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Innocence and Impropriety…And Manga!

Imagine my surprise. I opened a package on Tuesday and discovered that one of my books, Innocence and Impropriety, was released in Japan as Manga!

In case there are one or two of you (vbg) who have not read Innocence and Impropriety, here is the back cover blurb–

A resolute man
Jameson Flynn is a man with a mission. Nothing will knock him off course. Until one summer’s evening in Vauxhall Gardens, when a woman’s song reminds him of the world he left behind.
A determined innocent
Rose O’Keefe’s beautiful voice and graceful, earthy sensuality have made her a sensation among the pleasure-seekers of the night. In such dissolute company, how long can it be before her virtue is compromised?
A rose among thorns
The man who can make or break Flynn’s career desires Rose as his mistress. Soon Flynn will have to choose what matters to him most—success or love….

It took me a while to figure out that the manga version was not two different books, but one book in two volumes. It was fun to look at the drawings and figure out what part of the book they conveyed; to see the drawings of Vauxhall Gardens or Covent Garden and see they were obviously based on historical images.

The depiction of the characters just made me smile. They were, of course, nothing like the images in my head–I tend not to imagine manga-style cartoon images–but they are full of life and expression.

The end of this book consists of a rather exciting escape and the vanquishing of the villain. This image gives you a little idea of how it’s done in manga.

How cool is this?????

Do you read manga?

To order the Manga copy of Innocence and Impropriety (called The Diva in Japanese) go here:

Volume 1

Volume 2

Speaking of celebrations….

The Harlequin Historical Authors Holiday Giveaway is still going strong! Today is Joanna Fulford‘s day. Enter daily for the most chances to win the grand prize of a Kindle Fire HD. If you missed my day, go here. You still have a chance to enter my part of the contest for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Or to win the grand prize.

And great news! My friend Mia reached her Kickstarter goal! The Writing Blocks Idea Dice® are on their way!


  1. I have flipped through a few Manga books. I didn’t realize they were taking historical romance and converting them to that style. I have read a couple of the graphic novels, but still prefer regular print stories. I like to picture characters and events in my own imagination. The Manga style is a bit over the top for my taste.

    It is cool(as several others have said) that one of your books has been “converted.”

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