Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 202nd (The return of PITTG [Posture-Improving Tank Top Guy])



Congrats to Shirley Ann, who won No Angel by Clare London!



Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Posture-Improving Tank Top Guy (PITTG).

After being

, the

‘s

knew

wouldn’t be going

, but doing it with

.

…that made sense. Darn it! ;)


“No, no, don’t mind – I’ll just huddle pathetically on this lumpy thing until you have those naughty boys out of your system, Mom.” -Mayhem

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In which Linkity is brief and on a Thursday, confusing everyone



Congrats to Samantha, who won All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary CalmesAll Kinds of Tied Down will be released by Dreamspinner Press on July 4.

Congrats to Sandra O, who won Diversion (2nd ed) by Eden WintersDiversion will be released July 4 by Rocky Ridge Books.



Randonymity

  • Since Friday’s a holiday here, it was brief linkity today or no linkity… Oh good, glad you see it my way now. ;)

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Bookity

  • Dear Author doesn’t seem to be doing their news posts anymore, alas.

Think, Learn, Do, Make

Cookity

Gluten Free

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • *waves*

We were all very cozy during the crazy Sunday rain…

“I’m outta here if there’s another flash of lightning!” -Mayhem

“Mom will keep us safe, May!” -Chaos

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Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 201st (The return of the return of the return of the return of Torso Guy)

Welcome to another edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography! Today we’ll be catching up with Torso Guy… again. :)

The

knew to

, but because of their amazing

and how they kept everything

, neither of them had been prepared to be

while they were hanging out in the

with

, admiring

, basking in his amazing

, and discussing why

when you’re

, until they were unceremoniously interrupted by

, who stopped to offer them some

via the

company.

I recommend taking a moment until you’re less dizzy from reading that before you go on with the rest of your day. ;)


*lashing tail* -Mayhem

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Linkity remodels

Randonymity
Before
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.

After
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!

Bookity

Think, Make, Do, Learn

Cookity

Gluten Free

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • No time to read! Remodeling!

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

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Ebook giveaway: All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes [CONTEST CLOSED]

Many thanks to Mary Calmes for donating an ebook copy of her forthcoming m/m romance, All Kinds of Tied Down, for a lucky commenter to win! All Kinds of Tied Down will be released by Dreamspinner Press on July 4.

Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they’ve gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more.

As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn’t working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home – and no one to come home to – is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn’t work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn’t being tied down at all.

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About Mary

My name is Mary Calmes and I have been writing since I was in the seventh grade. One of my first stories ever was about Demetrius and Konor, two big strapping gorgeous knights and while it was not historically accurate in any way, hello, seventh grade, the one thing that became glaringly obvious was that the guys liked each other more than the damsels in distress they were trying to save.

“Boys don’t sleep in the same bed when they’re grown-ups,” my mother said when I read it to her.

“Men don’t talk nice to each other like that,” my step-father said that night.

They do in m/m fiction which I was destined to write.

I tried really hard to write a female lead but it just left me flat. I read all kinds of different books and I have favorite writers in every genre but I can only write about men. The dynamics between two men are more interesting to me and as a woman, I like men and the idea of two men together, two beautiful men… I don’t understand the question.

When people tell you that they’ve enjoyed something you’ve written, there really is no greater feeling.

Contest Rules

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  • This contest is open worldwide!

“Why am I so sleepy in the summer? Oh, wait, I’m always sleepy.” -Chaos

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