I usually (okay, always) write alpha heroes. My men have even been described as alpha-holes by one of my editors. Sometimes I tone them down, sometimes I don't. 'Cause I write what I love to read. And I love to watch a strong, macho manly man brought to his knees by the most powerful force in the universe … love.Yeah, love to watch him stride in with fists and big ol' jaw clenched, eyes slitted menacingly while he lays down the law to anyone who threatens our heroine. Okay with me if he wipes up the bar room floor with 'em, too. Sigh … now that's just fun.
However, what happens when the action hero of the story is the heroine?That's what happens to Jack in my new release, Hawaiian Heroes, Bk 4, Burning up the Rain. Jack Nord is a California golden boy, a big, handsome, blond dude who played football for the U of Hawaii Warriors, and then went back to the West Coast to sell real estate. He now owns his own realty office, with a partner. He's successful, has beautiful women on his arm and travels to his friends' private beach enclave on the Big Island to vacation. Great life. No need to botch that up with a demanding woman, right?
Oops! Sorry, Jack, you're in the Cade-iverse now. Gonna have to hand you a red hot, drop-dead gorgeous wahine who not only invented temperamental, she's a Honolulu society queen and an ex-beauty queen.Oh, and did I mention Lalei Kai-Ho'omalu has just learned she has some pretty awesome powers? That's right, big guy. Not only are you not gonna be able to rush in like a big action hero and save the day, you're going to have to stand back and watch a slender, delicate Hawaiian wahine do that. And get hurt in the process.
You see, Jack's story is all about learning to deal with what life hands him, in a way he can live with. He has to learn that he can be part of a team and use his unique skills to help, but he's not in control of the world around him. He's not even entirely in control of himself. Handsome, debonair, successful Jack has a secret. He's an alcoholic, and if he doesn't admit it, he knows deep down he'll lose everything.So this is one alpha male who has a wild, whirlwind of a wahine by the tail. He's perfectly willing to enjoy the explosive chemistry between them, but can he give her the freedom to wield her unique powers and discover the woman she really is?
Burning up the Rain, Hawaiian Heroes, Book 4
Her powers could save her island…or bring their love crashing down.
Despite her successful career, Lalei Kai-Ho’omalu has always considered herself mere decoration in a dynamic Hawaiian family, with none of their powerful gifts. Destined for life in the background as a useless, upper-crust wife.
Desperate to escape her mother’s latest matchmaking attempt, Lalei acts on her sizzling attraction to a guest at her cousin’s island wedding, making him a bold offer he can’t refuse.
A no-strings, no-holds-barred affair on Nawea Bay with the sexy Hawaiian beauty is just the break California Realtor Jack Nord needs from his fast-paced career—and an inner darkness he’d like to forget. Just for a while.
Their very public liaison is the shocking declaration of independence Lalei intended—with unintended consequences. Stirred to anger by developers set on carving her family’s unspoiled ancestral lands into a resort, Lalei discovers she has the supernatural power to stop them.
But when Jack learns his lover can bring down the rain and throw bolts of lightning, whose side will he take? The money-making machine? Or the woman born to protect her island home?
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