Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"Waikiki" - a novel

out on Kindle now, paperback soon

"Waikiki"

It's no surprise that Candace is dreading returning to her "real" life. When her recent days have been filled with the sun's caress and the smell of plumeria, it is impossible to imagine she could leave that magic behind. 

Especially when the life waiting for her holds nothing nearly as exciting as Adrian, the server who works at Waikiki's beachside icon, Tiwaka's Tiki Bar & 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 the island, but, most importantly, she learns that love has no boundaries... not even those of time.

Monday, May 27, 2019

excerpt from "Island Song"

excerpt from "Island Song"

(picture completely irrelevant to the story)


He had only painted for a lover, long since passed. Untouched canvas had called to him every morning, waiting out his grief. 

 Many sunrises had tried to convince him to come back, many bright moons had worked diligently on his imagination. He would always acknowledge their supplications, and always found a distraction somewhere else. Until recently.

He returned to his small wooden stool. The brushes stood tall and ready. His oils sat patiently on the palette awaiting his command, though still silently suggesting their placements.

Somehow, his work had recently caught the attention of the village, and the neighboring towns.  Art students flocked to his easel to watch him work. Young women brought him pastries, and smiling older women bumped up against him in the marketplace. Jealous men stared at him as if he were some kind of thief.

Monday, March 11, 2019

reBoot: Your Weekend Sci-Fi niblet

everett.peacock.com: Your Weekend Sci-Fi niblet: Dimensional Moods I walked out into a darkened yard, and saw a sliver of a waxing moon approaching the unusually reflective sea below....

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Book 4 in the Agent Boudreaux series is loose!

BOOK 4
in the ongoing series "Agent Boudreaux" is out in paperback and on Kindle.

The true nature of both Chief of Station Allen - and the Slovakian are revealed.

Agent Boudreaux gets a permanent adjustment and Rainbow steers clear of the mess on Lana'i.

The Russians are none too happy with their man in Kiev.


Paperback version here
Kindle version here

The earlier in the series as follows...

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3

Monday, November 12, 2018

FREE visit with Agent Boudreaux

FREE on November 15, 16, 17
Find yourself leaving the Hawaiian island of Lana'i with Agent Boudreaux as he tries to retire but finds... it's too big of an adventure to pass up!

on Amazon Kindle at
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HDHQ628/

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween!

pumpkin picked by Daniella, designed by Alexandria, carved by Doug
enjoyed by everyone!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

AGENT BOUDREAUX series is LIVE!

 Paperback and Kindle eBooks Now Available

Book 1:  Leaving Lana'i
“I should be dead.  Again...”
...and so this new SERIES begins, on the Hawaiian islands of Lana'i and Maui.  A billionaire private island owner, an escaped DNA-altered scientist and at every corner
a challenge...

Meet Agent James Boudreaux, an officer with an
undisclosed affiliation to an American intelligence service.

He's a little rough around the edges, funny,
super-observant, and sometimes wrong.



Book 2:  the Slovakian
"And, again, I leap into the fray..."

Enter, the Slovakian, perhaps the real mastermind behind whatever it is going on in Prince Talbert's underground lair, on the island of Lana'i. 

Their early experiments have Boudreaux unable to resist.
"I try not to stare, but that's never stopped me before"


Book 3:  A Perfect Analogy
"God set us loose here, why not do what we want?"

The ambitions of Talbert and the Slovakian are far broader than Boudreaux or his Langley handlers could ever imagine.

books 4, 5 and 6 due out in early 2019


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Excerpt from Book 3: Agent Boudreaux - A Perfect Analogy

a chapter from Book 3 in the Agent Boudreaux series as he flies in on a small commuter plane from Maui...on his way to Lana'i
fifty-five
~~~
Honolulu from the air, reflecting an afternoon sun, glows majestic in its march from the mountains to the sea. The little plane bounces around on the air stirred mischiefly by that rear guard. If their destination is indeed the big blue below I, for one, would not fault the idea.
As we approach for landing, the details quash the mystical with concrete and cars, but I've already been kissed. It's a familiar love, one from my early days when adventure was composed of only youth and the living of it.
Different worlds, on the same planet.
We taxi up to a small commuter terminal, spend an hour sorting out who goes where, fueling, changing crews and aircraft. The small dogs all parade just in front of their owners, apparently knowing where to go.
I find the first water fountain I can, which is difficult these days, as they have gone the way of the pay phone. I don't want it from a bottle, but from this island, the aquifer below those mountains. I need to taste her again, if only in passing.
Leaving again, I sit in the front row, with a nice view through the open cockpit ahead. Taxiing out to the reef runway, we line up with Diamond Head, and an ascending full moon.
Rising up, I wonder why I ever left this place.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Signalling in Plain Site

Namesake, Uncle James "Spitball" Boudreaux of the 1920s Chicago Cubs, was often accused of doctoring the balls he pitched (especially to the NY Yankees). However, recently declassified FBI documents prove what Aunt Tarilla knew all along - he was signalling his FBI handler behind home plate. [this particular signal: don't order the pepperoni pizza from Luigi's on 4th] * Future pictures will focus on the exotic methods of signalling embedded in advertisements, sports maneuvers and disco dancing! #AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

Agent Boudreaux's Cousin and the NUTS...

winner of the "Clever Award" 1947, Praque
a successful application of a crazy idea: Cousin Alexander's "Navigationally Universal Transmission Service" or NUTS proved quite useful to the Cold War western alliances attempting to eavesdrop on their Soviet counterparts - at first. Unfortunately, it was difficult (no, actually impossible) to approach a suspected spy den without invoking espionage-stopping laughter from said Soviets. Thus, the award. He did a great service for the cause through comedic distraction.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

another inventive relative...

another inventive relative...

* great-great-grandfather Horris, having lost all 10 toes while attempting to summit Strawberry Hill in the dead of winter refused to live the remaining eighty years of his life as an invalid. His "roller coasters" easily propelled him from one circus venue to another but also generated enough electricity to power the encrypted radio transmitter hidden just under his stylish hat. He was subsequently awarded the good Queen's Medal of Awesomeness.
#AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

new tech

Always willing to help the war effort, distant cousin Jamila, convinced she could receive enemy radio transmissions telepathically volunteered for a Top Secret experiment to determine when enemy aircraft were approaching. Weeks later with the invention of RADAR, Jamila was discreetly returned to her hobbit cave south of London with a polite thank you note, 100 pounds Sterling and a strict admonishment to never speak of this embarrassing test. #AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

more on Agent Boudreaux's relatives...

more on Agent Boudreaux's relatives...
distant cousin Horatio, intent on avoiding a life of espionage, sought a career with the Iowa Circus Circuit, bought his very own hippopotamus named Fred and started touring the Midwest fairs. Unfortunately, one hot summer evening near Lake Ontario, Fred decide he needed to cool off. Horatio, adamant to the end that his star hippo would behave on cue soon discovered that the harness and cart attached to the behemoth was a disadvantage at 100 feet below the surface of the unforgiving lake. James Boudreaux, only a young lad at the time decided the circus life was not for him.

seeking inspiration

seeking inspiration...
Uncle Thibodeaux, an aspiring writer, used every trick he could to find "the words" he needed to create his Nobel Prize winning military fiction masterpiece. Dressing in uniform always helped, but so did the Nitrous Oxide gas mask AND the mild electrical shocks from the "Inspiration Helmet" he had invented himself. Agent Boudreaux's mother strictly forbade him to have anything to do with Thibodeaux, reminding him constantly of the "the words" his Uncle lived by: "bat-shit crazy".

#AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Agent Boudreaux's Cousin, Elmer...

Agent Boudreaux's cousin, Elmer Udd, had an innate feeling about the potential of radio energy to tap into the hidden languages of animals.  Initially, his co-workers dismissed the unintelligible noise as "static" but he knew better.  His reliable and ever-faithful lab assistant, Nipper (who would go on to RCA Records fame) never complained.  In fact, on that fateful Thursday evening, after many double-vodkas, Nipper pretended with all his heart and soul to actually hear the subtle chanting of Labradors from Mars that Elmer swore was self evident.  Such a kind canine has never existed since.

* Nipper would go on to fame and fortune as the curious dog of RCA Records, his well deserved reward for having infinite patience.
* Elmer ended his days in the Happy Valley Convalescent Home, having never blinked again.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Who is the "Slovakian"?

" * I dance in God's footsteps,

ooh, how well my feet fit.

* I dance with the Devil,

ooh, what rhythm we have!"

- the Slovakian (singing while... dancing)

[book 3]