A very Potterity linkity

Congrats to SueM, who won Knight Errant by K.D. Sarge! Knight Errant is available for $0.99 through July 31 at Smashwords.

Congrats to Susmita, who won Ranger’s Folly (Lost Shifters #12) by Stephani Hecht! Ranger’s Folly is being released by eXtasy Books today.

Congrats to Renee, who won Dark Sun by M.J. O’Shea!

Congrats to Julie, who won In the Shadow of a Hero by Anna Mayle!

Congrats to Amy, who won the Tea and Crumpet anthology, donated by Clare London!




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  • *snicker* (Thanks, Lea!) (Possibly NSFW, although it is from USA Today…)

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Reading Update
Masochism 101 by Kim Dare. free ebook short, although you’ll need to be a member of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group to read it. The prompt for this excellent kinky short m/m romance was a guy photographed midway through falling in the bathtub…
Trust Me (Cover Me #2) by LA Witt. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a cop who’s ready to break up with his boyfriend because he suspects his boyfriend has been cheating on him, but what’s really been going on is a helluva lot more complicated. You also get to see how things are going with the guys from Cover Me.
And To All a Good Night (Life Lessons #1.5) by Kaje Harper. free ebook short. Very good short free holiday-themed m/m mystery that takes place a few months after Life Lessons, right before Christmas, as the out teacher continues to recover from his injuries and learns to deal with dating the deeply closeted cop.
Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a former cop, now PI, investigating the apparent suicide of a prominent Korean businessman when he becomes fascinated by the businessman’s disgraced cousin. Hopefully there’s a sequel… and I’d love to get more of Bobby’s story.
Again by Mary Calmes. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a guy who was devastated when the love of his life, a CIA agent, suddenly left him for someone else, without knowing that their surrogate was pregnant. It’s five years later when he runs into now-former CIA agent… I have to confess that I wanted to smack Dante more than once – he was such a steamroller! I wanted him to stop and actually listen. 🙂
Accidentally in Love by Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a photographer who’s definitely a player, engaging in a non-stop string of one-night stands. When he rents part of a house from a goodhearted computer geek with crappy self-esteem, he decides to help the geek finally get a guy of his own. So why is he unhappy when his plan works? As others have mentioned, the first part of this book was excellent. The last part of it got bogged down by sex and lack of direction.
Tea and Crumpet by UK MAT. ebook collection. Very good collection of United Kingdom-themed GLBTQ short stories, from contemporary to paranormal to historical. I was delighted to discover that there was a Cambridge Fellows short from Charlie Cochrane! And I absolutely love the cover. 🙂
One Night by RJ Scott. ebook. Good m/m romance about a deeply closeted guy who’s convinced that two men can’t have a loving relationship, only a sexual one, so he’s engaged to be married to a woman so his adopted daughter will have a stable home.
Finding Forgiveness (Poconos Pack #1) by Dana Marie Bell. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a wolf shifter who suffers from debilitating migraines and has no idea why the guy destined to be his mate avoids him at all costs.
Clay’s Challenge by Cassandra Gold. ebook. Good m/m romance about a guy going through a crisis in confidence about how he looks after someone he met online isn’t interested in dating him because he’s “too fem.” So he decides to go on a wilderness adventure and prove to himself that’s not the case. (Main character Clay was actually a minor character in Quinn’s Hart.)
Bicycle Built for Two by Jeff Adams. ebook short. Good short, completely angst- and conflict-free m/m romance about two guys who meet during a charity cycling event to raise money for HIV/AIDS research.
From Pack to Pride (Supernatural Mates #1) by Amber Kell. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a wolf shifter whose alpha brother sends him to stay with a pride of lions in order to keep him safe from a hostile wolf who wants to kill him. (Ok, Tam, you were right – I liked it better than Hellbourne!)
A Prideful Mate (Supernatural Mates #2) by Amber Kell. ebook. Ok paranormal m/m romance about a lion shifter who sees a picture of jaguar shifter on a shifter dating website and knows the jaguar shifter is his mate. Now he just has to convince his mate to stay… and keep his mate alive.
Not in Kansas by R.G. Alexander. ebook short. Cute short m/m fantasy roughly based on the Wizard of Oz.
Salad on the Side by Karenna Colcroft. ebook. Ok paranormal m/m romance about a vegan who doesn’t realize he’s living among werewolves until he’s bitten and changed. These were probably the most long-winded werewolves ever – there needed to be a lot less talking in this book. Hopefully the obviously planned for sequel will be less chatty.
The Male Room by Carolyn Levine Topol. ebook. Ok m/m romance about two best friends, one who’s just been kicked out by his boyfriend and the other who’s just been fired, who decide to start an online GLBT dating service together. I need to remember that this author’s stories are too sugary for me…
Semi Precious Weapons by Clancy Nacht. ebook short. Ok short m/m romance about two models in New York City who hook up and hit it off, but then things get messed up between them. This book definitely needed a bit more editorial care – a couple spots were so tangled that I couldn’t sort out what exactly was happening.
Joy & Pain by Celia Kyle. free ebook short. Ok kinky short m/m romance about a stripper who meets and is attracted to an older big bear of a man. This book needed better proofing: “illicit” instead of “elicit”, “spurn” instead of “spur”, etc.

“You know what would hit the spot right now? A crunchy bug. Yum!” -Mayhem

33 thoughts on “A very Potterity linkity”

  1. Oh dear…Smart Bitching is talking about a Dutch cover fail 0.0 and rightfully so!! I can say my attention is all over your post. Great convo’s around the web this week 🙂

    Have you already read Amy Lane’s Living Promises? I had to get it the moment it was up at DSP!! I really liked the gritty subjects, which i think was handled with grace by AL but was it me or was there more swearing than usual??

    Anyway…I’m looking forward to next week when JP Barnaby releases VANISHED. And will you cheer me on as I have to go to a job interview? I have butterflies the size of birds in my stomach…I wants this job so bad!! To distract myself I’m reading, knitting and baking -> right now its a banana bread, later on I’ll do some cup cakes 🙂

    Have a great weekend, Chris 😀

  2. The ginger terrors, George especially, have perfected the art of catching and eating house flies over the past couple of weeks. To the extent that if there’s an annoying bluebottle disturbing my reading I go and seek George out to sic on the fly. it’s a bit gross but better than fly spray or paper!

    Glad you liked Tea and Crumpet!
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  3. Have you seen the cross stitch that says “Bless This House” and then has Hugh Laurie stitched below it? I don’t remember where I found the pic, but Joey went CRAZY over it=D

  4. You know something, I bet you could simply take any commercial cake batter, prep it up as if for the oven and simply sizzle it on the griddle or in your waffle iron. French Vanilla, Devil’s Food, Lemon, Spice, or any other flavor!

  5. I love linkety Fridays! The timing of this last Harry Potter movie is very timely – as my daughter just discovered the books. We can enjoy the fun stuff surrounding the series even though she’s younger.
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  6. Interesting about the endoscopies. I know that it took more than one for me.

    Much to my delight, I’ve discovered that a lot of the substitutes celiacs use in cooking – rice, garbanzo, and potato flours for example – are available in the ethnic food aisle at the big grocery store by my place. No more going to the bulk food store and paying through the teeth…
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  7. Will be sending the who is connecting on your wifi home – a certain person is convinced that every time our system goes down it’s because of someone hooking in. That our modem is crap doesn’t seem to always enter into the equation.
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  8. May is just doing her part in protecting the household when she eats those bugs.

    Love the Strunk & White comic!

    Thanks for the tip about Jenny’s number.

    Love the cross stitch! Wish I could do that.

    I read Cover Me last night and plan on starting Trust Me today.
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  9. Loved Potter Chan!! LOL

    As soon as I read the bit about Jenny’s number, that song popped right into my head. I haven’t heard it in ages, yet it’s still embedded in my brain.

  10. Thanks so much for the Giveaway mentions Chris! I so appreciate it. 🙂

    I LOVE the lego links. We went to the Lego store in NYC and it was simply amazing. I didn’t take any pictures in there and I should have. Love the bat cave..

    The link from the Beta Reader was excellent.

    As Alwyas, I’m in awe of your reading line up. 🙂

    I hope that bug comes your way Mayhem!!

    Have a good weekend Chris!
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  11. The HP links were cool.

    Aww, loved the baby in the Yoda beanie. So cute! 🙂

    Wow, those two ‘sex in a garage” thieves belong in America’s Dumbest Criminals.

    Jenny’s number is an interesting idea although I’m sure I’d forget it when they asked. 🙂

    Haven’t read any of those books tho I’ve got a few on my tbr/wish lists.

    Hope you have a great weekend!
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  12. I LOVE that lego bike helmet – not enough to get on a motorcycle or anything, but it made me giggle.

    Yikes at the HP cakewrecks!

    The kitten and the apples were hilarious! 😀

    Loved the things I’m not allowed to do at Hogwarts list – will be sharing with the boy children. 😀 Also, Kentucky needs a better sense of humor. 😉
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  13. How did I miss this post on Friday?

    Okay, that giant chicken story was priceless. I laughed out loud more than once. Also reminds me I could use more towels.

    Glad you enjoyed the shifters. One was better than two, we’ll see how three goes.

    I’ll have to check out Clay’s challenge, I did like Quinn’s Heart. Haven’t really read many of the others.
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  14. Thanks for the link, Chris!

    Oh boy… generally I don’t think it’s a good idea for authors to reply to reviews. I’m probably biased by academia, but it usually doesn’t turn out well; if someone’s being an ass, stooping to their level isn’t a great move.

    Those granny square cookies are so cute! I’m much more concerned with how things taste than how they look when I’m the one doing the work, though.

  15. Love the cut leaf art. I hadn’t heard of a derecho either.

    LOL at the boob tower and hammock house, and the giant metal chicken.

    May I’m sure your mom will let you have all the crunchy bugs you can find.

  16. Awesome linkity 😀
    I’m still laughing at autocorrect and the metal chicken.
    Also, I do hope the list of things you’re not allowed to do in Hogwarts is more like guidelines ‘coz some of them sound too tempting.

  17. Am forever grateful for the link to shirtlessness in superhero movies – specifically for the chance to read this bit o’snark:

    The X-Men trilogy
    Who gets shirtless? Mostly Hugh Jackman. But he gets shirtless enough for everybody, really.

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