November 2013

Abbreviated linkity on a day when I said there’d be none



Congrats to Astrid, who won Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles!

Congrats to  choccygrl, who won A Lion in Tails by Andrew GreyA Lion in Tails will be released by Dreamspinner Press on December 1 as part of its 2013 Advent Calendar.



Randonymity

  • I know I said there wouldn’t be linkity this week, but since I needed to post something about two contests closing this evening, you got a teeny weeny bit of linkity, too.
  • I sold my old condo! And there was much rejoicing.

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Think, Do, Make, Learn

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Gluten Free

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • I’ll let you guess. 😉

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, BatCat!

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Ebook giveaway: Christmas Serendipity by Liam Livings [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Liam Livings for donating an ebook copy of his forthcoming m/m holiday romance, Christmas Serendipity, for a lucky commenter to win! Christmas Serendipity will be released by JMS Books on December 8.

In a snowy small town in England just before Christmas, handyman Christian thinks the world has ended – his parents are still getting used to his being gay and have disinvited him to their Christmas. Former waiter David has just been fired and is still getting used to the fact that his useless, cheating, money-grabbing, waste-of-space boyfriend has just dumped him. Their mutual friend Cathy steps in and invites the two strangers to a non-family Christmas at the flat she shares with Tony.

With Cathy’s organizational skills and enthusiasm, these four spend Christmas together, making the best of it and getting to know each other. A spark of attraction clearly brings David and Christian closer, and spending the festive season together may be just what these two refugees need to calm their troubled souls.

But the past still haunts them both and threatens to be their undoing. Is love enough to overcome the burdens they bear? Can they find a happy Christmas together after all?

Excerpt (scroll down)

About Liam

Three things about Liam – there are five more on the website and one is a lie:

  1. He lives, with his partner and cats, where east London ends and becomes nine-carat-gold- highlights-and-fake-tan-west-Essex.
  2. He was born in Hampshire with two club feet (look it up, it’s not nice) and problem ears, needing grommets: this meant he was in plaster from toe to groin until he was two, and had to swim with a cap and olive oil soaked lamb’s wool over his ears – olive oil bought from a health food shop, before it was sold by supermarkets.
  3. He started writing when he was 14: sat in French lessons during a French exchange trip, for want of anything better to do, he wrote pen portraits about his French exchange’s teachers. He wrote for his school’s creative writing magazine and still writes a diary every day.

You can find out more about Liam on his 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, December 6.
  • 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!

*sun stupor* -Mayhem

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Signed paperbacks giveaway: The Replacement Guitarist (2nd ed) & Home for the Holidays (The Replacement Guitarist #2) (2nd ed) by Lori Toland [CONTEST CLOSED]



Congrats to Shelley, who won Let It Snow by Heidi Cullinan! Let It Snow is being released today by Samhain Publishing.



Many thanks to Lori Toland for donating signed paperback copies of her recently rereleased m/m romances, The Replacement Guitarist (2nd ed) and Home for the Holidays (The Replacement Guitarist #2) (2nd ed), for a lucky commenter to win!

Blaze Shinozuka has two goals: get a job as a guitarist and lose his virginity. At an audition for a famous pop star, he draws the attention of celebrity manager Jason Stockton – and their instant attraction sends his world careening off its axis just as he is thrust into the gritty world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Straight-laced music manager Jason Stockton is always professional and never dips his pen in the company ink. But there is something about Blaze that leaves him wanting what he shouldn’t. The guitarist’s exotic beauty and compelling innocence is a temptation Jason can’t resist.

After one lie in the national media pushes them apart, Blaze must decide whether he will trust Jason, a man he shouldn’t touch, let alone love. The cutthroat, jealous world of rock ‘n’ roll, has chewed up and spit out the toughest musicians, and Blaze vows he will be the last man standing, even after the music stops.

This gay romance contains very frequent love scenes, drug use and a very angry pop star dead set on coming between two men who will stop at nothing to be together.

Jason Stockton and Blaze Shinozuka are looking forward to escaping their hectic rock and roll lifestyle for a relaxing holiday. Their plan seems promising, and the passion between them burns hotter than ever as they keep each other warm despite the icy temperatures.

When a surprise Stockton family get-together threatens to reveal what Jason would rather keep hidden, their budding relationship is put to the test and an impromptu trip to Hawaii makes the differences between them more obvious than ever.

Thanks to two chaotic family holidays and a lot of painful secrets, Christmas could end up being more than their new found love can endure.

And *NEW* The Journey Onward

Getting back from paradise and being alone is exactly what Jason and Blaze need to build their relationship and break down the barriers between them but nothing is ever that simple. Being in LA means back to work for Jason and Blaze gets a sample of what life will be like as Jason’s partner.

Can loving each other be enough to keep them together? Blaze is finding out how much work goes into keeping a relationship alive and in their darkest hour, they will have to stand united as partners to weather a storm that could devastate their future.

Also by Lori

About Lori

CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero. You can find out more about Lori and her books at her website, on her blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, December 6.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old and that you can legally receive the book in the country in which you live.
  • 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.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Keeping an eye on you, Mom!” -Mayhem

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 179th (It’s Not Polite To Stare Guy [INPTSG])



Congrats to Peaches, who won Inside Out by Andrew GreyInside Out is being released by Dreamspinner Press today.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting It’s Not Polite To Stare Guy (INPTSG). There’s definitely a reason everyone uses the half-face stock photo – check out the full face version.

After the

-wearing

that he was actually a

, he disobeyed the

(with whom he used to be

), was trapped in the magical

of

, and subsequently had to visit some

.

Two weeks in a row that they make (some sort of) sense. O.O


“Hmph.” -Mayhem

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Waiting until the last minute to try to come up with a linkity title is always a bad idea



Congrats to Peaches, who won Inside Out by Andrew GreyInside Out will be released by Dreamspinner Press on November 25.



Randonymity

  • I think I’ve triumphed over Windows 8 on my new computer by installing a shell that makes it mostly act like Windows 7. 🙂
  • No linkity next week, due to the US Thanksgiving holiday.

Bookity

Think, Do, Make, Learn

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Gluten-Free

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • Hockey fics………………………

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

“There aren’t enough birds to look at now. Hmph.” -Mayhem

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