Help Me With A book Title?

 

 

Morning all,

So I am making real steady progress  on the Romance In Paradise next mini novella, before I go back to the romantic  crime thriller for National Novel Writing Month. That said, I dunno how I feel about the book’s title for this one.

What name grabs you the most? This is for a steamy, suspenseful romance in an exotic location story, I have decided to head to Puerto Rico with this one. Both characters are Spanish if you know me you’ll know the kinda book boyfriends I like (smiles)>>>>> men with purpose in life! So, he is of Afro-Puerto Rican descent, an entrepreneur think of him as someone who will belong in a ‘billionaire’s club’ I’ve not drummed up a swoon worthy man of such wealth yet and I feel like it for the next novella, he is not wealthy when they meet but he will be by the time I am done with him. She is Spanish and from Barcelona in Spain and also a career woman herself. The two will ultimately meet on the island.  Pick from either one, from four options. There’s a Facebook poll and one on the blog, I’ll see what option wins. Please vote! Or Send me back to the drawing board. Thanks!
 
1. From Puerto Rico With Love
2. The Spanish Encounter
3. Island Love
4. None of these titles Kim get back to the drawing board- quickly!
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Lovely Review for ‘Not Just For Christmas’ on Netgallery!- Free Copies Still Up For Grabs. #NetGalley #amreading #romance

 

Aww, thank you so much for your feedback and time to read! And your wonderful review. I am so honoured it’s ‘one of the best romances you’ve read!’, I hope the next one lives up to that statement. I honestly really loved writing this Christmas story even though it was the middle of summer at the time.

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NJFC cover 2019Not Just For Christmas is book #2 of the Romance in The City series of stand-alone, novella length, romantic, steamy stories set in fast paced cities all around the world. Readers are taken on a romantic journey set in London, during the festive season following two characters originally opposed to each other fall in love. There’s enough warmth and sensuality to keep readers warm at any time of year. As Christmas draws near thirty five year old social worker Ava Green, finds herself desperate to not be alone at her favourite time of year. Following the break up of her engagement earlier in the year, Ava has spent ten months on a mission to get over her ex. With the support of her two closest girlfriends Tasha and Marie, Ava makes a bold move that surprises her girlfriends in order to find a companion for the festive season. Ava’s path crosses with tall dark and handsome Detective Jerome Samuels, an older man and a divorcee in search of love, the sad thing is Ava can’t stand him. Once their paths cross after a few bumps along the way there’s no turning back, these two characters are caught up in a whirlwind of sensual and heart warming romance, once they settle their differences. A love affair that Detective Jerome Samuels hopes is not just for Christmas, he’s on a mission to claim his lady Ava.

Lovely Review of Havana Heat-Don’t Forget You Can Grab A Free Copy! #amreading #amreadingromance #suspense

Aww, it was really nice to read this review from a first time reader of mine,  she grabbed a free copy. Fellow authors will know how humbled, yet excited you feel when a first time reader says, “this was my first book and won’t be my last from this author.” It really gives you motivation to crack on with the next one.  Writers are nothing without readers, once we write something we are in love with, we only hope someone else will enjoy it too. Thank you so much reader, I appreciate you, and your time from the bottom of my heart.

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Here’s the review….

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Blurb

Havana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradise series of steamy, suspenseful, romantic stand-alone novella length stories, set in exotic locations around the world. Readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spanish Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones. Melinda’s path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa De Amour Hotel as a guest at her client’s exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home. Originally with different agendas, once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins. After all hell breaks out at Casa De Amour Hotel, conflict builds over Sebastian’s past, both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away. Forever asking themselves what could have been with their chances of love. Sebastian and Melinda both grow as individuals from their encounter in Havana, following a few bumps along the way they find the real meaning of love. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this romance series set in paradise.

Book Review; ‘The Spirit Of The Dragon’, 5 PLUS Amazing Stars. #TheSpiritOfTheDragon #NetGalley

Aaayyyeee, it’s 2.58a.m my time and I finished this book about fifteen mins ago, I tried to go to sleep but I really could not. I can’t believe what I just read, so I may as well give my review. Thank you to NetGallery for my free copy in exchange for an honest review… Let’s get into it!

From the bestselling author of Daughters of the Dragon comes an epic novel of a 41DOLohQiYL._SY346_.jpgstar-crossed couple who must defy tradition, war, and prejudice to keep their love alive.

At the urging of a Los Angeles detective, international rights lawyer Anna Carlson assists in a murder investigation. It’s a personal request from Suk-bo Yi, a ninety-nine-year-old woman questioned in a mysterious death at a Koreatown nursing home. A stranger to Anna, Suk-bo has a tale to tell. For reasons of her own, she’s chosen Anna—only Anna—to hear it…

Suk-bo’s story begins in 1937, when the Japanese occupying Korea force her to marry one of their own, named Hisashi. In spite of their differences, they fall madly in love, pitting them against two violently opposing cultures. When Hisashi joins the Japanese Imperial Army and disappears, Suk-bo embarks on a quest through years of war, bigotry, and poverty to find him.

But Suk-bo’s unfolding history reveals more than Anna can imagine: an heirloom comb bearing an intricately carved two-headed dragon binding her to Suk-bo’s past. Soon Anna will discover her own legacy at the heart of Suk-bo’s epic love story.

 

Kim’s Review 5 PLUS Amazing Stars

Did you read the blurb? Read it again, this is what captured me on NetGallery after I saw the cover. I don’t even know where to start with this review, but maybe I should just let you know if you don’t believe me how good it is once I closed the book  I went to Amazon, to download the other two books ( I signed up to Kindle Unlimited last week and it’s free to read also if you have it). One of the books has over 1,000 reviews, and get this it’s still on five stars!! On the European Amazon. Here’s what I loved about this first one I read.

The plot and writing style> We follow a very strong female MC from a poor Korean girl, to a forced bride of a Japanese man,they fall in love, then all the ‘dirty scandle’ of what goes on in the household leads her to be split up from her son, (who they take away) and her husband. We follow her story up until she is a woman in her 90s and they are reunited in the USA, with of course some drama along the way. This is a brief outline with no real spoilers, however the plot is a genius itself.

It is written in a style I have just done and love, that classic ‘back to front’  style,  where readers start at the end of the story (where she is arrested for murder in the present day) and then we go back to the Japanese occupation of Korea, and come forward to the present day. The plot has turns, twists, and heartbreaking movements that moved me to the point of actual tears overflowing.  The ending also ties up nicely with Anna, I won’t give spoilers but it really did seal the 5 plus stars for me!!

Characters> They all moved me to some extent, really they did. However, Suk-bo herself, I felt as a reader was so authentic to read. All her experiences with her son, his downfall, her commitment to finding the Japanese man she was forbidden to love, how she experienced life when she landed in the USA, I could really dig. Especially her motherhood experiences. The characters are well developed and felt so real, I could relate.

The twists/tear jerks> Man, there were four main scenes/events that brought on the damp eyes. I won’t list them as they give too many spoilers, and I’m not really one to give away these and ruin your reading experience. But let me just say, it was an emotional read at times.

Overall for me as a reader I am giving The Spirit of The Dragon 5 plus stars, as I experienced a great love story and romance, that was executed to an outstanding standard as an avid reader of romance in my humble view.  I also experienced a bit of crime (is she innocent or not) in the present day,  interesting historical fiction with building on what already know about that Japanese takeover of Asia. But most of all I experienced how things like culture, race, bigotry, and small mindedness, also the government and their hidden agenda can tear up a community of people.

I put the book down, and like I said headed straight to Amazon for the other two, then for a moment I stood in my kitchen and really thought about what I just read, as the ending is outstanding!!! As well as the start and the middle!! When I tied it all up, and thought about how this author has used REAL historic events, and penned a fiction novel that covers a mash up of genres such as romance, historical,a bit of crime I said to myself (as I wiped a tear away) ‘God this  writer is so talented, look at me I am still thinking about the characters and I have tears at the corners of my eyes’. This is the best book I have read in 2019, I know we still have two more months to go, but honestly people this writer has serious talent. I think God that he writes in the women’s fiction genre, as I appreciate him!! His work moved me to tears, and reflection on life and history.

Five plus stars! I recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction, has a fascination with Asia, anyone who has an interest in human rights, loves romance, and mystery!

It’s after 3.00am now I have said me piece about how yummy this book is, maybe I can get to sleep and whip open one of the other ones tomorrow.

Happy reading if you dive into this!

 

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Hi all, very excited to announce that The Red Room is on StoryOrigin ! You know what, I loved writing this story too, it’s really cheeky, and a tad on the steamy side! I hope you enjoy. Thank you in advance to every reader,  if you do read and enjoy the short novella please do leave an Amazon review. And feel free to share this offer!  I’ll be busy writing the next two stories in the series.

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Red Room Cover 2019The Red Room is book one of the Romance In The City novella series, of steamy and romantic standalone short stories, all set in vibrant fast paced cities around the world. Rita Lane lives a double life in her day job she’s a receptionist at the prestigious London Park Hotel. By night her adventures begin. As a thirty something year old woman she is content with her single status. Richard Clarkson a New York based guest at the London Park Hotel has firmly closed the door to romance, after a rocky marriage. As soon as Rita checks Richard into the hotel as a guest the sparks and electricity between the two begin. After hours, the day before Valentine’s Day , their paths cross in an unexpected way. Rita and Richard’s desire for each other is on maximum …. will they cross the line to become more than just friends? Does love and work mix? The Red Room is a steamy short story set in London with diverse characters that will leave you wanting more from this series.

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Hi all, very excited to announce that Havana Heat is on StoryOrigin ! You know what, I loved writing this story it’s the first in the series and I had so much fun! Thank you in advance to every reader,  if you do read and enjoy the short novella please do leave an Amazon review. And feel free to share this offer!  I’ll be busy writing the next two stories in the series.

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Havana Heat 2019 MasterHavana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradise series of steamy, suspenseful, romantic stand-alone novella length stories, set in exotic locations around the world. Readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spanish Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones. Melinda’s path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa De Amour Hotel as a guest at her client’s exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home. Originally with different agendas, once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins. After all hell breaks out at Casa De Amour Hotel, conflict builds over Sebastian’s past, both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away. Forever asking themselves what could have been with their chances of love. Sebastian and Melinda both grow as individuals from their encounter in Havana, following a few bumps along the way they find the real meaning of love. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this romance series set in paradise.

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