February 2013

Ebook giveaway: The Brook Street Collection by Ava March [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Ava March for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming Regency m/m romance collection, The Brook Street Collection (includes Thief, Fortune Hunter, and Rogues), for a lucky commenter to win. The Brook Street Collection will be released by Carina Press on March 15.

London, 1822

Regency London – where polite manners and spotless reputations reign supreme. Yet behind the closed doors of three elegant town houses along Brook Street, passion and lust rule as gentlemen dare to risk scandal by falling in love…

In Thief, a lord intent on his first decadent night with a man finds love when he picks up a thief in a gambling hall. In Fortune Hunter, a man determined to marry an heiress instead falls in love with a wealthy young gentleman. And in Rogues, two of London’s most notorious rakes find out if their friendship can turn into something so much more…

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About Ava

Ava March is an author of Regency-set m/m erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. You can visit Ava online at her website or her blog.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Thursday, March 14.
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  • Winners will be selected by random number.
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  • If a winner doesn’t respond to my congratulations email within 48 hours, I will select another winner.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

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Ebook giveaway: If It Flies (Market Garden #3) by LA Witt & Aleksandr Voinov [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to L.A. Witt for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m taleIf It Flies (Market Garden #3) (written with Aleksandr Voinov), for a lucky commenter to win! If It Flies will be released by Riptide Publishing on March 11.

If it flies, drives, or fornicates, it’s cheaper to rent it.

Spencer is in a rut. Long hours at the law firm are sucking the life out of him, and he doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. He’s lonely, horny, and itching for something new, so he tries the Market Garden, an exclusive – and expensive – brothel. Spencer isn’t in the door five minutes before a cocky rentboy makes his move.

Nick isn’t just any rentboy, though. He’s a Dom, he’s a sadist, and he’s everything Spencer didn’t know he was missing. One night turns into more, and before long, Spencer is one of Nick’s regular clients.

Both men think they’re just scratching each other’s backs: Spencer’s exploring a submissive, masochistic side he never knew he had, and Nick is getting off and getting paid. But as time goes on, it’s clear their strictly professional arrangement…isn’t, and if Nick has one hard limit, it’s that he doesn’t get romantically entangled with his johns. The problem is, while Nick doesn’t want to be owned, Spencer’s no longer content with just renting.

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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, Friday, March 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!

My friend Jeanne under siege…

“I’m here to make sure this person doesn’t move around my territory. Not that she should even be here in the first place.” -Chaos

“I’m here in case there’s a chance for me to make more ends in her knitting!” -Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: Family Man by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton for for donating an ebook copy of their forthcoming m/m romance, Family Man, for a lucky commenter to win! Family Man will be released by Samhain Publishing on March 12.

Sometimes family choose you.

How does a man get to be forty without knowing whether he’s gay? That’s a question Vince Fierro is almost afraid to answer. If he is gay, it’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, he can’t help but wonder if he’s been playing for the wrong team.

There’s only one way to settle it, once and for all – head for Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.

Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek to the sultry strains of Coltrane, Trey finds himself wanting to help Vinnie figure things out – no promises, and no sex.

It seems like a simple plan, until their “no-sex” night turns into the best date of their lives and forges a connection that complicates everything.

Product Warnings
This book deals with alcoholism, broken promises, and overbearing little sisters.

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About Heidi

Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her family. Heidi also volunteers frequently for her state’s LGBT rights group, One Iowa, and is proud to be from the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage.

You can visit Heidi at her website and at her blog.

About Marie

Marie Sexton was always good at the technical aspects of writing but never had any ideas for stories. After graduating from Colorado State University, she worked for eleven years at an OB/GYN clinic. She quit the clinic at about the same time she started reading M/M romances. At some point in the ensuing months the static in her head cleared and her first story, Promises, was born.

Marie lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

You can learn more about Marie and her books at her website.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Monday, March 11.
  • 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!

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“What?!” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 154th (WiHG… again)



Congrats to Joder, who won Collusion (Diversion #2) by Eden WintersCollusion was released on February 24 by Amber Quill Press.

Congrats to Urbanista, who won Take It Off (Market Garden #2) by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov! Take It Off is being released today by Riptide Publishing.

Congrats to Irene, who won Something in the Way He Needs (Family #1) by Cardeno CSomething in the Way He Needs is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Wind-in-Hair Guy (WiHG)… for the eighth time.

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Well. Hello, pronoun confusion! 🙂


“Are the naughty boys gone? Is it safe to wake up yet? And did I just dream that the big kitty was mixed up with those naughty boys?!?” -Mayhem

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Linkity suspects all those crows are up to something nefarious



Congrats to Joder, who won Collusion (Diversion #2) by Eden WintersCollusion will be released on February 24 by Amber Quill Press.

Congrats to Urbanista, who won Take It Off (Market Garden #2) by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov! Take It Off will be released February 25 by Riptide Publishing.

Congrats to Irene, who won Something in the Way He Needs (Family #1) by Cardeno CSomething in the Way He Needs will be released on February 25 by Dreamspinner Press.



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Think, Make, Do, Learn

  • History of cup holders in cars. (via Consumerist) (I remember being really annoyed at Ford’s early cup holders because they were about an inch deep and anything you put in them was guaranteed to tip over and spill.)

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Reading Update
Natural Selection by minor_hue. free online. Good short Merlin-Arthur fanfic in which Arthur’s friends think he should settle down and set him up on a series of horrific blind dates, the only good part of which is waiter Merlin.
Crazy (Natural Selection #2) by minor_hue. free online. Steamy short epilogue to Natural Selection.

Please note that the below are not hockey fanfics…
I’m Every Goalie (In the Crease #0.5) by Carter Quinn. free online. Ok short about a goalie and a d-man on opposing teams who get together every chance they have.
In the Crease (In the Crease #1) by Carter Quinn. free online. Ok short set two years later than I’m Every Goalie. The goalie and the d-man are now playing on the same team, but…
Puck You (Puck You #1) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. Ok short m/m PWP between two fictitious NHL players from opposing teams.
Puck You, Two (Puck You #2) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. So-so short m/m PWP between the guys from the first book.
Puckin’ Right (Puck You #3) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. So-so short m/m PWP in which the two hockey players are now on the same team.
Outta My Crease (Puck You #4) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. Meh short m/m PWP in which the new goalie throws a twist into things.


 

“…zzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

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