Autumn Dragons – Sculptures

Tiny_autumn_dragon_by_earfox http://earfox.deviantart.com/art/Tiny-autumn-dragon-123025981 (above)

Autumn_Spirit_by_fireeyes_dragonhttp://emilysculpts.deviantart.com/art/Autumn-Spirit-150008867

Now we go from tiny and small Dragon sculptures to the larger than life Sand Dragon by Ricardo Breceda

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http://www.desertusa.com/borrego/Borrego-metal-sculptures.html

This is pushing my definition of a dragon- more of a serpent – but there is no doubt this is an amazing sculpture.  Look at that head. Gorgeous!

M/M Holiday Delights Reading List 2014

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The M/M Holiday Delights 2014 Reading List is here and growing!  I know we are still approaching Thanksgiving here in the States but it is never too early to get your holiday reading list together.

There are now fifty-one authors listed with multiple titles for many.  I also included links to some anthologies – two at Carina Press and of course, the Dreamspinner advent Calendar. (Which was another reason to post now as their discount ends November 25, 2014)

There are other anthologies sprinkled through out the list under individual authors names.  You will find buy links to every title on the list, either linked to the cover or written as a url link. ( There is one Anthology Comfort and Joy that does not have a buy link yet and is set to be released this December.  I will post the link as soon as it becomes available)

Some listed are old favorites and some are new for this holiday season.  I am positive you will find something to brighten your holidays.

Click here to go to the M/M Holiday Reading list 2014

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Be sure to check the M/M Holiday Delights section of the blog often as I will be posting links to more holiday delights as I find them.

Happy Reading,

Melyna

 

Thanksgiving in December by Josephine Myles

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Fun and interesting post about Thanksgiving and how it is perceived by the Brits in a guest blog by Josephine Myles over at It’s About The Book. What do you think?
We never have Turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas at our house is a license to have fun and make something completely different. One year we had Cajun cuisine, it was yummy. We may celebrate a bit differently that others. Let me know what your tradition is. :-)

Originally posted on It's About The Book:

Thanksgiving?

English speaking North Americans understand the whole Thanksgiving thing even if we can’t agree upon the dates.  I was curious what people not immersed in this madness thought of us as we engage in our yearly harvest festival and go crazy for pie made of squash.  Josephine Myles was kind enough to give a British perspective on our yearly spectacle.  It seems we aren’t that crazy, but we, again, have our celebration at the wrong time and call it something different.  Which is typical.  The Americans and The British: two people separated by a common language. ~ FayeHappyThanksgiving

Thanksgiving. What’s all the fuss about? It’s just Christmas Dinner a month early.

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News, Reviews and Giveaways for the week of November 23, 2014

Hello and Happy Sunday!
Another week has flown by and the holidays are fast approaching.  Check out what these three great Review Blogs have lined up for us this week.  I see they have some holiday cheer mixed in with their news, reviews, guest posts and giveaways.

 The Novel Approach Reviews

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Joyfully Jay Reviews

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Prism Book Alliance

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M/M Holiday Delights Reading List 2014

vladstudio_facebook_cover_christmas_train.jpg 2 copyHello!

The M/M Holiday Delights 2014 Reading List is here.  I know we are still approaching Thanksgiving here in the States but it is never too early to get your holiday reading list together.

There are fifty-one authors listed with multiple titles for many.  I also included links to some anthologies – two at Carina Press and of course, the Dreamspinner advent Calendar. (Which was another reason to post now as their discount ends November 25, 2014)

There are other anthologies sprinkled through out the list under individual authors names.  You will find buy links to every title on the list, either linked to the cover or written as a url link. ( There is one Anthology Comfort and Joy that does not have a buy link yet and is set to be released this December.  I will post the link as soon as it becomes available)

Some listed are old favorites and some are new for this holiday season.  I am positive you will find something to brighten your holidays.

Click here to go to the M/M Holiday Reading list 2014

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Boughs of Evergreen – A Holiday Anthology For A Cause

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This is what I was hinting about on the News, Reviews and Giveaways post on Sunday. Check out this wonderful Holiday anthology, buy and help a great cause. <3

Originally posted on The Novel Approach :

Boughs of EvergreenHolidays, don’t you just love holidays? The warmth, the abundance of food, the traditions, the love. That’s maybe the most important thing—the love. Holidays bring friends and family together,everyone is basking in the warm acceptance, the understanding, the unconditional love. No? No, I dare say that’s not always the case. For Simon in From All of Us to All of You holidays are something to dread.

Two days had passed since the disaster in Hannes’ hallway; only four anxiety-free days to go. That was a lie, of course. People were already getting into their holiday cheer, which in turn spiked my anxiety. I hated holiday cheer, but I tried to be polite about it. Every time someone would wish me a Merry Christmas, I would shudder, but smile, and wish them one in return.

“I really didn’t understand why we put ourselves through it. All these expectations only led to…

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Wild Turkey by Rhys Ford

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A Thanksgiving treat! Check out Wild Turkey by Rhys Ford at It’s About The Book. :-)

Originally posted on It's About The Book:

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I’m always curious about how fictional characters spend the holidays.  Who is surprisingly festive and who is surprisingly… not?  Rhys Ford was kind enough to write a Thanksgiving ficlet about the abundant and gregarious Morgan family.  I was not surprised Miki hid out with a bottle of hootch, but he did manage to surprise me.  Brigid and I are very thankful. ~ FayeHKThanksgiving

“Them downstairs? They’re fucking loons.” Damien shivered as he plopped down next to Miki, nudging his best friend over so he had space on the bean bag nest Miki’d made against a dormer window. “Mad as fucking hatters, the lot of them.”

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Amy Lane – Coming Attractions (and a bit of fangirling)

I readily admit that I am an Amy Lane fan.  I love her writing and I think she is a pretty darn nice person too.  ( I had the opportunity to meet her at the last two GRL conferences) – Ah, fangirl moments. lol

Beneath The Stain Amy LaneI am sitting here writing this blog wearing my Outbreak Monkey t-shirt (for those of you that are not Amy Laniacs – this is from her book, Beneath the Stain) Her stories vary from contemporary to fantasy.  I love her for her “feels” books.  Even her tag line is “Angst and Pain – Amy Lane”. Really – you can get the t-shirt : Amy Lane Cafe Press Store  Although I know I may have my heart broken and have to buy stock in a tissue company, I know she will give me a happy ending, at least so far.   ;-)

But that is not why I am writing this post.  Mostly I want to share a bit of what is happening with her at the moment. From her blog Yarning to Write she shared that she has several books coming out. I will most likely read them all.  I have her two holiday books pre-ordered and sometime during my holiday reading extravaganza, I will also re-read one of my favorite books by her, Sidecar.  I love that book!Sidecar by Amy Lane book cover

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime, here is a link to her Coming Attractions:

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Happy Reading,

Melyna

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