Pink fluff of linkity (I have no idea what that means, either)

Thanks to Ralph at The Dancing Dove, where I won a copy of Journey To Compromise by Mira Ismine, and to Kim Dare, at whose blog I won a copy of one of her books for only being a sort of bad guesser.


Contests

  • Authors Bronwyn Green and Paige Tyler gracefully dealt with both having released books called Just Right based on Little Red Riding Hood by having a joint contest! Visit both blogs by March 29 for your chance to win copies of both books.

Books & Reading

  • Really excellent post about DRM over at An American Editor. My favorite quote from the post: “Right now Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and publishers are able to ignore the consumer in the nascent ebook market. But the backlash is coming.” (As an aside, I’ve chosen to reward publishers and bookstores that make and sell DRM-free books and avoid those that don’t have DRM-free offerings.)
  • Nice post over at Dear Author reacting to the complaint that ebooks and “the loss of the public nature of the physical artifact will result in the loss of culture.”
  • Gizmodo had a blurb about “online music industry giants” making a plea to stop music piracy. I couldn’t help but read the following sentence while thinking about the publishing industry and authors: “…it’s tough to take an earnest plea for buying music seriously when it comes from business middlemen rather than, you know, musicians.” So, authors, keep spreading the ebook anti-piracy message, because you are the people most likely to be heard.
  • Emily candidly discusses that topic we all avoid – book addiction (and there’s a great comic included!).

Learn Stuff

Moment of Silence

Knitting

Things That Amused Me

  • Do you ever read The Bloggess? Insanely funny, sometimes heavy on the insane. ­čśë (Discovered via CursingMama.)

Cute Burns

Reading Update
Reading Update Update: I’m slowly working on adding my wee reviewettes to my LibraryThing. (Would that I had thought of this quite some time ago…) Depending on the tone and formality of said reviewettes, they’ll either be in the Reviews or the Comments field. When you view my LibraryThing, click on the various available styles until you find one that shows the comments. (Which letter that will be varies by browser, weirdly.)
The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny (Nightside, Book 10) by Simon R. Green. PI John Taylor’s back in another dark noirish urban fantasy; what else is there to say?
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger. Excellent m/m romance told in epistolary style about two boys (a nerd and a jock) who fall in love in high school and then lose touch with each other after going to college. I’d heard nothing but good about this book, yet I still wasn’t prepared for how it sucked me in. Highly recommended.
Hideout by Katie Allen. ebook. This excellent m/m romantic suspense is about a cop who’s guarding one of the characters from Private Dicks for seven months until he can testify in a trial. Really, why aren’t there more witness protection books that include remodeling the safe house? ­čÖé Highly recommended. Hopefully, now that Katie’s writing full-time, she’ll give us some more of her excellent m/m romance soon. (Oh, and you really need to read Private Dicks first to get the most out of this book! I promise, it won’t be a hardship.) As if you hadn’t guessed, highly recommended.
Sex and Sexuality by Willa Okati. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a professor who went through “homosexual deprogramming” when he was younger and is now trying to follow the straight life, complete with evil bitch fiancee (more caricature than anything else). Published in 2007, this is definitely not one of Okati’s stronger books.
From Afar by Ava March. ebook. Very good historical paranormal m/m romance about a vampire obsessed by a young lord who has to change the lord into a vampire to save his life. The ending was a bit abrupt – perhaps there’s to be a sequel? (I know, I know, another historical!)
The Hit List by Anne Brooke. ebook. This m/m romance was a mixed read for me. I found the first third very frustrating, not really knowing what the heck was going on. In fact, I put the book aside and read the previous two books. When I returned to The Hit List, the middle third wasn’t quite so frustrating, and the final third was quite good. In fact, I started to suspect that the first third was meant to put the reader into the very confused headspace of the narrator.
Paul’s D’Marco by Leiland Dale. ebook short. Ok short m/m romantic suspense about a police detective and the psychic that’s called in to help the police find a serial child killer. A titch more editing and fleshing out the story would’ve moved this from ok to good.
Persistence Pays by Mara Ismine. ebook short. Very cute m/m romance about a martial artist who’s been trying for years to avoid spending too much time with his irresistible but slutty best friend.
Emergency (A City Hospital Novel) by Drew Zachary. ebook. Typical sweet’n’steamy m/m romance from Drew Zachary about an EMT who’s good friends with a doctor going through a divorce and questioning his sexuality. Very low angst.
Caught Running by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux. ebook reread. Good m/m romance about two guys who went to high school together who are now teaching and coaching at that same school. (I noticed headhopping this time, but don’t remember noticing it the first time I read the book.)


“Pink fluff, I devour you!” -Mayhem

32 thoughts on “Pink fluff of linkity (I have no idea what that means, either)”

  1. You keep sending me to these kitty blogs that speak kitty speak and i keep going and can’t leave…

    Don’t stop hon -I love the links – thanks for filtering it out for us…

    Some supercool discussion link today – I will be making the rounds over the weekend…..

    Luv the haul of book – Lily did pimp out some of those to me already…

    No Dane this week – you seem to read one everyweek for the past couple of weeks…

    ** On the train to Horror Convention – clutching my book to get signed, and my sandwich and my drink….. *** So going to have a great time..

    Later ducks..

    E.H>
    .-= Erotic Horizon┬┤s last blog ..Review – Bachelor Cop ┬ę Carolyn McSparren =-.

  2. I made my daughter watch that knitting commercial while putting on her socks this morning. LOL

    Oh pink fluff is the stuff unicorns find in their belly buttons.

    I read Emergency a day or so ago. Also read Private Dicks and really enjoyed it. Must get the next one now. Glad you liked Persistence. It was cute. I don’t remember head hopping much but I know Rue and Urban are famous for it, but it’s generally not a bugaboo for me like for some people.
    .-= Tam┬┤s last blog ..The Picture Meme =-.

  3. I bow down to your list linkity today! Wow, there is some much to go through here.

    I love articles that validates my coffee drinking habits. I drink dark coffee. A lot of it. FTW!!

    On the ebooks, for marketing…what about mini thumb drives with the outer casing decorated with the book’s cover? That’s away to keep the author in the readers thoughts.
    .-= Donna-FantasyDreamer┬┤s last blog ..New Releases: Science Fiction Romance, Urban Fantasy & YA for the week of March 23, 2010 =-.

  4. That first Johnny Wander cartoon? That’s Mary Jane. She likes it rough. ­čśë

    Okay, so how long does it take you to do a link-heavy post like this? How long do you scour the ‘net for cool things to link to on your blog?

  5. Oh my gosh… thanks for all the heads up everywhere! And EH is right… I am falling in love with all the kittie links you dish out!!!

    They are to precious!

    Hope you are having a great day… One more day tillllll TGIF!!!

  6. Wren is right…interwebz is bad, bad, bad…yet, I cannot stop.

    Thanks for mentioning the contest ­čÖé Still wading through the links, as always, there is much awesomeness to be had.

    BTW, anxiously awaiting the mail guy…he’s bringing my very own copy of Mind Games. ­čÖé

  7. Is Limedragon still posting? Somehow she’s dropped off my radar.

    Hah! I would never sleep again if I drank enough copy to stave off my aging brain.

  8. Thanks for the pimpage! Now, I wonder is that cycle is functional as well as warm?! LOL.. I’m envisioning flames…

    Oh, and best wishes on adding your reviews… I’m doing similar backup work on my blog. Tedious, but reminds me of quite a few favorites I want to reread!
    .-= Miranda┬┤s last blog ..REVIEW: Switch =-.

  9. Wow. It is super link-a-riffic! I still haven’t gotten all of my books in Library Thing, which is mostly a problem of remembering where I left off. I don’t buy nearly as many books as I used to (the where to keep them problem), which is why I’ve gotten much more interested in ebooks (my husband thinks that is a waste *sigh*)
    .-= Seanna Lea┬┤s last blog ..pumpkin to cure my ills (and geekery) =-.

  10. Great links, as always, and thanks for the mention.

    I loved Almost Like Being in Love, Sex & Sexuality was ok and really liked Caught Running. I’m looking forward to reading Hide Out, From Afar and Emergency.

  11. Hannibal the Fluffball of Doom can be scritched, scroofed, flopped on his back, and generally treated like a bean bag. Shall I send him over to give Chaos lessons? No, on second thought, I don’t think HtFoD would survive the encounter.
    .-= kmkat┬┤s last blog ..Random on Thursday. =-.

  12. The kitten with the book reminds me of Nikita. He was a terror on book covers, biting and tearing them. I still can’t leave anything paper in nature where he can reach it. Bite, bite, bite.
    .-= Karen B.┬┤s last blog ..Forgot About It! =-.

  13. Ah so it’s not my imagination that cheap coffee has more caffeine.

    I was so sad when Quantum hard drives went out of business. All of my Quantum drives lasted a long long time. Course that’s probably why they went out of business. ­čśë

    Too many cute kittens! Gerber stage 2 baby food chicken (and turkey)… a popular treat at my house.
    .-= Sydney┬┤s last blog ..Welcome to Spring =-.

  14. Thanks for the comments on The Hit List, and thanks also for reading! I understand exactly what you mean, but am glad it improved as you went on :))

    I think having Jamie in my head confused me for the first third too! But he and I did manage to thrash out what the heck was going on in his life and get him (relatively!) sorted out by the end, phew …

    All good wishes!

    Anne B

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