More manga please!
I sometimes wonder, why isn’t there more really meaty manga romance out there? I realize the manga style originated in Japan but I find myself wanting different storylines that are more like the books I usually read. I want more romance manga for U.S. readers’ tastes, and here’s why I think it’s a good idea.
First, being a former comic book collector – ah yes, I owned a lot of the original Akira series, Lone Wolf and Cub, the Watchmen, Batman: The Dark Knight, The Joker, Electra Assassin, even some Swamp Thing, Cerebus and Sandman, and much more – I’ve seen first-hand how so many of these stories get turned into movies. Like hugely popular action films. Which proves movie execs, like readers are always looking for new stories and it seems….
The more paranormal or dark the storyline is the better!
So, secondly, comics and manga seem to lend themselves naturally to paranormal & UF type works. What are the most popular romance genres today? Only sales figures will tell, but I’m guessing paranormal is at the top of the list. Which begs the question, why isn’t PNR magna flooding the market?
Perhaps someone will write some soon!
In the meantime, I’ll keep supplementing my reading diet with Fruits Basket, yaoi and Supernatural. Yeah, the last one isn’t a romance at all, but hey, the eye candy is worth the watch!
More power to the manga,
Sexy to Go volume #6 Book Blurb:
Excerpt from Unburied Hatchet, part of Sexy to Go Volume #6:
Next to her, Snake hit the turf with a thump and changed quickly. When complete, he growled, then looked up at her as if waiting for her to join him.
Good lord, was she really going to do this? Become an animal, like them? She fought the tingling sensation rolling up her spine with all her might, determined to hang onto her humanity, and deathly afraid of what the change would bring. She’d only had mere months to get used to the idea she harbored a wolf’s soul inside. Having the physical reality of it thrust upon her – by her father – made the situation even more desperate. She had to stop this – stop it at once!
But Conri’s force allowed no compromise. He watched her struggle, saw her resistance and offered only one more command. “Now.”
She dropped to the ground clumsily, her body tired and her spirit uncertain. Letting go wasn’t in her rule book. Trusting a father who’d abandoned her long ago wasn’t either. But beside her, Snake licked her shoulder, assuring her of his protection. Gritting her teeth, she closed her eyes and slipped into a darkness reserved for monsters from fairy tales. From deep inside, she heard a scream. The sound seemed to shake and tear her limbs apart, rearranging them until everything she knew of herself was gone. Then, like a whip crack, her new body snapped into place. She opened her eyes.
Before her stood a giant black wolf, solid as rock through the shoulders, its eyes an eerie gray. They shone with approval, with wildness, with expectation.
In her body, she sensed Conri’s non-verbal message. Run, daughter. Let’s run.
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Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a die-hard Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.
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