As promised yesterday, part two of this week’s bookity linkity. Can you imagine yesterday’s post and today’s post combined into a single post?! You’re welcome. 😉
Dear Author’s giving away 31 different different forthcoming titles from Berkeley/Jove. Leave a comment with your top three choices and your favorite Berkeley/Jove title.
Smexy Books is giving away two copies of Kelly Meding’s new urban fantasy, Three Days To Dead. Contest runs through December 11.
Leave a comment for author Tina Donahue by 12/2 over at Babbling About Books for your chance to win a copy of her steamy romance, Close To Perfect.
Literary Escapism’s giving away a copy of Kelly Gay’s new urban fantasy, The Better Part of Darkness. Leave a comment by midnight on December 15 for your chance to win. Sara at Urban Fantasy Reader is giving away her ARC of the same book and her contest closes at midnight EST, 12/19.
BooksOnBoard and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books are celebrating Hanukkah by giving away a Bookeen Cybook Opus ereader. Break out your creativity and follow the guidelines to write a 200-word pitch for a romance set during Hannukah (or any other Jewish holiday) for your chance to win. Contest closes at noon EST, December 18
Samhain’s having weekly contests throughout December. Prizes include four ebook readers (Kindle or Sony), free ebooks, and more. Head over to the Samhellion blog for details.
Voting’s open at All Things Urban Fantasy for the First Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards. Participate by December 30 for your chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, along with some of the winning books.
Check out the free reads and giveaways that Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) and Jackie at Literary Escapism found.
Another great urban fantasy weekend report from SciFiGuy. Plus he lists the new paranormal, urban fantasy, and scifi/fantasy releases for December.
Anastasia found some great book-related links and posted them at her Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog.
Feeling brave? You can read excerpts from all the contenders in the Bad S3x in Literary Fiction Contest. Jonathan Littell won for his description from The Kindly Ones.
Many thanks to Cecile and Kimber Chin for the copy of Kimber’s ebook, Released, that I won in their contest!
Gluten-Free Living magazine has (unsurprisingly) gluten-free gift ideas on their blog.
Looking for gift ideas for your book lover? Head over to the Love Romance Passion blog for their list. Smart Bitches has a list, too.
Wired magazine has an ereader gift guide. Or you could just read the ereader holiday shopping comic instead.
I would highly recommend not buying your coworkers the new book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction. Do you really want that annoying guy in the next cube to build his very own pencil crossbow?
Americans consume 34gb of data a day?! Hmm. Maybe not me, since I don’t watch tv or play computer games (anymore) or have a fancy phone. Of course, my music, book, and ebook consumption might help make that up.
After you absorb that statistic, head off to break your brain again over Gizmodo’s post “How Huge Is the Internet on an Average Day?”
Jenre wonders how people manage their TBR (to be read) piles and files.
Read a lot of ebooks on your iphone? This case/stand might be handy.
Do you have trouble determining when it’s inappropriate to use your iphone? This handy humorous flowchart might help!
This is a really cool (and cheap) laptop desk (although the directions are sparse, at best). In fact, I think I could use this even with cats on my lap…
Does your kitteh yearn for a Canadian cardboard cat chalet?
Black kittehs are looking out for what you read!
Free cute burns over at Pitter Pats of Baby Cats…
The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau Vampires 12, Rogue Hunter 3) by Lynsay Sands. Finally! Nicholas’ story can be told! Oh yeah, totally not an m/m series. 😉
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville. ebook. Holy crap. I kept hearing that this book was good, but I really wasn’t prepared for how good it was. This was very, very intense m/m romantic suspense about a hitman and a guy he’s supposed to kill. I laughed a little, cried a bit more, and am glad I started it early enough that I didn’t have to stay up into the wee hours to finish reading. Highly recommended.
Conventional Education by T. C. Blue. ebook. Well done m/m romance continuing the story of closeted actor Lucas and very out goth computer geek Trent that started in Conventional Wisdom. I was hoping things would be tied up a bit more at the end of this one, but now I’ll have to hope that for the next book.
Go Fish by H. T. Murray. ebook. This m/m romance was great fun! I laughed out loud more than a few times at some of the wonderfully clever bits, such as this: “He had no idea why he was thinking with dramatic pauses now. He just was.” Or this:
He was not pouting.
“Yes, you were.”
He was not doing a very good job of keeping his inner thoughts inner, either.
Teaching Him a Lesson by Brit M. ebook. Nicely done m/m romance about a professor and his teaching assistant, who has a psycho ex. Damn those psycho exes anyway! (And hey, contemplate the cover knowing that both guys had long hair…)
Horizons by Mickie B. Ashling. ebook. Pretty good m/m romance about a deeply closeted college football player with a homophobic family who finds himself falling (despite himself) for the very out ER doctor who cares for his broken arm. (Hmm. Sort of a weird cover, isn’t it?)
Absolutely, Positively Not by David LaRochelle. Steven’s a sophomore in a small Minnesota town who’s trying to figure out his sexual orientation. He just knows that he absolutely, positively is not gay. Right?
Near Life Experience by Alix Bekins. ebook. Very well done m/m romance about two friends whose friendship changes in interesting ways after one of them finds out an ex is HIV positive and goes in to be tested.
Beautiful Boys by Anne Cain. ebook. This is a fairly good collection of four interrelated m/m romance stories. (Not sure if I’d call any of the characters in the stories boys, or match them to the cover art, but…)
From the Heavens by Vic Winter. ebook. Enjoyable m/m romance. When a stressed out paramedic needs to get away from it all in the mountains and is rescued by a handsome ranger, how will his life change?
Spare Parts (Romentics) by Scott & Scott. ebook. Ok m/m romance about that tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive…
Two In Two Out by G.A. Hauser. ebook. D’oh. I really, really need to remember not to get more books by this m/m author. The writing is awkward and simplistic and the characters… Well, if they were two preteen girls, their gushing internal monologues might be ok. Might be. Plus I think this book exceeded an allowable use threshold for forms of “adore”.
“I’m soooo sleepy… why are you bothering me? You must hate me.” -Mayhem
26 thoughts on “Neither snow nor bitter cold shall prevent bookity linkity!”
I am so making a pencil crossbow!
**Deep breaths Chris, deep breaths *** wow….
None stop action today….
Thanks for the links – I will be checking most of those out later…
I am also reading Zero to the Bones next week – now I am looking forward to it…
Horizons is a book I really enjoyed and I really had to look beyond the cover – pity it gets such bad press- I acutally think its a good read…
Teachin Him A lesson is so on my Friday buying list – I swear hubby is going to file for divorce… This book buying stint is getting harder to explain …
I have on one left to blame it on…. **HEll I forgot, I still have Chris left to blame***
*** walking away with a spring in my steps, I knew there was a reason I stopped over here today***
OMG, Mary Jane totally needs that Canadian chalet.
And. I love that pic of May.
I sure had to scroll a long way to find the cute kitty picture! But Mayhem was worth it.
We don’t hate you, May, we just want to *adore* your super soft kitteh fur.
Aw, Mayhem looks so cozy!
I’m going to try my hand at some g/f granola…getting so sick of food choices these days. >:( Might make a nice gift too!
I thought of Mayhem when I first saw that lolcats with the kitteh in its *jungle*. After all, every panther princess needs her own jungle.
Does that book have instructions for trebuchets? Hmmmm!
One of these days people are going to have to stop giving ereaders away, because everyone will have one. Okay, a tow truck just went by with a car. It begins.
Maybe the two long haired guys are wearing buns. Yeah, buns like the stereotypical librarian with shh-ing action.
Oh wow. Thank you for all the heads up on things to come, the awesome pics of the kitties… My fave is jungle cat, lmbo!!!
Oh, May is just basking in the glow of knowing she is the softest kittie around!!!
I hope you are having a good day my friend… Snow and all… **eekkk**
Wow – there’s something for everyone there. Thanks!
That is the cutest kitty picture ever!
On days like today I WANT that laptop heat on me.
excuse me while I build a pencil crossbow for use at home tonight…
Love the king of the jungle.
You’re going to have to start putting in a table of contents for all of those links.
Your book reviews are making this a NSFW blog!
Scritches to May! (When she wakes up. Wouldn’t want to disturb her rest.)
I want a pencil crossbow. I think I may have to buy that book for… um, someone. 😉
And I love the “Go Fish” quotes! Hysterical.
Speaking of hysterical… I love the iPhone usage flowchart. That is getting printed out and tacked to my corkboard, I think. Not to mention forwarded everywhere. The comments about the lightsaber app and the catapulting penguins through rings of fire? SO TRUE.
I thought, briefly, that you had a repeat of slouching guy in Teaching Him a Lesson, but I was mistaken. However, can you see the similarit(ies)?
Mayhem looks so warm and snuggly!
May I soooo understand. Every time I fall asleep mom wakes me up wanting to pet me. She’s so cruel! I don’t know how I ended up with these people.
210 billion emails a day and probably only 1000 of them are worth reading. 🙂
I thought of Chaos when I saw the jungle pic.
May, we just like checking on you, but you do look warm and comfy.
Holy smokes you have a lot listed! You go!! I can’t wait until life settles and I can get back to Lynsay Sands. I’ve read one book and that was all.
OK, that iphone flowchart is too much like my life. If I had a nickel for every time my guy flipped out his iphone . . . I’d be able to get my own iphone!
Ooh, wasn’t Zero at the Bone awesome? I can’t believe it took me months to get around to reading it. Did you read the free stories Jane Seville has on her site with D and Jack? I’m just wishing she had more books.
That Go Fish sounds really cute! Puttin’ it on my tbb list!
So many links and so little time!
Tomorrow when I get to work I’m making a Pencil Crossbow. So when the guys get rowdy talking about their colonoscopies again, I’ll be prepared. 😉 I’m the only woman on the floor I work on…
o.O OMG. I *NEED* that Mini Weapons books!!!
*adds to Amazon Wish List*
May looks like one of those pin up girls, peeking out from behind her towel.