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.

For the translators who’d want to scanlate extra pages not included in the translated versions released by the publisher, here you are.

HQc The Maverick
By Diana Palmer & Karan Dan
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HQc Hot Boss, Boardroom Mistress
By Natalie Anderson & Masako Ogimaru
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HQc Prince Voronov’s Virgin
By Lynn Raye Harris & Ryo Arisawa
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HQc The Billionaire Daddy
By Renee Roszel & Sami Fujimoto
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HQc A Paper Marriage
By Jessica Steele & Saemi Takahashi
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HQc Monarch of the Sands
By Sharon Kendrick & Rin Ogata
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HQc Her Real-Life Hero
By Trish Wylie & Tomoko Sato
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HQc Seeking Single Male – The Personal Touch! 1
By Stephanie Bond & Mayu Takayama
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HQc The Marriage Adventure
By Hannah Bernard & Kasumi Kuroda
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HQc Bought: One Bride
By Miranda Lee & Kyoko Sagara
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Here we go again with a bunch of raws added to my collection.

Harlequin comics
First the Harlequin comics:

  1. Melissa McClone & TAMURA Junko: Plain Jane’s Prince Charming
  2. Debra Lee Brown & SACHIMI Riho: Ice Maiden
  3. Violet Winspear & TSUYA Satomi: No Man of Her Own
  4. Michelle Reid & OKADA Junko: A Sicilian Seduction
  5. Leigh Michaels & TAKAI Mio: The Fake Fiancé!
  6. Susan Stephens & SOMA Jinko: Bedded By The Desert King
  7. Daphne Clair & SARUSUBERI Banana: Salzano’s Captive Bride
  8. Joanna Maitland & HOSHIAI Misao: His Cavalry Lady
  9. Fiona Harper & AYABE Mizuho: English Lord, Ordinary Lady
  10. Annette Broadrick & HOSHINO Masami: Branded
  11. Sharon Kendrick & FUJIMOTO Sami: The Royal Baby Revelation
  12. Susan Stephens & UCHIDA Kazuna: Master of the Desert

Then the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Lynn Kurland & SANAZAKI Harumo: That is All I Ask (2 books)
  2. Anne Hampson & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: Devotion
  3. HARA Noriko: Yume Oibito no Mure
  4. Jan Mathews & AKINO Nanami: Shady Lady
  5. Janet Dailey & MISATO Ryouko: The Hostage Bride
  6. Aimee Duvall & TAKAYAMA Mayu: Lover in Blue
  7. Jasmine Craig & OGATA Hiromi: Runaway Love
  8. MOCHIZUKI Reiko: Koushaku to Himitsu no Koi

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.

I still have plenty mangas bought last summer that I haven’t screenshot yet. And there are so many more I want to purchase. But I’m trying to be reasonable. First I need to take care of those summer purchases but I’m such a procrastinator, it’s turning ridiculous.

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.