Paperback giveaway: Higher Ground by Becky Black [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to SarahM, who won Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper! Spirit Sanguine is being released today by Samhain Publishing.



Many thanks to Becky Black for donating a paperback copy of her m/m science fiction romance, Higher Ground, for a lucky commenter to win!

Zach is impatient and likes to hurry. Adam likes to take it slow and to tease. But, they’d have worked it all out – if only the end of the world hadn’t gotten in the way.

Zach Benesh is sure his prediction is right – the island colony of Zahara is about to sink into the ocean. Adam Gray isn’t as certain, but he’s happy to follow the intense, brilliant geophysicist into the mountains to escape the flooding. Though he’d be even happier without three hundred other people – and their pets – tagging along. He’d like to have Zach all to himself out there.

But Zach’s prediction is right and as disaster begins to unfold towards an unstoppable, inevitable conclusion, the two young scientists must become a team in the fight to save their people. They draw strength from their rapidly developing relationship, but the higher Zach and Adam climb, the more difficult the tests they face – as lovers and as men.

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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.

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*stupor* -Chaos

Zippity, linkity, zoom!



Congrats to Jackie M, Kendra, Ann B, and Denise, who won Racing for the Sun by Amy LaneRacing for the Sun is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Randonymity (being a new section for stray thoughts from me)

  • Monday night we got an inch or two of snow. Today it’s supposed to be nearly 70F… Nothing green and growing out there yet. Alas.
  • The work project from hell continues, with no end in sight… *sigh*

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“Sunbeams on my body make me sleepy… eventually.” -Mayhem

Ebook giveaway: Brainy and the Beast by JM Cartwright [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to JM Cartwright for donating an ebook copy of her recently released m/m romance, Brainy and the Beast, for a lucky commenter to win!

Robotics researcher Henry Travis uses his brain for just about everything, but once he meets Nick Shelton over the hood of his 1960 Mercedes 300, he’s at a loss. How does he control his attraction to this brash, sexy mechanic?

Nick owns his own classic car garage, and he is more than willing to hit it with the brainy, seriously hot, Henry. What he doesn’t need is the aggro that comes with feelings. But since his 14-year old nephew, Grant, has come to live with him, he’s been dealing with aggravation every day. And now his dad lives with him, too. A dad who doesn’t mind commenting on Nick’s lame parenting skills.

With Henry turning his crank in a big way, and Nick enjoying not being in charge for a change, things heat up pretty fast. They’re actually dating, with dinner and everything, before he knows it. And the after-dinner drinks at Henry’s gorgeous house have Nick wiping the sweat from his brow.

But Henry and Grant don’t get along; Nick isn’t sure he wants a relationship at all, and Nick’s dad, Big Mike, has an opinion on everything.

How’s a guy to have fun on the weekends – even during the week, for crying out loud – with all the family baggage hanging around?

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About JM

I’ve been a mix of a thinker and a doer for pretty much my whole life. The doer part is usually in charge. But I believe it’s the thinker that adds the spice, the panache and the zest.

My stories come from both sides – the doer helps me get the damned things done while the thinker lets me express my creative, artistic side. My day job of running a small business appreciates both parts and I’ve learned to be more patient, more thoughtful as I go through the day-to-day tasks and interact with people. I’ve also learned to appreciate a lot more things about my life since I started seriously writing, and I’ve had an entire world opened up to me from the day I was brave enough to click send and submit my manuscript.

I sold A Change Of Tune (which was actually the third book in the Change series that I wrote) first. I felt it was the strongest, which at the time I think was fairly accurate. By working with an incredible editor (Kate, I adore you) the other two got stronger, held a little more depth. I believe that each book I pen reflects my growth as a writer and I’m grateful to those in the business who are helping me, teaching me, letting me virtually hang around and absorb smartness.

The community of writers is an interesting place. Like all industries, it has its quirks, its absolutely riveting drama and its uplifting, triumphant events. I’m really glad to be accepted into it and I hope to broaden the readership for LGBT books with my small offerings.

I grew up in and live in America’s Second City. It’s an exciting place to be and offers lots of professional challenges and opportunities. I do have a hankering for the mountains, though. I love tall trees, water, green spaces and critters. I’m lucky enough to live surrounded by some of that, and my gardens are my pride and joy.

I hope you’ll let me know what you think of my writing, so feel free to drop me a line. Please consider joining my mailing list and I’ll keep you updated on what’s happening in my neck of the woods.

You can find out more about JM and her books at her webpage, blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

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“Quit moving and taking my picture, Mom! You’re interfering with my lap nap experience.” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood by TA Chase & Devon Rhodes [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Ilona, who won Organic Chemistry byAndrew GreyOrganic Chemistry is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Many thanks to Devon Rhodes for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood (written with TA Chase), for a lucky commenter to win! A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood will be released by Total-E-Bound on May 6.

A handsome Bollywood actor must choose between his career and a rugged cricket player from his past, who he’s fallen in love with…again.

Rajan Malik has the world of Bollywood in the palm of his hand…a beautiful girlfriend, starring roles, adoring fans…He should be happy, but behind the facade lies a man conflicted and exhausted by the pressure placed on him by his ill mother, his agent and society. His life is not his own, and all he wants to do is escape.

Indian Premier League cricketer Ajay Singh can’t believe how bad his university roommate Rajan looks when he spots his picture in the paper. They had parted on bad terms. Still, he’s moved to offer Rajan his support by renewing their friendship.

But friendship was not all they shared back then. Though Ajay is out, Rajan isn’t willing to give up his carefully cultivated Bollywood image to be with him publicly. And with very little privacy, it won’t take long for someone to find out they are more than friends.

Their renewed secret affair is fraught with difficulties as they deal with the death of Rajan’s mother, the secret of Rajan’s till-now absent father, a jealous friend, intrusive social media, and threatening notes from someone who seems to know all about their private lives.

It’s a bit of a sticky wicket they find themselves in. Will it be too late when both men finally realise that they’ll need to compromise, or stand to lose everything?

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About Devon

I have always had my nose in a book and my head in the clouds! Now I’m finally doing what I love as a career. When I’m not lost in my imagination, you can find me in beautiful Oregon and at my website, blog, or Facebook.

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“Did you hear that?! There are birds!! Outside the window!!! Which isn’t open. Drat.” -Mayhem

Ebook giveaway: Soul Magic (Triad #3) by Poppy Dennison [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Hikaru, who won Dangerous Submission (Dangerous Affairs #2) by Lori Toland! Dangerous Submission is being released today by Loose Id.



Many thanks to Poppy Dennison for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Soul Magic (Triad #3), for a lucky commenter to win! Soul Magic will be released by Dreamspinner Press on May 6.

Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.

Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist – one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.

Also by Poppy

About Poppy

A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.

You can find out more about Poppy at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

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“Crazy eyes? Don’t know what you’re talking about, Mom…” -Chaos

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 162nd (The return of Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy [LTGNAFG])

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy (LTGNAFG).

It’s usually true that

, there’s fire, and so

,

(

indeed) had to call in the

(who had such

that they seemed

) to get

before the entire town went

due to a plan by

to get some

on the

firefighter she’d gone to for

, but who instead had whispered

to her: “

.”

I hope none of you tried to read that aloud and collapsed from oxygen deprivation…


*ignoring naughty boys and their fans* -Mayhem

Linkity is ignoring the current blizzard



Congrats to Yvette, who won Temporary Mark (Collared #3) by Kim DareTemporary Mark will be released by Total-E-Bound on April 22.



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“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Lou Harper for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Spirit Sanguine, for a lucky commenter to win! Spirit Sanguine will be released on April 30 by Samhain Publishing.

Is that a wooden stake in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

After five years in eastern Europe using his unique, inborn skills to slay bloodsuckers, Gabe is back in his hometown Chicago and feeling adrift. Until he’s kidnapped by a young, sexy vampire who seems more interested in getting into his pants than biting into his neck.

Harvey Feng is one-half Chinese, one-hundred-percent vampire. He warns Gabe to stay out of the Windy City, but somehow he isn’t surprised when the young slayer winds up on his doorstep. And why shouldn’t Gabe be curious? A vegetarian vampire isn’t something one sees every day.

Against their better judgment, slayer and vampire succumb to temptation. But their affair attracts unexpected attention.

When Chicago’s Vampire Boss makes Gabe an offer he can’t refuse, the unlikely lovers are thrust into peril and mystery in the dark heart of the Windy City. Together they hunt for kidnappers, a killer preying on young humans, and vicious vampire junkies.

However, dealing with murderous humans and vampires alike is easy compared to figuring out if there’s more to their relationship than hot, kinky sex.

Warning: Fangalicious man-on-man action, a troublesome twink, cross-dressing vampiress, and role-playing involving a fedora.

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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.

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“Go away! I’m hiding by the toasty warm radiator!” -Chaos

“Ok, fine, I don’t have to hide under the quilt to appreciate the toasty warm radiator.” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Amy Lane for donating an ebook copy one of two three four ebook copies of her forthcoming m/m romance, Racing for the Sun, for a lucky commenter to win! Racing for the Sun will be released by Dreamspinner Press on April 26. (Amy donated a second copy when the contest broke 100 comments!) (And then a third copy when the contest broke 125 comments… and a fourth at 150!)

“I’ll do anything.”

Staff Sergeant Jasper “Ace” Atchison takes one look at Private Sonny Daye and knows that every word on paper about him is pure, unadulterated bullshit. But Sonny is desperate, and although Ace isn’t going to take him up on his offer of “anything,” that doesn’t mean he isn’t tempted.

Instead, Ace takes Sonny under his wing, protecting him when they’re in the service and making plans with him when they get out. Together, they’re going to own a garage and build race cars and make their fortune hurtling faster than light across the desert. Together, they’re going to rewrite the past, make Sonny Daye a whole and happy person, and put the ghosts in Ace’s heart to rest.

But not even Sonny can build a car fast enough to escape the ghosts of the past. When Sonny’s ghosts drive them down and run their plans off the road, Ace finds out exactly what he’s made of. Maybe Sonny was the one to promise Ace anything, but there is nothing under the sun Ace won’t do to keep Sonny safe from harm.

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About Amy

Amy Lane knits, mothers four children, and writes like she’s got a slave-driver with a whip and a cattle-prod standing behind her chair. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, a really gassy dog, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at her blog and her website, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Thursday, April 25.
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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Panther Princesses are always beautiful! Duh.” -Mayhem