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Dzik and Kimmy are here!

This story was fascinating to me.

I wanted to showcase a heroine that was not only going through struggles at home, struggles of her age during the 80s, but I also wanted to tackle the fact that she was still trying to assimilate into western culture.

As many of us Asians know during that time, you're pulled between two words constantly. One where you are the first generation to adapt to the "new world" and the other is where you still try to honor your family's culture.

Kimmy had a lot going on for her and the fact that she still CHOSE a sunny/positive outlook made her so relatable to me. Because what choice do you really have? We're hammered with the idea of "hey, we're in the land of the free. be more grateful" as well as "back in the motherland, you don't understand the struggle"... while at the same time, our families harp on us about keeping tradition of the old ways, and following how things were "always done".

When her mom told her she know a lady who had a single son...who was possibly a lawyer or a doctor. it hurt for me to write Kimmy, an adult woman of generation one to finally have the courage to say, hey.. what if I don't want that? What if this makes me happy instead?

Its the precarious balance of "you're not Americanized enough", "Why are you like this if we grew up westernized together?" "You should be happy you're working at your family restaurant, you get free food!" vs "You need to save face", "Why are you doing this to your family?" "Don't you care about the family name?" ...and so forth when all you're trying to do is find what you're supposed to do while considering what everyone wants you to do while considering what everyone expects you to be while you discover who you want to be.

it doesn't matter how old you get either. The generation from the motherland and the gen 1 in the new land... will always have a certain barrier that's hard to come across and find middle ground. I say this from experience.

*And that's what you'll get from me as an author. I strive my best to slip in the cultural nuances, weaving the importance of it into the storyline because... it is a part of us as minorities. We don't usually grow up the same. There are slightly different struggles that play a part in WHO we are and who we chose to become.*

Throw in a little comedy, a little bl00d, and a demon who hates the fact that she's finally growing on him... and you get this little gem.

I hope you all like the story!



The Good Char: An 80’s Dark Monster Horror Romance Comedy


  • Grumpy/sunshine
  • Workplace romance
  • boss/employee
  • dem0n/human
  • 80’s themes

[part of the Soul Taker Series but can be read as a stand alone]