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Escape to the Beach

By On Jul 31 2012, 12:10 am

Aloha! Need an escape from the heat of midsummer? Escape to the tropics with me, with the cool ocean at your feet, and a mai tai at your side, as I introduce you to my newest Hawaiian Hero.

Daniel Ho'omalu is one of a very special Hawaiian family. Tasked by Pele herself with protecting the Big Island from those who would harm it, they are a large, tight-knit group. They've used their gifts to forge a good life on their lovely tropical isle, and while they are friendly with others, see no reason to welcome haoles, or Caucasian visitors, into their midst. Until, in Hawaiian Heroes I; Walking in Fire David Ho'omalu meets Melia Carson, a freckled blonde from Oregon.

Daniel, a fierce, moody loner, is glad his little brah is happy, but convinced that he'll never find a woman who can not only share his dangerous life, but accept his darker sexual needs. When he meets Claire Hunter, another blonde from Oregon, he ignores the immediate fire that sparks between them. She's too young, too innocent, and she's not Hawaiian.

Of course Claire wants him, too, and she's not about to lose the chance to have him. Let's peek in on this feisty couple as they battle their way to love … or loneliness.

"His hand tightened involuntarily on her waist, and she looked up at him. “Why did you change your mind about dancing with me?”…

Now how the hell was he supposed to answer that? If he told her the truth, she’d probably storm off the dance floor.

He hesitated too long.

Her eyes narrowed suspiciously, and she stiffened in his grasp. “Your mother probably made you, didn’t she?” she demanded.

“Can’t you just dance and call it good?” he growled.

Twin spots of color flagged her cheeks, and she sucked in a breath, her breasts swelling over her tight dress. “Why, you big, conceited—”

The music ended with a flourish of ukulele, and the rest of her words were lost. He glared back at her, anger boiling up to match hers. There was only one way to keep her from coming on to him again—he was gonna have to scare the hell out of her.

“Fine,” he gritted through his teeth. “You think you want more? C’mon.”

His hand in the middle of her back, he propelled her off the nearest edge of the dance floor, down the steps and into the inky shadows of a large clump of shrubbery. Hauling her with him, he strode along the hedge to the place where they met the sea wall. Then he swung her around, hard against him. She landed with a warm, lissome thump, her breath whooshing out, her breasts pillowing his chest, his erection hard against her flat little belly. She felt so much better than his fantasy that he nearly groaned.

“You want me? This is the real me,” he growled and kissed her the way he’d been fantasizing about.

Daniel’s powerful arms clamped around Claire, holding her tight against his hard torso. One huge hand clamped onto her ass, squeezing her roughly as he bent over her, enveloping her in his embrace, his other hand closing on the back of her neck, tipping her head back for his kiss.

And oh, what a kiss. In the inky shadows behind the hedge, Claire couldn’t see his face, could only experience. He enveloped her in heat and strength. His mouth, hot and wet, opened over hers, their teeth clashing as he demanded that she give him entry, let him thrust his tongue into her mouth and taste her, his beard tickling and abrading the tender skin of her face as his lips crushed hers.

She nearly whimpered with pleasure. There was just something about kissing a guy with a beard, especially this one… He felt so foreign, so other, so male. He smelled and tasted of the tropical sea, warm and a little salty.

His sudden embrace was shocking, a little frightening, and the most exciting one she’d ever received…as well as the fastest.

 He rolled over her in a bewildering, earth-shattering tsunami of a kiss, and then, when she was about to melt in his arms and wrap her own around him, he reared back, muttering something savage under his breath. It was in Hawaiian, but she was pretty sure he was cussing her or himself.

“Wait a minute,” she protested breathlessly, her hands already sliding up his silk-clad chest to recapture him. “Where are you going?”

She hadn’t meant to say that. She blushed fierily, her face and even her bare chest hot. But his arms tightened.

“Haven’t had enough yet?” He kissed her again, but this time she was ready for him. She kissed him back, opening her mouth under his, using her lips and her tongue to taste him, devour him the way he was devouring her.

One hand still on her ass, he delved between them with the other to find one of her breasts. She arched her back, pressing herself into his hand. He squeezed her roughly, molding the soft flesh and pinning her nipple between his thumb and forefinger. She moaned, and he pulled her up against him so that her legs, even in the tight dress, parted around his.

Then he rocked into her, and she gasped in shock, pulling back from his kiss. His shirt and shorts were silk, and not much separated her from the erect penis grinding against her mons. It was as big as everything else about him.

At the soft sound of her gasp, he froze.

Claire opened her mouth. “Uh…” she managed. Her brain seemed to be in a vapor-lock.

“Changed your mind?” he growled. “Thought you would.”

And as suddenly as he’d grabbed her, he let her go. Claire stumbled slightly, her body still pliant from hanging in his embrace.

She reached for him to steady herself, but he stepped back, a rigid shadow against the lights of the pavilion.

“No more,” he said. “I don’t play games, wahine. You let me kiss you again, and we’re taking this all the way—now.” "

Whew! Warning: It just gets hotter from here. This is one couple who are going to need to cool off in the ocean. Of course they find a way to heat up the tropical sea as well.

If you'd like to read the book, it's available today at Samhain, in all ebook formats. 

There are more excerpts available there, AND on the other blog sites I'm touring to celebrate the release. Visit me at to find out where you can win the book FREE!

Leave a comment here, and let me know what your ideal Hawaiian day or evening would include. I'll enter you to win another FREE copy of the book.

Mahalo, thanks for stopping by,





7 Responses to “Escape to the Beach”

  1. Chelsea says:

    I think my ideal Hawaiian day would be to spend it with some great guy enjoying the scenery and ending the day watching the sunset.

  2. Tammi Olson says:

    My ideal Hawaiian day would be climbing Diamond Head with a cute local boy snuggling at the top on a blanket and watching the Blue Angels show and enjoying the beautiful views.

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