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Fundraiser: Get free book(s) when you donate

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(The above photo is of when Jenny met Koda for the first time.)

Help us bring Koda Home.

My sister Jenny is a single mother, and disabled veteran. Recently, her cherished English Bulldog, Izzy, passed away. This dog was instrumental in her recovery for double breast cancer and surgery, and was a perfect support animal for her battle against MS, Anxiety, and Depression.

She needs help to bring home her new puppy, Koda.  Please consider a small donation today.  The GoFundMe link is: https://www.gofundme.com/disabled-veteran-puppy-fund

Like Izzy,  Koda will be an emotional support animal.   

In some juridictions, there is no distinction between an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and a Service Animal (SA). But there is a difference in them. An ESA provided emotional support to their person, whereas a  SA performs a specified task for their person. Tasks can include calming  a person suffering from PTSD, to reminding their person to take their medication.

Jenny has suffered from  PTSD, Severe Anxiety, and Depression. She also has Multiple Sclerosis.  Jenny is also a cancer survivor.

An ESA would be greatly beneficial for her, but on her limited disability income she can’t afford to buy one on her own. That is where your help comes in.  Every donation will go towards the cost of this puppy.

An English Bulldog is an excellent choice for Jenny as an emotional support animal. Due to MS,  she often has difficultly  walking or chronic pain. An English bulldog, a gentle companion,  prefers to walk at a slower gait.  The tend to be lazy.   Due to stature, they often need to be born by c-section. This does increase the price.

Jenny already has a puppy on hold. We need your help  to be able to bring  her home.


Because Jenny is important to me, here’s what you get when you donate.

For every $5 donation, you can pick one of my digital books.

 

 

For any donation of $25 I’ll give you all four digital books!

For any donation of  $50,  you can  pick one in paperback!

In addition, for any donation of $100 or more, you’ll receive a signed paperback of any one of my titles, your choice.

To receive your free gift for donating, send me a screen shot of your donation. Once I’ve confirmed it, I’ll handle the details  on an individual manner with you.)

 

*for any donations from outside of the USA Continental mailing area, some restrictions may apply. (Due to high mailing cost, a signed copy may not be possible. This will be handled on an individual basis.)

*ebooks may be awarded from instafreebie or bookfunnel, or through another channel at the author’s discretion.

*Any names and mailing address obtained for this giveaway will only be used to send the book(s), and shall not be retained for any other purpose.

 

Send your screen shot to :  erica @ soaringwithragons.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the Love of Korea: Eun Na and the Phantom

Eun Na’s father is deep in debt, and if he can’t pay, their landlord will claim her as payment.

The family rallies together to pay what they owe, and Eun Na meets Tae Kyung, a wealthy young man from the mountains. When Eun Na’s father is injured and unable to work, Tae Kyung steps in to help.

Eun Na accepts his offer…and finds herself falling in love.

But Tae Kyung keeps a dark secret. His soul is cursed. Each night he is forced to take the form of an ethereal phantom, and he has lost all hope of freedom—and love.

This magical story, inspired by a Korean folktale, is set in a fictional world based on Joseon era Korea.


 

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For the Love of Korea: Flower Boy Tour Guide

 

Flower Boy: noun 1. slang for a really hot guy

Hannah Reynolds travels to Korea in search of her own drama hero come to life. What she gets instead is gorgeous, but surly tour guide, Jae Lee. He seems determined to ruin every romantic location they visit with his snarky comments, but Hannah can’t deny the crackling tension between them.

As they travel around the country with a busload of wacky K-drama and K-pop fans, their chemistry keeps drawing the two together. Hannah sees the mountain of problems standing between her and a relationship with Jae. They live in different countries. She’s flying home in five days. And he always takes an emotional step back whenever they get closer. But her heart doesn’t want to listen to reason. All it can see is the flower boy tour guide.


My Review:

Flower Boy Tour Guide is the first in the multi-author series, My Korean Crush. These authors love learning about Korea because of what we’ve been lucky enough to see of their dramas and  Kpop music.

I was lucky enough to read this prior to release, and I’ve already purchased my ebook. (It’s only 99 cents of you act fast!)

The story sets  out with a young American  arriving in Seoul.  She feels like she’s come home, and is excited to be there.  When she meets her roommate for the tour, it’s instant  best friends. And then there is Jae.  He may look like a flower boy, but he has thorns. Romantic comedy ensues in this delightful debut  by Shannon Kent.

 

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(see this review and others on my book blog.)

 

For the Love of Korea: Cinderella

Cinderella is a tale that is told in many cultures.  Check out these two versions set in Korea.

From a life filled with heartache and hardship, comes an unmatched beauty destined for a fairy-tale ending: Pear Blossom, a young Korean girl, leads a happy life with her parents until her mother dies and her father remarries. Her new wicked stepmother and stepsister make Pear Blossom the victim of their cruelty. They give her the nickname Pigling, or little pig, and do everything they can to torture her. But soon, magical creatures come to Pear Blossom’s aid and one day, the girl meets a handsome magistrate. Will Pear Blossom’s luck change for the better? Or is she destined to suffer at her stepfamily’s hands forever?


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This masterfully retold version of Cinderella presents real Korean customs and includes dramatic, brightly colored illustrations” (Children’s Literature).

This is an enchanting and magical variant of the favorite fairy tale. Publishers Weekly noted that “the text is especially noteworthy for its instructive but unobtrusive incorporation of Korean words.” Children’s Literature pointed out that “it should be noted that all the illustrationsfrom those depicting Korean rituals to the smallest clothing detailsare the result of the illustrator’s extensive research and passionate interest in Korean culture.”

Like the tree planted to honor her birth, Pear Blossom is beautiful, and the pride of her elderly mother and father. But then her mother dies, and her father remarries. Pear Blossom’s stepmother resents her new daughter’s beauty.

Out of jealousy, she makes Pear Blossom perform impossible chores while her own daughter, Peony, watches idly. But fortunately, Pear Blossom is not alone. With the help of magical creatures—togkabis—she can accomplish each task, and triumph over her stepmother’s cruelty.


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For the Love of Korea: Author Jennie Bennett

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About the Author

Jennie Bennett is a mother to four beautiful and crazy children, and wife to a handsome and kind husband. She found a passion in Korean pop culture in January of 2013 and she’s never looked back since. She currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, kids, and a cute puppy named Charlie. Twitter: @jabennettwrites Facebook: Jennie Bennett Instagram: @Jenniefire

As one of the authors sponsoring our event, For the Love of Korea, it is now time to share her delightful romantic comedies with you.



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For the Love of Korea: Jennie Bennett’s Be a Star in a Kpop Romance Novel

This exciting contest is offered by Jennie Bennett.

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How to enter:

Either publicly share the contest post on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter–or Snap, Tweet, Insta, or post on Facebook about one of my books, and tag me in the post.

That post is on her facebook page.  Sharing this blog post will not count towards an entry (although it is appreciated).

You’ll get one entry per social media share, per day.
Since writing a book is a huge undertaking, Jennie will not write it unless she gets 100 entrants (not entries, rather, individual persons participating. So the more you share, the better.)

Contest ends June 17th at midnight!
Facebook: Jennie Bennett
Instagram: @jenniefire
Twitter: @jabennettwrites
Snapchat: @jennie-fire

 

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For the Love of Korea: Her Unexpected Fate

When I started planning this event, I reached out to several authors. The one that got back to me was Love Journey. On her Amazon bio she states:  LOVE JOURNEY is a brown girl that’s captivated by the world of Asian dramas, culture, food, and music. She writes to show the world that Asian men and Black Women (AMBW) Romance is alive and well.

Love Journey provided me with a list of books that was influenced by her love of things Asian/Korean.

BOOK 1 – Paranormal Tiger Shifter Romance
A life of obligation is the only thing Mika has ever known.
She is one of the last female tiger-shifter. Her future has been decided – marry the tiger-shifter prince, produce children, and save the race. She has always followed a strict code of conduct and played by the rules. That is, until she meets Seungri.

She didn’t expect him to understand, but she hoped to have this one affair of the heart before settling into her life of loveless duty. As Seungri finds his way into her heart, Mika’s must decide between betraying her people or her soul mate. Time to decide.

Her Unexpected Fate is a short but sweet romance novella, with no graphic content. This can be read as a stand-alone novella.

AMBW Paranormal Shifter Romance Series:
Book 1 – Her Unexpected Fate
Book 2 – His Unexpected Love
Book 3 – Their Unexpected Legacy


I’ve read the first in the series, Her Unexpected Fate.  I’ve also grabbed the second one in the series. I thought Her Unexpected Fate sets the stage for part two.  I won’t give any details, but I liked it enough to read on. The world is interesting, and I look forward to seeing the further world building While this book isn’t set in the real world, Mika does fall in love with a man whose culture will mirror Korean culture in some ways.


If you like shapeshifters, the check out this song from the Kdrama, Gu Family Book.

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Korea: Rebel Seoul

 

When Jaewon is assigned to partner with supersoldier Tera in Neo Seoul’s top weapons development division, he must decide where he stands: with the people his rebel father protected or with the totalitarian government that claims it will end all war.


 

With this book, I haven’t read all of it yet, so I can’t offer a warning about content. This is a dystopian book set in a divided  Seoul.

I asked my Kdrama fan group for a song that would fit an dystopian novel to share, and I’ve selected this one by BTS.

 

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For the Love of Korea: So I Married the Antifan

[Feature film adaption with EXO’s Chanyeol and Girl’s Generation’s Seohyun released in China July 2016]

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.


Korea has their own manga/anime. It’s called manhwa (만화).

 

I’ve only read volume 1 so far, and it was cute. There was some kissing, and a woman in lingerie.

Interestingly I notice that there a Chinese drama based on the manhwa, starring EXO’s Chanyeol, so I’ve selected a song that features in to share today with you.  If you do go on to watch the C-drama (I plan to), just remember that everybody is dubbed.  It makes for interesting viewing, but after awhile you’ll start to recognize voice actors even though the physical actor changes.

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For the Love of Korea Sponsors

Last year at my book blog I hosted a K-book Blog Party.  You can check those books out by going here:

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Contest from this previous event not valid

This year I’m doing things a little different.   First up,  I’m going to introduce the sponsoring authors.

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Jennie Bennett is the author of K-pop Romance books such as Celebrity Superhero and #Fangirl Problems. Jennie loves all things Korean. You can find her at www.facebook.com/jabennettwrites/

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The other sponsor is me.  I’m a Kdrama fan, and I also  enjoy some Kpop. (I’ll admit that most of the songs I have I track down because I heard it  in a show, and there’s a good chance I won’t recall who sings it. But don’t worry, I’m the same way with most music I enjoy from around the world. Isn’t the internet grand?)    I write romantic fantasy. While most fantasy is set in a medieval Europeon based world, the worlds I create are inspired by historic Korea.

Here’s one of my favorite Kpop tunes by  CNBlue.

 


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