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Laksa Media is a Canadian publisher with a unique model. A portion of our net revenue from each project goes to a charitable organization, program, or event.

ADDICTED TO HEAVEN SERIES by SUSAN FOREST

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The first book in this series is Bursts of Fire.

Bursts of Fire begins an epic political fantasy of revenge, addictions, and redemption for three magiel sisters. In an empire where magic has become suspect, love and loyalty—for one’s lover, one’s family, one’s country—are tested.

“An emotional story of familial love, tension, and mistrust among three sisters and three brothers . . . devastated by conquest and fanaticism. Forest employs the fantasy world as an allegory to address issues of religious intolerance, immigration, xenophobia, refugees, and mental illness; this gives the novel a timely feel . . . Readers who relish adventure mingled with a message will be engrossed in the plights of the two sets of siblings.”Publishers Weekly

“Forest depicts strong female characters, with varying motivations and personalities adding plenty of action in daring raids, battles with war machines, and magical time walking, though equal attention is given to exploring relationships between the sisters and their allies.This exciting new series will have fantasy fans eagerly awaiting the next installment.”Library Journal

“The first book in the Addicted to Heaven series promises an exciting political fantasy with realistic representation of mental illness and addiction and is sure to entertain fans of epic adventures.”Booklist

Bursts of Fire is available from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple | Kobo | Overdrive.

This project benefits Kids Help Phone and The Alex: Changing Health, Changing Lives.

LAKSA ANTHOLOGY SERIES: SPECULATIVE FICTION

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Our first fiction project in this series, Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts explores the delicate balance between mental health and mental illness. Recommended by Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Quill & Quire, Locus, and Foreword Reviews.

Strangers Among Us is available from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple | Kobo | Overdrive

The second project in this ‘social causes’ series is The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound;  it captures the depth and breadth of caring and of giving and delves into the complex world of caregivers–sometimes it can be heartwarming or funny or sad or strange. Recommended by Publishers Weekly, Lightspeed magazine, and Tangent. Both projects benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The Sum of Us is available from from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple | Kobo | Overdrive

The third project in this ‘social causes’ series is Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders; it looks at the displacement of the body, mind, and spirit caused by the relocations of those who choose or are forced to leave home and familiar places. Recommended by American Library Association (Booklist), Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Speculating Canada. This project benefits Mood Disorders Association and Alex Community Food Centre.

Shades Within Us is available from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple | Kobo | Overdrive

Another fiction project, Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, benefits Kids Help Phone.  This project explores identities, belonging, and choices–where we come from and where we are going–each trying to find a voice in history. Recommended by American Library Association (Booklist), Library Journal, Locus, SF Bluestocking, and Tangent.

Where the Stars Rise is available from from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Apple | Kobo | Overdrive