Manga Review: Stepping on Roses Vol 9 (Final) by Rinko Ueda

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

Now that I have a nifty second-hand treadmill, I find myself reading more digital manga.  It’s just so easy to march along on the track, flipping pages every few seconds.  The workouts go by much faster, I’m getting caught up on some of the series I’ve been neglecting, and I’m getting healthier while I’m multi-tasking.  Who could ask for more?

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Crunchyroll Morning: Skip Beat!, Sailor Moon Crystal, and Arslan

I’ve kind of been in a funk the last few days, and  I’m not sure why.  I’m having a hard time finding a book that holds my interest for more than a few chapters, so I set my Kindle down this morning and spent some time playing with Crunchyroll.  If you haven’t heard of the site before, Crunchyroll bills itself as “the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media.”  They offer free streaming of anime and manga, as well as paid memberships for access to a larger library of titles with no advertising.  Everything I’m going to talk about today I viewed under their free offerings.

 

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Spotlight and Giveaway: To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands

To Marry a Scottish Laird

An English Bride in Scottland #2

By: Lynsay Sands

Releasing June 24th, 2014

Blurb

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!
Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Hope at Dawn by Stacy Henrie

 

 

About Hope At Dawn:

With two brothers fighting in the Great War, her family needing extra money, and her boyfriend’s drinking driving a wedge between them, Livy Campbell accepts a job teaching German-American children in a nearby small town. But even there, the effects of the war can be felt as anti-German hysteria divides the town’s population. Friedrick Wagner feels shame for not fighting alongside his friends. Instead, he took a deferment to run his dying father’s farm, work as the school handyman, and provide for his younger siblings. With so much hatred surrounding him, he fears God may have forgotten him. His friendship with Livy gives him hope, but the obstacles dividing them must first be overcome

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Interview with Sophia Nash, Author of The Once and Future Duchess

 

I’m thrilled to welcome Sophia Nash to the virtual offices today! 

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Good morning, Sophia! Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Sophia Nash] Mother, friend, artist, fearless, directionally-challenged (that’s 2 words, but will count as one)

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?

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Meet Colin Pearce from Mischief by Moonlight by Emily Greenwood and Giveaway

[Manga Maniac Café]  Good morning, Emily and Colin!  Thank  you for visiting so early in the morning.

[Emily Greenwood] Hello, and thank you very much for having me back at the Café to celebrate the release of MISCHIEF BY MOONLIGHT. And how nice of you to invite my hero, Colin Pearce, the Earl of Ivorwood, for a chat. I warn you, though, if the average man doesn’t like to talk about his feelings, Colin is worse.  And he definitely has feelings for my heroine, Miss Josie Cardworthy.

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Welcome, Colin!  Can you describe yourself in five words or less.

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