Japanese Pub Date ~ ’07 / English Pub Date ~ 11/10
Book Size ~ 5 1/8 x 7 3/16
“Katsuhiro keeps to himself and doesn’t show much of an interest in others. In fact, he’s perfectly happy to spend each and every day buried in the stacks of his used bookstore! But when Masafumi – an old face from his college days – shows up with a translation job too good to ignore, will these two total opposites end up reconnecting and finding a common language… of the heart?
No One Loves Me takes a bookworm and a go-getter on a ride through the crazy ups and downs of a high-stakes publishing job… and a once-in-a-lifetime shot at love! Katsuhiro knows that he has to let down his guard if he ever hopes to show the energetic and domineering Masafumi how he truly feels. But can these two “friendly rivals” find a way to write a happy ending to their non-traditional romance?”
Japanese Pub Date ~ '03 / English Pub Date ~ 12/10
Book Size ~ 5 1/8 x 7 3/16
“Shoichi, the oldest Honda brother, is a stiff and serious young man who works as a tax collector. His life isn’t exactly full of surprises… and he definitely never expected his long-gone sibling—the globetrotting, sexy Shunji—to show up at his doorstep! Will Shoichi ever erase the memory of the secret, scandalous night that he and Shunji spent in one another’s arms 10 years ago? Or maybe the most important question is… does he even want to?
Open the Door to Your Heart proves that some attractions, no matter how shocking, are just too strong to ignore! Shunji left his family’s home to travel the world after a single passionate encounter with his older brother left both young men too confused to carry on. Now, a decade later, he’s returned to the scene of the tryst… but will be find things as he left them?”
Close the Last Door! Volume 2 ~ Yugi Yamada
Juné Manga ~ 192 Pages
Japanese Pub Date~2004 / English Pub Date~10/2010
Book Size ~ 5 1/8 x 7 3/16
(NOTE: This is smaller than volume 1)
“Nagai and Honda have been a (mostly) happy couple for an entire year. In fact, they’ve dealt with teasing in-laws, competitive gift-giving… and even an exhausting hunt for their own apartment! Bust just when everything seems too perfect to be true, sweet and sneaky Saitou pops up to cause a little broken-hearted mayhem. Will this face from the past succeed in tearing Nagai and Honda apart for good?
Close the Last Door teases and tempts with the story of a love triangle that refuses to topple! Nagai, Honda and Saitou love to push one another’s buttons in and out of the bedroom. But can these bold men bear the strain of secret meetings, business trips and non-stop flirtations? It’ll take a little flexibility and a lot of hard work if this threesome is going to keep everyone happy!” Continue reading »
Juné Manga ~ 201 Pages / Book Size ~ 5 7/8 x 8¼
Japanese Pub Date ~ 2001/English Pub Date ~ 9/2006
“Nagai is just your typical office guy… except that he’s had a secret crush on his coworker Saitou for ages. But with Saitou’s massive wedding just around the corner, Nagai realizes that it’s finally time to retire his illicit desire for the adorable young man. However, sly Honda has a few teasing tricks up his own sleeve… and once the beer starts flowing, there’s no telling where the night will end! Is this love triangle destined to tumble, or will it evolve into the most tantalizing tryst ever?
In the buttoned-up world of business, you have to find a few ways to let off steam! The men of Close the Last Door! are definitely open to a range of relaxing options… as long as a few drinks, wandering hands and rumpled sheets are involved. It’s all flirtatious fun and games until someone gets their feelings hurt. Who will play the game to win, and who will crack under the pressure of passion?” Continue reading »
“When a mysterious train charts a path through the demilitarized (and allegedly tainted) No Man’s Land, Taki must act quickly in order to prevent its passage into his domain. But will he protect his own boundaries from the brute advances of Claus… or is he prepared to welcome a forceful invasion? Sometimes a minor skirmish becomes an all-out war for prized territory… and only the strongest soldier will be left standing once the final shot is fired.”
“Taki Reizen is an honorable young aristocrat caught between his call to duty and a forbidden love. Claus von Wolfstadt is the proud Saxon who becomes Taki’s knight in a war against his own people… and his secret lover! Will these two passionate men lay down their weapons once they’re off the battlefield, or will they push the very limits of their sacred alliance?”
What can I say? We actually have a plot to go with our sex. Maiden Rose is a love story wrapped in a war story tied with a beautiful ribbon of BDSM. Lord Taki met Saxon Claus von Wolfstadt ten years earlier in Taki’s home country and as fate would have it they were destined to meet again, this time in the grasp of war. Claus’s feelings for Taki run so deep he gives up his country, his citizenship and his family to move to Taki’s homeland (and enemy territory) to be his knight. Although Taki is in charge on the battlefield, it is Claus who is in charge behind closed doors.
Tasuku and Ryouta are two high school boys who have been friends since childhood, but Tasuku has a secret… he’s in love with Ryouta. Instead of telling his friend he has a crush on him, he uses his 'superior' karate skills to constantly beat him up. When Tasuku finds out he may have inherited the powers of an “ageman” from his mother, he tries to use them to bring him and Ryouta together.
Atsu and Junya are childhood friends. Junya has been in love with Atsu for as long as he can remember and finally decides to confess his feelings to his best friend.
Dog X Cat is the perfect representation of yaoi. Plot? What plot? For a title with so many pages I sure did have a hard time finding any true conflict. It certainly isn’t a unique plot by any means; two best friends, one secretly in love with the other. He confesses his love and the rest of the story deals with the relationship you know they’re going to have. Usually this is where we find all kinds of hills and valleys in the way of relationship issues that make them stronger as a couple but not so much here.
Dining Bar Akira ~ Torihara confesses his love for Akira, his straight manager at the restaurant they work at called Dining Bar Akira.
Foggy Scene ~ Yatsue is in love with his best friend Takashi but doesn’t want him to know. He has a one night stand with a guy at a gay bar who ends up being his substitute teacher at his high school (he’s 17 and the teacher is 31). He has feelings for the teacher but acknowledges he’ll always be second to his first love, Takashi.
Riverside Moonlight ~ This is an extremely short story about a guy who has a wet dream about one of his chubby co-workers. Continue reading »