A Garden Fed by Lightning

A Garden Fed by Lightning

Synopsis: Marshall Moore’s short fiction is propelled by a scathing wit and a dark imagination, and he does not shy away from taking readers down roads that are less traveled and rarely even mapped. In the title story, a con man cons a beguiling con artist… or does he? In “Grape Night,” a new arrival in Hong Kong enjoys the pleasures and terrors of a wine-tasting party with visiting gods from the Greek pantheon. In “Underground,” the minotaurs who secretly control urban life welcome a new member of their bloodthirsty elite. And in “Cambodia,” a country’s genocidal past and its cosmopolitan present collide atop a ruined temple. In A Garden Fed by Lightning, as in his two previous short-story collections, Moore spans multiple genres of fiction and subverts them all. Metadata: Publication date: Nov. 8, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 220 ISBN: 978-988-12198-3-1 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 50,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-7-9 Price (e-book): US$7.99   Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback:  Amazon Book Depository   Blurbage: “Though these tales may be visiting Hong Kong, an upstairs apartment, or the streets where youth went awry, with Moore at the helm places often lie in wait, ready to twist just so. The collection is filled with these moments, those darker than expected followed by tales that aim light at something—or someone—who might have been better left in the dark. Individually, any Marshall Moore story is a skin shiver waiting to happen. As a whole? A Garden Fed by Lightning is a collection worthy of exploring. — ‘Nathan Burgoine, author of Light and Triad Blood Marshall Moore once again raises the barcode on technological angst with his latest collection of short stories. Moore’s unique realities drip of fantasy and shadow, yet still retain a chilling familiarity. From the resurrected fashionistas of “After Balenciaga” and the snorting minotaurs of “Underground” to the medical metaphor of “The Platinum Scalpel Society,” he tumbles you down rabbit hole after rabbit hole, delivering surrealistic delights that mask sharp points. And no one does paranoia, wine, and entropic dread better than Moore.” — Jerry Wheeler, multiple Lambda Literary Award nominee, erotica editor, and bon vivant “Marshall Moore writes with a sublime confidence that comes from knowing how to whittle down to a very sharp nub what the reader needs to know and feel in any given story. This is writing that pierces, that drills deep down into its subject matter, and deftly pulls out what lies beneath. Moore’s fiction is the triple-distilled whiskey of writing.” — Brett Savory, author of A Perfect Machine and In and Do Tongzhi Literary Group Author Bio: Marshall Moore is an author,...

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The Last Gods of Indochine

The Last Gods of Indochine

Synopsis: Jacquie Mouhot and Paaku the Lotus-Born are divided by six centuries but linked by a common curse. In medieval Cambodia, Paaku is an orphan whose community believes he may be a reluctant incarnation of a god, causing sectarian turmoil for the kingdom’s leaders. Meanwhile, in 1921, Jacquie follows the footsteps of her grandfather, a famous explorer, to Indochina, where she becomes immersed in the tragedy of Paaku’s history: a story simultaneously unfolding in the intertwined present and past, a story in which she still has a vital role to play. Metadata: Publication date: Sept. 20, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 422 ISBN: 978-988-12198-8-6 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 91,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-4-8 Price (e-book): US$8.99 Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback:  Amazon Book Depository Blurbage: “Ferrer’s debut masterpiece evokes the magic and mystery of a long gone civilisation. This is beautiful fiction that leaves the scent of incense and sandalwood long after you have finished reading it.” — Dania Shawwa, Editor-in-Chief, Haven Books “… rationality and superstition get locked into the kind of epic conflict that is the stuff of all great narratives … an elaborate and self-assured interweaving of historical fact and keenly imagined fiction.” —  Time Out Hong Kong “A sublime tale told by a master storyteller, steeped in the lore of old. Ferrer’s conjuring of romantic Indochine is a journey that lures, stirring up ghosts in a wild phantasmagoria, reckoning with forces both entwined and eternal.” — Angela Kan, Travel Host & Writer, Discovery Channel “Rich in style, exotic in setting and fresh in plot, The Last Gods is a beautifully told return to the colonial novel.” — Lijia Zhang, author of Socialism is Great! Author Bio: Samuel Ferrer is a double bassist and member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the songwriter and bassist for the acid jazz group Shaolin Fez. He holds degrees from Yale and the University of Southern California, and as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, spent a year in between degrees studying in Paris. He is the only non-Asian to be nominated for Asia’s most prestigious literary award, The Man Asian Literary Prize (“The Booker of Asia”). This is his first novel....

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The Prism of Life

The Prism of Life

Note: This book is available in English and Chinese. Synopsis 本書簡介 What is the purpose of my life? If you have begun asking this question, you are ready to embark on your spiritual journey; you are ready for your spiritual awakening. The Prism of Life contains passages channeled directly through the Akashic Records, to help you find your purpose in life. 我人生目的是什麼? 若你開始思考這問題,你已準備好展開你生命的靈性之旅;你已準備好迎接靈性上覺醒。<生命的稜鏡>,乃透過直接聯繫上阿卡西記錄接收得來,冀能幫助你找到人生目的。 Metadata Imprint: Signal 8 Press Publication date: October 04, 2014 Print edition: 5 x 8 perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 136 ISBN: 978-988-12197-4-9 (English) / 978-988-12197-8-7 (Chinese) Price (paper): US$12.95 / HK$120 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle Word count: 8,200 (English) / 11,600 (Chinese) Price (e-book): US$2.99   Buy 买 English: Amazon: USA, UK, India Barnes & Noble Flipkart Smashwords iBooks Store Book Depository 中文: Smashwords iBooks Store   Blurbs “Ansh Das’s The Prism of Life is a stairway to the clouds of enlightenment by counselling the reader to embrace life wholesomely.”  – Khaled Talib, author of The Little Book of Muses. “Ansh Das’s The Prism of Life is a joy to read. The beauty of his words, the wisdom, and the insight that speak to the soul are guaranteed to delight, inspire, and give cause for pause. Das has an amazing ability to hone in on the struggles and rewards that come with living a life. He brings meaning and hope to a world that is moving too fast, inviting time to ponder, and find peace and gratitude in our very existence. I highly recommend this book. You will read and reread it.” – Gale West, Akashic Records Teacher and Healer Nandhini’s Book Reviews Ansh Das 所著《生命的稜鏡》,如通往啟竅雲端的階梯,輔導讀者真誠擁抱生命。 – 《The Little Book of Muses》作者Khaled Talib Ansh Das 的《生命的稜鏡》令人愛不釋手。其言語的美麗,蘊藏的智慧及洞察力正呼喚著每一個靈魂,這書保證激勵及安撫心靈,兼能使人有所反思。他對人與生俱來的奮鬥和收獲獨具見解。他為這走得太快的世界注入意義和希望,引導我們反思生命、尋找平安及感恩。我強烈推薦這本書。你必會一讀再讀。 – Gale West,阿卡西紀錄導師及治療師   Join The Prism of Life community Website: www.theprismoflife.com   Author Bio Ansh Das (better known as AD) is an IT nerd in the morning, an author by noon, an activist in the evening, and a healer by night. That sequence may change a few times in any direction during the course of the day. He is from India and lives in Hong Kong.  ...

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Starr College Guide: An Asian’s Guide to the Ivy League and America’s Top Universities

Starr College Guide: An Asian’s Guide to the Ivy League and America’s Top Universities

Synopsis Based on exclusive interviews with 115 students, alumni, and admissions chairs from America’s top colleges, Starr College Guide is a college guide and admissions manual to the Ivy League and other elite American schools. The interviewees, most of whom are from Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region, personalize the college experience for Asian students and their families around the world, and they share their own strategies and secrets for getting admitted. The admissions section of this book contains very clear-cut advice straight from regional admissions personnel from Yale, Penn and Brown. This part of the book details the scores needed for acceptance and tells how to build resumes and stories tailor-made for each university. In addition, this book highlights the career paths graduates are likely to embark on after graduation. Featuring practical admissions strategies and real-life success stories, Starr College Guide is a must for any student from Asia who wants to gain an advantage in the Ivy League admissions process. Metadata Publication date: September 12, 2014 Print edition: TBC Page count: TBC ISBN: 978-988-12196-2-6 Price (paper): US$24.95, HK$200 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 107,000 eISBN: 978-988-12196-6-4 Price (e-book): US$9.99 Blurbs Starr College Guide provides useful information and insights to students who plan to apply for competitive universities in the U.S. Starr’s advice is candid and sometimes surprising. Ever since I have known Starr, I have been very impressed by his passion for education, and he truly embodies what an Ivy League education is all about. By interviewing 115 students and alumni of top U.S. universities, he has done extensive and meticulous research in writing this book. I am sure readers will be enlightened and inspired.     — Jeff Sze, Political Assistant to Secretary for Education (HKSAR Government) and Stanford Club of Hong Kong Officer Informative, highly readable, and comprehensive — what more can one ask for in a guide to leading US universities? Starr Lam’s book is shot through with thought-provoking facts and opinions that provide a very clear flavor for each school and the types of students who would thrive in them. As both a writer and parent of an aspiring high schooler, I highly recommend this book.     — Phillip Y Kim, author of Nothing Gained A comprehensive, well-researched guide that is a must-read for any aspiring student. Starr Lam’s insights and observations are thoughtfully shared and articulated, backed up with solid research. Read this book before even thinking of applying — anywhere. — Maseena Ziegler, author of Ladies who Launch in Hong Kong and Harvard Kennedy School alumna Superb Starr, superstar!  What a wonderful guidebook for students who want to get a place in the Ivy League! The information provided in this...

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The Memory of a Face

The Memory of a Face

A novel about loving and letting go Note: This book is available in English and Chinese. Synopsis 本書簡介 What is love? Is it the craving to be with him or is it the realization that you should let him go? Is it about telling him how he makes you feel or is it about suffering in silence? Is love a compromise? Can it be faked? Can love change over time? Can it last? Can it be forgotten? Diano lives in the past, hanging on to the memories of his lost love. Oliver is struggling to keep his turbulent relationship going. Andy has never loved anybody except his longtime boyfriend. Summer is waiting for her Prince Charming. Cute is looking for a boyfriend to support his education. Sky is not brave enough to stand up for his love. Thus begins their story. Set in Hong Kong and China, where the ultra-modern live in a traditional society and struggle to find love, the story shall resonate with anyone who has loved, lost somebody or had to let go. 愛情是什麼?是和他在一起的渴望,還是該讓他走的醒覺?是向他透露內心感受的坦誠,抑或是沉默地受苦?愛情是一種妥協?可以裝出來?愛情能隨時間而改變?可以永恒?可以被遺忘? Diano活在過去,沉溺在舊戀情的回憶中。Oliver努力保住一段波濤洶湧的關係。Andy 誰也沒愛過,除了他的多年男友。Summer正在等她的白馬王子。Q仔忙找男友供書教學。阿天沒勇氣捍衛自己的愛情。他們的故事,就這樣開始了。 以中港兩地為背景,超現尚一代活在傳統社會桎梏裡,努力尋覓愛情,本書會與曾相愛,失去或不得不放手的每一位產生共鳴。 Metadata Imprint: Signal 8 Press Publication date: February 08, 2011 (English) / September 20, 2014 (Chinese) Print edition: N/A Page count: N/A ISBN: 978-988-12197-4-9 (English) / 978-988-12197-8-7 (Chinese) Price (paper): N/A E-book formats: ePub, Kindle Word count: 93,120 (English) / 113,900 (Chinese) Price (e-book): US$2.99 Buy 买 English: Kindle: Amazon.com (US) , Amazon.co.uk (UK), Amazon.de (Ger) Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch & iBooks) version: iTunes (US) Nook version: Barnes & Noble Kobo ePUB: Smashwords 中文: Smashwords Blurbs “The characters are well drawn out. Das has told the story in a way that is unique, especially with the Hong Kong culture and language, and draws his characters with a fine hand. They become real very quickly and I found myself rooting for them from the beginning.” – Kate Cornwell (author of A Face Within) It has a very interesting plot, and some really intriguing characters.” – Hilary Chow “This book was a fabulous read. I loved how it moved me at the end and I love how the title fits this book perfectly.” – Jonas Saul, international bestselling author MrGayHongKong.com (Tongzhi Tsai Project) tcjm.org (Tongzhi Tsai Project) The Grist Mill Pink Season “…if you have left your heart even a tiny bit ajar for love to enter, you will enjoy this tale of finding love and through it something true about the identity of one’s self and of the object of one’s love.” – Nigel Collet (author of The Butcher of Amritsar and Firelight of a Different Colour) on Fridae OurTV.hk (14:30~17:40) Donations Proceeds from the sale of this book have gone towards Tongzhi Tsai, the campaign against homophobic bullying...

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