Book Of The Day – Haole Wood

by Ron on November 29, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Contemporary Romance by Dee DeTarsio and it’s 25% off for a limited time. Haole Wood has a 4.2 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $1!

“I was intrigued by the cover, and hooked by the third page.” Julie B. – Amazon Reviewer

Haole Wood
by Dee DeTarsio
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99 save $1


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When San Diego weathercaster, Jaswinder Park, is mysteriously summoned to the island of Maui in Hawaii to help her grandmother, she ends up losing her job. This fair-haired, light-skinned foreigner, called haole by the natives, decides to stay in Maui for a couple of days until she can figure out what to do with her life. She realizes that her quick trip to Maui may not be all she’s hoping for when:

-She has to bail her Hawaiian/Korean grandmother out of jail for possession of pakalolo.

-The only thing she can understand her grandmother say is: “Not that.”

-She can’t decide which hurts worse, her sunburn, hangover, or memories of the night before.

-She’s labeled the “Liquor Licker” on the front page of the Maui News in a photo that shows her doing a shot of tequila with a hunky Hawaiian who’s been found dead.

-It seems she’s had orgasms that have lasted longer than her career.

-She scrapes the bottom of the barrel to find her guardian angel.

Beautiful fabric found in her grandmother’s closet unfolds a future for Jaswinder as she designs sensuous silky wraps called sunshminas that provide sun protection. She tries for a Hollywood connection, but her company, Haole Wood, has some growing pains. From trying to find a killer, to selling her sunshminas, to lusting after Dr. Jac, the island dermatologist, to trying to ignore her so-called guardian angel, can Jaswinder learn to embrace the island way of life? Aloha!

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

An absolute delight! Funny and witty – I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what was going to happen next.


Enjoyed the characters, storyline and plot and how well they were woven together. Add to this the delightful way that the author paints pictures with her words and uses such humor and wit.


A quirky novel that hits all the right notes and ends in the right place. One of the most charming books I have read in a long time. It kept me smiling!


Dee is a master with the written word and knows how to play one off another – and marry them in humor.


Evolved into a really fun, funny, and smart book, filled with poignant characters not easily forgotten.

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About The Author

DEE DeTARSIO is a TV writer living in southern California. After growing up in Ennui, Ohio, and graduating from The Ohio State University she vowed never to be cold again (in a tantrum more worthy of Suellen than Scarlett) and ended up in Tucson, Arizona, producing the news for the CBS affiliate, oddly enough called KOLD-TV. She moved to San Diego where she worked in the SeaWorld entertainment department as a producer/writer. (Penguins are mean!) She then became a producer/writer for the NBC affiliate.

Though her mother never beat her (that hard) and her father is not a celebrity, she suspects one of her four sisters is a vampire.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Dee DeTarsio and ENT appreciate it.


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