Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oniisamakata, Goranshin! Manga

Author: Mariko Yamaoka
Artist: Mariko Yamaoka
Genra: Comdy, Romance,
Year: 2009
Original Publisher:
1 Volumes (Complete)
 Licensed (in English)
English Publisher

The eldest son, Yukiya is a man who wears glasses and has gentle manners, but is a SM fiction writer. The second son, Kousuke, is a handsome youth with a childlike face, but he is the number 1 host. The third son, Masaki is an extremely popular idol, but he is ill mannered and like to tease everyone…and these three older brothers dote the youngest child, Miyuki with excessive care. Trying to escape from their constant interference she creates a plan but…!?

I actually did enjoy this short manga, I didn't mind how short it was or the way it ending. Thought it would have been amazing if there was more I don't care so much. Family drama in manga always amuses me and this was funny at times and sad. If you like shojo manga give this manga a try though you might be mad at how it ends.

The plot centers around a girl trying to get her brothers under control. Which doesn't really happen because of their weird personality's. During this she over hears a shocking news that changes her feelings about her family. No incest happens in this manga but the secret makes you diffenitly wish for more of this manga. I didn't love this manga to death to care either way.

Each character is different no one has the same personality or same looks. If i had to choose Masaki is my favorite because of his personalty is close to that of a bad boy.

As for character designs here are the characters. On the right side you can see all the brothers and there different personality. The author took the time to make sure each brother was different. Making you see the different drawing styles the author can do. On the left side I just thought the picture was hot and I had to post it.

3 out of 5 Howling Wolves

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Comes the Night Promotional Post

Comes the Night
(Casters Series)
Author: Norah Wilson and
Heather Doherty

0987803795 (ISBN13: 9780987803795)
Release Date: November 27, 2012 
  Young Adult, Paranormal,
New Adult


How far would you go to escape your own personal teenage hell? Would you run away, break away from everything you know—even your own body?

Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock could not be more different, yet they all have something in common—deep and soul-searing pain. They are also all students at Streep Academy, a boarding school just one step away from juvie, where they've come to complete high school. The three have been relegated to Harvell House, the residence reserved for the hardest cases, the so-called Rejects from Reject Row.

In the forbidden attic of the old Victorian house-turned-residence, the girls discover the diary of Connie Harvell, a young woman who was confined and abused there some 50 years ago. In the end, Connie’s attic prison couldn't hold her—not completely. She found a way out. At least a dark part of her did. And after reading her diary, the girls discover they can escape at will too. A terrifying, thrilling flight from their bodies and their troubles.

But God help them, their pain isn't all they leave behind when they join with the night.

And God help anyone who’s wronged them...

Chapter 15

“Melissa is not a skank,” he retorted. “Unlike some people I could mention.”
The words slid into Brooke’s heart like a hot knife going through butter, straight and sure and devastating. The pain shocked her, even though she knew it shouldn’t. She’d known Seth resented her for giving it up to someone else, and hadn’t he been avoiding her like the plague? But somehow, she’d been unprepared for it. The armor she’d been building around her heart should have provided more protection. Guess she’d have to work on that. Starting now.
“Unlike me, you mean?” Brooke smiled, letting it cover the hurt. “Well, that’s okay. I seem to remember you liking my skankiness just fine.” She stepped forward and laid a hand on his chest, and was rewarded by how hard his heart pounded. “Come on, admit it, Seth. You liked what we did together.” The words were bitter in her mouth. “You want to do it again.”
She tugged his t-shirt out of his jeans and laid her hands on his skin beneath, and he tipped his head back and groaned. The sound suffused her with a sudden sense of power, and she grabbed at it. Anything to push back the pain, the self-loathing. She did have power over him, with this.

NORAH WILSON is a Kindle best-selling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, two adult children, dog Chloe, and kitty, Ruckus.

HEATHER DOHERTY fell in love with writing while taking creative writing courses with Athabasca University. Motivated by her university success, and a life-long dream of becoming a novelist, she later enrolled in the Humber School for Writers under the mentorship of David Adams Richards. Her first literary novel was published in 2006. While still writing dark literary (as well as not-so-dark children's lit), she is beyond thrilled to be writing paranormal/horror with Norah. Heather lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick with her family. (No pets, but I swear Norah's dog, Chloe, calls me Aunt Heather).

Together, Heather and Norah write dark, edgy, frightening young adult paranormal/horror.

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Giveaway Information: #1: Five (5) unsigned print copies of Comes the Night sent from CreateSpace - open internationally; #2: Five (5) eBook copies of Comes the Night (Smashword coupon code) - open internationally; #3: Three (3) $10 gift cards - choice of Amazon, B&N, or Book Depository

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Allegiant

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Haven't done this for a while so i thought I would get caught up and finally be posting things like waiting on wedsnday and what came in my mailbox.

This week my waiting on Wednesday is this:

Allegiant (Divergent #3)

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

This book series is just so great I can't wait until I get my hands on Allegiant. It's going to be great I just know it. I love dystopian novels and this is on the top of my list of books to read right away.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop (US or Canada)

I never actually thought I would be giving away books from my own shelves. Only reason I am is because I came across a huge box with copies of The Soul Seeker series. I haven't read them yet but they look so awesome I should be able to read them soon!

Let me show you some information of book one and two of the series.

Fated (Soul Seekers, #1)

(The Soul Seekers #1)
Alyson Noel
Release Date:
May 22nd 2012
0312664850 (ISBN13: 9780312664855)
Format: Paperback
Young Adult, Romance,
The Soul Seekers #1


Until now, he's existed only in her dreams -
but fate is about to bring them together.

I shove through the crowd, knocking into girls and bouncing off boys, until one in particular catches me, steadies me.
I feel so secure, so at home in his arms.
I melt against his chest-lift my gaze to meet his. Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of gold that shine like kaleidoscopes, reflecting my image thousands of times.
The boy from my dream.
The one who died in my arms.

Echo (Soul Seekers, #2)

(The Soul Seekers #2)
Alyson Noel
Release Date:
November 13th 2012
0312575661 (ISBN13: 9780312575663)
Format: Paperback
Young Adult, Romance,

:The Soul Seekers #2


She inherited a magical destiny—and a mission to stop a powerful family of dark sorcerers. She never expected to fall in love with one of them.

There’s still so much Daire Santos has to learn about being the last Soul Seeker….and about herself.  As her magical training becomes more intense, so does her relationship with Dace.  But when she learns that his connection to the evil Richter family goes far deeper than she ever imagined, she begins to question if love really can conquer all.

Dace is painfully aware that he wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Richters’ dark magic—and now his brother Cade is determined to use his love for Daire against him.  Dace is willing to sacrifice anything to protect the girl he loves —including his own life.  But will Daire allow it?  And what if defeating Cade costs not only his life, but his soul too?

Enchanting, haunting, romantic, Echo is the second book in the Soul Seekers series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!

Yes, I am giving away both of these books for U.S residents or Canada.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Heart Murmurs spotlight Excerpt

Heart Murmurs
Author: R.R. Smythe
Release Date: March 21st 2013

Pages: 231
Genre:  Young Adult



Mia Templeton is dying. Or was dying. After receiving a heart transplant, her world is forever altered. Before her eyes open, she overhears her donor was a murdered girl of the same age. Whispers invade Mia’s head before she’s even left the recovery room. She develops tastes for foods she once hated, and dreams so vivid, she feels they’re someone else’s memories. Her personality is altered—once a quiet doormat, she’s now inexplicably flippant, and confident. And her unexplained longing for the new boy at school is borderline obsessive.

Morgan Kelley is new. Adopted by his aunt, a descendant of Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), he’s thrown into life at a new high school, and as a historical guide for his aunt’s store—a homage to all things Alcott. Conspiracy theories abound about his mangled lower leg—but no-one has been brave enough to ask. Till Mia.

Something is awry with the Underground Railroad tunnels beneath his aunt's home. Mia and Morgan enter the world of a secret Literary Society--and are drafted to help bring a rogue Literary giant to justice, solve the mystery of her heart donor, the the real fate of Beth from Little Women.

I don’t remember dying. 

“Stand back. Clear!”

Nothing. A feeling of floating, weightlessness.

“Oh, please, please, baby.” My mother’s voice, sounding uncharacteristically hysterical.

“Clear!” A spreading, burning under my ribcage. Followed by a surging river of heat to my heart. It stutters, rumbling like a kettledrum inside my ribs, and up into my skull.

“Come on, Mia.” My father, unglued.

The steady beep-beep-beep of a monitor and the whooshing of a respirator. My chest rises up and down without my permission, a puppet to the machine. A rushing sound, like water filling a vacuum, clogs my ears. My new heart, my new heart, accelerates, beating so fast, it feels as if it will take flight from my newly stapled sternum.

A dull, muted pain aches through my chest; which will, no doubt, intensify when the drugs wear off.

“Too fast.” The monitor is screaming, wailing like a kid’s tantrum.

Two choked sobs. Mom... and Beth.

Beth is here, how wonderful. I try to move my fingers, to tell her I’m okay. Don’t cry.

My brain says lift, but all I got was—“Her fingers twitched. I saw them.” Beth’s voice, relieved and oh-so scared.

My heart thrums, finally steady and even. It feels strange, too far back in my chest. Like an ill-fitting shirt. I raise my hands to try to scratch it, adjust it.

“Mia? Mia, can you hear me? We’re all here, darling. Dad and Beth, and Claire is outside.”

I feel the tube down my throat, choking me. I suck in for air, but my chest rises on its own, interfering with my breathing. I feel like I’m suffocating, despite the oxygen shoved up my nostrils.

“She’s trying to breathe on her own. We need to adjust the respirator. Easy, Mia.” Dr. Starzel, my own personal medical savior.

Two unfamiliar, whispering, conspiratorial voices, “I can’t believe they found a donor, just in time.”

“The report said it was a homeless girl. She was murdered.”

“For heaven’s sake! She may be able to hear you. One more word and I’ll have both of your babbling traps fired.” My father chastises the women, whom I guess to be nurses, by the soft squeaks of their retreating Crocs.

I have a murder victim’s heart? Worry tickles the back of my brain. How did they find a donor? How—I’m struck with pain so blinding, I feel my brain shrivel inward. Like a cowering child. And hear nothing.

The weightless feeling is back.

I feel the burning rush of something shoot into my IV. It’s liquid fire.

I trace its path up my arm, into my brain, addling it. But relief is the trade-off. The pain backs off.

Thump-thump. Thump-thump. It is the only sound I hear, for what seems a very long time...

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, R R Smythe is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love--not necessarily in that order. In real life,  the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger's syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society's downtrodden. In fiction, she's a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters.  She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

She also writes under the pseudonym Brynn Chapman .