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Viki Lyn

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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Surprise Giveaways

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?

 

Viki Lyn

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Viki Lyn: Award winning author of gay and straight paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.

Love those series…

Agatha Christie copy

I am one of these readers that when I get hooked on a series or author, I want to read everything by that person. I’ve always been that way. When I had discovered Tolkein’s, The Hobbit, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Lord of the Rings. Then when I read my first Agatha Christie mystery, I had to read all 70 plus books by that wonderful author.

Ze manga

I also read  yaoi or Boy’s Love Japanese manga. Ze is a great ongoing series and I can’t wait for Embracing Love which is being republished in the U.S. The stories are simplistic and sentimental, and I shouldn’t be so hung up on reading them, but the guys are hot and damn sexy. And, I’m a sentimental broad. 🙂 When I went to Japan, I noticed many of the young men had manga and anime hair cuts. I wondered what came first…the hair cut or the manga?

Peace and Love!

Viki Lyn

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Viki Lyn: Award winning author of male/male paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.
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Bullet-proof Kink – Yaoi

My Yaoi bookshelf hidden away in my closet!

My Yaoi bookshelf hidden away in my closet!

I’m not that kinky and I don’t write it, so I struggled to come up with a post about my bullet-proof kink. I had to ask myself what I have hidden away that I don’t let my relatives or grandchildren to see? What’s in my closet? Over 300 volumes of Japanese yaoi – all heat levels, some more porn than story.

Yaoi is Japanese boy’s love comics written by women for women.

Usually a seme and uke form the couple – seme is the top and uke, well you guessed it, is the bottom. There are mangaka (Japanese comic illustrators and writers) that draw very explicit and steamy sex scenes, genitals and all. They are realistic and the men don’t look like ‘Ken’ dolls when naked. Some fan favorite mangakas for erotic yaoi are Youka Nitta, Yuki Shimizu, Ayano Yamane, Megumu Minami, Kazuma Kodaka. Ayano Yamane and Megumu Minami use all sorts of sex toys and the ukes many times will find themselves tied up and in a, uh, uncompromising situation.

Be warned. Japanese sensibilities are very different from the American mind-set. Some of it will offend. Anything and everything is fair game in yaoi so you need to sort through and find what works for you.Starting with a KissI go for the ‘best friends fall in love’ and the ‘business men’ theme where the seme is handsome, wealthy, arrogant and falls hard for the equally attractive, but  hard as nails, uke. I don’t like the uke to look like a boy but I don’t mind an older feminine looking uke, either.

When I want to have a little porn in my life,  or a little sweet romance, I get out my favorite dog-eared manga and I’m a happy fangirl.

Happy Reading!

Viki

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Viki Lyn: Award winning author of male/male paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.

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