Thursday, December 26, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

NEW FICTION - "The Galactics"

After more than a year since "Escape from Hanalei" I'm excited to release my new young adult, science fiction novel, "THE GALACTICS"!

Available in both PAPERBACK and eBOOK

You've got to read this review from a friend of mine in Texas.  He may be partial, but he's got a good handle on the story!


5.0 out of 5 stars Science Fiction meets Mysticism meets Action Adventure. Hold on to your kindle, it's gonna get hot!December 1, 2013
By 
Larry (Lockhart tx) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Galactics (Kindle Edition)
Everett has done it again. He has managed to deliver a great page turner in a totally different location than Hawaii, while still including a bit of Aloha spirit. What if the show Ancient Aliens on the History Channel was true? What ever became of the aliens? Are we descendants of them? Are we a different species altogether? Were there other aliens we don't know about? Is there a cover up known by our government? Is Luke Skywalker my grandfather and if so does that make Darth Vader my great Grandfather? Are there little green men running around? Was ET based on a true story? Inquiring minds want to know.
Everett provides a fast paced story line mixed with a lot of adventure, a little romance, a little mysticism, and some really cool futuristic weapons. His character development is second to none. He has mixed some really likable characters and some really nasty villains into a page turner as good as any I have recently read. I highly recommend this book. It is a fast read and really makes you think. 5 Stars all the way.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

upcoming YA novel: The Galactics

The Galactics has a nice sense of SciFi and teenage empowerment all built into one rocking adventure.

Here's the first chapter ....

Indian Service Route 5
New Mexico desert




I woke up to my Dad cursing and Grandpa grumbling. Our old Buick station wagon was rapidly slowing down, but not soon enough to avoid bouncing along the shoulder.
What's wrong with this thing?” Grandpa exclaimed. He slapped the steering wheel, rolled down his window and told all of us to do the same. Opening his door against the deserted road I thought I saw him have to push mightily against the pulsing mid-day heat outside.
Could it be that darn fuel line again?” Dad was already out and moving back around to the big metal box strapped to the back of the car.
The heat had quickly invaded the car, waking up my brother and sister who, of course, immediately began crying. I think I might have joined them except for the look on my Mom's face as she turned to me.
OK, be a big boy and get them some water.”
I had noticed that since turning ten, my parents had begun asking more of me. Mostly it was babysitting my younger siblings, but sometimes it was more interesting stuff, stuff young men did.
Yes ma'am,” I replied as I opened two of the fifty or so bottled waters we had on the floor of the backseat. Dad had a toolbox now and was heading back to where Grandpa had already opened the hood.
Can I help them?” I asked, hopeful of exerting my new position as a young man.
Mom was outside the car now, standing next to the front right tire.
Not yet, just keep an eye on the little ones.”
She was looking the car over with a very critical eye, one that could easily see the dull paint, the collection of small dents and no doubt the big gouge on the front fender where my bicycle had crashed into it.
Dad and Grandpa tried something for a moment, then Dad got into the driver's seat and turned the ignition. The unwilling engine complained, shuttered and refused to start.
My little sister really started crying now. She probably had some remote memory of us breaking down last summer. A Park Ranger had rescued us just when we were on our last bottle of water.
I found a lost Skittle in my pocket, rubbed the dust off of it and gave it to her. That worked.
That's not it...” I could hear Grandpa complaining. Dad followed him back to the metal box on the back of the car. I watched them for a hint, just some silent request to let me help. Nothing. Yet.
While both of them rummaged through the box in the back, I saw Mom lean over the engine, under the hood. At first I thought she was seeking a bit of shade, then I heard her talking. I quickly crawled into the front seat and listened.
... if you don't want to get left here to die in the desert, with the rest of your kind, then you better find the willpower to start again.”
She leaned back out from under the hood. I could see the sweat moving down her neck. Immediately, her eyes caught mine. I turned away, but soon felt her reach in to take my hand.
Mano,” she said softly. I looked back to her. She smiled and said nothing more. When she said my name and touched my hand I always felt a surge of confidence.
Dad and Grandpa returned to the engine, tinkered around a bit before Dad got back into the driver's seat. He was looking more and more like Grandpa these days. Mom was standing a few feet back, hands on her hips, sweat streaking into her t-shirt now while she stared intently at the engine.
The engine coughed and sputtered again, sounding exactly the same as it had when we came to a stop in the middle of this desert. I could see no other cars, no other buildings, no other signs of help. I did see a look of worry cross Dad's brow at that moment. He punched the ceiling, said something I couldn't understand and pushed himself out of the old car.
Both he and Grandpa again walked to the box on the back of the car.
Mom turned away in disgust, walked off the road a few feet into the desert. There she bent down, scooped up a handful of sand and turned back toward the car. Walking straight back she showed her handful of sand to the engine and then went to the roof above my head. She looked at me to make sure I was watching as she let the sand slowly pour out of her hand onto the faded roof. I could hear it lightly echo off the thin metal.
Wiping her hands clean she glanced at me once again, no smile this time but simply an acknowledgment that I was watching her. She leaned in over the engine again, whispering but loud enough so that I could hear.
Get used to this. Soon you will be covered with it. Hot abrasive sand, moving into all your secret places, stealing what dignity you might have left. You will make a nice home for the mice to come visit, to come and pee on you.”
I controlled an urge to laugh when she said “pee” - thankfully, I won that battle, knowing how serious Mom was. She took a step back from the car, crossed her arms and simply stared - stared directly at the engine even as sweat dripped off her eyebrows and off the end of her nose.
Dad and Grandpa walked past me back up and under the open hood above the engine. I could hear them talking in low whispers. At first I thought they were talking to the car as well. But, when I heard Grandpa say “this kind of heat kills...” I sensed their growing fear at being stuck out in the open desert like this.
They tinkered for a short moment and Dad came back and sat heavily into the driver's seat. He turned to look at me, his already sunburned, freckled face glowing in the heat.
Say a prayer, Mano.”
I didn't know quite what to say, but I nodded and looked quickly back to Mom. She hadn't moved, but her stare had deepened.
Dad turned the key.
The old Buick sprang to life as if nothing had ever been wrong. Dad gave it a rev and the engine roared strongly, confirming it was ready to behave, ready to carry us to safety.
Quickly, I climbed back into the third, rear seat as Grandpa and Mom piled into the car. The men were laughing loudly, and after a moment, Mom held up her hand. She did this at times, always a few moments after something or other, when she felt it her turn to speak.
Her hand went to the dashboard, patting it like a dog.
Good car.” She then started laughing loudly as well. Relief was fueling our laughter, even mine, my sister's and little brother's.

The car soon moved back onto the road and I turned to look behind us. Almost immediately I saw something blowing off the roof as the old Buick accelerated faster and faster in a mad attempt to sweep the sand off its roof.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Parrot Talks...and the bar patrons love it!

June love from the comment-sphere....

"The Parrot Talks in Chocolate" on Amazon 

4.0 out of 5 stars an enjoyable light readJune 16, 2013
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i love the title of this book and was curious as to the content...the parrot is fabulous...the writing is simple but grabs you from the beginning...is it a fabulous seriously important story? no...but it is a great fun story and worth the time...enjoy
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read!June 14, 2013
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Normally punctuation errors and misspelled words irritate me, but I was somehow able to forgive them in this book. As another writer said, there wasn't really a plot but it was a great read -- sort of like taking a mental vacation.

This book beautifully illustrates the wonders of life -- the triumphs, the disappointments, and the magic of it all. The writer has a gift not only for drawing the reader in to such lovable characters, but also for realizing that even though many of us do not live on an island paradise, we shouldn't forget that life is a precious gift. When you really step back and examine it, if you really are able to see all the wonders and simple joys that life affords, it makes you realize that with the right attitude life can be just wonderful. Reading this book gives me that feeling.

This is not your typical novel, but it is definitely worth reading. The bird's answers were priceless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great beach read!June 9, 2013
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This is a great book to take along on your beach vacation, or to read at home while you are dreaming about your next beach vacation! Peacock does a great job of appealing to the senses in his writing. His descriptions of the smell and taste of the salty air, the sounds of the music, the feeling of the warm water and sun, and the sights of a tropical paradise made me feel like I was watching the story in person. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!June 9, 2013
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You would never know by the title what a spiritual not religious but spiritual book this is. It's sweet and funny, both sad and uplifting, it makes you realize that no matter how bad you may feel things are...today really is a gift, every breath is a gift. That sometimes things are as they are for a reason and that luck is something you have to make yourself available to, something you have to just believe in. If you only read one book this summer, heck this year...please let it be this one, you'll be glad you did!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Read it!June 7, 2013
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I loved this book. Is it great literature? No. It is, though, a great read with just enough depth to make you feel as though you've picked up a little philosophy along the way. Kick off your shoes, get a boat drink, settle into a deck chair and follow the parrot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and exoticJune 5, 2013
This review is from: The Parrot Talks in Chocolate: The Life and Times of a Hawaiian TIKI Bar (Paperback)
A freewheeling romp through an island world few of us are lucky enough to experience. Well developed characters and a sweet sense of humor make this a book for the entire family. Especially good summer reading!
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Everett Peacock - Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"History Moves Time" in A Perfect Analogy

In an upcoming book, now in rewrite, one of the characters speaks of the importance of history.  He and his compatriots are trapped in the sphere of reality created by their past bad habits.  Trying to escape those chains and move into more rewarding ventures one of them finally admits to himself that despite their forays into "modern" or stabs at the future that only "history moves time".

I love that line, and while I'm certain there could be arguments made otherwise, in the context of the story it is what anchors these characters to their themselves.

Look for "A Perfect Analogy" in the fall.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

FREE CHOCOLATE this WEEKEND

YES, you heard that right... "The Parrot Talks in CHOCOLATE" is FREE Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  You folks on the East Coast will have a great read to weather that tropical storm ...
or
*it's also free in DE, ES, FR, JP, IT, CA and BR*


Thursday, May 9, 2013

a 5 Minute Moment from Maui

if able, choose 720HD and Full Screen
looks GREAT Full screen 1280 x 720 HD on a flat screen TV as well...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

An Excellent Murder Mystery from the new master of "Dark Noir" Christopher Pinto

Christopher Pinto has finally released, what I think, will be his best mystery to date!

Here he weaves history, culture and a big dose of supernatural into a compelling tale only he can tell.  "Dark Noir" at it's very best, in my humble opinion!

Murder Under the Boards on Amazon.com

Saturday, May 4, 2013

FREE for 2 days: Death by Facebook

You've seen the headlines, you've heard the complaints... Facebook is dangerous!  READ ALL ABOUT IT...

FREE May 5 and 6 at Amazon.com


Saturday, April 27, 2013

GIFTING eBooks into the FUTURE!

Yes, I just discovered this myself: you can GIFT ebooks to your friends and family...out into the future.

While my 99 cents April promotion is on you can purchase Aunt Bee's birthday present now, even though her birthday is in October.

 Just under the "Buy Now for 99 Cents" button on Amazon is the "GIVE as GIFT" button (see image)

Click on that and you'll see where you can enter an email address and A CALENDAR DATE for DELIVERY later!

 SWEET! Get your shopping done now while the price is right.  Aloha!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Whale Sounds, in 3 feet of water at Ka'anapali, Maui (UNEDITED, UNAMPLIFIED)

put your head underwater in Maui, during whale season and you'll hear this too! captured with my new GoPro 3 camera!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dollar Menu Continues


the APRIL 99 cents promotion is going strong!  Hurry and make sure you GIFT these babies to any and all who deserve a great experience!  * your friends DON'T need a Kindle, just a device like iPod, iPad, iPhone, ANDROID, PC, MAC...you get the idea...

AND, they'll never know you ONLY SPENT 99cent on them!
click the image above or go directly to http://www.amazon.com/Everett-Peacock/e/B002Z3MIR8

Aloha

Friday, March 29, 2013

"Sweet, touching story with a dash of humor - loved it!"

"The Parrot Talks in Chocolate"

5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, touching story with a dash of humor - loved it!March 29, 2013
By 
Nunja Business (LA (Lower Alabama)) - See all my reviews
This charming story was slightly unexpected and completely satisfying. I foresaw some of the events, but was surprised by others. The author has a very unique style and definitely one I enjoyed. Having visited Hawaii a number of times, I found the tone and setting was dead on accurate and descriptive of the feel of the place. The characters were likable, memorable and ultimately a big part of why the story worked for me. I was given a free review copy of this book, but having read it, I would not hesitate to buy more of Everett Peacock's works in the future. Hawaii and its residents should be proud of the representation given here.


....here are the three covers in the series....click for links to Amazon.com (paperback and ebook)




Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

FREE "Escaping the Magnificent"

March 23, 24, 25  FREE at Amazon.com

the marketing blurb....

It’s no surprise that Candace is dreading returning to her “real” life. When her days for the past month have been filled with the sun’s caress and the smell of plumeria, it is impossible to imagine she’ll be leaving that kind of magic behind. Especially when the life waiting for her holds nothing nearly as exciting as Adrian, the bartender who serves her drinks at Tiwaka’s Tiki Bar and Grill.

But it’s not just the promise of romance that is making the thought of leaving painful. There is something peculiar and wonderful about the island. Candace feels it all around her and especially when she meets Bucky, an older man on the verge of homelessness who seems to recognize her, and a woman crying on the beach to whom she’s oddly drawn.

With Adrian and Bucky’s help, Candace discovers the truth of why she feels so at home on that island, but, most importantly, she learns that love has no boundaries…not even those of time.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

FREE: "One More Sunset"

Snow, Ice, Cold making you wish you could get yourself to Hawaii?  Plane tickets too expensive?  No time off from whatever it is that keeps you that far north?  Well!  Try "One More Sunset" for FREE (March 7 - 11). My gift to you from warm, tropical Maui to you!  Aloha!

It’s no surprise that Candace is dreading returning to her “real” life. When her days for the past month have been filled with the sun’s caress and the smell of plumeria, it is impossible to imagine she’ll be leaving that kind of magic behind. Especially when the life waiting for her holds nothing nearly as exciting as Adrian, the bartender who serves her drinks at Tiwaka’s Tiki Bar and Grill.

But it’s not just the promise of romance that is making the thought of leaving painful. There is something peculiar and wonderful about the island. Candace feels it all around her and especially when she meets Bucky, an older man on the verge of homelessness who seems to recognize her, and a woman crying on the beach to whom she’s oddly drawn.

With Adrian and Bucky’s help, Candace discovers the truth of why she feels so at home on that island, but, most importantly, she learns that love has no boundaries…not even those of time.

(also sold as "Escaping the Magnificent")

Sunday, March 3, 2013

3 for the PRICE of ZERO

3 FREE eBooks from the remote island of Maui!  March 7 - 11 at Amazon.com

 An excerpt from the book "In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans"

The bartender, his Tahitian goddess girlfriend Sandy and a host of eccentric Maui hippies enjoy adventure and magic at the annual Happy Rainbow Sunshine Festival

PLUS images from other exciting books!

FREE HERE on March 7 -11
An excerpt from the book "Tiwaka Goes to Waikiki"

Tiwaka, our favorite adventurous macaw leaves the Maui Tiki Bar as he re-learns to fly. Unfortunately, he gets sucked up into a tropical storm that deposits him on another island, in Waikiki. There he becomes the true hero of all the captive street birds of this Hawaiian resort town.

PLUS images from other great books!

FREE HERE on March 7 - 11









A "30 minute" read!

This is a chapter from the book: "In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans".

A short story about murder, marijuana and growing up on Maui. 
PLUS BONUS 7 Tiki Drink Recipes as well!

FREE HERE on March 7 - 11

Friday, February 22, 2013

NEW in AUDIO

Amazon.com, Audible.com, iTunes

6 hrs.  

It's no surprise that Candace is dreading returning to her 'real' life. When her days for the past month have been filled with the sun's caress and the smell of plumeria, it is impossible to imagine she'll be leaving that kind of magic behind. Especially when the life waiting for her holds nothing nearly as exciting as Adrian, the bartender who serves her drinks at Tiwaka's Tiki Bar and Grill. But it's not just the promise of romance that is making the thought of leaving painful. There is something peculiar and wonderful about the island. Candace feels it all around her and especially when she meets Bucky, an older man on the verge of homelessness who seems to recognize her, and a woman crying on the beach to whom she's oddly drawn. With Adrian and Bucky's help, Candace discovers the truth of why she feels so at home on that island, but, most importantly, she learns that love has no boundaries - not even those of time.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

FREE - "Death by Volcano"

FREE today and the next 4 on Amazon.com

"Death by Volcano"

A vacationing soldier in Hawaii...
Earth's most active volcano, anxious to repeat itself...
Two murders involving love, madness, friendship, hippies, tsunamis, and the great hereafter...

DEATH BY VOLCANO by Everett Peacock
(also sold as Death by Facebook)

REVIEW: 
A wildly inventive story about love, madness, friendship, hippies, tsunamis, murder and the great hereafter all in a vivid tropical setting. It is funny, fascinating and touching. If you have never been to the Big Island, this book will make you want to go. If you have been there, this will make you feel like you have returned. 

The perfect book for a hammock and a tall drink.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

School Teacher Audio

Big Island school teacher, Linda Jones, makes her AUDIO DEBUT today with "The Man From T.I.K.I." at Amazon and Audible.com

$6 gets you a nice lunch time listen to this funny take on the mystic of TIKI.

SUPPORT your TEACHERS!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Nice Review from Snow Country



5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful storyFebruary 9, 2013
By 
Anne S. Hickok (Pennsylvania USA) - See all my reviews
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This is such a wonderful story. The title grabbed me right away but the story itself kept me reading. Such a beautiful use of language. In the midst of a northwest Pennsylvania winter, I took this wonderful armchair vacation to Maui and I didn't want it to end. I recommend this book to everyone.
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