In which linkity contemplates the merits of winter hibernation

Congrats to Mandy B, who won Forever in One Second by Finn Marlowe!

Congrats to Cathy M and Alder, who each won their choice of Saving Valor (Fanged Love #1) or Chalice (Planetary Submissives #1) by Amber Kell! Saving Valor (Fanged Love #1) was released by Silver Publishing on January 14. Chalice (Planetary Submissives #1) was released by Total-E-Bound on January 16.



  • RJ Scott explains how Edit Minion works – it’s not going to replace actual editors and proofreaders, but it can certainly help you spot issues with your writing.


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Reading Update
Galley Proof by Eric Arvin. ebook. Excellent gay fiction (with romantic elements) about an author who lives a very predictable, safe life ruled by lists and habit… until his attractive new editor shakes things up. As with so many books by Eric Arvin, this book was simultaneously fun, funny, and thought-provoking – pretty much like life itself.
Pole Star by Josephine Myles. ebook short. arc. Excellent short and smutty m/m romance about a stripper who gets injured onstage and ends up in the emergency room in his firefighter costume, flirting with the cute radiographer. I had really good intentions of waiting until closer to the release date to read and review this one, but… I couldn’t resist. 🙂
Tailor Made by Josephine Myles. ebook. arc. Sweet and smutty m/m romance about an unapologetically slutty art student who wants to get his advisor in bed. But he’s not expecting to find himself so drawn to the fashion student he tries to shanghai into helping him with his senior project…
The Heart of Texas (Texas #1) by RJ Scott. ebook. Very good over-the-top m/m romance reminiscent of the tv show Dallas, complete with oil wells, villains, lies, a marriage-of-convenience, and more!
Heatstroke by Taylor V. Donovan. free ebook. Very good m/m romance told via nearly 50-year old journal entries being read by a young man trying to figure out the mystery of why his cold grandmother is so adamant he stay out of her attic.
Raven’s Mark (Sandpipers #2) by Jade Archer. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a chef who becomes fascinated by Raven, the guy who’s just started watching the owners’ son along with his own. However, Raven suffers from crippling PTSD… and his past hasn’t given up on him yet.
A Life Without You (Boston Boys #1) by Erica Pike. ebook. Good m/m romance about a gay college student who has a crush on his engaged straight best friend and roommate… his apparently bi-curious straight best friend. Emotions definitely run high in this one (and the POV is first-person present), but it worked for me. And I’m very curious to see who the next book will be about!
Just Like Cats and Dogs by BA Tortuga. Good m/m paranormal romance about an orphaned panther shifter who grew up with a pack of wolf shifters, but was never really accepted. So when he runs into a wolf shifter who tormented him while they were growing up, he’s surprised at the attraction between them. The repetitive style of writing isn’t so noticeable for short works, but it definitely grated during this longer book.
There’s Cock in This Book (The Hockey Story) by Isa K. free ebook short. Good short m/m story about a deeply closeted minor league hockey player who survives by keeping his head down and blending in… until the new guy on the team hits on him. With a bit more proofing and a less abrupt ending, this would have been a Very Good read.
How to Keep the Love of Your Life (After Mistaking Him for a Serial Killer) by Maureen Willmann. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a guy who thinks someone is following him right up to the door of his apartment… and it turns out to be his neighbor across the hall. Too sugary sweet and implausible for me. Also, so very tired of stalkers.
The Man Who Spoke My Name (Joey #2) by Azalea Moone. free ebook short. Meh short m/m story about a guy torn between the ex who cheated on him and the guy he slept with on New Year’s Eve.

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

27 thoughts on “In which linkity contemplates the merits of winter hibernation”

  1. Ack, read the Psycho prequel as PsyCop prequel and was all YAY *bounces*, then I got depressed 😉

    I’m gonna get some zzzzzzz soon too, just need to get home 😀

  2. I especially enjoyed the article on the 3 star rating. I had recently been thinking I was being too harsh as it seems I rarely see 3 star ratings on GoodReads, but I fell right in line with the author of the article. Perhaps because I read both genre fiction and more literary fiction that I keep a broader scope to my rating system. I just don’t expect a cozy to rate more than a 3 most of the time. As usual, I’m saddened by the e-book/e-audiobook and library news.
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  3. Why would you want to knit a cat when you can have the real deal?
    I admit it’s cute as a toy but I’d much rather have a real life cat, claws, teeth and all.
    Thanks for the linkity 😀 I would have missed the final Diary of an author without it and that would just suck

  4. I hope you’re hibernating safely. Is it safe to pet Chaos?

    My mom’s cat often requires demonstration that there is, in fact, food in her bowl…at least she’s stopped needing to walk around the coffee table before she’ll go outside.

  5. Poor bats.

    I had no idea there was such a thing as edible glitter.

    Crows always make me laugh, but especially the sledding one. Well also the blue jay who comes to my yard only to hide things in the ground.

    I like the idea of eye-bombing.

    Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think my eyes can taste mint. Not to mention I have sensitive eyes. I’ll let someone else try them.

    I had no idea baby falcon’s could be so cute.
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