If you’d like to learn a bit more about me, I’m featured on Coffee Time at Coffee and Porn in the morning today. Beware if you stray off that page, because most of the posts are NSFW.
- Joder’s giving away an ebook copy of Forged in Fire by Trish MacCallan. Contest closes 11:59 pm, November 12.
- Blodeuedd’s giving away two copies of Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy. Contest closes November 13. US & Canada.
- Joyfully Jay is giving away a backlist title from Rachel Haimowoitz, Aleksandr Voinov, LA Witt, Brita Adams, or Cat Grant. Comment by 11:59 pm EST, November 15. (Post is NSFW!)
- Blodeuedd’s giving away an ebook copy of Dragonfyre by Donna Grant. Contest closes November 18.
- Joder’s giving away an ebook copy of Lead Me On by Lauren Hawkeye. Comment by 11:59 pm, November 18.
- New releases and more: Literary Escapism (UF/PNR) and Book Lovers Inc (a little of everything).
- Ah, the AJ Llewelllyn kerfuffle! You can get the basics here, if you read the comments for additional links. Follow-up from Kris. All sorts of posts from Ann Sommerville. Dear Author (links and discussion in the comments). Vacuous Minx. Ars Marginal. Jessewave.
- Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a tiny manuscript written by Charlotte Bronte when she was 14 years old.
- The eBook Reader Blog compares the Nook Tablet, Kobo Vox, and Kindle fire tables. So does Dear Author.
Think, Make, Do, Learn
- When I told people I was going to drive to New Orleans for vacation, nearly everyone asked if I had a GPS and seemed distressed to learn I do not have one. But it was ok! I have a pretty good sense of direction. Rediscover yours and wean yourself from your GPS. 😉
- Did your car come with a spare tire? Are you absolutely sure? 🙂
- The first actual photos of human ovulation. O.o (Thanks, Bron!)
- Almond Joy truffles. (Thanks, Margene!)
- Coconut milk caramels. (Thanks, Margene!)
- Chai tea concentrate. (via The Kitchn)
- Spaghetti squash salad. (via CRAFT)
- Crochet a wreath. (via CRAFT)
- Crochet a rope basket. (via CRAFT)
- Make a modern black cat quilt. (via CRAFT) (As someone who owns black cats, I wouldn’t recommend making the quilt in white if you actually have black cats…)
Cool or Wha…?
- Wonder Woman mixer?! (via The Mary Sue)
- I can’t believe how hard it is to escape McDonald’s in the US! (Thanks, Donna!)
- Yarnbombed music video. (via KnittyBlog)
- Supernatural registration. (Thanks, Jase!)
- Kittens! Lion cubs! Kitten! Swan and cygnets! Cat! Maned wolf! Cats! Pandas! Cats! Tiger and cub! Kittens! Black panther! Black panther and cub! Cuscus and baby! Red pandas! Puppy!
Missing Daughter, Shattered Family (David Lloyd Investigations #1) by Liz Strange. ebook. Very good m/m mystery (with a bit of romance) about a cop-turned-PI who’s hired to find a troubled young woman. The case becomes increasingly complex, and he finds himself dealing with unresolved issues from his own past. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series!
His Last Resort by Devon Rhodes. free ebook short. Cute free short m/m romance about a college freshman who’s decided to come out when he arrives at college. It doesn’t go so smoothly at first…
One More Wish (Wish #2) by Devon Rhodes. ebook. Very good m/m paranormal romance that starts out in parallel with One Wild Wish, although from Benny’s point-of-view. Benny wants to spend time with the shifter he can’t get out of his mind, but why does Curtis keep making excuses not to see him?
In the Wild (Wish #2.5) by Devon Rhodes. free ebook short. Steamy free short paranormal m/m romance about Benny and Rory waiting for their guys to show up.
Healer (The Institute #1) by Cassandra Gold. ebook. Very good m/m paranormal romance about a doctor who can heal people with his mind. Bad guys who want to capture him and use his power for their own ends are closing in on him when a purportedly good guy offers him a way out.
Friction (Dominion #0.1) by Lissa Kasey. free ebook short. Good short paranormal m/m romance that introduces an unusual male witch and his sometimes vampire lover. Set in the Twin Cities of Minnesota! 🙂
Decadence (Dominion #0.2) by Lissa Kasey. free ebook short. Good short m/m paranormal romance about male witch Seiran, who’s preparing to bake a cake for his mother’s birthday when his sometimes lover stops by.
Resolute (Dominion #0.3) by Lissa Kasey. free ebook short. Good short m/m paranormal romance in which Sei starts to work at the bar his sometimes lover owns.
Inheritance (Dominion #1) by Lissa Kasey. ebook. Very good m/m paranormal romance in which someone is trying to make it appear that Sei is murdering other witches. Fortunately, his vampire boyfriend, Gabe, and the mysterious Jamie have Sei’s back. I’m really enjoying this series – the next book is already queued up on my ereader.
Chance’s Vindication (Lost Shifters #13) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good m/m paranormal romance about Raven shifter Chance, who feels extremely out of place staying with the Feline Coalition – a situation that his crabby Lion Shifter guardian doesn’t do anything to remedy. I did want to smack Chance for some TSTL behavior later in the story.
A Fix in Time by Jade Falconer. ebook. So-so scifi m/m romance about a guy who works for an organization charged with keeping people from tampering with the past. He’s sent back to the 1800s to fix major time tampering and capture those responsible. He doesn’t mean to get involved with a guy from the past… This had too much infodumping and the writing felt stilted to me.
“You are all in so, so, sooooo much trouble. I saw what you did there. I won’t tell if you give me kitty treats.” -Chaos