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Ebook giveaway: Stripped Away (Stripped Clean #2) by Ellis Carrington [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Ellis Carrington for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m romance, Stripped Away (Stripped Clean #2), for a lucky commenter to win!

He doesn’t recognize himself.
David Moorehouse has spent his life hiding behind masks. Nice guy. Best friend. Reverend” kid. After finding his father dead on the floor, he’s been stripped of his job at the family church and his identity as the quiet, nice guy. The life he knew is over, and he doesn’t know what to do next.

He knows anger better than anyone.
Ricky Slade is itching for a fight. By the time he meets David, he’s struggling to save his business, his best friend, his drug-addict brother, and his own sanity. He’s got no patience for his business partner’s judgmental sibling showing up and getting in his face.

Their furious heat turns into a fiery inferno, but Ricky’s fresh off a bad breakup, and David is getting guilt-tripped by his family and his ex. Every time they fight, they fall into bed, but will that be enough when things around them come apart?

Be advised, this book contains: two small town, blue-collar men with big egos and bigger trucks, more emotional baggage than they can carry, and highly-charged man on man action.

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About Ellis

Romance requires a hopeful ending and that is why Ellis Carrington is driven to write it. She loves to create original stories that are gritty, witty, and a little unexpected, just like the heroes who inhabit them. Her guys come in both human and non-human form because spirit guides and vampires deserve love too. Her favorite things are great friends, great music, and books that make her laugh and cry like there’s no tomorrow. You can find out more about Ellis at her website, Twitter, Goodreads, or Facebook.

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“We demand more snacks!” -Chaos

“Yeah! More snacks! And not just after you trim our claws, either!” -Mayhem

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 207th (The return of Curly Blond Bangs Guy [CBBG])

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Curly Blond Bangs Guy (CBBG).

The

was held in

(under the

on the back wall), leading to plenty of

, but

held fast, even though several of the initiates were heard to protest, “But I’m

!”

Short but not sweet today. ;)


“Lalalalalalalala, I can’t see those naughty boys.” -Mayhem

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Linkity for a surprisingly pleasant (so far) early August

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The neighbors across the hall recently had a baby, so I knit some bibs for a baby gift.

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Think, Make, Do, Learn

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Drinkity

Gluten Free

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
The Kid: A Season with Sidney Crosby and the New NHL by Shawna Richer. Very good account of Sidney Crosby’s rookie season with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005-2006. I’m pretty sure that any use of the phrase “beestung lips” is too many – this book used it three times! As a Pens’ fan, it was fascinating to discover the origin of the much-repeated taunt about Crosby diving (blame the Flyers) and disheartening to realize that several of the things Crosby knew he needed to work on during his rookie season (such as letting rival teams get him wound up to put him off his game) remain problems for him today.


Ok, it wasn’t that long ago that I took this picture, but I can’t tell exactly how much of Mayhem is there on the right. You can see one of her back paws sticking straight up in the middle, but anything to the right of that… (Sorry, Cheryl.) Anyway! It’s possible they wouldn’t feel quite so done in by the (moderate) heat if they weren’t on a fleecy blanket…

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Ebook giveaway: Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1) by JL Merrow [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to JL Merrow for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Caught! (The Shamwell Tales #1), for a lucky commenter to win! Caught! will be released by Samhain Publishing on August 19.

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster.

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six – literally – by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, rides a motorbike, and lives on a council estate. On the face of it, he shouldn’t have anything in common with Robert’s bow-tie, classic-car style and posh family background. Yet Robert is helpless to resist Sean’s roguish grin, and a rocky, excruciatingly embarrassing start doesn’t keep the sparks between them from flaring.

Despite Robert’s increasingly ludicrous attempts to keep his past where it belongs, his past hasn’t read the memo. And soon his secrets could be the very things that drive Sean away for good…

Warning: Contains the alarming misadventures of a pest control technician, a stepsister with a truly unfortunate name, and a young man who may have more bow ties than sense.

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About JL

JL Merrow is that rare beast: an English person who refuses to drink tea.  Having grown up by the seaside, she also loathes fish and chips.  She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again.  Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporaries and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. You can find out more about JL at her website, blog, Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, August 18.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • If you haven’t commented before, your comment will not be visible until after I moderate it. Please do not leave a second comment because your first doesn’t show up! The blog gnomes will decide your comments are spam and then only ritual dust bunny sacrifice will salvage your entry…
  • If your comment is actually an advertisement or if your CommentLuv link turns it into an advertisement, your comment will be deleted. (Most of you do not need to worry – this refers to some pretty clever comment spam.)
  • Winners will be selected by random number.
  • You must leave a valid email address in the “Email” portion of the comment form.
  • Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from stumblingoverchaos.com!
  • If a winner doesn’t respond to my congratulations email within 48 hours, I will select another winner.
  • If you win, please respect the author’s intellectual property and don’t make copies of the ebook for anyone else.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

*upside down sunshine stupor* -Chaos

“You look completely ridiculous, big kitty.” -Mayhem

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 206th (The return of the return of Prison Stripes Guy)



Congrats to MarMight, who was lucky commenter #100,000!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Prison Stripes Guy… again. Thanks to everyone who sent covers!

, one of

living out

, looked

, but

can be deceiving – people did

when they discovered he was also

, the infamous

who would still be terrifying

, especially to those

with the

s he was willing to make as he destroyed their

and crossed the

.

Doesn’t sound like a very nice guy, does he?


“Maybe it’s time to get a new hobby, Mom. There are just too many naught boys!” -Mayhem

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