Promise Series

Dark, romantic mysteries in old Korea

The Promise series focuses on strong women and has a heavy dose of danger and romance. Each book features a new couple, who must face many trials and tribulations before earning their HEA. 

The novels can be read as a stand-alone (or connected series), and readers can begin at any book.

A Promise novella

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Ba-woo is a young man with nothing. No hopes, no dreams. No plans for the future. He’s too busy scraping a living and taking care of what remains of his family. Times are hard, but Ba-woo is hard too. He will survive. He doesn’t need anything else.

Until he sees Ga-ryung.

For the first time, Ba-woo begins to want more.

A love story set in the rolling fields and lush mountains of rural Joseon. 

This novella is a tie-in to Lee Evie’s Promise series, but can be read as a stand-alone story.

Ga-ryung

Ba-woo

Book One

A slave. A spy. A promise.

A humid summer storm rages across the Pavilion, the greatest entertainment house in the sprawling city of Hanyang.  Within its stifling walls a gisaeng slave girl hides a fugitive in her bed, unexpectedly saving the life of a young man who is not all he seems.

Immediately Seorin is thrust into a razor-edged world of conspiracy and spies, doomed rebellion and murky intrigue. For the first time in years, she glimpses an opportunity for change.

Yet it is not her freedom Seorin so desperately desires, but something far more precious. She will risk anything, even death, to gain it.

A dark, romantic mystery in old Korea. 

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Kim Jae Gil

Seorin

Lee Yoon

Book Two

She has no future. He has no past.
A game begins.

During the long midwinter, snow drifts through the stark streets of sprawling Hanyang. Within the stifling walls of the Pavilion, a gisaeng slave girl is driven to the edge of her endurance.

Chungjo is ambitious. Beautiful. Cruel. A slave girl who submits to no-one and destroys all who stand in her way. Yet a mysterious stranger thwarts her plans at every turn. Craftier than she could anticipate, he is a young man who is her match.

Soon a dance begins. Who will discover the truth first? Who will destroy the other?

A dark, romantic mystery in old Korea. 

READ AN EXCERPT HERE

PAPERBACKS are available via Amazon, B&N, ordered through your local bookstore, or requested from your local library.

Chungjo

Baek Sang Moon

Book Three – Promise Dream

A woman with one secret.
A man with many.
A journey into the wild.

Rain hisses across the rooftops of the Pavilion, Hanyang’s greatest entertainment house. Within its stifling walls, a lonely gisaeng slave girl strives to hold together the scattering pieces of her life and protect a terrifying secret.

When a mysterious lord unexpectedly buys her as his unwilling concubine, Jan-sil must decide if she has the courage to deceive him. Her very survival hangs precariously in the balance.

Yet as they journey together through a perilous world of rain and mist, Jan-sil’s loyalties begin to waver. To protect her secret, she turns to a vicious bodyguard, who might be her one chance at freedom.

A dark, romantic mystery in old Korea. 

COMING SOON IN MARCH 2021

Lord Kim

Jan-sil

Byung Ju

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‘This book … wow. What can I say about it? It’s haunting, beautiful, tastefully written, and the characters are vibrant! … An excellent debut!’
– Marilyn, Amazon review for Promise Season
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PRAISE for
Promise Thief

‘I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, complex protagonists, and deeply emotional storytelling!’

Barisbi, Goodreads

Rating: 5 out of 5.
PRAISE for
Promise Season

‘Everything you could ask for in historical fiction – atmosphere, well researched setting, intrigue, drama, romance.’

Jenny, Amazon

Rating: 5 out of 5.
PRAISE for
Promise Season

‘A unique Korean Historical Drama. Interesting, colorful, skillfully written tale, well worth the time spent reading it.’

Terry, Goodreads

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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‘Wow, so I loved this second book in the series, this time featuring the bitterly cruel gisaeng Chunjo, who we first met in book one, where she served as a villainous minor character.’
– Elizabeth, Goodreads review for Promise Thief
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