Congrats to Gigi, who wonÂ Worth the Wait by Lori Toland!
Congrats to SueM, who wonÂ Countdown to Daddies by K-Lee Klein!Â Countdown to Daddies is being released by MLR Press today.
- Tracy’s giving away three ebooks by Jeffe Kennedy: Sapphire, Feeding the Vampire, and Rogue’s Pawn. Contest closes 7 pm PDT, June 17.
- Tracy’s also giving away an ebook copy of Under Fire by Rita Henuber. Contest closes June 18.
- Joyfully Jay is giving away an ebook copy of Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs #1) by LA Witt. Contest closes 11:59 pm EDT, June 18.
- Joder’s giving away an ebook copy of Let’s Keep on Trucking by Laci Paige. Contest closes 11:59 pm CDT, June 19.
- Joder’s also giving away an ebook copy of The Gift by VS Morgan, another Decadent Press title, or a $5 Amazon GC. Contest closes 11:59 pm CDT, June 19.
- New releases and more: Armchair Reader Cole (m/m romance),Â Literary Escapism (UF/PNR), AAR (romances), and Book Lovers Inc (various sorts of romance).
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- It’s pretty ballsy to rip off an established author’s name to sell your own stuff, but one “Nora A Roberts” is doing so.
- Does your neighborhood have the Little Free Library? Mine does! 🙂
Do, Think, Make, Learn
- Laddie’s starting a mental health blog called Notes of the Kindred – Cole explains it all much better than I can. 🙂
- Chopped salad. (via The Kitchn)
- Grilled curry shrimp. (via The Kitchn)
- Tequila lime grilled chicken club sandwich with guacamole and roasted jalapeno mayo. (via The Kitchn)
- Rainbow popsicles. (via CRAFT)
- Screen door embroidery. (via CRAFT)
- Velociraptor flask. (via The Mary Sue)
Cool or Wha…?
- Apple Maps (iOS6) has some data issues… If you’re using it, beware – it might try to take you off the edge of a bridge.
- Can you make a spider dizzy? (Thanks, kmkat!)
- College laundry habits. (Make sure you hover your cursor over the comic for additional text.)
- Famous film scenes, recreated with a cat. (Thanks, Jase!)
- Baby tigers! Swan and cygnets! Cygnet! Swan and cygnet! Black cat! Black cat! Cheetah and babies! Baby cheetah! Cheetah and baby! Tiger and baby! Violet-backed starling! Tiger! Kitten (gif)! Baby pygmy goat! Baby skunk! Baby sea eagle! Koala and baby! Baby arctic wolves! Cat and kitten! Cat and kitten! Kitten! Dog, puppies, and baby tigers! Baby otters! Baby clouded leopards! Kitten! Kittens! Kitten! Baby tiger!
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