Welcome to the Manga and Romance Blog Hop
, celebrating all things Yaoi and MM Romance! The hop will run from today, June 22nd to Sunday June 24th
For those of you who may not know me, my name is Charlie and I'm an author of MM Historical Romance set mainly in the 1920s and 1930s.
My heroes range from whiskey guzzling, grumpy Private Investigators to refined English Tea House proprietors. From the Jazzy 20s to the Big Band 30s, my fellas get themselves into all sorts of trouble, but I guarantee there will always be a handsome fella at his side--though he might just be the source of that trouble.
There's also plenty of romance, humor, and even some naughtiness. From Prohibition agents chasing down bootleggers, to Legionnaires trekking across dusty deserts, I love writing in these eras long gone. I love the music, the fashion, the movies, everything! You might be asking, what does MM Romance have to do with yaoi? Sure, they are two very distinct art forms with their own sets of rules, but there IS one key element they both share: boys in love.
I know when it comes to my characters, no matter how some of them might fight it, they all give in to love. They might go kicking and screaming, they might just dreamily throw themselves into it without so much as dipping a toe to test the waters, but in the end, they get their happily ever after, and that's a big part of why I write MM Romance--to see these fellas fall in love.
Now although my writing didn't stem from yaoi, I've always enjoyed reading yaoi manga and watching the animes, with my ultimate favorite always being Junjou Romantica
. It's sweet, funny, and I love the artwork--not to mention Misaki is ADORABLE. It's no surprise that my second favorite is by the same folks, Sekai-ichi Hatsuko
i. I've read so much yaoi manga, I've kind of lost count! What are some of your favorites?
Onto the hop!
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Manga and Romance Grand Prize:One ebook (7 in total) from each of the following authors:
Hayley B. James
Two Yaoi Press titles.Snatched Hero Tender Master
Winner's pick of one Boy’s Love Bang Bang title:Awakened Dreamer by Azusa KurokawaFantasy Paradise by Rokka SugiuraHealing Music by Tatsumi KaiyaIf I Take Your Hand by Ryoko ChibaMoon Centaur by Ayumi SasakiOverDrive by Koume NakamuraSentimental Garden Lover by Muku OguraSilly Gossip by Suzume NogakiTweeting Love Birds 1 by Kotetsuko YamamotoTweeting Love Birds 2 by Kotetsuko YamamotoWant to Depend on You by Keiko Kinoshita
The winner will be chosen by Hayley B. James
An eBook copy of The Amethyst Cat Caper
in either Epub, HTML, or Adobe Acrobat, Mobipocket (.prc)-or-
An eBook copy of The Auspicious Troubles of Chance
in either HTML, Epub, Adobe Acrobat, Mobipocket (.prc), Kindle (.Mobi) or PDF.
Winner for my prize will be chosen via Random.org and announced on this blog Monday June 25th
By leaving a comment below, not only are you entering for a chance to win the grand prize, but another prize! Happy hopping!
* Also if any yaoi authors would like to do a book swap, I'm all for it! ^__^