Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 77th (The return of MCSIBTYG)

Congrats to Kate, who won The Love of a Mate (Pack Discipline #4) by Kim Dare! The Love of a Mate is being released today by Total-E-Bound.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with My Cup Size Is Bigger Than Yours Guy (MCSIBTYG) – you’ll notice that the cover artists still love to mess with the poor guy’s hair. Keep an eye out for the cover where he has leopard pox on his belly! And wave at WiHG when you see him. 😉


all the time, claiming that he understands their

, without revealing even a hint of his

to invade

of their


and abduct both the

and the

from their

. Instead, he speaks of his

their cause, never mentioning his fantasies

or of how he craves forcing a

to have


Oh my. That took a dark turn or three, didn’t it?! 😮

“No! Not more naughty boys! Argghh!” -Mayhem


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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 75th (Candy Cane Guy drops by)

Congrats to Lea W, who won Impossible to Resist by Em Woods and Keeping House by Lee Brazil!

If you’ve heard anything on the news about tornadoes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they were in the north part of the city. I’m in the southwest. Here it rained crazily, the tornado sirens went off just in case, and the kitties hid under the couch.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll see what Candy Cane Guy’s been up to recently. Keep an eye out for Shy Guy and Wind in Hair Guy!

Said Candy Cane Guy, “

to you! This year,


, tied with a

and sent

– really, that would it make it an absolutely

for me!” Meanwhile, the

was working


using that


, which




. Sure, he craved

, but he knew that beauty was in the

and that even when he was whipping up some

, he was

. The end. I think. 😉

“If you haven’t noticed, Mom, I am indignant that you found more naughty boys!!” -Mayhem


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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 70th (WiHG revealed!)

Congrats to elaing8, who won Boots by Angel Martinez!! Boots was released by Amber Allure on April 17.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up a bit with Wind-in-Hair Guy (WiHG). It turns out that WiHG’s real name is Sam Bond and he’s a bodybuilder from the UK.

Make sure that you keep an eye out for Candy Cane Guy as you stumble through this Misadventure. And many thanks to everyone who’s been sending me covers! You’re all coming along nicely. 😉


when he heard about

of the

because of some ill-advised


he had

from a

, leading Luke to think, “

raider of my very own!” That night, exhausted after

to be a

instead of

who had slain

as Thorn had claimed, Luke again had


, grasping at

that continued to elude him. Waking to discover that his

were twined in a

around him, Luke gasped, “I can’t think of anything other than you

! You’re

s I crave, and

! Not even the


can compare! But alas, I’m told that I must save myself

, so I await


*blink blink blink* I’m as surprised as all of you over where that ended!

“Ignoring you and those accursed naughty boys, Mom!” -Mayhem


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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 58th (The Many Faces of WiHG)

Congrats to Wren, who won Threadbare by Clare London! Threadbare was released by JMS Books yesterday.

Congrats to cturtlechick, who won Sandpipers’ Secrets by Jade Archer! Sandpipers’ Secrets will be released by Total-E-Bound today.

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today, you’re going to see many more photo variations of our old friend Wind-in-Hair Guy (WiHG). If, at any point during my narrative, you doubt that a cover is actually WiHG, head over to fotolia and check out the two pages of his photos. Hard to believe, but all him. Oh, and keep an eye out for Slouching Open Black Jacket Guy! Onward!

If you’re

or a

, I hope you’re prepared to face both

if you want

. You’ll start out


in his voice reminds you that

are looking for a

. Some are looking for a

, while others crave

, a


, or


That’s it for today, but never fear! We haven’t seen the last of WiHG yet…

*sigh* -Mayhem


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Ebook Giveaway: Threadbare by Clare London [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Clare London for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming historical paranormal m/m romance, Threadbare, for a lucky commenter to win! Threadbare will be released by JMS Books on January 23.

You can also head over to Clare’s blog to read a special bonus edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography!

When Edward inherits the family textile mill from his deceased parents, he knows where his duty lies. As a young Victorian gentleman, he devotes himself to the family business and doing right by his customers and employees. What concern is it that he surrenders his own artistic ambitions and romantic passions?

But a hideous accident at the mill one day brings him into close contact with Mori, one of his most productive workers, a beautiful yet seemingly delicate and vulnerable young man. Edward takes Mori under his protection, bringing him back to his house. At last, Edward has found a friend and companion. His fascination for Mori grows swiftly into love, and he’s drawn out of his quiet introspection into a world of delight and passion.

Yet Mori has a private task that both baffles and concerns Edward: the completion of a stunningly beautiful, abstract tapestry. Edward doesn’t understand its significance, Mori’s devotion to it, or Mori’s strange behaviour when Edward tries to part the man from his mission. Mori loves him in return, he’s sure – but can that ever be enough? As Edward is tangled more deeply and irretrievably into the web of Mori’s love and mystery, what bittersweet price might he have to pay?

NOTE: This story was originally published in the anthology Masquerade.

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About Clare

Clare took the pen name London 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 the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her 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 3 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, on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, GoodReads, and the GLBT Wiki.

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“Well, at least the naughty boys are somewhere else today… *sigh*” -Mayhem


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