by Linsey Lanier
As most of my readers know, lately I’ve been working hard on the fourth book in the Miranda’s Rights Mystery series, Fire Dancer. One of the side benefits of being a novelist is that I get to research all kinds of exotic, faraway places and this time I got to learn about Hawaii, specifically Maui.
And one of the most fascinating things I discovered about the islands is blowholes.
A blowhole is formed by the ocean eroding the lava shelf along the coastline until a hole is formed. The water creates a vertical shaft beneath the hole that leads to a sea cave. When the waves come in, the pressure in the shaft forces water up through the hole, like a geyser. It’s beautiful to watch, but blowholes can be dangerous.
To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, I’m posting two youtube videos of the Nakalele blowhole, one of several that I roughly based the blowhole in Fire Dancer on. There’s another video with a bigger blowhole in Oahu, but that shows people playing in the blowhole, which is just plain CRAZY!
Fire Dancer is, of course, fiction. But in real life people have actually drowned in blowholes and been swept out to sea, their bodies never to be found. It’s not a good idea to ignore the warning signs!
Here’s the second one:
And here’s a bit about my next release, Fire Dancer. It’ll be out on Amazon in a few days and other channels in a few weeks.
Fire Dancer: Book IV (A Miranda’s Rights Mystery)
What makes you think you deserve to be so happy?
A honeymoon in Maui in a luxury beachfront resort with your wealthy new husband. Sounds like paradise, right? But this is Miranda Steele we’re talking about here. And where Miranda goes, trouble follows.
That lovely honeymoon gets hijacked when Miranda finds the body of a popular fire dancer on the beach. Of course, she has to investigate. What choice does she have? But things get more complicated when she discovers Parker has been keeping some pretty serious secrets from her.
Could those secrets lead to finding Miranda’s daughter at last? Or will this Hawaiian honeymoon adventure end in Miranda’s ultimate destruction?
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