My husband is Air Force and he recently (as of August 2011) got stationed in Hawaii (Hickam AFB to be exact). I arrived in October after attending some conventions and dealing with some last minute things with our house.
Ahhh… Christmas in Hawaii. The leaves turning colors. The snow falling. That chill in the air that makes you want to cuddle up with your honey near a fire. Uh yeah. NOT. I said Christmas in HAWAII. The highs are 81-84 degrees F and the lows are 75-71 degrees. Anyone cuddling up with their honey by a fire is probably barbecuing something over a pit.
It's been a little hard for the hubby and I to get in the holiday mood (both of us being from the East coast) when it's spring/summer weather. But that's a small price to pay to get away from the snow and cold. After snowmageddon (I was in MD when that happened), we're both sick of snow. Besides, there's Christmas music in every shop and holiday decorations… hmmm. Well, there's Christmas music and people can buy holiday decorations. I haven't seen many houses sporting lights.
This year the extended family shall enjoy Christmas presents Hawaiian-style, which means someone is getting a surfing Santa shirt. If I could box up this wonderful weather (even if it is the rainy season), I would send that too. The best I can do is send out a mele kalikimaka to one and all.
While I don't have one book that covers Christmas in Hawaii, I do have one book about Christmas and one book set in Hawaii.
STRIPPING CHRISTMAS by Zenobia Renquist
Alex is firmly on the naughty list, and she wants Santa to join her.
Alex thought she was going to a job. Instead she ends up marrying the heir to the title of Santa Claus. The vows have been said and cannot be taken back, even if Alex isn't the ideal bride Kris was hoping for to re-energize the powers of the House of Kringle. But Alex is about to teach him that being a little naughty -- or a lot -- can go a long way.
(Erotic, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Christmas, Interracial, Elves/Fey, Magic)
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It's only an even swap when both parties are satisfied.
Cinnamon came to the Hawaii celebrity retreat to meet her favorite actress. Calhoun crashed to find answers about his missing uncle. Neither of them signed on for the part of the tour that included body swapping. They have to find a way to switch back without anyone realizing their predicament. Long nights of searching for answers become even longer when curiosity takes over. It's a once in a lifetime chance to see how the other half loves, and they don't plan to let it slip away.
(Erotic, Paranormal/Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense, Interracial, Magic)
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Cinnamon found herself staring at Calhoun's broad back rather than his tattoos. Her gaze dipped low, and a slow smile curved her lips. She glanced at the door quickly and then back at the mirror.
Did she dare?
Why not? Calhoun had probably gotten an eyeful of her body. She should do the same to his. It was only fair.
She undid the pants zipper, revealing navy boxer briefs. A good choice -- both the color and the style -- but not what she wanted to see. She eased Calhoun's dick into the open. Before her eyes, it grew longer and turned rigid.
She rubbed a single finger over it, making the erection harden more and her balls ache -- a very interesting sensation that had her reaching in her pants so she could shift them around and relieve it somehow.
“Lady, you've got some nerve.”
Cinnamon jerked her hands above her head and faced Calhoun. “I… this… I wasn't -- ”
“Yes, you were.” He had her lips curved into a sardonic grin. “Feel good?”
Her whole face heated up.
Calhoun looked down. “Now what were you doing that got me all hard like that?”
“I stopped getting excited over nothing in high school.”
“Well you just restarted,” she snapped, trying to stuff her dick back into her pants.
Calhoun grabbed her hands. “Stop before you do something that'll hurt.” He laughed a little under his breath. “I'm just playing with you, Cinnamon. I figured you'd be curious.” He released her so he could run his hand over her dick.
She breathed in quickly and stood straighter.
“Want me to show you if the grass is greener?”
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