Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May is National Military Appreciation Month - Aloha to Kennedy Layne


The few, the proud, the Marines.  Kennedy Layne and her hero husband are hosting the USMC table for the SOS America Military Tribute at the RT Booklovers Convention.   Last chance to claim free tickets at this link.  From her bio,

First and foremost, I love life. I love that I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister...and a writer.

I am one of the lucky women in this world who gets to do what makes them happy. As long as I have a cup of coffee (maybe two or three) and my laptop, the stories evolve themselves and I try to do them justice. I draw my inspiration from a retired Marine Master Sergeant that swept me off of my feet and has drawn me into a world that fulfills all of my deepest and darkest desires. Erotic romance, military men, intrigue, with a little bit of kinky chili pepper (his recipe), fill my head and there is nothing more satisfying than making the hero and heroine fulfill their destinies.

I hope you'll join me on their journeys...

black & white photograph of six Marines standing in line, five with Civil War-era rifles and one with an NCO sword.
US Marines in the Washington Navy Yard, 1864
Public Domain (link)

Kennedy is ready to launch the Book three from the Red Starr series, IGNITING PASSION:

Risking everything…

Aaron “Stick” Scott spent twelve years of his life protecting his country. He diffused well over fifteen hundred bombs during the course of his military career, expecting each one to be his last. Luck had a huge part in his survival but it was fate that had a laugh at his expense by having a woman shatter his heart.

Playing it safe…

Simone Laurent’s career as a cultural attach√© wasn’t exciting by any means, but she did love promoting the culture of her homeland. What she hadn’t anticipated was getting caught up in political war where her life would be at risk. Her situation goes from bad to worse when the man she left behind is the only one who can save her.

Igniting Passion…

Stick’s hostage rescue mission becomes sidetracked when he’s ordered to protect the one woman who couldn’t handle his job. Seeing her in the light of day brings back memories they’d both rather soon forget, but it’s the long evenings together that lights a fuse neither one can ignore. Will their reignited passion survive the highly explosive danger that’s coming their way?

Mahalo, Kennedy, for honoring military families!  May is National Military Appreciation Month. For the month of May, I am giving away one grand prize of books and swag from the authors featured this month (link). Plus five more commenters - one for each branch of service - wins a book choice from my convention stash. To enter the giveaway,

1. Kennedy's a coffee drinker - how about you?  I drink hot chocolate instead of coffee for my morning caffeine.

2. Comments are open through Sunday, May 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Monday, June 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about Kennedy and her books at


Also available in the Red Starr series ... 


  1. I like coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

  2. I am not a coffee drinker. I am a hot chocolate drinker too!

  3. Coffee coffee

  4. I always start off my day with a cup of coffee or tea.

  5. I start my day with a cup of tea, coffee is too strong for me.

  6. I do begin my day with a coffee, but I also enjoy tea and hot chocolate.

  7. Love my coffee, but I've had to go to decaf and one that is gentle on the tummy.

  8. Love love love coffee.....especially dark roast coffee!!!

  9. Coffee!!!!!!! I have a kuerig and it is aaaawesome :) but I have to have flavored creamer. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I drink tea. Never liked coffee.

  11. I only drink PG Tips tea. I have about 5/6 cups a day.

  12. I am a tea drinker, but I also enjoy hot chocolate.

  13. tea is my drink of choice. I like coffee, but alas, it does not like me.

  14. I've never liked coffee, but I like hot tea or chocolate.

  15. I love coffee - especially in the morning - hot chocolate & tea are for chilly afternoons.

  16. I have to have at least 2 cups of coffee in the morning to be functional -- or at least something resembling functional. ;-) I prefer my coffee with chocolate in it, so really I have both coffee and hot chocolate in the mornings. :-)

    I can't drink tea on an empty stomach, so that isn't a morning option for me.

  17. I love both coffee and hot cocoa...kinda depends on what kinda mood i'm in :)

  18. I love hot or blended cold coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.

  19. I'm with Kennedy on this--love my coffee!

  20. I freshly grind my own beans and love strong, dark coffee.

  21. I enjoy coffee, but it isn't needed for me like it is for others! I WISH it helped wake me up, haha. I just like the way it taste :-)

  22. I am a tea drinker or diet soda.
    Karen T.

  23. I do like coffee in the a.m. and with dessert. Also enjoy hot chocolate in the winter.

  24. coffee, tea or hot chocolate - all good.