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.

First post of the year. Wish you all the best.
I’ve been busy collecting smutty mangas on this holiday season, so less time to browse the romance manga field. My remaining Harlequin comics summer purchases are still waiting in my account at some ebookstore, waiting for me to screencapture them. But I’m the queen of procrastination… That BAD!

I really need to at last copy them in my hard drive. Well, for the time being, I still manage to buy a few more romance mangas added to my list:

Harlequin comics

  1. Paula Marshall & SACHIMI Riho: Rebecca’s Rog ue
  2. Barbara Hannay & NANAHOSHI Sae: Blind Date with the Boss
  3. Lynne Graham & NARUKAMI Yutta: The Stephanides Pregnancy
  4. Judith McWilliams & HAZAMA Mori: Did You Say… Wife
  5. Helen Bianchin & OHASHI Suguru: Purchased by the Billionaire
  6. Emma Darcy & TODA Megumi: The Costarella Conquest
  7. Kate Hewitt & ARISAWA Ryo: Zoe’s Lesson
  8. Sherryl Woods & NAKAMURA Chisato: A Love Beyond Words
  9. Leigh Michaels & NAKAYAMA Sara: The Boss’s Daughter
  10. Penny Jordan & HIROSE Mihoko: Master of Pleasure
  11. Catherine George & YONETANI Takane: City Cinderella
  12. Lucy Gordon & SACHIMI Riho: Tycoon for Hire
  13. Catherine George & SOH Michiko: Leader of the Pack
  14. Sharon Kendrick & FUMIZUKI Kyoko: Finn’s Pregnant Bride
  15. Margaret Barker & ITO Kako: Christmas in Paris
  16. Marjorie Lewty & KOBAYASHI Mine: Misleading Engagement
  17. Miranda Lee & HOSHIAI Misao: The Millionaire’s Mistress
  18. Rosalie Ash & KARI Erika: The Trophy Wife
  19. Deborah Simmons & TSUYA Satomi: The Companion
  20. Sophie Weston & TSUJI Rikako: The Sheikh’s Bride

And the non-Harlequin mangas:

  1. Carole Buck & KASUGA Kaoru: Simply Magic
  2. SANAZAKI Harumo: Bara no tiara
  3. Kat Attalla & NATSUME Aiko: Royal Blue
  4. HASHIMOTO Takako: Aoki Umi no Koibumi
  5. MIKAZUKI Kougetsu & TATSUMI Jin: The Hotel Magnate’s Cinderella
  6. Gaston Leroux & Mirai & YATSUKI Yako: PersonA~Phantom of the Opera~
  7. Nigana & KOUZUKI Sachino: Arabian Romance~Hanayome wa Ou no Ude de Madoromu
  8. MIZUSHIMA Shinobu & TAKAHASHI Itsumi: Bought Wedding

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.

This time around, because I was so into smut shoujos and joseis these last months, I’ve picked 4 of them to include into the romance mangas. They have Western settings or at least are toying with Western romance criteria, mixed with that exotic Japanese flair. (more…)

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.

Here we go with some of the Harlequin comics I bought this summer. There are still over 50 of them that I haven’t found the time to screencap yet.

Harlequin comics

  1. Sarah Morgan & TAMAI Makiko: The Greek’s Blackmailed Wife
  2. Jo Leigh & KOHSAKI Kei: Ms. Match
  3. Kasey Michaels & SACHIMI Riho: Bachelor on the Prowl
  4. Jessica Steele & TOMOI Miho: A Nine-to-Five Affair
  5. Penny Jordan & INOUE Emiko: A Secret Disgrace
  6. Maureen Child & BEPPU Chizuko: Have Bride, Need Groom
  7. Jackie Braun & ASO Ayumu: The Tycoon’s Christmas Proposal
  8. Roxanne St.Claire & HANATSU Yoshiko: Like A Hurricane
  9. Helen Brooks & KAMIYA Kazumi: The Bride’s Secret
  10. Sara Craven & NATSUMI Rin: One Reckless Night
  11. Sherryl Woods & YOSHIDA Yayoi: Marrying A Delacourt
  12. Ruth Ryan Langan & SACHIMI Riho: Rory
  13. Miranda Lee & JET: Love-slave to the Sheikh
  14. Marion Lennox & FUJIOMI Miyako: Rescue At Cradle Lake
  15. Betty Neels & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: The Promise of Happiness
  16. Deborah Simmons & HIDAKA Nanao: The Unexpected Guest
  17. Penny Jordan & HIMEKI Kaori: Time Fuse
  18. Metsy Hingle & IIZUKA Akiko: Wife with Amnesia
  19. Jennie Lucas & OGATA Rin: The Virgin’s Choice
  20. Lucy Gordon & TAMAI Makiko: The Pregnancy Bond
  21. Michelle Celmer & SAKURANO Nayuna: The Oilman’s Baby Bargain
  22. Sara Craven & FUJITA Kazuko: Count Valieri’s Prisoner
  23. Anna Cleary & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: My Tall Dark Greek Boss
  24. Sara Craven & UESUGI Kanako: The Highest Stakes of All
  25. Gail Ranstrom & TSUYA Satomi: Saving Sarah (2 books)
  26. India Grey & KIRISAKA Mao: Her Last Night of Innocence
  27. Nancy Warren & AMANO Nasuno: Under the Influence
  28. Anne Stuart & HASHIMOTO Takako: A Dark & Stormy Night

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 newest purchases.

Romance comics

  1. Lee Williams & KAWAKAMI Chikako: A Little Night Music
  2. AYABE Mizuho: Prince and false bride
  3. Isabel K. French & HIDAKA Nanao: Beauty and the Sheikh
  4. Diana Morgan & HASHIMOTO Takako: The Wedding Belle
  5. Anne Hampson & OGATA Rin: Payment in Full
  6. Linda Howard & HARA Noriko: Open Season
  7. HIBIKI Naomi: Flower Thief Prince
  8. John Taintor Foote & MINATO Yoriko: Notorious
  9. Anne Hampson & UESUGI Kanako: Where Eagles Nest
  10. Yohna: The Morning I Met Goddess
  11. Barbara Cartland & HANABUSA Yoko: A Nightingale Sang
  12. Jasmine Craig & ISEZAKI Towa: Imprisoned Heart
  13. Claire Williams & KANA Azumi: Ougon no Sheikh to Toware no Hanayome
  14. SACHIMI Riho: Emerald Queen
  15. SANAZAKI Harumo: Sheikh wa Koi no Miyako de
  16. TSUJI Rikako: The Sheikh and a Desert Pearl
  17. Carole Buck & KARINO Mao: Love Play
  18. Margaret Channing & TACHIBANA Kaya: Nessa no Ryuu ni Koi wo Shite
  19. Barbara Cartland & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: A Gentleman in Love
  20. Anne Hampson & NATSUME Aiko: Desire

There were promos at a place where I buy digital raws so I was quick to make use of the campaign to grab these Romance comics. I got a few surprises, the biggest one being Jasmine Craig’s Imprisoned Heart, illustrated by Isezaki-sensei. It’s the first Harlequin novel I remember reading in French. I was a teen at that time, around 11 or 12 years old. I never got hooked to Harlequin books before my 20s. But I do remember this one because among the 2 or 3 Harlequin books I read back then, it was different. And reminiscing about the story over 20 years later, I’d like to find again this novel and re-read it.

As usual, info and details about these Romance comics can be found at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection.
And if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more from that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

Newest acquisitions. You’ll get more details and information about these at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection.

Harlequin comics

  1. Joan Elliot Pickart & IZUMI Show: A Wish and a Prince
  2. Lynne Graham & MOMOSE Natsu: The Sheikh’s Innocent Bride (translated)
  3. Michelle Reid & KYUKA Min: The Markonos Bride
  4. Julia James & OGIMARU Masako: Royally Bedded, Regally Wedded (translated)
  5. Jane Porter & MIDORI Yukako: Taken by the Highest Bidder
  6. Sara Craven & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: Marriage by Deception
  7. Jo Leigh & OKAZAKI Hitomi: Scent of a Woman
  8. Fiona Harper & WAZUMI Fusako: Invitation to the Boss’s Ball
  9. Jane Porter(pb1) & TANAKA Rin: The Sultan’s Bought Bride
  10. Jane Porter(pb2) & TANAKA Rin: The Greek’s Royal Mistress
  11. Jane Porter(pb3) & TANAKA Rin: The Italian’s Virgin Princess
  12. Jane Porter(pb4-end) & MIZUKI Mio: The Sheikh’s Virgin
  13. Susan Mallery & TAKAGI Kana: The Sheik and the Christmas Bride
  14. Jennifer LaBrecque & IIZUKA Akiko: Andrew in Excess
  15. SACHIMI Riho: Desert Love (scanlated)
  16. Olivia Christine & TACHIBANA Kaya: Doctor no Koi no Nayami
  17. John Dighton & HANABUSA Yoko: Roman Holiday (scanlated)
  18. Olivia Christine & HIDAKA Nanao: Koisuru Keiyaku
  19. TAKADA Yuko: Hollywood Star to Koisuru Houhou
  20. SANAZAKI Harumo: Glass no Princess
  21. Mary Orr & OGATA Rin: All about Eve
  22. UIKA & HOSHIAI Misao: Ai to Itsuwari no Giselle
  23. Patti Beckman & NATSUME Aiko: Tender Deception
  24. Barbara Cartland & SAKURAYA Hibiki: Touch a Star

Because my collection has grown so huge (there are over 350 mangas and I’m still buying more), I’ve decided that compiling all datas in 1 post isn’t the best solution. For some time already, the Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page was taking forever to load.
So I thought about just making a text list so that the main page could appear faster and give links to pages with the detailed datas and samples. I should have switched to that text list long ago. Now that I look at it, it’s clearer for me to know what I actually have… and what I’d want to purchase in the future.

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.

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.