Drip drip drop, little linkity showers…

Congrats to Lucy Beugeling-Ramos, who won 72 Hours by Clare London! 72 Hours is being released by Dreamspinner Press today.

Congrats to Leni and Sarah M, who each won copies of Wicked Cool by Val Kovalin! Wicked Cool will be available from Amber Quill Press on September 19.


  • Katiebabs is celebrating her blogiversary with a contest. For your chance to win some pretty cool bookity prizes, leave a comment by September 22 and let her know which blogs you’ve particularly enjoyed during the past year.
  • Author LA Witt is holding a NaNoWriMo contest – if you successfully complete NaNoWriMo this November and submit your validated word count by December 10, you’ll have the chance to win a signed paperback or ebooks.


  • Lily rounds up this week’s m/m romance new releases.


Learn, Make, Think, Do


Linkity Peeps



  • As someone who gets motion sick very easily, the movie theater bus doesn’t sound like much fun.


Teh Cute

Reading Update
In the Flesh by Ethan Stone. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about an out cop who lives according to a list of rules that protect him from getting close to anyone. When he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, his rules slowly start to fail him.
Cover Me by L. A. Witt. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a paramedic who is consumed by guilt over a judgment call that left someone dead and put his own life in danger. Maybe. If he’s not just being paranoid.
Twice in a Lifetime (Sutter’s Bay, Book 2) by Shawn Lane. ebook. Very good m/m romance about Jude from Sweet Reunion, who hasn’t gotten past his lover being murdered five years earlier. He surrounds himself with color in his small flower shop and doesn’t get involved… until he meets the new vet in town.
The Swap by Devon Rhodes. ebook. Very good m/m romance about two machinists who’ve become good friends over the several years they’ve worked together. When one is laid off at the same time the other buys a house that needs fixing up, things start to get a bit complicated.
Tommy’s Blind Date by Anne Brooke. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a guy who’s been on a series of spectacularly unsuccessful blind dates when his actor best friend suggests that they go out on a blind date together, so he can evaluate his friend’s blind date technique… Something that was nice about this story is that the guys were very average blokes – no amazing bodies or model looks to be seen.
In the Crease by Stephani Hecht. ebook short. Good short m/m romance about a guy who’s back in town for his sister’s wedding, trying to figure out how to stop her from marrying one of the two brothers who terrorized him in high school.
Resistance by L. M. Turner. ebook. Really good m/m romance about a bouncer who never hooks up with the same guy twice as part of not feeling and not getting close… until he does hook up with the same guy more than once, which scares him and sends him running. This had me sniffling more than once and I would’ve rated it higher, but… it’s (slightly inconsistently) in third person present (my least favorite tense), which kept pulling me out of the story.
Seasons of Change by Carolyn LeVine Topol. ebook. So-so Jewish inspirational m/m romance (my categorization) about a rabbinical student whose boyfriend dies in a subway accident just a few months before their planned wedding. I felt like this was a story with potential, but as written, I never connected with the characters.
Revenge Is a Dish by Stevie Woods. ebook. So-so m/m romantic suspense about two coworkers and friends who are kidnapped for an unknown reason by an unknown person. The writing was choppy, the timeline didn’t feel plausible, and I never connected with the main characters.
He Scores by D. J. Manly. ebook. Meh m/m romance about a young guy who gets together with a pro hockey player in town for the summer. I still haven’t recovered from sorting out all the unclear pronoun references.

“What?” -Mayhem

“We don’t really like each other. It’s just getting cold here.” -Chaos

35 thoughts on “Drip drip drop, little linkity showers…”

  1. I’ve not read a single one of the books you’ve read this week. Probably because I’ve been catching up with some missed oldies.

    I must get the Ethan Stone book, because all the reviews so far have been good.

  2. I really like basement cat’s stealth technology Chris.. lol

    Thank you so much for the mention Chris, much appreciated.

    Mayhem and Chaos, looks like a great way to keep warm!

    TGIF! I am SO, glad it’s the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. That piece on Jamie Fraser was brilliant. And so true.

    I love binder clips although I mostly use them for paper or fiddling around with while bored in meetings and during conference calls and seeing how much it hurts when you clip various parts of your skin.

    I don’t care for truffles or gold leaf so I’ll just have a regular cheddar with a slice of tomato for $3.50 please.

    Banana shoes – cool but weird.

    I was playing that video in the sea snail link and the kid goes “WHAT are you watching?” Umm. Nothing.

    I’ve never read a terms of service in my life. I’ve probably sold my soul a few times over along with various sexual favours and I’m oblivious.

    I wish the Toronto would come and haul that old TV in my garage away. I’m going to have to ask my neighbor who has a truck.

    I’m passing If Cats Could Talk onto someone. Ha!

    I must get to In the Flesh, so many people have said good things. Really. I will, once I get back on my reading bicycle. Did read Twice in a Lifetime and enjoyed and want to get Tommy’s Blind Date. It sounded fun. I’ll definitely get Stephani’s and Resistence sounds good but the present tense …. That’s a toughie for me. I read the blurb on the Revenge one and though, no, doesn’t really sound like my thing, nearly being beaten to death = not sexy.
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  4. I think I have only read the last book on your list …

    Too many books I have to get through…

    Thanks for the ebooks links..

    Mayhem and Chaos- am I seeing right – the twin trouble are curled up together..


  5. Of course I focused on commonly misheard expressions to avoid, and lo and behold there in the comments was my personal albatross, “could care less.” Glad I’m not the only one annoyed by that!

    I was alarmed at the library desk till I found out the books were being recycled, so to speak. They looked like old textbooks, so I went with it.

    And those airplane seats? Gah. I probably wouldn’t even fit in one!
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  6. I use damp flour-sack-type towels to keep my greens fresh. It definitely works.

    Best carpet cleaner I’ve used is straight Windex. Spray it on the spot and blot it up with a clean cloth or paper towel.

    Good to see that Kikkoman got the girl.

  7. Thanks for another fun Friday morning! And for the mention. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I loved In the Flesh and Resistance. Twice In A Lifetime and The Swap were also very good. Seasons was a bit disappointing and I haven’t read any of the others although there are a couple I do want to get son.
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  8. Aaaw, such cute kittehs!

    Those stats on Google are amazing. And a little scary. But not nearly as scary as the thought of being on the internet during sex. (Um guys? If you need to be online while making out, you’re doing it wrong.)
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  9. I have a tardis cookie jar. of coruse we keep twizzlers in it.

    The knitted mile is cool.

    those airline seats scare me. I may never fly again.

    Have you seen the lego video camera, its on think geek.

    Don’t worry guys, we know you are just tolerating each other for warmth. uh-huh.
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  10. Awww… I love the Lego Tardis and the cut out paper Tardis + all 11 Doctors! Sadly I don’t have a color printer or I’d be ALL over those!

    BTW… I agree with you on the movie theater bus- Just thinking about it made me a little nauseated.

  11. “Pee books”? ewww…. never heard them called that.
    and I had a very good laugh over those mis-heard statements. You should hear some of the ones my clients come up with… maybe someone will track them on some website. truly. it’s funny.
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  12. Wow – thanks for all the great GF recipes! And that ebbok – woohoo!

    I’ll have to try those steps for getting stains out. Even with my couch being treated before purchasing it the kids still manage to get stains on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, even after telling them not to eat or drink on the couch!

    Oh, good books! *Scribbles wildly*
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  13. Ha! I knew I wasn’t just being cheap and lazy by waiting until I was over 5000 miles (…and sometimes more). Those oil change guys were lying to me all along.

    I had no idea binder clips were 100 yrs old. I *heart* them – so very handy. It’s really no wonder the design has never changed.
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