Sunday, August 12, 2012

Aloha to Harlequin Books!

We have a winner from last week - Marjorie!  Let's celebrate the arrival of my boxes from RWA! The wahine 'ekolu (three women) offer a Hawaiian greeting to Harlequin, Mira, and Carina Press!

Lawe i ka ma'alea a ono'ono.
Aquire skill, make it deep.

Kulia i ka nu'u
Strive for the summit.

(Be) steadfast. 

A'ohe hana nui ka alu'ia.
No task is too big when done together.

Lynn, Michelle, and Cindy (first row) are part of the Air Force 'ohana. Geri and Marie (second row) are part of the Navy 'ohana.  The two services come together in Hawaii as Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. They are surrounded by the kukui - the symbol of enlightenment, protection, and peace.

Madame Pele, the Volcano goddess,
requested to review THE SIREN.

What color would  you pick for your lei?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, August 18, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 19.


Kim in Hawaii

The Oahu Greeting Committee (left to right):
Hawaii Fortune Cat, Golden Fortune Cat,
Fortune Frog, Tiki God, and
Hawaiian Football (back).


  1. Such beautiful pictures.-)
    That's easy PURPLE . Do they come in Purple?
    I actually saw one a friend brought it home
    Fresh flowers red & white How she preserved them I dont know they were Stunning.
    They stayed for 21 days had a cruise in there too mainly tours the Islands.
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  2. I love purple, so i will take purple

    wow... so many books arrived, happy reading Kim :)

  3. I would like my lei to be in different shades of blue.

    Love all the books you got!!!

  4. Green is my favorite color so that would be my first choice. Second pick would be blue.

    Lots of great books to read!

  5. Since purple / lavender is already taken, I think I'd like pink.

  6. Many thanks for the win, Kim, I really appreciate your kindness.

  7. I'd like mine to be blue and white. And how fun to see all the books!

  8. Wow just seeing those books, makes me feel like I'm in heaven. :D
    I would pick yellow for my lei. I'm a sunny and positive girl. And yellow is my ultimate favorite color.

  9. Wow... so many books!

    I'll say lavander!

  10. Looks like there are a lot of us who love purple/lavender - which would be my choice, too.

  11. Congrats Marjorie! I like magenta and turquoise so anything that is close to that but I also like yellow flowers!

  12. I'd like a purple and gold lei. Cute post, Kim.

  13. I'll probably go for blue and yellow. I have a couple of those fortune cats, too.

    1. Jane, do you have the Hawaiian Fortune Cat?!?!

  14. Love all the books you got. I would pick the blue one.

  15. Oh I would choose beautiful plumeria blossoms of the yellow and white and mix in some beautiful Hawaiian orchids. Combined with the leaves from the various trees it would be perfect. But then I lived in Hawaii for four years and cried when I left there. I found such a sense of ohana there. Wonderful people and gracious. Mahalo for sharing Kim.

  16. So excited to see my books, 'Boomerang Bride' and 'Letting Go with Dr Rodriguez' getting an Hawaiian welcome! Thank you. I hope you enjoyed your conference.

  17. I've grown to appreciate Harlequin. It is not the same company as it was back in the 80's. I enjoy the stories much more these days!

  18. Purple is my favorite color so I would go with it. I would especially love purple and silver, they are my two faves :)

  19. Love purplev whoo

  20. I'd pick Red. Thanks again.
    Carol L.

  21. I would definitely pick purple for my lei :)

    Love how you're showcasing your bounty from RWA, Kim! Also, the Hawaii Fortune Cat is so cute - I have a couple of the more traditional looking Fortune Cats at home :)

  22. I love lavender so would have to be in the purple family.
    So many great books. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  23. I've started from the end and came back this way and have to say that you have rounded up some absolutely wonderful books! I believe I would have rolled around on the floor with them squealing!

    Yellow would be my choice of color.