Honey Blood – Miko Mitsuki
Kiss of the Rose Princess – Aya Shouoto
Both titles are rated Teen – kisses and hugs, but hold the sexy-times – and will be released for $12.99/CAN, $9.99/US. as single volume books.
Honey Blood is three volumes long and with it Shojo Beat adds another tale of vampiric romance to their library. In this series, high-schooler Hinata Sorazono is skeptical when a fellow student is supposedly attacked by a vampire. She starts to reconsider when her new neighbour turns out to be a famous author of vampire romances, but shares a lot in common with his undead leads.
Kiss of the Rose Princess has a plot that’s a little harder to grasp but let’s give it a go! One day a young woman named Anis Yamamoto is hit by a bat-like creature that falls out of the sky. It causes her to lose an important choker her Father gave her, but also grants her possession of four magical cards. Kissing each of said cards summons a knight at her command, but though she now has a mini army of pretty boys at her beck and call, what is she supposed to do with them? Kiss of the Rose Princess is nine volumes long.
As much as Shojo Beats license don’t sound that interesting to me at first, I tend to always end up enjoying most of them. They can be some darn good entertainment. Kiss of the Rose Princess actually does pique my interest though, sounding silly and fun and full of eye-candy. We’ll see how it reads when volume one is released in November. Honey Blood‘s first volume hits store shelves a month earlier in October.