by Jennie Bennet
Book 1: Snowflake Kisses
Vee was too sensible to believe in love at first sight. Attractive guys and great personalities were not mutually exclusive … until she met Yangbin. Maybe it was his dimples, or his broad shoulders, or maybe it was his self-confidence. Whatever it was, Yangbin stood out to Vee like no one ever had.
She tried to brush him off. Forget about their one meeting and pretend she wouldn’t care if she never saw him again, but when he showed up working at the hotel where Vee was spending Christmas vacation, she couldn’t help but think fate had played a part.
She still didn’t want to believe in love, but life had other plans.
“The Kpop fan will especially take great delight in this romantic tale of love at first sight, but it is a YA story that can be enjoyed by any reader.”
“I loved this novella! It was fast paced but we got enough detail on each character that it was easy to fall in love with them. I related to their awkwardness and appreciate the author’s sense of humor.”
“The romance gave me butterflies! I won’t ruin the ending but would definitely recommend this cute kpop romance novella to any K drama lovers! I could see this as a cute short film too!”
Book 2: Undercover Fan
Corrine Miller-Hayden is too cool for K-pop, at least when she’s in public. As captain of the cheer team and a Texas beauty queen, she wouldn’t dare tell anyone about her closet obsession.
That is, until she runs into her Minji, her ultimate bias, at a fan gathering. She never dreamed she’d touch Minji, let alone accidentally take his phone.
When they meet again at a pep-rally, it’s not like Corrine imagined. She thought she’d be showing off, but instead she becomes the target of a dye-filled water balloon attack. Abby was supposed to be her best friend, not the girl who openly shamed her in front of the whole school.
Minji saves her, not only from embarrassment, but from her own stuck-up self.
Can she love Minji openly, and keep her fangirling a secret?
“It was straight out of a kdrama. The story wraps up neatly, with a few twists and a dash of angst and there are a number of original “squee moments” to satisfy this kdrama fangirl.”
Book 3: Kidnapped Idol
Jenica Lee has everything figured out. Or at the very least, organized. She’s compressed her year studying abroad in China to a list of five items, with visiting the Great Wall of China as her number one choice. Never mind that number five is falling in love, that’s something she wrote as more of a dream than a goal.
When a freak rainstorm ruins her Great Wall plans and separates her from her roommate, she finds herself trapped in a stone tower. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the annoyingly handsome Woon sharing her space. It’s not her place to be curious about him, but when he gets dragged off by intimidating men in black suits, she can’t stop wondering.
Back at her dorm, she finds out Woon is a K-pop star who’s involved in a contract scandal. Everywhere Jenica looks she sees him, literally. He’s on billboards and T.V. screens in the whole of China. What she doesn’t understand is why he was taken away by those men. When she runs into him again she discovers the truth—Woon’s been kidnapped by a Chinese entertainment company. With no one else to confide in, Jenica must save Woon before he’s forced into a live a life of puppetry for the music industry.
“This book has everything for Kpop fans. Hot idols, chance meetings, love, and it all happens while being chased by the bad guys. I fell for Woon on the Great Wall and had so much fun getting to know Jenica and seeing her gain confidence and grow into who she really was all along.”
CIR: What inspired this book — soon to be series?
BENNETT: It really started because of a fandom. I’m a self-professed nerd and I get attached to stories easily. So when I discovered Korean Television, I was hooked. I soon found other fans, some teenage girls who wanted to know what it would be like to fall in love with a Korean Pop star. So I wrote stories for them.
CIR: What was your favorite part of writing this story?
BENNETT: I love writing funny. I also love friendship dynamics. So anytime I got to write a part where the characters interacted and had fun together, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why? *
BENNETT: Vee, of course. She’s my friend in real life and it was an adventure to write this as if I was her.
CIR: What other books, movies or shows might you compare to this story?
BENNETT: Anything you find on the Hallmark channel around Christmas. Also, the Korean Drama entitled 20s. (Not 20 again, that’s a different drama.)
CIR: What message do you hope your readers take away from this book?
BENNETT: I hope they’ll know that it’s worth it to keep pursing something, even it’s hard.