Sunday, January 15, 2017

Aloha to Weekly Winners, Sharon Hamilton, and GIDEON: HEAVENLY FALL

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Sunset Beach

We have winners at SOS Aloha - Janice, Dani, and Pam win a book choice from my convention stash.  Winners, please contact me at

This winter weather has me dreaming of the beach ... readers at the RT Booklovers Convention can experience BEACH BLANKET BINGO hosted by Kim Rocha and moi (link):

Join Annette Funicello (Kim Rocha) & Frankie Avalon (Kim Lowe) for a special edition of Book Cover Bingo. Expect spontaneous singing, dancing, & flirting with lifeguards inspired by the beloved 60s film. Readers will join sun loving authors at their favorite beaches and compete for the book laden gift baskets ... perfect for the sand and surf!

I am looking forward to seeing again the California golden girl, Sharon Hamilton (link),

Sharon Hamilton is a NYT and USAToday bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series.

Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you've read before, since they don't have to go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun.

Sharon's Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won't find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.

All of Sharon's books are available on eBooks (most formats), print and Audible.

A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she's not writing, she's getting verra verra dirty in the mud or wandering Farmer's Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

Sharon is ready to celebrate the release of  GIDEON: HEAVENLY FALL (Fall from Grace Book 1), available January 17 (link):

Gideon's Fall From Grace comes after one too many boring days atop the Golden Gate Bridge as a Watcher. Tethered by celestial restraints and feeling abandoned by the very beings who "enhanced" him, he rebels in a very public fashion, forever altering the San Francisco skyline. At first he just wants to escape. But later, he wants revenge from a heartless Supreme Being and his angelic minions for having ruined his immortal life.

Can a freak who dwells somewhere between Heaven and Hell find love and happiness in a typical Wine Country small town?


I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about bridges - love 'em or loathe 'em? I'm sure the Golden Gate Bridge is gorgeous ... but bridges intimidate me!  I loathe the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - the high winds make it a challenge!

2. Comments are open through Sunday, January 22, 10 pm in Baltimore. 

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 23.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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Golden Gate Bridge


  1. Congratulations!!

    I do love bridges, but more to walk across then drive.

  2. Nice to look at mainly

  3. Do not like get to my sister's house in Jax, FL we have to drive over a bridge.

  4. I do not like them. I'd like them better if I knew my vehicle had the ability to float if the bridge collapsed 😊

  5. Sounds crazy but they make me nervous.Don't mind looking at them but don't like going over them. Congrats to winners.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. I love bridges and used to teach about them.

  7. Congrats to the winners. I live in Pittsburgh and I do believe we have more bridges than any other city! Thank goodness they don't bother me lol. But they aren't extremely long ones either.

  8. Bridges are fabulous feats of engineering. I don't go over many big ones very often. Wish they had places to stop & get a good view from the middle.

  9. Congrats to the winners. Love the view as we drive across a bridge.

  10. Congrats winners!! Honestly, I'm mostly indifferent about bridges overall. When there's ice on the roads, I hate them. When I'm hiking or able to get out of my vehicle and enjoy the view, I like them.

  11. Bridges have never been a favorite, but I am getting better the older I get. I have enjoyed going over some of them, but others scare me. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of those on the frightening side. I can handle driving over most of them with no problem. Just don't ask me to walk over them.

  12. Love bridges my favorite is the Mackinaw bridge upper Michigan. It's beautiful in the summer

  13. Love them the old Severn bridge to go to Wales looked a lot like this one

  14. I don't like bridges unless they are small bridges. Bigger ones intimidate me also. As a teenager myself and my best friend spent one night driving across the bridge from KY to IN just so I could get more comfortable driving across them.

  15. I would really like to attend the RT Convention this year. Atlanta is only 4 hours away. I attended the one in Dallas and had a wonderful time. It is a bit pricey, but worth it. I am having surgery for a detached retina, so cannot attend the march in DC and I am not sure if I will be cleared for travel by May.. If I do get to go, I will be at your event.

  16. I love to look at bridges, but they do make me nervous when I have to drive over them.

  17. They make me nervous as well going over them.

  18. did you need my email: