My wide screen monitor broke about a month ago. I can’t buy a new one right now and am using a spare smaller monitor. It takes me four to six times longer to screencapture a manga. But for now, I have to make do. This is forcing me to slow down my manga purchases, only buying those I absolutely want.
What a pain as campaigns and bargains fly out of my reach for lack of time.

Here are the latest additions to my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection (details, information and samples available there) :

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & KOSAKI Kei: The Bedroom Surrender
  2. Kat Adams & AKINO Nanami: The Ace of Hearts
  3. Liz Fielding & MAKI Akemi: His Little Girl
  4. Penny Jordan & KONO Wakana: The Blackmail Baby
  5. Susan Napier & TAKAKURA Tomoko: Honeymoon Baby
  6. Michelle Reid & BEPPU Chizuko: The Ranieri Bride
  7. Lucy Gordon & OKAMOTO Keiko: Plain Jane in the Spotlight
  8. Karen Leabo & ORIHARA Mito: Beach Baby
  9. Debbie Macomber & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: Wanted: Perfect Partner
  10. Charlotte Lamb & HANABUSA Yoko: Desert Barbarian
  11. Susan Wiggs & KURODA Kasumi: Cinderfella
  12. Trish Morey & SASAKI Misuzu: Forced Wife, Royal Love-child
  13. Shari Anton & INOUE Emiko: Christmas at Wayfarer Inn
  14. Rebecca Winters & MAKI Akemi: The Duke’s Baby
  15. Diana Hamilton & FUJIWARA Motoyo: Bought: One Husband
  16. Melanie Milburne & TACHIBANA Mieko: The Fiorenza Forced Marriage
  17. Rosemary Carter & KISHIDA Reiko: Daredevil
  18. Catherine Spencer & MINATO Yoriko: The Costanzo Baby Secret
  19. Miranda Lee & JET: The Boss’s Baby
  20. Penny Jordan & NARUKAMI Yutta: A Savage Adoration
  21. Judy Christenberry & TAKAYAMA Mayu: The Bride’s Best Man
  22. Christie Ridgway & HANATSU Yoshiko: The Bridesmaid’s Bet
  23. Elizabeth Bevarly & OCHA Machiko: The Virgin and the Vagabond
  24. Jennifer Mikels & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: The Marriage Bargain
  25. Ann Major & HASHIMOTO Takako: Seize the Moment
  26. Emma Darcy & FUJIMOTO Sami: His Bought Mistress
  27. Heather MacAllister & HIGASHIZATO Kirico: Mr. December
  28. Nancy Warren & TAKAI Mio: Indulge

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

I’m trying hard to tidy up all my previous summer purchases since it’s gonna be nearly a year they are sitting down in my accounts. So yeah, I’m slowly but perseveringly screencapping these Harlequin comics raws. Still about 20 more left before I allow myself free rein buying whichever new ones I covet.

So here, I’m adding this batch to my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page (details, information and samples available there) :

Harlequin comics

  1. Julia James & KAMIYA Kazumi: The Greek’s Virgin Bride
  2. Kim Lawrence & ASO Ayumu: A Spanish Awakening
  3. Margaret Mayo & HATORI Nina: A Night with Consequences
  4. Marilyn Pappano & KOSAKI Kei: Murphy’s Law
  5. Emma Darcy & HARA Noriko: The Marriage Decider
  6. Kate Walker & RYO Atsumi: Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride
  7. Raye Morgan & YUIZUKI Rei: The Italian’s Forgotten Baby
  8. Elizabeth Power & MIZUHARA Fuyuki: Sins of the Past
  9. Carol Marinelli & KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Wedlocked Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen
  10. India Grey & YAMASHITA Tomomi: At the Argentinean Billionaire’s Bidding
  11. Ally Blake & OKAMOTO Keiko: Falling for the Rebel Heir
  12. Meredith Webber & DAN Karan: Sheikh Surgeon
  13. Margaret Way & ICHIJU Yuko: In the Australian Billionaire’s Arms
  14. Emilie Rose & HAMADA Rieko: His High-stakes Holiday Seduction
  15. Cathy Williams & MAKIMURA Jun: Ruthless Tycoon, Inexperienced Mistress
  16. Nancy Warren & WATANABE Naomi: Whisper
  17. Louise Allen & Earithen: The Viscount’s Betrothal
  18. Kate Hewitt & KOISHIKAWA Canary: The Undoing of De Luca
  19. Tessa Radley & TOMOI Miho: Millionaire Under the Mistletoe
  20. Anne McAllister & Lucy Monroe & NANAHOSHI Sae: Finn’s Twins! / The Playboy’s Seduction

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

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…)

Latest Harlequin comics raws acquisitions added to my collection. Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page.

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & TOBA Shoko: Bride of His Choice
  2. Sharon Sala & NAKAYAMA Sara: Ryder’s Wife
  3. Candace Camp & TAKAYAMA Mayu: No Regrets (translated)
  4. Rebecca Winters & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: The Forbidden Marriage (translated)
  5. Janette Kenny & KIRISAKA Mao: Innocent in the Italian’s Possession
  6. Alexandra Sellers & TAKAGI Yuri: Sheikh’s Betrayal (translated)
  7. Kim Lawrence & WAZUMI Fusako: The Carides Pregnancy (translated)
  8. Alice Sharpe & RYOU Atsumi: Make Me a Match
  9. Kate Walker & FUJIMOTO Sami: The Hired Husband
  10. Kate Hewitt & TODA Megumi: The Sheikh’s Love-child
  11. Grace Green / Laurey Bright & MATSUNAE Akemi: A Miracle for Christmas / Marrying Marcus
  12. Maisey Yates & UCHIDA Kazuna: A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy

Though the only information I can get about Ryou Atsumi is that she is a shoujo mangaka, for some reason, the first time I saw her art, it rang a bell, reminding me of a BL mangaka’s art style. After looking at 3 more Harlequin comics drawn by her, I still have this nagging feeling she may be initially a BL mangaka. I usually prefer BL artists to shoujo artists for their arts but in Ryou-sensei’s case, it’s very not a compliment because her art style is typically the kind I dislike in BL genre.

First, because her characters look like teens, however old they are supposed to be. Second, when I look at her heroine’s face, I see a boy with a ridiculous wig. Sometimes, it’s okay, but in Make Me a Match, I can’t help seeing a boy in disguise, with straight short hair and a lousy fringe that I see on so many guys in BL mangas. But it’s like the artist has reminded herself she’s drawing a girl so she’s added those annoying wavy extensions to convey a somewhat girly vibe. Though, the wavy strands don’t blend with the whole hairdo.

In spite of her efforts, if her male lead design is decent, her heroine still looks male. The shape of the face, the masculine features, the thickness of the neck, the flatness and angles of the body… all this is screaming “boy” to me. You add this to the very doubtful sense of female fashion from the artist, not the kind that you think she just has bad taste but you get the feeling the artist doesn’t know what a “girl” wears. Yeah, you get the picture I absolutely dislike Ryou-sensei’s art style.

Whether you like their art styles of not, shoujo mangakas have a sense on how to draw girls, to the point that even their males often look girly. But with Ryou-sensei, she doesn’t know how to draw a girl and all her characters look like men. That’s the kind of flaw you sometime notice with BL mangakas. I don’t know if Ryou-sensei is one but I have strong suspicions.

Fortunately, I have other artists to brighten my mood. Like Uchida-sensei. She’s primarily a BL mangaka but her art style is good, consistent and mature. And she can draw pretty women!The heroine of A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy is all womanly, pretty sexy in a very female way, thank you very much!
The manga looks quite fun and I hope to see it translated very soon.

As usual, if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, 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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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.