Monday, March 12, 2018

Waxing Moon is an epic story set in feudal 19th century Korea, in the household of wealthy landowner Mr. O. Outside, there is political unrest as Western missionaries attempt to make inroads into the country. While the servants and wives within the O household compete for a greater degree of influence, Korea moves closer to the end of a dynasty and vast changes in the way of life for the privileged.

This story of family intrigue and political tension during the Joseon Dynasty is told with humor and warmth. The characters are driven by ambition yet tempered by love. Through the lives of the O family, the pains and passion of a country in turmoil are revealed.

"It is the interactions of the women against a vividly painted historical backdrop that engaged me from the first page."
--Audrey Chin, When the Heart Bones Break

"Set in the mid-1800s, the narrative overflows with relationships, often more competitive than amicable, both built and destroyed in the face of life and death. From Mrs. Wang, the wise and frank midwife, to the conniving Mistress Yee and to Nani, the young maid aspiring for a better life, Kim carefully crafts a community of characters seeking to master their respective universes as twilight falls on the Joseon Dynasty."
--Jonathan Cha, KoreAM


Newly minted doctor Jane McGill is in hell.

Not literally, of course. But between her drug addict patients, sleepless nights on call, and battling wits with the sadistic yet charming Sexy Surgeon, Jane can’t imagine an afterlife much worse than her first month of medical internship at County Hospital.

And then there’s the devil herself: Jane’s senior resident Dr. Alyssa Morgan. When Alyssa becomes absolutely hell-bent on making her new interns pay tenfold for the deadly sin of incompetence, Jane starts to worry that she may not make it through the year with her soul or her sanity still intact.


"A great story of horror on the high seas" - Warren A. Lewis, Amazon review

In 1914, fear and paranoia rule the high seas. Iain Cosgrove is newly married to Jennifer Manson, daughter of a wealthy Scottish merchant.

But when Iain leaves for a research trip aboard the Lady Balgay, last of Dundee’s once-grand sealing fleet, a mysterious chain of events is set in motion. Fueled by rum and the eerie tales of the crew, they obsess over ancient superstitions, which Iain dismisses as simple lore... until they reach the frigid Arctic seas.

After a string of tragic accidents, Iain begins to question his beliefs. Then, the ship discovers two castaways - one of them a mysterious woman - and events take a sinister turn.

Praise for DARK VOYAGE:
"Helen Susan Swift has created a story for the ages with Dark Voyage. In the best of nineteenth century style, she has created a tale that will stand the test of time." - Jeanne G. Pocius
"Very enjoyable read. Kept my interest throughout, as I enjoy horror and history." - Amazon customer

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  FREE No cowboys allowed. That is Stacy Smith’s motto. Having overcome a rough childhood, she vows to not repeat the same mistake...