Saturday Series Spotlight: A.J. Llewellyn’s Pearl Harbor & Contest for Vagabond Heart

Title: Vagabond Heart by A.J. Llewellyn
Pearl Harbor Book One
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Genre: M/M, Historical, Erotic, Romance
Length: Novel

Summary:

Book one in the Pearl Harbor Series

Gay prostitute Tinder McCartney thought he had it made in WWII Honolulu…until true love and an attack on Pearl Harbor turned his life upside down.

Tinder McCartney is the only gay male prostitute working in Honolulu, HI during World War II. Like the 200 female prostitutes who live and work on Hotel Street, he services the armed forces drifting in and out of the islands. His life and work are controlled by the local police, yet because the cops don’t think that there can be that many ‘depraved’ men wanting the comfort of another man, Tinder is not only busy, but often in danger.

Living by very strict rules enforced by the police, Tinder cannot own or drive a car or bicycle, can’t ride street cars or be seen in the company of other men. He can’t visit bars or restaurants or swim at Waikiki Beach. Savagely attacked by two men one night, he is rescued by a local businessman, Jason Qui, the son of a Chinese immigrant and a former New England missionary.

Jason is not Tinder’s usual type. But Jason offers to protect and house him. It seems like the ideal business arrangement until Tinder’s Vagabond Heart can no longer handle the arrangement… and then on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbour is attacked, turning the entire world upside down.


Title: Gypsy Heart by A.J. Llewellyn
Pearl Harbor Book Two
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Genre: M/M, Historical, Erotic, Romance
Length: Novel

Summary:

Book two in the Pearl Harbor Series

Tinder McCartney thought he left behind his life as a gay male prostitute but soon learns returning to his old life may be the only way to save the man he loves…Tinder McCartney and his lover, Jason Qui, are adjusting to life in war-torn Hawaii following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Settling at first in Maui with Tinder’s father, they go back to Honolulu to meet with members of the new military government regarding their plans to blow up a major access road in Lahaina that would leave the islanders in Maui stranded and without access to much-needed shipments coming into the island.

Back in Honolulu, Tinder and Jason are dismayed to see how much their beloved home has changed in just a few short weeks. Jason accepts a dangerous sea mission feeling that as a Chinese immigrant, he needs to prove his loyalty to the US. He and the crew of the ship disappear, and are presumed to have been taken by Japanese forces.

Tinder must decide what to do to help his lover. When presented with the opportunity to return to his old way of life in exchange for information that will help him rescue his lover, he must decide how far he is willing to go to heal his gypsy heart and save the man he loves…

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.


Title: Abiding Heart by A. J. Llewellyn
Pearl Harbor Book Three
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Genre: M/M, Historical, Erotic, Romance
Length: Novel

Summary:

Book three in the Pearl Harbor Series

Tinder and Jason are back in Honolulu, determined to face the future…but an unexpected friend from Tinder’s Hotel Street days turns their lives upside down.

Now that Jason is home, safe from his horrific mission aboard the SS Malama, he and Tinder once again return to Honolulu to help in the rebuilding of Pearl Harbor. Jason, who faces a military tribunal on the fate of the cargo ship’s lost crew members, suffers from traumatic nightmares as a result of his ordeal. Tinder, determined to nurture and protect his lover, is devastated when the truth of the crew’s capture and Jason’s dramatic escape is revealed.

Determined to face the future with renewed determination and courage, the two men also soon learn that fate has some other new surprises in store for them. In the ensuing months of WWII Honolulu, Jason and Tinder grow closer and closer in spite of hate—and help—from unexpected quarters, their abiding hearts rediscover the meaning of aloha.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series and contains a discussion of off-screen rape and torture.


Title: Avenging Heart by A.J. Llewellyn
Pearl Harbor Book Four
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Genre: M/M, Historical, Erotic, Romance
Length: 90 pages

Summary:

Book four in the Pearl Harbor Series

World War Two brought them together…but a family’s threat to take away Tinder and Jason’s son, Christopher, could tear them apart.

Avenging Heart, follows Jason and Tinder’s adventures in Honolulu in 1947.

The war is over, but the islands are slow to heal from the devastating ravages of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jason and Tinder are part of the rebuilding effort. Tinder’s stepmother is spearheading a growing movement of housewives who are keen to help their husbands bring home the bacon—it’s a time of remembrance, hard work, fancy clothing, Tupperware and other intriguing new inventions.

Tinder and Jason, the proud parents of their five-year old son, Christopher, are shattered when his birth mother’s family challenges their legal adoption of the child. His mother, Melody, a former working prostitute on Hotel Street, had been murdered, her sins long buried…until now.

The surprising discovery of her killer and the couple’s desire, both for vengeance and to maintain the loving home Christopher has always known, make for nonstop twists and turns of Tinder’s Avenging Heart.


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3 Responses to Saturday Series Spotlight: A.J. Llewellyn’s Pearl Harbor & Contest for Vagabond Heart

  1. Eileen

    Sounds like an interesting series against the backdrop of WWII Hawaii. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I haven’t read much m/m fiction with Hawaii and WWII as a backdrop sounds both heartbreaking and interesting. Please count me in. Thanks.

  3. Timitra

    This series sounds really good!