The Missing Link-ity found!

Congrats to arzu, who won Twice in a Lifetime by Shawn Lane! Twice in a Lifetime will be released on September 5 by Amber Allure.

Congrats to Tara, who won What To Do With Lore by Jade Archer! What To Do With Lore will be released by Total-E-Bound on September 6.

Congrats to kasjo_peja, who won Gay Day! Gay Day! (G-A-Y, Book 11) by Kim Dare! Gay Day! Gay Day! will be released on September 6 by Total-E-Bound.




  • The University of Chicago Press is offering the 1906 edition of the Chicago Manual of Style as a free download this month. Make sure you use the link in the “Update” section of this post to get the DRM-free version! (Thanks, KZ!)

Make, Do, Learn, Think

  • August was the weakest month of car sales since 1983. Maybe people are realizing that they don’t need to replace their cars as often as the automobile industry keeps pushing us to? *sends happy longevity thoughts out to beloved 1997 car*
  • Have an earworm? Unhearit will help you get rid of it… by possibly giving you a new one. 🙂

Linkity Peeps




  • Hyperbole & a Half on social entrapment. Love this quote: “One of the most difficult aspects of interacting with other people is figuring out how to extricate yourself from a conversation without appearing rude or mentally unstable.”

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Unconventional (Conventions, Book 3) by T.C. Blue. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a computer game programmer, not able to work due to a lawsuit, who moves to California to live with his deeply closeted actor boyfriend.
Duet by Eden Winters. ebook. Excellent m/m romance that’s a bit challenging for me to categorize. The first half takes place in the Scottish Highlands 200 years ago and the second half takes place in the present day. This is a story about an English tutor/violinist and about the Scottish heir who despises the English. It’s the story of a love that transcends the ages. Oh, whatever – it’s just a darn good love story. 🙂
Double or Nothing by Cassandra Gold. ebook short. Decent m/m romance about a casino owner whose con artist ex shows up, asking for a chance to prove that he’s changed.
Collared Hearts and Frosted Hearts by Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks. ebook shorts. Very good kinky short m/m romances about an artist with a prissy boyfriend who not only owns the gallery at which the artist shows, but also gives him money for his rent and bills and leaves him feeling like a whore.
Submission Times Two by Claire Thompson. Good kinky m/m romance about a couple, deeply in love with each other, who are both submissive. Will they manage to keep their need to submit from destroying their relationship?
Masked Submission by Claire Thompson. ebook. So-so kinky m/m romance about a submissive PhD student who goes to a club and becomes fascinated by a cruel and mysterious masked dominant. I definitely like Claire Thompson’s more recent books better, because I found this one to be melodramatic and overwrought.
Dark Submission by Shayne Carmichael. ebook short. Ok short paranormal m/m romance about a young man, hired as a live-in secretary, who discovers several unusual and intriguing things about his employer.
Call Me Sir by Stormy Glenn. ebook. Um. Stormy Glenn does D/s. What else is there to say, really?! Well, ok, fine. So-so kinky m/m romance about a club owner who decides, after one look at a young man in his club, that the young man would be his forevermore.
Topping Timothy by Erin O’Niall. ebook short. So-so steamy m/m tale about a young man who’s fascinated by a dominant older man he keeps seeing at the bar he frequents, but who’s also sickened by the thought of bdsm. (And this is one of the ugliest stock photo covers I’ve ever seen.)
Catching a Second Wind by Sean Michael. ebook. This m/m romance about a vet who visits an appealing young psychologist as part of trying to get over the unexpected death of his long-term lover was so sweet and angst free that I confess to being bored… Ok, yeah, there was a titch of near-angst – but seriously, nothing that wasn’t resolved within a page or two.

“I want to sleep now, not be entertained. Go away.” -Mayhem

39 thoughts on “The Missing Link-ity found!”

  1. I’m going to have to start getting up earlier on Friday’s to check out all the links!

    Thanks for the linkage and OMG I want the book jewelry.

    Didn’t get to watch the whole “men jumping” video yet but wow, that’s impressive 🙂

  2. I love the car post! I drive a 1990 Honda Accord that we were given by some friends who moved to NY two years ago. Her name is Rhonda and she gets 30+mpg. I don’ need no steeeenking new car!

  3. Great time spent following links again. 🙂
    The kitties were my favorite today, which probably has something to do with the time of the month 😉
    I’ve added TC Blue’s Conventions series to my TBB. And isn’t that the wrong title and link with Shayne Carmichael’s book?
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  4. Morning Chris!

    Thanks so much for the mention. I’m going to come back after work and read linkety. (always enjoyed)

    Mayhem, you have a nice snooze!

  5. That was a really great article about the romance genre. Very well reasoned and logical. But when has that ever stopped the critics. LOL

    I am definitely going shopping at the bookshelf. Thanks.

    I can only hope the tuition bubble bursts before 2013. LOL

    I’m deeply disturbed about NYC water. I don’t think I drank any. Oh shit, maybe at a restaurant. Ack!

    Dry water. Way cool.

    I told Craig I’m making him that Star Wars baby blanket when he has a baby. Since he’s not even dating and there’s the whole adoption/surrogacy issue, I might actually get it done by the time a baby shows up. LOL

    I’m not a math geek and I want that pi necklace.

    Actually there has been deep fried liquid before. Deep fried Coke was at the Texas state fair, granted maybe not in liquidy form, but neither is the beer. LOL I’ll pass thanks.

    I’m disturbed there was not a speck of mold on those McDonld’s products after 4 months. Eeek. My insides must be completely mold free. Oh, that’s a good thing right?

    That song time-line made me laugh out loud.

    I’ve only read two of those books, the Stormy Glenn One, (the follow-up had massive plot holes and continuity errors – one my big beefs, if he goes to the train station, don’t pick him up at the bus station. Unless it’s a trainbus, but it wasn’t) and the Submission Times Two. Didn’t love it, loved the idea, but I din’t like the Dom much. I do have Unconventional but I haven’t read the second one yet. Must read them both together.
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  6. I sent the deep-fried beer link to my Fry Day friends, and they’ve already added it to the menu for next year’s Fry Day. I think we’re going to try deep frying a slice of cherpumple, too. I should start preparing my arteries now…

  7. NYC has non-kosher water? That’s a bit of a sticky wicket, isn’t it?

    BTW, I made gluten-free cake pops that were AWESOME. I used Betty Crocker’s gluten-free Devil’s food cake and 1/2 can of cream cheese frosting. Dipped half of them in dark chocolate, and half in white chocolate.

  8. Why is your website looking weird? All your sidebar thingies are underneath the post/comments.

    Anyhew, were you on a little bdsm trip recently?

    I hate running into people I know at the grocery store. I actively avoid them once we’ve said our hello’s.

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s kind of sad that books are being used to make jewelry?

  9. OMG, just what the world needed, deep-fried beer! Loved the Random Song, the indestructible McD’s food and the 99cent apps. Too funny!

    The article on M/M Romance was great although the whole controversy is just stupid IMHO. Thanks for all the links and the mention.

    I’ve read a few of the books and we think alike. 🙂
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  10. I like the Subway Map of Science, but I had much higher hopes for the anti-earbud-tangling thing than it lived up to.

    (I really want a retractable cord, which I haven’t seen anywhere, to stop my headphones/earbuds from catching on so many door handles and such.)

  11. US tuition fees are out of this world – the price for an education…

    Making a note of a few books here – I know I will definately read the last one, SM does Vet and doc – If I know SM work – it’s smut city..

    Great list of link as usual – I did remember seeing the Batman thing – Heresy, Heresy…

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