Monday, March 21, 2011

Help me raise money for the Red Cross Japanese Disaster Relief Fund

The devastation caused by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Japan is a constant reminder of just how fragile life is. Sadly, news reports are that donations to aid the Japanese people affected by these disasters is currently lagging well behind what was donated to aid Haiti and Chile.

To help raise money for the Red Cross Japanese Disaster-Relief Fund, Zumaya Publications has agreed to donate 25% of their profits and 100% of my author royalties for each copy of The Lonely War sold between now and mid-April.

Please help. By purchasing a copy you can help comfort those who have lost everything. And as a bonus, you’ll get to read an award-winning novel that shows an intimate look at the Japanese culture, and is partially set in Kyoto, the spiritual heart of Japan.

You can purchase a print copy here:

You can purchase a ebook copy here:

Description of the story:
Like most war novels, The Lonely War envelops all that is unique to war, the horror of battle, overcoming fear, the cruelty of soldiers, the loyalty and camaraderie of men caught in a desperate situation. Yet, it stands alone in two important ways. First, it is a passionate story about a tender love developing between an officer and an enlisted man, revealing a rare and dignified portrait of a couple struggling to satisfy desire within the confines of the military code of conduct. Even more importantly however, it describes the heart-wrenching measures of how much one man will sacrifice to save the life and reputation of the man he loves.

You can read more about the story at

Thank you for any support you can give.

Alan Chin

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