Linkity lurches along



Congrats to SusieQ, who won Battle of Hearts by Valentina Heart!ย Battle of Hearts will be released on April 14 by Silver Publishing.



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Reading Update
Magic Mansion by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance about two magicians who briefly connect during auditions for a reality television show about magicians in which they both end up as participants (along with ten others). Who will take home the glory… and the $250,000 prize? Wonderfully written and with bonus points for a completely unique story concept!
The Art of Words by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell. ebook arc. Very good m/m romance about an artist with severe dyslexia that he keeps hidden. When his work attracts a wealthy, handsome sponsor, it seems too good to be true…
If Only by sadtomato. free online. Very good *braces self* Edward/Jacob slash. I can’t believe I typed that! LOL. But really, it’s just a story about a gay guy and his straight roommate/best friend… with a crazy number of “outtake” chapters at the end, including an alternate ending that made me sniffle a bit.
Little Boy Dead (Boystown #0) by Marshall Thornton. free ebook. Very good gay mystery prequel to the Nick Nowak Boystown series in which we get to meet a younger, less cynical Nick working as security for a film festival and just starting his new life as a private investigator. (Also, that is a scary belly button.)
The Long Con by Lori Toland. ebook. Good m/m romantic suspense about a British agent who tracks a stolen Faberge egg to New York City, where he’s mistaken for a prostitute and uses that to his investigative advantage. This book had a somewhat over-the-top old-school romance feel to it; while that’s not usually my forte, it mostly worked here and I got sucked into the story.
Ice Blues (Donald Strachey #3) by Richard Stevenson. Good gay mystery that starts with Don going to pick up his car (towed in a snow emergency, the bane of all northern folk) and finding a dead, frozen body in it…
Third Man Out (Donald Strachey #4) by Richard Stevenson. ebook. Good gay mystery in which Don is asked to protect a guy who forcibly outs prominent gay people and who fears his life is in danger as a result. (In the ebook edition I read, none of the acronyms were capitalized. Argh.)
Shock to the System (Donald Strachey #5) by Richard Stevenson. ebook. Good gay mystery in which Don tries to figure why a guy who’d dropped out of an ex-gay program ended up dead. (Had the same acronym issue as the previous book. And… aren’t these covers heinous?)
Chain of Fools (Donald Strachey #6) by Richard Stevenson. ebook. Good gay mystery in which Done investigates what may be one part of a family turning against another over selling the family’s award-winning newspaper to pay off debts. (No acronym issues! Yay!)
Learning from Isaac by Dev Bentham. ebook. Good m/m romance about a college professor who’s mutually attracted to one of his students (a senior), but they agree not to act on that attraction until after graduation. And then the professor runs into the student in a most unexpected place…
Reluctant Mate 2 by Eden Cole. ebook short. Meh short paranormal m/m romance about a guy who, aided by a drug that makes it seem as if he’s a shifter, vows to hunt down the wolf shifters who killed his brother.


Every time I see this sign in my neighborhood, it gives me the giggles, so I had to get a (somewhat enhanced) photo of it:


“You’re too close, Mom!” -Mayhem

17 thoughts on “Linkity lurches along”

  1. Wasn’t the whole point of the Amazon kerfluffle for Amazon to whip their schlong out and see who had the biggest?

    That was my feeling but I could be wrong.

  2. Oh I’m glad you liked the Boystown Prequel. It was different from the original stories wasn’t it? But still had that great character in Nick.

    People keep recommending those Donald Strachey books but I really cannot start a new series. Must resist! LOL!
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  3. Looks like you read some great books. I can’t believe you read the Edward/Jacob slash. That made me laugh – but it actually sound good – they would do much better gay. lol

    I’m off to get Magic Mansion!

    Too bad Reluctant Mate was just meh – I love the guy on the left of the cover. Isn’t that supposed to make a book better? (if only!)
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  4. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading you on Fridays (and every other day). I have been a regular Stumbling Chaos reader for some months now (every day!).
    Thanks for taking all the trouble to put the website together and the way you keep finding fascinating things to put on it. I have particularly like links to competitions and keeping up with what is happening in the publishing world.
    thank you!

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