Here, linkity, linkity, linkity…

Contests

  • Kris is having a really incredibly complicated super cool contest in which you could win m/m romance ebooks from Wren Boudreau, Stephani Hecht, Jambrea Jo Jones, Sean Kennedy, K.Z. Snow, and Angelia Sparrow. Since no one who’s entered so far has any clue what the right answers are (even those of us who’ve read the books in question) and we’re all guessing, your odds are no worse than random! Go! Go now! Guess away! Contest closes at noon Perth Australia time, May 23. According to the World Clock, that is 11 pm CDT, May 22, and 4 am GMT/UTC, May 23.
  • Amora’s having her very first blog contest and she’s a little excited/anxious about it – stop by and help calm her down, ok? 🙂 She’s giving away an ebook copy of Barbara Sheridan’s paranormal time travel samurai novel, Falling Through Glass, to someone who comments by May 28.
  • Nicole’s had some contest luck lately and now has duplicate books. She’s giving away the duplicates (Dear Sir, I’m Yours by Joely Sue Burkhart; Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione; Elfshadow by Elaine Cunningham) to three different people who comment on any of her posts from May 14 through midnight PDT, May 31. Make sure you mention which book you’d like in your comment!

Books & Reading

Ebooks

  • I really like this iPad/ebook reader stand. (Book stands are great for saving your wrists and for letting you knit while you read. If you swing that way. To knitting, that is.) *ahem* Apparently I’ll have a review of how this stand works with my handy, dandy ereader in the near future, since I just bought one – I can’t resist a cool book stand…

Minnesota

Learn, Do, Make, Think

  • Qwotebook is a new site that lets you save your favorite quotes and find new favorites.
  • I can’t decide if I’d love the pixelated rug or if it would drive me nuts.

LOL

  • I’m just waiting for this cat to start scratching his business and yelling for a beer…
  • Poor Basement Cat – he has minion fail. (Oh! Chaos has his very first minion! He’d like to welcome Lea to her new life of minionhood.)

Awwww

Reading Update
The Angel of 13th Street by Eden Winters. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a bar owner and former rentboy who, with help, turned his life around and now helps other young men get off the street and out of the life… and then one of his rescues really starts to get to him.
Valentine Wish by Eden Winters. ebook short. Like The Boy Under the Bridge, this was another good spinoff from The Wish. In this short m/m romance, Anton’s out with his friends and employers, celebrating his Valentine’s Day birthday. Will he be going home alone again, or will he get his birthday wish?
Mobry’s Dick by K.Z. Snow. ebook. Very good paranormal romance about guy who purchases an extremely mysterious object at a flea market and is not prepared for all of the interest it generates.
Handcuffs and Leather (Rawlings Men, Book 1) by Kim Dare. ebook. Very good kinky m/m romance about a constable who was briefly held prisoner and has to talk to a psychiatrist about the experience – the same psychiatrist he’s been dreaming of submitting to.
Lessons in Mastery 1-3: Under Control, Under Restraint, and Under Fire by Laine Williams. ebook shorts. Good m/m romances about a nurse, abused in the past, whose cop lover isn’t quite comfortable with exercising his dominance. Each of these books focuses on a critical life/relationship event.
Pool Hall Green by Sara Bell. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a former pool player whose white trash family kicked him out when he came out, yet keeps calling him to clean up their expensive messes… and he does.
Be the Air for You by T.A. Chase. ebook. So-so m/m romance about a rock star and his best friend, who he’s loved for 20 years but done nothing about. Is it time to change that? This just seemed to have a theme or two too many, and I never got emotionally invested.
Never Let Go by Jourdan Lane. ebook short. Decent short m/m romance about a writer who got tired of being the backup lay for his friend, a porn photographer, and kicked the guy to the curb six months ago.
What the Heart Wants by Cassidy Ryan. ebook short. Ok m/m romance about a guy who takes his cat Hellion to the vet and discovers that the vet is the guy he once loved… and left without a word.
Acquisitions and Mergers by Lucius Parhelion. ebook short. Ok m/m romance that I think was set in the 1950s (although I’m not sure it was ever stated). Anyway, it’s about two friends, one gay, one straight (and a widower), who own a company that’s in the process of being acquired. The story was fine, but for some reason the style kept me distanced from the whole thing.
Secret Skin by Sean Michael. ebook short. This ok short m/m encounter features Dal and Dillon from Secrets, Skin and Leather.
Nine-tenths of the Law by L.A. Witt. ebook. Very good m/m romance about two guys who start seeing each other after they discover they both had the same boyfriend… and neither was aware of the other. When something has such a messed up beginning, does it have a chance?
Carnal Intentions (Lost Shifters, Book 4) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. This was a good m/m paranormal about the continuing search for the jaguar shifter brothers who were kidnapped when they were very young. But I did realize that there’s only one more lost shifter in the immediate family this series has been about… will the next book be the last one?! There are still multiple unmated siblings…
Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson. Not an ebook, not m/m. 🙂 Ok addition to Gibson’s books about the Seattle Chinooks hockey team. This was about the embittered and difficult former team captain, who won’t ever be able to play hockey again, and the actress the team hires in lieu of a home health care assistant (since the health care assistants never last longer than an hour).


*sunbeam blissout* -Chaos

45 thoughts on “Here, linkity, linkity, linkity…”

  1. Apparently I’ll have a review of this stand in the near future, since I just bought one…

    You have an iPad???? Cool!

    I am still waiting for a stand that just allows landscape I am not so into the portrait type stand.
    .-= Teddypig´s last blog ..Friday Morning App Attack =-.

  2. I love the pixel rug.

    Okay, weirdness, my cable box just lost power but everything else is on. What’s up with that?

    Some good reads there. I have a few of those waiting to go or have read. Have a super weekend.
    .-= Tam´s last blog ..Wow, I’m slacking off. =-.

  3. Sorry to disappoint you, TP, but I’m just going to use the stand for my unexciting (but much loved!) eink reader! 🙂

    Tam: Have a happy reading weekend!

    Margene: Um, thanks? 😉

  4. Oh, how cute are Franco and Gavin together?!! The one picture where Gavin shoots Franco a complete look of disgust?!! That’s just too much. And because of that, I no longer remember what I was going to comment on.
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..WIPs Gone Wild! =-.

  5. Great links as always. I’ve got a dangerous amount of open tabs to get thru now. Thanks for the mention!

    Looks like another good reading week for you. I’ve read a few of these and have some on my reader. Right now I just started KZ’s book. Interesting!
    .-= Lily´s last blog ..New Books Available – Week 20 =-.

  6. OMG, OMG, OMG. I’m on the linkity page. OMG. *biggest snoopy dance ever* You thought I was excited before? *happy dance*
    Ouch…I think I hurt myself a little.

    Thanks Chris! But if you were trying to calm me down…didn’t work. :)) I’m to worked up to even read your post. I’m going to have to come back later and try again.

    :))
    .-= Amora´s last blog ..Contest, Contest, Contest… =-.

  7. Cute? *drops head in hands* It’s official. I have GOT to calm down. *shakes head* I have a reputation to uphold.

    Calm down. Yeah, right. I’m doomed. *sniffles* I made the linkity page. *sniffles* and you guys like my blog. I don’t know what to say *wipes tear*
    .-= Amora´s last blog ..Contest, Contest, Contest… =-.

  8. OMG Kris’s contest scared me to death. No clue, no clue whatsoever.. lol so I ran away.. 😛

    Thanks so much for the linkety and mention re my rant. So nice of you. 😀

    Chaos – I’d watch out for that Infrared-triggered water gun guy! So not a cat toy!

    I picked up one of Eden Winter’s books it is a short story so hopefully I can fit it in soon.

    Chaos, man I want to cozy up beside you!

    Have a great weekend! 😉

  9. Great links! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the sidewalk poem.

    I just love the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee. It’s one of my favorite places to lurk.

    Chaos, you look all comfy there in your sunbeam. My cats are jealous. It’s raining here.
    .-= Eyre´s last blog ..Amusing Videos =-.

  10. Ok, I had a nap. I feel much more respectable now. *blushes* I get a little excited. But really, the linkity page is impressive…I’m just a little baby blogger. And it’s my first time :))

    I actually read it this time 🙂 I have several of those books on my TBR pile. They sound good!

    Thank you Chris 🙂
    .-= Amora´s last blog ..Contest, Contest, Contest… =-.

  11. LOL, Amora! We’ve all been there, from that first self-conscious post that maybe one other person read… Heck, Tam was just posting the books she read for herself and not for an external audience until we blogstalked her. 😀

  12. Awesome list of links! I went through quite a few of them already. Enjoyed the iPad links…the family got me an iPad for Mom’s day. I really like it! 🙂 I’m debating jailbreak hack…

  13. Chaos – can I please join you? It’s going to be 3 degrees Celsius overnight here…BRRRR!

    Oh, so many pretty links and books. I do like the sound of Handcuffs and Leather (Kim Dare)! Thank you Chris!
    .-= orannia´s last blog ..Cheating? =-.

  14. You constantly amaze me with all of the info you provide. It’s very cool.

    Nine Tenths, Mobry’s Dick, Pool Hall Green & Angel are now on my wish list. *shakes fist* damn you! Um, I mean, thanks.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..Crazy Ass Dreams =-.

  15. You keep making this bloody thing so long… three day to get through it…

    Anyhow – that cat site is hilariuous.. Cat speak, too funny…

    I am hoping to read the Winters book this week – I love rent boy stories..
    I like T.A. Chase – but I dont like music related books.. not so sure about that one. The last book I read by that author was a hit and miss for me..

    Ahhh Chaos – I feel your pain.. Load of sunshine and nothing to do but stretch.. The life.

    E.H>
    .-= Erotic Horizon´s last blog ..It’s Monday Again – What are you reading? =-.

  16. As always, great links! The “quitting facebook” one might actually be helpful. And I’m surprised you didn’t point out the cat dusting slippers. Finally, a way to have our cats earn their keep.
    .-= Lorette´s last blog ..Lunchtime Knitting =-.

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