|August celebrated the US Coast Guard, |
William Wallace, and Duke Kahanamoku
Aloha! I have some newsworthy tidbits for you:
- I still welcome readers' feedback to the print book vs e-book survey at this link.
- I still welcome readers' comments to "how best to promote a book" at this link.
- Last night, CBS broadcast its teaser for the new season of Hawaii Five O, (paraphrase), "McGarrett is in jail and his team is disbanded. Only one man can save them" and Terry O'Quinn from Lost walking down the ramp of a C-17 in uniform. According to TV Line, O'Quinn will play the Navy Seal who trained Steve McGarrett and served with his father, John McGarrett, in Vietnam. I had goosebumps.
|How did I miss this filming on base?|
- The season premiere is scheduled for Monday, September 19, 10 pm EST ... but the producers are hosting as a special screening on Saturday, September 10, on Queen's Beach. The cast is expected to "walk the red carpet." Guess where I'll be?!?!
Today we wrap up the August Reading Challenge - Bring Me Heroes. I asked you to consider which heroes (or heroines) inspired you from books you read in August. I enjoyed the heroes and heroines from all the books I read this month but one stands out - Em from Jill Marie Landis' MAI TAI ONE ON. Em is recovering from a recent divorce and near bankruptcy when she is called to Kauai to look after her aging Uncle Louie. She gently "takes over" his iconic watering hole, the Tiki Goddess Bar, gives the aging Hula Maidens a permanent home to perform, and hires a down-on-her luck Sophie. Em also solves the first murder in this new cozy mystery series ... and is rewarded on the very last page (to tell you more would be a spoiler). Em inspired me because she cared about those in her community (a reflection of how Hawaii cares for its own).
To learn more about Jill Marie Landis and MAI TAI ONE ON, check out its website at www.thetikigoddess.com.
To read my review of MAI TAI ONE ON, check out this link to Goodreads.
I am giving away a book of choice from my RWA stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about which hero or heroine inspired you this month.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, September 3, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 4.
Kim in Hawaii
We also also spotlighted military heroes including:
- Tamara in Afghanistan at this link; Tamara is coming home in September!
- Thomas Young at this link. Thomas is the author of SILENT ENEMY.
- Artemis as we celebrated the anniversary of women enlisted in the US Marine Corps at this link.
- Jennifer L. Hart as a Navy spouse at this link. Jennifer is the author of WHO NEEDS A HERO?
- Operation Spartan Stork at this link. It is an initiative of US medical personnel in Afghanistan to reduce the infant mortality rate.
- Eric Johnson who is deployed to Egypt at this link. Eric is the author of the 2/4 Cavalry Series.