Friday, June 22, 2012

Manga and Romance Blog Hop: Night Tempest



Hello everyone!  I'm Night aka Night Tempest, and thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. I just wanted to start things off with a big shout out to Hayley B. James for starting this hop and being so awesome! *Cheesy smile* Thanks Hayley!!


A few things before we get started:


As this is a blog hop, there are most definitely BIG prizes up for grabs! To enter for the GRAND PRIZE   leave me a comment, your email address, and your name in the comment section below. 

Follow my blog or my twitter (and leave me a message/comment) along with your Grand Prize submission and be entered to win my personal blog prize as well: $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!! *YAY*

So make sure you leave me some love at the bottom for a chance to get some free swag.  One comment per user, but to increase your chances, visit the other bloggers on the list at the bottom of this post! Share the love from June 22-24!




A Little Bit About Me

Now comes the slightly awkward introduction where I tell you things about myself and you all run and hide. No, I'm kidding. Don't run away! :)  I figured since all the cool kids are doing it, I'd give you a few facts about myself that all you newcomers might find interesting. So I had my room mate ask me a couple questions.  Enter Dan, aka Mr. Fab, or Goldilocks as I like to call him. (He hates that. *sniggers*)


Dan: This is wierd.  I feel like a sexy Brian Williams.


Me: You are wierd and you look nothing like Brian Williams, but I like those shoes. (He is easily distracted and I like to mess with him.)


Dan: Thanks, they're new. I was going to get the green ones, but I...(He catches my eye roll and sticks out his tongue.) Fine, message received, Queen O' Sheba.  Okay, first question. Why are you infuated with gay men macking on each other, when you aren't gay, or a man? I added the last part for comic relief. (He chuckles.)


Me: It's not an infuation. Well, maybe it is, but I can't help that I find two guys kissing beautiful.  I just do.  Pushing my inner fan-girl aside for a minute, it's more than that.  I write gay romance and place myself in the world of M/M for another reason.  You're my best friend D, you're gay, and I support that, but you know the real reason. My brother was gay, we all knew and loved him, but he didn't get the support that he needed when he was away from home.  That shouldn't have been the case. Even as hard as it is to talk about, that's why I write what I do.  I write for him and for others like him that never saw a happy ending at the end of the tunnel.  I write that happy ending and through my work, I support all the LGBTQ community.


Dan: (In true D fashion, he hugs me, belts out a few bars of Ride Like The Wind--complete with dance moves--and I laugh. He's cool like that.) Phew, I needed that. Suffering from eighties musical Tourettes can be awful at times. Now, do tell.  What is your favorite thing about Yaoi?


Me:  There are so many things I could say.  Although, if I had to choose, it would be the range of emotions one story can pull out of you. Even if the plot is non-existent, nothing about the story makes a lick of sense, and the uke looks like he's fifteen, I will still laugh, cry, and gasp about thirty times.  It's like having a good soul cleansing or in my book, like watching a Lifetime marathon with a tube of oreos and crying a lot.  You just feel better afterwards. A lot of my writing is heavily influenced by Yaoi in this sense.  My readers like to call my stuff an emotional roller coaster. Lol. It's true, because when I write, I feel like I'm on one.


Dan: I've caught you crying while typing before and I will vouch for the missing oreos.  Those things are like girl crack sandwiches. (He tries not to laugh and I throw a couch pillow at him.)


Me: Okay, let's get on with this,  I need coffee.


Dan: You mean your precious? LOL. 


Me: No, I mean my coffee and I will cut you. (Trying to be serious, but failing.  Can't...keep...a straight....face.)


Dan: (Still laughing.) Okay, okay!  Oh my God, my jaw hurts.


Me: That's what he said.


Dan: Har, har. Here's a good one.  Describe yourself in three sentences.  Good luck with that. 


Me: Oh yeah?  Here goes. I think about sex more than any man or woman alive.  I live at Starbucks part-time and can write on my laptop for almost nine hours straight. My hair changes colors like most people change their underwear and I think my iPod is part of my anatomy. 


Dan: (Stares at me for a minute.) Huh, pretty accurate.  Well done.


Me: (Winks.) Thanks.


Dan: (Shakes head.) What is involved when you write?  Where do you plan for these stories to go eventually?


Me: I tune out the world, put on my headphones, and slip into what I like to call 'the romance coma'. Lines from songs, snippets from t.v., something I overheard at the store, they all inspire me during this creative process. *laughs* What looks like a bunch of jibberish on a handful of sticky note turns into a movie in my head.  I'm not crazy. I'm just an extremely visual person and if I could draw it, I would, but due to my lack of mad skills in that department, I write it all out.  I've had people tell me that my work would do well as script or a graphic novel.  That would be a dream come true, but right now? I'm just working on publishing my first story.  So I guess that would answer the second part right?  For sure, I plan to publish. :)


Dan: I have faith that you will, but good luck just the same. On that note...Williams, out. ( He fist pumps.)


Me: Oh for the love of...


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When I first discovered Yaoi, I admit to being VERY lost. Questions flooded my mind such as: Why is that like that? What the hell is he doing? What does that mean?  Hokey Pokey and many other creative curses.  In short, I felt like an idiot of the most extreme kind.  In the beginning, there were a few things that tripped me up when reading Yaoi that most of you will find laughable, but others (like my former self) will praise me silently from behind the safety of their screens. So here you go, laugh it up.

A Few Things To Know When Reading Yaoi (If your just joining the club):
How the hell do I read this thing?  The most popular reading format for manga is to start at the back of the book, and read right to left.  The same pattern is used with sound and speech bubbles.  Got it? Good, repeat for each row and work your way to the front.  Some mangas follow a different pattern, but rarely, and they will inform you of the reading style at the beginning of the book.
What is that black or white line across the character's penis during sex?  Haha.  This is something a lot of people wonder, but never ask because they feel silly about it.  The answer is simple, censorship. 
Night?  How come I can still see the penis if it's supposed to be censored? Well my little reader, that's because by covering *laughs* 'the sexual gland' with a small stripe right on top of, and under the head of the penis, the publisher/artist is allowing you to get a good look, but is still following the law according their country. Not all mangas are this way, but most likely you'll come across more than a few.
Okay, why do the characters keep becoming child-like throughout the story? Isn't that slightly disturbing to you? The correct term for this is Chibi.  In Japanese, Chibi means 'short' or 'midget' and is generally an offensive term.  Leave it to America though to turn that frown upside down.  Fan girls, aka Fujoshi, use the term Chibi to describe a character's cute/adorable side.  *Squee and sparkles* So when the character goes from a grown man to a tiny child with big eyes, and tiny arms/legs, it means he is being adorable or childish.  His partner will not be able to resist such cuteness and there will generally be sex, hugging/kissing, or my favorite, a good bonk to the head from an irritated Seme. (Always makes me laugh.)

Here is an example:
Now this is from the anime adaptation of Gravitation, but you get the idea.  The Seme is trying to ignore his Uke's pleas, but eventually he will give into that cute little face. D'awww. How could you not?

Night, you keep using these strange words. What is a Seme and what is an Uke?  Seme is your more dominant character (your top) and Uke is the submissive character (your bottom). Stereotypically, an Uke is slender and effemminate, earth shatteringly beautiful. Then you have the Seme, which most likely will be a foot taller than his younger counterpart, muscled even though he looks willowy, and has the face of an angel--in short he is irresistable. 


There are occasionally characters referred to as 'Reversible'.  This just means that they don't have a set label as Seme or Uke, and can flip either way whenever the mood strikes.  :D I enjoy those kind of guys also!!

Shounen-ai? Am I speaking another language? Haha, yes you are. The language of BL (boy love)  Shounen-ai just means that the yaoi is mild compared to its couterparts on the market.  The story line will concentrate more on the romance and growth of the boy's relationship than on the explicit nature of their sex life.  Most sex scenes will fade to black, so to speak, and you will be left to use your imagination beyond the epic kiss they share. These are usually the ones you will fall in love with and want to read over and over. *Swoon*

Good examples of these (and my personal favorites) are:



Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi written and illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura

Junjou Romantica (also by) Shungiku Nakamura.

Those are both really good starters to break into Yaoi.  Super sexy, super sweet, and filled with a few guilty tear jerking moments, both of these are guaranteed to get you hooked. 

So, I like the BL romance and all, but I want something sexier, something I have to hide under my bed, because it will make me blush if anyone found it. *rubs hands* No problem!  If you are down for something pretty extreme, Yaoi offers you a lot of very graphic options. It's okay boys and girls, this is a judgement free zone, so let's bring on the hot stuff!

Things not to be surprised over when reading hardcore Yaoi:

-Sometimes the sex is pretty crazy.
-Nine times out of ten, there will be no lube or condoms.  Don't question this. There is no answer. Warning: Just because the on paper boys do it doesn't mean you shouldn't. Safe sex! Annnnnd continuing...
-Yes, that virgin just took a dick the size of his Seme's forearm inside of him, no problem.
-Even though he says no, he means yes. There is no such thing as non-consent in yaoi.  They ALWAYS want it.
-Even though the Uke looks younger and younger during sex, he is still legal. Do not be fooled.
-Kimonos are the new lingerie. It is not a bathrobe. It is sexy.
-In yaoi, don't be alarmed if the Uke sleeps with his brother...or brothers and then decides to stay with them in a committed relationship.  It happens. *shrugs*
-If the character looks like he is stroking an invisible penis, he is.
-There will be a mad amount of liquid flying during sex.  Where the three gallons of bodily fluids splashed across the page came from, is beyond me.

Now that you've been warned, here are a few of my favorite one-shots (not a series) and smut choices:

Anything Watanabe Asia. She is hard to find (really, really hard) but if you do, so worth it!


What is not to love about this?

Honeycomb Child is beautifully illustrated.  The story line is pretty touchy (family issues), but sooooo hot. 

Tiger and Bunny DJ (or doujinshi aka self published/fan fiction) is also one of my faves. A little dress up, a lot of sex.  Don't read around others. :)



Another one of my favorite authors in this area is Torimaia.  Gorgeous pictures and hot, hot, hot, hot...I could keep going.  Check out the Star Mansion series or Touching the Night Stars, which is the latest.  (You can purchase this online easily, because it is newer and more importantly, in English.)

I hope I peaked your curiosity if your thinking about dabbling in the Yaoi world.   It's a lot of fun and there are so many amazingly talented people that produce these beautiful works of art.  I love the artwork, I love the stories, I love the feeling they leave you with.  I love the romance, I love the silly dramatics, I love their sparkly little eyes. *sigh* Okay, I'm going to stop now before I need to be slapped upside the head to prevent going into a Yaoi coma.

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A Little Taste of Night Tempest


I know I'm not published yet, but I plan on it in the near future.  I love taking you to another place, into someone's head, or into their heart.  That's just what I do.  I thought about writing something specifically for this hop, then I remembered one of my short stories that I posted a while back called Stay.  On track with the hop theme, I felt that this would give you all the d'awww moment that you were after.  I've received quite a few emails about this one and eventually I think it would be really cool to hook up with an artist for it, because that is one of my dreams, to have my own graphic novel.  



STAY



Click on the picture to take you to the story and thanks for reading. :)


For a complete list of NightTempest's work, click here.

****Again, make sure to check out the other bloggers in the hop, and enter to win my prize as well as the Grand Prize when you visit each blog. Thanks so much for visiting!!****


XOXO NIGHT TEMPEST




66 comments:

  1. Ha ha I found the invisible penis thing hilarious when I started reading yaoi (I was young, naive lol) but I agree that there is something special and romantic in yaoi even if there is no real plot. My favorites are Rin, Little Butterfly, and Bokou na silent (sp?!?!?). Thanks for sharing your interests!

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    2. Bukiyou na Silent? Mm hmm, I love me some Keigo and Saturo *and* I love Little Butterfly! Great choices, Mia and thanks for entering!

      *Laughs with you over Invisi-Penis*

      ~Night♥

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  2. Wow, what a fun post. I, too, wonder where the gallons of fluids come from, but I suspend my disbelief at the sheer spectacle!

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    1. ROFL, a spectacle indeed! It's something unique to the Yaoi genre--a bodily fluid tsunami. :O Haha, thanks Tali!

      ~Night♥

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  3. Hey Night, a fab post! Loved the pics. LOL at the gallons of fluid. That cracked me up! ;)

    ~M
    nomoretears00@hotmail.com

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    1. Hey M! I'm glad you liked the pics, Watanabe Asia works that paper like a true genius! That one picture reminds me of a gay Lisa Frank sticker minus a unicorn. Again, how could you not love that? LOL. Thanks for entering!

      ~Night♥

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    2. The gallons of fluid thing was pretty funny. I kept getting this image of a guy holding a couple of milk jugs 'off-page' and flinging it across the picture. LOL

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    3. Instead of a pictorial fluffer, they have a fluid tosser. oh my God, bwahaha. That image alone is priceless. Nice, Cia. Lol.

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  4. :D I liked the interesting facts about yaoi. I just might have to go find some now.
    jennitry92@live.co.uk

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    1. Oh Jennifer, you might want to put in for a long weekend if you plan on buying your first Yaoi soon, because much like oreos, you can't just stop at one. LOL. True story. Thanks for entering!!

      ~Night♥

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  5. Thanks so much for this, I never really got into the whole yaoi stuff because it was so over my head. Now I think I could actully read it and understand it more. Now to find me some. lol *Note to Mr. Fab* Thanks for helping Night out with this. You asked some questions I was wondering about myself.

    Now off to re-read Stay again. Love that one.

    Tat
    Tattoedfairy01@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey Tat!! Thanks for stopping by! A few things:
      Make sure your first Yaoi is experienced in book form, not on the computer/phone/e-reader. Must be a paper product!
      Start with something shounen-ai. Google it if you have to. The racier stuff is best read after you get the basics down. :)
      Have fun and email me if you need some pointers!

      Thanks for entering.

      ~Night♥

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  6. This is a great post for a Yaoi newbie---thank you for taking the time to put this together!

    And I think your room mate is awesome.

    Elizabeth
    elizabeth.noble19@gmail.com

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    1. Aww thanks Elizabeth! I had fun writing this post. And D *is* awesome. Lol ;)Thanks for entering.

      ~Night♥

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  7. Fantastic post, with so much new stuff to check out! I wasn't surprised by the disappearing penii(?) because a manga expert had spoken at my college once. (He seemed to like the more creative ways of non-drawing the male equipment--snakes wrapped around the nonexistent space and so forth.) Too much information? Perhaps. Oh, and I follow via e-mail...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hey Vita! Bwahaha at least you had some warning before you 'saw' the invisi-penis! I can't tell you about the faces I made when I saw...yep. *But* they were pretty epic in the wtf category. And what college did you go to? Lol. I paid too much for my education, the least they could have done is given us a Manga expert. I got jipped. :/ Haha. Thanks Vita!

      ~Night♥

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  8. "girl crack sandwiches" LMAO!! Love that line!

    And I so agree on the bodily fluids... but it makes the manga funny to me, even if not appropriate for the scene. ;)

    I adore Gravitation! Though the uke DOES get a bit irritating sometimes. When they go chibi TOO much it irritates me.

    And an excellent intro to yaoi! Great explanations!

    lina7391(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Amilyn!

      Yeah, I love Shuichi from Gravitation, but he is a little over the top at times. And don't even get me started on his wardrobe choices. Bleh. You should check out Gravitation EX (manga), which is the continuation from the original. It makes me want to beat the living tar out of him. *There is your incentive*

      Thanks for the love and for entering!

      ~Night♥

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  9. Thanks for the Yaoi tutorial. I have never read this genre before and would not have known where to start. I am looking forward to getting some books now.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. You go on with your bad self. *fan girl high five* ;) Thanks for checking things Yvette!

      ~Night♥

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  10. Thanks so much for the wonderful post! I've picked up a few new titles, yay! Have a great weekend!

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    1. You too, Charlie! Always happy to share! Thanks.

      ~Night♥

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  11. I've always wanted to find some manga/yaoi to read but haven't known where to start, now I do! Thanks so much I am very excited to get started :)

    I follow your blog thought blogger and twitter and my email is lillywriting@gmail.com

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    1. Please Lilly girl! I know who you are! Lol. Suggestion? Start out with Junjou Romantica. So good, so easy to follow, and that teddy bear fetish of his cracks me up. Good stuff. :) Thanks honey!

      ~Night♥

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  12. Yaoi 101 - like! Great post lady, answered a lot of questions I was wondering about :) I loved your interview with D, he sounds fun :)
    *skips off to re-read Stay and then prowl cyberspace*

    ~ R
    reagz21@gmail.com

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    1. Heyyyyyy!

      Lol. I'm glad I could give you a little education. D is a lot of fun, but he does not share of glitter. :( Boo. Have fun re-reading!! Thanks T2.

      ~Night♥

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jadette!

      ~Night♥

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  14. I've been following your blog by my favorites but will subscribe to your blog by email. I was a fan of your stories from Literotica. Thanks so much for your Yaoi posting which I never knew much about.
    Jbst
    strive4bst at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi J!

      I award you with Night's Loyal Reader Badge. Haha, thanks for sticking with me! I'm glad you join in on the hop and thanks for entering. :)

      ~Night♥

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  16. Omgomgomgomg Night read graviation n jounjou romatica n all the other heart stopping manga omgg. Made me cry its like sooooo awsomeeee yay. Crazy fan girl scream.

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    1. *holds your hands and jumps up and down while screaming* Phew, my goodness. I'm beat now. Hahaha. Thanks for stopping by Ms. Alice! If not for anything, but a good squee! Hahaha.

      ~Night♥

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  17. This post is amazing. (so informative!!) Thank you so much! You even explained the black bar...which also comes in bubble form lol. (or the elusive invisi-penis) Oh. Yaoi censorship is fun.

    Thank you for participating in the hop and for this post!!

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    1. Hi Hayley!

      Thanks so much for organizing all this in this first place! :) But you're welcome. I just thought it would be nice to share the wealth, because I was so lost when I first struck out into the genre. And you're right, I forgot the bubble form. LOL. The censorship, I get it, but it's basically a joke. :)

      Thanks again!
      ~Night♥

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  18. Really, what do they think they're hiding with a line? I'm not much into yaoi, but my kids introduced me to manga. I like Fruits Basket with its over-the-top characters and the maybe-they're-gay renditions of some of the characters, Ayame and Shigure, for instance. Yumichika and Ikkaku from Bleach, maybe too.

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    1. Their hiding anything that reveals that it's more than just a "flesh pole" that brings magical pleasure. LOL. Haha, I think Furuba (Fruits Basket) is basically a sexually fueled rendition of Animorphs with astrological signs. And FYI if mommy wants to go beyond the insinuated relationships, she should check out the Furuba fan fic. Oh and good Lord! Bleach? Pshh, you need to just google Bleach Yaoi and see what comes up. Nothing 'possibly' about it. LOL. Thanks Cliffy! Have a good week.

      ~Night♥

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  19. Oh, and my email is sinkopation8@hotmail.com.

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  20. You just answered so many questions. I admit I've scratched my head many times about this subject. Off to read Stay for the 85th time... BTW your roommate sounds like a blast. my email: abn1815@yahoo.com

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    1. Haha, I'm glad I could help you out. :) Thanks for reading, Vamp!!

      ~Night♥

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  21. Haha, love your pointers on the yaoi sex. So true. And with all that liquid flying around (not the end-sperm splash)? No wonder those boys always look so fit ^.^

    Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is my all-time favorite. I'm in the business of buying those in print now.

    So sorry about your brother :/ We recently did a Hop Against Homophobia and I hear more than one stories of instances like that.

    Erica Pike
    eripike at gmail dot com

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    1. :D Thanks Erica! Good choice as a favorite and I kind of missed out on that hop by a few days. :( Maybe next time though and thanks so much for your comment.

      ~Night♥

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  22. See, I've read yaoi fiction, but never manga. I'm not shy on admitting to being a fan. I don't write that genre, but it's been noted that quite a few of my main characters have that size disparity. I like the idea of a big man and a small man as much as I like the big man/small woman dynamic. It creates an innate vulnerability in the smaller partner and an enhanced sense of the larger partner's masculinity which then contrasts directly with the way he tends to adore his smaller partner. ;) He's big, he's capable of being rough but usually he's oh so gentle unless the little one likes rough and that is followed by gentle. It's just hot and yummy!

    I like picturing the characters I am reading in my head more than I like to look at them though, so I'll probably always stick with a written story over a manga style story. I love that you're so matter of fact about the 'taboo' kink people gasp over in the stories though. :D


    Cia
    anordwell@live.com

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    1. I am in complete agreement with you over the large/small male combination. It *is* hot and yummy! I would have to say that I am fifty/fifty on the time I spend reading yaoi and the time I spend reading m/m romance.

      Sometimes I just love the artwork involved when enjoying a yaoi manga, because some of it is truly beautiful. But there are other times when I just want to imagine the characters in my head too. I get that. :)

      Lol, and I just tell like it is the rest of the time, Taboo kinks and all. Thanks so much Cia for stopping by!! Have a great week!

      ~Night♥

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  23. Woah I have never read a yaoi fiction or manga before and it sounds hilarious and hot *Fan Myself* also there is a first time for everything right *ROFL* this is an awesome post thanks Night =]


    Melissa Sweet
    Melissa18sweet@gmail.com

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    1. Well, welcome to the show Melissa!! Yaoi is sexy, funny, and a good time wrapped up in one pretty little package. Definitely take some time and explore the genre. So much to read!! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for showing the love. You rock. :)

      ~Night♥

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  24. It looks like my wish list has just increased!

    I'm a big yaoi manga and anime fan. I also love m/m novels, romance, mystery, fantasty, etc.

    Two of my favorite yaoi manga are Junjo Romantica and The Finders series.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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    1. I am going to have get into the Finders series. Everyone talks about and I'm not sure why I haven't picked it up yet. Weird. Thanks so much for stopping by Tracy. *Fan girl high five* Muah.

      ~Night♥

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  25. Hi NT,

    Love your writings!

    M1
    mostera1@att.net

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  26. I hope I peaked your curiosity if your thinking about dabbling in the Yaoi world. -Night

    If I hadn't already been intrigued, you definitely would have made me try it. I was getting info all during the hop and got a great definition from RJ Scott and info from Haeley. Each gave it from a different POV. I like the specific details you gave in the beginning. They were interesting. I am asking all of them whether they know of good sites to download some yaoi from (preferably free).

    You know how wonderful an author you are and moreso, you're a good person and someone I'm glad to consider an online friend. Now get the next Telija and Dan and Rowe. How do you do it. Doing multiple kick ass stories at once.
    ~Cannd

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    1. Thanks so much Christine!! I'm glad we're friends too, you're awesome! xoxo

      So, you're looking for free Yaoi? Well there are plenty of free Yaoi mangas online, but most of it's scanlated which just means that the original text has been roughly translated into English, and it isn't always the exact dialogue. Most of these scanlations are done by online groups that have a collective of artists, translators, editors, and other writers that volunteer to make the manga as close as they can to the original. A lot of these are well done, but you'll eventually get the hang of sifting through them. :)

      http://www.mangafox.me
      http://www.mangago.com
      http://www.tenmanga.com

      Crunchyroll is good for anime and then there is also Yaoi Haven which is good for anime/manga in the Yaoi genre. Hope that helps a bit. :) Thanks again hun!!!

      ~Night♥

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  27. First of all, your font is awesome. Secondly, whee romance! Whee yaoi! Whee manga and anime~

    I have a veritible cornucopia of new authors to read. This pleases me. I'm new to M/M but I don't know what taken me so long; I've been a yaoi/Bl fan almost as long as I've been an animanga fan.

    Minty-chan
    chibiminty@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Minty-chan and thanks for your comment! I'm happy that you're expanding your horizons a little, because M/M is where it's at girl! Check out my stories and make sure you check out the other amazing authors in the hop!! Thanks again Minty. Whee~*hugs*

      ~Night♥

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  28. OMG! I'm in love with you and your page! wink :) Nah, seriously, I must admit that this Blog Hop has opened up a whole new world to me. First allow me to explain.

    I've alway loved yaoi, whether its in manga, anime or dojinshi form. Nothing beats reading and drooling over a bunch of pretty boys. For me, my roots would definitely be in Yaoi. My start came when several friends of mine got together (online of course) to create our own litte RP forum. It included both fanboys and fangirls. Eventually, the fangirls stopped writing and would impatiently ask us fanboys, "when is the next post coming out???" Seems that reading about steamy M/M sex really got them going. And they call us pervs.

    Anyway, the RP forum fizzled out and I went independent. I kept on writing my own stuff and eventually I created my own little universe. Then the thought that maybe one day, I could make my story into a manga. Then I realized that I have no drawing skills so my dreams would have to stay in my head.

    Well, thanks to the Blog Hop idea that I suddenly stumbled upon, I found the world of M/M romance novels. The prospect of one day seeing my dreams in print could actually be a reality!

    I honestly had no idea that M/M romance novels existed. Yes, I've seen those novels at the grocery store with Fabio-esque hunks on the cover. If those were two hotties holding one another on the cover then I would make more trips to the grocery store.

    So thanks to writer's like you and Hayley' B. James' Blop Hop idea, a whole new world of hot guy romance has opened up for me.

    ~Sai
    tony_can2@hotmail.com

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  29. Aww thanks Sai! That is one of the biggest compliments you can give a writer. To inspire someone to write is priceless, so thanks so much! I have those people in this genre that I look up to as well and they have been so great in boosting you up when you need it the most. M/M is a tight little family filled with lovely people that are there when you need them, so don't be shy. :)

    Good luck to you in your future endeavors and don't be a stranger! Thanks again and have a great weekend.

    ~Night♥

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  30. Thanks for participating! I'm a twitter and GFC follower. Twitter:chickie434 and GFC as Emily. I love those one shots you shared. Watanbe Asia has the most amazing art. I also love Masara Minase's works. I started with manga and yaoi and I remember falling in love with the art, the plots, the stereotypes, and the CHIBIS!! Thanks again for participating and sharing!!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Honestly, the artwork is one of my favorite parts of the genre. The detail, the emotion, and the boys in general are so damn pretty. And don't get me started on Chibi!! Chibis are my bad girl's weakness. LOL. I love Masara Minase also!! Thanks so much for commenting and entering, Emily. :D

      ~Night♥

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  31. "laugh, cry, and gasp about thirty times." You do it when reading yaoi manga, I did it reading your post. I applaud(and cried) you for the reasons behind your writing, I gasped at the very distracting shower pictures to the right of the post. Then did a head tilt and stayed distracted for a while... and I lol'd at your invisible penis. Do you have any idea how many manga it took me to realize that THAT is what it was?!?! Where was your 'how to' guide 4 years ago?!?! You could almost publish THAT dear! Very well done, and I am looking forward to reading anything you publish! <3

    Manda
    Krowhop@gmail.com
    (11:54pm Sunday PST) ^_^;;;

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  32. YOU ARE FREAKING AMAZING!! You share ALL of my guilty pleasures!!! How do you do that? LOL Anyway...I have become addicted to both Yaoi and Shounen-Ai manga and anime over this past year!! This boy love addiction gradually influenced me to start reading actually stories I found on Literotic and somehow I stumbled, tripped, and fell onto your blog. :) how I managed to do this i will never know, but boy am I glad I did!! I love all of your stories and look forward to all your postings!! your humor definitely helps brighten my day everytime I finish reading something you have written! I have begun to seriously crave your postings like an addict craves drugs... (not that I do or condone the use of drugs, just the feeling is what I would imagine it to feel like) anyway... Your stories are amazing!! I never thought I would find someone else who truly shares all my secret pleasures like you do! I have always had a thing for gay hot sexy vampires, among other hidden quirks, and you bring my fantasies to life!! Thank you so much for continuing to post your amazing stories!! I promise one day you will publish many books! Trust me, you are just an amazing writer and any publishing company would be an idiot if they didn't print your work!!! How you haven't published something yet is beyond me. Your stories are just freaking awesome!! I absolutely LOVE your Cade series!!! *swoon* soo amazing!! Thank you so much Night, for all your amazing stories!!! :) I can't convey how much your stories mean to me! :) Keep writing girl! :)
    -Arrianna

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