- Babes in Boyland is giving away m/m romances for Halloween, including some that aren’t released yet. Contest closes 11:59 pm CDT, October 31.
- Joder’s giving away a copy of The Hunter by Theresa Meyers. Comment by 11:59 pm, November 3, for your chance to win. US only.
- Blodeuedd’s giving away two copies of Sins of Angels by Linda Poetevin (print or ebook). Contest closes November 3. US & Canada only.
- Book Lovers Inc is giving away a copy of Sleeper’s Run by Henry Mosquera. Comment through November 5 to enter.
- New releases and more: Tor.com (urban fantasy, genre benders, fantasy, science fiction), Literary Escapism (UF/PNR), and Book Lovers Inc (a bit of everything).
- Have you heard of the 2008 British miniseries, Lost in Austen?
- The official Center for Disease Control comic book guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. Download the pdf.
- Read ultra-condensed (as in less than a single page) versions of Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, and more! (via The Digital Reader)
- If you want an Android tablet for reading, but think the Kindle Fire sounds too locked into Amazon, check out the Kobo Vox.
Think, Do, Make, Learn
- What number human were you on the planet? I was (roughly) the 3,429,463,820th person alive on the planet when I was born, and the 77,402,259,003rd person to have lived since the beginning of human history.
- Climate change skeptics paid for a study to debunk climate change studies, but (to their disappointment, I’m sure) their study also found that things are heating up.
- If you’re looking for some appropriate Halloween music, download Aquarium Drunkard’s 84 mb Halloween Mixtape.
- Decorate with fake specimens-in-jars that are actually edible. (via CRAFT) (Plus the rest of Evil Mad Scientist’s Halloween Archive.)
So, The Kitchn’s gone a little crazy on recipe lists… which I can’t resist. Brace yourselves.
- 10 hearty vegetarian soups. 20 broth-based soups. 10 creamy soups without cream in them. 5 hearty meatball soups. (Why, yes, it is soup week at The Kitchn – how did you guess?) 6 chowders. 25 healthy and tasty soups. 5 quick soups. Egg drop soup.
- 10 breakfasts using fall fruit. 10 prune recipes. 10 dips for fall fruit. 10 ways to eat fruit with dinner.
- 10 meaty pasta dishes. 10 vegan pasta dishes. 15 international pasta dishes. 12 salads and veggie side dishes to accompany pasta.
- 6 gluten-free (noodle-free) ways to use pasta sauces. Gluten-free conchiglie. (via The Kitchn)
- Pumpkin pie pop tarts. (via The Kitchn) Pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes. (via The Kitchn) Pumpkin coffee cake. (via CRAFT) Bourbon pumpkin pie milkshakes. (via CRAFT)
Cool or Wha…?
- Warning: If you follow the link and listen to this song (“Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows”), it will be stuck in your head forever. *waits for the whining from everyone who will ignore this warning*
- Hopefully you’ve already seen the not-no-new Simon’s Cat, in which Simon gets a kitten.
- A cat’s map of the bed. (Thanks, Jase!)
- Sort of lol, sort of sad – Hyperbole and a Half on depression.
- Top 50 autocorrects from Damn You Autocorrect’s first year: Part 1.
- Kitten! Baby tigers! Kitten! Red panda parent and baby! Kitten! Baby tigers! Kitten! Baby oncilla! Happy black kitty! Cheetah and baby! Baby meerkats! Baby black leopard! Baby cougars! Fennec!
With a Kiss by Kim Dare. ebook. Excellent kinky paranormal m/m romance loosely based on Sleeping Beauty. A young man who’s being mentally, physically, and sexually abused by his boyfriend comes to the hospital every week for three years to read to a vampire in a mysterious coma. And then the vampires is awakened… This book shines in not trivializing the process of recovering from abuse.
I Just Play One on TV by AL Turner. ebook. Excellent m/m romance about two actors in a suspenseful science fiction tv show with a lot of “subtext” between their characters. One actor is out, although it doesn’t seem to be public knowledge, while the other is deeply closeted and in denial… Let’s just say I spent the last part of the book crying.
Across the East River Bridge by Kate McMurray. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance about two academic rivals with an unfortunate chemistry who work together to solve the cold case mystery of two men murdered together in late 19th century Brooklyn.
Guarding Morgan (Sanctuary #1) by RJ Scott. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a guy being kept in an FBI safe house so he can testify about a shooting he witnessed. When the safe house is compromised, he ends up in the care of an intriguing agent for a special organization dedicated to keeping witnesses alive… Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!
Private Eye (Liaisons #1) by SE Culpepper. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a PI who gets involved in the case of a missing teenager when he’s contacted by a cop who’s a friend of the family. Too bad the extremely hot cop is straight…
Just Desserts (Petit Morts #14) by Josh Lanyon. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a guy confined to a wheelchair after his drunken cousin crashed their car. Unfortunately, this story didn’t provide any additional insight into Chance and his own journey.
Loose Change (Petit Morts #15) by Sean Kennedy. ebook short. Very good short m/m paranormal focused entirely on Chance, set up as a series of brief scenes.
Media Naranja (Petit Morts #16) by Clare London & Jordan Castillo Price. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance about a young man who accompanies his dying grandmother and her friend to a tropical resort.
Immortal Coil (Petit Morts #17) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook short. Excellent short paranormal m/m romance about a high school teacher and former coach whose life changed dramatically several years ago. When he wanders into a small street carnival, he doesn’t know that it’s about to change again. (This story is also the culmination of Chance’s story arc.) I loved this quote: “If everything were anything,” Chance said softly, “the barriers would break down, and we’d all lose ourselves to chaos. And then there would be no cotton candy.”
Independence by Clare London. free ebook short. Steamy, kinky short m/m scene between an established D/s couple.
Learning To Walk (City Hospital #3) by Drew Zachary. ebook. Sweet m/m romance about a guy, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, who develops feelings for his physical therapist. Since there’s not much conflict in this one, I think it’d be a good read to help recover from an angst-fest book.
Cycle-pathic by Stefan Seabourne. free ebook short. Steamy short m/m scene between a bike courier and the lawyer whose car he dented… with a surprise ending.
Sugar on the Mountain (Mountain #8) by PD Singer. free ebook short. Cute short m/m scene between Allan and Mark in Allan’s catering kitchen.
Blood on the Mountain by India Harper. ebook. Good m/m romantic suspense about a security firm co-owner who goes to Rio to protect a client doing nonprofit work there. This ended with plenty of unanswered questions, although I fear the sequel might be m/f, featuring the other (female) co-owner of the security firm.
Gambling on Love by Jane Davitt. ebook. Good, slightly kinky m/m romance about two guys who fell in love with other in high school. When they were caught kissing in the locker room, one of them left town and didn’t return until 11 years later. He’s very different and he doesn’t want to stay… but the one who stayed doesn’t want to leave. While I’m a fan of Jane Davitt’s work (particularly that written with Alexa Snow), this book never fully came together for me – I couldn’t get invested in the characters or the story.
Missed out on GayRomLit, but still want part of the experience? Read on!
I came back from GayRomLit (GRL) with lots of swag – not only swag that I’d picked up for myself, but also swag I’d accumulated from people who didn’t have enough space in their luggage, or who didn’t want to deal with hassles in Customs. In fact, I came back with enough extra swag to have a GRL Swag Giveaway Contest!
Wanna see? Ok.
*sniff sniff sniff* -Mayhem
*sniff sniff sniff* -Chaos
“Why are you giving away these great kitty beds and toys, Mom?!” -Mayhem
*sniff sniff sniff* -Chaos
Um. Well. You can’t see if very well, huh? But you get the idea!
- To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest.
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- Cats not included in prize.
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- This contest is US only, due to shipping costs. Sorry.