After Macy Grant breaks up with a man who won’t commit, she escapes heartbreak with a weekend on the seas. The last person she expects to meet and fall for is entrepreneur Jake Olsen. A believer in love at first sight, he seems perfect for her in every way … then her ex-boyfriend shows up on the cruise ship with a ring.
“The story of Moonlight at Monterey Bay will embrace you with its power. This is a remarkable clean romance novel about being honest in love, no matter the consequences.”
– A new adult romance books
Michael Thomas’ life changed when he accepted a friendly client’s offer to stay at his winter home in Carmel, California. Michael planned to immerse himself in the artistic atmosphere of the Monterey Bay area. Maybe this is his opportunity to settle at last and to make better use of his exceptional talents as a painter, an artists romance.
Angelina Serracino, a romance widow, had yet to forgive herself for the death of her fiance, though she had no responsibility for his passing. Angelina still couldn’t shake the feeling that if maybe she had done something differently.
Angelina was working in her father’s restaurant when Michael came in for a meal. Michael was immediately attracted, but she was withdrawn. What will he have to do? How can he get her interest?
Devin Pine has skillfully handled this beautiful story of being honest in love and dealing with the consequences of divergent pasts. Truly an inspirational romance.
I noticed that author Sarah G is hosting a 99 cents sale of her Kpop Romance series, Saranghaeyo. The timing is pretty good too, as I’m hosting a For the Love of Korea event all summer long over at my author page.
Sarah was one of the participating authors last year for the Kbooks Blog Party. (And yes, you can click that link and check out all the authors and their books from that post. Be aware though that any contest or prize is invalid. Visit the current summer event to enter this years raffles while we celebrate Korea, Kpop, and books.
In addition to her sale, Sarah G is hosting a contest on her facebook page.
Sale runs June 15, 2018 to June 22, 2018
Ethan Walters has no time for distractions like romance. Not if he’s going to have the brilliant medical career he’s always dreamed of. But when he’s given a trip to a theme park resort as a college graduation present, he can’t exactly say no. Even if Samantha—the one girl with the power to dismantle his goals—is tagging along.
Samantha Diederik has managed to avoid her high society mother’s manipulations since the woman moved to Europe. Now she’s back and pressuring Sam to move to New York with her. With that battle on the horizon, Sam proceeds to go on vacation with her brother and his roommate. She’s crushed on Ethan for years. They’ve only met online, but their hours-long conversations are the highlight of her week. Now she has a chance to find out if the cyber magic she’s felt with him will translate to real life.
And wow, does it ever—with sparks flying! Now all she has to do is find a way to fight off her mother’s machinations while convincing Ethan she won’t destroy his dreams.
*CIR stands for Clean Indie Reads. You can find more books by CIR Authors by visiting the CIR Blog or the Fellowship of Fantasy
Modern-day woman Geunyoung Lee struggles to make ends meet working as a lowly reporter for a magazine. She lives with a friend and barely scratches out her rent every month. On the other hand, male sex symbol Joon Hoo currently rides on top of the world. His movies become instant hits. Corporations clamber all over each other to pay for his product endorsements. Women adore him. His public image stays squeaky clean…that is, until one night he runs into Geunyoung at a club. Lee accidentally snaps a photo of Joon dumping a heartbroken young girl. He suddenly goes nuclear trying to protect his image, forcing Lee’s magazine to fire her. Now, despite losing her job and apartment, the intrepid young woman has taken on a new mission in life: Destroy Joon Hoo at all costs. This manhwa is based on the novel of the same title written by Eunjung Kim, and its production is partly supported by SBA Seoul Animation Center.
If you are following me here (or on my main author site) then you know that all summer long I’m sharing books that feature something about Korea. I discovered this manhwa series awhile back, and happily read. Beautiful artwork enhances this romantic comedy.
Geunyoung is a newbie reporter. While at an event she oversees an incident with famous actor Joo Hoon. They both jump to conclusions about the other, which leads to some rather comedic moments. When Geunyoung is fired, she is quick to blame Joo Hoon and declares herself his anti-fan. Something the netizens don’t like. When she confronts Joo Hoon about his causing her to get fired, he decides to take a reality show gig and make her his onscreen manager. What he doesn’t expect is that he would fall in love with her.
You’ll have to read to learn more.
There is some swearing (namely the b word), and some violence.
Korea has a vast and rich history. Today we have the wonderful gift of learning more about Korea than ever before. From folktales, to television and cinema, to Kpop (with BTS topping the USA Billboard charts), and now to literature.
And it’s that literature we are here to celebrate.
So let’s get the party started and talk Kpop!
What/who is your favorite Kpop band? Share in the comments.
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Go to Soaring With Dragons to continue to explore Korea via books.
Talitha wanted one thing: to meet X-O’s Chansol, and this was her chance. As a culinary student, she was too poor to see the Kpop group in concert, but at least she could watch them walking by at the airport. As X-O is about to arrive, another fan claws through, knocking Talitha over.
Heartbroken, she heads to work, expecting another routine catering service, until she walks in to find herself face to face with Chansol. Instead of reacting like a normal person she breaks down in tears. Fight or flight kicks in and Talitha runs outside only to bump into the Korean paparazzi.
Worse yet, Chansol has followed her, and the paparazzi chase them off the premise. She thinks their escape together is an accident, but his motives for choosing Talitha are deeper than she expects.
My friend Jennie Bennett has a new book coming out. This is a charming little story about a Kpop fan and her bias, and their unlikely romance.
For sensitive readers, this book has some mild use of dang and dangit. There’s also some kissing. This is a clean YA first romance, and reads as such.
You can your free copy here: https://claims.instafreebie.com/free/ZZWbfISi
The sea isn’t safe. Only the bravest and strongest become sailors. Luminescent mermaids roam the depths and the shallows, mouthing words no one can hear, never surfacing.
Raised all his life in an island fishing village, bookish Emerson Kadwell has always been warned away from the shore. But an infant memory of a song and the lapping of waves continually draw him.
When Emerson finds a mermaid stranded in an isolated part of the shoreline, the truth about his past and hers will change his world forever.
A luminescent mermaid. A bookish inventor. A terrible truth.
Shallows is a clean YA fantasy novel with elements of paranormal and romance. It is the first in a series.
Do you know of any novels set in Korea? We’re gearing up for a big summer festival of Korean stories. If you know of a book, please comment to tell me about it!