In the mid-sixteen hundred’s, on the coast of Japan near the city of Kobe, twins were born to a rice farmer and his wife. However, as the years went by, poverty rose for Goto Uchijima, his wife Yoko and the twin girls Hanako and Miki. Life became hard for the Uchijima family – until finally the twins were sold to a geisha procurer.
However, only Hanako would become a geisha, while Miki was sold to a police magistrate before reaching Edo. Separated, the twins would travel two far-different roads. Follow them as they grow and find love – before tragedy strikes and brings them back together again.
In the year 1608, during the reign of shogun Hidetada Tokagawa, two northern clans found themselves at odds. The Yoshimura clan and the Oda clan knew they were soon to be in open warfare and with that in mind the Oda clan attacked the Yoshimura castle killing every man woman and child save, Akiko, their eldest daughter and four retainers.
The adventures continue with ‘Imi ‘ike and his family. This time the find a baby beluga whale in Hawaiian waters. ‘Imi and the family journey to the artic helping the little whale home and along the way encountering danger from a giant squid. Come along with ‘Imi and thrill to the story of ‘Imi ‘ike’s Great Adventure.
Long ago, in and around the Hawaiian Islands, there were bottlenose dolphins, but these dolphins didn’t know how to spin in the air. They did leap but only to breathe the air. Then they dove deep to seek the safety of the ocean, away from the loko ’ino sharks that swam in the seas always looking to attack the dolphins. The evilest of those sharks was a scare covered shark named Pupuka. Among the many dolphins was a pod named Haku. This is the story of ‘Imi ‘ike and how he learned to spin and how he taught the others of his pod and how it spread to all the other bottlenose dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands.
Roosevelt Military Academy has graduated some very proud students. Jim Kilpatrick is one of those. This author has brought forward a book for all to read and be able to enjoy events from his academy life there in the 60s. Come with us now to read and share with Jim his high school life there. Expect to be amused and serious all in one sitting.
The world was a different place in 1957, when seven young boys were tossed together on a four-square-mile island in the Pacific Ocean. They would soon experience all the emotions that life could provide for them.
Wake had been a battleground during the early days of World War II and the boys spent their free time exploring bunkers, trenches, and pillboxes seeking souvenirs of days past. They grew up finding their first loves and watching them depart as well. Every day and night was a new adventure. They learned about themselves and the safe island home. Along the way they laughed, cried, learned about life—sometimes the hard way and they found a happiness that no one could take away from them.
Lt. James Hong and Sgt. C.J. Jones of the Honolulu police are plunged into a strange mystery in paradise. Someone is killing women during e-mail chat. Each murder is more violent than the preceding one. Several suspects present themselves, but each one is a dead end for the duo. Pressure from the press and their own inability to solve the case lead Sgt. Jones to risking her own life as she goes undercover, setting herself up as the next possible victim.
It will be one close call after another as Hong and Jones go to the limit to stop the Murder by E-mail killer.