Loungetastic Linkity!

Congrats to Jenre, who won her choice from LA Witt’s backlist!

Congrats to cturtlechick, who won Why Jay Ran Away (Contact, Book 3) by Jade Archer! Why Jay Ran Away will be available from Total-E-Bound on October 18.

Congrats to Mary F, who won Blood and Alchemy (Drone Vampires, Book 11) and a bonus copy of The Third Floor by Stephani Hecht. How did Mary get so lucky? Well, after I kicked off the contest for Blood and Alchemy, the publication date got changed from October 15 to October 31; The Third Floor is being released today instead. Stephani’s giving Mary a copy of The Third Floor to help tide her over until the 31st – and you can still enter to win a copy of The Third Floor. 🙂




Think, Learn, Make, Do

Linkity Peeps




  • I think the Portable Armrest makes people look like escaped asylum patients…


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Reading Update
Like Pizza and Beer (Dino & Seth, Book 2) by Elle Parker. ebook. Excellent m/m romantic suspense that you should not even pick up until you’ve read the first book, Like Coffee and Doughnuts. That won’t be a hardship. 🙂 Dino takes on two new cases: one for Seth, trying to find dirt on Seth’s sister’s scumbag boyfriend, the other for his own ex-girlfriend, which makes Seth very jealous. Add to that Dino’s own discomfort with anyone knowing that he’s dating Seth…
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Clare London. ebook. Very good short m/m romance about a guy waiting at the airport for a very good friend who’s been overseas for a final job interview. Since his friend’s flight turns out to be delayed 12 hours, he has plenty of time to think about how much he’ll miss his friend and how much he screwed up the last time they saw each other. Some very unusual people sit near him and help distract him from his thoughts… or do they?
Picture Postcards by J.M. Snyder. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance about a guy, in love with his best friend, who drifts out of touch after his friend marries a woman… and then a postcard arrives in the mail.
Bittersweet Seasons by Fabian Black. ebook. Very good collection of short, poignant m/m romances, most of which touch on seasons or time passing.
Maxxed Out by Treva Harte. ebook. Good m/m romance about Max, a college student who hasn’t come out to his parents, who shows up at the door of his (deceased) brother’s best friend with an agenda… The one detractor was the alternating first person, which, while done pretty well, was confusing at times.
Sub for Hire by Claire Thompson. ebook. So-so kinky m/m romance about an author who works as a sub-for-hire at a professional dungeon until he can support himself with his writing. He can handle the job, as long as he’s able to keep his emotions detached, because he actually longs for a loving D/s relationship. Again, I just can’t engage with Claire Thompson’s older books the way I can with her newer books. This was particularly challenging, because I wasn’t overly fond of the dominant characters.
Burning Up by Z.A. Maxfield. ebook short. Good short m/m romance about a fire dancer, entertaining on the street, who gets heckled by a drunken idiot with a quieter, nicer friend.
Lockdown by Augusta Li & Eon De Beaumont. ebook short. Ok short m/m story about a superhero and a supervillain who are locked in a nuclear power plant after their fight damages the core…
In Knots by Celia Kyle. ebook short. Meh kinky short paranormal m/m romance about a human sub who goes to a werewolf bdsm club. At least there were some amusing editing fails.
Call Me Sir, Too (Sir, Book 2) by Stormy Glenn. ebook. Meh kinky m/m romance about a Dom and sub who met in the first book. Since then the Dom’s been gone on mysterious business and the sub’s been seriously traumatized and injured by an evil Dom. Will the good Dom be able to get the sub to trust again? My favorite line in the whole book (and I’m reproducing it exactly!): “That strange twinkled shinned in Dante’s eyes again.”
The Magic in Your Touch (Reed, Book 1) by Sara Bell. ebook. Meh m/m romance from an author whose more recent work I really love. Chicks with dicks, insta-love, stalker(s)… *sigh*
You Don’t Need a Doctor by Julia Talbot. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Good short paranormal m/m romance about an ER doctor who notices that the shooting victim he’s treating is awfully hairy and has very pointy teeth and is healing very fast… This would’ve been better as a longer story, because so much was crammed in.
El Cedral by Kiernan Kelly. ebook short. Doctors Without Borders Charity Sip Blitz. Very good short m/m romance about a doctor from NYC, taking a sabbatical from his cushy hospital job, who agrees to help out an old friend at his clinic on an impoverished Mexican island.

“None of you better be thinking of trying to steal my stripey socks! I’m keeping an eye on you!” -Mayhem

35 thoughts on “Loungetastic Linkity!”

  1. I believe the thing about the willpower. I was doing a training challenge with my gym this spring and so I was super good for four months with hours of working out (the only way I could have worked out more was to be teaching gym classes), dog walking, and restricting my access to sweets. Once I was done I was like a kid in a candy shop eating more sweets than I normally would on a near daily basis. It didn’t stop until about a month ago when I no longer felt impelled to get something sweet all the time.
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  2. I keep looking at that Treva Harte book and thinking I would possibly like it, but I haven’t taken the plunge in buying it yet.

  3. “we have a limited amount of willpower” No duh. LOL

    Ugh. We have our municipal elections coming soon. I have no real preference of who’s running but since the kid is studying civics this term I guess I better set a good example. I will vote for James Dean because he has the coolest name. I tried to explain Christine O’Donnell to the kid last night. The look on her face was priceless. LOL If a 15 year old gets it, why don’t adults?

    That was a mobile phone? BWAHAHAHHA

    OMG. I love that brain hat. I don’t crochet. 🙁

    Those brain cupcakes were GROSS.

    I shared that Star Wars video with my friend who does paper art. Maybe he needs to make a movie.

    A slanket chair? Just go to bed for gods sake.

    Every little girl dreams of getting married under the golden arches. She just never thought there’d be the pervasive smell of old grease when it happens.

    Purrigami. Totally laughed out loud in my office.

    OMG! If I show the kid that piglet I’m going to hear “I want”.

    Books: Must get the first one SOON. And Clare’s. No poignant, I think I’m off poignant for a while. I read Burning Up a looong time ago. It was cute. I agree the Talbot book could have been longer, I liked the humour in it though, with the chicken and the dry biscuit. Kiernan’s was very good too.

    As for Stormy, I believe in that book the sub went to the bus station to run away, but he was mysteriously found waiting at the train station. No wonder he couldn’t run away, he was at the wrong damn station. LOL

    Have a great weekend.
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  4. It took me FOREVER to go through the links, but you had some good ones. The escaped asylum patienta portable armrest? Totally scary.
    Mayhem, keep a good eye. Someone is bound to come along and steal such great looking socks!
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  5. The ebookDRM links are added to Evernote for a (Dutch) article I have to write about ereaders/ebooks. Very helpfull! 🙂

    Yeah, that Bluefire Reader app doesn’t work yet. I’m probably doing something wrong but I don’t know what. 🙁

    The first two books I bought a few days ago so I’m glad with your ‘excellent’ and ‘very good’ verdict. Maxxed Out looks familiar as well, maybe I have it too…
    I didn’t think Sub For Hire was that bad, if I remember correctly… or am I mixing it up with another book? My brain seems to be still sleeping *sigh*
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  6. Cursingmama: YES. Hence my warning with the link.

    For everyone squicking over the brain cupcakes, you would need to serve them with a bloody brain shot: strawberry schnapps with Bailey’s dripped into it. The Bailey’s coagulates and looks like a brain. Then you add a drop of grenadine “blood.” Very…clotty/clumpy when you take the shot.

  7. I love the yarn ball commercial.. but as a knitter, didn’t you for a second wonder what they did with all of that yarn after the commercial was over??

  8. There is no way I would drink a bloody brain shot. You would have to pay me SO MUCH MONEY it woudl never happen. (So, I guess that’s not “no way,” but still. I very much doubt anyone would offer to pay me sufficient money to do it, so it’s nearly the same thing.)

    And now I must crochet the angel & devil duckies. You are an enabler, you know that?

    Still waiting on a sock post…
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  9. Ok you’ve got some crazy links today!! If I saw somebody wearing the portable armrest, I’d move over a few rows!!!! Those shoes are nuts! LOL abt the leaning tower of pisa. I LOVED that purina commercial with the yarn. SOO cute! and as far as a wedding at McyD’s, it’s better than Waffle House!!!!
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  10. The article on why we look different in camera/mirrors was interesting. LOL at the spaghetti shoes and portable armrest. I’ll pass on both!

    Kid porn watchers deserve to be caught anyways even without putting obvious file names. I wonder if I should change my Hotties and Hotties-explicit file names?

    Sadly I’ve only read Claire and Stormy’s books.

    Thanks for the mention! 🙂
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  11. Thanks for the mention!

    Oh a new reason to make pancakes – dinosaurs!

    Ok the portable armrest is just weird.

    I might just have to make some fuzzy-headed pumpkins.

    Wait, you mean gay people are just, uh, people? Who knew! 😉
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  12. Awesome linkety Chris! I didn’t have any idea that there were that many cell phone users in the 60’s! And, I think I’d best start writing more, my cognition could certainly use a boost! o_O

    May, I do want those socks but I couldn’t take them from you cutie.. 😉

    Hey Chris, I hear you are headed to San Fran in another week – have an awesome time. Have you told May and Chaos yet?
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  13. Fabulous links! Your blog is so educational! 😉

    McDonald’s wedding packages . . . sounds like something you might find in my neck of the woods. *sighs*
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  14. Okay… did you see a white rabbit running around screaming he was late… Damn little freaker is making me late for everything…. Okay okay… Friday… did we have that damn day… Can you tell I am ready for another one… And this Friday is baby girl’s 17th bday…. Oh yeah… what fun!!! Okay… And I promise not to touch the stripey socks… but when you look away I can not make promises cuz I love stripey socks… and all kinda of other crazy socks…. So… just make sure you keep your eyes on it!

    Hugs to you Chris!! Hope you had a great weekend!!!!!!
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  15. Apologies for the late reply and thank you for the links! I so need to read 10 DIY projects for repurposing your old books!

    May – I wouldn’t dream of pinching your lovely, gorgeous, warm, stripey socks…
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