Sunday, December 1, 2013

Aloha to Shannon Richard and UNSTOPPABLE


This weekend, my in laws visited us for Thanksgiving.  My mother-in-law is a retired teacher with experience as a gifted instructor and supervisor.   My father-in-law is a retired Air Force officer ... and he is quite handy around the house.  My in laws are like many military families with a teacher in the house! Shannon Richard delivers the military-teacher couple in her upcoming ebook release, UNSTOPPABLE, Book 3 of the Country Roads series ....

Some things you don’t dare let go . . .

Melanie O’Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He’s agreed to help her students with a school project, but she’s hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there’s something holding him back . . .

Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated-that’s all he’s looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he’s falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he’ll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all.

Hickam Elementary is a public school on a military base.

In honor of military and teachers, I am giving away a military tote bag and inspirational bookmark to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about a teacher who inspired you.   I remember my 11th grade history teacher, Mr.Quessenberry, who dressed up in military uniforms when we discussed WWI and WWII.  

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 7, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 8.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

To learn more about Shannon and her books, including an excerpt for UNSTOPPABLE, check out her website at   



  1. I remember my first grade teacher fondly. She loved to read to us.

  2. My first year high school teacher, she had cancer, but she did not let it affect her teachings. She was very supportive and very nice to everyone. She passed away two years ago.

  3. Both of my parents were teachers. My Father actually taught me in the classroom for 7 years. He was an excellent teacher.

  4. I remember one teacher who taught us parts of speech or rather drummed it in to us.

  5. My 10th grad English teacher - she was very strict but made the novels we read so interesting.

  6. I remember a teacher that always went out of her way for her students. I missed high school graduation and she came out to my home with a small gift.

  7. I can't think that far back Kim. However, I do remember that I did have a crush on my 3rd form teacher, as did all the other girls. His name was Mr. Wootton.

  8. I had a teacher for 9th grade math who was the best math teacher ever. I hated math, and it was always the hardest subject for me, but she was able to explain it in a way that even I could understand. Wish all the math teacher were like her.

  9. I'm sorry but I don't remember any teachers who provided inspiration to me.