December 2012

In which there is linkity, bacon candy canes, and a cute picture of BOTH cats



Congrats to Alder, who won Little Stalker (College Fun & Gays #4) by Erica Pike!

Congrats to Joanne B, who won Soups and Diners by Alex Whitehall!

Congrats to laurie, who won the Winter Warmers anthology!

Congrats to Paula, who won The Prince of Galerir (The Galerir Saga #1) by Anna Lee!


No Misadventure on Monday and no post on Tuesday as I take a little break. Happy holidays! 🙂



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Bookity

  • New releases and more: Fiction Vixen (various types of romance)

Ebookity

Think, Make, Do, Learn

Cookity

Drinkity

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

  • I took this photo in a shop in my neighborhood – click to embiggen:

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Hockey fics, FTW!


“I was totally here first!!” -Mayhem

“Whatever.” -Chaos

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Ebook giveaway: Moonstruck (Lucky Moon #3) by Piper Vaughn & MJ O’Shea [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea for donating an ebook copy two ebook copies of their forthcoming m/m romance, Moonstruck (Lucky Moon #3), for lucky commenters to win! Moonstruck will be released January 1 by Loose Id. (Thanks to Piper & MJ for adding a second copy after the contest broke 100 comments!)

Surya Patel is the drummer for the massively popular band, Moonlight. When his label suggests a collaboration with Luck, the band Moonlight toured with the year before, he should be all for it. Except for one thing – he slept with Luck’s manager during the tour, and then bolted in the dead of night. He’s regretted it ever since, but he knows being around Emmanuel will only lead to disaster. Unfortunately for Surya, the person the label sends to sweet talk him into joining the collaboration is none other than Em himself.

Emmanuel Cortez has spent months trying to forget about the hottest night of his life – the night he slept with Surya. It’s been a year, but not even the death of his beloved grandmother and the subsequent drama with his family could keep the memories away. Now it’s time to be professional. His job is to convince Surya to collaborate with Luck, nothing more, but a day spent together leads to yet another passionate night. This time Em is the one to leave.

But unexpectedly Surya has a change of heart. He isn’t satisfied with just one night anymore. He wants forever.

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About Piper

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book – fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book. You can find out more about Piper at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and joint blog with M.J.

About M.J.

M.J. O’Shea has been writing romance since algebra class in sixth grade (when most of her stories starred her and Leonardo DiCaprio). When she’s not writing, she loves listening to nearly all types of music, painting, reading great authors, and on those elusive sunny days in the Pacific Northwest, she loves driving on the freeway with her windows rolled down and her stereo on high.

You can find out more about M.J. at her website, Twitter, and joint blog with Piper.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, December31.
  • 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!

 

 

“Feedmefeedmefeedmefeedmefeedmefeedme.” -Chaos

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Ebook giveaway: Dead in L.A. (L.A. Paranormal 1 & 2) by Lou Harper [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Lou Harper for donating an ebook copy of her recently released m/m paranormal romantic suspense, Dead in L.A. (L.A. Paranormal 1 & 2), for a lucky commenter to win!

Trouble comes in deceptive packages

Still recovering from an accident that left him emotionally and physically battered, Jon’s goal is to lead a simple life, free of complications and attachments. His new roommate – a happy-go-lucky bookworm – seems to fit into his plans fine at first. He doesn’t find out till later that Leander’s also a psychic, specializing in finding lost pets. Jon’s a skeptic when it comes to the supernatural, so he’s convinced Leander’s a nut job.

Jon’s beliefs are challenged when Leander has to track down a missing teenager and he ropes Jon into assisting him. Soon the two of them are knee-deep in a decades-old murder case. The hills and valleys of the City of Angels hold many buried secrets, and Leander has a knack for finding them.

Jon’s hopes for a trouble-free life go out the window as he’s drawn deeper into Leander’s psychic sleuthing. Digging into the past poses many dangers, but the biggest risk Jon faces is putting his bruised heart on the line.

Warning: Men loving men, skeletons, and an unlucky Chihuahua.

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About Lou

Under a prickly, cynical surface Lou Harper is an incorrigible romantic. Her love affair with the written word started at a tender age. There was never a time when stories weren’t romping around in her head. She is currently embroiled in a ruinous romance with adjectives. In her free time Lou stalks deviant words and feral narratives.

Lou’s favorite animal is the hedgehog. She likes nature, books, movies, photography, and good food. She has a temper and mood swings.

Lou has misspent most of her life in parts of Europe and the US, but is now firmly settled in Los Angeles and worships the sun. However, she thinks the ocean smells funny. Lou is a loner, a misfit, and a happy drunk. You can find out more about Lou and her books at her website, her blog, and Goodreads.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment 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 ritual dust bunny sacrifice 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.)
  • Winners 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!

Don’t panic! May was just deeply asleep, not dead.

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Ebook giveaway: Substitute Heart by Summer Michaels [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Summer Michaels for donating an ebook copy of her recently released holiday m/m romance, Substitute Heart, for a lucky commenter to win!

Three years have passed since Travis buried his husband, but he is unable to let go and move on. Even the support of his late husband’s fellow Marines cannot motivate him to live again. His apathy for life reaches a breaking point when he is fired days before Christmas, and an unexpected visitor shows Travis that he has one last chance for a happy future, else he is doomed to one far bleaker…

Excerpt

About Summer

Summer Michaels is an energetic, fun-loving southern belle. She is also an avid reader of all things romance. With a belief that love should be shared no matter what the form, she enjoys telling stories of rowdy cowboys, reunited lovers, and steamy shifters. When Summer is not reading and writing, this Kentucky girl can be found cheering on her Wildcats, camping, hiking, water rafting, and giving the old woman in a shoe a run for her money. You can find out more about Summer and her books at her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, December 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 ritual dust bunny sacrifice 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.)
  • Winners 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!

 

 

“Why aren’t you feeding me?!?” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 146th (Ho, Ho, Ho – It’s Baddest Santa Guy!)



Congrats Penumbra, who won Santa, Actually (That’s Entertainment #2) by Clare London! Santa, Actually was released on December 16 by JMS Books.

Congrats to Ria H, who won Chase the Ace by Clare London! Chase the Ace was released on December 16 by Amber Allure.

Congrats to sylvan65, who won Naked Tails by Eden Winters! Naked Tails is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today is the (apparently) annual Baddest Santa Guy holiday special post. Check out the original Baddest Santa Guy post from last year to find out how he got his name. (That post is not recommended for people who actually eat candy canes.)

Said Baddest Santa Guy, “This year,

was

working as

during

,

with a little

in his own

way while I was at

for

to celebrate

,

. We were laughing about

(

) when we realized with dismay that

, who’d been

and left with a

, no longer led

and would be

,

and

, like maybe

and to come

(but not get

) unless we could avoid

, practice our

, and celebrate some

.”

The not-very-conclusive end.


“Once again this doesn’t make any sense, Mom, because Santa Claws is a kitty, not a naughty boy!” -Mayhem

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