Congrats to Mary F, who won her choice of Ervinâ€™s Dilemma (Wayne County Wolves #1) by Stephani Hecht or The Helpful Swan (The Cob Brothers #3) by Amber Kell and Stephani Hecht!
Congrats to Michelle, CursingMama, and Tracey D, who won King Perry by Edmond Manning!
Congrats to Peggy C, who won Still Waters (Sanctuary #4) by RJ Scott!Â Still Waters will be released by Silver Publishing onÂ May 19.
Congrats to Paula S, who won her choice of More Than Pride (Supernatural Mates #6) or Switching Payne by Amber Kell! Switching Payne will be released by Silver Publishing on May 19 and More Than Pride will be released by Total-E-Bound on May 28.
- Joyfully Jay’s giving away an ebook from Cat Grant’s backlist. Contest closes 11:59 pm EDT, May 18.
- Joder’s also giving away an ebook from Cat Grant’s backlist. Contest closes 11:59 pm CDT, May 18.
- Joder’s giving away an ebook copy of Staring into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal. Contest closes 11:59 pm CDT, May 23.
- New releases and more: Literary Escapism (PNR/UF) and Book Lovers Inc (romance of various sorts).
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- A new study suggests that Amazon reviews are as accurate as those by “professional” reviewers. Think about that the next time you see an author melting down about a negative review on GRs or Amazon and decrying the review because it’s not from a “professional”. 🙂
- If you’re trying to spark your creativity and write more, check out 750words.com. (via Chrissy Munder)
- Very cool book sculptures in a small Swiss village. (Thanks, Juni!)
Do, Think, Make, Learn
- All about introverts. This quote sums us up perfectly: “…introverts are people who find other people tiring.” (Thanks, Edmond!)
- 10 cat facts you may not know. (Thanks, Stephani!)
- Gem corn and genetics. (Thanks, Bron!)
- Huh. Well, this might explain why women date jerks – but why do guys date jerks? (Baddest Santa Guy is in the featured photo!)
- Grilled fish tacos. (via The Kitchn)
- Kahlua bundt cake. (via CRAFT)
- Chocohotopots. (via The Kitchn)
- Now I’m really hungry.
- Crocheted Star Wars mini amigurumi. (Thanks, orannia!)
Cool or Wha…?
- Shit my kids ruined. (Thanks, Bron!)
- How to pose like a hot guy with a cute dog. (Thanks, Bron!)
- Avengers compared to Star Wars. (Thanks, Bron!)
- Baby lions! Baby snow leopards! Kitten! Kitten! Kitten! Kitten! Swan and cygnets! Lion and baby! Lioness and baby! Ducklings! Otter and baby! Penguin and baby!
Last Stop by Lou Harper. ebook. arc. Very good kinky m/m romantic suspense about a guy who’s hitchhiking to Seattle, paying his way with sex or a friendly ear. When his latest ride dumps him at a truck stop in Montana, he sees a help wanted sign and decides to stick around for a bit after he meets the sexy, mysterious, older owner of the cafe. And then things start to get more and more complicated…
Where You Hurt the Most by Anne Brooke. ebook short. arc. Very good short m/m romance about an escort who’s asked to spend some time with a young man and perhaps help draw him out of the shell he’s been in since an accident left him terribly scarred. Written in a lovely, literary style, this story was a pleasure to read. My only complaint was that, while the story of the escort and the young man was evocatively told, I wanted to know at least a few more details about the merely implied back story in order to better understand a scene near the end.
Pricks and Pragmatism by JL Merrow. ebook short. Very good m/m romance about a guy who’s almost done with his university degree. He has no money, so he’s been staying with various guys, basically exchanging sex for food and lodging. But what’s up with the nerdy engineer he’s just moved in with, who doesn’t seem interested in him in that way?
Into the Bermuda Triangle (Turbulence #1) by Jordan Castillo Price. free ebook short. Very good short m/m paranormal setting the stage for future episodes of this serial about pilots who fly into the Bermuda Triangle. You are definitely left wanting more! 🙂
The Amethyst Cat Caper by Charlie Cochet. ebook. Very good mystery and romance set in Manhattan in the 1930s, in which the owner of a teahouse purchases a cat statue that he assumes is a forgery until a Pinkerton’s man comes knocking on his door…
Still Waters (Sanctuary #4) by RJ Scott. ebook. arc. Good m/m romantic suspense in which a Sanctuary operative, former FBI, is thrown together with his ex (still in the FBI) who believes he was on the take.
She’s Come Undone by Eric Arvin. ebook short. Sad short story about being trapped, be it by your body or by your fears or by the actions of others.
Home Sweet Home by Kim Dare. ebook short. Sweet short kinky m/m romance about a submissive who returns home to discover that his master’s contribution to their home’s decor is not at all what he suspected. (I took the picture that inspired said contribution. Hee hee.)
Glitter (Beach Duo #0.5) by Diana DeRicci. ebook. Good m/m romance about a college student who slowly realizes, over four years, that he’s not actually homophobic but rather the opposite.
The Charlie Factor (Beach Duo #1) by Diana DeRicci. ebook. reread. Very good m/m romance about a former firefighter slowly recovering after nearly dying in a murderous fire. He’s befriended by a straight guy who finds himself developing very confusing feelings for his new friend.
Popping the Question (Beach Duo #1.5) by Diana DeRicci. free ebook short. Sweet short m/m romance about a couple celebrating the second anniversary of their meeting. Really, this should be #2.5, as it contains spoilers for the second book.
Doing Love Right (Beach Duo #2) by Diana DeRicci. ebook. reread. Pretty good m/m romance about a wedding planner, recently dumped, who wakes up after a party to discover a strange man in bed with him… a strange man who knows an awful lot about him. This would’ve been better without the near-purple prose during the sex scenes.
Sparks Fly by Clare London. ebook. reread. Pretty good m/m romance about a successful entrepreneur who gets around, but finds himself thinking about the prickly programmer who helped launch his first venture, an online dating service. This suffers from an excess of exclamation points and… I know Clare’s a much more polished writer now than she was when this was written. 🙂
Mark’s Opening Gambit by Lee Brazil. ebook. Ok m/m romance about a high school dropout who’s helping his mom support his younger brothers by working nights. When he meets the snooty owner of a chess shop where one of his brothers is in a tournament, he’s unprepared for the attraction between them.
My First But Not My Last by Leigh Jarrett. ebook short. Ok, but very short, m/m encounter between a guy who’s just been dumped by his girlfriend and a guy he meets at the beach.
The Stars on My Arm by Leigh Jarrett. ebook. Meh m/m romance about a high school senior who’s at first repulsed and then fascinated by the heavily pierced and tattooed guy who moves in next door, much to his girlfriend’s dismay. This book was hampered by a number of things: too much telling and not enough showing, being several times longer than it should have been for the amount of actual story, and a lack of editing (giving someone the finger is rather different than fingering said person).
19 thoughts on “Linkity welcomes melted kitty season”
Speaking of microwave cupcakes…
In Asia, you actually can find microwave cupcake mixes sold in microwavable — of course! — cups. All you need to do is open the mix bag, pour it into the cup, crack an egg into it, mix, then cover with the lid and microwave (water/oil not always required). It’s amazing! And tasty! It’s amazingly tasty! (For what it is.)
LOVE all the recipe links! I learned to eat GF from you and other bloggers on the web. You make it so easy!
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Chris- I’m off to have tea with the Rick Man!
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Yeah. I’m an introvert alright. Sums me up perfectly, LOL.
Awesome cooking links! And reading the Stephen King is writing a sequel to The Shining? Made.my.day!
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Great stuff. I was instructed yesterday by a new doc to avoid gluten as much as possible (sob!). Bookmarked the slow cooker recipes. Sent the introvert article to a friend at work at whose desk another worker posted a sign “Introvert at work: do not disturb!” during tax season. She loved it, will post on FB. Have a great weekend!
Tea! Alan Rickman!
Must go now… ;-D
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I always thought Kris was Australia’s dark secret but now I know better :).
Lots of reading for you this week!
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Wow. I made the mistake of clicking on the Shit My Kids Ruin link and lost a bit more time than I really wanted, though so damn hilarious!
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The heads have bodies!
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I almost sent you a link to that DISGUSTING wisdom tooth ring, then thought, nah, she saw that one. Ick.
A recent post from marylou..Crochet Adventures
Much lovely linkety! Particularly the coffee consumption but the computer icons…..oh geez. I’m so old. I pre-date TV remote controls.
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I’ve sent the introvert article to my extrovert husband.
Have a great weekend!
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Ooh, I learned a lot from JCP’s post on photoshop. Now I know how to fix my edge issues. 🙂
And the names of those old vibrators – stim-u-lax, gyro-lator… :-O
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Linkity! Thank you! And WRT the Crocheted Star Wars mini amigurumi – you’re welcome 🙂
I do like the sound of Where You Hurt the Most!
Oh, Chaos! Talk about relaxed!
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LOVE the mini Star Wars figures – they’re ADORABLE!!!
Had a bit of a misread while perusing the cookity links. I thought “10 Tasty Ways to Cook Chicken” said “10 Tasty Ways to Cook Children.”
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It was fun to see how Jordan Castillo Price made that beautiful cover from those not so impressive stock photos. And it’s a free read as well. 😀
I thought Glitter was a good read as well. I liked going back to that group of friends from this series. 🙂
A recent post from Janna..Hop Against Homophobia: Giveaway & The Netherlands & A M/M Recommendation
My best autocorrect was my husband asking me for some hard boiled gags. I said “Gags”? He replied, “That’s what you get when you give a dumbass a smartphone”!
I can buy cat tongues locally 🙂 They are very tasty but ours don’t have chocolate on.
I like the like about introverts. I’m pretty shy so don’t find social situations that easy.
I’m definitely going to make some of that slow cooker rice pudding!
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SOOO excited to hear about the sequel to The Shining!! The ABC version of the movie was SOO much scarier than the Jack Nicholson version.