Coming Up This Week July 15

Hey Guys! Having fun so far with your summer activities? Maybe you could give some of us ideas of things to do in the heat as we wilt. :)ย  I would welcome your suggestions as I’m sure would a lot of other regulars on the site. The best idea wins a free ebook of your choice – the Friday Guys will be the judges. :hysterics:

Sometime later this week I’ll be posting our latest site statistics which Christian assures me is no reason for me to slit my wrists. Whatever does he mean? ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜†

Coming up later this month is Nicole Kimberling’s regular post and this one is called If It Looks Like a Duck. I’m sure you can’t wait to find out what it’s all about – I know but I’m not telling. :whistle:

On the weekend the following reviews were posted: Olives for the Stranger by Neil Plakcy reviewed by Feliz; Sidecar by Amy Lane reviewed by Jeayci; Split by Mel Bossa reviewed by Sirius; Countdown to Daddies by K-lee Klein reviewed by Sammy.

Free Books This Week

4 rare paperback copies of Muffled Drum by Erastes
After Ben by Con Riley – Dreamspinner Press
The Last Concubine by Catt Ford – Dreamspinner Press
Phoenix Rising by Theo Fenraven – Dreamspinner Press
Graceland by Ally Blue – Samhain Publishing
Sin and Salvation by Laura Baumbach – MLR Press
All My Crimes by Tal Valante – Riptide Publishing

Reviews This Week

Larissa: The Cajun’s Pet by Jana Downs; Abandoned by Silvia Violet
Andrea: Rock Hard by Vona Logan
Jenre: Love Means… Renewal by Andrew Grey
Lady M: A Fresh Set of Eyes by Liz Strange
Cryselle: XBar by Michele Montgomery; Top Mark by Graeme Aitken
Sammy: Play It Again Charlie by R. Cooper; Bareback: A Wolf’s Tale by Joshua Skye
Feliz: Olives for the Stranger by Neil Plakcy
Raine: Acrobat by Mary Calmes
Sirius: Vindaloo and the T-Bird by Sarah Black; Fadeout by Joseph Hansen
Jeayci: Sidecar by Amy Lane
Wave: Inside the Beltway by Ellen Holiday

The Friday Guys are back and they couldn’t be happier.

Till next week, that’s a wrap.


  • Heat what heat? They are joking here in Holland that the biblical flood is called summer here in Holland. Though playing in the rain can be extremely satisfying as well!

    Good to have you back, Wave, though we had lots of fun with Lynn as well!

  • Hey we will be back to 96 here, so I have an idea. I take this guy from the picture you posted and lead him to my house by his tie. Do I win ebook of choice or is the heat already affectedmy brain? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • How will that idea make the rest of us happy? ๐Ÿ˜• You need to come up with things that we can all have fun with ๐Ÿ˜€

      • They knew you would post their pictures on this site for all the world to see. They were hiding!!! :escape:


        • Sorry Reggie, I have difficulty imagining that “threat” would concern many (any?) of the naked men I’ve seen around San Francisco! Instead, I think that’d bring them out in droves. :hysterics:

          • I never saw any naked men when I was in San Fran a few years ago so when I go again I know who to ask where to go, you pervs. ๐Ÿ˜† Oh, I’ll be bringing my camera. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

            • I was hanging out in the Castro recently with a friend, and was struck – not by the naked men themselves, as I said, that’s normal in SF – by how many tourists were going up to the naked guys and having their pictures taken with them. So, yeah, bring your camera! ๐Ÿ˜€

              Also, does suggesting everyone come to San Francisco to enjoy the cool breeze off the Bay and the naked men count as an idea for how to beat the heat? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

                  • :bravo: Oh well I guess our fearless Boss AKA Main judge decided your idea is better than mine jeayci ๐Ÿ˜€

                    I was going to suggest that we can share this guy and all the Frida guys, I mea judges at my house, but it sounds too similar to your idea, so I will just come to your party. Always wanted to visit San Francisco. :hurrah:

      • Probably in the Castro. At least, that’s where I’ve most consistently seen them. Or on Folsom on fair days. But they can be found pretty much anytime, anywhere around our fair city. ๐Ÿ˜€

        I saw one SF blogger a few years ago say she and her husband were concerned to see a naked man when they were out with their toddler. Then they saw another, and were relieved; there must be a fair or something. Only in San Francisco, she said, would one naked man be cause for concern while multiples are not. So true! ๐Ÿ˜†

          • A little Google-fu helped me find the post I was talking about. Turns out I didn’t remember it exactly right (it was 4 years ago, I’m lucky I remembered it at all! ๐Ÿ˜† ), but the gist is the same. Be sure to read the comments, too, for more “slice of life in San Francisco” ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Not only is the story very funny but I absolutely loved the comments as well. Makes me want to return and SOON!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

              • You should! :smile: We have an M/M book group that meets every month. So you could join us as well as enjoy the nekkid scenery of SF. :blink2:

                We would, of course, be happy to play tour guide to such areas. Or at least, I would and I’ll be shocked if Reggie wouldn’t! I know she’s been wanting to check out the cock cookies. (Hmmm I tried to add an image but it doesn’t seem to be working. But you can click that link to see LOTS of photos)

                • You make it sound very tempting Jess. I’ll have to give some thought to a return visit, especially so I could sample the cookies and ogle the nekkid men. The Friday Guys just reminded me that the nekkid men should have been first. Sorry guys. Boy, are they touchy. ๐Ÿ˜†

                  • After posting about this here, I was thinking you’re local and I ought to PM you about it. But… I got distracted and forgot. :doh: Sorry! :flowers:

                    Yes, please come!! :hurray2: We do most of our arranging through a Goodreads Group, so that’s the best way. If you’re not on GR, we’ve also started a Facebook page, but that’s still in its infancy. Or you can PM Reggie or me and we can give you the deets. ๐Ÿ˜€

                • You’re welcome, and I’m glad you enjoyed it too! It really is such a fantastic glimpse of the reality of life in San Francisco. :cooler:

                  • Or in Holland. Yesterday i discovered that the Nude Beach is just about the corner from my place. That has possibilities. If only the weather would clear up!

                    • You have a nude beach right around the corner from your house??? I hope you’re going to be doing lots of walking or, if not, maybe you should buy some binoculars for the days you can’t leave the house. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Whilst you lot think up ways of beating the heat, I’ll just add another lap rug, and turn up my heater. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m looking forward to Sirius’s review of “Fadeout”. I’m a devoted fan of Joseph Hansen’s Dave Brandstetter series, and I’m always keen to see new readers.

    • Gaye
      It’s not that cold in Oz. My Aussie friend is visiting me now and she swears that it never gets colder than 10C (50 F) in the winter. Where do you live? In Tasmania?

      • I live in South Australia and the other morning it got down to 2.5C in my city … and I was suffering! Cold is also relative. We have dry cold, which somehow feels colder than humid cold. ๐Ÿ˜•

        Each year I swear I’m going to move to sunny Queensland for the winter, but it’s never gonna happen. I’ll just have to suffer and wrap up. And pay huge power bills. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • That explains it – I think my friend lives in Queensland which is where I believe Geoff Knight just moved to. (Terrible grammar).
          I can’t believe that it gets anywhere near that cold in Oz. When I was there in the fall a few years ago it was hot in Northern Australia near Cairns and even Sydney was in the 25C range.

          • There’s a big difference between temperatures in northern Oz and southern Oz. A lot of elderly people travel north for the winter (they’re known as grey nomads, lol).

            We do get extremes in temperatures here in South Oz. It can get up to 44C in summer. Day temperatures can stay at 10 – 13C in winter, with grey skies.

            A land of contrasts!

  • It’s hot in Memphis and muggy. I have an AC unit in my bedroom, but our central air is kaput. I’m working nights which helps. And I’m distinctly cool about having finished my first full-length het novel. (don’t worry, the boys will be back in Sept for a turn in CARVED IN FLESH and then in Jan for BARBAROSSA’S BITCH)

  • I don’t know if this is what you mean by things to do, but I would love to have the reviews organized more. I feel like I search harder then needed for what I am looking for. I would love if there were catagories mythical/fantasy, modern day, baby involved, historical for just some ideas. I don’t know if that makes sense and I am sure at this point t would be a HUGE undertaking. It’s just if I Don’t know what I specific story I am looking for it would help if I wanted to find a good book with vampires to have it more searchable. Heck I would even be willing to possibly help.

    • Hi Chelle

      We do have the reviews organized by genre. For example, if you’re looking for vampires you would find them listed in the paranormal genre. The best way to find books is by author using the alpha listing by author’s first name, so if you know the name of the authors you can easily find their books.

      Because we have so many reviews it would be a horrendous task to break them down as you suggest. However historical, fantasy, contemporary, etc. are all listed by genre.

      • My bad, genre was the word I was looking for and brain farted on. I didn’t know that was availble on this site, I only ever saw the search by title or by author.

  • Heat ๐Ÿ˜•

    We still have rain, lots and lots of rain and floodings (not where I live, it’s up ‘high’ (I live in Denmark, it’s a pancake, no mountains at all)

    I use all that extra indoor time to catch up on my reading and go to the movies

    • I feel you Majken. I have no clue what heat means either ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

      @Wave, on the posting front. No nekkid boys form the canalparade in Amsterdam from me this year. I am in search of the sun then as it is my holiday :escape:

  • Take one unheated pool. Throw in a bunch of very large buckets of ice. Toss in a bunch of hunky men and/or a bunch of twinky men. Then enjoy.

    Let’s be clear… I’m not doing this but if someone does, I want credit and an invitation. :hysterics:

    • Jeffrey

      Letโ€™s be clearโ€ฆ Iโ€™m not doing this but if someone does, I want credit and an invitation.

      Consider yourself invited and I look forward to seeing your nekkid ass in the pool. :blush:

  • What to do in the heat?? Well that’s easy:
    AC on, iced tea in glass, feet up, the hunky Friday guys on my laptop, and a HOT mm book on the kindle! (my mamma always said if you make your insides feel hotter, your outsides will feel cooler!) What better way to feel hotter inside than the guys and a sizzling good book! :cooler:

    • Susie

      I think you need to try Jeffrey’s suggestion of nekkid men in an ice cold pool, although iced tea and spending an evening with the Friday Guys and a hot book sounds great too. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Ummmm, if we dump the nekkid men in a pool of ice water, won’t that umm, errr….distort things a little *she asks delicately*?
        :blush: :cold:

        • You have an excellent point Susie. I believe the cold would shrink the goods. ๐Ÿ˜† :blush:

          @Jeffrey, as a guy what is your opinion? Would the bat still be able to hit the ball out of the park or would the ice reduce the strike zone to almost zero? ๐Ÿ˜†
          (See, I can be delicate too). :)

          • My goodness, Wave! What a very….sporting analogy, lol. Delicate, indeed. Anxiously waiting to see Jeffrey’s opinion on this issue…. ๐Ÿ˜•

            • Susie

              Most men would probably be concerned about reduced length and girth after being thrown into an ice cold pool, but not Jonah Falcon, the man with the world’s largest penis measured at 13 inches erect, 9 inches flaccid. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ He would probably be a mere 8 inches in the pool. Here’s a link to his story


              I would just like to frisk Jonah. :blush:

          • sorry for the delay but my guess is that there would be bat shrinkage. But let’s be clear, I wasn’t suggesting making the pool that cold. On the other hand, imagine all of the fun you can have to warm up the guys to eliminate the bat shrinkage??????? :hysterics:

            • Excellent point, Jeffrey. Orrrr, we get in the cool water, they float around on rafts, looking gorgeous as eye candy, and then they have to warm us up! I think the guys would love that idea, don’t you Wave? No shrinkage at all!!! :hurray2:

              • SusieQ – what a great idea. I enjoying the image of a pool filled with gorgeous naked guys on rafts. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Now I just have to (temporarily) get the image out of my mind so that I can finish this post. ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Thank you Jeffrey for being so sporting, as usual. :god: :god:

              As SusieQ says, maybe the guys can float on their backs on rafts. I could take their photos or anything else they wanted to give away. :hurrah: That’s a splendid idea Susie.

              • OK….now I really do need that cool water in the pool as I picture em all nekkid, and sun bronzed and covered with suntan oil and sweaty….. :hot: …I’ll be back after my cold shower!

                PS-thank you for collaborating with me, Jeffery! 2 heads are always better than 1! :skoal:

  • No heat for us in Berkeley in the summer usually, and today was no different (gotta love Bay Conditioning). The sun never made an appearance, it didn’t make it out of the 50s, and it sprinkled. Won’t get hot until probably September. I wish it was hot, though, because I am trying to get a bikini top on my new (to me) Jeep and the damn thing needs to relax in the sun before I can get it on.

    • Here it is in the middle of July and your temperature is 50F? I remember it being cold in SF in September in the evenings but not during the day.

      Is a bikini top the same as a bra for the Jeep? ๐Ÿ˜† Mine has a black bra. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • We often are in the 50s and 60s in the summer, especially if the fog doesn’t burn off. I used to work over the East Bay hills, where the temp goes into the 100s, then come through a tunnel on the way home and into 50s. It was crazy.

        This is a bikini. It’s like a canopy.

        I chose not to go with a bra this time around, and have a plastic hood deflector instead. We’ll see if it works; the last Wrangler I had saw the windshield replaced twice in just a few years, from kicked-up rocks.

        • This looks awesome. It wouldn’t work for my truck which is a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and anyway it’s much too old for any enhancements. Fortunately the engine is still in pretty good conditiion. Every time I think of chucking it for a newer model my friends’ stories about their much newer cars that self destructed after only a few years makes me realize how lucky I am that mine is still running.

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