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

HQc Saving Sarah 1
By Gail Ranstrom & Satomi Tsuya
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HQc Kept For The Sheikh’s Pleasure
By Lynn Raye Harris & Yutta Narukami
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HQc A Royal Bride of Convenience
By Rebecca Winters & Nanao Hidaka
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HQc Wedding Vow Of Revenge
By Lucy Monroe & Keiko Okamoto
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HQc Brazilian Boss, Virgin Housekeeper
By Maggie Cox & Jinko Soma
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Here we go again with a bunch of Harlequin comics I bought this summer. There are still over 40 mangas sitting in my account at that ebookstore where I got them and that I need to screencap.

Harlequin comics

  1. Myrna Mackenzie & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: At The Billionaire’s Bidding
  2. Robyn Donald & KAMIYA Kazumi: The Stone Princess
  3. Michelle Celmer & ASO Ayumu: An Affair With The Princess
  4. Susan Stephens & EIDA Kyoko: Count Maxime’s Virgin
  5. Lynne Graham & HASHIMOTO Takako: A Mediterranean Marriage
  6. Christina Hollis & OGURA Tsukushi: The Count of Castelfino
  7. Lindsay Armstrong & UINO Rio: The Billionaire Boss’s Innocent Bride
  8. Kathryn Jensen & SATO Tomoko: I Married A Prince
  9. Abby Green & NANAHOSHI Sae: The Legend of de Marco
  10. Sarah Holland & HAMADA Rieko: Red-hot Lover
  11. Alaina Hawthorne & TAKAKURA Tomoko: Make-believe Bride
  12. Maggie Cox & EIDA Kyoko: The Rich Man’s Love-child
  13. Jessica Hart & YONETANI Takane: Newlyweds of Convenience
  14. Kim Lawrence & YUMI Eko: Mistress by Mistake
  15. Emilie Rose & ICHINOSEKI Rinko: Scandalous Passion
  16. Marie Ferrarella & TODA Megumi: The Bachelor
  17. Vicki Lewis Thompson & KODA Ikuko: Every Woman’s Fantasy
  18. Sarah Holland & OGOSHI Natsue: The Dominant Male
  19. Jackie Braun & HIMURA Soraha: The Game Show Bride
  20. Kim Lawrence & OGATA Hiromi: Under The Spaniard’s Lock And Key

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Olivia Christine & HIDAKA Nanao: Oujo to Bodyguard
  2. SANAZAKI Harumo: Prince to Ai no Kaori
  3. YANAGIWARA Ichihi & TOMOI Miho: Counterclockwise Waltz
  4. Julianne Maclean & SASAKI Misuzu: Be My Prince
  5. SAKAI Miwa: Gouman Sheikh ni Goyoujin
  6. Zoe Akins & Katherine Albert & Dale Eunson & TAKAYAMA Mayu: How to Marry a Millionaire
  7. Barbara Cartland & SAGARA Kyoko: A World of Love
  8. Lynn Kurland & TSUJI Rikako: A Dance Through Time (2 books)

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.

Here we go with my new acquisitions. Information and samples for these mangas are compiled in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection. 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

  • HARA Chieko: The Duke and I (reserved for English scanlation)
  • Nora Roberts’ Three Sisters Island trilogy illustrated by TACHIBANA Kaya:
    1. Dance Upon the Air
    2. Heaven and Earth
    3. Face the Fire
  • Deborah Hale & SACHIMI Riho: The Bonny Bride
  • Leigh Michaels & AMANE Ritsuka: Backwards Honeymoon (translated)
  • Michele Dunaway & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: Nine Months’ Notice
  • Jessica Steele & INOUE Youko: With his Ring
  • Emilie Rose & NAGASAWA Satoru: Paying the Playboy’s Price
  • Caitlin Crews & SHINOHARA Masami: The Man Behind the Scars
  • Maggie Cox & SOUMA Jinko: Brazilian Boss, Virgin Housekeeper
  • Kate Hewitt & SAKUYA Kaishi: The Greek Tycoon’s Convenient Bride

I’m no fan of Hara Chieko. In general, old school is not my cup of tea but sensei’s drawings don’t bother me contrary to other well-known mangakas’, maybe because she has a sweet understated style — old school style usually tends to annoy the hell out of me with melodrama and theatrics overuse. I wouldn’t have bought this manga on my own but exceptionally, purchased it for a scanlator who needed decent raws. In the end, I should thank them because after browsing the manga, I think the story looks nice and sweet. It doesn’t change my opinion about Hara Chieko’s art style but I’m curious to read this manga once it’ll be scanlated.

In this set of 12 mangas, I’m only put off by With his Ring. It’s a pity because the drawing is not bad, nicely detailed, and the story seems sweet. But I can’t stand the hero’s face! He has prettier and more delicate female features than the heroine. His flyaway hair is darn ridiculous and what’s with the absurdly long eyelashes for a man?! Other mangakas also draw feminine looking heros but it doesn’t bother me as much because they actually draw all characters, males and females, like that. In this case, it especially disturbs me because the other men appear decently male. Sorry but as soon as I saw the hero, I had images of Takarazuka revue flashing in my mind, otokoyakus parading with their kitschy wigs, padded suits and corny songs.

Better not dwell too much on this disappointment and instead mention the manga I’ve prefered this time: The Man Behind the Scars. The illustrations look so lush and mouth watering. And I’m a sucker for attractively drawn men with scarred faces.
Shinohara Masami is an alias for the BL mangaka Suzuhara Shino. I already noticed sensei’s art style in the past and wanted to read her recent BL works. But when I saw the previews for The Man Behind the Scars, I was a goner. The technical mastery reminds me of JET’s and Iwasaki Yoko’s though the 3 mangaka’s art styles are different. It’s something about the maturity of their drawings, the precise way they draw facial expressions and bodies like the characters are breathing and moving…

I’m hoping to see Shinohara-san’s Harlequin comics translated very soon. The biggest flaw I’ve noticed in her art is that her hero’s design screams Asian — slanted eyes, slick black hair. But I can forgive her because the vulnerable Scottish man is flat-out hot. Well, the dark looks can pass for some exotic British mix.