July 2015

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 243rd (Punk Twink Guy)



Congrats to Idamus, who won Dancing Days by Clare London!



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

the Punk

forgot that it was the

during his

from

and never lived to greet the

.

Whoops.


“I’m really too tired to deal with naughty boys today, Mom.” -Mayhem

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Congrats to Idamus, who won Dancing Days by Clare London!



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Reading Update
The Beautiful Mystery (Three Pines #8) by Louise Penny. Good continuation of the series, with much less angst than I was expecting based on the previous book… at least initially. Let’s just say I’m eying the next book anxiously and suspiciously… This was the first book that had only the briefest reference to Three Pines – it mostly takes place at a remote Quebec monastery.
Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects by Bee Shay. Pretty much what it says on the tin! I liked the examples of the various experiments – I’ll definitely refer back to this one when I want to do a photo transfer using gel medium, for example. What I didn’t like was the tacit art knowledge that seemed to be required throughout the book.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

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Ebook giveaway: Prickly Business (Portland Pack Chronicles #1) by Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Piper Vaughn for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Prickly Business (Portland Pack Chronicles #1), for a lucky commenter to win! Prickly Business will be released by Dreamspinner Press on July 27.

Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.

No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt – whether he wants the brat or not.

Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.

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About Piper

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book – fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book. You can find out more about Piper at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

*zen* -Mayhem

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 242nd (The Eye of the Zombie)



Congrats to Angela, who won Flashbulb (Flight HA1710 #3) by Clare London!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting the Eye of the Zombie (TEZ). Remember – hover your cursor (or long-press if you’re on mobile) to see how I used the cover in the story – depending on how your Spanish is, this will be very helpful for one of the covers. 🙂

The

experienced by those less-than-

are horrible: mis

always seems to lead to

for all parties concerned, so my wish

is that you’re left to

.

The morbid end!


*now worrying about kitty zombies* -Mayhem

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Congrats to Angela, who won Flashbulb (Flight HA1710 #3) by Clare London!



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Reading Update
Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process by Nichole Rae. Ok book probably best suited for someone getting started with art journaling who prefers a minimalist text and photograph style without much additional color. (So, not me.)
Bury Your Dead (Three Pines #6) by Louise Penny. The series continues with this slow-building story about fallibility, the power the past holds, and healing.
The Hangman (Three Pines #6.5) by Louise Penny. This novella was written for a series of books for Canadian adults with reading difficulties. So the fact that it isn’t written in Penny’s usual style and that it could be set at almost any time during the series makes a lot more sense now. Feel free to skip this novella entirely.
A Trick of the Light (Three Pines #7) by Louise Penny. This installment suggests there’s a lot of personal and emotional trauma coming in Book 8 for many of the main characters. I’m already feeling anxious about it! 🙁


“Can’t I be melted in peace, Mom?” -Mayhem

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