TGILinkity

This has been one of those weeks that’s sorta beaten me up and left me for dead. πŸ™‚ I’m sure I’ll catch up on blog reading… someday!


Contests

Bookity

  • New release info: Lily (m/m romance) and Literary Escapism (UF/PNR, plus news, interviews, and contests).
  • Although it might seem that ebook prices have climbed due to the agency model, this article at TeleRead suggests that ebook prices are actually going down.

Make, Do, Think, Learn

  • Beware – using water instead of windshield wiper fluid might turn that reservoir into a great place for pneumonia to incubate. (Besides having your washer fluid reservoir freeze and crack should you live someplace like Minnesota…)

Huh

LOL

  • Lily has an assortment of amusing links – but beware that many are NSFW. Also, several might scar you for life – and that includes links in the comments.

Weekly Cute Burn

Reading Update
The Cop and the Drifter by Christiane France. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a cop… and a drifter. πŸ˜€ What, you want more? Ok, it’s about a cop, on administrative leave and unsure whether he still has a job, who’s camping and meets a young homeless man. (I won this over at Wave’s place.)
Hajiri’s Pet (Midnight Rain, Book 1) by Auburnimp & Michael Barnette. ebook. Ok cyberpunk m/m romance about a mercenary whose life is saved by a genetically engineered “battlepet” who then imprints on him. Definitely a HFN ending… and there aren’t any other books in this series yet.
Safe House by M. King. ebook. Good kinky m/m romance about a guy who has always resisted acknowledging what he needs in the bedroom… and now it’s driving a wedge between he and his boyfriend.
Precious Jade by Fyn Alexander. ebook. Very good kinky historical m/m romance about Jade, raised in the theater, who gets a job as a secretary to an MP and has the chance to explore his submissive side.
Double Shot Cappuccino by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a guy who’s having a hard time getting over his brother’s death the previous year. Will his brother’s best friend’s brief visit help? Or just lead to more heartache?
Mad Blood, In Passion and in Blood, Saved by Love’s Blood, Bound by Blood, and Reborn in Blood (The Drone Vampire Chronicles, Books 2, 4, 5, 7, & 8 ) by Stephani Hecht. ebooks. Enjoyable m/m paranormal romances about the Drone Vampires, who are made, not born, and are treated like second-class citizens by pure-born vampires. Toss in wizards and werefolk, too, just to keep things really interesting. (I skipped any books that weren’t strictly m/m.) (And how glad am I that Stephani’s such a good sport about her book covers being a veritable Who’s Who of the Misadventures?!)
Here and Now by Lisa Marie Davis. ebook. Ok m/m romance about an HIV-positive guy who’s turned his life around after living on the streets. He’s prepared to live his life on his own… and then he meets a guy who pushes him (gently) and challenges his beliefs about himself. I had a huge niggle with this book – when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and went on a drug regimen… he was in a situation in which he would not have had health insurance. At that point, this book went straight to fairytale land for me.

From the Dreamspinner Midsummer’s Nightmare Daily Dose…
Dead End Job by Clancy Nacht. ebook short. So-so short paranormal m/m romance about a guy who manages an office full of zombies and then one day, there’s someone living hiding amongst them. Not a fan of zombie books…
Staking His Life by Kiernan Kelly. ebook short. Ok short paranormal m/m romance about a vampire whose life isn’t ever going to be the same again after he goes to a bar with his werewolf roommate. I didn’t like this one as much as I usually like Kiernan Kelly’s books – it was too heavy on puns and self-indulgent cleverness.
Vampire Movie Night by S. Blaise. ebook short. So-so short paranormal m/m romance about two guys watching a cheesy vampire movie and making out on the couch.
There’s Something About Spot by Felicitas Ivey. ebook short. Ok short paranormal m/m romance about a town of misfits and how two residents celebrate Midsummer.


“Foot cleaning? What are you talking about? We don’t even have feet.” -Chaos

*best innocent and adorable look* -Mayhem

40 thoughts on “TGILinkity”

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve had such a rough week πŸ™ *hugs* I hope you have a lovely weekend.

    And thank you for taking the time to list so many links!

    Chaos/May – you have the most gorgeously glossy coats. Your mother must take such good care of you!
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  2. Hopefully you will get to relax this weekend (I have to admit that I almost expected to see a picture of your feet with a sponge – clean feet, clean feet.) and catch up on anything you would like to do.
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  3. Hmmm…I’m beginning to think I did well not to buy the DSP daily dose antho this time. I think I’ll hold off buying any individual stories until I see some more positive reviews. So far it seems that only Sean’s book is worth buying.

    I have Hajiri’s Pet in my TBR pile. I read a really great review of it somewhere and bought it on the strength of that.

    Kick back and enjoy your weekend, sweetie. You deserve some rest if you’ve had a hard week.

  4. Orannia: You should give Safe House (or Angelfish by M. King, since it’s set in NZ) a try!

    Jen: Actually, I was really, really happy with most of the books I reviewed last week from the Daily Dose (Chrissy Munder, Heidi Cullinan, and some others). It feels like they started with their strongest stuff and will maybe end with their strongest stuff. I have some to read still that are promising, like the one from GS Wiley. πŸ™‚

    I wonder if I read the same review of Hajiri’s Pet that you did?!

  5. I like my bacon meat colored thanks. Too funny, I just sent that pic of the ice-cream cone light fixture to my kid this morning when I saw it. I saw the colored bacon too. Same Tumblr feed?

    LOVE that Ikea commercial.

    I see you should get Sean’s book soon in the pack since it is up at Wave’s today as a give-away. I did read Stephani’s coffee book yesterday (or the day before? brain melt) and enjoyed it. Safe House intrigues me but I know Precious Jade isn’t for me.
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  6. I had some chippy comment to make until I read the Apple link, which led me to the Zombies and now I’m worrying about scientists studying gorillas & meatloaf.

  7. No… NO being beaten up and left for dead. Besides… with those two living with you, you know the minute you close your eyes they will be SLEEPING ON YOUR FACE. (I know my footless cats, oh yes I do!)

  8. Awwww those are some adorable pics of the kitties!!!!! Shhaaaaaa….. And my two black kitties looking all innocent and all, lmbo!

    Chris… TGIF!!!!! **Waves and hugs**

  9. They clearly do not have feet. Odd. But if they did, I’m sure they’d be furry clean.

    The links! the links! Must. Not. Look. Must. Work……okay, maybe the eBook thing. And the apple owner cartoon…..

  10. Nice link-up!

    On Google Editions, I don’t like the idea having to read my books online only. Can you imagine a storm taking out your internet connection and not being able to read? That would bite the big one. πŸ˜‰

    That a great picture of Chaos and Mayhem. Such innocence. πŸ˜€

  11. Nice round of articles to get through this week – I am a big fan of the moleskin set of books…

    So not surprised they got onto the techy bandwagon…

    I won three of those Dreamspinner daily thingy and I am looking forward to reading them – but overall not heard alot of good things about this set…

    I did like HERE AND NOW – sweet, idealistic read…
    I am going to give the Hecht series a miss for now, I am so off vamps at the moment…
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  12. hope that you are able to climb out from under the pile of stuff that got tossed at you soon… and that you have some restful times planned ahead.

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