July 2010

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 33rd (Pumkin Ravioli Boy)

Congrats to KC (SmokinHotBooks), who won Making Promises (sequel to Keeping Promise Rock) by Amy Lane! Making Promises is being released today (July 26) by Dreamspinner Press.


Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today you’ll meet Pumkin Ravioli  Boy; after I saw that typoed book title, I was completely unable to think of a different name for him. O.o

was

from

by his old flame, a

. Pumkin Ravioli Boy and the

, both

at heart, were completely unprepared to deal with the bad case of

poisoning that they picked up during the rescue.

O noes! What will happen next?!?

P.S. I’m serious. Tell me. Your comments make the Misadventures ever so much fun for me and hopefully for the other readers! Thank you!


“Look deep into my eyes,. You are growing sleepy. Your eyes are growing heavy. You will not look at any more pictures of naughty boys!” -Mayhem

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What linkity through yonder window breaks?

Congrats to KC (SmokinHotBooks), who won Making Promises (sequel to Keeping Promise Rock) by Amy Lane! Making Promises will be released on Monday, July 26, by Dreamspinner Press.


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Sweet Son by Heidi Cullinan. ebook. Very good bdsm m/m faery tale about a young man who, after having numerous dreams of his true love, sets off to find him. The journey is not at all what he expects… truly a case of “you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need.”
Phoenix Rising by Kimberly Gardner. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a deeply closeted guy who falls for a stripper who doesn’t want to be anybody’s dirty little secret ever again.
Bound to Please (Phoenix Rising, Book 2) by Kimberly Gardner. ebook. Excellent kinky m/m romance about a young man who’s secretly in love with his boss, a photographer and dominant who owns a bdsm club. When the dominant starts working with a hot new model and former porn star, everything changes. (Usually I don’t read menages, because most authors can’t make the emotional/romantic connections between three people convincing. Kimberly Gardner can.)
Sexy Summer Fling by Kimberly Gardner. free ebook short. Ok short m/m romance about a guy working as a (female) fortune teller when a very hot guy comes in to get his palm read.
A Wicked Caress (Lost Shifters, Book 5) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about Noah, the most recently rescued of the Lost Shifters. He’s back in Flint with his family for the first time ever, but he doesn’t feel as if he belongs there.
Blood Slave by Kim Dare. ebook. Good kinky paranormal m/m romance about a vampire who doesn’t realize that humans can offer submission without being broken to do so.
Mitch by Dakota Rebel. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a bounty hunter who’s given a contract on the very sexy vampire lead singer of a popular band.
The Letter Z (Coda, Colorado, Book 3) by Marie Sexton. ebook. Very good m/m romance about Angelo & Zach and Jared & Matt and how relationships are complicated and easily misunderstood by those outside the relationships… including, in this case, the reader. You definitely need to read both Promises and A to Z before reading this book.
Sticky Fingers (Go Fish, Book 2) by H.T. Murray. ebook short. Steamy short m/m romance that follows up on Cal and Ian. Particularly recommended if you love watermelon.
What Not To Wear by Clare London. ebook short. Fun short m/m romance about the dangers of working at the same company as your boyfriend when you both have a penchant for public sex.
Nevermore by Addison Albright. ebook short. Sweet’n’steamy short m/m romance about a divorced teacher who’s stayed in the closet because he’s been afraid of taking risks with his job or his kids.
Wicked Hearts by Claire Thompson. ebook. Good m/m romance about a guy who’s basically been under his cruel and nasty best friend’s thumb for years. Things do not go smoothly as he tries to put more distance between himself and his friend.
Masks of Emotion (aka Julian’s Second Chance) by Claire Thompson. ebook. Good m/m romance about two guys who traveled in Sri Lanka together for a few days when they were college students, then lost touch due to a big misunderstanding.
Runaway Man by Jambrea Jo Jones. ebook short. Ok short paranormal m/m romance about a guy who runs into his boyfriend on the train, after vanishing from his boyfriend’s life without a word some months before.


“What?” -Mayhem

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Ebook Giveaway: Priority One by Stephani Hecht [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Stephani Hecht for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Priority One! Priority One will be released on August 1 by eXtasy Books.

It’s never easy being the new guy in town. Especially when you’re gay, single and broke. Not only does Dylan fall into every one of those categories, but he’s also homeless and heartbroken as well – all before he’s celebrated his twenty-first birthday. Even though his older brother, Lucas, let him move in and found him a job at the local EMS company, Dylan has never felt lower. He’s been hurt and betrayed by everyone he loved, with the lone exception of Lucas. Dylan vows he’ll never open himself up to the pain that comes with caring about others. If that means he dies alone and bitter, then so be it. It sure as hell beats getting kicked in the ass by life again.

After working nearly ten years as a firefighter for Flint, Kaleb has seen all kinds of misery and broken spirits. Just when he thought nobody could tug at his heartstrings anymore, along comes a young, shy, dark-haired paramedic named Dylan. Even though he tries to ignore it, the haunted expression in Dylan’s gaze draws Kaleb in and before he knows it, he finds himself falling for the younger man. But will Kaleb be able to convince Dylan to open his heart one more time or will the past destroy both of their hopes for a future?

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About Stephani

Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. Go Wings! You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop, creating her next book or gorging on caffeine at her favorite coffee shop.

When she’s not running around like crazy, trying to get her kids to their various activities, she’s working on numerous projects.

You can visit Stephani at her blog or her website.

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“I don’t know, Mom, this doesn’t feel like it’s a flattering look for me.” -Chaos

And make sure you enter the contest to win Gay Best Friend (G-A-Y, Book 10) by Kim Dare! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, July 26.

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Ebook Giveaway: One More Soldier by Marie Sexton [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Donna, who won the copy of Blinded By Our Eyes by Clare London!


Many thanks to Marie Sexton for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m romance, One More Soldier, for a lucky commenter to win!

1970: Will has known Bran since he first taught him to swim, when Bran was eleven years old. But now, seven years later, Bran has returned from a year of hard work on a ranch outside of Houston and he is no longer the boy Will remembers. He is now eighteen, quite grown up, and making no secret of the fact that he’s interested in a sexual relationship with Will. At first, Will is horrified. He has a hard time forgetting the Bran he knew as a child, and given their seventeen-year age difference, he can’t understand why Bran is interested in him. But everything changes when he finds out that Bran has been drafted.

Will and Bran will have only two weeks together. But two weeks may be enough to change Will’s life.

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About Marie

Marie Sexton was always good at the technical aspects of writing but never had any ideas for stories. After graduating from Colorado State University, she worked for eleven years at an OB/GYN clinic. She quit the clinic at about the same time she started reading M/M romances. At some point in the ensuing months the static in her head cleared and her first story, Promises, was born.

Marie lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

You can learn more about Marie and her books at her website.

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You can tell it’s summer, because May’s been spending a lot of time in her frog pose.

“This is not a frog pose, Mom. This is a Mayhem Pose! Duh.” -Mayhem

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Ebook Giveaway: Gay Best Friend by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Tracey D, who won the Sultry Solstice ebooks by Bronwyn Green, Jessica Jarman, Rachel Randall, and Charlotte Stein (now available from Total-E-Bound)!


Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming kinky m/m romance, Gay Best Friend (G-A-Y, Book 10), for a lucky commenter to read! This book will be released on July 26 by Total-E-Bound.

What’s a straight man to do when he can’t stop fantasising about dominating his gay best friend? Should he resist temptation or simply give in and enjoy?

Carlton’s not gay. He knows that, because he’s checked. Internet gay porn does nothing for him. Checking out guys who he’s pretty sure any genuinely gay man would find hot as hell doesn’t even raise a flicker of interest inside him. He wouldn’t mind being gay, but all the available evidence says he’s as straight as they come. So why the hell can’t he stop imagining himself tying up his gay best friend?

Carlton knows Bryce better than he’s ever known any other man. He’s all hard edges and even harder attitude, all sarcastic quips and uncertain temper. He might be gay, but he’s not the kind of guy who’d let another man push him around. He’s not the sort of man who’d humour someone who can’t even decide which way he swings either. And he’s sure as hell not the type to submit to anyone. Or is he?

Carlton’s got lots of questions. It’s time for him to find some answers…

Reader Advisory: The stories in this collection are linked solely by theme. Each story can be read on its own and the stories can be read in any order.

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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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  • 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!

“This is a very nice kitty cave, Mom. But could I get one in sparkly pink instead, please? This one’s so boring.” -Mayhem

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