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.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Thursday, March 14.
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  • This contest is open worldwide!

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“Hey!!! Hungry here!!!!!” -Chaos

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.
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  • 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

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.

Excerpt (scroll down and select tab)

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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.
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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!

Truth in advertising…

“What?!” -Chaos

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

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.



Contests

Bookity

Ebookity

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.)

Cookity

Drinkity

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

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

Ebook giveaway: The Fight Within (The Good Fight #2) by Andrew Grey [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Andrew Grey for donating an ebook copy of his forthcoming m/m romance, The Fight Within (The Good Fight #2), for a lucky commenter to win! The Fight Within will be released by Dreamspinner Press on March 4.

Bryce Morton needs a change of scenery. Since his partner’s death a year ago, he’s become withdrawn and quiet, so his friends, Jerry Lincoln and Akecheta (John) Black Raven, convince him to go camping with them on a Sioux reservation. Though he’s not immediately sure he’s done the right thing, Bryce becomes more interested when he meets Paytah, the man who owns the reservation’s trading post.

Paytah Stillwater’s life is filled with hurt, and sometimes the only thing he has left is pride. After being abused as a child and disbelieved when he spoke up, he has withdrawn into himself – but he can never truly put his past behind him, because the source of his pain still lives on the reservation. Paytah is proud of his heritage and careful with his heart, but when Bryce commits a selfless act of kindness for one of the reservation’s children, the walls around Paytah’s heart begin to melt.

Bryce and Paytah each fight the pain within them. When Paytah’s abuser sets his sights on one of the reservation youngsters, Bryce and Payton must set their individual fights aside. Finding a way to stop the abuser unites them to fight their way forward – together.

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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.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, March 1.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
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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!

“Die, foul piece of fluff!” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: Velocity (Impulse #3) by Amelia C Gormley [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Amelia C. Gormley for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Velocity (Impulse #3), for a lucky commenter to win! And if the winner hasn’t read the first two books, Inertia and Acceleration, they will be included in the prize! Amelia will release Velocity on March 2.

REACHING OPTIMUM SPEED

For Detroit handyman Derrick Chance and his lover, Gavin Hayes, the holiday season is filled with the promise of new beginnings. Gavin’s officially moving in, and after the New Year, they’ll begin house hunting. But they both know all the talk of gift exchange, whose holiday ornaments go where, and what repairs and remodels will be needed to put Derrick’s house on the market is only a smoke screen.

Before the month is over, Gavin will have the final verdict on whether or not his dangerously delusional ex, Lukas, infected him with HIV. No matter how good Gavin’s chances appear with the three-month hurdle already passed, neither he nor Derrick knows what the future holds for them.

The holidays have always been a time of loss and mourning for Derrick, but now he has to stay strong as Gavin’s own fears and doubts assail him relentlessly. And when Lukas returns, unexpectedly penitent amid troubling revelations, Gavin has to ask himself whether he can offer Derrick the future he deserves, or whether these first few months of happiness are the best they will ever get.

Excerpt

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About Amelia

Amelia C. Gormley may seem like anyone else. But the truth is she sings in the shower, dances doing laundry, and writes blisteringly hot m/m erotic romance while her five year old is napping. When she’s not writing, Amelia single-handedly juggles her husband, her son, their home, and the obstacles of life by turning into a everyday superhero. And that, she supposes, is just like anyone else. Her first novella from the Impulse Trilogy is available through Amazon, Smashwords and other retailers. You can find out more about Amelia and her books at her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

Contest Rules

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

“…so…sleepy…” -Mayhem

Ebook giveaway: Chrysalis Cage (Travelers #5) by Becky Black [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Becky Black for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m science fiction romance, Chrysalis Cage (Travelers #5), for a lucky commenter to win!

Rebel fighter Jarrett is helpless in the care of Marc, an Earther who considers him a terrorist. Jarrett’s only chance of escape is to seduce Marc before he claims the huge reward on Jarrett’s head.

Jarrett Blake’s escaping from prison after months of torture and solitary confinement, but his bid for freedom ends when his stolen ship crashes into a remote moon. He wakes to find himself with two broken legs and helpless in the care of Marc Satie, a technician stationed alone at an isolated monitoring station. Marc saved Jarrett’s life, but was it an act of mercy or does he want to claim the reward on Jarrett’s head? It’s a big reward – as befits the most wanted terrorist in the galaxy.

Jarrett gradually recovers under Marc’s care and seduces him, hoping Marc will never turn his lover over to the authorities. As time passes. Jarrett begins to think of it as more than a seduction. Marc is beautiful, gentle and kind and Jarrett’s had none of those things in his life for a long time. He wants Marc at his side permanently.

But Marc has a secret and the exposure of it will show Jarrett he’s been in more danger than he ever realized. Marc is not the man Jarrett thought he was. After the truth comes out, Marc proposes a daring plan. If it succeeds they can walk away together as free men. But they have very different ideas about where they’re walking to.

Excerpt

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About Becky

A long time science fiction fan, Becky thinks there are few story ideas that can’t be improved by the addition of the words “in space”. If the story also includes two gorgeous men unable to keep their hands off each other then so much the better. She’d happily go into space herself, but being English would insist on there being a reliable supply of tea available.

She likes nothing more than trapping her characters in tricky no-win situations and watching them figure a way out. When not chasing her characters up trees and throwing rocks at them Becky can be found working in an office – where she’s usually thinking about the next rock to throw.

You can find out more about Becky and her books at her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Thursday, February 28.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
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  • 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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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Mmm… dinner’s in just 10 more hours!” -Chaos

Today’s Misadventure has been called due to work

It was a very long weekend, filled with work. Yes, the accursed work project is still in progress. No, I am not very happy about that. Anyway! My Misadventures post never got beyond the draft stage… Better luck next Monday! 🙂



Congrats to Morgana, who won Duet (2nd ed) by Eden Winter! Duet is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



“Ignoring you, Mom! Since you just stared at that computer all weekend and ignored me. Hmph.” -Chaos

Titles for linkity are overrated anyway



Congrats to Morgana, who won Duet (2nd ed) by Eden Winter! Duet will be released on February 18 by Dreamspinner Press.



Contests

Bookity

Ebookity

Think, Learn, Make, Do

Cookity

Gluten-Free

Drinkity

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

  • Truth. (Hover your cursor over the comic for additional text.)

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • Look! Over there! Didn’t distract you? Hmm, how about some hockey hugs – amusingly slashy. 🙂

I see your butt, Mayhem! 🙂

“No, you don’t!” -Mayhem