Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Guest Blog: Cathryn Cade: So Hard to Leave That Vacation in Paradise
I love the Pacific NW. But this time of year, when I'm ready to start screaming and smashing holes in the walls if it rains. one. more. freaking. time ... Well, it's nice to have Hawaii to look forward to. And I know that once I'm on the Big Island with my DH, enjoying the warm sun, gentle breezes, warm humid nights, the balmy ocean and most of all the scenery, both in the water and out of it ... I'm going to have a really, really hard time getting my buns back on the plane to fly home again.
Ah, Kona. The mountains formed of Pele's fire towering overhead, palm trees swaying gently in the breeze against the blue, blue sky. The white fringe of surf lapping on the shore, edging the turquoise sea. Afternoons spent wandering through the funky shops in old Kona Town, and stopping to eat at little open air cafes on the sidewalks.
Snorkeling in clear, lava rimmed bays, among swirling ribbons of brightly colored fish and gentle honu, sea turtles. Swimming with the nai'a, spinner dolphins at Honaunau Bay--one of the sublime experiences of my land-locked life.
The scenery, the climate and the people of Hawaii truly exemplify the famed 'Aloha spirit'. When they smile, you cannot help but smile back. Their laid back attitude and colorful customs of hula and luau charm millions of us haole tourists every year.
So, being a writer, of course I thought ... what if my heroine didn't have to go home? What if a young woman comes to Hawaii--alone, because her jerk of a boyfriend found someone else right before their dream vacation. And what if ...
Well, needless to say, with me in charge my heroine is soon embroiled in danger from which only one man can save her--the one man she can't resist. Aloha! Let the fun begin. Thus began Walking in Fire available for pre-order NOW from Samhain Publishing.
Walking in Fire: Hawaiian Heroes, Book 1
Born to defend his people, he will sacrifice everything—for her.
Nawea Bay, a remote Hawaiian paradise, is just the haven Melia Carson needs to escape the chill of heartache. Instead, she finds herself swept up in a tropical heat wave, fueled by her unexpected attraction to a handsome native she meets on a snorkel tour.
He’s big, powerful, hot enough to melt her defenses—and he’s not all he seems. How else could he survive an injury that should have killed him…and why does she dream of him garbed in ancient native dress and wreathed in flames?
David “Malu” Ho’omalu is on the Big Island to find and destroy a cache of dangerous designer drugs before they can be sold to his people. Fending off amorous female tourists is part of the job, but one look in Melia’s blue eyes, and his instincts scream that she is his.
As Melia surrenders to the desire burning between them, she discovers more than a fiery heritage that defies modern logic. She discovers a man who would descend into the molten depths of the volcano to protect his island. And her…if she can find the strength to trust her heart to him.
Product Warnings: Hot, hot Hawaiian hero with volcanic passion on his mind. Better pack a heat-proof bikini for this island paradise.
I live in western Washington with my husband, a golden retriever and a head full of colorful characters who want out--now. I've been reading all my life, and writing almost as long. This is lots more fun now that I'm grown up and can add real romance to my characters' stories. A librarian by day, and a writer by night, I'm surrounded by stories. And the best part? I get to take you along. Hang on, and hope you enjoy the ride.
Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM