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Subject: Shomi
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 12:22 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2008
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Has anyone read this series? Is it a manga? Says paperback but doesn't look it on cover.  Is it any good? I would appreciate your opinion.

Date Posted: 2/28/2010 1:17 PM ET
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I did a small search on SHOMI on Amazon and a general search on internet.   Series of books by different authors related to all phases of romance.  I THINK. 

Here is a link:

http://www.shomifiction.com/

Date Posted: 2/28/2010 1:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Shomi is a brand that was (is?) put out by Dorchester (AKA as Lovespell).   This is a series of SF romances.  The covers were based on manga to attact a younger romance reader.  The books vary widely, based on the authors.  

Tag of Shomi books



Last Edited on: 2/28/10 1:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 5:11 PM ET
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I liked Driven by Eve Kenin and Countdown by Michelle Maddox, they're on my keeper shelf. Phenominal Girl 5 and Tekgrrl were pretty good. I've got a few others in the TBR to read. I've liked all of them I've read so far.

Date Posted: 2/28/2010 8:19 PM ET
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I've found that both Lovespell and Shomi books vary widely.  From books I keep, to books that I scream at about the need for editors.   Just know that this is a romance focused brand.   It really varies based on the authors.  Writers often start out on this brand and move on as they get more famous.  

Lynsay Sands started her vamp series on Lovespell.   Eve Kenin has received a number of good reviews. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2010 11:45 PM ET
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I liked Driven by Eve Kenin and the follow up, Hidden, was pretty good as well.

I also enjoyed Moongazer by Marianne Mancusi, though not enough for me to make her an autoread.

I found Wired by Liz Maverick to be incomprehensible, which was odd because I had read some of her Crimson City short stories and thought she had real promise but, I honestly did not know what the hell was going on in Wired.

 

Date Posted: 3/4/2010 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2008
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Thanks for all your comments. I appreciate it.