Congrats to Joder, who won Collusion (Diversion #2) by Eden Winters! Collusion will be released on February 24 by Amber Quill Press.
Congrats to Urbanista, who won Take It Off (Market Garden #2) by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov! Take It Off will be released February 25 by Riptide Publishing.
Congrats to Irene, who won Something in the Way He Needs (Family #1) by Cardeno C! Something in the Way He Needs will be released on February 25 by Dreamspinner Press.
Think, Make, Do, Learn
- History of cup holders in cars. (via Consumerist) (I remember being really annoyed at Ford’s early cup holders because they were about an inch deep and anything you put in them was guaranteed to tip over and spill.)
Cool or Wha…?
Natural Selection by minor_hue. free online. Good short Merlin-Arthur fanfic in which Arthur’s friends think he should settle down and set him up on a series of horrific blind dates, the only good part of which is waiter Merlin.
Crazy (Natural Selection #2) by minor_hue. free online. Steamy short epilogue to Natural Selection.
Please note that the below are not hockey fanfics…
I’m Every Goalie (In the Crease #0.5) by Carter Quinn. free online. Ok short about a goalie and a d-man on opposing teams who get together every chance they have.
In the Crease (In the Crease #1) by Carter Quinn. free online. Ok short set two years later than I’m Every Goalie. The goalie and the d-man are now playing on the same team, but…
Puck You (Puck You #1) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. Ok short m/m PWP between two fictitious NHL players from opposing teams.
Puck You, Two (Puck You #2) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. So-so short m/m PWP between the guys from the first book.
Puckin’ Right (Puck You #3) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. So-so short m/m PWP in which the two hockey players are now on the same team.
Outta My Crease (Puck You #4) by Elizabeth Jewell. ebook short. Meh short m/m PWP in which the new goalie throws a twist into things.
Congrats to Gigi, who won Worth the Wait by Lori Toland!
Congrats to SueM, who won Countdown to Daddies by K-Lee Klein! Countdown to Daddies is being released by MLR Press today.
Do, Think, Make, Learn
Cool or Wha…?
Blood Howl (Sanguis Noctis #1) by Robin Saxon & Alex Kidwell. ebook. reread. Very good paranormal m/m romance about a guy, formerly Special Forces, who now offers those skills for hire. When a job goes in an unexpected direction, he has no idea how much his world is about to change…
Blood in the Sand (Sanguis Noctis #2) by Robin Saxon & Alex Kidwell. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romantic suspense in which Jed and Redford are hired by Jed’s friend David to travel with he and Victor to Cairo to rescue some people that David believes have been kidnapped by an old associate of his. More, please. 🙂
Pain (Darwin’s Theory #1) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance about two college roommates, one serious and brilliant, the other smart but wild. They’ve been friends since they were 12, and in love with each other for almost that long, but Peter (serious and brilliant) wanted to wait to become lovers…
Secrets (Darwin’s Theory #2) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance in which Peter reveals a shocking secret. (Hey, cut me a break – these are going to be almost impossible not to spoiler, even in a single sentence reviewette.)
Promises (Darwin’s Theory #3) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance in which Peter is becoming dangerous to Darwin, but other dangers abound as well.
Lost (Darwin’s Theory #4) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance in which Darwin hopes they’ll be safe in the Gray Zone…
Found (Darwin’s Theory #5) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook short. Very good short paranormal m/m romance that twists and turns and twists and turns and…
To Adam With Love (The Gray Zone #1) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance about Adam, whose mother brings him to live in the Gray Zone when he’s just a boy, and Ean, who becomes his closest friend. As the story alternates between present, when they’re both adults, and past, eventually the two points converge. I got sniffly at the end!
Worth (The Gray Zone #2) by Adrienne Wilder. ebook. Very good paranormal m/m romance about a guy who puts himself between his stepfather and his younger brothers to keep them safe. Then he meets a Lesser-Bred and, for the first time, wants something for himself.
Pale as a Ghost (Duncan Andrews #1) by Stephen Osborne. ebook. Very good m/m paranormal romantic suspense about a private investigator who has a zombie dog and a jealous ghostly boyfriend to deal with as he works cases involving a possession and a supernatural serial killer.
Animal Instinct (Duncan Andrews #2) by Stephen Osborne. ebook. Very good m/m paranormal romantic suspense in which Duncan has to figure out who’s using the power from a dead wizard’s skull to control animals and kill people.
The Way Back by Carter Quinn. ebook. Very good m/m romance about a guy hung up on the one who dumped him and got married to a woman. Years later, he’s finally letting another guy in emotionally when guess who shows up, all repentant?
Carny’s Magic by KZ Snow. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a young man who presents himself to Jackson Spey, wanting to be the wizard’s apprentice. And then he meets a gorgeous and mercurial guy living a few houses down and discovers just how messed up magic can be.
Chuffed (Finnshifters #1) by Tia Fielding. ebook. Good paranormal m/m romance about a half shifter who owns a farm in Finland that’s a sort of shifter refuge, sort of an oddly assorted family.
Loving Eden by Lee Brazil. ebook short. So so short m/m romance about a college student trying to discourage a younger guy’s attraction to him, then ending up involved with the guy’s dad instead. This had too much story crammed into too few words, making the story choppy and superficial and instalovey. You should probably read the blurb, since it contains Eden’s backstory, which isn’t in the book. And be warned that the epilogue basically sets up for another book and cuts off midscene.
Book Cover Lover by Eve Tesoro. ebook. Meh m/m romance about an editor of erotic romance attending his first conference when a gorgeous cover model catches his eye. The story was implausible and the writing poor; this was painful to read.
“Maybe you need to get out more, Mom, if you think this is photo-worthy…” -Mayhem