And here comes the chapter 3 of Reforming Lord Ragsdale! At long last!

RLR

Go find out the details of today’s release at PopiahL‘s place.

It is PopiahL’s first scanlation project, so I’m pointing to you that feedback is appreciated. A kind word or just a comment showing interest always do someone good.
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Now, the part where we need everybody’s help.

REQUEST FOR RAWS

About a month ago, PopiahL had tried reaching out to Transient Mirage, offering her translation services for the Wallflowers series. But no reply as of now. They haven’t been much active this year — their last post dates from January…

So I’m asking the people reading this message to pass the word that if someone possesses one or more books of the Japanese manga series and is willing to share the scans for a potential scanlation, could they please contact PopiahL at her site:
http://absolutepopiah.deviantart.com/

Old edition:

 

Or new edition:

 

It seems relevant to give precedence to the Wallflowers series, since the first manga has already been scanlated. But PopiahL is actually interested in any Lisa Kleypas manga — if you’re a little curious, take a look at her deviations.
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And so I continue trying to reduce a little my screencapture waiting list of Harlequin & Romance comic raws. In a way, it’s a good thing that I’m busy with scanlation right now, so I have less time getting tempted by new purchases.

Harlequin comics

  • [Meg Alexander×MURATA Junko]The Love Child (3 books)
  • [Helen Brooks×TANABE Mayumi]The Devil You Know
  • [Kat Cantrell×KISHIDA Reiko]Pregnant by Morning
  • [Susanna Carr×NAGASAWA Satoru]bd2-The Tarnished Jewel of Jazaar
  • [Debra Carroll×KARINO Mao]To Catch a Thief
  • [Lori Foster(bb4)×JET]Jordan
  • [Catherine George×SACHIMI Riho]Husband for Real
  • [Kate Hewitt(dh1)×ASO Ayumu]The Prince She Never Knew
  • [Kate Hewitt(dh2)×SOMA Jinko]Kholodov’s Last Mistress
  • [Penny Jordan(pc1)×HASHIMOTO Takako]A Perfect Family
  • [Penny Jordan(wmeb1)×YAMASHITA Tomomi]The Wealthy Greek’s Contract Wife
  • [Sharon Kendrick×MIDORI Yukako]dmq2-Shamed in the Sands
  • (mcm5)[Jennifer Lewis×SAKURANO Nayuna]The Maverick’s Virgin Mistress
  • [Catherine Mann×TODA Megumi]lb1-Rich Man’s Fake Fiancee
  • [Sandra Marton×TAKIGAWA Eve]b1-Marriage on the Edge
  • [Barbara McMahon×KAWASHIMA Rika]Greek Boss, Dream Proposal
  • [Lucy Monroe(rb3)×UCHIDA Kazuna]The Prince’s Virgin Wife
  • (bb7)[Sarah Morgan×ARISAWA Ryo]Bella’s Disgrace
  • [Carole Mortimer×NAKAMURA Rie]ssc1-Jordan St Claire~Dark and Dangerous
  • [Susan Napier×NAKAYAMA Sara]Phantom Lover
  • [Tessa Radley×YUMI Eko]The Boss’s Baby Affair
  • [Kathryn Taylor×TAKAGI Kana]The Forbidden Bride-to-Be
  • [Anne Weale×KOBAYASHI Hiromi]Worthy of Marriage
  • [Maisey Yates×NARUKAMI Yutta]Her Little White Lie
Details and samples for each manga can be read at the following pages:
► Harlequin comics raws: A-E | F-J | K-O | P-T | U-Z | Complete multi-author series
► Non-Harlequin manga raws: Adapted from Western works | Original Japanese works

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.
But I suggest for English speaking scanlators to look preferably at the non-Harlequin manga list. The Harlequin comics are consistently translated into English by the publisher. So sooner or later, the one you’re interested in will get translated. Contrastingly, the non-Harlequin mangas are barely picked by anyone.

I keep piling the raws purchases and still have no time to screencapture them all. Today is a rare opportunity for me to update a little my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection by adding a few Romance mangas that have been waiting in my hard drive for months, some of them for over a year. Yeah, I’m the laziest of the slackers.

Romance comics
First we have the Romance comics based on Western novels:

  • [Patricia K. Azeltine×SAKURAYA Hibiki]Temporary Husband
  • [Barbara Cartland×HANABUSA Yoko]Paradise Found
  • [Barbara Cartland×HANABUSA Yoko]The Wings of Ecstasy
  • [Barbara Cartland×KOBAYASHI Hiromi]The Innocent Imposter
  • [Barbara Cartland×MIYAMOTO Karin]Love in the Dark
  • [Janet Daily×HARADA Makiko]The Second Time
  • [Aimee Duvall×KISHIDA Reiko]One More Tomorrow
  • [Liz Grady×KOBAYASHI Hiromi]Reclaim the Dream
  • [Anne Hampson×MOCHIZUKI Reiko]Sweet Second Love
  • [E. M. Hull×HANABUSA Yoko]The Sheikh
  • [Valerie King×HASHIMOTO Takako]Wicked and Wonderful
  • [Jayne Ann Krentz×HASHIMOTO Takako]Trust Me
  • [Connie Mason×SAITO Chiho]Sheik
  • [Nora Roberts×HANABUSA Yoko]Tonight and Always
  • [Elizabeth Thornton×HASHIMOTO Takako]The Marriage Trap
  • [Patricia Waddell(gc4)×SANAZAKI Harumo]He Said Never

Then the original Japanese works:

  • [HAMAGUCHI Natsuko]Boku dake no Princess
  • [Kate Field×HANASATO Hikari]Kamen no Sheikh
  • [Sharon Andrew×NAGASAKI Maoko]Matenrou no Sheikh
  • [SAKAI Miwa]Millionaire lawyer likes redhead+A night at the ball
  • [SANAZAKI Harumo]Sheikh ni Koi no Hanataba wo
  • [Margaret Channing×TACHIBANA Kaya]Sabaku no Ou ni Dakaretara

Plus these 2 that are completing the Sheikh to ai no daiya series:

  • (sad2)[OGATA Rin]Aoki Hoshikage no Chikai
  • (sad3)[MAKI Shoko]Aoki Ryuusa no Kuchizuke
Details and samples for each manga can be read at the following pages:
► Harlequin comics raws: A-E | F-J | K-O | P-T | U-Z | Complete multi-author series
► Non-Harlequin manga raws: Adapted from Western works | Original Japanese works

If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.
But I suggest for English speaking scanlators to look preferably at the non-Harlequin manga list. The Harlequin comics are consistently translated into English by the publisher. So sooner or later, the one you’re interested in will get translated. Contrastingly, the non-Harlequin mangas are barely picked by anyone.

The second chapter of Reforming Lord Ragsdale is out! This part was hell to edit but so fun to read at the same time! I hope you’ll enjoy it as well.

RLR

Go meet PopiahL — my partner — and learn more about this pet project of ours.

I remind you it’s her first time translating and participating in scanlation. Even if we do this primarily for our own satisfaction, receiving feedback can also be gratifying.
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So these last weeks, I’ve been busy with RL and a new challenge. This has left me too little time to screencapture mangas.

Because when a few weeks ago, I received a request for a title in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws list from a newbie translator with zero experience in scanlation, I accepted enthusiastically — I’ve been waiting for sooo long that a scanlator would take a look at this manga — and offered my help too.

That’s how the 2 of us ended up laboring on our first collaboration. Here’s your hint about what we’ve been plotting: (⌒.−)=★

RLR

Now, go greet my partner in scanlation hell, PopiahL, and look at today’s release!

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 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…)