Thursday, 14 August 2014

Daughter of The Dragon

What an honor it is to bring you the 2014 IPPY Award Winner, DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON. This book is a deep, thought provoking read with a hauntingly beautiful story.

 Daughters of the Dragon tells the life story of Ja-hee, a 14-year-old Korean girl taken by the Japanese to be a sex slave, or “comfort woman” for the Imperial Army. Ja-hee suffers terribly at the hands of the Japanese. Now with Japanese gone, she must carry on an important family legacy.
Her terrible ordeal shapes the rest of her life as she finds and loses true love in the surreal communism of North Korea. After escaping to the south, she’s forced to run a kijichon (brothel) for the American military in South Korea. Finally, she finds success in the cold capitalism of South Korea’s economic boom until her coworkers discover that she was a comfort woman. But through courage and strength, she’s able to fulfill her duty to her family.
Set within the tumultuous backdrop of 20th century Korea, this book will make you cry and cheer for Ja-hee. In the end, you’ll have a better understanding of the Land of the Morning Calm.

Get it on: hardcover, paperback, e-book and audio.

 Bill Andrews has a personal connection to Korea – his only child who arrived from the Land of the Morning Calm as a cheerful, smart four-month-old. Since then, Bill has been fascinated by Korea.
For over 30 years, Bill was a copywriter and a marketing/brand executive and with several Fortune 500 companies. For fifteen of the more painful years, he ran his own advertising agency. At night and on weekends (and sometimes during the workday!) Bill wrote fiction. Bill’s first novel titled THE ESSENTIAL TRUTH (coming out later in 2014) won first place in the Mayhaven Contest for unpublished fiction.
Today, Bill is retired and focuses on his writing. He lives in Minneapolis with his lovely wife, an inner-city public school teacher for 32 years. And that cheerful, smart four-month old is now an orthopedic surgeon.

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"An exceptional historical novel that describes not only the atrocities, but also the gut-wrenching life-long suffering of women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese during the II World War. A thought provoking and well-constructed story..." 

"An engrossing work of historical fiction..."  

"An important story well told..."

"Very engaging reading! It transports the reader to a different time and culture, and lets you walk alongside Ja-hee as she struggles to survive and prosper. While the events can be, at times, painful to read, the characters are respectfully treated by the author and the story carefully crafted to include both the horrors and the triumphs of her life and times. I'm looking forward to more!
This would make a GREAT book club choice" 

"Disturbing and beautiful, mesmerizing and thought-provoking, Daughters of the Dragon, invites you on a journey that cuts your breath short, leaves you weeping and cheering for the heroine, and makes you ponder the inhumane acts one can inflict on another. As you follow the brutal torture, survival, and triumphs of Ja-hee, you feel her indomitable spirit and will-to-survive seep into your soul, and you hope that under the same circumstances that you, too, could be so strong and courageous."


Title: Corporate Ties
Author: Elizabeth Loraine 
Genre: Mystery, Urban, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 16th, 2014
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Corporate Ties the latest title by Best Selling Author E. L. Loraine
Synopsis: Olivia Grayson, smart, beautiful and rising star of the corporate world of Dolby, Inc.
Olivia is determined to be successful. She’s smart, beautiful and driven. While working her way up the corporate ranks in her first job out of Grad School at Dolby Incorporated, Olivia finally has a chance to prove just how talented she is. The client she’s been given is Matasuki International, but when she starts reading through the files on the company she finds something disturbing. There are convenient deaths associated with their acquisitions division. The man behind this company is Isamu Matasuki, a powerful and ruthless chairman. Yet there seems to be only generic press release type information on him. When she asks her longtime friend and co-worker in the legal department to get her more information from his former job at the FBI, he disappears and Olivia knows it’s because of Matasuki and his shadowy companion.
Determined to find out what happened to her friend Paul, and keep her boss, Tyson Grant and Dolby protected, she enlists the help of new neighbor and lover, corporate security specialist, and private investigator, Brian. Olivia knows she can use Matasuki’s interest in Dolby and her to get close enough to stop him, but is the risk worth it? Even if she saves Dolby, he’ll just move on to the next, and that company is Dolby’s chief rival, Stein Brothers. Can she just sit back and let that happen or is Olivia willing to lose everyone and everything she loves in order to take Matasuki down?
E.L. Loraine’s Corporate Ties, is a sizzling hot, mystery romance set among the concrete and steel jungle of New York City and the corporate ties that bind it. Another multi-level plot keeps you turning pages as Olivia finds she’s caught right in the very middle of this world of love, lust, and greed as the players fight for power on the corporate battle field.
Title: Thorns of Revenge
Author: Elizabeth Loraine 
Genre: Mystery, Urban, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 4th, 2014

Thorns of Revenge blurb.
After selling off the assets of Matasuki International, Olivia has embarked on a new endeavor with best friends Rachel, Lucy and Sam.
They’ve joined Brian to expand the private investigation business which comes so natural, but it’s not the only challenge they encounter. Her friends disappear and Olivia thinks she’s to blame. Determined, she’ll stop at nothing to get them back, including calling on her first love with his high ranking connections. Will she succeed, or will it cost her more than she could have ever imagined?
Thorns of Revenge is another sexy, suspense filled, adventure from bestselling author E.L. Loraine. This second edition of the Silken Ties series will have you on the edge of your seat following along its fast pace, thrilling ride.
Presale links for Thorns.

I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.