December 2012

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 147th (What the Hell Is That on the Ceiling Guy)



Congrats to elaing8, who won Substitute Heart by Summer Michaels!

Congrats to Rita and Kathleen, who won Moonstruck (Lucky Moon #3) by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea! Moonstruck will be released January 1 by Loose Id.


No post on Tuesday, January 1 – holiday! Happy New Year to all of you. 🙂



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting What the Hell Is That on the Ceiling Guy (WTHITOTCG).

When

got together with

in the

to sing

, they thought they were all too well

to worry about its

… but it turned out to be

misplaced – they could not

when relying on

, who confessed, “

, the

you feel is the result of me

and completing the

. Now, hush, it’s time for

, and action!”

That was… dizzying. 😀


“Nooooooooooooooooooo more naughty boys, Mom! I mean it!!!!” -Mayhem

Covers
Reading

Comments (20)

Permalink

Of snowflakes and linkity



Linkity’s a little sparse this week – it was pretty quiet online, plus I’ve felt rather vegetative. 🙂



Bookity

  • New releases and more: Fiction Vixen (romances) and AAR (best romance audiobooks of 2012)
  • If you’re a mystery fan, I hope you’re familiar with Stop, You’re Killing Me! It’s a fabulous resource for finding new things to read or just figuring out the order of books in a series.

Ebookity

Think, Do, Make, Learn

Cookity

Drinkity

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Hockey fics, FTW! 🙂
Blood on the Ice by AM Riley. ebook short. reread. Very good short paranormal m/m romance about a hockey player who gets bitten by a vampire.
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman. Pretty good collection of The Oatmeal’s cat-themed comics. I knew someone would get me this for Christmas… it was my brother. 🙂 (Or, per the gift tag, his cat Riley, who happens to be Chaos’ mom…)


“Feedmefeedmefeedmefeedmefeedmefeedmefeedme!” -Chaos

Linkity linkity link
Reading
Reviewettes

Comments (11)

Permalink

Ebook giveaway: Show and Tell by Kate McMurray [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Kate McMurray for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Show and Tell, for a lucky commenter to win! Show and Tell will be released on January 8 by Loose Id.

One of the few joys in Dan’s life is the TV show Junk Shop, a reality show about antiques hosted by the handsome and charismatic Malcolm Tell. Then an old music box turns up, and Dan’s sister encourages him to try to get on the show and meet the object of his affection. He does, and his life changes completely.

When Dan and Malcolm first meet, they have a sudden vision of a couple from the past. Is it a glimpse at a past life or something else entirely? They agree to work together to figure out what is going on, and they stumble upon a forgotten Celtic myth that may explain everything. If the myth is true, then Dan and Malcolm could be a pair of lovers who have been reincarnated over and over again over two thousand years. That seems impossible, but it’s hard to deny that something very strange is happening.

As Dan and Malcolm work to find the truth, they fall for each other hard. But searching for who they really are puts them both in grave danger, and they find themselves racing against time to keep their happily ever after.

Other Books

About Kate

Kate McMurray is a nonfiction editor by day. Among other things, Kate is crafty (mostly knitting and sewing, but she also wields power tools), she plays the violin, she has an English degree, and she is maybe a little obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can find out more about Kate at her website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, January 7.
  • 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!

 

“Hmph. I was on Mom’s lap first, big kitty!” -Mayhem

“Tough.” -Chaos

Contests
Reading

Comments (79)

Permalink

Ebook giveaway: Analyzing Emory by Lily Grace [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Lily Grace for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Analyzing Emory, for a lucky commenter to win! Analyzing Emory will be released on January 4 by Dreamspinner Press.

When a family friend offers him the job of resident psychologist at Chicago’s GLBT Center, Kyle Michelson jumps at the chance to reinvigorate his career, move on from his recent breakup, and get his life back on track. Kyle hopes returning to the familiar territory of his hometown will do him good, but meeting Emory Brenner at a club changes everything.

Anything but familiar, Emory leaves Kyle breathless from the start. There’s just one problem: Kyle wants more than a one-night stand, Emory doesn’t do relationships, and neither man can resist the other. Luckily for Emory, he never has to see Kyle again. Or so Emory thinks until he runs into him while volunteering at the GLBT Center.

Kyle makes Emory want things he never thought he could have and chips away at secrets Emory has kept locked away for years. On the surface, Emory’s recovered from his past: he has a job at a record store and a roof over his head. But putting his trust in another person, having a relationship, means opening himself to more pain – and that is a risk he can’t take.

Other books

About Lily

Lily Grace hails from the Midwest but currently resides in the DC metro area. Her background is in public health and the life sciences and she spends her days working as a health care consultant. When she’s not busy being a nerdy scientist she curls up with her laptop and dreams up romantic stories about beautiful men.

She’s a fan of loud rock concerts, cooking, shoe shopping, and strawberry ice cream. She loves love, hates cleaning, and is still amazed that when she decided on a whim to try writing a story a few years back that it would lead to having her works published. You can find out more about Lily and her books at her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Thursday, January 3.
  • 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!

“I feel ominous today.” -Chaos

Contests
Reading

Comments (62)

Permalink

Ebook giveaway: Something to Believe In by Sloan Parker [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Sloan Parker for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m holiday romance, Something to Believe In, for a lucky commenter to win!

After running away from the hatred and abuse of their teen years, Sean and Gavin have been hustling to survive for too long now. When some extra cash lands them alone in a hotel room until Christmas, they can no longer deny their feelings for each other. Now neither one can imagine watching the other walk off with one more trick. Even with no money and no job prospects, Sean is determined to not just show Gavin what a real home and holiday is like, but to keep them off the streets for good and build a life together.

Excerpt

Other Books

About Sloan

Sloan Parker writes passionate, dramatic stories about two men (or more) falling in love. She enjoys writing in the fictional world because in fiction you can be anything, do anything…even fall in love for the first time over and over again. Sloan lives in Ohio with her partner and their neurotic cats. Her greatest moments in life are spent with her family, her friends, and her characters. You can find out more about Sloan and her work at her website, blog, and Goodreads.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, January 4.
  • 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!

“I can be just as menacing and scary as the big kitty – see?!” -Mayhem

Contests
Reading

Comments (57)

Permalink

Better Tag Cloud