Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Free Book! The Sapphire Tower (v.1): New Beginnings by Brenda Cothern

Free book...W00T!!!! 

You know you want it. So...run, don't walk, over to get your free copy of The Sapphire Tower (v.1): New Beginnings by Brenda Cothern. Available until December 24th, use coupon code HU38J and enjoy!

Ebook By Brenda Cothern
Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: Nov. 29, 2011
Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Category:Fiction » Fantasy » General
Words: 41833 (approximate)
Language: English

Ebook Short Description
The outcast warrior Zek must seek out the mythical Sapphire Tower to unravel the puzzle of the seer’s words that will not only save magic in the world but may also give him what he has desperately sought. Will the Lord Sapphire follow the seer' prophecy and give Zek what he needs? Friendship, love and a place to call home?

Magic is fleeing the world and a seer’s vision may be the only way to prevent its extinction. 

The outcast warrior Zek must seek out the mythical Sapphire Tower to unravel the puzzle of the seer’s words that will not only save magic in the world but may also give him what he has desperately sought.

Will the Lord Sapphire follow the seer' prophecy and give Zek what he needs? Friendship, love and a place to call home?

Author Note: Contains m/m sexual practices.

New Beginnings is the first in The Sapphire Tower series.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Free Josh Lanyon Book!

Well now, how cool is that. Free Josh Lanyon book? Sure, twist mah arm. ;)

Sign me up! W00T!

ARe's 7th day of Christmas, free eBook...click the cover for transport. ;)

Death of a Pirate King by Josh Lanyon

Book Summary

Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane.

But when murder makes an appearance at a dinner party, who should be called in but Adrien's former lover, handsome closeted detective Jake Riordan, now a Lieutenant with LAPD -- which may just drive Adrien's new boyfriend, sexy UCLA professor Guy Snowden, to commit a murder of his own.

**Free eBook available for 48 hours beginning 12:01 am on the 19th of December, 2011, Central US, and ending 11:59 pm on the 20th of December, 2011, Central US. No rainchecks will be given. No refunds for purchases made after the promotion expires. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Bobble I think

I think it might be a Christmas ornament. Or... something. I don't know what it is, it's... a bobble. :D

Mah first bobble. :D

I should prolly have wiped the finger prints off the crystal before photo. *makes note for future reference*

I think I like my bobble.

:D :D

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mah Tree of Life Jewelry :D

I did it! I worked and worked and worked on it. Aaaaall week it took. Turns out, they are harder than I thought. But... I did it!


I made a Tree of Life! heehee. :D

Tree of Life

For mah very first try evah, I'm rather pleased with it. I think I want to make a big one to hang in the window. When the sun shines thru the stones it looks pretty cool. :D

Off to try to make a better one now. And Christmas bobbles. I still want to make some of those too. I got a little sidetracked from that project.

heehee, I'm totally diggin' this wire stuff. Big fun. :D

Thursday, December 15, 2011

ARe 3rd day of Christmas Free Book! Beneath the Neon Moon by Theda Black

By: Theda Black | Other books by Theda Black
Published By: TKB Books
Published: Aug 12, 2011
ISBN # 9781452451640

Blurb: Zach's alone, he's lost his job and the rent's coming due. He thinks he knows all about bad luck, but he's about to find out what it really means.

In high school, Mal was the golden boy. Then he lost his way. Now he's back on track, working his way through college and looking toward the future.

They've never met, but one summer night everything changes. They find themselves in desperate trouble, trapped and bound together in darkness.

The moon is riding high and bright in the sky when Zach notices Mal's changing, growing volatile and wild. Suddenly Zach's got bigger things to worry about than being kidnapped―he's trapped with a man who's going wolf with the full moon.

**Free eBook available for 48 hours beginning 12:01 AM on the 15th of December, 2011, Central US. No rainchecks will be given. No refunds for purchases made after the promotion expires. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I made jewelrys :D

Mah weekend projects. I'm playing at learning to make wire wrap jewelry. Whoopies and swirlies and ... stuff. If I could get any two to come out the same, some could be earrings. As it stands, some may be pendants. Some I like, some I don't, matters not because it's fun. And fun is what I need. Fun is good. :D

Silver w/ rose colored freshwater pearls.

Copper w/ Moss Agates

Silver w/ Red Tiger Eye

Silver w/ Blue Tiger Eye

More Silver w/ Blue Tiger Eye

Silver w/ misc. Agates & Jasper

Silver w/ Labradorite

Off to play some more. Daughter is coming over, we may make holiday cheer. Dunno. May make jewelrys together. Oooo, maybe we'll make xmas ornaments. That could be fun. Doesn't matter, hanging with daughter is always good.


Later taters!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dark Edge of Honor Snoopy Dance!

Official claymore and hand grenade post at the Place on the 9th.

(cuz the 8th was tour taken)

Congrats guys! 

You rock mah socks!

*snoopy dances the you give great book snoopy dance*



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Zoo Kids Update: Tub Kitty haz a name

Well, our last episode of the Zoo kids found me with new kitty, aka tub kitty. After a long weekend of being sick and playing referee between my Zoo kids, I mean... spending time with my new kitty, tub kitty finally has a name.

We tried on several. He was meant to be Thor when this plan was hatched. Thor and Loki. Thor, however, didn't fit the little doofus. We thought long and hard about Sabin. That wasn't it either. d'Artagnan was on the table for a bit, but... no. He's just too cutie patutie and doofus like for any those.

We went thru many more as well, but... nothing fit. It was actually the suggestion of Aija that sparked it. Kisa, which almost worked, or... Lapushka.

Lapushka is soooooooo the one.

Twas perfect.

Little dude sometimes reminds me of a Siberian husky pup when I look at him.  Those black marks around his eyes, the way he will cock his head sometimes, sniff around like a dog does (no clue what's up with that)...a bit of Russian for a name... perfect. A little internet searching led me to a literal meaning of "little paw" which was... perfect. And the general "sweetheart" meaning of it also...perfect.

The fact that he came to it the first time I called him by it... cinched it.

So, tub kitty is now...


Thank you Aija. :D

I'm pretty sure he just can't be any cuter. Seriously. From waking up to find a little snuggle bunny has crawled in the bed to nap with me, head on my arm and hugging me...

Or just sitting there being adorable...

Or... killin'me with teh cute while he sleeps all stretched out and purring, yes, he purrs in his sleep...

Cutest lil' dude evah. I just wuvz him.

Loki on the other hand...

Totally not happy. He just keeps looking at me like that, in a "what the hell were you thinking bringing that little thing in here to defile our home" manner he now has. And then...

Totally shuns me.

My sweet Loki has never behaved this way before. He hasn't purred, like he always does, in days. No snuggling w/me, no letting me pet him, no rolling over/flopping over on his back to get my attention and trip me, no playing, no nothing. Full blown pissy is what he is now. Kinda makes me sad. He was like a giant kitten in a tomcat body before. Not anymore.

He hates his new friend. 'pushka doesn't understand why and just lopes after him trying to get him to play.

Lapushka: Hi! Hi! Hi new friend! :D :D
Loki: *growl*
Lapushka: *stops, looks at Loki*...
Loki: *stalks off*
Lapushka: *cries a funny, chirppy, fluttery cry*...*lopes after him and tries again*
Loki: *growls*...*looks at me* Do something please!

So they go, round and round.

Sooooo not how I had hoped this would go.

As the days go on, Lapushka tries harder to make Loki play with him, Loki almost tolerates him a bit more... as long as he doesns't get too close. He at least allows him in the same room now, as long as he stays on the other side of it. I guess that means they are making progress, being in the same room is good. ish.

Poor Loki dude. Totally miserable and stressed out.

Poor Lapushka just wants to be his friend and play play play.

Little cutie patutie went to the vet this weekend too. Poor little fella. Him haz a watery eye so, fever and all, I figured I'd take him in for his comp visit to make sure he didn't have something that would infect Mr. Loki. That would be bad. Turns out he has an eye AND an ear infection. Him haz ear drops now and boy oh boy are those not fun to administer. I'm now playing tackle the kitten (he is soooo not the 2 yr old they said) and be mean to him with meds. I think Loki just snickers each time he sees that.

I didn't know my Loki was such a meanie. He really kind of is.

So goes the days at mah zoo.

The end.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meet mah new Zoo Kid... Tub Kitty :D

aka... new kitty. Let me back up.

My zoo has been minus two zoo kids for the last week. My sweet Holly girl passed last Wednesday morning, and my poor leviathan BomChickaWowWow fishie Gillie met the toilet bowl a couple days ago.

It's been a rough week to be a pet at the Place this week.

Surprisingly, tux kitty Loki took Holly's passing a lot tougher than I thought he would. It's not like they were pals or anything. Tormentor of the poor dog yes, pals, no. Seems that was his way of showing love to her. He has been searching for her constantly. He used to lay on the bed, she on the floor, and he would lean over and bat at her, then hide from view. Fun little game that. For a week, he has been crawling the edge of the bed, looking over the side for her, and howling. When he can't find her, he jumps off, runs into the laundry room where she used to lay by the door behind a box. He would run as fast as he could in there, check her spot, and howl again.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

Eventually he would want outside, to pace the porch, twice, and howl.

As if I wasn't sad enough. Poor Loki missed her real bad too.

We had a sad. Big time.

Daughter and I had been thinking little Loki dood needed a new friend, but I was just waiting for him to get over being soooooo completely clingy and needy so he wouldn't be jealous. Last night at 11:00pm, daughter sent me a text about a kitty she saw at the pet store, there from the shelter. Today at lunch, I went to check it out.

O.M.G. What a little cuttie!!!!!!!!!!

We had the lady unlock his cage and over to me he came, jumped up on me and it was love.

My Place has a new Zoo Kid. Meet... new kitty.

That's new kitty when he adopted me at the store shelter.

That's new kitty at the office, commandeering mah chair.

When we got him home, he decided he liked the bathtub, leftover water and all. I thought he was just thirsty, until he began rolling in it. Seems he likes water. (which doesn't help in keeping him away from Bodhi fishie w/the squirt bottle. He just kinda looks at me like... uuuuuh, whut)

This is new kitty at home.

(ignore the scary flash eyes)

Him iz suuuuuch a little sweet love kitty! And he just purrs and purrs and purrs. And snorts when he purrs too.

that's mah new Zoo kid... new kitty, aka Tub Kitty.

Him still needs a name.

Loki hates him.

But I wuuuuvz him!!!

The end.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Review: Angels of the Deep by Kirby Crow

Angels of the Deep by Kirby Crow

Publication Date: 2009
Publislher: MLR Press
Print length: 311 pages
Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Blurb: Becket Merriday is on the trail of a killer who is murdering beautiful young men in the small town of Irenic. What he discovers an ancient race of immortal beings hunted by an incredibly powerful adversary: the angel Mastema. Soon, Beck and his partner, Sean Logan, find themselves at the center of a deadly supernatural war.

My rating: 6/5 

Characters: 6
World building: 6
Plot: 6
Writing: 6
Premise: 6
Intensity: 6

Heat Level: 3
Sexuality: M/M
Warnings: Contains rape, references to pedophilia

My thoughts: 

I really want to be able to write a coherent review for this one, however I am struggling greatly with that as I can’t seem to get past my “WOW” response. It’s been a long while since a book has tripped all my triggers like this one did.

I’ve always had a strong draw to stories of angels and demons, however finding ones that are well written isn’t easy to do. Throw Nephilim into the mix and it rarely goes well. Frankly, Kirby Crow has given me one of the best dark fantasies I think I’ve ever read.

Angels of the Deep is by no means an easy read. It’s filled with dark, even gruesome things. It blurs the line of what is good and what is evil, it’s filled with layers behind every character, every situation. It has a complexity that makes you work for the beauty behind the darkness of it all.

The writing was powerful. The imagery, incredible. The characters were amazing. The story so rich in fantasy, theology, faith, love, hate, good, evil, all amazingly woven together; so full of twists and turns, so dark and engrossing I found it almost impossible to put down. At every turn I simply HAD to see what was going to happen next. To make any further review, I would have to re-read it to completely absorb all that this book holds, if I ever could.

Bottom line: I will most definitely be re-reading this one, I will most definitely be reading all the Kirby Crow books I can get my hands on. This book makes me want to redo my entire review/rating system, because I don't have enough stars. If 5 stars stands for “it’s amazing”… I give Angels of the Deep 6 for… beyond amazing.

Highly, HIGHLY recommended.