Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bunny Express Saturday 2016 (Jan 21)


Bunny Express Saturday is hosted every Saturday at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received these in the mail this week.  






From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced.

As one of the Embraced ― one born with magical powers ― the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.

Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast ― Lord Leo ― in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire ― even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?






Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B and B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B and B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.

The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B and B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer -- and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn -- the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.

It seems someone doesn't appreciate newcomers prying into the small town's past, and now it's up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business and their lives.





The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror.

Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meager income by taking illicit “boudoir photographs” of the town's local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it's more than mere coincidence.

Teamed with a motley crew of friends -- including a street urchin, a gay aristocrat, a Jewish butcher and his wife, and a beautiful young actress -- Sarah delves into the crime of the century. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper's secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she's revealing, as well as from the Ripper himself, now bent on silencing her and her friends for good.

Caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer, Sarah races through Whitechapel's darkest alleys to find the truth until she makes a shocking discovery that challenges everything she thought she knew about the case. Intelligent and utterly engrossing, Laura Joh Rowland's Victorian mystery The Ripper's Shadow will keep readers up late into the night.

Thanks Crooked Lane Books and St. Martin's Press!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Manga Review: Taboo Tattoo Vol. 2

 

I've finished "Taboo Tattoo Vol. 2" by Shinjiro.

Product Description

Enlisted by the American military officer Easy, Seigi trains diligently in an effort to master his Spell Crest. But when a friend and colleague of Easy's is targeted in a war brewing over these superweapons, do Seigi and his partner even have a prayer of surviving their next encounter with the agents of Selinistan?

About the Author

Shinjiro is the creator of Taboo Tattoo.

Product Details
Series: Taboo Tattoo (Book 2)
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Yen Press (April 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316310476
ISBN-13: 978-0316310475


My Review:


Uh this manga is definitely not for me! It has too many T and A scenes which aren't my thing and doesn't really do anything for the storyline!

1/5 (for the animals and fight scenes)

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada/Yen Press for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday Wish List



Please list the books/manga/manhwa/yaoi manga from your wishlist that you are hoping to add to your shelves in a comment, thanks.






#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan is “one of the best storytellers around” (RT Book Reviews). Find out why as two lovers surrounded by greed and corruption discover there’s no telling whom you can trust — or who will come out on top.

When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that...

A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn’t want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch — they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He’s the kind of man she could settle down with — if she can keep him alive.





He can protect anything except his heart 

Leese Phelps's road hasn't been an easy one, but it's brought him to the perfect job — working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who's threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who'd believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese's ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He's the last person she expects to trust — and the first who's ever made her feel safe. And he's the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough.

Manga
 




Kaho tells Kanade about her kiss with Atsushi. Any normal boyfriend would get mad, but Kanade only smiles back! Amid these complicated feelings, she ends up alone with Atsushi. Is this the start of a love triangle?





Secrets of the curse revealed! Dive deep into the twisted relationship between Akito and Kureno, the most elusive member of the Sohma zodiac. Tohru tries to help, but finds herself in even deeper trouble. Good thing she has steadfast friends who will save the day! Elsewhere, something is going on with Machi! When Yuki and Kakeru pay a visit to her home, will the secrets of her past be revealed? And trouble is on the horizon when Hatsuharu finally learns what Akito did to Rin. Will anything be able to stop his wrath, or will he do something he can't take back?






Mass murderers may not have much by way of careeer skills, but Kuroko Koumori seems to have landed her dream job as a hitwoman for the Tokyo police! A license to kill other killers? That's some serious job satisfaction, right there!






When the world is threatened with destruction, six chosen heroes will rise to save it. One of them is Adlet Meyer -- who calls himself "the strongest man in the world." But when he answers the call to assemble with the other heroes and face the darkness, there are not six heroes, but seven. Who is the traitor in their midst?





Whoever gets the least votes in the class popularity poll winds up dead last, literally. Who will live, and what can Shuusuke and Wakaba do stop this dangerous game from continuing? The school survivor horror series enters its second volume.





What if your greatest wish could be granted? 

Faithful friend, trusted doctor, unassuming neighbor.  As the masks donned by Mr. Juist begin to crumble, with his true nature revealed to his dearest friend at long last, there is only one way his story can conclude.  But with every ending at Void's ever enigmatic mansion, there is always a beginning of another a tale of long, long ago.

Videogame:




Pre-order bonus offer: Pre-order Resident Evil 7 biohazard and receive the Survival Pack which includes an early unlock to the hardest difficulty mode and a special item pack to help you survive the horror that awaits. Offer applies when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Codes will be distributed within 2 days of release date.

About the Product

Delivers an experience reminiscent of the series' signature gameplay including exploration, puzzles and realistic tense atmosphere for players to encounter

Complete refresh of the gameplay system to propel the survival horror experience to the next level

A new shift for the series to first person view brings the terrifying horror directly up close and personal

A brand new VR compatible development engine in tandem with industry leading audio and visual technologies to create a disturbingly photorealistic experience for an unprecedented level of immersion

Product Description

Platform:PlayStation 4 | Edition: Standard


Set within a sinister plantation mansion in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective for the first time in the series. Embodying the iconic gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined "survival horror" some twenty years ago, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers a disturbingly realistic experience that will define the next era in horror entertainment.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Release 2016 (Jan 17)




 

New Release

 





MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the epic conclusion to the pulse-pounding Fever series, where a world thrown into chaos grows more treacherous at every turn.

As Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada struggle to restore control, enemies become allies, right and wrong cease to exist, and the lines between life and death, lust and love, disappear completely. Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the earth, yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within: The Sinsar Dubh — a sentient book of unthinkable evil — has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.

The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the earth. But to achieve these aims, sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must form unlikely alliances and make heart-wrenching choices. For Barrons and Jada, this means finding the Seelie queen, who alone can wield the mysterious song, negotiating with a lethal Unseelie prince hell-bent on ruling the Fae courts, and figuring out how to destroy the Sinsar Dubh while keeping Mac alive.

This time, there’s no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss. In the battle for Mac’s soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.

Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever Novels:

DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

Monday, January 16, 2017

Anime Overview: Super Lovers 2

 

Synopsis

Second season of Super Lovers.



New Release 2016 (Jan 16)





New Release






Never

assume you know someone. Harry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department. She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women.

Never

accept a reassignment to the middle of nowhere "for your own good." Harry's been sent to a makeshift town in a desolate landscape-a world full of easy money, plenty of illegal ways to spend it, and a ragtag collection of transient characters who thrive on the fringes of society. A place where little grows, but evil flourishes.

Never

trust anyone. Looking into a seemingly simple missing persons case, Harry's been assigned to a new "partner." But is he actually meant to be a watchdog? Still reeling from the accusations against her brother, Harry can't even trust her own instincts, which she's never doubted until now.

Never

go anywhere without leaving a trace. Far from the world she knows and desperate to clear her brother's name, Harry has to mine the dark secrets of her strange new home for answers to a deepening mystery-before she vanishes in a place where no one would ever think to look for her.

Never Never is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride with enough intrigue and suspense to keep you guessing until the final page. You'll never be able to put it down.

Weekly Book Reads (Jan 16)



 Weekly Book Reads


Weekly Book Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books read last week and books you plan on finishing this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  Escape Clause - John Sandford
2.  If You Dare - Erica Spindler
3.  The Lost Girls - Allison Brennan
4.  My First Love Monster Vol. 4 - Akira Hiyoshimaru
5.  My First Love Monster Vol. 5 - Akira Hiyoshimaru

Weekly Book Reading:

1.  Killing Jane - Stacy Green
2.  Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich
3.  Stalking Ground - Margaret Mizushima
4.  Taboo Tattoo Vol. 2 - Shinjiro
5.  Space Dandy Vol. 1 - Masafumi Harada

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Anime Overview: Marginal#4: Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang

 


Synopsis

On February 13, as snow flurries dance in the air, a new idol unit is born at Pythagoras Production. They are the idols who will deliver their kiss to the ends of the galaxy: "Marginal #4." Its members, Atom Kirihara, Rui Aiba, L Nomura, and R Nomura, put all their effort into their entertainment career for the sake of the fan supporting them! They continue to mature as idols along with the senior unit pulling the entertainment industry forward, Lagrange Point, and the younger unit preparing to make their debut, Unicorn Jr. But when they step off the stage, they're ordinary high school boys with some chaotic student lives!

This is the tale of Margninal #4, a school slice-of-life about idols that shine brighter than the stars.

Library Haul 2017 (Jan 15 - 21)



Library Haul

Here's the list of books/manga/manhwa/yaoi manga I picked up this week at the library:

Hardcover:

1.  Blood Vow - J.R. Ward
2.  Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich

Anime Overview: Kuzu no Honkai (Scums Wish)

 

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless crushes on someone else, and they are only dating each other to soothe their loneliness. Mugi is in love with Akane Minagawa, a young teacher who used to be his home tutor. Hanabi is also in love with a teacher, a young man who has been a family friend since she was little. In each other, they find a place where they can grieve for the ones they cannot have, and they share physical intimacy driven by loneliness. Will things stay like this for them forever?
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