Ebook giveaway: Screwing the System by Josephine Myles [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Josephine Myles for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming kinky m/m romance, Screwing the System, for a lucky commenter to win! Screwing the System will be released by Samhain Publishing on February 12.

He’s nobody’s bitch. Until he gets a ride on the bitch seat.

Forced to apply for a job he doesn’t want, Cosmo Rawlins has only one aim in mind: fail the interview and get back to making music. Except his attempt to shock the older, sharp-suited Alasdair Grant doesn’t have the desired effect.

Instead of getting thrown out of the office by flaunting an interest in BDSM, Cosmo finds himself on his knees, apologizing to the sexy, good-looking Top.

Alasdair has more important things on his mind than training a novice sub, especially a rebellious bad boy like Cosmo. But there’s something beneath the younger man’s defiant attitude that’s too intriguing to ignore.

As Alasdair takes Cosmo in hand – and for a wild ride on his Harley – he becomes obsessed with bending the young rocker to his will, both in and out of bed. Until he goes one demand too far, and Cosmo is gone in a cloud of dust. Forcing Alasdair to admit that earning Cosmo’s loyalty – and love – will involve the toughest challenge he’s ever faced.

Product Warnings
This title contains an overbearing Top with a less-than-glamorous job, a rebellious brat who refuses to call him sir, and a total lack of high-end BDSM clubs or playrooms. Expect floggings over the kitchen table instead.

Excerpt (scroll down and select tab)

Other Books by Jo

About Jo

Eccentric Englishwoman, absent-minded mother, proud bisexual, shameless tea-addict, serial textile craft hobbyist, iconoclastic logophile and writer of homoerotic romance – Josephine Myles is all these things at once. She has held down more different jobs than any sane person ever should, and is fundamentally rebellious, preferring the overgrown yet enticing path rather than the wide and obvious one.

Jo once spent two years living on a slowly decaying narrowboat, and was determined that she would one day use the experience as fodder for a novel. It may have taken a few years, but she got there in the end. She usually does.

She lives in rural Somerset, in the West Country of England, with her husband and four year old daughter. Currently self-employed, she gave up a career teaching English Literature to look after her daughter, who has Down’s Syndrome. When she isn’t working, writing or spending time with friends and family, she bakes cakes and attempts to finish off some of the textile projects she has started, with varying degrees of success. She can occasionally be spotted wearing her creations, as no one else will.

In her short stories Jo is particularly interested in exploring how characters react in the heat of the moment, and what they reveal about their deepest desires and insecurities. She most enjoys writing contemporary tales about unconventional men overcoming their fears through love, but ventures into sci-fi and paranormal when her muse insists. He can be a right difficult bastard at times.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, February 11.
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*practicing mind control powers of cuteness* -Mayhem

Ebook giveaway: Once a Brat by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Brandilyn, who won The Mayfield Speakeasy by L.A. Witt!

Congrats to Loren, who won Poacher’s Fall (Midwinter Manor #1) and Keeper’s Pledge (Midwinter Manor #2) by JL MerrowPoacher’s Fall (Midwinter Manor #1) and Keeper’s Pledge (Midwinter Manor #2) are being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming kinky m/m romance, Once a Brat, for a lucky commenter to win! Once a Brat will be released by Riptide Publishing on February 11.

Experienced dominant Marcus has a stalker. On the plus side, the boy following him around his local leather club is gorgeous and a self-professed submissive. Unfortunately, he’s also inexperienced, bratty, and liable to drive Marcus insane within his incessant chatter and questions.

Bret Daniels fell head over heels with Marcus the moment he first saw him. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Marcus’s attention and prove his worth as a submissive. He might not be a traditional sub, but he knows he has a lot to offer a dom who can handle his quirks.

When Marcus gives in and agrees to do a scene with Bret, sparks fly. One scene quickly becomes another, and another. But will it be a case of once a brat, always a brat? Bret intends to prove to Marcus that – expectations and experiences aside – he deserves his master’s collar.

This title is part of the Kinky Cupid universe.

Kim’s Other Books

About Kim

Kim Dare is a twenty-eight year old full time writer from Wales (UK).

First published in December 2008, Kim has since released 75 BDSM erotic romances. That means that well over one hundred characters have chattered away inside her head during that time – and that’s not even taking into account the fact that there are over three times that number of people clamouring in the wings for a chance to tell their stories. It’s no wonder she loses track of what’s happening in the “real” world at times…

While Kim’s stories range over male/male, male/female and all kinds of menage relationships and have included vampires, time travellers, shape-shifters and fairytale re-tellings, they all have three things in common – kink, love and a happy ending.

You can visit Kim at her website and her blog.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, February 8.
  • 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.)
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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!

“Hmph. You didn’t have to sit on my head when you bullied your way on to Mom’s lap, big kitty!” -Mayhem

“Whatever.” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: Shadow Memory by Jennifer Brooks [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Jennifer Brooks for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m short, Shadow Memory, for a lucky commenter to win!

Before the dementia, Dean and his father weren’t close. But, as he watches his father break down, Dean accepts that he loves the man. And fears ending up like him.

Ever since his father was diagnosed with dementia, Dean has watched the mental processor in the former software engineer’s brain degrade. Dean has accepted his love for his once-estranged father, but as the illness progresses, Dean struggles to balance his affection for his father against his own fears of one day ending up like him, and leaving his own lover, Taylor, with a shadow of himself.

Excerpt (scroll down and select tab)

Also by Jennifer

About Jennifer

Jennifer Brooks is a brilliant writer who slaves away for the benefit of her black cat overseer. May we all one day end up under the dark one’s dainty paw. Mwr! You can find out more about Jennifer at her blog and if you want to find out her secret identity

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, February 8.
  • 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 do you keep waking me up to take my picture?!?!” -Chaos

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 151st (Welcome back again, Crouching Guy)



In an interesting turn of events, after this week, I only have two contests on my schedule (for the first week of February). So if you’re an author interested in doing a promo/giveaway, email me and we’ll talk. 🙂



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Crouching Guy yet again.

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Mayhem, trying to will naughty boys away by sheer annoyance since 2010!

Look away, linkity land



Congrats to Linda C, who won Christmas Hopes by Anna Lee!

Congrats to Teresa, who won a signed paperback copy of Forever in One Second, by Finn Marlowe!

Congrats to beccafh, who won Trick of Time by JL MerrowTrick of Time will be released by Carina Press on January 28.



Contests

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Think, Do, Learn, Make

Cookity

Drinkity

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • Hockey fics! 🙂 (It’s not that there are so many hockey fics out there – I spend a lot of time rereading…)

“Big kitty, that is about the most pathetic hiding attempt I’ve seen!” -Mayhem

“You can’t see me!!!!!” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: A Volatile Range (Stories from the Range #6) by Andrew Grey [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Andrew Grey for donating an ebook copy of his forthcoming m/m romance, A Volatile Range (Stories from the Range #6), for a lucky commenter to win! A Volatile Range will be released by Dreamspinner Press on February 4.

Since mustering out of the Marines, Gordon Fisher has been off the grid and out of money, so when a group of ecoterrorists promises him big bucks to set some mistreated animals free, Gordon agrees. Unfortunately, the animals are Wally Schumacher’s large cats, and one of them decides to take a chunk out of Gordon.

Still hurting from a breakup, Mario Laria finds Gordon and escorts him back to Dakota’s ranch at gunpoint, only to have his heartstrings tugged on when he discovers Gordon is living out of his truck.

With Dakota doctoring, Wally wanting Gordon gone for good, and Mario falling in love, Gordon hangs on for the ride. But what looms on his horizon threatens to tear apart what little hope he’s found. No one knows Gordon’s past keeps him up at night, and the military wants answers he just can’t give.

Other Books

About Andrew

Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing). He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania. You can find out more about Andrew and his books at his website and his blog.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, February 1.
  • 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!

“Hee hee! No one will ever find me!” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: The Mayfield Speakeasy by LA Witt [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to L.A. Witt for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m noir romantic suspense, The Mayfield Speakeasy, for a lucky commenter to win!

Walter Mayfield has his hands full. He’s trying to keep the peace between his brothers, but at least the cops don’t bother him much about his illegal speakeasy. After all, the place is frequented by members of two volatile gangs, and as long as Walter can keep them from killing each other, the cops leave him alone.

That is, until Detective Joe Riordan comes through the door. But Joe ain’t interested in what’s being poured. He’s got three dead bodies, and all three of them are connected to one of Walter’s brothers.

Walter keeps the detective away from the speakeasy and cooperates as best he can with the investigation. Trouble is, he’s taken a whole different kind of interest in the detective. An interest that’s very mutual.

But no matter how much Joe and Walter like each other, the investigation threatens to disrupt the fragile peace in the Mayfield Speakeasy as well as tear apart the Mayfield family. And there’s also still a murderer on the loose, and Joe and Walter need to catch him – or her – before another body turns up…

Excerpt (scroll down)

Other Books

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.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, January 29.
  • 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!

“My goodness, I hope the big kitty doesn’t think he’s fooling anyone with his ‘hiding’ place…” -Mayhem

Ebook giveaway: Poacher’s Fall & Keeper’s Pledge (Midwinter Manor #1 & #2) by JL Merrow [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Cornelia, who won Something New Under the Sun (Falling Sky #2) by L.A. WittSomething New Under the Sun was released by Riptide Publishing on January 21.



Many thanks to JL Merrow for donating ebook copies of her forthcoming historical m/m romances, Poacher’s Fall (Midwinter Manor #1) and Keeper’s Pledge (Midwinter Manor #2), for a lucky commenter to win! Poacher’s Fall (Midwinter Manor #1) and Keeper’s Pledge (Midwinter Manor #2) will be released by Dreamspinner Press on January 30.

One snowy night just before Christmas, 1922, poacher Danny Costessey rounds off a night trapping rabbits by climbing a tree to fetch some mistletoe for his mother – only to fall and break his leg. Taken to the manor house to recover from his injuries, Danny meets the reclusive owner, Philip Luccombe. Village gossip has it Luccombe went mad during the war, but Danny soon realizes he’s simply still mourning his late lover. As friendship grows between them, Danny starts to fall for handsome, shy Philip.

Danny’s lively nature, roguish good looks, and ready laughter enchant Philip, and he finds himself being drawn out of his shell whether he wills it or not. But when Danny tries to move beyond friendship, Philip panics – and his rejection threatens not only their happiness, but Danny’s health.

This is a revised and expanded version of the story previously published under the title of Pleasures with Rough Strife. Everyone who has purchased a stand-alone copy of Pleasures with Rough Strife from the Dreamspinner website (ie, not as part of the Mistletoe Madness set) will be able to download Poacher’s Fall free.

Excerpt (scroll down and expand)

A sequel to Poacher’s Fall, set four years later, in 1926.

Landowner Philip Luccombe has been enjoying a passionate relationship with young poacher turned gamekeeper Danny Costessey for four years now. Danny’s love has brought him out of the shell he retreated into when his first lover died after the Great War. But this Christmas, visitors to the manor threaten their happiness. Philip’s young cousin Matthew is artistic, vivacious, and flirtatious: just the sort to remind him of his long-dead first love – and to emphasise the social gulf between Philip and Danny.

But the worst danger comes from much nearer home. An old flame of Danny’s is discovered in incriminating circumstances, forcing the lovers to keep their distance for fear of being tarred with the same brush. Meanwhile, Danny’s younger brother, Toby, has grown to resent the connection between his brother and the lord of the manor. Danny wants to do the right thing – but that could divide the lovers forever.

Excerpt (scroll down and expand)

Other Books

About JL

JL Merrow is that rare beast: an English person who refuses to drink tea.  Having grown up by the seaside, she also loathes fish and chips.  She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again.  Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporaries and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. You can find out more about JL at her website, blog, Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, January 29.
  • 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!

 

 

*being beautiful* -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 150th (Don’t Make Me Get Out the Belt Guy)



Congrats to Carla, who won Light the Fire by JL Merrow! Light the Fire was released January 20 by JMS Books.

Congrats to Jess1, who won Love Means… No Limits (Farm #9) by Andrew GreyLove Means… No Limits is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Don’t Make Me Get Out the Belt Guy (DMMGOTBG)! Many thanks to Sweet Vernal Zephyr for coming up with the name. 🙂

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Um. Yeah. Look! Over there! Something that is not this incoherent Misadventure! 😉


“Mom! We need to rescue that black kitty from the naughty boys!!” -Mayhem

Linkity is pre-shivering today



Work continues to be nutso, leaving me completely unthrilled about using my computer on evenings and weekends. This means I’m no longer responding to all blog comment emails. I’m sorry. I wish I could. But I just can’t manage it anymore. 🙁


Congrats to Midia, who won Ascending Hearts (Tempting Tales #2) by Keira Andrews and Leta Blake!

Congrats to Carla, who won Light the Fire by JL Merrow! Light the Fire will be released January 20 by JMS Books.

Congrats to Jess1, who won Love Means… No Limits (Farm #9) by Andrew GreyLove Means… No Limits will be released by Dreamspinner Press on January 21.



Contests

Bookity

Learn, Think, Make, Do

Cookity

Drinkity

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • Hockey fics!! 🙂 (Although I am actually reading a non-hockey fic right now.)

 Check out the awesome pillow I got from a friend! (I photographed it in the plastic because I knew thousands of black cat hairs would rush to it the minute the plastic was removed.)