I’ve coveted Dar Albert‘s covers forever and I have a couple now including Mating Tomeo, my Hawaiian romance set in Honolulu in 1946. It’s out TODAY on Amazon!

I love this cover and this book…it’s a story that’s important to me. Japanese residents had a very hard time after WWII ended. Their neighbors didn’t trust them and many had been secretly forced into internment camps in the islands and California…Mating Tomeo is about how two men find their way to each other in spite of everything.

Thank you Dar for my gorgeous cover!


Synopsis: In 1946 Hawaii, Tomeo Yamaguchi harbors a secret that would be considered shameful by his traditional Japanese family-he aches for the caress of other men. Which makes it particularly devastating when Tomeo’s father hires a tanomoshi-a matchmaker-to find a bride for his son. Tomeo spends time with the tanomoshi, Shin Yamada, and as the men come to know one another, deep feelings emerge, the transition from friends to lovers inevitable. They fall into a clandestine affair, their hushed and hidden lovemaking as beautiful and breathless in their eyes as it is torrid in the eyes of others. More time spent worshipping Tomeo’s body means less time finding him a suitable bride. Shin’s forsaking his duty…but mating Tomeo is worth every stolen second.

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