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  • Being an adult means new appliances (cooktop and wall oven) are very exciting! :)

“We claim Mount Appliance for the black kitties!!” -Chaos and Mayhem

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. I read the first several chapters, then couldn’t continue because the writing was so repetitive. Plus there doesn’t seem to be anything in the book that you couldn’t learn simply by reading all the chapter subheadings via “Look Inside!” on Amazon. And if you do that, you avoid all the repetition!


Mayhem – stoned on socks?! Possibly even drooling…

 

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It’s linkity time! Do you know where your space probe is?



Congrats to Dianna, who won Chyna Doll (Horizons #4) by Mickie B AshlingChyna Doll will be released by Dreamspinner Press on February 23.



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Mario Lemieux: The Final Period by Mario Lemieux & Tom McMillan. Interesting, coffee table style autobiography of Le Magnifique that was heavy on the photos, light on text. I was perfectly ok with that. Of course, after this was published in 1997, Lemieux made another comeback, so this was actually not quite his final period.


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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 229th (The return of Hint of a Plumber’s Crack Guy)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Hint of a Plumber’s Crack Guy (HoaPCG).

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The speedy end! :D


“What socks? All I see is another naughty boy.” -Mayhem

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It was a cold and linkity night

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Under the Skin (Ritual Crime Unit #1) by EE Richardson. Ok shortish paranormal thriller about a 50-something British detective inspector whose people are trying to track down someone misusing ritual magic to make shapeshifters. Throughout the story, I was distracted by the point of view character always being referred to by her last name, yet her coworkers were referred to by their first names. It was just enough for me to feel distanced from the story.
Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire. I only read a few chapters, then set it aside to come back to and never bothered.


Behold the majestic short-tailed house panther in his native habitat! :)

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Ebook giveaway: Chyna Doll (Horizons #4) by Mickie B Ashling [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Joder, who won A New Man by PD Singer! A New Man was released yesterday by Dreamspinner Press.



Many thanks to Mickie B Ashling for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Chyna Doll (Horizons #4), for a lucky commenter to win! Chyna Doll will be released by Dreamspinner Press on February 23.

Lil Lampert’s forty-fifth birthday turns the effervescent architect into a brooding mess, and his partner, Grier Dilorio, takes him to Italy to help him regain his zest for life. The timing is bad – almost-fifteen-year-old Luca has just started high school, and his mother and stepfather are also traveling. Luca is left in the care of Chicago Bear, Clark Stevens, and his partner, Dr. Jody Williams.

Growing up with two dads and two gay uncles has given Luca a unique perspective on gender roles, but not all the answers. He’s had a secret crush on his straight best friend, Chip, for years. Suddenly, Luca finds himself attracted to Chyna, Chip’s twin sister. Now he’s wondering if this means he’s bisexual.

Born with a sexual development disorder, Chyna should have been raised as a male, but due to an epic parenting fail, is being raised as female. Hiding the truth becomes more difficult when Chyna hits puberty, and crushing over Luca adds another element to Chyna’s struggle to fit in.

Is Luca’s moral compass strong enough to guide him successfully through this period of discovery or will he succumb to peer pressure and shatter Chyna’s dreams for happiness?

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About Mickie

Mickie B. Ashling is the alter-ego of a multifaceted woman raised by a single mother who preferred reading over other forms of entertainment. She found a kindred spirit in her oldest child and encouraged her with a steady supply of dog-eared paperbacks. Romance was the preferred genre, and historical romances topped her favorites list.

By the time Mickie discovered her own talent for writing, real life had intruded, and the business of earning a living and raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing and the inevitable emptying nest, dreams were resurrected, and the storyteller was reborn.

She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world. Her award-winning novels have been called “gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking.” She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.

Mickie loves to travel and has lived in the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East but currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago. You can find out more about Mickie at her website.

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

*sleepy cuddly kitties refusing to make eye contact*

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