Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May is National Military Appreciation Month - Aloha to Lea Griffith


Lea Griffith co-hosted the Way of the Warrior table at the SOS America Military Tribute.  From her bio,

Lea Griffith began sneaking to read her mother’s romance novels at a very young age. She cut her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss and Garwood. As she got older, her need to devour all genres of romance–including contemporary, paranormal and sci/fi–grew. Any romance novels she couldn’t buy were borrowed or traded in her quest to read about that elemental emotion that keeps us strong: love. She still has most of those books; dog-eared, their pages yellowed with age, they still bring her joy.

Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia and she writes her own stories now. With two dogs, a cat and a beta fish named Coddy George, there is never a dull moment. When she’s not working her day job you can usually find Lea at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. Shifters, artificial intelligence, and gene splicing, oh my! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to her writing.

You can visit Lea via:
Facebook Profile
Facebook page

Hawaiian Warrior at Turtle Bay on the North Shore

Lea contributed to the Way of the Warrior anthology:

Eight passionate love stories about amazing military heroes by bestselling authors:  Suzanne Brockmann, Julie Ann Walker, Catherine Mann, Tina Wainscott, Anne Elizabeth, M.L. Buchman, Kate SeRine, Lea Griffith

To honor and empower those who've served, all author and publisher proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2002 and provides a wide range of programs and services to veterans and service members who have survived physical or mental injury during their brave service to our nation. Get involved or register for programs and benefits for yourself and your family online at woundedwarriorproject.org.

"It is a proud privilege to be a soldier." —George S. Patton Jr.

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." —Winston Churchill

Oahu warrior reaches for the stars ...

Mahalo, Lea, for supporting military personnel and their 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. Leave a comment about the oldest romance book you have on your keeper shelf - mine is Johanna Lindsay's UNTIL FOREVER from 1995.

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

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


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. I think mine is Brenda Novak's Taking The Heat from 2003.

  2. Mine is Julie Garwood's "The Bride" from 1991.

  3. I have Shana and The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwess.

  4. I have a set of Jane Austen books that I have had forever.

  5. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn :-)

  6. It would have to be one of Nora Roberts books - I have an bookcase full of her books.

  7. A copy of Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks.

  8. I have Julie Garwood's Ransom.

  9. I love your Hawaiaan Warrior. I dont have many keepers but I have:
    Elizabeth Lowell - Too Hot to Handle.
    Patoct (Pat L.)

  10. Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers.

  11. My oldest books are sadly buried in the back of my shelves but I've been reading romance for 50 years so there have to be some oldies but goodies.

  12. I'm sure it's some Barbara Cartland's books that I've saved since I was a teenager.

  13. Linda Howard - Mackenzie's Mountain.
    Patty B43

  14. I've got a couple of Rosemary Rogers, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and Whitney My Love (original) by Judith McNaught. I had other older books, but had to get rid of them when we moved.

  15. Mine is Once in Paris by Diana Palmer.

  16. Julie Garwood's Honor's Splendour 1987 :) and now I think that's a reread

  17. no idea- too many books

  18. Kathleen E Woodiwiss's Petal on the River or Bertrice Small's Skye O'Malley :)

  19. The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss

  20. My oldest keeper is Gone With the Wind, written in 1936.

  21. Most of my older books got lost when I moved to Texas. :-( I remember having copies of The Far Pavillions by M.M. Kaye and The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCollough. My Grandmother bought them for me. I'm gonna have to find copies....

  22. Does Peyton Place count? I have my mom's copy from the early 60s. And, some of her romance novels from back then.

  23. If Pride and Prejudice counts, I have about 18 copies of that *Grin* I'm a bit of a collector...*bigger grin*