Thursday, March 19, 2015

Aloha to Authors connect to the Military

Navy Vet Siera London is a guest on Babbling About Books, sharing how Pinterest inspires her writing at this link.  Her debut book, CHASING AVA, is available next week:

Ava Walters is a pediatric nurse who doesn’t do relationships. An abusive past has left her wounded, but determined to pursue her dream of becoming as a Navy Nurse. Ava is in the midst of rebuilding her life, when she is targeted by a sexual harasser who wields the power to destroy her dream before it sets sail.

Logan Masters, is an ambitious specialty surgeon whose past is riddled with betrayal. His trust in women is conditional- no secrets and no boundaries. When he comes to Ava’s rescue, there is no denying the spark of attraction. Things get complicated when Logan pursues Ava, rather than the arranged relationship that holds the key to his future.

After years of being alone Ava starts to believe that love is possible under Logan’s skillful touch. But Ava is harboring a secret she doesn’t want exposed. Determined to guard her heart, Ava soon discovers Logan is as focused on winning her heart as she is at shielding it.

When secrets and broken alliances threaten to torpedo both their futures, how will they learn to trust and chart a new course to lasting love?


Air Force Vet Leah Marie Brown is getting ready for her Kensington release in May, FAKING IT:

Haven't you ever told a little lie in the name of love?

Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie…

When Vivia’s fiancé discovers the truth, he ends their engagement—via text—and uses his connections to get her fired. Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new future—as a homeless spinster. But her best friend has a better idea. They’ll skip the Ben & Jerry’s binge and go on Vivia’s honeymoon instead. Two weeks cycling through Provence and Tuscany, with Luc de Caumont, a sexy French bike guide. Too bad Vivia’s not a big fan of biking. And she’s abysmal at languages. Will she fib her way through the adventure, or finally learn to love herself—and Luc—flaws and all?

Check out the giveaway at this link.  Leah Marie Brown joins us here at SOS Aloha on May 12 for Release Day!


Navy spouse Becky Hepinstall shares how she balances military deployments with a writer's life on USA Today's HEA blog at this link.  Becky and her sister Kathy wrote SISTERS OF SHILOH:

In a war pitting brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle.

Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers—except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters.

Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden’s clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband’s ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him.


Congrats to these talented writers!  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 Ben and Jerry's ice cream - what's your favorite flavor?

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 21, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 22.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City  

Check out the military panels at the RT Booklovers Convention at this link, link, and link



  1. Peanut butter cup is my favorite :D

  2. I don't think we have Ben and Jerry's ice cream here. I do like chocolate/chocolate chip ice-cream though.

  3. I've never had Ben and Jerry's ice cream!

  4. I've never had Ben and Jerry's ice cream, either.

  5. Hazed and Confused :) love hazelnut

  6. I am just so old fashioned, Strawberry.

  7. My favorite is Phish Food!! Yummy!

  8. So many excellent choices, but I have to say Tina B's got it right--Phish Food it is.

  9. It's a toss up between Cherry Garcia and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

  10. Love B&J's. Chunky Monkey is my fav.

  11. never tried Ben and Jerry's

  12. Ben and Jerry's is great. Love chocolate.
    Helen L.