The More The Merrier: A Clean and Wholesome Romance (Seasons of Love Book 1) by Liwen Ho

Fed up with a string of bad blind dates, health blogger Alyssa Wu just wants to drown her sorrows in ice cream. But there’s one more evening she must endure – a fake date with her best friend Barry Chang. They must convince her family they are in love, an act which may (or may not) be easy to pull off, thanks to the magic of some mistletoe.

This 10,000 word short story is perfect for your lunch break, workout or while you wait in line at the mall. Read it today to get in the Christmas spirit any time of the year!

Author: Liwen Ho

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Bittersweet by Leslie Li

A compelling first novel about love, war, family and one woman’s life of great hardship and even greater triumph. From the last days of the warlords to the tragedy at Tiananmen Square, it is the 100-year odyssey of Bittersweet, a headstrong peasant woman who rises from poverty and endures abandonment, patriarchy and revolution as the wife of the second most powerful man in China. This gripping story was inspired by the lives of the author’s grandfather, the first democratically elected Vice President of China and subsequently Acting President, and her grandmother, a woman you won’t soon forget.

Author: Leslie Li

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Bittersweet by Leslie Li

A compelling first novel about love, war, family and one woman’s life of great hardship and even greater triumph. From the last days of the warlords to the tragedy at Tiananmen Square, it is the 100-year odyssey of Bittersweet, a headstrong peasant woman who rises from poverty and endures abandonment, patriarchy and revolution as the wife of the second most powerful man in China. This gripping story was inspired by the lives of the author’s grandfather, the first democratically elected Vice President of China and subsequently Acting President, and her grandmother, a woman you won’t soon forget.

Author: Leslie Li

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The American Whaler: An Ennin Mystery #41 by Ben Stevens

Accused of being spies in feudal-era Japan, the shipwrecked crew of an American whaling vessel face being decapitated…And yet, one of the crew members was once Japanese…Ennin investigates…This is the 41st Ennin Mystery.From the bestselling author of BIG SOUND TEMPLEAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Stevens has created an interesting character and placed him in a colorful place and time in history. Stevens is cranking out stories with a certain rapidity now. That’s great news to those of us who enjoy his stories….’ AN’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement…’ Kenny51’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’Atmosphere, poetry and menace…’ ThisandThat’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series… Well-written…’ Amazon Customer’The story develops wonderfully…’ Dave. N’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’Good job. Very enjoyable…’ Sid’Great…’ Doug Grey’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’Five stars… Entertained throughout…’ Austerity’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 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
194 reviews

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