PR: Boysenberry surprise

Read on for not one but two press releases from Broccoli Books, the first detailing the launch today of the new website for Boysenberry Books, their BL line, and the second announcing their newest title, Cigarette Kisses, by Nase Yamato. Enjoy!

New Boysenberry Books website launches today!

Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2007) ˆ Boysenberry Books, the new boys’ love imprint from Broccoli Books, has a new website,, launching today. The website will contain constant updates about upcoming boys love titles. Also contained within the site is information on released books and their authors.

“This launch reflects on the popularity of boys’ love within the manga industry. After attending Yaoi Con, we have reconfirmed that boys’ love is a permanent genre in North America,” states Shizuki Yamashita, Director of Operations of Broccoli International and managing editor of Boysenberry Books. “We wanted to create a place so our fans can have an easily accessible way of getting information about our boys’ love titles.”

Boysenberry Books plans to have a steady stream of releases since its creation in 2007. Their first release Delivery Cupid, by CJ Michalski, has been well received by the community. Their second release, Pet on Duty by Nase Yamato, had sold out at Yaoi Con 2007 in October. With this booming success, Boysenberry Books already has more titles planned to be released soon such as Sex Friend by Koreaki Kamuro.

Boysenberry Books announces new title, Cigarette Kisses.

Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2007) – Boysenberry Books, the boys’ love branch of Broccoli Books, is proud to announce that they have acquired the license and publishing rights for Cigarette Kisses by Nase Yamato.

Originally known in Japan as Kuchibiru no Yukue, Cigarette Kisses is a standalone boys’ love graphic novel that is filled with intense drama within a steamy love triangle.

About Cigarette Kisses
Heartbreak abounds in this teen-themed manga from popular write and illustrator, Nase Yamato. Yusuke and Soji have been close since junior high and were flirting with the notion of becoming a couple. However, when Soji suddenly announced his intentions to marry, Yusuke was devastated. Three years have passed since these friends parted, and they meet by coincidence on a cigarette break at the same company. Still refusing to acknowledge his feelings for Yusuke, Soji faces to clash with his still simmering love for Yusuke and his duty towards his wife. Even Masahito, Soji’s kohai, enters the triangle to play with Yusuke’s heart.

About Nase Yamato
Nase Yamato is a prolific author and artist of many romantic comedies and boys’ love titles including Pet on Duty, Pretty Scoop, Skip Kiss, Mr. Convenience, and Kuchibiru no Yukue. Right now, she is working on making an illustration collection, which is planning to be on the “Dear+” December issue from Shinshokan.

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