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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 MerrowTo 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

y

ball in the midsummer

.

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


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

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 245th (The return of the HLMGYTHMG)



Congrats to Jamie, who won Redemption (Diversion #5) by Eden WintersRedemption was released by Rocky Ridge Books on August 8.


Whoops! Forgot to schedule this before I hit publish, so hey – early Misadventure. 🙂



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with the Here, Let Me Give You the Heimlich Maneuver Guys (HLMGYTHMG).

through the constant turmoil of

, but

after his

(via a

) with

and the

made him decide he was finally ready for some

.

Whew! 🙂


“No! You can’t pet my tummy because naughty boys again!!!” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 244th (The return of the return of the return of YCDYLOMWAG)



Congrats to Curlyq, who won Immutable by Becky Black!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with You Can Do Your Laundry on My Washboard Abs Guy (YCDYLOMWAG) once again. Remember, you can hover your cursor (or long-press on mobile) to read the titles as I used them in the Misadventure.

were holed up in

(each trying to emulate a

) when they heard that

had succumbed to

(

to any of them, really) and that, taking advantage of the situation,

ed her off, then declared that she was his

and scoffed at all talk about the importance of

.

*blink blink*


“I am appalled by this tale of multiple naughty boys, Mom. Appalled!” -Mayhem

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

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

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 241st (The return of the return of the return of Prison Stripes Guy)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Prison Stripes Guy… AGAIN. Thanks to everyone who sent me links to covers! 🙂 And don’t forget that you can hover your cursor over the cover (or long-press on the cover if you’re mobile) to see how I used the title in the Misadventure.

With

for the day, as

in the canyon below him,

is

and that

he’d met while

, then challenged to a

playing

.

Only a leeeetle bit convoluted, right?! RIGHT??? 😉


“It was so nice when there weren’t any naughty boys last week. Alas, they have returned.” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 240th (Possibly Passing Out Guy)



Congrats to MarMight, who won The Champion’s Secret (Red Dragon #4) by Becky Black!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Possibly Passing Out Guy (PPOG).

Once upon a time, there was a

who had

: “Everything, everywhere, was really

, and all of it will be my

because I am actually an ancient

!”

Well then.


*Judging Eye of Judginess* -Mayhem

I think Amazon’s Minions box is quite flattering to Ms Mayhem, judging or not!

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 239th (Are We Done Yet Guy [AWDYG])

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting Are We Done Yet Guy (AWDYG)!

became a

after he was quoted saying, “

!” before revealing that his

‘s kiss kept him alive in

weather, even though it was

.

Erm. Look! Over there! Up in the sky!! 😉


Mayhem turned nine years old yesterday! 😮

“You couldn’t skip the naughty boys in honor of my birthday?! Weak, Mom, very weak.” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 238th (The return of Serious Twinkie Guy)



Stop by and enter the contest for Secrets and Bow Ties (Secrets #3) by Lou Harper! Closes 7 pm CDT, May 18.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Serious Twinkie Guy.

Taking a

after severing his

from the

,

(that

and notorious

!) caught

while reading

and went out searching for a

.

For anyone who’s been concerned that these have been making too much sense lately, fear no more! 😉


“Why bother looking at naughty boys when you could just look at me instead?!” -Mayhem

Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 237th (The Body Snatching Cloak)



Congrats to Sadonna, who won Jack in the Green (2nd ed) by JL Merrow! Jack in the Green was released by JMS Books on May 3.



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be meeting The Body Snatching Cloak. Onward!

accidentally

ed himself out of his house on the

when, upon

the morning after conducting a very successful and

, he had

d down the stairs and

outside to watch the sun rise. Whoops!

So there are actually only four photos of the same, presumably original, guy, as seen on The Mercenary. Then it looks like a publisher used him on the cover of Lock and some poor cover artist had to figure out how to include the cloak and arm/chest rope on a bunch of other stock photos to visually link the rest of the covers for the series.


“Birds birds birds are way better than naughty boys!” -Mayhem