October 2012

Ebook giveaway: Tigerland (Tigers & Devils #2) by Sean Kennedy (plus Tigers & Devils #1 if the winner hasn’t read it) [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Kim B and Urbanista, who each won a copy of One True Thing (One Thing #2) by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea! One True Thing is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Many thanks to an anonymous donor for providing an ebook copy of Tigerland (Tigers & Devils #2) for a lucky commenter to win! Plus, if the winner doesn’t already own the first book, Tigers & Devils (2nd ed), it will be included as part of the prize!

After an eventful and sometimes uncomfortably public courtship, Simon Murray and Declan Tyler settled into a comfortable life together. Now retired from the AFL, Declan works as a football commentator; Simon develops programs with queer content for a community television station.

Despite their public professional lives, Simon and Declan manage to keep their private life out of the spotlight. Their major concerns revolve around supporting their friends through infertility and relationship problems – until Greg Heyward, Declan’s ex-partner, outs himself in a transparent bid for attention.

Though Simon and Declan are furious with Greg and his media antics, they can’t agree on what to do about it. Declan insists they should maintain a dignified silence, but both he and Simon keep getting drawn into Heyward’s games. Simon and Declan will once again have to ride out the media storm before they can return their attention to what really matters: each other.

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The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football, friends, and film – in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler – unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other’s lives forever.

Like his entire family, Simon revels in living in Melbourne, the home of Australian Rules football and mecca for serious fans. There, players are treated like gods – until they do something to fall out of public favour. This year, the public is taking Declan to task for suffering injuries outside his control, so Simon’s support is a bright spot.

But as Simon and Declan fumble toward a relationship, keeping Declan’s homosexuality a secret from well-meaning friends and an increasingly suspicious media becomes difficult. Nothing can stay hidden forever. Soon Declan will have to choose between the career he loves and the man he wants, and Simon has never been known to make things easy – for himself or for others.

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

*purr snore purr snore purr snore* -Chaos

I’m home! The cats seemed very pleased to see me. 🙂

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Ebook Giveaway: Locke, Stock and Barrel (Vampires and Mages and Werewolves, Oh My! #3) by Devon Rhodes [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to AlbertaGirl, who won How to Raise an Honest Rabbit (Knitting #3) by Amy LaneHow to Raise an Honest Rabbit is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.

Congrats to Natasha, who won Burnished by Fire (By Fire #3) by Andrew Grey! Burnished by Fire is also being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Many thanks to Devon Rhodes for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Locke, Stock and Barrel (Vampires and Mages and Weres, Oh My! #3), for a lucky commenter to win! Locke, Stock and Barrel will be released on November 5 by Total-E-Bound.

Faint heart never won fair…mage? What’s a werewolf to do when his mate runs away? Chase him, of course.

Aspen, a master mage, has loved his foster sister Brie for years, but now that she’s been forced to become an acolyte, the only way to ever win her is to find another source of the power their faction needs before the new moon. Seeking information about the were, Aspen walks into Locke’s cafe and finds what could be the solution to everything. He could finally have Brie…but sometimes what you think you want and what you get are two very different things.

Locke is shocked when Aspen walks into his life. He’d always been told that as an omega, he would never have a mate. But the joyous occasion is marred by his banishment from the only life he’s ever known, and even worse, Aspen has disappeared. Now, with nothing more to lose, he must track down his wayward mage. But trouble has beaten him there and unless he acts quickly, Aspen could be killed. And that’s not even the worst possible outcome…

Reader Advisory: This book is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone.

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About Devon

Devon started reading and writing at a young age and never looked back. After a creatively sapping career in the business world, she gratefully took some time off to be at home.

At 39 and holding, Devon finally figured out the best way to channel her midlife crisis was to morph from mild-mannered stay-at-home mom into erotic romance writer.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children, who are (mostly) understanding of all the time she spends on her laptop, aka the black hole.

For all the latest, visit her blog.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Friday, November 2.
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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!

“I think birds are living in the air conditioner.” -Chaos

“Stupid closed window.” -Mayhem

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Ebook Giveaway: The Left Hand of Calvus by LA Witt [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Carnell, who won Conduct Unbecoming by L.A. Witt ! Conduct Unbecoming is being released today by Samhain Publishing.



Many thanks to L.A. Witt for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming historical m/m romance, The Left Hand of Calvus, for a lucky commenter to win! The Left Hand of Calvus will be released by Riptide Publishing on November 5.

Former gladiator Saevius is certain fortune’s smiling on him when a Pompeiian politician buys him to be his bodyguard. But then his new master, Laurea Calvus, orders Saevius to discover the gladiator with whom his wife is having an affair. In order to do that, Saevius must return to the arena, training alongside the very men on whom he’s spying. Worse, he’s now under the command of Drusus, a notoriously cruel – and yet strangely intriguing – lanista.

But Saevius’s ruse is the least of his worries. There’s more to the affair than a wife humiliating her prominent husband, and now Saevius is part of a dangerous game between dangerous men. He isn’t the only gladiator out to expose the Lady Verina’s transgressions, and her husband wants more than just the guilty man’s name.

When Saevius learns the truth about the affair, he’s left with no choice but to betray one of his masters: one he’s come to fear, one he’s come to respect, and both of whom could have him killed without repercussion. For the first time in his life, the most dangerous place for this gladiator isn’t the arena.

This title is part of the Warriors of Rome collection.

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About L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an M/M erotica writer who, after three years in Okinawa, Japan, has recently relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two cats, and a three-headed clairvoyant parakeet named Fred. There is some speculation that this move was not actually because of her husband’s military orders, but to help L.A. close in on her arch nemesis, erotica author Lauren Gallagher, who has also recently transferred to Omaha. So, don’t anyone tell Lauren. She’s not getting away this time…

You can find out more about L.A. at her website, blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Friday, November 2.
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  • 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…
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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Hmm. How should I punish Mom for being gone?” -Chaos

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From Somewhere in New Mexico

Some stray thoughts from my vacation so far…

  • Post title shamelessly stolen from “Somewhere in New Mexico” by Jill Sobule.
  • I attended the second year of GayRomLit.
  • Meeting people I’ve clicked with online always amazes me with how comfortable and not strange it feels.
  • Why doesn’t it work like that for online dating?!
  • Reconnecting with MsM (Tina) was very cool – it’s probably best that she doesn’t live near me because we’d get into a lot of trouble.
  • Likewise with Clare London.
  • Oh, the stories we could tell… but won’t. 🙂
  • Cole gives fabulous hugs.
  • Val Kovalin is awesomesauce.
  • So is Mr Val.
  • Especially since he didn’t seem to hold a grudge when tipsy Val and tipsy me were singing (badly) all the earwormy songs I could think of as Mr Val drove us back to their house one night.
  • Oh, come on, you know you know all the words to “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show”.
  • Val and I bring out the smart in each other, so we have the best discussions.
  • If you’re gluten-free and travelling in northern New Mexico, you absolutely must go to Paisano’s for pizza, pasta, dessert, and beer.
  • I had a lot of doubts about the venue for GayRomLit, but it turned out to be a really good location.
  • The deli in the casino makes a great green chile cheese burger on a hard taco shell.
  • Tequila (via margaritas) now seems to trigger migraines, even when consumed in moderate amounts.
  • Flourless chocolate cake with a hint of chile is very tasty.
  • I think I went all fangirly over Marshall Thornton.
  • Fortunately he was very gracious about that.
  • I miss my kitties.
  • I’m bummed that I never got a chance to talk to Eric Arvin for more than a couple of minutes.
  • Heidi Cullinan totally has my gluten-free back covered.
  • James Buchanan and Ally Blue make delightful lunch companions.
  • It’s dangerous to shop with Ally.
  • And definitely don’t ask her about the armpit rash from her crutches…
  • The Halloween cabaret show put on by the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus (My Big Undead Gay Wedding) was completely wonderful.
  • Edmond Manning and I are far too good at cracking each other up.
  • Since he lives in Minneapolis, we very well could get into a lot of trouble. 🙂
  • Having a rental car with an auxiliary jack for my mp3 player makes me very happy.
  • Having my tablet decide it doesn’t want to accept a charge any more makes me very sad.
  • I’m glad I dragged Kuroi Neko along.
  • Still addictively reading hockey fics.
  • Back to vacationing!

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Contests, contests, get your contests here!



Stop by and enter the contest for As Spring Rain by Valentina Heart! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, October 26.

Go enter the contest for Book of Secrets (The Oracle #2) by RJ Scott! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, October 26.

Then enter the contest for The Mask by Clare London! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, October 26.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for Compulsion by Clare London! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, October 26.



“I want Mom to come home.” -Mayhem

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