Bountiful linkity abounds

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes on Wednesday! 🙂




  • It’s now possible to autograph ebooks! As someone who would prefer to only procure ebooks, I’ve had to continue buying paper books when it’s something I’d like signed – so I hope the technology is adopted.

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  • Kitties in sweaters… but no photos of the injuries the owners sustained because of said sweaters.

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Reading Update
His for the Holidays by L.B. Gregg, Harper Fox, Z.A. Maxfield, & Josh Lanyon. ebook advance review copy. Excellent collection of four m/m holiday romances. From LB Gregg’s trademark madcap romp to Harper Fox’s angst-filled tale of a detective inspector possibly beyond redemption, each story shines. Highly recommended and very satisfying read.
Kindling Fire with Snow by Kate McMurray. ebook. Very good short m/m romance about two guys, who’d been each others first boyfriends in high school, who run into each other at a bar during a blizzard and have the chance to reconnect.
Handcuffs and Trouble (Rawlings Men, Book 4) by Kim Dare. ebook. Good kinky m/m romance about a rookie constable who thinks he must be getting hazed or something when he ends up in a dangerous dive bar with no idea who he’s supposed to find. Good thing he’s found first. 🙂
A Realistic Romance by Andi Anderson. ebook. Good m/m romance about a closeted rock star who agrees under duress to be on a reality tv show to help bolster his faltering career, but is alarmed to discover that the guy he’ll be sharing a small cabin with is very cute and very out. A little bit more editing attention would really have helped this book a lot.
Friday Night Jamie by Bren Christopher. ebook. Good m/m romance (that turns into romantic suspense along the way) about an accountant from a rough background who works diligently during the week, then goes out to pick up a different guy every Friday night.
A Tempting Distraction (Lost Shifters, Book 7) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about Owen, a tiger shifter who was rescued in the previous book and is trying to adjust to life in the Coalition, where he’s not trusted because of his criminal past.
Pride and Joey by Devon Rhodes. ebook short. Good short paranormal m/m romance about a gay lion shifter, hiding his nature from his pride and its homophobic alpha, when he runs across a tranqed cougar shifter. Hopefully Devon will write a bit more in this world!
Once Upon a Dragon by Jambrea Jo Jones. free ebook short. Cute free short m/m fairy tale reminiscent of Sleeping Beauty, with dragon shifters thrown in to make things more interesting.
Twenty Years Until Yes by Cindy Rosenthal. ebook short. Sweet short m/m romance about a long-term couple that takes place in three parts (1984, 1994, and 2004), following changing attitudes about gay couples.
The Hitch-Hiker (The Tomcat Line, Book 1) by Stevie Woods. ebook. Ok m/m romantic suspense about an archeologist who’s made a huge discovery and is now on the run from his jealous colleagues looking to claim the glory for themselves. When he hitches a ride with a handsome trucker, neither of them has any idea what’s ahead of them.
The Lost Temple (The Tomcat Line, Book 2) by Stevie Woods. ebook. Ok m/m romantic suspense continuing the adventures of our trucker and our archeologist/professor. Think gay Indiana Jones, plus bonus stalker. 🙂
Halfway by K.I.L. Kenny. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a college student who’s in the process of pledging the same frat his dad had been in. He falls for a crossdressing townie, but his status in the frat causes problems. Be prepared for an abrupt HFN (I guess) ending and a bit of a plot hole.
Use Your Illusion by Jade Falconer. ebook short. Ok short m/m romance about a college student with a crush on a straight jock who doesn’t know he exists. (Wait, what are the odds of reading two books about college students and crossdressing in the same week?)
The Rosebud by M. Raiya. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Very good short m/m romance about a guy who can heal with touch… but at a personal cost that’s kept him on the road for years.
Going Home by C.B. Conwy. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Very good short m/m romance about a guy who’s been staying at home in the States while his boyfriend works throughout the world, providing medical aid. But now the distance thing isn’t working so well anymore…
The Pavilion by Tracy Rowan. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Good m/m romance about a British doctor who shuts down emotionally and moves to the US after his lover dies.
The Boyfriend Line by Avery Zeno. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Very good short m/m romance about a guy who’s just learned that he might have cancer, but isn’t sure he should discuss it with his “friend with benefits” since it might be crossing “the boyfriend line.”
Take It Slow by Taylor Lochland. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Good short m/m romance about an injured runner who finds himself very attracted to the orthopedic specialist.
Have Hope by Emily Moreton. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Decent short m/m story about a double agent whose current mission does not go at all as planned. Be aware that this has no HEA or even HFN.
Ask the Fire by Dennis Paddie. ebook. I think this was spy thriller with delusions of literary grandeur… Trying to read it hurt my brain – I made it through the Prologue and a chunk of the first chapter, but I just couldn’t wade through the byzantine language and plot any more. DNF.

“Remember, Mayhem, if we don’t make eye contact with Mom, we can’t actually be in trouble for being on the table.” -Chaos

“Lalalalalala, I can’t see you, Mom!” -Mayhem

38 thoughts on “Bountiful linkity abounds”

  1. I’m actually reading Friday Night Jamie and I like it so far. I actually bought 2 e-readers in 6 months *eek* The Cybook has a very annoying freeze glitch (sometimes 8x in a e-book read!) and this is only solved by pressing the reset button *sigh* It doesn’t make it the best e-reader out there for me 🙁 I wonder if by now they’ve got an upgrade that fixes it? Can you tell I’m still frustrated about it *rolls eyes at self* 🙂
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  2. Oh man, you guys are bad! Even my guys wouldn’t dare get on the table when there’s so much stuff on it! *tskk tskk*

    Your g/f cornbread recipe is pretty tasty, and I know first hand. Yum…I may make some just because I can.

    That picture of the black kitty from ICHC is just adorable…
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  3. Major linkity abundance here! I’m going to have to come back and explore at my leisure later on. Though I will admit I laughed at the TSA wallpaper. And the reading you managed to get done — very impressive! And the kitties on the table, ha, ha! They’re looking a little guilty like they know better. 🙂
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  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a gluten free for all.

    And oh the linkety! I am ordering Unicorn meat for several gifts and maybe lens bracelets and MAYBE I’ll knit a star trek potholder. And that’s only part of todays wonderload.
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  5. I am SO getting unicorn meat for certain people for Christmas! I’m also getting the Lego minifig Stormtrooper clock for my youngest. Thanks for all your holiday shopping help, Chris! 😀

    The TSA wallpaper made me snort. Loudly.

  6. I actually have a membership to Longwood Gardens (it’s about 40 minutes from my house). Not sure if I’ll make it down there in time to see the super-mega chrysanthemum, though.

  7. I have to admit, even though I didn’t know about unfriend day I went and checked to see if I’d been unfriended. 🙂

    My cats do the same thing. As I’m telling them to get off the counter, they turn away as if I can’t see them.
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  8. Cute ring. I’m definitely both a reader and a hoarder. Vodka and chocolate… sounds yummy!

    My hubby showed me Kimmel’s Unfriend Day show but oops, I didn’t unfriend anyone. 🙂

    LOL, loved the Potter cats!

    *sigh* It had to be in Florida that they’re giving AK47’s. *deeper sigh*

    The TSA’s new policies are pretty scary. And that screensaver, eek, just wrong.

    Hmmm, I’m not sure what to think about the baby book.

    Looks like another good reading week. I’ve read a couple and have a few more on my TBB/TBR.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the mention! 🙂
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  9. Maybe it’s just me, but a gravy fountain just doesn’t sound very appetizing.

    Oh I like the circuit board slippers.

    No words for the teddy bear video.

    Chaos and May, I can tell you that the no eye contact thing doesn’t work. 🙂
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  10. My friend Steven just put 2 dozen candy canes in some vodka, he’s always making infusions, I’ll have to see if he’s made chocolate yet.

    I shared the cheese link with some friends. We were all razzing Michelle because she doesn’t like cheese. Most of us are cheese addicts, seems with good reason.

    I don’t think my Vanessa drinks like that. She pushes her tongue against the side of the dish, she will not drink from the middle like Max does. So I have no idea how she gets the water up to her mouth.

    Sent some of those Harry Potter links to the kid.

    I have to say if my SO gave me a box of carpenter pencils or a ladder for Christmas, it might be our last one.

    I kind of like the fertilization watch. Clever.

    I am totally in love with Neo!Squirrel.

    I agree with your charity sip reviews. Haven’t read too many of the others, except Friday Night Jamie, the snow one and A Realistic Romance.
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  11. Darn, I’ve been so self-absorbed that I totally forgot that your bd was the 17th! :/ Sorry, and belated Happy Birthday!
    Maybe, my memory got a blow from all the morphine cheese I ate this week…
    Are we still friends? *puppy eyes*

    I’m afraid I’m more of an ebook hoarder these days than an ebook reader. I need to find a new balance and restrict my ebook buying somehow.

    The free ebooks at Samhain’s weblog are nice, if only the links on their site would work for me too. Maybe another geographical restriction thingy? Shiloh Walker’s post on that subject (which I found via the ReadReactReview link) was informative.

    And I’m one of those readers that read both on a dedicated ereader and on a multifunction device, and if I’m honest I prefer reading on the latter these days. So I’m the exception to the rule/study I guess. 😉
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  12. I’m an ebook hoarder and reader as well. I love to have them but I read them all the time too!

    I just finished His for the Holidays and loved it! There are some other books here I’m evernoting as well. I love that thing!
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