Lasso up some linkity!

Congrats to Eden Winters, who won Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen, Book 1) by Rachel Haimowitz. Also, Guiltless Pleasure Publishing is offering 10% off on Counterpoint through October 16 to Stumbling Over Chaos readers who use coupon code CHAOSCOUNTER. Thanks, GPP!




Learn, Make, Do, Think

  • If you use your laptop on your lap, please use a laptop stand/desk! Not only will it help keep your laptop from overheating (a major cause of laptop death), it will also keep you from developing Toasted Skin Syndrome. Ewww… (Although my current laptop has a built-in stand, I used to use one of these.)



  • We had inadvertent land carpet growing up – my mom didn’t feel like really carpeting our bedrooms, so she bought all sorts of carpet samples.
  • Surely there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who would love an FU t-shirt?



  • Knitters with cats: I really wouldn’t recommend trying this.

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Lime Green: Margarita Mondays by T.C. Blue. ebook. Very good m/m romance about an interior designer with trust issues who has friends over every Monday. After a noise complaint and confusion literally bring security guards crashing through his door one Monday night, he finds himself unwillingly attracted to one of the security guards. (I hope that TC’s going to write Riley’s story very soon, although so far she seems to mostly be taunting me about it on Goodreads.)
The Beach House by Shawn Lane. ebook. Sweet, good m/m romance about a model who overdosed and was sent to rehab. Post-rehab, his agent rents him a quiet house on the beach for the summer, to get him away from bad influences and help him figure out how to have a more normal life.
Get What You Need by Janey Chapel. ebook. Very good m/m story about a cop and an ex-con who connect briefly, with unexpected depth. Be aware that this doesn’t have a HEA or even necessarily a HFN ending – it’s a good read anyway.
Code Blue (EMS Heat, Book 5) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good m/m romance about a firefighter/EMT who’s hostile and deeply suspicious of motives when a friend’s ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly.
Temptation by Kim Dare. free ebook short. Sweet short m/m romance about an initiate, about to be consecrated to the goddess Artemis, who wanders away from the group on the way to the temple.
Ellery’s Duty (Thrown to the Lions, Book 3) by Kim Dare. ebook. Very good kinky paranormal m/m romance about a human dominant who allows himself to be “thrown to the lions” because he wants to make sure that the subs who go through the process are treated well. He certainly doesn’t expect to meet the innocent and atypical werelion Kefir…
Gayish (G-A-Y, Book 12) by Kim Dare. ebook short. Very good short kinky m/m romance about a dominant who spots a young man huddling in the rain at the bus stop across from a gay pride rally and goes over to talk to him… (I’m sad that this is the last book in this series!)
The Jitters by Fabian Black. ebook. Two cute short stories about Trevor and Luke, who have just purchased a house and moved in together. Alas, things aren’t going so smoothly…
Backwoods by Cara McKennea. ebook. Very good, gritty m/m story about a straight bar owner who auditions a musician and is completely unprepared for (and not so happy about) his attraction to the man. Be aware that this doesn’t have an HEA or even HFN ending.
After Anna (Book 1) by Theda Black. ebook. So-so m/m story about a police detective who’s not doing so well after his girlfriend dies and he learns she was a junkie. His partner and best friend is always there for him… and things get complicated. The style made this more oblique and confusing then it needed to be, but I was drawn into the story anyway. Be aware that there’s no HEA or even HFN.
Touch Like Breathing (After Anna, Book 2) by Theda Black. ebook. Ok m/m romance continuing the story of two police detectives who aren’t doing so well with their attraction to each other. While there was an awful lot of back and forth, on again, off again (to the extent that it seemed excessive), I still got drawn in and had to find out how things turned out. (Yes, you’re right, that’s Candy Cane Guy on both covers!)
Island of Temptation by Claire Thompson. ebook. Ok m/m romance about two guys, one bi, one straight, who end up stranded on a desert island after their cruise ship sinks. I definitely like Claire Thompson’s newer stuff better than the older… and yet I can’t stop myself from reading the older stuff. Make of that what you will!
His Dirty Little Secret (Sammy & Friends, Book 3) by Stormy Glenn. ebook. Meh m/m romance about a black police detective who sets up a fuck buddy relationship with a white nurse in their extended group of (gay) friends, under the condition that no one can find out about it. This was more spectacularly trainwrecky than the usual SG – it seemed as if the plot holes and character inconsistencies exceeded all previous levels.
Dreggers Deep by J. Rocci. ebook short. Ok short m/m story that probably would’ve been more interesting to me if I were following the Dregs series by J. Rocci.

“I can’t believe the big kitty said that stripey socks aren’t what life’s all about. He’s just jealous that he doesn’t have any stripey socks.” -Mayhem

31 thoughts on “Lasso up some linkity!”

  1. I just found Theda Black work recently – I am hopeing to get some read soon…

    There are a few there I need to catch up on – Stormy being the main one. I have the first Kim Dare (lion books) reading this weekend – if it’s a fast pace, I just might get to Marrick’s Promise.

    I did see that Smart bitches article – made me snicker…

    That deadline article is so me recently…I can’t even find time to blog hop…Deadline, hate them..

    Hey May – still socking it I see…


  2. Thanks for the mention. πŸ™‚ There is so much linkity goodness here, I think I will save it all for my lunch break!

    Oh wait… I just read storm trooper mask in the comment above me. Bridgitte. Oh no. I LOVE storm troopers… YAYAYAY
    A recent post from Miranda..Fantasy Contest Bar IllustratedMy Profile

  3. Holy crap, I have to check out that book cafe next time we’re in NY (I say that as if we’ll be there again, yeah, we probably will be.) It freaks me out, looks like they’ll fall on your head. Wonder if they look as real in person?

    Ha! Loved the ferrets.

    You know why wild broccoli doesn’t exist? Because nature is smart and has good taste. It tastes awful, therefore should die a natural death, clean up the veggie gene pool, etc. Damn scientists keeping it alive. Yes, I eat it, because it’s good for me and I think it’s the kid’s fave veggie. Damn kids these days. Weird.

    I had fun playing with the mice and learned something.

    Love that quilt too.

    Wow, that’s a lot of royale icing.

    Jade Buchanan often has her Barbie boys doing rude things, and wearing BDSM gear. LOL

    The gay steamroller almost made me snort coffee out my nose.

    On to the books. That sneaky hidey Tis refusing to tell us about Riley. She’s naughty. I really enjoyed that book.

    I enjoyed Code Blue and I’m kind of curious about the Kim Dare lion one despite the fact that I nearly didn’t finish the first one. However I’d like to see what’s up with Kefir.

    I haven’t read most of the other’s but what the hell is Noah from KA Mitchell’s Diving in Deep doing with that blond guy? LOL It’s amazing how you can associate a guy with a character.

    I didn’t realize Dregger’s Deep was part of an existing universe. It may have meant more if I’d read the others then.

    Since I haven’t read the other two Stormy Glenn in that series I’ll save myself the frustration.
    A recent post from Tam..Charity Sips 4My Profile

  4. I love the Jack Russell terrier pattern! That’s too cute.

    Now we need a book for knitting different cats. πŸ™‚ Then again, they don’t really vary as much in shape/body as dogs, do they?

  5. I now have…. 12 tabs open based on those links – so there is some reading to do; and one of them is for Margarita Monday – trying to figure out if I can read it on the ipod. How could I pass up Margaritas!

  6. Bacon baby formula? Way to get ’em started young with those great health habits!

    I am so glad I am not on the pill! I’ve never been able to take it because of migraines. Yes! Fist bump! I have too many things going on in my mind at one time as it is.
    A recent post from Julia Rachel Barrett..A bucket list of booksMy Profile

  7. I’m in complete agreement that Kelley Armstrong’s book covers need to stop looking like they are at all similar to Twilight. For one thing, can you imagine those who like Twilight’s version of “romance” reading those steamy scenes in Kelley’s books? Heh. I changed my mind. Keep the covers, just make sure to get the expressions on tape.
    A recent post from Nicole..FO- Annis ShawlMy Profile

  8. Heh. Mel follows me into the bathroom so I’ll run the faucet for him. It’s really too bad that the leaky faucet in the house is downstairs, in the kitchen, where he’s doubly not allowed (downstairs, by the Other Cat; on the kitchen counter, by me).

  9. Books on the ceiling, walls and the floor. Wow, that’s a strange look.

    I did like the pencil bookcase.

    Broccoli… yuk!

    Eek, that’s a lot of sugar in a soda.

    I think I’ll stick to drinking vodka and use Goo Gone for sticker goo.

    What a gorgeous quilt.

    Hahaha, love the FU shirt and the Ear Grey cup. Even though I prefer coffee.

    Really? Over a $75 fee?

    Loved the literally page and the Gayroller too!

    I thought for a moment there it was going to be two weeks in a row where I hadn’t read any of the same books as you but then I saw Claire’s Island of Temptation. I agree with you though. Her newer stuff is better. I do have a couple on my TBR and on my wish list too.

    Thanks for the mention!! πŸ™‚
    A recent post from Lily..New Books Available – Week 40My Profile

  10. I don’t know why, but this is the first time I’ve clicked over to the Consumerist and stayed there. OMG. I’ve been reading stories for the since about 7:00 last night. I did go to bed around midnight….

  11. That pencil bookcase is pretty neat. Thank goodness broccoli was cultivated – I love it! πŸ™‚ I’d forgotten about the vodka hint for getting sticky stuff off.

    Tamyra loves it best when I’m working on my computer as it means she can get on the desk between me and my keyboard and purr like mad whilst making me stroke her.
    A recent post from mrspao..Gardening recapMy Profile

  12. Wow, Chaos I sure don’t want to get on the wrong side of you man!

    Mayhem, you made me smile, you are just so darn cute.. And the striped socks – awesome…

    Thank you once again for the mention Chris, you are so good to me. πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend. πŸ˜‰
    A recent post from Lea..Winner of Wild Riders Giveaway!!My Profile

  13. The pencil bookcase is such a great idea.

    LOL at the ferret book rating system! Course the Pandora’s box pic is one of my favorites, mostly because I can so identify with it.

    Years ago I was buying a crystal wedding gift and was shocked when the clerk used lighter fluid to take the stickers off. It worked really really well though.

    That quilt is cool. Too bad I don’t really enjoy quilting.

    Good videos in this week’s linkity!
    A recent post from Sydney..What I was doing when I should have been posting hereMy Profile

  14. Links! YAH! Oh, Mark Del Franco – I love his Connor Grey books. (I keep hoping Connor will get together with the cute detective πŸ™‚ Thank you Chris!

    May – great plan. Get Chris to knit Chaos some stripey socks, and then you can catnab them!
    A recent post from orannia..OverwhelmedMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.