Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Aloha to Carol J. Post and REUNITED BY DANGER (Cedar Key Book 5)

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When a former classmate is murdered at Detective Caleb Lyons's ten-year high school reunion, he knows the victim's old group of friends are keeping secrets. That includes Cedar Key, Florida, police officer Amber Kingston. Back in school, Amber was headed for trouble, but now she's as dedicated to the law as he is. As he works overtime to get the pretty cop to open up to him, Amber and her friends receive messages threatening payback for past deeds. And her friends keep dying...one by one. But protecting Amber and unmasking a murderer isn't just the widowed detective's shot at redemption--it's his unexpected second chance at love.


Lighthouse at Cedar Key
Photo courtesy of the Florida Archives (link)

Author Carol Post transports readers to the historic town turned tourist destination of Cedar Key on Florida's Gulf Coast. I found this tidbit on Wikipedia (link), 

Early in his career as a naturalist, John Muir walked 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from Louisville, Kentucky, to Cedar Key in just two months in 1867. Muir contracted malaria while working in a sawmill in Cedar Key, and recovered in the house of the mill's superintendent. Muir recovered enough to sail from Cedar Key to Cuba in January 1868. He recorded his impressions of Cedar Key in his memoir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, which was published in 1916, after his death.

I have not visited Cedar Key ... yet ... but look forward to visiting it through REUNITED BY DANGER.  Given Carol Post lives in Central Florida, she knows a thing or two romance and suspense in the Sunshine State!   I am giving away a swag pack from RWA17 - recently held in Orlando - to four randomly selected commenters from my posts published in the month of September. To enter the giveaway,

1. What do you know about Florida - have you visited its sunny beaches, historic sites, or sleepy towns?

I attended the University of Tampa, housed in the former Plant Hotel.  Built by railroad magnate Henry Plant in 1891, it offers a resort destination for those who traveled by rail to Tampa. Even Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders laid their heads to rest in the hotel.  Check out my pictures of UT/Plant Hotel at this link.

2. Comments are open through Saturday, September 30, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 1.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about Carol and her books at caroljpost.com.

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More books in the Cedar Key series ... 

14 comments:

  1. I do know that I will find alligators in Florida.

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    1. LOL, Mary! I almost ran over one on my way to Zumba a couple of months ago!

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  2. Only been to Miami and Key West. I think St. Augustine is the oldest US city.

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    2. Actually, Cedar Key is the second oldest Florida city. (I hit "publish" too soon!)

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  3. not much. love it though. I love to see more of it.

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  4. We have visited Lake Worth, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Cocoa Beach all more than once.

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  5. I have visited once when my parents took us kids to Disney World. :)

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  6. Throughout my teens I lived in Tampa, Clearwater, Miami & Fort Lauderdale. So I know it was hot, hot and hot during the summer :) I was amazed when I was there during Spring Break. Went to an Alligator farm.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. I have been to Fla many times - to Disney several times, to the Keys and to Boynton Beach to visit friends for the past several years.

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  8. The only place I've been in Florida is Disney World. My Dad was stationed at Fort Pierce during WWII.

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  9. I spent six weeks in Miami helping to process the refugees during the Mariel boat lift.

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  10. My husband's family moved to Orlando in 1963, back when it was a small town. We have visited much of the state from the Keys to the Panhandle. We have even been to Cedar Key. A friend recommended we visit, but it was a much longer drive than we thought it would be and the people we were with didn't appreciate it. We ate and left. I never did get to explore the area. If I ever get to go back, I will spend some time looking around.

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  11. Been there many times, have family there and visited Disney as well. Nice climate and lots of diff place to visit.

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