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Tokyo Tales

Tokyo Tales
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Tokyo Hearts

Tokyo Hearts
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Tokyo Dreams

Tokyo Dreams
Release Date:
2016

 

TOKYO TALES: A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SHORT STORIES WITH
ILLUSTRATIONS BY YOSHIMI OHTANI

Tokyo Tales

Renae Lucas-Hall leads the reader into an enchanting, life-affirming and inspiring world of Japanese short stories.

 

You'll love the way each story embraces the charm and allure of Japan and you'll enjoy these tales even if you have a limited knowledge of this fascinating country.

 

These fifteen magical stories include a hellish homestay, ghosts, school bullying, a marriage arrangement and the kawaii culture.

 

Renae Lucas-Hall's captivating way of storytelling will deepen your appreciation of the Japanese culture and provide you with a glimpse into the Japanese mind-set which will stay with you long after you've read the final page.

 

Prepare to be enthralled by the illuminating images throughout Tokyo Tales by the renowned Japanese Illustrator Yoshimi Ohtani. These wonderful illustrations and the delightful narrative will harness your imagination and leave you spellbound.

 

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Read two short stories from TOKYO TALES: My Cute Kawaii Boutique and The Lucky Bar in Nihonhbashi

TOKYO HEARTS: A JAPANESE LOVE STORY

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A fascinating exploration of life in modern-day Japan, Tokyo Hearts is a poignant love story that will catapult you directly onto the fashionable streets of Tokyo and into the hearts of Takashi and Haruka. Takashi is a young and popular university student who has fallen in love with his stylish and sophisticated friend Haruka. She is sweet and kind and adores shopping for high-end Japanese and Western brands. When Takashi discovers Haruka is seeing her wealthy ex-boyfriend from Kyoto, his life begins to turn upside down and he realises the path to true love is never easy.

 

A fascinating exploration of life in modern-day Japan, Tokyo Hearts is a poignant love story that will catapult you directly onto the fashionable streets of Tokyo and into the hearts of Takashi and Haruka. Takashi is a young and popular university student who has fallen in love with his stylish and sophisticated friend Haruka. She is sweet and kind and adores shopping for high-end Japanese and Western brands. When Takashi discovers Haruka is seeing her wealthy ex-boyfriend from Kyoto, his life begins to turn upside down and he realises the path to true love is never easy.

 

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TOKYO DREAMS

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If you loved Tokyo Hearts you're going to adore the sequel Tokyo Dreams.

 

Will Takashi continue to devote himself to Haruka? Will Kenji find his one true love? Will Yuriko stop dieting frantically? Will Masaya and Momo-chan stay together?


Find out the answers to these questions and more in Tokyo Dreams.


The release date for TOKYO DREAMS is 2016

   

REVIEWS FOR TOKYO HEARTS: A JAPANESES LOVE STORY

GoldenJ (Amazon)
"A beautifully written and engaging love story set in Japan, Tokyo Hearts is a book to lose yourself in. The scenes are believable, the dialogue that moves the story along is warm and evocative, and the characters leap of the pages. Pleased to have found it, looking forward to another release by Renae Lucas Hall."
 

Simon (Goodreads)

 "If I was to sum Tokyo Hearts up in one word it would be escapism. A wonderful opportunity to dive into an alternative culture. The author creates a very believable Tokyo that I found highly absorbing and left me wanting to explore Japanese culture in greater details. Bravo, an excellent novel and looking forward to more from Renae Lucas Hall."

 
Trip Fiction
"For us at TripFiction, this is a fabulous novel that weaves its way into the heart of Tokyo life and brings the city into sharp focus for the reader. This is a great novel for exploring frenetic Tokyo life, offering up little aspects that make Tokyo, well, Tokyo. The automatic opening of taxi doors, the young peoples' love of Western and Japanese named brands, descriptions of the kotatsu heaters that many older style dwellings still have. Pocky Sticks! The intricacies of the subway lines and the delightful examples of how the Japanese enthusiastically embrace Western words and names."

Chapter 1 from TOKYO HEARTS

 

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That which comes from the heart
will go to the heart

On the last tempestuous Thursday in July, Takashi discovered the difference between the type of girl that a boy could like and the type of woman that a man could love.


The whole of Tokyo was heaving from the combination of heavy rain and sweltering humidity. Takashi climbed the slippery stairs to the café where he would soon meet up with Haruka and hoped that the summer rainy season would end this week. His light, waterproof jacket had helped him brave the elements that day, but his jeans were now soaked and clinging uncomfortably to his legs. His wet hair was dripping down the back of his neck.

 

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Renae Lucas-Hall will donate 10% of the profit from the sales of her paperback TOKYO HEARTS in 2012-14 to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.