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Kaanapali Beach Paradise by R. Barri FlowersFrom award-winning writer, R. Barri Flowers, and bestselling author of the heartfelt relationship novel, Forever Sweethearts, comes a compelling contemporary novelette: Kaanapali Beach Paradise.

Set amidst the lush playground of Maui, Hawaii’s famed Kaanapali Beach Resort, the soap opera style tale of adultery, ambition, dark secrets, love, lust, hate, romance, betrayal, revenge, and murder, revolves around the anticipated grand opening of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, the newest luxury resort on this three-mile long ocean front stretch of paradise on the island’s western shore.

Ben Crawford is a multimillionaire real estate investor and CEO of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel. A widower, his 19-year-old daughter, Leigh, is his pride and joy. Forgotten is the child he abandoned long ago, never imagining it would come back to haunt him.

Leigh Crawford is beautiful, spoiled, precocious, and just looking to have fun at her daddy’s new luxury hotel. After meeting hot Hawaiian chauffeur, Masami, things get steamy in a hurry. But how far can they go before crash landing?

Yoshiko Pelayo is a gorgeous Hawaiian journalist, who has taken a job in housekeeping at the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, while plotting revenge against Ben Crawford, the father she never knew.

Kalani and Rosita Okamura own the fabulous Shoreline Lounge in Kaanapali, while hiding secrets of adultery from one another, and more.

Genevieve Roswell fled San Francisco to escape bad elements and ended up on Maui. Now she fears her past may be about to catch up to her.

Eugene Keebler is a janitor at the Kaanapali Palms Hotel and a smalltime hood. He sees the grand opening as a golden opportunity to rob the place, with the help of friends.

Stewart McGann is a retired police detective from Portland, Oregon who is brought to Maui to head the security force at the Kaanapali Palms Hotel. The offer is made easier by his attraction to housekeeper, Yoshiko, even if he senses there is more to her than meets the eye.

Kaanapali Beach Paradise is the first in a continuing series of novelettes that promise to keep readers engaged as lives and loves are turned upside down with twists at every turn amidst the splendor of a famous Hawaii beach resort.

Bonus material includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers’ bestselling Hawaii mystery novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Murder in Maui, and Murder in Honolulu.

KAANAPALI BEACH PARADISE is available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.


“Forever Sweethearts is a wonderful and nostalgic love story that reminds me of such moving tales as Bridges of Madison County, Summer Harbor, and The Notebook.” — Barnes and Noble reviewer

“Beautiful summer romance fling that is a great YA Read! I loved it! I can’t wait to read more from this author.” — Blissful Book Reviews on Summer at Paradise Ranch

“This was like “Sweet Valley High” meets “True Blood.” Fans of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series will enjoy this series. Great for young readers!” — Jessica’s Reviews on Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter

“A heart-thumping thriller, this is that rare novel that is downright scary.” — John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling mystery author on Before He Kills Again

“A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action. A terrific read!” — Douglas Preston, bestselling thriller writer on Murder in Maui

“One of the best ghost and haunted house novels I’ve ever read! The author does a very convincing job in creating a scary atmosphere and likeable characters in sixteen-year-old Peyton.” — Barnes and Noble reviewer on Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay

“An excellent look at the jurisprudence system…will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein.” — Harriet Klausner on Persuasive Evidence

“An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery…. A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that’s as hot as Waikiki beach sand.” — Jon Land, bestselling crime writer on Murder in Maui


R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling author of relationship, mystery, and thriller fiction, as well as young adult novels, including the sentimental contemporary romance bestseller, Forever Sweethearts, the domestic suspense novel, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, and time travel romance, Billy the Kid’s Wife.

Mysteries and thrillers include Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel. Murder in Honolulu, and Murdered in the Man Cave; while teen novels include Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Summer at Paradise Ranch, and Teen Ghost at Dead Lake.

The author’s books can be found in audio, eBook, and print.

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