Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Love and Other Moods by Crystal Z Lee


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

Book Details:

Book TitleLove and Other Moods by Crystal Z. Lee
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +), 18 yrs +, 322 pages
GenreNew Adult, Own Voices, Multicultural Romance
Release date:   December 2020
Tour dates: Feb 24 to Mar 10, 2021
Content RatingPG + 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.

Buy the Book:
Book Depository ~ B&N ~ IndieBound
Booktopia ~ Waterstones

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 / guest post / giveaway
Feb 24 - Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / 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 / guest post / 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 / guest post / 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 / guest post / giveaway

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My Review: 

Love and Other Moods is a wonderful debut for Crystal Z. Lee. I found the plot to be unique and quite refreshing to read something new and different. It was nice to travel to modern day Shanghai with Naomi Kita-Fan. I loved watching this young woman grow throughout the novel. She had to learn a lot about herself and the world around her. Her story was fun and entertaining. I can not imagine going to a different country and go on such an adventure. I enjoyed seeing this journey through her eyes. The details are so detailed, colorful and vivid that I really felt like I was right there. It flowed so well that held my attention from start to finish and kept me continuously captivated. I loved it. 

I will be giving Love and Other Moods four and a half stars. I would love to read more by Crystal Z. Lee in the near future. She has great talent as a story teller and I look forward to see where her imagination will take her readers next. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy reading Coming of Age novel and the New Adult genre, as well as, for those who love learning about other cultures, such as, the Chinese culture. It is most definitely worth a read and not to be missed. I thought it was a great read. 

I received Love and Other Moods from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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