Coming Up This Week January 20

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beautifyl chainsIt’s January which means that in North America and most of Europe we’re in the grip of a deep freeze. Today it was -8 C here in Toronto but with the wind chill it felt like -20 C. There’s no escape from the cold but we’ll try to brighten your days and nights by reviewing a few books and hope you can find one or two to keep you warm

This week I’m interviewing Kris Piet and S.L. Armstrong about their company, Storm Moon Press. The interview will be live on Wednesday.

Nicole Kimberling has written her usual bi monthly column and this time it’s about Too Stupid To Live characters. Check out her post on Thursday – it’s really funny. :).

Next week I’ll be interviewing Nathie, an artist who is an incredible talent. This will be a first for the site because Nathie speaks very little English so the interview will be in both English and German. If your native language is German I hope you will drop by to ask Nathie questions and maybe a few volunteers will translate them into English. Should be fun. :)

If you didn’t see it, here’s a link to Rick R. Reed’s first post as a regular Author Contributor on the site: Coming Out as a Romance Author

This weekend the following books were reviewed:  MNevermind 1: The Persistence of Memory by Jordan Castillo Price reviewed by Jeayci; Raine reviewed Lightning Rod (Broken Mirrors series no. 2) by Vaughn R. Demont; Buda reviewed Out-Foxed (Skyler Foxe Mysteries #3) by Haley Walsh; I reviewed The Other Guy by Cary Attwell; Sirius reviewed Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz; and Cryselle reviewed Angel in the Window by Charlie Cochrane.

My favourite NFL punter, Chris Kluwe, was on Ellen last Friday talking about why gay Major League players don’t come out.

 

In preparation for the Super Bowl in two weeks watch Chris Kluwe’s incredible kick on Ellen

 

Free Books This Week

Trick of Time by J.L. Merrow
Blessed Isle by Alex Beecroft – Riptide Publishing
The Strength of the Pack by Kendall McKenna – MLR Books
Stage Fright by Pender Mackie – Loose id
Prelude to the Night by Angela Plowman – Loose id
Reactivated (Killer Contingency) by Caitlin West – eXtasy Books

Reviews This Week

Lasha: Something New Under the Sun by L.A. Witt
Feliz: Luck of the Irish by Cindy Sutherland
Andrea: Let it Go by Mercy Celeste
Larissa: Love You Like a Romance Novel by Megan Derr
Sammy: Learning to Love (Michael and Sean) by K.C. Wells
Sirius: Screwing the System by Josephine Myles; Aiden’s Luck by Con Riley (tentative)
Jeayci: MNevermind 1: the Persistence of Memory by Jordan Castillo Price
Raine: Need by Todd Gregory
Cryselle: Aria by Shira Anthony and Las Posadas by Kate Roman
Wave: The Other Guy by Cary Attwell; Changing the Guard by Peter Hansen; and one other book which I promised to review last week

A sad note: This may be the last week for the Friday Guys because a number of artists and photographers are not happy that their photos are posted on various websites without royalties being paid. Since I can’t afford to be sued (this site does not charge for any of its services so there’s no money in the kitty), I think I should be prudent and withdraw from the fray. After more than four years of weekly posts the Friday Guys will take their last bow this week. I may post pictures of the guys occasionally but the weekly column is toast I’m afraid.

Till next week that’s a wrap.

21 thoughts on “Coming Up This Week January 20

  1. Crissy M

    I absolutely ADORE Chris Kluwe! And those two punts he did at the end of the show were amazing!

    And I wish we were in a deep freeze here…it was 70 Monday and 42 Tuesday…no wonder keep getting sick…I should move up north…

    FYI, I’m reading A Boy and His Dragon right now. :D

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi Crissy

      Isn’t Chris Kluwe the best? I didn’t think he would make those shots at the end – awesome.

      I hope you enjoy A Boy and his Dragon as much as I did. I think Bertie is a great character.

      1. Tom

        He was also pretty entertaining on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report a couple weeks ago, though his talk with Ellen was a little “deeper” (I agree with you and Chrissy, the dude rocks, as does Brendon Ayanbadejo). And I’m sure we’ll all miss the Friday Guys, but good grief we don’t want anyone getting into trouble.

        1. Wave Post author

          Chris Kluwe is one of the most upstanding guys around in the Major Leagues. He fights for what he believes in. You’re also right about Brendon Ayanbadejo who started this whole same sex marriage debate in the NFL. They are both incredible men.

          Yeh, about the Friday Guys, I’ve been debating this for a while but I don’t want to be served with a cease and desist order and be taken to court. I’m still trying to figure out if there’s a way around this and I’ll be writing a few website /blog owners to find out what’s the scoop. But for the time being I’m going to cool it, so this Friday will be the last one with the guys, for a while anyway. :sad: :eek:

          1. Tom

            Agreed and regarding the Friday Guys, that sounds like the most prudent and circumspect approach, better safe than sorry.

  2. Anne Brooke

    Oh no, I will so miss the Friday Guys – they always got my weekend off to a flying start! :(

    I’m sure their last week will be extra specially good though :)

    Anne
    xxx

    1. Wave Post author

      Hi anne

      I too will be sorry to miss the Friday Guys – they have been with me since I started my old blog almost 4 years ago. I don’t know about a special post this Friday because right now I’m sad about letting them go. However I’ll probably come up with something.

      Thanks for commiserating. :sad:

  3. Eve

    I can’t wait ’till the interview with Nathie :hurray2: I love the book covers and all the other incredible illustrations. Thanks for doing this :smile:

    1. Wave Post author

      I love Nathie’s work and if I have a small part in bringing it to the attention of people in the English-speaking world who haven’t seen it, then all the better.:)

      I hope you will drop by next Wednesday to help with the translations. :grin:

  4. rdafan7

    Looking forward to all the reviews as usual, really sorry to hear about no more Friday guys….
    don’t the artists & photographers realize that their photos reach a new audience? And potential buying market?

    1. Wave Post author

      The guys are going to the happy hunting ground for a while but I may bring them back, who knows? I just have to do some research so I don’t get into any kind of financial trouble.

  5. Bryant

    :cry: So sad to hear about the Friday Guys! The vaccuum cleaner, dust cloth, mop, tool box and bedroom will be so lonely now. Guess I’d better look up the number for that handyman service. — :hysterics:

    1. Wave Post author

      Hey Bryant

      You are even sadder because who will dust and clean and take out the garbage?

      Maybe you could send the handyman over to my place when you’re done with him but tell him that I’m not looking for extras. :lol:

      They may be back after I’ve done some research.

  6. Larissa

    Noooooooooooo! I’m going to miss the Friday guys! I understand, but I’m still fence sitting on the whole issue. Downside of the internet I guess.

    1. Wave Post author

      It’s either come out while I’m ahead or wait to be served. I’m still looking into how I can continue the Friday Guys without an author deciding to sue me for using his proprietary material without permission.

        1. Wave Post author

          My brain is fried right about now. Maybe the readers will come up with something. I have a post that is still in draft asking for ideas.

  7. Sirius

    Still no go with unlucky Aiden lol. I will do Too stupid to live instead – for sure because it is done already :)

  8. Wave

    This must be a really difficult book Sirius. I’ve never seen you so conflicted. :???: I can’t wait to see this review whenever you actually write it. Maybe you should send out an SOS to Raine. :lol:

    1. Sirius

      You know how one wants to bang their head against the wall for whatever reason? Picture me wanting to do that. I will let you know when I finally come through the block lol. I am going to try not to burden Raine with more ranting, but I think eventually she is going to hear it anyway :-)

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