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Review: On the Case by Zenobia Renquist

On the Case by Zenobia RenquistSmile Somebody Loves You Reviews gives On the Case (Guardian’s Tales 2) 4 Hearts!!

“A truly intriguing tale of love, destiny, and mystery. Darah and Shirish form an incredibly strong and powerful bond… I think readers should definitely give this book a try… well written, and very erotic.”

Read the full review at SSLY.

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On the Case
[Guardian’s Tales 2]

Everything changes when the tree hugs back.

Darah took what she thought would be an easy assignment—wake up a tree. Nothing to it, except this tree rouses with a case of morning wood.

Shirish has been asleep for the last few decades and is eager to get reacquainted with the world, starting with Darah. She wants to believe they have a future together but the past has unfinished business with Shirish.

Family secrets long buried threaten to set fire to their budding relationship. Without help, Darah fears their final act of love will be to burn together.

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Changeling Press

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Movie Review – 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire

Release: 07 March 2014
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro
Director: Noam Murro
Genre: Action, Drama, war
Length: 102 min.
Rating: R

Basic Premise
Based on the comic mini-series Xerxes by Frank Miller, this is the continuation of the story started in 300 (2006). Themistokles must unite Greece in order to battle Xerxes and his blood-thirsty general Artemisia and keep Greece free.

Personal Note
It’s been a while since I’ve done a movie review post on my blog, but I felt this movie deserved one.

Review
This story is not a sequel to 300 because the story overlaps. While the events of Rise of an Empire are taking place, so too are the events of 300. Know that first. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen 300, you might want to refresh your memory before going to see Rise of an Empire.

If you liked 300, then you will definitely like Rise of an Empire. The story follows the Athenians instead of the Spartans this time around, which is why the men are wearing blue instead of crimson. That was my major hangup when watching the trailers because it made no sense after 300 made a big deal about the crimson of a Spartan…except the men in this move weren’t Spartans.

It’s the same story-telling style, same pacing (slow motion emphasis of particular scenes, etc), and the same gripping and bloody action of its predecessor. Like 300, Rise of an Empire earned that R rating. There is only one f-bomb the whole movie and several scenes of partial nudity as well (for the parents in the audience).

Though the movie was full of battling men, there was a edge of girl power that I absolutely loved. The strongest general in the Persian army is Artemisia — a woman. She is competent and feared and a warrior. As well, Lena Headey’s character Queen Gorgo had a much more empowering role this movie. She was QUEEN. Not a woman whose husband was king but an actual queen. In charge and running shit. Not only that, she was a Spartan queen, which meant she was kicking ass.

I look forward to owning this movie on DVD and watching it back-to-back with 300. I also look forward to seeing if there will be a third. The rule of storytelling dictates there has to be a third, but we’ll see.

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Review: Getting It Right by Zenobia Renquist

Getting It Right by Zenobia Renquist (150x225)Manic Readers gives Getting It Right 4 Stars!!

“An enjoyable tale… Ms. Renquist gave us fully developed characters along with a well thought out plot… The story was intensely sexual but the sex did not feel extraneous. It blended within the storyline and helped show the progression of both Janine and Haruto.”

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Getting It Right

He got grabby but it’ll take more than that to keep her.

Haruto’s first attempt to secure a mate failed, leaving him on the brink of death. And then he met Janine. Claiming her saves his life but Haruto and Janine both come to realize the bond they share is more than a simple cure. Learning to be a couple is the only option because the magic won’t let them live without each other.

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LASR 5 Star Review: Or Current Resident by Zenobia Renquist

Ginger from Long and the Short of It Reviews gave Or Current Resident 5 Stars!

“This is a spicy and tantalizing short read that took a vivid and sexual imagination. This is one satisfying book you wouldn’t want to miss.”

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http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/or-current-resident-by-zenobia-renquist/

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BadBarbsPlace Review ~ Interoffice Relations by Zenobia Renquist

It seems I made Bad Barb’s day. 😀

“Thank goodness for sequels… Zenobia Renquist should be required to write one of these installments a week… There is everything you could want in this series and cannot wait to see what is in store for Rachel next.”
~ Barb, BadBarbsPlace

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YGRR 3.5 Star Review for Or Current Resident by Zenobia Renquist

Clit clips, jewel-based anal plugs, blowjobs in public, sex on the middle of a crowded club dance floor…and it wasn’t smutty enough for this reviewer.

Rachel gives 3.5 Stars to Or Current Resident:

“Cheyenne and August made a lovely couple and the chemistry between them was nice. I also liked the flow of the story… a short and sexy story. I was expecting a little more smut from the horny demon but I liked it nonetheless.”
~ You Gotta Read Reviews

Also catch the free read associated with this release Appraisal!

August has Cheyenne on full display to determine the worth of her assets.
(Timeline Note: This free read takes place between chapters two and three of Or Current Resident (Soul Debt).)

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BadBarb Review: Overflow by Zenobia Renquist

BadBarb has put up the first review for Wet: Overflow

“Fans of Zenobia Renquist will love WET:OVERFLOW as much as I did and those that have not read her before will be scrambling for her backlist. I cannot wait to see what she has coming out next.”

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http://badbarbsreviews.blogspot.com/2012/12/review-wetoverflow-by-zenobia-renquist.html

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Manga Review: Breath by Chifumi Ochi

Breath by Chifumi Ochi

Publisher: Yaoi Generation
Price: $12.99
Genre: Contemporary, Yaoi, Romance, Drama
Themes: Brother complex, hidden lovers
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 5 Volumes
ISBN:
978-0-9821880-0-2
978-0-9821880-1-9
978-0-9821880-2-6
978-0-9821880-3-3
978-0-9821880-4-0

(Note: Picture taken with my Kodak camera of books from my manga library.)

Basic Premise:
Kohshi Yanagi just had the best night of sex followed by the worst morning after. He was snubbed and left wondering what he’d done wrong. Just when he was getting over it, the object of his pleasure and annoyance resurfaces — Arata Kirishima, the twin brother of Kohshi’s on again, off again sex friend. What are the chances? Kohshi wants to know Arata’s deal and ends up falling for him, but there is more than simple denial spurring Arata to deny Kohshi. Danger is around the corner for this couple if they aren’t careful.

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Manga Review: Desire Sensibility

Desire Sensibility by Souta Narazaki

Publisher: DMP June
Price: $12.95
Genre: Contemporary, Yaoi, Romance
Themes: Co-workers, Supervisor-employee, first gay love
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-56970-075-4

(Note: Picture taken with my iPhone camera of a book from my manga library.)

Basic Premise:
Mitsuhara Kosugi is a part-time employee at a customer service call center. Nariaki Ogata is Kosugi’s supervisor and his crush. Kosugi is hyper aware of Ogata but doesn’t know how to confess his feelings until the threat of Ogata transferring makes him act.

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LASR 4.5 Review: UNDERCURRENT by Zenobia Renquist

4.5 Stars for Wet: Undercurrent at Long and Short Reviews.

“An excellent read which had a little intrigue, a lot of chemistry between the main characters, intense sex and of course a villain.”
~ Fuchsia

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http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/2012/10/wet-undercurrent-by-zenobia-renquist.html

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Manga Review: Zombie Loan

Zombie Loan by Peach-Pit

Publisher: Yen Press
Price: $10.99 – $11.99
Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Comedy
Themes: Classmates, zombies
Rating: Mature 16+
Volumes: 13 Volumes
ISBNs:
978-07595-2353-1
978-07595-2836-9
978-07595-2837-6
978-07595-2838-3
978-07595-2839-0
978-07595-2840-6
978-07595-3095-9
978-07595-3097-3
978-07595-3098-0
978-07595-3099-7
978-0316-17797-9
978-0316-17800-6
978-0316-20468-2

(Note: Picture taken with my Kodak camera of books in my manga library.)

Basic Premise:
Michiru is mousy and pessimistic. There’s nothing significant about her except that she can see when people are going to die. With her shinigami eyes (death eyes) she can see the rings around people’s necks that denote their end is near. Two of her classmates have such a ring. Late night after school, she finds out why.

Chika and Shito are zombies who hunt rogue zombies, and they’ve just saved Michiru’s life. To pay them back and help pay off the loan Chika and Shito garnered to become sentient zombies, Michiru is using her gift to help them hunt and kill more zombies as the newest member of Z-Loan — the zombie loan company.

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Manga Review: Intriguing Secrets

Intriguing Secrets by Rize Shinba

Publisher: DMP June
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Contemporary Romance, Yaoi
Themes: Class mates, first love
Rating: Mature 16+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-56970-596-4

Note: Picture taken with my iphone camera from my manga library.

Basice Premise:
Umehara is quiet and a loner. Mizue is the center of attention and the class clown. They don’t get along… or so they thought. Both boys find a new friendship when they share detention together. For Umehara that friendship is starting to grow into something more but Umehara is sure there’s no way Mizue feels the same.

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Manga Review: Crushing Love

Crushing Love by Ritsu Natsumizu

Publisher: DMP June
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Contemporary Romance, Yaoi
Themes: Revenge, Debt repayment, Childhood friends, classmates, sex friends
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-56970-774-6

Note: Picture taken with my Kodak camera from my manga library.

Basice Premise:
CRUSHING LOVE & LOVE LIFE
Keiichiro Kuroda is in the position to get revenge on the man who stole his money and broke his heart. Kaoru Otowa is the man who can make Keiichiro’s revenge a reality, though Kaoru is unaware of that fact. Keiichiro is all set to get back at the lover who jilted him until he realizes a new love for Kaoru, but how will Keiichiro tell Kaoru the truth?

PURITY AND TYRANNY OF LOVE & LOVE OF A TYRANT KING
Sei Aoyama is the son of the people who serve Yukihiko Shingyoji’s family. Sei and Yukihiko have been friends since childhood. Sei harbors a deep love for Yukihiko, but Yukihiko is a playboy who is never serious about anyone. It’s a love with no future and Sei is ready to move on, assuming Yukihiko let’s him.

MY THROBBING HEART
Kimijima and Nakahara are classmates and sex buddies. Nakahara thinks their relationship is pretty straightforward until he finds a love letter Kimijima has written to an unknown person. Feelings of jealousy rise up in Nakahara and he realizes his relationship with Nakahara might not be as simple as he once thought.

LOVE LOVE ME
Adachi and Himura have been sex friends for six months. Adachi wants more but is afraid to confess his feelings since Himura might leave if he does. Things can’t stay the way they are but Adachi isn’t sure how to change it and he’s running out of time.

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Manga Review: Depression of the Anti-Romanticist

Depression of the Anti-Romanticist by Yasuna Sagiuma & Riyu Yamakami

Publisher: DMP June
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Romance, Contemporary, Yaoi
Themes: Crossing Dressing, Hostess Bar,
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-56970-257-4

Note: Picture taken with my iPhone from my manga library.

Basic Premise:
DEPRESSION OF THE ANTI-ROMANTICIST
Minoru (aka Minami) is a crossdresser a gay hostess bar. He’s straight but he’s willing to play the part so he can pay off the loans his parents left when they died and so he can take care of his younger brother and sister. Enter Kan Shiroyama, a mysterious guy who wants to make Minoru his new boyfriend… if Kan can convince him.

READ BETWEEN THE LINES
Ichigaya has weird tastes. Shunichi has just learned to put up with it. When Ichigaya professes his love, Shunichi thinks it’s a joke at his expense. Shunichi is about to find out how wrong he is.

BORDERLINE LOVER
Hasabe is an honor roll student with an apathetic attitude. Daisuke just caught Hasabe doing compensated dating. The only problem is Hasabe doesn’t seem to care… about anything. Daisuke decides to make Hasabe care and ends up falling for him in the process, but does Hasabe feel the same.

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Manga Review: The Night Before the Wedding

The Night Before the Wedding by Kou Fukisaki

Publisher: SuBLime Manga
Price: $5.99
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Themes: Siblings, Childhood friends
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: None

Note: Picture taken with my iPhone from my Kindle.

Basic Premise:
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING
It’s the night before Rikuto’s wedding and he’s being held hostage by Takumi, a man Rikuto has always admired. Takumi won’t let his one true love go off to marry another. He’s planned a night of passion to change Rikuto’s mind.

ROOFTOP SCRAMBLE
Kubo and Ise have been friends since childhood. One day, Kubo suggests he and Ise be boyfriends. They brag about the change to all their classmates but everyone agrees that nothing about Kubo and Ise’s relationship has changed. They hang out every possible moment and chat on the phone when they are apart. Kubo doesn’t know what else there is to do, but Ise is willing to teach him.

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