I feel like an utter failure. Don’t laugh but despite my efforts to scan the Harlequin comics purchased a year ago, there are still some left unattended. I’m terrible, buying more and more and unable to find the time to screencapture them all in my greed. I try, I swear that I try!

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

Harlequin comics

  1. Jill Shalvis and INOUE Emiko: Blind Date Disasters
  2. Kim Lawrence and KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Luca’s Secretary Bride
  3. Olivia Gates and TODA Megumi: The Sheikh’s Redemption
  4. Jennifer Taylor and WAZUMI Fusako: Jungle Fever
  5. Karen Templeton and IDE Chikae: Honky-tonk Cinderella
  6. Michelle Reid and AI Marito: House of Glass
  7. Sharon Kendrick and ASO Ayumu: The Greek Tycoon’s Baby Bargain
  8. Amanda Browning and KOBAYASHI Hiromi: His After-Hours Mistress
  9. Christine Rimmer and HOSHIAI Misao: Prince and Future… Dad?
  10. Sandra Marton and TODA Megumi: The Greek Prince’s Chosen Wife
  11. Jennie Adams and NATSUMI Rin: Nine-to-Five Bride
  12. Linda Goodnight and NOWAKI Nei: Her Prince’s Secret Son
  13. Betty Neels and ISHIKAWA Mami: Love Can Wait
  14. Jennie Lucas and IKEZAWA Satomi: To Love, Honor and Betray
  15. Chantelle Shaw and KOHAKU Yu: The Greek’s Acquisition
  16. Jane Donnelly and KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Max’s Proposal
  17. Sharon Kendrick and NANAHOSHI Sae: A Tainted Beauty
  18. Chantelle Shaw and HORI Erio: Untouched Until Marriage
  19. Kate Hardy and NAKAMURA Chisato: The Doctor’s Royal Love-child
  20. Heidi Rice and HASUMI Toi: Unfinished Business with the Duke
  21. Lynn Raye Harris and UCHIDA Kazuna: Revelations of the Night Before
  22. Jacqueline Baird and OKAMOTO Keiko: A Husband of Convenience
  23. Jessica Hart and FUMIZUKI Kyoko: The Convenient Fiancee
  24. Sarah Morgan and SAKURA Haruhi: A Bride for Glenmore
  25. Kim Lawrence and TSUYA Satomi: Maid For Montero
  26. Cathy Williams and SHINOHARA Masami: The Italian Billionaire’s Secret Love-child
  27. Heather MacAllister and KOBAYASHI Mine: The Paternity Plan
  28. Carol Marinelli and HANATSU Yoshiko: The Italian’s Touch

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

But I’d really like for scanlators to look at the Romance mangas instead of the Harlequin ones. It’s not that I don’t like Harlequin comics. It’s just that they are now consistently translated and released by the publisher. So sooner or later, the Harlequin manga you’re interested in will be officially translated. In comparison, the Romance mangas are hardly picked up by anyone so far.

I still haven’t screencapped all the Harlequin comics left from last summer shopping spree. Gosh, this is so hopeless… In my defense, there are not a lot left, about 20 or 30, I think. But I keep buying more, crazy collector me!

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

Harlequin comics

  1. Susan Kearney & MIYAMOTO Karin: Royal Target
  2. Amy Fetzer & MORI Motoko: Undercover Marriage
  3. Jacqueline Baird & OGATA Hiromi: Picture of Innocence
  4. Barbara Shenck & AKINO Nanami: The Playboy and the Nanny
  5. Kate Hardy & MAKI Akemi: In the Gardener’s Bed
  6. Anne Mather & OHASHI Kaoru: His Forbidden Passion
  7. Tessa Radley & NOWAKI Nei: Spaniard’s Seduction
  8. Annette Broadrick & HOSHINO Masami: Danger Becomes You
  9. Josie Metcalfe & MIURA Hiroko: Her Longed-For Family
  10. Penny Jordan & UCHIDA Kazuna: The Marriage Demand
  11. Susan Napier & KURODA Kasumi: Secret Seduction
  12. Elizabeth Harbison & HAZAMA Kuremi: Wife Without a Past

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Linda Howard & SANAZAKI Harumo: After the Night (2 books)
  2. HASHIMOTO Takako: Koi wa Suteki na Mahou
  3. Elizabeth Boyle & NAKAMURA Chisato: Something About Emmaline (2 books) (scanlated)
  4. Elizabeth Boyle & NAKAMURA Chisato: This Rake of Mine (2 books)
  5. Jane Austen & MOCHIZUKI Reiko: Pride and Prejudice (2 books)
  6. Carla Kelly & KISHIDA Reiko: Reforming Lord Ragsdale
  7. MAFUNE Runoa & YAMADA Pan: Royal Prince no HatsukoiKyuutei Netsuai Romance
  8. NAGATANIEN Sakura & KOUZUKI Sachino: Keiyaku no KissDaifugou to Kizoku Reijou

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

There are only 2 smutty additions this time: Royal Prince no Hatsukoi and Keiyaku no Kiss. Both are kinda disappointing for me, though they are sweet reads. I’m especially enthusiast about my Reforming Lord Ragsdale purchase. I’ve never read anything written by Carly Kelly, but this manga is sure something really different and lively. I’m not going to comment more about it though hope a scanlator or some publisher will decide to translate it because the manga is very good!

So, I’m gonna talk a little bit about my impressions about the 2 smutty mangas of my selection. (more…)

I don’t feel like writing a detailed post today. Anyways, information for the mangas below is compiled in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection. For samples, go there. And as usual, if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more, listed at that page, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Harlequin comics

Today I’m adding 12 mangas to my collection.

  1. Lucy Monroe & OKAMOTO Keiko: Wedding Vow of Revenge
  2. Carole Mortimer & ICHIJU Yuko: Bound by Contract
  3. Emma Wildes & OHARA Juri: Lessons from a Scarlet Lady
  4. Julia James & ASOU Ayumu: Greek Tycoon, Waitress Wife (scanlated)
  5. Kathryn Ross & AKINO Nanami: Blackmailed by the Boss
  6. Maya Banks & HIDAKA Nanao: The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress (translated)
  7. Catherine George & SOMA Jinko: Lair of the Dragon
  8. Emilie Rose & INOUE Emiko: The Millionaire’s Indecent Proposal
  9. Olivia Gates & MISONO Ellie: Doctors on the Frontline
  10. Jennifer LaBrecque & HASHIMOTO Takako: Kids + Cops = Chaos
  11. Jacqueline Baird & HORI Erio: Giordanni’s Proposal
  12. Lindsay Armstrong & NANAHOSHI Sae: The Girl He Never Noticed

All of them are Harlequin comics except for Lessons from a Scarlet Lady, published under the Bamboo Comics imprint. This manga was confusing, jumping from one couple to the other. It seems like the novel is just the same. It’s a pity because the main couple is deliciously spicy while the secondary couple offers your usual type of vanilla romance… without porn. Must be the lack of smut involving the second couple that caused my boredom with them. As for the main couple, fortunately, there’s plenty of smut bordering on kinky to satisfy my pervy self and catch my attention. Plus, I like romances featuring couples already married needing to deal with what happens after the marriage.

About Kids + Cops = Chaos, I love it for 2 reasons. Reason 1: Jennifer LaBrecque. Reason 2: Hashimoto-sensei. I’ve always appreciated Jennifer LaBrecque’s stories. They are always funny, sweet and plaster a smile on your face for hours. I don’t understand the text parts in the manga but Hashimito-sensei’s drawings are expressive enough to make me laugh out loud from the start to the end. The author was lucky to have sensei illustrate her story because there aren’t many Harlequin comic mangakas who can convey humor like Hashimoto-san — personally, I think she’s the best. She draws the most impishly cute kids and paces her panels the right way to bring out the comedy. I couldn’t help cracking up at those kids’ pranks and antics. Boy, this manga is so hilarious!

I’ll conclude with a special mention for Doctors on the Frontline. This manga is different from your usual Harlequin comics, or even your standard Harlequin novel. I’ve known Misono Ellie — also spelled Misono Erii —since her manga adaptation of the BL Corsair series. It was already visually pretty back then, and when I saw the previews for sensei’s first Harlequin comics, I couldn’t wait to purchase the digital manga. The art is even more pretty than what I remember. And the story is… something different. The setting and gripping introduction scene make you really feel this is happening in a war zone. The tense atmosphere, people on edge, the urgency of the situations…

I like a lot when the heroine is truly a strong woman — hey, you have to commend this lady who uses a gun and actually shoots in the very first pages of the manga! And the hero is totally hot. I have a thing for tough looking pretty guys, unkempt with a stubble. And they look even sexier wearing bandages… Talking about sexy, the one sex scene of the manga is short but so HOT!? No no, you don’t see the dirty bits but the facial expressions are so sensual, you can well imagine those dirty passionate things they must be doing!

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.

The Reluctant FiancéeAdding another HQc to my list. The Reluctant FiancéeAs expected from Iwasaki-sensei, the art is gorgeous and the story looks charming. I’m not too fond of Leon’s curly hair, but later on the manga, the curls are cut short… which I like better. Bea looks like a nice and strong woman. Maybe a bit young and quick to jump to conclusions, but both characters’ shared past speaks of so much love and probably explains Bea’s and Leon’s insecurities related to their age gap. The ending is lovely, with a hint of humour. -(๑☆‿ ☆#)ᕗ

If someone is interested in scanlating this manga, you’ll find the specifications and samples of the files in Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection and you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

HQcAuthor: Jacqueline Baird
Artist: IWASAKI Youko
English title: The Reluctant Fiancée

Synopsis
Second-time seduction! Bea has been reunited with Leon Gregoris, her ex-fiancé. But this time Leon won’t mesmerize her with his dark Greek-Cypriot good looks. Bea is older and in charge of herself now; she won’t be captive to sexual chemistry!
Then Leon announces they are engaged again—which is news to Bea! Before she can protest, Leon has whisked her away to his luxury villa in Cyprus. And guess what: that same mutual, intense physical attraction is as strong as ever. Bea might be unwilling to be Leon’s fiancée a second time, but it’s proving harder to steer clear of his bed!