Non-Stop Till Tokyo: promo and book giveaway
[Edit: Draw made, winners contacted!]
My m/f contemporary thriller Non-Stop Till Tokyo comes out with Samhain on 29 April. Cover by Angela Waters, a thing of beauty:
A nice review on Dear Author already!
This one is heavy on the thrills so if you’re following this blog for the publishing/editing rather than the romance, it may be more up your street than my other books. Find out for free: I‘m giving away two copies to randomly selected commenters on this post, to draw on 27 April. If you’re reading this on Goodreads, please come comment on my blog or I might miss you. It’s cool over here, honest.
I will be writing more interesting things about this next week but I’m technically still on holiday. However, here is a link to an amazing song that I listened to a lot while I was writing this. It’s by Pizzicato 5, perhaps Japan’s greatest ever band. (The title is a nod to their brilliant song ‘Non Stop to Tokyo’, but the mood of this one fits the book better.)
Non-Stop Till Tokyo
A man with a past is her only hope for the future.
Kerry Ekdahl’s mixed heritage and linguistics skills could have made her a corporate star. Instead, she’s a hostess in a high-end Tokyo bar, catering to businessmen who want conversation, translation and flirtation. Easy money, no stress. Life is good—until she’s framed for the murder of a yakuza boss.
Trapped in rural Japan with the gangsters closing in, Kerry doesn’t stand a chance. Then help arrives in the menacing form of Chanko, a Samoan-American ex-sumo wrestler with a bad attitude, a lot of secrets, and a mission she doesn’t understand.
Kerry doesn’t get involved with dangerous men. Then again, she’s never had one on her side before. And the big, taciturn fighter seems determined to save her life, even if they rub each other the wrong way.
Then her friends are threatened, and Kerry has no choice but to return to Tokyo and face the yakuza. Where she learns, too late, that the muscle man who’s got her back could be poised to stab it.
Warning: Contains graphic violence (I’m really not kidding about this), swearing, and implied sexual abuse.
Oh, yeah, I’ve been waiting for this release since forever… Same with A Charm of Magpies series and Think of England. XD Thanks for the giveaway, by the way!. And I think I’m the first to comment – youuuuhoo! 😛
This story sounds exciting! I’m looking forward to loving it as much as I love your other books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
I haven’t thought about Pizzicato 5 in forever. 😮 😮
I’m looking forward to it, KJ!
Loved your other books and looking forward to this one. 🙂
So did you indeed go learn Japanese for this book as the reviewer suggested? 🙂
My husband already speaks Japanese, but I did live out there for several months. It was brilliant. 🙂
I have to say, I think it’s freaking awesome you’re writing M/M and M/F under the same name. I’ve always planned on writing under my own name for adult fiction, no matter the main relationship type, though I’ve been encouraged by others not to do so (I thought my mom was going to cry when I told her I used my real name to publish my first two M/M novellas!).
Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading this one. I adored The Magpie Lord, and the sequel is at the top of my to-read pile. With the added benefit of Japanese flavoring, one of my absolute favorite cultures, Non-stop till Tokyo will be headed to the top of the heap as well.
I loved The Magpie Lord and will have to add this to my wish list 🙂
As someone who’s not reading strictly mm I was really excited when I saw this in Samhain romantic suspense offer. But even if I am not such a big fan of Magpie series (Lucien is my my fantasy husband #89658650) I would be sold on this little part:
“Chanko, a Samoan-American ex-sumo wrestler with a bad attitude…”
Kudos for writing racially and culturally diverse characters in, again, not overused setting of Japan. 🙂
I do love that cover!!!!! Congrats on your new release!
Very best of luck with the launch. I hope it goes as well as you wish for it.
I love your writing, so I’d love to read this! 🙂 It is indeed going on my wishlist.
On the new release! Looking forward to reading it.
Looking forward to it!
I skipped over the review at DA, because I already know I’m going to read it, and am avoiding spoilers. I’m glad it was nice.
I was already pretty excited about this book, but now you’ve added in Pizzicato 5 and that just makes the whole thing better. And that cover is fab!
Looking forward to the new book.