Friday, February 16, 2018

Sentinel (Theosophi Book #1) by T.A. Creech

A fireball burning up the sky leads farmer Jason Thomas to the strangest thing he's ever found in his pumpkin patch. A man with wings. And no, he doesn't think it's an angel, no matter what his brothers say.

Taking the stranger into his home is hard. Keeping his heart from the stranger's hands? Harder. But everything in him calls to this being and Jason is so damned tired of only having his brothers at his back.

Castiel has no idea what this angel thing is, but the evil that knocked him out of the sky did him a favor. He’d heard the tales of his kin and their missions on Earth with envy and now he has the chance to experience it himself. Better yet, his mate takes him home. One small problem. Castiel has a duty and needs to find a way back. Of course it isn’t going to be that easy.

This is a very pleasant, sweet and funny story about an angel who falls to earth and also falls in love with the man who takes him in. Even though I enjoyed Jason and Castiel's relationship, it seemed to progress pretty fast. Granted, there were time jumps, but I sometimes I felt like I was missing out on parts of their developing relationship. My absolute favorite part of the story occurred between Castiel and a group of trick or treaters. It was really endearing.

Sentinel is not a standalone book, so you will have to read the next two in the series to get the full story. All in all, this is a nice, quick read.

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~ M

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I ❤️ Yaoi: Pretty Boy by Omocat

Good morning, yaoi lovers! This week's recommendation is Pretty Boy by Omocat! It's more on the shounen ai end of the spectrum, but so beautiful!

When a jock encounters a quiet and beautiful guy at school, his life is forever changed.

This has to be one of the SWEETEST comics I've ever read! I don't want to give away too much of the story, but I know your heart will be warmed and you may even shed a tear or two! Perfect for Valentine's Day! Highly recommended!!!

Purchase Pretty Boy here or watch the dub here.

~ M

Monday, February 12, 2018

What's Past is Past by blushingalec

What's Past is Past by blushingalec

When Magnus notices an enchantingly handsome man sitting all alone on Valentine's Day in his friend's restaurant, he makes the unorthodox decision to join him. What does he have to lose? He's also by himself and would love the company. Never did he expect to his heart over a meal with a beautiful stranger.

This is a delightful one shot that truly warmed my heart. Don't let the summary fool you. It's not all fluff and cotton candy, but a balanced mix of romance, angst, longing and fluff. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this is the perfect sweet story that all Malec fans can enjoy. Give it a try! ❤️❤️❤️

~ M

picture credit: Freeform

Friday, February 9, 2018

Book Review: Seth and Casey by R.J. Scott

Seth Wild lost everything. After a building collapsed on him while fighting a fire, his job is now in jeopardy. Not only does he have to deal with the physical ramifications of the accident, but also the mental. To top it all off, his anger and frustration caused him to push away the man he loves, Casey McGuire.

While on a field trip, an epic snowstorm blows into the area and traps Casey and his students on a bus. Even though they aren't on the best terms, Casey doesn't know who else to turn to but Seth.

I really enjoyed this short story. It was filled with plenty of angst, tension and excitement. Despite being separated, Seth and Casey were able to put their differences aside, most of the time, in order to deal with the deadly and very scary storm and try their best to keep the students safe. Communication, the lack thereof or the way it is delivered seems to be the running theme throughout the piece. So often I wished Seth and Casey could be more open to each other, but past hurts and the serious situation they were in made it difficult.

I don't want to give away too much of the story, but I definitely recommend this quick read.

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

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~ M

Monday, February 5, 2018

Traveler by bumblebeesknees

Traveler by bumblebeesknees

When Magnus and Alec receive an unexpected visitor, they are forced to confront their deepest fears and celebrate their greatest triumphs.

A friend recommended this story to me recently and I'm so glad that she did. It is AWESOME!!! I don't want to give too much away, but bumblebeesknees did an incredible job portraying the love, fear, grief and gratitude experienced by the Lightwood-Bane family. This is a story that will stay with you long after you've finished reading it. Give it a try! I highly recommend it!

~ M

artwork credit: Allarica

p.s. This wonderful piece of fan art is exactly how I would envision an adult Max Lightwood-Bane in this story.

artwork credit: Tinaliatum 

Monday, January 29, 2018

You Have a Choice to Make by ChocolateLime

You Have a Choice to Make by ChocolateLime

Alec is at a crossroads. He can carry out his duty and marry a woman he doesn't love or he can call everything off and live the life he was meant to live. A chance encounter with an enigmatic warlock changes Alec's life forever.

I really love this story. Even though it's an AU, it still very much falls in line with events that occurred in the TV show, just with a slight twist. Magnus and Alec never knew each other prior to the wedding. This adds a completely new dimension to the story that I'm sure you'll really enjoy. There are some really cool twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat, and I'm looking forward to the overall outcome. Definitely give this story a try! It'll be worth your while!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Thursday, January 25, 2018

I ❤️ Yaoi: Sado no Otoko o Otosu Houhou by Yamaomi

Hello yaoi lovers! This week's feature is Sado no Otoko o Otosu Houhou by Yamaomi.

After losing his parents in a tragic car accident, Honma Shuuta, must now look after his three-year-old brother, Fuuta. When tragedy almost strikes again, Homna encounters a handsome, but arrogant man who turns his life upside down.

This is a really cute read! The artwork is adorable and I liked that the story is lighthearted and silly. Honma experiences self-reflection and realizes that he wants to be the best he can be for his little brother, and I found that lovely. Also, Honma's Sado dialect is interestingly portrayed. I look forward to reading more!

Give this manga a try!

Read Sado no Otoko o Otosu Houhou here.

~ M