Josei Review: Sounds of Love vol. 1

Sounds of Love vol. 1
Story and Art: Rin Tanaka
Published by the Luv Luv Press Imprint of Aurora Publishing, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1934496375
ISBN-13: 978-1934496374

Review by Kris

If music be the food of love, play on

We are all familiar with this line from William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (yet how many people do you know keep their Complete Works of William Shakespeare handy? Just me?). In Sounds of Love vol. 1 music and love weave a beautiful symphony. Kazune is the manager of up and coming pianist Kyoichiro Haneda. But Kazune is more than Kyoichiro’s manager; she’s also his girlfriend. Kyoichiro is hotheaded and passionate. When he plays it’s like he’s making love to the audience. Because he puts so much emotion into his playing he is quite frisky after his performances. Kazune is also a pianist but her style is very different from Kyoichiro’s. She seems to put everyone to sleep. It’s because her style is calming and flowing, like water.
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Yaoi Review: Junior Escort

Junior Escort
Story and Art: Sakurako Hanafubuki
Published by the Juné Imprint of Digital Manga, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1-56970-597-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-56970-597-1

Review by Kris

Initially, I thought that Junior Escort was just another book of one-shots that Juné is releasing. Yet there will be more Junior Escort titles coming out in the next year. Which stories will be continued? It beats me!

Mizuhara. He’s the hottest face in Japan right now. You see him on ad posters, in television commercials, even acting in television series. Ayukawa works for the same talent agency that Mizuhara does. One night after partying, Ayu (the name he’s known by) is the person chosen to take a hammered Mizuhara home. It seems that Mizuhara has fallen for Ayu. Ayu isn’t too sure about his feelings because he’s been a Mizuhara fanboy. A deal is struck between his boss and himself to continue seeing Mizuhara. If Mizuhara stays happy then there is a possibility for more projects for Ayu. There seems to be danger on the horizon for Ayu
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Book Review: Seize The Night

Seize The Night
Written by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks Imprint of Macmillan
ISBN10: 0312992432
ISBN13: 9780312992439

Review by Linda Yau

In a world that reminds me of various vampire series, Seize The Night is book seven in Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. This book features Tabitha Deveraux, a human who lives in New Orleans and owns a sex shop. By night, she is a experienced hunter of vampires and Damions.
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Yaoi Review: Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky
Story and Art: Koreaki Kamuro
Published by the Deux Press Imprint of Aurora Publishing, Inc.
ISBN-10: 1934496251
ISBN-13: 978-1934496251

Review by Kris

Here we have yet another one-shot collection. This time it is in a Deux Press release. Koreaki Kamuro-sensei has created Hanky Panky for our enjoyment.

The first tale, Hanky Panky, is about Manaka. Manaka is a college student but he’s living a double life. At night he goes by Itsuki and he and his cousin run a hot host club. To hide his identity he plays up the nerd role during the day. There is one student who treats him with contempt, Masanari Doi. While he and his cousin are interviewing prospective new hosts the last person Itsuki (night name, remember?) wants to see applies for the position. It’s Masanari Doi. Now Itsuki has to worry about keeping his identity hidden from this man who shows interest in him.
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Book Review: The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room: Sharing The Secrets For Pursuing Real Financial Success
Written by Ed Baker
Published by First Command
ISBN10: 0979365414
ISBN13: 9780979365416

Review by Linda Yau

The numbers sound kinda scary, but as the introduction states, 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. With the current economy, this is a book to read if there is concern for the necessity to save.
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