Congrats to Giselle, who won The Decisions We Make by RJ Scott!
Congrats to Orannia, Eva, Bogusia, SarahM, and Zanara, who all won copies of Fall into the Sun by Val Kovalin!
Congrats to Helena, who won Cinder (A CinderFella Story) by Marie Sexton!Â Cinder will be released by Silver Publishing on February 4.
- Blodeuedd’s giving away two copies of Deliver Me From Darkness by Tes Hilaire. Contest closes February 9. US & Canada only.
- Babes in Boyland is giving away 22 different prizes in their Valentine’s contest. Make sure you read the instructions on how to enter. Contest closes 9 pm CST, February 13.
- New releases and more: Elisa (LGBT), Pants Off Reviews (new and recent m/m romance), Literary Escapism (UF/PNR), Tor.com (PNR), AAR (romance audiobooks), and Book Lovers Inc (assorted).
- Seven ways to stop piracy that don’t include DRM, although, as TeleRead notes, they aren’t necessarily that applicable to ebooks.
Think, Do, Learn, Make
- If you’ve lost the lens cap to your 35mm camera, you might be able to replace it with part of a soda bottle.
- Make your own hair gel (easy, cheap, and unscented!).
- Pfizer is recalling one million packets of birth controls because… they won’t prevent pregnancy. Oops.
- Bacon guacamole. (via The Kitchn)
- Quinoa burgers. (via Bron’s Pinterest)
- Llama fabric! (via CRAFT)
- Crochet an amigurumi dragon. (via CRAFT)
- Hand-stitched felt TARDIS. (via CRAFT)
- Honda’s Super Bowl commercial is a sort of updated take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (via Halfway Down the Stairs)
Cool or Wha…?
- Crocheted Spock potholder. (via CRAFT)
- English teacher for the win! (Thanks, Bron!)
- This will only be humorous if you live in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) and are familiar with the controversy over a new Vikings stadium.
- Things following angry cats. (Thanks, Marsha!)
- Cat and kittens! Baby coatis! Kitten! Baby emus! Cat and kitten! Tiger and baby! Baby lion! Swan and cygnet! Anteater and baby! Baby maras! Baby snow leopards! Baby emu! Pandas!
Time To Do (Perfect Timing #3) by Kim Dare. ebook. reread. Excellent m/m romance about two guys – one gay, one straight – who have been best friends since they were small and are now roommates at college. The gay guy’s been quietly in love with his best friend for years, but has been resigned to never being able to touch him… until he finds his friend’s list of things to experience, which segues from kissing and having sex with women (all checked off) to kissing a man (not checked off)… This was my first Kim Dare book, and remains my very favorite. 🙂
Dirty Laundry by Heidi Cullinan. free ebook short. Smoking hot kinky short m/m story about a timid grad student doing his laundry on a Friday night and the cowboy who comes to his rescue.
Forever in One Second by Finn Marlowe. ebook. Very good m/m paranormal romantic suspense about a rescue worker who can heal with touch. When one of the people he’s healed comes to find and thank him, neither of them have any idea how much their lives will change.
The Yearning by AJ Rose. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance told from the perspective of a ghost anchored to a young mortician who is in love with his oblivious best friend. This took some unexpected and enjoyable twists. 🙂
9:05 by KC Burn. free ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about an office worker who’s the only one moving around while the rest of world is stuck at 9:05 am.
Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac by Marie Sexton. free ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a writer with writer’s block hiding out at his Oregon cabin… and then a young man with a pick-axe knocks on his door with a surprising request.
Carbon & Ash by Chris Owen. ebook short. This was a short but sweet m/m romance about slowing sliding into something other than friendship without being fully aware. And it’s one of my comfort rereads.
A Simple Suburban Murder (Tom & Scott #1) by Mark Richard Zubro. Very good gay mystery about high school teacher Tom, who finds a much-hated math teacher dead in his classroom, and his closeted baseball player boyfriend, Scott.
All the Gear, No Idea (I Blame Brett #2) by Kim Dare. ebook short. Good short kinky m/m romance about a dom who’s asked to look after a clueless new sub.
Not a Whore by Jaime Samms. free ebook short. Good short m/m romance about a young man who’s sleeping with his boss, but things are more complicated than they appear at first…
Method Acting by Clare London. free ebook short. Cute short m/m story about two guys in bed… with a surprising twist.
Death Trick (Donald Strachey #1) by Richard Stevenson. ebook. Good gay mystery set in Albany in 1979, when things were wild pre-HIV. Donald Strachey’s been hired by the parents of a missing gay man suspected of murder, but nothing is quite adding up about the case. (This is such a weird cover! Pretty sure there wasn’t a dog in the book…)
Hair of the Dog by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a guy who wakes up covered in blood the morning after his father’s funeral and quickly learns (from the mysterious men waiting outside his door) that he was bitten by a werewolf. It was an interesting storyline, but the timeline was too murky for my pattern-matching brain, leading the story to feel jumpy.
Melting by VJ Summers. ebook short. Good short kinky m/m romance that consists of an extended wax play bdsm scene between a dom and his beloved submissive. I really wanted to read more of this couple’s backstory.
Plan B (A Candyland Story) by VJ Summers. free ebook short. Steamy short m/m story about two guys hooking up in a bar, which appears to be the prequel to Liar, Liar.
Hold the Sky by AC Fox. ebook. Good m/m romance about two architects – one just starting out and the other quite successful – who can’t stop competing with each other.
How Much for the Whole Night? by RJ Scott. free ebook short. Good short m/m story about a guy who picks up a hooker for the first time ever on the night before his final divorce custody hearing. There was just way too much story for the number of pages!
The Librarian by Lee Brazil. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a university librarian who’s had a crush on his former college roommate, now his hairdresser, for ten years. I was going to rate this higher until nearly the end of the book, when it turned out that the entire premise was based on a big misunderstanding. *sigh*
Want (1 Night Stand #81) by Ann Mayburn. ebook short. So-so short m/m about a straight construction foreman who’s been lusting after one of the stonemasons working for him. Via the 1 Night Stand service, he manages to arrange a blind date with the man. The pronoun confusion in this one was painful – I really couldn’t figure out who was doing what to whom most of the time.
I know this is an exceptionally crappy picture, but it amused me so much to see them both sleeping in the same pose. 🙂 (May is closer to the camera, so she looks the same size as Chaos.)
24 thoughts on “In which linkity happens yet again”
I need to play with lego!
A recent post from blodeuedd..Review: Beguilement – Lois McMaster Bujold
Linketies to keep me entertainted through a COOOOOLD weekend 🙂
Awwww, cute kitties 🙂
The animated short was really cute.
Also, I love articles about speed reading. They usually give the same 1 or 2 tips and then tons of people say it doesn’t work. I should really stop reading comments!
A recent post from Seanna Lea..At least as awesome as cheese
Max and Moxie were more often than not sleeping in the same pose. We got a kick out of it every time!
I leaved a few things and also picked up a few recipes. Good linky day!
A recent post from margene..The Knitting Report
I’m going to watch carefully the next time I use an ATM! (Or bring a kitty)
Thank you for linking to my linkity! & have a great weekend!
A recent post from mrspao..This and that
Chris- Just say no to buffalo wing cupcakes.
A recent post from Lorraine..Of Fiber and Felines…..
Got as far as the self-publishing bubble article. Whoa. Pretty scary stuff! Will come back for more linkity later. 😀
A recent post from Val Kovalin..Fall Into the Sun now available for purchase
Thanks for the shout out for our contest. 🙂
A recent post from Harper Bell..The Babes in Boyland Valentine’s Day Lovefest
No bake Nutella Cheesecake! The Crochet Along! And enough kitty pics to make me a happy woman. Many thanks.
I love English teacher FTW!
A recent post from kmkat..The Game continues.
Beets? Why would you do anything with beets? It’s the beet greens that are edible.
PAPER BOOKS 4EVAH.
A recent post from Carrie #K..St Brigid Poetry Festival, Year Seven
Oh, I’m completely in love with those crocheted blankets!
Closet Cooking! And he’s in Toronto! I am so hooked on his blog now *nom nom nom*.
A recent post from Brigitte..Stella, Ginger and Maud
Thanks for posting the granola recipe link. I love granola with almond milk, but its more than 5 bucks a pound at our co-op (actually they have even $12/lb granola there).
Synchronized kitty sleeping! Gold metal quality too.
Have a great weekend!
A recent post from Brenda..Updates with a FO
When I saw the link to ‘How to make your own hair gel’, I couldn’t help but think of the movie ‘There’s Something About Mary’. Fortunately, the actual recipe doesn’t at all resemble the movie.
Ketamine is used in equine surgery – interesting. And I’ll have to send the kid discovers explosive molecule to my nephew, who is Mythbusters mad. (We sent him a ‘When in Doubt, C4″ shirt for his birthday.)
A recent post from Mary Lou..This Old Horse
Just one question – does the guy from All the Gear, No Idea (I Blame Brett #2)have a misadventure yet? Cause he’s smokin’…I wouldn’t mind reading a misadventure or two with that body plastered on some covers 😉
A recent post from Leontine..Review: L.A. Witt – Out of Focus
Another great selection of links this week! LOVE the Spock hat and felt Tardis! Must beg my knitting/crafting friend to make those for me.
I’m bummed you didn’t feel the love for Want by Ann Mayburn. I just picked it up since it sounded good but haven’t read it yet. We’ll see how it goes for me.
Have a great weekend Chris and be careful of the snow coming your way since it’s blizzarding here now and heading your way!
A recent post from Joder..Book Tour for We Shall Rise by J.E. Hopkins (Guest Post)
I want the Lego LOTR. That is awesome! Also the llama fabric.
And… um. I have actually seen an ATM dispense a dead mouse. It was very, very flat. I wasn’t close enough to see details, but it was still very squicky.
A recent post from Nicole..Friday Night WIPs
Synchronized sleeping! They get a 10!
A recent post from Lynn..Saturday Sky
LOVE the Lego recycling bin! 😀 And the Lego LOTR Gollum is fantabulous.
I want to make something out of that llama fabric! And the Spock potholder is brilliant!
I can’t wait to try the granola recipes! 😀
Another lovely linkity!
A recent post from Bronwyn Green..Texts from Cait – Part Ten
OMG the Maurice Sendak interview! I’ve got tears in my eyes I’m laughing so hard.
I like homemade granola but I rarely make it.
The only reason I watch the Superbowl is for the commercials.
Wow on the amigurumi Freddy Krueger.
Is the Uniboob supposed to fashion or ..?
Mrs. Johanson is now my favorite English teacher. 🙂
A recent post from Sydney..RIP Zoe Ferret, 2002-2011
I could make a very snarky comment about the contraception issue, but it’s just too easy 🙂
I adore that photo of Chaos & May! One of my favourites!
A recent post from orannia..Books 2012: January Update
I have to admit, every time I think of Michelle Bachman, I wonder how any smart person could vote for her. Thing is, I do know many smart people who would/did vote for her. Sigh.
I fear the Uniboob will be haunting me in my nightmares.
A recent post from Cheryl S…Darn it, Cookie!