M/M Holiday Reading List 2014

vladstudio_facebook_cover_christmas_train.jpg 2 copyI have started working on my holiday reading list for 2014.  I am making a list of all of the tried and true holiday/ winter themed books that I compiled last year, plus all of the new ones we found  – into one list.  Thanks to everyone that helped with that!

I am now searching for new books for the Holidays.  If you know of any that you want added to this years list please post it here.


Equus africanus asinus. The day the donkeys came to visit.

We live just outside the city limits of a small community.  Since we have yet to fence in our property all the way around, we often are graced with visitors. No, the neighbors do not just drop in, but their live stock does.  I wish I would have had a camera when the neighbors billy-goat dropped by.  He was huge and apparently did not like our dog.  When our not so small dog, think tall enough to put his head on a dining table and weighs about 115 pounds, ran to meet him, the billy-goat reared up then came down for a head butt that sent our poor old dog tumbling.  Needless to say we did not go out to greet that particular neighbor and our dog has since kept his distance.

This week we had much friendlier visitors.  Two donkeys came to pay their respects and explore a while.  They appeared hungry as they tried to get in the chicken feed.  They did do a nice job of trimming the grass around the house and took a couple of carrots we offered.  After about three hours they decided it was time to go home and made their way back the way they came, not before leaving us with several piles of fertilizer. They were thoughtful like that.

They were pleasant guests and I would gladly have them back anytime. :-)

Visiting donkeys nuzzelingAwww

Donkeys checking out chicken coopThey decided the can containing chicken feed was really a hidden treat for them, even the bird feeder wasn’t safe.  The light gray one eventually had it swinging pretty high.  I had to run rescue it.

Donkeys failed to open Chicken feed canWhen they could not get the lid off, they went back to see if they could find anything else (notice the feeder is gone)

Donkey after checking out the catThis one decided to try and make friends with one of our kitties.  She put on a brave front until the donkey left.

Cat peeking at donkeysShe went in to stealth mode after this photo and stalked the donkeys.  It was all good fun until one of them turned around and started walking towards her.  She is a fast runner. ;-)

The Shearing Gun


Great review. One more must read book. :-)

Originally posted on It's About The Book:

     Author: Renae Kaye

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

Blurb: At twenty-five, Hank owns a small parcel of land in Australia’s rural southwest where he supplements his income from the property with seasonal shearing. Hank is a “shearing gun”—an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. His own father kicked him out when his sexuality was revealed, and since no one would ever hire a gay shearer, Hank has remained firmly closeted ever since.

Elliot is the newbie doctor in town—city-born and somewhat shell-shocked from his transplant to the country. When a football injury brings Hank to Elliot’s attention, an inappropriate sexual glance and the stuttered apology afterward kickstarts their friendship. Romance and love soon blossom, but it’s hard for either of them to hope for anything…

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GayRomLit Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway: Basket Seven


If you haven’t been keeping up with the Pre GRl festivities, this is the final GRL Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway at the Novel Approach, They will be having one more – final Grand Prize giveaway coming up tomorrow. So get over there and enter. There is still time to enter some of the previous days giveaways too. :-)

Originally posted on The Novel Approach:

1237Cheers, everyone! We’ve made it to the end, this is our final GRL Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway, but that doesn’t mean the giving is quite done yet. We have a final Grand Prize giveaway coming up tomorrow for one lucky GayRomLit attending reader, so be sure to stay tuned. And in case you missed them, there’s still time to enter in the Baskets Four (exp. at Midnight PT tonight), Five, and Six giveaways.

In the meantime, here’s what’s up for grabs in Basket Seven:

• : A $25 Amazon Gift Card

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News, Reviews and Giveaways 10-05-2014

Here we are again.  Another week has flown by – which means we are another week closer to GRL. Yay!

I just finished checking out this weeks posts and once again there are some great interviews, cover reveals, book reviews and give-aways coming from all three sites.  So many authors, so many books and just not enough hours in the day!   So mark you calendars,  set your reminders, what ever it takes so you don’t miss any of it.

Click on the logos below to find out what fun things you can expect this week from these great blogs!

The Novel Approach

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week.


Joyfully Jay

m/m romance  reviews and more.

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Coming This Week on Prism Book Alliance






Joyfully Jay is having a Guest Post and Giveaway featuring the Anthology: Another Place in Time with Joanna Chambers

Another Place in Time anthology

I am currently reading the anthology, Another Place in Time.  It is an amazing collection of stories with a historical setting.  All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to AllOut.org in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.

Joyfully Jay is having an awesome guest post and giveaway with Joanna Chambers today.  Ms Chambers discusses why she loves historical romance.  It is a wonder post and the giveaway is fabulous.  Click the logo below and check it out!