Happy Pi Day! I hope everyone had theif favorite round foods (I made my own healthy pizza and apple pie cups). I've been a little quiet on the blog front while waiting for editorial feedback on both Hollywood Homicide and Bikinis & Bloodshed. The slightly bad news: Gemma's schedule is a bit full at the moment, so we're having to push the release of Hollywood Homicide to a little bit later in the year. I'll let you know as soon as we have an official date! As for Bikinis & Bloodshed, we're looking at a July release, so just a few more months! I'll be sharing sample scenes for the book as we get closer to publication--but for now, I'd like to give you a little peek at what to expect from Kaley Kalua and her friends in Aloha Lagoon! Read on for the official book description:
After a very painful—and very public—divorce from her cheating football star husband, Kaley Kalua just wants some peace and privacy. Cramming only the essentials (clothes, shoes, and makeup) into her Prada duffel bag, Kaley returns to her hometown of Aloha Lagoon to manage her Aunt Rikki’s clothing shop, the Happy Hula Dress Boutique. A new job, new friends, and a change of scenery are just what she needs to turn her life around. It doesn’t hurt that Kaley’s handsome childhood best friend, Noa Kahele, has also moved back to the small resort town.
Unfortunately, life on the island isn’t quite the peaceful paradise that Kaley was expecting. Not everyone is thrilled about her return—especially Louana, Happy Hula’s assistant manager, who thinks that she deserves Kaley’s new job. When the woman is found strangled by a bikini top from the boutique, the police make it clear that Aunt Rikki is their main suspect. But Kaley is determined to prove her aunt’s innocence! Between dodging a nosy local reporter and sparring with her high school nemesis, Kaley compiles her own list of suspects. In the process, she also attracts the attention of a dangerous killer. If Kaley isn’t careful, she could wind up trading her colorful wardrobe for funeral black…
So, what do you think? Excited to meet Kaley and her crew? Let me know in the comments section!