And just to sweeten the deal, for a limited time, if you rent one of the eight new Harlequin manga titles from eManga.com, you'll be entered to win a copy of DMP's new romantic comedy manga, Itazura na Kiss. You have between now and Tuesday, December 15 at noon Pacific Time to sample a Harlequin manga title to be eligible to win.
In addition to the four titles previously announced at Yaoi-Con, four more Harlequin / Softbank Creative manga are now available on eManga.com, including two historical romances. Each title is a graphic novel adaptation by a Japanese artist of Harlequin prose novels written by Western authors, and all are complete in one volume.
The going rental rate is 200 points (approximately $2.00) to read each title, which is actually cheaper than even the Kindle version of the same stories (Amazon is charging $3.99 for the Kindle versions of the same Harlequin manga titles). Sample chapters of each story are available to read for free at eManga.com, so you can try before you buy. The other main difference between these two online offerings is that eManga titles don't require a digital reading device -- they can be read anytime, from any Internet-enabled computer via the eManga website.
The four additional Harlequin titles now available on eManga.com are:
- Sale or Return Bride, a contemporary romance by Sarah Morgan, illustrated by Kazuko Fujita
- Honor's Promise, a contemporary romance by Sharon Sala, illustrated by Esu Chihara
- Prisoner of the Tower, a historical romance by Gayle Wilson, illustrated by Karin Miyamoto
- Word of a Gentleman, a historical romance by Lyn Stone, illustrated by Tsukiko Kurebayashi
The four previously announced titles are:
- Keeping Luke's Secret, a contemporary romance by Carole Mortimer, illustrated by Hinoto Mori
- Millionaire Husband, a contemporary romance by Leanne Banks, illustrated by Kanako Uesugi
- The Sheikh's Reluctant Bride, a contemporary romance by Teresa Southwick, illustrated by Ayumu Aso
- Married Under the Italian Sun, a contemporary romance by Lucy Gordon, illustrated by Mayu Takayama
Image credits: © Harlequin K.K./SOFTBANK Creative Corp., © Digital Manga Inc.