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.

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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.

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 Sheikh’s Chosen Wife ~ Hot-blooded Husbands 1
By Michelle Reid & Junko Murata
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HQc The Call Of The Desert
By Abby Green & Kyoko Sagara
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HQc The Moretti Heir ~ Moretti’s Legacy 1
By Katherine Garbera & Rurika Fuyuki
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HQc Naughty Or Nice
By Emilie Richards & Rika Kawashima
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HQc Claimed: Secret Royal Son
By Marion Lennox & Reiko Morisaki
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HQc The Kanellis Scandal
By Michelle Reid & Akira Fujiwara
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HQc Enticed By His Forgotten Lover ~ Pregnancy & Passion 1
By Maya Banks & Nanao Hidaka
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HQc His Christmas Acquisition
By Cathy Williams & Junko Matsufuji
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HQc The Tycoon’s Mistress
By Sara Craven & Yukari Ito
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HQc After Their Vows
By Michelle Reid & Kazuna Uchida
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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…)

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.

Latest Harlequin comics raws acquisitions added to my collection. Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page.

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & TOBA Shoko: Bride of His Choice
  2. Sharon Sala & NAKAYAMA Sara: Ryder’s Wife
  3. Candace Camp & TAKAYAMA Mayu: No Regrets (translated)
  4. Rebecca Winters & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: The Forbidden Marriage (translated)
  5. Janette Kenny & KIRISAKA Mao: Innocent in the Italian’s Possession
  6. Alexandra Sellers & TAKAGI Yuri: Sheikh’s Betrayal (translated)
  7. Kim Lawrence & WAZUMI Fusako: The Carides Pregnancy (translated)
  8. Alice Sharpe & RYOU Atsumi: Make Me a Match
  9. Kate Walker & FUJIMOTO Sami: The Hired Husband
  10. Kate Hewitt & TODA Megumi: The Sheikh’s Love-child
  11. Grace Green / Laurey Bright & MATSUNAE Akemi: A Miracle for Christmas / Marrying Marcus
  12. Maisey Yates & UCHIDA Kazuna: A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy

Though the only information I can get about Ryou Atsumi is that she is a shoujo mangaka, for some reason, the first time I saw her art, it rang a bell, reminding me of a BL mangaka’s art style. After looking at 3 more Harlequin comics drawn by her, I still have this nagging feeling she may be initially a BL mangaka. I usually prefer BL artists to shoujo artists for their arts but in Ryou-sensei’s case, it’s very not a compliment because her art style is typically the kind I dislike in BL genre.

First, because her characters look like teens, however old they are supposed to be. Second, when I look at her heroine’s face, I see a boy with a ridiculous wig. Sometimes, it’s okay, but in Make Me a Match, I can’t help seeing a boy in disguise, with straight short hair and a lousy fringe that I see on so many guys in BL mangas. But it’s like the artist has reminded herself she’s drawing a girl so she’s added those annoying wavy extensions to convey a somewhat girly vibe. Though, the wavy strands don’t blend with the whole hairdo.

In spite of her efforts, if her male lead design is decent, her heroine still looks male. The shape of the face, the masculine features, the thickness of the neck, the flatness and angles of the body… all this is screaming “boy” to me. You add this to the very doubtful sense of female fashion from the artist, not the kind that you think she just has bad taste but you get the feeling the artist doesn’t know what a “girl” wears. Yeah, you get the picture I absolutely dislike Ryou-sensei’s art style.

Whether you like their art styles of not, shoujo mangakas have a sense on how to draw girls, to the point that even their males often look girly. But with Ryou-sensei, she doesn’t know how to draw a girl and all her characters look like men. That’s the kind of flaw you sometime notice with BL mangakas. I don’t know if Ryou-sensei is one but I have strong suspicions.

Fortunately, I have other artists to brighten my mood. Like Uchida-sensei. She’s primarily a BL mangaka but her art style is good, consistent and mature. And she can draw pretty women!The heroine of A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy is all womanly, pretty sexy in a very female way, thank you very much!
The manga looks quite fun and I hope to see it translated very soon.

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.

And here I go with a new batch of Japanese Harlequin comics I recently acquired.

Harlequin comics

As usual, if someone is interested in scanlating one or more stories presented in this post or listed in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

So, these are the 12 mangas I’m introducing to you. Amongst them, I finally purchased the second book of the Twin Brides duet to complete this series.

  • Annie Burrows & MURATA Junko: The Rake’s Secret Son
  • Caitlin Crews & OKADA Junko: The Replacement Wife
  • Caitlin Crews & UCHIDA Kazuna: Heiress Behind the Headlines
  • Cindy Gerard & HANATSU Yoshiko: Storm of Seduction
  • Lori Herter & SAKURAYA Hibiki: Right Husband! Wrong Bride?
  • Jo Leigh & TOUJOU Kazumi: Kidnapped!
  • Judith McWilliams & FUJIMARU Hiroko: The Matchmaking Machine
  • Renee Roszel & ITO Kako: Blue Moon Bride (translated)
  • Alice Sharpe & ITO Mon: Missing: One Bride
  • Annie West & HANYU Shion: A Mistress For the Taking
  • Cathy Williams & UESUGI Kanako: At the Greek Tycoon’s Bidding
  • Rebecca Winters & CHIHARA Esu: Rush to the Altar

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