Today I am introducing you to the amazing Lucy over at ChooseYA. This girl is one blogger I’ve really connected with and I’m so glad I did!
I’m really thankful that she was happy to do a guest post for you guys! She has listed her top ten series, and I hope you enjoy her post as much as me!
I can’t thank her enough for helping me out.
Today I am introducing you to Vanya over at YA Story Teller. She’s decided to tell you all about a series that she is itching to read!
I can’t thank her enough for helping me out with this!
Hey Guys! Today I am introducing you all to the wonderful Melissa over at Melissa’s Midnight Musings. She has kindly offered to write this guest post for all of you guys! It’s all about Harry Potter and I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I did!
I can’t thank her enough for helping me out!
Today I am introducing you to H. A. Caine, the author of From Love and Pain. She has kindly written a guest post for this blog featuring her favourite m/m series.
I can’t thank her enough for helping out and I hope you like her post!
There are only two books in this fantasic cowboy series, although I’m still holding out for a third. Hope, evermore!
The series begins with the The Tin Star. I’m not going to go into all that the book was about. The main character Jamie doesn’t want to hide anymore and tells his dad and brother he’s gay. Daddy I’m-Such-A-Bigot Dearest kicks him out. His brother’s closeted bestfriend takes him in. Jamie’s been in love with Ethan all his life and the story unfolds from there. It’s a great read with unexpected twists and turns. You can’t help but love Jamie. He’s like the perfect little brother (one you actually want to hug instead of strangle :P).
The Broken H is about Grey, the sheriff you meet in The Tin Star. There’s not much I can say without giving away big parts of the story, but I will say this. Grey has got some really interesting kinks and J L Langley will write them in a way that makes you want to go and try it yourself. *wink, wink*
This series has over 25+ booms. I know that sounds intimidating but you don’t have to reach all of them, although I think once you get started you will want to. I know I sure did.
The series takes p,ace in a small town called Cattle Valley hidden within the mountains of Wyoming. It’s a GLBT community. A philanthropist donated the acres of land it exists on in the hopes of giving GLBT people a place to feel safe and at home. More is explained in the first book. IMHO, everyone should read this series. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders etc… Carol Lynne acknowledges all and gives everyone a story to remember. These characters will come alive for you and have you waiting in line for the next book to come out.
There are 14 books in this series and counting. It takes place on a campus and focuses on the teachers, students, and those connected to them. It even references some of the characters from Cattle Valley.
The first few books lead up to the building of an all-gay dormitory to help students dealing with gay bashings or who just want to live on campus, are gay and want a place of their own. My only wish is that there really exist places like this where men and women alike are free to be themselves, surrounded by like minded peers. I love this series. Again, her characters are real and deal with a vast range of problems. There will be tears, some of sadness and pain, but even more of happiness. Fair warning.
As far as I’m concerned there are only 4 main books. The other two are add-ons. One is a look into the lives of all the characters after their stories have been written and the other is a m/f/m, not my cuppa tea but it’s probably just as good as the others.
Heaven Sent is a rock band. Each book is about a member of the band and the love of their lives. Not all of them are gay at the beginning of the series, or at least they don’t know it but at all time they are all freakin’ awesome! I love these guys. I want to say I have a favorite book, but I can’t as I like each book better than the others for different reasons.
Heaven(BK1): the discriptions are off the hook
Purgatory(BK2): better creativness among the MCs
Hell(BK3): the imp; the hair, the accent, just…perfect
Faith(Bk4): felt more realistic, especially the conflicts
H.A. Caine remains in her home town of Brooklyn, New York. Relatively young, she still lives at home with her mom and one of three older brother. She has hopes of becoming a great writer and one day opening her own bakery. Currently, she has self published From Love and Pain on Smashwords. Among other writing projects, she’s working on a series of her own, Boys in Love. The first book, Letting Go, will be available soon.
Reach her at:
Goodreads: Author’s Page
Blog: Caine Books
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I am introducing you to the wonderful Claire over at Claire Reads and she has kindly offered to write a guest post for all of you today.
I can’t thank her enough for helping me out!
nothing about animation. I appreciate it, and, in many cases, love it,
but I’m no expert. I do, however, know Hayao Miyazaki, and Studio
Ghibli. And there’s a reason behind the accolades the name and studio
have garnered. Turns out? The guy’s a genius.
Part fairytale, part wartime story, Howl’s Moving Castle is the story
of a plain, ordinary hatmaker–Sophie. When Sophie is rescued from an
attack by a gorgeous, mysterious wizard, she attracts some dangerous
attention. A powerful, vindictive witch curses Sophie, turning her
into an old woman. Fleeing from her home and her family into the
wastelands far from her town, Sophie finds herself a new home, and a
new family in the strangest of places. A walking ‘castle’ created by
magic, and fueled by a fire demon… And the castle belongs to none
other than Wizard Howl, himself. Sophie’s rescuer, yet again.
Howl’s Moving Castle is a spectacular fairytale. Overflowing with
magic and warmth, wit and humour, it’s an absolute delight.
It’s sentimental and sweet, but never sappy. It’s funny and charming,
but it’s intelligent and never patronizing. It resists the urge to
spell it out to the viewer, but instead allows the story to unfold,
and allows you to discover its mysteries along with it.
Sophie is a fabulous character, who’s layered and vulnerable, but has
a spine of steel. Cursed and adrift, she’s a damsel in distress who
rescues herself, and Prince Charming. Meanwhile, our gorgeous,
charming, magical hero is flighty and capricious, and needs rescuing
every bit as much as Sophie, but needs to find the strength outside
himself. There’s a wonderful reversal of the classic Disney-princess
and Prince Charming myth, one that recurs in Miyazaki’s work, and
we’ve seen before in the equally splendid Spirited Away. I fell in
love with these characters. I cackled along with a sentient fire,
loved and lived and laughed with Sophie, and Howl… I loved him. I
loved his caprice and kindness, his shallowness and depth. My heart
broke as he found something his heart could break for.
Like every good fairytale, Howl’s Moving Castle is rich in moral
lessons, but never preachy. It’s a tale about believing in oneself,
and about finding home and family where we make it. It touches on
outward verses inner beauty, and there’s a hint of Beauty and the
Beast in it’s gorgeously drawn scenes.
What drew me in and wouldn’t let me go, though, was the imagination.
Sophie and Howl live in such a gorgeously imagined world. Magic is as
real as every breathtaking mountainous backdrop and wonderful, quirky
side character. Imagination, life and spark populate every flower,
word, movement and moment of this extraordinary film.
Howl’s Moving Castle is simple perfection. Beautifully animated,
extraordinarily imagined, and brought to life with a spark of magic
both deep moving and familiar, yet uniquely its own, it has something
for everyone: Romance, action, pure unadulterated fun and laughter. If
you’re interested in Anime, but don’t know where to start, start here.
If you’re not interested in Anime, watch this anyway.
Great story-telling transcends medium. There’s a universal feeling of
bone-deep satisfaction when you’ve turned the final page in a
wonderful book, or watched the credits role in an extraordinary
film… Closely followed by wanting to read it or watch it all over
again. I never want to leave Howl’s behind me. I want to watch it over
and over again until I’m intimately familiar with it’s every cadence,
nuance, rhythm and detail. Howl’s Moving Castle is, for me, perfection
A wonderful, wonderful, wonder-filled film I hope you’ll love every
inch as much as I.
Young adult edgy contemporary about a girl who not only discovers a homeless, drug-addicted boy during a normal vacation at her parents’ summer lake house, but also discovers how far she’ll push herself to save him.
Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Except that she knows how to harness electro-magnetic energy to communicate without words. And she’s really, really far from home. Her assignment as an emissary to Earth sounds fairly simple: blend in, observe, and stay away from the planet’s primitive males. But after she finds one mysterious boy too irresistible for stupid rules, she realizes the real reason she’s supposed to keep her distance: mates from her world can die if separated. But a series of serious accidents make it clear that someone wants to force her return. Mira decides her only hope is to uncover the truth to why she, the most mediocre of candidates, was actually chosen for this assignment—before the agency discovers her secret and sends her back home.
“The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.”
- Martin Amis