and Crime Fiction Writer
2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Hawaiian Orchid by Meg Amor (012-02-17-2016)Sep. 27th, 2016 08:54 pm
1) Meg Amor takes the reader on a journey that’s both a love story between two complicated men, and a cultural travelogue of far-flung places which most of us will never see in person. Now I want to meet both Rob and Kulani, and I also want to go to Hawai’i and New Zealand, I want to feel the searing kiss of the tropical sun and taste the salt of the sea spray. I want to learn the Haka and learn more about the Maori, and I want more orchids! The plot, the characters, and the setting kept drawing me in, and the writing was strong enough despite the fact that I am not a big fan of the present tense. I’m looking forward to more books like “Hawaiian Orchid!"
2) This is a beautifully written story with passionate, well-developed characters about whom I grew to care deeply as I read. Amor’s descriptive powers are masterful, making me feel as if I had visited Hawaii and New Zealand even as she created a movie in my head. I am not usually a fan of stories written in 1st person, especially in the romance genre. But the alternating 1st person point-of-view, combined with the author’s use of the present tense created for me a vivid fictional dream. I was sad to see this book end and will seek out more of this author’s work.
Hawaiian Orchid (The Hawaiians Book 2) by Meg Amor
Gay Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (September 15, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Hawaiian Orchid (The Hawaiians Book 2)
Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2016.html
2 May 2017
Kulani is “The Orchid,” a young, insecure, pro-surfer who comes from a rough background on the Big Island of Hawai’i. He’s Beau Toyama’s cousin from Hawaiian Lei. But he’s also a healer and has a heart as deep as the ocean he’s part of. Like the great Hawaiians, Duke Kahanamoku and Eddie Aikau, who have gone before him—waterman and warrior Kulani Mahikoa epitomizes the spirit of aloha and love. Kulani’s not only healing his own wounds, but “The Lost Boys”—young, homeless, abandoned and abused gay boys he’s taken under his wing.
Rob Masterson is a wounded psychologist who’s trying to come to terms with his husband Tony’s death. When he died, they were separated but still living together. Can the lone and lonely New Zealand widower reconcile all the pieces of guilt and love, to heal and fall in love again? When he drops anchor in Kona Harbor and meets the exotic islander—young, bolshie Kulani—explosive heat makes sparks fly between them.
Is the age difference between them a barrier or something they’ll get past? Kulani has more layers than Rob ever bargained for. And Rob’s tangled knot of responsibility, grief and guilt with his New Zealand heritage and past life is something he needs to untangle.
Two wounded men have to learn to trust and love one another. Traveling between the South Sea Islands of beautiful New Zealand and the exotic Hawaiian Islands—they forge a sea change, finding a home for their shrapnel laced souls.
Cover Art by Syneca Featherstone
Published by Loose Id
A world of drugs, deceit, and death awaits in paradise...
After a near death experience, and burned out from working undercover vice, Detective Reef Kahili returns home to the Big Island of Hawai’i to mend his heart, and heal. But the first day on the job, he has to investigate the charred remains of the partially buried body in Madame Pele’s lava flow. He's instantly thrust back into the world he tried to leave behind.
When he meets Hibby O’Neal, the mysterious assistant M.E, he’s intrigued by her. Is there any truth in the rumors flying around the department about her and her late husband?
The closer they come to the truth, the more things heat up on the island as deeper, more sinister layers of deceit are uncovered.
Integrity and honesty drives Reef, it’s why he became a cop but now that’s also in question. Caught between solving a crime and his attraction for the enigmatic M.E., Reef wonders who to trust. Have his instincts let him down over Hibby?
Beau Toyama, biplane pilot and flight instructor on the Big Island of Hawai’i has only been out for a year. His last relationship with a man was a disaster. When he meets Matt Quintal, who’s visiting his sister, he’s stunned by the instant attraction to him. But Beau’s afraid to ask for what he needs in a relationship; his anger frightens him. The “mixed plate” Hawaiian/Japanese/Tahitian man works on being Zen calm but Matt brings all his emotions to the surface. It uncovers a devastating secret from his childhood and deep shame that needs healing.
Matt Quintal, New Zealand painter has been living the wild gay life in LA. After one more night of soulless mechanical sex where his body is engaged but his emotions aren’t—he knows he needs a change. His sister wants him to come to Hawai’i for a visit; another big rock in the middle of the Pacific doesn’t seem like a solution but he has to do something. When he flies with Beau in his biplane, he feels a strong pull toward both man and plane that he can neither explain nor deny.
Matt’s a New Zealander, they’re encouraged to be tough, rugged and durable. He is, but he's emotionally a wreck, afraid to show his emotions, so he’s surprised when Beau encourages him to be all of himself. Has he finally found the freedom to be the man he wants to be? The heat between the two men is like watching Pele let her hair down, releasing her hot, molten lava. Will the gorgeous Hawaiian with his long silky black hair and soulful brown eyes finally convince the gypsy nature in Matt to put down roots in another island culture?
Cover Art by Syneca Featherstone
Published by Loose Id
Coming 12 May 2017
Henry Bovary, a black musician and house restorer has nothing to look forward to, no one to love, and nothing to do.
Feeling like his life is nearing its end, he’s resigned himself to a slow descent into old age until he gets a call from his cousin. She wants him to take on the restoration of the Buchanan’s big old Grande dame of a house in the New Orleans Garden District. To say it’s a hardware stores wet dream would be an understatement. Speaking of wet dreams, he’s also not counting on walking in the door and meeting the much younger, exuberant Izzy.
Izzy Buchanan is a passionate, outspoken, New Zealander, with wild red curls to match her personality but she’s also lonely and isolated in her life. She and Brett are mates, but not much else. Some mysterious force draws Izzy to New Orleans, though, and the house. What she doesn’t bargain for is the instant connection to Henry when he turns up to inspect it.
As their friendship builds, their lives become more twisted and family secrets are exposed.
When Henry suffers an emotional crisis, a surprising World War Two lifetime memory resurfaces involving Izzy and Henry’s best friend, Charlie Laralde. Another wealthy Creole musician, Charlie’s gorgeous and charming but he’s lost the ability to be vulnerable, and a connected lover with someone.
When Izzy comes into their lives, an old heart and soul connection between them all brings surprising desires to the surface. How does Charlie fit into their lives? It's complicated...
Six HOT Romances by six Red Hot Wild Women Writers of Erotic Romance…
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the mystical Hawaiian Islands, The Hawaiians Series envelops the reader in an exotic easygoing world of the Pacific Islands and their culture. Get lost in an island paradise without leaving your home and the hot, sexy, emotionally intelligent men that make up the series. Come along for the ride.
Loose Id Publishing
Widowed, Daisy and sexy Greek, Nicky become passionate lovers, not just present day lovers, but lovers from another lifetime…
Muse It Up Publishing
A gorgeous romance erotica, ménage, love story trilogy—set against sultry hot New Orleans, Hawai'i and sensuous France.
Three hearts deeply entwined over three lifetimes. A committed Troika/poly relationship between two men and a woman who give each other everything. A perfect Troika Romance for the heart and soul.
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~ Muse It Up Publishing May 2014.
Life should be a little nuts ~ otherwise it's just a bunch of Thursdays strung together
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A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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No rain, no rainbows
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Everyone lives a thousand lives, but only one life to remember ~ will this be yours?
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Everything happens for a reason
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The Mystic Manifestor
by Megana Amor
STEAMY LOVE STORIES and ROMANTIC WHOLE HEARTS
You don't have to leave the comfort of your bed or couch to have a nice getaway. Let your mind take your body into the sensuous world of steamy romances in sultry locations. The easy way to rejuvenate your needs.
I write about emotionally whole men and women ~ not half humans. Humans who don't cry, frighten me. If you can't cry when you're in pain, how can you cry with joy?
Steamy romances, and crime fiction for open-minded, emotionally intelligent people - soul connection relationship stories that focus on love, care, feelings, and understanding.
EXCITING CRIME AND POLICE PROCEDURAL SERIES
Set on the Big Island of Hawai'i, I have two crime series coming out this year. The Lei Crime Kindle World series stars Detective Reef Kahili, in association with best selling author Toby Neal's Lei Crime series. The second is a m/m gay romance with Detective Marques Tuisamoa.
Steamy Love Stories for the Soul ~ plenty of romance, love, and hot sex