Jan 22, 2013


After being away for three years and graduating nursing school, Alana Vilo finally returns home to Samoa and knows nothing will ever be the same. Consumed with grief from the loss of her father, she buries herself in her work and the obligations that come with a large family.

While her colleagues anticipate the arrival of a mysterious benefactor, Alana remains unimpressed, until she meets him. Chase Malek is not at all what she expects of the philanthropist that has donated so much to help her island’s hospital. Young, handsome, and strangely knowledgeable of their local customs, Alana realizes there's much more to Chase than meets the eye. After a traumatic experience with one of her patients, her suspicions are confirmed. 

Alana starts to resurface as she attempts to uncover all of Chase's secrets. As she starts to put the pieces together, she learns more about herself, and the walls she put up after her father's death slowly start to crumble. But now that she's opened her heart and let Chase in, will he even be able to stay? Or will his greatest secret of all keep them apart?

"Illumine Her"
Expected Publication date: March 2013

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  1. Congrats on upcoming debut novel! Looking forward to meeting Alana and Chase, and all who are involved in their story.

    Best wishes!
    L. Filloon

  2. Anonymous5:34 AM

    So exciting Sieni!! I can't wait to read it. I'm telling all my friends too :):):) well done! lots of love xo meels

  3. I went n amazon after seeing ur book on lanis Facebook page. I spent ages trying to buy it then rea
    Using its not out till march lol mch to my dismay bt am excited to read ur book n can't wait woo hoo for u girl.
    Im a huge an of lanis as well

    1. LOL thanks lomz. it'll be available at the end of march in ebook format. i'm a HUGE fan of Lani's :)