• manga,  Uncategorized

    MANGA: Cheri, My Destiny!

    Cheri, My Destiny! – Okoge Mochino

    A pastry chef from France is confident about his pastries until he hears word of a popular Japanese confectionary nearby. He starts a food war, saying that the owner of the Japanese store doesn’t understand the greatness of Western sweets, but he gets in a little over his head…


    Cheri, My Destiny! is where a young pastry chef learns the hard way that the toughest rival to beat is he who doesn’t see one as competition.

    Sakura is the hot shot manager and chef of Bisous, a shop popular among women because of the delicious pastries and his good looks. Upon hearing that Tatsuya, a generations-old traditional sweets shop, is just as popular with a chef who rivals his good looks, he went to scope out the enemy. Upon learning Tatsuya hasn’t tried western pastries yet, he set out to prove the superiority of his desserts. Little did he expect Tatsuya slayed him instead.

    Sakura’s the kind of character who publicly exudes the princely aura, but the dork secretly feeds on fawning and compliments. When away from his adoring customers, the guy lets loose his crazy complete with hilarious rage faces at the thought of getting one-upped by his rival.

    Then here goes Tatsuya dazzling the idiot with casual niceness and appreciation of his chocolates. Sakura stood no chance!

    If you are on the lookout for sexy times, the last chapter has some spicy scenes ready. My favorite parts are the bonus chapters showing funny moments of the times Sakura is hit with how bad he had it for the Tatsuya. I expected lots and lots of pastry illustrations. Not that many, but the ones here are pretty enough. All in all, cute and super fun!


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    REVIEW: The Devil You Know by Morgan Brice

    Witchbane: The Devil You Know – Morgan Brice

    Seth and Evan met “on the job” when Evan was the intended sacrifice of a dark coven, and Seth came to the rescue. Now, they’ve teamed up to stop a century of ritual murders and get justice for Seth’s brother Jesse and the other victims.

    Seth and Evan have a plan to stop the next witch disciple, plus new allies and magic. But this time, the warlock knows they’re coming, and he has plans of his own. When Seth disappears and is trapped in a spell that gives him his heart’s desire, can he free himself in time to help Evan?

    And when Evan’s younger brother shows up unexpectedly, can Evan trust Parker to have his back? It all comes down to trusting the devil you know!

    The Devil You Know is a thrill-paHotcked urban fantasy MM paranormal romance with plenty of supernatural suspense, hurt/comfort, hot sex, found family, and dark magic and features an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels.


    I’ve been diligently following Witchbane since its not-so-impressive beginning. I almost gave up on the series but I’m glad I stuck around because it gets better and better with each new installment. Morgan Brice spectacularly outdid herself in this latest offering.

    The series follows boyfriends Seth and Evan in their quest to hunt the serial killing witches responsible for the deaths throughout the century of the firstborn sons of the men who hang their master. They do this to prolong their lifespans. Seth and Evan were survivors who vowed to stop the cycle.

    The Devil You Know is a book of reunions and do-overs, grief and closure. Seth relives his fondest memories and deepest regrets, while Evan has an unexpected meeting with his estranged brother. I’m not going to reveal many details because it’s best experienced knowing little of the plot going in. But if you have been following the series, you’d have an inkling that this is going to be hella bittersweet and cathartic, especially for Seth, a few chapters in.

    The story is about the witch-hunting boyfriends’ usual adventure, except that their target knows they’re after him and goes on the offensive. There are the welcome appearances from characters from the author’s other series, supernatural allies who had Seth’s and Evan’s backs.

    I’ve read some comments where they weren’t pleased with Seth and Evan mostly separated the whole time. I’m also not a fan of separation, but this time it worked brilliantly with the plot, paving way for the most emotionally wrecking moment in the entire series.

    I could count in one hand the times a book moved me to tears. The Devil You Know joins the illustrious ranks of The Book Thief for making me cry. It was just that heart-wrenching! That poor Seth had to go through something like that! I would have dropped the book at the unfairness of it all. But the author pulled it off so well, especially the resolution, I was completely riveted! It was a one-sitter because I just couldn’t tear myself away!

    The Devil You Know saw major character developments and closure for our boys as well as changes to the team dynamics. Loving where Morgan Brice is taking the series! All in all, deeply moving, deftly executed and so far, the best book of all.

    Rating:
    5 Stars – absolutely perfect

    Soundtrack: A Thousand Lives
    Artist: The Murder Capital
    Album: Gigi’s Recovery

    P.S.

    Witchbane books can be read as standalones but I highly recommend starting from the beginning for maximum enjoyment.


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    SOUNDTRACK: A Thousand Lives by The Murder Capital

    Soundtrack to Witchbane: The Devil You Know by Morgan Brice

    A Thousand Lives by The Murder Capital for a book about a grieving man reliving a life that is both his dream and his nightmare.

    Changing pace to make it through the night
    A thousand visions run through rivers of our mind’s eye
    Blue desire blew that low on light
    Castings shadows we have praised for our lives

    I tried to remind you of this
    Beside you I die to exist

    And though as we fall down
    The day bleeds the night out
    Our nightmares are wonder
    Fall skies dreamed in thunder

  • quote,  Uncategorized

    Changing pace to make it through the night
    A thousand visions run through rivers of our mind’s eye
    Blue desire blew that low on light
    Castings shadows we have praised for our lives

    I tried to remind you of this
    Beside you I die to exist

    We can take them baby, you and I
    Take the clouds between our windows and the sky
    Crystals forming on your cheeks, my love
    A thousand lives with you and I won’t be enough

    I tried to remind you of this
    Beside you, I die to exist

    And though as we fall down
    The day bleeds the night out
    Our nightmares are wonder
    Fall skies dreamed in thunder

    Crystals forming on your cheeks my love
    Thousand live with you and I won’t be enough

    ***official lyrics will be available upon the band’s album release, this is my own transcription