Teaser Tuesday – ZEN QUEEN by Kirsty McManus

Zen Queen Book Description

Zen Queen by Kirsty McManusJess Harper’s personal life is a mess. She hasn’t had a haircut since 2006 and she doesn’t have time to find better friends than the self-centred associates she’s had since University.

And instead of searching for love, she’s settled for ‘friends with benefits’ status with one of her buddies. Yet none of that matters, because professionally she’s living the dream, and has just scored a highly coveted assignment in Japan with the promise of a promotion on her return. But when she arrives in Japan, instead of the smooth integration she anticipated, Jess finds herself wrongfully fired, abandoned and broke in a country where she doesn’t speak the language.

Now she must rebuild her life and clear her name. But the friendly locals and allure of the ex-pat lifestyle soon have her reconsidering her priorities and challenging her views on climbing the corporate ladder. With a new job as an English teacher and the temptation of her cute (but already attached) roommate, Jess discovers that although life doesn’t always turn out as planned, maybe that’s not such a bad thing. (Amazon)

My teaser:

After what seems like hours of cutting and slicing, Cindy stands back to admire her work. She’s now treating my hair as its own separate entity, judging by the amount of attention she’s giving the owner. I cough politely to indicate I’m still alive. (Kindle Location 159-70)

This girl has attitude! The Zen Queen is light-hearted and escapist chicklit…

About the Author: Kirsty McManus was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Queensland when she was 14. When she was 25, she lived in Japan for a year with her partner Kesh and worked as an English teacher. This was the inspiration behind her novel Zen Queen. She also spent a year in Canada and then settled back down on the Sunshine Coast in 2008. She now writes part time while designing websites and looking after her young son.

Find out more about this title – Zen Queen by Kirsty McManus.

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5 Comments on "Teaser Tuesday – ZEN QUEEN by Kirsty McManus"

April 5, 2012
April 4, 2012

I enjoyed your teaser, and thank you for posting the synopsis too. It’s always fun to experience lifestyles in other countries through novels — it doesn’t feel like you’re learning! I think I’d enjoy this one.
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April 3, 2012

Nice teaser! This is definitely something I’ll have to check out – thank you for sharing! :)

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April 3, 2012

This sounds like a fun read!

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I’m going to place this book on my reading list.