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Manga and Romance Blog Hop

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 Hatsukoi. I've read so much yaoi manga, I've kind of lost count! What are some of your favorites?

Onto the hop!

How to Enter  

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    Manga and Romance Grand Prize:

    One ebook (7 in total) from each of the following authors:

    H.C. Brown
    RJ Scott
    Sara York
    Shira Anthony
    JR Loveless
    Hayley B. James
    Kerry Freeman

      Two Yaoi Press titles.

      Snatched Hero
      Tender Master

        Winner's pick of one Boy’s Love Bang Bang title:

        Awakened Dreamer by Azusa Kurokawa
        Fantasy Paradise by Rokka Sugiura
        Healing Music by Tatsumi Kaiya
        If I Take Your Hand by Ryoko Chiba
        Moon Centaur by Ayumi Sasaki
        OverDrive by Koume Nakamura
        Sentimental Garden Lover by Muku Ogura
        Silly Gossip by Suzume Nogaki
        Tweeting Love Birds 1 by Kotetsuko Yamamoto
        Tweeting Love Birds 2 by Kotetsuko Yamamoto
        Want to Depend on You by Keiko Kinoshita

        The winner will be chosen by Hayley B. James

        Charlie's Prize:
          An eBook copy of The Amethyst Cat Caper in either Epub, HTML, or Adobe Acrobat, Mobipocket (.prc)


          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 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! ^__^

          Participating Blogs:

          Manga and Romance Blog Hop Winner

          First I want to say thank you so so much to everyone who participated in the blog hop and took the time to drop by and leave a comment. Thank you for sharing your favorite yaoi titles--I know my tbr list has grown, and thank you for your sweet words.

          If you didn't win, don't you worry. On my sidebar you'll see a schedule of dates with yet more giveaways. In fact coming up this week, Dreamspinner Press is offering a free eBook of The Auspicious Troubles of Chance at Reviews by Jessewave, so keep an eye out for a date.

          And next Thursday, on July 5th, I'll be a guest over at Joyfully Jay offering another free eBook of The Auspicious Troubles of Chance, so drop on by.

            Remember, to find out if you're the Grand Prize winner, check in with Hayley B. James here. As for my personal prize, I've used to select a winner. Hawk and Remi will do the honors. Boys?


          Congratulations, eeper!

          You'll be receiving an email from me shortly to confirm your choice of eBook!

          Again, thank you all so much for joining in on the fun, and remember you are always welcome here! You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads if anyone fancies a chat!

          x Charlie x

          Remi and Charlie's Birthday Bonanza! Aug 16th-18th

          Hello everyone! Remi and I are both August babies, his birthday being the 16th, and mine the 21st. So what better way to celebrate than to throw a party together! Hawk is going to help and everything. There will be fun and games and exclusive one of a kind prizes to be won. The birthday bash will be running from August 16th through to midnight August 18th! There will be a page up with the prizes up for grabs real soon, so stay tuned!

          As an early present, I put this together for Remi. 

          Awww, look at Hawk being all smooth and romantic. Oh, you handsome devils, you.  :D


          One of the prizes up for grabs is this handmade, vintage, paper bag, mini album. *Updated* I finished the album, so if you'd like to see the inside pages, check out this post here. You'll also find some of the other prizes up for grabs, and there's more to come, so stay tuned!

          x Charlie x

          Crafty Creation - Prizes

          Hello all! So lately I've been feeling very crafty, and no, not in an evil- genius sort of way, but in an itchy-to-make-things kind of way, and with my little birthday celebration looming near, I thought why not give some of these vintage style crafty things away as prizes.

          I've also had a few specially made book related prizes to giveaway, but I'll put those up soon as they've arrived. Anyway, in the meantime, here are three of the prizes up for grabs--two of which I made, and don't worry, there will be plenty more. These will also go up on the Birthday Bonanza page as it gets closer to the day. For larger images, just click on the pic!

          If you have any ideas for crafty prizes, just leave it in the comment box and we'll see what I can do. The colors are also much nicer in real life. I'm no good with digital cameras.

           3D Vintage Mini tear off calendar. Measures 5" x 7" and as we're getting late in the year, it's for 2013.

          Paper bag Mini album. Measures 5"x 5" with ribbon and bead toggle to close.

          Inside pages are down below. It has loads of little pockets on the pages, as well as 3 large pockets on the edges of 3 pages. There's lots of little tags you can write on as well. Plenty of space for storing photos or mementos.

          Page 1 & 2
          Page 2 has a larger pocket and includes a large paper tag which is poking out of the bottom right. Page 4 has the same, which you can see poking out at the top right.

          Page 3 & 4

          Page 5 & 6

          Page 7 & 8

          Page 9 & 10

          The following I didn't make, but will also be one of the prizes up for grabs at mine and Remi's Birthday Bonanza. It's an adorable vintage style notebook 5" x 7" with matching sticky notes and flags.

          Make sure you don't miss the party. August 16th - August 18th! Right here at the Cat's Pajamas!

          x Charlie x

          Win a Free eBook Copy of the Masks Off! Anthology over at Babes in Boyland!

          Hello everyone! Hop on over to Babes in Boyland for some fun facts about jaguars and a little bit about my 1930s shifter story, Believe Me, Beloved. 

          We're also offering one lucky winner a free eBook copy of the Masks Off! anthology! 168 pages of sexy, shape-shifter goodness!

          Just stop by the post, and leave a comment for a chance to win. Contest is open until Aug 12th, 9PM CDT.

          x Charlie x

          Welcome to Remi and Charlie's Birthday Bonanza!

          Hello everyone! Welcome to our little birthday celebration! Help yourself to a cocktail mixed by our cocktail expert: Remi.
          Highball anyone? How about a Sidecar, Mint Julep? If whiskey's more your thing, I'm sure Hawk will be more than happy to assist. Oh, and Remi's even baked some cupcakes.

          Feel free to shake a leg while the Jazz is hot. I'd keep an eye on these fellas, though. A little giggle-water and the hands start roaming. Not that I'm complaining!


          For a chance to win a prize, all you have to do is leave a comment on this or any of the birthday posts between today-- August 16th and Saturday, August 18th at midnight (EST). 

          Via, winners and their prizes will be chosen randomly and announced on Sunday, August 19th here on the blog. You will also be contacted by email to arrange delivery of your prize, so please make sure to leave an email address. 
          Prizes include eBooks and more! You can check out what's up for grabs here. 

          Let's get things rolling!

          Remi and I are both Leos, raawr! When's your birthday? What's your favorite way to celebrate? Small and intimate with a few friends or family members, or an extended celebration of parties and weekend trips?

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