The Korean Word For Butterfly by Jamie Zerndt

“Americans. They think everybody is snowflake. Only one snowflake. Only one you. But in Korea we think like snowball. Everybody snowball.” Yun-ji packed an imaginary snowball in her hands, then lifted it, palms up, as if offering Billie a present. “You see? Snowball.”Both of them looked at Yun-ji’s hands holding nothing.”Snowball,” Yun-ji repeated, then looked at Billie, at her unhappy mouth, at her face that looked like it had been bleached, and she pictured that soldier sitting in the tank, listening to head phones, maybe reading a Rolling Stone magazine, then the call coming in over the radio, the hurried attempts to think of an excuse, some reason why he didn’t see two fourteen-year-old girls walking down a deserted country road in South Korea.”Never mind,” Yun-ji said and dropped her hands. When she looked down at her shoes, she half-expected to see a puddle.But there was nothing.Just the flickering of the memorial candles.                                                      ****Set against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti-American sentiment due to a deadlyaccident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S. tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points-of-view: Billie, the American looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself questioning herdecision to travel so far from the comforts of her old life;Moon, the ex K-pop band manager struggling to maintain his sobriety in hopes of getting his familyback; And Yun-ji , a secretary whose new feelings of resentment toward Americans may lead her to do something she never would have imagined possible. The Korean Word For Butterfly is a story about the choices we make and why we make them. It is a story, ultimately, about the power of love and redemption. * Warning: This novel, in part, deals with abortion. The book tries to remain impartial and is not intended as any kind of morality tale. If the subject matter offends you, this may not be the book for you.***Formatting issues fixed as of 12/17/2013**

Author: Jamie Zerndt

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
350 reviews

Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy by Pawan Mishra

Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy is a humorous account of a man with a quirk–and the extraordinary measures his colleagues take to combat it!

Set in a small town in northern India, this story follows Coinman, his peculiar habit, and the incredible animosity it provokes in everyone around him. He just wants to do his clerk’s job with colleagues who’ll treat him fairly. He just wants a wife who’ll treat him like a husband. He just wants a happy home life. Instead, what does he get?

His colleagues are planning his complete destruction.
His wife is an obsessed actress more than a little “off plumb.”
And there are enough shadows and secrets in his home for two lifetimes.

Can Coinman ever get what he wants?
Or will that cost him his sanity?

Author: Pawan Mishra

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
100 reviews

Girl Fights Back (An Emily Kane Adventure Book 1) by Jacques Antoine

Emily Kane studied martial arts for as long as she can remember. But she never really thought she was going to have to use them.

When covert operatives attack her home, her family goes into hiding, but she refuses. She stays behind, determined to finish high school and face whatever may come, on her own if necessary.

Author: Jacques Antoine

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
189 reviews

Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 1) by Anne R. Tan

Raining Men and Corpses
Book 1 of the Raina Sun Mystery series.

A fun cozy mystery set in the small town of Gold Springs, California. Raina Sun is a typical graduate student trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in. Then her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent.

Her quest to get her money back sets into motion a streak of bad luck. First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he’s sending out smoke signals).

Her life careens out of control as her grandma moves into Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble.

Raina must figure out how to extract herself before things get dicey. There is no place for an amateur sleuth when it comes to murder.

For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

Author: Anne R. Tan

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
589 reviews

Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy by Pawan Mishra

Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy is a humorous account of a man with a quirk–and the extraordinary measures his colleagues take to combat it!

Set in a small town in northern India, this story follows Coinman, his peculiar habit, and the incredible animosity it provokes in everyone around him. He just wants to do his clerk’s job with colleagues who’ll treat him fairly. He just wants a wife who’ll treat him like a husband. He just wants a happy home life. Instead, what does he get?

His colleagues are planning his complete destruction.
His wife is an obsessed actress more than a little “off plumb.”
And there are enough shadows and secrets in his home for two lifetimes.

Can Coinman ever get what he wants?
Or will that cost him his sanity?

Author: Pawan Mishra

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
100 reviews

Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Bliss Series Book 1) by Michelle Jo Quinn

He may be the best man, but he’s the worst man for her…

Wedding planner, Veronica Soto-Stewart believes everyone deserves a fairy tale–even her ex-boyfriend. Unable to refuse his request, and with the help of Bliss Events motley crew, she finds herself creating the most magical event for the perfect couple.

But nothing is ever perfect…

And not all happy ever afters can be planned…

Levi Laurent can’t believe his luck. Thanks to his best friend’s wedding, he finally has a shot at the woman he’s always wanted–Veronica. From San Francisco to Paris, and back, he pulls out all the stops, so she knows where she really belongs–with him. But Veronica wants nothing to do with the rich, sexy, irresistible playboy.

Can Levi convince Veronica that her perfect happily ever after is closer than she ever realized?

Author: Michelle Jo Quinn

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
52 reviews

Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 1) by Anne R. Tan

Raining Men and Corpses
Book 1 of the Raina Sun Mystery series.

A fun cozy mystery set in the small town of Gold Springs, California. Raina Sun is a typical graduate student trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in. Then her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent.

Her quest to get her money back sets into motion a streak of bad luck. First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he’s sending out smoke signals).

Her life careens out of control as her grandma moves into Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble.

Raina must figure out how to extract herself before things get dicey. There is no place for an amateur sleuth when it comes to murder.

For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

Author: Anne R. Tan

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
327 reviews

Americano in the Philippines: series opener (volume 1 of 3) by robert mccrabb

I am offering the first chapter of my top ten best seller in romance, free for five days to generate more interest. A romantic suspense novel full of twists and turns, action and a sweet love story. Robert is a brooding loner, bruised by a nasty divorce, an unfaithful wife, the loss of his children, and he great recession. To top it all off, the only job he can find is as a bag boy in a grocery store. He is degraded and embarrassed. He keeps his distance from everyone and everything, determined to insulate himself from any risk or pain. In the evenings he escapes to the online world of Asian cam girls. He likes the face that they are so far away and non threatening, but he is not counting on Angelflower. He picks her out of the many and notices her special beauty and grace. He strikes up a friendship with her and decides that he must meet her in person. This decision is the impetus for a whole new life, filled with danger, intrigue, suspense and sacrifice. If he wants to rescue Angelyn from her life of sexual slavery he will have to run a gauntlet of evil characters determined to thwart him at every turn. He will have to face mortal danger, but worse than this, he will have to face down his own inner demons. Will he be able to overcome and become the real man that Angelyn needs? Will Angelyn requite his love? Will they live their lives together or will all his effort be for naught. Robert swore he would never love again. Angelyn did the same. Can true love prevail over, fear, anger, and the vows of two injured souls. Only a full reading of the manuscript will tell.

Author: robert mccrabb

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
73 reviews

The Space Between: Interracial Romance by Victoria H. Smith

When Drake started the night at his fathers campaign fundraiser, he never imagined hed end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but hed repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he cant. Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but its the only place that will keep them together.The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance.

Author: Victoria H. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
182 reviews

My Best Friend’s Brother: A Love Story (A Bashir Family Romance Book 1) by Kennedy Claire

Fire, meet Gasoline.

Attractive, young and equally strong-headed, they are a match never meant to be made. But when they get too close, they cannot deny what ignites between them.

It’s explosive…and more than Scarlett ever hoped for.

Growing up poor and motherless, smart and ambitious Scarlett Sommerfield never thought she would find someone to belong to.

Until now.

In her best friend’s palatial home on the right side of the tracks, she finds security and kindness—with the exception of her best friend’s brooding and arrogant older brother, Dev, who struggles with his own demons.

But when she moves in with his family for her senior year of high school, she learns he is more than he has revealed over the years…

…And a forbidden love sparks between them reaching an explosive climax during a night of unbridled and breathtaking passion.

It is the best night of Scarlett’s young life and she foolishly believes nothing could ruin it.

Until his parents return and everything goes to hell.

Steeped in outdated rules and traditions about love and marriage, the Bashir Family makes no secret that Scarlett simply doesn’t measure up as a match for their eldest son. And the very people who made her feel part of the family now want nothing more than to see her gone for good.

Including her former best friend.

Will Scarlett and Dev’s love survive against his intolerant family, her personal misfortunes and a dark life-changing secret he’s kept simmering just under the surface? Or will Scarlett end up back where she started: facing her future utterly alone.

“A fast paced, beautifully written young love story with intrigue, passion and smart witty dialogue.” – Adrienne Chism

Author: Kennedy Claire

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
25 reviews