[Manga Maniac Café] Good morning, Ally!
[Ally Broadfield] Thanks so much for inviting me to Manga Maniac Café! I’m excited to be here.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Ally Broadfield] Passionate, determined, whimsical, kind, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
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To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publishing Date: May 6, 2014
CAN A RECLUSIVE DUKE…
Brilliant but rumored mad, Michael Layward, the impoverished Duke of Wyverne, has no success courting heiresses until widowed Lady Stratton takes up his cause–after first refusing his suit. Read more
Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from their popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website
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Okay, so, ugh, this series is not my cup of tea. That thought that I had after reading the first volume? You know, when I thought that William Tell’s son would be the protagonist and lead the brutalized populace to victory? Nope, didn’t happen. This installment is yet again a mish-mash of the Austrians beating, torturing, raping, and hanging the hapless citizens of the Alps. Only that bloodthirsty prick Wolfram manages to glide unscathed from one gruesome chapter to the next, and I didn’t like that. I don’t like him, and I don’t like the way this series makes me feel. Talk about a downer. Read more
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Just a Kiss is a very cute story. The premise is one of my favorites – clever young woman with no dowry has to find a match before being stuck for the rest of her life with an odious acquaintance. In this case, Charlotte is being pressured to marry the cousin of her sister-in-law. Both the sister-in-law and the cousin are horrible, selfish people, so it’s a good thing that Charlotte has a backbone and stands up to them. They keep plotting to compromise her so that she will have to marry Horace (with a name like that, you know he’s going to be an awful toad), but fortunately, Sebastian, Earl of Marley, steps in to save the day. Read more
TO LOVE A HIGHLANDER (book I in the Scandalous Scots series)
A TEMPTING PROPOSITION
As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It’s a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess-both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber-is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can’t resist taking her up on her offer . . . Read more
Megan Mulry is joining us this morning with a special guest post. This reminds me of the Comicon where my clueless niece purchased a Hello Kitty personal massager without realizing what it was. One of my funniest convention memories. EVAR!
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I picked up Wolfsmund because I am having so much fun reading Vinland Saga and I thought I’d try another historical graphic novel series. This one is set during the Middle Ages, at St. Gotthard Pass, which is located in the Swiss Alps. Baliff Wolfram brutally exposes and executes those desperate enough to try to sneak into Italy through his barrier station. He’s a sick SOB, too, taking pleasure in taunting his victims while savagely punishing them for their transgressions. A rebellion is afoot, and the Austrians are ruthlessly responding to the unrest by killing entire clans if a rebel is discovered in their midst. Ugh. Read more