Monday, 4 June 2012

Cameo Renae guestpost & giveaway

Today I welcome author Cameo Renae on by blog with a guest post and giveaway

About Cameo
My name is Cameo Renae Rosete, but as an author, I go by Cameo Renae. (It was actually my husbands idea.) I am married to my best friend, and we have two children together (teenagers now). They have been my encouragement and constant support through this whole process. Oh... and did I mention critics! :) In a good way though... My kids think I'm random and weird; their eyes tend to roll a lot when I'm around, and my husband... well, he just laughs and says I'm entertaining.
We recently moved from Hawaii to Alaska.... Yep, I know. I can hear you now...
What? Why? Are they crazy?
Well, majority of my family lives up in the AK; my husbands family lives on Maui, so we will be flying back and forth between the 49th and 50th states. :) Two amazingly beautiful places. I am a very lucky girl!
I love watching paranormal shows, ghost stories, anything with vampires or angels, and great love stories... I guess that's why In My Dreams came out the way it did.
(A new fav show of ours is Swamp People. It's hilarious!)
I'm my happiest when I'm writing, and am in the process of writing my next book, which is the first in a Paranormal/Romance trilogy.

Find Cameo
Website|Facebook|Twitter|Blog

Cameo's Books
Cameo also has a new book "Hidden Wings" to be published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing.




First of all…. HAPPY 1st BLOGOVERSARY, Much Loved Books! Whoo-hoo! Time to celebrate!


And, since we’re talking about celebrations…
            
Did you know that in Hawaii, the baby’s first birthday is very important?
Well, in Hawaii’s earlier years, the child's first year was the most critical, as many didn’t survive before the days of modern medicine. So, once the child made it through its first year…it was time to party! So it was befitting, and became a Hawaiian tradition, to throw the baby a luau. A luau is a feast, usually accompanied by local entertainment.
A common menu at a luau would usually consist of some foods such as: poi (taro), lomi salmon, opihi, poke (raw, cubed, seasoned fish), haupia (a traditional hawaiian coconut dessert), and kalua pig (Kālua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that utilizes an imu, a type of underground oven. Which is a big hole, filled with hot rocks, and lined with traditional vegetation, such as banana leaves. The pork is salted, rubbed with herbs, stuffed with more hot rocks, and then wrapped with ti and banana leaves. It is then covered over with wet burlap and a layer of sand or soil, and left to cook for six to seven hours.)
                                  


So, luau’s are usually thrown during times of great celebration… 1st birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries...it’s a time where families and friends gather together in celebration of life, accomplishments, love, and happiness. So if I could…I would throw Much Loved Books a luau for one year’s worth of wonderful blogging!!!  
In case you’re wondering how I know all of this…Well…I’m from Hawaii. My father is a local, born and raised, and most of my family and extended family still live there. My husband was also born and raised there, and has Hawaiian blood…Thus…we’ve been to many, many luau’s. Maybe I’ll meet you at a luau one day. Who knows? Until then…


Cameo has also offered an e-copy of her book In My Dreams for one person to win.  Just fill in the rafflecopter form below to enter. Open internationally

4 comments:

  1. The "Like" button for Cameo Renae on Facebook isn't working :).

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    1. think i fixed it, thanks for letting me know :)

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  2. Thanks for having me be a part of your Blogoversary!!!! Happy 1 Year!!! :)

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  3. Thank you for the chance! Can't wait to read it! ;)

    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

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