I’m going to break my bookity linkity into two days, because otherwise your heads will explode. There are some goodies for the knitters in here, too!
Congrats to Cathy M, Sydney, Miranda, and GSM, who all won copies of Devyn Quinn’s Soul of the Wildcat in my recent contest!
I found another cover example of our old friend Slouching Guy! Sorry the picture is blurry, but that’s what happens when you expand a teeny tiny picture to make it a bit more visible…
Mary Lou’s celebrating her blogiversary and the anniversary of her Tiger Hat knitting pattern (sales of which have raised nearly $2000 for Heifer International). Leave a comment by December 13 for your chance to win enough Malabrigo to knit your own Tiger Hat!
Head over to CJ’s to read her interview with author Penny Watson and leave a comment by 6 pm CST, December 10, for your chance to win a Santa bag of regular and chocolate Rice Krispie treats.
Author Carolyn Jewel is giving away signed copies of Elizabeth Hoyt’s Prince Trilogy. Contest is open until December 10.
For your chance to win an advance, signed manuscript of Beth Kery’s forthcoming romance, Release, leave a comment at her blog by December 11. Beth’s also going to give away a Sony Reader on New Year’s Eve to someone who purchases a copy of her books Holiday Bound, Paradise Rules, or Release during the month of December.
Answer Nalini Singh’s question over at the Book Smugglers and you could win a copy of her books Angel’s Blood and Blaze of Memory. Contest closes 11:59 pm PST, December 12.
Can you figure out what the amorphous holiday cookies at Julie James’ blog are supposed to be? Guess by 8 pm CST, December 13, for your chance to win a $25 B&N gift certificate. Speaking of Julie James, she’s over at the Book Smugglers, too – comment by 11:59 pm PST, December 12, for your chance to win signed copies of her excellent romances, Practice Makes Perfect and Just the Sexiest Man Alive.
For your chance to win your very own Demon Sheep (and books), head over to Babbling About Books and leave a 100-word demon sheep story in the comments by December 13.
Dear Author is giving away copies of the forthcoming releases from Ace and Roc. Fifteen random commentors will win books.
Danger! 40-60% off all multiformat (non-DRM) ebooks at Fictionwise through December 31! More ebook deals and freebies at Dear Author and also at Suvudu.
Knitters – don’t you think everyone you know needs a pair of elf slippers for the holidays?
Curious about B&N’s Nook? Use the locator to find out where you can try one. Gizmodo’s detailed review of the Nook might help, too.
*blink blink* Some bizarre theories from the sworn enemies of ebooks…
Iz monster! Eeek! Dark secrets of black kittehs revealed! Or maybe just dark.
Weirdly (for me), I was feeling the holiday spirit on Saturday, so I listened to gwfgwf (generic winter festive gathering with food, coined by Superguppy Kat) music on my laptop and read an assortment of ebook holiday shorts.
Holiday Reading Update
The Gift of Giving by Ann Somerville. holiday ebook short. This sweet and completely safe for work m/m romance (although the link to the pdf didn’t work last time I checked) was one of last year’s holiday freebies from Samhain.
Wand’ring Home by Maia Strong. holiday ebook short. Another of last year’s Samhain holiday freebies, but the download link works for this m/m romance!
Mistletoe on the Mountain (Fire on the Mountain, Book 3) by P.D. Singer. holiday ebook short. It’s Jake and Kurt’s first Christmas together… (Interesting that the only holiday shorts from Torquere Press that I picked up were from the “Nice” collection and not from the “Naughty” collection!)
Snowed In, Las Vegas Style by Aaron Michaels. holiday ebook short. Apparently it doesn’t take much snow to close the Las Vegas airport, so two guys decide to make the most of being stranded.
Just My Luck by Cassandra Gold. holiday ebook short. Greg’s having a string of really bad luck on Christmas Eve (car breaks down, apartment building starts on fire, the usual) – will the sexy guy who comes to his rescue turn his luck around?
Christmas Intervention, Phase 1 by Mara Ismine. holiday ebook short. When the guy who usually really loves Christmas is down on the dumps on the holiday, what’s his best friend to do but stage a Christmas intervention? (I never did figure out what Phase 2 might be.)
One Night Stand by Clare London. ebook. holiday ebook short. Whoops – Teddy has too much to drink at the office Christmas party and wakes up in bed with his boss…
Four Gold Rings by T.A. Chase. holiday ebook short. Ok (but very sweet) story about all the guys from Chase’s For the Love of Sports series.
And now back to our regularly scheduled feline programming…
26 thoughts on “Contest links, book links, knitting links – eeeeeek!”
Oh no! Slouching man! Please send him somewhere so he learns how to stand
That cover of “Mistletoe Madness”? Too cheesy! LOL!
Agreed Brigitte. Are those really Christmas Briefs?? 😉
Thanks for all the linkety good stuff Chris.
Have fun with that feathery whatever it is May!!???
Have a good one Chris!
Those book covers make me wonder who actually gets paid to sit around and come up with them!
Whew, more slouching man. Hopefully these are sufficient reminders for him to stand up straight from now on.
Mayhem appears to be celebrating her victory in style.
Oh wow… thanks for the links today… and in advance for tomorrow!!
Oh… Mayhem is definitely enjoying her victory. We all knew who the softest, most adorable kitty was of them all!!!
Hope all is well my friend!!! Got Snow?
Whoa, Slouching Guy really gets around. We’re gonna have to dub him Tiger soon.
(Yes, I know I am going to hell.)
It’s nice to see Mayhem is being treated like the princess she is. Hope you’re not too buried in snow today!
That’s a lot of links! I could make a sausage or golf course joke here, but I’m too cold. My brain hasn’t warmed up enough to be punny yet. 😉
Wow. I want to make the elf shoes, because they are wrong on so many levels. I wonder how sparkly I could make them!
The nook is intriguing but the non-drm downloads are more….WHEEE
Oh my god, I thought the Slouching Guy cover was bad, and then I saw the Mistletoe Madness cover. LMFAO!
OK, so I am now totally late to a holiday party after following all these links! You are amazing, Chris.
(Did you know I’m a knitter, too? Twice as many links to follow! lol)
Hmmm, you’d have to look at the face to see the similarity in that image.
Hmmm… elf slippers….
It would be nice to be able to rate the stock photos, so when one is too overused, it could be forced into retirement. That guy needs some yoga or pilates to straighten out his spine.
Glad to see Mayhem is back to her playful self after the trauma of competition!
I loved Mistletoe on the Mountain!
Okay, every time I look at the Mistletoe Madness cover I giggle.
But but why are there 4 red balls on the 4 gold rings cover?
I might just have to make myself a pair of those elf slippers. 🙂
Mistletoe Madness…is he wearing underoos? LOL!
I’m starting to feel the holiday spirit too. Guess it took putting up the Christmas tree and decorate. Now it it’s time to break out the Trans-Siberian Orchestra holiday cds. 🙂
How do I make it so my avatar shows here?
No. Absolutely no one I know needs elf slippers. (I’m not sure anyone but me would wear them, and I’ve got one sadly overdue and one really-trying-to-not-be-late birthday present to knit.)
Those are some darn cute elf slippers! Thanks for the Nook locator link, too. Very helpful.
Brrr… I’m back in MN for another very quick visit, and it’s truly a winter wonderland!
That Elizabeth Hoyt series is gorgeous reading. I have them all!! 🙂
Cool links hon – I will be checking out some of them…
I like the shorts that you tried – I actually read Four Rings and loved it to be honest… candy sweet, but I am glad they got their guys and their rungs…
I think you are spending way too much time at Torquere…. way too much…
These lists are dangerous on my chequing account. 😉
Keep it up