Tour and Giveaway Kai and the Dancing Butterfly by Crystal Z. Lee

KAI THE DANCING BUTTERFLY by Crystal Z. Lee
KAI THE DANCING BUTTERFLY by Crystal Z. Lee

I WANT TO SPOTLIGHT THIS BOOKJoin Us For This Tour From:  April 11 to April 22 

Book Details:

Book Title:  

Kai the Dancing Butterfly by Crystal Z. Lee

Category: 

Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages

Genre: 

Children’s Fiction
Publisher:

 Balestier Press
​Publication Date:

 February 2022.
Tour dates: April 11 to April 22

Content Rating:

 G

Book Description:

Kai and Ami are dancing butterflies from Taiwan! They have a performance coming up at the Winter Festival dance show in the southern part of the island. They are currently in northern Taiwan, so they need to hurry and start flying south. That’s far for a butterfly! Kai is worried about the long journey, and about the big show too. Can Kai step up to the challenge?

Kai the Dancing Butterfly celebrates Taiwan’s natural scenic wonders, amazing animal species, and incredible Indigenous cultures. This children’s book is a marvelous read for all those who love Taiwan, or for those who’d like to learn more about Taiwanese culture. This elaborately illustrated picture book makes an ideal gift:

*Real locations in Taiwan make for an inspiring geography, history and cultural lesson

*Storyline sparks dialogue around empathy, kindness, courage, faith, perseverance, friendship, and the support between siblings

*Exquisite illustrations of Taiwan’s majestic animals and endangered species fosters learning around ecological conservation and habitat protection

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IndieBound ~ BAM
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Meet the Author:

Crystal Z. Lee is a bilingual writer who grew up in Taiwan and California. She has called many places home, including Taipei, New York, Shanghai, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Crystal is also the author of the children’s book A Unicorn Named Rin, and the novel, Love and Other Moods. 

connect with the author:  instagram goodreads


Meet the Illustrator:

Allie Su was born and raised in Yunlin county, Taiwan. She attended Nanhua University in Chiayi city, majoring in Visual Arts. She is a professional illustrator, specializing in oil painting and ink painting. 

Tour Schedule:

April 11 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
April 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 11 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
April 11 – My Reading Getaway – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 12 – Bookworm for Kid – book spotlight / giveaway
April 13 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight / author interview
April 14 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 19 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 20 – GIna Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 21 – fundinmental – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 26 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 27 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 28 –The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
April 29 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

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Tour and Giveaway for Love and Other Moods by Crystal Z. Lee

Love and Other Moods by Crystal Z. Lee
Love and Other Moods by Crystal Z. Lee

Join us for this tour from Feb 24to Mar 10, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Love and Other Moods by Crystal Z. Lee
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +), 18 yrs +, 322 pages
Genre:  New Adult, Own Voices, Multicultural Romance
Publisher:  Balestier
Release date:   December 2020
Tour dates: Feb 24 to Mar 10, 2021
Content Rating:  PG + M for drugs (only two pages), suggested sex scenes (nothing explicit), some triggers (assault)
Book Description:

Love and Other Moods is a coming-of-age story set in contemporary China, about falling in love, learning to adult, discovering strength and finding one’s place in the world. Naomi Kita-Fan uproots her life from New York to China when her fiancé’s company transfers him to Shanghai. After a disastrous turn of events, Naomi finds herself with no job, no boyfriend, and nowhere to live in a foreign country. Amidst the backdrop of Shanghai welcoming millions of workers and visitors to the 2010 World Expo, we meet a tapestry of characters through Naomi: Joss Kong, a Shanghai socialite who leads an enviable life, but must harbor the secrets of her husband, Tay Kai Tang. Logan Hayden, a womanizing restaurateur looking for love in all the wrong places. Pan Jinsung and Ouyang Zhangjie, a silver-aged couple struggling with adapting to the ever-changing faces of their city. Dante Ouyang, who had just returned to China after spending years overseas, must choose between being filial and being in love. All their dreams and aspirations interweave within the sprawling web of Shanghai. This multilayered novel explores a kaleidoscope of shifting relationships — familial friction, amorous entanglements, volatile friendships — in one of the most dynamic metropolises of the twenty-first century.
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Book Depository ~ B&N ~ IndieBound
Booktopia ~ Waterstones



Thank you so much Crystal Z. Lee for stopping by my blog for an interesting interview about writing your books.

Topic: Writing Process

What does your writing space look like?

I have two young children who tend to sneak into my writing nook and misplace my papers and books. Needless to say, my writing space can get messy! I don’t always write in the same exact spot. Whenever an idea pops into my head I jot it down anywhere. I always have pens and paper in my purse!

Favorite and least favorite part of the writing process?

Favorite process is the writing journey itself.

Least favorite process is pitching the manuscript.

What’s your favorite reading or writing drink?

I like to settle in a good book with mostly tea–milk tea, boba, or hot tea such as matcha, pu’er, tieguanyin. However during the many, many 3am writing sessions (when the majority of my book was written), then I’d resort to coffee.

How do you develop your plot and characters?

For me, visualization is an essential element to my writing. I try to visualize what my characters look like, where they live, how they grew up etc. Once I have that picture established, the rest of the writing flows a bit more easily. 

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

I think writing can be both exhilarating and exhausting. When I’m on deadline then I get stressed out. But personally I can’t imagine NOT writing. It’s integral to my everyday now. 

How can one improve on writing skills?

Read and write every single day. Even if it’s just a paragraph. 

How did you come up with a title for your book?

I had at least thirty potential titles for my book. Ultimately I narrowed it down to several and conducted a poll with family and friends. 

What is the most valuable piece of advice you would give aspiring writers?

Never give up. Keep on writing even if you only have one person reading your work. Also, be kind to yourself.

About the book

Synopsis:

Love and Other Moods is a coming-of-age story set in contemporary China, about falling in love, learning to adult, finding strength, and discovering one’s place in the world. 

Naomi Kita-Fan uproots her life from New York to China when her fiancé’s company transfers him to Shanghai. After a disastrous turn of events, Naomi finds herself with no job, no boyfriend, and nowhere to live in a foreign country. 

Amidst the backdrop of Shanghai welcoming millions of workers and visitors to the 2010 World Expo, we meet a tapestry of characters through Naomi: Joss Kong, a Shanghai socialite who leads an enviable life, but must harbor the secrets of her husband, Tay Kai Tang. Logan Hayden, a womanizing restaurateur looking for love in all the wrong places. Pan Jinsung and Ouyang Zhangjie, a silver-aged couple struggling with adapting to the ever-changing faces of their city. Dante Ouyang, who had just returned to China after spending years overseas, must choose between being filial and being in love. All their dreams and aspirations interweave within the sprawling web of Shanghai.

This multilayered novel explores a kaleidoscope of shifting relationships—familial friction, amorous entanglements, volatile friendships—in one of the most dynamic metropolises of the twenty-first century.

Author Bio:

Crystal Z. Lee is a Taiwanese American bilingual writer. She has called many places home, including Taipei, New York, Shanghai, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She was formerly a public relations executive who had worked with brands in the fashion, beauty, technology, and automotive industries. Love and Other Moods is her debut novel. She’s already hard at work on her next novel and a children’s book.  Follow the author on Instagram @ Crystal.Z.Lee

Links:

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56120911-love-and-other-moods

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/crystal.z.lee

Amazon:

Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-and-other-moods-crystal-z-lee/1138082526?ean=978191389101

Meet the Author:

Crystal Z. Lee is a Taiwanese American bilingual writer. She has called many places home, including Taipei, New York, Shanghai, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She was formerly a public relations executive who had worked with brands in the fashion, beauty, technology, and automotive industries. ‘Love and Other Moods’ is her debut novel.

connect with the author: amazon ~ instagram


Tour Schedule:

Feb 24 –
Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 24 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 24 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 25 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 26 – The Book View – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 1 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview
Mar 2 – The Paper Reels – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 2 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 3 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 4 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 5 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 8 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 9 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 10 – Deborah Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway


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