Congrats to Renee, who won Danny and Mike by Valentina Heart!Â Danny and Mike will be released by Silver Publishing on September 29.
Congrats to Serentiy, who won Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey! Love Comes Silently will be released on October 1 by Dreamspinner Press.
Congrats toÂ Victoria H and Marsha S, who each won Dex in Blue (Johnnies #2) by Amy Lane!Â Dex in Blue will also be released by Dreamspinner Press on October 1.
*Because a catastrophic Firefox crash took out my plugins and left me VERY CRANKY…
- Chances to win backlist ebooks from JL Merrow and Josephine Myles on the Hot Pressure blog tour at Pants Off Reviews and Tam’s Reads.
- Blodeuedd’s giving away a signed copy of Season for Surrender by Theresa Romain. Contest closes October 5.
- Tracy’s giving away an ebook copy of Starved for Love by Annie Nicholas. Contest closes 7 pm PDT, October 7.
- New releases and more: Tor.com (UF, genre benders, fantasy, scifi) and Literary Escapism (UF/PNR).
- If you purchased a Nook or Kindle ebook of JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy, you may be experiencing formatting frustrations.
Think, Learn, Make, Do
- Other nut butters have been added to the peanut butter recall.
- Veggie skeleton. (via The Kitchn)
- Asparagus quiche with spaghetti squash crust. (Thanks, Jeanne!)
- Loaded potato skillet. (via The Kitchn)
- Green curry shrimp. (via The Kitchn)
- Make your own Nutella. (via Lifehacker)
- Macrame flashback. (NSFW)
- Knitted sandwiches. (via knittyblog)
- Make a bat mobile. Heh. (via CRAFT)
- Carve rocks with a Dremel. (via CRAFT)
Cool or Wha…?
- Zombie corset. (via The Mary Sue)
- Black panther and baby! Egret! Black kitten! Cheetah butt! Baby cheetah! Tiger! Tiger! Snow leopards! Cheetah and baby! Swans! Tigers! Cheetah and babies! Snow leopard! Baby tiger! Baby tigers! Baby red pandas! Valais blacknose sheep! Kitten! Red River hog and baby! Kittens! Tree kangaroo and baby! Tiger and baby! Baby leopards!
The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles. ebook. arc. Very good m/m/m romance about a glassblower who’s attracted to the couple living downstairs from him. As they become friends, his attraction only increases, but he respects their rule about not getting involved with people they see all the time. And then things change in a flood of surprising circumstances…
Heart in Hand by salifiable. free ebook/online fiction. reread. Very good m/m romance about two hockey players on rival teams who become friends – and more – through an unusual turn of events. I got sniffly more than once while I was reading this one. What didn’t work so well for me were all the hockey details in the last third of the book, which got to be a bit much. (Note that this is, as Kate puts it, set in an alternate universe and features two real-life NHL players.) Reread: Just as good, if not better, on the reread. My eyes leaked this time, too. Reread the second: Yeah, I read it twice this week. 🙂
If Heaven’s Hypothetical by Shoemaster & Impertinence. free ebook/online fiction. Very good m/m romance about a guy who runs away from home and his minor league hockey team in Canada because he doesn’t think he has a choice. And then he becomes friends with a vaguely familiar guy who keeps coming into the diner where he waits tables…
At the End of All Your Lines by Lake (beyond_belief). free ebook/online fiction. Surprisingly sweet short m/m romance about best friends and hockey teammates who get drunk married in Las Vegas.
Not a Heart of Gold by queeniegalore. free ebook/online fiction. Steamy short m/m romance about a hockey player who becomes obsessed with the thought of his teammate and best friend as a hooker he can buy.
Inferno by Scarlet Blackwell. ebook. Good m/m romance about a closeted cop who’s pissed at a sexy club owner for being tempting… oh yeah, and for being a murder suspect, too. 😉 Over-the-top drama ensues.
Baked to Death (Simon Kirby-Jones #4) by Dean James. Good gay mystery in which an old friend shows up trying to regain Simon’s affections and a medieval fair provides a dangerous distraction. This was the last book in the series and one thing had to happen for me to be happy with how it ended. I’m happy. 🙂
How to Quit Playing Hockey (Hockey #1) by Isa K. ebook. Good m/m romance about two closeted minor league hockey players whose idyllic summer together ends with the start of the new season as one is sent up to the majors and the other faces the possibility of being cut from the team and trying to define a post-hockey life.
There’s Cock in This Book (Hockey #0.5) by Isa K. free ebook short. reread. I should’ve refreshed my memory and reread this before reading How to Quit Playing Hockey! 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 4.5 star read.
Another Dead Republican (Tom & Scott #13) by Mark Richard Zubro. ebook. Good gay mystery in which Tom and Scott head to Wisconsin to support Tom’s sister after her loathsome husband was murdered during a gubernatorial recall election. A titch more editing would have helped on this one.
Summerboys by stlkrchck. free ebook/online fiction. Good m/m romance about two camp counselors who don’t communicate with each other very well. I think this one’s probably more fun if you have actual familiarity with the hockey players who inspired the fic.
*admires the unbearable cuteness of Mayhem*
14 thoughts on “That week when linkity was almost manageable*”
Am I the only one who finds the squishy Celtic knot pillow kind of creepy looking? I don’t know why that is, maybe it’s because the tubes seem snake-like…or I’m just weird.
I LOVE mushrooms on toast. Of course, mine are never as yummy looking as the Kitchn’s.
Baby tiger love!
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Yes! Score! Make Nutella at home. It’s a good recipe day on Linkity – look at that loaded potato skillet.
The Carbo overload recipes blinded me for a second, off to view the rest of linkity. 🙂
The woven bacon provided some great click through sites.
I do lots of the things in 52 Totally Feasible Ways to Organize Your Entire Home but I found a couple of new ideas, too!
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Poor Henri. He does have a good point.
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I’m sorry about your FF experience. Hopefully your browser/computer are all OK now. I saw the thing about Princess Bride earlier in the week. I’ve spent most of the week since looking for the time to watch it again.
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Wow, that’s a lot of hockey in one week. 😮
Aye, I am an introvert 🙂
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I was thinking that was a lot of hockey, too! 🙂
Those mushrooms on toast look amazing!
Loved the Lego Hobbiton and the Lake Harriet Elves are wise indeed!
Oh May…you are beyond adorable!
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Thank you for all the hockey m/m links–what with the NHL lockout and all, I’m feeling HORRENDOUSLY deprived these days. (Most homoerotic of all the sports to watch, there’s just something about it…)
Thanks for the smoothie link — we started having those a lot lately, so all ideas are welcome. And I sent the link for geeky car emblems to the car nerds in the family.
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Oh, Henri, je t’adore!
Cheese smuggling? That is pretty weird!! Although I’m happily drinking the tea bags that Jeanne brought!
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sadly too many ebooks have horrible spelling & formatting issues.. I don’t understand why more time isn’t taken before they send them out since I’m paying THE EXACT SAME PRICE. So frustrating!
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She looks so petite and sweet.
Thanks so much for the link love. Honored to have my Pumpkin Kahlua Maple Latte included in the Drinkity category! Love the diversity of your links. 🙂