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[M/M Books] Trowchester Blues Series

Trowchester Blues Series




Trowchester: it’s the fourth smallest city in Britain, and visitors sometimes think it hasn’t left the Middle Ages yet. There’s a Bronze Age barrow, a wide network of ley lines, the best tea shop in the county, and more morris dancers than you can shake a stick at. Trowchester attracts those who have been hurt and those who are looking for sanctuary from the modern world. But scratch the surface and there’s murder and mayhem aplenty. People come here to find love, but they’re forced to learn bravery first.



---> It is also a haven for all the sexual and gender diversity tumblr can describe you can imagine.

As the series' Goodreads page says, the order is the release date, but "you can start with whichever book catches your eye; they each stand alone".

#1 Trowchester Blues
#2 Blue Eyed Stranger
#3 Blue Steel Chain

I purchased #3 and #1 and accidentally started from #3. It didn't matter, except for the the fact that I met the couple from #1 before knowing how they got together, and liked them so much I couldn't wait to read #1.

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[M/M Books] Him

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From Goodreads:

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself.


A must read for any sports (manga), slash fanfiction and m/m fan. Includes all the best elements of the best alternating POV fics I remember reading. And both characters are quite lovable. It is fun to change from one head to the other from beginning to end and learn what once happened as their friendship resumes and their relationship moves on. It is so carefree, with such little drama and so many feel-good moments that it makes for a great, light read and re-read.

It has a sequel (Us), but I haven't read it yet. I love this book so much I fear what one reader described so well: "I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of when authors extend the story about the same characters beyond one book. The subsequent book (or books) usually end up having a lot of unnecessary drama." And the sequel's summary gives me all the wrong vibes. Maybe one day I'll give it a chance. For now, I'd rather read Him over and over again.

Him es uno de los libros m/m que no me canso de leer y recordar. Ligero, agradable y tierno. Ideal para fans de los mangas de deportes adictas al yaoi y m/m, como yo. :D


[M/M Books] Cut & Run Series


*Note: Credit for these picture manips goes to their author, whoever it was.



"A series of murders in New York City has stymied the police and FBI alike, and they suspect the culprit is a single killer sending an indecipherable message. But when the two federal agents assigned to the investigation are taken out, the FBI takes a more personal interest in the case.

Special Agent Ty Gradyis pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic cliche: total opposites, good cop-bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer."[ More]


The Series
Cut & Run is a m/m romance / mystery crime / suspense series of 9 books starring Ty & Zane, which turn out to be one of the favorite gay couples in contemporary literature according to this list. I can't help but agree on how a wonderful, well-developed couple they make. But I must add that the whole story in itself is engaging because it is hot, tender and fun, wildly populated by adorkable characters that include nutty FBI agents, Ex marine force recon care bears and caustically romantic hit men.

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South Park, Star Wars, Ship Wars

Pisaller by ガイ太 (Gaita).
From the RuiHiru Anthology, R18 by various artists. Eyeshield 21.


This scene cracks me up.



South Park, The Fractured But Whole
The E3 trailer is out [E3 showcase with the creators]
Wonder Tweek is a reality.
Supercraig x WonderTweek is for the Japanese Market only.
I. CAN'T. WAIT.


Star Wars, Ship Wars
I still cannot understand why people harrass artists just because they portrait couples or ideas that aren't to their liking. Thankfully I manage to keep away from ship wars, but sometimes I see a post by an artist I follow that makes me sad, because it is obvious how it affects them. I personally don't like the idea of dark side! Poe, and skip any post with that content, but cringed at the "sorry for existing!" reaction one artist had after being harrassed for a single piece she drew with that concept. I don't ship Reylo, I don't think that Kylo deserves Rey even if he ever "redeems", but I follow a couple of Reylo artists because they are either totally awesome and hilarious (Liberliberlula) or make beautiful creations (Panda-capuccino). Drawings don't offend me. It offends me to see artists hurt because of what they draw.


Harry Potter
It should be over already. Over and done with. But I guess Rowling still wants to see its creation make an ASS of itself... ::SIGH:: I kind of envy people who can still enjoy the trainwreck it. I just can't. KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN'T.



Change of tumblr

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Por lo visto, la dirección de email asociada a mi tumblr había desparecido hace tiempo, y al pedirme tumblr que renueve la contraseña, mi cuenta ha quedado bloqueada. La solución que me ha dado el equipo de ayuda de tumblr es: "No podemos hacer nada. ¡Créate una cuenta nueva!". Y eso es lo que he hecho. Limpieza radical forzosa.

alitasdemantequilla queda ya como museo. A partir de ahora utilizaré tabascosa. La verdad es que es el nombre que quería usar desde el principio.

Lo primero que he hecho ha sido rebloguear a saco paco mi escaso contenido original, que se reduce a doujinshi y chorricapturas de Star Trek. De este modo, si alguna vez desaparece la otra cuenta, al menos quedan controlados en la nueva.

He estado intentando añadir todos los tumblr que seguía, pero me resulta difícil recordar a los menos activos. Aprovecharé para reciclar contenidos, porque seguía a algunas personas cuyos contenidos se habían desviado radicalmente de mis intereses. Otros spamean demasiado con los ask, y me petan el dash con basuriqui que solo les interesa a ellos y al anónimo que preguntó / les echó flores / les criticó.

Es curioso que el último reblogueo de la antigua cuenta sea el libro "Monster and Son", ilustrado por Joey Chou. Encargué por Amazon en libro ese mismo día. Será el primer cuento que le regale a mi hijo. Queda apenas mes y medio...

I've lost access to my tumblr account alitasdemantequilla, so from now on I'll use tabascosa. Feel free to follow me there if you want.

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June 1st Tradition : )


It's a bright June afternoon, it never gets dark.
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun.
Get your green, green tambourine, let's play in the park.
Wah-wah! Here comes the sun

Roxette, June Afternoon

And life goes on.



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The above pic is a scan from a leaflet inside a BL manga, announcing a BL one-shot anthology. However you look at it, those are Ohtori and Shishido from Prince of Tennis.



Doujinshi

I've been reading some doujinshi from my last Japan trip and cringing at some of the RuHana from Slam Dunk. Sometimes the contents are so kinky OR childish that only the cover can be saved. Here are some nice cover samples I've shared in tumblr:

RuHana (Slam Dunk)
Platinum Pair (PoT)
ToriHiyo (PoT)
RuiHiru (E21)

Click on each pic for bigger size.



Music

I've been recycling my music library for my brain's health, and these are some of the recent hits that I am currently listening almost on a loop:

KYGO: Stole the Show
KYGO: Firestone
KYGO & AVICII: Blinding Through the Dark
TWENTY ONE PILOTS: Stressed Out
SIA: Cheap Thrills
DAVID GUETTA: Bang My Head

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. : )


Adrien English Mysteries



The Adrien English Mysteries Series is a saga of detective- m/m stories by Josh Lanyon (pen name for a female author) that a friend recommended to me once upon a time and which had been sitting inside my e-reader until a couple of months ago when, out of desperation before a long week and weekend away from home, I decided to give it a chance.

I couldn't put it down until I read the whole collection, 900+ pages. And then I went back and re-read Fatal Shadows, the first story, because I love to be reminded how the characters first met when I already know how it all ends.

Montgomery Cliff lookalike, weak-hearted, mystery bookshop owner Adrien has a very amusing way to take in all the shit that comes up his way. His mother and her sugar-coated extended family can be really annoying, but you get to warm up to them a bit after a while. Just a bit, though. I love it when he is considering asking his soon-to-be stepdad whether he is a satanist in The Hell you Say. Angus and Guy have won a special place in my heart as well.

On a random note, I hate bare-chested, muscled torso-ed covers for m/m novels. It puts me off big time. For pwp, "let's go to bed and to hell with the rest of the world" stories, I can understand it (even if I don't like it). But when there is something more to it, like it is the case in this series, I prefer the regular covers. I particularly like the Japanese, like the one above.

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Summary and chapters ---> Here.

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I can't vouch for the online scanlations, as I have read it directly from the Japanese manga book. I buy everything by Ogeretsu Tanaka since I discovered her last year in an anthology. Her art is high-quality+ ; her stories, heart-melting; and many of her characters are quite unforgettable. After reading her original BL manga, I learnt she started publishing awesome KnB doujinshi, Aomine x Kise. You can find most, if not all, of her works scanlated online.

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