Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review: The Destruction of Kirill by Pax Asteriae

He thought he'd experienced the worst kinds of pain imaginable. Apparently not. The past wasn't a patch on this.

Born in the workhouse and molded into an obedient slave, Kirill expected his life to be simple: serve his wealthy owners until they grew bored and sold him, repeating the process again and again until the day he died. He never wanted his master's precious only son to take an unhealthy interest in him, and he didn't expect one single horrifying summer's day to plunge his life into ruin.

Now he has to adjust to another kind of life: one with a man who never wanted to own a slave and has no use for the one he now possesses. But just when Kirill thinks he's finally found normality it all comes crashing down again—and worse, this time it's all his own fault.

Hauled into a world of chaos and destruction by a charming stranger, Kirill struggles to manoeuvre his way without letting both his past and his grief overwhelm him, but is his rescuer all that he seems, or has Kirill walked from one hell straight into another?



Author: Pax Asteriae
Genre: Steampunk, Fantasy
Word count: 32,290 (Length: 130 pages)



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: It's Complicated (Tucker Springs #7) by L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt always knows how to pull at my heartstrings and just feel her characters.

This was no different. I was so reluctant to read it because a lot of my friends warned me away or whatnot, so I was just kind of afraid because I love L.A.'s books so much. I didn't want to read a book of hers that I would hate. lol
But today I finally got the courage to and oh man.. I have NO regrets. I truly don't.

In fact, I'm upset it took so long to read it! lol....

Now remember, These are just my own thoughts and opinions. 

But if you like what I have to say and don't mind my little warnings, please, PLEASE give it a try.
I loved this so much. I hope you might too.

After their umpteenth breakup, Brad Sweeney and Jeff Hayden are living apart and starting over from scratch. The morning after a promising first date, they’re more optimistic than ever that they can make it work this time . . . until Jeff’s ex-wife and business partner calls to announce she’s pregnant with Jeff’s baby. Brad’s already competing with a demanding business for Jeff’s time. Now there’s a baby on the way, and worse, he’s afraid Jeff is still carrying a torch for the woman who’s carrying his child.

Jeff is desperately trying to keep his life together, but before he can even get his head around the news that he’s going to be a father, his ex announces that she wants to leave Tucker Springs. Now he either has to take over her role at the shop while ferrying the baby back and forth from Denver, or move the business—and himself—with her.

Brad and Jeff knew reconciliation wouldn’t be easy, but they’re rapidly running out of room for compromise. And sooner or later, something has to give.



Author: L.A. Witt
Genre: contemporary, drama, romance
Length: 205 pages (Word count: 52,000)


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Monday, January 12, 2015

HELP JUNE RESTOCK VIEW FINDER vol.1-6!!! (PLEASE DONATE! EVEN A DOLLAR IS MOST LOVED!)

A CALL OUT TO ALL THE FUJOSHI GUYS AND GALS OUT THERE!! 

Juné is asking for help in funding (to restock/reprint) View Finder 1-6!!! Eeekk!!!

 Now... I totally, Already own all of them but I so want to help because omfg! It's yaoi! LOL.. spread the lurrrveeee!!
 Anyways, They're asking for help!! And if you can, you know the fujoshi world will dance and jump in joy for anything you can donate to the cause!  Even a single $1 (dollar) is helpful!!

 So, have an empty spot in your View Finder collection? Now is your chance to help AND get it for yourself! ;) including extra goodies!
 See more info at DMPs/Juné's kickstarter!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

  NOT ONLY THAT!! GUYS GUYYYSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT ONLY THATTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
 IF ENOUGH PEOPLE HELP, (when they reach $50,000) A FOREIGN LOVE AFFAIR WILL GET RESTOCKED/REPRINTED TOO!!!!!
 THIS... Is the most fantastic News!! If you ever needed/wanted A Foreign Love Affair, SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ALL ACROSS THE FUJOSHI COMMUNITY

 For again, if enough people donate, if they reach the $50,000 mark, you can get your hands on it!!! <3 Not only that!! If you have been wanting to go and have a few hundred to spare, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to not only help AND get yourslef View Finder, BUT you can also get yourself a STARTER PACK TO YAOI-CON!!!! More info on that is also at the kickstarter! Or if you have questions ask there! (scroll down) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

 So really guys, If you can help at all... HELP, HELP, HELP!! help DMP meet their goal to reprint View Finder!! ♥ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/finder-vol-1-6-restock

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!! 2015


OMFG!!!

We're in 2015!!!

Ahaha!! Like... WOW... here I thought the world would end in the whole 2012 shit but... we're still here!! lol...

Wow... Another year and another chance for things to go beautifully or.. horribly wrong. lol..

But here's to many great things to come for everyone!!

I have a stable job I have my family and I have my beautiful dog. haha! I hope things stay this way and well... I just hope this year is full of nothing but laughter and happiness for me and my family.


Happy New Year!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Books with HATEFUL formatting and NO COVERS

Isn't it annoying?

Ugh... That's one thing I don't like about purchasing from smashwords or ARe sometimes...

That the books end up coming out with no covers.
Smashwords especially has that. Which totally just... urgh!! It's irks me so damn bad. Almost always those self published titles have no covers.

Then there is ARe. The good thing about ARe is that the majority DO come with covers. Yay! But, You do get a good amount that don't.

Now, don't get me wrong here, I know it probably has NOTHING to do with ARe or Smashwords at all. It might all have to do with what the author turns in. They probably really have no control over how it comes out when put up for sale, And at least, if you submit a 'ticket' at ARe, they are likely to fix it....but still!! It's annoying!!!

Yesterday... or... I think it was actually the day before, I bought two books, First off, one was fucking HORRIBLY FORMATTED!!!!! Like seriously!! Fucking terrible. Jumbo fucking lettering and no pretty format at all. Like.. here... I'll give you an example.



No joke. This is real here... NO. JOKE.

Then, I got one with NO cover. Not only that, I thought, "Oh! Fine.. I'll just put it in my nook (the epub format) and Yay! I'll have cover and it'll be pretty so I won't mind..."

NOPE!

Not only does it NOT have a cover for that either BUT it has shitty formatting as well.

I mean.. I get that things get fucked up when formatting them into other formats. Sure, of course, it happens but... the fact that it happens so often is just too damn annoying. Like... I'm giving you my money... right? so, the least you can do is make sure that your book looks great when it comes out on the other side. Right? (in all formats! come on! please?!)

Some will say, "well it looks good on the mobi format"
Oh, well, good for you, BUT I DON'T FUCKING USE MOBI FORMAT!!
NOT EVERYONE USES STUPID MOBI/KINDLE FORMAT!!!
I really wish other formats would get the same 'loving' for what seems to go into the 'mobi' format.

I Hate buying books that look like shit. Which is why I often don't get self publishes books even if I WANT TO SO DAMN BAD!!
It's because they look hideous. So I buy just Publisher ones.

I mean, I can't be the only person who is so anal about pretty covers and nice formatting right? Am I the only one?

*sigh*

I could just look the other way and just READ it but I buy these books to keep and treasure... I really wish some of them would be as pretty as others for my collection....

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For being so crazy....

....I actually still really do like Lana Del Rey. 

Yeah... I mean, I guess an Artist is always quirky or crazy, but the depressive shit she said the last time was just dumb and I really wish for her to TALK to someone or get help. I grew a little concerned that she actually said she just wanted to die already....
That really can't be healthy... 

But what irritated me was how she was saying how she's fucked a lot of people in the industry, blah, blah, and I just felt... well... Even if you have, you know, I have mixed feelings on you spouting that shit out there. 

Just Don't. 

So I grew to dislike her a little... 

But then...
but then...

I listen to her songs (which I have all of her stuff on my itunes) and I just fall in love with her all over again! LOL....

I mean, aside from her "worst performance ever live on SNL" I love her on studio tracks.
 Cuz... really guys? 
HOW MANY SINGERS SOUND LIKE DYING CATS WHEN THEY SING LIVE?!

A lot more than you'd think assholes.

I digress.....

But yeah, I came to dislike her a little, but then, I just can't stop loving her music...

Right now, god.. I can just sway to this forever....

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TAKE MAH MONEY!! (pt.2)

Haha! So, this past weekend (8/23/2014 - 8/24/2014) was the Digital Manga Publishing (DMP)/Akadot warehouse sale again and I went, again! lol...

Sadly, I wasn't able to go both days like last time, but I went Sunday and though I didn't get as much manga as I did the last time, I did get a good few I think I was missing. 

If I got double... well, oh well. If I do have double maybe I'll sell them at a later time. My worries were of getting them period. 

Anyways, yeah, a  slightly .... well... a much SMALLER haul than last year because... HA! I think I got everything at last years sale and at Anime Expo2014. haha... oh... yeah... I'm such a sad person... but an excellent fujoshi! XD kufufu~ 

Sunday Only 
Ah... such a small, sad pile.... It feels awful to have so little compared to what I got last year. For reals. LOL 

Anyways! I had fun and omfg!! HAHAHA, it was such an awesome surprise to meet a fellow fujoshi there!!
I honestly had no clue! I didn't check anything online prior to heading out there so I didn't see she said she was going when I said I was the day before. So, when I saw her, I honestly just approached her to ask about a manga title... who better to give me their opinion on a manga than a fellow fujoshi right? So I just asked if she liked... (I think I was asking about Words of Devotion) ..the series to see if I should buy it and then, after I did she asks me... what's you're twitter name? 
(I had only ever spoken to her on twitter) and so I was just... Oh, "Arella, Arella3173" and she's omg, I knew it, I'm MysticParadox!
Haha! Needless to say, we then fell into a ball of flailing fujoshi's. LOL... it was fun! ahh~~ yeah. lol...

anyways, it was a great day. SAD, that they hadn't received their shipment of Ze vol.9 or Wolf Magic there or I would have gotten them buuuuttttt..... they said their shipment was late and it's only now available today I think... ahh... Still gonna get it (of course!). kufufu~ I am so excited to and I'm going to try SO VERY HARD to NOT miss any more manga I'm desperate to have. 

I really hope some re-prints are coming soon... god... I'm certain plenty of people ask them already... *sighsigh* Anyways, that's all~~