Wham, bam, linkity, shazam! In which Mayhem turns 7.



Congrats to Loren, who won The Argentine Seduction (The Chimera Affair #1.5) by Keira Andrews!

Congrats to Susan, who won In Search of a Story by Andrew Gre! In Search of a Story is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Happy 7th birthday, Mayhem!!! 🙂

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Do not disturb. Deep birthday thoughts in progress! (Or nap preparation – who can tell?!)

Ebook giveaway: Son of a Gun (2nd ed) by AM Riley [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to AM Riley for donating ebook copies of her recently re-released m/m romantic suspense, Son of a Gun (2nd ed), to the first two people who answer the following questions correctly:

  1. Where did Stefan Sanchez grow up?
  2. What happened to his father?
  3. What does he do for a living?
  4. Which NHL hockey team will win the Stanley Cup this year?

Do your own work, because there’s no guarantee the previous commenter answered correctly. 😉

CONTEST CLOSED. Congrats, Yvette and DebraG!

This is a newly edited version; the first edition was released under MLR Press in 2010.

Stefan Sanchez,s number one reason to flee Boerne, Texas, twelve years ago, was closeted deputy Chet Blain. Since then he has lived in Los Angeles, become a successful author of children’s books and managed his sexual relationships with a certain cool cynicism.

When Stefan returns to Texas for the funeral of his best friend, Tommy, he is confronted by painful memories: His infamous father, shot as a traitor, his alcoholic mother, and Chet, who seems to want to start their old painful relationship all over again. Added to this is a missing widow, drugs in the trunk of his rental car, and a hunky Secret Service agent who seems determined to make Stefan’s business his business.

It all ends in a mad chase across the infamously haunted Devil’s Backbone where ghosts from the past and personal demons in the present all conspire to give Stefan a chance to close the book on his childhood forever… or die trying.

Excerpt (scroll down and select tab)

AM’s Other Books

About AM

AM Riley is a film editor and sometime poet, living and working in Los Angeles, with an interest in paranormal, erotica, and anything that tests established boundaries.

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Ebook giveaway: Sole Support by Kaje Harper [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Kaje Harper for donating an ebook copy two ebook copies of her forthcoming m/m romance, Sole Support, for a lucky commenters to win! Sole Support will be released by Samhain Publishing on June 4. Thanks to Kaje for donating a second copy after we hit 100 comments!

He can find a use for his lover’s hands…except when he needs help the most.

Kellen is short on cash – at least until his first novel starts to sell – but he has plenty of friends. None of them, unfortunately, share his love of books. For that he turns to IM chats with Mike from his online book group.

Though he manages to coax the shy, socially inept pathologist into a real-time meeting, Kellen has no intention of letting his new friend become more than a casual lover. Shaky finances and ailing mother aside, self-sufficiency is Kellen’s prime directive.

Mike considers himself a nerd of the highest order – short, bespectacled, prone to blurting out the wrong thing at the worst possible time. Meeting Kellen face to face is the biggest risk of his life, and he wonders if they’ll get more body parts together than just their faces.

First meeting leads to first date – first everything for Mike – and soon Kellen’s faced with breaking his just-friends-with-benefits rule. Yet as his elderly mother wanders deeper into senility, Kellen wonders if it’s better to lean on Mike rather than fall.

Product Warnings
Contains an emotional love story between a too-proud-for-his-own-good writer with an allergy to the L-word, and a painfully shy scientist who takes his sisters’ nagging to “get out there” literally. Oh, and an adorable stray cat.

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About Kaje

I live in Minnesota (where the two seasons are snow removal and road-repair, and the mosquito is the state bird, and where sometimes in winter it is so beautiful you can’t breathe for gazing at it). I have been writing for longer than I care to admit, and currently am focused on writing m/m romance. I have an interview on the BookWenches site that is more biographical, for those who are interested.

My first professionally published book, Life Lessons, came out from MLR Press in May 2011. This was the first thing I had submitted anywhere and I was thrilled when it was accepted. And now I have other work in print, both free and professionally published. This writing thing is addictive. So read, comment, tell me what you like and what you don’t, and help me make the upcoming books even better.

You can find out more about Kaje and her books on her blog and at Goodreads.

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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!

“Why are you making those ridiculous cooing noises, Mom? You are so weird!” -Mayhem

Ebook giveaway: Save the Date by Kate McMurray [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Kate McMurray for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Save the Date, for a lucky commenter to win! Save the Date will be released on June 4 by Loose Id.

Tristan knows he and his ex-boyfriend Stuart were not meant to be, but that doesn’t make the invitation to Stuart’s wedding any less of a punch in the face. Tris decides that the only thing for it is to find a super hot date to prove to Stuart that he’s moved on and is doing just fine, thanks.

The path to the altar is fraught with obstacles, however, and Tris has to deal with the wilds of online dating, wardrobe malfunctions, men who look like pirates, emotional baggage, grooms with cold feet, and sports team rivalries before he even gets to the wedding. But when Tris stumbles on love in the last place he expects, he’ll need to let go of the past in order to move forward.

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About Kate

Kate McMurray is a nonfiction editor by day. Among other things, Kate is crafty (mostly knitting and sewing, but she also wields power tools), she plays the violin, she has an English degree, and she is maybe a little obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can find out more about Kate at her website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, June 3.
  • 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 luck and counterintuitive espionage 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.)
  • Winner 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!

“No, that’s fine, you don’t need to move your hard and lumpy stack of stuff for my comfort or anything…” -Mayhem

Linkity would celebrate, but too tired



No Misadventure on Monday because it’s a holiday in the US! Hope everyone has a great weekend. 🙂



Randonymity

  • The project from hell deployed Wednesday. Been a while since I was in the office for 15 hours. Let’s hope it’s a while before I have to do that again.
  • Let’s hope that I start to sleep a little better now. Fours of sleep/night is not cutting it. *yawn* So, so, so tired.
  • Linkity’s going to be briefish because of that!
  • Still don’t feel like I’ll ever catch up…

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“My dastardly plot is about to come to fruition…” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding (Strawberries for Dessert #2) by Marie Sexton [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Marie Sexton for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding (Strawberries for Dessert #2), for a lucky commenter to win! Fear, Hope, and Bread Pudding will be released by Dreamspinner Press on June 5.

Families should grow, not shrink. It’s been on Jon Kechter’s mind since before he tied the knot with his millionaire lover, Cole Fenton. Now hoping to adopt, Jon and Cole search for a mother-to-be willing to let them love her baby, but the interminable wait is wearing on them both.

Jon is close to his father, George, but until Cole, he didn’t have anyone else. Now George is pushing Cole to reconcile with his estranged mother. When the three of them spend Christmas with her in Munich, the results are disastrous. Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but no hope exists without a tinge of fear. Jon and Cole can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.

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About Marie

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 websiteTwitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon.

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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!

“Why are all of you upside down? You look silly.” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: In Search of a Story by Andrew Grey [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to DebraG, who won Backwoods Asylum by Megan DerrBackwoods Asylum is being released today by Less Than Three Press.



Many thanks to Andrew Grey for donating an ebook copy of his forthcoming m/m romantic suspense, In Search of a Story, for a lucky commenter to win! In Search of a Story will be released by Dreamspinner Press on May 31.

He’s searching for a story but finds so much more.

Brad Torrence is next on the chopping block at the newspaper where he works. Hungry for any source he can find, he runs across an ad in the classifieds: For Sale: Nursery Items, Never Used. It’s the lead he’s been looking for. Thinking a piece about the loss of a child will give him the edge he needs to keep his job, Brad follows up. He doesn’t expect a single man to answer.

Rather than being offended, Cory Wolfe finds sharing the story of his grief and pain liberating. He’s even surprised by the spark that strikes, and one story leads to another.

Brad digs into his stories and Cory’s life, eager to know everything about the man who’s caught his attention. But when a lead points him to the hospital where Cory works, he unearths a mystery that might have been safer left buried. Brad’s search for a story could prove deadly…

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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 CDT, Thursday, May 30.
  • 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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  • 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!

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

Ebook giveaway: The Argentine Seduction (The Chimera Affair #1.5) by Keira Andrews [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Keira Andrews for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m romantic suspense, The Argentine Seduction (The Chimera Affair #1.5), for a lucky commenter to win!

When brilliant university student Sebastian went on the run with deadly spy Kyle to escape assassins, he never imagined he’d end up a spy himself – or that he and Kyle would fall for each other. Now Sebastian’s ready for his first daring mission: to seduce a Russian arms dealer and steal missile plans before they fall into the wrong hands.

In the simmering heat of Buenos Aires, protective Kyle arrives as mission backup- – and fights his unexpected jealousy and powerful urge to keep Sebastian safe. When their plans go awry, Sebastian and Kyle must scramble to complete their mission and work together as equals. Romance and espionage aren’t easy bedfellows. Can two spies thwart the bad guys – and keep their love affair alive?

Excerpt

Also by Keira

About Keira

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical and fantasy fiction, and – although she loves delicious angst along the way – Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” You can find out more about Keira and her books at her website and on Twitter and Facebook.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Thursday, May 30.
  • 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 luck and counterintuitive espionage 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.)
  • Winner 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!

Sleeping copycats! 🙂

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 166th (Pirate Guy)



Congrats to Gabrielle J, who won the signed paperback copy of Bound to the Beast (The Greenwood) by Kay Berrisford!

Congrats to Carolyn, who won Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C! Until Forever Comes is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Pirate Guy. 🙂

Sometimes

got tired of playing

, but not often – he enjoyed the

being

, and he loved sailing under the

, landing

of the

and moving like a

through

.

Well, that isn’t even very confusing! 🙂


“Hmph. I don’t see any birds at all – just another naughty boy!” -Mayhem

Land of the red-hot linkities



Congrats to Gabrielle J, who won the signed paperback copy of Bound to the Beast (The Greenwood) by Kay Berrisford!

Congrats to Carolyn, who won Until Forever Comes (Mates #2) by Cardeno C! Until Forever Comes will be released on May 20 by Dreamspinner Press.



Randonymity

  • Well, there are a few leaves here in Minneapolis this week, but most of them are really tiny still. Things will speed up if we get some of the rain that’s in the forecast.

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  • *smiles winningly*

“This is the best wastebasket of all the wastebaskets, based on my extensive paws-on testing.” -Mayhem