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Congrats to Elsie and Jenn T, who won Home Work (Life Lessons #3) by Kaje HarperHome Work is being released today by MLR Press.



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Reading Update
Note: This a completely incomplete reading update, without links to the stories and without listing all the stories I read. (You would truly be horrible if you knew how many there were.) I was contacted by the hockey rpf community and asked to not add their stories to Goodreads (or link to their stories elsewhere), as the authors were becoming very uncomfortable with the level of visibility their stories were getting (to the point that some authors locked their stories so they aren’t visible to the general public). I have honored their request, as I meant no disrespect to the hockey rpf community. If you’ve become intrigued by hockey rpf (or any other fanfic), I highly recommend that you request to join The Freeloaders group on Goodreads.

  • Hanging with the Unloved Kids by ChibiRHM. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance about a deeply closeted team captain whose strategy has been to simply ignore that he’s gay. It’s been working ok, until he realizes that he’s slowly fallen in love with his teammate and best friend.
  • See This Through by Impertinence. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance about a hockey player who orders a Russian bride online while he’s drunk, then forgets about it… until a scruffy Russian guy shows up on his doorstep.
  • My Siberia: A Russian Knitting Circle Story by Impertinence. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance about a Russian hockey player whose crush on his socially awkward and oblivious team captain is apparently obvious to everyone… except his team captain.
  • Play Along by shihadchick. free ebook/online fiction. Very good short rpf m/m romance about a hockey player whose teammate bets him he can’t get with the next person to come in the door of the bar… and it turns out to be his best friend (and teammate).
  • Nothing But Good Times Ahead by shihadchick. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance about a hockey player who propositions his team captain the minute his rookie year is over.
  • Enough to Crush Your Veins by doctor_denmark. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance about a former figure skater with a wrecked knee who’s starting college and working as a nanny for a hockey player’s three-year old son. This one builds slowly and I do wish there’d been a little more at the end.
  • not gonna write you a love song by justbreathe80. free ebook/online fiction. Very good short rpf m/m romance told from the perspective of a goalie who slowly realizes that two of his teammates are together.
  • run my fingers through your hair and watch the lights go wild by justbreathe80. free ebook/online fiction. Very good short rpf m/m romance about a hockey player who realizes that his somewhat older teammate and lover may be the less experienced off the ice…
  • How to Become a Man by liketheroad & mockturtletale. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance in which a team captain has to deal with his best friend and teammate who’s suddenly become a six-year old. Being able to take care of his friend gets him thinking about a lot of feelings and stuff he’s been trying not to think for a long time.
  • I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together by Northern_Star. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m bodyswap romance about an uptight hockey player who scoffs at a gypsy fortune teller and is then cursed…
  • This Must Be the Place by thehoyden. free ebook/online fiction. Very good rpf m/m romance about a socially awkward team captain who’s feeling lonely and upset during the offseason when a teammate gets traded away… but everything’s better when his best friend agrees to come back from Russia early to train together.
  • Dynamic Immersion Method by Sharksdontsleep. free ebook/online fiction. Very good short rpf m/m romance about a hockey player who starts learning Russian to he can understand what his teammate is mumbling to him.
  • Try to Map the Ocean by oflights. free ebook/online fiction. Sweet and surprisingly poignant rpf paranormal m/m romance about a hockey player who turns into a penguin and the teammate who takes care of him.

 


“I’m hanging out on the back of a chair. How is this photo-worthy?!” -Mayhem

That week when linkity was almost manageable*



Congrats to Renee, who won Danny and Mike by Valentina HeartDanny and Mike will be released by Silver Publishing on September 29.

Congrats to Serentiy, who won Love Comes Silently by Andrew Grey! Love Comes Silently will be released on October 1 by Dreamspinner Press.

Congrats to Victoria H and Marsha S, who each won Dex in Blue (Johnnies #2) by Amy LaneDex in Blue will also be released by Dreamspinner Press on October 1.


*Because a catastrophic Firefox crash took out my plugins and left me VERY CRANKY…



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The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles. ebook. arc. Very good m/m/m romance about a glassblower who’s attracted to the couple living downstairs from him. As they become friends, his attraction only increases, but he respects their rule about not getting involved with people they see all the time. And then things change in a flood of surprising circumstances…
Heart in Hand by salifiable. free ebook/online fiction. reread. Very good m/m romance about two hockey players on rival teams who become friends – and more – through an unusual turn of events. I got sniffly more than once while I was reading this one. What didn’t work so well for me were all the hockey details in the last third of the book, which got to be a bit much. (Note that this is, as Kate puts it, set in an alternate universe and features two real-life NHL players.) Reread: Just as good, if not better, on the reread. My eyes leaked this time, too. Reread the second: Yeah, I read it twice this week. 🙂
If Heaven’s Hypothetical by Shoemaster & Impertinence. free ebook/online fiction. Very good m/m romance about a guy who runs away from home and his minor league hockey team in Canada because he doesn’t think he has a choice. And then he becomes friends with a vaguely familiar guy who keeps coming into the diner where he waits tables…
At the End of All Your Lines by Lake (beyond_belief). free ebook/online fiction. Surprisingly sweet short m/m romance about best friends and hockey teammates who get drunk married in Las Vegas.
Not a Heart of Gold by queeniegalore. free ebook/online fiction. Steamy short m/m romance about a hockey player who becomes obsessed with the thought of his teammate and best friend as a hooker he can buy.
Inferno by Scarlet Blackwell. ebook. Good m/m romance about a closeted cop who’s pissed at a sexy club owner for being tempting… oh yeah, and for being a murder suspect, too. 😉 Over-the-top drama ensues.
Baked to Death (Simon Kirby-Jones #4) by Dean James. Good gay mystery in which an old friend shows up trying to regain Simon’s affections and a medieval fair provides a dangerous distraction. This was the last book in the series and one thing had to happen for me to be happy with how it ended. I’m happy. 🙂
How to Quit Playing Hockey (Hockey #1) by Isa K. ebook. Good m/m romance about two closeted minor league hockey players whose idyllic summer together ends with the start of the new season as one is sent up to the majors and the other faces the possibility of being cut from the team and trying to define a post-hockey life.
There’s Cock in This Book (Hockey #0.5) by Isa K. free ebook short. reread. I should’ve refreshed my memory and reread this before reading How to Quit Playing Hockey! Good short m/m story about a deeply closeted minor league hockey player who survives by keeping his head down and blending in… until the new guy on the team hits on him. With a bit more proofing and a less abrupt ending, this would have been a 4.5 star read.
Another Dead Republican (Tom & Scott #13) by Mark Richard Zubro. ebook. Good gay mystery in which Tom and Scott head to Wisconsin to support Tom’s sister after her loathsome husband was murdered during a gubernatorial recall election. A titch more editing would have helped on this one.
Summerboys by stlkrchck. free ebook/online fiction. Good m/m romance about two camp counselors who don’t communicate with each other very well. I think this one’s probably more fun if you have actual familiarity with the hockey players who inspired the fic.


*admires the unbearable cuteness of Mayhem*