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Linkity remodels

You can’t tell from the picture, but that toilet was very low and also almond-colored. The light switch for the main bathroom light was a dimmer switch (one of eight (!!!), now all replaced), which made the lights buzz. It’s not easy to take pictures of my wee bathroom, but… Here’s what it used to look like:

While that vessel sink looked great, it was just too low for me. Plus the vanity developed numerous cracks over the dry winter, so the sink wasn’t level anymore and started to leak. Also, the paint on the walls doesn’t look that dark in these pictures, but combined with the tiny frosted glass single-candelabra bulb light fixture (on the wall above the toilet, not in frame)… I could barely see myself in the mirror! Also, the grout was an assortment of different colors – red-brown, light gray, dark gray.

I sealed all the grout using a medium-gray tinted sealer (tinted sealer looks great, but it is sooooo much work), had the walls repainted a much lighter gray-green (SW Rare Gray), had the low almond toilet replaced with a “comfort height” white toilet, had the low sink and vanity replaced with a taller but less wide sink and vanity, had the ineffective single-candelabra bulb light fixture replaced with a three-bulb fixture, switched out the (black) dimmer switches and a white, now black, GFCI outlet… Much better now!


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Reading Update

  • No time to read! Remodeling!

“Hee hee! May will never notice me hiding behind this box until it is too late!” -Chaos

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 162nd (The return of Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy [LTGNAFG])

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy (LTGNAFG).

It’s usually true that

, there’s fire, and so



indeed) had to call in the

(who had such

that they seemed

) to get

before the entire town went

due to a plan by

to get some

on the

firefighter she’d gone to for

, but who instead had whispered

to her: “


I hope none of you tried to read that aloud and collapsed from oxygen deprivation…

*ignoring naughty boys and their fans* -Mayhem

Ebook Giveaway: Uniform Appeal anthology from Dreamspinner Press [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Dreamspinner Press for donating an ebook copy of the forthcoming m/m romance anthology, Uniform Appeal, for a lucky commenter to win! Uniform Appeal will be released on April 11. *waves at Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy (LTGNAFG)*

Chasing Jamie by Eric Arvin
When small-town Deputy Sheriff Wade Bailey gets a call about a disturbance at the county fair, he’s not really surprised to find his boyfriend, Jamie, is the perpetrator. Jamie’s always had more energy than he knows what to do with, but something more than his usual restlessness is driving him lately, leaving Wade struggling to understand what Jamie really needs.

Famished by Lou Harper
After being pulled over on the drive home from his job at an LA bar, Sean Taylor can’t get the hunky motorcycle cop out of his fantasies. When he spots the same cop at an intersection a week later, Sean impulsively rolls through the stop sign to get the man’s attention. Unfortunately, all he gets is a traffic ticket and the conviction that the cop of his dreams is straight – until the night Officer Jones walks into his bar.

Delayed in San Diego by Pepper Espinoza
A failed business venture forces Chandler Dawson to leave San Diego and return home to Utah. But a winter storm closes the Salt Lake airport, giving him one extra night in southern California. Marine First Lieutenant Cody Atkinson is on his way to his own icy reception in Salt Lake City, and he’s more than happy to spend the night in Chandler’s warm, welcoming arms. Can the pleasure and solace they share last beyond one night?

Hot Stuff by Maria Albert
Firefighter Drake “Hot Stuff” Drummond’s favorite fantasy appears to be coming true when he’s stopped by police officer Perrin Davis for a moving violation. Unfortunately, the hot little rookie wants nothing to do with Drake. Will the circumstances of their initial meeting destroy any chance Drake has of winning the young officer’s heart?

Duty by Emily Moreton
Major Alex Sheppard has plans for his evening that absolutely do not include anything work-related, but when his CO tags him to play driver for a visiting brigadier general, it’s not like he can say no. Of course, it helps that General Hendrickson is hot as sin in his dress uniform – and that working a room full of movers and shakers in the name of army funding isn’t all he excels at.

Discovering Columbus by Shae Connor
Cleveland cops Thad and Frank are just friendly colleagues until Thad escorts Frank to a trial in Columbus and discovers a possibility for more between them. After a night of sex and laughter, Frank challenges Thad to decide how things will go once they get back home. Thad’s not out at work yet, but he’s learning that Frank has a way of making him want to take chances.

Fire House Flame by Paul Taylor
In 1910, young firefighter John McKinney’s engine company has just taken delivery of the town’s first motorized fire truck. As Memorial Day approaches, the proud company prepares to lead the town parade with its fancy new rig. Rookie hoseman McKinney is subjected to the usual firehouse jokes played on new men, such as being sent to the colored volunteer firehouse to ask for nonexistent equipment like a left-handed nozzle. There he meets Captain Jones, a strapping older firefighter who inspires feelings McKinney can’t explain.

Sold! By K.R. Foster
Detective David Price doesn’t expect his reward for capturing a notorious serial killer to be forced participation in a bachelor charity auction. Stunned at being sold for more money than he makes in an entire year, David is even more surprised to discover that the woman who purchased him was bidding on behalf of  her boss – bestselling author Jonathan Froste.

Heat of the Moment by Dawn Douglas
Dr. Jake Matthews is working as a fellow in critical medicine at a hospital in San Antonio when a disastrous high-rise blaze brings firefighter Sam Roberts to his ER. Passion ignites when Sam and Jake realize that sometimes the only way to get through a tragedy is to find someone to help you celebrate life.

Double Cross by Lesley Hastings
William Ford – that’s the name he uses, anyway – is on a mission.  His World War II RAF uniform will get him entrance to the exclusive Hephaestion’s Gentleman’s Club and the attention of a Russian calling himself Yulian Kozlow. Major Kozlow possesses information of great interest to Her Majesty’s government, and by the end of the day, that information needs to be in William’s hands. The job would be a lot easier, of course, if William’s cheating ex (and fellow spy) would stop interrupting him with text messages in the middle of the mission – and if Kozlow weren’t quite so attractive.

The Night Shift by Louise Blaydon
Jonas Kelshiker’s job on the night shift in the Evidence Room has rid him of any preconceptions that all police officers are sex on legs. Then Vice detective Dan Harris shows up at his window, and Jonas realizes he may have ditched those preconceptions too soon. Dan is gorgeous, funny, and even potentially gay, but Jonas is kind of shy, and it will take something drastic to push him into making a move.

Jean-Paul by Ryan Loveless
Paris, August 1918: Young US Army Lieutenant Joshua Pascal is preparing to lead his platoon in their first engagement against the Germans. Despite his training, Joshua can’t help questioning his qualifications to command older and more experienced men – especially when his second-in-command discovers he’s still a virgin and drags him to a brothel to “make a man of him.” It’s not until he meets a special young man by chance that Joshua discovers the courage to be the leader he needs to be.

Walk a Mile by G.R. Richards
Shen has every excuse in the book to stay in the closet. He’s pretty much the only cop on the beat of Chinese ancestry, he barely scraped by the height requirement to join the force, and now he’s going to admit he’s gay? Fat chance!  But when his division joins in the Walk a Mile fundraiser – a fun run in high heels – he finds himself thrown together with Giorgio, another constable in Shen’s unit who may not be as straight as Shen has always assumed.

Secrets and Lies by Jay Starre
Dean’s boyfriend is a liar. When Dean met Brent, he had no idea that the clean-cut, rather ordinary guy who called himself “Brian” was anything other than he claimed. An extraordinary romp in the sack turns dangerous when Dean discovers his new lover has secrets that make him doubt everything, including Brent’s claims of love.

The US Male by Lisa Worrall
Uniforms? Nope, they did absolutely nothing for Rick. Firemen, cops, Marines, none of them created the slightest tingle. As far as Rick was concerned, give him a nice pair of tight jeans that hugged a firm ass and a black button down shirt any day – you could keep the uniforms. At least that’s what he thought until he opened the door to the new mailman.

Good Things Come… by Rowan McAllister
When firefighter Greg Sawyer wakes up on a stranger’s couch after a night of drinking he can barely remember, the only thing he wants is to make a clean getaway without hurting anyone’s feelings. That proves to be easier said than done when Andy Mercer, the sweet college kid who brought him home, forces Greg to face the emotional turmoil that led to his bender. Though he’d originally dismissed Andy as “not his type,” Greg finds himself revisiting his assumptions and hoping his meltdown won’t ruin his chance once he discovers what a treasure he’s found.

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“No!!!!! I don’t want to wear the tiara!!! Die, tiara, die!!!” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 55th (Firefighters: THFMBGG)

Congrats to Tj, who won The Stroke of Twelve (Perfect Timing, Book 6) by Kim Dare! The Stroke of Twelve will be released by Total-E-Bound today.

Congrats to Susmita, who won Offside Pass by Stephani Hecht! Offside Pass was released by eXtasy Books on January.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Too Hot For My Bunker Gear Guy (THFMBGG). And keep an eye out for our old friend Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy (LTGNAFG)!

THFMBGG decided it was time for him to

again after he heard

talking trash about him and saying that he had no

duty anymore, not being the

that he believed himself to be. Worrying that

, something’s probably

, THFMBGG started


, even though she was all

(mostly ice), because he decided he needed


“So. Disappointed.” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 40th (Firefighters: LTGNAFG)

Congrats to Courtney S, who won In the Crease by Stephani Hecht! In the Crease will be released by Total-E-Bound today.

 Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll meet Likes To Get Naked At Fires Guy (LTGNAFG), who is a busy, busy boy.

LTGNAFG had been praying to a

for years, hoping for his very own

– imagine his delight when he got the

! After he unwrapped his gift,

was to fan

and get rid of

. (I’m so treating that title as The Firefighter’s Woman, Too.)

With that done, even though he knew he was

, LTGNAFG was ready to ignite the

, ready to gaze

, ready to push

past its

and turn it into a

, so charged with

that he would


Whew! I always feel a bit breathless after I finish writing these posts. I wonder why? 😉

“Wake me up when you’ve gotten this whole naughty boy business out of your system, Mom.” -Mayhem