FREE EBOOK – HONEYBONE #1 GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!

Hello groovy people!

Now that you are stuck at home, how about a free ebook? Honeybone, the first in my Honeybone US Marshal series is FREE until March 31. I loved, loved, loved writing this series. Book 6 is in the works! This twisty mystery is set in Australia. Grab it while it’s FREE! Please note: It says 4.99 on the listing until you add it to your cart! https://www.extasybooks.com/honeybone-1/

Synopsis:

Murder, mayhem, hot man-love…and madness. It’s all in a day’s work for US Federal Marshal Dean Honeybone…

Honeybone is accompanying extradited child killer Richard Stance to Australia when their plane crashes off the northeast coast of the island continent. The only survivors of the packed flight are Honeybone and four-year-old Kaia Pendleton, whom Dean rescues during the crash. As Dean and Kaia recuperate in a Queensland hospital, questions swirl about what caused the accident…and what happened to Stance’s body, the only one not recovered from the wreckage.

Unable to return to work due to his injuries and plagued by raging headaches and violent nightmares, Honeybone must rest. Convinced that Stance survived and is free to kill again, he’s reluctant to take the gift of a week-long dream vacation at Wilson Island, a remote, luxury resort where only ten guests at a time are allowed to visit. Honeybone gives in, pondering the prospect of rekindling his relationship with Rongo Davis, an Australian Security Intelligence operative. But then he meets Jean-Luc Sebastien, a French chef, and discovers the possibility of a different sort of life.

Yet all the while, death and danger are as close as the next barrier reef…

This book has been previously published and re-released.

RAINY DAYS and MONDAYS Now Available for Pre-Order!

 

Coming to eXtasy Books 2/28/20 and Now Available for Pre-order: https://www.extasybooks.com/product/product/?product_id=6651

Rainy Days and Mondays is a dark and twisty thriller set in Honolulu. It’s a side of paradise most tourists never see…

Synopsis:

When Mike deCosta arrives in Honolulu in search of his missing brother, Luca, his own life is a mess.

When Mike deCosta arrives in Honolulu in search of his missing brother, Luca, his own life is a mess. His ex-boyfriend still has a hold on him, and Luca seems to have made the same mistakes with his abusive ex-lover, Greg. Not only did Luca take Greg back into his life but moved to Honolulu with him in search of Greg’s dreams. And now, Luca’s been gone for four days and it was the couple’s crazy, drug-addled landlady who reported him missing. Not Greg. And now, Greg has vanished, too.

Keanu Māhoe is a private investigator and former cop whose specialty is tracing people who’ve come from the mainland and slipped through the cracks of Hawaiian society. He’s immediately attracted to Mike when they meet on the flight from Los Angeles, and the man’s haunting sadness makes Keanu want to reach out and help him. Keanu wants to show Mike the aloha way of life, the value of rainy days and Mondays…the other side of paradise.

Shimmy Down the Chimney!

Ho Ho Ho!

My new Christmas book SHIMMY DOWN THE CHIMNEY is out now at Extasy Books!

Purchase Link: https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2582-1-shimmy-down-the-chimney/

Shimmy Down the Chimney is a sexy comedy featuring fairies from the Unseelie Court working as cops in L.A. And they get up to lots of naughty stuff!

How crazy can twelve days of Christmas get?

A few days before Christmas, select members of LAPD’s Threat Management Unit, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of West Hollywood, gather for an unexpected holiday party. They’ve all received engraved invitations to a chalet-style house in the Hollywood Hills, notorious for its alleged decadent swingers’ parties that go on for days. Nobody’s heard of the host, but these men are all single and um, desperate. Upon arrival, a masked man offers each guest a champagne cocktail that promises to deliver each man his secret Christmas wish.

Lucius Partridge suddenly wants to do unspeakable things with a pear tree. Two men who previously hated each other now can’t keep their hands off each other. Tommy Pearl, the group curmudgeon, finds creative uses for five gold rings he mysteriously finds in his pocket. And he can’t stop. The wicked party host informs them all that only true love can break his lusty spell.

Are the choir members destined to be undone by their deepest desires? What is this weird curse, anyway? Can anything help them? Or will The Twelve Days of Christmas be the start of a long trip to hell?

 

Mele Kalikimaka! Phantom Lover, Book #9 Back in Print!

Mele Kalikimaka a me ka makahiki hou hauʻoli!

That’s Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Hawaiian!

I have been slowly rolling out my Phantom Lover books and I’m thrilled to see my Christmas novella, Mele Kalikimaka back in print. It’s all about Kimo and Lopaka’s first Christmas together as a married couple and all the complications and joys of parenthood. A lot has happened to these guys since their first kinky sexcapades in Fly Me to the Moon!

Available from The Pele Press on Amazon: Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/38U7mOl

Synopsis:

Kimo Wilder, Hawaii’s number one hula dancer and Kahuna (High Priest) has big plans for Christmas Eve with his husband Lopaka…he wants to fulfill an amazing sexual fantasy. Lopaka however wants a traditional family Christmas, their first one ever with their wonderful children and assorted family members. Lopaka’s sister wants a special Filipino holiday dinner in honor of her new husband, complete with a special parole (Christmas star)…of course, Kimo wants what he wants…but when the fantasy involves Lopaka’s former lover Johnny, Lopaka’s inclined to cancel Christmas…

And then their children’s gifts all manage to disappear. This Christmas, will Kimo and Lopaka both get what they want? And what about the kids? Or is this job too big even for Santa Claus?

Have a ho-ho-ho-whole lotta fun kids!

 

Aloha oe,

 

A.J.

The Sex Ring is OUT NOW!

Purchase Link: https://www.extasybooks.com/the-sex-ring

Edan doesn’t believe in ghosts…so why does he feel compelled to believe the second he’s in possession of THE SEX RING?

Struggling filmmaker Kristofer Edan accepts a cash pay day to model the leather ensembles owned by recently deceased, celebrated artist Rafael Ortiz at an auction. Kristofer soon finds himself coveting one jacket in particular that has an unusual addition– a sex ring dangling from its epaulette.

When Kristofer wins the jacket in a second-chance bid, he’s in for a big surprise…the sex ring seems to have an intense energy, that when in use, conjures up sexual dreams and powers that Kristofer never had before. He soon becomes obsessed with the ring and the dead artist…painting huge canvasses that people say resemble those of Ortiz himself. Kristofer starts to feel the dead man’s presence and senses that Rafael is just as obsessed with him…or…is Kristofer possessed by him?

This book has been previously published.

 

 

There’s a Wizard in Waikiki! And he speaks English AND Italian!

Hey gang,

I’m stoked to announce that my series, A Wizard in Waikiki is back! Books 1 and 2 are available now in English and Italian at Extasy Books. Book #3, Luau Feet, is coming soon!

 

Here are the covers and links:

https://www.extasybooks.com/a-wizard-in-waikiki/

 

 

https://www.extasybooks.com/themecontrol/product/?product_id=3265

 

Italian Links:

https://www.extasybooks.com/foreign-languages/italian/978-1-4874-2701-6-uno-stregone-a-waikiki/

 

 

Sogni di Peridoto

https://www.extasybooks.com/foreign-languages/italian/978-1-4874-2702-3-sogni-di-peridoto/

Laurel Canyon is the Editor’s Choice for September!

I am so thrilled to announce that Laurel Canyon won the Editor’s Choice Award at Extasy Books this week!

This week’s Editor’s Choice is from AJ Llewellyn for Laurel Canyon.

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“This story took me right into the hippie movement of 1960s LA and was so atmospheric, I just kept reading! Great job.” ~ Editor

Three years before Stonewall, there were the Sunset Strip riots, where teenagers led the battle against the police. Hit with bully clubs and banned from listening to music, LA teenagers fought for acceptance, for love… And for gay rights.

Being gay was taboo in 1966. Even the hipster burger join Barney’s Beanery had a sign up saying Faggots Stay Out. It had been there since 1953. LA’s teenagers wanted to fight social taboos. They wanted freedom. For all.

Taris West moves to Los Angeles on November 12, 1966, the very day of the Sunset Riots. Taris, his brother, and cousin, who make up a band called Go West, find themselves in the middle of the street fight between teenagers and police. Although Taris is an eyewitness to the riot taking place on the corner of Sunset and Laurel Canyon, he is also eager to explore the mythic hills that are the home to many music legends.

Soon he’s rubbing shoulders with Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Frank Zappa, Sonny and Cher, to name a few. There’s also a slightly mysterious former Air Force officer named Winter, who’s moved to Laurel Canyon to pursue his own musical fortune. Winter is incredible, but he also has a weirdo roommate who puts off everybody he meets. There’s also something strange going on in Winter’s Laurel Canyon house. Somebody keeps bumping and scraping in the middle of the night and a mural above his bed keeps getting additions as Winter and Taris sleep.

Can these two broken men find acceptance, or even love, as history evolves right in front of their eyes? Can they make music together? And what about the burning civil rights issues of the day? Can a little canyon help mend bridges across the universe?

As Frank Zappa often said, “Laurel Canyon is freaky, man.”

This book has been previously published. It has been edited and revised for republication.

FREE KINDLE BOOK! Three Phantom Lover Books Are OUT NOW! Grab your free book today!


 

I‘ve just re-released three new editions of books 5,6, and 7 in my Phantom Lover series. All have been re-edited, revised, and given spanky-new luscious covers by the amazing Karrie Jax!

To celebrate, I have made My Hawaiian Song of Love, one of my favorites in the series FREE for the next five days on Kindle!

Grab your copy here!

https://tinyurl.com/y49ujq6r

 

Here are details of all three books!

Rent Boy, Phantom Lover #5

Kimo Wilder, Hawaii’s number one hula dancer and powerful kahuna, is booked into a lavish hotel in Maui during a July 4th weekend break…with a Rent Boy. Would he really cheat on his beloved husband Lopaka? With their baby twins on the way, Kimo has always been the model of the doting husband and parent.

With the sound of the surf crashing around Kimo’s hotel room and the family on its way to visit him, will the Independence Day fireworks display, set for sunset, be the only explosion Maui’s going to see over the weekend?

Purchase Link: https://tinyurl.com/y6mnau8m

 

My Hawaiian Song of Love, Phantom Lover #6

Katie Garrison’s boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their big move from California to balmy Waikiki. When she arrives, she meets not just one mystery man, but two! The first, Nohea, is a seafaring man who seduces her during a turbulent storm on the floor of a double-hull canoe. The second man, Kahanu, is an Aloha Patrol officer who harbors a deep secret she just can’t penetrate, despite their blossoming, passionate relationship.

Afraid he will lose Katie, Kahanu asks if she would love him no matter what she discovers about him, and she tells him she would. What Katie is not expecting, however, is that Kahanu’s big secret is that he is bisexual and has been in a long-term gay relationship with Nohea.

Although shocked and initially appalled, Katie realizes she loves Kahanu. When both men invite her into a three-way relationship with them, she wonders how happy she really wants to be. Is she ready for the ultimate romantic ménage with two virile men who love her and want to be with her?

Soon, Katie discovers unimaginable bliss beneath the stars, under tropic palms and in their arms, her Hawaiian Song of Love…

Purchase/Free Download Link: https://tinyurl.com/y49ujq6r

 

Beguiled, Phantom Lover, #7

It’s Halloween in Hawaii. Those sexy hula dancers Kimo and Lopaka are hiding their endangered children in the secret, mysterious Kahuna (high priest) Village on the Big Island. Most Hawaiian residents think this ancient village is pure myth. But it is very real. For hundreds of years, it has been the refuge of the sick, the injured…and those in mortal peril.

While Kimo, the Keeper of Secrets of the old Hawaiian way has managed to protect his family from the living, he hadn’t banked on the hundred year old obake (ghost) of a lost, murdered female Japanese obon dancer. Taking refuge in the body of his beloved husband Lopaka, Aoi refuses to leave. Kimo and the residents of the Kahuna Village must help her find her way to what she calls The Pureland…except that Aoi’s starting to like being alive again. Featuring all the lovable, familiar characters from the sexy and exciting Phantom Lover series, Beguiled lifts the veil on some of the old ghosts of Hawaii’s plantation past and often turbulent cultural history.

Purchase Link: https://tinyurl.com/yy7e8yn3

 

Ti Leaves and Moon Cakes – Rewritten & Re-Upped!

Ti Leaves and Moon Cakes, formerly part of the Kindle Words Lei Crime Series is now my own series featuring Maui Arson Investigator, Solomon Tua– who goes by Tua– in a whole new adventure set on the island of Oahu!

Purchase Link: https://tinyurl.com/y4e74d4b

In this follow-up to Coffee and Kukui Nuts, Maui arson investigator expert Solomon Tua wants his sister Meleny’s wedding to go off without a bang on the beach at Waikiki. But before the kahuna can bless the big day with a traditional ‘awa and ti leaf ceremony, a suspicious buoy washes ashore, threatening to wreck the celebration.

Not only that, but a shocking photo snapped by Tua’s date for the wedding, his Lieutenant, Josette Crawford, reveals a surprising face in the crowd.

When somebody starts taking potshots at Tua, he once again joins forces with U.S. Marshal Tony McCracken to track down a master criminal. Can Tua keep his shirt and his underpants on this time? Can he figure out why he offered Josette a date involving moon cakes? And most of all, can he get to the er, bottom of why he hates Tony’s new boyfriend?

Check it out today! https://tinyurl.com/y4e74d4b

Caroline Waters: Sugar From Above


 

By A.J. Llewellyn

Three years ago I had a life-changing experience seeing Norwegian superstar Caroline Waters’ searing musical, Finding Venus. Every moment is still in my brain and last night she launched the CD of Finding Venus at Kulak’s Woodshed in the NoHo Arts District in LA.

Having seen the show a few times in the past and blogging about it: http://www.ajllewellyn.com/site/2013/02/25/2016/ I was excited to see how much it has changed in three years. It’s changed a lot.

In some ways it hasn’t. The amazing Katisse Buckingham is still there playing flute, sax, clarinet, and being part of every second of the performance. Jennifer Richardson was still on hand, but sitting in the audience.

For the uninitiated, Kulak’s Woodshed is as stripped-down as you can get. Interestingly, it’s also the perfect space for a show like Finding Venus, allowing the words and music to fill the space like nothing else can.

Waters shines like a Pollia berry, or perhaps many of them, in this show that has evolved since I first saw it. It’s a deeply personal telling of a terrible bicycle accident that sidelined her for over a year when she was a child star in Norway, touring with her father, Per Asplin, the Norwegian equivalent of Frank Sinatra.

For months, Waters lingered in a dark mental and emotional cloud. Even as her smashed left leg slowly healed, traumatic brain injury left her with no memory and a lingering depression she hid from doctors, afraid of what they would do to her if they knew. “I had no idea who I was,” she said. Music school helped ease her soul until she confessed her truth and a couple of teachers staged an exorcism that was devastating. They burned her journals, the only things keeping her sane.

As Waters opens her soul to the world, the musicians performing with her are truly astonishing. For me, the wonderful cellist Ruti Celli was an astonishing, brilliant addition. Her artistry is in perfect sync with Waters.

At the center of this piece is Waters, who has no idea she was mentally wandering during this time period and responds to the name Venus. Waters reveals that with her brain in turmoil, other facets of life came into focus, such as psychic ability and prescience.

Caroline is an unknown entity until she travels with her parents to San Francisco at the age of 16 to perform, because her father believed work was the answer to all her problems. It was there that she met Stefanie Stroh, who became her best friend and the woman she came to love.  This is the fathomless, dark, glorious, tragic heart of the show. Just as Venus/Caroline is finding herself and embracing her sexual identity, Stefanie disappears during a year-long backpacking trip.

Waters had dreams before this and warned her beloved not to backpack alone. She knew something bad was going to happen. Stefanie survived India, Pakistan, and other far-flung places but was last seen in Nevada one day before she was due to travel home.

As shocking as this revelation is, there are funny moments in the show such as an astrologer telling Caroline the way to finding herself was dancing naked in front of the mirror every morning. Great advice!

Waters left Norway and traveled to the town of Wells, Nevada, the last known sighting of Stefanie. Armed with a machete in one hand, and a gun in the other, she walked for a year, searching for Stefanie. She also carried a pick to dig the earth. “I was searching for a body at this point. I knew she was dead.”

According to serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells,  he picked up Stefanie who was hitchhiking to Reno. They shared some LSD, allegedly, and he strangled her. Stefanie’s body has never been found, but while authorities do believe she’s gone, they don’t necessarily believe Sells’ version of the events.

It was here in the high desert that Waters did a private ceremony releasing the spirit of Stefanie Stroh to the winds and sky. She let her go home. In letting her go, Venus and Caroline found themselves. These moments in the show remain unforgettable and tear-provoking. In allowing Stefanie’s soul to fly, Caroline found her own wings. And the courage and passion to live.

Caroline and Venus are focused on a Finding Venus Broadway show and I can’t wait to fly to New York to see it. The final song I am Venus says it all.

The lyrics in part say:

I am Venus.

I am love.

I am sugar from above.

Yes, Miss Waters, you are. All that, and more.

http://carolinewaters.com/music

Aloha oe,

A. J.

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