Welcome to Linkity, now available on Fridays! (Warning: This post is guaranteed to exceed your daily allowable dose of exclamation points!)

Congrats to Naomi, who won the copy of The One That Got Away (One  & One) by TC Blue!

Congrats to KC (Smokinhotbooks), who won the copy of In and Out (Men of Smithfield) by LB Gregg!

And congrats to orannia, who won the copy of Carnal Intentions (Lost Shifters, Book 4) by Stephani Hecht!


Yes, you read correctly – Linkity is now going to be on Fridays instead of Thursdays. *waits for bereft sobbing to die down* Moving right along! 😉


Books & Reading

  • Have you checked out the Author Fan Letter Blog Crawl yet? I’m up on May 29th. No, I haven’t selected my author yet. It’ll be a surprise to all of us. 🙂


Learn, Make, Do





  • And I’m not sure that paper furniture would survive Chaos and Mayhem…


  • I don’t know about you, but I’m very pleased to not be a mother opossum.
  • Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!


  • Good luck at your forever home, Maura!

Reading Update
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 8 ) by J.R. Ward. *gasp* Not an ebook (bless the library). Not (precisely) m/m! This paranormal romance isn’t one you should pick up unless you’ve read the previous seven books. Fortunately, Lover Mine, being the story of John Matthew and Xhex, was very good. (Oh, come on, aren’t you a little paranoid with each new book now, after the debacle that was Lover Enshrined? And don’t even get me started on “Doc Jane”…) I even got a bit teary once or twice. And if Qhuinn had appeared in my living room, I would’ve smacked him silly.
In and Out (Men of Smithfield) by L.B. Gregg. ebook ARC. Very good m/m romance about a disgraced and now agoraphobic writer whose sanctuary is breached by a gardener, a corpse, his ex, and more! I was late to work yesterday morning because I had to finish reading it. 🙂 LB does such a nice job balancing the tender with the madcap, while managing to infuse both with plenty of humor. (I also liked the tie-in to Gobsmacked.)
Curious? A Woman’s Introduction to Gay Romance, edited by Elizabeth North. ebook collection. Very good m/m romance collection featuring stories by Amy Lane, Sean Kennedy, S. Blaise, M. Jules Aedin, Anna J. Linden, Chrissy Munder, Ashlyn Kane, Jaymz Connelly, Catt Ford, Isabelle Rowan, Bethany Brown, G.S. Wiley, and Janey Chapel. I really can’t remember if I’ve read a collection that I liked better. I think it would indeed serve as a good introduction to the genre.
Pain Management by Cassidy Ryan & Zoe Nichols. ebook. Very good m/m romance about two guys who are business partners and best friends, until a drunken night together threatens all of it. Um, I might’ve cried a bit – this one really got to me!
Between Want and Need To by Kris Dylan. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a fashion photographer who’s lived behind sturdy emotional walls for a long time – will he be able to face his demons and get beyond those walls?
Deadly Nightshade, Deadly Wrong, Deadly Dreams, and Deadly Slumber (Deadly Mysteries, Books 1-4) by Victor J. Banis. ebooks. rereads. These excellent m/m mysteries are set in San Francisco. (I’m rereading so I’m ready for the release of the fifth book. I actually reread the first two last month, but don’t seem to have mentioned them here…) Anyway! In the first book, gay police rookie Stanley must be the perfect guy to work on solving murders committed by a drag queen, right? While the SFPD thinks so, straight cop Tom, who gets stuck with Stanley as a partner, is not at all convinced. The first book, Deadly Nightshade, is available free at the GLBT Bookshelf (go! go now!), but be warned that if you start to read it and like it, you should immediately purchase the second book. You will be most unhappy if you finish the first book without the second book on hand. Trust me on this one.
Broken Bones, Mended Hearts by William Cooper. ebook short. Good non-angsty m/m romance short about a college student whose best friend helps him out after he’s been severely beaten.
Gay Pride (G-A-Y, Book 7) by Kim Dare. ebook short. Enjoyable m/m romance about a dom, not very active in the scene lately due to his activism, who opens his door to discover a drunk young man wearing nothing but a Pride flag.
Your Forever (Eight of Wands) by Jenna Jones. ebook short. Sweet m/m romance about a guy who over thinks everything, including getting involved with his best friend’s younger half-brother.
Taste Test: Shot Through the Heart by D.C. Juris, J.L. Merrow, and Lenore Black. ebook collection. This collection contained three short’n’sweet m/m romances loosely organized around the theme of Cupid.
Il Cavaliere delle Tazze (The Knight of Cups) by Kiernan Kelly. ebook short. Ok m/m time travel romance about a starving actor who receives a mysterious Tarot card in the mail – and the card takes him on a very unexpected journey.
Crossroads by Keta Diablo. ebook. So-so paranormal m/m about a cop turned private investigator who communicates with the dead when he meditates. Be warned that this book contains dub con – I’m not a fan, although it’s totally an old school romance and yaoi trope. (Hi, Torso Guy!)
Blood Prince (Wolf Creek Pack, Book 4) by Stormy Glenn. ebook. Pretty much what you expect from a Stormy Glenn m/m paranormal, although I’d be surprised if anyone actually edited this one.
Walking the Straight Line by D.J. Manly. ebook short. Ok m/m romance short about a dentist who has a crush on his straight best friend from college… and then his friend visits with a guy in tow…
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Vic Winter. ebook short. Good m/m romance short about a guy who’s dragged to a gay B&B for the weekend, in the hope that it will help him get over his ex.

** “Bwa-ha-ha! All your souls are mine mine mine! Bwa-ha-ha!” -Chaos

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! I’m definitely looking forward to a little sunshine after a cold’n’cloudy week here.

42 thoughts on “Welcome to Linkity, now available on Fridays! (Warning: This post is guaranteed to exceed your daily allowable dose of exclamation points!)”

  1. Paper furniture! Yeah, that would last long here too. Malcolm got into the bathroom yesterday, and before I realized that I’d left the door opened, he’d already papered the house. Little hood… 😀
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..A Crack in the Armour =-.

  2. I love that Radio Shack ad – the monitor looks like a fucking microwave. LOL!

    I have never seen Hacked IRL before – thanks, am totally addicted now.

  3. You had some good books this week. You cried? Ack. Work has me nearly in tears (not quite but sometimes I wonder if I’m approaching the cusp) so I think that’s sufficient for me.

    I must: Start Curious; buy LB’s book; check out Between Want and Need; and get reading on the last Deadly book and …. Crap. Too much pressure. *flings herself off the 9th floor balcony*
    .-= Tam´s last blog ..Angelic Friday Part 4 (the final edition) =-.

  4. OMG – I just got that Vanity Fair in the mail yesterday! I am sooo alll over that…. 😀

    Thanks for the links! I will be elbow deep in them all day. Great way to make Friday Fly.

    Enjoy your sunshine – we have some scheduled too!
    .-= Miranda´s last blog ..Disjointed Memory Zephyr =-.

  5. It’s been cold and rainy here, but today is sunshiney and warmer, and I think it’s supposed to stay this way all weekend. Hope yours is, too!
    .-= janna´s last blog ..Finally! =-.

  6. Tons of interesting links, as usual. Thanks! And thanks again for the mention.

    Lots of good reading this week, I see. I really enjoyed Between Want and Need To and love the Deadly series. I’ve got Curious on my reader and a couple of others to buy. Btw, you’re right. I don’t think Stormy’s book was edited either. 🙂
    .-= Lily´s last blog ..Taste Test: Rainy Days & Mondays – Anthology =-.

  7. So many links, so little time!

    I have mixed feelings about the BDB. Can’t decide if I want to read the latest two or not.

  8. Double EEEP! on the sinkhole story. Mom’s house has a natural spring nearby that has popped up in at least five back yards within a twelve house grouping over the last 30 years. The runoff pattern seems to change every time, and I think she is now living on Swiss Cheese Hill.

  9. When I read about replacing my dryer sheets with balls of aluminum foil, I started to look forward to laundry day to try it out.

    Well, I ALMOST started looking forward to laundry day…
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..A modest proposal. =-.

  10. Yeah books. I always like your mini-reviews. Tonight I’m going to read to my hearts content (and because my husband is off being a hockey fan, maybe I will read with a pint of ice cream).
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..for the birds =-.

  11. Linkity moved to Friday? But then how will I keep Thursday and Friday separate? Oh noes!!! (But I love the subtitle of the post!)

    And re the BDB… a “little paranoid” after Lover Enshrined? Heh. Understatement. I was paranoid/annoyed/frustrated enough to quit the series after that book. Good to know that they’ve gotten better again, but I’m still not going back.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..On knowing one’s limits =-.

  12. I just love linkity, no matter what day of the week it falls on.

    Sinkholes suck, literally. We’ve had three open up here over the last 10 years. One ate a sports car and part of a restaurant. Not good.

    I will not be putting aluminum foil in my dryer.

    Love that pic of Chaos! Purrfectly evil!
    .-= Eyre´s last blog ..Christopher Walken Reads Lady Gaga’s "Poker Face" =-.

  13. I’ve added the stepback blog to my reader, it was cool!!

    As for apple and censorship, I think they’re right. I had to laugh at the magazine naming it the Iran issue.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Stuff. =-.

  14. Congrat’s to KC and Naomi!!

    I’m looking forward to the weekend too Chris and I hope yours is awesome!!

    I’m also looking forward to your Author letter – no clue who it will be eh? I’ve been trying to guess. lol

    Thank you so much for the linkity mention – much appreciated and I love the Huh and Ewww links.. lololol

    Chaos – my soul is yours sweetie. 😉

    Thanks again Chris!
    .-= Lea´s last blog ..Author Fan Letter =-.

  15. Hey Chris,
    Random question for you…do you brush Chaos/Mayhem’s teeth everyday? I was reading about it the other day and *gulp* I soo don’t do that with Tigger so now I’m curious about whether others do it regularly
    .-= Anna Shah Hoque´s last blog ..25 Things about ME =-.

  16. @#$*()#!!! That would be no…. I should. But I think I’d need to get my fingers reattached each time I tried with Chaos! I think I’m just taking them in to get their teeth cleaned soon…

  17. Grrr…there were about 20 things I wanted to comment on with all those linkitys but I forgot! 🙂

    Kitten in candy dish – adorable! Kitten-eating couch – adorable! The little shop of horrors cracked me up!

    I’m surprised you weren’t able to help LB, isn’t that your thing?

  18. Friday Linkity is a great way to start the weekend.

    Bacon-flavored coffee syrup is just so wrong.

    I like the idea of aluminum foil dryer balls. I’m not a big fan of stinky dryer sheets.

    Paper furniture might make it through the night at my house but it would be close. 🙂
    .-= Sydney´s last blog ..The Keep Her Away from Glass Edition =-.

  19. Loved the background music during the mini-donut factory video (yes…I followed the links all the way to the video and actually watched it). I wanted to find out if it came with icing and sprinkles for the donuts. Based on the video, looks like the answer is no. Bummer.
    .-= Ava March´s last blog ..Links, News, Laughs & a Pretty =-.

  20. Yet more books to put on the TBB list. Thank you!

    Glad you liked LM – and yes, yes I am scared with each new book! The last two have book good though – maybe she learned from her mistake? lol
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Saturday Song =-.

  21. The thought of bacon flavored coffee syrup made me really glad I was drinking tea when I read about it.. *hork*
    Paper furniture would go over great in my house.. no tissues, toilet paper, or napkins are safe here thanks to Capt. Jack.

  22. OMG– you never sleep, do you? I love your posts… I check out the links at my leisure, and I’m just completely amazed at all the stuff you know!!!! (LOL… NEEDED THOSE!)

  23. I’ve just been reading This book may save your life and it was the first time I’d heard of sink holes. And it had doughnuts on the cover

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