Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekly Winners, Beach Blanket Bingo, and Sharon Hamilton

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We have winners at SOS Aloha -  Girlygirlhoosier and Mary P. win a book choice from my convention stash.  Winners, please contact send your mailing address to

Last week I announced that the RT Booklovers' Convention selected a reader party coordinated by Kimberly Rocha and me - Beach Blanket Bingo (link). Sharon Hamilton is hosting the "Coronado Island" beach table:

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.

Learn more about Sharon and her books at  

Sharon is celebrating the release of FREDO'S DREAM available November 15 (link), 

Navy SEAL Alphonso Manuel Esquidido “Fredo” Sanchez has the heart of a lion and would do anything to protect and honor his beautiful bride, Mia. He’d fought for her love tirelessly, even after his Team buddies suggested he give up. But it was more than pride that wounded him when he discovered he could not father children. He is raising another man’s son as his own, but can never give her what she wants more than possibly anything else in the world. He has kept this a secret only unto himself and his best friend, Cooper. And he knows time is not on his side.

Mia Guzman has come a long way from wild child girlfriend of San Diego drug dealers to devoted mother and now dutiful wife of the man she now knows was always there for her, and always will be. She yearns to have a child with Fredo, to honor him with her body in every way she can, perhaps making up for the years she discounted his devotion.

Their beautiful love and marriage will be tested to the limits through twists and turns before the dramatic final outcome readers will love.


I am giving away a digital copy of FREDO'S DREAM, plus Navy swag, to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about one of Sharon's favorite activities - Farmer's Market!  Do you have any near you?  What do you like to buy?

I work on Fort Meade, which offers a Farmer's Market every Friday ... with only two more left for the season!  My office loves the flavored pickles from DC Dills (link).

2. Due to the cost of shipping, this giveaway is open to US residents only. 

3. Comments are open through Sunday, November 20, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Monday, November 21.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. There's one here in Union Square and I always check out the strawberries and cherries.

  2. Congrats to the winners. It's been a while since I've had one nearby and I miss it although we do have some local food stands - especially for the fresh corn. We use to get honey at the market but luckily I found someone at our American Legion who has bees.

  3. Yes.osw close by
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  4. Most towns in our area have Farmer's Markets.I think the last of them closed the end of October. Our little town's is held on Saturday mornings and usually has live music.

  5. Congratulations, Girlygirlhoosier and Mary P. Enjoy.

  6. Thank you. I have sent you an email.

    We have two large Farmer's Markets I can access. I am yet to be impressed though.

  7. Congrats to the Wheaton we have both the Farmer's Market and a French Market.

  8. We have a Farmer's Market in season and I buy a little of everything but mostly corn on the cob. Congrats to the winners.

  9. My town offers a summer farmer's market AND a winter one also! Lots of organic veggies, grassfed meats and other great items!

  10. We have a small farmers market within walking distance from our house. It is on every Wednesday all year long. I like getting fruits there.

  11. There's farmer's market in my town 2x/week, plus there's a couple of nice farm markets nearby

    Congratulations to the winners