Halloweenity Linkity Booity

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Reading Update
With a Kiss by Kim Dare. ebook. Excellent kinky paranormal m/m romance loosely based on Sleeping Beauty. A young man who’s being mentally, physically, and sexually abused by his boyfriend comes to the hospital every week for three years to read to a vampire in a mysterious coma. And then the vampires is awakened… This book shines in not trivializing the process of recovering from abuse.
I Just Play One on TV by AL Turner. ebook. Excellent m/m romance about two actors in a suspenseful science fiction tv show with a lot of “subtext” between their characters. One actor is out, although it doesn’t seem to be public knowledge, while the other is deeply closeted and in denial… Let’s just say I spent the last part of the book crying.
Across the East River Bridge by Kate McMurray. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance about two academic rivals with an unfortunate chemistry who work together to solve the cold case mystery of two men murdered together in late 19th century Brooklyn.
Guarding Morgan (Sanctuary #1) by RJ Scott. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a guy being kept in an FBI safe house so he can testify about a shooting he witnessed. When the safe house is compromised, he ends up in the care of an intriguing agent for a special organization dedicated to keeping witnesses alive… Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!
Private Eye (Liaisons #1) by SE Culpepper. ebook. Very good m/m romantic suspense about a PI who gets involved in the case of a missing teenager when he’s contacted by a cop who’s a friend of the family. Too bad the extremely hot cop is straight…
Just Desserts (Petit Morts #14) by Josh Lanyon. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a guy confined to a wheelchair after his drunken cousin crashed their car. Unfortunately, this story didn’t provide any additional insight into Chance and his own journey.
Loose Change (Petit Morts #15) by Sean Kennedy. ebook short. Very good short m/m paranormal focused entirely on Chance, set up as a series of brief scenes.
Media Naranja (Petit Morts #16) by Clare London & Jordan Castillo Price. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance about a young man who accompanies his dying grandmother and her friend to a tropical resort.
Immortal Coil (Petit Morts #17) by Jordan Castillo Price. ebook short. Excellent short paranormal m/m romance about a high school teacher and former coach whose life changed dramatically several years ago. When he wanders into a small street carnival, he doesn’t know that it’s about to change again. (This story is also the culmination of Chance’s story arc.) I loved this quote: “If everything were anything,” Chance said softly, “the barriers would break down, and we’d all lose ourselves to chaos. And then there would be no cotton candy.”
Independence by Clare London. free ebook short. Steamy, kinky short m/m scene between an established D/s couple.
Learning To Walk (City Hospital #3) by Drew Zachary. ebook. Sweet m/m romance about a guy, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, who develops feelings for his physical therapist. Since there’s not much conflict in this one, I think it’d be a good read to help recover from an angst-fest book.
Cycle-pathic by Stefan Seabourne. free ebook short. Steamy short m/m scene between a bike courier and the lawyer whose car he dented… with a surprise ending.
Sugar on the Mountain (Mountain #8) by PD Singer. free ebook short. Cute short m/m scene between Allan and Mark in Allan’s catering kitchen.
Blood on the Mountain by India Harper. ebook. Good m/m romantic suspense about a security firm co-owner who goes to Rio to protect a client doing nonprofit work there. This ended with plenty of unanswered questions, although I fear the sequel might be m/f, featuring the other (female) co-owner of the security firm.
Gambling on Love by Jane Davitt. ebook. Good, slightly kinky m/m romance about two guys who fell in love with other in high school. When they were caught kissing in the locker room, one of them left town and didn’t return until 11 years later. He’s very different and he doesn’t want to stay… but the one who stayed doesn’t want to leave. While I’m a fan of Jane Davitt’s work (particularly that written with Alexa Snow), this book never fully came together for me – I couldn’t get invested in the characters or the story.

Missed out on GayRomLit, but still want part of the experience? Read on!

I came back from GayRomLit (GRL) with lots of swag – not only swag that I’d picked up for myself, but also swag I’d accumulated from people who didn’t have enough space in their luggage, or who didn’t want to deal with hassles in Customs. In fact, I came back with enough extra swag to have a GRL Swag Giveaway Contest!

Wanna see? Ok.

*sniff sniff sniff* -Mayhem

*sniff sniff sniff* -Chaos

“Why are you giving away these great kitty beds and toys, Mom?!” -Mayhem

*sniff sniff sniff* -Chaos

Um. Well. You can’t see if very well, huh? But you get the idea!

Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Leave your comments by 7 pm CST, Monday, November 7. CONTEST CLOSED.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Cats not included in prize.
  • 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 luck and counterintuitive espionage 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.)
  • Winner 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.
  • This contest is US only, due to shipping costs. Sorry. 🙁

46 thoughts on “Halloweenity Linkity Booity”

  1. I’m not very happy about Amazon buying The Book Depository. I can already see them imposing gazillion restrictions for us international readers like they are already doing with Kindle (I can buy the gadget, but I can’t buy 99% of the books). And I can’t see them ever being as friendly as TBD staff always was (Example: when TBD started, my friends and I wrote them and told them our country wasn’t on the list. It took them TWO DAYS to correct that). Say no to Amazon, lol.

    Awww, Chris, so many good books, so little time (and money)…

  2. We were pretty stoked to read the Honda story this week…Rhonda is a 1990 Accord, and she’s got 290K on her. It would be excellent if we could get another 700K miles out of her:)

  3. I was soo bummed I couldn’t make it to gayromlit fest – silly grad school taking up all my time, and a wedding in Hawaii that is killing all my spare pennies! sign me up for some swag! Looking forward to next years events in new mexico, i’ve never been there

  4. I don’t need the swag but just wanted to mention that Simon’s cat video is hysterical! It is exactly how our house was (and still is) when we got our kitten. Our older cat still hisses like that every day when the younger one pisses her off. I loved the kitten trying to get onto the couch!

    And of course Mayhem doesn’t want you to give away her beautiful bare chested men kitty bed. Can you blame her?
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  5. Awesome. I think that everyone could have giraffe sex. Especially because the ladies don’t have to do anything with their own urine.

    Also I am 4,107,552,040th person alive on Earth
    78,490,095,797th person to have lived since history began. W00t!
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  6. Yummy soup recipes! Ganked several of those for future experiments meals.

    Jenre and Alex, I’ll second (third? fourth?) the rec for the A.L. Turner book. 🙂

    The comments on the traffic ticket had me seriously LOLing.

  7. Melting from the cute here 😀
    Great linkity as always, plus plenty of great sounding books added to the TBB list. Wait, that’s not so great. Hmm…
    Must say that Amazon buying The Book Depository has me worried. I do almost all of my paper book purchases at BD because of free international shipping. If Amazon changes that I just might cry.

  8. So many links! It’s going to take me a while to go through them all. But the superhero socks with the little capes! I’m going through a comic phase right now and those look appealing, LOL. (Hopefully they make Marvel socks too.)

    That picture of the United States of Scary Things cracks me up. I’m particularly enamored with the killer bees of Texas. And the invading Canadians! I know I shouldn’t be laughing but I totally am. xD

    Also, please count me in for the swag giveaway! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to grab some swag. 🙂

  9. How cute that May and Chaos are all over the swag. I didn’t realize you took all that stuff with you, lol!

    Adding a lot of books to my tbr list again… *sigh*

  10. As usual, a great selection of links. You always give me a fix for my DW obsession for which I’m eternally grateful. I got excited about the Lanyon Petit Morts short (since I’m a quadriplegic & always looking for stories with disabled characters) and then became bummed that the issue wasn’t really addressed in a meaningful way.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the awesome giveaway that I’ll be crossing my fingers for in hopes of winning!
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  11. If I let him, Zinc (our black cat) would own my iPad. I just not enough of a cat person to let him claim it. Therefore, I have no issues taking the swag away from Kurious Kitties (TM). ;-D

  12. Eek! The swag looks so awesome!! So many goodies! haa… I hope sometime in the future I get to go… First, I’m trying for Yaoi-con. lol…
    I’d love to enter! ^w^/

  13. Too many good recipes to go through at one time.

    The increase in peanut butter prices is not good news for me.

    I love the spider jello!

    I like the idea of a whiteboard skin for a laptop.

    Really, how you not follow a link to “Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows”? I’m not sure which is worse, having the song stuck in my head or having that guy’s face stuck in my brain. 😉

    Poop-to-gold experiment??!! Seriously, what where they thinking?
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  14. I’m so bad… can’t believe I’ve missed so many linkity Fridays. Shame on me!!

    I’ve been reading a lot but not even one from your list this time. Added a couple to my wishlist.

    Please enter me in the GRL giveaway. I was (still am) so bummed that I couldn’t make it.

  15. Oh wow, I could spend all day following all these awesome links and not get any NaNoWriMo done!

    I’d like to enter the GRL swag contest. I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to go.

  16. what if a cat gets stuck in the wrapping, then do I get one?
    that packing tape can get really sticky – ‘specially around fur . . .
    Please count me in! Thanks!

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