When I first introduced Eli St John in A Little Harmless Submission, some people were surprised that there were cowboys in Hawaii. There are, and they have a long and rich history on the Big Island.
The Big Island has more farms and ranches than most of the other islands. It is the biggest one, hence the name, and still growing thanks to the active volcano on the island. It all started back with a gift to King Kamehameha at the turn of the 19th century.
The first ranch was actually started by the king’s son-in-law, John Palmer Parker, who wrangled up the cattle that had been allowed to roam free for about two decades. He was also the first person to bring in the vaqueros to teach Hawaiians how to rope and ride.
Since then, the ranching community has gone through a few changes. Now many of the ranches are open to visitors and you can get a glimpse of daily life on the ranch. One of the biggest is Parker Ranch which has a great website with some fantastic info and is part of the original ranch started by John Palmer Parker.
Dahana Ranch – the only completely Hawaiian operated ranch on the island.
Melissa Schroeder is the author of over fifty short stories, novellas and novels in so many different genres it boggles the mind—not to mention scrambling her brains. She is an Air Force wife, the mother of military brats, and a lover of the absurd. You can find out more about her online:
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When this Dom falls hard, he will do anything to protect the woman he loves.
Elias St John has lived a life most people wouldn’t believe. An Aussie by birth, he has found his way to the Big Island working as the right hand man to Joe Kaheaku. When his boss dies and leaves the ranch to Eli and Joe’s niece Crysta Miller, Eli finds himself more than a little attracted to her.
After finding her fiancé in bed with another woman and helping her father through his illness, Crysta is ready for a new start. The offer of the ranch far away from home is perfect. The only problem she has is with Eli who constantly tells her what to do. When an argument turns into a passionate kiss, both of them get more than they were expecting.
Eli finds himself completely enthralled with Crysta as his submissive. As seemingly simple accidents turn deadly, Eli realizes that someone is bent on destroying the ranch by any means possible—even murder.
» WARNING: this book contains the following: A cynical Dom, a woman ready for adventure, Hawaiian cowboys-yeah they have them, horse rides, stunning sunsets and a new island for Addicts to cherish. Remember, it’s Harmless so bring on the ice water and towels.
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