Title: An Absolute Mind
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Synopsis: Sonya Ogino, a bright but uncertain college student, is struggling to declare a major before the end of her sophomore year, when she suddenly finds her life changed forever when she learns she is a carrier of a genetically evolved, cognitive ability called Absolute Memory.
After she is almost killed, her beloved godmother arranges for her to be transported to the mysterious “safe island” of Palekaiko; where many other Absolute Memory carriers from all over the country reside. However, once she uncovers the real forces in charge of Palekaiko, together with a team of fellow carriers – including a ukulele-playing, self-proclaimed uber fan of Phil Collins – Sonya must summon the inner endurance to rise and fight inaction with action.
Set in an optimistic future, this is a story about trust and legacy, about what makes sense and nonsense, repetitive history and the meaning of freedom, and the value and power of mind and memory.
“This book is full of intrigue, mystery and memories.” –Success Circuit
“The twists and turns are very interesting. The concept is uniquely brilliant, and it covers themes that have been relevant for many years, and will remain relevant for years to come.” –FanGirlNation Magazine
Title: A Moment’s Worth
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Synopsis: Is the interconnectivity of the human race more than just the fundamentals of the Chinese tale of the red thread? Is the line between what’s real and what’s not as fine as we’ve been led to believe? How do narratives intersect each other without colliding and clashing? What can be uncovered, discovered, and even learned in a short period of time?
In her debut novel, Lauren Lola presents a cast of characters as they go about life as they know it, but not always in the most usual of circumstances. Some characters will mingle amongst each other, some will never meet; some whose identities take a while to be unveiled, some are left a mystery. From a UCLA freshman getting to know her celebrity roommate, to a man who unintentionally takes the San Francisco BART to a variety of locations beyond its final stop; from a fatherless girl who believes in the stars, to a young woman who carries the burden of being human, A Moment’s Worth is guaranteed to leave eyes seeing life a little more differently than before, for those who keep their minds wide open.
“What you will find is a really intricate tale that just languidly lets the reader into the lives of numerous different people. It felt fresh and exciting and I’m glad to have read it.” –My Little Book Blog
“There is a very ethereal, otherworldly feel about many of the stories.” –Success Circuit
“As the book progresses, you read more and more small little stories and you continue to realize how they all connect. It is really cool, and this is a great idea.” –Maci and Zoe Read Books
“Lola crafts Murakami-like scenes of strangers meeting, and each interaction is a lot of fun to read.” –loudlysilent
“The book is written for all kinds of abilities and tastes, it’s about life and all its aspects, there is something for everyone. It has all the meaning of a spiritual guide yet shown through simple daily lives.” –The Best Slice of Pie
Title: 46 (A Short Story)
Genre: Political Fiction
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Synopsis: Yvonne Hassett and Justin Wang are taking a few days off from their grad studies, to make a trip up to their native San Francisco Bay Area to see the hit musical, “Hamilton.” However, upon arrival at the recently opened Warm Springs BART station, they are shocked to discover Islamophobic flyers occupying the front windows of many of the cars in the parking lot. In a time of a toxic political climate, the two friends work to get rid of these flyers, and in the process, experience the effects of being part of the resistance.
Title: The Shadows (A Short Story)
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Synopsis: Just like how light can contradict darkness, darkness can obscure the light.
That’s exactly how the shadows- the Sun Spirits- work as they go about day-to-day, observing humanity. However, after hearing too much about humanity’s act of ongoing violence and other wrongdoings during the daily meeting of the Council of the Sun Spirits, the Chieftain declares a ban on the appearance of the sun for all of eternity. It will take a lot of conviction from the council for him to see with eyes of reasoning.
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Title: Voices of the New Gen. Fil-Am Community
Editor: Dwight Ong
Release Date: December 14, 2018
Synopsis: You always hear stories of famous FIlipinxs, but you never get to hear about the stories of the every-day Fil-Am. These stories from the younger generation of Fil-Ams often don’t get the spotlight, yet they encompass the current shared colective experiences that can helpyou understand the Fil-Am community and their struggles. These are the stories you and fellow Fil-Ams can closely connect to and really look towards for guidance.
This book gives you the opportunity to read the stories of 37 real, everyday New Generation Fil-Ams from around the United States who were kind and brave enough to share their own personal stories of their struggles and experiences they face here in the U.S. The categories are as follows: Culture, Family, Immigration, Racism, Education, LGBTQ+, Personal Health.
Throughout this book, my wish is to help others understand the struggles the New Generation Filipino-American Community faces and more importantly, help young Filipino-Americans who are currently facing similar issues, feel empowered to take action and know that they are not alone.
Note: I’m credited under the name Kristine.