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Welcome to the first April 2020 edition of the Atlantis Entertainment newsletter where you'll find a mixture of K-Pop and books. I am your MC, Ji Soo, and I will be guiding you through this month's fun.

IN THIS ISSUE

Ji Soo's Update
The Leader Who Fell From The Sky
Ji Soo's Group of the Month
Recommendations
Release Schedule

JI SOO'S UPDATE


HOW IS IT APRIL??

 

OK, I know how the earth goes around the planet, but I swear it was Christmas and then I blinked and now it's spring!

 

How is everyone doing? The hotel I work in is still open, but it's at about 30% capacity, and that's because we've opened the doors to the homeless. It's on minimal crew and because I'm not local at all, and unable to get back home, I'm still working.

 

But I am still writing. Or maybe the correct way to phrase this is staring in my screen in amazement as I realize I can no longer control my characters, and the one playing up the most is probably not the one you would expect!

 

Provided things go to plan (or, so long as things don't go crazier with this pandemic, and resident troublemaker JongB behaves), I'm currently 98% confident Onyx: Forever will have a release date in May. If you're in my Facebook group, you will have seen the cover (she's a beauty), but hopefully, by the next newsletter, I should be in a position to share that here with pre-order links!!!

 

After that, because Serenity and I have a boxed set deadline, I will be moving onto Idol Threats, and then, after that, we're going to write Twisted Luck!! Our hope is to also be able to finish the last book in that series, Chosen Luck, this year too. I'm really excited about them!

 

I keep saying I'm excited about writing all the books I have on my list, but I really am. I'm even excited about books I can't work on until next year - but that's a good thing, right?? 

THE LEADER WHO FELL FROM THE SKY

It's here, Atlantians! The Leader Who Fell From The Sky has been released and it's free in Kindle Unlimited.

 

This is Hyunseo's story. This is one of the stories that I've been excited about writing. Although I know it's probably a little different to what you're expecting, it's one that had to be told.

 

For those curious, the next book will be The Boy Who Showed Her The Stars, and that will feature two characters who appeared in Zodiac 4, but honestly, I expect it to be the end of the year before I start on that one, much as I am genuinely excited to write!

JI SOO'S GROUP OF THE MONTH

I sat down to write today, and I as I went to turn my music on, I thought to myself, "do you know who I miss? Block B."

 

So I thought I would share with you my love for Block B. Officially, Block B are still a group, but according to their company, that's still being discussed. One of their members, Zico, left when his contract was up for renewal.

  

L-R: Taeil (currently enlisted, and covered in tattoos), PO (you may have seen him in Hotel del Luna), U-Kwon (U-Kwon has, wait for it, a girlfriend! And, even more incredible, the whole world doesn't hate them for it!), Zico (Zico actually left the group, but they haven't released anything since with six members, so I'm still counting him), Kyung, B-Bomb, and Jaehyo (he was enlisted, but was released early due to an injury).

 

As you can tell, Block B are something special in K-pop - they have members with tattoos and members dating. I say tattoos like it's a special thing, but it is - tattoos are still quite taboo in Korea. Traditionally, people with tattoo are seen as either criminals, gang members, or delinquents. And while having a tattoo isn't illegal, it's illegal to do the tattooing unless you're registered as a medical professional.

 

Now I know what you're going to say - "But, Ji Soo, X member of X group has a tattoo!"

 

Well, you're not wrong. And often, idols will have fake tattoos drawn on them in music videos. But have you ever watched a live show? Most of the time, they've covered up. It's not usually a show requirement (some will insist on it though), and it's usually the company that insists on it, so if the idol isn't wearing long sleeves, they might have a band aid covering it.

 

But this is why our Taeil is special:

And now the hard part comes where I have to pick a favorite song, or at least one which sums Block B up nicely. I thought I'd go with their only song to get a win. Yesterday, which has a bit of a sitcom feel to it, also shows off a lot of their personalities.

 

And also the fact, they don't really dance...

Only, I ended up in a Block B YouTube black hole.

 

And can you talk about Block B without mentioning Very Good? (Unless you've got a thing against clowns - i'd avoid this one!)

 

And then I stumbled across this "Battle of the Boys" with Block B vs BTS.

 

Well, this was interesting.

 

Block B aren't dancers. U-Kwon and B-Bomb can dance, but they put them up against Jimin and J-Hope, and I can acknowldge that they were going to win that even before Jimin ripped his shirt of. Yes, you get to see Jimin's chest in this one!

 

But then they put Zico up against Rap Monster (it's 2015 - he's still Rap Monster), and I'm sorry, but Zico won that one.

 

I probably give the unpopular opinion here, but BTS vs Block B? Block B won it. Of course, this was early BTS days, and I'm not trying to insult them in anyway, but I don't feel like that was really BTS on the stage. (They've evolved and grown and I think now they are, but back then, this is what they were being marketed at and I'm sorry, but that maknae line cannot do 'bad boy'). Block B, on the other hand, performed.  

 

But both took on Black Eyed Peas and nailed it!

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
Fallen Angel

I used to think my life was damn near perfect.

Heir to a perfume empire, an amazing degree, and a hunky bodyguard with benefits-

but I'm also tenth in line to the throne

and that means everyone wants to see me fail.

When a bitter coworker exposes my relationship, they get exactly what they want.

See, I'm Blessed.

My bodyguard is Cursed and sleeping with him is illegal.

The Cursed are little more than slaves in our society, their second forms trapped and used as power batteries for the magic-poor Blessed.

So when the judge sentences me to Cursed Penitentiary, I know he's setting an example.

Sleep with the monsters, you're caged with them.

Read now
Just One Summer

One summer, no regrets

Carly Reynolds does not want to work at her father’s Branson theater over the summer, but she has no choice. After wrecking his prized Mercedes on Prom night, she’s got to pay him back somehow before she leaves for college. Now she’s stuck working as the personal assistant to twenty-year-old Gracin Ford, former member of one-hit-wonder boy band Accentuate.

Gracin is demanding, condescending, and an all-around jerk. Carly would rather eat glass than deal with a male diva who’s more famous for his stint in rehab than his music. Until she realizes that Gracin’s lonely. Once she welcomes him into her life, she starts to let him into her heart. Even though she knows it will end when she leaves for school, Carly doesn’t want to look back on her life and wonder what if. Even if it means a broken heart.

Read now
Don't Dare Love

The closer she gets to love, the more he unravels.

For commitment-phobe Lia, love means trusting someone enough to let them in. She’s not harboring some deep dark secret or a tortured soul; she’s simply scared to give her heart away. When Connor sparks her interest, she reluctantly gives the freshman a chance, unknowingly catalyzing a change in her love life. Suddenly, guys vie for her attention, and her heart is torn between the new, the old, and the familiar. While she’s busy with new experiences and conflicting feelings, Hawk is unraveling.

Lia doesn’t know how deep Hawk’s obsession goes. He’s always there, listening in, tracking her every move, and studying her. If not for his intervention, the guys from Lia’s past would have damaged her innocence and broken her heart. They possessed the ability to change his perfect girl into someone unrecognizable and unsuitable. In all his careful planning, Hawk’s become too comfortable and underestimates Connor’s ability to sneak his way into Lia’s heart.

Cameras and footage are no longer enough. Hawk infiltrates her inner circle and manipulates the people around her, using them to carry out his plan. The sudden onslaught of male attention slows him down, or rather, escalates his obsession into something a bit deadlier. If Lia dares to love someone other than Hawk, then he may not survive her love.

Read now
Fortuitous

Fortuitous, What if #2 is an alternative story to Secret Love. It takes place 18 months after Jake Peters and Holly Schallanger's roads have split.

 

Jake bumped into Jane, who at that time was Frank’s girlfriend, and you all know how Frank fits into the Peter’s life. Jane obviously knowing who Jake is, is not impressed, and the truth comes out.

Read now
RELEASE SCHEDULE

From Ji Soo Lee and J. S. Lee

Ji Soo Lee

2021

The Boy Who Showed Her The Stars

Zodiac, 5

YA Contemporary Romance

J. S. Lee

May 2020?

ONYX: Forever

Onyx, 5

Reverse Harem

 

September 29, 2020

Idol Threat

H3RO 4

Reverse Harem

Part of the Wicked Souls Collection

Serenity Ackles & J. S. Lee

2020

Twisted Luck

The Goddess of Fate & Destiny, book 3

Reverse Harem

Ji Soo Lee

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United Kingdom

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