Aloha Gang! 

Today we’re meeting the awesome Meg Amor, a god friend of mine, who, like me is Hawaiian at heart and writes about the islands often in her books. She has a new release, Pele’s Revenge,  an exciting addition to the dazzling Lei Crime Kindle World series!

Here is the purchase link :

You can win a FREE copy of this tantalizing crime novella by posting a comment here. This enters you into the draw to win!

Meg is one intriguing wahine. She wrote and hand-published her first book when she was 11. And like all romance writers (Check out her “Hawaiians” series – links below), she believes in love: Her motto is “Amor Vincet Omnia”—Love Conquers All. 

Ah, love…

She also has a great sense of  humor. Why else would she stop by and answer some totally stupid questions?

 And now…here she is!


1. Aloha Meg, I know you love Hawaii. If you could be any famous Hawaiian other than real life or fiction, who would it be?

Duke Kahanamoku. He’s one of my heroes. He had such wonderfully, genuine aloha spirit. To me, he is always one of the epitomes of Aloha. 
2. I love Duke too! Okay, do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
No. I don’t. I hadn’t even thought about things like that. LOL. 
3. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
Brokenwood a NZ police procedural drama series. It’s bloody excellent. An Aussie friend of ours brought over the series when she visited and I have become hooked on it. Brilliant acting, NZ culture and people. Great show. I just love it. :) And it’s a lot of fun because my mum was an actress and would have loved to have gone professional or done TV and film work. And some of the young actors she acted with are now seasoned NZ professional actors. I watch an episode and think…. Good lord, that’s Alistar Browning. Then I looked up the actors and thought… Peter Elliott… my god… I have pictures in plays mum was in when these guys were just starting out. It’s wonderful to see them in a professional acting venue now. I’m enjoying it so much. 
4. A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
“I heard you like to run your air conditioner night and day and keep things cool, plus you do a killer margarita. I don’t suppose you have any tequila, do you?” 
5. You’re stuck on a deserted island after a three hour tour that goes awry. Name six people alive or dead that you’d like to be marooned with…and your fantasy castaway meal.
Morgan Freeman – I love that man immensely on so many levels. He’s so deeply interesting and fascinating. 
James Baldwin – fabulous philosopher and writer no longer with us. 
My mum – cos she was always so interesting, funny, and lively. 
Martin Luther King – another fascinating man who would be fabulous to have a conversation with.
Anatonia Te Maioha – NZ actor – because he seems a very interesting and intelligent man too. 
Gosh, I haven’t chosen many women, have I? LOL
Helen Mirren because she’s also so interesting and intelligent. 
In short, anyone who’s interesting, intelligent, high EQ, deep, artistic, and has a keen sense of humor. 
Anything from Alan Wong or Thomas Keller. 
But details…and choices. I like to have choices… LOL. 
A deep, rich, pumpkin soup with kaffir lime leaf, maple foam, and Parmesan crisps. 
Rosemary Gorgonzola pizza bread
Fried green tomatoes stack with remoulade
Main Course:
Onaga fish with two sauces – lobster butter sauce and a red wine reduction cream sauce
A fillet mignon steak with a Parmesan crust and a brandy, cream, pepper sauce. 
For dessert: 
A Napoleon filled with a avocado cream and served with lemon curd. 
Alan Wong’s five spoons of creme brulee in various flavors
Alan Wong’s Chocolate Crunch Bars
Cheese plate with NZ cheeses, a decent hard cheddar, creamy Kahurangi blue, chevre, and juniper berries in olive oil with decent plain crackers.
Rounded off with a nice port.  


Wow, Meg! You are so cool!

Thanks for stopping by!

For more info on Meg and Pele’s Revenge, check out this link:

Pele’s Revenge SYNOPSIS:

A world of drugs, deceit, and death awaits in paradise…

After a near death experience, and burned out from working undercover vice, Detective Reef Kahili returns home to the Big Island of Hawai’i to mend his heart, and heal. But the first day on the job, paired with Officer Pono Kaihale he has to investigate the charred remains of the partially buried body in Madame Pele’s lava flow. He’s instantly thrust back into the world he tried to leave behind.

When he meets Hibby O’Neal, the mysterious assistant ME, he’s intrigued by her. But is there any truth in the rumors flying around the department about her and her late husband?

The closer they come to the truth, the more things heat up on the island as deeper, more sinister layers of deceit are uncovered. Four generations of an influential Big Island family are caught up in a tightening web of honor and dishonor.

Caught between solving a crime and his attraction for the enigmatic ME, Reef wonders who to trust. He’s driven by integrity and honesty, it’s why he became a cop, but now that’s also in question.

Have his instincts let him down over Hibby?


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Aloha Gang! 

Today we’re meeting the awesome D.B. McNicol, whose book, Paradise Down is an exciting, dramatic book in the dazzling Lei Crime Kindle World series!

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You can win a FREE copy of this gripping crime book by posting a comment here. This enters you into the draw to win!

D.B. is a traveler…an adventuress you might say. She’s busy writing and exploring, but soooo cool she even stopped by to answer some totally stupid questions…how cool is that?

 And now, without further nonsense from me…here she is!

1. Aloha D.B! I have some truly important questions to ask. First of all, what is your favorite childhood book?
My favorite childhood book – I had to think on this one. I think my all-time favorite was “Wind in the Willows”. It was the first hardcover book that was mine, given to me by an aunt and she signed it. I wish I still had it. My other favorite was actually a series. While most kids read “Nancy Drew”, I fell in love with “Trixie Beldon” and saved all my babysitting money so I could buy the books.
2. How did publishing change your writing habits?
After publishing my first book in my Klondike mystery series, “Not a Whisper”, I quickly finished my second book, my only romance, “Home Again”. I learned I needed to allow two to three times the amount of time for edits and revisions that I spent on writing. I also learned I work much better with a deadline. The bulk of my first drafts in all three published books were written in NaNoWriMo style, one in thirty days. Since then, when I don’t write that way, it takes me months and months to produce a first draft.
3. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
I had to laugh at this one. Right now it’s the sloth because that matches how quickly my latest WIP are getting written. Guess I need to choose a speedier mascot!
4. Any advice for your previous boss?
 Hmmm, this is tough. I haven’t had a full-time boss in almost twenty years. I retired from my IT career at age fifty, never knowing I would end up writing fiction. Or that after over thirty years of being a detailed analytical at work, I would love being a pantser when writing.
5. You’re stuck on a deserted island after a three hour tour that goes awry. Name six people alive or dead that you’d like to be marooned with…and your fantasy castaway meal.
Six people I’d want to be on a desert island with – for who knows how long. I’m terrible with conflict or drama in real life, so I’m afraid this would could be a boring choice for others. I would chose my best friend from junior/senior high school, my best friend from my work career, my husband who never fails to make me laugh and look at things differently (and usually from a better angle), my youngest brother for his sense of humor and everyday survival skills, and one close writing friend and his wife. I don’t know if any of us could cook very well, but we’d sure be entertaining.Fantasy castaway meal? Taking away food allergies, it would be lobster, corn on the cob and a Greek salad. Putting in a dose of reality, toss in Moose Tracks ice cream, cinnamon teddy bear candy chews and dark chocolate Hershey kisses.
Paradise Down, a Lei Crime Kindle World novella:
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Aloha Nicholás! But will this be a hello or a goodbye?When Lucia Santerez returns home to Hawaii to help her brother Nicholás with his new dive shop, she learns Nicholás has disappeared–and someone doesn’t want him found.

Enlisting the aid of hunky vacationing firefighter, Jared Stevens, gets them the wrong kind of attention. They discover what lies under the water off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i could make you rich or get you killed.

For readers of the Lei Crime series, this story occurs shortly after the Lei Crime Series book, “Fire Beach”.
D.B. McNicol 


I think I was destined to be a writer – in the 4th grade I took my toy typewriter and painstakingly typed out the neighborhood news, one copy at a time, and sold it to the neighbors for ten cents each. But as often happens, life intervenes and writing took a back seat to spending 30+ years in the IT industry.

A late in life lover of adventure, I learned to ride a motorcycle at age 55, traveled the US solo on my Harley-Davidson at age 58 (42 states and 27k miles), selling my home and everything I owned to become a full-time RVer. I eventually met my current husband, also widowed, a full-time RVer and Harley rider. Fate!

We traveled the US for several years before putting it in storage and moving to Cuenca, Ecuador for two years. What at adventure! Now we are back and continue to travel in our 41′ fifth wheel toy hauler trailer.

I continue to travel and write, savoring every moment of every day!

To learn more about D.B., please check out her links: ~ ~ @dbmcnicol





Aloha Gang!

Today we’re meeting the awesome AMY ALLEN whose book, MASQUERADE GONE AWRY is tearing up the charts at Amazon!

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You can win a FREE copy of this book by posting a comment here. This enters you into the draw to win the third book in her The Girl and the Fireman series in the Lei Crime Kindle World mysteries. And you know everyone loves a good fireman story.

Amy is not just da kine but super talented too! She’s so busy but soooo cool she even stopped by to answer some totally stupid questions…how cool is that?

 And now, without further nonsense from me…here she is!


1. Hi Amy, I know your favorite drink is a Blue Hawaii. I’ll let the cabana boys whip you up one while I interrogate, er, interview. You’ve got so many books out and they are all so different I have to ask, what do you think about when you’re alone in your car?  

Good ‘bad’ ideas for whatever I’m writing or if someone cuts me off how much I hate people right then – LOL

2. Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yep – have had it.  Not a fun thing if you’re on a deadline – LOL. 
3. How many square feet of pizza do you think is eaten in the U.S. each year?  
2.4 billion sqft sounds like a good amount.  
4. Hmm…I think you Googled that answer! Now, let me ask, if you could be President for a day what would you do?  
Make it illegal to hunt wolves for sport, lower gas prices, get rid of having to reset clocks (leave it on standard time).
5. You’re stuck on a deserted island after a three hour tour that goes awry. Name six people alive or dead that you’d like to be marooned with…and your fantasy castaway meal.   
Though he’s a book character – Jared Stevens, otherwise, the other 5 would be: Michael Shanks, Michael Biehn, Michael Simon (to cook fantasy meal), Jonathan Frakes; Richard Dean Anderson (need MacGyver – LOL).  Fantasy meal – Oysters on the half shell (steamed open), Lobster and crab legs with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and Stella Artois beer.  
To find out more about Amy Allen please check out her links and also her new book!
Masquerade Gone Awry
Love conquers all … or does it?After much hardship and strife, Lana’s life finally takes the fairy tale twist she’s anticipated for years. She’s getting married to the man of her dreams.Jared Stevens never imagined settling down until Lana came along. He’s used to putting out fires, but the one she ignites in him should burn on forever. He’s finally ready to share his life with the perfect woman … and the wolf-hybrid she rescues … and much more.What he’s not ready to share is his bride with the stalker from her past.

Will their masquerade wedding be the festive celebration of their life together or will a madman’s revenge steal the show?

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The Lei Crime Series: Bullets and Birthday Lūʻaus (Coffee and Kukui Nuts Book 4) OUT NOW!

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It’s time for a Baby lūʻau in Maui. And not just any baby. Explosives expert, Detective Abe Torufu, and his lover, precinct Captain C. J. Omura are the proud godparents of Detective Gerry Bunuelos’ newly adopted daughter, Beatriz. Abe is already godfather to Gerry’s only other daughter, Ofélia, whom he adores, but his new duties seem to have inflamed C.J.’s desire for a family of her own. She’s suddenly obsessed with babysitting all seven little Bunueloses – when one is a handful and two are a nightmare.
Is that her biological clock Abe hears ticking? Or something more sinister?
Just as Abe and the gang prepare themselves for the all-important first birthday lūʻau, things run amok in paradise. Gerry’s new baby isn’t who she’s supposed to be. She might be stolen. That’s not all the pilfering going on. A cache of high-power military weapons has vanished from a Coast Guard facility near Abe’s home in Wailuku and his brother Kole, captain of the guard, is missing. Can Abe ever throw a party that goes right?

As he, Gerry, and Lei Texeira hunt down clues and investigate what seems to be connected crimes, Abe’s lūʻau promises to be…explosive.

This story takes place after Bone Hook.


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Aloha Gang!

Today we’re meeting one of the biggest names in the M/M community, the one, the only, damned talented queen wahine STORMY GLENN!

 She’s written a gazillion novels and we’re offering a free ebook – reader’s choice – to the lucky winner so make sure to leave a comment to enter the draw to win.

Her next release is “Just Bob”, which comes out May 25th. She told me her favorite book of all is “My Lupine Lover. 

She’s so busy but soooo cool she even stopped by to answer some totally idiotic questions…but somehow, she managed to make them sound really smart. Check out her menu for an island feast! My fork is ready!

 And now, without further nonsense from me…here she is!


1. Hi Stormy, what’s your favorite cocktail? I’ll have the cabana boys whip one up for you while I ask you some stupid, I mean important questions.Margaritas…love margaritas…especially strawberry. Of course, that song “Tequila makes her clothes fall off” describes me perfectly. Hubby buys me a bottle of tequila every Valentine’s Day :)

2. What was your favorite toy growing up? Oh, that one’s easy. I grew up rather poor. We didn’t have running water, indoor plumbing, or electricity until I was twelve. I didn’t know it of course. My parents were very good at making sure our lives were wonderful. One year, my birthday was coming around and things were pretty slim. My daddy came home one day and called me out to his truck. He whipped back the tarp and there was this wooden two story dollhouse. He had spent two months at work making it for me.

3.  What an awesome dad!! Now, who do you know that was most likely to have been abducted by aliens? LOL…my brother Christopher. I’m pretty sure he is an alien.

4. If you could have an accent in the world, which one would you choose? French. I came from French ancestry, so it just makes sense.

5. You’re stuck on a deserted island after a three hour tour that goes awry. Name six people alive or dead that you’d like to be marooned with…and your fantasy castaway meal.

  • Sean Connery so I could listen to him talk. That man has the sexiest voice.
  • Dwayne Johnson so I had someone to lift the heavy stuff for me, like coconuts and leafy palm frawns to fan me when it’s hot.
  • My hubby of course, because I refuse to be marooned anywhere without him.
  • Helen Mirren so I could have someone really interesting to talk to. I’d love to sit and pick her brain about the amazing life she has lived.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy…someone needs to have brains to built the yacht to take us home…assuming we decide to leave our private paradise.
  • Mario Batali to cook my amazing fantasy castaway meal.

My Fantasy castaway meal…


Sliced Beefsteak Tomatoes with Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Virgin Olive Oil and Arugula Leaves



Avocado Citrus Salad with Iceberg and Radicchio Leaves and an Orange Vinaigrette

Warm French Country Bread with an Garlic Olive Spread


Main Course

Pappardelle Pasta tossed in Lobster Tarragon Sauce with Leeks, White Truffle Oil and Grilled Lobster


Crowned with King Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Crust accompanied by Sautéed Swiss Chard, truffle-infused Cauliflower Purée, and White Wine Beurre Blanc



A Trio of Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse and Praline Petite Choux


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MANACLED: Mingo McCloud Book 6 is out NOW!

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Will Mingo and Francois get hitched?

Honolulu’s hottest forensic accountant Mingo McCloud is launching the criminal investigation he never dreamed possible. The perp? Himself.

It’s wedding bells in Waikiki with Mingo set to marry Francois. Friends and family arrive from all over the world, and just as the intrepid pair gets ready to say “I do,” they don’t. A mysterious woman shows up at the service, claiming to be the long-lost wife of…Mingo!

Needless to say, Mingo is stunned. Not the least because he’s never dated a woman, much less married one. The whole family’s in an uproar, especially when the shady lady produces wedding pictures and love letters allegedly written by Mingo.

He and Francois are determined to unravel the mystery. But for Mingo, the shocks don’t stop coming when it appears he has a trail of busted female hearts behind him, as well as some serious grifting. What the heck is going on? Is he the victim of a conspiracy, or is something else happening? Are parts of Mingo awake and doing things he knows nothing about when he’s sleeping?

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FIXATED: Mingo McCloud, Book #5 is OUT NOW!

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Mingo McCloud has a lot going on. Dealing with his private life just got more complicated now that he and his lover, Francois, have a fulltime teenager in the house. And soon, Mingo has a new foe on his hands: the banshee goddess of the Seven Bridges. Yep, only an island guy like Mingo could wind up tangling with an ancient deity in what should be a routine murder investigation.

But that’s not all. Hawaii has just passed the same-sex civil union bill. Will Francois give up his resistance to getting hitched and pop the question? And what about their son, Ferric? What does his new obsession with a teenage surfing queen have to do with a shark, bikini workouts, pole dancing and…wedding cake?


Author’s Note:

Although this is book number 5 in the Mingo series, Fixated can be read as a stand-alone.

Taste the forbidden fruits of…The Forbidden Island – Phantom Lover #3, OUT NOW!

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I’m so excited to announce that The Forbidden Island is out today! This is a nice, juicy 80 K + story set on the mysterious island of Ni’ihau. It’s called The Forbidden Is’and because nobody can visit without an invitation by a resident.

Many years ago, I got to visit it and it still haunts my dreams…

Here is the Amazon purchase link:

The Forbidden Island by A.J. Llewellyn

Johnny Kaimana is a young Honolulu tour guide, enjoying a fun, carefree existence and a no-strings sexual relationship with his roommate, island music man Alex “Aloha” Granger. But just as things turn serious between them, Johnny finds himself drawn to Mahini, a mysterious stranger, an imperious tattoo artist from The Forbidden Island of Ni’ihau.

What starts as a hot sexual romp turns almost deadly when Mahini, determined to either keep Johnny for himself or kill him, secretly burdens him with an ancient, evil curse called he malama pu’olo, or a Bundle of Death. With the aid of the powerful kahuna priest Kimo Wilder, Johnny seeks to retrieve the very personal object Mahini has stolen from him.

But to get back the item means making a rare and dangerous trip to Ni’ihau, an island forbidden to outsiders. Can Johnny break the hold of the curse? He knows he must, for his sanity, for his life, and also for the life of the man he realizes he truly loves, the man he calls Aloha…

They’re Baaaack! A Vampire in Waikiki is OUT NOW!!


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I’m thrilled to announce that A Vampire in Waikiki is our now through The Pele Press! The first book in my Waikiki Vampires series has been re-released and is available on Amazon NOW! Other links coming soon!


Gay-for-pay porn star Jimmy Thunder doesn’t just have a double life, he’s got three. Just when he thinks he has all his big secrets under control, he discovers mind-blowing sex and the emerging feelings of true love with his gay co-star, Angelis. And it’s no fluke. These guys just can’t keep their hands off each other, doing unscripted, hot sex scenes that thrill their director, but for Jimmy, it’s actually one more problem he doesn’t need.

His most recent ex-girlfriend claims she’s pregnant, his current girl is fighting deportation, and just what is that deadly entity lurking in Angelis’ second bedroom? Jimmy knows an otherworldly monster when he feels one. And he ought to know, because Jimmy’s a vampire. Sleeping by day, hiding at night, Jimmy’s many secrets are about to collide in the sinister, dark side of tropical Waikiki few visitors ever see.


Mated: Mingo McCloud Book 4 – OUT NOW!



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Forensic accountant Mingo McCloud, his lover, Francois, and their son, Ferric, are in Hartford, Connecticut, for their best friends’ wedding. On a mission to pick up the brides’ wedding cake, Mingo and Ferric are carjacked. Francois, furious that he wasn’t there to protect his family, drops the super-secret case on which he’s been working to take Mingo and Ferric for a quick, sun-drenched trip to his birthplace of St. Martin in the Caribbean.

Unbelievably, Mingo and Ferric encounter the same two men who carjacked them in Hartford, and it soon emerges that they’re connected to Francois’ latest security assignment. Francois is now hell-bent on revenge, whilst Mingo must deal with long-dormant feelings for his ex-lover, Kaolin, who is also on vacation in St. Martin. Kaolin wants Mingo back and will do anything to win his heart, even marry him. But there’s another guy hovering, too, hunky FBI agent Sage Brantley, who wants another hot threesome with Mingo and Francois.

Who will die? Who will get bedded? Are Mingo and Francois fated to be mated, and were the carjackers’ guns made in Taiwan?

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