November 2015

Art Journaling Monday



Congrats to Ilona F, who won the freshly released m/m romance Heartsville series, courtesy of Piper Vaughn!

Congrats to Claudia, who won Prickly by Nature (Portland Pack Chronicles #2) by Piper Vaughn! Prickly by Nature is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂


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Linkity’s taking a long birthday weekend! :)



Congrats to Ilona F, who won the freshly released m/m romance Heartsville series, courtesy of Piper Vaughn!

Congrats to Claudia, who won Prickly by Nature (Portland Pack Chronicles #2) by Piper Vaughn! Prickly by Nature will be released by Dreamspinner Press on November 16.



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Reading Update
Artful Collage from Found Objects by Ellen Spector Platt. Ok book about using what you have on hand to make mixed media collages. I enjoyed looking at some of the projects in the book, even though they weren’t art journal relevant.
The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make It Your Own by Traci Bunkers. Good overview of materials and techniques for art journaling – I’d think this would be particularly useful for someone just starting to art journal. (FYI – I checked this book out from the library without the DVD, so my review is only for the book.)


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

You can’t really tell from this picture, but he started to stretch and fell asleep in the middle of doing so…

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Ebook giveaway: Telltale by Clare London [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Clare London for donating an ebook copy of her recently released m/m Gothic horror, Telltale, for a lucky commenter to win!

Outcast by his Victorian family because of his homosexual nature and disobedient ways, Nicholas Spencer is indentured as a secretary to a successful businessman, Simeon Allan. He’s no better in that job, but a relationship builds between him and Simeon, in which Simeon becomes his mentor and sexual master. However, Nicholas is still restless, looking for opportunities to indulge himself, rather than appreciating the sensitive but strong bond between him and Simeon.

When Simeon’s attractive nephew Benedict comes to stay, Nicholas loses all perspective in the name of what he believes is love. In his mind, the only thing that stands between him and the pursuit of that love is his possessive master, Simeon. Nicholas contemplates the most horrible action to gain his freedom, even though he fights his own conscience – and finds that the mind is a powerful foe.

Warning: Gore, obsessive love, and no HEA.

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About Clare

Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.

She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind… she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home.
All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello! You can also visit Clare at her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads.

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  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, November 20.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
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“Why did you wake me up?!” -mussed Chaos

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Ebook giveaway: Celebrate and Magpie (2nd ed) (Avian Shifters #1.5 & #2) by Kim Dare [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Kim Dare for donating ebook copies of her freshly released m/m paranormal romance, Celebrate (Avian Shifters 1.5), and forthcoming m/m paranormal m/m romance, Magpie (2nd ed) (Avian Shifters #2) (available November 14), for a lucky commenter to win! If the winner hasn’t read the first book in the Avian Shifters series, Kim will also include a copy of Duck (2nd ed) in the prize.

It’s not easy learning how to be a swan, but Ori Jones has worked hard to embrace a role that still doesn’t come entirely naturally to him. Now, almost a year after his first full shift, he finally feels as if he is making a difference at the Anderson nest.

Ori’s happier than he’d ever been, until a few words from his master, Raynard, suddenly bring all of Ori’s old fears rushing back to the surface.

The nest’s elders want to have a party for Ori’s birthday, but Ori can’t see any reason to celebrate in it being a year since he reached his avian maturity. After all, what’s the use in learning to be a good swan when Raynard never wanted a swan in the first place?

Please Note: This story is best read in order as part of the Avian Shifters series.

Everet has found his perfect place in the nest. As a raven, he’s ideally suited to his new role in the nest’s security flock. Some of the jobs it entails have been far more enjoyable than others, but when he’s called to retrieve a magpie, who’s got himself into trouble in a local human club, it becomes a truly life changing experience.

Magpie shifters have always been looked down on by other avians. Just as attracted to shiny things in their human bodies as they are in their avian forms, everyone knows they’ll do anything for money – and they’re not above stealing what they can’t get by more honest means.

Kane knows what being a magpie means, and he’s got the bruises to show for it. When Everet rescues him from his latest scrape, Kane knows better than to believe the raven will actually take an interest in him and his welfare, but it’s just possible that Everet is different to any other man Kane has ever met.

Please Note: This book is best read in order as part of the Avian Shifters series.
Please also note: This is the second edition of this title. It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the plot has not changed.

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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.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CST, Friday, November 20.
  • 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!

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

You’d think cats hibernated, with all the sleeping they do when it starts to get chilly outside!

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Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! 🙂


*…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…* -Chaos

Presumed not dead due to loud snoring…

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