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Book: Before the City by Kirby Wright
I tend to write dramatic monologues, such as the one to the deposed and last ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Queen Lili'uokalani. That monologue came from a need to make some kind of contribution to recognize the 100-year anniversary of the overthrow of her monarchy in Honolulu. The poem was printed as a broadside and distributed to kupuna who had travelled from homestead land in Nanakauli and [...]
 
Book: Wai-nani - A Voice from Old Hawai'i by Linda Ballou
Lavish colors of Hawai'i jump off the page as Linda Ballou takes the reader inside the mysterious Island culture. Through Wai-nani's eyes, experience the Hawaiian society as it existed when Captain James Cook arrived at Kealakekua Bay in 1779; ride the billowing seas with Eku, the wild dolphin she befriends; learn why she loved the savage, conflicted ruler, Makaha; walk with her as she defies [...]
 
Book: White Ginger by Susanne Bellamy
Amelie Mackenzie chases her artistic dreams in Hawaii after a life detour. That means no more ex-fiance...and definitely no men to distract her. Should be easy, but how will she resist the hot and sexy marine biologist fighting a battle against a corrupt developer? Arne Keloki is fighting a resort development which will damage the reef protecting his small Kauai town. Although being with Arne [...]
 
Book: a Touch of the Past (An Everly Gray Adventure) by L. j. Charles
Everly Gray's past would have been laid to rest with her parents...if only she hadn't opened an old letter and unleashed long-hidden secrets. Now everything she believes in, everything she trusts, is gone. Except her genetic link to the secrets of an ancient toxin lethal, unless she finds the antidote. When those close to her are poisoned, and traditional medicine has run out of options, Everly's [...]
 
Book: Moloka'i Nui Ahina, Summers on the Lonely Isle by Kirby Wright
Julia Daniels, a Moloka'i pioneer woman of mixed blood, invites her grandsons Jeff and Ben to spend summers with her at her ranch on the east end. She shares the ranch with Chipper, an alcoholic war hero with a life estate bordering the swamp. The brothers roam a paradise of fishponds, waterfalls, pristine valleys, and mountains with herds of deer. Jeff meets the Kahuna Woman who freezes pictures [...]
 
Book: WITH FIERY VENGEANCE Anger Burns Deep (Pepper Bibeau Mystery Series Book 3) by Gail M Baugniet
Insurance Investigator Pepper Bibeau travels to the Hawaiian Islands on a working vacation. While in Hawi on the Big Island to visit her fourteen-year-old son and attend a wedding, Pepper discovers a body on the blood-soaked back seat of an abandoned classic Woody. A local police detective's poorly executed plan fails to trap a suspect, who flees to Honolulu. Pepper follows, intent on discovering [...]
 
Book: Surfer of the Century - The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe
Who was named the Surfer of the Century? Read about Duke Kahanamoku's determination, courage in adversity, and good sportmanship as he struggles to become the fastest swimmer in the world and also teach the world how to ride big waves. --- This strikingly illustrated picture-book biography celebrates Duke Kahanamoku, who broke records as an Olympic swimmer and introduced surfing around the globe. [...]
 
Book: Getting Lei'd by Ann Omasta
Jilted by text message. Honeymooning with her grandma. The resort's bartender may look like Jason Momoa, but Roxy is NOT interested. Being jilted nearly-at-the-altar by text message is not at all how prim and proper Roxy Rose thought her wedding day would go. Getting dragged along anyway on her Hawaiian honeymoon by her self-centered sister and irreverent grandma is the icing on the horrible [...]
 
Book: Aloha Grace - A short story from the beloved Seasons of Cherryvale (The Seasons of Cherryvale Book 7) by B K Nault
When Grace accompanies Mark to his Hawaiian Island medical conference, she's content making leis and learning hula until a native Islander obviously needs a dose of the Gracie touch. Soon she's experiencing more than the average tourist, and learning what it's like to be a real ohana. Written in Nault's cozy style, this short story is perfect for a tropical weekend escape.
 
Book: Celebration of Passion by Patricia Gauthier
Eve Bennett is the new preschool teacher. Shy and reserved she encounters Jackson Mills while surveying her new classroom and claiming to her new boss that she has just been hired by Sylvia Sullivan. Furious, he promptly fires her. It doesn't matter that she seems very capable and qualified, it's the principal of the thing. Now Eve doesn't know what to do. Should she believe some guy in a [...]
 
Book: The Widow from Lake Bled by Kirby Wright
Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright's poems are wrought with such care and intelligence testaments to his mastery of craft. Tristan Beach, The Conium Review LAKE BLED is the best volume of poetry I have read since...Ginsberg's HOWL. It is unrelentingly frank and almost impossibly beautiful. Joseph W. Bean, [...]
 
Book: Exploring Lost Oahu Places of Power, History and Mystery (Hawaii Travel Guide) by Ellie Crowe
A unique and informative guidebook to Oahu's places of mana (spiritual power) unseen by most visitors and even many locals. A journey into the lands of the Hawaii of long ago, to powerful rulers, wily priests, healing stones, healing temples and pools, temples of human sacrifice, small menehune and supernatural events. The Hawaiian Islands are a notable spiritual destination with a fascinating [...]
 
Book: How Far Is Heaven? (Louise Golden Mysteries) by Laurie Hanan
Christmas is never easy for mail carriers. But for Louise Golden, the season of good cheer is about to become a nightmare. Exhausted after a long day of delivering mail in nasty weather, Louise is heading back to the station when, through the heavy rain, a ghostlike figure appears in her headlights. Louise hits her brakes, but it's too late. The girl is taken to the hospital, unconscious. Who is [...]
 
Book: Peril In Paradise - a cruise novel by Deb Graham
"My necklace is gone! I left it right here, I know I did!" Jerria's heart pounded. Not another theft. Depressed over her sudden empty-nest status, middle-aged real estate agent Jerria agrees to a luxurious, relaxing Hawaiian cruise with her husband, Will. Before long, jewelry disappears and a series of ominous events onboard the Ocean Haven squashes any idea of a calm tropical vacation. Soon [...]
 
Book: Televenge - The Beginning by Pamela King Cable
This is the first 165 pages of a fast-paced novel about a woman fighting to save her family from the dark side of Televangelism, not the complete novel. You can buy the complete book here, too, in Kindle or paperback formats. Andie Oliver is a faithful woman to God, to her handsome husband Joe, and to televangelist Reverend Calvin Artury, a Godfather in a Mafia of holy men. Raised in the 1970's [...]
 
Book: FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences (Pepper Bibeau Mystery Book 1) by Gail M Baugniet
Everyone calls me Pepper. My full name is Kai-Ena Lehua Bibeau. Mom chose a baptismal name that reflected her Hawaiian ancestry. Uncle Fred picked the confirmation name for his own reasons. My dad, known for his easy wit, came up with the nickname. He died shortly after I turned four. That's when Mom moved the two of us across the Pacific to Wisconsin and I met Rick. At fifteen, I gave birth to a [...]
 
Book: Humanity - The Alien Project An Ancient Astronaut Theory by Vincenzo J. Macrino
Since the advent of flight and the infancy of the space program, there have been numerous accounts of UFOs and alien beings. But what about ancient times? Did people observe mysterious objects in the skies prior to the invention of the airplane? Did they speak of mysterious, intelligent creatures from the stars? The answer is "Yes." Since the earliest days of human history, UFOs and their [...]
 
Book: A Tale of Survival - From War Ravaged Europe to the Promise of America by Thomas Kando
Tom Kando is born at the epicenter of the world's greatest war. In Hungary, his family survives the holocaust, the nazi and soviet occupations, the bombs, the genocide, and starvation. They escape from Budapest to Paris, living in abject poverty as war refugees. The boy roams the streets, subways and slums, encountering violence and dangerous people. Tom and his family keep moving, gypsy-like, [...]
 
Book: The Jaguar Legacy by Maureen Fisher
Ancient Danger Stalks the Jungle on Velvet Paws ... "An intricately woven tale of mystery, romance and the supernatural ... DEFINITELY a keeper!" (Euro Reviews) "Hilarious banter, scorching sexual tension, gripping suspense, mysticism THE JAGUAR LEGACY has it all! ..." (Sharon Page, USA Today Bestselling Author) The Curse of the Olmecs lured her deep into the steamy Mexican jungle. Ancient ruins [...]
 


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