The Blasian Lit thread will be a continuous effort to collect as many Blasian novels as possible and put them up here so they can be easily accessed by anyone looking. I decided to include front cover images, synopses and links to where you can buy them just to make things smooth for fans of Blasian literature.
No Ordinary Love by Angela Weaver
No Ordinary Love by Angela Weaver
You can buy this book from Amazon US or Book Depository (my personal favourite, they offer free shipping on everything to almost any country). Read an excerpt here."Alex Thompson believes that she has finally found the peace she’s been searching for. Having left the U.S. Special Forces and settled in San Francisco, she has a job she loves. Surrounded by children, this year she planned for things to be different. But, as the bullets fly on an empty San Francisco street, everything changes. Trying to uncover the reason behind an ex-boyfriend’s murder, Alex finds her caught up in the something that threatens not only her life but also the safety of the two people she has come to love.Xian Liu is a global figure in the business world. A self-made man born in the southern countryside of China, he fought his way up from the streets of Hong Kong to become one of the leaders of East International, the world’s leading technology conglomerate. Still recovering from the death of his young wife, he turned to work instead of comforting his young son, Chou. Thrown together with Alex in a fight against an unknown enemy, Xian is about to rediscover the meaning of family and love only to find that everything he wants could disappear due to one man’s genius and another man’s vengeance."
"Although it is not entirely to her liking, grief-stricken Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan weds young Loic, the wealthy Doreni son of the king's First Captain. Loic, graced with ability to see into the hearts and minds of others, begins to help Satha overcome her sorrows. Despite coming from different tribes, they begin to forge a life together. But when Satha's own compassion is used against her and a treacherous enemy contrives to dishonor her in Loic's absence, Loic's love turns to anger and disgust. Embittered, Loic must still avenge his honor and Satha's and he sets out on a journey that brings despair as well as spiritual discovery. Battling him are the Arkhai, the spirits of the land who know his quest will lead him toward the God whom they have usurped. After his departure, Satha is kidnapped, sold into slavery and learns, first hand, how cruel the pioneering Angleni tribe can be. Both face great hardship, danger and anguish apart, but with the Creator's aid there remains hope they will be reunited and heal the love the world has torn asunder."As you can probably tell this book is speculative fiction set in a world where there are four ethnicities, the Theseni, the Doreni, the Ibeni and the Angleni, whether or not Loic, the hero is Asian can be debated but I really believe he is because of the way he was described and from hints the author dropped here and there. The Doreni are black-skinned, the Ibeni brown-skinned, the Angleni white-skinned and the Doreni tan. I should also mention that this book is a Christian book and this may cause some to lose interest in it. I'm not Christian was at first reluctant to purchase the book. In the end, I loved the it and found it not overtly religious.
"African American Charlene Alfred, a 41-year-old writer is about to have her first best selling novel Blu's Diary turned into an internationally released miniseries which features a jaded Japanese rock star that has hit rock bottom. Her manager gives her an ultimatum: use the Japanese lead actor of their choice or forget the project. When 24-year-old Japanese pop sensation known as Kane hears that the writer he's always admired, strongly believe he's too young for the crucial role, he makes it his mission to change her mind; only to find that there is a connection between him and this woman that defies all reasoning and logic. The building of emotions and passions between these two characters keeps you almost breathless as you journey to the beautifully exotic city of Tokyo, mixed with new technology and old traditions. Come and experience this amazing love story that will put two careers in jeopardy and two lives in danger as possessiveness, buried secrets, and lies, are exposed. Will love be enough to fight the ghosts of the past?"Amazon USA, Book depository.
"Honey Flava features an erotic feast of short stories with enough Asian flava to ignite fireworks. With an African American and Asian mix of sexy characters, Zane picks the most clever and bold male and female writers to deliver a collection like no other. Stories like Geisha Girl and Pins and Needles give tea and acupuncture a whole new meaning, and the word "Master" is a term of endearment in The Meaning of Zhuren. In tantalizing portraits of some of the hottest — and sweetest — scenes you'll ever want to experience, Honey Flava will take you to a sensual paradise of no return.Amazon USA, Book depository.
Zane delivers a new and special taste, proving that passion and sensuality have truly universal meaning."