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,

is

, tied with a

and sent

– really, that would it make it an absolutely

for me!” Meanwhile, the

was working

on

using that

,

, which

had

with

,

. 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. 😉

Imagine

when he heard about

of the

because of some ill-advised

after

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

of

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

until

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: Branded by Clare London [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Clare London for donating an ebook copy of her freshly released m/m fantasy, Branded, for a lucky commenter to win! (Yes, that is Wind-in-Hair Guy!)

Maen is a Gold Warrior, an elite defender of Aza City, respected by his fellow soldiers and favored by his imperious Mistress for services both in and out of the bedchamber. His loyalty and commitment are unwavering until he recruits Dax, a captivating and challenging Bronzeman who, despite his youth and inexperience, seduces Maen with his fierce hero worship. When they’re captured by enemies of the City, Maen risks everything to save Dax: his position, his faith, and even his life. But he loses his lover to the rebels and upon his return to the City is stripped of his rank.

In Aza, where a soldier’s only lawful devotion is to the City and his Mistress’s pleasure, the disgraced Maen is placed under the watchful guard of the arrogant Gold Warrior Zander and relegated to preparing a royal history for the new Queen. But his discoveries cast a new and shocking light on the past and threaten to stir revolution in both citizens and rebels. With the help of the lively and inquisitive scribe Kiel, Maen initiates a chain of events that will change their world forever—and offer him the chance to regain both his honor and his heart’s desire.

Formerly published in two novels: The Gold Warrior and Twisted Brand. Please note that there is some m/f in this book.

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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. Whew! When do you have time to write, Clare?!? ;)

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, October 25.
  • 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…
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  • 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!

“Stop pretending you can see me, Mom!! I’m hiding.” -Mayhem

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Ebook Giveaway: Pride and Joey by Devon Rhodes [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Devon Rhodes for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming paranormal m/m romance, Pride and Joey, for a lucky commenter to win! Pride and Joey will be released by Total-E-Bound on October 25. (Yes, that is Wind-in-Hair Guy!)

Vance thought his pride meant everything to him…until fate sent Joey into his lair and into his heart.

Vance grew up the odd one out in a macho and very insular pride of lion shifters. Differences like enjoying the cool fall weather are bad enough – his pridemates would kill him if they learned he was gay. Still, his pride is all he knows. He’d never even met a shifter of another type…until he discovers an unconscious cougar male in his lair.

Joey is on the run and wants to keep Vance at arm’s length, especially since someone very close to the lion is the root of all his troubles. But there is something irresistible about Vance, something which has Joey wanting more than he ever dared to dream.

When their lives are threatened, Joey must choose whether to sacrifice himself, or try to live and keep Vance close…for the very short remainder of his life.

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Other Books

About Devon

Devon started reading and writing at a young age and never looked back. After a creatively sapping career in the business world, she gratefully took some time off to be at home.

At 39 and holding, Devon finally figured out the best way to channel her midlife crisis was to morph from mild-mannered stay-at-home mom into erotic romance writer.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children, who are (mostly) understanding of all the time she spends on her laptop, aka the black hole.

For all the latest, visit her blog.

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, October 25.
  • 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!

“Why are you laughing at me, Mom?!” -Chaos

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