kris & tam’s yaoi version of pass-the-parcel

Here’s the deal. Tam and I were discussing the impact of toy poodle flu on our reading habits. I mentioned I’d found that pretty pictures of boy love held my interest and asked her if she wanted to try some. Tam replied “I’ll try anything once”. I said “*no shit* yay” and sent a yaoi 101 (or yaoi for virgins) care package to Canada.

Now Tam is stuck with yaoi manga and novels that she wants to get rid of in favour of much needed bookshelf space and I’m ready to send off another package to her… so what to do??

“Can we give them away?” thoughteth us. This was followed by much shruggery before we decided why the heck not.

Half-arsed Rules

It’s first come, first served with dibs only allowed for one book per person (got to at least try to even up the odds a bit ;)). If there are any left overs after 24 hours then by all means double dip!

Don’t forget to put your email addy in the comment because there is no bloody way I’ll be wasting my valuable reading time trying to follow you up. Also, we won’t tell people who you are, where you live, blah, blah. Tam promises not to show up on anyone’s doorstep in the dead of night and I already have one stalkee on my list (ie Sean). Another person would be sooo passé.

Anyhoo, once you’ve finished the book, it’s up to you whether you keep it or pass it on. If you want to share the love or hate (it’s a mixed batch so consider yourself warned!), you can either let me know and we’ll have another giveaway here or you can send it on to someone else yourself.

Below are the covers and blurbs so peeps can make an informed decision:

Lover’s Pledge (coming via carrier pidgeon from Perth)

Kazuto wakes up one morning with a killer hangover. Not only that, he is in a strange bed with an even stranger man! Kazuto has no memory whatsoever of the previous night. But, according to his bedmate, Takasugi, he sold himself for $10,000. Luckily, Kazuto had his wits about him to stipulate only a month of servitude…This fall-in-love-with-my-master story full of titillating love arrives in Kae Maruya’s highly-anticipated debut comic!

Immoral Darkness (coming via carrier pidgeon from Perth)

One day after school, high school student Meguru Shina is ravished in the train station bathroom by Sasakawa, his math teacher! Starved for love but unable to reveal his weakness due to his own pride, Shina is drawn in by Sasakawa’s sweet words and pleasing techniques! (This is a novel.)

Dark Walker

Tomoki Naruse has just started his freshman year in high school, and as with all healthy, young men at his age, he’s been dreaming of sex. But Tomoki isn’t having normal wet dreams like his classmates! In his nightmares, err… dreams… his partner is a man – and to make things worse, Tomoki is on the bottom! Aside from Tomoki’s unsettling dreams, high school life is fun – especially with his new, handsome, best friend Yugo Oda. But Yugo is no ordinary freshman – he’s involved in mysterious activities that Tomoki can’t even begin to imagine!

Junjo Romantica Vol. 1

Misaki is struggling to pass his college entrance exams, and has taken up a tutor: the cool and sexy Akihiko Usami, who also happens to be a famous boys’ love novelist. At first, Misaki is disgusted by Akihiko, but slowly, Misaki realizes he may be developing feelings for the older man. And so begins the bumpy relationship of this odd couple, filled with comedy and pure romance…

Junjo Romantica Vol. 2

Misaki and Usagi have been living together for over a month now, but when a beautiful editor named Aikawa enters the picture, will Misaki question his love for Usagi? Later, things get rocky in Hiroki and Nowaki’s relationship when Nowaki contemplates leaving to study abroad! Will anything give these couples a happy ending?

Kissing

A sudden confession from his best friend Kazushi, on top of an intense kiss! Kazushi gets all the attention at college for his perfect looks – but Haru can’t bring himself to see him as more than a friend. Kazushi doesn’t give up too easily, though. He steals Haru’s lips every chance he can get. How will Haru ward off his advances?

Hanky Panky

Geeky, glasses-wearing college student Manaka is always getting picked on at school, especially by his popular classmate Doi. But… once night falls, the glasses are ditched and this super-geek secretly becomes a super-hot host club owner! What is Manaka to do when Doi aspires to become a host at the same club?! There’s no telling what hanky panky they’ll be up to!

Caged Slave

When Tsukasa meets a mysterious man in a hotel lobby, and ends up spending a maddening night of pleasure with him. Afterwards, he accepts to meet him again in the same room the following week, despite the fact he doesn’t even know his name. As their secret encounters continue, he finds himself falling in love and is worried that it may not last. Simultaneously, he’s scouted by a business-talent head-hunter and receives an interesting work offer. But when he goes to meet them… his new boss is none other than his secret lover! (This is a novel.)

Saihoshi

The spoiled Prince Anel must travel without military escort to a neighboring kingdom where tensions run high. Sastre, an honorable Guardian, is brought in to be Anel’s only protection for the journey. Anel is enchanted by his noble bodyguard, but Sastre becomes more interested in Kaleth, the spirited servant and lover of Prince Anel. Kaleth is forced to disguise himself as the prince to be a decoy for his enemies. Sastre duty is to protect Prince Anel, but in his heart he’d rather keep the decoy safe from harm.

Oh, and to make it even funner, if you intend to pass it on write your name and location inside the cover that way people can see how far and wide the books travel. Well, I think it’s fun. *pouts*

Are you ready??? GO!!!

Any minute now. No rush. Did we mention it was free stuff??

Where’s Jen when you need her.

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56 Responses to kris & tam’s yaoi version of pass-the-parcel

  1. Tam says:

    Since I'm forced to use Canada Post that means it travels by slow beaver. Sigh. I'll do my best to get it to you before Christmas.

  2. Tam says:

    Oh crap, I meant to say I particularly liked Cage Slave and Saihoshi. I liked the Dark Walker story but there was a squick factor of non-con. If that's an issue beware. Its not a big part of the story but its there and pretty violent non-con.

  3. Tracy says:

    oooh since I'm an infant to the Yaoi world the only one that I'm attracted to is Caged Slave at this point…but if someone else wants it to then by all means. 🙂

    Oh and Kris…did you get my response yesterday? Fooking email!

  4. Kris says:

    “Caged Slave” for Tracy = Check.

    Response to email = Nope.

  5. Lily says:

    This sounds like a fun idea. I've not read too much in the yaoi style. The book that caught my attention was Caged Slave but I see that Tracy also asked for it. Maybe once she's finished and it goes back on the list I can get it.

    Lily 🙂

  6. Tam says:

    Lily: Kissing was also very cute but its in the manga style, lots of pictures. You might want to give it a try. Or if you like the knights and swords kind of thing I loved Saihoshi. The art work is really great, very detailed and beautiful.

  7. Ozakie says:

    Kris,

    Yay baby! (Rubs hands together) I think me wants Immoral Darkness. I wanted to try Dark Walker but there is nothing sexy about non-con. This will be my 2nd yaoi novel. The first one to break my yaoi cherry was ironically Caged Slave so whoever gets it will get a very hot and special treat..too hot..my email address is okoutlet@hotmail.com. Thanks Kris!

  8. Tam says:

    Ozakie: Just for the record the non-con isn't between the two main protags, but its still there.

  9. ozakie says:

    Tam

    Oh okay..hmm i may have to consider it at a later date and im sorry and let me say thank you too..forgot to do it in the previous post..;-D

  10. Tracy says:

    oh yippee skippy.:)

    (Kris – just sent my 3rd message since yesterday…check your spam folder)

  11. Kris says:

    Lily: All of the manga are good – Saihoshi, Lover's Pledge (not as bdsm as it sounds) and Kissing especially.

    Ozakie: No probs, honey. I will send you an email to get your snail mail address. I should prob'ly warn you that Immoral Darkness is much more in the traditional yaoi style than Caged Slave (ie seme/uke r/ship, virgin/experienced protags, dub con, etc) and also had some gritty themes. Wanna change your mind or have I tantalised you?? 🙂

    Tracy: No dropping Caged Slave in the bathtub or whatever because Lily wants it after you!!

    Nope, still no emails. Is it a problem only with the replies or with new messages too??

  12. Jenre says:

    Hey, no fair. I was asleep!
    *grumble, bloody time zones, grumble*

    I wanted Caged Slave but that's already gone (about 3 times) *sigh*.

    I tell you what, If no-one has taken one of the first two that you are sending, Kris. I'll do you a swap. You send me one of them and in return, I'll send you “But I'm Your Teacher” which I reviewed on my site a few months ago. How's about that?

    Think you might have my email somewhere.

  13. orannia says:

    Since I've already tried something new this week – Sean Michael (and I'm blaming you [you know who you are] all that I've just gone to Fictionwise and bought Spoken, Caged and Secrets, Skin & Leather (what should I read first?) I may as well throw my hat into the ring and try yaoi manga. I've a friend who been trying to get me to try manga for ages.

    If Lover's Pledge hasn't gone that sounds interesting. Many thanks! And Tam, sea mail is fine! I just appreciate the offer!

  14. orannia says:

    orannia = idiot. My email address is orannia (at) gmail dot come (no spaces 🙂

  15. Anonymous says:

    Me three!! Caged slave caught my attention too. Can I get in line?
    Suzi.

  16. Kris says:

    Jen: Ozakie chose “Immoral Darkness” and Orannia's just picked “Lover's Pledge”. You mind if I send you another yaoi manga for the swapsie??

    Orannia: *tsking* That Lily is such a Sean Michael pimp! If Jen's up for it, “Lover's Pledge” is all yours. It'll be coming from me in Perth so not only will it get to you a tad quicker but it'll be me who will be in touch. 😉

  17. Kris says:

    Caged Slave = Tracy, Lily, Jen, Suzi. Gotcha.

    Suzi: Well, pick another one, will ya! Tam's gonna think you're all snubbing her or something. 😉

  18. Ingrid says:

    Trying to get us all on yaoi Kris?

    If so I would like to give Dark Walker a try.

  19. Jenre says:

    OK, send me a 'surprise' manga then and I'll swap with “But I'm Your Teacher”.

    Drop me an email and we'll exchange snail mail.

  20. Kris says:

    *Curses. Evil plan is exposed. Try to divert attention.*

    Look Ingrid! A flying pig!

    Damn. You missed it.

    Oh well. At least you got some yaoi. I'll send your snail mail deets to Tam. 🙂

  21. Kris says:

    Cool, Jen. Will be in touch. *g*

  22. Ozakie says:

    Kris,

    U know Ingrid is right. I just now thought about that. Its all a diabolical plan to spread yaoi and hot smexing throughout the land. snf (Shakes finger at you) Ooo you are evil, woman, just evil

    Ozakie

  23. Tam says:

    I'll now put in a plug for Junjou Romantica. Its a really cute series, you could get books 1 AND 2. Kris even found a live action anime of book 1 on line (book 2 and up seems to be missing).

    Some of you might find yourself with more than you ordered if no one speaks up. LOL It will be a surprise.

    So far for mine I've got Ingrid with Dark Walker and Tracy for Caged Slave. Come on folks, speak up. Jen, how about Hanky Panky, its a bunch of shorts. Suzi, how about Kissing or Saihoshi, HOT pictures I say. (I feel like a yaoi pimp.)

  24. Ingrid says:

    *Curses. Evil plan is exposed. Try to divert attention.*

    Its the hair darling that gives you away

  25. Jenre says:

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  26. Jenre says:

    Bloody typos

    OK, Tam, you've persuaded me, I'll take Hanky Panky.

    Email: jenre30@gmail.com

  27. Tam says:

    Jen, if you can't have a naked painter at least you can have some “hanky panky”. LOL

  28. Kris says:

    Ozakie: I can't believe that you all think I get immense satisfaction out of pimping books!

    Umm, would you believe that it was all Tam's idea??

  29. Kris says:

    Tam: Didn't you see the rest of the anime?? I'll send you the link.

    I reckon send out Junjou 1 & 2 as a package deal to a lucky blogger.

    C'mon people. Try something new.

    AND IT'S FREE!!!!!

  30. Kris says:

    Ingrid: *snort* Every girl needs a pink wig in their life, Ingrid.

    Jen: Forcefed yaoi. A new sport. 😉

    Tam: You are sooo funny. *rolls eyes*

  31. Tam says:

    I try, and fail. Sigh.

    I watched it and was trying to link to #2 (which seems to be missing), then I watched some in Spanish. Understood about 50%. But now on Manga Fox I found the on-line books so I'm just reading it. But I haven't searched too hard for the other movies. It was great though. I'm totally hooked now. LOL

  32. Kris says:

    Hey. Orannia wants “Kissing” too. *hehehe*

  33. Anonymous says:

    Ok Kris I will try Kissing then.
    Suzi.

  34. Tam says:

    Damn, now everyone wants Kissing. How about Junjo Romantica Suzi? Its a 2 for 1. 🙂 You can send me your mailing address to

    tammy.ames@rogers.com

  35. Tam says:

    Okay – to sum up the books I have it is:

    Dark Walker – Ingrid
    Caged Slave – Tracy
    Hanky Panky – Jen
    Kissing – Orianna
    Junjo Romantica – Suzi?

    If anyone wants me to add their address (Lily?) to the Caged Slave I'll include it and then Tracy can forward it to the next on the list please e-mail me before 6:00 EST Monday (that's Monday midnight in Europe more or less). And Suzi I'll send you Junjo Romantica if you send me your address, then you can get hooked like me. 🙂

    So my e-mail is tammy.ames@rogers.com

    This is so much fun. I put Kris and my names in the book so we can keep adding names as we go along. These books will be better traveled than most of us.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Ok I will take them. My email is wanwamsh@yahoo.com.
    Thanx ya'll.
    Suzi.

  37. Kris says:

    Can you hear Tam's screams for joy from Canada, Suzi?! LOL.

  38. Ingrid says:

    yoohoo! I received my book Dark walker today 🙂

  39. Kris says:

    YAY!!! I got Jen's yaoi in the mail yesterday and she got her surprise from me today too. How cool is that!

  40. Tracy says:

    Alright…can you put me on the list for Lover's Pledge? Whoever has it can put me at the end of the list. 🙂

  41. Kris says:

    I think Orannia has it, Tracy. I'll send her an email.

  42. Tracy says:

    Thanks baby.

  43. Kris says:

    Welcome 🙂

  44. orannia says:

    I do have Lover's Pledge Tracy and I'm planning on finishing it tonight. I'll go check my email (thank you facilitator Kris 🙂 and post it to you Monday 🙂

    Jenre – I'll also be posting Kissing to you Monday 🙂

  45. Ingrid says:

    Lily, I put Hanky Panky in the mail yesterday.

  46. Lily says:

    Ingrid, I'll be putting Caged Slave in the mail for you tomorrow 🙂

  47. Ingrid says:

    Lily, I got your book today 🙂

  48. Lily says:

    Ingrid, I got the book 🙂

  49. Tracy says:

    Ok I have But I'm Your Teacher here with no home to go to.

    And put me on all the lists – I've decided to read it ALL! bwahahahaha!

  50. Ingrid says:

    Tracy, I got Kissing here for you.

    If you would mail me your address?

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