Be Beautiful Plans Monthly Releases for Early 2007

Feb 22nd 2007
BE BEAUTIFUL PLANS MONTHLY RELEASES FOR EARLY 2007

New installments from fan favorite authors Kazuma Kodaka,Youka Nitta, and Ayano Yamane slated.

New York, NY (February 22, 2007) Be Beautiful, America's leading publisher of yaoi manga graphic novels, announced the release of the latest volumes of two of its best-selling series, KIZUNA: BONDS OF LOVE 7 and EMBRACING LOVE 4. In addition, the March release of the standalone historical romance, MIDARESOMENISHI – A LEGEND OF SAMURAI LOVE, and the April release of FINDER SERIES 3: ONE WING IN THE FINDER and EMBRACING LOVE 5 were also announced. All books are priced at $15.99 SRP.

KIZUNA, which was written by Kazuma Kodaka, is an epic tale which follows the adventures of men whose lives are interconnected with the notorious Yakuza while EMBRACING LOVE, created by Youka Nitta, is a romantic drama about the misadventures of two beautiful actors. MIDARESOMENISHI – A LEGEND OF SAMURAI LOVE, also written by Kazuma Kodaka, is the tragic romantic tale of a man who lives by his sword and FINDER SERIES 3: ONE WING IN THE FINDER, by Ayano Yamane, is the sizzling continuation of this red-hot series.

KIZUNA: BONDS OF LOVE 7, EMBRACING LOVE 4, and MIDARESOMENISHI – A LEGEND OF SAMURAI LOVE as well as other Be Beautiful favorites will be available for sale at the Central Park Media booth (#176) at the New York Comic Con scheduled for February 23-25, 2007 at the Jacob Javits Center. Visit www.nycomiccon.com for information regarding the show hours.

Finder Series 3: One Wing in the Finder
Story and Art by Ayano Yamane

The story continues with impossible passions, melodrama and angst.

The Chinese crime lord Fei Long comes to Japan hoping to lure freelance photographer Akihito into his web of intrigue and sex. But when his friends fall prey to Fei Long's diabolical schemes, Akihito has only has one person he can ask for help, the person he despises more than anyone else on Earth: the Yakuza boss Asami, who once made Akihito his sex slave. Will Asami help Akihito? And if he does, what new humiliations are in store for our hero? Also includes an erotic bonus story.

Size:


5 x 7.375

Pages:


200 pages, B/W

Rating:


18UP

Genre:


Erotica

Catalog #:


CMX 101201G

ISBN:


9781933440170

Street Date:


April 3, 2007

SRP:


$15.99


Embracing Love: Book 5
Story and art by: Youka Nitta

The romance, angst and comedy continue in this best-selling saga of sex, scandal and seduction.

Once again, Iwaki and Katou find their lives turned upside-down, this time due to the antics of Iwaki's devious new personal assistant Asano. It seems that Asano craves more than merely a professional relationship with the impossibly beautiful actor, and he misses no opportunity to drive a wedge between the star-crossed lovers. This time Asano is determined to take full advantage of the friction he's created between Iwaki and Katou, and he won't rest until the explosive situation reaches its boiling point! This volume also contains an erotic bonus story.

Size:


5 x 7.375

Pages:


208 pages, B/W

Rating:


18UP

Genre:


Drama/Romance

Catalog #:


CMX 69605G

ISBN:


9781933440187

Street Date:


April 3, 2007

SRP:


$15.99


Midaresomenishi - A Legend of Samurai Love
Story and Art by Kazuma Kodaka

A historical yaoi romance about honor, passion and bloodshed by the world-renowned author of "Kizuna - Bonds of Love".

Decadence and dispair prevail when the roguish samurai Shirou unwittingly causes his brother Fujimaru to be captured by the fiendish feudal lord Sougetsu. To protect his brother, Shirou becomes the villain's sexual pawn while working on an elaborate plan to win their freedom. Subjugation, humiliation and passion ensue in this long-awaited epic by Kazuma Kodaka!

Size:


5 x 7.375

Pages:


216 pages, B/W

Rating:


18UP

Genre:


Drama/Romance

Catalog #:


CMX 101001G

ISBN:


9781933440248

Street Date:


March 6, 2007

SRP:


$15.99


Kizuna - Bonds of Love : Book 7
Story and Art by Kazuma Kodaka

"A series that's easy to get addicted to" - BoysNextDoor
"A romantic epic" - The Village Voice

A romantic honeymoon in Kyoto is just what the doctor ordered for Ranmaru and his recuperating lover, Kei. However, things are quickly complicated with the arrival of Kai Sagano and his bodyguard Masa Araki. Will their untimely arrival disrupt the couple's spirited bliss? And will Kai and Masa finally take their awkward relationship to the next level?

Size:


5 x 7.375

Pages:


208 pages, B/W

Rating:


18UP

Genre:


Drama/Romance

Catalog #:


CMX 69707G

ISBN:


9781933440149

Street Date:


February 6, 2007

SRP:


$15.99


Embracing Love: Book 4
Story and art by: Youka Nitta

"Be Beautiful has released an excellent version of Embracing Love" -BoysOnBoysOnFilm.com

Drama and passions ignite when Katou and Iwaki are selected for the leads in opposing drama series. As their busy schedules keep them apart, each man's yearnings surge within until they reach a boiling point. When Katou finally reaches his limit and rushes to Iwaki's work, the two lovers consume each other in a parked car. Is this the beginning of an exciting new chapter in their lives, or the last gasp of a love that's finally run its course?

Size:


5 x 7.375

Pages:


208 pages, B/W

Rating:


18UP

Genre:


Drama/Romance

Catalog #:


CMX 69604G

ISBN:


9781933440170

Street Date:


January 2, 2007

SRP:


$15.99



About Be Beautiful:

Be Beautiful is America's leader in the publication of yaoi manga graphic novels, aimed at college age and older female readers. Yaoi manga are illustrated romantic graphic novels, featuring stories about love and relationships between impossibly beautiful men, written by female artists for female readers. Be Beautiful is an imprint of 17-year old Central Park Media, one of America's oldest publishers of Japanese anime and manga.

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