Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hiatus: AKA Vacation in Paradise

I'm on vacation this week in Hawaii. It's my first time here--and we stay till the end of the week. We've rented a beach house in Laie. 

I'm open for suggestions on the things we should do, places we have to see, or restaurants we can't miss. 

Here are a few pics of our first two days:

My hubby and kids at the birthing stones of the kings. 
The view from our beach house!
Sunset from our deck. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Change of Plans

Congratulations to my friend and fellow author Donna K. Weaver! Her new novel, A Change of Plans, is all shiny and new and out now.

When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old, Colorado high school teacher wants to do is forget that her dead fiancĂ© was a cheating scumbag. Lyn plans a vacation diversion; fate provides Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.

However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he's navigating, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship--on the very anniversary Lyn is on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs from Braedon and what he has to offer.

Their confusing relationship is bad enough, but when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling excursions in American Samoa things get worse. Paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped and Lyn's fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.

And here's the cool book trailer:

Author Bio:
I'm a Navy brat who joined the Army and has lived in Asia and Europe. Because I sailed the Pacific three times as a child, I love cruising and wish I could accrue enough vacation time to do more of it with my husband. We have six children. Our eight grandchildren live all over the world. At fifty, I decided to study karate and earned my black belt in Shorei Kempo.

After doing city council minutes for twenty years, I decided to write something a little longer and with a lot more emotion--and kissing.
Read more from Donna at Weaving a Tale or Two