I love long weekends, especially when I can leave this pop stand (which is not the case this particular holiday because the airlines refused to give me a free return flight). What is this world coming to when frequent flyers who have exhausted their points can’t get a free flight on an airline? Don’t they want me as a passenger anymore ‘cos I have no money? But enough about me, how is your weekend going so far?
Since this is a short week I don’t have anything special planned on the site but we do have lots of reviews and free books as usual. I’m still working on a couple of posts and one of them is about serial books. Do you follow a lot of serials? Why? Do you have beefs about serials in general? My biggest beef is when a female character is inserted as a lead in a M/M serial because the author “had to follow her muse.”
Yesterday I asked you for questions for my interview with Ethan Day and Geoff Knight, our intrepid warriors who wrote a book together called To Catch a Fox. I’m expecting some really invasive questions such as “Geoff, is it true that you gave Ethan a bloody nose because he wanted the hero to be a little twink and you wanted someone who resembled the guys in your Riddle of the Sands/Cross of Sins series?”
On the weekend the following reviews were posted: Cartography for Beginners by Jenna Jones reviewed by Jeayci; Lashings of Sauce edited by Josephine Myles reviewed by Cryselle; Out of the Ashes by Olivia Duncan Craig reviewed by Sirius; Love, Hypothetically by Anne Tenino reviewed by Raine; A Foreign Range by Andrew Grey reviewed by Sammy; and I reviewed But My Boyfriend Is by K.A. Mitchell. All of the reviews are linked in case you haven’t seen them. Our Recommended Reads for August was also posted on the weekend by Aunt Lynn.
Two weeks ago I wrote a post asking this question: Readers: How Do You Like Your M/M Romances. The response was great but I would like to urge those of you who haven’t voted to please do so as this would give your favourite authors an idea of your likes/dislikes. They won’t know unless you tell them. Also please feel free to continue commenting on the post. I welcome all comments even those that disagree violently with my views as long as you’re polite and don’t throw things at me.
I would like to give authors or readers an opportunity to write the occasional guest post on the site. Of course we can’t accommodate everyone but if you have a topic that you think would be of general interest please email me or Aunt Lynn (she’s our in-house editor) with the following subject heading: “Guest Post.”
Free Books This Week
Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza – Manifold Press
Finders Keepers by Chris Quinton
Tigers and Devils (2nd edition) by Sean Kennedy – Dreamspinner Press
Stained Glass by Jaime Samms – Dreamspinner Press
The Good Fight by Andrew Grey – Dreamspinner Press
Going For Gold (anthology) – MLR Press
Second Hand by Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan – Riptide Publishing
Reviews This Week
Leslie S: The Painting of Porcupine City by Ben Monopoli
Jeayci: Cartography for Beginners by Jenna Jones
Andrea: Solid as Stone by Amylea Lyn
Cryselle: Oscar’s Soul by Missy Welsh;
Jenre: From Darkness to Darkness by Jay Bell
Aunt Lynn: Dumb Jock 2 by Jeff Erno
Larissa: A Guitarist in the Fae Queen’s Court by Amber Kell
Sammy: By The River by Katey Hawthorne; The Florist by Serena Yates
Feliz: It Happened in Buenos Aires by Missouri Dalton
Sirius: When You Meet A Stranger Far From Home by Alex Jeffers; Mobsters and Miracles by Lavinia Lewis
Lasha: Rocking Out by Emily Veinglory
Wave: Second Hand by Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan; Third You Die (Kevin Connor Mysteries) by Scott Sherman
The Friday Guys have decided not to go on strike for more pay so I think they are going to be here on the weekend, despite their grumbling. I’m sorry but I can’t accommodate your requests (sorry Jeffrey) for pictures with full frontal. Despite what some of you thought, this is not that kind of site.
Till next week, that’s a wrap.