Author: Alexa Kang

Cover Reveal: “Eternal Flame”

Ok, by now, you all know I'm not a frequent blogger. I update once in a blue moon when I have news to announce. But that's all right. What I really like doing is not to write blogs, but to write stories that you all love to read. And today, I'm super excited to announce my upcoming new release, Eternal Flame. This is a stand alone story spun out of the Rose of Anzio series. I'm planning to submit this story to Amazon's Kindle Scout program this week, so will have more details about that soon. In the mean time, here's a peak at what's to come.   Eternal Flame ~ A Rose of Anzio Story ~ by Alexa Kang *  *  * "Last night, I loved you a lifetime and more." 16-year-old Julia Olsen’s world is falling apart. Her quarterback boyfriend broke up with her. Her family’s new home under renovation is a mess. Her high school counselor won't stop harping on about her grades. A time-traveling WW2 soldier crashing into her room is the last thing she needs. In 1944, 18-year-old Edmond Ferris answered the draft and headed to war in France. A chance discovery brought him home to Chicago…in 1989! He's back in his own room, except a strange girl is living in it. She drives a Japanese car and she listens to Milli Vanilli, a German band.  Is their encounter an error in time or a will of fate?  Find out in this timeless tale of two…

More Podcast & Interview

Today is the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Last month, I joined a group of WWII fiction authors and published the short stories anthology Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of December 1941. We were delighted that the Self-Publishing Roundtable Podcast elected to feature us in their episode this week and interviewed several of our authors including myself. You can tune in to hear what we have to say about our stories. My part of the interview starts at the 54 minute mark. This time, I shared a lot of tidbits and details about "Christmas Eve in the City of Dreams" and Rose of Anzio, plus the next novel I'm writing. Hope you all enjoy it. http://selfpublishingroundtable.com/sprt-171-pearl-harbor-and-more-stories-of-wwii-december-1941/     Today, I'm also the featured author interviewed on the website This is Writing. Click on my avatar below if you want to find out more "behind the scenes" of my stories. My Online Interview    

On Anthony and Jesse

WARNING: This blog post contains spoiler of Book 4 - Remembrance. Jesse Garland is no doubt the most memorable character in the Rose of Anzio. I know because many readers have written to me about him. I didn't plan for him to enter this story. When I write, I don't plot or outline. I let the muse take me where it wants me to go. Jesse materialized when I was writing Book 2-Jalousie, when I had in mind to create an 18-year old solider who would be akin to a (more…)

About PEARL HARBOR AND MORE

Stories of WWII: December 1941 On December 7th 1941, a pivotal event took place that changed the face of World War II. Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes carried out a devastating surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. By December 11th, the United States was at war with the Axis Powers in the Pacific and European theaters. World War II raged for almost another four years, but the entry of the world’s greatest economy into the conflict profoundly influenced its course. (more…)

Rose of Anzio…Concluding Thoughts

The final book of Rose of Anzio will be released this week. I cannot believe it is all coming to an end. I've never been one to make new year's resolutions, but this year, I think I have completed a personal goal for 2016. The Rose of Anzio will be finished and published. As we come to the end, I want to share with you some of my experience behind the scene. (more…)

Rose of Anzio WW2 Tour!

Last month (Sept 2016), I took a WW2 tour of Italy to visit the sites I had written about in Rose of Anzio. I'm happy to now share with you the photos I had taken, which I had posted on my facebook page. It was truly a remarkable trip, and I hope you enjoy these. To see the albums, just click on the album title.   Album 1: From Licata to Naples Album 2: Cassino City Album 3: Monte Cassino Album 4: Anzio Album 5: Cisterna

e-scribes Editorial Review of Rose of Anzio Book 3-Desire

e-scribe.com recently reviewed Rose of Anzio Book 3. I am thrilled that they liked it. Here is an excerpt: "Kang depicts both the horrors and fears of war alongside the softness and subtleties of romance as if they were born to marry—despite the obviously immense challenges of polarising imagery. We see the many facets of war, not just the battles but also the personal struggles and decisions faced by troops and commanders, and those they encounter along the way. Kang has the unusual skill to place the reader inside the characters’ minds as if we are reading their thoughts and seeing through their eyes. Thus, it becomes, soon, not a tale, but our reality. Kang is unafraid, too, of weighty narrative; she does not shy from the depth required in order to depict the severity of the situation, nor does she once falter in recounting fine details. There is no hiding behind superficial froth; this is as incisive in its historical accuracy as it is heart-rending in its romantic themes." To read the full review, visit:  http://www.e-scribes.com/rose-of-anzio-desire      

Bombing on the 33rd Field Hospital

  If you have been reading Rose of Anzio, you know that Tessa Graham, the heroine of the story, served as an army nurse for the U.S. 33rd Field Hospital during this fictional account of the Battle of Anzio. One of the true historical event which I had incorporated into the story was the February 10th bombing of the 33rd. The second piece of artwork that graphic artist Jeff Brown did for Book 3-Desire  was an allegorical depiction of this bombing event. In the illustration, Tessa and Jesse Garland were (more…)