Saturday, July 20, 2013

Celebrate Little Victories - Eagle Scout, Flight School, and Hubby's Return

On Wednesday night, my oldest son completed his Board of Review for Eagle Scout (link).   We expect to receive the certificate and patch in two weeks ... just in time for our move. So we'll celebrate this achievement in Baltimore!

On Thursday afternoon, my youngest son completed the Pacific Aviation Museum's Flight School for Boys (link).  He received his wings from the FAA!

On Saturday morning, my husband arrives from Korea.  He'll enjoy one last week in Hawaii before we all move to Baltimore. I am taking a "vacation" from SOS Aloha so I can enjoy my last week in Hawaii, too!

I am offering a special giveaway - a box of miscellaneous romance books to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about a little victory in your life.

2.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 28, 10 pm in Hawaii.

I'll return to SOS Aloha on Monday, July 29, with Shona Husk's THE OUTCAST PRINCE.


Kim in Hawaii

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

RWA Spotlight: Aloha to Cathy Maxwell and MARRIED IN HASTE


I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
- The Beatles 

The RWA National Conference is now underway in Atlanta.   Keynote speaker Cathy Maxwell is celebrating her birthday today ... she'll be laughing with her fans at the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing (link).  I wish I was there to deliver a birthday cake with one big candle!  Cathy is always ready to celebrate life.  Her can do attitude is reflected in her historical romances, such as her recent re-release, MARRIED IN HASTE, Book 1 in the Marriage series,

New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s classic romance Married in Haste is a fan-favorite marriage-of-convenience tale that resonates with unforgettable passion and love.

Brenn Owens, The Earl of Merton, has come to London to choose a bride. A sexy war hero, he has his pick of the season’s debutantes, and once he spies beautiful Tess Hamilton no other will do.

But Tess has a dark secret she’s desperate to hide—she has no choice but to marry quickly before her family’s ruin becomes grist for the gossip mill. She accepts Brenn’s sudden proposal without telling him the truth, but can she really marry him without feeling she’s betrayed him—especially when he offers ecstasy beyond her wildest dreams? And will he see her subterfuge as a lie?

Cathy Maxwell’s Married in Haste is a historical romance to fall in love with.

I loved this book!  Tess applies her own "can do attitude" to survive the unexpected challenges in this delicious Regency Romance.   To celebrate the re-release of MARRIED IN HASTE, Cathy is giving away a special set of measuring spoons to four winners.   To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about birthday cake - what's your favorite?  

I love Tiramisu even though it is not quite the traditional birthday cake.

2.  Cathy's giveaway is open to US residents from Cathy's Birthday, July 17, to my birthday, August 23.

3.  I am giving away a copy of MARRIED IN HASTE to one international reader - winner's choice of title and format.    My giveaway is also open from July 16 - August 23.

4.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 25, here at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Hawaii

To learn more about Cathy and her books, check out her website at

Check out her recent guest post with the Rockville 8 at this link.

Lyon's BrideDevilsHeart_175_b

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Celebrate Little Victories - North Shore Sights

Mary at The Reading Reviewer (link) always reminds me to "celebrate the little victories".

My family celebrated little victories on July 4 with a visit to the North Shore.

After walking to Turtle Beach, we drove over to Shark's Cove ... to find the traffic stopped for a group of twenty somethings carrying an "floating island" to Waimea Bay.   I chuckled at their antics.

We enjoyed lunch at the Hukilau Cafe.  These veterans were cruising around the island on their bikes!

Do you have a little victory to share?


Kim in Hawaii

Check out more pictures from Hawaii on my travel blog, Aloha On My Mind, at this link.