Lei Crime Kindle Worlds

Have you ever read a Lei Crime book and wondered what happened to a character or “what if…?” the story took another turn? Did you ever dream up your own Lei Crime story? Kindle Worlds offers readers a chance to answer those questions by writing their own story in the Lei Crime Kindle World. It’s fan fiction at its best — Join me!

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Blog Posts:

M. Doyle, J. Gilbert, & F. Manning Return to the #LeiCrimeKW
#LeiCrimeKW Authors Return! An Interview with Allen, Filler & Llewellyn
#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview With Kayla Dawn Thomas
From The Beginning: Lei Crime Series & #LeiCrimeKW in Order
#LeiCrimeKW Interviews With T. Ambrose and S. McGuire
#LeiCrimeKW Interviews With E. Baylee, S. Bury, & J. Gilbert
#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview With Amy Shojai
#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Carol Shenold

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With David Schoonover

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Noelle Pierce
#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Patricia Sands
#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Donna B. McNicol
#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Amy Allen
#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Lynda Filler
New #LeiCrimeKW Novellas for #Summer Reading

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With R.S. Guthrie

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With S. Bury, J. Gilbert & C. O’Flynn
#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview With Shawn McGuire

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Fiona Manning

#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview with Bette Lee Crosby
#LeiCrimeKWAuthor Interview with Rasana Atreya

#LeiCrimeKW Interview – J. Gilbert, A.J. Llewelly & J.L. Oakley

#LeiCrimeKW Interview – Ron Logan
#LeiCrimeKW Interview – Patricia Logan
#LeiCrimeKindleWorld Interview With Kim Hornsby

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Laurie Hanan

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Malcolm Aylward

#LeiCrimeKW Interview With Terry Ambrose
The Lei Crime KW novellas and Lei Crime Series in order
#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview – A.J. Llewellyn
#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview – Lucas Kana
#LeiCrimeKW Author Interview – Scott Bury

About the Lei Crime Series

The Lei Crime Series™, debuted with Blood Orchids in Dec. 2011 and have become genuine online bestsellers, with ebooks downloads of over 500,000. Leilani (‘Lei”) Matsumoto Texeira, the protagonist, is a local girl detective with a complicated past that strikes a chord anyone who wants to learn something about the “real Hawaii.” Lei leaps before she looks into solving crimes that draw the reader into the issues of life in the islands—including cockfighting, sex crimes, art smuggling, human trafficking, drugs and poaching. In each book Lei goes to a different island—in Blood Orchids she’s on Big Island, in Torch Ginger she goes to Kaua`i, in Black Jasmine she’s on Maui and in Broken Ferns, she’s on Lanai and Molokai, and in Twisted Vine she’s back on Oahu. Dark Lava and Fire Beach take Lei back to Maui with side trips to other islands.

Writers are encouraged to expand side characters, invent their own characters and parallel stories, do prequels and sequels (but must be at least 50 years after time of last Lei Crime novel) and any genre is okay and encouraged!

Main Characters

Leilani (“Lei”) Rosario Matsumoto Texeira: Protagonist. Lei is intense, focused, driven in her job and approach to life. Detective/Special Agent.

Michael Rockford Stevens: Lei’s love interest. Lieutenant and former military. Stevens is hardworking, persistent, conscientious, intelligent, kind.

Pono Kimo Kaihale: Lei’s longtime partner. He’s never afraid of a physical confrontation, but tries to talk and strategize instead, a contrast to Lei’s physically impulsive style.

Marcella Scott (Scatalina): FBI Special Agent and Lei’s best friend. All she ever wanted to do was be in the FBI, rebelling against her loving, smothering Italian parents who followed her to Hawaii.

Download a detailed description of main characters and a listing of secondary characters.

Reading Order of the Lei Crime Series “canon” FYI: