Last of the Linkity until November 12!

Congrats to Leigh, who won Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Clare London!

And congrats to elaing8, who won The Third Floor by Stephani Hecht!

Congrats to Tam, who won Eat Me by Mia Watts! Eat Me will be released on Monday, October 25, by Total-E-Bound.

I suppose you’re curious about the title of this post, huh? Early next week, I’m heading to San Francisco with Kris, Tam, Jenre, and Tracy to see the city and attend Yaoi Con. Subsequently, blogging will be a little spotty for the next two weeks. On Monday, October 25, I’ll have a vampire-themed edition of the Misadventures for Halloween. A new Kim Dare contest will automagically post on Thursday, October 28. I’ll post contest winners in the evening on October 25, October 28, and October 29 – please consider 7 pm CDT as a rough ending time for those contests! Contests are still open until I shut off the comments on the contest posts. Also, I’m not going to be able to reply to all of the contest entries and I apologize in advance for that.

Vacationy sorts of random posts may appear without warning. 🙂



  • Go take the Romantic Times survey – is it just me, or do others feel like having the lowest range spent on books being $0-$20 is weird? My spending $0 on hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and mass market paperbacks (buying ebooks instead) gets lost…
  • Reasoning with Vampires dissects the writing in the Twilight saga, with delightfully incoherent results. (Warning: This site is addictive!) (Thanks, Bron!)


  • The word on ebook piracy continues to be conflicting – is it zOMG or no big deal?

Learn, Think, Make, Do

  • Did you know that Wednesday was World Statistics Day? Take a minute to read this post at Lifehacker that will help you interpret survey statistics better.

Linkity Peeps



  • Is there a Michigander in your life who would appreciate some Michigan Mittens?


  • I find these Homer Simpson slippers disturbing, too. Can’t you just hear Homer saying, “Mmmmmm…. feet”?
  • Are you supposed to mix the contents of the instant coffee straw with water, or snort them straight?


Teh Cute

Reading Update
Dudleytown by L.B. Gregg. advance ebook. Very good Halloween-themed m/m romance about several college students taking a “shortcut” on their drive home for the weekend. Things go a bit more spectacularly awry than is usual for such shortcuts… Plenty of trademark L.B. humor and insight make for an entertainingly suspenseful read.
The Third Floor by Stephani Hecht. ebook short. Cute short Halloween-themed m/m romance about two guys working the admission booth of a haunted house, one of whom insists he’s not at all interested in the other. I wonder if there will be more books about these two? 🙂
Dance with a Vampire by Fabian Black. free ebook short. Very good, very short Halloween-themed m/m romance about a guy, trying to get in to a club for a Halloween party and becoming upset with the man at the door who won’t let him in.
Through the Red Door (Vampires & Mages & Weres, Oh My!, Book 2) by Devon Rhodes. ebook short. Good short paranormal m/m romance about a demon enforcer out house hunting who finds a house that would be perfect if it wasn’t for the warded red door and his inexplicable reaction to the owner’s scent… Alas, I felt this book was marred by an abrupt ending – spending a few more pages tying things up after the conflict was resolved would’ve helped immensely.
Trick of the Senses (Sensational #4) by Anah Crow & Dianne Fox. ebook short. Good short paranormal m/m romance about a psychic and his lover, who also shifts into his service dog. This probably would’ve made more sense if I’d read the previous three stories. 🙂
Calendar Boys of October: Trick of Silver by Jamie Craig. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a werewolf hunter sent to kill an allegedly murderous werewolf… but the evidence doesn’t add up. And the werewolf is really sexy…
On the Ragged Edge of the World (Trick of Silver, Book 2) by Jamie Craig. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance continuing the story of the werewolf hunter trying to fit into the pack that his werewolf lover leads.
Out of Bounds by Viki Lyn. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a well-known and openly gay artist who returns to his small and bigoted hometown to get away from memories of his ex. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved with the deeply closeted football coach.
The Way You Say My Name (Reed, Book 2) by Sara Bell. ebook. Meh m/m romance about two 18-year old high school students. Besides the insta-love and chicks with dicks, there was just way too much going on in this book and it dragged on way too long.
Winston Quirk by Martin Delacroix. ebook short. Very good short m/m romance set on a small and very racist island in the Bahamas in the mid-1970s. A white professor on vacation from Florida finds himself rethinking his beliefs about race after meeting the title character.

“……..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……….” -Mayhem

44 thoughts on “Last of the Linkity until November 12!”

  1. Holy hell. I couldn’t udnerstand a word of that abstract about the kindle and litaracy/freedom of speech. Maybe I just didn’t care, I don’t have a kindle. However I adored the cover art on that book.

    Mmm. Chocolate. I wonder if they have the smell piped in?

    Those top 10 jobs were funny.

    So I have a Farmville farm. Don’t mock me people. I only have 3 of each animal and 20 squares of crops. LOL I do need two more green cows though. As for leaking info, if they lead I have a preference for strawberry pigs, well have at it.

    That skeleton was amazing. People are so talented.

    Zombie Barbie. LURVE it.

    Holy crap! Demon cats are coming for me. Sent those to K. LOL

    No blood on my martini glass. No no.

    Homemade owl pellets? What the hell for?

    Captain Picard wedding cake? That’s taking fandom a step too far.

    OMG, I want R2D2 and the death star. So sharing those with Craig.

    I LOVE that giant clothespin. I saw that on Tumble. So cool.

    HA! Getting drunk at the space bar. It so should be a shirt.

    Coffee straws, like a pixie stick, open it straight onto the tongue, why waste time watering down the caffeine?

    That is soooo true about the car button. How do you apologise when you screw up and know it?

    OMG!!! Did you see my friend Craig at Puntabulous got credit for many of those sci-fi cats! He’s famous! And I knew him back when he was a nobody. 🙂

    Are you stalking my computer? I just read Trick of Silver last night and I was going to read the sequel tonight. I’ve had it forever so what’s up with that? Are we starting to mind meld?

    You are on a real Halloween kick. Must get the first three and for some reason I’m feeling bad that I didn’t love the last one as much as everyone else seems to have done. Oh well.
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  2. Smith loved the knit skeleton and I loved the vampire martini! You kept me going through links all morning. Good one. (Moxie would do the same thing to my yarn, it’s not just a kitty thing.)
    Are you sure it’s Mayhem under the towel?
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  3. I’m pretty sure I must be the only person on planet Earth who does not like Nutella. Love chocolate. Do not like or love Nutella.

    Heh. Do they know you’re going on vacation…?
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  4. You WHAT??!? You’re going to be in my neck of the woods? For two weeks? Hmm.

    I don’t know about eBook piracy in general, but I have heard that Dorchester isn’t paying their authors. Not sure if this is universal, but it sucks all the same. A new kind of piracy… where the publisher is the culprit. The author is still the one who loses. 🙁

    I don’t have one of those top ten jobs. I’m not actually sure I want one of them, based on the descriptions… 😉

    And this is why I deleted all of my FB games. (Except Bejeweled. That thing is addicting.)
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  5. I hope you have a wonderful trip! I hadn’t realized you’d be gone so long. I’ll miss you. *sniffitysniff*

    At least you left lots of linkity to keep me busy!

    If your ears start burning (or the ears of any of your partners in travel) just know that it’s KZ and me talking about you!

  6. Why do English people have all the cool things, first Midsomer Murders, now an entire billboard made out of cheese! Its just not fair. I think I’ll go nap like May and forget this cruel world.

  7. Cool photo of lightning hitting the Statue of Liberty!

    Poor bat. He looks so miserable.

    Nice tour of southeast Minnesota.

    Oh I like that clothespin sculpture.

    Have a great trip! San Francisco is one of my favorite cities.
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  8. But what will the kitties destroy while you are gone?!?!! LOL I had one that got so ticked off everytime we went away, she ALWAYS destroyed something. My favorite? A loaf of bread we left on the counter!!
    Toy sub?? OUCH!
    LOL at the monolith. OMG it’s full of stars!! I always told my dh that if we had a boy in 2001 we HAD to name him Hal!!! our dd was born in 2002. Oh well.
    and that maine coon kitty is BIG!! We had a maine coon mix and he was adorable. Unfortunately he had chronic kidney disease and he didn’t live past 7. I love my american shorthair domestic kitty, but I do love me a Maine Coon. Same with polys. Would LOVE a mix of both! Have fun in San Fran!!
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  9. That Lego Hogwarts castle is amazing. They sure make neat stuff with those these days!

    Zombie Barbies? Yikes!! lol

    I love the clothespin earth thing. lol

    Chris, you have a fabulous time in San Francisco and we will look forward to all the pictures when you return. I’m sure you will have a blast with those ladies!!

    Mayhem: enjoy your nap. 😉

    Thanks for the mention and all the linkety Chris!!
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  10. Totally loved the car button! Picard on a wedding cake? Umm, no thanks! The Zombie Barbies reminded me on my youngest daughter’s Goth inspired dolls. Scary what she did to those things a few years back. LOL

    Alex and hubby both would love the Lego Hogwarts, wow. Cool clothespin, pic of lightning hitting the Statue, chocolate exhibit and OMG, I laughed so hard because yes, I AM a Facebook Game Addict. 😀

    I really enjoyed Trick of Silver and On the Ragged Edge and I did like Out of Bounds as well.

    I’m sure you guys will have a super fabulous great time on vacation!! So jealous but happy for you all. 🙂
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  11. OMG.. I love the scary zombie barbies!! Our thrift stores don’t have much in the way of toys now with that safety legislation stuff that went through. 🙁

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