NaNoWriMo wraps up plus an interview with Tammy Middleton, who writes as T.M. Smith, about her new book, How To Deal. Question of the Week debuts with this week’s question: “Do you like to give and/or receive books as holiday gifts?” (we hope you’ll answer that in the comments). We also talk about this past week’s Dancing with the Stars finale and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 movie. You can also listen and subscribe to the podcast anytime on iTunes, Stitcher, PlayerFM or direct download the audio file.
Here are the things we talk about in this episode:
First up, here’s the Rafflecopter giveaway for Tammy’s How To Deal blog tour.
Plus links to the books and websites we talked about with her:
- How to Deal (All Cocks Book 3) on Amazon
- Fame & Fortune (All Cocks Book 2) on Amazon
- Gay for Pay (All Cocks Book 1) on Amazon
- The Opposites Series on Amazon
- Connect with Tammy at Amazon | Website | Twitter | Facebook Author Page | Facebook All Cocks Series
- See the complete schedule of How to Deal blog tour dates
And here are the other things we talked about this week:
- National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
- Jeff’s NaNoWriMo profile
- Holiday Hotel Hookup by Jeff Adams on Dreamspinner Press (this link isn’t active until Tuesday, December 1)
- Sleigh Ride: 2015 Advent Calendar Package on Dreamspinner (this link isn’t active until Tuesday, December 1)
- Dancing with the Stars: Bindi & Derek’s Freestyle | Alek & Lindsay’s Freestyle
- Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 movie
Another great episode! I am impressed. Last week, Will actually got me interested in Tangled, now Jeff has made me rethink reality dancing TV shows!
Obviously, I greatly approve of the new question segment! To answer your question, giving and or receiving books as any kind of gift is a loaded subject for me. I’m currently trying to clear out my apartment, and keep discovering books that were gifts from friends that I am too afraid to read in case I don’t like them, but cannot part with them because they were gifts. It makes no sense! I’m trying to get over this ridiculous present-phobia, and am taking two of the books that have been on my shelf the longest (Rivers of London and Moon over Soho) home with me this Christmas, hoping the long flight will give me the kick I need to get reading!
Giving books is just as hard! I tend to get very personally attached to books, so I wouldn’t want to just give books to people who wouldn’t get them. That said, I have already decided on two books as gifts this year, just because they seemed right for the person I have in mind. So, I think my answer to both giving and receiving is a complicated ‘yes, but …”
Gillian, awesome to have you as the first answer. Very appropriate since you inspired the QoW feature.
GREAT post guys, thank you for having me and giving me the opportunity to spread the word on my new release. It was fun to listen to everything you and Will have been doing lately as well.
I agree, Bindi Irwin completely stole the show. I was so drawn into the show and the contestants this season that I watched all of every episode. Very real, emotional and a bit intense this season.
Hunger Games was a little slow for me also this last time. Prim’s death was a driveby when in the book it was more… just more. I did cry when Finnick died in the movie though, hearing him screaming for Katniss, but Cinna still rocked me the most.
Jeff, I started reading your books specifically because of the hockey (I am a Dallas Stars season ticket holder!)
I will be checking out TM smith too! (after I finish all the Hat trick books!)
Go Stars! I love watching Tyler Seguin play. Not only is he hot, but he’s a great player.
Glad you’re enjoying the Hat Trick books. If you’re looking for more hockey, I keep a shelf of hockey related gay romance on Goodreads. I haven’t read them all, but I shelf what I find so I have an ongoing tbr. You can see it at https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2337651-jeff-adams?shelf=hockey-books