Linkity lapses

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Reading Update
Ashton and Justice by Stephani Hecht. ebook. Sweet m/m romance about the abused son of a prominent district attorney and the son of a notorious criminal. Their fathers hate each other – how can things possibly work out?
More Than Moonlight by MJ O’Shea & Piper Vaughn. free ebook collection. A collection of three sweet short m/m romances, about two of the band members of Luck in the band’s early days.
Moonlight Becomes You by Piper Vaughn & MJ O’Shea. ebook. Excellent m/m romance about two bands, Luck and Moonlight, going on tour together. The lead singer of Luck becomes fascinated by the lead singer of Moonlight, and is increasingly frustrated because Moonlight’s lead singer treats him coldly and keeps his distance.
A Change of Pace (Change #3) by JM Cartwright. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a guy who moves to North Carolina from Chicago with a chip on his shoulder about the whole thing and then meets a local carpenter he develops confusing feelings for.
Lucky by KM Mahoney. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a bear shifter who moves to a small town in Wisconsin known to be paranormal friendly and meets an extremely unlucky (but cute!) fairy.
The Tower by Chris Owen. ebook. Good m/m romance, set in the indeterminate nearish future, about a guy who works in an office tower where career advancement literally involves moving up the tower/ladder. When the CEO’s administrative assistant (from the very top of the tower) takes an interest in him, he has no idea what to think.
Seeking Kokopelli by Shelley Munro. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about the lead singer of a band who’s subtly pursuing one of the roadies (a widower), not realizing that his own odd paranormal secret might need to come out.
Change in Attitude (Change of Heart #2) by Kiernan Kelly. ebook. Ok paranormal m/m romance in which veterinarian and werewolf Dae is called by his brother back to the pack that cast him out, and his human mate insists on going along despite the danger. This felt less polished than other work I’ve read by this author.
Only Yours by JR Patrick. ebook short. Ok short m/m romance about a guy who asks his boyfriend to move in with him… and when he wakes up in the morning, his boyfriend is gone.
The Attorney (The Male Room #2) by Carolyn LeVine Topol. ebook. Ok m/m romance about the lawyer from The Male Room, who’s now trying the gay dating site himself. He’s not doing so well with his picks, though, so one of the site’s owners sets him with someone he’d never have picked for himself.
To Love Again (Bound Hearts, Book 1) by Simone Anderson. ebook. Ok kinky m/m romance about a writer and dominant whose vanished ex-boyfriend turns up on his doorstep as an abused and escaped slave. While the storyline had potential, I never connected to the characters and felt, at times, as if I was reading parts of a research paper or something.
Buried Treasure by DC Juris. ebook short. Ok short m/m romance about a guy who visits his father at the nursing home and one of the orderlies from the nursing home. I just couldn’t suspend disbelief that six months of weekly platonic lunches would seamlessly flow into one dinner date and then moving in together…

Yes, they are built very differently! 🙂 And although you can’t tell from that picture, Chaos isn’t overweight.

30 thoughts on “Linkity lapses”

  1. I’ve only read 16 of the top 100 sci-fi books although I recognised a few titles of books that I really ought to read.

    I’m really slacking today because I’ve only read 1 from your books this week – Seeking Kokopelli – I fancy Moonlight Becomes You. I have a soft spot for band novels :).
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  2. Linkity! *happy dancing* Thank you Chris!

    I see your Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies and I raise you…Mallowpuffs *grin* The original ( and a recipe for something that looks mighty similar (…I’m hungry 🙂

    I love the signs for gay marriage – brilliant – and think I need to read The Tower 🙂
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  3. I think I’ve read only about 30 of the books on that sci-fi list. It’s not too much of a surprise, given that I read way more young adult than sci-fi. It was surprisingly hard for me to remember which Heinlein and Asimov and Vonnegut I had actually read!
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  4. You find the coolest (and the freakiest) things!

    Like you, I’ve read half of that SF& F list. I have to find the time to go through the other half… Well, maybe in 5 – 10 years… considering everything else I’m reading. XD

    Of course, he’s not overweighted. Chaos is gorgeous! 😀

  5. After the week I had (pc crashed & burned) I could use a batch of chocolate mudslide cookies 😉 and reading A Change Of Pace…it’s one for the wishlist!!

    Of course I had to go see what the link about the history of beefcake was…that broke out a few smiles 😀

    Have a great weekend, Chris!!
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  6. I haven’t read a single thing on your list.

    I really want some Lucky Charms ice cream now, but I guess I’ll have to settle for Skinny Cow.

    That zucchini cobbler looks interesting. I never would have thought of that. I have had pinto bean pie, which is another thing I can’t believe someone thought of.
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  7. I was getting a new muffler on my car this week and talking to a middle-aged woman who was waiting for her boyfriend to come and give her the $50 she needed to get her car. I feel sad and fortunate when these things happen. Of course, I restrain myself from asking things like – don’t you have a credit card? And snakes from IJ? EEUW
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  8. Love the saturn in the coffee foam!

    I bet Chaos would be willing to be overweight if that meant he could have dinner five times a day. He looks very fit for a kitty you force into starvation every day.

    May loves to sit that way! Perhaps she was a frog in a previous life…

    Have a great weekend!
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  9. You’ve made my geek heart’s day by giving me some Star Trek tidbits and some more of my beloved Doctor Who. Bless your heart and keep ’em coming!

    I read Seeking Kokopelli a few months back and enjoyed it, but wished the paranormal aspect would’ve meshed a bit better.

  10. 1. Thanks for the list of 100 best sci-fi/fantasy books. I saved it to my desktop for future reference, having only read about 35 of them.
    B. We have a neighbor who canoes over to our place in the morning with his laptop and parks it next to the shore where we cannot see him because of the bank; he mooches off our wireless network. (Other neighbors have told us about this.) We plan to rename our network, GetYourOwnWirelessMikeSchumann!
    iii. Love the gay protest signs.
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  11. Oh, I want a treehouse.

    Love the potato print kitty shirt and the superhero aprons.

    The chocolate mudslide cookies look really good.

    LOL at the copper underwear, hand soap, and the googly eye dress. I wonder how well the copper underwear washes.

    There are just no words for the cloud shirt… dress… suit??!!

    Awww… love the moose family

  12. I loved that EPBOT story!

    Also, I read (if counting correctly) 22 of those books on the top 100 for sure, plus another 7 that I might have read or started and didn’t finish.
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