Congrats to Dianna, who won Accidentally His by Shawn Lane! Accidentally His will be released by Amber Allure on March 20.
Congrats to Tracey D, who won Trust, Love, Submit by Kim Dare!Â Trust, Love, Submit will be released by Total-E-Bound on March 21.
Congrats to Sandy Jay, who won Treacherous Sun (Nu Hayven, Book 1) by Jade Archer! Treacherous Sun will also be released on March 21 by Total-E-Bound.
Minneapolis made the news yesterday for a huge gas main explosion! Amazingly, no one was hurt, but if you look at the photo gallery in the linked article, you’ll see a melted vehicle and a huge crater. (This was about 50 blocks away from me, so the kitties were in no danger while I was at work.)
- Blodeuedd’s giving away two print and four ebook copies of different Lori Brighton books as part of the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop. Comment by March 20 to enter.
- Blodeuedd’s also giving away a copy of Kara Louise’s Only Mr. Darcy Will Do. Contest closes March 21. US & Canada only.
- Patti’s giving away an ebook copy of Summer’s Road by Kelly Moran. Comment by March 22 to enter.
- Fiction Vixen’s giving away an ebook copy of JP Barnaby’s gay coming of age story, Enlightened (Little Boy Lost, Book 1). Comment by March 24 for your chance to win.
- Novel Addiction’s giving away a copy of Insight by Jamie Magee. Fill out the form by 11:59 pm March 24 to enter. US only.
- Sweet Vernal Zephyr’s giving away Masquerade (A Blue Bloods Novel) by Melissa de La Cruz. To enter, comment before March 25.
- Book Lovers Inc is giving away winner’s choice of a signed copy of Backstage Pass or Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning. Leave a meaningful comment by April 2 to enter.
- New releases and more: Lily (m/m romance), AAR (April romance releases), Literary Escapism (UF/PNR release dates, news, etc), Smexy Books (March romance/UF), Smokinhotbooks (much-anticipated PNR), Book Lovers Inc (booklandia news), and KB (forthcoming books that intrigue her)
- TeddyPig on last weekend’s author/review kerfuffle. Kris on another aspect of the same event – how many pseudonyms does an author need?
- Cool drawing of an unusual bookcase. (Rest of site is very NSFW.)
- Great bookstore graffiti. (Thanks, CursingMama!)
- Janna had a great post about the seven different types of arguments and how they relate to reviewing books.
- Paperback Writer: If Manuscripts Were Lovers and Math for Writers.
- There are plenty of parallels between the introduction of mass-market paperbacks and the introduction of ebooks.
Do, Think, Learn, Make
- Curious about which door locks are the most sturdy? Consumer Reports tests them for you…
- Cast your own mechanical chocolates – this has definite potential for Father’s Day gifts.
- Great. Now cars can get malware.
- Have you checked Unclaimed.Org to see if you have money due to you?
- TARDIS socks! (Thanks, Juni!)
- Dalek and R2D2 cross stitch. (Rest of site is very NSFW.)
- Knitted Dalek! (via CRAFT)
- Have you seen the Cut out and Keep blog? It features all sorts of fun things, like chocolate LEGO minifigs and beer mug cupcakes. (Thanks, Juni!)
- MrsPao has more fun linkity – make sure you check out the first video and the panda bread!
Cool or Wha…?
- If you’ve always wanted to dine atop the famous buildings and mountains of Europe, you might be able to do so.
- You can make a tampon toupee… (Thanks, Juni!)
- Toilet-themed restaurant?! (Thanks, Juni!)
- Kittens! Coendou! Kittens! Leopards! Kitten! Bunnies! Kittens! Sleepy koala! Baby Charlene Butterbean! Plovers! Kittens! Ferret! Kitten! Tree kangaroos! Kitten! Bitty bun! Kitten! Sugar glider! Kitten! Squee-inducingly cute baby penguin! Kitten!
Time To Do (Perfect Timing #3) by Kim Dare. ebook. reread. Excellent m/m romance about two guys – one gay, one straight – who have been best friends since they were small and are now roommates at college. The gay guy’s been quietly in love with his best friend for years, but has been resigned to never being able to touch him… until he finds his friend’s list of things to experience, which segues from kissing and having sex with women (all checked off) to kissing a man (not checked off)… This was my first Kim Dare book, and remains my very favorite. 🙂
Settling the Score by Eden Winters. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a small-town mechanic whose formerly small-town, now Hollywood actor boyfriend dumps and outs him on national television. A Pygmalionesque story unfolds after that, as the mechanic goes to work for a bestselling author with his own axe to grind. My only real problem with the book was a personal one – I always get frustrated by books that use dialect; instead of immersing me, the dialect kept jolting me out of the book.
Sebastian’s Wolves by Valentina Heart. ebook. Excellent, intense paranormal m/m romance about a wolf shifter who turns wolf for a long time when his mate dies. I had a hard time putting this one down to do anything else!
Of Cocoa and Men by Vic Winter. ebook short. Delightful short paranormal m/m romance about a lone wolf shifter addicted to hot chocolate, even though it’s not good for wolves. He becomes fascinated by the scent of the new baker in town, who smells like chocolate to him.
Surviving the Change by Cari Z. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance about a lone wolf shifter who can only stay in one place for a few weeks before other shifters force him to move on. Right after he arrives in Denver, he becomes fascinated with an elusive law student bartending in a shifter bar.
Sunrise by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance about a guy with a mysterious lover who shows up every few years and always has to leave by sunrise.
An Assassin’s Touch (Lost Shifters #9) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about Leopard shifter and assassin Shane and Panther shifter Trevor, whose lives are much complicated by an evil Cobra shifter.
Shane’s Fury (Lost Shifters #10) by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about Leopard shifter and assassin Shane trying to find his kidnapped mate.
Tool for Change by P.D. Singer. ebook short. Good short m/m encounter between the nerdy facilities supervisor at a convention center and a sexy electrician. I wanted just a little bit more story…
Herbs de Provence by Jenna Jones. ebook. Good m/m romance about a chef with wanderlust who discovers that his friend’s ward has grown up into a gorgeous young man while getting his MBA.
Everyone’s Man by Edward Kendrick. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a rent boy who is brutally gang raped and left to die. The ER doctor who treats him realizes he’s not safe in the hospital and takes steps to keep him safe. With better editing, this could’ve been a very good book… presumably editing would’ve removed such silliness as being able to reach the prostate with a tongue.
Touch My Wolf (My Wolf, Book 2) by Eden Cole. ebook short. So-so short paranormal m/m romance with a dash of m/m/m tossed in. This story about beta wolf Blaine finding out that his mate is one of his pack’s enemies was definitely nowhere near as good as the first book. The whole thing was choppy and felt rushed and incomplete.
Make Me (KinKaid Wolf Pack, Book 2) by Jessica Lee. ebook short. Disappointing short paranormal m/m romance that’s basically two sex scenes between the couple from Bloodlines, strung together by a bit of plot that was left unresolved.
Heads or Tails by Jenna Byrnes. ebook short. So-so short m/m romance about an accountant, engaged to the boss’s daughter, who’s been in denial about his attraction to men until he keeps running into the sexy new guy. Warning: This book contains infidelity and graphic m/f sex.
“It’s been a long week. I’m hiding!” -Mayhem
31 thoughts on “Another episode of linkity in which there are no explosions”
Neat book art! Chocolate nuts and bolts – awesome 🙂
I think pao will want some Tardis socks when he sees them. And the Lego USB sticks!
Condeaus are a new cute on me!
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Chris- Who knew there was a whole site devoted to tampon crafts?
The wonders of the internet.
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There must be a disconnect in the space-time continuum: Mayhem thinks it has been a long week; I am wondering where the days have gone.
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May I join you, May!
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Can’t bring myself to look at the Gene Simmon’s embroidery. He’s a guy I can stand.
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Hey your site looks great on the phone. I wanted to swing by to thank you for the linkity love and come back later to visit your links of this week. But maybe I can try a few on the phone too.
Umph, thank goodness that explosion was 50 blocks away, but it looks like it gave May a big scare nevertheless…
I have both of Stephani’s books on my ereader and I’m all ready to read Shane & Trevor’s story! 🙂
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Oh, I once had a spectacular accident that involved my bicycle and a 12 pack of bottles. I was in college, what can I say? All the beer exploded, I somersaulted over the handlebars, was covered in beer and broken class and completely unhurt. Only the stupid get a break, I guess!
Those nuts and bolts chocolate are cool.
Tardis socks. Way cool.
I liked that bicycle chain chandelier. Just yesterday we saw a bicycle chain picture frame in a gift shop.
Those spaghetti cupcakes were cute. Toilet restaurant, no.
I’ve only read a couple of those. The KD one, the wolf and the first Stephani. Looking forward to the second and I think the Sebastian’s Wolves cover has sucked me in, not that I’m not on shifter kick at the moment anyway.
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I know EXACTLY how you feel.
Did you know that you are abstract art?
Lots of good linkity here! Thanks again Chris! Also, I’m amazed at how much reading you get done. 🙂
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FUR-BERUS! Run away! Run away!
Does May have her tiara with her under that towel?
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She must be coming down from all the tiara fun!
I would never assume that making an ebook (or writing any book) is an easy endeavor. While there are a lot of things that publishers primarily can do to make ebooks better, I can see why they don’t. It’s work!
Also, have you seen the Dwarven Battle Bonnet? If you want to see it, I will pull the link and send it. It is hilarious!
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May can I hide with you!
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I always love a cats idea of hiding- if they can’t see you.. you can’t see them! Thanks for the link love on the Vonnegut quote! The QOTW posts are my favorite.. I love looking for quotes! That steampunk link was awesome– amazing stuff! The Gene Simmons embroidery totally took me off guard though– NOT what I was expecting!!
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must come back to tomorrow and read this
‘note to self*
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I hear you, May! Yesterday a grad student destroyed a centrifuge in lab which required me to use some stop-gap measures on my experiment, which resulted in radioactivity spewing all over my bench (not dangerous amounts, but still it had to be cleaned up). I had a cocktail when I got home; I didn’t think about hiding under the covers.
So much to read about ebooks!
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I agree Mayhem – very long week…
Reach the prostate with a tongue eh? And, I thought the marine special ops guy with the nicely manicured fingernails was bad.. *rolling eyes*
Great linkety as always Chris.
I’ll pass on the tampon toupee & the toilet themed restaurant. o_O lol
Enjoy your weekend – I’m sure going to enjoy my sleep in tomorrow.. 😉
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Oh, and Fur-Berus… eep indeed.. lol
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I heard about the explosion. Three of my co-workers were coming back from a conference in Minneapolis, and I was sure they would be stuck, but they were all unaware of it!
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I think the tampon toupee is the best link you’ve ever posted. Either that, or the worst. 🙂
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Not sure if it was my first Kim Dare but I also really enjoyed Time To Do. I’ve read a couple others and have a couple more on my TBR.
Glad to hear the kitties were far from the explosion. Thanks for the mention and have a great weekend! 🙂
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Someone obviously has way too much free time if they figured out how to make a tampon tupee and determined which dye works best.
LMAO @ Cat vs Human!
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Great linkity! I’m scared of the toilet restaurant- I have serious phobias about food/drink in the bathroom 🙂
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Thank you for the book. Congrats to the other winners!
I always love to read about a good kerfuffle. I love the glass heart in the glass jar…
Well it shows how much I’ve kept up with the news. I didn’t even know about the explosion.
I like the nut and bolt chocolates!
At least those giant shoes are safely corralled away. 😉
The bicycle chain chandelier is cool.
Kitties could make good private eyes. I’m sure Katie knows way more about what happens in my neighborhood than I do.
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OMG – those repurposeed books are absolutely stunning!
LOL at the bookstore bathroom graffiti – that was awesome!
The Tardis socks were great, but I’m still deeply in love with the Beowulf socks.
I’m also in love with the bicycle chain chandelier!!!
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I got so distracted following the links I nearly forgot to come back and comment – did you hear the explosion from where you were?
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Loved that post by Amanda Hocking. Also, an interesting post by Carolyn Jewel.
Have a great week, Chris!
A tampon toupee and French fry ear mitts? People will go to some strange places…
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