First post of the year. Wish you all the best.
I’ve been busy collecting smutty mangas on this holiday season, so less time to browse the romance manga field. My remaining Harlequin comics summer purchases are still waiting in my account at some ebookstore, waiting for me to screencapture them. But I’m the queen of procrastination… That BAD!

I really need to at last copy them in my hard drive. Well, for the time being, I still manage to buy a few more romance mangas added to my list:

Harlequin comics

  1. Paula Marshall & SACHIMI Riho: Rebecca’s Rog ue
  2. Barbara Hannay & NANAHOSHI Sae: Blind Date with the Boss
  3. Lynne Graham & NARUKAMI Yutta: The Stephanides Pregnancy
  4. Judith McWilliams & HAZAMA Mori: Did You Say… Wife
  5. Helen Bianchin & OHASHI Suguru: Purchased by the Billionaire
  6. Emma Darcy & TODA Megumi: The Costarella Conquest
  7. Kate Hewitt & ARISAWA Ryo: Zoe’s Lesson
  8. Sherryl Woods & NAKAMURA Chisato: A Love Beyond Words
  9. Leigh Michaels & NAKAYAMA Sara: The Boss’s Daughter
  10. Penny Jordan & HIROSE Mihoko: Master of Pleasure
  11. Catherine George & YONETANI Takane: City Cinderella
  12. Lucy Gordon & SACHIMI Riho: Tycoon for Hire
  13. Catherine George & SOH Michiko: Leader of the Pack
  14. Sharon Kendrick & FUMIZUKI Kyoko: Finn’s Pregnant Bride
  15. Margaret Barker & ITO Kako: Christmas in Paris
  16. Marjorie Lewty & KOBAYASHI Mine: Misleading Engagement
  17. Miranda Lee & HOSHIAI Misao: The Millionaire’s Mistress
  18. Rosalie Ash & KARI Erika: The Trophy Wife
  19. Deborah Simmons & TSUYA Satomi: The Companion
  20. Sophie Weston & TSUJI Rikako: The Sheikh’s Bride

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Carole Buck & KASUGA Kaoru: Simply Magic
  2. SANAZAKI Harumo: Bara no tiara
  3. Kat Attalla & NATSUME Aiko: Royal Blue
  4. HASHIMOTO Takako: Aoki Umi no Koibumi
  5. MIKAZUKI Kougetsu & TATSUMI Jin: The Hotel Magnate’s Cinderella
  6. Gaston Leroux & Mirai & YATSUKI Yako: PersonA~Phantom of the Opera~
  7. Nigana & KOUZUKI Sachino: Arabian Romance~Hanayome wa Ou no Ude de Madoromu
  8. MIZUSHIMA Shinobu & TAKAHASHI Itsumi: Bought Wedding

Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page. If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

This time around, because I was so into smut shoujos and joseis these last months, I’ve picked 4 of them to include into the romance mangas. They have Western settings or at least are toying with Western romance criteria, mixed with that exotic Japanese flair. (more…)

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Here we go with some of the Harlequin comics I bought this summer. There are still over 50 of them that I haven’t found the time to screencap yet.

Harlequin comics

  1. Sarah Morgan & TAMAI Makiko: The Greek’s Blackmailed Wife
  2. Jo Leigh & KOHSAKI Kei: Ms. Match
  3. Kasey Michaels & SACHIMI Riho: Bachelor on the Prowl
  4. Jessica Steele & TOMOI Miho: A Nine-to-Five Affair
  5. Penny Jordan & INOUE Emiko: A Secret Disgrace
  6. Maureen Child & BEPPU Chizuko: Have Bride, Need Groom
  7. Jackie Braun & ASO Ayumu: The Tycoon’s Christmas Proposal
  8. Roxanne St.Claire & HANATSU Yoshiko: Like A Hurricane
  9. Helen Brooks & KAMIYA Kazumi: The Bride’s Secret
  10. Sara Craven & NATSUMI Rin: One Reckless Night
  11. Sherryl Woods & YOSHIDA Yayoi: Marrying A Delacourt
  12. Ruth Ryan Langan & SACHIMI Riho: Rory
  13. Miranda Lee & JET: Love-slave to the Sheikh
  14. Marion Lennox & FUJIOMI Miyako: Rescue At Cradle Lake
  15. Betty Neels & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: The Promise of Happiness
  16. Deborah Simmons & HIDAKA Nanao: The Unexpected Guest
  17. Penny Jordan & HIMEKI Kaori: Time Fuse
  18. Metsy Hingle & IIZUKA Akiko: Wife with Amnesia
  19. Jennie Lucas & OGATA Rin: The Virgin’s Choice
  20. Lucy Gordon & TAMAI Makiko: The Pregnancy Bond
  21. Michelle Celmer & SAKURANO Nayuna: The Oilman’s Baby Bargain
  22. Sara Craven & FUJITA Kazuko: Count Valieri’s Prisoner
  23. Anna Cleary & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: My Tall Dark Greek Boss
  24. Sara Craven & UESUGI Kanako: The Highest Stakes of All
  25. Gail Ranstrom & TSUYA Satomi: Saving Sarah (2 books)
  26. India Grey & KIRISAKA Mao: Her Last Night of Innocence
  27. Nancy Warren & AMANO Nasuno: Under the Influence
  28. Anne Stuart & HASHIMOTO Takako: A Dark & Stormy Night

Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page. If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Merry Christmas everyone!

I wanted feel-good mangas for the holiday season. So part of this selection consists of sweet light stories and the other part of Christmas theme Harlequin comics.
These are only a few of my December acquisitions. Among them, there are the San Rimini series and the Princess Swap duet the publisher has started translating into English but hasn’t yet completed. In case they would forget about these pending series, I at least have the raws to get an idea of what’s going on for other characters.

Harlequin comics

As usual, if someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories presented in this post or listed in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Princess Swap
The first story of Jessica Hart’s Princess Swap duet is already translated and published. I still wanted the raws for both books while waiting for the publisher to release the second story in English.
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I bought lots of books this month. One day, I hope to be able to get all those manga adaptations based on Western romance novels. o (◡‿◡✿)

Romance comics

If someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories presented in this post or listed in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Now, let’s take a peek at my acquisitions.

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You’ll find more info about these mangas at my Harlequin and Romance comic raws list and will be able to view excerpts by clicking on the covers.

Harlequin comics

  1. Amy Andrews & SAGARA Kyouko: Greek Doctor, Cinderella Bride
  2. Jacqueline Baird & MAKIMURA Jun: Aristides’ Convenient Wife
  3. Emma Darcy & KOHAKU Yuu: Inherited One Nanny
  4. Robyn Donald & OKADA Junko: By Royal Demand
  5. Patricia Forsythe & SHIOMIYA Yuki: The Runaway Princess
  6. Lynne Graham & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: Bond of Hatred
  7. Deborah Simmons & HOSHIAI Misao: The Devil Earl
  8. Laura Wright & KUROKAWA Azusa: Her Royal Bed

If someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

I’m getting lazy. Go to my Harlequin and Romance comic raws list for more information on the mangas listed below.

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & TERADATE Kazuko: The Secret Baby Revenge
  2. Lori Foster & YONETANI Takane: Messing Around With Max
  3. Lynne Graham & JET: Mistress and Mother
  4. Julia Justiss & HOSHIAI Misao: A Scandalous Proposal
  5. Susan Mallery & HASHIMOTO Takako: The Sheik and the Bought Bride
  6. Deborah Simmons & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: The Vicar’s Daughter
  7. Lee Wilkinson & TAKAGI Yuri: The Padova Pearls
  8. Laura Wright & KUROKAWA Azusa: The Sultan’s Bed

If someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

I’ve noticed at other places that some people were mourning over Hanamuko no Yakusoku/The Bridegroom’s Bargain which was dropped by the former scanlator.

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I haven’t purchased the books and they aren’t in my priority list, but if another scanlator wants to pick up this project again yet can’t for lack of scans, I volunteer to provide them the raws.
You must know that I call raws the original version, meaning in the case of the Harlequin and Romance comic raws that the mangas are in Japanese. So if you don’t have a translator for that language, my raws will be useless to you.

Ce n’est pas l’artistique qui motive mon souhait suivant car franchement, les illustratrices choisies pour l’adaptation des livres concernés ne m’enthousiasment pas esthétiquement parlant. Mais j’adore ces romans donc je serais curieuse de pouvoir lire ce que cela donne en manga.

Lorsque j’ai véritablement découvert les romans Harlequin bien après ma majorité, je n’étais encore intéressée que par les romances historiques. Mon éditeur préféré jusque-là demeurait J’ai lu avec l’incontournable collection Aventures & Passions (A&P), dont je considérais les parutions plus explicites et palpitantes que les quelques Harlequin qui avaient eu l’heur de passer entre mes mains.

Mais j’avais atteint une certaine lassitude des A&P à ce moment-là, la qualité déclinante des parutions contribuant à mon sentiment d’ennui — depuis cette époque, J’ai lu a su redresser la barre. En quête de nouveauté, je décidai de donner une chance à la collection Les Historiques de Harlequin, un jour où je suis tombée nez à nez avec une couverture fort jolie et plutôt discrète — en ce temps-là, J’ai lu usait et abusait des embarrassantes clinch covers sur fond rouge pétant et en comparaison, la sobriété des couvertures des Historiques Harlequin m’apparut des plus rafraîchissantes.

Quoi qu’il en soit, ce changement dans mes habitudes de lecture me fut bénéfique. Deborah Simmons n’a pas été mon premier auteur Harlequin Les Historiques, mais de tous les écrivains de cette collection, elle fut pendant très longtemps ma préférée et le reste encore. Par son humour et ses scènes sensuelles, elle présente beaucoup de similarités avec le style de Julie Garwood dans ses meilleures romances historiques.

Mais pour en revenir à mon souhait d’aujourd’hui, il s’agit de la tétralogie Trowbridge / Regency Quartet, dont les Japonais ont adapté en manga 3 des 4 livres la composant.

Regency Quartet

Titre anglais : The Vicar’s Daughter
Titre du roman en français : La Débutante
Artiste : Kakuko Shinozaki
Genre : Historique
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