January 2013

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.

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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.

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

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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…

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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.

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…
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  • 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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…
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  • Winners will be selected by random number.
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  • Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from stumblingoverchaos.com!
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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!

 

 

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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

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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.



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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.)

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