Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October's Winners plus Romance and the Resistance with Alisha Rai, Alyssa Cole, and Sarah Wendell

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We have winners at SOS Aloha - Mary P., Heather F., Susan P., and Patoct won a package of fun swag from the RWA Conference this past summer. I know you'll like it!

For November, I continue to giveaway RWA swag to four randomly selected winners from all the comments posted. Plus a bonus price - a leather bookmark for each winner from one of Scotland's castles in honor of St. Andrew's Day on November 30.

Do you have any plans for November?  On November 30, I'll be heading down to Prose and Politics at the Wharf for Romance and the Resistance: A Romance Panel with Alisha Rai, Alyssa Cole, and Sarah Wendell (link):

From historical to steamy to subversive, romance novels are doing everything “literary” fiction does. Introducing her Forbidden Hearts series, Alisha Rai’s Hate to Want You focuses on the forbidden love between Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler. Divided by feuding families and a past trauma, they nonetheless have an annual tryst, until a series of complications force them to make a decision. Set in the Civil War era, Alyssa Cole’s Loyal League series takes its name from a secret society of freed blacks and slaves funneling information to the Union. The spies in the first volume, An Extraordinary Union, are Elle Burns, a freedwoman posing as a mute slave in a key confederate household, and Scottish immigrant Malcolm McCall, who purports to be a Confederate soldier.

Rai and Cole will be in conversation with Sarah Wendell, who reviews romances on “Smart Bitches,Trashy Books” and is the author of Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. Congrats to the winners. November is birthday month - My nephew (there's going to be a surprise party for his 50th), my husband, my best friend and I all have birthdays!

  2. Happy November. Congrats to the winners.

  3. Congrats winners. November is a month of birthdays and making plans for a big Thanksgiving dinner.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Yay, thank you!! I love reading your blog again - I know you said you had to take a break, but I'm secretly happy you are posting these few things. :) We just came back from Scotland! The castles are amazing.

  5. Thanks! My email is

  6. my sister-in-law (actually ex) is having her 2nd knee replacement so I'll be at the hospital & then visiting her in rehab, then running errands & driving her to PT a few times - we'll have a quiet Thanksgiving in prep for all her kids & grandkids descending for Christmas

  7. Congratulations to the winners!

    My birthday is next Friday--Marine Corps birthday.


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    1. No plans this month....just getting ready for Christmas1