Saturday, September 22, 2012

Who's Your Hero ... Bad Boy or Good Guy?

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Hi, and welcome to my corner of the romance world.

When I read a romance, I love a BAD boy hero.

One who's gruff and growly with barriers a mile high, but hotter than a tropical sunburn, like Hawaiian Hero Daniel Ho'omalu in
Rolling in the Deep.

Or one who's smooth and sophisticated, and can have the heroine blushing hotter than ever before, like The Orion's Commander Navos in
Deep Indigo.

Because I know that along the journey to true forever love and romance, I'm going to squirm and  blush and probably cry right along with the heroine. I love to get really involved in the romances I read, and generally a NICE guy hero just doesn't do it for me. I wanna  suffer a little on the rocky road to romance. It makes the happy ending all the sweeter.

But ... groan, that's not always true.

Some of the nicest guys in the universe make the hottest heroes.

They're true blue and have the highest regard for women, yet their principles may be the rock the heroine stumbles upon, like The Orion's Captain Steve Craig in Her Commander.

Or they may be a big, laid-back guy like David Ho'omalu, the Hawaiian Hero of Walking in Fire. He just never met a pretty girl he couldn't charm right off her feet. He leaves them all smiling, of course.

But whether the hero is a bad boy or a good guy, I still want 'em NAUGHTY! I want them to show the heroine a red hot time in the bedroom, or wherever they happen to be when passion strikes.

And that's what you can expect when you read one of my stories, too. Because I write what I love to read.

I'd love to share a red hot romance with you.

Leave a comment here  and I'll enter you to win a FREE copy of any of my ebooks.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

You Need a Vacation!

You know you do.

But ... school just started, you have to go to work, the budget is tight right now, you ate too much at the company picnic/family reunion/visit to your folks/endless car ride to Anywhere, USA and your bikini is kinda tight.

Any of the above ringing your bell?

It's okay, I've got your back, girlfriend. I'd like to send you on a mini-staycation to the tropical paradise of Hawaii's Big Island.

(Cue ukulele music) Yes, on the sunny Kona Coast, you will stay at beautiful Nawea Bay, private enclave of the Ho'omalu family. While there, you'll snorkel on the private reef, drink and dine on fresh local cuisine at the beach lanai, take exciting dive excursions on the Hawaiian Dive catamaran, all with the Hawaiian Hero of your choice.

To win your staycation, simply visit my

Featured Author Interview

September 8 - 30th @ Two Lips Reviews, and answer this question,

'What is my for wish for the beautiful islands of Hawaii?'

Email your answer to  and I'll enter you to win!

Be sure to leave her your complete email address.

Here are your possible prizes.

Door # 1

David 'Malu' Ho'omalu, hero of Walking in Fire will take you hiking on the slopes of Mauna Loa, where you'll heat things up while battling drug smugglers, and then heat up even more when you return to the guest house.
Born to defend his people, he will sacrifice everything—for her.

Hawaiian Heroes, Book 1

Nawea Bay, a remote Hawaiian paradise, is just the haven Melia Carson needs to escape the chill of heartache. Instead, she finds herself swept up in a tropical heat wave, fueled by her unexpected attraction to a handsome native she meets on a snorkel tour.

He’s big, powerful, hot enough to melt her defenses—and he’s not all he seems. How else could he survive an injury that should have killed him…and why does she dream of him garbed in ancient native dress and wreathed in flames?

David “Malu” Ho’omalu is on the Big Island to find and destroy a cache of dangerous designer drugs before they can be sold to his people. Fending off amorous female tourists is part of the job, but one look in Melia’s blue eyes, and his instincts scream that she is his.

As Melia surrenders to the desire burning between them, she discovers more than a fiery heritage that defies modern logic. She discovers a man who would descend into the molten heart of the volcano to protect his island. And her…if she can find the strength to trust her heart to him.

Product Warnings
Hot, hot Hawaiian hero with volcanic passion on his mind. Better pack a heat-proof bikini for this island paradise.

Door #2

Daniel Ho'omalu, hero of Rolling in the Deep, will escort you ona daring night dive. Things may get a little rough ... at sea and back on land.

Desire as deep and dark as the sea…danger as close as a heartbeat.

Hawaiian Heroes, Book 2

Daniel Ho'omalu’s intimidating physique, tribal tattoos and mane of black braids frighten most women before they get close enough to discover he likes to play rough. Pile on his perilous vocation as one of a secret society of island guardians, and he’s painfully aware he may never find a mate.

One look at Daniel, and Claire Hunter knows she’s found the man of her sensual dreams. Without hesitation she sinks her teeth into the challenge of landing the big Hawaiian in her bed. But while he clearly wants her, he won’t bite back.

Daniel is certain the beautiful haole is too young and innocent to handle his dark sexual needs. Despite their determination to ignore each other, the island casts its spell, and in one explosive night, Daniel learns that Claire is more than a match for him in every way.

When Daniel must leave her side and dive to the depths of the sea to foil a gang of drug smugglers, Claire trusts that their powerful bond will bring her lover back safely to her arms. But his vow of honor to protect his people could be the one thing that breaks her heart.

Product Warnings
Big, hot, tattooed Hawaiian hero who likes it rough—in bed and on the beach. Going deep takes on a whole new meaning in this tropical heat wave.

Door #3

 Rather be a sexy space cadet? Then come on along as the crew of The Orion whisks you and your wildest sexual yearnings away on a wild ride to the outer reaches of the galaxy. Orion's a state of the art space cruiser, with a captain and crew who are more than men, and can be tamed only by  the oldest force in the universe ... love.
But be warned, it's hot in space. Red hot!
Happy Reading,