Be Beautiful Releases Ayano Yamane's Finder Series

New York, NY (December 20, 2004) – Be Beautiful is pleased to announce the highly anticipated release of Finder Series 1: Target in the Finder by celebrated yaoi artist, Ayano Yamane. This alluring graphic novel will be available on March 23, 2005.

This past October, Be Beautiful promoted this first book in the Finder Series at Yaoi-Con 2004 to the pure delight of yaoi fans and attendees at the convention. With stunning artistry and vivid storytelling, Finder Series 1: Target in the Finder will be a huge success in the United States, as it was abroad.

“When we asked American yaoi readers whose books they want to see published in English, Ms. Yamane's name always comes on the top of their list,” stated Masumi Homma O'Donnell, Vice President of Be Beautiful.

Finder Series 1: Target in the Finder
Story and art by: Ayano Yamane. Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba secretly investigates the mysterious Asami, said to control Japan's underworld society. Asami captures Akihito and forces him to undergo a night of pleasure and pain never before imagined. Soon thereafter, Fei Long, son of a powerful Chinese mafia boss, comes after Akihito to demand the critical evidence he's uncovered - or is it something else about Akihito he seeks? Includes four bonus short stories.

Size: 5” x 7.375”
Pages: 192 pages, b&w
Rating: 18UP
Genre: Romance/Drama
Catalog #: CMX 69401G
ISBN #: 1-58664-994-9
Pre-order date: February 7, 2005
Street date: March 23, 2005
SRP: $15.99

Be Beautiful is the industry leader in mature manga graphic novels. A graphic novel imprint aimed at college age and older female readers, Be Beautiful novels depict stories about love and relationships similar to those found in traditional romance novels. Be Beautiful products are distributed exclusively by Central Park Media.

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