up so I can check it out. πŸ™‚

    Loved the tension rod idea. I’ll have to try it out.

    The penis/vagina saving bike seats actually make sense. I haven’t been on a bike in a while (lol, a really long while) but I do remember it would be uncomfortable during long rides.

    Mmm mmm mmm, caramel can make just about anything taste better. YUM

    Totally loved the Matrix scene!!

    LOL on the back hair and semen cake! πŸ˜€

    I haven’t read any of these although I’ve got a couple on my reader. I actually bought Static last night after seeing your review on GRs. πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your 4th of July!
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  7. Must come back when I have more time. But I like dollar coins – I just hated the SBAs, which looked too much like quarters.

    I’ve heard that about artificial sweeteners for at least 20 years. Believe me, if the artificial sweetener people could prove that use of their products actually resulted in weight loss, they’d be publishing the studies left and right. They’ve paid for many studies, and we don’t hear the results… gee, I wonder why that is…
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  8. I personally appreciate the juxatposition of the caramel filled snickerdoodles and the 10 foods article. I may have a big bowl of fruit yogurt and nuts followed later by hot dogs on the grill. Gotta keep a balanced lifestyle. Thank god it cooled down. I’m wiped out.
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  9. That bike seat looks downright scary, but the 1st line of that article is freakin’ funny. LOL The bike seat mfg should use that line in their advertising – I bet they’d get a lot of guys to switch to the scary new seat.

    Those Darth Vadar cakes are awesome! Especially the my pretty pony one. LMAO!!!
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  10. LOVE the Darth Vader cakes and the kid who came up with the ideas.

    I can’t believe Labyrinth is 25! I saw that in the theater! Woe. I am old. Woe.

    Angel does stuff is hilarious!

    I’m still squeeing over the baby fox kit and his mama. Adorable!
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  11. It’s sweltering here too.

    I don’t understand why American don’t like dollar coins either.

    Oh, a herd of turtles. I’m sorry I missed that. πŸ™‚ The ferret sleeping positions, that’s so true. Mine like to sleep in the hammock with their heads handing down. Love the fox kits.

    That crocheted dragon is so cute! ..and the toilet paper creature too.

    Why oh why would someone create robot armpits?!

  12. Wow Static sounds really good! Freaky, but good!

    It’s sweltering here too so I feel your pain. I guess we got too much cool and now it has to scorch us to make up for it! Blech.

    And look there – Mayhem has the double kitty mohawk. πŸ™‚
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  13. I am SO with you about the chocolate/fruit thing. Frozen bananas and choc covered strawberries are the only exceptions for me.

    You have so many great contests this week, Chris!

    OMG, that Alcide paperdoll is too funny!

    OK, so I thought VINYL LPs were easy to melt/warp.

    I’m intrigued by Static! I guess with Convincing Leopold coming out, I’d better get on the ball and read Convincing Arthur. It’s been on my nook for ages.

    Have a great 4th, Chris! πŸ™‚

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