September 2015

Monday, Monday, Monday – why is there always a Monday?

I have to admit, I’m finding it increasingly challenging to get motivated to put together Misadventures posts. (I’m going to guess this isn’t a surprise to most of you, based on how few Misadventures posts I’ve made in the last few months.) Thoughts on the lack of Misadventures, anyone?

But hey, how about some recent art journal pages instead? 🙂

And a cute bonus picture of some black kitties!

Also, this week, I’m featuring Chaos and Mayhem photos that the catsitter took last week while I was in Cleveland. 🙂

“I am deeply suspicious of your intentions, person who is NOT MOM.” -Chaos

Art Journaling

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Back from Cleveland! Did you miss me? :)

Congrats to DebraG, who won Duck! (2nd ed) by to Kim Dare!

I was in Cleveland for work from Tuesday midday until late evening yesterday. (The kitties were well cared for while I was gone, but they’re happy I’m home. That may still change to them being mad that I was gone, however.)

I saw the world’s largest outdoor chandelier and took a terrible picture of it:

The Comfort Inn we stayed at was only a block or two away from the chandelier and my coworkers and I decided it probably started life as something other than a Comfort Inn. This was our clue:

My coworkers were all on the third floor and all had these very unusual bathrooms. I stayed on the second floor and had a very normal bathroom (not pictured).

Reading Update
Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art by Quinn McDonald. I really liked this one – creative ideas to use in one’s journal, without a lot of focus on expensive materials and fancy techniques. As the author notes, “…a journal is the place to be free and imperfect…the place where being ‘you’ is enough.”

“…………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………………” -Chaos, for now content that I’m home


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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 246th (The brief return of DMMGOTBG)

Congrats to Al, who won To Love a Traitor by JL Merrow! To Love a Traitor will be released by Samhain Publishing on September 15.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Don’t Make Me Get Out the Belt Guy (DMMGOTBG) in an exceedingly brief Misadventure. (Please note that there won’t be any contests or linkity this week, although there will be a brief Friday post explaining why. I also won’t be commenting on blog posts or keeping up with tumblr or any of that stuff. Next week things will be back to normal!)

DMMGOTBG was surprised to find himself at such a


ball in the midsummer


The end! 🙂 (I did say “exceedingly brief”, right?!)

“What?! The naughty boys are back?!!! Nooooooooooooooooooo!” -Mayhem


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Linkity’s giving you plenty of warning that there won’t be linkity next week

Don’t forget to enter the contest for Duck! (2nd ed) by Kim Dare! Contest closes 7 pm CDT, September 18.




Think, Do, Make, Learn


Gluten Free


Cool or Wha…?



Teh Cute

Reading Update
Sidney Crosby (3rd Edition) by J Alexander Poulton. While the writing in this book verged on painful at time, there were definitely tidbits in it that I hadn’t read anywhere else.

“No, I won’t look at you. If I look at you, you’re going to take my pictu… MOM!!! Stop that!” -Chaos

Art Journaling
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Ebook giveaway: Duck! (2nd ed) by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Kris, who won Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, donated by Lou Harper!

Congrats to bheds, who won Seeking Something (Sun, Sea & Submission #6) by Kim Dare!

Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating an ebook copy of her freshly rereleased kinky paranormal m/m romance, Duck! (2nd ed), for a lucky commenter to win!

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck – and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?

Please Note: This is the second edition of this title. It has been tweaked and re-edited but the plot has not been changed.

Excerpt (scroll down)

Other Books

About Kim

Kim Dare is a full time writer from Wales (UK).

First published in December 2008, Kim has since released more than 75 BDSM erotic romances. That means that well over one hundred characters have chattered away inside her head during that time – and that’s not even taking into account the fact that there are over three times that number of people clamouring in the wings for a chance to tell their stories. It’s no wonder she loses track of what’s happening in the “real” world at times…

While Kim’s stories range over male/male, male/female and all kinds of menage relationships and have included vampires, time travelers, shape-shifters and fairytale re-tellings, they all have three things in common – kink, love and a happy ending.

You can visit Kim at her website and her blog.

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“Why do you always call me your kitten girl, Mom? I’m not a kitten!!!” -Mayhem


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