June 2010

Ebook Giveaway: Fall Down the Mountain by P. D. Singer [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Lily, who won the copy of Miles and the Magic Flute by Heidi Cullinan!


Many thanks to P. D. Singer for donating a pdf copy of her recently released m/m romance, Fall Down the Mountain, for a lucky commenter to win!

Ski patrol Mark McAvoy dug Ulf’s body out of the avalanche; the dead man haunts his dreams. Mark needs someone to wake him from the nightmares as much as he wants someone to share his days. He gave up the fleeting encounters with vacationing skiers who don’t remember his name later, but he’s aghast at the well-meaning friends who are trying to round up potential boyfriends.

Chef Allan Tengerdie cooks dinner for seventy skiers every day, delivers it to their condos, and eats his own meals alone. A chance invitation to a pot-luck at Mark’s home is his perfect opportunity to captivate a hungry, lonely man. Mark’s ready to be there for him, even after he gets hurt on the slopes, until another man’s shadow falls across them.

That man is dead, and now the grand jury wants Mark to explain his role in the avalanche that killed him.

Excerpt / Review

In What Order Should You Read the Mountain Books?
“If you’re just coming to the Mountains, Fall Down is a perfectly good place to start.” – P. D.

About P. D.

Honest, I’m not the interesting bit – the stories are. If you need a bit of bio – here’s what I put up on my publisher’s website:

P.D. Singer’s consolation for a blown identity as an international spy is to proofread top-secret documents, conduct clandestine experiments in ethanol chemistry, and write m/m stories. Based now in Colorado, she camps, hikes, and skis at every opportunity, giving her a new way to come in from the cold. She has been known to wrestle skunks for the last marshmallow and win. She regrets taking up raising Poison Dart Frogs because the tanks are so dangerous to clean, but regrets nothing about her propensity to tell tall tales.

Of course, I put that up before I found out that poison dart frogs are only poisonous if they’ve been eating fire ants, because they recycle the poison.

That I would have to post the disclaimer after finding out I made an error, which I try not to do, basically tells you everything you need to know about me.

You can find out more about P. D. at her blog, LiveJournal, Facebook, or author page at Torquere Press.

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“Her name was Lola. She was a Pink Feathery Butt Mouse!” -Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: Gay Friendly by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Barbara, who won the copy of Life After Joe by Harper Fox! (And congrats to Harper on the official release of Life After Joe yesterday!)


Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming kinky m/m romance, Gay Friendly (G-A-Y, Book 9) for a lucky reader to win! Gay Friendly will be released on July 5 by Total-E-Bound. Kim is donating all her royalties for this book to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice – read on for details.

Ellis thought a gay friendly hotel sounded nice. He didn’t realise just how friendly the men there would be…

Ellis is gay and out – technically at least. Unfortunately the only other gay man he’s acquainted with is his cousin Harry. When he suddenly gets the chance to visit a gay friendly hotel with his cousin, in exchange for paying his share of the petrol money, he assumes the impromptu holiday will be a nice gentle way to ease his way into gay society before he starts university in September.

Dominant Mitchell Thompson has fond memories of the hotel where he came out almost two decades ago. He returns there every year, and always finds it to be exactly the same unashamedly kinky hook-up party it has always been. When he stumbles across a sweet little novice who’s obviously way out of his depth at the resort, his trip down memory lane suddenly becomes far more interesting.

Gay Friendly is the ninth book in the G-A-Y collection, but since they are linked solely by theme, all the books can also be read as standalone titles. Additionally, the plot of the book, has nothing to do with the great work Ty Hafan does.

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A Word from Kim:

100% of all the royalties I receive for the book, primary and secondary sales over the full duration of the contract, will be donated to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.

That means everyone who buys the book direct from the TEB website will be donating 70p (just over $1 US) to a really fantastic cause.

Here’s a bit about the charity (taken from their website):

Ty Hafan offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of their whole family.

Ty Hafan was established in 1999 to provide respite, palliative and end of life care to the children in Wales who suffer from life-limiting conditions. Life limiting conditions are those which mean that the child or young person is not expected to reach nineteen years of age.

Children suffer from various conditions, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis and Celebral Palsy. Some children are diagnosed at birth; others receive no diagnosis or at some point treatment is abandoned. Children and their families might receive our support for many years or just for a few days at the end of life. Either way, Ty Hafan provides love, care and support for the children and their families absolutely free of charge.

Ty Hafan is a registered charity and was established entirely from public donations. It now costs £2.5 million a year to run the hospice and all but 17% (Government funding) is raised through the generosity of our donors and supporters.

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…Mayhem, captured mid-leap…

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 29th (Staring Contest Guys)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll meet the Staring Contest Guys.

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“…zzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

Alas, Mayhem could not be reached for a pithy quote about how naughty these boys were.

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Reading Update
Sleepwalker by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a night watchmen at a decrepit natural history museum who has a weakness for the skatepunk taxidermist brought in for some last minute exhibit cleanup. (Jordan reports that the followup book will be called Insomniac.)
Reasonable Doubt (The Boys in Blue, Book 2) by Mia Watts. ebook. I would’ve thought this m/m romance was very good, even if I hadn’t been mentioned in the dedication. :) I loved the first book (Bad Boys, Bad Boys) and I was thrilled to read more about Geo and Mack!
Life After Joe by Harper Fox. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a medical intern who’s been living in a haze of booze and one-night stands in the six months since his boyfriend of years left him for a woman. I got sniffly while reading this one.
Marrick’s Promise (Thrown to the Lions, Book 2) by Kim Dare. ebook. Very good kinky paranormal m/m/m romance about a young man who’s determined to live life to the fullest and try everything once (but not necessarily twice). Will he change his mind after getting thrown to the (were)lions?
Miles and the Magic Flute by Heidi Cullinan. ebook. Excellent dark fantasy m/m romance about a man who’s lost his job and his dream life and been forced to return to his small home town in Minnesota. When he finds a mysterious silver flute in the pawn shop where he now works, he becomes caught in a series of fantastical events he could not have predicted… or have believed.
Word on a Wing by Jamie Craig. ebook. Very good kinky m/m romance about a directionless young man who gets pulled over by the infamously tough sheriff and offered a dangerous deal that will keep him out of jail…
Number Theory by Noah Bogdonoff. ebook short. Ok very short, somewhat literary feeling m/m about a boy who sees the world in binary/black and white.

From the Dreamspinner Midsummer’s Nightmare Daily Dose…
I Fell in Love with a Zombie by Sean Kennedy. ebook. Very good post-apocalyptic m/m with which I had two problems: the ending is abrupt (is there going to be a sequel?!) and I kept hearing this song in my head the entire time I was reading.
Raiders by Evan Gilbert. ebook short. Enjoyably wicked m/m paranormal short about two homophobic hustlers. I’m not saying anything more about this one, because the surprising twist was a big part of the fun!
Enter the Succubus by Kate Roman. ebook short. So so m/m paranormal romance short about a gay college student who’s accosted by a creepy woman who won’t take no for an answer.
66 Hours in the Devil’s House by Jamie Freeman. ebook. Pretty good paranormal menage about a celebrity trio and their best gal pal who stay in an allegedly haunted bed-and-breakfast for a weekend to determine whether the hauntings are real.


“You put your right paw in, you put your right paw out, you put your right paw in and you shake it all about…” -Chaos

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Ebook Giveaway: Marrick’s Promise (Thrown to the Lions, Book 2) by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating a copy of her freshly released kinky paranormal m/m/m romance, Marrick’s Promise (Thrown to the Lions, Book 2)!

Marrick thinks that being thrown to the lions will be the ultimate adrenaline rush, and he’s not disappointed. But his plan is to try everything life has to offer once. He has no intention of visiting the lions again.

Blaine and Luther don’t expect to give any of the human sacrifices they share another thought once they leave the den. This man’s different. They have no intention of letting this one go. The only question is, while they are willing to share Marrick with each other, are they willing to share each other with a human who could become as important to each of them as they are to each other?

Excerpt

About Kim

26 years old, from Wales, UK, Kim writes about kink, love and happy endings. If a story doesn’t have those three things, it’s not going to be written – at least not by this writer!

Apart from that, Kim likes to write a little bit of everything. So far that list includes Male/Male, Male/Female, a few different varies of menage, shifters, vampires, fairytales, time-travel and ghosts. It’s anyone’s guess what will come next…

A firm believer that there is no “One True Way” for people to kink, Kim likes to let the characters in each book pick their own ways to dominate and submit to each other. As long as they stay safe, sane and consensual, Kim’s happy to let them live their lifestyle 24/7, or just open the toy box on weekends – whatever’s right for them.

Published since 2008, Kim also writes BDSM erotic romances for Total-e-bound and Resplendence.

You can visit Kim at her website and her blog.

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“The noble and beautiful Panther Princess surveys her territory…” -Mayhem

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