I believe I’m the last one to spill – the end of the two weeks!
I don’t keep many secrets. I guess it’s because I have a way of saying too much at times! I pretty much wear my heart openly. But there are a few things about me that some people don’t know about – I have over 300 volumes of Japanese yaoi (Boys Love) stored in my closet. I’m not sure why I keep this a secret from most people. Maybe it’s my age (much older than thirty!) and that the subject matter can be graphically erotic. Reading comics when I should be reading something more ‘important’ or even reading books in my genre (which I do on occasion!).
The mangakas (comic artists) have their unique style of drawing. It’s fun to follow their careers. In my fast paced world, yaoi provides a fast, sexy read, with a happy ever after ending. I bring a manga to the gym and read it while walking on the treadmill and it’s an easy 35-40 minute workout!
It’s an expensive habit but one that isn’t going away anytime soon.
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At the end of our two weeks of secrets, they’ll be an author gift basket giveaway. Each author gets to choose from one of the following three items to put in the basket: 1) an ebook; 2) a print book; or 3) a gift card. We aren’t telling. Secrets, remember? So the winner will receive four surprise prizes.
How do you win?
Easy. Comment on the blog post of our authors. All commenters will be assigned a number and entered into a raffle. A winner will be chosen with random.org, which selects numbers at–you guessed it–random. You can increase your chances of winning by commenting on several authors’ posts. There are four of us, so if you comment on all four of our blog posts, we will assign you four number in the raffle. If you comment on just three, then you’ll be assigned three numbers, and so forth.
Come and join the fun. What’s your secret?
Since I’m one of the last authors to post, most of the subjects are taken! Data, C3PO, Terminator and even the Jetson’s maid – Rosie! So I racked my brain to come up with a robot that hasn’t been mentioned. I don’t watch much Sci Fi or read it. I admit to loving Star Trek and Star Wars, but doesn’t everyone? But I do watch anime and read manga…
And boy, do the Japanese love their mechanical heroes, so much that they have a sub-genre called Mecha – A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
One anime series I loved was Samurai 7- an older series. It is based on the influential Japanese film – Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and follows the plot closely. “A farming village decides to stop being lapdogs to roving bandits and sends out some emissaries to find seven samurai who will protect their village from the bandits in exchange for rice. The samurai soon come together to help defend and train the villagers against their would-be attackers.”
One difference from the original movie is there’s a mecha samurai in the group of heroes (see him standing in the back of the group photo). The film has a very steampunk feel to it – fighting mechas and giant air ships floating in the sky.
So check it out. You won’t be disappointed!
For archangel Razi-el, he had no choice. He would break God’s commandment again if it were to save Uri-el from a demon’s talons. Yet even God’s most trusted archangel cannot avoid punishment. No longer Razi-el, he is now Izar, a Protector sworn to kill for the angels.
When a Protector kills an angel, Izar is summoned to work alongside Uri-el to capture the killer. Izar is shocked when his bloodlust spikes hot for the archangel. He knows better than to go after forbidden fruit. Refusing to give in to temptation, he ignores his body’s tempestuous arousal for Uri-el until a heated argument turns his blood into molten lust.
As they rush to find the killer, their passion plays into the demon’s plan. Izar will have to make a choice between life and death if he is to save Uri-el again.