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BLURB: Summoned from the past, Konu rises naked from the sea to reclaim his power for the freedom to live—and love. If the forces of evil don’t get to him first!
On a hot day in Waikiki, beachgoers are stunned when a tall, handsome man rises from the ocean. Striding naked to a small, ringed enclosure containing four huge stones most tourists never even notice, he becomes visibly upset. These are Wizard Stones, positioned between the beach and the foot traffic on Kalakaua Avenue. Konu, the naked man, is agitated by a young Asian girl draping her beach towel over the stones. He's come a long way, from Tahiti, and is one of the ancient wizards whose power was infused into these sacred stones four hundred years ago.
With the invisible battle between good and evil raging, Konu has been dispatched to help balance the power. Landing in modern-day Waikiki, he's stunned by the changes – and to find he is alone. A cop tries to arrest him for indecent exposure but the young girl's grandfather – who thinks Konu's a homeless lunatic offers him refuge. Will the ancient forces of evil beat this wizard in Waikiki? Or can Konu find his power again, and perhaps…even love?
Publisher’s note: This book was previously published. It has been edited and re-released with Ai Press.
"I don't want to go," he told the old man who ran away from the ocean with Konu in tow. He held his breath when he saw the monster machines on the road. The smell from them was terrible. What had happened to his lovely, pristine Ulukou Beach?
The young woman followed them, a sullen expression on her face, arms folded across her chest, until they reached the other side of the street.
"Who is this guy?" she asked, snapping something in her mouth that caused a pink bubble to emerge. Konu's compassion sank in then. Oh, poor woman, she was obviously sick. She needed his help.
"What is the nature of her ailment?" he asked.
"Ailment?" The old man stared at him. "She's not sick."
Konu pointed at the bubble in her mouth.
"That's gum. You want a piece?"
Gum? Konu shook his head. The way of the world in Waikiki was not how he imagined or remembered it.
He clutched the folds of the towel to his body. He sought anxiously all around him for the sign he'd been told to expect. Where was it? Better yet, who was it?
The girl's pink bubble kept moving in and out of her mouth. She now held a small object in her hands. She caught his gaze as her thumbs worked over the pink rectangle.
"It's an iTouch," The bubble collapsed against her lips and chin. She giggled as her tongue swept it all back into her mouth. The iTouch, whatever that was, matched the color of her… gum.
All these new words… new sights and sounds. The old man took him home.
"You hungry?" he asked, miming eating, as if Konu was stupid or deaf.
"I am hungry, yes. But I need to find the signs."
"Right. Lunch first, then signs."
The old man reached up, gripping his elbow with claw-like fingers digging into his muscular arm. The old man suffered from rheumatism… and… Konu frowned with concentration. Yes… he had a closed heart valve.
He reached over, placing his hand against the old man's heart. The crackle of fire surprised them both, the old man jumping back.
"Take it easy," he shrieked, rubbing his chest. "You just gave me an electric shock."
Konu had just saved his life. Without his intervention, the man would have been dead within days. Instead of showing gratitude, the old man was angry with him.
I will never understand humans… Konu released a long sigh, hanging his head, staring at the ground. When last he'd walked here, the streets had been made of hard-packed dirt. The beach had been a swamp, and the strong smell of humanity had held thickly in the humid air. He took a deep breath and coughed. The smells were different now, but just as unpleasant to his senses.
About the Author: A.J. Llewellyn lives in California, but dreams of living in Hawaii. Frequent trips to all the islands, bags of Kona coffee in the fridge and a healthy collection of Hawaiian records keep this writer refueled.
A.J’s passion for the islands led to writing a play about the last ruling monarch of Hawaii, Queen Lili’uokalani as well as a non-erotic novel about the overthrow of her kingdom written in diary form from her maid’s point of view.
A.J. never lacks inspiritation for male/male erotic romances and on the rare occasion this happens, pursues other passions such as collecting books on Hawaiiana, surfing and spending time with friends and animal companions.
A.J. Llewellyn believes that love is a song best sung out loud.
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