Thursday, May 21, 2015

May is National Military Appreciation Month - Aloha to Susan Stoker

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Breaking News! I am now posting pictures from the RT Booklovers' Convention on my travel blog, Aloha On My Mind, at this link

Susan Stoker co-hosted a SEAL themed table at the SOS America Military Tribute.  From her bio,

Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana (Kim's comment - clear indicated she is a military spouse). She is quite the romantic and even met the love of her life on "Hotmail classified" before online dating and sites like match.com even existed!

Susan loves writing but her true passion is adopting dogs from rescue groups and shelters. Susan and her husband have had a total of nine "rescued" dogs since 2000 including a variety of basset hounds and bloodhounds. She has recently branched out and adopted a basset/terrier mix who acts more like a terrier than a basset (i.e. digging, eating a couch and being hyper). If you love romance and want to help her support adopting great dogs, be sure to check out her work!


Learn more about Susan and her books at stokeraces.com.



Mahalo, Susan, for your dog rescue efforts!  Susan is getting ready for the release of PROTECTING JESSYKA on July 7: 

Kason “Benny” Sawyer was the last single man on his Navy SEAL team. He loved his teammates like brothers and respected each and every one of their women. They’d all been through hell and they deserved their current happiness. But seeing the love between his friends and their women made it tough to be the odd man out all the time.

Jessyka Allen had a good life, until it wasn’t anymore. Finding herself in an impossible situation, with no noticeable way out, her job was an escape. Working at the small Bar and Grill put her in contact with some wonderful people, who Jess figured couldn’t ever understand what she was going through.

Being a SEAL, Benny thought he knew the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. But Jess would show him that everything he thought he knew about sacrifice, trust, and love, paled in comparison to what she brought into his world.

Protecting Jessyka is the 6th book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.


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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. Leave a comment about dogs - do you have a favorite breed? My family favors cats ... but we like any dogs that love to play! 
2. Comments are open through Sunday, May 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.

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

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


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35 comments:

  1. Love pit bulls. Mine were so loving and playful. Miss them .

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  2. German Shepards because they are protective and Beagles because I love their howl! Love, love, love Susan's books! Thanks for the chance!

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  3. Love German shepherds, but I have cats.

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  4. I love chihuahua and labs. Guess who is the boss. I love Susan's Books

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  5. Maryboehm56@gmail.comMay 21, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Love all dogs. Mutt variety here with cats. Had a lab / bullmastiff once. Smart dog with protectiveness for me.

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  6. I favor cats too. But my brother has a very cute and good golden retriever.
    Karen T.

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  7. I'll go with golden retrievers.

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  8. We have two English Black Labs now. They are smart, protective and very good with children. Before these two, we had a German shepherd/Char Pei mix, a small terrier mix and two cats.
    Thank you for the chance to enter.
    Anita S.

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  9. My baby is my German Shepherd, Hunter. Normally I'm a cat person, but he's my dream puppy!

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  10. I have a cat, but I rather like poodles :)

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  11. Love dogs! I've had mutts, cocker spaniels and welsh terriers! Crazy days in the summer and winter!

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  12. I do like dogs. I don't have a favorite breed.

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  13. My husband likes big dogs so we have a black lab and a blue heeler/catahoula mix but I personally would love to have a pug or a jug someday.

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  14. I like dogs but prefer cats.

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  15. We had a jack Russell named Molly and have a cat named Clover.

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  16. I love dogs! My avatar is a "baby" pic from when he was 3 months old. He's a beagle/pointer mix. I don't have a breed fav. I like mixes cuz it's fun to have a dog that looks different from the rest :)

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  17. My youngest is allergic to dogs but not cats. Weird. I had many dogs and my favorite was a Golden Retriever.

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  18. I love dogs. Many are waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. My two furbabies are mini poodles, one black and one white. Charlie(Tuna) and Hendrix. My neighbor deemed them Tuna and Noodle. lol These two little guys are the love of our life!!
    Thanks for the wonderful words about Susan. She is a very talented and wonderful person!!!

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  19. I love most dogs. However, my husband is a diehard golden retriever person.

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  20. I love most dogs. However, my husband is a diehard golden retriever person.

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  21. Australian shepherd but am cat person

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  22. I'm an animal lover and have had rats for the last 15 years. I never thought I would have a dog as an adult because I always adopted rats. I had a dog when I was a kid and loved him. Then 6 months ago my hubby came home and asked if I'd be willing to take on a dog because he talked a lady and her husband into giving him to us because they were abusive. So we've now had Falcor for 6 months. He's a small Chihuahua/ Jack Russel Terrier mix and He's great.

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  23. I love dogs. I will always have a special fondness for white german shepherds.

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  24. I grew up with cats and dogs as pets. Hubby doesn't like cats, so we're a "Dog Family" now. We currently are looking for our newest addition to the family, another rescue dog.

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  25. In the past I have had poodles and cocker spaniels.....now I'm a cat lady.

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  26. Cocker spaniels or retrievers.
    patoct (Pat L.)

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  27. I love a lot of dogs, and actually favor mixed breeds - they often have excellent dispositions and don't have some of the health issues as pure breds.

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  28. My favorites are German Shepards, Saint Benards, and Newfoundlands.

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  29. I don't have a favorite breed of dog. I love them all.

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  30. I love all kinds of dogs as long as they are well-behaved (0:

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  31. I love all dogs but my favorite would have to be the Shih Tzu. They are just adorable and so loving.

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  32. I love King Charles Cavaliers. One of my sisters' had two of them. I also love Pomeranians and Yorkshire Terriers.

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  33. Unfortunately I'm allergic :-( But I love Dalmatians!

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  34. Am really not an animal person.

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