Showing posts from November 21, 2014


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014

The wildly popular web comic SOPPY--with more than half a million notes on Tumblr--is the illustrated love story of author Philippa Rice and her real-life boyfriend. True love isn't always about the big romantic gestures. Sometimes it's about sympathizing with someone whose tea has gone cold or reading together and sharing a quilt. When two people move in together, it soon becomes apparent that the little things mean an awful lot. The throwaway moments in life become meaningful when you spend them in the company of someone you love.

SOPPY is Philippa Rice's collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPYcaptures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.

DAUGHTER'S REVIEW:  AGE 13In the manga...okay I can't really call it a manga bec…


ALIVEHAJIME TAGUCHI Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014
DescriptionGEN Manga is Indie Manga from the Tokyo Underground. 

GEN Manga was made to give fans an exclusive look at real doujinshi, otherwise known as indie manga, that they had heard about, but until now, unable to get their hands on. 

In its essence, doujinshi is manga traded among other manga artists. Manga for manga lovers! 

Seemingly mundane events twist with an unusual presence of the unreal as the psyche of ordinary people is explored. 

Depression, time, and thought are redefined. 

Alive is a collection of melancholy love stories saturated with sadness. 

Characters struggle to connect with one another but never quite succeed. They are essentially alone. 

Enter a world that is dark and disturbing — suicide is constantly contemplated and feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and suppressed sexuality surface as identity itself becomes a terribly fragile thing.

DAUGHTER'S REVIEW:  AGE 13In the manga alive the title was misleading. I thought it would…


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014

DescriptionGEN Manga is Indie Manga from the Tokyo Underground. 

GEN Manga was made to give fans an exclusive look at real doujinshi, otherwise known as indie manga, that they had heard about, but until now, unable to get their hands on. 

In its essence, doujinshi is manga traded among other manga artists. Manga for manga lovers! 

Sorako lives an ordinary life. And this is an ordinary story. She has friends and family, loves her dog, thinks about life, and occasionally looks for work (kinda). These are the adventures into a typical girl's life. 

DAUGHTER'S REVIEW:  age 13In this manga it was a piece of life manga however it was very slow and boring. Yes, I do understand its a piece of life but it shouldn't be so boring. It is basically about a normal persons life. That is just boring. This manga needs something in it so it isn't so boring. This one I also couldn't finish.1 STAR PROVIDED BY NET GALLEY  FOLLOW US AT: www.1ra…


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014

For years Callan Carrigan has been her father’s right hand man, so when her dad’s will names city slicker Court McAllister the new owner of The Circle C Ranch, Callan feels betrayed on every level.

Then she and her sisters find their mother’s diaries, hidden from them by their father since their mother’s accidental death 18 years ago, and the shocking revelations explain a lot. Reeling, Callan seeks refuge in the local saloon, where it seems no one can reach her, until Court offers her a challenge.

If she agrees to be foreman at the Circle C for one year, he’ll deed the ranch back to her and her sisters. The deal seems too sweet at first—until Callan realizes Court has his eyes on something she protects even more than her family’s land—her heart.
MY REVIEW:     I loved this Christmas short.  It is an age old story we all can relate to at some point in our lives when we lose a loved one.  “Who am I really?”  For Callan Carrigan …


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014

Curvy, vulnerable Jasmine has never had much luck with men and doesn't believe in true love. When she grudgingly accepts an invitation to her sister's wedding, the last thing she expects is to be seated beside gorgeous, teasing Robert.

Finding herself attracted to the handsome swimmer and won over by his kindness, Jasmine considers letting herself fall for the first time in her life. But, Robert's checkered past may become a problem, even if she can overcome her fears and give him a chance to win her heart.

Based on beloved characters found in Lucy Kevin's charming Four Weddings and a Fiasco series, The Wedding Date tells the story of Anne Fairleigh's half sister, Jasmine Turner and Robert Callahan.
MY REVIEW:     What do you do when you come from a background with a huge lack of trust?  One of the two at a young age rebels and gets into trouble with the law.  When he is given a second chance Robert Callahan, 19, beco…


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014

Ariane Michaelson is always the quiet girl in the room, the one that her kooky mother and three sisters lovingly call the wallflower. After graduating from college she finds it more than a little difficult to find the graphic design job of her dream...or any job, really. She’s more than given up on painting, and a terrible run-in with her twin sister’s fiancĂ© makes each day harder to keep a life altering secret.

Liam Ashdown was just the moody small town nobody, with one friend and a busted pickup—until he moved to LA. Spotted by famous actor and producer Michael Jennings during a late night shift at the bar, Liam is transformed seemingly overnight into Tinsel Town’s hottest bad boy. The life Liam once knew is turned upside down with models and mayhem...and there isn’t much down time in-between. 

The only thing that keeps him sane is the paintings. Beautiful ocean portraits that remind him of home, painted years ago by some friend of a frien…


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014


Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to thinking about impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart, an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen. 13,000 words.
MY REVIEW:     Let me just say I love Jill She can take even a short and make you feel like you’ve never been cheated.  This story is set in Lucky Harbor and follows her series by the same name.  We get to catch up with two of ou…


Posted:  Nov. 21, 2014

Gracie is fully supportive of her friends’ series of how-to videos to preserve “lost arts”—until they ask her to star in The Lost Art of Tying a Bow Tie. It’s not that she can’t tie one, it’s the man on the receiving end of her skilled fingers.

Mitch McKenna’s rugged, shirtless demonstrations of his prodigious survival skills have set the Internet on fire. He and city-girl Gracie have often clashed over his domineering, he-man ways. But when he shows up clean-shaven and dressed in a tux, he takes her breath away.

Their scorching-hot chemistry lights up the set—and the glorious nights that follow at his wilderness hideaway. But he is alarmed by the profusion of online perverts responding to Gracie’s beauty, and she balks as his protective instincts take over.

Their quarrel sends her running back to the city, leaving Mitch with a grim decision. Protect her the only way he knows how and lose her love. Or do it her way, and ri…


Talkin’ SportsWith Pat

1)  The Kentucky Wildcats with nice Macdonalds High School All-American are setting the bar for this early for the NCAA season.  With the way they beat Kansas the other night.

2.)  The back to back games of 50 points by the Packers are the first in their history.

3.)  In Baseball, I am surprised that the Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to a 13 year $325 million contract extension, since he is coming off an injury and lately the long term deals are not working out.