9.05.2010

Blasian Lit Thread #3

BlAsian Exchanges by Sam Cacas
BlAsian Exchanges is the story of a Filipino American writer's recollection of his attraction for Black Women and Black culture. To stoke his storytelling, journalist-turned novelist Earvin Ilokano recruits Black women on the Internet to be his muses and the ensuing e-mail exchanges produce a seemingly endless discussion on cultural and historical similarities among Asian Americans and African Americans and how each group sees each other.
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Gold Mountain by Sharon Cullars
In 1865, the hope for gold has spurred many to seek their fortunes in California, the place the Chinese call Gum San or "Gold Mountain." Amidst this backdrop, Quiang, a new Chinese immigrant, works the dangerous rails hoping to save enough money to send home to his parents. In town, Leah and Clara, two enterprising women from New York, have plans of their own to grow a restaurant and laundry business. However, both plans go awry when Quiang and Leah meet one fateful day. What starts as a budding attraction soon grows into tumultuous desire despite the cultural and language barriers between them.

Initially resistant, Leah succumbs to passion following a tragic loss that leaves her vulnerable and alone. With hopes for a future that now includes Leah, Quiang embarks on a perilous path as he leaves the railroad behind for a more profitable position as a courier for The Tong, henchmen for the dangerous Triad. Quiang soon finds that navigating the secretive life of a courier brings more danger than he has ever faced on the railroad, dangers that not only threaten to tear him and Leah apart, but may cost them their lives as well.
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The Lotus Blossom Chronicles
I found The Lotus Blossom Chronicles on a list of romance books with Asian love interests. They seem to be collections of short stories and while I am sure that a few of them qualify as Blasian lit, for example Dirty Little Secrets from the second collection features and Irish/Chinese-American hero and a nerdy African-American heroine, I'm not sure all of them do. If anyone who has read these books can chirp in, that'll be great. I am also not sure about all the authors however it seems Jax Cassidy is of Asian descent.

The Lotus Blossom Chronicles by Jax Cassidy and Simone Harlow
Siren's Seduction by Jax Cassidy; Niko Chow craves solitude. Only fate won't leave him in peace. After losing his wife and unborn child in a car crash, he slips into the dark world of alcoholism. His desire to overcome his addiction leads him to a promise made to a dying friend and into the arms of a seductive chanteuse. Donovan Matthews ignites a passion within him he has long denied. The more time he spends with her, the more Niko finds her spitfire determination and fenerous heart as sensuous and exotic as the Lotus Blossoms that bloom in his garden. Can she end his internal war and help heal his aching soul?

Concubine by Simone Harlow; In the new world order, New Africa bounty hunter Nyssa Farris has only one goal...to get her daughter back from the woman who snatched her out of her arms as a baby. But to do that, she must break her one rule: hunt a slave. Once a pleasure slave to a king, Nyssa understands how the loss of freedom can scar a person's soul, and for her daughter, she will pay the price. Prince Assad Kuba is a man on the run. Escaped from the wicked Queen, he will do anything to stay out of her clutches. He doesn't expect a beautiful, determined woman to capture him, bed him and take him back in chains. Two people on a collision course will change nations. 
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The Lotus Blossom Chronicles (Book 2) by J.M Jeffries and Dyanne Davis
Dirty Little Secrets by J.M. Jeffries; Elle Walker is a desperate woman. When she returns home for her parent’s re-commitment ceremony, she knows they want to find her a man, tailor-made-to-fit into their conservative world. Instead, Elle brings home Merrick Lee; a bearded, grease-under-his-finger-nails-type mechanic.

Merrick Lee is a man of surprisingly hidden talents, an Ivy League graduate and a former Delta Force Commando. When he meets the fascinating and sexy Elle Walker, she makes him an offer he can’t refuse. He’ll be her pretend boy toy for the next two weeks, and Merrick will play along. But only if they are on his terms...

Continental Divide by Dyanne Davis; When Tanya Reed visits her best friend in Pakistan, she has an ulterior motive, to look for a particular type of man. One who’s successful and driven as she is. Imran’s ideal vision of a wife would include a woman who was sweet and quiet. When the loud mouth, brash American woman arrives, Imran expresses his lack of interest in such a woman. But as the saying goes, “The heart wants what the heart wants.” And both Tanya and Imran discover that when hearts are involved, they have no control over who they love.
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The Lotus Blossom (Book 3) by Kelley Nyrae and Mandessa Selby
The Art of Love is by Kelley Nyrae. Monique Brenner has had her eye on the beautiful Maori art of Tane Koti. When her art gallery finally gains a little bit of clout on the Seattle art scene, she contacts him with an interest to buy some of his pieces. What she doesn't expect is the overwhelming attraction she feels toward the mysteriously, sexy man behind the art. Her gallery means everything to her which means she has to be professional. That means hanky panky is out of the question! But when Tane asks her to accompany him to a local art show, Monique throws caution to the wind. The allure of Tane Koti is too powerful to ignore and a girl can be only so strong in the fact of such attractive opposition.

We'll Always Have Paris is by Mandessa Selby. Two unlikely lovers meet on the eve of the Nazi occupation of France. Daughter of two American ex-patriots, Delilah Simmons is the featured performer at the hot Parisian nightspot, The Indigo Club. The bastard son of a French aristocrat and his Vietnamese mistress, Jean Phillipe Dao, arrives at the club and is promptly enchanted with the beautiful Delilah. But clouds of war hang over them, as the Nazi army marches into Paris. Can the two lovers confront their differences, their passions, and their loyalties? 
Amazon USA, Book depository

3 comments:

  1. Weird. I thought I wrote a post thanking you for bringing these books to our attention, too.

    Thank you!!! I'll definitely consider these in November.

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  2. Has anyone read "Gold Mountain"? Was it good?

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