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Ebook giveaway: I’m the Guy You Hate by Isa K [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Isa K for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m romance, I’m the Guy You Hate, for a lucky commenter to win!

Thirty-eight year old Jonny Ordell is hopelessly in love with his friend Mark Dorsett. There’s just one small problem: Mark Dorsett is insane.

Not a charming, cute, surprisingly insightful kind of insane. The kind of mental illness that rips apart Jonny’s insides and turns otherwise good people into villains. It isn’t Mark’s fault. It’s not like he asked to be sick. At the same time Mark’s erratic behavior and his refusal to get help is destroying everything in his path, including Jonny.

Now Jonny must decide: does he stand by his man and hope loyalty and love are enough to make Mark realize the error of his ways? Or does he abandon Mark to his illness and save himself? Neither choice offers much hope of happiness. As their affair continues Jonny must confront the possibility that his love is not healing Mark, it may actually be making him worse.

A potentially spoilerish post from Isa called “What is Wrong with Mark Dorsett?”

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About Isa

Isa K is a writer and techie currently residing in New York. You can find out more about Isa and her books at Goodreads and on Twitter.

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Why do you always want us to look at the camera, Mom?! You are so mean!!” -Mayhem

“Hmph.” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 233rd (Staring Off into the Distance Guy)



Congrats to Angeles G, who won As Spring Rain (2nd ed) by Valentina Heart!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Staring Off into the Distance Guy (SOitDG), albeit briefly.

After

from being held for questioning about a

something or other cruise ship, his lover,

felt unsure about all of Kyle’s sweet

, wondering if he was being

by a con man and a murderer.

Oh dear! :O


“At least there weren’t very many naughty boys this time…” -Mayhem

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Linkity limbers up



Congrats to Angeles G, who won As Spring Rain (2nd ed) by Valentina Heart!



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Think, Make, Do, Learn

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Gluten Free

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal: The Art of Transforming a Life into Stories by Alexandra Johnson. Very good book about keeping a journal or diary, with writing exercises (some of which I tried and was pleasantly surprised by) and excerpts of what writers noted for journaling and memoir writing had to say about how the process enhanced their lives. Notes the author, “Successful journals break the deadlock of introspective obsession.” Yes, that. That’s what I aspire to.
A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place by Hannah Hinchman. Another lovely, lyrical look at journal keeping from Hinchman, who avoids “the deadlock of introspective obsession” (Alexandra Johnson) by observing and drawing her surroundings and keeping her writing style concrete, nearly brusque.
Making & Keeping Creative Journals by Suzanne JE Tourtillott. I enjoyed looking at the drawings and pictures of bookbinding and the artistic journal projects created for the book. I remain unconvinced about using two leather work gloves to bind a journal (or book of any sort).
Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch. Very good, very absorbing, very sad story about an NHL enforcer and how CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) most likely paid a role in his demise. To me, the really tragic thing was how ineffectual and toothless all the checks and balances that should’ve helped him turned out to be… and how none of that has changed.


“You better not be talking trash about my tail, Mom!!” -Chaos

Erm. Pay no attention to that short, kinky tail up there then! ;)

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Ebook ARC giveaway: A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3) by Keira Andrews [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Keira Andrews for donating an advance review ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3), for a lucky commenter to win! A Way Home will be released by KA Books on April 8.

Will returning to their Amish roots renew their faith in each other?

Isaac and David never thought they’d go back to the Amish world. But when Isaac’s younger brother is stricken with cancer, they don’t hesitate to return. Their relationship is on the rocks after insecurity and fear drove a wedge between them in San Francisco, and David is determined to make things right. Yet if they thought navigating “English” life was confusing, being back in Zebulon is even more complicated.

Their families are desperate to bring them back into the fold, and pressure from the community builds. Isaac and David yearn for a future together, but each day it becomes harder to hide the truth about who they really are. They’re caught between two worlds, and if they’re not careful it could tear them further apart.

Can Isaac and David make their way back to each other – and find a place to call home?

Excerpt (scroll down)

Also by Keira

About Keira

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical and fantasy fiction, and – although she loves delicious angst along the way – Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” You can find out more about Keira and her books at her website and on Twitter and Facebook.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 31.
  • 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 luck and counterintuitive espionage 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.)
  • Winner 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!

“Hey, Mom, why are you taking a picture of that thing when you have a real chat noir right here?!” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 232nd (The return of the return of Neck Crick Guy)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Neck Crick Guy.

, the

and

were

with the

on

of the year on the

when

realized someone should be

instead of imprisoning him, as there were already

.

Well then! :)


“Why do you make me suffer so with these naughty boys, Mom?!” -Mayhem

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