September 2013

Um, would you believe the cats ate my Misadventure? No? Darn it.



Congrats to Rush, who won Junk by Josephine Myles!

Congrats to Suze, who won The Stars that Tremble by Kate McMurrayThe Stars that Tremble is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



My being busy is hell on the Misadventures in Stock Photography, isn’t it?! Yesterday was spent cleaning my old condo until late and I’ll be back there cleaning more today. On the plus side, it’ll hopefully be ready to go on the market after I get a carpet cleaner in there. Keep your fingers crossed that it sells quickly! 🙂


“Oh, yes, our old condo – so you’re getting rid of that like you’re getting rid of our old table?! I’m not getting off this table, so you can’t get rid of it!! Ha!” -Chaos

Although Chaos may be house panther-sized, he was easily removed when the guys from Steeple People came by for the table…

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Congrats to Rush, who won Junk by Josephine Myles!

Congrats to Suze, who won The Stars that Tremble by Kate McMurrayThe Stars that Tremble will be released on September 30 by Dreamspinner Press.



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Reading Update
An Eagle River Christmas by Lee Pulaski. ebook. Too much telling/info-dumping kept me distanced from the story.
The Trouble with Hairy (West  Hollywood Vampires #2) by Hal Bodner. ebook. There wasn’t anything wrong with the book itself. I just realized, about a quarter into it, that I really can’t read gruesomely detailed horror anymore, as it leaves me feeling physically ill.


“….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….” -Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: Accidental Alpha (Pack Partners #1) by Poppy Dennison [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Poppy Dennison for donating an ebook copy of her recently released paranormal m/m romance, Accidental Alpha (Pack Partners #1), for a lucky commenter to win!

A quiet life. A break from the dangers of being a cop. Yep, Lex Tompkins has his future all worked out. That is, until fate – or rather the stray toddler from the house across the street – bites those plans in the ass. Well, technically Lex’s neck. Suddenly, he’s transformed into the Alpha of the secret werewolf clan hiding in the perfect, out of the way neighborhood of Lex’s dreams.

Now Lex is the unlikely leader of a dysfunctional pack… except for Spencer Robinson, the one shifter Lex can’t seem to keep his paws off. Will Spencer be able to teach Lex how to embrace who he has truly become?

Because accidents happen…

…but fate marks its own territory.

Excerpt

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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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“I’m keeping my eye on you over there, big kitty!!” -Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Ashley, who won Wild Magic (Triad #4) by Poppy Dennison! Wild Magic is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.

Congrats to laurie d, who won the Playing Ball anthology, courtesy of Kate McMurrayPlaying Ball is also being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Many thanks to Heidi Cullinan for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, Love Lessons, for a lucky commenter to win! Love Lessons will be released on October 1 by Samhain Publishing.

Love doesn’t come with a syllabus.

Kelly Davidson has waited what seems like forever to graduate high school and get out of his small-minded, small town. But when he arrives at Hope University, he quickly realizes finding his Prince Charming isn’t so easy. Everyone here is already out. In fact, Kelly could be the only virgin on campus.

Worst of all, he’s landed the charming, handsome, gay campus Casanova as a roommate, whose bed might as well be equipped with a revolving door.

Walter Lucas doesn’t believe in storybook love. Everyone is better off having as much fun as possible with as many people as possible…except his shy, sad little sack of a roommate is seriously screwing up his world view.

As Walter sets out to lure Kelly out of his shell, staying just friends is harder than he anticipated. He discovers love is a crash course in determination. To make the grade, he’ll have to finally show up for class…and overcome his own private fear that love was never meant to last.

Warning: This story contains lingering glances, milder than usual sexual content for this author, and a steamy dance-floor kiss. Story has no dairy or egg content, but may contain almonds.

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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.

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  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, September 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…
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“…………………” -Chaos & Mayhem

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Ebook giveaway: Corruption (Diversion #3) by Eden Winters [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Eden Winters for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romantic suspense, Corruption (Diversion #3), for a lucky commenter to win! Corruption will be released October 1 by Rocky Ridge Books.

Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.

SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.

Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.

Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.

When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?

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About Eden

Our heroine sits quietly in her cube, just one of many, typing, filing, and breaking the occasional nail, hiding her true identity beneath her clever disguise of nerdy glasses and business suits (with sensible shoes!). Frantic eyes watch the clock as she waits impatiently for the ruse to end and her true calling to begin.

With eager anticipation she drives her average car to her average home, and eats her average (vegetarian and completely healthy!) meal alone. The minutes tick by, and when the sun finally sets she leaps tall sofas in a single bound, shedding her disguise to take on her true super heroine persona! Is she in such a rush to save the world? Save the city? Save the neighbor’s kitten from a tree! No! She liberates her laptop from the evil clutches of arch villain, Hall Closet, and flings it open to free the worlds hiding within its depths. There are lonely werewolves searching desperately for mates, spoiled rich boys just waiting for her gentle caress of the keyboard to create someone who’ll truly understand them, and futuristic soldiers, gunning across the universe to save the men they love… No scenario is too bizarre! A time traveling pirate? No problem! Violin playing specter haunting a Scottish castle? You betcha!

When she’s not busily creating happy-ever-afters for fictional hotties, our heroine enjoys music, the great outdoors, and cruising down the highway on the back of a Harley Davidson.

You can visit Eden at her blog, website, and GoodReads.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, September 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.)
  • 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!
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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!

“What do you mean, you just set this kitty bed down for a minute and now you need it back?!?!” -Mayhem

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