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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Kim from SOS Aloha and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call blogger Kim from SOS Aloha. Kim is one of my favorite people and when I first started blogging her site was one that I visited on a daily basis. She is super nice and I always love learning so many interesting facts about Hawaii from her.

Kim Lowe is a romance reader who lives near Pearl Harbor. She blogs about books at SOS Aloha, www.sosaloha.blogspot.com. Hawaii’s breathtaking beauty inspires Kim to also blog about island travel at Aloha On My Mind, www.alohaonmymind.com.
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Aloha, Danielle! Thank you for inviting me to your cast call! Given the recent success of George Clooney in THE DESCENDANTS, I spotlight another story set on Kauai – Jill Marie Landis’ MAI TAI ONE ON. THE DESCENDANTS was written by a local author about family values and Hawaiian aina (land) - the same is true for MAI TAI ONE ON – Jill lives on Kauai’s North Shore. Her story brings together a family to save a local landmark – the Tiki Goddess Bar:

Six months ago, if anyone would have told Em Johnson she'd end up divorced, broke, and running the dilapidated Tiki Goddess Bar on the magical North Shore of Kauai she would have told them to shove a swizzle stick up their okole.

As if all that isn't bad enough, when an obnoxious neighbor with a grudge is found dead in the Goddess luau pit, suspicion falls on Em and the rest of the Goddess staff. With the help of a quirky dance troupe of over-the-hill Hula Maidens, Em and the cast of characters must ban together to find the killer and solve the mystery before the next pupu party.


Christina Applegate would give Em that grit needed to save The Tiki Goddess Bar.


Jill describes Uncle Louis, the lovable owner of the Tiki Goddess as “tan as a coconut and still surfing”. He could only be played by George Hamilton!


The Hula Maidens rally around Em, Louie and Sophie – they are best characterizes as the Golden Girls in a grass skirt.


Finally, Detective Roland Sharpe is “30+, tall, dark, an exotically handsome – the kind of guy women can’t help but notice. Not only that, he moonlights as a fire knife dance for luaus and parties.” Only one man can fit the bill – Marc Dacascos. As my mother in law remarked, “Marc (as Wo Fat) is too handsome to play a bad guy.”

MAI TAI ONE ON is more than a cozy mystery. It is laugh out loud fun that truly captures the offbeat spirit of Kauai. To learn more about MAI TAI ONE ON, its characters, check out its website at www.thetikigoddess.com.



Six months ago, if anyone would have told Em Johnson she'd end up divorced, broke, and running the dilapidated Tiki Goddess Bar on the magical North Shore of Kauai she would have told them to shove a swizzle stick up their okole.

As if all that isn't bad enough, when an obnoxious neighbor with a grudge is found dead in the Goddess luau pit, suspicion falls on Em and the rest of the Goddess staff. With the help of a quirky dance troupe of over-the-hill Hula Maidens, Em and the cast of characters must ban together to find the killer and solve the mystery before the next pupu party.


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Up for grabs:
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A huge thank you to Kim for stopping by the blog and sharing her casting picks as well as providing the giveaway.

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34 comments :

  1. You sure know how to pick a cast! Another book I haven't read (but now want to), you seem to have a knack for finding the right person for the role. From hero and heroine to secondary characters. Well done Kim!

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  2. I just love Kim's choices !!! You definitely have our full attention. Nice post Kim !

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  3. Great picks. I have not read this book yet but based on the blurb and the character picks, I think I would like it. Thanks Kim :)

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  4. The Golden Girls! Any book where they could be casted is a must read!

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  5. Great casting picks. Love the "Golden Girls".

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  6. I agree... how could anyone resist the Golden Girls... and George Hamilton.... perfect lol

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  7. I love the Golden Girls they would be perfect for the book. Christina is a good choice for Em.

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  8. I LOVE her choices. Geore Hamilton is and has always been such a handsome and "high class" man. The Goldengirls are also favorites of mine. AND...of course just about everyine thinks Christina Applegate is sexy!! Great choices.

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  9. Christina Applegate is the perfect choice for the character, she's a real survivor in real life. While I can see myself and my other 3 friends as the Golden Girls when we grow older. This is fun! :D

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  10. Thanks for a great casting :)

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  11. Love Christina Applegate! She's such a cutey!

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  12. Haha this looks like a cast I would love to see put together. With your explanations I think you have hit the proverbial nail on the head!

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  13. Great casting choices!

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  14. Marc is a good looking guy, but every time I see his pic, I think of all of the straight to video action movies he made.

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  15. George Hamilton - I love it!!!!!

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  16. I am a total Christina Applegate fangirl, so I agree!

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  17. Hilarious! I loved the Golden Girls. I need to start watching the new Hawaii-5-0.

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  18. Nice choices! I've got 'Mai Tai One On' in my TBR pile - now I'll have great pictures of the characters in mind while I read it.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  19. LOL! Love George Hamilton as your choice!! Great idea.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  20. I do love Christina Applegate & I agree about Marc Dacascos being too handsome to play such a bad guy as Wo Fat.

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  21. Nice casting choices. I like Christina Applegate.

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  22. Casting George Hamilton & The Golden Girls is quite inspired. Good one!

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  23. Great casting choices!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  24. Great casting Kim. I can see there will be a lot of laugh out loud moments with this cast. :) Great post.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Great Picks I Havent Read This Book Yet.

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  26. Kim -

    How wonderful that Jill's story is about saving a local landmark! I live in New England and fortunately my town is very important it is to save our landmarks to help our ancestors to remember those who came before them!

    I love your choices of Christina as Em and Mark as Rolandand loved Jill's description of Uncle Louis!

    I do have one small addition to make! I nominate my mother-in-law to join in with the Golden Girls as a member of the Hula Maidens. She'd fit right in!

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  27. Christina Applegate is always a good choice. She's great! I think Mark Decostas would make a great bad guy because he is so handsome. That makes his evil all the more devious! jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  28. Hi Kim,
    Enjoyable post as usual, I like your choices!

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  29. I don't really like Christina Applegate that much, but I would be willing to maybe reconsider. Other than that I don't really know who any of the others are (sorry! I've never seen the Golder Girls and tend to be a little clueless about celebrities). So interesting choices!

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  30. I am loving the casting. I have to add this to the pile of to read books.
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

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  31. Good casting choices! I agree with you. This book will be interesting.

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  32. Wow! Couldn't have done it any better and I wrote the book! Thanks so much Kim!

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