Coming Up This Week September 23

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I’m posting a little early this week because the site will be moved to a new grid of servers at 12.01 AM EST (approximately) on Sunday to try and resolve our ongoing problem of slow access times which we have been having over the last 6 months. I’m hoping that this move will result in improved performance overall.  During the transition over the next 24 – 48 hours I trust that the  inconvenience will be minimal, but we won’t be posting on Sunday or early on Monday to ensure that nothing is lost in transit.

This has been a stressful week on many fronts. First we had problems with the servers, then the biggest blow of all we were hacked, which resulted in the site being totally offline. This is the second time in just over a year that this site has been hacked – I suppose we’re a big target because we’re so popular. It’s taken over a week to get back online and the work is not over yet.  Coincidentally this happened when Christian, our Webmaster, was on vacation – it’s as if the hacker knew he was away and decided to explode that bomb now. Many thanks to Aunt Lynn for all her help in the technical department by keeping us afloat. She deserves a medal. :)

Moving on ……

As always, our roving reporter Tj is always on the lookout for articles that would either touch or amuse you, and here’s this week’s contribution – a letter from the man himself, Chris Kluwe. This one is moving and heartfelt rather than funny like the last two but I hope you enjoy it just as much.

http://blogs.twincities.com/outofbounds/2012/09/19/out-of-bounds-blog-no-11-stand-up/

Because the site was down for a few days we’re now catching up so if it seems to you that there are more reviews than normal, you’re right. Here’s the list of reviews posted this weekend: Jenre reviewed Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow; Andrea reviewed The Good Fight by Andrew Grey; I reviewed Third You Die (A Kevin Connor Mystery) by Scott Sherman; Cryselle reviewed Man-Hunt by Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks; Sirius reviewed Masks Off! anthology; Andrea reviewed We Danced by Jeff Erno; Lasha reviewed A Marked Man (Assassin/Shifter #1) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion; and Feliz reviewed The Mountain by Ally Blue.

Aunt Lynn is beside herself, she’s going crazy posting triple and double plays of free books, so get in on the action while you can.

Here’s the schedule for this week:

Interview with Kaje Harper – September 27
Interview with Ethan Day and Geoff Knight – September 29/30 depending on when they return the file to me

Free Books This Week

White Knuckled Moments by Madeleine Ribbon – Loose Id
Wanting It All by Emma Lai – Loose Id
Scrambling by Lex Valentine – Loose Id
A Mutual Understanding by Caro Soles – MLR Press
Beggars and Choosers by Mia Kerick – Dreamspinner Press
Bound: Forget Me Knot by H.B. Pattskyn – Dreamspinner Press
Passing Shadows by M. King – Dreamspinner Press

Reviews This Week

Lasha: Scandal Fever by Hunter Raines
Sammy: Three Fates by Mary Calmes, Amy Lane and Andrew Grey; Theory of Attraction by Cleon Lee
Feliz: GASP by Z.A. Maxfield
Larissa: For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble
Jeayci: After Ben by Con Riley
Lady M: Couched as a Question by Jane Davitt
Andrea: Mourning Heaven by Amy Lane
Sirius: Sky Riders by Fae Sutherland; Firestone by Tanya Huff
Jenre: Snowflake by Ash Penn
Raine: Moon Shadows
Cryselle: Three of Swords by Theo Fenraven

Wave: To Catch A Fox by Ethan Day and Geoff Knight

The Friday Guys will be here sporting their fall attire (Sorry!) :)
Till next week that’s a wrap.

10 thoughts on “Coming Up This Week September 23

  1. Tom

    Good grief, what a trying time you and your team have been having. I hope the transition will help smooth things out. Also very much enjoyed the post by the great Chris Kluwe. :smile: I am as well looking forward to a few of the upcoming posts here. The image of Jake Dalton didn’t hurt either. :pant:

    1. Wave Post author

      If this doesn’t work I’m giving up. :eek: The thing is we all donate our services – Christian, Aunt Lynn, the reviewers and yours truly and for someone to hack the site twice in a year was just the final blow.

      Anyway I’m very happy you enjoyed Jake Dalton – I’m hoping he cheers everyone up. As for Christ Kluwe, he’s an amazing man.

  2. Reggie

    Thanks Wave, Thanks Tj- for posting the link to this article. His words cut to the heart of the matter, simply and powerfully.

    I hope this goes viral in the USA again!

    Hugs to you and your team….and here’s a beer- :beer:

    It might be a good time to let the boyz do the TLC. Join them for a soak and a massage. :forit:

    1. Wave Post author

      Hey Reggie

      You’re welcome. I could do with a beer. Thank you very much.

      Yes, Chris Kluwe is a hero in my book. :cool:

      The Friday Guys would like to welcome you into their lair — they don’t seem to like the hot tub boyz (I think they’re jealous) :eek:

  3. Sirius

    Lets hope move to the new servers will work. Fingers crossed.

    And I did not know that I could respect Chris Kluwe any more than I already do, but I so do, thanks for posting it.

    1. Wave Post author

      Chris is da bomb! The GBLTQ movement could not have a better advocate.

      We’ll see about the servers. :( I’ve been disappointed so often I’ll just wait and see.

  4. Larissa

    Cheers for doing a really good job Lynn! You’re awesome and you rock!

    Let’s hope this is the last of the problems. Did you ever find out who did the hacking?

    1. Wave Post author

      We never find out – hackers are technology experts. They can hack the US Defense Department and other governments so we’re an easy target.

      Yes, Lynn is incredible. :grin:

  5. Tj

    Good luck tonight Wave. Hopefully it will be smoother sailing.

    BTW I just read that an Italian study shows that over the last 50 years, the average size of a man’s penis has declined 10%. Although I’m not a size queen, that is just sad. They blame it on modern life -stress, pollution – the usual culprits.

    1. Wave Post author

      Okay Teej, now you’re pulling my legs. The size of a man’s penis has declined 10% over the last 5 years? Where have I been? I never noticed. :blush: :lol: I was thinking the other way around. :hurrah:

      I need to do a study to prove these stats wrong. :evil:

      Hey we made the transition – it happened at 12.01 A.M. babyface. :grin: and that’s not Canadian math.

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