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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It’s been a while and I bought a lot of mangas. There are many promos at different sites so I just grab the Harlequin and Romance comics I don’t have yet in Japanese. Here are some of those latest acquisitions. Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page.

Harlequin comics

  1. Jessica Steele & BEPPU Chizuko: A Most Suitable Wife (translated)
  2. Michelle Reid & KOHAKU Yuu: The Greek’s Forced Bride
  3. Lucy Gordon & TAKAYAMA Mayu: Married Under the Italian Sun (translated)
  4. Meredith Webber & YAMASHITA Tomomi: Sheikh, Children’s Doctor…husband (translated)
  5. Rebecca Winters & HIDAKA Nanao: A Royal Bride of Convenience
  6. Penny Jordan & JET: Wanting His Child (translated)
  7. Jane Porter & DAN Karan: A Dark Sicilian Secret
  8. Sandra Marton & NAGASAWA Satoru: The Sheikh’s Rebellious Mistress
  9. Liz Fielding & NAKAYAMA Sara: Her Wish-list Bridegroom
  10. Annie West & MOMOSE Natsu: Girl in the Bedouin Tent
  11. Chantelle Shaw & KUSUNOKI Kei: Argentinian Playboy, Unexpected Love-Child
  12. Olivia Gates & KYUKA Min: The Once And Future Prince (translated)
  13. Lynne Graham & HOSHIAI Misao: The Frenchman’s Love-child
  14. Natalie Anderson & MINATO Yoriko: Unbuttoned by Her Maverick Boss
  15. Debbie Macomber & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: Lonesome Cowboy
  16. Leanne Banks & NARUKAMI Yutta: Billionaire Extraordinaire
  17. Sharon Kendrick & UESUGI Kanako: Getting Even
  18. Jane Sullivan & HANATSU Yoshiko: Risky Business
  19. Leanne Banks & TOMOI Miho: The Prince’s Texas Bride
  20. Abby Green & YOKOI Rina: Bought for the Frenchman’s Pleasure

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. KUREBAYASHI Tsukiko: Doctor ni Koi no Wana wo
  2. Nora Roberts & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: Endings and Beginnings
  3. Misaki Chihiro & SASAKI Misuzu: Yuuwaku no Wana
  4. Judith Ivory & SANAZAKI Harumo: Sleeping Beauty (2 books)
  5. Emma Holly & TAKAMURE Tamotsu: Beyond Innocence
  6. Anne Hampson & SAGARA Kyoko: A Kiss and a Promise
  7. Carole Buck & HIMURA Soraha: Intruder’s Kiss
  8. Carole Buck & TSUJI Rikako: Fallen Angel
  9. Clarence Budington Kelland & OGATA Hiromi: Mr Deeds Goes to Town
  10. MOMOKAWA Haruhiko: Sheikh to Shakunetsu no Sapphire

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.

Maybe I’m in a foul mood, or maybe it’s that bad cold making me cough for over a month that’s turning me grumpy. I absolutly dislike Beyond Innocence illustrated by Takamure Tamotsu-san. It’s one of the rare Emma Holly’s novels I’ve read and liked. Even if I don’t expect a manga adaptation to be accurate, I barely recognize the story.

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And here comes the time for me to show 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

  • Barbara Cartland & AIKAWA Momoko: The Heart Triumphant
  • TAKAGUCHI Satosumi: Story of a flower and the prince
  • Adrienne Basso & UESUGI Kanako: A Night to Remember
  • Sharon Kendrick & MIDORI Yukako: The Mediterranean Prince’s Passion
  • Lynn Raye Harris & NARUKAMI Yutta: Kept for the Sheikh’s Pleasure
  • Anne Ashley & HANABUSA Yoko: The Earl of Rayne’s Ward
  • Jennifer Taylor & FUJIOMI Miyako: Their Little Christmas Miracle
  • Emilie Rose & AI Marito: Executive’s Pregnancy Ultimatum
  • Abby Green & NOWAKI Nei: The Virgin’s Secret
  • Justine Davis & KASUMI Mayu: A Whole Lot of Love
  • Natalie Anderson & SHIOMIYA Yuki: Bedded by Arrangement
  • Margaret Moore & IWASAKI Yoko: A Lover’s Kiss

In this set, there are 2 mangas that have obvious flaws between what the plot is promising and what the artist draws. First is Narukami Yutta’s adaptation of Kept for the Sheikh’s Pleasure. Sensei has a questionable sense of Arabian fashion. I doubt the heroine can wander around an Arabian country as scantily dressed as she is most of the time. In private, I guess it is tolerated, preferably in the bedroom for the hero’s eyes only, but it’s not much plausible that she goes out like that. You wonder how come she’s not raped as soon as she sets a foot outside, or just arrested for public indecency. Narukami-sensei’s sense of Arabian male clothes is also questionable at times. The low-cut square collar doesn’t look much manly on a man. And towards the end, there are a few scenes where I had the impression sensei was confusing Arabian fashion with the ancient Greece.

The other manga, Kasumi Mayu’s adaptation of A Whole Lot of Love, presents a major flaw to me. I’m frustrated in this case because the art style is pleasant and consistent, the story looks interesting, everything seems to be done nicely. But the synopsis says the heroine is a plus-size woman. Heck, the main appeal of the story is that the heroine is a “big” girl. But Kasumi-sensei’s design just delivers a normal figure heroine. You can’t even start to describe her as plump. She’s just an average lady, who looks tall, healthy on a rather lean side, and has a slim waist any girl would envy. So that’s hard to believe that a crowd could be laughing at the heroine for being a “fatty” when they aren’t that thinner than her. If only sensei had just drawn the heroine with say, at least 20 pounds more of excess weight, the story would have looked a little more realistic visually and the heroine would still be cute.